So, here it is!
I shared my skincare routine on Youtube daaahhhhh!
I hope it helps. Does it?
Entah la ek. Dah orang request, kita buat je laaa.
To be completely honest, i had this one really bad skin period.
It started when i was working as an engineer. I believe it was because of the environment. I was either in the office (air-conditioned and fully carpeted), or the manufacturing area (dusty and had flying particles/debris). My skin was rough, clogged, dry like crazy, my pores were obvious because i kept pressing out the blackheads, and pale.
Despite eating healthy and regular exercises, my face was clearly showing otherwise.
It really annoyed me! So i thought that i should do facials every friday during the long lunch hours.
And i did.
But after 2 facials, i didn't want to do it anymore. It was too much of a torture, both on my face and my money.
Then i thought of changing my skincare products.
Seriously... OH BOYYYY!!
I tried 'em all! The cheap ones, the expensive ones. GILA.
The expensive ones like dermalogica, clinique, even murad, did not do any good on my skin.
The 'experts' (more like just good salesperson) told me that i should use so-and-so product because my skin is so-and-so. And me being me, i was too lazy and was in a rush to see immediate results, went ahead and spent a lot of money on it.
I'm not the kind that would try in a short period of time. When i try a new product, i will use it for as long as i could, just to make sure that i'm not hallucinating the results.
They all turned out to be huge disappointments. So then i tried the cheap ones. Lagi teruk for some reason. T___T
gambar masa nak kahwin, 2012. Even with makeup, you can still see the acne scars on my forehead. And those pores. Yeah. I had minimal makeup because i just didn't want to clog my already clogged pores. And because i just prefer this kind of makeup. Ihiks!
And then came the i-thought-was-the-right-answer!
Fuh! It was the rave at one time, remember?
And i was raving along with it. Bahahaa!
I tried all sorts of collagen. Not that many la. I just tried a few brands. And yeah, some did work! For a while. Hmph.
I remember taking this one collagen drink, and after two weeks, my skin did feel better and all. And so i continued on. But after a month, ok.. Apasal my skin cam.. back to kusam?
Takpe la.. Try je lagi. Maybe hormon tak betul sekarang.
After 2 months, 3 months. 4 months - eik? Vat iz diz??
Tak guna punya 'collagen'... It was only short term thing. Wuuuaaaa!!
Not only was my skin became dry again, i got all sorts of unwanted side effects and that was the end of my 'shortcut'.
So i got so annoyed at how much i've spent just to look 'radiant', 'young', 'fair', and blablabla.
After years, yes, YEARS, of all this wastage, i decided to go back to basic.
I know for a fact that my skin do not jive with cream and gel cleanser. For my dry skin, they made me either oily like crazy, or drier like crazy.
So i avoided those.
I need toner because after my skin dries (after washing with cleanser), my skin feels weird- like tight. You get that? I do. After the toner only my skin feels lighter.
I know i have to wear moisturiser because to put on sunblock without it, makes my skin sting.
I found Shu Uemura oil cleanser to work best with me because of this one time when this lady gave me a sample packet for me to get rid of my makeup with. It's an oil cleanser, but it serves as a really good makeup removal too. The after feeling after washing up-that was when i knew.. i found THE ONE. Drama gila. Bahahhaaa =p
I tell ya, that one bottle cost a LOT. I think it was RM300++, but i've been using that one bottle for more than a year now, and there're still more. I think next year baru beli new bottle kot.
The other products, simple and basic je. Alhamdulillah, using these products and with this routine, my skin is way better, and my pocket money pun bigger since i don't have to spend so much.
Now, my advice is, just get a good cleanser - for all you dry skin-ers. Oily skin, acne-prone skin, i'm so sorry, i don't know what works best for you...
Whatever your skin type is, I hope you don't have to spend so much on your skin care products. It might take time for our skin to heal, but the slow way is (sometimes) the best way.
Unless you have a big budget, then go ahead! Face treatments and dermalogists can provide you with good solutions.
Here's my most recent vainshot *muntah kuning*
Sorry, but just nak show, i ni memang irregular-makeup-wearer, but i believe in good skincare. I am happy being barefaced and all, and i am grateful to Allah SWT for making it easy for me.
Anyway, without further ado, here's my Skincare Routine video! Enjoyyyyyyyy!
Sorry muka kuning.
The lighting was off, but i was too lazy to do anything about it.