I finally updated my skin care! For anyone who’s interested in how I prep my skin.
First thing you need to know is my skin type, I’m prone to acne and I have mostly normal to oily skin. I get breakouts on my forehead, my nose, cheeks and my chin. All these breakouts, I hide with concealer, blemish creams and foundation.
To treat my skin and lessen breakouts, here are my favorite skin care products from different Korean brands.
1. Etude House AC Clinic White-Trouble Bubble Cleanser
First thing you need to do is wash your face. For oily skin, I recommend that you choose water based or gel based cleanser. Try to look for products that are mild and won’t irritate your sensitive skin so much.
What I’m loving these days are foam cleansers. They’re already in foam state which means, you no longer have to foam it on your face, hence, less stress on your skin.
Plus, it doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry and stretchy. It gives a feeling of fresh and dewy skin.
1.Wet your face with warm water to open up pores.
2.Wash your face with cleanser for 2 minutes.
3.Rinse it with cold water for 4 minutes.
4. Pat dry with towel/cotton shirt or you can pat dry your face with fingers and let the water be absorbed by skin.
2. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner
Wonder Pore Freshner is my holy grail for toners. This is because it is still one of the best selling toners among Koreans.
First time I used it, it reduced my breakouts and the appearance of blackheads. It is quite pricey but, I assure you it’s all worth it.
1. Apply small amount of toner to cotton.
2. Move cotton in circular motions paying special attention to chin, nose and cheeks (or where you are prone to whiteheads and pimples).
3. Spray it on your face when you need a refreshing.
3. Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
Aloe Vera Gel are new releases from your favorite Korean brand. I love this one from Nature Republic because it smells so good and it’s the cheapest among the brands.
I use this as a moisturizer and sort of a spot on gel to my pimples. It lessens the redness of my skin and calms it.
You can also use it for your hair and body!
4. Etude House Eye’s Cream
I use it mainly for my under eyes when I feel like my eyes are tired and before going to sleep. It’s a roll-on and its small so it’s very handy to bring.
5. Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Water and Pink Powder Spot
I swear by these two products to remove my pimples. I use the water during the day and the powder spot before I go to sleep.
It dries us your pimples and lightens the spots. Its non-comedogenic meaning, you won’t get breakouts from your other breakouts. Like have you ever experienced a pimple growing beside your existing pimple because you irritated it? That won’t happen because it does not only heals pimples, it prevents them from spreading.
Well I’m happy it works on me. :)
6. Nature Republic Charcoal Mask
I use this once or twice a week, when I feel like I have so much gunk on face even after washing. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean.
This is the perfect mask if you are prone to whiteheads and blackheads or if you want your pores to tighten.
7. Face masks, patches and strips
And last but not the least, you need weekly or even daily pampering by using face masks. You can also try patches for your specific problems. Like if you have puffy eyes, use eye patches. If you have blackheads, you can use pore strips.
And that’s it! That sums up my skin care routine. I hope you learned something from this! And if you could recommend more Korean skin care products, I would love to hear about it!
I will be posting my Korean Make Up haul next. Stay posted! :)
Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Swatches + Review
Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons are a new, pure matte version of the original Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayons. Available in a total of 12 shades from dark neutrals to bold pinks and fun blues, these eyeliners boast a pure matte finish which is one of the most pigmented, pure and truly matte eyeliner formulas I have tried, but it doesn’t come without its flaws… Whilst some shades are creamy and apply easily making it super quick to do eyeliner in 3 seconds flat (popular, mist me, and whirlpool) others are a little drier and can “pull” as they are applied, this seemed to mainly be an issue with the darker shades in the range like irony and grapevine. Finewine, although beautiful was very dry at the tip, but creamy at the
base meaning the tip of the eyeliner broke off whilst being applied, but this isn’t a deal breaker for me.
Okay so heyyy you guys!👋🏾 I’m back and I decided I wanted to start my skin care series! The first part is going to be the basic steps/products that build my skin care routine and that can be fit into any budget. Stay tuned for part two on what products I use in my routine and how I use them! (Disclaimer‼️: I am not a skin care expert but this is what I’ve built my routine around and it works even for friends who ask what they can do for their skin)
The outline of my skin care routine consists of:
Night🌙: Makeup Removal Cleanse/Exfoliate (if you’re using an exfoliating sponge or brush) Tone (Optional Treatments) Moisturize (Optional Treatments)
Morning☀️: Freshen Moisturize
Weekly: Exfoliate (if using a scrub or chemical exfoliant) Mask
Read More to learn about each step and choosing products for you
Don’t be afraid to wear make up! I’ve always wanted to wear make up since I got my first spot, but been too afraid to do it. I decided when I turned 16 I was going to! It wasn’t fair to me that girls were allowed to cover what they found to be flaws while I had to leave mine open for the whole world to see. I wanted to feel beautiful too..
If you want to and you are too scared, start small. Maybe a little concealer or eye brow gel, then advance as you feel comfortable. It’s so liberating for me and helps me get up in the morning having my make up ritual.
How can I keep eyeliner on my upper waterline without it transferring onto the lower part of my eyes and underneath them
Picture this: you decide to waterline (or tightline) your upper lashline with a dark eyeliner in order to make your lashes look thicker, but whoops you blinked and now the eyeliner is mainly on your lower waterline makes you look like a hot mess and like a wannabe emo girl circa 2008.
Apply two coats
When applying eyeliner to your waterline, more often than not it will smudge, transfer and fade. Instead of applying just one coat and going on about your day I recommend applying two. Apply your first coat and let it set (if you can help it don’t blink) then apply another coat to lock it in, (and again let it set and try not blink) you obviously want to be using an eyeliner which sets very quickly and has great staying power on your waterline, in which case I recommend the Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayons.
Clean it off
If you’ve got eyeliner that has transferred onto your lower waterline, quickly take a cotton tip with a small amount of gentle, non-oily makeup remover before it sets into place (I recommend micellar water) only do this on the lower waterline and try not to irritate the area too much.
Apply a Nude
If you’ve got transferring and have tried to remove it, there is a good chance your lower lashline has gone a little red. Try using a nude coloured eyeliner on your lower waterline to help neutralize any redness and hide any of the residue from the upper lash line.
If your main issue is smudging, I recommend that you set your concealer underneath your eyes (eyeliner and mascara is often attracted to creamy concealers)