I have been trying to receive facials more regularly and it’s been a learning process for me. My skin has been acting up for the past month or so and it’s been frustrating. The last time I went to a facial, I asked my aesthetician a lot of questions about how to care for my type of skin and what I need to be doing better. Basically she told me that my skin was congested and needed a lot of care around my nose. She spent quite some time doing the extraction process because I had a lot of little white heads to be removed. Yikes! She suggested that an acne treatment serum should be incorporated in my skincare routine. This made me wonder, does that mean I have severe acne? Truthfully it was disheartening to hear because I never thought I had serious acne problems. My skin has always been pretty clear. But my aesthetician told me that although my skin doesn’t necessarily have acne, acne treatment products can help me steer away from getting white and black heads (hearing that made me feel a little better about my skin). Another tip she gave me was to use water-based products. This was an awakening moment for me because I’ve been using the Lamer moisturizer for so long, which is a very heavy cream, and that cream could be what has been congesting my skin! It all made sense to me now. Sometimes I slather oil on my face if I feel like I “need” more hydration. FYI, my skin is normal to combination and it tends to get more oily during the hotter months.
After listening to my aesthetician’s advice, I went back home and purchased new skincare. It was time for me to get new products anyway so it was perfect. Per her recommendations, I grabbed a water-based essence, eye cream, and moisturizer. I also picked up a new toner. The Hungarian water essence from belif is my absolute favorite because it just hydrates my skin so well without leaving it too greasy or sticky. I highly highly recommend this product- it works especially well during the Summer. I also bought the witch hazel herbal extract toner from them. It had a lot of great reviews and I thought I’d give it a try. So far I’ve used it twice and like the feeling of it on my skin. Again, not too heavy or sticky, perfect for my skin type. Even though it says it’s good for dry skin, I find it great for combination skin as well. I look forward to seeing some results with this one.
I have been using the same eye cream for about one full year so I wanted to try something new. This water bank eye gel from Laneige really caught my eye because it had the word, “water,” and it was relatively reasonably priced compared to some of other ridiculously expensive eye creams. I love Laneige and have used the water bank serum and moisturizer from the same line and really liked them. I think I’ll really enjoy using this one, too!Last but not least, I got Dr. Jart+’s water fuse moisturizer. This product is water based and of course, again, the word, “water” instantly grabbed my attention. I was debating between this one and a similar moisturizer from Peter Thomas but the Dr. Jart+ one ended up going into my shopping cart. I tried it for the first time this morning and it was awesome! I loved the way it sat on my skin; dewy and hydrated but not oily. My skin absorbed the product right away, leaving it very supple. This is a lightweight moisturizer (you can see the texture in the photos down below), which is just what I need during this hot season. I am so glad I picked up this cream and can’t wait to really start incorporating it into my skincare regimen.
I really like all of these products and am excited to see how they will all work on my skin as I continue to faithfully use them. What’s your skincare routine like? Share with me in the comments, I would love to know!