Before anything else, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! This is officially my first post of 2019!!!
Among my new year’s resolution is to take better care of my skin. I wear makeup almost every single day of my life, and the best way to achieve beautiful makeup looks truly starts with fresh and beautiful skin. My skincare routine is super super suppppperrrr basic and easy to follow. I ONLY spend about 3 minutes every morning and every night taking care of my face. My “face masking time” only happens once a week, for about 30 minutes!!! I mean, how convenient and easy is this routine… right?!?!
I don’t spend a lot of money on skincare products either. To begin with, here’s a picture of ALL the products I use:
As you can see, my facial skincare products can be easily found at your local drugstore/Sephora/online.
Here’s a quick break down of my facial products with their rough price estimates. All pricing estimates are in Canadian dollars. Prices may vary due to province, promotions and place of purchase.
- Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser 148 ml – $7.00
- Total Solution Gold Snail Cleansing Foam (Price unknown – this was gifted to me and bought from Korea)
- Nivea Soft 200 ml – $12.00
- The Body Shop VITAMIN E Refreshing Eyes Cube 4 g – $15.00
- Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 177 ml – $20.00
- Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater 236 ml – $20.00
- Sephora Green Tea Face Mask – $8.00
- Burt’s Bees Rejuvenating Eye Masks – $4.00
I use about 4 face and eye masks a month. On a monthly basis I spend about (8×4) + (4×4) = $48.00/month just on face and eye masks. However, most of the products noted above, lasts me more than a month’s use… so it’s really hard to estimate how much I spend a month on facial products.
This is what my weekly skincare routine looks like:
I start my day by washing my face with COLD WATER, using the Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser. After, I moisturize my face with Nivea Soft and spray my face with Mario Badescu’s Rosewater.
I use cold water every time I cleanse or wash my face because I had been told in the past that cold water helps tighten your pores and minimizes wrinkles!!! I feel like washing my face with cold water really works, not to mention, it’s a great way to wake up your skin in the morning!
I end my day by removing my makeup with makeup wipes. After the makeup is off, I continue to wash all the dirt off my face with Total Solution Gold Snail Cleansing Foam. (USE COLD WATER!!) Then, I moisturize with Nivea soft. On top of that, I massage The Body Shop’s VITAMIN E Refreshing Eyes Cube on my eye bags. To top all of that, I spray more Rosewater!
TWICE A WEEK
Twice a week, normally on Sunday and Thursday nights I give my face an extra wash. After washing my face with the Total Solution Gold Snail Cleansing Foam, I then wash my face with Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser. Then, I moisturize with Nivea soft and I put The Body Shop’s VITAMIN E Refreshing Eyes Cube on my eye bags. I finish it all up by spraying my face with Mario Badescu’s Rosewater.
ONCE A WEEK
I mask after cleansing my face – follow my nightly routine if you want. Or sometimes, I even do my face masks after showering, knowing my skin is clean!
Once a week, normally on Monday or Wednesday nights I mask my face with Sephora’s Green Tea Face Mask for about 15 to 20 minutes. NOTE: I DO NOT RINSE AFTER USING THIS MASK.
Then, I mask my eye bags with Burt’s Bees Rejuvenating Eye Masks for about 5 to 10 minutes. Again, I DO NOT RINSE AFTER USING THIS MASK!!!
I let all the juices of the masks set in my skin and naturally dry.
And just like that, my natural face somehow turns out to look like this:
Hope all of this helps!!! May we all have beautiful, glowing, and flawless facial skin all year round!
Mary Dezleigh Teodosio