But to start, here's a rundown of my current night routine:
On the days I wear makeup, I first use the Neutragena make up remover wipes. Out of all the makeup wipes I've used, these are the best. I then follow this by using Villainess Datura Slick, which is an oil cleanser good for removing eye makeup and helping with congested skin (this was the main cleanser I used on my trip as I could not find my travel size bottles to bring my usual cleanser).
During my shower I wash my face using The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam in Acerola. I also have the same cleanser in lemon waiting to be tried. My toner is Etude House Skin [Mal:Gem] Smoother. I finally used up all my moisturizer samples that I have and recently bought Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. This I took with me on the trip, which on top of not having my cleanser and toner was probably not a great choice. I don't think it's moisturizing enough for my skin but I have to wait to decide that once I incorporate with my full skincare routine.
I exfoliate twice a week using The Face Shop Smart Peeling White Jewel Peeling. Using exfoliators that beed up are the most gentle on my sensitive skin. When I want to pamper my skin a bit, I use a sheet mask (my current stash is all from The Face Shop).
Since my skin is not in the greatest condition right now, I thought it would be appropriate to share my bad habits in regards to skincare.
- I tend to not wash my face in the morning on the days that I work. My shift usually starts at 5:30 in the morning, so I tend to stay in bed til the last possible moment before getting dress and leaving. So usually, I only wash my face once a day.
- This is more make up related but it does impact my skin - I'm awful at cleaning my brushes (which seems to be a pretty common vice). I really should probably wash my brushes once a week or even every other week, so less bacteria grows and probably transfers to my face.
- I think I tend to overestimate how oily my skin is. I know I have combination but am always hesitant on a heavy moisturizer even though it helps the dry skin I do have immensely.
- I am willing and happy to buy a lot of new skincare products all at once. I sometimes can get a little carried away with trying multiple new products at a time, being too impatient to wait to ease them in my routine to make sure I don't have any bad reactions.