Monday, January 16, 2012

My Current Skincare Routine

Here's a quick update on my skincare routine as I received a couple of requests on it. My skin type is oily and acne prone so I try to keep my routine simple. Keep in mind that even if your skin is prone to breakout, maintaining healthy skin is possible. In fact, my skin was fairly pimple-free last year until I started breaking out in May due to hormone imbalance. When that happens I usually stop using all these products except for my cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.


These are the products that I'm currently using and so far I'm happy with them:
  • Cleanser: Skin Food Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam.
  • Toner: Viodi Jasmine Face Toner (Indonesian product).
  • Blemish control: Desert Essence 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil.
  • Moisturizer: Skin Food Tea Tree Emulsion.
  • Serum: Clinique Turnaround Concentrate.
  • Face mask: Zamian Gold Cacao Pack.
  • Exfoliator: Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA+BHA Face Wash.
  • Eye/neck care: Vitacreme B12.

My routine:
Morning
  • Cleanse my face with Skin Food Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam.
  • Apply Viodi Jasmine Face Toner with cotton pad.
  • Apply Vitacreme B12 on my neck and around my eyes.
  • Apply Skin Food Tea Tree Emulsion all over my face, pat gently.
  • Apply sunscreen after the emulsion is fully absorbed.
Night
  • If I was wearing makeup, I would start by cleansing my eye and face makeup with remover and gentle milk cleanser.
  • Cleanse my face with Skin Food Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam.
  • Apply Viodi Jasmine Face Toner with cotton pad.
  • If I had blemishes, I would put one drop of tea tree oil into a soaked cotton ball and apply it on my blemishes.
  • Apply Vitacreme B12 on my neck and around the eyes.
  • Apply Clinique Turnaround Concentrate (avoiding the eye area), wait a few seconds.
  • Apply Skin Food Tea Tree Emulsion and pat gently.
Weekly
  • I use Zamian Gold Cocoa Mask once a week. I think it helps reducing breakouts and I like how soft my face feels after using the mask.
  • I use Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA+BHA Face Wash 1-2 times a week. I don't use it daily because my Clinique serum is also a gentle exfoliator.

That's it! I hope this helps and check out my post on how to take care of acne prone skin if you haven't already. ;)

19 comments:

  1. Great products! I've been wanting to try Hada Labo since I heard that it is comparable to the Juju Cosmetics that I'm using at the moment :)

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  2. Good guide. Good break down too. I also have oily skin, so this can really help.

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  3. Fi, penasaran banget sama Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA+BHA Face Wash. Kayanya kamu sama Connie (skindeco) suka banget ya :D tapi itu bukan daily facial wash ya? bener-bener ngefek kah?

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    1. Kalo kubaca-baca sih sebenernya Hada Labo Tamagohada ini cukup gentle kok untuk dipake daily, karena kandungan AHA & BHA-nya gak terlalu besar. Tapi anjurannya gak boleh skip sunscreen kalo pake face wash ini. Dari pengalamanku emang ngefek, bikin tekstur kulitku lebih lembut gitu, hehe. Tapi kalo dari segi jerawat sama-sama aja, menurutku yg bikin jerawatku lebih terkontrol itu kalo cleanser dan moisturizerku cocok, gak bikin clogged pores. Coba aja Celle! :D

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  4. Thanks for sharing us your routine!! The products sound great, and they much work great too as you have lovely skin!

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  5. Great stuff! We have the same skin but a few of these products are not accessible from where I'm at.

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  6. I love the Zamian mask too! Make my skin so soft! Do you like the Lettuce Cucumber emulsion or the Tea Tree emulsion more?

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    1. I like the Tea Tree better, it's more moisturizing even though the consistency of both emulsions is pretty much the same. And lol, I used to be skeptical about the Zamian mask because it sounds so gimmicky but my sister bought it first and she converted me! XD

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  7. HI Fifi! I always like to read what products are in someone's routine because usually those are some of the best products around :) I haven't heard of a number of brands you're using...the only thing I use that is similar to you is Tea Tree Oil. I don't use my Tea Tree Oil very often but I like having a bottle of it around since it's a natural mild antiseptic. Plus I love the scent of tea tree oil :) I've been reading something about using plain sea salt in water (diluted) as a blemish spot treatment or as a quick face mask for oily skin....have you ever tried that or heard of it?

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    1. Hi Karen! Yeah most of these are Asian products that might not be familiar to you. I used to use a lot of Clinique products but I stopped for a while so that my skin doesn't get accustomed to them. I haven't tried using plain sea salt water as blemish treatment before, I'm gonna have to look it up. Thanks for telling me about it!

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  8. Wow this post help me a lot.. I have a combination and acne prone skin :(... The tea tree emulsion sounds promising..:D I'm still searching on a good moisturizer.. some moisturizers break me out so bad...

    Btw do you have any products recommendation to deal with acne scars?? >.<

    Thanks before dear :)

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    1. You're welcome, Chino! Ahh yeah, I know it's not very easy to find a good moisturizer for our acne prone skin. I recommend Clinique Dramatically Different Moisture Gel if you haven't tried it already. It's the best moisturizer I've used so far and it's especially suitable during warmer and more humid weather. It's kind of pricey though so yeah, the Skin Food emulsion is a good alternative. :D

      In my experience, chemical peels help a lot with fading my new post-breakout scars. If you can't get chemical peels done, try Bio Oil along with exfoliating your skin 2-3 times a week with a good exfoliator (Clinique 7 Day Scrub is my fave because it works well but still gentle enough). Exfoliating dead skin cells will allow your skin to regenerate so the scars can fade faster.

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    2. Thank you so much for your advice dear... :D.. I'll try it then..

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  9. Thanks for sharing your skin care routine Fifi! I am also oily and acne prone. I really really want to get Vitacreme B12 but was worried about the corn oil breaking me out. I like your solution of using it on your eyes and neck... that way I can still test it out and not break out. :) LOL Any reason to buy things. I used to use that exact same tea tree oil! The smell is addicting, although people think it's bad usually lol.

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  10. Fifi, beli tea tree oil yg 100% gitu dmn ya??

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    1. Halo, waktu itu aku beli di drugstore.com nitip sama Sheylla yg di Creamymilk.com. Tapi kayaknya di Guardian/Century gitu ada kok 100% tea tree oil, cuma beda merek aja!

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  11. Ooh I notice you use the Australian tea tree oil! Di sini memang banyak jualan tea tree haha..

    Also, it looks like I need to check out that Viodi toner range when I go back to Indo! :) Thank you for sharing your skincare routine.

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  12. Whoa, thank you for sharing your skincare routine. I'm really interested with the skinfood tea tree range. If you have time, I would love to see the full review on both products. Hehehe. Keep it up Fi! Love your blog even more :)

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    1. You're welcome! I will make a review on both products as soon as I get back to Jogja. :)

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