Sunday, March 29, 2009

Daily Skin Regimen

Happy weekend! I didn't do much today; just some food shopping and cleaning.
I saw my school's spring musical production of South Pacific yesterday with some friends. It was great even though I had to suffer sitting in back of someone recording it on video. My favorite character was Bloody Mary :)

So today's post will be my current skin regimen. I don't have particularly oily skin but these days I've gotten pimples... Maybe it's because I haven't been exercising a lot or sleeping. I sleep about 5-6 hours on a school night because I'm doing hw, studying or reading blogs -_-; I should start sleeping earlier. I can't break my sleeping schedule because currently I take naps after school (because I sleep late) then I stay up because I can't sleep and have to study, and it's a very vicious cycle, hahaha ;D

I use DHC's Olive Leaf Lotion, which is a toner but with no alcohol. It has Q10 in it and citric acid, which balances skin's pH level. I usually pat this on with my hands. Then I apply one pump of Olive Leaf Milk, a light moisturizer. It smoothes my skin and gives me some extra moisture before my actual moisturizer. The toner and milk don't have any scent and are very gentle. Lastly I apply the gel cream from Shiseido's Pureness line. It's meant for oily/acne prone complexions and isn't heavy. I love the smell! It's heavenly~ I like this gel cream because I have normal/combination skin and I don't like to put on heavy creams.

I tend to use both the DHC Olive leaf lotion and milk again in the morning, then follow with Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer in SPF 15 UVA/UVB protection. I'm trying to change my sun protection to SPF 30 or above but Kiehl's doesn't offer SPF30. I sometimes use DHC's Suncut Q10 in SPF30 with lame (shimmer). It's not as moisturizing so I often put a different lotion on before. The Kiehl's lotion makes my skin glowy and it's not heavy on my skin. It's very easy to spread too, unlike the DHC one. The DHC sunscreen aborbs quickly and is non-greasy. I like it because I can use it as a makeup base.

Before I apply any of this stuff, I always wash my face with a cleanser in the morning. Some people just use a washcloth to wipe their face but skin creates oils when you sleep too! It's very easy for people to get pimples if they don't wash their face in the morning. I like to wash my face with Kiehl's Brightening Botanical Cleansing Cream. It's very gentle and lathers up very well. Like all Asians, I like to brighten and whiten my skin. This works well! I've noticed some of my sun freckles lighten. You can use this cleanser with the whole Bright line, which offers a toner and moisturizer. I just use the cleanser.
I've told you guys that I ordered the Jill Stuart blush palette in Apricot 06 and the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander on Ebay. I just checked the status of the package and it arrived in NY today!! I might get it tomorrow or Monday!!! I'm so excited. I'll post swatches as soon as I get it. Also, Bloomingdales is having private sale for 3 days from Tuesday March 31 to Thursday April 2. I got 4 coupons to take $25 off a $100 purchase! I can definitely buy the Laura Mercier Gilded Garden blush! Hehe I'm very excited for the coming week...
That's all for today, good night!


beeyoutiful7 said...

hey hun!

There is no faceshop near me. I have to drive about 4~5 hrs to get So when I get a chance, I BUY A LOT. hehe..

Walgreens have their masks. 2 for $5 which is a good deal. Did u see it ?
You should get it. Its usually $3 per one at the shop.

I went to the MAC store today and checked "LOVE ROCK" blush..and I know FOR SURE that i'll be getting Laura Mercier instead <3

fuzkittie said...

Very great routine! I also prefer alcohol free toners that can be patted in!

DSKNguyen said...

YES! Right in the middle of the mall, puahaha you gotta try it, it's the best ever.. like seriously.

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

ohh you have a nice routine going there! alcohol-free toners are so soothing ^^

Gui said...

I loved the Shiseido cream too,and then I'm sooo going to try the DHC Olive Leaf set,u've been using it for a long time,eh?!Must be really good,xixi.