Post # 1
I don’t have that much to share but I’m interested to see what others will say. Here are mine.
In my experience:
Eye cream is a scam, I’ve tried many and have not experienced any different results than from just making sure to get that area with my regular face moisturizer.
Changing your skincare routine because of your age, not an actual change in you skin, is a mistake.
Glycolic acid does not replace salicylic acid.
Now you share.
Post # 2
I’m probably the only one, but I actually don’t think soap is as bad for your face as it’s made out to be by the beauty industry .Not in my experience anyway.
Post # 3
I don’t overthink or overdo skincare or makeup anymore, I keep everything very simple and easy now.
The more simple my skincare routine the better for my skin (very sensitive and rosacea) I’m using cleanser & exfoliants much less than I used to and often just wash my face with a wet face washer at night with or without Micellar water, face wipes irritate my skin too much. I love rosehip oil for moisturiser at night.
Using much less foundation than I used to and my skin looks much more glowy and healthy. I use a great B.B. cream all over and the concealer or foundation in areas that need extra coverage if I want a more flawless look.
Post # 4
I also vote for simplicity.
To wash my body, I use a traditional soap without any coloring and fragrances. And to wash my face, I just massage honey into my face before taking shower, and rinse it afterwards, no soap, no cleansers.
After taking shower I dry my face with a tiny gauze towel (new one very day so that bacteria has no chance to grow on it) and then apply pure shea butter (I buy from L’Occitane, but the pure version, just butter, not face cream). Some time ago, instead of shea butter, I used to apply straight vitamin E (just break several capsules and apply the oil to face), and it worked almost as well. Also arga oil worked for me, but still, shea butter is best for my skin.
And then I tap and massage my skin a bit. My skin looks quite greasy afterwards, but I do my routine in the evening before going to sleep, and by morning the shine disappears and the skin looks recovered and rested.
And that’s it. During winter, when the air is impossibly dry, I also apply either a bit of pure lanoline or vitamin A ointment, on top of shea butter.
I have been doing this routine for the past 5 years and my skin improved and I constantly receive comments how smooth it is, so even though commercials sometimes tempt me to try “magical” creams or serums, I never buy them because my system works perfectly.
Post # 5
Commenting to follow, great thread!
Post # 6
The thing with eye cream I find is when I just use facial moisturiser, I get milia around my eyes and it’s really annoying. Same with a heavy eye cream. Now that I use a lighter eye cream it seems to moisturiser just the right amount.
Post # 7
can you share this “great bb cream” you’re using? 🙂
I’ve been adding rosehip oil in my skincare routine these past few months. Still testing though!
Post # 8
Its Chi Chi CC cream. Not sure where you are but it’s an Australian brand, but the CC cream is made in korea. It’s got really good coverage and evens out my skin tone and hides redness pretty well!
Post # 9
Maybe it’s just me again, but face masks and packs have no effect on my skin, and seem like a waste of money.
Post # 10
My combo of simplicity and k-beauty has been working miracles on my skin. I maybe try the honey before the shower thing though . I use an activated charcoal wipe in the morning and generous amounts of first mizon all purpose snail repair cream and their eye cream in the winter of I get those patches in the corner. Then I use ladykin affiatic lifting cream🐌 and that’s it. If I get a pimple I usually pop it with a sterile needle (terrible i know) an apply a paste of doxycycline and bacitracin to it which clears it up within the day.
At night I shower with cold water and don’t put soap on my face. I’ll maybe do a sleeping pack or mask but that’s like maybe once a week or so.
Post # 11
Coconut oil on face & hair before bed & then a shower in the morning on days I wash my hair. I use Irish spring soap. I have super sensitive skin. Clinique for makeup as it’s the only one I found that doesn’t break me out.
Post # 12
Dermaveen cleanser and moisturiser which has oatmeal and soothes my itchy and dry skin. Simple beauty routines rock!
Post # 13
If you have the patience for it, K-Beauty is the way to go!!!
In my experience…tapping on products eg moisturizer instead of rubbing it in. You get more absorption and less product waste. It also boosts skin circulation.
Powder before foundation…combats oiliness, fills in fine lines and large pores and your make up lasts all day.
Apple cider vinegar to clarify hair. It removes product build up and leaves your hair feeling soft, shiny and lustrous. And I find that when it gets on my face while rinsing it out makes my skin feel super soft. I also drink it too…but not in the shower!!
Post # 14
It’ crazy how differently we all react to things.
I also wash my face with bar soap. I sometimes use a scrub afterwards as well, but I don’t find face wash removes my makeup well enough, only bar soap. I’m currently using a neem oil bar soap.
I don’t consider my skin sensitive but I’m afraid of micellar water because the only on I ever tried (nivea) gave me, like, hives. And I got a rash from pure vitamin E oil once as well
wierd, I feel like masks help my skin a lot, but only the drying clay ones, the sheet masks and peel masks don’t do anything for me.
Post # 15
I am always trying to find holy grail products but believe its mostly trial and error as everyone will react differently to a products.
I prefer to wash my face with coconut oil. Its gentle, removes dirt and oil and leaves me feeling clean.
For body I use Dove Sensitive Skin Bar Soap.
The one and only face mask I’ve used that I am impressed with is the Sephora Collection Rose Face Mask. I’ve been combating dry skin like never before during my pregnancy and forgot all about this product. Put one on the other night and it made such a huge difference in my skin. The scent is a little strong for my liking but the results are worth it. I just purchased their face wipes as well in hope it will continue to help combat my dry skin.
Tea Tree oil for dandruff. Again, this pregnancy has caused so many skin issues. I am currently using Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Hair & Scalp Treatment and it is the ONLY thing that has helped.
I have found It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In Product and It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask to work very well in improving the texture and shine of my hair.
As for cosmetics I keep it simple with foundation, blush and eyeliner all from Bare Minerals. Eye primer from Mac Cosmetics and waterproof mascara from Clinique.
Looking forward to reading what others use specifically for skincare. I am low maintenance with beauty and maintenance but as I age I am realizing how important it is to better care for my skin. Still in search of a great moisturizer and a mineral sunscreen (because you know, pregnancy).