Lets Talk About Skincare!

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How many steps are in your current skin care routine?
    1-2 : (18 votes)
    27 %
    3-4 : (33 votes)
    50 %
    5-6 : (10 votes)
    15 %
    6+ : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 31
    378 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2020 - Windermere, Cumbria

    Any other bees here with eczema? My skincare routine is basically “slather myself in Aveeno eczema cream multiple times per day” and “use steorid cream when I have a flare-up” haha. I can’t use anything remotely scented.

    Post # 32
    2508 posts
    Sugar bee

    olivebutton :  My advice is to start slow and introduce one new product at a time.  Test it out and gauge the results after a month.  Avoid buying a bunch of products and trying them all at once because then, you won’t know which product did what for your skin.  

    What are your concerns at the moment?  Is it dull skin?  If so, you can start off with a weekly exfoliator or sheet mask.  Is it acne or large pores?  Try adding a toner to your every day routine.  It’ll help get rid of any traces of makeup your wipes may have left behind and also prep your skin for moisturizer.

    When trying out new products, be on the lookout for triggers such as reactions/sensitivities and always buy products that are suitable for your skin type.  And remember…you don’t need to do all the steps.  This isn’t a one size fits most routine, it’s what fits for you. If all your skincare concerns are being met, you might only need 7 or 8 steps.

    kissthesunkisstherain :  It really doesn’t take long since you’re not doing all the steps every day.  My daily routine has 7 steps and it takes me 8 minutes (I timed it LOL) to put everything on.  I also wait about a minute in between applications to allow my skin to absorb each product.

    I also wanted to note that it isn’t necessary to use all Korean products.  I use mostly western products with the exception of the ampoule and sheet masks.smile 

    Post # 33
    15 posts

    Into the Gloss is a great website to get ideas about skincare routines. I have very acneic skin and have tried everything from a super simple routine to a full-on Korean skincare, American Psycho-esque nighttime routine and have landed somewhere in the middle:

    Step 1: Oil-based cleanser. Currently using Fresh Cleansing Milk

    Step 2: Water-based cleanser, like Eradikate foaming cleanser. 

    Step 3: Toner: Herbivore’s Green Tea is what I’m currently using, but when it runs out I’m going to try The Beauty Chef’s Probiotic Skin Refiner because it was recommended to me for acne. 

    Step 4: Chemical exfoliation with Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Skin Perfecting Liquid. 

    Step 5: Serums, a few drops of Odacite’s acne-focused serums.

    Step 6: Eye cream, don’t have a great recommendation but they last forever and I’m determined to use mine up.

    Step 7: Moisturize – I have a couple different oils/creams I go between and they’re all fine. 

    Now, once I run out of a couple things I plan to eliminate steps 4, 5, and 7 with Vinter’s Daughter oil because I tried it and it was pretty miraculous. 

    I also love Tata Harper’s Clarifying Mask and use it 1-2 times per week. 

    Post # 34
    120 posts
    Blushing bee

     I’m always so stoked when people start to take care of their skin! First of all, ditch the wipes, and start using a serum and SPF stat. You might want to check out reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction. It’s great that you’re starting now, too, so your skin has time to adjust and you can find products that work really well for you.

    For my routine personally, I use more budget-friendly skincare not because it’s cheaper (that’s a plus though!) but because I have used both expensive and inexpensive products and these are the ones I love most.

    • AM:
    • Cleanser: Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser or Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser massaged onto dry skin and rinsed
    • Toner: Heritage Store Rosewater and Glycerin Spray, or Pixi Glow Tonic on a cotton pad
    • Serum: Either Buffet or Hyaluronic Acid from The Ordinary, or SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF (this one is $$$). I’ve used several Caudalie serums in the past and may rotate them in again but I love The Ordinary ones more.
    • Moisturizer: Cera Ve AM lotion (unless I’m spending a lot of time in the sun, then I use Cera Ve PM lotion and then a stronger physical SPF)


    • Cleanser: Same as above 🙂 If I’m wearing makeup, I use micellar water on a cotton pad first
    • Toner: Same as above 🙂
    • Serum: The Ordinary Retinol or The Ordinary Lactic Acid
    • Moisturizer: Embryolisse or Cera Ve PM (I’ll be using Cera Ve PM the few days before the wedding; it’s my total holy grail)


    • Masks: I use at least one a week; usually the Boots Botanics Shine Away clay mask followed by a TonyMoly aloe sheet mask, or an Aesop or Aveda hydrating mask. I’ve also used the Fresh Rose mask which I plan on repurchasing and the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

    Your mileage on the above products will totally depend on your skin type and experience. As long as you can cleanse (no face wipes!), tone and/or serum, and then use a good moisturizer morning and night, I think you’ll be in good shape. Good for you for starting early!

    Post # 35
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I have oily skin and it can breakout if I don’t take care of it. The one tip I was given by a beautician is that most people don’t cleanse thoroughly enough and that you should double or triple cleanse to get every scrap of makeup off. I was also told to try some of the French skincare brands. My skin has never looked so good. Here is my routine:


    La Roche Posay Effeclar face wash used with Olay Regenerist battery powered rotating brush.

    Vichy Normaderm Anti-Age Resurfacing moisturiser


    Simple Kind to Eyes eye makeup remover

    Simple Kind to Skin Purifying Cleansing lotion (double or triple cleanse)

    Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing water (checks all makeup is off and also acts like a toner)

    Vichy Normaderm Night Detox

    Clinique All About Eyes


    Mask/Peel. I like Dermalogica and Soap and Glory Fab Pore 2 in 1 Pore Purifying Mask and Peel.

    As needed:

    Aveda Outer Peace Blemish Spot relief on any spots that appear but it has just been discontinued (sob). 

    Post # 36
    1728 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I use face wash at night and sometimes, a toner. 

    The morning, I rinse with water and moisturize. 

    Easy. I’m lucky because I have pretty great skin so don’t need much. 

    Post # 37
    3 posts
    • Wedding: October 2019

    Dr Dennis Gross– main things are the daily Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel and the C+ Collagen. These work wonders!

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