So yeah. I did spend a lot this month, especially on the skincare products! Different goals for 2017, perhaps? To be honest, I used to care less about my skin condition. Whether it is dull or not, got eye bag or not and whatever it is lah. The only things I worry are the pimples and the acne scars. I don't even know if my skin is the oily type or normal or the combination type lol. Oily maybe! Wondering how did I decide to make a change? Well yeah, there are so many pretty girls nowadays with flawless skin and that's when I realized I am just a freaking potato compare to them lol. And also that was when the oh-i-need-to-do-something-with-my-skin moment hits me. I don't intend to pretty myself with makeup but instead, I want a healthy and brighter skin.
I was Google-ing about what is the correct step to use the skincare products. And then I stumbled upon the 10-Steps of Korean Skincare Routine. I was actually surprised knowing that there are so many things to do with the skin! Layer by layer dah macam kek lapis pulak. I do my own research about that and the main focus of their skincare routine is to keep the skin hydrated! So I bought the items based on that routine. And this is the strong reason why I lost my money a lot this month lol. Beauty is a real pain for the purse!! Tapi tak apa lah.. Sacrifice is needed for the sake of a good skin.. Huhuhu..
So here it goes... I bought everything from Hermo! Except for the mask sheets, the cleansing oil, and the eye cream, Few items yet the cost made me broke. Lulz.
The cleansing products. Korean skincare routine mainly focus on double cleansing so I decide to try the cleansing oil from Hada Labo and cleansing foam from The Face Shop. Cleansing oil ni lebih kurang macam makeup remover. Tenyeh muka dengan cleansing oil sampai makeup semua dah nyah dari muka, then baru guna cleansing foam untuk nak bersihkan lagi segala macam jenis kotoran yang ada. Dah tu baru exfoliate or scrub. Aku guna St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Twice per week to remove the dead skin. Memang best lah. Feel so fresh and clean giteww :P
Next bila dah habis mandi or cuci muka, dab the toner. Katanya toner ni untuk another extra cleanse and shrink the appearance of pores. And to balance the pH level of the skin. I decide to try Lettuce and Cucumber Watery Toner from SkinFood. I love the smell! And just in case you want to know, this is my first time using toner. And yes, it's my first toner ever lol. After toner, guna essence. Then baru guna serum. It will feel sticky once you gently tap it on the skin so kena tunggu until fully absorbed then baru add another layer. Sesungguhnya korean skincare routine ni memerlukan kesabaran. And for essence and serum, I decide to use the Innisfree product. So far so good!
When everything is fully absorbed, here comes the another layer! And this is the very best part for me. The sheet mask!! Dan macam toner, it's my first time guna sheet mask. Disebabkan best, aku beli sekotak Bio Essence punya sheet mask hehehe. It is much cheaper to buy one box rather than beli satu-satu. Tempel for around 15 minutes dan sisa yang ada dekat muka just massage gently je. Tak perlu cuci. Bila dah kering, baru apply eye cream untuk hilangkan dark circle bawah mata and to moisturize the skin area situ. Tap gently! And macam biasa, bila dah kering baru guna moisturizer. Mungkin sama macam krim malam kot. Saya pun tak pasti hahaha. Yang penting bangun pagi kulit muka memang lembut hihihi. Untuk moisturizer saya guna brand dari Nature Republic. Ada 3 jenis dan saya pilih yang untuk combination skin. Untuk eye cream pulak guna Loreal punya brand.
Sebenarnya kalau tak nak follow exactly 10 steps tu pun boleh. Rasanya part paling penting is double cleansing, serum and moisturize. And I ever read that sunscreen pun penting. Those SPF thingy. Part tu saya belum khatam lagi huhuu.
So the PROS of following the korean skincare routine is it makes my skin fully hydrated and less oily. Double cleansing makes my skin feel so clean of course!
And the CONS is I have a bit skin breakout and I don't know which product made it that way.
Baru seminggu saya praktikkan skincare routine ni so it's hard to tell what's the difference yet. But its definitely worth trying for the skin. Make sure you know which products to use! You can click HERE to read more about korean skincare routine. Toddles! x