Thursday, January 31, 2019

My New Skin Care Routine: Preparing for my 30s

2018 had been crazy and eventful for me. Some of them were good, a few were okay, and there were also those moments I wish I never did, but I made them happen anyway. Regretted? Maybe a part of myself have, but I learned from them and I want to think that maybe I became a better person? So I guess, it turned out okay in the end.

One of the things I kind of took for granted in 2018 was skincare. Yes, I started out as a beauty blogger, but since I’ve been doing a lot of crazy, stupid, fun, and shitty things last year, I guess skincare became the least priority. But after the huge realization during the latter part of the year, I started going back to the gym, eating better, and decided on taking care of my skin again. I needed a new healthy habit and it all starts with taking care of myself – my whole self.

Since I stopped taking pills (which prevented any breakouts from popping out of my skin), I need to take extra precautions with my skincare. One wrong move and zits may start popping out. Plus, let’s admit it, I’m not getting any younger. I’m about to hit the big 3-0 this year so more care and lovin’ for the skin I’m wearin.’

My Morning Skin Care Routine:

After my morning shower, I would use The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Ice on my face and all over my body. I love the cooling sensation it gives and I don’t need a too heavy moisturizing product especially since I’d be doing my makeup afterwards. A little tip, for a more cooling sensation, you can put this in your fridge.

After the moisturizing part, I would then start my usual makeup routine and I’m done.

My Evening Skin Care Routine:

Okay, this is the slightly complicated part. Once I’m done for the day, I would take a shower first and then do my skin care routine afterwards. For cleansing, I use the Pond’s Pure White Face Wash with Activated Charcoal. Then, I will use a combination of two brands: Pyunkang Yul and The Body Shop Tea Tree range.

Pyunkang Yul Products I Use: Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner | Pyunkang Yul Oil | Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream

The Body Shop Tea Tree Products I Use: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner | The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil | The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion

If I’m having a dry skin kind of day, I would use the Pyunkang Yul’s products. But if I’m having a bad breakout, I would go with The Body Shop Tea Tree range. However, if my skin feels in between (like if I have one zit or I feel like I’m about to have one), I would use a combination of both. Here is a sample combination I usually do:

After the cleansing wash on my face, I would use the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner all over my face, neck, and nape. Then, I would proceed with using 3 drops of the Pyunkang Yul Oil and then wait for a few minutes until it sinks into my skin. While waiting, I would use the Coco Line Naturals Lotion all over my body because the face is not the only skin you need to take care of, you know. After that I use The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream on my under eye, and then The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion as my final moisturizing product. Once a week, I would also use a random sheet mask before I sleep so I keep a few sheet masks in my stash too. They’re usually given by friends or free sheet masks from when I would buy some skin care products somewhere.

So there! Now you all know my current skin care routine. But before we part ways, here are a few tips I want to remind you about that also helped me a lot:

Always stay hydrated. Water is important for skin care too. It helps in keeping the skin hydrated and looking moisturized all the time. It also helps in replenishing the skin tissue, hence increasing its elasticity.

Get enough sleep. I know that we’re all pretty busy with school or work stuff, but beauty sleep is a fact. It’s not just about your puffy eyes, but do you know the sleep deprivation can cause a decrease in blood flow to the skin surrounding your face, hence your face would look duller and paler. Plus, do you know that all the products you’ve been using on your skin will have a higher chance of working better if you get more sleep?

Go exercise more. And it’s not just for health purposes! Aside from helping you de-stress, exercising also helps in increasing blood flow, thus nourishing your skin cells.

Eat healthierYou are what you eat. Stuff yourself with too much junk food, and you’ll eventually see its effect not only on your health, but also on your skin. Consume more fruits and veggies and try to avoid junk food, processed food, canned food, etc. There isn’t any specific diet that can ultimately give you the best skin, but over-all, if your body is healthy, your skin benefits a lot from it too.

With full makeup

With minimal makeup

Post-workout glow :)

No makeup, just lip balm before going to bed.
So far those are my basics and what I’ve been doing for the past few months. Aside from being physically healthier, my skin has been healthier too (and my hair too actually). Keep in mind though that my skin care routine is what currently works best for me. It is still important to know your skin type, your skin care needs, and if you have a current skin condition, go consult your doctor with regard to what routine you should be doing ands products you should be using. What works for me may not necessarily work for you since we have different bodies, lifestyle, and needs.


  1. You look so young! I can't believe you're almost 30! The body shop tea tree series is amazing. Hydration is the most important, I wish I could have enough sleep but it's almost impossible.

    1. thanks! religiously following your skincare routine really matters a lot. <3


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