The Drugstore Skincare Routine

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In the morning, I wash my face with the Sukin Cream Cleanser – it’s mild and glides on like a dream, so it’s perfect for cleaning off any residue from the night before. Then I massage the A’kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme all over my face. This is one of my favourite moisturisers of all time and it’s running out so I really need to get another one. I love this one because it is an amazing base for makeup – any concealer I use sits much better whenever I use this moisturiser. I then go about with painting my face for the day.

My P.M. skincare routine starts off with a double or triple cleanse – and no, it’s not bad for your skin if you’re using the right products. I firstly take off my make up with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water on a cotton pad. I started using it three months ago and have never looked back. If I’m wearing waterproof mascara, I go in with coconut oil to get rid of all the residue. To cleanse, I use the Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser and occasionally St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. Sometimes I’ll follow up with Nivea Visage Refreshing Toner because I’m paranoid about leftover make up wreaking havoc on my skin. The great thing about using this combination of products is that my skin doesn’t feel tight afterwards.

After get out of the shower, I spray Uriage Thermal Water all over my face so that it has something to absorb while I’m getting dressed. I like using Sukin Wellbeing Body Oil on my arms and legs, and as for creams, I’m loving my Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter and The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter. Then I work three drops of A’kin Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil into my skin – it’s something I can’t live without. I recently found out a remedy for pimples that every Chinese person should have in their medicine cabinet – White Flower Oil, the same oil that you use for a sore tummy. I have not bought a single blemish fighting gel since I’ve used this. Those gels usually contain salicylic acid and are a little drying for my combination and slightly sensitive skin, so I love that a blend of essential oils works for me. If I’m doing a mask, I skip the oils and use The Face Shop Real Nature Olive sheet mask. That’s not from the drugstore, but it deserves a mention – if you leave the serum on your face, you get radiant, bouncy skin the next day! What’s not to love?




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