Got you! If you are reading this article, it means you really care about your skin and willing to gain some precious information about the routine you should improve... or start. Well done!
So here I am again, talking about this super important topic: the skin and the way I use to take care of it.
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I have told you in my previous articles about my favorite products for a glass skin, but traveling to Dubai these days I had to minimize the amount of personal care items and I realized what are my top current favorite ones I could not live without.
They are the basics and the most important products as I use to carry them in my handbag whenever I spend a night or two at a hotel in a short trip. I really think the rest of the expensive ones are just extra, hence you could have the desired texture of your skin with only those I am going to share.
Note: I am not saying those expensive ones are not going to help. Everything works at some point. Depends on the budget.
So let's get deeper and let me show you the simplest products and steps I am meticulously follow and use every day:
- DOUBLE cleanse
1. Double cleanse
Note: Don't forget to avoid fragrance/perfume, essential oils, fruit extract, ethanol, oxybenzone from the ingredients list.
Double cleanse is the simplest and the most basic step you should not skip even on the days you're too lazy or feeling mood-free. Just don't! It takes only 2 - 3 minutes to get this done, then you'll feel better and your skin will be happy and healthy.
For this step I am using these products:
1.1 Purito From Green Cleansing Oil which is so gentle and so helpful in breaking all the sunscreen and dirt gained through the day. This is my favorite cleansing oil in the last months now and I think I won't change my mind very soon.
Its texture it's so refreshing and works so well when massaging onto the skin as I am always wondering If I need a double cleanse or not. Haha! Joke, of course I need it! But, honestly, after washing this oil off it feels like my skin it's so clean, smooth and healthy and I absolutely love it!
Note: If you have another option, please let it in the comments. I am open and eager to know more about your favorite skin care products.
1.2 CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser and sometimes Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser with Fragrance free for cleaning in dept.
These are the only cleansers I use at the moment as they have a very simple and gentle formula and the most important, they are fragrance free.
But, I have to admit, the CeraVe cleanser is the winner. I feel like it better cleanses the skin in depth and has also a fresher texture than Cetaphil.
I also prefer the less foaming items with a creamy texture.
Keep it simple!
Moisturizing is essential for the skin as it Helps Skin Stay Young.
For this step I use this CeraVe humectant moisturizer for its simple and calming ingredients which won't clog your pores at all, or even irritate.
Use Cerave cream for dry skin and CeraVe lotion for oily skin.
Yes, I know, CeraVe again! But, don't blame me for their absolute high quality products I felt in love with a few years ago.
I end my basic routine with at least 30+ sunscreen which I reaply each two hours, especially in the summertime.
I usually seek for the Ingredients like zinc oxide. The FDA says that only two sunscreen ingredients are considered safe and effective: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are considered mineral sunscreens which protect you from the sun by sitting on top of the skin like a barrier.
These products don't feel heavy on my face and it spreads so easily on the skin.
Tip: Sometimes I use 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil from The Ordinary before applying sunscreen, to make it look more natural. I am just trying to avoid the whiteness which it leaves.
As an extra product I found these days is the Avene High Protection 50+ SPF - tinted compact. This replaces the foundation I use to carry with me everytime I travel, but it is more compact, has UV protection, and great coverage which gives you such a tanned look. Ain't this great?
Don't forget your lips, ears, neck, chest and eyelids because one day they will get wrinkled too.
Well, as a woman, there is always room for extra products, clothes or even chocolate. I use to carry with me the Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil from The Ordinary I have previously mentioned for a better SPF spreading and also for massage.
Sometimes I save some time to massage my skin in the morning or before going to bed to facilitate the blood circulation within my face, neck and chest and also to reduce some fine stubborn wrinkles.
Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence from COSRX is another Holy Grail Item I use on my damp skin which helps the skin to lose less moist while keeping the skin smooth and healthy.
So, these are my go-to products I use almost every day and I hope they will work for your skin too! Don't forget to cleanse, moist and protect your sensitive skin, aaaand water, don't forget to drink more water! Moisture comes best from the inside.
Thank you for reading this article and see you in the next one from Dubai!