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Friday, June 28, 2013

The Skincare Application


Routines aside, I've been taught by the best (Isabelle Bellis, anyone?...) and I've learned that ''application is, basically, essential' - and I quote. Cleansers, toners, other skincare ($$) may reside, but how can make all difference. So, here lands the skincare how to for cotton pad obsessives and mathematicians (put that math to the test for counting drops...). No product names (but if your interested, I'll link under term) - just pure know how.

Mornings

Post breakfast nibbles -it is my favorite meal of the day, after all)- skincare is next on the map (most likely accompanied by a cup of joe). In the morning, I skip steaming and prep and head right in with rose water, the clean emulsifier which gives cleanser a bit more slip. Two to three sprays all over the face and that's sorted. A nickel sized (sorry aboard-ers) drop of cleanser gets worked into the face in upward movements, to counteract gravity, and in circles to clean the skin.

Most days, I'm lazy, and I'll reach straight for moisturizer, but if I've got a little more time on my hands, I'll do the whole nine yards. Step one: toner on cotton pad (a beauty junkies' best friend). Sweep in circles or lines, whatever floats your boat, and follow with serum. Two pumps/drops and I'm good to go. NOW moisturizer - two pumps (again...) and spread. Then, SPF. I normally squeeze a line's worth onto my middle finger to mix and apply, but, in all honesty, there's no method to my madness.

Evening

If you really want proof that I'm strange, here you go - post shower, I jaunt to the sink and grab the cleanser while my skin is still fresh from steam. Although I do my best to clothe myself beforehand, one pump and I spread all over. Yes, I don't wash my face in the shower. Like I said... Ten minutes later, the rose water gets sprayed again and I'm in for the massage, complete with 'swimming motions' and the rest of the try-hard facialist steps. 

Toner? Same as morning, yet it happens far less blurry eyed. For serum, my money saving tricks are up my sleeve: one drop for the forehead and nose and another for the cheeks and chin. If my skin is really in dire need, then I apply more...disdainfully, as this stuff is expensive. Normally, I skip on eye cream in the mornings, but at night, I use a pea sized amount for a bit of nourishment. Starting at the outer corner, apply, and circle clockwise around the eye. Professional, eh? At this point, I'm probably struggling to keep my eyes open as the clock strikes twelve, so I slap some moisturizer on the face and now, to bed!

So, there's the low down of the application process, sans pushy product names. That's skincare, sorted.

P.S. For terminology explanations, see this video here.

13 comments :

  1. Is that the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair? It's crazy expensive but it's crazy good! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate | bloglovin'

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  2. I just recently got into skincare as well, and holy moly is the good stuff expensive! When I see the changes it makes on my skin in a week though I'm sold and hooked for life. I also read somewhere that it's not good to wash your face in the shower anyway as the water tends to be too hot to what your face can deal with. Who knew.

    Dannielle @ Chic-a-Dee

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    1. I've heard the same. I guess I'm doing something right.
      xo

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  3. I clean my face after I get out of the shower too! I find if I clean in shower, it gets in my eyes, which is never very nice. I've been getting more into skin care lately. While I'm a huge fan of origins usually, I found that Neutrogena Naturals line in drugstores and its not too bad!

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  4. I'm started to get into skincare now too. I think I'm finally started to get over my spotty teenage skin face (fingers crossed) and it's finally worth investing in products now. xx

    http://thecelution.blogspot.ca/

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    1. The spotty-ness is what spurred me on! Beware: it's quite addicting.
      xo

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  5. Love the tips, definitely going to try some of them! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  7. Haha I like your serum saving skills! I've been skimping on face serum because it's so hard to fit into my budget sometimes even though my skin feels so much better when it's in my regular routine.

    -Teca from talkswithteca.blogspot.com

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