If you have read my previous blog posts, I already mentioned that I was not blessed with a flawless skin. Growing up, I was careless which lead to my skin condition right now. But today, there are many available treatments like Flawless Easy Peel and Fractional Needling Therapy that can help improve our skin condition. A proper skincare routine also helps in keeping our skin healthy, supple, radiant and younger looking. On this blog post, I will be sharing to you a night and day skincare routine that works for me, and might work not only for other men, but also for the ladies.
I got hooked watching skincare routine videos and this made me decide to give it a shot. I actually got obsessed and end up buying multiple products, specifically Korean skincare products. What I love about Korean skincare products is that they are affordable and they work. It is also easy to buy them because of various websites like Althea Korea.
The skincare products that I use are from Korea, Japan, UK, US and a local brand from the Philippines.
I don’t really do this every night because it takes a while to finish all these steps but when I feel like doing it, I just do it.
Step 1. Cleansing Oil – Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil
I only use cleansing oil after wearing makeup, which I only do when I attend events. Cleansing oil helps lift makeup from your skin, and making sure nothing is left behind. It also helps in moisturizing your skin. What I love about this brand is that it emulsifies when you wet your face making sure that your make up is removed from your skin.
Where to buy: Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil
Step 2. Cleanser – Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap
I used to only cleanse my face before going to bed, so cleansing has been part of my routine ever since. What I love about Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap is that it’s very mild, and doesn’t dry out your skin after using it. It also has gel like bits which helps in exfoliating dead skin. I also love the baby powder scent of this product.
Where to buy: Rustan’s
Step 3. Exfoliate – Skin Food Black Sugar Mask
I’m obsessed with this product. If you feel like you have lots of dead skin on your face, Skin Food Black Sugar Mask will do the work for you. This product has sugar granules that exfoliate dead skin like magic. Some may find this too coarse, but you can add a little water to soften it. After rubbing this all over your face for few minutes, you can leave it on for another 10-15 minutes as mask, after that, massage it for a minute, then wash it off with water. I promise you, your skin will feel soft like never before after using this product.
Where to buy: Skin Food Black Sugar Mask
Step 4. Toner – Muji Light Toning Water
I impulsively bought this toner when I was in Japan because I left mine at home, and it’s one of the best impulsive buys I did in my life. The product literally looks and feels like water when you apply it on your skin but it’s like magic because it really leaves your skin feeling super hydrated. This toner is also unscented and doesn’t have alcohol like other toners.
Where to buy: Muji
Step 5. Emulsion – Skin Food Tomato Whitening Emulsion
Emulsion is like a lotion for your face. What it basically does is it prepares your skin for the next products that you will be using. Skin Food Tomato Whitening Emulsion also helps in giving your skin extra hydration plus it also brightens your face.
Where to buy: Skin Food Tomato Whitening Emulsion
Step 6. Serum – It’s Skin Power 10 VC Effector and WH Effector
Serums are potent skincare products that are pack with vitamins and minerals that help improve your skin condition. It’s Skin Power 10 VC Effector is rich with Vitamin C that helps in lightening dark spots and blemishes on your face, while the WH Effector contains arbutin to combat dark skin tones, dark spots & freckles, and blended with Licorice to boost skin metabolism. All you need is three to four drops of these serums, and apply it all over your face by circular and patting motion for quick absorption. I usually combine these serums and use two drops each.
Step 7. Sheet Mask – Nature Republic Real Nature Mask
Sheet Masks are soaked in nutrition-packed ingredients that target your skin problems. Nature Republic Real Nature Mask in Tomato helps in brightening your skin. All you have to do is leave it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove it and massage the excess ingredients on your face for absorption. I also use the remaining ingredient on my neck and hands.
Where to buy: Nature Republic
Step 8. Eye Cream – Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream
This is the first eye cream that I owned and after using it for few weeks, I’ve noticed that my dark circles around my eyes have lightened. We have thinner skins around our eyes that why it’s important that we use the correct product in this area. It is also important to apply the product gently.
Where to buy: Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream
Step 9. Night Cream – The Body Shop Shiso Whitening Night Treatment
Night creams are basically creams that you put on your face before going to sleep. This product sinks in your skin and does its magic while you sleep. It also helps lock all the products that you use on your face. This product from The Body Shop also has whitening effect which targets dark spots and blemishes on your face.
Where to buy: The Body Shop
Step 10. Sleeping Mask – Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel is one of the most raved product by beauty bloggers right now. This product is very affordable and has so many uses. I actually use this product as a face and body moisturizer, scalp treatment, and as a sleeping mask. What I do before going to bed is I apply a thick layer of this product on my face and leave it on overnight. The next day, you’ll wake up with a supple and smooth skin. This product also helps dry breakouts and minimize pores.
Where to buy: Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
Step 11. Lip Moisturizer – Hair Food Co Sunflower Oil
You don’t want to sleep with dry lips right? I use Hair Food Co’s Sunflower Oil as a lip moisturizer before going to bed. This product also helps in lightening the color of your lips. This product from Hair Food Co is 100% organic and it’s locally made. Hair Food Co’s Sun Flower Oil can also solve hair loss problem.
Where to buy: Hair Food Co kiosks
During regular nights, I only do Steps 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11. I usually do the 11 steps when I feel like my skin needs some extra nourishing.
For my skincare routine during the day, I don’t really apply too much product because it feels heavy on the face, and I have a very oily skin. I only do Steps 2, 4 and 5, and then I apply Biore Perfect Milk as a sunblock. What I love about this product is that it absorbs easily, it’s not greasy, has a SPF 50, and it brightens your face.
After doing this skincare routine for 2 months, I’ve noticed that my blemishes on my face have lightened. My friends and office mates also noticed that my face is brighter and glowing than usual. In general, I’m really happy that I did this. As we grow older, it is more important that we really nourish and take good care of our skin.
It is also important that we take care our inner beauty. I started taking Flawless Nano Whiteness Gluatathione Plus which detoxifies and helps lighten and rejuvenate skin for a radiant glow.
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Please remember that we have different skin types and some products might may or may not work for you. I’m not a beauty expert but if you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to comment down below. I will do my best to answer them for you.