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HOW TO FIGURE OUT YOUR SKIN TYPE

HOW TO FIGURE OUT YOUR SKIN TYPE

To find out what skin type you have can be really helpful when you are looking for skin products like cleansers, toners, moisturizers and even makeup products like primers and foundations. I personally have normal sensitive skin but it can go dry depending on the weather which is why I use a mild cleanser and a good moisturizer and I wouldn’t mind a face oil.

But how do you figure out your skin type? You don’t need to go to a professional to get to know what kind of skin type you have. You are fully capable of finding out on your own. The best way to determine your skin type is to look and feel. I would recommend that you wash your face with a mild cleanser and dry your skin with a towel with gentle motions. The next step would be to leave your skin bare and wait about an hour and then go take a look at your skin in the mirror.

When talking about skin types, the major types are normal, dry, oily, and combination skin. If you find your skin to look shiny and it has an all-over slick feeling to it when looking in the mirror the hour after you have washed it, then you have oily skin. If you find your skin to feel very dry and even rough with dried out patches, then you have dry skin. If you notice that your skin might look shiny in the T zone but dry at other areas, then you have combination skin. If you find your skin to feel smooth without dry patches our oily areas, then you have normal skin. Some people might say that sensitive skin is a skin type for itself, but I won’t categorize it as a skin type. I think it is something you have with your skin type as I think you can have oily sensitive skin as well as dry sensitive skin.

What is sensitive skin? When you have sensitive skin, your skin might react differently to some products. Your skin might react with redness, itchiness, burning, or dry out because of a product. As I told you earlier, I have sensitive skin myself and I know what a struggle it is.

I hope you found this post helpful! If you already know what skin type you have and think that this post was a bit of a dud, then don’t worry! This will be my first post about skin types as I am planning on creating a lot more content about skin types and what products would work the best for yours! So keep an eye open ūüėČ I hope to see you back soon!

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My Night Time Skincare Routine

My Night Time Skincare Routine

As I have already told you in My Morning Skincare Routine, a good skincare routine is super important and I highly recommend that you take care of your skin every morning and evening. A bad excuse for many is that they are too tired to do any form of deep cleansing skincare – especially in the evening. I see many who remove their makeup at the end of the day only using a makeup or baby wipe which simply is not deep cleansing enough. A good way to check if your skincare is removing everything is to put some toner or micellar water on a cotton pad and look at it after use. If you see a good amount of dirt – which can be both makeup and dead skin cells – then you don’t cleanse your skin good enough. When you don’t cleanse your skin good enough, dirt and oils will build up and cause your pores to clock – and honey… We don’t want that! So here I am sharing my night time skincare routine for my sensitive normal skin!

I want to start of by saying I am missing something on the top picture of the post and I first saw it when I started writing this post… I really didn’t wan’t to retake the photo as I really enjoy the marble background but don’t have anything marble at my own place ūüôĀ

Before I really go into my skincare routine I will remove any face makeup with a baby wipe and eye makeup with eye makeup remover. Then i will start my skincare routine by¬†washing and exfoliating my skin. I start by splashing some lukewarm water to my face – you know like in all those fancy skincare commercials hahahah, or not ūüėČ Then I apply some cleansing foam to my face – right now I am using the Tea Tree Moisture Cleansing Foam from SKINFOOD – and spread it evenly over my face. Remember, when using a cleansing foam you don’t want your face to feel stiff or like you are wearing a mask afterwards. If your cleansing foam does this to you then it is not the right choice for your skin! Right after I have spread out the cleanser I wet my Sonic System Purifying Face Cleansing Brush from Clinique with lukewarm water. I use it 30 seconds in the T-zone (10 seconds each on forehead, nose, and chin) with the green part of the brush and 30 seconds on the cheeks (15 seconds on each cheek) with the white part. If you are new to this brush then only use it for 30 seconds all over your face as your skin needs to get use to it. One push on the grey button is 30 seconds. Now to the thing I missed on my picture – my beloved Micellar Water from Nivea! I soak a cotton pad with it and massage it onto my face with circular motions and on my neck with upwards motions.

Next in my skincare routine is another beloved item of mine, my Salicylic Acid 2% Solution from The Ordinary.¬†Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) which is used for chemical exfoliation. The chemical exfoliant will remove any dead skin cells which will speed up skin renewall. If you are using a chemical exfoliant it is extremely important that you use sunscreen EVERYDAY!! I will apply four small drops of this directly to my face ‚Äď one drop on my forehead, one on the chin, and one on each cheek. Then I will massage it in with circular motions. Two nights a week (I do Wednesdays and Sundays) I use the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution from The Ordinary instead of the salicylic acid, which is a 10 minute exfoliating mask. This mask contains both AHA and BHA acids which again is chemical exfoliates and should only be left on your face for 10 minutes! If you want to know more about AHA and BHA and whats best for your skin, then I would suggest watching this video with Stephanie Nicole as she is an expert!

Next up, I will apply some of my Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% from The Ordinary which will improve visible brightness and the appearance of skin texture. My last step in my skincare routine is to moisturise with my Aloe Soothing Night Cream from The Body Shop which is so good for sensitive skin! Sometimes I also like applying an oil. I am using the 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil from The Ordinary which actually can be used for the hair as well.

Oils are not moisturising but will acts as a layer on top of your skin to keep the moisture in for a longer period of time! If you are using an oil or want to start using one then be aware of what type you are using cause some will clog your pores! Some oils – like the famous coconut oil – will clog your pores because it is a heavy oil because of its molecular size. Oils with a smaller molecular size like argan, jojoba, and squalane oil will not clog your pores.

If you are interested in The Ordinary skincare products but are a bit overwhelmed over all of the different kinds of products and those fancy names, then I would recommend reading the description box from this youtube video by Wayne Goss. Here he write his recommendations on products for different kinds of skin types.

I hope you found this useful or inspirational for your own skincare routine! Do you have a good skincare routine or do you need to update it a bit? Tell me all about it in the comments! If you are interested in reading my morning skincare routine, you can do it right here!

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My Morning Skincare Routine

My Morning Skincare Routine

A good skincare routine is soooo important! I actually never really used anything skincare on my face before makeup in the morning until I became aware of what a good skincare routine can do for your skin! In my teenage years I was struggling with light acne and when I finally got rid of that I would still have pimples all the time but not like acne. With my new skincare routine I never have pimples other than my hormonal ones at that time of the month but they aren’t as bad as they used to be either. I have normal sensitive skin so this skincare routine might not work for you. You can always use it as a guidline or inspiration but you need products for your kind of skin type.

But let’s get into my morning skincare routine and then later at some point I will post my evening skincare routine which also is essential for me to keep my skin clean!

So for my skin care routine I actually “only” use four different products. I will start it all off with my Micellar Water from Nivea. This one is for sensitive skin but it is also available for normal and dry skin. The reason I start out with a micellar water is to remove any dirt and oils I have produced over night. I will soak a cotton pad in it and then massage my face in circles. Next, I will go in with my Salicylic Acid 2% Solution from The Ordinary. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) which is used for chemical exfoliation. The chemical exfoliant will remove any dead skin cells which will speed up skin renewall. If you are using a chemical exfoliant it is extremely important that you use sunscreen EVERYDAY!! I will apply four small drops of this directly to my face – one drop on my forehead, one on the chin, and one on each cheek. Then I will massage it in.

 

 

The next product I am going to use is the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% from The Ordinary. Niacinamide and zinc are able to reduce the look of blemishes and balance visible sebum activity. I apply this to my face the same as I did with the salicylic acid and massage it in. I will finish my morning skincare routine off with my Aloe Soothing Day Cream from The Body Shop which again is for sensitive skin. I have tried other creams from The Body Shop but some of them makes my skin burn! This one don’t and is so nice for my skin so if you got sensitive skin just like me, then I will highly recommend this one! I again apply four small dots on my face and massage it in. It is hard to explain how much product you will need on your face but trust me, you don’t need as much as you think!

If you are interested in using the skincare products from The Ordinary but don’t know which of all the amazing products that would work the best for your skin, then I would suggest reading the description box from this youtube video by Wayne Goss.

I hope you found this useful or maybe it gave you some kind of inspiration for your morning skincare routine! My absolute favourite product from my morning skincare routine have to be the salicylic acid! What do you do for your morning skincare routine and what is your favourite product? Let me know in the comments!

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Empties #1: Elemis, Bastiste, Max Factor and more

Empties #1: Elemis, Bastiste, Max Factor and more

I love seeing peoples empties, or trash because thats actually what this is hahahah! The reason I find empties so exciting is because thats when you know people love the products. They used it all up, and if they really loved the product they’re going to repurchase it. So here you get my first empties post. It mostly consists of skincare and hair products. Be aware, that this post will contain some affiliate links, which I will make money off if you click it and buy from the site.

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