K-beauty made my skin clear and acne-free, healthy and radiant than ever before. It made me confident and unafraid in trying out new skincare. KOREAN SKINCARE is now a part of my lifestyle and it will always be! ❤️
My skin type: Dehydrated, oily/combination-oily, acne-prone, mature skin
Current skin concerns: Enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, acne-prone skin (I currently do not have acne now, and I want to keep it that way!)
Goal: Keep acne away, firmer skin, and keep that dewy, radiant, glowy skin!✨
Transitioning to a change is weather is always challenging for my skin. Here's what I do now that autumn is just around the corner.
For my daytime routine, I cleanse my face using Kaine Rosemary Relief Gel Cleanser. being an acne-prone, oily skin type, BHA is one of my essentials to control oil and unclog my pores, and this cleanser does not have a tight, squeaky feeling after (and rinses well too). For my hydration step, I am still using the my all-time fave Isntree Fresh Green Tea Toner. Although it is getting cooler, it is still hot in Malta during daytime so this toner keeps my skin hydrated and helps control my skin's oiliness thanks to its 'astringent properties' BUT it does not have astringent as ingredient. I need a vitamin C serum during the day that is water based so I won't get oily! I switch in between Beplain Multivitamin Ampoule and a new one from JUMISO All Day Vitamin Pure C 5.5 Glow Serum. I also use Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Serum +. This serum has been a part from my K-beauty game from the very beginning especially when I was struggling with acne. With its new formulation - it is even better!
I seal off hydration and protect my skin: I seal all that hydration work using Beauty of Joseon Red Bean Gel, a lightweight gel to also help control oil during the day. This has been the best gel cream I used that really keep my oiliness at bay - highly recommend! Of course, I don't skip sun protection! A new, unexpected favorite for my oily skin? ROUND LAB Birch Juice Moisturizing Sunscreen! I knew this has a good formulation, but I always thought this was only good for dry/combination skin types. But I was proven VERY wrong! This is one of THE BEST sunscreens I've tried for my oily, dehydrated skin. My skin was not greasy or oily at all for the rest of the day. My skin looks dewy and healthy, and does not look dull. It is unbelievable!
☝️Last step - and this is important for oily skin types out there: I use a mineral powder to set my sunscreen (if you use your powder to set your makeup, I use powder to set my sunscreen!) During the day, I re-apply my sunscreen using Beauty of Joseon Green Tea Matte Sun Stick (an oily-skin type's best friend!).
For night time, I don't skip my double cleansing routine being acne-prone and oily skin type. My current faves? The Ma:nyo Pure Cleansing Oil (I'm on my 2nd bottle now!). At night, it is all about repairing my skin and retinol nights. I layer in my fave hydrators: SKIN1004 Toning Toner, Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Toner, I'm From Mugwort Essence, SKIN1004 Centella Ampoule, and Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Serum + ,all for skin repair, soothing and preventing acne. On retinol nights, I use Mizon 0.3% Retinol Cream. I need more moisture than the BOJ Red Bean Gel in the evening. I use By Wishtrend Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream to help brighten my skin after the gel cream. Finally, I use a sleeping mask Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream (mainly to prevent acne, and especially during the retinol nights, or when I have spots or when my skin gets crazy on me!).
I don't forget my lips at night to ensure I wake up with plump lips in the morning for smooth lipstick or lip tint application. My current favorite? It's the NEEDLY Lip Sleeping Mask. My lips are plumped in the morning, no more flaky lips, so I don't need to lip scrub to exfoliate anymore!💋
I highly recommend these routines if you are like me, with oily, acne-prone skin. 👍
P.S. Oily skin types are prone to occasional breakouts 😣 When you have an unwanted pimple or two, my advice: 1) Don't pop and touch your zit. Use a pimple patch. My favorite patch is the Neogen Dermalogy A-Clear Soothing Spot Patch. 2) Use a BHA product (toner, essence or serum/ampoule) on the breakout areas in your evening routine. My all-time favorite is the Beplain BHA Peeling Ampoule. These are personally proven, and I can tell you it works wonders and your zit will be zapped immediately!😉
See what's in my current skin and hair care routines in this collection, and my skin & hair are loving them!
Always remember: listen to your skin - it is telling you what it needs! I hope this helps! Have fun and enjoy your #MeTime!! ❤️
Wishing you good skin health always, Peaches! 🍑
P.S. No breakouts to date! Woohoo! 🥳👌