When I started on this post, I realized that it has been a year exactly since I have done any of the hair or skin diary posts. That officially proves that I have done nothing for my skin or hair in 2016. So, I guess it is a good start to this year with a skin diary post. I have been more or less pretty diligent for the last two months in my skin care and there are a lot of insights to share. So, let me begin.
Sunscreen helps with Blemishes
If you have been a regular reader on the blog for the past few months, you would know that my skin faced a major bad phase last quarter. After that I have been pretty diligent with sunscreen and I have noticed that there is a remarkable reduction in tanning and blemishes on my skin. So, you want to get rid of blemishes or dark spots, sunscreen is the way to go! And, give it time. It might take a month or more to show results depending on your skin type and damage levels.
Also, another tip – combine your sunscreen with a vitamin C serum and your skin is on your way to health.
Importance of Cleansing
Now that we have our sunscreens, it is important to note that a face wash is NOT enough to remove it. You MUST cleanse your skin daily. Oils, cleansing milks and cleansing balms are the best methods to remove sunscreen residue. Deep cleansing is one of the ways to remove dark spots and blemishes and give your skin a little TLC. The massage which goes helps remove the toxins and fluids from the skin.
Also, face wash plays a major role in how your skin behaves. A bad face wash can lead to breakouts, blemishes, dark spots and what not! Where as a good face wash can keep all these problems at bay. So, be wise and choose your face wash carefully. Massage your face wash to breakdown the impurities on the skin and wash it off with warm water. Follow with a cool water rinse or splash to finish off.
It is not the Products but Skin Care Routine which Matters
I have used quite a lot of new products in these past two months in the name of research, reviews, whims and fancies and what not! Bought loads of stuff as well and my stash is again so full of products. So, my skin has been getting a good dose of all kinds of things all around. But, I have noticed that my skin is actually doing pretty well. In fact, it has never looked better.
Keep your basic skin care routine simple and do not mess up with that. A basic routine helps keep everything in check and makes it easy to find out which product is causing issues just in case you change any product.
Dry Lips can enhance Face Dryness
If you are not taking good care of your lips, beware that your face skin might also feel stretchy. I have noticed this countless number of times by now. Especially the area near my mouth. So, next time, your face feels stretchy, reach for your lip balm first and see how it feels.
Omg, you have no idea how much of moisturizer my hands are drinking up, literally! The amount of time I spending typing these days is making my hands crazy dry and then it is winters. But, continuous application of moisturizer or hand cream is extremely important for hands. Do not skimp on that.
So, let me share which products I used in the past one to one and half month.
So, this was my indulgence this last year. And, as you can see, I have tried out loads of new products but still my skin is doing great and I have no complaints at all. Hopefully, the next month’s skin diary would be even more simpler with less products in the list.
So, what do you say? How do you maintain your skin care routine? Which all products have you fallen in love with?