2017 SKIN CARE ROUTINE (UPDATED)

2017 SKIN CARE ROUTINE (UPDATED)

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Hey Loves!

I finally started a blog, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! Yaay!!! However, I’m praying for consistency in Jesus’ name, Amen! This post is long overdue as it’s been highly requested! For starters, skin care is of paramount importance (you’ve probably heard this over and over again), and I’ve tried and tested loads and loads of products, in my bid to get rid of my facial acne. This dilemma was heightened, when I started filming my youtube videos. As luck would have it, I have been using a combination of produtcs for about 6 months now, which are finally working for me. I will give you detailed information on each product below.

You can watch my youtube video (click here) to see how I go through my daily routine.

Back to the matter (open and close lol) I’m sure you’ve been advised to drink lots of water, cleanse your skin, moisturize, the whole shebang. You’ve tried it all but those pesky spots just won’t go away; same for me too. It’s extremely frustrating, ladies, but don’t give up just yet. Products work differently on different people, especially for those of us of the fairer sex.

Take time to study your skin, take note of when it gets better or worse. With that in mind, when you start using products, give your skin 3 to 6 months to adjust and see improvement.

Morning cleanser:

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This cleansing bar is a more effective substitute for bathing soap (*urgh* seriously, stop using that) to cleanse your face. It is an anti-blemish cleanser formulated for people trying to get rid of blemishes, and also for any of you with an oily or combination skin type. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed, dry and clean after every use. If used twice daily, it could last for about two months.

I say, 100% buy this!

Toner:

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*Disclaimer* Toners do not lighten your skin tone. I repeat, toners do not lighten your skin tone!!  Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, this toner smells divine and always makes me dream of spa days, anytime I use it. It does not have the strong alcohol smell that most toners have, but is more gentle and suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. This toner is water based with a mix of cumin seed, camellia seed and rosehip seed oils in a biphase, hence should be shaken before use.

Moisturiser:

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Most often ladies with oily skin tell me they do not moisturise because they do not want their skin to get oilier 😳😳😳. The skin produces even more oil because of the absence of moisture; it goes into overdrive trying to protect itself due to lack of hydration. When you use the right moisturiser you’ll get the right results. For oily skin, this moisturiser will moisturise and hydrate your skin, without making you look like a grease ball!

Makeup cleanser:

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I use this product to take off my makeup before going through my cleansing routine. Perhaps I should’ve mentioned this first…*awkward silence*…Oh well!!  I really like this because just like the toner it does not have a harsh alcohol base. It is water based and takes off heavy makeup with 2/3 cotton balls. It is remarkably gentle and suitable for sensitive skin. Although it’s labelled ‘no rinsing’, I think you can ignore that and cleanse your skin with a cleanser after use.

Night serum:

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So for my night time routine, instead of a regular moisturiser, I opt for this oil based serum, which is great for extra hydration and rejuvenation of the skin. Due to it’s lightweight nature, it is easily absorbed into the skin. It will make your skin almost brand new in the morning. Produced with the same oils as the toner, I have not regretted adding this serum to my skin care routine.

Clay mask:

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Using a mask for me, can be equated to giving your house a good clean every Saturday, even though it’s remained clean during the week. (You get what I mean? lol). For a weekly or biweekly deep cleanse (depending on how oily my skin is) I apply this face mask and leave it on for about 10 minutes, then wash it off. This mask literally mops out all the oil from your skin and is a must have for anyone with oily skin! It can also be used as an overnight spot treatment.

 

Okies dokes, this is pretty much all I have for you today regarding skin care.

Ciao Ladies,

xx Akai.

Product details:

  • Clinique anti-blemish cleansing bar.
  • Body shop intensively revitalising essence lotion.
  • Clinique anti-blemish all over clearing treatment moisturiser.
  • Garnier micellar cleansing water.
  • Body shop intensively revitalising facial oil.
  • Clinique anti-blemish oil control cleansing mask

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5 Comments

  1. Ama-Love
    January 23, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Hi Akai…..happy new year….finally the wait over for skin care routine…..great info….was about to ask myself where can we get the Clinique in Ghana🤔 until i scroll down…. i was like “oohh”😃😃😃😃 👍👍👍👍👍👍….thanks for the info.

    • January 24, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      You’re welcome babe 🙂

  2. January 26, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Yaaaayyy!!! Thanks for the info! I just bagged all the recommended Clinique products. Was beginning to give up. I spend so much on products that give no results. Hope these work!!!!!
    ThankS Akai!

    • January 26, 2017 / 1:34 pm

      You’re welcome babe. Please give me updates on how it goes..xx

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