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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Diary Of A Skincare Loser #3

Hello everyone!

Last post was me hoping to organise my dressing table and routine! I certainly have done that, be proud!! So lets see how I get on with that and whilst I am trying to stick to it I am also learning about the routine, what does each step mean and why is it important? Here are my honest answers, and answers experts would give.

What did cleansing mean to me?

So first things first cleanser, I used to think cleanser was what you used to take off your makeup, it took most off and if I wanted I could do it twice to ensure all of my makeup was completely gone. I admit I have used baby wipes or 3 in 1 cleanser wipes as a quick go to. In my eyes as long as my makeup was off I thought I was doing a good job.

What would the experts say?

cleansing  present participle of cleanse (Verb)
Verb
  1. Make (something, esp. the skin) thoroughly clean: "this preparation will cleanse and tighten the skin"; "a cleansing cream". Taken from Google.
Cleansing gets rid of all the dead skin and dirt that can gather on our skin after a days work or play. Our skin needs rejuvenating, a chance to "breath", it needs to be cleansed to reduce clogging up of pores, reducing fine lines and for your skin to appear healthy and bright. It also helps boost blood circulation around the face.

What did toning mean to me?

This was something I rarely did, it was just another form of cleansing, which seemed to tighten my skin and get rid of any dirt or makeup left on my skin.

What would the experts say?

Toning helps to get rid of any dirt or cleanser left on the face. It helps restore the natural PH of the skin allowing the skin to be hydrated, which is important in reducing the appearance of fine lines.

What is eye cream?

Something my mama would always use religiously, that she applied gently under and around her eye that had a pretty smell. I started to use this now and again.

What experts would say?

Eye cream is a type of moisturiser for the eye area that helps reduce and prevent fine lines, some can reduce puffiness and discolouration.

What is moisturiser?

A cream that helps my skin feel softer and helps if certain areas are dry. Never used night cream until recently, though day cream was a regular used item.

What would the experts say?

A cream helps boost collagen that the body struggles to produce the older we get. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. Moisturisers help to keep skin hydrated, nourished, softer and calm. This is a must for helping to give a youthful appearance.
So as you all know, I am not a skin expert, so the answers may not be exactly what an expert would say, but its my interpretation of how I have understood what they all mean and therefore how I see what an expert would say to me.
 
Any tips?
 
Axx
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  1. This is such a good post - I think a lot of people have a different idea of what each step means! I think having a seperate routine for day and night really helped my skin to clear! I have a lighter cleanser and moisturiser for the day and something a lot heavier for the night! xxx

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    1. Ah thanks so much hun :)) glad you liked it. Skincare is different to everyone isnt it, so true. I will continue to try and unravel this web of mystery!! Lolxx

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  2. Great post! My tip would be just to make sure that every product is suitable for your skin type. With toners - go for balancing ones with low alcohol content and use a moisturiser that works for you x

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    1. Thanks so much :)) glad you liked it!! I certainly discovering the world of moisturisers! How would you decide which one is good for you? Xx

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  3. Love this! I'm guilty of being really lazy with my skincare at the moment, working in 24hr care does not lend itself well to a skincare routine. Once I'm not on my spending ban I think I'll take the time to invest in a proper night and day routine! :)

    Great post! Christina xo

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    1. Ooh that must be so hard for you hun! Certainly tricky to get a routine in day to day life let alone working in 24hr care! Xxx

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  4. Love this! I'm guilty of being really lazy with my skincare at the moment, working in 24hr care does not lend itself well to a skincare routine. Once I'm not on my spending ban I think I'll take the time to invest in a proper night and day routine! :)

    Great post! Christina xo

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  5. Really interesting post hun! Stay clear of the alcohol when you use toner :-) xx

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    1. Thanks lovey :) my lil dermatologist!!! Xx

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