Sunday, September 21, 2008

Today's regime

Not sure why I still have pimples, big pores and oily skin. So I'm going to keep track of my skincare products to find out what I have to change.

This morning's regime (at home whole day)
  1. The Body Shop Seaweed deep cleansing facial wash
  2. Kose Sekkisei Lotion
  3. Cellnique Pro sebum gel
  4. Clarins day lotion SPF20
+ The Body Shop tea tree oil to dab on blemishes and pimples.
+ Suisse Programme Anti-Aging Firming Eye Gel

Seaweed wash is good, can consider buying the toner and moisturizer (quite matte). Kose lotion feels good but doesn't solve my pore and blackhead problem so I'm going to stop buying it. Cellnique made my cheeks more oily than before and quite itchy! 2 days already and 8 more days to go. Not sure if Clarins day lotion is the culprit for the oiliness as well...sigh*

Using Kose Fasio Aqualive water to constantly moisturize and freshen the skin. It has some methol smell, different from Evian facial spray. It is also a bit more expensive. I think the frequent spray made my skin oily as well. Evian is better.

Night regime
  1. Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil
  2. The Body Shop Seaweed deep cleansing facial wash
  3. Kose Exfoliating Massage Gel
  4. Kose Sekkisei Lotion
  5. Cellnique Pro sebum gel
  6. Tea Tree Oil Blemish Night Lotion
+ Suisse Programme Anti-Aging Firming Eye Gel

Massage Gel was very good, skin tone looks even after wash. But after applying lotion, it became so-so. Still doubtful about the Cellnique sebum gel. I look at the mirror and see more blackheads than before. I hope this is temporary. Skin is still very very oily, so putting on Ettusais night powder to reduce and absorb the additional oil.

  • Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator (aka scrub) to be used 1-2 times per week.
  • Tea tree mask to be used after cleanser and tea tree oil, leave on 10mins then rinse off. To be used 1-2 times per week.
  • Suisse Revitalizing Eye Mask, leave on 10mins then rinse off. To be used 2-3 times per week.

1 comment:

  1. hmmm i'm no expert here but i'm guessing that your skin is actually too dry inside- that's why it keeps secreting oil to protect the surface- thus, giving u an oily look

    the more you use oil controlling products (most of them dries your skin), well.. u can imagine rite? XD

    "Dry in the inside and oily on the outside" is actually pretty common... but very few people know this :p That's why it's really important to MOISTURIZE.. try focus on moisturizing and u might actually feel better :D