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10.01.2019

My Face Skincare Regimen Update + 10 Tips for an Healthy Skin

No makeup and filter other than the early morning daylight
 Hi Everyone,

My mom used to say that a woman should always take care of her face because it's your "passport". Growing old, we become more self conscious about our appearance which sometimes may impact our self confidence. I personally think that once you are in your 20's you definitely need to set up an appropriate face care regimen so you always look clean, fresh and ready to go with minimal to no makeup.


Some of us may need more help and that's why we have dermatologists and we should not hesitate to see one if need be. With that said, I still struggle with breakouts and after my last pregnancy it took me a year to feel content with what I was seeing in the mirror every morning.  But I am lucky enough to be able to get rid of them once I find the appropriate skin regimen. 


I am not a dermatologist and I am not a certified esthetician whatsoever to give you advice when it comes to face skin care but I want to share a few tips that I personally follow and that work for me:
  1. Wash your face early in the morning with a lukewarm water followed by your regime;
  2. Use sunscreen in the morning (in your face cream or in your makeup);
  3. Do not touch your face all the time (for no reason)
  4. Do not sleep with your makeup on;
  5. Avoid face products with alcohol as much as possible (unless otherwise prescribed by your Dr.);
  6. If you are over 25, start including face serum in your regimen like a vitamin C face serum;
  7. Exfoliate at least once a week (twice if necessary);
  8. Do a monthly facial with a certified esthetician; 
  9. Healthy Diet (here I go again);
  10. Drink your water (2.2L min or 8 glasses min.).
Also:
  1. Get enough sleep;
  2. And last but not least, cigarettes are your worst enemies.
With that said, I am sharing with you my current regimen and how it evolves based on my needs at the moment. Please note that I have acne-prone and super sensitive skin. My face skin is normal to dry but my skin is generally dry. I also have atopic skin.

All the products I currently have or use

My Current Routine (postpartum regimen: soap, toner +lotion)
Evoluderm Paris - Anti Imperfections Collection
 2 in 1 Cleanser/Mask with Zinc & Clay - Eliminates imperfections and unclogs pores
 (love it - available @pharmamelia)
Evoluderm Paris - Anti Imperfections Collection
Purifying lotion pink grapefruit - Purifies and clarifies - Salicylic acid and Zinc
Available @pharmamelia
My current daily Serum routine: After that I wash and tone my face, I use the Vitamin C and Hyaluronic serums - in that order - prior my face cream. I use the retinol at night - twice a week right before the my cream. Buy here
Evoluderm Paris - Anti Imperfections Collection
Mattifying skin care - moisturizes and reduces imperfections with Zinc & vegetal riche powder
available
 @phamamelia


Freeman Feeling Beautiful Purifying avocado +oatmeal clay mask
Love it - Buy here
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France Laure Paris - Almond based Exfoliant - (my first and favorite exfoliant ever)
Available @Serenitespa
Babe Essentials (available on local market)-
Activated Charcoals.Used every once in a while my Freeman Clay mask has basically replaced this.

Good quality local products. For some reason, I had allergic reaction to it but I use it as an eye makeup remover - Available @pharmamelia
My favorite makeup remover . I damped it with lukewarm water and that's it. Eye makeups tend to be stubborn so what I do I use a cotton ball along with the rose water I currently have to remove whatever is left before I move forward with my routine. Buy this make up remover towel here

My Favorite Face Skin Care Routine (will start using them again by the end of the year).
My favorite Daily facial cleanser. It didn't work for me during the twins pregnancy so I stopped using it but I am going right back at it once I finish what I am currently using. Buy here

The Serum that goes with it. It's 2 in 1 therefore I can skip one step when I am using this line :-) Buy here
One of my favorite daily moisturizer. FYI, I only use one face cream for day and night although they recommend a thicker cream for night time but I'm fine with my current routine. Buy here


Products I would actually buy again
It happens quite often that a product I need is out of stock when I need it. So having alternatives is always a plus.

Started to use that product during the twins pregnancy and I love it - especially at night, remove my make-up quickly and I can afford to skip exfoliating when I use it.
I no longer use it daily because I got my postpartum acnes under control. Buy here

The only Rose water toner that works for me. Not available in my city so I ordered and it's on the way. Buy here


My all-time favorite face cream for the past 6 years. I can see myself using it again.

I like this makeup remover because it didn't give me any breakouts nor allergic reactions. It's Aveeno so it was expected. Always in my rotation. Buy here

Another acne wash I used during and after pregnancy. I can see myself using this again in the future.  Buy here
My most recent  "never again" 
 To define your regimen, you should first determine your skin type and then try to find products that works for you from the range of products available for your skin type. There are so many products available on the market that you may actually get lost. So some products I tried I will never buy again but I don't think they worth mentioning because I either had an allergic reaction or I don't find them effective enough. However, I gave the below a try because I ran out of my usual products and they were all out of stock everywhere. And this one is the winner of this category: I experienced skin burns (for the first time in my life) on top of other allergic reactions and actually made my breakouts worst.
I do not recommend this line
Very harsh on my skin and didn't do much for me. Will never use again

My "Would like to try". 
I have sensitive skin so when I tried this clay mask with AVOCADO and Oatmeal (after discussing with my esthetician) and seeing how clean and hydrated my face is with no allergies or breakouts after each use, I would like to try more from the line.

Buy here

Teeth Care Regimen
Of course, every woman should care of their teeth. We know how we can easily kill someone with a nice or dry smile (in a good or bad way - lol), so we should take care of them. I will be honest and admit that I am very lazy in that sense as I don't go to the dentist as often as I should but  I highly encourage you to visit your dentist once a month. 

My regimen is pretty simple. Brush my teeth twice a week with a  soft whitening toothpaste and I use the below products once a week or all over the weekend to help me keep my teeth clean and fresh.


So, what is your face skin care routine? What are your struggles? Do you have a regimen for your teeth and if so, please share with me in the comment section below. I would like to know how you manage to keep those pearls white.

As usual, thank you for stopping by.

XoXo,

Moumous

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14 comments:

  1. It's never too early to start taking care of your skin. Thanks for linking up with us!
    XOXO

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  2. I absolutely hate washing my face in the sink so those make up removing wipes have been life saving for me! I recently am struggling with wicked hormonal outbreaks with my cycle and a tablespoon of flax seed oil daily has worked wonders! Thanks so much for sharing your favorite products and for linking up with me.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks Shelbee, I think I am going to try the flaxseed oil :-)

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  3. I actually do not use a thing on my face but I am always curious to see what others do and what is out there!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. lol :-). Some people are gifted with natural beautiful skin others have to struggle to find the regimen that will help them keep a decent face lol

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  4. Your complexion is just beautiful! Thanks for linking up with the Style Six!

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  5. Thank you to remind me to buy some serum.

    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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  6. You have such a great routine! I just cleanse and moisturise - I recently added a serum to my routine and I think it really helps, as well as trying to do a face mask once a week! :)


    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Great Mica. Keep it up. A proper routine does make a difference. Xo,

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