Sunday, April 2, 2017

7 facial products i use! #men

You know how we are told we should take good care of our skin when we were young? I used to be one of those really lazy people who doesn't use any facial products and by washing face means literally rinsing with water or when water "flows" through your face when bathing, but thankfully i was blessed with not-too-bad skin, even when going through puberty. At the most i will get a couple of pimples here and there (omg i hate those that grows directly on the nose!) and as i grow up, i realised how important it is to take care of your face with the help of facial products.

Before i go on, i would just like to say this is NOT a sponsored post. Just wanted to share about the products i'm using right now, and "enlighten" those younger ones reading my blog. I realised through my 8 years of blogging, one of the things i haven't been sponsor was facial and i think the reason is because i have all the while been photoshopping my photos. I mean if you look through all my archives, you will realise that i always have nice smooth skin in my photos! LOLOLOL Not like it's bad in real life though. Just a couple of pimples here and there once in a while... some acne scars cause by my itchy hands... Visible pores... Ok enough,  i shall not digress further.
Here are the 7 products that i use day to day and so far so good...

Then again, different products work differently on people, depending on skin type, sensitivity etc. I would say my skin is more towards oily. Oil blotters are super effective on me, meaning i can turn the blotter paper transparent after wiping my entire face, especially the T zone. It's super disgusting to see the end result so i try not to use it every now and then...
Bio Essence - Miracle Bio Water

I have been using this water mist for the longest time (i heard there is a newer version now, with like SPF or something but i have yet to try it) There are a lot of mist products out there in the market right now but i love this Miracle Bio Water mainly because it's cheap (always on promo, 2 large bottles for $29.90, LOL) and i feel that it really works in terms of hydrating the skin. There is this cooling effect, and it moists the surface of your skin, making you feel refresh and clean :)
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Do i still need to introduce this product? It's one of the best overnight sleeping mask around and honestly, it works wonders. Every other night i apply a thin layer over my face and the next morning my skin still feels bouncy and hydrated. I first know of this product when my friends asked me to buy it back from Korea (apparently it's cheaper there) and my mum also mentioned it's good for the skin as it purifies and hydrates the skin throughout the night when you are sleeping. I always get mine from the airport when i travel because there is this duo set at $60-ish?
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($80)

I first knew of this product when it first launched in Singapore a couple of years back and all the influencers were raving about it on their social media, probably #SP (if you know what i mean) but few months back i decided to get  a bottle at 80 bucks, not exactly very cheap but i could feel that my skin was getting better after a few weeks of using. My skin became smoother and more radiant as the days goes by. Each night i just massage a couple of drops on my face and allow it to work its wonders overnight. I just feel that the lavender smell is quite strong though.
Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser ($40)

Everyone needs a daily cleanser and mine turns out to be from Kiehl's as well. Basically it cleans the face (duh!) and aids in reducing enlarged pores. The little fine grains makes it feel effective as it exfoliates the skin as well. One of the problems i'm having is visible pores so this 2 in 1 cleanser helps me in a way, like killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Good for lazy people like me, LOL. I make it a point to use it every time i bathe.
OXY cover

One of the cheaper yet effective pimple medication around. What i really like about this Oxy Cover is that it helps in covering up the pimples like a foundation. I just have to apply it on my pimple(s) and blend it with the skin around it and hey, it's not that visible already! The only con thing can think of is that it only comes in 1 shade so... it either hides your pimple or make it more obvious to others. The active ingredient - Benzoyl Peroxide aids in killing the acne bacteria and also helps in drying excessive oil. Very handy product i would say.
Neutrogena Oil-Control Hydrator

As i said earlier, I'm usually quite lazy when it comes to taking care of my skin so this is one product which i will only use if i remember, LOL. I use this hydrator which acts as a moisturiser that helps to reduce oil secretion and maintain a matt outlook throughout the day. It's oil free so it's very light on the skin and it's non greasy. I personally feel that it's quite effective and i always try to use it as and when i can or remember.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask ($29)

One of my favourite mask to use when I'm feeling hardworking. Usually i use those pre-packed mask which you can just put over your face for 30 mins and the job gets done (without knowing if it's really effective but nvm) but i love this Super Volcanic Clay Mousse mask from Innisfree! First thing first, it's very easy to apply. The mask is in a form of mousse so you just have to press a little onto your fingers and glide it over your face to cover every inch. This mask aids in unclogging your pores and remove impurities. Not only that i read that it also removes whiteheads, blackheads, and dead skin cells! Cheap and good, love it.

Like what i mentioned earlier, different products work differently on people so what works for me might not work for you so do try out different products to deem what is suitable for your skin type. Maintaining good skin is an ongoing process and it does take some hard work and discipline to do it, especially as it gets harder as you age.

To better skin,