It’s about 7 months since I’ve given birth & although life will never be the same again, I’m slowly going back to some of the things I used to do before our baby happened. Haha! One of those is skin care. Not only sharing with you my skin care regimen & the products I’ve been using but more importantly my views on the matter, thus, “my” skincare 101. Putting emphasis on that too because we may have different perspectives & wanna make sure we’re clear on that.
Starting with some principles I believe when it comes to skin care.
LESS IS MORE
I have always believed not to overdo skin care unless one’s skin has a very special requirement. Every skin is unique, we are all unique for that matter! And if you have normal skin, my suggestion would always be “less is more”. Less doesn’t mean “lacking”, it simply means just the right products for whatever requirement your skin needs.
AS YOU AGE | YOUR SKIN AGES
…and the usual skincare regimen you’ve always had needs to level up as time goes by. Although I’ve always believed that “less is more”, truth is, skin ages. So you’d have to change or add to your skin care overtime. As you age, the higher the requirement for products to work double time in maintaining that youthful glow!
GOOD PRODUCTS MAY COST
You cannot cheapen skincare. You will have to spend for good products. I am not saying you buy the most expensive products. “Value for money”, is relative. As what they say, “cheap is expensive”. Make sure the products you’re using are worth the money you’re paying for or else you’ll be spending more with what you’re using because it’s causing you no good. Repairing may cause & cost you more!
WHAT WORKS FOR ME MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU
When people say…
“What products are you using? Whatever you use it’s ok, you’ve always had good skin, Tar.”
Thank God for genes but what if I’ve not been using good products, don’t you think they would affect my “good skin” in a negative way? Believe me I’ve tried products that caused pimples. I’ve explored different products to get to where I am with my skin now. So I give credit to the products I’ve been using. Most of them, if not all are NuSkin. Been very happy with them since 2014. But then again, we have different skin types so what works for me may not work for you. This is precisely why I’m not only sharing the products I’m using but also my views. When I was encouraged to blog about my skin care regimen, I really thought about this. I wouldn’t want people to get back to blame me should anything negative happens (Disclaimer). If you’re happy with what you’re using now, good! As time progresses, you can work around the brand you’re using or you could explore & switch. Up to you, really!
WHAT YOU FEED YOURSELF MATTERS
This is one very important factor when it comes to skin care. Having a healthy & glowing skin doesn’t happen overnight. You have to consider food & water intake. Eat & drink healthy, look healthy. Goes without saying that if you don’t, it’ll surely affect your skin no matter what you put on your face.
REST IS HOLY
Wanna look like an angel? Haha! Like that’s possible. Kidding aside, You’ve got to REST! Again, all factors are to be considered, product, food & rest. Resting/ sleeping will do you wonders that any cream or food can’t do. Plus! This won’t only affect your skin, it’ll affect your health. Don’t cheat yourself. Rest. Yes, this is a sign!
So here it is! My Skin care Regimen
Basically, Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize or CTM.
DAILY ON FACE
- Cleanse | Nu Skin 180 Face Wash
- Tone | Nu Skin PH Balance Mattefying Toner (Combination to oily)
- Moisturise | Nu Skin Enhancer
- Masking | Not very particular with the brand. Open to different kinds of face masks. Haven’t tried any that irritated my skin too. (Once or twice a week)
- Facial Spa | Nu Skin Galvanic Spa (Once a month)
- Mud Mask | Epoch Glacial Marine Mud (Once a month)
- Nu Skin Napca Moisture Mist- I bring this moisturiser mist when I go out to give my skin a little lift from time to time. Also use this as a setting spray whenever I put on makeup.
- Nu Colour Advanced Tinted Moisturiser- I’ve recently started using this tinted moisturiser when going out. I’d like to keep it as natural as possible.
PREGNANCY/ POSTPARTUM ADD- ONS
I added a few products to counter the changes that happened to my skin during pregnancy, particularly addressing skin discolouration in armpits & stretch marks.
- Epoch Baobab Body Butter
- Epoch Polishing Bar Soap
- Bio Oil
As what I’ve mentioned, skin ages so I’ll probably change products in a year or two. For now, this is it! If you have any questions message me here or on instagram &/ or facebook @travelwithtaraph. Or simply follow me for updates & blogs, see you there!