Well first of all I must say I've been reading a lot of blogs on makeup and fashion these days and I realised I'm terribly infrequent in blogging and I'm anything but personal in this. I guess having a blog is like relationship, takes time to build. So baby steps first. Well getting back to topic...
It is HOT!! It's just march but my face is all sweaty and the first signs of oil in my face means I have to change my skin routine. No oil based moisturizers and yes to lots of water.
What I have realised is that my face is definitely combination skin. The T zone (my forehead and nose) get oily very quickly and my cheeks are dry. This means I can't really use anything oil based because it makes my skin more oily and as it is, I break out into pimples easily!!
So my routine for now is quite simple
Morning: Wash my face with just water.
While bathing: I use a facewash. I;'ve been doing that for quite some time now. No soap for my face. Right now I'm using Himalaya Gentle exfoliating daily facewash.
sometimes I use Lactoclamaine facewash.
I also have a medicated facewash called FASH, but we'll come to that a bit later. The facewash I use makes my skin oil free but not dry. It;s just the right balance. I also like Himalaya Purifying Neem facewash. It also leaves my face feeling clean but not dry.
After bath: Ponds tinted moisturiser in Sheer honey or Maybelline BB cream in natural. The reason being a regular moisturizer like Clean and Clear just leaves me looking all oily within minutes. These 2 tinted moisturisers have a matte finish which is just perfect. A little bit of Lakme Perfect radiance compact in rose honey shade and I'm all set!! When i do want a bit more coverage I use L'Oreal true match liquid foundation in W7. (I really need to review it!)
When I do have to wear a bit more makeup, like for an evening out, then my blush is just a simple cream blush- Lakme Fantasy Collection Cheek Artist Shade Peach Blush. (another review that is waaaaay overdue)
After work: I always use makeup remover to remove even the tinted moisturizer and then wash with a facewash and reapply the tinted moisturizer.
Before bed: I use FASH (I was prescribed for me by my dermatologist). Then I apply L'Oreal Hydrafresh. I It is a day cream but I use it at night because I need a water based cream to keep my skin hydrated and thanks to this cream I do not have to be greeted by an extra oily forehead every morning.
Occasionally I use rose water after cleansing. It is very refreshing, especially in this hot weather.
Face packs- mine usually consists of a homemade one- curd with besan flour. it dries my skin a bit so I don;t use it very often. Only on days when I've been out in the sun for a couple of hours and I'm starting to look tanned.
Of course I have a sunscreen on for this weather. I;m using one prescribed by the dermatologist- Sunstop.
Nivea body lotion for my arms and legs.
and oh oh! A body wash once a week. Currently I'm using Fiama Di Wills shower gel in peach
Pretty simple skin care I guess. I hope.