Friday, September 13, 2013

My Skin Care Routine !

I follow a very simple skin care routine by using minimal products on my facial skin ! Touch wood - My skin has never been very problematic except for the prominent black heads on the tip of my nose. I was about to finish all the products I have been using and then I thought of doing this post. I really love all these products and I am a bit bored of these ;) Also I am planning to visit my dermatologist to get my skin tested and include some more products, if necessary ! 


My Skin Care Routine


If you still do not know about my skin type - GO HERE !

My day starts with a simple Cleansing-Toning-Moisturizing with my favorite Clinique products. I use the same cleanser and toner for the night as well but followed by a Vichy Moisturizer. Twice a week I use face mask and scrubs. Lush and Aura Vedic Face Masks are my HG masks and for scrub I use a home made scrub. Will share the details of the products now.

Cleanser - I am using the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap which is meant for the type 2 skin. I like the fresh lemony fragrance and how light and mild it is. It does not leave a slippery feeling behind and thus retains the natural elasticity of my skin. I am using my 3rd bottle I guess and with this I am bidding bye to this cleanser as I would be trying something new. Detailed Review HERE.


Toner / Clarifying Lotion - I am using the Clinique Clarifying Lotion for the type 2 skin. This is the first ever toner / clarifying lotion I have ever tried and till date this is the only one I have been using. Never felt like trying anything else ! I think it is high time I switch to something else. I am pretty much happy with this product as well and I recommend all girls with Type 2 skin type to give this a try. Detailed Review HERE.


Day Cream / Moisturizer - I am using the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion that is meant for very dry to dry combination skin. I was not very happy with the moisturizer as much as I was happy with the cleanser and toner. I am so loving a moisturizer from Chanel that even if I don't finish this up [a lot more is left in the tube !] I would discontinue using this and get the Chanel one. Controversially a many of them love this moisturizer, so might be it just didn't work for ME ! So first get a sample to try it at home before you actually buy one for yourself. Detailed Review HERE


Night Cream - I am using the Vichy Normaderm Night Cream. Thanks to my best friend who suggested me this product during a random conversation. I am so so so in love this one that even now I don't have the heart to let it go ! I just need to switch to some other cream so that my skin does not get used to what I have been using for the past 2 years. A great moisturizer that I even use it during the day time :) Detailed Review HERE


Face Mask - I alternate between Lush Crash Course In Skin Care and Aura Vedic Skin Lightening Mask. I can't say which one is better than the other as I love them both equally ! Both are my HG masks and I don't think I will ever change them [at least not for now]. I use these twice a week and when there is an unexpected party/function to attend they are my saviors. Instant brightness is what it offers and that is more than what I expect !! Totally loving these masks to bits. Detailed Review HERE and HERE.


Scrub - As I already mentioned black heads on my nose bothers me a lot and I had to do frequent steaming and black heads removal to keep myself look clean and neat. So I prepare a simple scrub with honey and salt at home and apply it during the process of removing black heads. Will share the DIY soon and it really helps me a lot. Steaming also makes my skin look bright and fresh instantly :)


This is my simple skin care routine and it keeps my skin in almost perfect condition. I stepped in to my 30s this year so I thought a check up with my dermatologist would maintain the skin the same way and delay the ageing process :p 


Hope you liked the post. Any product suggestions are always welcome.


♥ Aarthi ♥


14 comments:

  1. I have used and loved the clinique 3 step skin care routine. Loved your post thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much Sugandha :)

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  2. Lovely post Aarthi These kind of posts take a lot of time and understanding and i loved how precisely you have mentioned everything. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jyo :) Your words are so encouraging :)

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  3. U have explained it so well .. I have used a travel sized pack of clinique, I really liked it but i dont know why I never bought it again .. Thanks for reminding me about it .. I will surely pick it up soon.

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    1. Glad you liked it Shweta :)

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  4. You just made me buy the vichy night cream...

    Thanks for such a detailed post.

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    1. You must try it Anamika.. I love it totally :) Thank You :)

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  5. Great post dear :) We have pretty similar routine ;) I use the Clinique anti-blemish range for everything on the list <3
    I'm eyeing the Lush mask next :)

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    1. Wowww that is great :) You must try the mask Vipra and let me know how you like it :)

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  6. Aarthi gotta look into the lush mask ;) I have been using Clinique for a long time but have recently moved on to other stuff...

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    1. You will love it Supria :)

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