Lai Beauty

Updated Skincare Routine

It’s been a few months since I did my last skincare routine post, that I thought I would share with you what’s new in the routine! This has been my skincare routine for the past month or so. With the weather changing, welcoming in the new season and with the added stress of two part-time physical therapy aide jobs, my skincare routine needed a change with how my skin has been reacting lately.

If you want to see my last skincare routine click here!

A little background on my skin: I have dry-combonation skin, sensitive to strong fragrances and products (which if I use them, my skin turns really red!), and for some reason my skin likes to peel under my nose and at the corners of mouth. I also see a Dermatologist for my acne (caused by eating gluten and dairy, and other bad food choices that my body is sensitive to) and use two topical acne creams.

So now that you know a little bit about my skin type, here’s what I’ve been using:

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  • Skinfood’s Rice Brightening Cleansing Water
  • Klairs’s Supple Preparation Facial Toner
  • The Ordinary’s “B” Oil
  • The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
  • Missha’s Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule
  • Missha’s All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45/PA+++

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  • In the morning, I like to use Klairs’s Supple Preparation Facial Toner after washing my face with Cosrx’s Low pH Good Morning gel cleanser
  • At night, after showering I like to “double cleanse” and sweep the Skinfood’s Rice Brightening Cleansing Water over my face, to wipe off anything my facial scrub in the shower might have missed
  • Then I follow up using the Klairs’s Supple Preparation Facial Toner

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  • Depending on my skin’s condition, I’ll pick one or two of these to use
  • Lately, I have been using the “B” Oil in the morning, and the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and Time Revolution Ampoule at night
  • The “B” Oil: helps to support healthy skin defense, enhance radiance, quench free radicals, and to help balance pro-irritant mediators
  • The Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) 10% + Zinc 1%: helps reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion, and because the concentration is slightly high, they added in Zinc to help balance the appearance of sebum (or oil) and its activity. Niacinamide is also effective for brightening the skin tone, which is great for people trying to lighten their acne scars like me
  •  Time Revolution Ampoule: helps give you a dewy, supple and clear complexion, anti-aging, improves the skin’s elasticity while protecting and reparing the skin layer. I have been using this for years and have probably used over 5 or 6 bottles of this stuff!

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  • In the morning, after toner and my serums, I follow with Pond’s Dry Skin Cream and Missha Suncream
  • Pond’s Dry Skin Cream: an oldie but gets the job done! After trying many moisturizers claiming to hydrate my skin, I always go back to my Pond’s Cream. It works well and it doesn’t mess up my make up too much when a dry patch starts to show half way through the day. Because I work in a clinic, the A/C is always on and quite strong which dries out my skin even with a heavy layer of cream in the morning.
  • I have tried almost all the Missha Suncreams, and this one is just a good as the other ones. It’s light, easy to blend, no white-cast, and is easy to re-apply thoughout the day

I do use an eye cream, but I didn’t mention it since I just talked about it in my July Favorites and I also have two topical acne creams from my Dermatologist, but since everyone’s acne is different I didn’t list the two creams prescribed to me. But if that is something that you’re interested in, let me know and I’ll make a blog post about my acne journey.

I hope you found this interesting and maybe even found something that you might like to add to your skincare routing!

Every day, Lai day! Looking forward to sweater weather and lighting some candles!

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