I last posted my skincare routine over a year ago and whilst going through my previous posts last night i realised my regimen has changed, not so much in the process but the products i now use. I'm sure y'all already know i am such a minimalist and so i do not like complicating my life but would rather sick to the very 'basics' even when it comes to skin care.I believe skin is like a sponge, absorbing the products we lather, spray or rub daily and hence the importance of paying attention to ingredients and trying to minimise toxins now whilst our skin
is still young. At the rate i see girls wearing making on a DAILY basis lately, i do wonder what their skin will look like in 10, 20 years to come. Or maybe i'm just not a make up person? I mean seriously i don't even own foundation or powder (LOL). But seriously when does your skin get time to breathe if you're wearing make up all the time? (Enough ranting!)
Ok, back to my updated skincare routine. Towards he end of last year my skin started breaking out really bad, i'm not sure if it is because i had used the same products for such a long time or i was reacting to something else. Nonethereless when i went to South Africa in December for Christmas my aunt recommended that i try out Gentle Magic and so she bought it for me. If you know me well, you will know that there is no way i would have wanted to try that because it was so cheap and for some reason i always believed if its going onto my body directly its gotta be good quality and cheap isn't good quality. Boy was i wrong! I eventually tried it and my skin cleared within 2 weeks.
I use the Gentle Magic cleansing bar which they say is glycine infused with flowers of sulphur and exfoliating micro-granules which will lift away dead skin and surface bacteria.
The Gentle Magic skincare lotion is a deep cleansing astringent containing Vitamin B3 and various herbs minimising oiliness and getting rid of harmful germs. It does have a tingly feeling when applied.
During the day i like to use the skincare moisturising cream because it has Vitamin B5 and protects my skin from the sun. I've noticed that it also helps control my oily skin.
This light weight moisturiser contains Vitamin B3, B5 and C and is said to promote a blemish free and balanced completion.
As always i don't spend money on scrubs or masks (unless they are given to me for free like the ones in the above image) because i believe DIY using natural ingredients provides more benefit. I still follow these recipes depending on what is available in my kitchen.
Face Cleansing Tools
I alternate between the cleansing brush (maybe twice a week) and then the sponge daily. I know i was using the brush daily before but i feel it is too abrasive and decided to reduce the usage. Our faces are delicate y'all. Hahah
I know this was quite lengthy, thank you for going through it. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.
Love X Blessings,
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