My Current Skincare Essentials
The very much awaited post on my current skincare essentials. I'm a no-fuss kind of girl, to be honest. I don't use a lot of products and once I've found the ones that work for me, I stick with them!
St.Ives Apricot Scrub - I use this 2-3 times a week, keeps my pores clean and sloughs off any dead skin cells.
St. Ives Facial Moisturizer - This product claims to visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines, although I can't tell for sure if that's even true. I like to use this because it's generally soft on the skin and keeps my skin hydrated. I use it after I wash my face.
Spectraban Sun Block Cream - First introduced to me by a dermatologist I visited to get my skin checked. She recommended this because of its high SPF while being a good facial sunblock to wear underneath makeup. It's quite pricey (Php 600), but worth the buy I believe!
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream - I use this for all my dry skin problems. As seasons change, I get various dry skin in areas like my legs, my elbows, my knees, etc. but my most problematic area would have to be my lips. I use this as a lip balm and it works great! I leave it on overnight. This product is also great as an illuminzer for the skin. Spread a tiny amount on the length of your shin to create the illusion of longer legs, dab a small amount on your cheeks to help catch the light to illuminate your face, etc! It's a flexible product and truly great for moisturizing. Also quite pricey, but a little of this product goes a long way so it lasts you a long time!
Virgin Coconut Oil - This is just a miracle product over all. You can get it at any grocery store, and any brand will be fine, as long as it's coconut oil. I mostly use this for my hair, but I also use it as an overall body moisturizer.
If you'll notice I didn't include my daily facial cleanser, this is because I still haven't found The One that I want to stick with for a long time. I'm always on the look out. Although, if you want to know, I currently use Human Nature Hydrating Facial Wash but I'm not completely in love with it to actually buy it over and over again. I'm currently dealing with dry skin, so I'm still looking for a facial wash that doesn't make my skin feel like the Sahara Desert every time I wash my face. If you've got suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them! :)