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I read somewhere this is a thing only die hard “lushies” would test. Don’t know about that, all I knew is my cha-chas kept hurting from chemical deodorants and I needed a change.
This week is all about running around for me – which does provide the perfect circumstances to test this stuff to the MAX. ;D Let’s go!
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Today i’m sharing something near and dear to my heart!
Nothing makes applying make-up easier than having a smooth base to work with.
Aka trying to look fresh after a horrific night of sleep is no smooth sailing, am I right? -_-’
For the longest time I had these annoying teenie little bumps under my eyes that made my concealer all artificial and heavy looking because it just couldn’t smooth over them!
At one point I set out to learn why those little buggers appeared “randomly” and succeeded!
Now I know how to dispel them. Ha!
What do they look like?
Wasn’t quite sure whether I should share this or not, it’s not that interesting I think!
However it has been a life saver (well, skin saver) for me this past weekend.
I hadn’t seen my Dutch family for ages and ages, and wanted to spend every minute with them.
As you can imagine, when it came around to bedtime I was too tired for a thorough cleanse.
Anyway the point is I didn’t feel like spending too much time in the bathroom.
My favorite way to get all of the dirt off of my face anyway then?
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On my last scrub review soooo many of you commented how much you love baking soda as an exfoliant!
It got me thinking, what else is there to this product?
Scrubbing face wash
Had to include this one right, thanks to you I found out just how great it is to add this to my cleanser.
Scrub and face wash in one!
As with that Hema scrub, the beads are round and soft enough to not do any harm, and there are a ton of them.
Just the way I like it!
No i’m not crazy, they do this at Lush even!
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First of all let me start off with some good news, because of these migraines all week i’ve been put on medication for the first time.
All should be better soon. ^_^
Because I seem to’ve been a walking oil-machine ever since I turned 13, and there wasn’t any decent interwebs around at that time to just google solutions: i’d like to now share what i’ve found works for me!
Maybe it’ll work for others as well.
Even when I clean my skin perfectly, when I wear no make up I will have slippery skin some 5 hours after I get up.
However here’s how I keep that in check as much as I can:
Clean your skin
Obviously you’ll want to get the dirt off every day to keep it in good condition. Especially if you live in the city like me.
But not too much!
As with your hair, sebum will turn up on your skin as much as your skin THINKS it needs it.
So cleaning your skin with a harsh cleanser, or cleaning it too much, will only make you produce more of it.
Make sure your skin feels smooth after showering, pull weird faces to check this if needed!
It shouldn’t feel tight, a toner does that, it should feel elastic and smooth but dirtless.
I actually like using cleansing milk for sensitive skin even during the colder months.
Tone & moisturize
You don’t have to use toner, but it is nice to close up the pores. It’ll make sure you have less blackspots by not letting any oxygen reach the sebum!
Then as for moisturizer, don’t be afraid to moisturize good during the night after your shower.
In the morning you can use something really light, just to give your skin a boost.
But the fact that you have oily skin doesn’t mean your skin can’t be nourished during the night!
Give it a richer night cream, and wash your skin in the morning to get rid of any excess.
I like using a toner to clean my skin in the morning, before my moisturizer.
That way it won’t be deprived of nutrients/moisture and won’t overcompensate, like I said with the cleanser.
I get a LOT of blackspots when my skin is malnourished!
When your skin is really thick, which happens with oily-skinned people, it sometimes needs help getting rid of the dirt and dead skin cells.
Get rid of that top layer of skin once a week by scrubbing, I even dare use a light scrub 2-3 times a week, depends on how scruffy my skin feels.
If I really can’t do anything with my skin, as in blackspots, but also uneven and flaky skin, I use a green clay mask.
Clay masks are your best friend with oily skin, to draw out all that’s obsolete once a week!
When I really feel like a couch potato, I like to clear my face (and mind) with a hot shower, scrub, and then a green clay mask.
Smooth like a peach!
Water based vs oil based moisturizer
For daytime wear, you’ll want to keep your skin clear of oils as long as possible right?
You don’t need any more..
The best way i’ve found to do that is to use a lightwear moisturizer that’s based on water, with as little oil in it as possible.
Check the ingredients list for this, and remember what’s first on the list is the main ingredient, the last one is the tinest amount.
Or just feel the substance if you can’t make out the ingredients. If it feels thick, instead of lightweight, it’s probably not water based based.
Water based vs oil based foundation
Then the same goes for foundation, oil based foundations are your nemesis.
Especially if you’re putting an foundation with water on top of a moisturizer with oil, or vice versa.
Those two clash and they’ll slip ‘n’ slide!
Get some powder onto your t-zone to absorb oil wanting to get through, and take some with you on the way if you like.
There’s special blotting papers and powders that don’t cake, however the Kryolan anti-shine works all day long for me!!
That’s it! ^_^
Let me know if there’s anything I forgot!