FOR BLEMISHED SKIN
a.k.a banana inherited skin
There are two kinds of people in the world: the ones who are born with the strong and resistant genes of orange skin and the ones who inherited genes from bananas. Yes, bananas. Sensitive to the sun, the dust, to the humidity or the lack of. Problematic skin which bruise and stains to the slight touch of a different pillow, your own hair or highly perfumed cosmetics.
I belong to the second group. I’m a banana. Every morning I wake up thinking on how much I’d like to and how much I could save if my genes were different, but after fighting so many years with acne and spots I’ve learned a thing or two about problematic skin and, thanks to a few requests on the comment section, I decided to share with you some of them on this post.
One of the main things I do for my skin and which I’ve commented before on an older post is that I don’t use tap water to wash my face, so I start every single morning with a cotton disc and BIODERMA to clean my face. No soap or water. I quickly apply generously the MISSHA essence made with ferments that will keep your skin soft and without those little bumps occasioned by dust or make-up. This essence literally saves my skin every time I have an allergic reaction to food or a new cosmetic, and it’s renowned too because you don’t need to use cotton in order to apply it, the palm of your hands and a tapping motion is recommended so you don’t waste any product on a cotton.
Then, and with the skin’s ph to its ideal point, I like to apply at least two serums in order to moisturise the face during the day. My skin type is a combo of oily and normal, and I find the use lightweight oils help to lower the oil production of my skin. Right now I’m using the GUERLAIN serum which is pretty lightweight and reaffirms the skin’s texture, but because it’s winter, I like to use a second one by CLARINS that leaves the skin dewy and nourished for the rest of the day. Of course, you don’t need to use two serums but because your skin stops producing collagen after turning twenty-five, serums that contain extracts and antioxidants are the perfect auxiliaries to nourish your face. When it comes to avoiding aging, it’s better (and cheaper) to prevent.
Finally (we’ll be over soon, I promise), I apply a CLARINS cream moisturiser (on summers I prefer the gel version as it’s lighter), a MARIE-STELLA-MARIS eye cream and lastly, and maybe the most important step in order to prevent spots and aging, a CLARINS sunscreen. The sun is not the enemy but long exposures to the ultra violent rays are the first cause of wrinkles and spots, and honestly, those can probably wait for me for another two decades or so.
To be continued. Next week I’ll share you my night time routine which is completely different and focused on regenerating new vibrant skin. ‘Til then, I invite you to comment below, how many steps does your skincare routine have? Some very dedicated koreans do daily routines of twelve steps but I’m not quite there (yet).
This post was NOT sponsored by any of the mentioned brands, some products were sent to me by PR
and have been tested for months before sharing for the sake of integrity.
All opinions & creative content are my own.