Skincare Routine: Summer 2018

Skincare Routine Summer 2018

A skincare routine update, because the last time I posted one was 3 years ago here on the main site.

For those who might not know, I’m in my early 30s and my skin is normal and very resilient. It generally feels fine on its own but it doesn’t get greasy either (unless the weather is super hot and humid). I don’t really have any major skin concerns (yet), and I don’t recall the last time my skin has reacted (negatively) to a product. I’m not telling you this to boast, just being frank. I do get pimples every now and then, but for the most part, my skincare routine is more about maintenance — preserving my natural light skin tone, and prevent congestion and premature skin-ageing.

I tend to play around with a lot of different products depending on what pique my interest and what my skin needs at the moment — so this is just about the steps. If you want to know the products that I have been using, do keep an eye out for my Photo Diary because I’ll be posting them there frequently. I posted my first one just a few days ago here.

I’d say that it currently goes something like this:

AM 🌞

1.) Cleanse with a self-foaming face wash. I’m really pressed for time, I rinse with water and give skin a quick swipe using a wipe-off type toner/lotion.

2.) Prep with a watery lotion (“first-step” type liquid).

3.) Treat and Protect with a serum/essence/ampoule with anti-oxidative and protective effects.

4.) Moisturise if I’m planning on using a mattifying sunscreen (to counteract the potential drying effect); otherwise, I tend to skip.

5.) Finish with a SPF50+ PA++++ sunscreen. Product changes day-to-day.

PM 🌙

1a.) Cleanse using a cleansing oil, gel, or a balm to remove makeup.

1b.) Wash face with foaming wash to ensure everything is off.

2.) Prep with a watery lotion (“first-step” type liquid).

3.) Treat with a serum/essence/ampoule with brightening or “whitening” benefits.

4.) Moisturise with a moisturising milk or an “all-in-one” gel.

Once a week or so:

Renew using MUAC 55% Lactic Acid Peel or MUAC Mandelic/Salicylic Acid Peel.

You really have to find a level of exfoliation that works for you, and this is mine — a professional-strength acid peel once week with no other exfoliants in between. I leave it on overnight without rinsing, and my skin doesn’t experience any peeling, dryness, or redness at all. This is just what I personally do — unless you’ve resilient skin and you’re familiar with these sort of peels, definitely take heed of instructions! accepts press samples but does not participate in sponsored product placement posts. Outbound links to retailers are usually affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission if you click on one of these links and make a purchase. This does not cost you anything but you are welcome to search the products on a new page if you prefer.