It’s always good to be back home. Especially when my disappearance from home is about a week, always. And when I’m back, I would inaugurate a whole seek and destroy regime to make sure I.am.CLEANSED.
I first wash my hands well and thoroughly for >30seconds or more. Any soap dispenser would do. I don’t believe in the anti bacterial sanitizing shit. Good ol’ proper OCD procedure to get your hands, CLEANSED.
Only when the hands are clean enough to touch the face, then the proper facial cleansing regime begins. I start with an L’oreal Gentle Lip & Eye Makeup Remover to remove my mascara. I am using L’oreal cause I am trying to help my mom finish that tiny winy bit of it left. I then used Bio-Essence to remove the makeup on my face. 1 cotton pad, 2 cotton pad, still not enough. Well I guess we need a higher being in charge from here.
Cleansing Oil is the most effective way of getting rid of all traces of makeup. So I called in the God of High Heavens. I rinsed my face first to get rid of the traces of the milk cleanser n what not. Toweled my face dry, I then rubbed 2 pumps of it and generously apply all over my face, rubbing the product across my face over and over again. Until I felt my palm warming up a lil bit and that’s when I know it’s pretty much done, I rinse it off thoroughly with water, while again with a little bit of rubbing motion to make sure all unwanted excess are out of the way, out of my face!
Towel-patted my face dry, now I moved on to Peeling Gel. For those with Sensitive skin, please do not use it more than once a week. Twice a week for normal skin. Sorry, I just have to stress this cause the face is oh so gloriously brightened you just can’t help and wished you could do this every 1hr!
Technique is important too. ONLY USE LAST 3 OF YOUR FINGERS to rub the product across the face, put enough pressure just to keep it going. Focus on the areas where you notice more debris (dead skins) are coming off, rubbing gently in circular motion, alternate with zig-zag motion at rougher patches. Whole process should NOT last more than 2 minutes. 2 min TOPS, MAX, STOP.
After that, rinse, everything off, and you’ll notice how much “thinner” your skin gets and how much brightened your face is. Of course, there will be bound to be areas where there’s bits of redness due to your sensitivity. But fear not, after the whole regime is done, use some anti-sensitivity serum or calming agent to apply it, it will be fine after that.
Lastly, My Mary Kay Timewise 3-in-1 Cleanser – for combi/oily skin. The gel texture is always so cooling and smooth and it has really gentle almost melt-able microbeads in it. I use this as my final wash to wash off all traces of everything left, chemicals left from peeling gel, and what not.
So That’s it. I would then proceed on with my usual regime of serum-essence-night cream-sleeping mask.
And the next day, I would wake up, wash my face clean, and apply my Algae Purifying Mask that I keep in the fridge, for 30 minutes. With that night, my favourite Q10+Royal Jelly Double Lifting Mask follows through to hush at my face and goes… “it’s alright now… we are good now… your face is stripped clean and rejuvenated now…”
And my soul, is purified.