October 6th, 2012

Combating Acne with Effective Skincare Routine

Alright! Here's the Part 2 entry on how i'm combating my acne after stopping medication..
Besides facial (once every 3 weeks), i also went on a new daily skincare routine to care for my skin...

Step One: Cleansing

This is the MOST important step of all and it is important to use effective products that will remove all dust, excessive sebum, impurities and make-up which contributes to skin problems (like acne and sensitivity).. In addition, you will need a perfectly cleanse skin in order to prep it for your other skincare products (So that whatever you applied on will be fully absorbed and penetrated by the skin).. So if you think that your serum, moisturizer or any expensive skincare products aren't working well, maybe you should take a step back and look at your basis cleansing routine.. If your pores are congested with impurities and residues, how can essence / nutrients be able to penetrate into the skin well?

For effective cleansing, i'm currently using Babor Bi-Phase cleansing set which consists of HY-Ol and Phytoactive... The Bi-Phase cleansing will allow you to enjoy clear skin by deep cleansing it so that valuable ingredients of your skincare products will absorbed and processed effectively. 

Phase One (HY-OL) - Suitable for all skin types and free of preservatives, this cleansing oil is derived exclusively by Babor thus making it unique in the cosmetics market.. This hydrophilic cleansing oil is combined with the natural cleansing powers of water and oil to bring about deep-action cleansing abilities.. It is based on pure natural oil and has to be used in conjunction with the Phytoactive (for specific skin type) to remove both oil and water soluble impurities gently yet thoroughly.

Phase Two (Phytoactive) - As i have combination and sensitive skin, i'm alternating between Phytoactive sensitive / Combination to treat different skin concerns.  When my skin shows signs of redness, i will use sensitive as it calm and relax the skin with herbal essences of lime blossom, hopes and balm mints. When i have some breakouts on my jawlines due to hormones, i will use combination to refine and balance the skin with herbal essences of sage, witch Hazel and Azulene.

Directions to use the Bi-phase cleansing set: I will use 1 pump of HY-OL on dry hands and massage it over my dry skin... Make sure that you 'dislodge' all impurities and make-up using circular motions (try to focus more on areas where you are prone to skin problems and for me it will be the jawline).. After which, use 1 pump of Phytoactive and smooth it over the skin... Next, massage in with moistened fingertips until milk emulsion is formed.. To make sure that my skin will be cleansed properly, i'll wet my fingertips a total of 3 times and repeat the massaging action 3 times... Once done, i will rinse my skin clean with plenty of lukewarm water..
Till date, my experience with the Babor Bi-Phase cleansing set is a good one and it has changed my perspective towards cleansing oil... This is the only cleansing oil which isn't too greasy and it is able to remove all grimes on my skin very well.. Do you know that when i massage it across my skin, i can feel oil-clogs coming out from my pores and after-which it will drop out onto the fingertips (really amazing!)... After washing off the emulsified Hy-OL and Phytoactive, my skin feels refreshed and no tightness / redness is experienced... In return, my skin feels cleans and soft to the touch... After using for sometime, my clogged pores reduces and my skin seems so much brighter... Guess i'll be sticking to this cleansing set for a long period of time :)

HY-OL retails at $69 (200ml) and Phytoactive retails at $50 (100ml) at My Cozy Room.

Step Two: Calming my skin with Cool Massage Roller

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