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Daily Skin Care Routine

Updated on February 29, 2020
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Darius has been using the following products for a long time with significant good results.

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Why Skincare is Important

Skincare for most boys and men is... well, somehow always being swept under the rug. It may be because in a full list of priorities that they have to do every day they oftentimes put it on the least, least, least needed to do or maybe because they find skincare as a step-by-step guide that'll take most of the time of their day away when in reality it's not. They (not generalizing anyone here) want it fast, easy, straightforward, and effective. A good soap and water will do the trick. But if you're a little meticulous and conscious about how you look in front of other people, especially if we have dates or important events to attend to, I am also that kind of person.

This article is dedicated to those who are curious about the skincare products I use and the routines I do.

Pop goes the... Ewww
Pop goes the... Ewww | Source

Rise of the Pimples

Well, let's just say that it all began when I was introduced to a bar of soap of which my auntie said that "it's effective in whitening and smoothing the surface" of my face. It worked, but not all too well. I began to have a "surprise outbreak" of pimples, zits, acne that grew every now and then on the surface of my face.

Pimples are caused by a lot of factors from hormonal imbalances, genetics, or general pollution to ongoing puberty and having a super oily face. Oil in the face is natural, which is called the sebum. It's the first line of defense against dirt and a natural face moisturizer, but you need to wash that off, of course. Too much oil, though, plus the added dirt could clog your pores and cause pimples.

About a few months from the initial "outbreak", I grew tired of the constant showing and growing of red zits on the surface of my face — that's when I decided to at least make my own skincare a little bit seriously.

Main Facial Skincare Products that I (Still) Use

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Beautytrends Peel Off MaskEskinolQuickfx Eyelift CreamOlay Natural White Sachet
Beautytrends Peel Off Mask
Beautytrends Peel Off Mask
Eskinol
Eskinol
Quickfx Eyelift Cream
Quickfx Eyelift Cream
Olay Natural White Sachet
Olay Natural White Sachet

I've researched a lot first before trying out the products, making sure that they are suited for me because there are some ingredients in chemical-branded skin products that may cause irritation or allergies if not checked properly.

  1. The peel-off mask is for oil control, detoxification, and exfoliation.
  2. The Eskinol is for toning.
  3. The eyelift cream is for the eyebags or around a darkened eye area.
  4. The Olay is for general moisturizer with an "all-in-one" properties.

My General Skin Care Routine

Product
Day
Use peel off mask, then wash face with lukewarm water afterwards. Apply eye lift cream and moisturizer.
Sunday
Wash face with soap. Use toner. Apply eye lift cream and moisturizer.
Monday
Use peel off mask, then wash face with lukewarm water afterwards. Apply eye lift cream and moisturizer.
Tuesday
A rest day or a day where you can do any part of the routine.
Wednesday
Wash face with soap. Use toner. Apply eye lift cream and moisturizer.
Thursday
Use peel off mask, then wash face with lukewarm water afterwards. Apply eye lift cream and moisturizer.
Friday
Wash face with soap. Use toner. Apply eye lift cream and moisturizer.
Saturday
Results from using these products may vary because all skin types are unique and different. Discontinue usage of any products if it causes allergy or inflammation. Head over to any nearby dermatologist for more inquiries.

1. Peel-off Mask

The peel-off mask can be black or white in color. It's pretty adhesive and, depending on the brand you will use, effective. It basically removes dead skin from a surface or exfoliates your facial skin. It also removes unwanted whiteheads and blackheads. My kind of brand acts as a detoxifier and oil controller.

2. Eskinol

In cosmetics, skin toner or simply toner refers to a lotion or wash designed to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores, usually used on the face. My kind of brand has "facial deep cleanser with cucumber extracts" in it. It also has different variants depending on what you need.

3. Eyelift Cream

My kind of brand of eye lift cream reduces the appearance of lines, dark circles and puffiness, helps refine and tone areas around the eyes. Just pea sizes in the finger applied on both eyes will do the trick.

4. Olay

This cream helps nourish, soothe, and hydrate the skin. It helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles, slowing down the appearance of aging. With regular use, it evens out the skin tone and helps fade away age spots and makes the skin smoother and softer. The effective variant that I use is the light blue, an all-in-one day cream. Though I usually apply them before going to sleep.

Body and Face Soaps That I Use

The brands I use are Kojie San and SkinWhite.

Kojie San contains high grade cosmetic all-natural Kojic Acid that helps prevent melanin production making skin lighter and clearer. SkinWhite is the pioneer skin whitening brand in the Philippines, offering a wide range of whitening options to consumers with various whitening needs. Its product portfolio consists of lotion, soap, deodorants, facial cleanser, face cream powder, and body wash. Plus, they're soaps providing antimicrobial and antifungal function when applied like regular soaps.

Natural Skin Care Remedies
Natural Skin Care Remedies | Source

Natural Skin Care Remedies that I Also Tried

The chemicals used in the skin overwhelm me sometimes, so I also resort to using natural skin care remedies.

1. Honey

Since Honey contains antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties, it helps to rid your skin of blackheads by removing dirt from pores. It then hydrates and tightens skin pores for clear complexion. For using honey as a pore cleanser: Try mixing one spoon raw honey with two spoons jojoba oil or coconut oil. You can read more essential usages of honey in Treehugger.com.

2. Ice Cubes

Applying ice cubes is an instant and refreshing way to give your face a fresh and dewy look without wearing makeup. It improves blood circulation and gives your face a healthy glow. Ice also prevents premature ageing and wrinkles. Ice reduces large pores and minimises the production of excess oil. You can read more of its effectiveness in Vogue.com.

3. Sugar

For the face, mix sugar, honey, and a few drops of lemon juice to hydrate, clarify, and reveal softer skin. You only need to use a topical sugar scrub about twice per week. Sugar scrubs are great to use in the winter, as exfoliating the top layer of skin helps moisturizers penetrate more deeply and hydrate longer. You can maximize its usage by reading in Goodhousekeeping.com.


The Trick: A Conclusion

  • You choose your own days.
  • You create your own routine.
  • You research on your own products.
  • You cultivate your own path.

I'm in my last year of engineering course now at a University here in the country. Everything and everyone is knee-deep, with so much to do and finish and two theses accomplish — one that requires defense and one that requires being in an exhibit — plus the micromanagement of reports, assignments, reviews for quizzes, etc. This made my five years of "being used to almost sleepless nights" even difficult and challenging.

But I never forgot to do my skin routines.
There are skips, bumps, and cracks along the way but what shocked me — one that I really didn't expect — is that when my classmates began to notice how clear and smooth my skin. It almost made me smile from ear to ear hearing it. They would even say that I look "fresh" even though I'm drenched in sweat or in a hot place, in which I'll quickly resort doubtfully. There was one time where one of my friend's friend asked me in the processes I did to achieve something like this, and so I mustered up (and still mustering more) courage to share the routine in here.

There's little to no such thing as fast, quick, on-the-dot because it takes a lot of time, money, and effort for full effectivity; but believe me it's all worth it in the end. Though there are plenty of methods used by professional dermatologists to help you with your skin problems.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Darius Razzle Paciente

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    • davrowpot profile imageAUTHOR

      Darius Razzle Paciente 

      4 weeks ago from Taguig City, NCR, Philippines

      Hello Ekktha!

      Yep, I always research and plan ahead of time first before using any kind of products or substance for my skin care.

      You're welcome!

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      Ekktha Raawal 

      4 weeks ago from Indore, India

      WOW! Interesting to see that one can plan a weekly schedule for skin care. Never thought about this. Thanks for sharing!

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