I'm doing this blog post specially for those of you who had messaged me; asking about my beauty/skin care regime.
My answer is that when it comes to skin care or a beauty regime, well, I always try to keep it as simple as I can reason being I'm an inconsistent, lazy woman ... and of course, rubbing too many chemicals (regardless of how much that particular product claims that it's natural!! oh come, you can't be THAT naive?) on my face is not exactly my cup of chai.
Ever since childhood my mum has told me that for a girl, it's very important that she takes good care of her hair because it is every female's crowning glory. The other next important thing which my mum took care very well of (and insist I do the same with mine!) was her face - her skin, in particular. She now looks like she's in her mid 50's despite being in her mid 60's.
OK, let's move on to my night beauty regime.
1) Face Moisturizer.
This is a no brainer especially if you sleep in an air-conditioned room.
I CANNOT go on for more than two nights without this.
I use: Dr Faizal Anwar's DrF Formula whitening moisturizer.
This moisturizer which I use nightly is formulated by one of Malaysia's renown plastic surgeon, Dr Faizal Anwar (yes, unlike many self-claimed plastic surgeons who are just up for making a quick buck or two, Dr Faizal Anwar is a QUALIFIED DOCTOR and I HIGHLY recommend him as a skin doctor/plastic surgeon - if needed!; check out his profile here).
The awesomeness about this moisturizer is that if you have oily skin, it will work to reduce the oil and if you have dry skin, it will moisturize it. It works well for combination skin too of course!
This particular moisturizer aims to BALANCE out your skin and it suitable for most skin type.
(surprise, surprise, my skin is SUPER sensitive!)
2) Eyelash Serum.
The use of eyelash curler, glue of false lashes, eyelash extensions and mascara is bound to stress your lashes out! Hence, before I hit the sack, I apply this:
Mavala Eyelash serum
I apply it to my top and bottom lashes and I SWEAR after few nights of applying, I do see a difference... my lashes actually do look longer and healthier. I know I sound like an ad, but I get NOTHING for promoting this serum. It truly works for me, it's as simple as that!
Apparently, this Swiss brand was founded by a man whose wife accidentally burnt her lashes and lost quite a bit of it - and voila, he came out with a whole range of lash products which worked for his wife - and now, me! =)
I don't know where else this can be found other than in Sasa outlets Malaysia.
3) Eye cream.
Body Shop's Shiso Eye Serum
OK, so many skin doctors don't really believe in creams that claim it'll be able to remove dark circles. However, this one does work for me a bit! No harm trying it out, you!
4) Nail and Cuticle Oil.
OK, so it's almost pointless if a product claims to contain Vitamin E in it because let's face it... a lot of the food we consume daily does have Vitamin E. Having said all that, I still think it's quite necessary to keep your nails and cuticles looking healthy and moisturize; manicured or not and especially if you spen
5) Almond Oil.
Forget combing your hair 100 times nightly - if I were to do that, I'll be bald in no time! Very recently, Devam Das introduced me to - what I call - a miracle in a bottle! The miracle is none other than the awesome smelling almond oil for the hair. It's not too sticky or oily. The boy even puts in on his hair each time before leaving the house.. but I... I prefer to have it on my hair ends and scalp as a hair treatment before going to bed. The boy buys it for me from India but I'm not too sure where about can this be obtain here in Malaysia...
6) Body Lotion.
Now that you have your face, nails and cuticles, hair and even the eye area moisturize... what's next??
Your entire body, of course!!!
No I'm not Marilyn Monroe who wore only Chanel N5 to sleep and neither am I paid at all in any form by Chanel but if there's one body lotion I highly recommend - it'll be this. The texture is creamy and rich enough (not too greasy!) to keep your skin moisturize the entire night, even with the air conditioner turned on at top speed! Again, I don't mean to sound like a typical ad, but this lotion WILL leave your skin feeling as soft as a baby's. I've did a short review about it here, years ago... so yeah!
That wraps up the products I use every night before getting my beauty sleep... feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email for any feedback. I'm happy to share good stuff or useful information, anytime and I hope you'll do the same!