THE MINIMALISTIC SKINCARE ROUTINE I SWEAR BY (WITH PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS)

Hey guys, welcome back! For today, I am going to share with you my skincare routine and the tips and trick I have learnt over the past years. If there is one thing I swear is having a good skincare routine that actually works. Skincare for me has been a way for my skin to heal from day to day activities. I am going to explain my day time and night time skincare routine to you in this post. I have an entire post about my favorite skincare products under Rupees 500 if you want to incorporate those in your skincare routine https://simswaythroughlife.in/2020/10/11/10-skincare-products-under-500-rupees/.

DAY TIME SKINCARE ROUTINE:

1. CLEANSER:

I cannot stress how important is cleaning your skin is, and I am not just talking about cleaning it with water. In the morning, I like to use a very gentle cleanser that won’t leave my skin irritated throughout the day. I recently got my hands on Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash. This facewash has the simplest ingredient list and does not leave your skin feeling like the moisture has been sucked out of it.

This facewash retails for Rupees 325/- and you can get yours from https://www.nykaa.com/simple-kind-to-skin-refreshing-facial-wash-150-ml/p/390982?ptype=product&productId=390982&skuId=390982&pps=1

SIMPLE FACEWASH

2. TONER:

Toner in the morning may seem like an unnecessary step but trust me on this, a good moisturizing toner can automatically make your skin look healthy. For my daytime toner, I prefer L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Multi-Active 3-In-1 Genius Water. The ingredients in this toner are seriously amazing and makes your skin look as if you had a big glass of water. This product isn’t just a toner but it also contains the goodness of an essence and the hydrating benefits like a moisturizer.

This facewash retails for Rupees 650/- and you can get yours from https://www.nykaa.com/l-oreal-paris-hydrafresh-genius-water/p/257908?ptype=product&productId=257908&skuId=257908&pps=2

LOREAL GENIUS WATER

3. MOISTURIZER:

Even though the L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Multi-Active 3-In-1 Genius Water can act like a moisturizer, I still prefer layering a lightweight moisturizer for extra hydration. I have been obsessed with the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E. This moisturizer gives you the hydration you need without any oily feeling on your skin. It sinks into your skin almost instantly and has an aqua fragrance to it. To read more about this product, please go check out my Skincare Products under 500 Rupees https://simswaythroughlife.in/2020/10/11/10-skincare-products-under-500-rupees/.

This product retails for Rupees 299/- and you can get yours from https://www.nykaa.com/ponds-super-light-gel-moisturiser/p/502719?pps=5&productId=502719&ptype=product&skuId=502718

PONDS SUOER LIGHT GEL

4. SUNSCREEN:

The last step in my daytime skincare routine is a good sunscreen. I prefer the Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+. This sunscreen does not leave a white cast on your skin and does not make your skin feel oily. So far I haven’t seen any part of where this sunscreen has clogged my pores or given me a breakout.

This sunscreen retails for Rupees 199/- and you can get yours from https://www.nykaa.com/neutrogena-ultrasheer-dry-touch-sunblock-spf-50/p/5997?categoryId=649&pps=9&productId=5997&ptype=product&skuId=2563

NEUTROGENA SUNBLOCK

NIGHTTIME:

1. CLEANSER:

Coming back to the cleanser topic, I switch my nighttime cleansing routine a little bit. Firstly I like using a double cleaning method to remove any gunk or pollution that might have gotten into my pores throughout the day. What is a double cleaning method? A double cleansing method is when you use an oil, balm, or makeup remover before you wash your face with a facial cleanser. Recently I have been using plain rose water on a reusable makeup remover pad to remove my makeup or sunscreen. You can find more information about the reusable makeup remover pad I use on my Amazon finds and must-haves blog https://simswaythroughlife.in/2020/10/18/amazon-finds-and-must-haves/.

I then go with the Clean & Clear Foaming Face Wash for my facial cleanser part. This facewash really cleans your skin removing any impurities that are left. This is a really good face wash that will deeply clean your pores and push out all the gunk that is left there.

The best part about this face wash is that it doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight. This facewash retails for Rupees 165/- and you can get yours from https://www.nykaa.com/clean-clear-foaming-face-wash/p/5939?pps=1&productId=5939&ptype=product&skuId=7729

CLEAN AND CLEAR FOAMING FACEWASH

2. TONER:

For a nighttime toner, I prefer something that is going to soothe my skin and replenish it overnight. The Iba Halal Care Advanced Activs Crystal Clear Aloe Vera Serum Toner is just the perfect fit for me. This toner leaves my skin feeling so fresh, clear, and soothed. To read more about this toner, go read https://simswaythroughlife.in/2020/10/11/10-skincare-products-under-500-rupees/.

This product retails for Rupees 399/- and you can get yours from https://www.nykaa.com/iba-halal-care-advanced-activs-crystal-clear-aloe-vera-serum-toner/p/549397?ptype=product&productId=549397&skuId=549397&pps=48

IBA ALOE VERA SERUM TONER

3. SERUM:

Now when it comes to serums, I have always had a hit and miss run through. I have never been able to find the perfect serum that I would like. Until I came across a sheet mask. Yes, a sheet mask! But not just any sheet mask, the Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Mix Booster Mask. I have talked about this facemask in 2 of my previous blogs https://simswaythroughlife.in/2020/10/11/10-skincare-products-under-500-rupees/ and https://simswaythroughlife.in/2020/11/01/facemasks-i-recommend/ but what I did not mention in those blogs is that you can use this facemask as an everyday serum too. This facemask comes with the liquid part of it separate so that you can preserve the facemask serum for an everyday use. The serum in this facemask comes in around 33 ML, which makes that an average size serum you get in the market, but better and cheaper.

I have kept the serum part of this facemask in a dropper bottle that you can get from amazon or flipkart. This facemask retails for Rupees 150/- and you can get yours from https://www.nykaa.com/garnier-skin-naturals-fresh-mix-face-serum-sheet-mask-blue/p/492636?ptype=product&productId=492636&skuId=492636&pps=9

HYALURON SHOT SHEET MASK USED AS EVERYDAY FACE SERUM

4. MOISTURIZER:

When it comes to a nighttime moisturizer, I am very particular because I do not want my skin to be losing any water throughout the night, and I do not want a thick layer of moisturizer that will clog my pores. Yes, that’s a difficult to get. But recently, I came across the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel With Vitamin E + Glycerine. This moisturizer is everything I ever wanted and better. It does not leave my skin feeling oily and my skin feel plump and hydrated in the morning. This is an older version of the Ponds Super Light Gel. This contains glycerine and vitamin e that deeply nourishes your skin leaving it soft and supple.

This product retails for Rupees 210 and you can get yours from https://www.nykaa.com/ponds-light-moisturiser-non-oily-fresh-feel/p/157351?pps=7&productId=157351&ptype=product&skuId=299531

PONDS LIGHT MOISTURIZER

5. SLEEPING MASK:

This step is totally not compulsory but I still like to add it at the end because of all the benefits a good sleeping mask gives your skin. I use the Mamaearth Vitamin C Sleeping Mask and this is a phenomenal product. It gives me such a nice glow and brightens any dark patches. I have an in-depth review of this product on https://simswaythroughlife.in/2020/11/01/facemasks-i-recommend/

This product retails for Rupees 599/- and you can get it directly from the mama earth website https://mamaearth.in/product/vitamin-c-sleeping-mask-with-aloe-vera-for-skin-illumination-100-g

MAMAEARTH VITAMIN C SLEEPING MASK

That’s it for today guys, I hope you enjoyed this post. Comment down below what your favorite skincare product is and why you like it. Please like and follow my blog for more upcoming content. Until then, adios, thank you for being here, and stay safe!

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