5 Beauty Secrets I Have Learned In My 5 Years of Being A Beauty Blogger (And Where To Find Them)

June 27, 2020

Just like that, I have been in the blog-sphere for 5 years and I can't even believe it myself! Since I took a break for a hot minute, I'd like to let you in my little secret of fool proof beauty tips that I have learned in my five years of being a "beauty/lifestyle" blogger. 

You can click on the names of the products and it will redirect you to a site where you can buy my recommendations. Stay at home and only do online shopping to stay safe *wink* 

Skin Type:
  • Combination (Oily on the chin and t-zone area while dry on the forehead area)
  • My skin is acidic, I have eczema and obviously a very sensitive skin so I usually pick up products with gentle ingredients to avoid any allergic reaction.
Beauty Secrets:

1) A good pimple cream partnered with a pimple patch easily gets rid of cystic acnes.
First, what is cystic acne? These are the stubborn pimples forming underneath the skin (anyone can develop acne but this kind usually occur in people with oily skin) which are so swollen but cannot be popped because if you do, it will form even bigger acne beside each other making it even more difficult to treat. 

Tip: Put a pea size amount of M+ Madecassoside Cica Cream on the pimple, give it 5 to 10 minutes until it dries up then place an appropriate size of COSRX Pimple Patch on the affected area. 
Effect: The pimple will not fully develop, the puss and oil will be absorbed by the pimple patch making the said area dry if the regimen is done continuously in 2-3 days. 

2) If you feel any tightness in your skin after washing your face, the facial wash that you are using might be too strong for you. 

If your skin feels "too clean" and tight after washing your face, that is an indication that your  facial cleanser is too harsh for you. 

I've always thought that feeling "squeaky clean" after washing my face is a good thing but apparently, this means that too much oil has been stripped out of my skin making it too dry and later on irritated. 

Tip: I found out that there are two facial cleanser that works best for my skin. They are Human Nature's Balancing Facial Wash which contains "Elemi" - an ingredient known to cut down bacteria caused by excessive sebum and Althea Bare Essentials' Contour Cleanser that is best in removing make up residue, contains nourishing ingredients as well microcapsules that gently exfoliates skin. 

Effect: A subtle effect on sensitive skin but also making sure that all the make up residue will be removed without damaging the skin's natural oils.

3) Find a staple facial toner, do some research and make sure that it fits your skin's needs. 

Finding the perfect toner that fits your skin type is important for a facial toner's main purpose is to remove the impurities stuck in your pores preventing the accumulation of pimples. When this product is used religiously, it is sure to make the skin glow and tighten pores too. 

Tip: I have tried two toners that have definitely changed my life, Eskinol Spotless White Facial Deep Cleanser with Pure Calamansi Extracts which I have been using on and off since college for it is formulated for Filipina skin and has lightened my dark spots. Of course, my recent discovery A.Stop Clear Toner that comes in a spray bottle which also covers those hard to reach places like the infamous - backne

Effect: Eskinol is for sure a remedy in those stubborn dark spots and the A.Stop is for maintaining the glow of the skin. 

4) Exfoliate the face only once or twice a week.

It is no secret that exfoliating is a must but over-exfoliation can lead to increased flakiness and dryness of the skin. In severe cases, over exfoliation can cause rashes, scarring and even hyperpigmentation. 

Tip: To make sure that my skin gets the right amount of exfoliation, I only incorporate the St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub and the A'Bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) to unclog my pores and prevent acne. 

Effect: The Pink Lemon and Mandarin variant is my favorite to use all over my face since it leaves my skin feeling fresh after exfoliation. It also has a citrus smell making my exfoliating experience enjoyable, while the BHA Blackhead Blaster works well in eliminating blackheads in the t-zone area. I used them simultaneously on my face, twice a week. 

5) Do not use your towel to wipe your face, only use a tissue or a wet wipe. 

We're always used to wiping our faces every bath or every time we wash our face with a towel and trust me, that's a big no no. Aside from the fact that our bath towel has been used to wipe off our body’s excess water from the shower (a number of times), it has also accumulated dirt from air dying. (Don't lie, we don't wash our bath towels every time after we bathe and that's okay! lol~)

Tip: I use tissue (Femme Decor Bathroom Tissue) to wipe my face or wet wipes (Purederm Argan OIl Towelettes) to remove my make up. 

Effect: This way, a fresh tissue is used to clean your face and not a towel that has been damped and might have gathered some bacteria. This lessens the chances of getting pimples or skin irritation. 

Note: We all have different skin types so some of the products I use might not work for you It's always do a skin/patch test before trying out any of these products to find out which brand best suits your needs. This is also NOT a sponsored post so every recommendation I have on this blog, I definitely have tried and tested. 

Do you have any tips and beauty secrets you want to share? Leave a comment below so others can see them too! <3

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