My 3 Step Night Skin care Routine

May 06, 2015

Because having good skin is half the battle, and I prefer to have all the fighting done for me while I'm asleep.

You read that right - I have a skincare routine now. Your little girl is finally a woman! The days of removing my makeup with a flannel cloth in the shower and moisturising my face whenever I can remember (if you have to think of when the last time was, then it was too long ago) are over. I've never been huge on skincare because I've never had to be, thanks to the blessed combination of winning the genetic lottery (thank you father!) and youth. Or so I thought until I woke up one morning with a permanent dark circle under my left eye that no amount of Clé de Peau can conceal. Then it hit me - I'm turning 29 this summer (yeah, tell that to the cashier at M&S who refused me sale of canned pina colada because I didn't have any ID) and all I have to show for it is years of skin neglect positively dying to emerge and rear its hideous head at the most inopportune of moments. Probably when I'm bragging about my skin. But there you have it - my mother is nagging me to use eye-cream, 'Anti-aging' screams at me from virtually ever corner (there is no escape, not even in the supermarket!), and I'm seeing words like 'serum', 'emulsion', and 'blood facial made from free-range llama placenta or something' on every beauty blog that shows up on my Bloglovin feed. Alright, beauty industry, I get it! You clearly have my best interests (not money-making) at heart - I'll go wipe the smug off my face and put on some eye cream.

Let it be known that I am a beauty n00b through and through. You know why I love reading beauty blogs so much? Vicarious pretend-living, people. I'm not going to test every new skincare release that comes out, make notes, and lovingly report the results back to my devoted followers - other matters demand my time and attention, like...obsessively organising my Nespresso capsules by colour, then changing my mind and rearranging them according to intensity. 



Want to know how uninformed my skincare choices are? I use three products on my face before bedtime. The first one, Purevivi Cleansing Lotion I bought from a Malaysian drugstore not because it's highly popular Japan for it's light water-based cleanser suitable for delicate skin but because I liked the no-fuss packaging. The second, Shu Uemura Tsuya skin (which I use as a toner) was gifted to me by Shu Uemura at some fancy event. The third and final step of my skincare regime, Dr Weils for Origins Night Health was a face cream someone left behind in my apartment (altogether now, eeewww!). And now you know why I'm not, and never will be a beauty blogger. 

You might be thinking that you may not want to take beauty or skincare advice from me, and I wouldn't tell you you're wrong. But if you've read this far and are still curious about what I put on my face (or rather, what I tell my mother I put on my face - she'd be horrified if she knew I still haven't opened that jar of Clinique 'All About Eyes' she bought me) then I have just the Pinterest board for you. I've pinned together bits from my bathroom cabinet - both real and imaginary - here, if you fancy a gander. Now if only I could pin myself the diligence to put on some eye cream...sorry, mum! x


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12 comments:

  1. Such a great post Jasiminne, you're more of a beauty blogger than you know! I've recently changed to Clinique's 3 steps to skincare and I'm loving it. Also the Bobbi Brown buffing grains on your Pinterest board - buy them, they are all kinds of wonderful and great for the skincare lazy among us (Hellooo it's me too!).


    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

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  2. Oooh dear, I really need to get better at skin care...Johnson's 3 in 1 wipes aren't going to keep my skin young forever!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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  3. Angie! Despite ALL the skincare advice (threats?) thrown at me from companies, bloggers, friends and family...I still think the best way to keep skin young is to just wear SPF and not smoke (oops I'm guilty). Or live in the mountains - FRESH AIR! All this lotions and potions faff is just to reverse the damage of city life! Plus you have NOTHING to worry about from what I can see ;) x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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  4. Yay, fellow lazybones unite! I'm glad I'm not the only person who prefers reading about skincare instead of actually using it! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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  5. Mehreen AMay 06, 2015

    Love the board, with I could do my eyeliner that many ways!


    Mehreen A | wrapyourlipsaroundthis.com

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  6. Less is more... Sometimes having too many products on your face may do the reversal, even more damage.

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  7. Well now I feel HEAPS better about my 'lazy' 3 step skin care regime! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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  8. Mehreen all you need is practise! x

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  9. I love that you use someone's leftover face cream! I found my current (for 6 years now) foundation at my work (6 years ago work). It was left in the loos, and sat on the basin for two weeks. No one claimed it, and it was the perfect shade for me, so I made it mine :)

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  10. I love that you waited 2 weeks before taking it home, I don't think I'd have that kind of patience for a grace period that long! I'd have counted backwards from 10 and snatched it up before I even reached 5! x

    Jasiminne | http://www.poshbrokebored.com | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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  11. Lovely! I'm using Cosmedix at the moment and I must say I'm rather impressed www.shehearts.net

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  12. Hello Jasiminne! I'm really impressed that you don't use a lot of products to look so darn flawless. Def am gonna start to not use as much too. I have a question - what/which sunscreen are you using currently if you don't reach for the Laneige BB cushion?

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