My So Called In Between Skincare

What? In between skincare routine? I assure you I’m not nuts. I just don’t know what to call it. You know how you’re not working 9 to 5 anymore, or maybe it’s the weekend, and you went out in the morning, but home after lunch? Do you still keep your makeup on? I don’t. I ALWAYS remove my makeup then. Instead of using a cleansing oil, which I always use at night to take everything off, I like to use micellar water. This developed when I started using the Bioderma one. It’s gentler on the skin, I think, and doesn’t dry out my skin. Furthermore, I always reapply my sunscreen too.

Lately, I’ve been using the La Mer Cleansing Micellar Water in place of my Bioderma one which I already used up. The La Mer Cleansing Micellar Water (available in August 2016) removes makeup more effectively, I find. I use 1 to 2 cotton pads to get clean skin, instead of at least 3 with Bioderma. However, this is scented and I personally prefer it if there isn’t any fragrance. I usually use oil based removers for waterproof mascara, and I tried using this just to see how it works. It doesn’t get rid of budge proof eye liners and mascara as easily, and some eye rubbing is involved. This is the case for any other micellar water, so it’s a common problem. You will expect La Mer to infuse their trademark Miracle Broth into this micellar water, and they did, creating the new Marine Micellar Water that is more potent. For this, we are also paying a premium at RM340 which I think is pricey. The price point comes as no surprise, but if budget is a problem, then there are plenty other options out there. Is the price necessary, you ask? Well, I know people who use much more expensive cleansing balms and rave about them, so there you go.



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After a clean face, I’ve been enjoying Paula’s Choice Resist Youth Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF50 (RM165, 60ml). This is a moisturizer and SPF in one, which I think is handy. It is very fluid in texture, making application very easy. My skin is usually dry after cleansing, so this is a fuss free way of killing 2 birds with 1 stone. This moisturizer / sunscreen has the traditional smell of a sunscreen. I actually really like it. Brings back pleasant memories of my teen, somehow. LOL! I’ve been reading a lot about Paula’s Choice, and while it shipped internationally, it did not ship to Malaysia. So I’m glad we now have an authorized reseller Worthee Cosmetics, and you can even purchase it online! I love online shopping. It’s convenient, and you can have access to the products wherever you are in Malaysia. For shipping details, click here (you’re welcome).

So there you go, my in between skincare routine. I’d go about my day, in and sometimes out of the house, and if I need to go out for the evening, I’d apply my makeup again if needed. I prefer it this way, because I really don’t like walking about in my makeup unnecessarily. I mean, I might be taking a nap, and I don’t like having makeup on. It didn’t use to bother me before, but apparently as I got older, I also grew fussier.

What about you? Would you remove your makeup or just let it be? Am I the only weird one here?



xoxo Lily



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