And I have dry skin.
A few months ago, we moved to somewhere near my school, and that's good; I can get more sleep. I brought along my skincare: it was mostly Sariayu milk cleanser & toner, Clean & Clear facial wash, Nivea Soft Creme, Emina Sun Protection, and my holy-grail product for my dry, chapped lips: Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.
But weeks later I ran out of the milk cleanser & toner and I was too busy to go to the supermarket to get Sariayu one, so I tried Viva Bengkoang milk cleanser & toner. I also tried Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. The result is amazing: I didn't get any redness. But here's the thing: when I used milk cleanser, I used it 3-4 times until I made sure nothing left--makeup, dirt--on my face. And I felt some ache tingling near my nose, and I found out some skin there was flaking off.
So I decided to change my skin routine altogether; more hydrating, more moisturizing for my skin, as it became very, very dry.
Back when we were living in the old house, I usually used two powders; loose powder to blot the oil left from my moisturizer & sunblock, and two way cake powder to cover my redness. I didn't have much problem with that, considering my skin was dry and I use two different powders.
Now? I didn't even use powder anymore.
Anyway, my skin is still dry and sensitive, and it was breaking out a few months ago, due to Secret Key First Treatment Essence--I think I'm allergic to something in it, and none of my previous skincare worked; including my sunblock, Emina Sun Protection. Oh, I still used Cetaphil.
So this is what I use these days, hoping my skin will get better:
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. My holy grail. Oh, I don't know what I'd do without this! When my skin was flaking off and dehydrated and everything hurt, this cleanser didn't disappoint me.
- Biore Cleansing Oil/Nivea Micellar Water. I'm a huge believer in double cleansing, and it made my life even easier, and the theory of double cleansing makes sense. I didn't use heavy make-up to school--only some DD Cream, eyebrow pencil, and lipstick, but I almost run out of the cleansing oil, and I always wanted to try micellar water, so, yeah. The micellar water is not so bad--it's actually good and didn't make my skin feel harsh. The cleansing oil is even better, but I already bought two bottles of Nivea micellar water, so I think it'd be quite some time to purchase another bottle of Biore cleansing oil.
- Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion. I really, really love Wardah hydrating toner, but unfortunately due to my incident with Secret Key Essence, I am left with tiny little bumps on my face after every time I used it. So, I decided to try new toner: and this one is my new love. I love how it made my skin feel more hydrated and supple.
- Hada Labo Gokujyun Milk. Okay, the lotion and this are the ultimate duo, even though I don't really like the milk.
- Skin Aqua Mild. TBH, I didn't really like HL Gokujyun Milk; I don't know why. It makes my face look greasy and oily (although it's not), so I was hoping Skin Aqua could also replace my day cream as I have another moisturizer as my night cream. Well... needless to say, I still need the Milk around, because Skin Aqua is hydrating enough for my skin. But I love it! It's creamy, unlike Parasol, the one I was using after my skin acted up with my Emina Sun Protection.
- Hada Labo Gokujyun Night Cream. I've just started using this, and just like any Gokujyun product, I love this, even more than the milk. It makes my skin glow in the morning.
- Evian Face Spray. OK, I also just bought this. It's refreshing enough and make my skin less red. Plus, it makes my face look less cakey if I put on some foundation.