April 20, 2009

Monday's Beauty Bits

I've upgraded Neutrogena's deep clean cleansing lotion to HG status. In the week I tried other cleansers my skin detriorated slightly - no matter how much I cleansed. Once I went back on the lotion, my skin started improving in clarity and texture within 3 days.

Yes this is lazy of me but I really don't take the time to wipe off the remnants of lipgloss / lipstick before reapplyng. But I really should, it helps prevent caked lippy and that ugly white scum that can sometimes form. I've resolved to do this at once a day though from now on.

The very last step in your shower should be to cleanse your face. This ensures that you get every last scrap of your conditioner and shampoo off your face. The silicone residue left by hair products can cause clogged pores and breakouts. If you jave bacne you should also consider soaping down after you've washed your hair and tucked it out of the way.

Do you layer products on your face? I do. But take a look at the active ingredients in the products you're using to be sure they work well together. For example, acne fighting ingredients benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid cancel each other out. Vit E and C are also pretty delicate ingredients. Use them in serums and apply them closest to your skin for best results.

Don't waste money on expensive foot creams. Just slather on vaseine after cleansing and exfoliating your feet. Pop on socks, hit the sack, and wake up to softer tootsies.


Paris B said...

You know what? I've gone to the pharmacies a couple of times in these couple of weeks and every single time I check out the Neutrogena because I keep remembering your rave review! :P I will get it. Just holding off for now until I realise that whatever else I'm using now isn't really working anyway :P

Askmewhats said...

wonderful tidbits! I really love it and expect it every monday!

Jenn said...

I agree on point #3, especially on the backne part! i used to have some on my back, until i started to rinse my back one more time after i apply my conditioner and those nasty zits just simply disappeared! :D

kahani said...

PB: Well you have drier sensitive skin, so I'm not sure if it's good for you. I can pump you a sample to try?

Nikki: Aww thanks so much dear. I'm having a bit of trouble keeping up the flow though! LOL

Jenn: Yes me too! They should tell you this on the back of shampoo bottles. "Rinse, then rinse your body thoroughly"

~CaSsAnDrA~ said...

Haha means we have to bring make up remover out to remove our lipstsick? Coz I really hate caked lips.

Thanks for ur tips! its very useful =)

LyNn said...

haha i always wash my face last while bathing.
body -> teeth -> face
not sure why though just a routine now.
maybe cause i didnt wash my face when i was a kid :P

and im having bad skin recently too.
thanks to my quiz today which made me stress out :(

Lisa said...

Oohh, will try out the Vaseline method on the boyfriend's and dad's feet. Thanks :)

Connie De Alwis said...

great tips! I'm currently using the Neutrogena cleanser too. and I do my cleansing AFTER shampoo :D

kahani said...

cassandra: Nah, no need. Just use a tissue and wipe away excess. If you want to remove more, use your lipbalm or vaseline. Wipe lipes, apply balm, wipe again. Voila!

Lynn: Awww... we all have awful skin days. They suck.

Lisa: hahahaha... do let me know if they are running around with happy soft feet after!

Connie: great minds we have. Think alike they do. =)

Ghost said...

Hey Kahani

Thanks for the tid-bit about the last thing to do in the shower. I always, always cleanse my face then wash out the conditiner - not anymore.


kahani said...

ghost: Hey good to see you around again =) It's surprisingly hard to change the shower routine but I think sometimes and effort must be made. Glad to have been of help!

petra said...

scum?! euw.

Ghost said...

OMG it worked. Its pores be gone (or pores be small lol). With the help from SN Serum defiantly smaller - you've made me a happy bunny (with small 'almost gone' pores).

Oh yeah I stop by almost everyday, I'm addicted to yours and Syen blog. Oh goodie another addiction to add to the list: Silknaturals, So Lovely blog, chocolate.......etc