May 18, 2009

Monday's Beauty Bits: Syen's Beauty Profile

Heya girls, Kahani started this skin profile which I think is great so you girls can get even more acquainted with our skin types, and product or colour preferences. We'll update it as we go along, especially if we add new HG products to our daily routine. So here's mine!

Syen's Beauty Profile

Skin type: Combi-Oily, prone to blemishes, but has been improving.
Main problems: Oily skin, pimple-prone especially around the chin, scars, growing eyebags.
No-no ingredients: Err... Haven't particularly paid attention here.
HG ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Witch Hazel, Neem.

Cleanser: Johnson & Johnson's Head to Toe, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Himalaya Herbals Gentle Face Wash Cream.
Makeup Remover: MAC Cleanse Off Oil/Tranquil, ~H20+ Face Oasis Cleansing Water, Kanebo Freshel White C Cleaning Oil. (Yes, I have LOTS of cleansers which I use according to whatever I'm in the mood for.)
Scrub: Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub
Mask: Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack
Serum: Cellnique / B'Liv Pro-Sebum Gel
Treatment: Differin, Aknemycin Plus
Moisturiser (Day): I don't use moisturiser for day if I'm in Malaysia. 
Moisturiser (Night): ~H2O+ Face Oasis or Clinique DDM Gel (Face Oasis for more hydration)
Sunscreen: Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ PA+++

Foundations: ZA Two-way foundation in #22, MAC in NC25.
Favourite blush colours: Peachy, corals, peachy-pinks, pinks.
Favourite eyeshadow colours: Browns, Taupe, Grey, Silver, Gold, Copper, Greens.
Favourite lipstick/gloss colours: Corals, peach, nudes, mauves, browns, brown-pinks.


Petra said...

Hey Syen, how do you tell whether it is a good day to wear moisturiser or no? Most blogs and sites say you must wear moisturiser even if you are an oil slick, some say it is to prevent more oil overproduction.

What is your opinion on this?

Generally I don't cleanse in the morning unless I am oily - a splash and it's spf15 moisturiser after.

LyNn said...

my dermatologist told me once that you must cleanse your face twice a day. but never more than twice.
over cleansing strips the oil off your face which makes your skin secrets more oil.

i hate using moisturizer too. but since its part of the routine. i apply very very lil. lol

beautybell said...

cool... u use b.liv pro sebum gel too and now it's called something 'off with those heads'. nice name and i love their webby...

Syen said...

Petra: I don't usually wear moisturiser in the mornings unless my face feels particularly dry. This is mainly coz my face gets even oilier if I do, and makeup slides even faster. However, I do make sure it gets a good dose of hydration at night.

Another reason is because I also apply serum and sunscreen, and my face (these days at least) feels smooth enough as it is without needing to apply moisturiser.

While most blogs and beautinistas will tell you heaps of "rules", I personally feel that you are the best judge of your own skin. By trial and error, you would know what works best for you and what doesn't. I personally don't feel the need to apply moisturiser in the morning, but hey, I'm not stopping anyone else if they need or want to. =P

LyNn: I don't usually wash my face that many times in a day anyway. =P

But if I do need to wash more than twice, I find using a washcloth helps. It cleans your face thoroughly without the need of a cleanser, and it also acts as a mild exfoliation for the skin. Excellent. =)

Beautybell: Yeap, I do. Love this stuff. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! =)

Connie De Alwis said...

I enjoy reading the beauty profiles!

I have loads of cleansers too. Lol! We all love the H20 Face Oasis!

ahhhh... can I copy you both and do my own beauty profile too :p

Syen said...

Connie: Sure babe. But kindly link back to us? That would be much appreciated. =P

Connie De Alwis said...

But of course! I love linking :p

Petra said...

Thanks Syen!

Tine said...

I'm so doing this too :)

Jd said...

hi! im jd from the philippines and just loving your narratives and reviews. i just want to know, which of the 3 would you recommend best in reference to oily skin (which i have)- Neem Face Wash, Gentle Wash Gel or Wash Cream of Himalay Herbals?
you may want to get in touch thru my blog or email thankyou very much.