A student’s life is a stressful one, especially when you’re juggling with a lot of things at once. But I’m up for the challenge. This time around I plan to organize my time a bit better and I also plan to make time to pamper myself with girly things like facial masks, painting my nails, deep conditioning my hair, and etc. I feel like when I am overworked or if I am overly stressed-out, it really shows. My skin tends to break out and my hair sheds like no other! And people who are in a similar position as me seems to be the complete opposite. Instead, they look like they’ve been bathing in gorgeousness. So unfair!
Life is giving me a headache
I like to try out new things specifically beauty products. Actually, to be more precise, I like to own things that are in pretty packaging because in all honestly, I’m just a sucker for cute and pretty things But luckily, when my skin starts to stress out, I’ve found a formula that works best for my skin type—and let me tell you, my skin type is, in my opinion, the most complicated. Why? Because I have oily skin—BUT wait, that’s not the only issue here, it’s oily AND dehydrated AND acne-prone AND sensitive. Yes, my skin is oily AND dehydrated. It’s quite the conundrum because if I use too heavy of a moisturizer, my skin will get super oily, but if I use too light of a moisturizer, my skin isn’t getting enough hydration and then it turns to dehydration and in response to dehydration, it ends up producing more oil thinking that it’ll fix the issue.
And since I am acne-prone and sensitive, a lot of acne products do not work on me. Thus, after a lot of trial and error, I’ve came to the conclusion that my skin works best with gentle products—no frills, just your basic, but effective beauty products.
From left to right: Simple‘s refreshing facial wash gel, HONEEEY (for making facial mask), Elizabeth Arden‘s Hydrating Mask (got it from Marshall for $5-6), Freeman‘s Facial Clay Mask in Avocado & Oatmeal, Dickinson‘s pore perfecting toner-witch hazel, Shiseido‘s Perfect Liquid Makeup remover.
These are currently my favorite products to use. (I have an ultimate weapon that isn’t in the photograph, but maybe next time). And the best part is that they’re all budget-friendly. And if you want to go all natural, try making your own facial mask with honey and GREEK YOGURT (you can get them both in organic, too). These two ingredients work wonders for my skin. I don’t want to bore you with the scientific benefits of using honey and greek yogurt, but just know that they’re nature’s way of killing bacteria and healing your skin while providing a moisturizing effect.
There are other products that I love too, but right now I just want to show you the really basic things. I also highly suggest trying out Hada Labo‘s Super Hyaluronic Acid or any of their lotion (toner) line if you’re in need of extra hydration. It’s super gentle and you’ll wake up with really plumpy skin. Start patting your skin with delicious skincare!
And for the paranoid people out there: I was not sponsored nor was I paid to write this post. Everything was paid with my own money and it is my 100% honest opinion. Without further ado, I hope this has helped you and please do tell me what your beauty rescues are and what type of skin do you have. Good luck with your studies, work, or whatever that you do
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