Hello, long time no see!
After my last post about two years ago, I'm finally writing here again.
Right now I'm in the middle of my second pregnancy (6 months) so I'm gonna write about skincare products I'm using this time around.
The main issue for my skin during this pregnancy is dryness. My body got very itchy especially on my arms and legs, there was no rash and the blood test results were fine so I assume it's just hormones. What helped me a lot was using Urea shower gel and lotion religiously.
For my face, I use;
1. La Roche Posay Effaclar Cleanser
This was what I was using when I found out I was pregnant. It works fine though I can replace it with Paula Choice's Clean as well and see no difference.
2. Kose Softymo Cleansing Oil
I had gotten back to using micellar water again (cuz I ran out of my Shu Uemura cleansing oil and they are too expensive) even though I don't like how many cotton pads waste it produced. I found out about Softymo from a friend's instagram and tried ordering it through eBay. It does what Shu did without the hefty price tag.
3. Avene Thermal Spray
This acts as a toner and light moisturiser for me. I never had a good experience with toner, I don't know why. I tried Clinique's, Nivea's, Estee Lauder; all resulted in a pimple in a few days time. I know it's the cause since I made sure to try one new product for some time instead of introducing several at once.
The thermal spray works nicely on me and I love the convenience of a spray instead of using a cotton pad (I don't know maybe I just have a thing against cotton pad lol). It doubles as a setting spray and if i want to refresh my make up later in the day, I made sure to spray this first.
4. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
I was guilty of not using moisturiser due to my oily skin. I know I should use it anyway even with oily skin but I just can never bring myself into it. I asked a friend to bring me this from Singapore and it did all the wonders for my skin. When I apply it before bed I can feel it set and plumping my skin. I woke up with balanced skin and very nice to touch (touching your face is not recommended btw ^^;) It's a bit funny reading the application instruction, first step; dot the cream on your face and spend 3 seconds to inhale the relaxing scent (?). Err... I tried but with a toddler around I think I'm more concerned about the skincare benefit instead of the scent.
5. Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub
Something new I added to the regime due to the coming winter. Since I loved the thermal spray so much, I thought it'd be better to pick a scrub that contains the thermal water as well. I hope it will make the scrub less harsh and adds a bit of moisture afterwards. Can't say much about it for now as I've only used it twice.
I think that's it for now! I'm gonna write about my make up routine next time I guess (since I pretty much wear the same things). I hope it won't be another two years till my next post ;)