Skincare for Beginners: when, what & how

Remember when I held the giveaway couple of weeks back? One of the requests was for an article on skincare for beginner. I aim to please, so here it is.

I’ll try to write it down as concise and short as possible, but knowing me, it’s hard to not get carried away and to get directly to the point.

Here goes.

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it doesn’t have to get this complicated!

When do you need to start using skincare?

I think as soon as you see trouble in your skin, that’s a cue for your for start using product to help tackle this problem. Sometimes when you hit puberty say in your early teens you start noticing hormonal acne. In some other cases, genetic can causes severe skin condition like dehydration and eczema, like my daughter which not even 10 years old yet but her skin is dry like a dessert so she starts on using products to help with this condition to ease discomfort.

If you’re blessed with good skin, I say somewhere in your mid teen years you can start using simple skincare routine and don’t go too complicated. If you’re in your 20s you will definitely need to start taking care of your skin religiously.

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Why Menard Lisciare Cleansing Cream worth the splurge?

As I’ve previously mentioned practically everywhere, Menard is one brand that I truly love and that is not without reason. I love Japanese skincare and I love a Japanese skincare product that truly delivers.

I’ve previously reviewed the Tsukika cleansing cream, which is their starter line and I must say quite affordable as everything is priced between IDR 300,000 – 480,000. Now meet the older sister Lisciare, which tackles problem of skin elasticity and it opts to increase the water density of the skin so your skin looks more supple and bouncy, skin elasticity and firmness improves.

The price of Lisciare is double the price of Tsukika. Take for example the cleansing cream, Tsukika is priced at IDR 300,000 whereas Lisciare is priced at IDR 660,000. So why bother picking up Lisciare when you have Tsukika at half the price?

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Why Menard Lisciare Cleansing Cream worth the splurge?

This Dr Jart’s clay foam will make your face instantly brigther

I think it’s inevitable for those with medium to tan complexion wanting a brighter skin. So sometimes we resort in an instant solution – those evil Vitamin C injection, yes there’s such thing! I know the celebrities are doing that for a boost of energy, but in this part of the world, many are doing it without professional supervision for beauty related reason. Very dangerous endeavour I must say.

So instead of the dangerous path to instant solution, I present you something that will make your complexion instantly brighter at a reasonable state but still very safe. Mind you, it will make your skin brighter but at a normal state, not brighter than your original skin complexion.

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What is it? Dr Jart Trans-Foam Clay in Calming White

It’s a white clay product that is actually a foam cleanser that you can use as a normal cleanser. Similar to the Glamglow cleansers. Once it touches water, it will transform into a clay.

How to use it? Apply liberally allover your face, on a clean face and dry skin. Leave it for about three to five minutes because it’s sort of like a quick mask. Wash with warm water while massaging the clay in circular motion until it all transform into foam and lather off.

I prefer to use it as a second cleanser because that way I can get the maximum effect of the product.

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This Dr Jart’s clay foam will make your face instantly brigther

Why you should give the Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap a Chance?

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you must know by now that I despise high pH cleanser and I always try to choose low pH cleanser. But when I had this black clay soap from Osmia Organics that I received from one of my Beauty Heroes boxes, I thought why not just give it a try.

It’s inevitable with saponified soap bar that the pH of the cleanser will be high. Thankfully this one doesn’t go as high as 9 and maintain its pH lower than 8. Still it isn’t the pH that I’m looking for but since I have this at my disposal, why not give it a try.

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The Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap is one of their best selling soaps and made with Australian black clay and dead sea mud to balance and tone the skin. On top of that this product is enriched with organic coconut milk, which we all know coconut is a great anti bacterial ingredient – or is that just the oil? I don’t have oily skin, but I find that balancing products tend to work wonders to my skin when I’m on my PMS or period cycle where I often experience hormonal acne and heightened sensitivity on the skin. Prior to this I’ve tried their Facial Calibration Serum¬†to replace my Sunday Riley Artemis and it works wonderfully. So with the success of the first product, I’m more open minded to try other products from Osmia Organics.

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Why you should give the Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap a Chance?

Semua yang perlu diketahui tentang cleanser

Saya adalah penganut double cleansing. Kalau memakai makeup atau produk apapun yang waterproof, sudah tidak bisa tawar-tawar lagi, pasti akan double cleansing. Mungkin ini adalah salah satu rutinitas yang diajarkan oleh merek-merek Jepang yang saya anut sampai sekarang ini dan merasa benar gunanya.

Nah, ternyata double cleansing ini banyak sekali yah yang nanya. Perlu nggak? Kapan perlunya? Produk apa yang bisa dipakai buat double cleansing. Selain itu cleanser sendiri juga banyak menjadi pertanyaan, tipe apa yang cocok buat kulit seperti apa.

Karena banyak pertanyaan dan padahal saya yakin benar di luaran sana pasti sudah banyak informasi, akhirnya saya memutuskan untuk membuat beberapa artikel yang terkait dengan skin care dasar dan merangkumnya dalam satu artikel. Agar pencarian informasi lebih mudah dan juga saya coba menuliskannya dalam bahasa Indonesia karena informasi serupa lebih banyak dalam bahasa Inggris.

Kalau sebelumnya saya sudah membahas tuntas mengenai acid toning, kali ini saya ingin membahas mengenai cleanser dan double cleansing.

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Kenapa kita butuh membersihkan wajah?

Jawabannya as simple as kenapa kita butuh mandi? Yah karena ingin membersihkan diri dari semua kotoran dan juga biar segar. Walaupun di rumah seharian pasti tetap akan mandi kan?

Seberapa sering dan kapan membersihkan wajah?

Disarankan dua kali sehari, pagi dan malam. Sangat tidak disarankan sering-sering mencuci wajah karena malah akan membuat wajah kering.

Apa itu double cleansing?

Memakai dua produk berbeda untuk membersihkan wajah. Yang pertama adalah untuk mengangkat kotoran di wajah seperti makeup dan sunscreen dan yang kedua adalah untuk membersihkan kulit dan pori-pori kita secara menyeluruh. Untuk lebih jelasnya bisa dibaca di artikel ini.

Kapan perlu double cleansing?

Biasanya malam hari. Karena pada saat siang hari kita menggunakan makeup atau sunscreen yang waterproof.

Pada pagi hari tidak perlu double cleansing. Kecuali memang pada malam hari menggunakan banyak produk yang berminyak dan merasa butuh membersihkan wajah dua kali.

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Semua yang perlu diketahui tentang cleanser

Saya perlu acid/exfoliating toner atau tidak?

Acid toner memang sedang lagi tren. Tapi saya percaya bahwa jika berbicara masalah¬†skin care kita tidak berbicara mengenai tren tapi lebih ke apa yang dibutuhkan individu tersebut. Tapi apalah daya kita melawan tren?¬†It’s called trend for a reason.

Salah satu pertanyaan yang sering saya dapatkan sekitar acid toner adalah saya butuh apa tidak?

Coba jawab pertanyaan di bawah ini dulu sebelum memutuskan membeli acid toner.

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Pertanyaan 1: Sudah pakai skincare routine dasar lainnya belum?

Skincare routine yang saya maksud di sini adalah¬†cleansing (not even double cleansing), toning (no, acid toner is not to be mistaken with just a toner) and moisturising. On top of that don’t forget sunscreen!

Kalau jawabannya belum? Tidak perlu! Bereskan dulu skincare routine yang dasar baru bisa berpikir untuk menggunakan acid toner atau tidak.

Kalau jawabannya ya? Eits, jangan senang dulu masih banyak pertanyaan lainnya yang harus dijawab.

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Saya perlu acid/exfoliating toner atau tidak?

Alternatif Exfoliating Toner dari SK-II

Ingin tahu topik atau produk yang sering ditanyakan ke saya? Selain acid toning, produk-produk SK-II dan cara mengombinasikan adalah salah satu pertanyaan yang sering saya dapatkan. Jadi saya pikir karena topik acid toning lagi hangat-hangatnya dan juga kebetulan minggu ini adalah minggu terakhir kontes blog review SK-II dengan Female Daily, why not combine the two topics together?

Seperti yang saya singgung pada tulisan saya mengenai acid toner, clear lotion versi skincare Korea dan Jepang adalah alternatif yang bagus sekali untuk mereka yang ingin memulai memakai exfoliating toner tapi ingin sesuatu yang mild. Apalagi kalau memang cocok dengan menggunakan produk-produk keluaran Jepang atau Korea. Menurut saya tidak ada salahnya untuk mulai dari clear lotion. Karena banyak juga saya temui mereka yang terbiasa menggunakan produk-produk keluaran Jepang dan Korea malah tidak cocok menggunakan produk merek Barat.

Kalau dari SK-II sendiri Clear Lotion ada dua jenisnya yaitu SK-II Whitening Source Clear Lotion dan SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion.

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Alternatif Exfoliating Toner dari SK-II