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Guess who finally has a skincare routine and is sticking to it? Meeee!I’ve been trying to get a hang of this skincare thing for a while now especially because of my oily facial skin and large facial pores but I kept being inconsistent at it because I wasn’t seeing any visible results until I recently when I stumbled on a skincare tip on twitter that has turned my life around and you guessed right, this post is where I share the amazing skincare tip for minimizing pores that actually works!!!!
Months ago, I used to exfoliate my face first before cleansing but that is so WRONG!!!! I’ve been using the Queen Helene oatmeal and honey scrub for a while now and everyone kept telling me how great a product it is but I wasn’t seeing any difference in my skin and that was simply because I wasn’t using it the right way. The correct order to follow while going about your skincare routine is to CLEANSE FIRST then EXFOLIATE AFTERWARDS. Just two days after I started doing this I noticed a huge decrease in the size of my facial pores and it’s been almost two weeks now and my face is so smooth, soft with barely visible facial pores.
To cleanse my face, I use the Clean & Clear Morning Energy Cleanser, I wouldn’t say this has helped in anyway to reduce the oiliness of my facial skin but my face is definitely clearer and I absolutely love how it feels on my skin. I also read that gel cleansers are perfect for oily skin and this is a gel cleanser.
To exfoliate, I’ve been using the Queen Helene oatmeal & honey natural scrub and it’s a no going back for me. I’m definitely going to restock this once this tube is finished and even get other products from this brand. Feels easy on the skin but still gets its exfoliating job done as I’ve noticed the blemish on my cheekbone (my faux contour) have brightened up so much it’s barely noticeable anymore.
I recently just got a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar from the mall to tone with, I haven’t started using this yet because I’m still reading on it (READING ON EVERYTHING IS MAJOR KEY).
To moisturize I use both shea butter or coconut oil depending on my mood and I other days I just use my regular body moisturizer.
IMPORTANT TIP : Never apply your skincare products directly on dry skin, be sure to always wet skin first!!
I love how inexpensive these products are and how I can see visible results now, I’ve learnt that it’s not really about using the most popular or expensive products but using what you have effectively. Who would have thought that the solution to my almost life long large facial pores problem was just a matter of re-ordering the steps in which I use the products I already own. I hope you find this post helpful and get good results like me too, do enjoy the rest of your week!!!
Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post, all the words in this post are entirely mine and my opinion about these products. The way these products worked for me might not be how they work for you but this is definitely worth giving a trial.
What steps are in your skincare routine? What are your favorite skincare products? Do share with me by leaving a comment below and I’d love to know if this post was any helpful too, thanks!