How I Treat My Skin Day & Night

When I read Paris’s skincare routine post on My Women Stuff, I thought it was high time I actually posted something on my own personal facial skincare routine too.  You see, I’d wanted to do it for a really long time, but kept on procrastinating.

In the process of preparing this post, I realized a few important things, some being a tad trivial than the rest:

  • A post such as this would act as a good reference months down the road when I wanted to check what I’d used exactly.  My skin feels really good at the moment, and I’d like to share what works for me so that perhaps others could also benefit from it.
  • Sharing about this part of my life gets me to a more personal level with you, my readers.  And I’d really like to hear from you too!
  • My skincare routine is so much simpler than I’d realized.  However, I do maintain that as long as the routine works and is effective, then it doesn’t matter how simple it is.
  • The products I currently use look quite boring. LOL – ah, but looks can be deceiving, no?

My Morning Routine


This is my usual morning routine, performed as soon as I wake up to wash up and get ready.  Don’t you think my skincare products look so bland and boring? 😛

  • Cleanse with Dermalogica’s Essential Cleansing Solution
  • After my morning shower, spray, pat on face and tone with Dermalogica’s Soothing Protection Spray
  • Eye cream/gel – I’m currently using  Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Lifting & Firming Eye Cream with Natural Shitake Complex
  • Moisturize with Dermalogica’s Intensive Moisture Balance

** Are you sensing a pattern here?  Not that I place utter importance on my cleanser, toner and moisturizer all being from the same brand, but it just happened that these products work great for me. **

  • Apply sunblock.  Still experimenting, but right now I am using L’oreal’s UV Perfect Anti-Dullness (yep, the purplish one :))

My Evening and Night Routine


I have a rather peculiar routine in the evening AND night…Yes, I have 2 separate routines for the simple reason that after I shower, I still need to clean and tidy up around the house, and it could be a good 2-3 hours before I call it a night.  So my evening routine refers to the time immediately before my shower and after, whereas my night routine refers to right before I go to bed proper.

Evening Routine

Before showering:

  • Remove makeup and/or sunblock with Dermalogica’s Precleanse (I’m eyeing the Hada Labo one next!)
  • Cleanse face with Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution

After showering:

  • Apply thin layer of Derma Health’s Skin Labs Concentrated Vitamin E cream.  This step protects the skin (which has just been cleansed) from drying up.  Sometimes I’d just apply toner and skip this cream.

Night Routine

Do you use about the same number of products as I do?  Or do you share my love for some of the products I use?  🙂

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One Response to How I Treat My Skin Day & Night

  1. I’ve used the loreal sunblok for months!!! and I dont think I am doing anything wrong nor did I changed my skincare routine but my jawline is getting worse. They got really congested 🙁

    The Giddy Tigress says: Well, sometimes it’s just hormones, or perhaps something you ate wrong or are allergic to. Some sunblocks do break me out too. Oh, and if it’s just the jawline, you might wanna also check if you’re cradling a not-so-clean phone too often. 🙂 Hope it clears up soon!

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