Less is more

Some of my daily skincare products.

I just ordered Foreo UFO smart mask. Let’s see how that goes.

There seems to be a trend of wearing heavy makeup in England. When I go home to Taiwan, I find most people wearing minimal makeup. But when I come back here, it’s the opposite.

I am trying to actively improve my skin so I can start wearing less and less makeup. I don’t like the idea of having to wear lots of makeup. There are so many videos out there that show full makeup tutorials. But ultimately if we improve our skin, we will no longer have to put that much makeup on.

It’s important to realise the money and habit you invest in skincare will benefit you in the long run – not only will you spend less money on makeup, you will save time by putting less makeup on. It’s a win-win.

Skin care is no magic

I stopped drinking alcohol recently and started drinking at least 7 glasses of water a day.

I used to drink perhaps 2 glasses of water maximum per day. Sometimes I forgot to do it completely.

Since I started this habit, my skin has improved. I find it more smooth and I can apply makeup more easily.

I also started testing a new routine:
Cleansing -> steam my face with boiled water -> face mask -> Zelens Z recovery intensive repair balm

Here are some photos I took afterwards.

I must admit it is quite tempting to want mulled wine now but I am resisting it after seeing the improvement of my skin.

Today I saw a friend who is older than me but looks way younger than me. She did not wear makeup. I cannot not wear makeup when I go out anymore and it saddens me. I asked how she did it and she said she does not stay up.

This is a difficult one as I often have trouble falling asleep. But after seeing her skin, I am determined to go to bed earlier. I am going to try it by an hour first and slowly adding it gradually. Hopefully I can start going to bed by 10pm everyday.

If you can share your favourite skin care products with me, I would like to check them out. I am testing out various products to find the most suitable ones. So far Zelens Z recovery intensive repair balm is fantastic (but why must the name be so long?!).

Please send any tips my way.