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Friday, January 14, 2022

My Pandemic Skincare Routine

If there is one thing that I am happy that I never had a problem with growing up it is my skin. I was never one of those kids who had acne issues. I’d have one pimple one day and it would go away in a few days, but even then what was very rare. As an adult for the most part my skin has always been clear. No breakouts. No major issues.

I guess in a way having clear skin all the time has made me take it for granted. I remember having friends in school who already had skincare routines back then while all I did was wash my face with facial wash and water and that was it. No moisturizer, no sunblock. I just washed my face and pat dry and that was it. I did go to a facial care center from time to time, but it was not a regular thing. More of a little reward to pamper me every now and then than something for skincare. 

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Now that I am older, I am beginning to see the value of having a skincare routine, especially now that I have lost a lot of weight and I was worried about how it would make my face look with the weight loss. I remember someone telling me I should have started a skincare routine earlier so that my face would still be fresh when I got older. Let’s see if trying at this point will still save me.

I went online and tried to look for a skincare set that would fit what I was looking for. I decided to try the Ponds Age Miracle Line, which consisted of the following:

  • Age Miracle Youthful Glow Face Wash
  • Eye Cream
  • Age Miracle Serum
  • Day Cream
  • Age Miracle Youth Essence
  • Night Cream
  • Age Miracle BB Cream

Every morning I wash my face with the face wash, then follow it up with the eye cream and the serum. I put on the day cream and then use the BB cream as my foundation/makeup for when I go to work. The BB cream has sunblock (SPF 30) so I use it on most days for that. 

At night, I use the face wash again, then use the eye cream before putting on the Youth Essence and the night cream. I have to add that the Youth Essence dries on the skin fast so I make sure to put it on quickly. 

I read some reviews on the line saying that it helps keep your skin fresh (and makes it more plump and supple) so this line was the one I tried. I have to admit that buying the entire line is expensive but I think that it has worked for me so far. Plus, each product is easy to spread onto the skin. A little goes a long way so I don’t need to buy this every month and it doesn’t do that much havoc on my budget. 

I also have to add that I have also recently taken to using the Ponds Charcoal Micellar water to cleanse my face after a long day at work. It’s more of an added thing I do after cleansing with the face wash. I know all of that is a lot, but it's still not as major as a 10-step routine that Koreans seem to be popular for so I think mine is still manageable. 

According to my cousin, I look really good right now. People at work have joked that I had a glow-up because of the weight loss and the glow to my skin so I guess that means that this skincare routine is working for me. I’m actually curious about trying the other Ponds product lines later on since I got a sample from Ponds during my last purchase of their skin brightening line. Maybe once I finish up my current stash I will try that other set. 

Do you have a skincare routine? What do you think about having one? Please leave me a comment and let me know!


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