Life has been extrememly hectic since I finished my PhD, but I find myself now with a small window of time with which to check in here, say hello, and update you all on my skincare routine.
I don’t have any photos to show you except the selfie below because my camera is broken. I’m loath to compromise the high-quality photographs I’ve been using up until now, but some idea is better than no idea, right?
So, here is my current routine:
‘Easy rinse’ oil cleansing method, tutorial here
Shea butter as moisturiser (great for my dry skin, currently buying from here)
‘Easy rinse’ oil cleansing method + tanaka massage
Kinetin serum (tutorial here)
Chrysalis serum <<—– contains retinol, so dropped the Retin A for now (tutorial here)
Hair: DIY hair tonic here (without the goji extract – didn’t do anything for me. I have started adding 0.25% – 0.5% biotin though, and I LOVE it. Stops hair shedding in a serious way)
Ingredients: I still buy all my ingredients from Skin Essentials Actives because they are the best!
Age: 38 (with a LONG history of sun damage)
Results: Nasolabial folds aren’t too bad, hyperpigmentation is kept at bay, jowls are there but not too bad, skin has a nice glow to it. Wrinkles around the eyes are not really a problem any more.
This photo was taken a few days ago in my car (obvs) and I’m wearing sunscreen as a base along with a little concealer under the eyes and around the nose + eye makeup. You can see the glow that the Chysalis serum gives to my skin.
So what now?
Good luck on your journey!