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My husband's skincare routine

Today I am going to share about my husband's skincare routine (which he doesn't know either hahaha dia tadah muka je)






I started this skincare routine on him, like seriously belikan semua products and do some readings since August 2017. It has been 4 months ++ je. Sebelum ni tak serious. Asalkan cuci muka, cukup.

He doesn't even know pun apa yang I beli, apa yang I tempek dekat muka dia. Tapi tak apa, I rajin. (Sekarang masih rajin, in the future, I taktahu)

Skin type: Oily, sometimes very oily.
Skin concerns: PIH (dark acne scars), acne prone, pores

At first, I started with the basics first. For the morning routine:
1. Cleanser - any gentle low pH cleanser is okay. So, share je lah cleanser yang ada
2. Sunscreen - Really important untuk elakkan segala scars and dark spots jadi makin gelap, and sinaran UV boleh buat pores makin besar. So, use sunscreen!

For night routine:
1. Oil-based cleanser : To remove all the sunscreens, oil based impurities, unclog the pores, supaya pores bersih
2. Cleanser : Macam pagi jugak, yang ni share je
3. Treatment





For treatment, since the main concerns are acne and acne scars, I focus on acne first.


Read here: Acne skincare routine - Kat sini I dah share skincare routine for acne. Yang penting, kalau boleh, elakkan guna scrub sebab akan buat luka lagi teruk. My fav products kalau acne are, salicylic acids and pimple patch. Oh lupa nak masukkan, The Ordinary Azelaic Acid. I sapu macam spot treatment.

But since acne dah tak ada sangat, on off gitu je, so boleh focus on other things pulak.

Yang paling utama, acne scars. I did some readings, untuk acne scars:
1. Makesure pakai sunscreen - To prevent scars jadi makin gelap
2. AHA (glycolic acid is good) - This is a chemical exfoliate, buang sel kulit mati, supaya all the dark spots pun makin berkurang / pudar
3. Products yg contain brightening ingredients eg: arbutin/niacinamide/kojic acid/galactomyces 
4. Vitamin C serum, preferably 20% LAA tapi kalau tak biasa dengan Vitamin C, kulit akan jadi pedih. Start slow and low.
5. Snail mucin - Sebab dia ada healing properties so kalau ada breakout or scars, elok guna. Tapi be careful, ada certain orang allergic with snail.


So anyways, moving on to the morning routine.


For morning routine:
Ada tiga step je. Yang palic basic, cleanse and sunscreen je. Tapi I tambah essence supaya ada sikit hydration.

1. Cleanse - Hada Labo Gokujyun Foam Cleanser. A gentle low pH cleanser.

2. Essence - Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. This one is also enough for hydrating, tak perlu pakai moisturizer dah, kalau kulit rasa berminyak sangat. As long as you have the hydration.

3. Sunscreen - Biore UV Perfect Protect Milk. Good for oily skin. Dries matte. Tak melekit langsung. Sebelum ni pakai Biore UV Watery Essence but that one is quite melekit for very oily skin. Yang orange ni, best. Perfect for oily skin.

Thats all untuk pagi.





For night routine, time ni lah baru nak masukkan segala treatment yang ada. As I mentioned above, sunscreen dah pakai siang. So untuk malam:

1. AHA - The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. This is a chemical exfoliate, buang sel kulit mati, supaya all the dark spots pun makin berkurang / pudar

3. Products yg contain brightening ingredients - The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA. Alpha Arbutin is really good for dark spots and acne scars. Kena pakai consistent.

4. Vitamin C serum, preferably 20% LAA - Tiam C20. Memang 20% LAA.

5. Snail mucin - Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. Sebab dia ada healing properties so kalau ada breakout or scars, elok guna. Tapi be careful, ada certain orang allergic with snail.

Cara untuk guna dalam your skincare routine?


First of all, for your night routine, is to double cleanse.

1. Oil-based cleanser: belif Cleansing Oil Fresh

2. Water-based cleanser: Hada Labo Gokujyun Foam Cleanser


3. Acids: Either Tiam Vitamin C or The Ordinary Glycolic Acid. Alternate, harini pakai Vitamin C, esok pakai Glycolic Acid. Sometimes I tempek je dua dua. Apply Vitamin C, wait 15-20 minutes. Then apply Glycolic Acid, wait another 15-20 minutes.


4. Hydrator : Pakai je Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence jugak. This one is really hydrating.

5. Serums : Right now pakai The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin. Sometimes apply The Ordinary Salicylic Acid kalau ada acne. Or The Ordinary Niacinamide. Depends on the mood. Tapi Alpha Arbutin memang pakai everyday (kalau ingat).

Lepastu kalau rajin, I'll apply some sleeping masks, etc etc. Tengok mood and sempat ke tak.


1-2 times a week, pakai clay mask! This Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is good.

That's all! Right now, memang nak stick to this routine sebab I can see major improvement! Tips dia, kena sabar. Jangan harapkan drastic result. And, skincare is a journey. Enjoy the journey.


For more reading: Beauty 101 - kat sini I dah compile everything.

Thanks for reading!

(Disclaimer: This is not a paid/sponsored review. I bought all the products using my own money. Every skin is different. What works for me, might not work for you. This is just my personal experience)

3 comments

  1. Iman. The yellow sunblock Biore Perfect Protect Milk tu kan sweat and water resistant? How did your husband wash it off then, I mean before prayer time (esp Zohor and Asar bc still in the office kan)?

    I've been meaning to try it tapi rasa leceh fikir macam mana nak cuci before solat kat office nanti.

    Thank you!

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  3. Hello, may i know the progress of your husband's face? Interesting routine i might buy the same products as you listed.

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