Omg guys! The festive season is upon us. #muchwow I’m super excited for all the delicious food and meeting family.
But I have one worry, how am I going to bring all my skincare products to kampung?? 😱 If you guys have the same worry, I went searching and this is the list of 5 skincare essentials you NEED to take back with you and why. Including some things I recommend 😉
When you’re out for Raya open houses, you’re exposed to the sun, pollution and sometimes air conditioning. These are damaging to your skin (causes pigmentation, dryness, etc). If you want your skin to be able to repair itself and produce sebum (skin’s natural conditioner) which helps to reduce the chances of getting breakouts while keeping the skin healthy and bright, then you need to keep it clean. Especially at night because while you’re sleeping is when skin repairs the most.
But don’t think that washing your face once at night is enough to keep it clean. It has to be done twice a day for the best results, and it needs to be done with a cleanser that is suitable for your skin. Okay?
I’m not sure if you feel the same but I’ve always thought to myself, do I really need to put on toner? Well, the answer is YES. Toner is necessary to balance out the skins natural PH level, which is actually the main culprit in your skin going crazy with acne, dryness and all that. Restoring the skin’s PH allows it to work in its best condition. On top of keeping everything in a balance, it helps your skin to absorb products like serums and moisturisers better which protects the skin. That means it helps your products work better too 😉
If you have acne prone skin or a problem with milia, I suggest using the Somebymi 30 Days Miracle Toner. Use it for 30 days and you should see a vast improvement on your skin. How about yes?
I’m sure you know that moisturising is a must. It’s really important to be done daily because it prevents dry skin, improves skin tone and texture, and it even acts as a temporary barrier for your skin. Cool right? 😎 If your moisturiser contains hyaluronic acid, that’s a plus! Since it helps to hydrate dry and aged skin, making it smoother, and reduces signs of aging.
Although it’s best to have a day and night moisturiser, while you’re travelling, just use a moisturiser with SPF so it can also act as your sunscreen. Which brings us to…
This is Malaysia. If you think you’re gonna win against the sun by going out with your bare skin, you craycray. Sunscreen, like Yadah Oh My Sunscreen, is important, it keeps your skin safe from the harshness of the sun (which we have a lot of 🌞 🌞 🌞 ) that causes skin pigmentation, aging, and just generally damages your skin. It should be reapplied throughout the day and although it would be best to have two different types of moisturisers, having a hydrating sunscreen or a moisturiser with SPF is killing two birds with one stone. Healthy skin with less luggage? Yasss.
It’s best to exfoliate once or twice a week depending on your skin, but if you’re going to be gone from home for a few days (balik kampung oh oh oh balik kampung!) it’s best to bring an exfoliator. Why? Because exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin that clogs up the skin, giving way to newer skin cells. This lets moisturising products penetrate deeper into the skin. If you don’t exfoliate, it could leave your skin looking dull, rough and dry and may lead to acne or milia. I’m pretty sure you don’t want that right?
If you’re not sure of which exfoliator to get, I recommend the Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment. It’s not too big to carry around and it’s been all people rave about. So I’d say it’s worth a try. hehe
I know Raya can be busy and really tiring that you only wanna go to sleep after getting back, but make sure not to miss your daily skincare routine, okay ladies? please don’t be a lazy bum.
With these 5 products, you will be able to keep your skin happy and healthy until you get back home. BUT if you have any other product recommendations or reviews, then head to justkosme.com and leave us a review!
Tarte limited-edition tarte starters skin & color travel set.
- deep dive cleansing gel
- drink of h2o hydrating boost moisturizer
- brighter days highlighting moisturizer
- C-brighter™ eye treatment
- gifted™ Amazonian clay smart mascara
- Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in monarch (apricot nude)