Morning Skin Care Routine for September 2018

Some of my colleagues and friends have told me that my skin has become a lot more clearer and more brighter than last time so, I would like to talk about my glow journey in some posts. Although it is currently already May, 2019, I would like to talk about my skincare journey all the way from September 2018 up till now. It was when my skin started changing drastically. Ever since I have implemented the SK-II in my routine, I have noticed a huge difference in my skin. So, I would like to discuss some of it in my posts.

As I have moved back to my home country - Myanmar, I am not as accessible for the products as I was used to in Singapore anymore so, I am trying to simplify my skincare usage. As I was planning to move back to my country, I was already opening less products.

In this routine, the products that I use is less than what I normally use while I was in Singapore but sometimes, having less products can actually acts as a minimalist way of approaching the skincare that we all love. Don't get me wrong, I like trying out skincare as much as you do if you are reading this blogpost in 2019 where not a lot of people are still writing the blogposts these days.

So, let's talk more about the products after me blabbering much about why I'm using this routine.

Although I didn't have in this photo, I was using Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam. It was one of my favourite cleanser at that time and I still use it from time to time even now. It does foam up quite well and cleanse my skin quite nicely without stripping my skin too much.

After that I used the Etude House Wonder Pore, it was really inexpensive for a huge bottle of toner but when I started becoming conscious about the ingredients in the skin care product, this toner has alcohol in a pretty high ingredient list so after using that bottle, I totally stopped using it.

After the toner, I always use SK-II's facial treatment essence. It was my holy grail product but since the price is really high, I use it bit by bit so that it won't finish up. The pitera is really good for my skin and I can see very huge difference whenever I use the SK-II.

The new step that I started cooperating is the Hada Labo's Gokujyun lotion. It is a hyaluronic acid lotion that provides hydration to the skin. It is a very nice cooling and hydrating lotion after the SK-II's pitera essence. It does not break me out and it tends to moisturise a bit more than what I needed in the dry weather.

After that, only in a while, I use the Sana eye cream. It is really thick and moisturising eye cream that sometimes I use as my normal moisturiser for the whole face when I travel. It is a thick but absorbs into the skin super quick and leave the skin soft and supple the next morning. As a eye cream, I don't really see it reducing the very few fine lines that I have.

The last few steps of the skin care is the moisturiser. I am currently trying out the Estee Lauder moisturiser since I got it as a sample when I bought Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair for my mom. I can't say it's amazing but it does moisturise the skin nicely. Although comparing to the other moisturisers that I have tried, given the price that they are selling, it's not worth it in my books. So, after I used it up, I haven't purchase the full sized tub at all.

The last step of the morning routine is my sunscreen. I have started applying sunscreen diligently every morning for a few months and I can see a huge difference in my skin being clear and brighter skin overall. For this Innisfree sunscreen, it is a mineral sunscreen so it leaves a white cast which I don't like but can't be helped since mineral sunscreen tends to be white in color. Other than that,  it is a little bit hard to work underneath the makeup so I prefer chemical sunscreens over mineral sunscreens.

So, this is my morning skin care routine. It is not very through about ingredients and such since I only wanted to share the routine of mine. :)

I hope you found helpful in this blogpost. :)

Late night musings on long distance relationship

If you asked me whether I miss Singapore, the answer will always be YES! just because the love of my life is there while I am being back in Yangon where I am still away from my family considerably. Although the advantages of being back in Yangon is that I finally get to spend extra good amount of time with my friends whom I have been lost in touch with for a couple of years when I was in Singapore. Another good things is that I get to travel a lot more with my group of friends, mostly short day trips or one night two day trips with them to nearby towns.

It has been 5 months since I left Singapore, and I miss the place everyday. It has become my second home, my sanctuary for consuming my love for Japanese food, skincare and architecture photography. With being said, I still enjoy being in Yangon. I get to meet my friends so much so that my weekends are always hectic, I have a day job working my ass off and save money so that I get to meet my boyfriend. 

Of course, some of them sucked for me. My boyfriend of 5 and half years and I are in long distance relationship and I enjoy every single moment that I can to spend time with him. I wish we both are free enough to spend more time but unfortunately, both of us have our own jobs and social life that we can only chat a small amount of time per day. Even while chatting, either one of us will be dozing off and my favourite time became staring at the tired boyfriend while he is dozing off. 

Nonetheless, I enjoy living in Yangon, not because of my hometown, but because days are going by so fast that I want to enjoy my days being here for a bit without dwelling back to Singapore too much.  Sometimes, I just wish to play games at home without socialising too much and working too much. 
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