All About Face Masks
When it comes to masks, I like to think of them as supplementing a good skincare routine. Doing a mask once in a blue moon won’t really make a huge difference if you don’t take care of your skin day to day, but a good boost every now and then is always nice, especially as masks tend to give instant results. I tried quite a few before realising that I don’t really use them as often as I think I do, so the fact that most of the masks I own these days are minis suits me just fine. I got my hands on several of these via a Sephora Favourites set that’s unfortunately gone now, but minis are my favourite because not only do you get a manageable amount of product that you can actually use up, but they’re also kinder on the bank balance (especially if they’re free with purchase) and they’re super cute too. Because you wash off your masks and they’re only on your skin for 10-15 mins (or sometimes less) I would rather invest my money into serums that you don’t wash off. So I’m not inclined to really spend big bucks on masks, but if you love them and use them all the time to help you relax then you might see value in splurging on something luxurious.
The How & Why of Serums (Skincare Update Pt. 2)
In case you missed reading about Part 1 of my skincare routine I’d recommend checking that out to get the full picture in combination with this post. In Part 1 I mentioned that I was going to talk about serums separately because they deserve a post of their own, and you’d better get yourself a cup of tea because we’re diving deep. Along with reviews of the products I’m currently using, I'm also talking about how I use them, as well as the strategy behind my routine and why I use the ingredients that I do. I’m a firm believer that most of your money should be spent on the serum stage, and on products that contain key ingredients with proven results. Now, obviously I don’t use all of these serums on my face morning and night, but I do think it’s important to have a good combination of them all. I like to think of skincare as food for my skin, so I try to make sure I've got a well-balanced routine that provides my skin with everything it needs to look its best.
Skincare Update (Pt. 1)
Rather than try and squeeze in a post about the skincare I was finishing up before I left Sydney I thought I would do a comparison of my old and new products since just about everything has been changed up since the move. Most of what I was using back home was coming to an end, so either it got finished up or the last dregs were decanted into little pots so I could make do until I got my hands on some new stuff over here. I brought over a few things from my ever-dwindling backups stash but everything else is a new purchase. Also, this post ended up getting waaaay too long because ya girl loves to talk about serums, so I've actually split it up into two parts. This part will go through every step of my skincare routine except for serums, and part 2 will be serums because apparently I had so much to say that it warrants a post of its own.