Friday, January 25


Hello, Y'all! Happy new year readers! This year my goal was to at least blog once a week but that didn't work out so well. However, we must carry on. Today I will post about skincare routine, this is a part of three routines as I reside in a humid country at the moment but spend my holidays in Texas which is a stark difference from Ghana. My humid and summer skincare routine isn't any different other than my sunscreen is a waterproof, humid proof sunscreen {Banana Boat Sunscreen Sports Family Size Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 50} and I go light on the serum beforehand because this sunscreen is pretty thick.

I have combination skin with a very oily forehead and more recently cheek area around my nose. I am also just recovering from a bad sunburn on my forehead and cheeks that occurred one day in which I had sweated off my sunscreen in the hot Ghana sun and I was standing outside for 30 minutes waiting for the bus. I had also done a glycolic peel that morning. NOT a good result to be honest. My skin is leathery and has a lot of hyperpigmented patches as well as stress breakouts which I picked and turned into scars. I am also getting older which means wrinkles are here to stay. So with these concerns, my routine targets them.


I start by washing my face with a bar of Kojic acid soap. Then I follow up with a facial scrub {St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Face Scrub} to smooth out the bumpy rough skin, as well as the dried dead skin. Sometimes I apply them simultaneously and the results have been wonderful. My skin has been really smooth lately.

I tone with Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight and Fade Toner. Then I apply It's SKIN Power 10 Formula LI Effector Face Serum, BERGAMO Intensive Snake Syn-Ake Wrinkle Care Cream as eye cream. Then I finalize with a hydrating matte sunscreen (if I'm indoors or during winter in TX)
{Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+/PA++++} or Banana Boat Sunscreen Sports Family Size Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 50 (going out during the summer or when I'm in Ghana).

My evening routine is divided by days. MWFSu, TThSa
If I wear makeup during the day I take my makeup off with Shills Natural Science Cherry Blossom Make-up Removing Oil (during winter in TX) or  Garnier skin active Micellar water (summer or in Ghana) and wash it off with a face brush and my Kojic acid soap. I tone with Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight and Fade Toner, and then follow up with the specific day routines.

MWFSu- On the major days of the week, I follow up with sheet masks. I don't use them every day because of my skin type. I also prefer to use them at night because some might be too greasy for me to go out with.

TTHSa- These three days are for regular masks and my eyes. I start with washing then I follow up with toning, then I follow up with an eye mask {Purederm Collagen Eye Zone Pad Patches Mask Wrinkle Care}.

I follow up all my night routines with eye cream, then I finalize with Honey ampoule. I just continue with my daily serum {It's SKIN Power 10 Formula LI Effector Face Serum}, eye cream {BERGAMO Intensive Snake Syn-Ake Wrinkle Care Cream} and Scinic Honey All in One Ampoule Serum and I'm done. Depending on how dry my skin feels I finalize all routines with a face cream {Deoproce- Cleanbello Collagen Essential Cream}.

That's it for my routine!


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