Sunday Tip #17

Every Sunday I shall share here a beauty tip that I’ve read or heard about, and leave my comments or thoughts on it. Please feel free to leave your views, too! :)

Now I don’t say that this is a must-do, but if you do use sunscreen and/or foundation (Whether it’s sheer, medium or high-coverage), or wear makeup overall, double cleansing, which can mean cleansing twice or more commonly using two cleansers (Usually the first one being a cleansing oil) can help to thoroughly clean your skin, removing all the sunscreen and/or foundation and/or makeup as well as all the gunk that may have accumulated on your face throughout the day. Having cleaner skin from double cleansing also means 1) less breakouts, as there is a decrease in any pore-clogging residue and 2) a more effective skincare routine, as your skin is well-prepped and will be able to better absorb your skincare products afterwards, which as a result, makes it regenerate better.

Here is a good article from Viva Woman on double cleansing :)

Some famous cleansing oils you can try as your first step in double cleansing would be Shu Uemura’s cleansing oils, but cheaper alternatives such as one from Hada Labo and the Biore Cleansing Oil also exist now so it depends on your preference and budget. Personally I am a huge fan of Dermalogica Precleanse, which I’ve been using for many many years now with great results and no negative reactions (Touch wood), especially since Shu Uemura‘s, which was the first one I tried, broke me out :( I also like to use a separate makeup remover for my eye makeup first, then use cleansing oil when double cleansing over my eyes (Gently!) to remove any leftover residue.

Sunday Tip #13

Every Sunday I shall share here a beauty tip that I’ve read or heard about, and leave my comments or thoughts on it. Please feel free to leave your views, too! :)

I think this is a really random tip, but this tip came to me randomly as an epiphany one day while I was out, my tattoo was just healing (I will have a post on this soon hopefully!) and I had forgotten to apply moisturiser on the area. I whipped out my lip balm (I was using Jurlique Love Balm and Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lip Moisturiser), wiped it gently with a piece of tissue paper, used my finger to dab the lip balm and then dabbed it onto my tattoo… and it worked very well! Oh and of course I wiped my lip balm with tissue paper again after that before using it on my lips :P

I have, also, in an extreme pinch, used lip balm as an emergency moisturiser on very dry patch(es) on my face when I have them and they show very obviously. Just a tiny bit will do (Application method similar to above), and if you seem to have overdone it and it looks oily just blot it gently it a piece of tissue paper. It worked very well and said dry patch(es) never materialised again for the rest of the day, and no, I didn’t look like I had an oily spot on my face :)

A little note though- I don’t think that using lip balms with menthol or mint or lip plumping properties or tingly lip balms in general would be a good idea as it MIGHT irritate the skin. I tend to try and use “neutral” or “gentler” lip balms. Either way to be on the safe side it’s best to test if your skin is allergic to your lip balm before trying this tip out, and if it doesn’t it’s good since you have emergency moisturiser on hand!