What Does Your Skin Do For You? – Here’s What Your Skin Can Do For You
What I mean by this question, is that you can make your skin work for you if you give it the right “nutrients”, just like your body, your skin needs TLC too. So, what is your skin doing for you? Are you happy with your skin? Would you like to be able to achieve younger looking skin? Anti-aging skincare products are all the hype right now because everyone wants to look and stay young. If you’re following the skincare trends, you may have heard of “glass skin” in the k-beauty community which is skin so bright and healthy that it looks like “glass.”
What can your skin do for you? That’s the question.
- Well, first identify what type of skin you have.
- You may have dry, normal, oily, or a combination of a few of those.
- Once you know what type of skin you have, (for context, I have oily skin), and then you know what products you will want to focus on to target the specific concerns of your skin that you’re looking to improve.
Ready to Take Your Skin to the Next Level?
Once you are ready to take your skincare to the next level, what is the next step you should take? Well, here is where I will share a brief summary of my personal journey with skincare. There are many possible solutions with how to get started, go to your nearest Sephora or Ulta store and ask the beauty advisers in the skincare section what your concerns on and where you can begin. They will be more than happy to help, keep a safe distance of course, or you can try researching and buying online. I’ll share with you some of my favorite products and what I am using right now.
But first, let me tell you about some of my favorite ingredients that I look for in skincare.
- The first ingredient being Niacinamide: it is a form of vitamin B, and it can be used to treat acne, which is what I use it for.
- The Ordinary has a great Niacinamide product that everyone is trying to get their hands on but I’ve been using since the beginning of my skincare journey, I remember when the product first launched.
- My next favorite ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, help to nourish dry skin, and it can also help with reducing redness or irritation of the skin.
- These are my two top favorite ingredients, however, I will make more posts later on about a few more favorites of mine and more that I still need to do more research on.
Here is how I got into Skincare:
If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for new ways to perfect your skin. From exploring all kinds of different skincare brands, such as all-natural organic vegan skincare, to brands specifically targeted for men (man skin care), or brands claiming to target your individual needs, whatever the case may be, you have a passion for being kind to your skin.
- If that sounds like you, then keep reading! I’m going to share with you how I got started and obsessed with skincare almost 4 years ago. When first diving into skincare, I remember going to Sephora and asking the girl that works there what she would recommend for skincare products for acne prone skin.
- She pointed out a kit from Kate Somerville and some under eye cream from FAB (First Aid Beauty). I remember being so excited and researching more about the brand and skincare.
- This is when I fell into the skincare rabbit hole. First, I ended up trying more products from Kate Somerville, this led to trying other similar products like Mario Badescu. Eventually I ended up trying clean brands from Vintner’s Daughter, to May Lindstrom, to Tata Harper, to Indie Lee and so on, I remember spending so much money on skincare products and always wanting to try new products and the next hyped up product.
- This was when I began to realize that I wasn’t really getting any full benefits out of the products I was using because I kept trying too many products at once and switching products too frequently.
Trying New Beauty Brands
After trying clean brands, I switched to K Beauty, trying products from Missha, Elizavecca, Laneige, Belif, and many more that I can’t remember because it’s been awhile. Then I started going back to getting interested in brands like Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant, and Indie Lee. After exploring these, I stumbled across Tatcha. I remember my sales rep at Sephora telling me about Tatcha and it really just intrigued me because the brand is modeled after the soft skin that the Japanese geisha have, which is why the most important ingredient in their product is a fermented form of Japanese rice. Tatcha has been my latest obsession with Caudalie, and I’ve been using Tatcha and Caudalie, along with Dr. Dennis Gross, Fenty Skin, and Witch Hazel Mist (Thayers), consistently and have really seen consistent results. So, I guess you’re as
king yourself, are Tatcha products really worth it?
Is Tatcha worth the money?
Simple answer is, YES! Tatcha products are absolutely worth it! However, please keep in mind that these products are not for everyone, and what works for me, may not necessarily work for you. I am going to make a dedicated post about Tatcha products and which ones I use specially in a later post but for now the honest answer is yes, they are worth it if you can afford it.
So this has been my skincare journey so far, my latest obsession is Korean skincare again so I will keep you posted on that. I haven’t made any purchases yet but I am keeping my eye on a few products I may get. I’ll make a post on the research I’ve done so far and what products I have decided I want to try real soon. Anyway, if you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading!
The Skincare Diaries