Skincare Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive
Even though you’re born with beautiful and healthy skin, if you can’t maintain it, your skin will get dark and damaged. So yes, it’s better invest your money for proper skincare products. Now you might think that good skincare = hurt wallet. But wait, I’ll give you these tips and tricks to get a set of skincare products for under IDR 100k/month. First, you need to learn what type of skin you have. In my case, I have normal to dry skin. In addition, I have sensitive skin, so I almost always choose products that contain natural ingredients. My choice is the Laneige Water Bank Series.
Laneige is quite expensive compared to other skincare products, luckily they have travel sized products available at their official store at a Sogo nearby. I got myself a Multi Cleanser, an Essential Power Refiner (toner), a Moisture Balancing Emulsion (lotion), a Water Bank Essence_EX (serum) and a Moisture Gel Cream, it only took me 300k for the whole package. And yeah, it works! After 1 month of usage, I felt the difference, my skin looks brighter, moisturised, and the dead skin cells are gone.
As a side note, I learned first-hand that my skin didn’t actually need the gel cream because my face got sticky after 1 hour of application.
1. Cleanse your face with Laneige Multi Cleanser. Put a little amount of that soft, fragrant cream in the palm of your hand and mix with some water to foam the cleanser. You can buy the smaller size in online marketplaces but I think it’s a better deal to buy the bigger one because it’s cheaper and lasts about 9 months.
2. Use it as a skin toner on day and night. Put one or two drops of Laneige Essential Power Skin Refiner on a cotton pad, or apply directly with your hand over your face. This one will last for about 1 and a half month.
3. Apply Laneige Moisture Balancing Emulsion to maintain the moisture of your skin all day long.
4. This one is the most important because it’s the serum. It makes your skin brighter and clear up dark spots. It will last for 2-3 weeks, depending on how often you use it.
Voila! It’s done. They are doing a good job on keeping my face hydrated and moisturised. If needed, I can put UV cream or make-up after doing all the steps above.
There you have it! A not-so-expensive skincare tutorial, based on my personal experience.
See you in my next post!