I always had a very smooth skin. No acne, no wrinkles, only a few pigment spots (lighter and darker areas on my face) and dark circles. I always struggled with Anemia (less blood in my body) which causes my dark circles. I didn’t necessarily have to wear makeup, but all the girls at school did this and it somehow made me insecure. In addition to that, I also enjoyed experimenting with different brands. I started wearing makeup very early, I was 13 and was already using mascara and eyeliner. When I was 14 I started with foundation, blush and bronzer. When I was 16, concealer too, and I sometimes even slept with makeup (THE WORST). I never really took good care of my skin because I didn’t think it was necessary. I had a beautiful skin, and I blended all the unevenness with concealer. Now that I am 26 turning 27, I am very aware of the products I use and I love to invest in skin care. I am absolutely not afraid of some prices, and therefore prefer to pay a little more for better products. Despite the fact that I have not taken good care of my face in the past, it has not really harmed me and I am happy to be on time to take good care of my skin every day from now on. (anti ageing for the win) I also stopped wearing foundation for over a year. I prefer to use products without alcohol and want to switch completely to products not tested on animals. Unfortunately I still have some products that I want to empty before I switch. But being aware of this is very important to me in the first place.
step one – I remove most part of my makeup with Make-up wipes, any brand works fine, I use Garnier active skin, but I’d love to switch to a cruelty free brand (tips are welcome).
step two – I switch between rose water from Garnier or the Sukin oil balancing clarifying facial tonic to remove leftover makeup. (you’ll be shocked how dirty your skin is still). Sukin is cruelty free, vegan, non gmo and all natural.
step three – I apply The buffet Multi-Technology Peptide Serum from The ordinairy which I dep onto my skin gently. You only need a little bit, 2 drops on the cheeks one on the forehead and one on the chin. This brand is also cruelty-free and vegan.
step four – After I let the serum soke into my skin I use the Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. You only need a very very very tiny bit but you can always use a bit more to let it soak in like an eye mask. Also a vegan and cruelty free brand.
step five – Lat but not least I apply the 100% Organic Cold-Pressed
Rose Hip Seed Oil from The ordinairy. Its very important to use this oil at the end of all these steps and best to use it before bed time and not before applying makeup.
step one – When I wakeup I try (from now on) to drink a big glass of water which will help my skin look and feel better during the day and in the future. I use a tree tea scrub under the shower once a week to balance my oily tzone.
step two – after the shower my face feels dry and I love love love to use the Clarins Daily Energizer Cream Gel I have been using this product for so long and I like so much because it is a gel-based cream and is therefore not greasy for the skin. But I also wanted to try something new so I bought the Sukin nutrient rich facial moisturiser which is my new favorite product. I love to switch between brands and see what works best for oily skin and this is such a soft product to use before applying makeup.
step three – before applying makeup I always use a primer. The one I use now is the pro filt-r Instant Retouch Primer from fenty by Rihanna. But if I decide not to wear makeup, the two steps above are enough!
These are all my steps linked to all the products. For questions or tips for oily skin products not tested on animals, feel free to hit me up! All face products mentioned above (except for the makeup wipes & rose water from Garnier) are not tested on animals and are 100% vegan.