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盡早養成最佳的護膚習慣!

處於青春期的身體會經歷不少的變化,而此時亦是我們開始學習掌握肌膚保養流程的年齡。當年紀漸長,為防止肌膚老化,變得暗啞無光或看似缺乏活力,我們都會開始認識並實行不同的專門皮膚護理方法,包括每週勤敷面膜、使用身體磨砂,以及進行美容療程,像果酸煥膚等。其實不論你是甚麼年齡,專家相信肌膚都需要基本護理,例如是早上出門要塗防曬噴霧,並且愈早保養愈好。

以下是一些我們應當盡早開始養成的護膚習慣:

每天洗臉兩次

即使你未有暗瘡問題,亦可使用有助沖走雜質和污垢的溫和潔顏配方清洗臉部。至於出於衛生需要,嬰兒時期則應使用溫和嬰兒配方。因為新生嬰兒的肌膚幼嫩細緻,只有專為嬰兒而設的產品才能有效避開刺激性物質的傷害。另外,不像其他年齡層需因應不同部位使用不同的針對性產品,大部分的嬰兒肥皂都可同時用於臉部及身體。

而當青少年開始留意到皮膚出現狀況,如長出暗瘡或臉油增多,代表是時候使用適合個人膚質的特定配方,如你不確定你皮膚的性質,可透過吸油面紙進行局部測試,或直接讓皮膚科醫生作出適當診斷。

塗抹防曬隔離霜

太陽是我們吸收維他命D的天然來源,尤其對於正處於增高階段的兒童來說,更對骨骼發展有正面幫助。不過,由於太陽光線亦含有有害的紫外線物質,不但會容易引致肌膚老化,亦可能增加患上皮膚癌的風險。過度曝曬對肌膚的傷害不容小覷,因此任何年齡人士都應該習慣在出門前在臉部及皮膚塗上防曬乳液。如想進一步保護肌膚,出發到沙灘前可選擇戴上闊邊帽和太陽眼鏡,以保護敏感脆弱的肌膚。

每天做好保濕工作

除基本的潔面步驟,保濕亦是護膚過程的關鍵,有助提供額外營養之餘,亦可保持肌膚豐盈嫩滑。在為嬰兒洗澡後,可將溫和潤膚露或潤膚油塗抹全身(臉部除外);兒童和青少年則可使用一般的身體潤膚露,而青少年也可考慮使用不致粉刺性的天然溫和保濕霜,如蘆薈凝膠。

到年紀稍長則要開始防止老化跡象,想令肌膚一直保持年輕緊緻,差不多二十歲就要在臉部使用保濕霜、精華液及肌底液,並要塗抹身體乳液。護膚油對於成人肌膚也有莫大裨益,如有機玫瑰果油可有效去除妊娠紋和細紋。

來源:
https://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/skincare-advice/basic-skin-care-tips/when-to-start-skincare-routine.html

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Other Skincare products I use!

Hey guys!

When doing detailed posts on my skincare routine, I had decided to split it into three parts :

  • Night time routine (with all skincare basics),
  • Day time routine and
  • Other skincare products post, where I show all products that I haven’t shown in the above two posts.

So, this is the third part of my Skincare routine posts. Since, I didn’t want to show way too many products in the previous two posts and thus confuse you, I decided to do this one separately. Most of them have been reviewed earlier. If you wish to read and know more about the products, you may click the links to have them open in a new window. Here are all those products plus mini reviews, under each of the following category :

Makeup removers

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1) Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle solution – I absolutely love this one. It is so gentle and yet does an amazing job of removing makeup and impurities from the skin. Price : AED 35 for 100 ml (travel size).

2) St. Ives Makeup Remover & Facial cleanser – This has been my favorite for years now. It’s really thick and a tube lasts for so long. It is parabens and phthalates free and is a gentle formula. It has chamomile in it which is so calming for the skin. Price : AED 16.50 for 170gms.

Cleansers/Face washes

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1) Herbline Essentials White Lily & Ginger Face Wash – This is one of my latest favorites. I love this natural skincare brand and it’s products. They are so worth every penny you spend on them!. Read my full review here. Price : AED 109 for 150ml.

2) Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser – Another brand that I really love and recommend. This is for Normal / dry skin and thus perfect for me. Read my full review here. Price : AED 36.50 for 200ml.

3) The Face Shop Green Tea Cleansing Foam – My least favorite one. I still reach for it sometimes since I hate wasting products. Read my full review herePrice : AED 41 (on sale) for 170 ml.

4) Neutrogena Visibly Clear Daily Wash – This was gifted to me by Sally. This product is actually for combination/oily skin. It’s green in color and has a lovely consistency. When I use it, my skin feels tight but I immediately moisturize after that. You must be wondering why do I use it then!. It’s the smell of it!. It has the most amazing citrus scent. It is uplifting and refreshing. Still, I use it only occasionally. Price : AED 44.75 for 200ml.

Scrub

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1) Everyuth Exfoliating Scrub – This is a very budget friendly scrub that I have been using quite regularly of late. Read my full review here. Price : Rs. 105 (AED 6.28) for 100 gms.

Serum

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1) Mad Hippie Exfoliating serum – This is my love since last October. A phenomenal serum that should be in everyone’s skincare collection, if they are into an anti aging routine. Read my full review herePrice : $27.99 (AED 102.81) for 30ml. I bought it online and had it shipped to me here in UAE, from US in 2 days.

Lip balms

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1) Vaseline Healthy White lip care : This one is a very handy lip balm which I bought from India. It’s basically Vaseline in a tube but it’s consistency is more better suited to easily pump out of the tube. It protects against UV & lip darkening. It guarantees 24 hour+ moisturization and I definitely recommend it. Price : Rs. 60 (AED 3.59) for 9 gms.

2) Neutrogen 6 hour Protection lip balm : This is so hydrating, I cannot recommend it enough!. It delivers almost immediate results. Dry and chapped lips are a thing of the past when I carry this around with me. I love it. Read my full review here. Price : 16.50 for 15 ml.

3) Himalaya Herbals Lip balm : This one contains Carrot seed oil and wheatgerm oil. It is intensely nourishing and I highly recommend it. I bought it from India. Price : Rs. 20 (AED 1.20) for 10 gms.

Moisturizers

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1) Human + Kind Anti Ageing cream – I have had this for a while now. It’s very hydrating and potent. When using this, I skip serum and eye cream that day since this one can be used in place of those. It’s multi purpose. I am about to finish this bottle. Read my full review here. Price : AED160 for 50 ml.

2) Herbline Essentials Nourishing cream – This is a miracle in jar. What a stunning product!. It helped me get through this really cold weather. It protected my skin against the drying, harsh winter. Definitely check this product out!. This tub lasted me about an year. It’s a recent empty product and so I decided to still show it. Read my full review here. Price : AED 141 for 50 gms.

3) Olay Age Perfect Anti- Ageing Cream – I love Olay like crazy. It’s an amazing brand. However, I hate this product. It’s consistency is nice and it gets absorbed into the skin fast. But it left my skin looking greasy and it has the weirdest smell ever. I bought this from India. It’s a Made in Thailand product. Usually, the Olay products sold here in UAe are made in Poland and they are top quality. But I noticed that the ones sold in India is either made n India or made in Thailand and imported there. Anyways, this cream didn’t do anything magical for me. Price : Rs. 125 (AED 7.45) for 18gms. Yes, it contains only 18 gms!. It’s a tiny tube.

4) Skin Drink from Lush – This is another brand that really helped my skin in the winter. It is so hydrating and becomes a shield against the cold winter nights. Totally recommend it!. Read my full review here. Price : AED 135 for 45 gms.

That’s all guys. I sure hope you got a good idea about some products out there that you might like to try. Take care of your skin and show it lots of love ♥

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Naz ♥

Review: Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser!

Hello!

Today am reviewing a daily facial cleanser from one of my favorite brands, Neutrogena. It’s the Deep Clean Facial Cleanser, which is formulated for Normal and Dry skin. My skin type is normal at the moment but leans towards dry in winters.

I was so excited to give this cleanser a try. It would be an understatement to say I fell in love with it!. I have been using this for three months now.

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It claims that it gently penetrates into the pores, dissolves dirt, oil and traces of make-up. I feel it really lives up to it’s claims. It’s very gentle and perfect for daily use. It lathers just the right amount, not overly too much. Without feeling heavy on the skin, it really deep cleans and removes impurities and dead surface skin cells, leaving your skin looking very youthful and fresh.

It’s a lovely light orange colored, thick cleanser. It comes in a plastic bottle with a nice pump, which I love!. It’s very convenient to use and hygienic too. Since it’s a transparent bottle, you can keep track of how much product is left. It’s scent is really refreshing and relaxing. When using it, you really enjoy that feeling of cleanliness it delivers while that scent captivates your senses!.

This product is oil free, non comedogenic and dermatologist tested. One bottle will last you a long time since you need only a single pump of product each time.

The cost of this cleanser is AED 36.50 for 200ml. I highly recommend this. Infact a friend of mine (Irene of Drab to Fabz) bought this product after I suggested it to her. Not only did she absolutely love it, she said she should have started using it a long before itself. It’s that great!

Have you tried this cleanser?. What are your thoughts on it?. Leave a comment below 🙂

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Note: I was provided this product for review purpose and all opinions are 100% my own.

Review: 6 hour Protection Lip balm by Neutrogena!

Hello!

Every girl I know, is on a constant hunt to find a perfect lip balm for herself. With this product that I tried out, I might as well say my hunt is over!. I am talking about the Norwegian Formula 6 hour protection lip balm by Neutrogena!

I generally love the brand Neutrogena and I was pretty excited to try this lip balm because of what it promised : “hydrates and protects dry, chapped lips”. My lips tend to be dry at times, though it’s not in a chapped state. But still, it sounded so great and let me say, the result was exactly what they had promised.

20140414_153021Here is what it says on the package : “It intensely moisturises and protects lips for 6 hours from external aggressions even in extreme climate conditions. With the moisturizing power of Norwegian Formula, it immediately and intensely hydrates even chapped lips, leaving them soft and smooth. The nourishing formula also forms an invisible film to protect lips for 6 hours. Leaves no white or sticky residue. Can be used under makeup.”

It’s perfect for this hot weather in UAE. It’s a white colored balm which goes on the lips without being glossy. It gives your lips a flawless, matte look. It’s totally non sticky. Your lips would really feel instantly protected by an invisible film. When you apply it just before your lipstick, the result is gorgeous, smooth and supple lips!

It comes with a rounded tip which makes application easy. You need, say two tiny dots to spread onto your lips. This will definitely last a long time. As for the 6 hour protection, well, I got it to stay for about 4 hours but if you eat and all that it goes away and you need to reapply.

imageI HIGHLY recommend you try this lip balm. It’s like no other, feels luxurious but at the same time is budget friendly. A 15 ml tube costs AED 14.50. It takes hydration to a new level. You gotta buy this!. Available at all local super markets. I told my mom and sister in law to pick up one each and they did so from Carrefour, Dalma Mall.

If you have tried this out, particularly after reading this post, kindly comment and let me know what your experience was like ♡

Love,
Naz 🙂

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One step to a flawless-looking complexion with Neutrogena!

There’s nothing else that can boost your confidence quite like glowing skin. Of course, to glow is one thing, to shine is clearly another. And shiny, greasy, oily skin is a problem most women struggle with in this region, especially with the arrival of the summer months.

The source of the problem is the sebaceous gland, found in the dermis, which produces sebum – a combination of fats and dead sebaceous gland cells. The sebum reaches to the skin surface through pores, and when it is in excess, it causes a lot of trouble, making the skin oily, blocking pores, and setting off acne breakouts.

If this sounds all too familiar, you’ll be glad to know there’s a new hard working ally in your corner: Neutrogena Visibly Clear® Pore & Shine, a double action product range that tackles pores and shine in one go, helping you achieve a flawless-looking complexion.

The new range consists of a daily wash and a daily scrub formulated to unclog and minimize pores’ size; and clinically proven to immediately remove 77% of excess sebum, providing a lasting matte finish without over-drying the skin. What’s more, the new range has a delectable and uplifting tangerine and lime scent, which will make your new cleansing routine a joy.

Keeping pores clear and tight is the key to a flawless-looking complexion. The Visibly Clear® Pore & Shine Daily Scrub, with its micro-beads and salicylic acid, allows you to exfoliate daily, gently but efficiently, leaving your skin feeling clean, fresh and glowing.

The Visibly Clear® Pore & Shine Daily Wash with its effective double action formula unclogs pores, cleansing your skin thoroughly, whilst also significantly reduces shine. The result is a naturally fresh, matte finish and visibly refined-looking skin.

Product and Price information:

Neutrogena®Visibly Clear® Pore & Shine Daily Wash, AED 44.86

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine Daily WashNeutrogena®Visibly Clear® Pore & Shine Daily Scrub, AED 44.86

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine Daily ScrubNeutrogena® product range is available in pharmacies and supermarkets across the UAE.

About Neutrogena®

A worldwide leader in premium, dermatologist-recommended skin, hair and cosmetics products, Neutrogena® Corporation has been providing consumers with health and beauty improvements for over 40 years.  The Company manufactures and markets a line of premium-priced skin and hair care products that are distributed in more than 70 countries.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, Neutrogena® is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based health care products company.To learn more about Neutrogena’s product range, please visit http://www.neutrogena-me.com or follow us on https://www.facebook.com/NeutrogenaME

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Amazon haul #1 – Haircare, Jewelry and more!

Hello beautiful people!

I love online shopping, like crazy. It’s easy peasy and can be done at the comforts of your home. What can be more convenient than that? (Not for everyone though, like poor Roger below :P).

1029I mostly do local purchases, because I don’t have to worry about customs or the weight or anything like that. But then I decided to shop at Amazon US store because there are some items which are not available locally and I wanted to try them. I am always up for trying new products :). It’s so much fun right?.

As the title says, I had placed the order back in February and chose a shipping option of 8 – 16 days. I received one item within 6 days and three items in March (in 13 days). Everything came carefully and neatly packed. There were small air bags inside, so that the products (which were individually wrapped) are separated well and don’t get damaged while in transit.

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I delayed doing this post, because I didn’t want to jump to conclusions about any product that I am reviewing here. Three months is a good amount of time to judge a product. So here goes…

All the prices mentioned in this post are the ones I have bought it at. I have noticed that Amazon prices tend to fluctuate. The prices in the brackets are the cost of it as of today. Anyways, here are the 4 items that I bought:

1) Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask, 8.5 ounces Jar (250 ml) : If you just type this in a YouTube search bar, you will be surprised at the number of people raving about it. Being a hair-care freak (well the number of haircare DIYs on this blog might have given you a hint!), I wanted to try this so badly.

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The tub is really pretty. In fact, to me, it looks like a coconut (Forget the green part of it :P). Brown on the outside and creamy white inside. The smell is literally HEAVENLY. Like you guys won’t believe how rich, luxurious and amazing the smell is. The tub comes with directions and it says there that this is an intense repairing mask and thus should not be used more than twice a week. I totally agree with that. You should never overwhelm your hair with products, however amazing they are.

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I used it twice in the first week that I received it. Then on, I used it once every week. While applying it, at that time itself, hair feels super-duper soft. The directions on the tub says to apply it liberally onto wet hair. The very first time, I shampooed my hair and then applied it. I found my hair to be really dry after it completely air-dried. The second time though, I applied it to wet hair without shampooing and found that my hair had a really soft texture and was easily manageable. So that’s how I have been using it since.

The directions say to apply it for 7 minutes. I have timed myself every single time and never exceeded that time limit. However, I did find someone saying that they applied it for 20 minutes and then her hair was much more softer than a 7 minutes application. But well, I am happy with 7 minutes. I apply it only to the lower half of my hair (from the level of my ear and down). I believe that conditioners should not be applied to the scalp, because it’s totally unnecessary. The new hair at the scalp is already nourished by the oils produced by our skin and does not require an external conditioning treatment.

I would definitely purchase this again. I highly recommend this product to all. It does what it promises and that according to me, is a great deal!. It will be after quite a while though, because this tub is going to last me a LONG time.

Price : US $16.86 (As of today, it costs US $18.84)

2) Organic R/s Root Stimulator Hair Fertilizer, 6 Ounce (170 gms) : Ok, another hair-care product :D.. Hehe. The name itself is very attractive. Not the fertilizer part. Well, that brings images of plant manure and what not. But believe me, ‘this fertilizer’ smells good and has a cream colored mayonnaise-like texture. The tub says to apply it daily. But I chose to apply it thrice a week. I do other hair-care DIYs too. So I really don’t want to overwhelm my hair with daily application.

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The product is very thick and at first I feared applying it would be tough. However, the product is absorbed by the hair pretty fast and I like that. It does not leave the hair greasy, which is a huge plus. I usually brush my hair first and make sure it’s untangled. Then I scoop the product out, apply on the scalp and then brush again so that it’s evenly distributed.

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I believe this is formulated to be applied on the hair and washed off after some time. But nothing is mentioned about it in the directions. So I chose to apply it in the night and wash off in the morning. As it’s not greasy, it’s totally ok.

Within the second week of using it, I felt a really good difference. My hair has a beautiful shine and it’s softer now.

I would highly recommend this product too :). I would definitely re-purchase. 

Price : US $7.69 (As of today, it costs US $7.67)

3) Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream, 0.5 Ounce (15gms) : This product is supposed to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eye area.  As I didn’t have an eye cream for my skincare routine, I decided to make this a part of my night time routine. It contains Alpha Hydroxy in it and it’s supposed to be anti-ageing. That’s what attracted me to this product. I have used it for 1 month now and it’s nearly over.

I just take a tiny dot on my ring finger and work it around my eyes in a patting/dabbing motion. Eye creams should never be rubbed on, as the skin is really delicate there. I think it has the right consistency. Not liquidy nor thick. Very easy to apply. It has a VERY faint smell of medicine/pharmacy!. But it’s a nice smell not bad at all. Infact, after the first couple of uses, you can’t even smell it anymore because by then you would get used to the faint smell. This cream can be applied under makeup too but I have never tried that. Also, it says to apply it twice a day but I apply it only in the night. Please keep in mind that products with alpha hydroxy acid should not be worn out in the sunlight, as our skin becomes more susceptible to damage.

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Well, about it’s effect on my skin, umm, I am still kind of undecided on it. I am 25 by the way and I don’t actually have a lot of lines around my eyes. I *think* the lines on the crow’s feet area is lesser. But, you know how sometimes you like to make yourself believe that a product is working and it appears like it really does work, while probably it’s not?. Jeez!.. Does that even make any sense?. But that’s how I feel about this product. Maybe others have totally benefited from it and it does say on the tube “Clinically proven to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eye area”. I think I am fooling myself into thinking that this product works. For 15 gms, it’s pretty expensive, mostly because it’s from the brand Neutrogena (I have had positive experience from other products of this brand but this… um….).

I won’t be re-purchasing this product and I don’t really recommend it to others.

Price : US $9.83 (As of today, it costs US $12.50)

4) 18K Rose Gold Plated Sterling Silver Diamond Heart MOM Pendant Necklace (0.01 cttw, I-J Color, I3 Clarity) : This is such a gorgeous chain and pendant. From the below picture on the site, I kind of expected the pendant to be slightly bigger than it actually is.

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But still, I am not complaining. Sometimes, small and simple is more beautiful. My mom absolutely loved it.

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If you are new to my blog, you probably wouldn’t know that I had gifted it to my mom along with a DIY greeting card, on Mother’s Day. This is actually a beautiful gift to give to your mom, any time of the year.

Price : US $39.00 (As of today, it costs US $29.00 (Man, I feel ripped off!!), but is temporarily out of stock)

My total shipping fee was US $23.02 and was delivered right to my door step by Aramex. The people at Amazon decided to divide my order into two and I believe it’s done so that, what is available readily, gets faster to me. The chain arrived first and the rest followed. I paid only one shipping fee for the order and obviously was not charged for two separate deliveries.

I really hope you loved my mini haul from Amazon / review 😀

If you are in UAE and you have never purchased from Amazon before, you will find my “How to” guide extremely useful!

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Naz =)