SKIN CARE REGIME TO REDUCE ACNE

June 16, 2018 Ι Skin Care Regime Ι by Tenzin Yangzom

Hello peeps! Today, I’m going to share my skincare regime which I follow every single day without fail to tackle acne (even during those days when I’m dead tired and sleepy). I have oily skin which is like an acne magnet and I tried everything, from oily skin face washes to oil-free moisturizers and nothing seemed to worked. I finally found the right kind of skin care regime which actually helped to reduce the acne(s) and redness I had on my T-zone. Soooooo, without further ado, I’ll just list my skincare routine step-by-step.

skin care regime



Morning Skin Care Regime:

I wash my face with Ponds Pimple-Clear White and pat (do not rub as it irritates the skin) my skin dry then I gently rub Ice cube all over my face and neck (it acts as a natural skin toner which you should use before applying your make-up since it helps to close your pores and acts as a protecting shield against the harsh chemicals which are present in some of the beauty products) . After that, I apply Benzoyl Peroxide Gel IP 2.5% (it’s available in most of the pharmacies in India) on problematic areas and wait for 15 minutes to let it dry completely and then I go ahead and apply Clean and Clear Skin-Balancing Moisturiserapplying Sunscreen after it dries if I have to go out, be it winter or summer, applying Sunscreen is a must).



Night-time Skin Care Regime:

I make sure I remove my make-up and prefer to use olive oil to do so since it’s a non-harsh natural product and does not burn my eyes. Then I simply wash my face with the same face wash (and I do not use a cleanser since I haven’t found the right product for my skin yet, if you have any suggestions please comment below!) and rub Ice cube once again and pat it dry. After this I dab a cotton ball inside my homemade Apple Cider Vinegar toner (which consists of mixing equal amount of water and Apple cider vinegar in a 300 ml container) and wait for it to dry, then I apply my moisturizer and read a book, watch a movie or sleep like a log!




The mantra for this to work is consistency and patience, the acne(s) won’t go away after one or two days of application. I started noticing the difference only after a month, so, please do not lose hope  =) and make sure you do not touch your skin often ’cause the bacteria accumulated in our hands and fingers will cause more acne and pimples to pop-up and we do not want that! Drink lots of water and fruit juice and cut down on aerated drinks. I hope these tips and routine proves helpful for your skin as well =)




P.S : Do not forget to do a patch test for the Benzoyl Peroxide Gel IPand the homemade Apple cider vinegar solution. Thanks!

Tenloveyang.

Nyx soft matte lip cream stockholm review & swatches

I am totally obsessed with NYX Cosmetics and their products. I have already reviewed their pore filler makeup primer and today’s post is on Nyx soft matte lip cream stockholm.

A nude lipstick shade in your makeup drawer is as essential as a little black dress inside your wardrobe. Be it at a party, formal event or on a regular day, a nude lipstick is a classic shade to rock. When I realized that most of the lipstick shades I had were either deep red, shocking pink or coral tones, and none of the nudes, I decided to pick NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade stockholm. 🙂

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm

Product Claims: Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing.




Stockholm in NYX soft matte lip cream is a gorgeous nude which appears more of a soft pink with beige undertones. Perfect shade to pair with a dark smokey eye. The neutral and soft color of the lip cream would look beautiful on any skin tone.

Nyx soft matte lip cream Stockholm Lip Swatch

Nyx soft matte lip cream stockholm

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm wrist swatch




Nyx soft matte lip cream shades

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm

There are more than 12 beautiful shades available. I have around 5 of the shades – Amsterdam, Tokyo, Stockholms, Abudhabi, and Adisababa. Find the swatches and review of all of these shades HERE. 




Pros-

  • Beautiful shade
  • Highly pigmented
  • Good lasting power
  • Not heavy on lips
  • Creamy texture
  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Stays on lips for 5-6 hours
  • Highly pigmented

Cons-

  • A little drying during winter ( If you apply on well-moisturized lips then this wouldn’t count as cons )

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm



My final take on Nyx soft matte lip cream Stockholm 

I am a huge fan of all NYX cosmetics products. NYX soft matte lip cream was the first product I tried from the brand and it literally won over me! All the shades in NYX Cosmetics soft matte lip cream range are truly amazing. Stockholm is a classic nude that appears more like a combination of soft pink, beige and light brown. Most nude lipstick makes my face look pale and washed out, but this one doesn’t. Ideal nude to pair when you are planning to wear dark smokey eyes.



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nyx lip lingerie baby doll review & swatch

My relationship with Nyx lip lingerie shade – Baby Doll, is the kind where I can’t decide whether to stick with it or walk away without looking back.

 

NYX lingerie Liquid Lipstick review

NYX lingerie Liquid Lipstick – Baby Doll

Nyx lip lingerie Description:

Slip into something seductive with Lip Lingerie, our luxurious liquid lipstick with a plush, Matte finish. Available in the color-kissed hues you know and love—from cinnamon pink and chocolate brown, to warm mahogany red and classic nude beige—plus, 12 brand-new nudes! Each sultry shade will coat the curves of your lips with irresistibly creamy color.

Baby Doll NYX lip lingerie swatch

NYX lingerie Liquid Lipstick review

NYX lingerie Liquid Lipstick swatch

Yes, the consistency of the lip cream is indeed creamy and unbelievably matte. I made a mistake of picking up the shade which falls under the lightest shade in their nyx lingerie lip cream collection. I have a warm tone skin, so the lip cream almost disappears when applied on my lips. I feel it could still look good on people with light skin.




Let me tell you more about Baby Doll NYX lip lingerie…

Nyx lip lingerie Baby Doll is a nude pink.

Ingredients of Nyx lip lingerie Baby Doll-

Isododecane, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minérale, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polycyclopentadiene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

Most of the shades have a different ingredients list so the consistency is different from each other.




Pros’ of NYX lip lingerie Baby Doll –

  • The texture is more of mousse and builds up to a matte finish.
  • It stays for good 5-7 hours
  • The lipstick doesn’t transfer, it stays put throughout the day.

Cons’ of NYX lip lingerie Baby Doll-

  • Almost impossible to take the product off the lips without an oil-based makeup remover.
  • The shade makes my skin look washed out.
  • It feels a little heavier on the second layer.
  • The application is a bit tacky because of its flat long doe foot applicator.
  • It settles on the lip lines and makes it look cakey

How to apply Nyx lip lingerie- 

The best way to apply this lip cream is to make sure your lips are well moisturized. Quickly scrub your lips with a gentle and easy homemade lip scrub using sugar, honey and olive oil. Moisturized your lips with a lip balm or use olive oil itself. Blot excess oil using a tissue paper and glid the lip cream on your lips smooth.





My experience with NYX lip lingerie-

 

Color payoff and texture wise, I loved this lip cream. The only thing that bothered me was the shade. I should have gone for a shade little darker. Also, it stays a bit sticky on lips for the first 5-10 mins of application.

I tried NYX Baby doll lip lingerie on top of Nyx perfect red matte Lipstick and it looked great.

NYX lingerie Liquid Lipstick reviewIf you have a lip cream which you feel washes out your skin, try this! Apply a darker shade first and then layer it with the lighter shade lip cream. 🙂