My Skin Care Routine

I’m blessed with not having serious acne problems but I’m faced with having skin issues on my body. I’ve always had dry skin and for this post, I’m gonna tell you about my skin care routine, which is more focused on dry and sensitive skin.

When I was young, I was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis which is also known as eczema. It was a struggle. My skin was itchy 24/7 that I couldn’t help but scratch it, which I regret because I developed deep scars from it.  I also had dermatographia where you can literally scratch my skin and the skin will raise a bit. It’s kind of like skin writing and looks like a white tattoo. I used to draw little hearts or words on my skin to freak my friends out. It was fun while it lasted, I don’t have that anymore. It just gradually stopped. I also have KP (Keratosis Pilaris) on my arms. It looks like little goosebumps or kind of looked like a chicken skin. Well, I still have it now but it was not as worse as before.

That’s a little backstory there, but let’s move on to the products.


MICELLAR WATER. When removing makeup, I usually use the one from Happy Skin since it does the job well. For cleansing every night, though, I use the one from Simple since it’s milder. It removes makeup but you have to use more product.

Simple foaming cleanser

SIMPLE FOAMING CLEANSER. I use this every night to clean my face. Although my skin on my body is dry, my face has a combination of oiliness, especially at the nose area. This cleans out my face and gets rid of the oiliness. Plus, it’s fun to watch the foam ooze out on your hand.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub

ST. IVES APRICOT SCRUB. I have been using this product for years and it never fails to give me a really soft face. I use this twice or thrice a week. Sometimes I even put some on my arms for my KP and it gets rid of the bumps, or at least lessens it.

Belo acne pro pimple gel

BELO PIMPLE GEL. I get one or two pimples occasionally due to hormones. Ugh, PMS. This product dries out a pimple overnight. Rudolf the red nosed reindeer no more for me.

Egyptian magic cream

EGYPTIAN MAGIC CREAM. The most expensive thing on this list. This little container costs roughly 800 pesos! The reviews and the lists of celebrities who swear by this made me buy it. Good thing it works. It’s like a balm made from all natural ingredients. A little goes a long way, you just have to get a little amount of balm, rub it between your palms and apply it oil on your skin. It has so many uses like burns, as a lip balm, some even apply this to their hair. I apply this every night after washing my face and I wake up with soft and supple skin. I’m not sure though if I’ll buy this again because of its price. I would have to switch to Cetaphil or Physiogel.


Jergens ultra healing

JERGENS ULTRA HEALING. This is my holy grail when it comes to body skin care. It moisturizes my skin all day and it doesn’t have that sticky feeling. It’s not that expensive as well, so I can apply as much as I want.

Cetaphil Moisturizing cream

CETAPHIL MOISTURIZING CREAM. If I ran out of Jergens, I use this. It moisturizes my skin really well, but sometimes I tend to use just a little amount of product because of its price.

cupcake little baby underarm

CUPCAKE LITTLE BABY UNDERARM. Since I have basically dry skin, my underarms need some moisturizing as well. This cream helps and it also acts as a deodorant and a whitening product. Not sure about the latter, though cos I don’t keep track of it.



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    January 18, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I’ve never used anything from above, or let’s just say, I’m not using anything on my skin. But I’m considering having a skin care kit now since with my age, it seems like I should already have one now. If you won’t mind, may I know where you got those Simple Foaming Cleanser, St. Ives Apricot Scrub, and the Jegens Ultra Healing? How much do they costs? Thanks 😊

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      January 22, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      St. Ive’s and Jergens are drug stores and department stores, same as Simple too. 🙂 I forgot their prices, though.

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    Dianne Kathreen
    January 18, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve been using the Simple facial wash, too, and it does the job very well! I have oily and dry skin combination so it really fits for me. I also use micellar water from Maybelline and it is my favorite; I also apply it before I put on my makeup. Haven’t tried pimple cream before nor the CosRx pimple patch, does the Belo pimple gel works really good? Ive been having pimple once in a while and I want to try something that will dry it out in an instant.

    Nice post, btw! 🙂

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      January 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      I didn’t even know Maybeline has micellar water. Micellar water are everywhere! lol. The Belo one is effective for me. It dries out the pimple overnight. 🙂

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    January 19, 2017 at 5:51 am

    That st ives scrub has been a favourite of mine for years. I think it’s one of the first my mum bought me when I was a teen!

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      January 22, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      My holy grail. 🙂

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    Richel V.
    January 19, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I have no skin care routine at all. And you guys have been posting about skincare routines at the same time. Makes me think of starting on my own. Not getting any younger. Hehe. I used to use Pond’s before and it worked on me so I might go back to that, and finally use up my facemasks.
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      January 22, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      I want to try facemasks but I’m too lazy for it. I only have this kind of routine cos I have to moisturize or else my skin would be itchy. haha. Dryness sucks.

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    Tannya Aditya
    January 19, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    i also have dry skin so thank you for sharing your routine! i used to use jergens but BOI it gets so pricey here :((( i have been hearing magical things about egyptian cream so i think imma try it *-*

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      January 22, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Egyptian cream is much more expensive than Jergens here but yeah, it’s worth the try. 🙂

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    January 20, 2017 at 7:05 am

    I really like the Simple skincare range – they’re so gentle on the skin and affordable too! I’m currently using their roll-on eye balm and day cream and quite happy with them. I’ve used the St Ives apricot scrub and liked it too but I’m trying different brands to see what works best. The Belo Pimple gel looks really handy as well -unfortunately I just Googled it and I don’t think they are sold in the UK. My fave skin care product right now would have to be the Innisfree Green Tea Seed serum, I think my skin has gotten a lot better after starting to use it!
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      January 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      I’ve heard a lot about Innisfree, I might find something for my dry skin. I haven’t seen the roll on from Simple yet but I’m glad it worked for you. 🙂 I’m sure there are other brands of pimple gel or drying lotion. Hope you’ll find one.

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    Abby Joy
    January 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Good thing the St Ives is working perfectly for you! When I used it to exfoliate, my face got a lot of red and had breakouts the next days. I think my skin is just that sensitive. Oooh, might check out the Cupckae Little product. I don’t have any product for my underarms now. My face skin care is currently consist of 4 products only as I am trying to heal my face 😀

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    Ira Suhami
    January 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Ah, I know the feeling as I also have Eczema. I’ve been using Rosken Skin Repair for the body and it works the best for me but it is so pricey! I have used St Ives too for the past year but I am changing to Himalaya now. Himalaya works much better for my skin and my skin doesn’t have any breakout so often now! I would love to try Belo Pimple Gel but I don’t think the brand is available in Malaysia. Anyway, what product did you use to lessen the scar? I also have deep scars due to those endless scratching. Nowadays, I am too shy to show my legs because of the scars 🙁

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    January 22, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I just use it 2-3 times a week since my skin is sensitive too. You can get the cupcake underarm online 🙂

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    January 23, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    I couldn’t do without the St Ives scrub!

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    January 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    That must have been really hard for you when you were younger. Good thing you’re all better now. I think it’s ok to have scars, I have my own fair share. Sometimes, there is more beauty in a person (even physically) that can overcome whatever it is that’s not so pretty. And I think you have that, like you said, you have good face skin.

    I use St. Ive’s, too, by the way. Isn’t it great for exfoliating? It’s one of my fave products.
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    Rejoyce Canaynay
    February 2, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Tus your Belo essentials Pimple gel available in the market or we have to visit the clinic to get one? I’m also curious about the Egyptian cream and the underarm thing, is it a cream too? This entry is very helpful since I want to try different products aswell. Thinking of putting my skin-care routine in my blog. Thanks!

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      February 2, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      The Belo one is available over the counter. Bought one at a grocery store. The underarm one is indeed a cream 🙂 I use it cos the typical deodorant is making my skin dry.

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