Thursday, 27 October 2011

Review: The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Ximenia & Salt Scrub

TBS Spa Wisdom Ximenia & Salt Scrub 350ml MYR 99.00
Daiso Wooden Spoon 2 pcs MYR 5.00

Every woman likes to pamper themselves once in a while. Ironically, my simple form of pampering is giving myself a good body scrub. Since I am using body oils at the moment, I was thinking "Why not I get myself a good body scrub to slough off all the dead skin so that my skin would look FA-BU-LOUS!"

Off I go for some body scrub hunting and my, my....body scrubs don't come in cheap these days. So I resort to step into The Body Shop ( by the way, it's been AGES since I step into this shop ). The last item I ever bought from The Body Shop was those cute little perfume bottles, which since has been a discontinued item. can imagine, it's been more than 10 years.

To cut the long story short, among their range of body scrubs, this one appeals to me the most, mainly because of the scent. This scent is identical to the body balm, which was given to me by a friend, and used during my uni days.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

My Current Skincare Regime-October

I thought today might be a good time now to share and update all readers on my current skin condition. My last update was in the month of June and since then, I have made some changes because my skin is slowly going back to normal.

At this time of writing, I am pleased to share that my skin is feeling and looking good. The noticable radiance and glow is back too. My skin is much more balanced, dry areas are back to normal and I have less hormonal breakouts. I have seen remarkable changes especially on my skin's moisture level, lightening and firming. My pores are much smaller and refined too.

The products which I am using currently, is more or less the same as I did since the month of June. I've tweaked some on my day routines and have introduced the yoghurt mask, serum and topical Vit C from Marie Veronique Organics to my current regime. Here are my routines:

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Do you believe in regular facials?

( Source )

I used to be an unbeliever in regular facials but after attending one regularly for almost 5 years, I have to say a big yes to this! I personally find it important because it helps to improve and maintain my skin condition. My skin would have been worse if I hadn't been attending one regularly. However, during my 5 years of having regular facials at beauty salons, I wouldn't say all is well. Frankly, I have my moments of:
  • Beauticians telling me ( even to date ) that my blackheads are not improving and I need to constantly do my regular mask at home ( which I faithfully do 3 times a week ). I have to hear that again and again, and it can get pretty annoying.
  • Regular heartaches. When I think I have found the 'right' therapist for me, no sooner than that, they would tell me that they are leaving for greener pastures.
  • Putting up with rough and inexperienced therapist. I sometimes feel that they have an on-going 'who is the fastest' record breaking time competition among them.
  • Breakouts or allergy because they have used an unsuitable product on me...and worst still, not compenstated at all!
and more often than not.....

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Review: Sukin Purifying Facial Masque

Sukin Purifying Facial Masque 100ml
( Price unavailable as I bought this as a promo pack )

This was an unexpected buy because this comes in free when I bought the Sukin Night Cream for my sister. ( By the way, my sis suffers from acute ezema and apparently, only this night cream can restore her severely dehydrated skin without causing any allergies to her face ) Pretty interesting, isn't it?

I have heard several good reviews of Sukin for quite a while now but not sure why I have yet to try their products. When I got hold of this masque, I am unsure if I should try this since I am pretty happy with my yoghurt mask now and I know, I can't risk having any breakouts again seeing my previous experience HERE.

Without shelving this product and wasting it, the best person to use this will be my: husband. Actually, I was pretty surprised that he offered to use this product, with conditions that I do the mask for him! Tsk! My poor husband has been using up 'unloved' items that deemed unsuitable for me so I think this is a fair trade.

Now, let's see if this product works for him shall we....

Thursday, 13 October 2011

My Blemish Treatment ( Part 3 ): Bedak Sejuk ( Cooling Rice Powder )

Homemade Bedak Sejuk ( Cooling Rice Powder )

Concluding 'my blemish treatment' trilogy will be this tradional beauty product called Bedak Sejuk ( Cooling Rice Powder ). For me, I would fondly call it 'Sui Fan' ( literally translated to powder water ) because I remember when I was young, my mom would apply them all over my face.

Then, I wasn't sure how this product will do any good to my face because I looked ridiculously ghostly when applied at night. Now, being older and wiser *cough*, I really have to thank my mom for this because I think, it gradually helped me as I don't have severe acne problems when puberty hits. I am very blessed with good skin condition ( up until now ) and my friends would always praise me for my fair and glowing skin.

Read more to know how is it made, the benefits of it and my experience with it.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

My Blemish Treatment ( Part 2 ): Lactic Acid

Last week, I have shared the multiple benefits of using Latic Acid for face. ( Highly recommended to all readers to read ). In this Part 2 of my experimental blemish treatment, I am going to share with you my experience in using Lactic Acid as a facial mask to combat my hormone related acnes.

In short, Lactic acid ( versatile alpha hydroxy acid derived from sour dairy products and fermented fruits and vegetables ):  
  • Fight against Aging and Wrinkles
  • It is a safe and natural Skin Lightener alternative
  • Help against Acne
Read on to know whether this particular ingredient have helped me with my acne problems....

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Lactic Acid: An All Rounder Natural Ingredient for Face

( Image Source: yoghurtstarter )

This is part of my continuation post of 'My Blemish Treatment'. What I have decided to do here is to write a separate page of the multiple uses of Lactic Acid as the benefits are too overwhelming for me to write :D

I first came to know about the benefits of Lactic Acid when I was reading a featured article posted on Marie Veronique's blog ( To my discovery, it seems to do wonders for your face!

What is Lactic Acid? It is a versatile alpha hydroxy acid derived from sour dairy products and fermented fruits and vegetables.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

My Blemish Treatment ( Part 1 ): Salicylic Acid Treatment and Benefits

( Image taken from getacnehomeremedies )

I had a series of breakouts for the past 2 months and most of it is due to hormonal breakouts. Sigh! My breakouts are not major... probably 1 pimple per week especially on forehead and chin area. Though it is little, I usually freak out and I would desperately find remedies to calm it down. ( I think anyone would )

This is the Part 1 of my 3 'experimental treatments' ( which I will share with you this week and next too ).

Before I move on, here is a quick look on my updated skin profile:

Normal to dry, sensitive.
( Slight oiliness on the forehead but normal to dry on nose and cheeks area)

Occasional breakouts at forehead and chin area.

Congested nose
 ( blackheads )

Pigmentation and freckles at cheeks area.

In the month of April, my skin type was combination to dehydrated. ( Read HERE ) I am happy that after 5 months, my dehydrated skin type changed back to normal and my pigmentation problem is under control.:D

Due to my skin type, I am prone to acne scarring ( even though I do not pick on them ) and it would usually take 2 months for the scars to lighten. I am not sure if it is only me or it's normal for acne scars to take that long to clear or lighten.

In this post, my first blemish treatment that I've tried is using products containing salicylic acid. Here is a brief description on salicylic acid and other uses too.

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