Skincare Routine

August 10, 2015


Nikoli nisem pisala o moji vsakodnevni rutini obrazi, a danes se bo to spremenilo. Zelo sem zadovoljna z izdelki, ki jih trenutno uporabljam in le zakaj jih torej ne bi delila z vami. Moja koža je mešana, včasih se ji meša od mozoljev, drugič od suhe kože, tretjič pa od mešanice obeh. Je tudi občutljiva. Moj največji problem je rdečica, ki je na moje veliko navdušenje trenutno v meji normale in upam, da bo tako tudi ostalo. Morda je razlog za tole objavo tudi moje pričakovanje izbruha mozoljev v prihajajočih mesecih zaradi prenehanja jemanja kontracepcijskih tabletk. Očitno bi rada napisala objavo posvečeno pomirjeni in precej čisti koži zdaj, ko jo še imam. :) Sicer sem začela uživati maco, ki uravnava hormone a ker je, milo rečeno, zelo neprijetnega okusa, nisem ravno dosledna v njenem uživanju. Če imate morda še kakšen predlog in nasvet, kar na plan z njimi, se jih niti malo ne branim. :)
Naj torej začnem z mojo jutranjo rutino obraza. Najprej uporabim Herbfarmacy Wash Off Cleansing Mousse* (ocena), ki kožo nežno očisti, je ne izsuši in je primerna za vse tipe kože. Nato uporabim Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner (ocena), ki ga vedno prelijem v sprej stekleničko. Vatirane blazinice uporabljam le za odstranjevanje laka na nohtih, sicer se jih na veliko izogibam. Tonik tako lahko uporabim tudi za osvežitev obraza preko dneva, vedno pa ga nanesem tudi na sveže naličen obraz. A pojdimo zdaj raje nazaj na jutro. Tonik mojo kožo pa tudi mene rahlo prebudi in osveži in nato na še navlažen obraz nanesem dnevno kremo. Odlična izbira za občutljivo kože je Graydon Clinical Luxury The Putty* krema (ocena), ki se takoj vpije v kožo, jo pomiri in je sama po sebi tudi krasna podlaga za nanos ličila. A pri meni se jutranja nega obraza tu še ne ustavi. Nadaljujem s kremo za predel okoli oči. Moja trenutna izbira je čudovita Gaia Creams Raw Love Eye & Face Cream* (ocena), ki vsebuje različna olja in masla, ki nežno in tanko kožo dobro navlažijo in nahranijo. Kreme se porabi tudi izjemno, izjemno malo. Pri nanosu vedno pazim, da kože ne vlečem, da nisem groba in je po nepotrebnem ne raztegujem sem in tja. Nanesem jo s tapkajočimi gibi prstancev. Nato na obraz nanesem še kapljico ali dve S.W. Basics Oil Serum olja ter mojo najljubšo kremo za obraz z zaščitnim faktorjem, Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer SPF30 (ocena). Krema je primerna za mastno, mešano kožo, v kožo se takoj vpije, ne povzroča mozoljev ali videza mastne kože in je nasploh res odlična! Velja si le zapomniti, da ni vodoodporna, na kar sem popolnoma pozabila eno popoldne na morju. Seveda sem bila naslednji dan rahlo rdeča oziroma rjava po obrazu. Ups, se zgodi. :)
Večerna rutina je precej podobna jutranji, z izjemo ali dvema. Če imam naličen obraz, potem pred Herbfarmacy moussom najprej uporabim kokosovo olje. Le tega nežno vmasiram na suh obraz, ne dodam nobene vode, ker to sploh ni potrebno, ker ličila olje kar stopi. Vse skupaj nato odstranim z mokro brisačko in kot sem že rekla, uporabim Herbfarmacy čistilo. Več tukaj. Seveda nato sledijo tonik, Graydon krema in Gaia Creams krema za okoli oči, olje oziroma serum pa je zvečer drugo. Uporabim namreč moj nadvse ljubljeni serum - Odacité Ca + C Serum Concentrate* (ocena). Resno, če imate občutljivo kožo, kožo nagnjeno k rdečici, potem ga morate preizkusiti! :)

Za konec moram omeniti tudi kozmetično torbico, ki pojavlja na fotografijah. Gre za Made in Carcere torbico*, ki jih izdelujejo ženske zapornice v Italiji. Za njihovo izdelavo uporabljajo izključno ostanke blaga. Super, se vam ne zdi? Na voljo v The Green Jungle Beauty Shop, spletni trgovini, ki jo je ustanovila blogerka Julie. Poleg luštnega blaga sem torbico v to objavo vključila predvsem zaradi velikosti. Notri spravim lahko vse izdelke, ki jih potrebujem za nego obraza, pa še za kakšnega je prostor. Super za potovanja!


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I've never written a post about my skincare routine but today is the day! I'm so very pleased with the products I'm using that I really have to share them with you. My skin is combination, sometimes it goes quite mad with spots, other times it's dry and often times it's a combination of both. And it's also sensitive. My biggest concern and problem is redness, which I'm so happy to say is looking pretty normal and actually quite great, even wonderful if I'm comparing it with a year or so ago. I hope it stays that way. Another reason for this post is also my fear and expectation of upcoming spots and acne because I went off the birth control. I guess I just want to write about my skincare routine when all is still looking nice. :) I did started with Maca, which helps to regulate hormones, but has such an unpleasant taste - to say the least,  and I'm not sure how I'll manage to consume it every day. Yuck! If you have any advice or suggestion on Maca or anything else in regard of going off the pill, I'm all ears. :)

So, let's start with my morning skincare routine. First I use Herbfarmacy Wash-Off Cleansing Mousse* (review), which is super gentle but effective, it doesn't dry out my skin and it's suitable for all skin types. Then I spray my face with Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner (review). I always decant it in a glass spray bottle so I can use it throughout the day and because I rarely use cotton pads. I actually only use them for removing my nail polish. Other than that I stay away from them. Toner refreshes my skin and then, when my skin is still damp, I apply a day cream. A great choice for sensitive skin is Graydon Clinical Luxury The Putty* cream (review), which sinks immediately into the skin, leaves it soft and soothed. It's also a great base for makeup. But, my morning skincare routine isn't quite finished here. I then go in with an eye cream, a must for me. I've been loving the all organic and vegan Gaia Creams Raw Love Eye & Face Cream* (review), which contains some gorgeous oils and butters that leave my skin moisturized and nourished. And you only need a tiny bit of it so it will last ages! I apply it with my ring fingers and I'm careful to only dab and tap, not pull and drag. The skin around the eyes is sensitive and delicate so be aware of that. For the finishing touches I apply a drop or two of the S.W. Basics Oil Serum and Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer SPF30 (review). Suitable for oily, combination skin, it's so easily absorbed, it doesn't clog my pores, it doesn't leave an oily look to the skin and it's an all around winner! The only thing I would mention is that you have to remember that it's not waterproof. I totally forgot about that and went swimming with it one afternoon. Of course I woke up with red/brown skin on my face. Oh well, it happens. :)

My evening routine is almost the same, with one or two exceptions. If I have a full face of makeup I go in with coconut oil. I just apply it straight to my face, gently massage it and then wash it off with a warm, wet cloth. Then I double cleanse with the Herbfarmacy Mousse. More here. I apply toner, Graydon cream and the Raw Love eye cream. The last but certaintly not least is my beloved Odacité Ca + C Serum Concentrate* (review). I can only say one thing, it's amazeballs! Magic in a bottle and if you have sensitive skin, you most definitely have to give it a go. :)

For the end of this post I have to mention a skincare/makeup bag that is featured on the photos and which really blew me away. It's the Made in Carcere bag*, a product that is made by women prisoners in Italy, using exclusively leftover frabrics. Awesome right? Check them out in Julie's gorgeous natural boutique The Green Jungle Beauty Shop.<3 Besides the cute fabric the bag is so big you can fit almost anything in it. Perfect for travel, trust me! :)


Much love to you all,

Jana xx


*samples generously provided
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15 comments :

  1. Try chaste tree berries (vitex), it's an herb that helps naturally with people who came off the pill or can't use the pill. Vitacost carries a really good one: Christopher's Chaste Tree Berries, 100 capsules.

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    1. Ooh thank you for your advice, I really appreciate it!<3

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  2. Loved reading about your routine! Coming off birth control can be a nightmare for the skin, I've heard Vitex helps but I've been taking DIM recently it really works at reducing my monthly hormonal spots. Good luck Jana! xo

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    1. Aww I'm so happy to hear that!<3 Nice, thanks, I'll check it out! And thank you, I'll take all the luck I can get :D xx

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  3. Oh beautiful routine Jana! I miss Thayer's toner, I'll have to get it again if I do another iHerb order :) I feel you regarding Maca, I force myself to drink it with water sometimes (yuck!) but in the winter I include it in a hot chocolate (cocoa powder, hazelnut milk one tsp of Maca and it works like a charm) Otherwise, I literally came accross this recipe today: http://www.organicburst.com/blogs/ob-life/45448837-Raw-Jam-Filled-Cookies-With-Maca-by-panaceas-pantry :) Xx

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    1. Hi Liz! Thank you, glad you like it :) Interesting, I'll definitely give it a go! :) Oh awesome, thanks for sharing, they look so delicious<3 xx

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  4. aaaaw Jana, i'm happy you like the bag! Herbafarmacy seem a very nice brand! Brith control :(( I'm very very happy you stop it! OMG i don't want to write a book here, but i have big opinion with a lot of comment with birth control (not against the women or something like that) but for what this RX do at your body! I hear vital is good, but not for me, i try it, but i had to stop, because my breast become 2x the size than normal, honestly i had to wrap it for walking because of the pain. Bad experience. Now i see a naturopath (i don't know the word in english) and i made hormonal test, so this help to know what i need to balance. Bonne chance Jana, don't hesitate to write me, i'm not a specialist (far away from that) but i had a lot of experience with crazy hormone :) Julie xox

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  5. vitex not vital (automatic corrector grrr)

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    1. Hi Julie, yees the bag is awesome!<3 Me too! I've been putting it off for quite a while but now I finally decided to stop! :) Oh my, that doesn't sound good!! I'll skip them then, I trust your opinion<3 I totally get what you mean and I don't know the english word either :D Sounds great that you had a chance to do that test, I'll think about doing it if I'll have lots of problems..hope not! :) Aww thank you very much Julie, if I'll have some questions/problems I'll definitely write you an email<3 Lots of love xx

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  6. Dear Jana,
    I went off the birth control with the pill as well a couple of months ago. My skin is a bit more acne prone now but it's ok I guess. What I love is sea salt soap (: ! I use one by the german brand Waldfussel but you can get them from other companies as well and it really seems to help my skin with breakouts! I also mixed a toner with aloe, cornflower and a bit of Dead Sea water.
    The products you're using look great and I love the bag by the way! Need to check out maca now x) ...
    Lots of love to you <3 .

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    1. Hi Theresa, oh really? :) I'm so happy to hear you didn't experience much problems with your skin! :) Wow, sounds great! I always have great skin when I'm at the seaside and swimming in sea so I'll definitely try it if I'll need it, thank you<3
      The bag is super lovely, you should definitely get one! :) Yes, maca. Yuck :) hihi
      Lots of love to you too<3 xx

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  7. Super rutino imaš! Jaz jo včasih nadgradim potem pa spet ostanem pri čiščenju z milom in kremo, ker drugega moj obraz noče :P xo

    Visit me: http://naturallymarcela.blogspot.com/2015/07/photos-only-3.html

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    1. Hvala Marcela :) Ja saj jaz včasih prav preveč zakompliciram, in je res fino, k včasih uporabim le en ali dva izdelka :) Čeprav priznam, da to ni ravno pogosto hihi :P xx

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  8. Hi loveliest Jana! Can't believe I am only now just getting round to reading this! I have so much catching up to do with my blog reading. Anyhoo, I just wanted to let you know that I went off the pill at the beginning of the year and so far (8 months) I haven't had any problems with my skin because trust me, the fear is real when you start reading about everyone's terrible experiences! I didn't really do anything in preparation for it but I did buy some fish liver oil (which I've now stopped only because I've been too lazy to buy some more!) and zinc supplements. I'm still taking the zinc and now I'm also taking probiotics but that's more for my gut than anything else. I think you, like me, take good care of your skin to begin with so I do believe that plays a role as well, something that we may not always know about other people when we read how going off the pill affected their skin. Since it's gone 8 months for me I hope I'm in the clear when it comes to my skin but at least I know I have awesome skincare brands to help me fight any blemishes =) Hope it's going well for you! I just felt that people need to know about the positive reactions when going off the pill as well. By the way, have you tried Graydon's SPF? I was having a look at it on Petal & Post and it sounds quite nice...=) xx

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    1. Hi dearest Nic! Oh my, don't even get me started, I'm always so behind on all the post, I really have to get better with that! :) Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it really is nice to read such a positive experience. You gave me much hope! :D <3 I'm actually taking omega 3s in a form of hemp seed oil and I think it plays a big role in the look of my skin and especially my nails, hair too so yaay for that! :) And I totally agree with you, there're loads more positive changes than negative, like a lot! Every friend I talked too said that she is so glad that she stopped so I'm super excited to be "the pill free" :)

      As for the Graydon sunscreen goes, no, I haven't tried it, but it sounds absolutely lovely and would love too! I'm all about the KS one, which you probably know it by now :D Lots of love to you Nic <3 xx

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