Best Makeup & Skin Care Routine for Combination Skin : Ask IMBB
I am 20 and live in Ahmedabad. I was always interested in beauty and makeup but always got utterly confused as to what when how why when it came to cosmetics. So I never used to follow any skincare or have any products (they all looks the same…there are so many varieties and products for diff purposes plus they cost a lot so I didn’t want to take chances and stay out of the mess). Recently my newly made bf asked me to start dressing up because I have the scope of looking better. Initially I was all pissed off on him for not liking me the way I was and the thought of why should I change for anyone. But slowly I was like ok… a strawberry lip balm or a little knowledge of makeup wont really harm. So I thought I should start from the scratch. Right from skin care!
Well I have normal to combination skin. (actually I don’t know…i cant figure out..when I wash my face my nose becomes a little flaky and 2-3 hrs after I have moisturized my t zone looks kind of shiny ..like oily) Ahmedabad isn;t my hometown, i used to previously stay in Mumbai for my graduation and my skin was pretty normal.With occasional breakouts, mostly during those days. (or maybe i dint bother so much to take notice) now it breaks out more often here in Ahmedabad and I guess it stays for longer.I had even skin surface initially but now (though not totally bumpy) the right side of my cheek has these real tiny acne (no it doesn’t has white pus or aren’t red , just normal bumps) which wont look big in itself but forms a kind of uneven surface. i thought maybe after a week or two into my skin care routine my skin would be much smoother. I initially used a normal clean and clear face wash (din’t do anythings to my skin, nothing bad either)…but after I got into this whole kincare thing. I started using ‘clean and clear acne clearing cleanser’ because I was looking for a ‘cleanser’ so it could fit the CTM rule (and I dint know cleanser and face wash were one and the same thing). Well initially it made me break out but after continuously using it, it didnt harm anymore.Though it didn’t do anything noticeably good for my skin either. I resorted to a comparatively cheaper product in cleanser because I had already invested in Neutrogena oil free facial moisturizer with suncreen. Now the sunscreen – well it is nice . Initially it gives a matte look but later till noon my skin feels dull, darker and kinda shinier. I wipe with dry tissue and my face is matte again but still it is dull. I want my face to really glow. I sometimes spray rose water as a toner.
Even after maintaining a daily skin care routine, nothing beneficial seems to be happening with my skin. It still does usually break out (without me being in those days).Those tiny bumps on my face arn’t going away. My skin looks dull.. 🙁 I even take himalaya neem capsules (1 evryday) becasue mum says it’ll make your skin better.It did seem to help back in hometown but not here.I think its ahmedabad not suiting me..you gottaa suggest me something now.
One more query: I bought the Revlon Colorstay one stroke eyeliner (for 500!!) and I bought a sharpener for it as it gets blunt real fast. I am so new to makeup that I mess up with a blunt thick point. The sharpener for sizes of pencil isnt proper to give it a point. I tried sharpening with a normal pencil sharpner and as hardly it got a little sharp.As soon as I took it out of the sharpener the edge broke.(plus my heart.Half the pencil got wasted in my attempt to get it pointed) .How do i deal with this?? I am regretting buyins such expensive products.I think i should have tried my hands at cheaper ones get practice and then buy costlier ones… :'(
Your help would mean a lot as no one in my family is into all this so i got no one to ask about all this…