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3 ITEMS TO BOOST YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.

What is skincare to you? Is it part of your routine? Is it something you do before special occasions? Something you’ve never tried before? To me, it’s a selfcare ritual that allows me to reflect and appreciate myself and hit pause on the chaotic life that is today’s modern society.

For skincare, we have our basics. Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer, and Sunscreen. As long as you have these, the rest is just optional. And I’m here to give you options.

Boosters

BOOSTERS basically boost your entire skincare game. They come in several forms such as serum-like textures to hydrating oil types. While it depends on the ingredients in the specific product, boosters generally boost the effects of the other products and improves the overall skincare experience!

One booster I would recommend is the Green Tea Seed Serum by Innisfree!

グリーンティー シード セラム N (ミニサイズ・オンライン限定)|イニスフリー(innisfree)

Green tea is a proven antioxidant(which is anti-aging), UV-protectant, and anti-inflammatory(helps with redness/irritation/acne)!!!

It also has all those hyped up ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, panthenol, and Squalene! These all help hydrate and moisturize the skin as well as build a stronger barrier for your skin.

VITAMIN C

VITAMIN C is almighty. Very tricky, but the benefits are *chef’s kiss*

My recommendation is Obagi C10 Serum!

https://www.shop.rohto.co.jp/category/skincare/obagi/obagi-c/168170.html

Vitamin C is highly unstable and is very sensitive to light and oxygen which ruins the quality of the serum quite easily. Which is why Vitamin C serums have a short shelf life after opening. Always look for a Vitamin C serum which its packaging is tinted, dark, or covered so it won’t be subjected to sunlight.

BENEFITS OF THIS SERUM:

  1. Great antioxidant
  2. Formulated so that it doesn’t oxidize as quickly as other serums
  3. Prevents excessive melanin produce = Helps for sun damage and sunburns
  4. Can also be substituted as a booster

You can use it night or day. WARNING: WHEN USE IN MORNING, PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN AFTER OR YOUR SKIN WILL SUFFER

OIL

This part is optional. Purely for fun. If you suffer from dry skin, maybe look into some oils! They help keep the hydration locked in. If your skin is producing oils sufficiently and you’re not suffering from dryness, I would recommend steering clear from oils. Or, only use it in specific dry areas on your skin.

WELEDA Pomegranate Face Oil is my personal favorite!

http://weleda ざくろ フェイシャルオイル

The ingredients include 8 different blends of nourishing oils such as macadamia oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, etc.

This is one of those products where when you wake up the next day, your skin just looks plump, smooth, and gives a natural glow. I always use it before a special event and rely on it religiously when my skin is looking dull. This oil can also be substituted as a booster as well!

I hope you found this article worth the read and if you found anything you want to try, please go check these products out!

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Amanna Coy

ICU Japan '22

I am currently a MCC & Business double major in ICU Japan. I am fluent in both Japanese and English, and I have a strong love for language, literature, films, self-care and beauty. I am particularly interested in cosmetics and skincare, and hope to be a part of the industry in the future. I joined HCICU to be able to enjoy the things I love and have a platform to share my thoughts and experiences with.
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