2020 SKINCARE ROUTINE (Day & Night – Iwas Pimples)
I’m so tired of TikTok, guys. *he said he was tired* What’s up, everyone? Benedict here! It’s Ben a while I’ve really missed vlogging in front of a camera If you guys have noticed, I’ve been doing a lot of collabs with my brother lately.
For some reason, I now feel uneasy with the camera wow, newbie? I guess I’m just more comfortable when I’m talking to people But, I’ll try my best for now. I’m going to pressure myself a bit. To speak all by myself.
I’m not sure if you guys have seen it but I uploaded a Tiktok compilation the other day. and, I’m so tired of Tiktok I don’t have anything to do at home and I saw a lot comments telling me to do an updated skincare routine.
To those who have not yet seen my old skincare routine, you can search: Benedict Cua Skincare on YouTube. Then take a look at what I did before. I gave in-depth explanations about pimples there I’ll be making this video simple.
I’m just going to share my Updated Skincare Routine. When I saw a lot of people requesting for it yesterday, ugh, I’m so famous! I told myself that yeah, I should update you guys on my Skincare Routine I got excited upon thinking of it and I realized that my Skincare Routine changes every year.
But before I go there, I’m going to share my Skincare– Skincare journey? no. Acne Journey? overcoming acne? (laughs) I don’t know the term I’m going to share my journey on how I overcame my skin’s condition of being prone to acne.
I know that a lot of you guys don’t believe me when I say that I was really pimple-loaded. When I say that I was pimple-loaded, it really was a lot. I was told it was a galaxy — a construction site! Those were the names my friends used to called me before.
and I admit that I knew I had so many pimples But it will reach a point where you’ll really be affected, to a certain point where you’ll have depressive episodes. You’d cry when you wake up because when you look into the mirror, there’s another one.
I did great on my skincare last night, but another one showed There was a time when I knew people did not look into my eyes when I talked to them, they looked at my pimples. That affected my mental health bigtime.
Like in a negative way. I did not want to see or speak to people, I just wanted to go home and sleep. and just continue on my skincare even though nothing was happening to me so, I asked myself: Why is this happening? I was told to seek help because nothing worked, I could not solve the problem on my face.
Like any problem, when you feel like you have so much going on and you can’t do it anymore, ask for help. Talk to somebody. In my case, I consulted with dermatologistssssss That’s a lot, right? I think I have spent more or less 20-30 thousand pesos (for my skin) until college.
and I saved for all of that. I chose to not be full in my meals, I saved that money instead. Just so I could have money to spend for my face’s healing. Which is something I really pity when I look back and sometimes people would tell me in the comment that I’m just being over-dramatic and that I don’t have pimples.
–because Asians have really good skin. How about I punch you? using my lips. Not all Asians have good skin. Well, hopefully everyone, right? But, it’s not true. I’ve said a lot of things and going back to my story, I consulted a lot of clinics.
There are dermatologists, people from the mall, or even just the ones near us. I’ve tried everything and they just didn’t work. Until I met a doctor who suggested Accutane Treatment. Maybe it’s familiar for the ones who have the worse case of pimple scenario.
You need to go undergo Accutane Treatment Accutane is an Isotretinoin, it’s an antibiotic responsible for letting all the pimples out. Although it comes with a lot of side effects, I won’t be discussing it here.
I’ve recently partnered with the dermatologist that cured my acne. She chose me as an ambassador. So I’ll be making a separate video with her, my dermatologist, to share my journey. My pimples vanished because of her.
But there’s only one solution, you have to maintain you skin. After treating your skin, you have to be consistent with your skincare routine. I have also mentioned that consistency is the only solution in my previous vlogs.
Whether that may be a skincare routine or a treatment, let’s say that you had a laser treatment and your skin improved. But if you’re not consistent with taking care of your skin, those laser treatments would be put to waste.
so, you might as well invest for a good skincare product that’s best for your skin, and then continue it. I’m not an expert but I’m just going to share the products that I use to maintain a healthy skin.
Look at the intensity of my wrinkles, I look like a pug. Anyway, aside from Consistency, what do you need to do? You have to determine your skin type. You need to know whether you have an oily skin,combination type, or sensitive skin.
When I consulted my dermatologist, she said that my skin was actually a combination type. Which means that my face would sometimes be super dry or super oily, depending on the weather. I switch out products because of it.
Pimples are caused by various reasons. One may be caused by dirt accumulated on your pores, then your pores clogged, causing it to inflame and turn into pimples It can also be because of your genes or stress because you’re always staying up late.
It doesn’t mean that you can’t get pimples because you’ve slept for so long. It doesn’t work like that. Just always remember to have a healthy habit, be consistent in your skincare routine, take care of yourself, or else I’ll be the one to take care of you.
Anyway, this video is already too long. A lot of people may complain that I have so much to say and I should just get straight to the skincare. this is my vlog! I’ll be sharing 2 skincare routines: one is for daytime and one is for night-time.
and oh, I can’t show you the actual procedure of how I wash my face because there’s still no water. it still has a time… I hope the water would be extended despite the community lockdown. Anyway, I only do 4 things for my daytime skincare routine.
but others do so much *speaks gibberish* But others do so much things to have that Korean-like Glass Skin. and they deserve it because of all the effort they’re putting into it The more time and effort you put into something, the better its results will be.
It depends on you guys if you could commit to that routine. But for me, I’m good with 4 steps. I could only do 4 steps because I’m super lazy sometimes. Don’t be like me. Anyway, these 4 things are: cleanser, toner, vitamin c, and sunblock.
First off, we have the cleanser and I’m using Cetaphil. I try to refrain from using strong cleansers as much as possible. when I say strong, these are the ones that contain acids to fight off pimples.
I just want something gentle to cleanse my skin, so I’m using Cetaphil. Now with Cetaphil, there are a lot of facial cleansers available everywhere, but again, all of the products you’ll be trying is a trial-and-error process.
you need to determine your skin type and try products out, then see if it suits your skin. Again, I’m not an expert. I’m just sharing There’s a Cetaphil variant for oily skin and then there’s a gentle cleanser, is it called like that? But anyway, as you can see here, do I need to show it? okay, for the sake of demonstration.
there, nothing happened, right? it’s just kind of really gentle I don’t know why I’m doing a demo Ma’am, Sir, here it is, only for a cheap price, I use that cleanser and then let’s pproceed to the toner.
Just a head’s up, my skin isn’t that sensitive so I’m willing to try out products. and I’m not that picky when it comes to brands. As long as I have tried and tested it. I use Thayers as a toner. This has a lot of good reviews and if I remember it correctly, it is included in the Top 10 Most Effective Toners in the world.
It works for me. The most important thing for me is after I cleanse the face, well, toner helps you tighten your pores, it closes it again after you cleanse. I use cotton pads so, I put the toner here and then always remember to do it in an upward motion.
Guys, you won’t feel it now but when you grow older, your skin stars to sag and you’ll have wrinkles. like that, I hate it. I don’t know what I’ve been doing at home but this always happens when I use a toner.
Yeah, it always happens when I use a toner and I don’t know what I’ve been doing here. But, my face is really dirty. Maybe it’s because of the dust. Then I also include the neck I don’t know if there’s a Science behind it.
If toner really removes extra dirt from your skin. Or maybe excess dirt is removed because of the friction. But anyway, it works for me. So those are my must-haves: toner and cleanser. Vitamin C and sunblock are plus points.
Next, we have Vitamin C. This is what I showed you guys before, this is called C-Firma Day Serum from Drunk Elephant. I don’t know if this is available in the Philippines but I bought this when I went to Hawaii.
Just a precaution: when you have sensitive skin and you’ve never tried a Vitamin C Serum, it kind of stings at first. I don’t know if it’s normal but I just endured it. But it works for me Always remember to store your Vitamin C Serum in the refrigerator to avoid it expiring quickly.
If you happen to see you serum turn super dark, it means it is already expired. Don’t use it anymore, maybe it would harm your skin. Smells good You spread it My face is already used to it so it doesn’t sting anymore.
I applied it in my hair It’s Vitamin C, anyway. Kidding, it’s meant for the face only. This Vitamin C serum also protects your skin from the sun. Last but not the least, we have the Sunblock. This is really a must-have.
Always use sunblock despite not going out of the house especially if you’re always on your phone or the computer. There are harmful rays not only from the sun. Sunblock helps in preventing your skin age quickly.
and I don’t want to grow older. I’m fine with this. When I turned 24, I could not keep track of my age anymore. So that’s enough, let’s stop aging. My biggest wish is that I wish I used sunblock as early as before.
So you guys, Sunblock Don’t forget, Sunblock! I’m obsessed with sunblock. all of these are sunblocks It depends on where I’m headed to If it’s only for a daily routine, when I don’t have anywhere to go, or when I’m just at home, I use gel-type sunblocks.
There are a lot of gel-type sunblocks anywhere these days. I’m super happy with these sunblocks because they’re not oily to the skin, it doesn’t give off that sticky feeling. and when I’m under the heat of the sun, I use the Neutrogena Dry-Touch Sunscreen.
it contains SPF 50, which is a bit larger. I also like this because it’s oil-free. We’re afraid of oil. Lui.. joke.. As you can see, it’s kind of white. But it’s oil-free here… I don’t know why I’m doing this I can’t do a demo on my face because maybe I’ll apply too much product and you know, there’s no water.
and sometimes, it depends. There are a lot of good sunblocks out there But this, I’m also using this (it’s called) Frezyderm. I bought this in Belo but I think it’s not their brand. I think they’re only reselling it.
It’s for 2,700 pesos if I’m not mistaken. This is a tinted sunscreen There are a lot of brands that offer tinted sunscreens, find one that suits you. But you can use this if you don’t want to use makeup.
I really don’t like to have makeup applied on me but it’s a need, especially in taping. On normal days when I feel like my pores are too big or face is really dirty and I haven’t had my facial cleaning yet, –I use a tinted sunscreen! there that’s too many, it’s such a waste! this is really expensive! you guys reeally have a big impact on me.
Anyway, oh, that’s too much! Why did I do that? Such a waste! Tinted Sunscreens can conceal your pimples, like that, and you don’t need to apply makeup. especially for men here’s an example: here’s my pimple that just grew so we’ll apply tinted sunscreen to that and over here.
.. there… Is it concealed? no! You guys can’t see it there… hey! it embarrassed me that’s enough, let it be there is it not visible anymore? or even just less (visible)? I forgot to tell you guys, I was advised that if I used sunscreen, especially the gel-type sunscreen, always re-apply every after 2 hours because I don’t think there’s a product that would protect your skin the whole day.
There’s no such thing. I don’t think something like that exists. Correct me if I’m wrong So there you go, that’s my daytime skincare routine. so, it only has 4 steps. Sometimes, I don’t use the Vitamin C serum.
All that I use are a cleanser, toner, and sunblock. But you definately need to have sunblock with you at all times. There yo go. Again, it’s a trial-and-error process. You need to figure out what your skin type is, what the problem is, what causes your pimples, Always research and always consult a professional.
Now, let’s proceed to my Night-time Skincare Routine. I have a lot that I want to do in this video, huh? This CoVid-19 is such a bummer. Which reminds me that I want to thank everyone who donated to Project i Will.
As of the day, i think we have gathered around 250,000 thousand pesos. We have already helped a lot of our countrymen. But, because of the huge number of beneficiaries that approach us, it’s still not enough.
So, I’m encouraging everyone who has time and extra money to please lend a helping hand. It really is possible to help from home without risking your health. So please visit @Project_IWill on Instagram It is a collective effort and an initiative of various YouTubers to extend help to our community.
Please, please, please visit it and extend a helping hand. So for my Night-time routine, we have 4 (steps). First, cleanser, toner, serums, I have 2, and then, moisturizer. I still use the same things for the cleanser, toner, and Vitamin C I’m also using another serum Here it is, another product from Drunk Elephant.
I also don’t know if it’s already here. But it’s basically Virgin Marula Oil So, it’s also good for your skin We have a lot of options on serums we could explore on. It should depend on which one suits your skin or which one your skin really needs.
Again, I suggest you consult your dermatologist first for you to figure out. And lastly, we have this to moisturize my skin. I’m using this Neutrogena Hydro Boost, i think it’s a new product. But anyway, it says that it also hydrates your skin.
“What’s the difference between hydrating vs. moisturizing your skin?” If I’m not mistaken, when you hydrate your skin, the inner layers are hydrated as well. vs. moisturizer, where only the surface is moisturized.
Please correct me if I’m wrong. This is all that I know and I’m just being honest here. Now, I have already applied the Vitamin C Serum so now I’m going to apply the Marula Oil . that’s too much! what a waste.
Spread it on your skin like that… Based on my research, oils from serums always come before moisturizers. Not everyone is used to moisturizer because it makes them super oily. But for me, this is the time and specific month when my skin gets really dry, so I opt to apply serums.
And to top it off, it’s like I’m cooking I’m using this Neutrogena Hydro Boost I don’t know if it’s also locally available here in the Philippines, but I think it’s available in Rustan’s. Plus it smells good So there you go, guys! I hope I have shared something beneficial for you.
If you have questions, let me know in the comment section and if you have corrections, please do correct me in the comment section as well. I’m gonna try to do as many videos as possible during quarantine for me to be more productive.
And I’m also suggesting for you guys to be productive as well. Not a lot of people have the luxury or the privilege to stay at home. If you can stay at home, please stay at home. and if you do stay at home, you’re lucky.
Take this time also to reflect on yourself, how you can contribute on your self improvement, read more books, workout at home, connect with your friends, make yourself productive! and yeah, thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you guys again on my next video! Zai Jian! (goodbye in chinese)