Facial wash, toner, moisturizer, scrub and mask? Do you actually know how to use

@hotsummer (10079)
Philippines
September 20, 2009 9:56am CST
them. There is so many steps to follow to keep our complexion flawless, beautiful and glowing according to what i have read online on the secret of beautiful skin. actually i am quite confused with so many information i have read as to how i would actually use them and how often and the sequence on using them. All i know that the facial wash is what we can use every day. i just don't the others if for how many times i can use them and from when i can apply them on my face. Do you really have the time to follow the ritual faithfully. i know some people really have the time to do them faithfully every day without fail. but i am not that person. i am quite a lazy person. i easily give up when i feel annoyed and confuse and i am quite impatient i want instant results and of naturally there is no instant result and so i easily give up doing these things no matter how they are for my skin. and so that tells the condition of my skin . i don't have a beautiful skin. So do you use most of them and does it help a lot applying them to your face faithfully.
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13 responses
@aseret (2)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
If you're lazy to put or apply some beauty products just go to a facial salon, have some facial treatments and make it at least twice a month. But you need to follow instructions like applying toners,moisturizers and most especially sunblocks to protect your skin from sunlight. Make it a habit, love your skin and it is for your own good.The more you are patient the more you are beautiful.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
yes i do apply sunblocks when going out when the sun is totally up on the sky. i need to protect my skin from the sun.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
21 Sep 09
Regularly, the beautician advised us to do the facial very 3 days, but I am so lazy that I could not insist and sometimes I am too busy to apply. Except for the daily care of my face, I will go to the facial salon with the thorough cleaning and moisture or whitening for special purpose. And along with the age, it becomes more and more important to take care of your face, otherwise we can not imagine that how easier that we will become wear-looking.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
the more i get older the more i realize the harmful effects of the sun. so i wished i took care of my skin before.
@zandi458 (27951)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 09
In my finishing school I have learned the basic of facial and was quite diligent in following it during my early days but it seems I have done away with it and only use cleanser and toner now. My face has not tested the full set of facial for a long time now.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
yeah. if you are quite busy you wiull want to stick with the basic and not too much fuss.
@zandi458 (27951)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 09
Busy is one reason but another reason is there is no more glamor in a face that has gone through the passage of time. No amount of expensive creams and facial can put back the glory of the once pretty face.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
and yeah that is why they say to start it while we are still in our 20's to prevent our skin to mature a lot so our skin will look younger as we get older. i was too lazy when i was in my 20's anyways, i hope i just can still prevent my skin from aging a lot too much though i am not really hoping to make my skin beautiful as it was before. but at least i could prevent from getting worse. anyways, they are talking about sunblock and vitamin c on the face to make our skin to prevent our skin from aging more.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
I don't use the whole regimen, but because I do need to pamper my skin with extra TLC because of my age, I only use a facial scrub, toner and moisturizer. This is to help prevent any wrinkles from showing. I can do this daily without any problems. I don't use make-up though. I just use these three items on my face and that's it.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
i don't use scrub, and moisturizer. i will try to next time.
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
Get a product that is appropriate for your age. I am in my mid thirties that's why I am taking extra care of my skin. Also look for a product that will suit your skin type since not everyone will react the same way to a particular brand.
20 Sep 09
I put make-up on everyday because of my eye bags. Therefore, I have to clean my face with a facial cleanser everyday. I use the cleansing lotion as it is quicker to get the make-up off. I just rinse it with water afterwards and moisturize it. Once in a while (1x a month or less, depending on whether I remember it), I use a mask to remove the impurities. I have an acceptable skin but I agree, the best thing is to keep it clean and hydrated. Hope this helps.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
hydrating my skin is what i have not done yet. are you talking about moisturizers to hydrate the skin. i have read though moisturizers are not for oily skin so that was why i stopped using that cause generally i have mostly oily skin. on the T-zone. and some just all over the face.
23 Sep 09
Hydration by drinking lots of fluids (the best is water) and use of moisturizers. Moisturizers exist for different types of skin - normal, oily, dry, combination dry and oily. You should be able to see which suits you the best.
21 Sep 09
before, i follow the steps: facial wash, toner, moisturizer. It really works. But after a few months, with work and studies, I got really busy and tried to skip it all. Sometimes, I got to wash my face with only soap and water. Thankfully, my face still looks ok.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
yeah many times just plain soap and water is enough to do the job. i do that too sometimes when i ran out of facial wash and cleanser though it does not feel clean as my facial wash but it is good enough depending on what kind of soap i use. some bar soap are better in taking oil in my face.
@Hatley (127075)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Sep 09
hi hotsummer what makes your skin pretty is good nutrition' plenty of sleep and good exercise, then wash with gentle 'soap and warm water, And put on moisturizer to keep your'skin soft and resilent. also when you are out side use a sunscreen to save your skin from cancer and the effects of drying summer sun. but the most beautiful skin starts from good health, inside out so to speak.goodhealth means good skin. I use noxema and warm water to clean my face with and some moisturizer and of to bed for a good nights'sleep and I have good skin on my face. Also you need to smile and not frown and scowl, good mental health combined with good physical health will give you beautiful skin, not a bunch of chemical crap.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
i have plenty of sleep, good nutrition, i don't drink soda at all. but i lack exercise though. that i need to add it up on agenda. yes i believe is coming from inside out. not only from good food but also from good personality. thanks for your post.
@jules67 (2791)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
I never use mask or scrub on my face. What I do follow is the traditional, cleaning, toning and moisturizing. It had been advised to follow that system when cleaning your face. Yes, admittedly, I do feel quite lazy having to follow it almost every night. But then, your looks would really depend on your own work, on how you take care of yourself.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
for me that cleaning, toning and moisturizing is not traditional. i do only facial wash, i know it is just basic thing to do but for me that is already some kind of vanity. ha ha. but i tried to change my thinking and accept this kind of things are needed in life and not just some vanities.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I sometimes use the facial wash, scrub, toner and moisturizer. I don't do it every day because sometimes I just don't feel like it. A lot of the application depends on the brand, some are daily, some are different times of the day, some are every other day... What I use is daily, but I alternate it with a different wash so I don't always do the same thing every day. My skin is ok - it's not flawless but it's not a mess either...
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
my face is not that bad either. i don't have lots of pimples either. though i do have one or two pimples from time to time but not much often. and i don't have pimples lately actually for a few weeks now. i see some people have wonderful face, i guess a lot of work goes into it in maintaining such a lovely face and beautiful skin.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
21 Sep 09
I don't know if I am the best person to ask this question but one thing is for sure that I don't know how to use them and in fact I have not yet used them in my life. LOL!
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
that is interesting to see some people who have not tired these products yet. i think that many have tried though not many are actually faithfully applying that to their face. but there are so me vain people who do that faithfully and they really haev a wonderful skin that i do envy a lot.
@ladym33 (11012)
• United States
20 Sep 09
There was a time when I did all that stuff. It didn't make my skin any better in fact I think it iritated it, and my pores were more clogged. All I do now is wash my face and put moisturizer on it. I also always put moisturizer on it after I shower, while my face is still warm and wet. Once in a while in the winter if my skin is feeling extremely dry I will do a moisturizing mask, but I only do that 2 or 3 times during the winter time.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
is it better to put on moisturizer after a warm face wash, anyways, how do i know if my pores i clogged. as i don't actually understand when people say our pores can clog up . during wet season, and during christmas season, our weather tend to be windy and very cold at night though we don't have snow here. it is just the wind coming from other countries that get blown here into our countries direction. as the ice melts in other countries that cold air begins here in my country also. so during that time my skin will tend to be too dry too.
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
I uses facial wash rinsing my face every morning and before going to bed. Then, I put astringent or toner. Then,apply after that with moisturizing cream. it greatly helps in keeping my skin soft to the touch and feel. It retards aging and gives me a good complexion. it is my everyday ritual.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
that is the thing i do. i even wash my face like twice a day sometimes. mostly once a day. but i think it is normal for some people to wash twice a day. i think i need to do that every day.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 09
Hi Hotsummer, There are plenty of Cosmetics brand available in the market. The only brand I am using currently is Clinique. I have been using this brand since my college time till now I am still using this brand. Never think of changing to other brand as it suit my skin and protect my skin well. I have bought from facial wash,toner,moisturizer,mask and scrub. I only will use the Clinique Facial Wash when I put some make-up. Or else for daily use, I will use other local brand to wash my face (Hazeline). After wash my face with facial wash, I will clean my face with toner(do it everyday using a cotton balls). Then apply some moisturizer. For face scrub,it is not advisable to use it everyday. I only used it once a week and for the face mask, I do it twice a month. I have an oily skin, so I am very concerned about cosmetic products that I am using. Better stick to ONE brand that suit your face well rather than keep trying other brands.
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
yes i learned it the hard way, that what suits other people skin will not necessarily mean it will suit our skin. so i had a mistake over that buying on what is good on other people's skin. but i am got to do with this product i bought already. as they give me pimple outbreak when i first used it. anyways, i just using still but thankfully it is not giving me any outbreak any more.
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Hi hotsummer... I have never fell into the traps of all those skin products. I keep my face clean and clear just by washing with regular soap. I haven't had the acne problem(knock on wood) and give the thanks to soap. I know one thing that I have found that is good for the skin. Nothng more than vitamin E. It is really good for the skin,hair, and even the heart. I take vitamin E daily. I also drink a lot of water.. This is how my skin reacts to these. I would say that everyone's skin reacts in different ways. Great discussion..Continue to have a nice day..
@hotsummer (10079)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
that was what i noticed too before. when i use soap i don't have pimple outbreak. but when i started to follow a certain kind of regimen i started to have outbreaks. i may get back to plain soap and water again