Make-up or Skincare?

If you know me well, you know I don’t wear make-up regularly, even pre-covid. Not even in high school or all throughout my 20’s.

My parents, especially my Dad, never let me wear make up to school or even when we go out. It never bothered me though.

For me though, when I wear make-up meaning when I have someone do my make-up, I feel like I look super different. I don’t like and was never a fan of heavy layers of make-up. Give me some eye liner, foundation and blush and red lipstick, I’m good to go. Natural look is my go-to. But! I must wash that off as soon as I get home. For some reason my face feels so heavy and it needs to breathe.

Skincare, now that’s my jam! Ever since I was little, my Mom has always taught me about skincare. She loves telling the story how she bathe me in tea. I was known as the “Lipton Baby” because she would make my Dad send Lipton Tea from Saudi Arabia so she can use it to bathe me with it. All those times my Dad thought she drank tea. Hahaha!

I also saw my Mom applying calamansi all over her body and she said I did the same thing. Until now, my Mom and I would sometimes talk about skincare. For us, the best facewash, face cream that is good for both our skin is Ponds.

My parents bought when they were in the Philippines last year

I bought these at Seafood City for $1.99! I was honestly more excited to by Ponds there than buying food!

I was so surprised and so happy that Shoppers Drug Mart now carries these Ponds products! I bought this face wipes so I can use it after work when I don’t have time to wash my face. I work at a Dental office and wearing 2 masks all day can make my face oily.

What is your favourite skincare product(s)? I would love to know and your thoughts about it.



Okay, if there is one thing I love doing is facial steaming. I bought one facial steamer from Amazon and at first I didn’t like it and thouht I made a mistake of buying it. It was a mistake but not because I bought it, it was because I used the wrong water. Haha! I overlooked at what water you’re supposed to use. NOT tap water or spring water, but use distilled water. No wonder it started bubbling and spitting!

I researched how often you should do facial steam and you shouldn’t do it all the time because it can also do harm on your skin.

I like to do my facial steam once a week and do sheet masks afterwards. I get my husband to do it, too, even though he doesn’t want. Haha! I also use Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream after the sheet mask without wiping out the liquid. Leaves your face nice and smooth.

Tatcha - The Dewy Skin CreamImage from

I also use Vivanaturals Charcoal Masks that I also bought from Amazon (I swear Amazon has become everybody’s shopping centre!). I love how cool it feels when you first apply it and it leaves your face nice and smooth after. Don’t forget the Rose Quartz Facial Roller and Gua Sha while you have your sheet mask on.

I love the facial roller because not only it drains toxins from your face and neck buy it is so relaxing.

I also bought some for my Mom but I got her a different kind of sheet masks and I got her a Jade roller and Gua Sha.

I would love to know your skincare routine and what products you use! Are you also using a facial steamer or use only hot water and towel? Either way, it gets the job done!

Here are the links of the products from Amazon I’ve mentioned: