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Friday, April 27, 2012

My Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize + Sunblock in this Summer Heat!

Hi girls,

I know all of you here in The Philippines feel it to, this recent summer heat has been crazy. It makes you want to do nothing but stay indoors since any movement for sure will make you sweat buckets. The whole of Manila has turned into BIKRAM YOGA 24/7! (Although I am in Love with Bikram, I think it should be confined in it's studios hehe)

Because of this heat, I'm sure a sum of you are thinking of discontinuing with their beauty products regimen because it makes you feel more icky and oily. But hold on to that thought, this is the time to actually be more cautious and use the right products to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Whether staying indoor or outdoor it is important to have a complete regimen. So here's my summer edition Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize + Sunblock products.

Avene Cleanance Soapless Cleanser

 For my cleansing, day and night, I use Avene's soapless cleanser. It is very light on the skin and after every wash ensures you a squeaky clean finish without frying effects of 'soap'. I'm not sure if this can be bought in the market, I bought this at my Dermatologist for PHP2,000--

Sebamed Clear face Deep Cleansing Toner & Clindamycin Solution

  I have oily skin which is prone to breakouts, so I regularly have to control excess oil that my skin produces. My favorite toners especially in this heat is Sebamed Deep Cleansing Toner, it does the purpose of cleansing my face of excess oils which may have been left behind. After toning, I like to put Clindamycin Solution prescribed by my Dermatologist, this helps dry out pimples and remaining blackheads and whiteheads. Both were bought and prescribed by my Dermatologist. Sebamed I think was around PHP1,000-- while the Clindamycin Solution is PHP500--

SkinMD Natural

 Skin MD Natural remains to be one of my favorite moisturizers after having it sent to me to try. With enough luck, I found the product available for sale in local Guardian Pharmacies in Singapore. What I like about Skin MD is that it feels very light on the skin, non-greasy yet super fresh, you can really feel your skin regain back moisture after cleansing and toning. It serves as a good base too! :) Bought in SG for SGD30--

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB SPF27 and Heliocare advanced SPF50

 The most important step in any skincare regimen summer heat or not is Sunblock. This is your skin's shield, this is what protects you from the harsh elements of the sun that want to penetrate your skin and cause damage. My favorite sunblocks for this heat are Dr. Jart's Water Fuse BB, I use the Water Fuse variant because compared to all other 3 selections of Dr. Jart this is the lightest, this is the only water based one too so perfect for summer. The light tint is perfect, I can just dab on my favorite powder after application. :)

For more intense exposure to sun like going to the beach, any outing, more hours under the sun I use Heliocare's Advanced Gelcream sunblock SPF50. This gel based tinted moisturizer does wonders. I wish I could use it everyday, I just notice that for my skin I tend to breakout when SPF50 (in any brand) is used on an everyday basis, hence I save this for days when I need more SPF. :)

Just be wary when using SPF, because the main ingredient of sunblocks is Titanium Dioxide. This is the ingredient responsible for making your face look white on photos with camera flashes. Hehe So remember to tone it down with makeup when you know you will be taking photos. :)

Dr. Jart BB cream is about PHP2,000-- can be bought in selected Mercury drug stores in Manila, while the Heliocare SPF was bought from my Dermatologist for PHP3,500--

 So that's a run down of my skincare products this summer. What products are you using for this summer? :)

Toodles! :)


  1. Thats a lot for summer but cool way of keeping your skin healthy despite the heat!

  2. @Kumiko Mae yes, must take care of skin more now with the sun :)

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