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Hey everyone, i just wanted to know what exactly u use during
day, moisturizer, sunblock or toner? because i am very confused what
to use..since i dont have much knowledge about skin care.
please suggest.
And i want to stop using soap. What alternative is there?
 

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Morning: Neutrogena deep clean facial cleanser, apple cider vinegar toner (diluted with 50% h2o) DIY vitamin C serum, photostable sunscreen with mexoryl sx and xl.

Night: Neutrogena deep clean facial cleanser, apple cider vinegar toner (diluted)
generic Tretinoin (retin-a)
 

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A toner is used post cleansing to remove remenants of cleanser, oil, and dirt. It's not really a product that you use as your moisturiser.

Don't use soap on your face, it's too harsh, almost anything out there make to clean faces is better than soap.
 

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Morning: Neutrogena deep clean facial cleanser, apple cider vinegar toner (diluted with 50% h2o) DIY vitamin C serum, photostable sunscreen with mexoryl sx and xl.

Night: Neutrogena deep clean facial cleanser, apple cider vinegar toner (diluted)
generic Tretinoin (retin-a)
Hi Periwinkle,

Can u pls tell me how u prepare the apple cider toner? What does it do and is it good for oily skin?
Thanks.
 

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Everyone skin is different I would let everyone know what type of skin you have and see what products they would recommend would be good to use on your skin! It took me ages to find out what works for my skin but at the mo, cleanser im either using dermatological or simple! moisturizing elizabeth arden, clinique, la roche posay i love for my dry skin and even though i drink lots very dehyrdrated, is clinical youth serum, vitamin c and starting small dose of ret cream soon! facial masks i like to make up my own or jan marini one is good! Hope you find what your looking for!
 

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Hey everyone, i just wanted to know what exactly u use during
day, moisturizer, sunblock or toner? because i am very confused what
to use..since i dont have much knowledge about skin care.
please suggest.
And i want to stop using soap. What alternative is there?
Hi SilentKing,

Avoid using soap when washing face. Instead use a good face wash. After washing face, tone your skin and then moisturise finishing with a sunblock. Do the same at night but skip the sunblock.
HTH
 

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Hi Periwinkle,

Can u pls tell me how u prepare the apple cider toner? What does it do and is it good for oily skin?
Thanks.
Extremely simple and cheap. I dilute Bragg apple cider vinegar with 50% water and use a pump spray bottle for application. Dont use regular vinegar. ACV with the "mother" is best. Mother is the cloud like substance in this type of vinegar. Bragg is a top brand.
Do a search on the net as there is much info. on it. It helps lower ph levels of the skin if that is important to you such as before applying vitamin c serum. Here is a segment from Fawnie's PH link:

"For the same reason, washing the skin with a highly alkaline product over 5.5, can slow or lessen the effect of your acid. Because the acid must now deal with the high pH level on the skin, And by default low pH applied to high pH creates a high pH, not a low one.
The bigger the range difference, the more this will effect your acid action.
This is especially true in the case of low pH acids at 2.0 pH or less. So if you use a high pH cleanser, you should wait 30 minutes before using a pH dependant product, to allow the skin to regulate its pH down o about 5.5. Or adjust the pH of the skin down first with an acidic product.

Most astringents and toners used for this purpose also contain high levels of irritants such at Alcohols, Witch Hazel, Menthols, Mint oils, etc. These are not the best choices for the skin as they can over strip and degrade the skin barrier. This can also cause an increase in oiliness and acne. If you want to use a toner to adjust pH to lower levels, either use a liquid acid like Paulaâ€2122s Choice BHA or AHA liquid first. Or a very dilute mixture of Apple Cidar Vinegar and distilled water. You could also use Paulaâ€2122s Choice toner which is alcohol free and at a 5.5 pH. But it has added moisturizers, which might effect the acid products penetration action.

Even dilute vinegar can be very irritating and drying to the skin. So use you best judgment, and use ratios of 1/3 ACV to 2/3 water or 50/50 mix. Depending on your skin needs and sensitivity. Back off if skin becomes irritated, flaky, over dry or over oily."


Apple Cider Vinegar...
 

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Aww..Thanks a lot for these helpful information, Peri. I have definitely learnt a lot on the ACV toner now
It's cheap and easy to make too which is great!! I didn't know cider vinegar had so many uses. I will start with the oily version of the ACV toner as my skin is very oily. Can I use tap water instead of distilled water for the toner? I've never heard of Bragg brand before but I hope any brand of ACV will do?

I can't tell u how much I like learning DIY skincare recipes!! very well-appreciated.
Cheers
 

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I drink (diluted) Apple Cider Vinegar every day for its health benefits. I think that I'll start using it on my face now too! Thanks Peri!
 

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Aww..Thanks a lot for these helpful information, Peri. I have definitely learnt a lot on the ACV toner now
It's cheap and easy to make too which is great!! I didn't know cider vinegar had so many uses. I will start with the oily version of the ACV toner as my skin is very oily. Can I use tap water instead of distilled water for the toner? I've never heard of Bragg brand before but I hope any brand of ACV will do?

I can't tell u how much I like learning DIY skincare recipes!! very well-appreciated.
Cheers
Glad I could help. Bragg is just a popular well known brand. Any apple cider vinegar should work fine. Look for the "mother" for full health benefits.
 

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Hey, Pumi I wouldn't advise to use tap water for your DIY toner. Tap water contains growing bacteria and chemincals like chlorine, etc. Better use distilled water to be on the safe side
 

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Hey, Pumi I wouldn't advise to use tap water for your DIY toner. Tap water contains growing bacteria and chemincals like chlorine, etc. Better use distilled water to be on the safe side
Noted, Mushi. Thanks for your thoughtful advice-- really appreciate
 

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Morning: Cleanser, (once-twice a week scrub) serum, eye cream, moisturizer then full face of make-up (everything). NIGHT: Cleanser toner, serum or eye cream, sometimes both. No night cream. Zit treatments when needed. Once in a while a mask. Every other night Dr Gross Beta Peel pads.
 
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