Self-conscousness is something that I do not have when I was younger. The clothes I wear are brandless and cheap to suit my meager allowance (when I was a student) and salary (when I started working). With my slim-built, it is easier for me to buy things from bazaars. Local brands are my favorite because even if it is not obvious, I believe that buying local made products can help the country and my countrymen.
The same rules apply to personal hygiene. I buy cheap and local. I am a chemical engineer so basically I understand that soaps have the same reaction to dirt, expensive or not. The cost increases because of the perfume added on the soap. So I buy those with mild scent or no scent at all. I like the squeaky clean feel and most of the time, I sleep from exhaustion, skipping the facial washing routine. Expensive anti-acne stuff that I have in high school was sponsored-bought (aka Mother).
Lately, I have been buying different beauty products particularly skin products. I've noticed that my hair is drier, my skin have discolorations. Bad vibes that I have to resolve as soon as possible. I tried different moisturizer (and expensive one!) but the only thing that made my skin happy is this:
Then I also tried using BB Creams. My first try was SkinFood Peach Sake. Although it look good on the skin after awhile, you have to wait for at least 15minutes for it to settle and blend with my skin.
|image from SkinFood Website|
BB cream by the way is supposed to refine your pore and regulates the secretion of oil and supposed to create a flawless matt complexion.
My observation is, it does make your skin look flawless but oily. You can take advantage of the oiliness by achieving the dewy look.
With SkinFood, my face is like a white mask because of my morena complexion. I have to find another BB Cream that will not take too much time to blend. Hence the Maybelline BB Cream. It comes in a very small container and blends in two minutes. The result is a flawless, morena look. It is cheap as well, for a small bottle it cost me around P249 from Watson's. Not bad for a very small bottle with wonderful result.