Skincare is a sensitive issue at FDHQ: everyone has their own routines, their favorite brands, their favorite tricks, but I’m probably one of the least enthusiastic when it comes to skincare. I’ve been using a random mix of drugstore and middle to high-end brands for the past few years, and I haven’t put any thought into changing that routine because my skin hasn’t become any better or worse for it. My makeup routine isn’t complicated either: I try to keep it light by wearing either a tinted moisturizer or BB cream before dusting a coat of compact foundation to seal the deal.
Basically, my skin isn’t terrible, but it isn’t in prime condition either. I get the odd zit every now and then, but they’re usually minor and happen if I, a) haven’t gotten enough sleep, b) have been eating too much salty foods, or c) if my dreaded period approaches. So as you can see, skincare was something I didn’t put much thought into, simply because I’ve been taking my okay-ish skin condition for granted.
But after a consultation at the Kanebo counter at Sogo Plaza Senayan, I quickly became encouraged to invest in addressing my skin concerns as a means of improving the already-decent skin card I had been dealt. The beauty adviser told me that save for some oiliness, my skin was otherwise all right: I had very few dark spots to worry about, no real acne issues, and an above average blood circulation. I wasn’t about to let a good thing go to waste, so I went for it!