Monday, 18 July 2016

Skin Care Tips From @illiyaridzuan

Keep in mind that every skin is unique. Only you have your skin. Every product listed on my Instagram (@illiyaridzuan) are what I used & reviewed. Nevertheless, you still need to do trial & error to find the product that suits your skin.

Each of these numbers are arranged according to skin concerns. The links in these numbers are listed in a random order. To understand better, read all the posts in one number.

If you still have questions, read the Common Questions I Got Asked on Instagram section below. Mostly the questions are already answered. Please, don't repost any of these posts without my permission. Thank you. 

1) 7 Basic Everyday Skin Care Routine


Common Questions:
"Seven products for a skin care routine is a lot of products.I am on a budget. Which one should I buy first?"

"I've tried the 7 Basic Everyday Skincare Routine,but my skin get so sticky & uncomfortable afterwards. Why is that?"
          Answer :

2) Knowing Your Skin Type

What's your skin type? :

Skin Types Chart by The Face Shop:

3) Double Cleansing

Definition of Double Cleansing and the List of High-raved Cleansing Oils:

4) Cleanser

Review on Nuxe Face Cleansing & Makeup Removing Gel:

Review on First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser:

Common Question:
"What do you think about a face cleansing device such as Clarisonic?Is it really necessary to own one?"
         Answer :

5) Toner

Tips on How to Use a Watery Toner:

The Functions of Toner and What It Does to Effect Our Skin pH:

Review on Skinfood Premium Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Toner:

Review on the Melvita Rose Extraordinary Water Plumping Serum-Lotion:

Four Ways to Apply the Melvita Rose Extraordinary Water Plumping Serum-Lotion:

6) Acne (Blackheads, Whiteheads, Pimples)

Understanding the Formation of Whiteheads & Blackheads:

Common Topical Acne Treatment:

How you should spot treat & how often you should put an acne treatment solution on your blemishes:

Recommended ways to pop pimples:

Ciracle Pimple Solution Pink Powder:

Sharing my sister's tips on treating pimples featuring Thursday Plantation 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil:

Aiken 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil:

Comparison reviews between Thursday Plantation 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil & Aiken 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil:

Acne Patch and How to Use Them:

How to Get Rid of Blackheads Properly:

How to use a Blackhead Melting Balm featuring Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm:

Comparison Reviews Between Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm, Belif Blackhead Remover Oil Balm Nose Shine Boy, & Missha Super Aqua Pore Correcting Blackhead Melting Oil Gel:
Common Questions:
"I have a small white bumps under my skin, whiteheads is it? How to get rid of it? It drives me crazy!"
"What is the difference between acne and pimples?" 

7) How to Prevent & Treat Acne Scars?

How to Prevent & Treat Acne Scars? :

How do I Get Rid of Acne & Acne Scars at The Same Time? :

8) Understanding the Real Functions of Whitening Products

Whitening VS Brightening:

If you want to use whitening products to even out your skin tone, make sure that you use hydrating products too in your skin care routine. Here is why. :

Misconceptions Men Have Towards Whitening Skin Care Products:

My Personal Views on Vitamin C Injection For Cosmetic Malaysia:

Common Question:
"Why are Asians are so obsessed with fair skin?"
         Answer :

9) Sunscreen & Sunblock

The Definitions of Sunscreen, Sunblock, UVB (Ultra Violet B), UVA (Ultra Violet A), SPF (Sun Protection Factor), PA++ :

The Differences between Sunblock and Sunscreen:
Always reapply your sunscreen every two hours. Here is why:

How to choose the best sunscreen or sunblock for your skin? :
Guide on How to Buy Sunscreen for Men:

Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion:

Review on the Belif Almighty Sun Powder:

New packaging for Belif Almighty Sun Powder:

10) Eye Cream

How to reduce the appearance of dark circles under my eyes? :

How to get rid of wrinkles under my eyes? :

Why do we need to use eye cream? Is it different with the face moisturizer? :

What are the differences between an eye serum & an eye cream?
How to know whether the eye cream is suitable for you or not?
What ingredients to look for in an eye serum & an eye cream?

11) Anti-aging & Wrinkles

How to get rid of wrinkles under my eyes? :

How to firm & tighten my mature skin? I've tried a lot of products, but none give results. :

12) Essence 

In Korean Skincare Routine, what is Essence, Serum, Ampoule, Booster, Skin Lotion, & Emulsion? 

Mixing Essence/Facial Oil in Foundation:

13) Face Mask
14) Moisturizer
(These are the solutions for oily skin.)

Solutions for Oily Skin & How to Tighten Your Pores:

A really good moisturizer is a must have! Here is why:

Four Types of Moisturizers:

All skin types need moisturizer. All. No exceptions. Even if you already have normal skin type, you still needs to maintain it:
The Difference between Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb & Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb:

L'Occitane Reine Blanche Whitening Rich Cream:
Many Ways to Use the Korean Aloe Vera Gel: 

Review on The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel:

(This Aloe Vera gel thingy is not sufficient as a moisturizer. It can helps aid your skin a bit. Especially if you have sunburn, etc. But to rely completely only just is insufficient. You must find & use a really good hydrating moisturizer that suits your skin.)

Common Question:
"What is the difference between Moisturizing & Hydrating?"
         Answer :

"What is the difference between day and night cream? Do I really need both?"

15) Face Oil, Carrier Oil, & Essential Oil.

Natural Oils: What are essentials oils and carrier oils? :

Recommended Carrier Oils:

Q&A about Face Oils (Part 1):

Q&A about Face Oils (Part 2):

Reviews on oils that I've tried on my skin
(Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, Belif The True Facial Oil, Coconut Oil, Aiken 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil, & Thursday Plantation 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil):

Coconut Oil:

16) Sensitive Skin

Skin Care Tips for People Suffering with Eczema:

List of Brands for Sensitive Skin:

17) Accutane Journey

The Beginning:

It has been about 37 days since I started my Accutane, and I've decided to not do updates on it anymore after this. Here is why:

18) Makeup Remover

19) Micellar Water

What is Micellar Water? :

Review on the new Maybelline Micellar Water:

20) Tips to Avoid Chapped Lips

Refer to this link and look for Number 4: Lip Balm. 

21) Men's Skincare Week
(Overall skin care tips for men.)

Week 1 (Introduction):

Week 2 (The Differences Between the Skin of a Man & a Woman):

Week 3 (What Men Need in Their Skin Care Routine):

Week 4 (Differences Between Male & Female Skin Care Products):

Week 5 (Recommended men's skin care products on the market):

Week 6 (Do Men Need to Have 7 Basic Skin Care Routine Like Women Too?):

Week 7 (Guide on How to Buy Sunscreen for Men):

Week 8 (How to Shave Your Mustache & Beard Properly):

Week 9 (Can Women Use Men's Skin Care Products?):

Week 10 (Clinique For Men):

Week 11 (Kiehls Facial Fuel):

Week 12 (Lab Series Skincare For Men):

Week 13 (Loreal Men Expert):

Week 14 (Loreal Men Expert - White Activ Bright + Oil Control Moisturizer):

Week 15 (Loreal Men Expert - White Activ Volcano Serum Moisturizer & White Activ Cooling Serum Foam):

Week 16 (Loreal Men Expert - Men BB Moisture Gel):

Week 17 (Misconceptions Men Have Towards Whitening Skin Care Products):

Week 18 (How to Groom & Take Care of My Beard?):

Week 19 (Can Men Wear Makeup?):

22) Where to check the ingredients list of a cosmetic product? 

Common Questions:
"How to read cosmetic ingredients?"
         Answer :

"What is Parabens? Is it safe? Do I need to avoid them?"
          Answer :

23) How to do Patch Test?

What is Patch Test? How to Patch Test? What is Two-Faced Patch Test?

24) Always Use Spatula

25) Use a Face Towel.

Use a separate towel for your face and body. I recommend Canopy Towels!

26) If you don't like to use heavy makeup, you can opt for BB Cream.

Many Ways to use a BB Cream & Recommendations:

27) Do sanitize your makeup to prevent breakouts.

28) Don't forget to always wash your makeup brushes.

29) Don't Use Expired Makeup.

30) Understanding products that are cruelty-free, Haram, etc.

31) What are best skin care brands from South Korea?

Belif :

33) My experience when buying from

34) Korean Skin Care & Makeup Trends That You Need to Try.

35) Korean Beauty Books

36) Tips on what you can do with unused leftover skincare & makeup products.

37) Products that I used before I learned about makeup & skin care.

41) Dead Sea Products

43) Review on Creme De La Mer

44) Deodorant & Anti-Perspirant

47) How to remove dead skin cells on feet?

48) How to get free samples & bargains?

49) Recent Product Empties

13 August 2016 :
5 October 2016 :
15 November 2016 :

50) Products That I Currently Use.

20 September 2016 :

7 February 2017:

19 March 2017: My Current Top 5 Skin Care Products!

51) "Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. It is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty."

Common Questions I Got Asked on Instagram:

1) Do you know one product that gives immediate result & can completely fix all the flaws on my face?

2) I am a high school student. I don't have a budget to buy high end cosmetics brands. Do only them work? Is the drugstore one is less good?

3) Which one should I invest in, makeup or skincare products?

4) I've tried many skincare products before this. Both high end & drugstore. None give me any results. My skin is still acting up. What should I do?

5) I've tried the 7 Basic Everyday Skincare Routine, but my skin get so sticky & uncomfortable afterwards. Why is that?

6) What is Parabens? Is it safe? Do I need to avoid them?

7) My skin is breaking out. How do I know if the products that I use is causing it? Or is it just because I am currently under a lot of stress?

8) How do I know if a skin care product works well or not?

9) Seven products for a skin care routine is a lot of products. I am on a budget. Which one should I buy first?

10) How to read cosmetic ingredients?

11) What do you think about a face cleansing device such as Clarisonic? Is it really necessary to own one?

12) I am going to visit Kuala Lumpur next week. Which place do you recommend for a makeup & skin care junkie to visit?

13) What do you think about Vitamin C Injection?

14) What are the meanings of the words dupe, fake, & inspired in the cosmetic world?

15) What is the difference between Moisturizing & Hydrating?

16) Where to get pH-indicator strips and papers?

17) What makes you want to buy a beauty product on Instagram?

18) Plastic surgery in Malaysia.

19) What makes you want to buy a beauty product recommended on Instagram?

20) What are the differences between Green Products, Eco-friendly Products, Natural Products, and Organic Products? Which are the major certification agencies for natural and organic products?