Skincare & Sunburns

The trains are (exceptionally) crap this week, so I was allowed to work from home Tuesday-Wednesday. You’d have thought I might have had time to write some posts then, but I guess not. Can we discuss how awesome it was not having to commute though? And not being surrounded by chattering people all day?

Anyway. About two months ago, I suddenly decided to start with skincare. Yep, you read it right, I’m 35 and haven’t done that before. Obviously, I’ve washed my face (with soap!!) and even used day cream every now and then, but that’s been it. Then I started reading Kakan Hermansson‘s preaching on skincare, and thought “maybe I should give it a try?”. So the thing she keeps talking about it is a 2% bha from Paula’s choice. Honestly – I still don’t really know what it is (yeah, yeah, it exfoliates), but I can be easily persuaded.

Said and done, I ordered the whole shebang from Paula’s choice (…I’m also lazy, have I mentioned this before?) – cleanser, 2% bha, day cream and night cream:

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And now, 2 months later… I have to say it’s quite nice. My skin is definitely a lot softer, and I have less blackheads and zits. In addition to this, the joy of having a day cream with SPF. Why has no one told me this before? As the pale northerner I am, this has already saved me a couple of times (like when I went biking with my (red-headed) brother, and you couldn’t really tell on me, but he was lobster-red). I swear I will never use a day cream without it. Think I exaggerate? Just listen to this podcast episode. Really, do it.

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7 thoughts on “Skincare & Sunburns

  1. First of all YAY! Welcome to the world of skincare! 🙂 Not that I’m an expert but still, I look forward to you developing an obsession 🙂

    I also want to say, yessss, not traveling with strangers is so fucking great. I really should be taking the bus on days when I don’t go to the gym but I can’t. Because I have the option of traveling all by myself. It is worth the money. It is.

    I looove Kakan. Problem: she’s not quite on board with cruelty-free. Otherwise her blog would be my skincare bible too, and I’d easily go for anything she says, so I think you’ve done the right thing, as in, why should you do the research when there’s already someone who has and knows what she’s talking about? I’d do it too! If she was cruelty-free.

    Also. You’ve got acne at this age? I totally thought that was something I’d simply grown out of. Am I actually doing something right??? (I’m not expecting an answer obvs, just saying, I thought it was an age thing.)

    Finally. Why are there even day-creams without SPF? That’s just madness. I want approx SPF 50 in ALL my creams.

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    1. Yeah, I can understand those concerns, and promise that when these products run out, I shall pay attention to make sure that the next ones are cruelty free!

      Jamen alltså, acne och acne, nån finne lite nu och då. Ingen aning hur vanligt eller ovanligt det är, men jag har aldrig haft några större problem, utan antar att det egentligen (numera) handlar om “impurities” eller att jag fuskat med tvättandet!

      Yes, exactly! It’s just crazy.

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      1. Hej! Det är jag som är konstig och svarar på gammal tråd. Tänkte att det nog var Paula’s Choice du inhandlat..så tänkte kolla: fortfarande lika nöjd med produkterna? Den svenska återförsäljaren har 20% rea över helgen och jag vill -såklart- slänga mig över ca hela rangen, men åtminstone BHA:n och kanske ett litet retinolserum. Men hittills har jag inte testat något från märket (har ett paket som väntar på mig hemma, men ja, jag är ju kattvakt), och vill ju samtidigt vara lite ekonomisk, så vad säger du, bör man engagera sig?

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      2. För mig fungerar det fint, är bara dagkrämen jag testar mig fram till. BHAn tycker jag absolut att du ska prova!

        Jag har också skaffat en AHA att använda 1 gång i veckan, men helt ärligt märker jag ingen större skillnad av den 🙂

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      3. Då blir det så! Har du testat någon tinted moisturizer? Jag funderar på att lägga ner dagkräm+foundation och istället köra på något som jämnar ut hudtonen lite, dock inte ACO som jag har nu. Som IOFS redan fungerar mycket bättre med min nuvarande kombination av produkter.

        Om jag förstår AHA rätt är det mer intressant för andra hudtyper? (Du verkar också vara av blandhy?) Även om jag själv är såld på Pixis Glow Tonic. Efter en vecka liksom /lättköpt. Eller så måste du bara köra på mer! 😉 Hur många procent är den på?

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      4. Näpp! Tinted skrämmer bort mig när det gäller krämer 😛

        Ja, precis. AHA ska vara för torrisar mer, men sen påstod de (nån?) att en kur en gång i veckan kan hjälpa alla. Den från PC är 10%. (Japp, också blandhy!)

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