How Zoe Raymond Stayed Fair In Europe

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In this week’s #IDSSpotlight series, we invited Zoe Raymond, a foodie and fitness junkie, who recently came back from a holiday in Europe. In her post, she shares with us snippets of her trip, as well as a second update of her IDS Skincare journey.  

   

Hello everyone!

I’m Zoe and i’m here to share an update on my skincare journey. It’s been 2 months since I embarked on my new skincare regime with IDS Skincare! Prior to my 2-week vacation to Europe, I went back to my doctor for a review and stocked up on some products which I have finished.

As I shared on my initial blog post, my skin concerns were:

  1. Dry face, with my T-Zone being a little oily.
  2. Skin is a little dull and yellowish too.
  3. Blackheads and whiteheads are visible
  4. Pigmentations near my hairline and right cheeks.

My doctor was pleased to see that my skin condition had improved from the last visit a month ago! My skin was more radiant and the blackheads/ pores on my nose area have significantly become less visible! She also suggested me to continue to target my cheeks as they are still significantly visible.

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I heard that the sun in Europe was going to be nasty so I stocked up AA and C-Plus! I used these 7 products religiously every day! First 4 products from left are used every day and night while the other 3 products are just every morning.

But before I show you my step by step regime, I thought I’d share some pictures of my Europe trip first where we had a lot of outdoor activities like river cruises, tram rides, open top hop on hop off bus tours and we went to the beach too!

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No filter picture! Just my DD and some blusher!
These activities were mostly an hour long but the hop on hop off at Nice was the longest at 2.5 hours! The most skin-killing activity was this one below:
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And the next 2 photos were taken at the last leg of our vacation, in Zurich! This was the boy after the river cruise! Really burnt because his skin wasn’t protected like mine:
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And this was mine! I did get a little darker but it was insignificant!
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This was our 9th day but my skin was still fair! I am so happy that I wasn’t a bit lazy and religiously applied my skincare, ate my IDS Lyco-White oral supplements! The pictures I took of Alvin reminded me of I could have been like, tanned and burnt by the unmerciful sun!

These pictures speaks a thousand words now, don’t they? After I share these pictures, I feel that the products speak for themselves and I do not need to find big words and try to convince you on how good they are!

If you are keen to try IDS Skincare products too, please continue to read on as I will briefly share how my regime goes! I use the word “my” regime because these products are prescribed to me by my doctor, you may have a different set of products, all dependent on your skin concerns and skin type!

STEP 1: Reduce blackheads and whiteheads with IDS Pore Formula

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I use Pore Formula only for my T-Zone area, forehead and nose because these are areas where my blackheads and whiteheads are concentrated at.
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Pore Formula (PF) works to refine pores and reduce blackheads and whiteheads. It minimises oil production without excessive drying.

STEP 2: Brightening with IDS C-Plus 

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This was one of the products that I finished up the fastest! I love C-PLUS! This is an award-winning Star Product for a brighter complexion! This all-round achiever tackles wrinkles, loss of firmness, patchy skin tone, dark spots and even acne! This is also the product that makes my skin more radiant!
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STEP 3: Bye dark spots with AA 

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I also got a new bottle of AA! This helps me lighten my pigmentations! No point if my skin is more even and radiant but there are dark spots on my face! AA is very effective at my hairline and I can’t wait to see the results around my cheeks! Will update more on this part in the coming weeks!

STEP 4: Moisturize with IDS Oil-Free Moisturizer 

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I am almost at the last few pumps of OM. Besides giving me moisturized and hydrated skin, I love how it is not sticky. With ingredients like Vitamin C and Vitamin E and botanical extracts with moisturising properties, OM also aid in lightening scars!
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STEP 5: Outdoors with IDS Non-Tinted Sunscreen SPF50 PA++ 

After completing these 4 steps, I put on my sunblock! If you have read my first post, I was using the tinted one. But I have changed my sunblock to the non-tinted one because I felt that the tinted one was a little too oily for my oilier T-Zone.
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There are 2 different kinds of sunblocks for different skin types! As we were mostly outdoor and under the scorching sun, I generously apply and especially more on my areas where my face have more pigmentation.
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I believe that this sunblock is one of the key reasons I could maintain my complexion with all that sun going on! It works amazing, especially for someone who doesn’t used to use sunblock previously, I am convinced and sold!

STEP 6: Seal it all up with IDS Diamond-Dust Perfector!

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I didn’t share this step the last time round too because this product sells by itself! Everyone knows about DD and so many influencers swear by DD! You may probably be a user of DD yourself! DD was the very first product I picked up at IDS Skincare!
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Here’s a picture of me by my favorite window with just IDS Skincare products and without my makeup yet:
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My skin feels dewy and I am ready to head out just like that! But not just yet, just 1 last step!

STEP 8: IDS Lyco-White keeps the sun at bay 

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I also brought along Lyco-White! I didn’t share Lyco-White the last time because I did not see significant results yet. Lyco-White is a skin-whitening oral supplement with proven, powerful and patented ingredients!
At my review session, I understand Lyco-White better and am ready to share them with you! I told Chester and Elaine that after taking Lyco-White religiously for about a month, I am not fairer! Chester asked me to show him my underarm, not armpit but the under of my upper arm hahaha! And he said that Lyco-White will help a person achieve a skin tone close to the underarm. And mine was already very close. What Lyco-White would do for me is protect my skin against UV radiation. In even simpler term, it is like oral sunblock.
So this is the second reason (after the non-tinted sunblock) why I didn’t get much darker after all that sun in Europe, Lyco-White is truly effective! I am not going to doubt you anymore and get another bottle for my upcoming Beijing trip. I am going to Forbidden City and Great Wall City tours, 2 unsheltered places where the sun will be strong!
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2 months and this result, I can’t wait to share with you how my progress is like when I reach the 6-month mark! See you then! x
Love, Zoe
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