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Evening Skincare Routine to Repair My Skin Barrier • Fall 2017

February 12, 2020

Hey everyone so today I’m showing you guys my evening skincare routine I’ve been focusing on restoring and repairing my skin very function and that means I’m avoiding using too many products Especially active and I’m also being careful at swapping products, too Often so my routine has been pretty simple Low-key and mostly fragrance free and my skin has been just loving this routine to start off I removed my makeup using “Tanoshii Oh yeah” natural cleansing oil.” This is the cleansing oil that’s been going crazy viral among Koreans at the moment and people have been praising this oil for dissolving their blackheads I personally don’t struggle much with blackheads or any kind of pore issues. So I can’t be the judge for that this cleansing oil is really lightweight, and it doesn’t feel too oily or too greasy, and it washes off pretty well. Next, in the cleansing department, I’m using my own cleansing formulation. Tadaa~ It is a pH balanced gel cleanser that uses mild cleansing agents to take away all the stuff that your skin doesn’t need while leaving, everything your skin exactly needs. I designed it to respect the skin barrier, and it really leaves a crazy amount of hydration afterward. I just want to swim in this word relation. Before my skin completely dries down, I applied this corsx propolis light ampule. Which I’m about to empty very very soon and propose having naturally antibacterial antiviral Anti-inflammatory properties, and it is set to speed up the wound healing process. Purposes this generally very very gentle and well tolerated to sensitive skin type, and it’s supposed to help reduce redness as well, especially the redness that can be related to acne. The formulation of this product is very beautiful it has a light viscosity that absorbs pretty quickly and my skin has been just drinking this then I seal everything in with another favorite of mine, which is the Primera soothing sensitive cream. If you watched my skin barrier video you might have learned the Importance of building the lipid barrier and the three main components are Ceramides Cholesterol and free fatty acids, so if your barrier is compromised, the combinations of these ingredients can certainly help and there are quite numerous options out there that do contain this combination. However, a lot of them that I try they seem to be a little bit too crazy for my liking, but this cream has been amazing at this helping me fortify my moisture barrier, and it has a little to no irritation and it’s fragrance free and I just love the simple and elegant formulation of this product my skin just feels a lot healthier these days after using this. So that’s my really really simple strip down to the basics kind of routine for every night. However, I will add treatment products depending on what my skin feels or in need that night. I don’t do this everyday, but I normally exfoliate my skin with A.H.A, probably once to three times a week and Sunday Riley good jeans has been serving me pretty well. It is a lactic acid 5% treatment, which is perfectly mild concentration, and apparently there are stronger options out there. But, 5% seems to be pretty good and this is what my skin likes and this product is definitely one of those products that are very worth the hype. Then, we have alchemy skin Cinco oil blend and this has been amazing at brightening my complexion and Rejuvenating my skin like no other options out there. It’s a blend of oils that are rich in omega 3 & 6 and I probably use a drop of this, two to three times a week, I’ll leave the link down below for the review that I’ve done on Instagram. I rarely use this item, but I use this as a spa treatment from time to time, so I thought I would just show you guys what I use. This is The Ordinary as like acid 10% and, ever since my skin barrier has restored my acne seems to be managed as well. It can be a little bit strong at first, or stinging at first if you do have sensitive skin type, but it does work. So I recommend you guys to use it very very sparingly as a spa treatment. “Laneige lip sleeping mask”, I was really skeptical about this product for the longest time and apparently this is the second best seller in Sephora, followed by the water sleeping mask and I was just really confused why people buy it because, I always thought like Why would I need a fancier lip balm when Vaseline can do its job? But this proved me completely wrong. It, makes a massive difference by lip moisture content and it is a game changer for sure. Especially if you wear a lot of lip tints,matte lipsticks, or look at lipsticks that tend to just dry the crap out of your lips. This is going to be your best friend I guarantee you guys.


  • Reply Liah Yoo October 23, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    🌴🌴🌴 Hope you found this video relaxing! I know doing skincare can be overwhelming and sometimes daunting, but at the end of the day, we do it because we want to feel good! So go indulge and do whatever feels right to you. I'll chat to you guys on Instagram @aboutliahyoo ❤️

  • Reply July octsep October 26, 2017 at 12:05 am

    This video was very relaxing ….and
    I really respect you Liah, you are wonderful…..

  • Reply 김고름 October 26, 2017 at 12:21 am

    피부의 기능은 외부의 물질로부터의 신체방어인데

    보습제같은 화장품도 흡수되지않고 겉돌게 되지 않을까요

  • Reply Joycel Orpilla October 26, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Hi liah..i used sk moisturizer and rosehip oil, can i apply the oil as the last step or under moisturizer?

  • Reply jane October 26, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Hey Liah! Quick skincare question. So I’ve been using the Mario Badescu Acne Cleanser recently to help with my acne but wanted to incorporate vitamin c to help with my pigmentation. The Mario cleanser has salicylic acid in it so should I stop using it completely to incorporate the vitamin c or is it alright to use together? And also how should I go about using vitamin c. LOL I’m sorry this is so long but thank you for ur time if you read this love you!

  • Reply joanna October 26, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    hi liah! can you please do a video about toners 🙁 im lost with what i should buy hope u consider this tho thank you! 😊

  • Reply Faith Smith October 26, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    You're my favorite skincare youtuber. Your videos have helped me so much to find what I need. ☺️

  • Reply athalia vargas October 27, 2017 at 6:10 am

    when will the cleanser come out?

  • Reply Nesi Fabulous October 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    i love your videos…will u pls make a video on vitamin c vs ascorbic acid.. Request 😃😃

  • Reply 한디히 October 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    언니~클렌징폼 너무 궁금하네요 ㅋㅋ!!

  • Reply Jennifer Falcon October 27, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Liah Yoo, I really appreciate this video I've been struggling with sensitive rash prone skin for a month and a half now and have been looking for ways to restore my skin barrier. I really want to try the Primera Soothing Sensitive Cream, but unfortunately I can't read the ingredients. Is there any way you can translate them to me please, I would really really appreciate it! <3

  • Reply Susan October 28, 2017 at 2:03 am

    why did you stop using the amore pacific moisturizer?

  • Reply Jacelyn October 28, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I was wondering if it spoils/ruins our skin barrier if we use slightly different products for the day and evening routine

  • Reply firda ilmi October 28, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Hai~~ can you make video about korean vegan makeup brand and skincare?

  • Reply clumsy nim October 28, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I want you to make aloe gel topic or supplement for skin like vitamin E or C etc

  • Reply Maria Magana October 28, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Are we supposed to double cleanse even if we’re not wearing makeup? I’ve always been confused on that

  • Reply Hye yomi October 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    영상잘보고있어요 ㅎㅎ 언니 영상은 먼가 항상 편안해서 너므 좋은거 같아용 ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ

  • Reply Hye yomi October 28, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    앞으로도 많이 올려주세요 !!!! 왕팬입니당 ㅎㅎㅎ

  • Reply Yesenia Garcia October 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

    What are your thoughts on the koh gen do aqua foundation? 🙂

  • Reply jane valentine October 30, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Love your nails in this🤓

  • Reply Miss Babe October 30, 2017 at 3:37 am

    What do you think about Sunday Riley night Luna sleeping oil

  • Reply Thara de Villena October 30, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    HOW DO U DO YOUR OWN GEL CLEANSER PLS SHARE :(( ur skin has improved so much!!! <3

  • Reply Hilary Pen October 31, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Liah, i cant wait for your skincare to launch. 🙂 i always love watching your videos. Is it ok to still use a ph balanced cleanser after i use my cleansing oil at night?? And do you still use hemp seed oil? 🌴🌴 love to you. 💚 Hilary

  • Reply THISTRACK ISABOP October 31, 2017 at 9:00 am

    You are beyond adorable and I love your videos

  • Reply JY CHEW October 31, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Hiii Liah!! Omg I love your skin care videos as they are all very informative so thank you so much for making them!! Can you please give me some tips or make a video on how to clear clogged pores cuz I am doing everything that I can do but still nothing works 😣… if you can, it will mean the world to me , thanks!!💕

  • Reply Nora Amor October 31, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    You are the best! <3 reallly!

  • Reply JOEY C. November 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Hi, may I know do you apply the face oil before or after moisturizer? and if I'm using a moisturizing lotion instead of cream, does it makes any differences?

  • Reply Jacelyn November 2, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Hi liah! I remember once in your The Ordinary review you said you didn't like the Azelaic acid. What has changed your mind to use it again?

  • Reply Mirana_ Aiha November 3, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Liah~! I can't wait for your skincare line~ Please make it available for postage to Malaysia with affordable price 😆

  • Reply Hoàng Mai Hương November 4, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Hello, thank you for the video. I have just found out about your channel and I really likes the information provided in your videos. It has been a lot of help.

  • Reply ItsDaniii November 4, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    And all I use is bar soap and water 😭😭 but girl this was so good! You look amazing!!!!👏

  • Reply summer010 November 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    @liahyoo I'm using the tamanu oil and have been loving it. Would you recommend using tamanu oil and cosrx propolis togerher for night time routine? ❤😊😊

  • Reply dlxe November 6, 2017 at 9:32 am

    The lip sleeping mask ended up really terrible on my lips. My lips became extra dry and it just felt so horrible. So wasted T_T

  • Reply zalila azrina November 6, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Hi liah! I'm new to ur video and i love all of it! (why did I discover ur channel so late 😢) can you do a video about fungal acne and how to distinguish it with normal acne, please? I feel like other youtubers didn't explain as clear as you do. Please and tq! Xx

  • Reply Monick November 7, 2017 at 1:27 am

    When do you launch your products? because I want to wait to not buy another

  • Reply Stefany Yvonne November 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Might be too late for asking a question, but I'm just curious abous something. In your The Ordinary review vid, you said that you hated the azelaic acid. But you now use it as a spot treatment. So how you incoperated azelaic acid in your skincare regime now? Thanks 😆

  • Reply Liz Del Buono November 9, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Is it normal to go through a transition period when going from using something like Proactiv to using a skincare routine like this? I am normally super clear while using proactiv, but very oily. I started a journey to repair my skin barrier, but now I am breaking out like crazy!

  • Reply A nn November 12, 2017 at 11:33 am

    And how do I hydrate ? Are there any oils or is a toner nesecarry ? I want to keep it simple and I don't think I need a toner or serum ( 14 y/o )
    Which options do I have ? Pls help 🙏

  • Reply Ana Calderón November 14, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Hi Liah have you tried Peter Thomas Roth water wrench line it has HA complex. Could you do a review on this?
    Also on Amore P. Please!!

  • Reply x x November 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I want to try your skincare line sooooo bad! 😭 I live in Argentina and I know it's gonna be almost impossible 😭

  • Reply Nurul A r m y November 18, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    i have an oily skin with pores and blackheads.. Is it okay if I use cosrx ph good morning gel cleanser morning and evening? I also use the Simple brand toner which is alcohol free and ninacinamide in it plus green tea fresh moisturizer from innisfree. is it ok to use them? I used to use toner with alcohol and it dries my skin and there’s no change. and i’m so annoyed with it too…

  • Reply Elleta Salcido November 21, 2017 at 5:13 am

    vbeam laser damaged my skin and skins barrier. please tell me how I can repair it. thank you!💝

  • Reply 2 Hand Luke November 21, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Could you do a video on spot treatments for pimples/acne?

  • Reply Anavaleria Martinez November 27, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Omg thanks u sm for all this tips that u give, they have really help me. I️ love all your videos. Thank you so much. You’re also very pretty!! I️ have a question where do u live ?

  • Reply b pavilion November 29, 2017 at 4:16 am

    fuuuuuk all these are expensive…

  • Reply K R November 30, 2017 at 2:55 am

    I would buy your cleanser formulation. Pleaseee(:

  • Reply meiguoren007 December 1, 2017 at 12:45 am

    I always struggle with blackheads due to having an extremely oily t-zone, with normal skin on my cheeks. Anyone have suggestions? I have been using a mud mask three times a week from volition and it has improved a lot! I just wonder if there is a a way to help my t-zone calm down with the oil.

  • Reply Tracie Stroud December 1, 2017 at 6:10 am

    I always learn so much from your videos! At what point in your routine do you use Good Genes? I've been doing it after toner but I wasn't sure if maybe I should use it after essence instead. Thank you!

  • Reply Rosy December 3, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I love everything about this video! Thanks so much liaaaaaah love u girl huhu

  • Reply ktwhuut December 19, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Hi Lia! Im repairing my skin barrier right now. And im just applying products that would hydrate and repair it especially to affected area (patch on left side of my cheek). Im just afraid to try propolis white ampule onto affected area that it might cause stinging sensation. What should i do?

  • Reply Jiwon Kim December 25, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Rediscovering my fav youtubers is awesome 😎❤️

  • Reply TheBeautybound December 31, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Where in the routine would you add in the Good Genes?

  • Reply Serena Correnti January 1, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Idk why your cleanser is drying on my skin. Immediately when I use it it makes my skin feel so tight like it’s stripping everything off :((

  • Reply LOIS AND LAINE TV January 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I love your voice and your eyes ❤❤

  • Reply Nesha Mustapha January 6, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Hi, Liah! 🌴💕✨ I've been an avid fan of yours since I started caring about my skin 🙈 it started when I had a bad breakout. You've been a great inspiration for many of us. Thank you for providing us with lots of helpful information. You are truly an angel sent from above to help us in so many ways. Will forever be grateful to have known you! ❤

  • Reply Diana Reyes January 9, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    À Big thank you Liah

  • Reply Anastasiya January 22, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Hi Liah! I am 15 years old and wondering if you have any skincare tips for my combination skin with clogged pores. How do yo incorporate an acid exfloliant into your skincare routine?

  • Reply Meg C January 24, 2018 at 11:53 am

    That Laneige Lip Sleeping Lip Mask is awesome. I usually struggle with dry lips and our dry climate (often under 10% humidity) zaps moisture and turns a lot of my balms against me, causing the humectants working in reverse. At 39, I also have off and on issues with my upper lip thinning. However, the Laneige stuff has been doing wonders for me in regards to rehydrating, softening and plumping my lips back up, even during or driest weather or by the next morning, whether I'm not wearing any.

    Love the music in your video, btw!

  • Reply Miranda EL February 2, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    So pretty ..

  • Reply Nargis Sultana February 4, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    My face sweat a lot in sun.can u recommand a great sunscreen for my oily skin?

  • Reply Mphunn February 12, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is 💣💣💣💣💣💣

  • Reply Abigail Panganiban February 14, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Hi Liah 😊 Can I apply Alkimi cinco oil right after Sunday Riley good genes?

  • Reply Victoria Trindade February 16, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Liah, I'm always struggling whe it comes to creat a skin care routine for myself. I'm really really lost. I'm from Brazil, and have combination sensitive skin (T zone very oily + dry cheeks with pimples) + I'm developing fine lines on the forehead and under my eyes. Whenever I buy skin care products or try to go on a dermatologist my skin gets worse (I have a three month old pimple now). I love your videos, I absorve all you say but I can't put in pratice.

  • Reply Elina Em February 26, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Hi! Thank you for your videos, first, they are very informative and relaxing!
    I came across recently with an article where they said that at night the skin is actively pushing toxic stuff out, and thats why we should put anything on it, like sleeping masks, creams etc., because it's blocking the process. What do you think about this?
    (I Personally love having a night routine^^)

  • Reply Michelle Michael March 2, 2018 at 12:14 am

    are free fatty acids and fatty acids the same?

  • Reply Elizabeth Elizabeth March 16, 2018 at 10:32 am

    can you please make video for primera products? I am interested in it but don't know whether they are good or not. thanks!

  • Reply onion cutter March 22, 2018 at 8:24 am

    spa or spot i feel like this is a dumb question but if it has no fragrance will it still smell? like what the ingredients smell like?

  • Reply The Eerie Faerie March 25, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Love the ending 📚📕📖😴

  • Reply MyLinh T. March 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I love how you just jumped in your bed hahaha

  • Reply ev0ra5 April 2, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    so you add the treatments after your basic routine right? or you put it before the moisturizer?

  • Reply Emeline Emeline April 13, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Book recommendation video pls!!

  • Reply Lisa Alaeda April 23, 2018 at 12:05 am

    But why u still have acne?

  • Reply Janean A April 23, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Liah! You mentioned in your The Ordinary review that you don't like their Azelaic acid product. What has changed your mind?😃 Been wanting to try it

  • Reply 아세로라 April 23, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    지금 보니 여기 사용하신 2차세안제가 크레이브
    뷰티의 말차세안제군요!!
    기존 사용하던 세안제 다쓰면 저도 구입해보도록 하겠습니다
    피부를 생각하시는 리아유님 영상 잘보고있구요
    도움도 많이 받고있습니다 감사합니다💜

  • Reply twdl April 28, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    When should I put on my evening skincare routine? Before bed or as soon as I come home?

  • Reply trancd822 July 8, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Love your nails …

  • Reply George Zou July 9, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Hi, would it be alright to wash my face twice a day with just water if i have dry skin or would it be better to cut down to one wash? Also, if it is better to do one wash then would it be safe to put aloe on overnight and leave it on the day after? would be great if you could reply, thanks.

  • Reply Duane Luy July 13, 2018 at 1:09 pm


  • Reply Lenny Ramirez July 15, 2018 at 2:04 am

    I dont know why but every time I use “gel cleanser” it leads me to breakout thats why i stoped using it.

  • Reply KAC3 July 28, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Any UK alternative to the primera cream?

  • Reply Vandana Jain July 30, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Is bentonite clay good for skin.. mainly when it is purging… how to use it ?

  • Reply Grace Petrova August 17, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Wow I love Liah yoo!!!!!! ❤️❤️

  • Reply Eli C Casas August 28, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Azelaic Acid rocks!

  • Reply epic arachnids October 11, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    "letting Go " i love that. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply 장경애 October 21, 2018 at 3:46 am

    이거는 지루성피부염을 가진사람도 쓸수있을까요?제가채널을 다못찾아봐서 여기다 질문드려요 지루성피부염을가진 사람은 어떤화장품을 써야될까요?ㅜㅜ

  • Reply Noor Allawati October 22, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I use the 10 step korean routine and it has really helped my skin come back to life, but now im focusing on using the right things ..
    i use shiseido whitening foam cleanser .. it doesnt leave me tight, just a bit squeaky but i use toner & essence n all that so ..
    i wish i can send you all the products i use to get ur feedback on what to switch 😂

  • Reply Sky Lim November 24, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Would you suggest The Ordinary niacinamide + MAP // or COSRX propolis light ampoules for dry skin that has acne/acne wounds ??

  • Reply bijaya bhawani November 29, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Liah should we use oil cleanser if we don't wear makeup??

  • Reply Taylor Camille January 27, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Is vitamin c bad for rebuilding the skin barrier?

  • Reply bish hey February 8, 2019 at 11:42 am

    hi is it better to use a repair cream or follow these skincare steps to repair skin barrier ?

  • Reply MW1_kING March 1, 2019 at 2:17 am

    I've bee trying to repair my barrier I believe office air conditioning is what destroyed it.

    Eating a healthy diet, hydrating, applying topical ceramides and hyaluronic acid… to moisturise and repair… and then a thin layer of non comedogenic oil to seal and lock in moisture while air conditioning is trying to suck it back out.

    I hope this works… 🙁

  • Reply Charlene Dostal May 15, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Have you ever tried Bioderma Matricium in the single dose formula? It’s very healing!

  • Reply Jason Lewis May 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Liaya…have you ever had facial contouring such as zygoma and jaw reduction?

  • Reply chariots8x June 14, 2019 at 12:29 am

    What kind of products do you use on the area around your eyes? Are there any good products for the under eye area and for the eyelids? Are there any eye creams that you recommend?

    I have hooded eyes so I really want to protect the skin around my eyes because I don't want them to get even more hooded.

  • Reply meghlaa June 27, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Liah, you are one of the very few on YouTube who can be trusted. Greatly appreciate your content, thank you!

  • Reply Miah Leitz July 25, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks for always explaining the reason why we may or may not use certain products or ingredients for our skin, and I was wondering if someone with acne could follow a similar routine as the one you have shown us in this video

  • Reply Red Ruby July 27, 2019 at 8:30 am

    You are so pretty!

  • Reply keke keke October 27, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Night routine please

  • Reply Niss Miss Dz January 22, 2020 at 11:06 am

    your hair is beautiful mashallah

  • Reply a ck February 6, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    You look like HA JI-WON in the video thumbnail and also at some angles. You are both so pretty !! 😍😍😍😍

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