What’s your skincare routine? I get this question a lot and thought it would be nice to share my self-care treatment on weekend. Why I am focused on skincare? Quite simple I’ve seen many talented make-up artists who look great with make-up but as soon as the foundation, highlighters, and other cosmetics removed, their skin looks dull.
Why make-up is bad for your skin?
Don’t get me wrong I do love applying make-up especially concealer and highlighters but make-up can be harmful to our skin depends on the individual, skin type, and the products we use. There are overwhelming choices of cosmetics brands available and it is not easy to choose which brand is good for your skin. Is it organic, natural, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, or paraben-free?
To select the right products it is important to know your skin types if your skin is oily, sensitive, dry, or normal.
For people who have dry skills, I highly recommend taking vitamin drinks with camu-camu and berries. It has a master antioxidant that is most concentrated in the liver. It works synergistically with camu-camu and Maqui Berry to effectively eliminate spots, repair cells and promote liver health.
When your liver is healthy it shows in the glow of your skin. Plus, antioxidant is the best treatment for natural anti-aging.
What I am using on weekend:
For regular facial moisturizer, I am using an Australian brand Sukin Facial Moisturiser that has soothing aloe vera that refreshes my skin, whilst wheat germ and vitamin e assist with improving texture and protecting the skin’s moisture barrier.
For regular facial wash, I am also using Sukin face wash I like that it is a foaming facial cleanser that combines chamomiles, aloe vera, witch hazel, and green tea with macadamia and evening primrose oils to purify and balance my skin.
During the day, it can be humid in Singapore so it is important to use a hydrating mist toner.
For removing the uneven skin tone: I do spray tan on a weekly basis and after 5-7 days, my skin turns to its natural pale colour but it leaves uneven brown spots on my shoulder. To remove it I use the volcanic body wash that I bought from Hong Kong. So, if you are a bronzy spray tan baby like me haha, this product is highly recommended especially certain spray tan brands can leave a stain in your skin. You really need to remove it, sis.
After I use the volcanic body wash, I scrub my body using snail candy scrub that I bought online from Thailand. One box is only USD 10 and after scrubbing my skin it is smooth and smells like fresh cotton candy-sweet and delightful. Haha.
For hair care, I use honey milk collagen cream that I apply in my scalp, massage it for 3 mins and leave it for 20-25 mins before I rinse it. I used to have very thin hair making me feel insecure to grow my hair long but after taking care of my hair with the collagen, my hair is thick, healthy, and naturally long.
I’m a huge fan of good skin and hair care products. I change the brands every two months depending on what I discover at the pharmacy counter. Taking care of my skin doesn’t necessarily mean buying expensive skincare brands, I look at the ingredients, how it is made of, and how my skin going to benefit from it.
Have a happy weekend, sis!