10 Healthy Skin Tips Every Woman Needs to Know

LIFESTYLE  |  September 30, 2017
  • Avoid the sun
    1 / 10 Avoid the sun

    We know we can’t all be like Kimmy Schmidt and live in a bunker without sun damage but you can always load up on sunscreen to keep your skin free of sun damage. Get sunscreen with at least SPF50 and UVA and UVB protection. Remember to also reapply sunscreen after being out in the sun.

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  • Layer skincare products from thinnest to thickest
    2 / 10 Layer skincare products from thinnest to thickest

    If you’re on the Korean beauty programme that includes everything from toner to essence to serum, start your skincare routine from the product that has the thinnest viscosity and work your way up. This ensure the best and highest absorption rate.

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  • Remove your makeup effectively
    3 / 10 Remove your makeup effectively

    Makeup wipes just don’t cut it for every day cleansing. Instead remove your makeup effectively by double cleansing. Start with an oil cleanser to gently get rid of oil-based makeup then proceed to use a water-based cleanser to get rid of any makeup residue.

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  • Eat well
    4 / 10 Eat well

    Great diet begets great skin. Often times when you’re getting an allergic reaction to certain foods, your skin is the first to show signs.

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  • Get enough sleep
    5 / 10 Get enough sleep

    Your skin regenerates and repairs itself best at night so make sure you’re getting enough sleep so your skin has time to recover and look its best.

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  • Remember to exfoliate
    6 / 10 Remember to exfoliate

    Exfoliating is extremely important so that you slough away all the dead skin cells that could build up and lower the absorption rate of your skincare.

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  • Don’t over-cleanse
    7 / 10 Don’t over-cleanse

    Over time, your skin loses its ability to maintain its own natural moisture so make it a point to stay away from over washing your skin and drying it out evern further. Stay away from products with alcohol too.

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  • Invest in a good moisturiser
    8 / 10 Invest in a good moisturiser

    A good moisturiser helps to provide lipids and moisture to parched skin, so be sure to invest in a good one that’s suitable for you.

    (Also Read: 5 Multi-Tasking Moisturisers To Simplify Your Beauty Routine)

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  • Increase blood circulation to your face
    9 / 10 Increase blood circulation to your face

    When cleansing your face, massage it a little to improve its lymphatic drainage capabilities and increase blood circulation.

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  • Remember to treat your neck right too
    10 / 10 Remember to treat your neck right too

    Whatever you use on your face, use it on your neck too. Your neck is one of the first places to show signs of ageing even if your face doesn’t, so it’s important to keep it looking at its best.

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

     

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