Get flawless skin fast with these easy tips for a better complexion.
The road to getting flawless skin can often seem long, lonely, and let’s face it – expensive. But here’s some good news: it doesn’t have to be! You don’t need to splurge on facials or pricey products just to improve your skin. Score complexion perfection by living a healthy lifestyle and building good skincare habits instead. No matter what your concerns are, these simple tips will help to improve your skin so that you can look radiant and flawless in no time.
1. Stay hydrated
In Singapore, we’re constantly moving from one air-conditioned venue to the next, in a bid to escape the sweltering heat. And while the cool air feels super refreshing, air conditioning can seriously dry out your skin due to the lowered humidity levels. You’ve probably realised that your skin tends to look duller and greasier as the day goes by. This is a result of dehydration. When your skin starts to dry out, your sebaceous glands kick into overdrive and produce more sebum than usual to overcompensate for the lack of moisture. An easy way to prevent this from happening is to keep a hydrating facial mist at your desk and spritz throughout the day. It acts as a moisture boost for thirsty skin, plus it’s a great way to refresh yourself whenever you feel tired.
2. Exfoliate regularly
Want to rock a natural glow? Make sure you exfoliate once a week. Dead skin cells naturally build up on the surface of your skin over time, causing it to look dull and uneven. This layer of dead skin cells also makes it difficult for any serums or moisturisers you apply to get properly absorbed. For those with oily skin, the dead skin cells can also mix with sebum to clog pores and stimulate acne production. Yikes! Combat this by exfoliating once a week. Exfoliating helps to slough away dead skin cells and promote better blood circulation for clear, glowing skin. You can either use a facial scrub, peel, or skincare device to do so. Whatever your exfoliator of choice, just remember to be gentle while scrubbing, and don’t use it more than once a week.
3. Use sunscreen
The last skincare habit that you need for flawless skin might just be the most important one yet: remember to apply and reapply sunscreen on a daily basis. UV damage takes a heavy toll on your skin and can cause a host of problems like premature skin ageing and pigmentation. We love the CNP Laboratory Mild Calming Sun Lotion ($49.90) which is a physical sunblock that is gentle and safe for even sensitive skin sufferers. The formula blocks both UVA and UVB rays, and comes with white water lily flower extract, bergamot fruit oil and mandarin peel oil to nourish and soothe skin. The lightweight formula is also easily absorbed and won’t leave a whitish cast on your complexion.
After a whole day out, you can also easily touch up your sunscreen with the CNP Laboratory Derma Sun Shield Stick ($34.90). This handy sunscreen contains a naturally derived plant-based ingredient to form a film over your complexion that will protect it from harmful UV rays and environmental aggressors. It also has colourant-free calamine to refresh skin and will leave a powdery, non-sticky finish to mattify your complexion when applied. To use, just glide it gently over your skin – you won’t even need to use your hands!
Both the CNP Laboratory Mild Calming Sun Lotion and the CNP Laboratory Derma Sun Shield Stick are retailing exclusively at Guardian stores and the Guardian e-store.
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