Follow these simple tips to get naturally beautiful skin without piling on thick makeup or hiding behind Instagram filters.
Rocking a natural glow is easier than you think – just follow these three easy tips!
Do a face massage
Take your daily skincare routine to the next level by massaging in your serums and creams instead of just slapping them on. Facial massages are a great way to reduce puffiness, promote lymphatic drainage to rid toxins, and boost blood circulation for a natural glow. To start, warm up your skincare products by rubbing them gently in the palm of your hands for three seconds. Next, massage them into your skin using an upwards and outwards motion. To finish, lightly press or tap the products into your skin to promote better absorption. Bonus: you can also wrap an ice cube in a soft facial cloth and lightly roll this over your skin at the end. The cold will shrink your pores to seal in the goodness of your skincare products, making them even more effective.
Is dull, uneven skin making you self-conscious? If so, colour correcting products like the Suncut Tone Up Series of sunscreens are just what you need.
This popular range of sunscreens from Japan is formulated with pearlescent ingredients to give skin a lavender tinge that will instantly brighten sallow complexions. The lavender hue also balances out any redness that your skin has, plus it can double up as a makeup base. Besides beautifying your complexion, the sunscreens will also nourish your skin with calming lavender extract, moisturising hyaluronic acid, and antioxidant-rich vitamin C.
Choose from either the Suncut Tone Up UV Essence ($23.90) or Suncut Tone Up UV Spray ($23.90). Both are waterproof and boast SPF50+/PA++++ protection to shield you from nasty UV damage.
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Use a facial oil
If incorporating a facial oil into your skincare regime scares you a little, you’re probably not alone. The thought of rubbing oil into your skin can sound a little insane, especially with Singapore’s hot and humid weather. Won’t your complexion end up greasy and sticky? Well, the truth is that all skin types can benefit from using a facial oil – you just have to find the right formula for your complexion concerns.
Girls with oily skin should pick lighter formulas with anti-inflammatory properties like jojoba oil or rosehip oil. On the other hand, those with dry skin should go for oils that are richer in omega fatty acids like marula oil. Certain oils like squalane are beneficial for all skin types. Squalane is often derived from olives and has an extremely lightweight texture that can be easily absorbed. It is moisturising, odourless, and won’t clog pores or cause any skin irritation. If you’re new to facial oils, start by mixing just one to two drops of the chosen facial oil into your moisturiser at night. This will give your complexion a boost and a natural glow by morning.
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