BEAUTY NOTE: SKINCARE

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Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of my skincare routine. I’m not one to put heaps and heaps of gunk on my face because I believe that less is always more but mostly because I’m pretty lazy and forgetful. Believe me when I say that I barely do anything to my face other than washing regularly, moisturizing, and slabbing on some sunscreen when I go out. I take 5 minutes or less to go through my whole routine. It’s THAT simple.

Throughout my pubescent years, I never struggled with keeping my skin clear because it often was.  I was and still am fortunate enough that pimples and the like steer clear from my face with the exception of me getting stressed out due to school work or staying up ’till the wee hours of the morning. I’ve come to a realization that those weren’t good for my skin at all.

I’ve also got genes to thank for my good skin. They play a pretty big role as to how they are which makes the upkeep a breeze but of course, I can’t rely on genes alone to make my skin be at its best eternally which is why I bust out these bad boys to ward off impurities:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Moisture SPF50Living in a tropical country means being constantly exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays which is bad for you and your skin. This Neutrogena sunscreen does the job and it does it well. I can never leave the house without slathering this on. It is a must. And well, because mum tells me to.

Human Nature 100% Natural Daily Moisturizer: To keep my skin soft and supple, I make it a point to moisturize twice a day – morning and evening. Nothing feels better than having cheeks that feels smooth like a baby’s butt. I guess. I pair this with a facial massage and trust me, you should too. They go together like bread and butter.

Botany Works Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil: Before I purchased the Human Nature Moisturizer, I used coconut oil as my moisturizer after reading its numerous benefits but now I just use it as my make-up remover. It makes removing waterproof mascara such a breeze. You know how Mulan instantly removed all of her make-up with just one wipe? It does exactly that. I know your secret, Mulan.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming CleanserGoing out means exposing my skin to pollution and all that other nasty and unwanted particles leaving my skin with dirt and grime. Blech. Fortunately, my holy grail product is boss in cleaning my skin – it even manages to take most of my make-up off. Adios impurities!

St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot ScrubWhen it comes to sloughing off dead skin, I turn to St. Ives. If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a sucker for natural/organic products. This scrub is composed of 100% natural exfoliants. Not only that, it smells fragrant and feels good on the skin. After usage, your skin is noticeably smoother and softer. You done good, St. Ives. So good you only need to use it once or twice a week. As if there aren’t any more reasons why I should love this scrub even more.

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