Fine lines and wrinkles are the earliest signs of aging skin, yet they can strike at almost any time. Whether you are still very young or in your later years, you can still undo the effects of time by entrusting your skin to high quality anti-aging compounds. The MediDerm Luxury Cellular Firming, Anti Aging Caviar & Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate/ Serum uses caviar extract, marine elastin and collagen and hyaluronic acid to provide amazing results. Learn more about it here.
How many times a day should we really be washing our face? Twice a day as per what is says on the back of most facial cleansers? Or would one cleanse a day suffice?
It’s an age old beauty question that, up to this day, is still up for debate. In this post, we clear things up. Well… almost. You see, as it is with skincare, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. What works for Customer A might not necessarily work for Customer B, so we’ve done all the research to help you find which cleansing method is best for you.
Cleanse once a day if you…
If you have sensitive skin that is dry and prone to irritation, cleansing once a day might just be the ticket for you. This is because over-washing might do more harm than good for your skin by stripping away your skin’s natural oils. There are two important factors for you to note: the type of cleanser you use and when you actually do it. Typically, it is best to cleanse at night to remove the impurities of the day and to cleanse with a gentle yet potent cleanser like our Sensitive Skin Foaming Cleanser ($15).
Cleanse twice a day if you…
If you have combination and oily skin that is prone to acne and clogged pores, stick to the perennial favourite of cleansing twice a day. The oils build-up overnight necessitates a quick morning cleanse. This gives your skin a clean slate and prevents overly oily skin so makeup sits comfortably during the day. At the end of the day, a night cleanse with the Hydra Cleanser ($15) clears the impurities and oils from the day allowing your skin to truly absorb the goodness of your night treatment creams.
Identify the cleansing method that works best for your skin type. As it turns out, washing less can actually be better for your skin than the typical twice-a-day most people gravitate towards. Are you a once-a-day or twice-a-day type of gal?
Every woman aspires to have gorgeous glowing skin. So much so that they spend hundreds (even thousands!) of dollars on expensive beauty products. Most certainly, topical beauty products applied on the skin's surface plays a crucial role in one’s pursuit of a flawless complexion. However, it is equally important to be mindful of your diet and what you consume in tandem with your reliable skin care regimen.
The good news is that there are plenty of foods that are just as good for your skin as it is delicious. Here is a beauty infographic of the 10 foods packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants to add to your diet that will have complexion looking better than ever before:
Deserving of honourable mention is of course, water. Loads of it. We know you know this, but we feel oblige to remind you every chance we get: water is IMPORTANT for beautiful skin, so keep hydrated ladies! Supercharge your water consumption by infusing it with your favourite berries, citrus, herbs and vegetables. Delicious!
Here's to beautiful healthy skin!
Spring is here!
It’s your cue to switch things up with your beauty routine: this may mean changing your moisturizer, using a different cleanser and adding a stronger SPF into your regimen. With the change in temperatures, your skin will go through changes and react differently to certain products. This is why it’s so important for you to customize and update your skin care regimen accordingly. Here are three beauty products you should incorporate into your Spring beauty routine, to prep your skin for the warmer days:
1. An Effectively Light Moisturizer
Adding an effective moisturizer to your beauty arsenal is always a good idea, no matter the season. For spring however, a moisturizer that’s light-weight and made from a water-based non-oily formula is your best bet. The Sensitive Regenerative Moisturizer is perfect for Spring as it delivers a huge surge if vitality in order to help restore your skin to peak conditioning. It provides deep skin hydration and at the same time, it helps repair and protect your skin.
2. A Powerful Mattifying Lotion
The hotter seasons may affect those with hyperactive oil glands a lot more than usual. To combat this, you’ll need to introduce a mattifying lotion like our Matte Shine Free Skin Lotion, into your regimen. The lotion helps eliminate excess oils by targeting the problem at the molecular level so that you will have a clear and clean skin. It leaves behind matte and shine-free skin for hours so you won't have to deal with that heavy, sweaty and unpleasant feeling that's left behind by excess sweat and oil.
3. A Reliable Sunscreen
It goes without saying that any beauty routine is incomplete without SPF. For Spring, opt for a sunscreen that has slightly higher SPF. With the Sun Shield SPF 30 Cream, your skin will not have to go through unnecessary sun exposure and damage. Your skin will be able to have an even skin tone as well as a whiter and fairer color without any hindrances.
This transition is also a good time for you to do a bit of spring cleaning with your beauty shelf. It’s time to toss out the products that have expired (check your mascara!), get rid of products that did not work out for you and give your beauty tools a thorough clean.
How will you update your beauty routine for Spring?
At the end of a long day of work (whether it’s battling with difficult clients, or getting on top of all the household chores), all you would want to do is kick back on the couch with a glass of wine and just relax. Unfortunately, in most instances, skin care is often disregarded. But hey, just because you are short on time doesn’t mean you should forgo beauty altogether!
We’ve put together 3 essential skin care tips that you’ll be able to incorporate into your busy lifestyle in an instant:
1. Double Duty is Everything
For a woman with a hectic schedule, it’s incredibly important to streamline your skin care regime and keep it as fuss-free as possible. The easiest and most efficient way to do this is by picking up beauty products that are designed with a two-in-one formula. We’re talking about tinted moisturizers with SPF, anti-aging primers and, lip and cheek stains. The best part of it all? These double duty products are not only time-savers, they’re much easier on your pockets (less products to buy) and they keep clutter at bay!
2. Get a Facial While You Sleep
A girl needs her beauty sleep, no matter how busy she gets! So while you rest, why not get your skin to work its magic? Supercharge your beauty sleep by introducing an effective and reliable sleeping mask or night cream into your nighttime beauty routine. Our MD-12 Advanced Anti-Aging Cream is a holy grail for the busy woman. Slather it on your freshly cleansed face and wake up to radiant glowing skin!
3. Rely on a Fuss-Free 3 Step Skin Care Regime
We’re not saying that you need a skin care regime as comprehensive (and a little over the top, if we’re to be very honest) as the 12-Step regime that most beauty-savvy Koreans swear by. (In fact, their regimen can span anywhere between 10 to 17 steps!) Essentially, a reliable, fuss-free and hardworking skincare regimen should cover the big three of skin care: cleansing, exfoliating (toning) and moisturising. It’s a routine that’s easy to keep up with and once you get into the habit, you’ll breeze through getting ready in the morning in no time!
What’s your favourite skin care tip?