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Friday, 2 May 2014

Feel Radiant - Part 2

Basic maintenance steps are not enough if you want to keep your skin healthy and young.
To feel radiant and vibrant, we have to work a few more steps!

Every week I exfoliate my skin once to make sure all my pores are clean.
Exfoliate, to rub gently with foam that content some sand-like granular substance, helps to remove dead skin and thus can let the younger skin breathe better. People like me who put on make-up almost everyday to work, we often have dull skin and clogged pores due to the make-up residue. So this exfoliating step help to unclog your pores, and removing the dead skin can enhance the absorption of all serum we use to improve our skin.

Some of the products I've used and would recommend:

Left: L'OREAL Go 360" Clean (Deep Exfoliating Scrub)  Right: Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub

The above 2 products are easy to use. Just squeeze out a decent amount and gently massage on your face. Rinse off and you'll feel the difference. The other one that I am currently using is the Dermaline Daily Microfoliant. Even though it said Daily, but I only use once to twice a week and my skin gets healthier. As I use serum after my toner, the exfoliated skin can absorb the serum much much better! It comes in powder form, use half a teaspoon on your wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing your hands. Apply to face and massage gently in circular movement, and rinse thoroughly.Ta-dah-you can immediately feel the soft skin!

But of course, even without having to buy these products, DIY Facial Scrub is not difficult to make at home.

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DIY Sugar Scrub: 

  • 1 tablespoon of cane sugar
  • A few drips of clean water
  • Add in a few drops of lemon juice - Vitamin C is great for your skin!
  • Honey (Optional) - I'd recommend adding honey if you have pimples on your face. It soothe your skin better.
  • Essential Oil (Optional) - Add in 1-2 drops of lavender oil to relax your tired skin, or rose oil to brighten up your skin. Every type of essential oil has their own unique properties :)
Mix together. Don't have to make sugar dissolve totally. A bit of granular leftover will be good. Apply on your face and massage gently in circular movement. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a clean tower.

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Don't do it more than twice a week! Especially if you have sensitive skin, remember to be gentle when you massage your face. :) After exfoliating, don't forget to apply toner to keep your pores clean and tight. If not, use cold water to rise through again, that helps to close the pores too! ;)

Steps:  Cleanse -- > Exfoliate  --> Toner --> Moisturizer

Alright! Don't be lazy anymore! Try it today and enjoy your journey to softer and nicer skin!

Coming up next -- > Moisture, Hydrate and Whitening Mask! Stay tuned!