NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner now comes with skin-nourishing benets, so you can shower your way to smoother and more luminous skin.
Time is a luxury for many of us, which is why NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner has been such a hit since its launch. Meant to be used in the shower after cleansing, then rinsed off, it cuts out the extra step of slathering on body lotion post-shower, but leaves skin feeling just as soft and pampered as a lotion does.
Now, the body conditioner delivers even more: according to NIVEA, its new launch, the In-Shower Whitening Skin Conditioner, $10.90 (250ml), promises to hydrate and “make the skin fairer”. It retains all the moisturising power of the original, but also contains extracts of the camu camu plant, which is rich in the antioxidant vitamin C. The new product targets 10 signs of dull and damaged skin, including itching, flaking, dullness, cracks and scratch marks. The brand says that it aims to help lighten your skin tone even as it moisturises, from the very first shower onwards.
So take your pick of NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioners – alongside the Whitening version, there’s one for normal skin (with Sea Minerals) and an intensive one for dry skin (with Almond Oil), $7.90 (250ml) or $10.90 (400ml) each.
Understand your skin’s condition and needs by getting it checked with a skin-analysis machine. SK-II counters offer a complimentary service where they use their Magic Ring device to see how well your skin is doing in terms of texture, firmness, wrinkles, spots and radiance. With the results and information collected from its database of customers, it can even tell you the age of your skin.
Pamper Your Neck and Decolletage
Skin at the neck is thinner than facial skin, which is why lines tend to appear earlier on the decolletage. Take better care of this delicate area by extending to it the application of all your skincare products – cleanser, serum, moisturiser and sunscreen.
Face mists refresh your skin, but as they evaporate, they take away some moisture too. To prevent this, blot off excess mist from your face after a few minutes. Better yet, dab on moisturiser afterwards.
Keep Your Hands Away Stop Pursing Your Lips
Just like repeated movements around the eyes cause ne lines and crow’s feet, pursing your lips when you speak, sip through straws, drink hot beverages or smoke can cause wrinkles to form earlier around the mouth. So stop pursing them – and stop smoking! Allergens, bacteria and viruses transfer from your hands to your face every time you touch it. If you are prone to breakouts, existing acne-causing bacteria can spread to other parts of your face, together with excess oil and dead skin cells, causing more pimples. Eczema can also be aggravated this way. Also, rubbing your eyes hastens the onset of wrinkles, and breaks the capillaries, intensifying the appearance of dark under-eye circles.
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MOISTURE MIST, $58 (200ML); THE BODY Y SHOP VITAMIN E FACE MIST, 20.90 (100ML) )