FIGHTS BLEM­ISHES

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Kiehl’s Special -

If you’re prone to pim­ple are-ups, moisturising is es­pe­cially im­por­tant be­cause it helps reg­u­late se­bum pro­duc­tion.

“When car­ing for oily skin, it is im­por­tant to strive for bal­ance rather than sim­ply use prod­ucts to re­move oil and de­grease. Although it seems counter-in­tu­itive, oily skin still needs hy­dra­tion and pro­tec­tion of its bar­rier func­tion,” says Dr Adam Geyer, der­ma­tol­o­gist and founder of Tribeca Park Der­ma­tol­ogy in New York, and a con­sult­ing der­ma­tol­o­gist for Kiehl’s. Also, moisturising your skin ac­cel­er­ates its heal­ing by help­ing pores purge im­pu­ri­ties, and nor­malises cell turnover – all of which con­trib­ute to fewer break­outs and faster fad­ing of old acne marks.

If you skip mois­turis­ers be­cause you dis­like the sticky sen­sa­tion

they leave, try NIVEA PURE EF­FECT CON­TROL SHINE MAT­TI­FY­ING GEL CREAM, $14.50 (75ML), which gets ab­sorbed into skin read­ily, and keeps it re­freshed and matte. Free of fra­grance, parabens, colourants and oil, KIEHL’S UL­TRA FA­CIAL OIL-FREE E GEL CREAM, $48 (50ML), con­tains desert-plant ex­tracts that help skin re­tain mois­ture, and a gly­co­pro­tein from Antarc­tica that shields

against dry­ness and boosts s col­la­gen pro­duc­tion. FRESH

UM­BRIAN CLAY OIL-FREE LO­TION, ,

$63 (50ML), has clay to help pu­rify, and to con­trol oil and shine, while green tea ex­tracts and vi­ta­mins C and E de­fend against free rad­i­cals. Cu­cum­ber and laven­der ex­tracts also soothe dry skin.

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