IF YOUR SKIN TROUBLES AREN’T QUITTING, WHY SHOULD YOU? DON’T GIVE UP JUST YET COS FEMALE’S BEAUTY EDITOR HAS GOT YOUR BACK.
“I HAVE SOMEWHAT OF A SENSITIVE SKIN SO IT’S BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR ME TO WEAR MAKEUP, LET ALONE KEEP IT ON FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. I’VE HEARD ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF MINERAL MAKEUP. IS IT SUITABLE FOR MY SKIN?” – Jessica Lim, 22, Student
If you find yourself breaking out frequently from wearing regular makeup, then yes, perhaps it’s time you gave mineral makeup a try as mineral-based products are generally fragrance-free and do not contain most chemicals, dyes and preservatives. Makeup artist Cat Yong says, “It’s very gentle and won’t clog pores, so you’ll find that it feels very light on your skin.” If you’re looking for a solution to keep your makeup on all day, use a primer as a base first. This mineral-based, water-resistant primer neutralises the skin, minimises shine and creates a smooth and uniform canvas, giving you the results you’re looking for. HOURGLASS VEIL MINERAL PRIMER OIL FREE, RM85
“WHEN IT COMES TO SKINCARE, I’M A NO-FUSS KIND OF GIRL, PREFERRING TO KEEP IT TO THE REGULAR CLEANSE-TONE-MOISTURISE ROUTINE. LATELY, I FIND THAT IT’S NOT DOING ENOUGH FOR MY SKIN AND HAVE NOTICED SOME DRY PATCHES ON MY FACE. WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST I TRY TO ENHANCE MY SKINCARE ROUTINE?” – Nurdiana Hashim, 36, IT consultant
Did you know that hyaluronic acid is a natural component produced by the body to lock in moisture and create fullness within the skin? While it can be ingested from multiple food sources, the best way to maintaining hydration and elasticity is by applying it straight onto the skin with your everyday skincare. Look for hyaluronic acid in your products – most hydrating moisturisers will have it listed as the main ingredient. Don’t forget your eye area as they can be tricky to maintain as you get older. Give these super-hydrating eye patches a try. Put them on for 15 minutes and see your dark circles reduced instantly! ELIZABETH ARDEN VISIBLE DIFFERENCE REPLENISHING HYDRAGEL COMPLEX, RM189. PETER THOMAS ROTH HYALURONIC CLOUD HYDRA-GEL EYE PATCHES, RM291