BE A GLOW GETTER
14Throw out expired products
Old, forgotten, half-used products make perfect breeding grounds for bacteria that can cause breakouts and eye infections. Toss fluid formulas that have changed in colour or smell; and mascaras and liquid eyeliners are good for up to six months once opened. Powder-based products like blush, lipsticks and gloss can last two to three years.
15Wash your face at the gym
A clear complexion begins with good hygiene. After a sweaty workout sesh, your hands and face will have picked up nasty germs from equipment or the mat. No matter how tempting it is to just pick up your bags and go, it pays to spend the extra two minutes at the sink. A handy mess-free cleanser pack in your gym bag: Suisai Beauty Clear Powder ($27 for a pack of 32, Welcia BHG), a gentle cleansing powder that comes in individual capsules.
16Swim with wet hair
Wet your locks with tap water before jumping into the pool. This way, it’ll be harder for hair to soak up damaging chemicals. And to prevent tresses from drying out, shampoo thoroughly right after your swim.
17Don’t skip moisturiser
Even oily skin types need a good hydrator. Over time, dry parched skin will give way to early wrinkles and blotchiness. Good options include: Curel Aging Care Gel-Cream ($46.80, Watsons), a ceramidespacked formula that spreads like a lightweight serum; and Eversoft Skinz Hydra Moisturising Emulsion ($43.90, personal care stores), containing a blend of nutrientsfilled bamboo extract water from Korea, argan oil and other plant ingredients.
18Clean your makeup brushes
Not only do unwashed makeup brushes transfer germs to your skin, they become stiff and difficult to use with product build-up. At least once a month, clean your brushes with baby shampoo and warm water. Try to keep the metal base away from water or hair bristles may loosen and fall off.
19Rinse your hair in cold water
The lower temperature will seal off cuticles and give your hair a natural shine, sans costly salon treatments. Double up the effect with a rich hair treatment like Bioliss Botanical Conditioner (Extra Damage Repair) ($16.90, Don Don Donki), which nourishes with coldpressed nut oils and other essential oils.