Are you a frequent traveller? Your favourite airline might be thanking you with miles but your skin might not be as grateful. When you’re jet-setting around the world for work, caring for your skin might feel like the lowest on your list of priorities. How should you care for your skin when you’re constantly on the go? A client recently asked us this, and we’re here to share the care for those of you who have the same question.

TIP #1: ON THE PLANE – PUT A MASK ON, BUT DON’T FALL ASLEEP

I’m a fan of this one. It really doesn’t matter if I look stupid on the plane ride there. I just need to look like I snuggled in at a plush bed the night before instead of having made a red-eye flight, right? Nobody has to know. On your flight to The Business Destination, slip on a deeply hydrating mask to help boost tired, dull-looking skin.

But don’t fall asleep with it! Keep it on for a max of 20 minutes, or osmosis will draw all the moisture back out of your skin into the mask when it’s paper dry.

Read also: Skincare For A Long Flight

TIP #2: BACK IN YOUR HOTEL: CLEANSE, NO MATTER HOW BUSY YOU ARE

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There really isn’t a quick fix for this. Double cleansing is one of the most fundamental, important steps in skincare so I’m sorry but – non-negotiable. In fact, I might be making your skincare regime work slightly harder for you. If you use make-up for work, use olive oil to gently remove it, and cleanse twice with our Revive – Makeup Cleanser if necessary. Follow up with your usual cleanser, toning, serums and moisturizers.

TIP #3: USE A CLAY MASK ON YOUR T-ZONE

If you suffer from combination skin, use a clay mask on your T-zone before applying a hydrating mask (try our Biocellulose Hydrocare Mask). Clay masks help draw out impurities without causing irritation and also decrease excess sebum production. Top this off with a super moisturizing mask to pump skin with hydration. When your skin is sufficiently moisturized, it’ll naturally look brighter, smoother, and healthier.

TIP #4: KEEP A HYDRATING MIST WITH YOU ON THE GO

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When you’re always hustling, your skin is the first giveaway that you’re completely worn out. It’s handy to keep a facial mist with you for a quick pick-me-up in the middle of the day, or in between meetings. I love our Soothe – Deep Hydrating Lotion because aside from smelling like roses, its jojoba oils help lock moisture in my face (oil is needed to retain water in your skin)! Another appointment in 10 minutes? I’m there!

Stay True,

 

 

 

 

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Skincare For A Long Flight

 

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I’ve always wanted to have an Aunt Agony column and now we do – only ours is a beauty column! Entitled “Dear Pauline”, we will have it up on WearOhWhere for just 3 months and the first is up here! Like our #BareWithMe campaign, we collaborate with different women from all walks of life. Still centred on honest conversations, we stack up their beauty and skincare woes against our MD Pauline Ng’s skincare savvy / prowess / expertise. Can Pauline answer them all?

(Read our very first #BareWithMe story here if you haven’t yet done so!)

We had to do this first column ourselves, but we really want this to be all about you! After all, what’s a beauty column without answering our readers’ questions? You’ll have 2 more chances to throw us beauty and skincare questions you’ve always wondered about, and we’ll have them answered in the next post. So, read our first #DearPauline exchange with MTV VJ Hanli Hoeffer here, and leave us a comment below to share your woes! We promise to be honest.

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And one last thing… #DearPauline isn’t going to be your typical beauty column where we answer only skincare woes. Our candid, open conversation goes beyond skin deep, as we take a deep dive into Hanli’s life as a teen, her definition of beauty, and how she really feels about being 1.75m tall… amongst other things. You might just find yourself struck by honest truths like

“Spend time in the nude more often, laugh at yourself when you can… and learn to let go of the things you can’t control.”

How can we not love this girl?

Read our first #DearPauline exchange with Hanli here!  And remember to pop us some questions (:

 

Stay True,

 

 

 

I have two theories as to why guilty pleasures are termed “guilty”: Someone out there is trying to stop us from enjoying ourselves, or someone is trying to amp the joy from doing them. In Hermione’s words, “It’s sort of exciting, isn’t it? Breaking the rules.” Either way, if it doesn’t involve breaking into someone’s house or breaking the bank, keep indulging! It’s the small pleasures in life that matter, and we all deserve some happiness – guilty or not.

Convinced? Read on for 3 quick ways to make your life one big guilty pleasure.

1. MAKE GUILTY PLEASURES A DAILY THING

Make guilty pleasures a daily thing.

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Life is depressing enough. Or if you’re a hopeless positivist, life can be even better than it already is! Whether it’s a trashy romance novel, Backstreet Boys, or rewatching Titanic again for the 20th time, you know you deserve it when you’ve worked so hard the entire day. Make it happen – every day.

2. MAKE GUILTY PLEASURES A PRIORITY

Make guilty pleasures a priority.

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If you’re anything like me (that is, *clears throat* giving, kind and always putting others first), you might tend to procrastinate doing something nice for yourself. Don’t! You are as important as anyone else, so make some time each day to indulge in a little “guilty” (read: liberating, exciting, good) fun.

3. TRY SOMETHING THAT YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED, BUT NEVER DARED TO

Try something that you’ve always wanted, but never dared to.

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And the best tip of all, and this is one of my favourites – just do something so radically different, something so “not you,” but something that you’ve secretly always wanted to… People might laugh! Family might scoff! Laughing friends might deride (cue Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)! But if hooking your leg and swinging around that dance pole is what you really want to do, put them 6-inch heels on! It might be for you (like you’d always suspected it’d be), or it might not – but do you know what you’ll find in return? A liberating, cat-stretching sense of self-gratification that You. Did. It. All because you wanted to, even if it was something others might judge you for!

You might already know… I am convincing you as much as I’d already convinced myself. I’ve already made it a plan to indulge in my own set of guilty pleasures, and the best feeling is when I let the world know about them. That’s liberation and a confidence surge when you own it!

Stay True,

 

 

 

Related Reads:

Read all about our confidence-inspiring #BareWithMe campaign here!
Read more about the 5 dimensions of self-care here!

 

Lucinda Law, botanical artist and founder of Within.sg with her beautiful watercolor art.

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It’s been a flurry of quick tips and skin hacks to take you through the festive season… But now that’s over, we’re taking a breather from all of that today! 2018 is so exciting for us in so many ways, and we’d love to share this with you. To kickstart the year, we’re taking #FoundationFreeConfidence and transparency to a whole new level with our #BareWithMe campaign.

In collaboration with @WearOhWhere, #BareWithMe seeks honest, open conversations with women from all walks of life to uncover their stories. In celebration of the beauty of realness, these ladies will share their thoughts, feelings and everything in between about themselves, their journeys, their Nows, and then beyond. We hope they inspire you as much as they do us: to be brave and confident in your own skin – from the inside out.

And the first to front this new series? A beautiful, talented woman – Lucinda Law, botanical artist and founder of Within.sg.

#BareWithMe: Lucinda Law shares her story and jumps into the tub with us

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#BareWithMe: Lucinda Law shares her story and jumps into the tub with us

Our photoshoot was done way back in November at the very lush Lloyd’s Inn (that’s two months of excitement we had to hold in)! We hopped in and out of the tub for that perfect shot, talked about pirates and spontaneous getaways… We won’t say much more because Lucinda’s full story is right up here, and hers is truly an inspiring read.

Credits: WearOhWhere

Till the next update on our second prong of this campaign (next month), stay confident, stay real, and dare to #BareWithMe!

Stay True,

 

 

 

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#New#NewYearNewYou – Understanding the 5 Dimensions of Self-Care for a Better 2018

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You may have experienced many late nights, days of travel and seemingly never-ending stress this festive season. These may have taken a toll on your skin and left it looking a little worse, post-holiday. With that said, what your skin needs right now is an extra boost of nourishment and moisturization. Start the new year looking your best and restore your skin back to its former glory!

1. GET SOME BEAUTY SLEEP

This is what most would consider “common-sense” but it is also the most overlooked step in regaining that glow. Your body renews and repairs while you sleep, which means sleep may be as close to a fountain of youth as you can get. Your skin gets visibly brighter and healthier-looking when you’re well-rested… and dull and tired if you’re, well, tired! Try to get enough zzz’s for 7 to 9 quality hours each night.

 

2. DETOX YOUR BODY, NATURALLY

It’s simple: DRINK WATER! Start your morning by drinking a tall glass of warm water with juice from half a lemon. Lemons hydrate your system and promote digestion, thus flushing out toxins and waste. Also, include plenty of fresh leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet. These contain plenty of antioxidants to not only revive your skin, but also provide a lots of fiber. Fiber helps to eliminate toxins and a lack of it means that these toxins get reabsorbed into the bloodstream. More health problems, anyone?

 

3. PAMPER YOUR SKIN WITH A FACIAL

Facials aren’t just a pampering treat; they are also key to healthy skin. To maintain a radiant healthy glow, try to fit in two facials a month (or one a week if you can). Here are some of our favourite facials to get your skin radiant and glowing in no time:

Restorative Facial

A luxurious and pampering treatment, this facial is designed to alleviate signs of stress and fatigue. This six-step bespoke programme helps reduce overall skin sensitivity and water retention, while improving hydration and overall skin tone and elasticity. Described by Her World Plus as a facial which “combines high-tech wizardy of pressurized jets of hyperbanic oxygen with the manual elbow grease of your therapist”, our Restorative Facial will leave you with luminous skin.

Sun Rescue

This treatment entails a three-pronged approach to Calm, Repair and Hydrate your skin. With the use of technology, the skin undergoes vasoconstriction and vasodilation, which stimulates microcirculation and encourages cell regeneration. As the name suggests, this facial targets sun-damaged skin. But that’s not all. This treatment absolutely does wonders for hypersensitive skin and dry skin individuals. It soothes irritated skin and provides anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, suited for all skin types.

 

4. UPGRADE YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

If you’ve been out partying over the holiday season, your skin is most probably bogged down with dirt and grime. If you haven’t heard of double-cleansing, let this year be the year you do. Double cleansing involves two steps: The first step helps to remove makeup and also the more superficial layer of grime that accumulated throughout the day. The Revive, Makeup Cleanser is an oil-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free cleanser/pre-cleanser which gently melts away impurities and dissolves makeup, while regulating pigmentation and preventing the further ageing of your skin. The second step – which means using your preferred cleanser – provides a deeper cleanser for your pores clear any other remnants the first step might have missed. After cleansing, don’t forget to hydrate by using a moisturizer – more on how to hydrate your skin and the importance of it.