Put Your Best Face Forward This Chinese New Year
How to fix every skincare concern in a flash
With January behind us and Chinese New Year creeping up quickly, it might hit you that you’ve barely made a dent in your lofty skincare resolutions at the start of the year. What’s even scarier—with the festive season coming right up, you’ll be meeting a lot of family and relatives. And all you’ve got is approximately two weeks to put your best face forward.
Luckily, there’s still time to look camera-ready this Chinese New Year. We’ve compiled a handy list of quick, easy skincare tips before the festivities hit.
If you get “why do you look so tired/old?” questions from your relatives
If there’s anything more exasperating than questions regarding marriage, it’s questions about why you look aged or tired. Some quick solutions to plump up delicate fine lines and brighten dull skin:
If you don’t exfoliate often, dead skin cells on your face can accumulate and result in an “aged” look. Using a natural, gentle exfoliator can help remove these dead skin cells and give skin an instantly new, refreshed look.
An extremely fast fix—ice is known for shrinking capillaries in your face and reducing skin swelling, but it also does wonders at instantly soothing and tightening pores to brighten your skin if you need a quick solution the night before your first visit. Remember to always wrap ice in a thin towel before placing it against your face to prevent numbness.
Hydrated skin is naturally plump and glowing. Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist shared with Women’s Health Magazine that
“without adequate water intake, skin appears duller, wrinkles and pores would be more prominent”.
Be sure to drink up to get naturally plump and glowing skin. For long-lasting results, pair the best-selling Brightening Moisturizing Cream with Arbutin and Vitamins with our favourite Cell Regenerate Gel Cream with Mulberry and Squalane. Packed with anti-aging antioxidants and vitamin derivatives, these high efficacy moisturisers act as the perfect overnight masks too. Once a week, apply a generous layer for a skin-pampering treat and go lighter on the application on regular nights of moisturising. Supple, rejuvenated skin will be yours to own. Pesky questions no more—except maybe for tips on how you get such youthful and soft skin.
If you have house visits lined up all day and night
Non-stop visiting means that your makeup needs to hold up well. It also needs to withstand Singapore’s impossibly hot and humid weather and not melt off. To get your makeup to stay on:
1. Use a primer
A primer is a base coat that creates a smooth surface on your face so that makeup stays on even, flawless and long-lasting. Just be sure to take off your primer properly each night and deep cleanse to give your skin room to breathe and regenerate.
2. Blot over powder
Makeup artist Suzy Gerstein tells The Cut that piling on the powder when your face gets shiny can cause your face to look cakey. Stick to blotting papers that remove excess shine but don’t shift your makeup.
Using a face mist helps to instantly deliver a blast of cool hydration to your face, and helps reduce any redness caused by hot weather in the day. Don’t worry, a face mist isn’t powerful enough to wash off your makeup!
More importantly, your skin needs to act as a good base so that your skin doesn’t flare up or break out from wearing makeup all day. The Moisturizers Co. Ultra Pore Refiner Anti-Blemish Night Cream is a non-greasy, non-drying milky gel that helps to control oil production to reduce large pores/clogged pores while also improving skin elasticity and diminishing dark spots. The result is clear and beautiful skin that’s well-prepped for a full day of activities! Read more about The Moisturizers Co. Ultra Pore Refiner Anti-Blemish Night Cream here.
Bonus: Keep a look-out for the brand-new moisturiser from The Moisturizers Co!
The Moisturizers Co. has worked extensively with a skincare lab in Italy and is almost ready to bring to you their latest offering—the Ultra Moisturizing Repair Gel with Calendula. While they won’t be launching it before Chinese New Year, it’s going to be a soothing treat for dry and sensitive skin after the hectic festivities. It helps to create a smooth base underneath makeup for a flawless finish too. Read more about it here. Stay tuned to their February 28 launch!
As we dive headfirst into a month of celebration, food, and fun, we should continue to take extra good care of our skin to look our best always. Also, it’s the perfect time to get the moisturiser you’ve been eyeing.
Receive a complimentary pack of The Moisturizers Co. red packets when you make any purchase with them! While stocks last.
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