As we finally get the chance to venture out beyond our bedrooms this Phase 2, there’s a lot to think about when it comes down to taking care of our skin as well as figuring out how we can level up our beauty routines due to prolonged period of wearing a face mask. Chatting with One FM 91.3’s radio host, Angelique Teo this afternoon, EIC Kenneth Goh discloses how we can rejuvenate our skin plus style secrets to looking flawless in the new normal.
We all live in the tropics and I know we’re all masked up but it’s really important to use sunscreen. I highly recommend REN and Supergoop! as they carry some fantastic reef-safe sunscreen, which is great for us to do our bit for the environment. We also want to use something that has at least within SPF 50 and has a triple plus because it makes a difference (the more pluses it has, the higher protection you’ll have for your skin against the sun’s glare).
Antioxidant serums will protect your skin against the free-radicals. Vitamin C serums are also great as they are potent antioxidants and will help even out your skin tone.
A basic, great moisturiser can hydrate and nourish the skin.
The moist air that circulates under our masks is the perfect condition for bacteria to grow, which can cause acne. To prevent random breakouts on your chin, cheeks, and nose area, use a light benzoyl peroxide to kill the pimple-causing acne and look for an anti-acne serum to prep your skin since this is going to become our new-norm from now on.
I wear glasses and it’s a constant fight to keep my glasses clear when I’m wearing my mask because they always fog up. So a really simple technique is to use an anti-fogging spray that you can buy from any optician. Spray them on your glasses and sunnies, so that even if the air escaping from your mouth goes up to your glasses, they won’t fog up.
It’s important to beautify the eyes because they are the windows to our soul. Mascara is a good way to lift your eyes, tinted eyebrow gel, and maybe light washes of colour to liven up your eye area will be fantastic. Concentrate on your eye shape, and use an eyeliner if that helps, and a good concealer that will brighten up the eye area.
Use a setting spray on your face just before you finish your makeup routine and leave the house. It will help keep the makeup set on your face and prevent dirty foundation stains on your mask.
Tune in to One FM 91.3 at 5pm on Fridays as EIC Kenneth Goh shares his fabulous style tips and tricks.