We all know how much time putting on makeup can take. And if you’re thinking of transiting to baring your face, you don’t have to go cold turkey. Just like when you’re making healthy lifestyle changes, the key is to take baby steps.
Here are some tricks and tips on how to go barefaced with confidence.
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1. ‘No Makeup’ Makeup
If you’re still not prepared to face the world without a stitch of makeup on your face, perhaps start with a healthy glow instead of piling on the concealer. Consider using a bronzer to achieve that sun-kissed radiance. The right bronzer can brighten your complexion.
The general rule of thumb is to pick a bronzer that is a shade or two darker than your skin tone.
Next, use a tinted lip balm that can also be used on your cheeks and eye crease that adds colour to your face.
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2. Drink Lots of Water
We all know that the skin contains about 64% of water, so drinking lots of it will keep our skin hydrated — a lack of water will speed up the ageing process and also leave your skin looking dull and lifeless.
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3. Maintain A Healthy Diet
Fresh food is also key to achieving healthy skin so cut out processed food that are full of preservatives — an unhealthy diet will speed up the ageing process.
Fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important in keeping skin supple and moisturised. In general nuts and seeds are good sources of skin-boosting nutrients. For example, sunflower seeds are an excellent source of nutrients, including vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant for the skin.
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4. Invest In Good Skincare & Treatments
Find out what works for you and make sure you stick to the products for a minimum of six weeks to see results.In general, enhance the skin with antioxidants (vitamins B, C, E) ceramides, peptides, retinoids and at-home treatments like masks, and light peels.
Most importantly, never leave home without sunscreen.
5. At-Home Cryotherapy
This tip is from Kim Kardashian West‘s facialist Joanna Czech and she suggests an easy at-home cryotherapy treatment you can do at home to de-puff your eyes and to take away redness. All you have to do is to wrap an ice cube with a glasses-cleaning cloth (cause it’s softer), and slowly glide it across your under-eye area, nose and jawline. It’ll take away redness, help your pores appear smaller, and firm up the facial contours as well.
Read all of EIC Kenneth Goh’s recommendations here.