You may be shelling out thousands of dollars on skincare products, but that doesn’t mean your skin is flawless. The key to achieving great skin doesn’t depend on the amount of money you’re investing in your skin. Rather, it’s all about choosing the right products. So instead of using the receipt of your skincare purchases as a checklist, look out for these signs to judge if your skin is really as good as you think it is.
Hyperpigmentation is often caused by prolonged sun exposure. If you’re living in Singapore and haven’t been wearing sunblock all your life, sirens should start blaring right now.
Dehydrated skin is often the cause of many problems, including breakouts, premature aging and skin irritation. If your makeup goes on cakey or patchy, your skin is probably dehydrated. When this happens, no amount of primer can combat the problem. What you need is a good moisturiser to counter the dry patches. For better results, apply essence before the moisturiser for an added dose of hydration. Pick one that doesn’t leave a greasy after-feel, like the amino peptides-packed Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence, so your makeup doesn’t slip off.
Acne and blemishes are telling signs of bad skin. While they are largely attributed to hormones, bad hygiene or habits can also cause or aggravate blemishes. One common mistake people with acne-prone skin make is using a harsh cleanser, and then avoiding moisturiser for fear of breakouts. No matter what your skin type is, moisturising your skin is essential as dehydration will only cause your breakout to worsen.
Ageing is nothing to be ashamed of, but premature skin ageing points to a lack of effort in taking care of your skin. A lot of people are unsure when you should start using anti-ageing products, and while there’s no clear answer, prevention is always better than cure once you’ve hit your 20s. The key is to find a product that works for you and the simplest way is to look for active ingredients like niacinamide and amino peptides, which are commonly found in anti-ageing products. The good news is, you don’t have to spend your whole paycheck on one cream. The hyaluronic acid-rich Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream purportedly helps you retain your skin’s youthfulness without burning a hole in your wallet.
Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence and Micro-sculpting Cream retail for $39.90 and $49.90 respectively, and are available at Guardian and Watsons.
Get 30% off Olay Micro-Sculpting Cream when you purchase it on Lazada. Promotion is valid from November 1 to 30, 2016.
Brought to you by Cleo published on 04 November 2016