5 Ways To Break The Dark Spot Cycle | Clozette

We all have our own skin problems, but the most common one among all women is dark spots. It can start appearing when we’re younger due to acne or appear when we’re older because of too much Sun exposure. Dark spots are a pesky face problem because when one leaves, another appears. Or, they just never disappear at all!


But that’s all about to change now because with advancements in skincare technology, patience, and consistency there are now ways to completely erase dark spots! So to break the dark spot cycle, just keep reading below for the 5 ways to lighten and prevent them!

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Don't pick at your spots


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Anytime you have a spot, or any other skin problem, the best way not to aggravate it is to not pick at it. It may seem hard to do because the only thing you want is for it to disappear, but trust us, they might multiply or even darken more when constantly touched and picked! And you don't want that!

Stay out of the Sun


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Another way for dark spots to stop darkening is for you to stay away from the Sun because its harsh rays can actually lead to more skin pigmentation. But if you can’t do that, at least layer on some good SPF all over your face to protect it! And wear sunglasses or hats too for extra prevention!


Use a dark spot corrector



Now there’s only so much you can do for your dark spots, so you’re going to need some extra help! A dark spot correcting serum such as the CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer will help visibly lighten dark spots, soothe irritations that cause them, and help skin against future darkening! This refreshingly lightweight serum can be applied generously all over the face and neck to maximise and evenly distribute the serum and reveal a more luminous complexion!


Take your vitamins


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Combat your dark spots from within by regularly taking your vitamins! Consistently taking specific supplements which help the skin will not only remove dark spots, but can also give you a more radiant and healthy complexion! So if you’ve been neglecting to take your vitamins, don’t forget them now! And in addition, start eating more fruits and vegetables filled with anti-oxidants to help banish any toxins in your body that contribute to dark spots and other skin problems! 


Keep your skin healthy with a good skincare routine


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We all need skincare routines to prevent and treat, right? But if you’re constantly trying out new products, it can aggravate your skin even more, leading to irritation and dark spots. So to prevent that, stick to a regimen made of products you completely trust and know works for you! The consistency of the routine will soothe your skin and help in fighting pesky problems such as dark spots, and will give you a healthy glow!

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How do you prevent and treat your dark spots? Share it with us in the comment section below!


The Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer is available at Clinique counters islandwide, and retails at SGD $135 for 50ml

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We all know the power of wearing lipstick — it can give us a boost of confidence, tie our whole makeup look together, and so much more! And it’s not bad too that brands come out with different formulas and shades every now and then.

Swatching them and trying them out may be fun, but our lips can get destroyed from the constant tugging and pulling. If you want to swatch numerous lip colours, then use the NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wipes to easily and softly remove lipstick, while keeping your lips hydrated!



So are you excited to start playing with lipsticks now that your lips don’t have to be dry as a desert right after? Then keep scrolling down for the 10 new lipsticks you should be swatching right now!

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour "Recollection"


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Liquid lipsticks are having a moment right now with every brand, from drugstore to high end, coming out with their own versions. So it’s no surprise that MAC decided to release their own line of liquid lippies! And the shade that stood out the most is Recollection, with its cool-toned lilac hue that will surely be a must-have for all seasons! 

We know liquid lippies can be extremely drying on the lips, so it's a bit scary to try them all out, right? But now you don't have to worry because when you use NIVEA Facial Wipes as a lipstick remover, you'll be hydrating your lips at the same time! So go and swatch some more! 

Rimmel London Kate Nudes Lipstick “45 Rose Nude”


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Moving on to this beautiful drugstore lippie, those who want to rock some Kylie Jenner lips can now get it with Rimmel’s nude lipstick in the shade 45 Rose Nude! Just swipe on this cool toned mauvey nude to give yourself fuller and rosy lips!


bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks


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Make a statement in whatever shade you rock from bareMinerals’ Marvelous Moxie lipstick collection! They’re creamy, ultra saturated, and will give you a fuller look with its satin, buttery finish! And you can forget all about dry, cracked lips with this lipstick because they’re infused with vitamins that will hydrate your pout for a supple, baby-soft look!


NARS Satin Lip Pencil “Descanso”


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Worried that your lipstick swatches aren't being true to colour? Don't worry because by using NIVEA Facial Wipes, it can get all of the lipstick residue and leave your lips completely bare for the next lippie! So If you’re looking for a good MLBB lipstick now, NARS’ Descanso will answer all of your wishes! Described as a tea rose, this warm peachy-pink hue has the power to look rosy in certain lights, while look beautifully pink in others. This creamy and long-lasting lippie will even give you that healthy shine we’re all looking for and won't transfer or smudge!


Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color


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Whether you’re into matte or shimmery lipsticks, you’ll find your favourite in Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Lip Color range. These soft, creamy, and conditioning lipsticks will give your lips a natural shine that won’t disappear during the day! With its balm-like texture and strong pigmentation, this lippie won’t leave your lips cracked and dehydrated no matter how long you wear them. 


Butter London Plush Rush Lip Gloss “Siren”


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Butter London’s Siren Lip Gloss will give you voluptuous, plump lips in just one swipe! With it’s ultra-shiny finish and luxurious texture, you won’t feel a thing while wearing this beautiful orange-red gloss. And even more amazing? Its formula provides an anti-aging effect on your lips so you’ll have full, soft lips every time!


Models Own Festival Lipstick “Daisy Chain”


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Get inspired by the Mod era with Models Own Festival Lipstick in Daisy Chain! This highly pigmented and long-lasting pale pink lipstick will last throughout anything, making it a perfect staple for music festivals, nights out, and any other occasion you want to go to! 

If you're switching lipsticks and want a clean slate to apply your next lippie on for a true pale pink colour payoff, softly wipe down your lips with some NIVEA Facial Wipes to hydrate your pout and it will get all of that lipstick right off!


L’Oreal Infallible Mega Lip Gloss “I Got The Power”


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Don’t you just hate it when lip glosses are sticky and your hair suddenly gets caught in it? Well you won’t experience that with L’Oreal’s Infallible Mega Lip Gloss! Go bold and daring in this cool berry pink with its cream finish (yup, this lip gloss comes in matte and cream formulas, too) for a hydrated, pigmented look!


NARS Pure Matte Lipstick “Terre De Feu”


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Red lipstick fans, say hello to your new favourite — NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Terre De Feu! This pinky red shade is extremely pigmented so you only need to dab it if you want, and it won’t dry out your lips like other matte formulas because of its moisturising properties. Ultra-rich, soothing, and dramatic, this lipstick will surely be your new go-to!

A little tip for when swatching different matte lipsticks, because the formula can be drying on the lips, you can now avoid that by using the NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Wipes! It's alcohol free so it won't dry your lips further, and will leave it more hydrated and smooth, giving you a softer canvas to put lipstick on!


Smashbox ‘Be Legendary’ Matte Lipstick “Safeword Matte”


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Tried of having to reapply lipstick throughout the day? You won’t have to with this gorgeous Smashbox Be Legendary Matte lipstick! This tan rose shade will suit a variety of skin tones, making it an excellent MLBB for some and a nude for others! So just swipe on this lippie and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Which lipstick are you most excited to try out? Let us know in the comment section below!

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The stress of packing is never-ending — it’s a long list of which products to bring and which to cut. And the same goes for packing for your makeup bag! Unless you have limitless space in your suitcase, some products are going to have to stay at home.

With Chinese New Year festivities upon us, we’re sure many of you are jetting off to different hotspots to celebrate. And to lessen your stress on packing, we’re here to help you with the list of beauty products you will need, whether you’re going away for the weekend or the week! So keep reading below for the products that will keep you glam all throughout the Lunar New Year!

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Tinted Moisturiser


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Leave your heavy bottles of foundation and bring a tube of tinted moisturiser instead! This product will still even out your skin tone while providing a radiant glow and hydrating your skin, so you won’t have to worry about dryness at all during your trip!

Lip and Cheek Tint


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You might not realise it yet, but bringing a separate lipstick and blush can take up a lot of room in your bag. Invest in a good quality lip and cheek tint and it will be your new best friend during your vacation — perfect for on-the-go touch-ups, this tiny compact (or bottle) will give you fresh, rosy cheeks wherever you go, anytime of the day!


Tinted Brow Gel


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Bare brows on vacation? No way! Save time and space in your makeup bag by taking a tinted brow gel to brush up, thicken, and set your gorgeous face-framers!


Mascara


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A mascara is one of those products that is a must for all makeup looks, especially when traveling. Even if you wear it on its own, it can instantly change your whole look and demeanor! And if you fear getting the dreaded “raccoon eyes,” bring a smudge proof of waterproof version!


Eyeshadow Sticks


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What did travelers do before eyeshadow sticks? These slim and sleek products are a day and night look in one stick because it’s easy to put on, blend, and it lasts forever! So for the day, you can just apply a soft wash of this all over your lids. And to amp it up for the night, just apply and blend on your lower lash line for a quick smokey eye!


Makeup Wipes


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Instead of bringing a bulky bottle of micellar water or makeup remover, plus a pack of cotton pads, take a pack of makeup remover wipes instead! They’re easy to use, store, and they remove makeup just as well. If you’re worried about them drying out your face, then choose ones that will hydrate your skin or for sensitive skin!


Versatile Makeup Brush


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Whether it’s too buff on your moisturiser or blush or powder, a versatile makeup brush is a space-saver. Even if you bring a lot of makeup products with you, if you have just one brush, it can still make all the difference in your luggage!


Makeup Setting Spray


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Avoid having a cakey makeup look in your pictures with setting spray! They will prolong the wear of your makeup, set it, and give you that dewy glow that everyone wants! Just buy your choice of setting spray in its travel-sized version and you will be good to go!

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What are your travel makeup bag essentials? Let us know in the comment section below!

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