5 Ways To Prep Your Skin For Sleeveless Season | Clozette

The weather is getting hotter, and it can only mean one thing — it’s time to dress down. Summer calls for short shorts and sleeveless shirts. But are you ready to bare your skin? 

As modern women, we juggle a lot of tasks and roles. But it doesn’t mean we should put looking good and feeling great last in our priority list. So now that sleeveless season is approaching, we’re giving you top tips on making sure you’re ready and confident to wear clothes that you can flaunt your skin with.

Get rid of unwanted hair

For skin that literally feels smooth, you may want to get rid of unwanted hair on your body. There are a lot of ways to go about it; there’s waxing, sugaring, laser and shaving. Go for the one you’re comfortable with, and start feeling the difference.


If you haven’t made exfoliating a habit yet, it’s time to do so. Slough off dead skin cells and refine your skin’s texture. You can go for a physical exfoliating with the help of a body scrub or a loofah or you may also opt to do a chemical exfoliation through dermatological procedures. Either way, your skin will feel renewed and ready for nourishment.


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We’ve been told this a thousand times before, and it’s true — drink up for good skin! Make sure you’re hydrated to keep your skin healthy. Plain old H2O is still the best way to go, but you can also take advantage of in-season fruits and enjoy smoothies and shakes. 

Smooth it out

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Have you been noticing a few small, hard, light-coloured bumps on your arms? There’s no need to panic! It might be a common skin issue called keratosis pilaris, which is common for people with dry skin. If you have it and are not happy about your arms feeling sandpaper-like because of it, it’s time to start taking moisturising your skin seriously.

Whiten, Repair and Protect

Summer is the season for baring skin, and you should do so confidently! If having dull, damaged and uneven skin tone is hindering you from showing off, then it’s time you upgrade your lotion to a serum that’s packed with benefits. The NIVEA Extra White Body Serum whitens, repairs and protects the skin. It’s packed with 95% Vitamin C from Camu Camu that helps whiten the skin and get rid of dark spots while caring for it. It also has Q10, which repairs damaged skin. On top of that, it also has SPF 33, which protects the skin from harmful UVA, UVA1, and UVB rays — perfect for preparing your skin for flaunting. 

Follow these tips and you’re sure to have skin that you’ll be confident to bare this season — and all year long.


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Juggling between being a career gal, a mum, a friend, a sister —not to mention the many roles the modern day woman has to play in a span of a day, more so a week or basically our entire lives — and being an independent and empowered woman to boot, is no easy task. But who said looking good while being great at what you do is not achievable? 

Take notes from these winning women on how you can maintain that fresh-faced glow even while powering through a busy day.

Kersie Koh
Creative director and co-founder, Clozette

Besides drying my hair, I realised the importance of a good straightener. I'll start with a comb-over, then go with a straightener to add some curls to my ends. It’s also good to have a good hair serum and a handy travel styler that I can use on-the-go, just to keep me looking fresh and nicely put together [especially when there's just so much to do during the day]. Add a little bit of wave and volume if you need to attend to important meetings and events. Personally, it gives me a boost of confidence. 

Cheryl Tan 
Business director and co-founder, Clozette

Being a working mom, time-saving beauty routines are my best friend! At night, my go-to regimen is skipping the essence, serum, moisturiser, and just put on a “leave-on mask” for the night. It still does the job done and I get more time for my much-deserved rest.
Jazelle Palmero
Acquisitions Manager, GMA Network Inc. 

My beauty routine during the morning? Wash the face with Human Nature Tomato Facial Wash, then get thorough cleansing with toner. After that, I pat on some St. Ives Collagen and Mizon Eyecream. I finish it off with Biore sunblock. If the weather gets crazy hot, I use Evian Facial Spray to refresh.

After work, same facial routine like my mornings. If I have time during weekends, I use innisfree Volcanic Mask or any facial mask I have at home. 

Syafiqah Ainuddeen
Instructor and Designer, Islamic International College Malaysia

I've always had problems with my skin. I can say that I have sensitive skin and I had the classic teenage acne that didn’t go away until my mid-twenties. So I start my morning with drinking a glass of water and it's the first thing that I do as soon as I wake up. Then I cleanse with TimeWise 3-In-1 Cleanser. I love it because it cleanses, tones, and exfoliates my skin. Then I use TimeWise Moisture Renewing Softener to completes the cleansing process. After that I moisturise, apply sunscreen, and CC cream as my base for makeup. 

After wearing makeup for the entire day, I wipe my face with Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover before cleansing. Then I cleanse, tone, moisturise, making sure that my night solution help combat the signs of ageing and enhance the production of new collagen to smoothen and firm up the skin during sleep. I also use face masks twice or thrice a week and add in other supplements if my skin feels extra tired. 

Other than my skincare routine, I make sure I get enough sleep and not forget exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle, because hey, I believe beauty starts from within.


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Confident, determined, and self-assured – these are words that beautifully describe the traits of an empowered woman. Like many others in our community, we are strong believers in that an empowered woman is the most attractive kind of woman.

But the question is: what makes an empowered woman? What does she do differently? Read on to find out if you inhabit any of these five empowered woman behaviours.

She moves on from her failures

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Learning from your failure is one thing, but learning and moving on from your failure is crucial. The empowered woman never dwells in her mistakes. Instead, she embraces her faults, takes responsibility, and knows when it’s time to let go.

She takes care of herself

The empowered woman respects herself and makes the time and effort for self-care. She does just that by equipping herself with a reliable grooming routine – and mind you, this superwoman never misses a spot.

That’s why an unparalleled product such as the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence forms part of her beauty arsenal. Reformulated with PITERA™ infused GenOptics Aura Complex (its whitening technology won 580 beauty awards!), this essence delivers a light milky texture that absorbs quickly into the skin to target spot formations. Whether hidden or visible, spots are treated to make way for a brighter and more radiant glow.
She is passionate

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She knows she has the freedom of choice, and every decision is hers to make. The empowered woman sees value in personal growth and takes the necessary steps to fall in love with anything she dabbles in.

She holds her standards high

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Because why not, right? The empowered woman never settles for anything less than the best. She is the boss of her own life – and everything she does, she does it with a strong sense of integrity and determination.

She is her own source of strength

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Being emotionally stable means that she lives in balance: mind, body and soul. The empowered woman is her own cheerleader. She puts her focus on the positives rather than the negatives. Because of that, people around her are instantly drawn to her energy. You know what they say: empowered women, empower women. Are you one of them?

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