Beauty Q&A: How Do I Prevent Teeth Stains? | Clozette

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We all try to eat healthy — to never miss a meal, to have our food groups balanced, to drink lots of water, and a lot more. But what we often forget is how the food we are eating can affect our teeth and our gorgeous smiles. Recently, we’ve learned that common beverages can actually stain our teeth. So to prevent our smiles from becoming discoloured, we recommend Closeup Diamond Attraction toothpaste for its ability to whiten your teeth from the first brush onwards!

But besides brushing our teeth, we wanted to know about other tips and tricks too! So below, we asked a few of our Clozette Ambassadors and members of the Clozette team for their tips on how they prevent stains on their teeth, and how they keep their bright and confident smiles!

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Rochelle Abella (Clozette Ambassador)

(clozette.co/RochelleAbella)



"I always make sure to drink water afterwards, brush my teeth with Closeup Diamond Attraction, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. Most importantly, I visit the dentist at least twice a year to keep my teeth healthy."

Lystra Aranal (INSIDER Editor)

(clozette.co/lystraaaa)



“As much as possible, I try to brush my teeth at least twice a day because that’s the recommended number of times. And if I can, I chug a glass of water right after drinking coffee, or tea, or wine because it helps to clean the teeth and remove temporary stains that may have stuck around.”


Kim Santiago (Clozette Ambassador)

(clozette.co/imkimsantiago)



"I brush my teeth right away because my dentist told me it's recommended that you brush your teeth right after to prevent stains from setting in. But I also rinse or drink with water first to neutralise and dilute the acid/ pigment before brushing my teeth."


Jara Lucero (Social Media Manager)

(clozette.co/jaralucero)



“Ideally, I brush my teeth after the meal that I take with coffee, tea or red wine. But if I'm out for a while, I brush my teeth once I get home.”


Nicole Torres (SHOPPE Manager)

(clozette.co/MaryNicoleTorres)



“For red wine, I brush immediately when I can just because the stain sets in quicker than coffee. And for coffee, I brush as soon as I get home.”

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What are your tips for preventing teeth stains? Share it with us in the comment section below!

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When it comes to skincare woes, blemishes really take the cake! How many times have we gone through the cycle of breaking out and struggling to conceal those nasties – then waiting desperately for them to disappear as we smear on layer after layer of acne treatment products? The struggle is real, but all is not lost thanks to celebrated Taiwanese beauty expert and skin guru Robin Niu – or more affectionately known as Niu Er Lao Shi in the beauty circle.


Simply tune in to any Taiwanese beauty variety show and you’ll see the man demonstrating and imparting his knowledge on the deed. So what better than Niu Er Lao Shi’s very own brand, NARUKO, to lend us a hand on our skincare journey.

Here are four steps to banishing blemishes with NARUKO’s Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear skincare range. Banishing blemishes takes time, but with the right skincare ingredients and products, you’re well on your way to win the battle. PS: This range contains peppermint, which explains the cooling effect on skin – just perfect for stressed skin in humid climates!  
Step 1: Regulate Oil-Water balance with Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Toner 



Acnes are usually caused by excess oil on your skin, that’s why ladies with oily skin usually fall victim to random breakouts. This lightweight toner purifies and softens to allow better product penetration. Sounds like how a regular toner works, only that this hard-worker also regulates oil-water balance, soothes and brightens like a treatment product.


Step 2: Condition and moisturise with Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Lotion



This emulsion-textured lotion uses ingredients like Tea Tree Essential Oil, Zinc PCA Oil Control Factor, Salicylic acid and the exclusively patented Phytoferulin to absorb and control oil, also lightening acne scars and brightening skin’s pigmentation. It also acts as a makeup base to help you achieve an oil-free complexion for longer.


Step 3: Correct with Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Serum



Use your serum after moisturiser – no, you’re not reading this wrong! According to Niu Er Lao Shi, you should apply your toner and moisturiser before your serum. This process not only repairs and maintains skin lipid barrier, it also preps the skin further to let your beauty products adhere better.


Step 4: Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Night Gelly



Acne sufferers, meet the Night Gelly. It locks out oil while locking in moisture, preventing blemishes in the process. Just apply a thin layer and your skin is ready for the coveted beauty sleep. For better effect, lightly press your palms onto your skin – this overnight sleeping mask could just be that hero your blemishes have been waiting for.

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NARUKO Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Tone, Lotion, Serum and Night Gelly are available online in Singapore for SGD22.90, SGD24.90, SGD28.90, and SGD23.90 respectively.
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Concealers are one of our makeup BFFs. From reducing the redness of our skin to covering a pimple that suddenly came out from nowhere, concealers are a makeup superhero. 

The basic concealers are what we’re most familiar with, meant to perfectly match our skintone to give a high coverage to cover pesky spots. But if you want an even more flawless finish, you should consider colour correcting concealers. It may seem complicated to use at first, with its range of crazy colours; but once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy to work into your every day makeup routine.

So if you're new to colour correcting, we're answering some of the common questions we encounter so you don't have to worry that you’d end up looking like an art class project.

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What are all the colours for?



The things about colour corrective concealers is that it balances out the discolouration you want to remedy through basic colour theory via the colour wheel. So here are the basics: green balances out redness; pink is good for hiding under eye dark circles; yellow is great for covering any purple-blue discolourations; and purple is a good way to make a yellowish, pasty skin tones look flushed and lively. 
Should I just go for one colour or get a full colour palette?



If you’re one of the lucky ones and don’t have much to correct and cover up, just get a colour specific to your skin concern. But if you have one or two things you want to sort out with your skin, going for a full colour palette is the most practical choice.


But there are so many shades! How do I know what's right for me?



Now that you know the colours, going for the right shade is also key in using colour correcting concealers. If you have olive or tan skin, opt for the darker shades. Pastels, on the other hand, works better for fair skin. Choosing the one that suits your skin tone ensures the perfect finish after blending. 


How much should I apply?



Don’t go all out immediately. Apply the product little by little, making sure that it won't end up looking too thick and opaque on your skin. Lightly dab on the product to your skin and be sure to blend it well. 


So I've applied it. What happens next?



After blending the colour correcting concealer to your skin, move onto you usual makeup routine. If you've blended out the colour correcting concealer properly, it should not budge or peek-through your usual foundation routine. Set it all with a lightweight, translucent powder and you're good to go!

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Have you tried colour correcting concealers before? Share your experience in the comments below!
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