Beauty Routine For Clear, Smooth Skin | Clozette

With today’s fast paced lifestyle and exposure to environmental aggressors, I keep myself healthy and strong by incorporating a daily morning routine into my lifestyle. It’s easy and I reap the benefits all day long. 

My morning routine consists of light yoga. I have recently picked up yoga because of the health benefits I have heard. From increased strength to flexibility to heart health, there are so many benefits to rolling out the mat. Due to my busy schedule, I do yoga at home. Studies have proven that women who exercise in the morning sleep better at night. I totally agree!

After the yoga session, I would then detox with a cup of lemon water. Lemons are packed with nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. Lemon juice can be hard on the enamel of your teeth hence it’s important to dilute it with water of any temperature. I drink it first thing in the morning, and then wait 15 to 30 minutes to have breakfast. I usually get my breakfast fix of muesli or fruits. 

Besides keeping fit and having sufficient nutrients intake, it is essential to have a morning beauty routine, which is why I incorporated Estée Lauder’s latest Nutritious Vitality8 Collection comprising of the Radiant Dual-Phase Emulsion and Radiant Moisture Crème into my daily skincare routine. Packed with all the goodness of Pomegranate, I was so excited when I got hold of the range. Besides tasting so good, are you aware of the benefits this wonder fruit has? Being a nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit, it is known as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life. It not only lowers both blood pressure and cholesterol, it is also believed to relieve or protect against depression and osteoporosis too. Health benefits aside, it is also good for the skin. It helps to hydrate dry skin, combat inflammation from acne breakouts, protect against sun and environment and last but not least stimulate collagen production. 

For mornings, my favorite products to use are the Nutritious Vitality8 Radiant Dual-Phase Emulsion (S$92) and the Nutritious Vitality8 Radiant Moisture Crème (S$92). As both are similar moisturizers with different textures, I alternate the usage on different days. 

The Radiant Moisture Crème comes in a plastic tub with a screw off cap. There is also a seal to keep the cream fresh. The light consistency of the cream enables the cream to be fully absorbed into the skin within seconds without that sticky or greasy texture. I was able to apply makeup immediately after. The Radiant Dual-Phase Emulsion on the other hand had a texture very similar to water because it’s so light! I was particularly drawn to the sweet smelling fragrance of both products. 

In addition, it actually gave my skin the radiance and brightening effect it required without compromising on hydration. I used this after returning from my Hong Kong trip where I became a lot darker and surprisingly I went back to my original skin tone probably even fairer than before. It helped vastly with the sun burnt situation on my neck as well. 

If you aren’t convinced yet, you should! According to Estée Lauder, 100% of women who used these products said their skin felt softer and looked more energized in just 8 days. What’s your morning routine like? Tell us your secrets! 



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It contains two products, the TimeWise Pore Minimizer serum and TimeWise Microdermabrasion Refine.

The Serum is designed to lessen the visibility of your pores and is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. It also features a combination of botanical extracts to help deliver powerful benefits to your skin such as Persian silk tree bark extract and soybean extract that have proven to support skin proteins. It tightens and refines the overall appearance of your complexion.  

Just like most beauty products, the new serum functions best when it's paired with the TimeWise Microdermabrasion Refine Start with Microdermabrasion Refine two to three times a week to immediately remove build-up from pores followed by the Pore Minimizer, which will immediately minimize the appearance of pores. 

The new Mary Kay TimeWise Microdermabrasion Plus Set is available exclusively through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in Singapore starting 1st September 2015 at SGD $156.

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We all know that putting makeup on your face is one of the best feelings ever. Suddenly, it makes you feel a lot more confident and at times even feel more attractive. But when it comes down to it, those are all just feelings linked to surface beauty--a cover up for the things that you're trying to hide, whether it be pimples, discolouration, or a facial flaw you think needs hidden.

With the pollution, stress, and humidity we encounter everyday, sometimes it's best to take a break from makeup and give your skin time to breathe. Not only will it do wonders for your skin, but it'll also give you the chance to build-up your confidence in your bare skin by embracing your natural beauty.

Still not convinced? Here are 4 reasons why you need to stop wearing makeup (at least for a while).


To put skincare first

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Every beauty girl knows that the first step to a flawless base is to have a smooth and even canvas. This is something your primer and foundation can't fix with just a few swipes. It actually takes a solid skincare regimen and a daily commitment to putting the best products on your face. Your skin needs to regain its natural radiance and luminosity after months of wearing makeup. It may be a bit harsh but you need to go on a makeup hiatus and fix your skin inside and out. Your skin will thank you for it.

To prevent further breakouts

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Wearing makeup daily can lead to higher levels of acne and skin irritation. So if you're already breaking out, chances are, your makeup is one of the culprits. Skip covering them up and take a break from all the harsh chemicals and pigments. Instead, give your face a detox and flush out the toxins. 

Love your flaws

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Part of being a stunning beauty girl is being self-aware of your skin. Learn to love yourself and embrace your flaws--even if it may be quite a challenge. This changes your whole relationship with makeup. Instead of feeling like makeup covers your flaws, let it be something that accentuates your assets. You will no longer hide behind a fancy makeup façade because you have embraced your flaws and used them to your advantage.

Gain confidence in your own skin

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The moment you feel more confident in your skin or wearing minimal makeup, that means you've accepted yourself as who you are--flaws and all. That makes you more confident and more knowledgeable on which looks are good or bad for you, and which looks that are more in line with your style and which are not. That is what makes you beautiful inside and out!