How To Know When It’s Time For Your Skin To Drink Up | Clozette

It’s no secret that a lot of us covet the healthy, dewy skin our favourite celebrities seem to have been born with. It’s also no secret that many of us are too busy for elaborate skincare regimens. That doesn’t mean we need to resort to being satisfied with dehydrated skin. Did you know that listening to your skin’s needs is actually quite easy? You can tell if your skin’s in need of hydration just by looking for these signs.

It’s extremely oily

This one can be a bit tricky. You think you’re doing just fine because your skin’s producing oil and keeping you moisturised. Well, you can actually very well be dehydrated. Your skin’s lacking moisture so your brain tells your skin to produce oil to compensate for it. If you’re not usually someone who gets oily in different parts of your face but you suddenly get a production that can cover your miles for weeks, it’s time to pay more attention to your skin.

One of the tell-tale signs of dehydrated skin is dullness.

It feels dull and tight

You become older each day. But that doesn’t mean you’re just going to take dullness and tightness as a sign of adding more age to your life. If your skin looks dull and feels quite tight, it’s time to assess the situation because there’s a big chance you might have dehydrated skin.

It’s becoming sensitive

Being under the sun for a long time can definitely cause skin damage. But if you find that a few minutes out has caused your skin to flare up quite a bit, it’s time to take things a bit more seriously. If your skin gets easily irritated by changes in the weather or even just the air conditioning system in your workplace, it’s a sign that your skin’s dying to be hydrated.

If your skin's rough, maybe consider that it's dehydrated.

It feels rough

Feeling a little rough? Your skin needs a little more loving then. Just imagine your skin to be a garden that doesn’t get watered. The more dehydrated it becomes, the more the soil looks rough and cracked. Not a good sight to behold, right?

If you see any or all of these signs, it’s time to get serious. But don’t panic! Some simple tweaks in your lifestyle can definitely help remedy the problem. We bet you already know it, but it begs repeating: add more water to your daily intake. Physiologically, this will help your skin become more hydrated and refreshed.

Origins Drink Up 10-Minute Mask

For the skin, a regimen that will help rejuvenate your skin and keep it hydrated is key. Let your skin drink up the moisture it needs with Origins Drink Up. Start off with something quick and easy with the Origins Drink Up 10-Minute Mask. Formulated with Swiss Glacial Water that delivers hydration and emollient-rich Apricot Kernel Oil that refreshes and revives the skin. Plus, it awakens your senses with its Essential Oil Blend that features a signature juicy apricot scent. It also contains Black Currant, Orange, Rose and Almond that deliver skin-loving benefits, and Algae extracts that hydrate. Despite being lightweight, it delivers extra hydration to the skin.

It’s quick and easy to get hydrated. Simply squeeze the mask onto the palm and gently massage it onto clean skin whenever you need. Tissue off the excess, et voila! Refreshed skin in a jiffy.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

If you’re looking for something heavy-duty to quench your skin’s thirst, the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask is your new best friend. Leave it on overnight and wake up to skin that’s thoroughly refreshed. It has been clinically proven that having this mask on for just minutes already gives your skin up to 75% surge in moisture.

This mask contains Swiss Glacial Water for targeted hydration and Apricot Kernel Oil for a boost of moisture. It also has the energising Essential Oil Blend that features a unique juicy apricot scent that adds to its refreshing benefits. Plus, it also contains a combination Orange Peel Wax, Avocado Oil, Mango Butter and Sodium Hyaluronate for hydration that’s like no other. It also contains Wheat Bran, Olive Extract and Japanese Seaweed to seal in the moisture in the skin. Aside from moisture, you’ll also wake up to radiance with the help of antioxidant-rich Pomegranate, and calmness delivered by Oat Kernel Extract and Purple Rice.

Just put the mask on and leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse off or tissue off and you’re all set to have hydrated skin.

Say goodbye to dehydrated, dull skin. Say hello to Origins. Learn more about it here.



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While the mandate of nourishing from within is a key part of good skin, taking care of it from the outside counts for so much as well. We’re sure you’ve heard of the glass skin trend, but this year we’re all about delicate softness that’s just like a flower’s. The secret to soft, smooth, petal-like skin lies in diligence and the careful curation of skincare products that works best for you and your lifestyle. Read on and let us help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted with our recommendations.

Keeping clean

Mamonde Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser, SGD20/~USD14.79

The first step of any good skincare regimen is cleansing. Whether you’re someone who can’t live without double cleansing or if you prefer a simple, gentle cleanse, this step is crucial to clean and healthy skin that acts as a great base to absorb other products. The Mamonde Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser allows you to double cleanse in one step, treading the line between the best of both worlds. The oil formula transforms into a foam, removing makeup and skin impurities in a flash. Best of all? It smells like a rose garden.

Scrub off

Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask, SGD43/~USD31.80

The downfall of any complexion is dullness. Fortunately, all you need to do is invest time into exfoliating for that smooth, even complexion that is so sought after. Chemical exfoliating has become very popular lately thanks to the emergence of AHAs and BHAs for various skin care needs. For a quick ten-minute fix, pick up the Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask to slough off those dead cells with glycolic acid and papaya enzymes for that extra shot of brightness.

Drink up

Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, SGD60/~USD44.37

A good moisturiser that works for you is a diamond in the rough, but there are always new and improved things to try out in the market. For something that doesn’t clog your pores or give you an oily sheen, try the Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. It’s light and easy but packs a punch when it penetrates into the skin to lock in that much-needed moisture for a healthy, smooth complexion.

Protect yourself

Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk, SGD37.90/~USD28.03

Sounds a little dramatic, but the damage that UV rays can do to your precious skin is very real indeed, causing premature ageing, wrinkles, and sunspots. We can’t stress enough how important a good sunscreen is and we hope you enjoy the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk as much as we do. This product contains ingredients such as super hyaluronic acid, marine collagen and rosehip oil to provide hydration and maintain skin condition. It’s also waterproof and is the perfect makeup base as it leaves you feeling silky soft after application.

Creating perfection

Esteé Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation, SGD70/~USD51.77

After all that prep work, your canvas is ready for makeup. With your face already primed with the sunscreen, we reckon you’d love the Esteé Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation to stay fresh and flawless all day long. Long-wearing and smudge-proof, this product allows you to bounce effortlessly from day to night. Formulated to be lightweight but strong enough to withstand nonstop activity, heat, and humidity, you wouldn’t need anything else.