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There are several ways you can try to achieve a flawless yet natural-looking complexion without going over-the-top extra. Go ahead, let your skin be the star of the show — we reveal five tips that will help you enhance your natural beauty look like a breath of fresh air.

Use an exfoliator



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Imagine a layer of dull-looking, dead skin cells piling up over your skin’s surface — not exactly a pretty look, isn’t it? Exfoliating helps remove these dead skin cells to reveal new cells underneath. This will, in turn, make your pores appear smaller and your skin smoother with a nice healthy glow.

Tip: Over-exfoliation can cause your skin to dry out or become irritated. Try manual exfoliation two to three times a week. If you’re into chemical exfoliation, like chemical peels, talk to your dermatologist and find out how often is best for your skin type.

Practice pimple care


Whatever the cause of your acne, pimple care is fundamental in preventing acne scars. The same acne-busting solution may be effective for your friend but it may not work for you. Since there are many acne types, the key is to first find out the root of your acne, then introduce the right pimple care for it.

Tip: Remember, there’s no universal remedy for acne. If all else fails, leave the extraction to the pros.


Go Nude with CLIO



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We love a less-is-more look when it comes to makeup. That’s why the CLIO Nudism collection — which consists of the Nudism Water Grip Cushion, Nudism Water Grip Brightener, and Nudism Moist Fit Powder Pact — is right up our alley. Ever heard of the barefaced beauty? Yeap — we think we’ve got a winner here.

The Nudism Water Grip Cushion provides an impressive full coverage while maintaining a natural, fresh-faced finish. It also features an intense moisturising formula in its innovative honeycomb mesh that pampers the skin with hydration while delivering a dewy glow. For instant luminosity with an equally powerful moisturisation capabilities, reach out for the Nudism Water Grip Brightener. Need a sebum absorber without compromising on hydration on the fly? Just pat on the oil-resistant coated Moist Fit Powder Pact.

Tip: Enhance your natural beauty with the right makeup tool. Find out how to use the CLIO Nudism collection in the video below.





Try facial massages



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Facial massages may seem like a luxuriously time-consuming practice that’s only done at spa salons. But just a few minutes of do-it-yourself facial massage can work wonders for your skin. Gentle massages stimulate blood vessels and boost blood circulation, which can tone up your facial muscles and brighten your complexion.

Tip: The key is literally right at your fingertips! Simply incorporate massage into your daily skincare routine. A serum, or an oil-based product, works best with facial massages.

Proper removal of makeup


You’ve got your makeup look down pat, what about your makeup removal step at the end of the day? Makeup residue can really wreck havoc on your skin. They’re just like dead skin cells, which can dull your skin drastically. So make sure you’re mastering the right removal techniques.

Tip: Don’t be stingy with your makeup removal products. Soak your cotton pads with a generous amount and let the product settle on your skin briefly. As a rough gauge, the last cotton pad you use should be clear of any makeup residue.

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We love a good skin-lovin’ makeup collection. Find out more about the CLIO Nudism collection here.


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Youthful skin is something that we all desire to have. In our quest to achieve that coveted glow and firmness of an ageless complexion, sometimes we think the more we do, the better it is for our skin. But in fact, some of the beauty practices we do may actually cause more damage than good. You may even be making your skin age faster without knowing it! Find out if you’re committing any of these three beauty crimes.

Collagen crazy




Aside from skincare products that contain collagen, supplements and drinks with collagen as a star ingredient are gaining popularity. While the thought of drinking your way to beauty and a youthful glow is enticing, did you know that overdoing it can actually be really bad for your skin?

Some collagen drinks have a high amount of sugar content because let’s be frank, collagen by itself does not taste good. And while sugary food and drinks are tasty, too much sugar wrecks havoc on the collagen and elastin in our skin, causing wrinkles and discolouration. So instead of fighting the signs of ageing, too much of these drinks can potentially cause your skin to age faster.


Mad for masks



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Who doesn’t love masks? From clay masks and sheet masks to gel masks and more, there’s one for everyone. But sometimes your excitement in variety should be contained. While masks are generally good for the skin, over-masking — especially when using a specialised kind of mask — can be trouble.

Exposing your skin to potent ingredients may seem like a good idea in the short run, but excessive use can also clog pores, cause inflammation, and disrupt your skin’s natural process of retaining moisture. This, in turn, makes your skin age faster.




Senseless 'bout SPF



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Slathering on sunscreen is one of the most important skincare steps you just can’t miss when it comes to anti-ageing. We’re sure you know that already, but are you applying your sunscreen right? Slapping it on hastily is not enough. If you’re a makeup-wearer, make sure you’re still wearing sunscreen underneath your makeup. While makeup with SPF can work, you need a proper amount to let it reap its effects. Also, note: sunscreen is always the final step in your daytime skincare routine.

Let your sunscreen absorb and settle 15 to 30 minutes before you head out. Plus, sunscreen reapplication is also a must. Inappropriate use of sunscreen is just as bad for skin ageing as when you don’t use sunscreen at all.





Besides avoiding these beauty crimes, there are some ways you can ensure that you’re not sabotaging your anti-ageing efforts. Our recommendation? The Victoria Power-Lift Facial Therapy from the UK. A signature of Victoria Facelift, we’re happy to report that this non-invasive treatment is a great alternative to Botox for people who are scared of needles. In as fast as 90 minutes, its unique V-factor formulation will give you visibly lifted and wrinkle-reduced skin without the need for Botox or fillers.




The Victoria Power-Lift Facial Therapy uses powerful antioxidants and a special machine called power-lift machines, which work to tighten the skin instantly. The special treatment used for this procedure contains Oligopeptide-I, an antioxidant that’s great at repairing the epidermis. It also has Hibiscus Abelmoschus Seed extract, which promotes the production of collagen in the skin. When coupled with the radiofrequency of the Power-Lift therapy, it will lift, firm, tighten, hydrate, stimulate collagen regeneration, and restore skin’s elasticity with no side-effect and downtime at all. Just what you need to combat the signs of skin ageing.

Ready to look years younger than your real age? We’ve got an exclusive trial price for our first 100 readers! Enjoy a 90-minute Victoria Power-Lift Facial and a 3piece V-Lift skincare set (total worth SGD486) at only SGD28 nett. Click here to sign up now.


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Sunscreen is the best anti-ageing product out there. It’s true; protecting the skin from the harsh UV rays, sunscreen helps stop the formation of wrinkles and discolouration, and prevents skin damage and skin cancer. Needless to say, we’re particular about what we slather on our skin. There are a lot of qualities we look for beyond the sun protection factor. Here’s our checklist.


A comfortable texture


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Nobody likes a sticky sunscreen. We’re all about a light texture that is easily absorbed by the skin. We use sunscreen to protect us from harmful UV rays, but we don’t exactly want to constantly be reminded that we have a product on our face.


Added skincare benefits


Of course, we use sunscreen for its main purpose, which is to protect us from the sun’s rays. But it doesn’t hurt if the sunscreen also has added benefits to the skin. Something that’s moisturising and can aid in keeping the skin well-hydrated is definitely a plus.


Dual purpose


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Since we live in a humid place, layering on too many face products can prove to be not only tedious but also impractical in terms of budget. So a product that can serve two purposes at once is more than welcome. We also live such fast-paced lives, so cutting even just a couple of minutes from our daily routine can already be a big thing.


Fragrance-free


Some of use like sweet fragrances while others like it citrus-y. But sometimes, scents can be too cloying, which can contribute to the experience of using a product. We say, why not cater to everyone’s style and preference by using something that doesn’t contain any fragrance?




Stays on for a long time


We know how important it is to reapply sunscreen as the day progresses, but we truly wish we could forego the extra step by putting on something that stays on and protects us for a long time.


Easy to remove


We want something that not only applies like a dream but also is easy to get rid of. We want something that can be taken off without needing to use any special product, stat!


(Left) Senka Perfect UV Gel; (Right) Senka Perfect UV Milk


Now, we’ve found the sunscreens that have all of the qualities we are looking for: the Senka Perfect UV Gel and the Senka Perfect UV Milk. Women these days have different lifestyles and preferences, and Senka sunscreens are a great match for just about any type of life you live.




For those who love the outdoors


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Women who often see themselves doing things outdoors — those who are often by the beach or are engaged in high adrenaline activities — the Senka Perfect UV Milk is the perfect match. Aside from its ability to keep skin protected with the help of SPF50+, UV Milk is easily absorbed and is waterproof and sweat-proof. It also has a milky texture that dries to a powdery finish, which is great for those who live an active lifestyle. The sunscreen is also fragrance-free and dermatologist-tested and proven safe for all skin types.


More than protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, the sunscreen also contains natural silk essence complex and double hyaluronic acids that penetrate the skin and leave it hydrated. Plus, since it’s smear-proof, it acts as a great base for makeup.


For city-dwelling go-getters


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Much like the UV Milk, the Senka UV Gel also offers maximum sun protection. It’s great for city dwellers because it has a lotion-like texture that dries to a comfortable, lightweight finish — none of the sticky feel that leaves you feeling icky after running errands in the city. It’s also dermatologist-tested to work great for all types of skin, and has no fragrance — a plus for people with sensitive noses. The UV Gel is also a great way to prep your face for makeup as it acts as a primer. One of the best things this sunscreen offers for those who lead busy lives in the city is its easiness to be removed. So if you came home from a long day at work, you wouldn’t need to worry about taking an extra step to get rid of the sunscreen you slathered on before you started your day. The UV Gel can easily be removed with just soap and water.


The Senka sunscreen range is perfect for anyone who’s a skincare junkie. So, really, what more can you ask for?




Experience the goodness of the Senka Perfect UV Gel and the Senka Perfect UV Milk. Grab a bottle at Watsons, Guardian, Aeon Wellness, Sasa, Giant, Aeon and Parkson in Malaysia.



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