Habits That Are Making You Age Faster | Clozette
At this day and age, the modern-day woman is faced with many roles and many opportunities. And it shows! As much as you enjoy your responsibilities both at work and at home, living a fast-paced lifestyle can wear you out more than you notice – causing your skin to lose its firmness.

This is why even in our early 20s and 30s, early signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles can start to appear if we don’t take the proper anti-aging measures.

So don’t let your youthful and radiant glow slip away! Keep these aging habits in check and be your #BestBeautiful.

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Overworking



Work-life can be fun yet stressful. Working through sleepless nights and dealing with deadlines significantly affect our bodies more than we notice. From visible signs such as dark circles and wrinkles, to always feeling tired or worn out in the inside – overworking significantly speeds up the aging process.

So no matter how passionate you are with your career, take a breather and unwind once in a while to give your body its much deserved break.
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Rarely passing up on dessert



There’s nothing wrong with having a sweet tooth. However, never missing a dessert opportunity also quickens your aging process more than you think. Excess sugar in our body can attach to the protein fibers of our cells that can result to puffiness, lost in radiance, and diminishing of your natural face contours. So if you want to retain that natural youthful glow, pass up on desserts once in a while.


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TV marathons is your favourite hobby



Binge-watching is probably one of the most favourite hobbies since the resurgence of the internet. And we understand that getting to the next episode to get over that crazy cliffhanger is a must for every TV fan, but more than 30 minutes of inactivity can cause your skin to develop crease lines that develop into wrinkles in the long run.

So if you plan on having a movie marathon, make it a point to stand up and stretch your muscles after every episode to prevent your skin developing those permanent creases.


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Cutting out too much fat in your diet



Keeping our health in mind, most of us decide to opt out of fatty foods to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, completely giving up on fat can also contribute to our aging. Omega-3 from mackerel, salmon, and nuts (such as walnuts and almonds) provide the necessary fat to keep our skin looking plump and smooth.

Maintain that supple, fresh-looking glow by including these recommended fish and nuts on your diet at least twice a week.


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Skipping out on moisturizer



It’s no secret: moisturizers are a skincare staple and a must-have in every skincare routine. A good moisturizer should not only keep your skin hydrated and supple, but it should also have skin tightening benefits to retain your skin’s firmness to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Our moisturizer of choice: the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. When used together with the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence as part of the Miracle Duo, it improves the skin’s natural renewal process for a hydrating anti-aging boost. Together, they help to bring back your skin’s youthful glow and smooth texture.

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Which of these aging habits are you guilty of? Let’s talk it all out in the comments below!

Learn more about the #MiracleDuo here: www.everydayme.com.my/tag/olay
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So, here we are. It's a new month, folks. But we'll refrain from poring over how time flies by so fast. Instead, we'll pay closer attention to what's been happening. And some fun things have been happening recently. A star-studded event, a fan-favourite brand pushes for e-commerce and more — here are some of the cool stuff you shouldn't miss.


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Our Fave Oscars Looks


This year's Oscars was buzzed about despite the reportedly low ratings because of a controversy. It didn't diminish the shine of the lovely and talented women who attended the event, though. Our favourites? Olivia Culpo (pictured), Taraji P. Henson and Brie Larson.

Zara Goes Online



Shopping for your favourite elegant pieces from the beloved Spanish brand Zara is now easier than ever. The brand has gone online in Singapore, so get ready to start clicking (and shopping) here!

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It's Back!



Clarins Makeup has returned to Singapore. The entire range will be available for purchase starting March 31.


Jewellery For Brides-To-Be


If you're a bride-to-be, chances are you've given a lot of time and thought to your wedding dress. Don't take your jewellery selection for granted, though. SK Jewellery has a divine line for Chinese women who are soon to tie the knot.



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Dior's First Lacquer Sticks



Yup, that's right. Dior has just released its first lacquer sticks. The colour payoff is heavy but the formula is light on the lips. Watch it in action on Jennifer Lawrence in the video above.


Skincare From Urban Decay


Urban Decay has dove into the world of skincare. The brand, known for their makeup range, now also offers cleansers, moisturisers and more.



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Web Escentials



Singapore's leading luxury fragrance and beauty retail store is now on the web. Find Escentials online here.

CHANEL Stickers



In conjuction with the release of their Rogue Coco Gloss, Chanel has also released a line of messaging stickers. Download them now from the App Store.

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Last week was just as peachy as this one. Want to know what happened then? Check it out here.

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With beauty- and fashion-centric movies like The Devil Wears Prada or 13 Going On 30, we were given this stereotype that the two industries are made for overly snooty and dramatic people who are simply fixated on the glitz and glamour of their own elite world. But just like how trends evolve, those who live and breathe beauty and fashion have taken a stand to say 'no' against these claims and have proven that makeup and style are more than just superficial whims. 

For the past couple of years, celebrities, brands, and even publications, dared to move and decided to use the elegance and art found in beauty and fashion to dive into philanthropy, taking the term 'fashion forward' to new heights. So as we say 'yes' to this evolution, we decided to share some of our favourite moments when beauty and fashion were used for causes and movements. 

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Emma Watson for sustainable fashion


As if she couldn't be any more perfect, Emma Watson has currently been making waves for her true-to-life Disney princess dresses and outfits. But behind her stunning looks, it's no surprise that the 26-year-old UN Ambassadress and feminism advocate decided to don pieces that stand for a significant cause. 

Aiming to promote sustainable fashion, Emma has been working and collaborating with ethical fashion brands and designers, such as ZADY, to come up with casual wear and red carpet-ready pieces that are made from recycled fabric and other environment-friendly materials. 

Maybelline and Covergirl for gender inclusivity


Hey, guys can wear makeup, too (and their MOTDs are turning us green with envy)! 

YouTube personalities James Charles and Manny Mua are the first two male Ambassadors for Covergirl and Maybelline respectively, shunning the stigma that makeup is only for women. So that's an A+ for gender equality!

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Dove for universal beauty




One major criticism of the beauty and fashion industries is that they used to cater to the typical Barbie doll-like women, leading many to feel insecure about themselves. But Dove would have none of that. In the hopes of encouraging every woman — no matter their skin colour, age, body shape, and more — to believe that they are beautiful. And did we mention that they deliver their ads in the most tear-jerkingly amazing way possible?



MAC for HIV/AIDS research and initiatives



(Photo from: macaidsfund.com)


Love your Ruby Woos and Velvet Teddy lipsticks? Why not move to the Viva Glam section on your next visit to MAC and score yourself another gorgeous lippie? You'll be supporting HIV and Aids research when you do so. That's right! Every cent of the selling price of a Viva Glam lipstick and lipgloss is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund, which aims to develop programs, as well as distribute health kits to communities, in the prevention of the disease. 



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H&M for solidarity and unity




Social media paved the way for many organisations, both for and non-profit, to deliver and participate in causes, no matter which part of the world you're from. H&M took advantage of this by partnering up with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in spreading the word about culture, understanding, and closing the gaps between nations. 

The collaboration highlighted efforts that provided educational support for children displaced from their homes by war, unrest, and calamities. The two organisations used social media to spread the message while putting the goal to action by promoting that every H&M gift card sold during the holidays will help buy school supplies for child refugees.


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Beauty and fashion initiatives start from within! Take a hand at body positivity with our top tips.


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