Quench Your Dry Skin Inside-Out With These Combos | Clozette

Hydrate! You’ve probably already heard of that so many times before, especially when your skin is dry and dehydrated. It’s true, though. You really need to make sure you’re keeping your skin hydrated in order for it to not only function well but also look great. But did you know that you can do more than just drink water when it comes to quenching your skin’s thirst? The key is to do it inside-out. How? Through these combinations of hydrating and skin-caring drinks and the ​Neutrogena Hydro Boost​ range.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Range

Your dose for detox

Imagine wanting your plant to grow without weeding stray grass around it. You water it to no avail because the grass is feeding on it, too. The same goes for your skin. If you don’t cleanse it properly, no matter how much you try to hydrate it, you won’t get optimal results. So we say cleanse before you hydrate. On the inside, get a healthy dose of fiber to aid in flushing out the bad bits. A fan-favourite smoothie made with spinach, apple, and dates, which are all high in fiber, is great for this.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser

For the skin, make sure you cleanse without stripping it off of the natural oils it has. Plus, give it a boost of hydration while you’re at it. The ​Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser​ has a Patented BarrierCare Cleansing Technology that cleanses the skin effectively while helping to protect the skin’s barrier. It’s a lightweight cleanser that activates with water to remove dirt, oil and makeup. Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, this cleanser also helps lock in much-needed moisture.

A swig of hydration

Feel refreshed by enjoying a nice smoothie made with water-rich cucumber, strawberries and blueberries. Once you’re done with that, make sure you use aqua-rich products on your skin, too, to amp up the hydration. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule in Serum and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel are just what you need.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule in Serum and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

The serum instantly quenches dry skin* and helps repair the skin’s moisture barrier — keeping it from getting dry. There are also capsules inside the serum that release antioxidants that protect the skin from dryness and other damaging factors.

Meanwhile, the oil-free and lightweight Hydro Boost Water Gel that delivers 48 hours of hydration to the skin.

*Based on SIUT Test Results

A jigger of protection

We all know how heat and humidity can affect skin moisture. So make sure you protect your skin while keeping it hydrated and supple. Make a smoothie with sun-damage-combating and antioxidant-rich ingredients. Many love and rely on pineapple, bananas and oranges for that extra shot of protection.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50

On the outside, make sure you’re protecting your skin from the harsh and damaging rays of the sun with a sunscreen that gives broad-spectrum protection — that means shielding your skin from UVA and UVB rays — while keeping your skin hydrated. The ​Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50​ is perfect for this because it gives strong protection from the sun but it also contains hyaluronic acid to keep your skin’s moisture levels at an optimum.

Get the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule In Serum and Hydro Boost Water Gel here.

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Ever since 'brows-on-fleek' became a huge beauty phenomenon, corresponding beauty treatments in line with shaping and growing your arches have hit massive success. One of which is microblading, a semi-permanent tattooing process done to mimic fuller-looking brows by means of tinting the skin on your browbone with hair-like strokes. The strokes are actually thin wounds made to absorb the pigment of the tint for longevity. But while it all sounds painful, many claim that it's nothing harsher than getting your brows threaded. 


Now, one growing trend that is only gaining traction recently is microblading on a larger scale — getting it on one's head to be exact. Scalp microblading is a procedure that's growing in popularity recently, aiming to deal with hair thinning or balding when typical hair growth measures seem bleak. It also serves as a corrective procedure should someone want to deal with thin or limp-looking locks or would want to create a thicker hairline illusion without resorting to temporary hair extensions, weaves, or the sort. 

A not-so atypical phenomenon

Losing 50 to 100 strands a day is normal for everyone as it is a regenerative attribute of our body, much like sloughing off dead skin cells on the daily. However, statistically speaking, as soon as men and women hit age 35, the possibility of hair loss increases up to 40 to 70 percent. Factors such as stress, genetics, and even basic hygiene and haircare can also contribute to speeding up the process even at an earlier age. This is when excessive thinning or even balding can occur. 

Given that our society heavily correlates hair loss or thinning to ageing, such self-confidence factors lie on hair health and maintenance. So it is quite understandable why people are so intrigued by means that could help preserve their crowning glory. 

Not Just For Brows: What Is Scalp Microblading? - Statistics

Why scalp microblading?

That said, scalp microblading has become a growing trend due to its fast delivery of results. In contrast to applying castor oil or rosemary essential oil to your scalp every night (due to their said potency for hair growth) or getting hair implants or surgeries that would require donors and invasive procedures, scalp microblading is as quick as can be, with only a downtime of seven to 10 days for scabbing and flaking (yes, it will shed scabs as they are technically small wounds used to absorb tint to your scalp!). Not to mention that depending on the case, it can be a bit cheaper than actually getting an implant. So if you're someone who's looking to create the illusion of thicker and more luscious locks in a more time-efficient manner, it's quite easy to see the scalp microblading appeal. 

Not Just For Brows: What Is Scalp Microblading? - Pros and cons

Why NOT scalp microblading? 

Of course, just like any other procedure, it also has its cons. And they're not too easy to work around with either. As mentioned earlier, just like brow microblading, scalp microblading will also cause the area you got treated to shed and flake once the wounds dry off and heal, making for a very itchy and inconvenient recovery period. You also have to get checked for allergies as the tint might cause your skin to have react negatively. Plus, it's only advisable for those who want to fill in gaps between thinning hair and not necessarily a permanent solution in case you're on the brink of balding. At the end of the day, it's still a two-dimensional tattoo that won't deliver any texture. 

Where to find clinics that offer the service in the region

We've laid the deets so it's down to you to decide if scalp microblading is for you. If you're curious where to get it in the region, you can check the Scalp Microhair Pigmentation clinic or the Asian Hair Restoration Center in the Philippines, The Fresh Lab in Singapore, and Dhi Malaysia and Bon Sens Aesthetics in Malaysia.

Speaking of caring for your locks, here are some hair care tips for when you're always on the go



Friday, fri-yay! The third week of July is brimming with news about beauty and fashion mixed with celebs you surely have on your radar. So to make sure you don't miss any of them — from Dior officially coming to Manila to Zara making a pledge for the planet — we lined them up fresh and hot in this week's Insider Roundup. 


Dior is coming to Manila

Three years after officially opening the doors to their beauty line's first flagship boutique in Manila, Dior is finally taking their topline fashion selection to the PH market. The fashion powerhouse is said to have found its home in Solaire Resort and Casino but has yet to announce its official opening date. BRB, prepping our shopping list as we wait!

Zara pledges for the planet

Almost every day, we hear brands pledging their part to save the earth. Now, Zara commits to the public by announcing that by 2025, all their clothes are going to be 100 per cent sustainable. But while that sounds like good news, Zara's team has also expressed that such a change does come with a challenge. We can only wish Zara good luck for their efforts and hope they reach their goals for Mother Earth. 

Lady Gaga's beauty brand just launched and it's already controversial

Mother Monster's much-anticipated beauty line has finally launched under the name Haus Laboratories. While Gaga fans and beauty enthusiasts alike are thrilled about the bold-looking lineup of picks, many were also quick to criticise how its initial exclusive release at Amazon may not be the best decision. This is because of the ongoing strike by employees of Amazon's Shakopee, Minessota facility in line with a protest regarding the company's pay, labour, and working conditions. People hoped that the A Star Is Born actress would rethink her decision to do business with the enterprise.

Netflix just confirmed To All The Boys I've Loved Before 3 

Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky stans, listen up! TATBILB 2 might still be in production but it seems like Netflix is already so sure of its impending success that the third instalment to the movie adaptation of Jenny Han's best-selling novel is already confirmed. Are you looking forward to seeing it?

Harry Styles in talks to play The Little Mermaid's Prince Eric

The internet may have been divided when Halle Bailey was announced as Ariel for Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid, but it seems like the critics found one character casting to agree on: Harry Styles as Prince Eric. As soon as the news rolled out, people seemed ecstatic at the prospect of the former One Direction member to take the role of the seafaring prince. It wouldn't be the first acting job for the Sign Of The Times singer if he does get cast; he had previously displayed his acting chops in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, which was said to have impressed the renowned director. 

Neutrogena recalls raved about Light Therapy Mask

Beauty brand Neutrogena's Light Therapy Mask is one of the most popular skin treatment gadgets today. But now, it's being recalled due to potentially causing eye damage. The act was made precautionary for those with existing eye conditions or taking medications resulting in light sensitivity that may be affected negatively if they were to use the product. This also tackles the ongoing discussion about the effects of blue light on our system and how it is incorporated in beauty tools. It is worth noting that this is simply a theoretical issue that is being addressed and kudos to Neutrogena for taking cautionary efforts. 

(Cover photo from: @dior)

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