3. Make moisturising your top priority
The different steps in a skincare routine are for different reasons and needs, but Dr. Wu says the most important of them all is moisturisation. If you’re a skincare rookie, put moisturising on top of your to-do list. You wanna know why? Here are just a few things that could happen if you don’t moisturise: you can get wrinkles; your skin will look dull and flaky; your acne will worsen; and your skin will get itchy. Being well-hydrated also makes the skin act like a healthy base and help the other skincare goodness you'll be putting on your skin to get absorbed better.
For starters, try the DR. WU Skin Recovery Moisturizer with Tri-Ceramides
. It has a light and creamy texture that won’t make you feel icky and sticky. Plus, the ingredients are top notch. The combination of American sunflower seed extract, β-glucan, saccharide isomerate, and multiple vitamins ensure that the skin is properly moisturised, soothed from dryness and irritation, and well-hydrated.
4. Treat it topically
Once you see trouble, address it right away. Think of it the way you would react to any other problem; you’d want to solve it quickly before it gets worse.
You can also see it this way: when you treat a skin problem topically — as in you put the treatment on
the problem — you concentrate it there, making the chances of it going away higher. Dr. Wu also gave treating a burn as an example. Yes, a good lifestyle composed of a healthy diet and an exercise routine is great and Dr. Wu still champions a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle. But you can't really tell a person to eat healthily or exercise and just wait for the wound to heal. You need to address the burn or wound directly, otherwise, it can get worse.
While the results of products may take a bit to manifest, urgency is needed when it comes to treating skin problems for faster results, says Dr. Wu. There’s nothing wrong with being early, and prevention (and early treatment) is always better than repairing when big damage has been done.
Enjoy the new DR. WU line when it hits Singapore stores in October.