Summer is upon us! Whether you’re out enjoying fun activities (think frolicking by the beach and swimming to your heart’s content) or out and about in-between appointments on a workday, it’s always a good time to enjoy the warm weather. 

However, with how hot the weather can be, thinking of keeping our look fresh and presentable may seem daunting. But with just a few edits to your beauty routine, you can definitely summer-proof your look. Here are just a few pointers you can take note of.



Scrub lightly



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We’re all for exfoliating the skin to slough off dead skin cells and prepare it to get the benefits of the skincare products you’ll be applying next. But since the sun is warmer than usual during this period, exfoliating the skin can also make the skin more sensitive to harmful UV rays. We say: continue to get renewed skin, but maybe limit your exfoliating session to once a week.


Get the summer glow with skincare




You don’t have to forgo makeup if you don’t want to! Don’t let the heat of summer stop you from wearing face colour. Just remember: first, you must prep your skin right. Achieve glowing skin with the help of the SK-II Genoptics Aura Essence. This milky essence, made with PITERA-infused GenOptics Aura Complex, targets visible and invisible spots for skin that’s spotless and radiant.


Spritz to even out caked-up makeup




When it comes to makeup in our humid weather, you should opt for long-lasting formulas and waterproof products. Then, seal the deal by spritzing on some SK-II Mid-Day Miracle Face Essence. This PITERA-enriched essence spray helps moisturise your skin even with makeup on, so it’s also perfect for touch-ups within the day.



Ditch the pencils



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Make sure you don’t get raccoon eyes by letting go of your pencil eyeliners for the meantime and switching to felt-tip liners. If you’re still keen on using pencils, make it last longer and smudge-free by topping it off with eye shadow.



Fight frizz



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Your skin is set, but you’re not quite ready yet; don’t forget about your crowning glory! Give your hair the TLC it needs by switching to a cooling shampoo that moisturises your hair from root to tips. Instead of a heavy conditioner, try a leave-in one or a mist.



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You already know your A to Zs, but do you know your vitamin alphabet? We drink vitamins for our overall health, but did you know that using vitamin-enriched skincare products can also do wonders for the biggest organ in your body a.k.a. your skin?

If you haven’t delved into vitamin territory, don’t worry as we’ve got you covered. Here’s your guide to vitamins in skincare. 

Vitamin A 


EVE LOM Time Retreat Hand Treatment, SGD87

A is for anti-ageing. This vitamin, also called retinol, visibly reduces wrinkles, fine lines and even pores! This is perfect for people struggling with uneven skin tone, too. Since this is quite potent, make sure that the other parts of your regimen are mild and gentle. 

Vitamin B3 


3lab WW Eye Cream, SGD370

Vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide, works as the skin’s barrier to pollution and other harmful elements. Plus, it also traps in moisture in the skin. Aside from that, it’s also great for reducing redness. People who battle with post-acne marks should consider this vitamin their best friend.


Vitamin C 


StriVectin Brighten Perfect Revitalising Mask, SGD95

Brighten up your skin with the help of this vitamin. Say bye bye to wrinkles and sagging with the help of this antioxidant-rich ingredient. This vitamin is for everyone — just remember to put sunscreen over it if you’re gonna use it in the daytime so you reap its full benefits or better yet, slather it on at night. 


Vitamin E 


By Terry Liftessence Oil Elixir, SGD175

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that prevents dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. You can see this vitamin in products that target stretch marks and scars.


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A woman's bag is a never-ending mystery. It contains not just her essentials, but bits and pieces of her personality as it is her daily companion throughout her many ventures. And it made us curious: what do some of our Clozette Ambassadors take under their wing as deal with their hectic schedules?

Ahead, let's take a peek at what digital influencers Chi Maracha, Char Deocareza, and Mariane Lim have in their beauty bags, and learn more deets about their chosen essentials. 


Char Deocareza




"Personally, I don't like a heavy bag, and bringing what I only need for a day is enough. I normally bring my daily essentials such as powder, lipstick, lip balm, mirror, phone, wallet, planner and a pen. In addition to that, I also throw in my sunnies and lotion as they are part of my summer essentials. 

My day is usually full of activities so I see to it that my planner is always with me. I also make sure I keep my skin protected from the UV rays of the sun so I always bring my body serum, too."


Chi Maracha




"I usually bring my wallet with ID, my protection from heat like sunglasses and my cute fan, my perfume, a pen, my trusty phone and headset to deal with long travels or crazy traffic, and lastly, my powder and lippies to help me freshen up!" 

Mariane Lim



"What's inside my bag? Here's a peek into some of my favourite items that I'm always carrying around: my phone, favourite lippies and liptint, sunglasses, eyebrow pencil, L'Oreal Infallible powder and foundation to keep me fresh all day, my favourite Soleil Et Lune perfume, and of course, my body serum because it has advanced SPF33 and protect me from UV rays."


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From three digital influencers to another, find out what Francesca Tan's beauty essentials are here.


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