Follow This: A Minimal Routine For Glowing Skin | Clozette


These days glowing skin is all the rage. No more flat matte look -- all we want now is a healthy-looking radiant complexion with a touch of sheen and sparkle. There are many variants to this look — honey skin, petal skin, glass skin and more — but all these have one thing common and that's showcasing a poreless, smooth skin.


Skincare Routine For Glowing Skin

My updated skincare routine


Some people may have been naturally blessed with this proverbial "flawless" skin, but not all of us are so lucky. The majority need a bit of help from skincare products. Even then, things won't always be perfect. A zit or two will pop up, some dark spots will be stubborn and so on. The important thing is to do our best in keeping our skin in tiptop condition. But how exactly? Does one need many products to achieve it? The answer depends on each individual but it's always helpful to share what works for you. As for me, a simple and minimal skincare routine works. Keep reading to see my new trusted products which help me achieve my glow goals.

Pixi Rose Tonic


Pixi Rose Tonic


The best thing about this product is the smell. It has a pleasant, floral smell that will make you feel as though you just submerged your face in a sea of rose petals. But aside from that, it's really good at prepping your skin for the next step, which is putting on facial oils and serums. Hydrating and balancing for the skin, this one is truly a keeper.


Facial Oils




These days, I've been skipping serum and slathering facial oils instead. Currently, I'm loving Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, which is very effective at giving you that hydrated, plump skin texture. Another facial oil that's been a staple in my skincare routine for years is The Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil; I can always depend on this product to zap budding zits and accelerate healing of hormonal acne. 


Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream


Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream


To me, this product has always had a mystical aura around it. It's marketed as a "secret skincare saviour" used by supermodels, actresses, and even royalties. As someone who has tried plenty of skincare products, I can say that this one is a standout. And at USD75 (50ml), it better be. The cream feels so luxurious on the skin — light but packs a punch when it comes to hydration. After each use, you can instantly see a brighter and more uplifted complexion. Most of the ingredients in the jar are not unique like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins C & E, Aloe Vera and Shea Butter. But with the addition of the patented collagen boosting BioNymph Peptide, it becomes a glow booster like no other. You can grab one at Net-a-Porter!


AHC Eye Cream


AHC Eye Cream


When we talk about glowing skin, we often forget about caring for our undereye area. It's thinner and more sensitive than the other parts of our skin so we must give it some extra lovin'. The good news is it really doesn't need much. All you have to do is apply some trusty eye cream like AHC and you're good. This one has a fresh, juicy scent and a light texture that won't clog pores. Here's a tip: don't apply the product directly on the undereye area because it definitely will travel into your eyes. Instead, pat some on your brow bone and on the upper cheek area, a few inches below your waterline. 



HERA Sun Mate Daily


HERA Sun Mate Daily


I used to be guilty of foregoing sunscreen. All that changed when I started using sunscreens with a pleasant texture. For those who have combination skin like me, I'll recommend giving HERA Sun Mate Daily a try. It's not your typical sunscreen as it can also serve as both a base (it can minimise the appearance of pores and smoothen complexion)  and a moisturiser at the same time. When I'm in a hurry in the morning, I just put on sunscreen, dab some concealer and I'm good to go. 


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Limp, flat and lifeless are three words we don’t want to associate our hair with. But the truth is we don’t really have a say about how fine our hair is; genetics (and a little bit of our lifestyle choices) decides that for us. You don’t need to settle, though. Getting lifted tresses and giving the illusion that you have thick, bouncy hair can be achieved. There are tons of tips out there, so we tried three of the best ones to see which ones actually work.


Invest in the correct hair products


Head & Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Shampoo - Cooling Menthol lifts the hair


It’s often an overlooked solution, but it truly works! Investing in the right products can make all the difference. If limp tresses are the bane of your existence, instead of one that promises shine or straightness, go for hair care that’s designed to lift. The Head & Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Shampoo — Cool Menthol may be known for its power to lift off dandruff and oil from your scalp but it has the power to lift up your hair.


Head & Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Shampoo - Cooling Menthol

With ActiZinc formula of cooling menthol, one wash will refresh your scalp and leave your hair feeling clean, fresh, awake and lifted. Thanks to the shampoo’s cleaning power, you’ll be left with bouncy tresses — without dandruff, dirt and other gunk on your hair.

Blow-dry hair upside down


Blow-drying hair upside down gives it a lift


Here’s a good ol’ trick: blow-dry your hair. But don’t do it the way you usually would – do it upside down! Drying your hair this way gives it a lift instead of when you blow the air from the top, which makes it straighter and potentially flatter. We suggest you do this sparingly, though, because heat styling can lead to dryness and damage.

Wash with baking soda


Using baking soda can lift the hair


If you’re a DIY type of gal, try washing your hair with baking soda because it is said to be great at cleaning the scalp and giving hair a lift. Just mix one part baking soda with three parts water, apply the solution to your hair as if it was shampoo, and rinse. While this works, we say take proper caution and test it out on a small part of your head first to ensure that you don’t get a bad reaction from the solution.


Feel the lift with Head & Shoulders, available in stores.

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You’ve heard about 10-step skincare, you’ve heard about skipcare, and now there’s a newcomer on the rise: meet Salad Skincare. Trust us, it makes sense. So, what is Salad Skincare? Byrdie’s Hallie Gould introduced the term recently in their newsletter. Basically, there are superfoods — raw food ingredients like kale and tomato, which are packed with nutrients and minerals that, when ingested or incorporated into your daily diet, do wonders for the skin. We know skincare is just as much about feeding your body as it is about putting stuff on it. But what if it was applied topically? Hold off on those sliced cucumbers for now.


Salad skincare is the new trend in beauty


Salad Skincare draws on the idea that plant-based skincare products, particularly those featuring superfoods as their main ingredients, will nourish your skin from the outside as well as it does on the inside. While there are DIY masks you can whip up easily from your kitchen cabinet, we’re talking more about professional formulations backed by science and research which you can add to your everyday skincare routine. Here are our product recommendations to get you started.


Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack


Glossier Mega Greens

Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack, SGD30/~USD22 (glossier.com)


Glossier’s cleansing mask is like a juice cleanse for your face. It’s packed with leafy green phytonutrients (parsley, spinach, and cress sprout extract), which aid in protecting the skin against pollutants, and superfood antioxidants (acai, aronia, and bilberry) to shelter skin from further damage.


Yes to Tomatoes Daily Repair Treatment


Yes to Tomatoes Serum

Yes to Tomatoes Daily Repair Treatment, SGD13.48/~USD9.99 (yesto.com)


Pomegranate juice works as a potent antioxidant while tomato extract combats free radicals, facilitates cell repair, and brightens skin. With one per cent salicylic acid, bisabolol and ginger, this lightweight serum is great for oily and acne-prone skin types that need a bit of help in clearing blemishes and calming redness and inflammation.



Glamglow Tropicalcleanse™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser


Glamglow Tropicalcleanse™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser

Glamglow Tropicalcleanse™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, SGD48/~USD36 (sephora.sg)


The equivalent of a smoothie bowl for your face, Glamglow’s exfoliating cleanser contains a blend of fruit extracts and tropical fruit enzymes to deeply cleanse and polish the skin. Acai, acerola, and goji berries work to gently buff away dead skin cells for a smooth, even complexion.


Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Noni Glow Face Oil


Kora Organics Face Oil

Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Noni Glow Face Oil (30ml), SGD87/~USD64 (sephora.sg)


Miranda Kerr credits her healthy, glowing skin to Noni juice — an ingredient that features heavily in her lineup of organic skincare products. Noni is another powerful antioxidant which helps replenish and repair skin while boosting immunity and delivering anti-ageing effects. This face oil is blended with rosehip oil, pomegranate oil, and sea buckthorn oil, which are rich sources of essential fatty acids.



Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask


Watermelon Sleep Mask

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, SGD30/~USD22 (glowrecipe.com)


Reputed to have a 5,000-person waiting list when it first launched, Glow Recipe’s best-selling sleeping mask won awards for its glow-inducing qualities. Its key ingredient, watermelon extract, is rich in amino acids and delivers intense hydration while fighting free radical damage. The addition of AHAs helps buff away dead skin to reveal a smoother, more even skin tone.


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