skincare

  • Meditate Your Way To Clear, Glowy Skin

    Ever wondered why pimples ALWAYS pop up before a special date or a work interview? Or why your acne won’t clear up no matter what you throw at it? Or your skin has gotten all dry and flaky while you were working nights and day to meet that work deadline even though you moisturised religiously? […]

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    How Do You Fade Away The Dark Marks Left Behind By Pimples?

    Pimples love revenge. Dare give them the boot and they’ll leave a dark mark where they used to be. Ugh. It’s like you’re fixing a problem only to cause another. *sighs* FYI, this pimple revenge has a scientific name: post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (I know, it’s a mouthful!). It sounds like something horrible, doesn’t it? Good news, […]

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    Purging VS Breaking Out: How Can You Tell The Difference?

    Have you ever tried a new skincare product only to see a whole gang of pimples spring up on your face? Sometimes, that’s a good thing. Yes, really. It means the product is working its magic. Soon, you won’t have to deal with pimples again. Sometimes, that’s not a good thing. It means the product […]

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    Medical Grade Skincare VS Over-The-Counter Skincare: Which One Is Better?

    Is “medical-grade skincare” better than your regular, over-the-counter products you can buy at the drugstore? Social media thinks so. You can’t scroll through Instagram these days without coming across aestheticians singing the praises of (usually outrageously expensive) clinical products… and making you feel like you’re missing out if you can’t afford the splurge. This is […]

  • Triple Cleansing: Should You Do It?

    I sometimes think Korean women add new steps to their skincare routine just for the sake of it. Like, it wasn’t enough to double cleanse their skin every night. Now, they have to triple cleanse it. No wonder they have to apply 12 hydrating products afterwards. There’s cleansing your skin and there’s stripping it bare. […]

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    The Ultimate Guide To Dealing With Hormonal Acne

    It happens. Every. Single. Month. My skin is clear and flawless for days but, as soon as my period hits, a party of pimples springs up all over my chin (because cramps and mood swings aren’t torture enough). Every month, I hope it’s the last month. Every month, the pimples come back. Well, until recently. […]