How to get your skin in top-notch shape before your wedding
Ask any girl about her preparations leading up to her wedding and most of them would say that achieving radiant, glowing skin is a top priority (after the perfect dress, of course). About six months before the big day, you’ll start looking in the mirror more closely, evaluate your problem areas and try to come up with a beauty routine that you think is going to change your face forever. I’ve had suggestions for every treatment known to womankind – from face peels, laser treatments and even fillers. While these different beauty regimens might just be what another bride swears by, I’ve always been conscious about my skin; because well, it’s not exactly #iwokeuplikethis-worthy. So at least a year (kiasu bride in the house) before the big day, I did intense research on a few stellar face masks and tested them on my skin (not all at once!). I’m a sucker for a good face mask. Gel, sheet, overnight – you name it, they’re on this list. I religiously apply them at least three times a week and I instantly feel like I’m doing my mug the best of favours. Of course, I had to include a hydrating oil, lip scrub and serum in my routine, too. Trust me, these babies are the real deal.
*Bear in mind that these products might not work the same way for everyone because we all have different skin types.
Bioxidea™ Paris Miracle24 Face Mask
When the Miracle24 face mask from Bioxidea arrived at my doorstep, I was instantly smitten with the clean and fresh packaging. It’s hailed to be the “It” beauty brand with an international cult following and I was super excited to give this potent mask a shot. Immediately after the first use, my skin was brighter, smoother, more supple and so much clearer. It felt like I had gone for a face lift! Seriously, my dark circles were lighter and the lines around my eyes were less visible and the result was at its peak after 5 hours and lasted for 24 hours. The 3D Bio-Cellulose mask is said to provide intense hydration and lifts, plumps and firms while improving the skin’s elasticity and collagen production. This girls, is a miracle product indeed!
Available at Robinsons the Heeren, Singapore Airlines KrisShop, Guardian Plus at Ngee Ann City and online. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/bioxideasingapore/.
Handmade Heroes Coco-licious Lip Scrub & Bio Oil
Ever since I met Lynsey from Handmade Heroes, I’ve been obsessed with her brand ethos and products! Everything she makes works really well for me and one standout product that I slather on and rinse off ever other day is the Coco-licious Lip Scrub. The scrub gently exfoliates and rehydrates with virgin coconut oil and coconut meat leaving my lips soft and smooth – perfect for a sexy-looking pout when walking down the aisle!
Oh, let’s not forget about the other parts of our body, shall we? I used to stay away from oils as moisturisers but the Bio Oil is one oil that I’ll gladly lie in a tub full of! I use this for my face, hands, legs – everywhere! Although it’s an oil, it doesn’t leave a sticky icky feeling and dries off really fast. It hydrates, improves the appearance of my scars and also evens out my skin tone.
Handmade Heroes Coco-licious Scrub, $7.70 and Bio Oil, available at all leading pharmacies $15.50 (60ml), $25.90 (125ml).
Skin Inc Mask to Perfection Set
The Skin Inc brand and range of products have taken the world by storm and many international editors, bloggers and models all incorporate Skin Inc’s products into their beauty regimes. I like to call this power trio an overnight miracle. This combination of the best-selling Pure Revival Peel, Get Glowin’ Brightening Mask and Pure Deepsea Mask will have you waking up to perfect glowing skin. The results are really instantaneous and when I used these products for seven days in a row, I was glowing so bright that you probably had to throw on some sunglasses!
You know when you put on a face mask only to realise that the sheet is too big for your face? Well, the SKII Whitening Source Derm-Revival Mask is a luxurious mask the fit the contours of my face perfectly. Infused with Pitera™, the mask is drenched with brightening ingredients that works its magic deep within the skin, visibly diminishing your imperfections. It also contains the same amount of serum as one full bottle of Whitening Power Spots Specialist!
Applied right before moisturising, the potent formula of the Whitening Power Spots Specialist sinks deep into the skin and lightens the appearance of your dark spots. I have several acne scars and pigmentation and after using this product for three months, I’ve noticed that my skin is noticeably clearer and the spots have are now less visible.