Being a country near the borders of the globe’s Equator, Singapore does not have what Canada, Australia, China, France, Korea, and other countries with four seasons have. We only have wet and dry seasons, and we have more humid than we have wet seasons. In extremely hot days, how does our makeup stay put given we ride trains, walk, and face the woes of commuting daily?
Does Your Makeup Stand the Test of Commuting?
Hectic mornings look like this: wading through the traffic, your foundation melting and feathering on your face, and sweat. If you have your full-face makeup on, there is a better way to keep it looking fresh and slick before you make that entrance in the office. In Singapore, women are all aflutter on natural skin care products, from coconut oil lotions, tea tree oil toners, apple cider vinegar cleansers, sea salt hair sprays, to lemon and avocado face masks.
It Might Be Your Makeup Ruining Your Skin
Have you ever thought that it might be your own makeup that is killing your skin’s radiance? Chemicals used in makeups and other beauty products can help conceal your skin’s imperfections but, in the long run, can make your skin rough and dull. Good thing there are plenty of ways to make your skin, also your hair, gorg and beautiful without the need for chemical-jammed products!
These products might have been sitting on your kitchen counters for a while, but these natural ingredients actually work. Try them out and let them do some magic for about a month and see the difference in your skin’s condition.
Tea tree oil
This natural oil has been used for hundreds of year in Australia for different purposes. Branded as the ultimate anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-bacterial agent, it combats skin inflammation and help fight acne-causing bacteria from multiplying.
Many skin care products in Singapore contains honey for the nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and skin-boosting acids found in its raw form. It relieves and dries wounds and burns, reduces breakouts, moisturizes the skin, and heals insect bites and rashes through its skin healing properties.
You can create a mixture of different organic products (like lemon) and combine it with honey. Place it on your skin or lips as a soothing and pore-tightening mask for 40 minutes. You will notice that your skin feels tighter and fresher!
Apple cider vinegar
An inexpensive but high-performing product that works for food and skin. It works by killing harmful kill pathogens, such as bacteria, and deeply cleanses the skin. It is one of the best skin care products in Singapore, and on its own, it can be used as a toner to stop persistent acne through its antifungal properties.
Avocado is a fatty fruit loaded with vitamins A, D, and E. It penetrates deep into the skin and boosts collagen production. Collagen is a protein that keeps our skin firm and elastic. Our body produces enough collagen for the whole body, but as we get younger, collagen production drops off. Just cut the avocado in half, remove the seed, and gently rub the fruit in circular motion onto your skin.