Cleansing not only removes makeup, impurities and dead skin cells, but also helps prep the skin for skincare.

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Revered by the Japanese as a symbol of beauty and renewal, the cherry blossom is also sought after for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Reap its benefits by drinking Orbis Rooibos Blend Tea Sakura ($22 for a pack of 15 sachets), a tea made with a blend of cherry blossoms and other skincare goodies such as rooibos, elderflower, dandelion and rosehip. What’s more, the powdered tea dissolves quickly in hot or cold water. Available at all Orbis counters and stores.

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Cleansing not only removes makeup, impurities and dead skin cells, but also helps prep the skin for skincare. Uriage Thermal Micellar Water – Sensitive ($26.90 for 250ml) makes cleansing easy with its no-rinse formula ( just soak a cotton pad with it and wipe!), and leaves skin feeling supple and hydrated instantly. It also has soothing apricot extract to prevent tightness and reduce redness. Available at Guardian, Watsons, and

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Make your exercise outdoors more comfortable with footwear from The North Face’s Ultra range. Boasting Gore-tex technology, the shoes are breathable and waterproof, ensuring that your feet stay comfortable and dry. They also have soles made of special Vibram Megagrip rubber, which provides superb grip across different terrains. Choose from three models: GTX Surround ($336), Fastpack II Boa GTX ($296) and Fastpack II GTX ($266). Available at all The North Face, Running Lab and Liv Activ stores, as well as authorised retailers.

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Taking a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) approach to weight loss, Slim Couture believes that one gains weight because of an imbalance in the body systems. The homegrown company offers five TCM therapies – acupuncture, acupoint massage, magnetic therapy, negative pressure cupping and micro-Chinese medicine osmotherapy – that work on improving qi (the vital life force in the body) and metabolism, curbing appetite and regulating hormones. For more information, call 6536-8586, e-mail or visit

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Manufactured in South Korea, Dr. Leaders skincare is formulated with plant- based natural ingredients, and is free of parabens, phenoxyethanols and chemical preservatives. Suitable for oily and combination skin, its Sebum Control Emulsion ($78) is a multi-tasker that locks in moisture, and reportedly inhibits acne and stimulates collagen production. Dr. Leaders products are available at Enjoy 20 percent off when you enter the promo code, “HWSP20”, upon checkout. Valid until April 30, 2017.

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Applying blusher is an easy way to give your complexion a healthy glow. Sisley Phyto- blush Twist ($80) starts off as a cream and transforms into a powder. A rounded tip helps the colour go on evenly so you look naturally flushed, not overly made up. The blusher is also enriched with shea and camellia oils, as well as vitamin E acetate to help skin stay hydrated and comfortable all day. Available in four shades.

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