Start a daily pre-bath ritual: Apply all your nourishing face, body and hair products, then wash them all off under the shower. No extra fuss, and it leaves you looking so much better. Take your pick here.
1 Apply a thick layer of Pixi’s In-shower Steam Facial Self-heating Collagen Mask ($35) onto a cleansed, dry face, and leave it for five minutes to kick-start the skin-healing process.
In the shower: Warm water turns the gel into a silky oil that plumps and softens skin.
2 Dull skin begone. Mamonde’s Aqua Peel Peeling Gel ($22) gently exfoliates skin for a radiant complexion.
In the shower: Gently massage the gel over your face and wash away the sloughed-off dead cells.
5 If your face tends to feel dry and taut after a hot shower, it’s because heat strips moisture from the skin’s top layer. To combat that, lightly pat on a few drops of Herbivore Botanicals’ Phoenix Facial Oil ($137).
In the shower: Rosehip and chia seed oils keep moisture locked into your skin while you wash.
3 It’s meant to be used after a shower, but patting a little of The Body Shop’s Thai Lemongrass Massage Oil ($31) on dry elbows and kneecaps beforehand can keep them moisturised after, too.
In the shower: Nothing to be done here. A bonus: The uplifting lemongrass scent helps you unwind.
4 Before shampooing, massage five drops of Aesop’s Sage & Cedar Scalp Treatment ($45) onto a dry, itchy and/or flaky scalp. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
In the shower: The lightweight “dry” oil helps to soothe and hydrate an easily irritated scalp.
6 If you use lots of styling products, apply Christophe Robin’s Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt (from $75) as a preliminary cleanser after you’ve wet your hair.
In the shower: Massage the scrub into damp hair to get rid of product buildup, then rinse and shampoo as usual.
TEXT CHELSEA TANG PHOTOGRAPHY TAN WEI TE MAIN PHOTO GALLERY STOCK STYLING SHERLI CHONG
Swop Out Black Mascara For Blue
Whether it’s a deep navy or bright cobalt, blue mascara has the effect of brightening bloodshot or redrimmed eyes. Blue on your lashes cancels out redness in the whites of your eyes, making them look brighter. So there’s your easy makeup fix for all those late-night hours of non-stop Netflix bingewatching. Bonus: Blue lashes, with that pop of colour they give, are just a cooler look. – EA
1 Kat Von D 24-hour Super Brow Longwear Pomade in Satellite Blue, $29. (It isn’t a mascara, but you can apply it to your lashes with a clean mascara brush.)
2 Sisley So Volume Mascara in Deep Blue, $80.
3 Nyx Worth The Hype Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara in Blue, $18.
4 3ina The Colour Mascara in #102, $23.
5 Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara in Gonzo, $38.
PHOTOGRAPHY FRENCHESCAR LIM STYLING SHERLI CHONG