4 Essential Steps to Glowing Skin: The Singapore Edition

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We all have numerous routines we incorporate into our daily lives, from having a cup of coffee every morning to reading a book before bedtime.

Often, it’s tempting to skip our skincare routines, especially when we are exhausted. However, our skin needs daily care and nourishment to transform into the clear and radiant skin that we’ve always dreamt of.

Here are 4 essential steps to include in your daily routine to give your skin the attention it needs…

 

Hydrate Yourself

Water is needed for the cells in your bodies to function effectively, but did you know skin cells are usually the last to receive water? Insufficient water intake will impede its ability to function properly, causing your skin to be dehydrated and leading to premature wrinkles.

Water is beneficial to you as it helps to replenish skin tissue and increases the elasticity in your skin, thus reducing wrinkles. It also helps to flush out toxins in the body, and even aids in the reduction of breakouts and acnes, giving you healthy skin. 

In sunny Singapore with temperatures of 35 degrees and above, you may need to drink more water than usual to stay hydrated. The Health Promotion Board recommends drinking 8 to 10 glasses of 250ml of water each day. Therefore, ensure that you consume enough water if you want that glowing skin!

 

Proper Cleansing

With Singapore being known as a “Clean and Green City”, many would assume that there is minimal air pollution. Unfortunately, that is not true. The numerous cars on the roads coupled with the yearly haze from our neighbouring countries contribute greatly to air pollution.

This results in clogged pores and a dull complexion. Hence, it is essential to cleanse properly to remove the makeup, dirt, and dead skin cells that have accumulated on your skin throughout the course of the day.

Proper cleansing helps to unclog your pores, preventing the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. Unclogged pores also allow for the better absorption of topical skincare products.

It is important to find a cleanser that is well-suited to your skin type and gentle on your skin. Do spend that additional 30 seconds to give your skin a good cleansing. Keeping your skin fresh and clean is key to achieving a radiant skin!

 

Apply Sunscreen

As Singapore is so close to the equator, we are constantly exposed to high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation all year round. These UV rays can penetrate clouds and even glass windows. This means that we may still get UV damages despite staying indoors!

Damage from UV rays speed up the skin aging process, causing the early development of wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentation. In addition, constant exposure to UV rays has been found to be the most significant risk factor in contracting skin cancer.

It might be troublesome to have an additional step to your skincare routine. Nevertheless, sunscreen should still be an essential step in your daily routine whether you’re indoors or outdoors. As you rush out of the door every morning, don’t forget to slather on a layer of sunscreen!

 

Boost Your Antioxidants Level

When a sliced apple is exposed to air, it undergoes oxidation, causing it to turn brown. This is the same process that our skin cells go through. This oxidation process creates free radicals, harmful molecules which will attack our cells and cause aging.

Free radicals can cause the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. In addition, oxidative stress leads to inflammation of the skin which prevents your skin from undergoing the rejuvenation process. 

Antioxidants help to combat signs of ageing by neutralising the free radicals in our bodies and reducing skin inflammation to promote the renewal of skin cells. Other properties of antioxidants include their abilities to brighten & even out skin tone and inhibit melanin production.

Are you getting enough antioxidants today?

 

You can get your antioxidants from various sources of food such as red cabbage, pecans, spinach and many more! However, if you’re not getting enough of high antioxidant foods, you may have to consider getting it from somewhere else – like through our VitaRealm Beauty Drinks! All three VitaRealm Beauty Drinks contain ingredients with powerful antioxidant properties.

VitaRealm Whitening Collagen contains Glutathione. According to studies, Glutathione is one of the strongest antioxidants due to its many benefits to the human body including the repair of cells, detoxification of the liver, and even the whitening of skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

The Rose Extract in VitaRealm Anti-A.G.E Essence is a strong antioxidant that helps to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues, thus helping to reduce collagen degradation and minimise wrinkles.

VitaRealm Skin Perfecting Essence uses Olive Extract, a powerful antioxidant to protect skin from premature aging while restoring skin smoothness.


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