Do: take your make-up off at night
Just think of all the nasty pollutants, make-up and sweat that sits on your skin daily, do you really want to be sleeping in it, I think not! De-clog your pores and get your skin clean to kick start its overnight repair process. My favorite at the moment is: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel.
Do: Introduce coconut oil into your moisturising regime
This stuff is crazy good and crazy affordable. Forget that you’re putting an oil on your face and focus on all the amazing anti-aging benefits it has on your skin. It’s packed with Vitamin E that fights away free-radicals caused by pollution – which we sadly get our fare share of living in Hong Kong – and stress. I personally slather it all over my face at night and when I’m having a no make-up day. However, avoid using before make-up as I noticed my make-up barely lasted the morning with the coconut oil base. I’m loving Paradise Organic Vigin Coconut oil – you can get it from ‘A star coconut’ shop 177 Hennesssy Road, Wan chai.
Do: wear sunscreen daily
Rain, sun or cloud, those nasty UV rays will happily burn and damage your skin weather you can see the sun or not. Beauty companies are now making a conscious effort to add SPF into their products such as foundations and moisturisers so there are no excuses! My fav – Clinique Super City Block Spf 40 – see my review below.
Welcome to Krystina’s Tips : Krystina is Hollywood Hair’s own international make-up artist with 10 years of industry experience in New Zealand and London. With many career highlights including working with Luxury brand Moet Hennessy and Veuve Clicquot, personal make-up artist to top London CEO’s and companies including Facebook, to working at the 2012 London Olympics for two French TV stations and TV broadcasters CNN & CNBC. Learn more about our make-up and make-over services with Krystina.