27/06/2010 23:14

A perfect, flawless and radiant skin is the dream of every women. There is no great shortcut to having a healthy and vibrant skin, however by sticking to a good and consistent skincare, you are on your way to achieving a beautiful skin. A good skin also acts as a clean canvas for your makeup. 

A daily skin care regime is a vital component to beautiful skin because of our skin being constantly exposed to free radicals and environmental damage like smoke and dust. Additionally, the pores of our skin become clogged by make-up and dirt.

Since the market is over swarmed with every kind of skin care product you can imagine, you will need to be cautious to only chose quality products that will provide you with long term benefits. Stick to the basics and use the following recommendations as your guide.

Your daily skin care regimen should include:

• Cleanse
Cleansing is the most important step of your skincare regime. A good cleaning twice a day to remove make-up, pollutants and just every speck of dirt that ends up on your face. You need to find a good quality and gentle cleanser that your skin responds well to, and stick with it. 


 • Exfoliate
Dead surface skin cells give your skin a dull look and exfoliation gives your skin a fresh, smooth and younger appearance. Exfoliating helps to get rid rid of the dead skin cells will and thus revealing the beautiful and healthier skin just below. Scrubbing your skin prepares it to easily receive and absorb the moisturiser. It’s ideal to exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week.


• Toner**
A good toner is essential to refine pores and refine the PH balance of the skin. They are meant to remove all remaining traces of oil, makeup and dirt, but a good cleanser should do this. I firmly believe it's up to you. If you like the way your skin feels with a toner. Buy it. Use it. Enjoy it.

 ** However if you find it harsh for your skin, you may skip the step.

• Moisturise

If you are one of them who thinks that you don't need a moisturiser, then you are wrong because everyone’s skin needs moisturizing.

Moisturisers, the KEY component in your skincare regime, help keep your skin cells hydrated, making your skin appear softer and more youthful. Apply moisturiser on your skin after every cleansing, both in the morning and before bed at night. In fact, applying it before your makeup gives an overall polished finished look.

For an oily skin, use an oil-free moisturizer which is water based and that that will help control the oil. It is actually lacking moisture and it is trying to compensate.This also helps your foundation glides on smoother and is less streaky after you moisturize. If you have dry skin, use heavier, oil based moisturizers which keep your skin moist and compensate the natural deficiency.

• Protect

Your skin needs daily protection from the sun and environmental pollution. A good foundation or moisturiser with an SPF factor of at least 15 will help provide a barrier between your face and the world and help protect it from damage. The number-1 cause of wrinkles is sun damage, so it's important to use sunscreen from your early years.

Pamper Yourself

Your skin needs constant nurturing and pampering. For optimum results, set aside a few minutes once a week to pamper yourself with exfoliating and a facial mask for yourself. This helps to repair and renew your cells, as well as revitalise your skin.


It can be disheartening at times while in a desperate search to achieve a clean, clear, and smooth skin and this might make you lose faith in the skin care products available in the market. It does take time to finally find the brand that’s best for your own skin.

So don't worry – there are definitely good quality products out there that will help give you a good start to your daily skin care regimen.


Products Suggestions

Since most of you have a skin profile where you have combination to oily skin, the following information has been customized to your skin profile - (combination to oily skin)

Mary Kay's oil free skincare and cosmetics products has also been listed on (S'PORE)Changi General Hospital's website and they are amongst the recommended products for sensitive skin which are non Comedogenic and helps to minimize skin eruptions.

What’s great about them?

  • Oil-and Fragrance-Free
  • Non- Comedogenic
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Dermatologist tested


Option 01: Botanical Customised Skincare

Botanical Customized Skin Care (Formula 3) (for oily skin)

Witch Hazel is added to clarify skin and to control oil production as a mild astringent. With its high content of tannin, it helps to reduce damage caused by free radicals.

Type of Skincare





o SGD33.00

Exfoliate Mask


o SGD38.00



o SGD33.00



o SGD40.00

Option 02: Anti Ageing TimeWise® Miracle Set

  • TimeWise®  3-In-1 Cleanser 127g (SGD $50)

This combination to oily formula washes away excess oil with a lathering cleanser that leaves skin feeling thoroughly cleansed and balanced. It cleanses, exfoliates and freshens in one step as it begins the process to reveal younger-looking skin. Plus, it's gentle enough to use twice a day for soft, smooth and refreshed skin.

  • TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15 88ml (SGD $55)
    Help reduce the visible signs of aging with TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15. Helps protect your face from UVA and UVB rays. This luxurious, oil-free lotion absorbs quickly for supple skin. It's clinically proven to hydrate for up to 10 hours, contains our patented** TimeWise® complex and helps even out skin tone, firm and soften as it reduces the appearance of fine lines.

  • TimeWise® Night Solution 29ml (SGD $70)
    A unique delivery system of encapsulated vitamins and antioxidants combined with collagen-enhancing peptides help fade away deep lines and wrinkles. Nutribeads® microcapsules are vitamin-packed. Rest assured your skin is being revitalized while you sleep.

To check out more of their products range in the Anti Ageing TimeWise® Collection, you may visit 


Beauty Blotters® Oil Absorbing Tissues SGD $13

"Why does my face look fine in the morning when I first apply my makeup, but then greasy and shiny by the end of the day?"

Beauty Blotters are your new best friend! These 100%  pure linen handy sheets blot away excess oil and help keep makeup fresh!  

They can be used anytime, anywhere to instantly absorb excess oil without disturbing your makeup. They delicately remove shine so your makeup stays fresh with a soft, matte finish throughout the day.

Beauty Blotters are easy to use and carry. Great for keeping in your purse for those touch-ups throughout the day.

Your skin is a living and breathing organ as well as the most delicate. It deserves to be treated with tender care and respect. Take care of your skin and it'll take care of you.

REMEMBER to be consistent with your skincare regime and keep up the drive with quality skincare and your complexion should be managed and kept well under control.