With so many things going on in your life, it’s natural you’ll want your skincare to be able to keep up. Here are four life-changing scenarios, and the best skincare to help you maintain your best self.
1. Becoming a mum
Being pregnant can be a wonderful time in a woman’s life, often marked with joy and eager anticipation. However, during this time, your body is also going through all kinds of hormonal changes, which can cause acne breakouts or very dry skin. How to deal? DrGL Cleanser Acne, $118 for 240ml, boasts a unique formulation that cleans and treats acne-prone areas from head to toe. What this means is hard-to-reach spots like your back can also receive the same treatment as your face.
To combat dry skin, try applying Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, $55 for 125ml every night before bedtime. Formulated with Ophiopogon Japonicus Extract, also known as Fountain Plant, it replenishes your skin's water reserves and retains moisture.
2. Getting married
It’s your Big Day! Naturally you’ll want your skin to look its radiant best. Start early with the Clarisonic Aria Sonic Radiance Solution, $355. As you may know, cleansing is an essential first step in any healthy skin care ritual. With the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Brush, your skin is treated to a deep cleanse to reveal a brighter, smoother, and more radiant complexion. In the weeks leading up to your wedding, step up your skincare game with Biotherm Life Plankton Essence, $105 for 200ml, which is infused with a high concentration of Life Plankton. In eight days, your skin will be visibly more radiant and smoother, with the appearance of fine lines greatly reduced.
3. Scoring a promotion
Congratulations on your promotion! While it’s a great step for your career, a new job role may also mean added responsibilities and more late nights. It doesn’t mean your skin needs to suffer though – we have two products from Origins that are perfect for you. Origins No Puffery Cooling Roll-On For Puffy Eyes, $55, keeps puffy eyes and dark circles at bay with its cooling treatment made with Yeast Extract and Hoelen Mushroom Extract. Another must-have in your office drawer? Origins Peace Of Mind On-The-Spot Relief, $30, helps you regain your sense of inner peace when you start to feel overwhelmed or agitated. Simply dab a few drops on the back of your neck, temples, and earlobes and feel your tensions melt away.
4. Looking to work out more
So, you’re looking to step up your fitness game this year? Good on you! Be sure to stock up on a good sunscreen such as the Clinique Sun SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream, $45 for 50ml. This oil-free formula protects you against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays, and is gentle enough even for sensitive skin.
Working out regularly (five to six days a week) also means you’ll be producing more dead skin cells than the average person. These dead skin cells trap oil and dirt, which can lead to acne, so aim to use a mild exfoliant two to three times a week. Try REN Rosa Centifolia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, $53 for 100ml, which is a non-abrasive 2-in-1 cleanser that works in two phases. First, it cleanses your skin with exfoliating beads made from Jojoba Wax; the wax microbeads gentle lift and exfoliate dead skin cells. Second, the wax melts into your skin to deeply hydrate and firm up your skin. The result? A clean and refreshed complexion, ready to take on another day!