Clear, smooth, healthy skin – who doesn’t want that? The good news is it’s easy to achieve with a few good habits, and these tips from Rachel Kum, founder of Rachel K Cosmetics.
“It sounds like a cliché but drink at least eight glasses of water daily. Avoid aerated or sugary drinks, which can also wreck havoc with your skin.
Moisturise. Even if you have oily skin. Opt for a light moisturiser or use a CC cream, which is convenient since it is hydrating and has SPF. Your skin will be visibly better in six to eight weeks.
The key to applying moisturiser or CC cream is to gently dab it in. Pulling or stretching the skin can cause damage. Similarly with eye cream, gently dab it in with the ring finger.
I make sure to cleanse my makeup every night. I double cleanse my makeup just to make sure every little bit of it has been washed off. Any residual product can clog pores.
In the morning however, I only use a light cleanser. You don’t want to wash away the natural oils your skin has produced.
Once a fortnight I use a hydrogel mask. It makes my skin soft and supple. Sometimes I use it to prep my skin before putting on my makeup since it also tightens pores.
Get your hands on organic rose hip oil. I apply this every night before I sleep. It is light, absorbs quickly and it full of anti-oxidants, which are great for your skin.
A pro tip every girl should know is that you apply CC cream once your moisturiser is completely absorbed. And the secret to getting the best results is to blend it into the skin with a gentle patting motion.”
Rachel Kum, former Miss Singapore Universe (2009) turned entrepreneur, is the founder and director of Rachel K, the world-class cosmetic brand. One of the first to come up with a CC cream, she pioneered a new front in the beauty industry by harnessing the benefits of natural minerals to create state of the art make-up that heals and rejuvenates skin while providing coverage.