How I wish I could stop aging .....

Jul 17, 2013
These are photos taken with my LG phone front camera, there's no editing done and I know they are not quality pictures, so I consider myself pretty brave to upload them onto my blog. But what i would like to share here is, we do not need to look at old photos to realize how much we've aged over the years, all we need to do is to look up, and look down into a mirror, we can tell the difference easily.

To me, the top enemies to healthy and young look skin are: UV light, gravity, insufficient rest and unhealthy diet.

And since I turned 30 years old about 4 years back, my focus on skincare products has been shifted  from whitening, minimizing pores, oil control, to anti-aging, firming and lifting. Though I have friends around me who believe skincare products are full of chemical ingredients and won't do good to our skin, my personal experience is that no matter how, you have to follow certain regimes even if you do not trust any products.

Tips from me:
- Invest in rich skincare products and keep them for the night, pamper and nourish your skin while you are sleeping, but make sure you remove your makeup (if any) and cleanse your skin thoroughly
- Use warm water to wash face in the morning, if you want to use a cleanser, choose a gentle type, as it's recommended not to wash off the natural layer of protection on our skin in the morning
- Never ever forget your sun screen

I wish all our efforts in maintaining great looking skin get paid off one day!!

Review: KOSE Sekkisei Lotion

Jul 9, 2013
If I have to change my SKII Facial Treatment Essence to another product, this would probably be it, KOSE Sekkisei Lotion which has been adored by many!

Some people claim that this toner/lotion contains alcohol, hence it's not suitable for all skin types. I always find my skin a little sensitive but I have no problem using this at all. And although it's not a daily toner for me, I always place a bottle on my vanity table because, I believe this is the best remedy for my sun tanned skin all the time! It has this cooling, as well as whitening effect, and usually my skin gets recovered pretty fast as long as I apply it on immediately after sun tan/sun burn.
My favorite way of using this lotion, is to soak a few pieces of cotton pads in it, and lay them on my face as if I am wearing a sheet mask. Trust me, it's way more effective to use cotton pads than using those "pill masks" (from random brands sold at SASA, or even by KOSE which is usually thinner and in better quality). It helps to hydrate my skin and brighten it up with more even skin tone. And my skin feels smoother and moisturized. Makeup stays longer after I do my "cotton pads mask" with this lotion.

What I am not so fond of it though, is that this lotion does not seem to penetrate deep enough into my skin, I feel rather refreshed, than rejuvenated and replenished.. okay I know that doesn't sound.. clear enough? But it's more like, I don't have the "high class", "luxurious" feeling while using this, you know what I mean right? LOL...

Rating: 7.5/10