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my mid-20s beauty regimen
I’m a beauty blogger. I’m quite obsessed with makeup. That’s stating the obvious. But what else other than my addiction to cosmetics do I do for ‘beauty maintenance’? While I’d love to reveal that sleeping 8 hours is my only beauty secret, let’s be realistic. First, I don’t get 8 hours of sleep. Second, it just dawned upon me that I am in fact aging — thanks to a mouth wrinkle pointed out to me by a friend recently. While I will embrace my wrinkles when I get older, I’d like to delay them as much as I could, no? So far, here is a simple list of my so-called beauty regimen.
My no-brainer feel-beautiful-when-you’re-really-feeling-stressed routine (whether it’s PMS-induced or otherwise). Tricks of the trade: even out my dull (crying-to-be-exfoliated-and-moisturized) skin with foundation, ‘fleek out’ those brows (wait, did I make sense with my usage of that Vine slang?), play up my eyes and swipe on a tube of lipstick. These days, a good red or a deep plum is my ultimate confidence booster.
I’ve pared down my skincare routine because doing it Korean style a.k.a 10-step-skincare was just making me skip the whole thing altogether. Plus, long-time readers would know my attention span has a limit of one skincare product only. These nights, I never sleep without applying any kind of serum on. After which I put on moisturizer — though sometimes I get too lazy for it and feel like the serum’s enough (it’s not and you shouldn’t be lazy to put on moisturizer for the love of your skin!).
I’m quite careful with my diet now as I realized that I don’t have the same metabolism I had when I was in my teenage years (so for those of you still in your teens, eat everything you can! Ha ha!). My doctor has also advised me to watch my sugar intake as it can lead to certain kinds of acne. If there’s one thing you should take away from this post it’s that what we eat has certain effects on our skin as well. There are even ‘diets’ that take into consideration your blood type, etc. because we all react differently to certain food.
I’ve been an avid milk drinker since I was a young girl because my mom ingrained into our heads early on that milk is important. We always had a glass of fresh milk every morning and every night before going to sleep. Nowadays, what I’ve been doing is when the midnight hunger pangs come calling, instead of grabbing a bag of chips or ordering late night fast food — I just chug down another glass of milk instead. Non-fat milk, to be exact!
I had to separate this from skincare to emphasize how important it is to slather on sunscreen every single day. The sun does so much damage to the skin without us knowing it. Premature wrinkles, laugh lines, sunspots – which may only manifest in our 40s+. You want to know the most effective anti-aging secret? It’s sunscreen.
I have no regular exercise (do household chores + running around a toddler count? But seriously considering getting into yogilates soon) but I make sure I find time to meditate and disconnect. One of the leading causes of aging non-gracefully is stress so I make sure that when I begin to feel anxious, overly-worried or just plain stressed out – I go to my Lady Cave, light my favorite Diptyque candle, listen to instrumental music, clear my head and just breathe.
How do you stay beautiful?
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