What looks good with fall-winter fashion is luminous skin. You don’t have to have the fairest complexion, but with cooler weather and layered dressing, your face and skin would stand out and catch people’s attention.
Here are some skin and facial problems with their corresponding solutions. Choose which one applies to you:
Skin detoxification—Shu Uemura’s Tsuya Skin youthful crystal transparency Lotion boosts skin’s metabolism and self-cleaning mechanism so it can efficiently discard impurities.
You get smooth, even toned skin. Best for those who suffer from skin roughness, constant breakouts, fine lines, dullness, loss of firmness. It’s the closest you can get to the skin of a 7-year-old. The effect is very similar to that of SKII’s essence.
Downside: I wish it did more for gaping pores. Those with this problem will benefit from Shu Uemura’s Skin Performer Smooth Out Pore Blurring Primer which hides pores so well one looks Photoshopped.
Potent brightening— Don’t you just envy women who look so fresh and blooming first thing in the morning? Etude House Pearl Aura Brightening Essence was formulated for that purpose. In the morning, apply one or two pumps on your palms and spread onto face and neck. Those who use it with their evening cleansing routine wake up with brighter skin.
The iridescent potion contains Tahiti Black Pearl extract that enhances skin’s luminosity and radiance. Best for women who want lighter luminous skin or want to fade a tan, and slough off dead skin.
It doesn’t have deep wrinkle removal, firming or acne control properties. Works with Tony Moly Luminous Baby Aura Pact SPF 25 PA++. Can be used on bare skin or over foundation/sunblock. This finely milled compact powder provides coverage, staying power and radiance.
Asian skin sags before it wrinkles. Those with oval faces become pear-shaped, and square faces look like inverted triangles. Contours are lost and gravity drags the cheeks down to bunch up on the jawline and under the chin.
Prevention is better than the cure. L’Oreal Paris came up with Revitalift V Shaper for those of us who are at the early stages of slackening facial skin.
This is first detected as lines at the side of the nose running down the lip corners and heading toward the chin; cheeks become flat and jaw line accumulates fat.
Result: I am happy to report that my cheekbones look fuller while my cheeks and jawline are more contoured without the early morning puffiness from water retention. My double chin could use more work but it sure is smaller now.
It took 23 days of religious application day and night for people to notice the difference.
The product contains caffeine that drains excess fluid and revs up skin circulation, as well as three skin tightening agents to tighten, lift and re-plump the right places.
More advanced wrinkling and sagging? Aesthetic Science Stretch Mark Cream in a cooling gel-cream texture, meant for the treatment of new post pregnancy stretch marks, somehow has a noticeable effect on deep wrinkles and slack skin on the face. (Call or text 0917-8082926.)
Not for those under 50 unless your wrinkles are deep and skin is very dry as the cream is rich and will likely cause face breakouts. Notably sagging skin may need additional clinic treatments.
Puffy eyes—The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth Eye is a firming concentrate for a smoother looking eye contour. This is meant to go under your eye cream. It works to drain excess fluid that causes puffiness, and tightens the skin around the eye to lessen the droop factor.