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Friday, 25 September 2015 10:11

My Skin Saver - Facial Mask Packs

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Hi there!

It seems like Singapore has been experiencing endless haze recently. I hope every one of you wear a mask when you’re outside to protect yourself.

Today, I would like to share with you about facial packs. There are so many type of masks nowadays available in Singapore that are from Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and each of them have different characteristics and benefits.

Personally, I use a facial sheet mask every day. I know it sounds a bit bothersome if you have to apply the mask every single day, but I do it because I’m too lazy to go through the motions of an entire skincare routine.

After washing my face, I first apply a rosehip oil on my face to cool my face down before I put on the sheet mask. Here’s a tip – you can try to keep your sheet mask in your refrigerator so that your pores can tighten up with this cool mask after hot shower. 

While I am wearing the mask (which is usually for about 10 – 15 minutes), I can clean my house, surf the internet and quick yoga… in fact I writing this blog while wearing the mask! You can pretty much do whatever you need to do before you go to sleep. The sheet mask usually stays on your face unless you decide to do strenuous exercise etc.

After you have removed the sheet mask, you can finish off by applying cream, brushing your teeth and then going to bed! Isn’t it amazing how without putting in too much effort, you can still moisturise and cool down your skin?

You can see that my skin is moisturised after the Caviar sheet mask.

On the other hand, there is another type of mask that I quite often use – a mud/clay mask! I don’t apply this everyday like I do with a sheet mask but I use this on days when my skin gets very oily and needs to fight with its biggest enemy – acne!

The mud/clay pack can absorb and remove the unnecessary fat and dirt from the clogged pores, yet there is a function that can be activated to penetrate the mineral component in skin cells without putting a burden on the skin. This works well only if you have oily skin or skin that is prone to acne, so it is better not to use it if your skin is sensitive.

I usually apply this mask when I take a shower. During the time it’s on my face (about 10 minutes), I can wash and scrub my body, and even brush my teeth. Because the mask is made of mud/clay, it doesn’t get affected even if you move your mouth a lot.

 

Lastly, I would like to introduce you to a product that is not really common in Singapore – Bubble (Carbonic acid) mask!

In Japan, this bubble mask is getting very popular because it enhances blood circulation. The carbon dioxide gas in the mask penetrates into the blood from the capillaries and leading the carbon dioxide concentration in the blood to rise. This tricks your body into thinking it is lacking oxygen so it starts capturing more oxygen in the body to expand the blood vessels. As a result, it enhances the blood circulation in your face.

What does having more blood circulation mean? Well, nutrients such as collagen, vitamin C and oxygen will be transported to every corner of your skin. At the same time, it also cleans up the dirt within and activates your skin cells. This means that your metabolism becomes more active and productive. In the end, your skin cell renewal process gets normalised or speeds up, and eventually leads to healthy skin and anti-aging.

Of course, you need to be careful when you do this pack as you may scare your family….

The most important thing is that you need to check your skin every single night to see what you need to apply and adjust your skin care routine based on your skin condition for the day so that you can always keep the best skin condition!

Cheers!

Akiko xx

 

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Akiko Nishikawa

Akiko Nishikawa

Hello everyone, I am Akiko and I recently moved to Singapore

I was born and raised in Tokyo, but my mother is originally from Taiwan, thus my childhood environment was more focused on Asian countries as I often had to fly to Taiwan to see my grandparents when I was a child.

In Japan, I was known as a beauty freak among my friends. I love everything about cosmetics and beauty products because they can really change your world in many ways! For a start, I would like to introduce some of the latest trends in Japan, and I do hope this information will help shed more light on what goes on in Asia’s most central beauty industry – Tokyo!

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