Neglected Skincare Steps

While you don’t have a Korean 10-step routine, you come very close: eye serum, facial oil, essences, serums, you have them all. You even exfoliate and mask once a week!

The Woman Who Takes Care Of Her Face

But we know there are those few areas you have missed – and don’t have to feel guilty, because many people do. If you’re ready for a more thorough grooming and personal care routine, read on and find out which areas are most frequently forgotten, and what you can do about them.

1. Scalp

We have several products that we have invested in for our hair – hair mask, hair oil, styling products. But how about your scalp?

Our scalp is probably one of the most neglected spots that is also frequently “abused” by us. Think about how it’s exposed to the sun and pollution just like our face but doesn’t get as much TLC. Or how it’s an extension of our face and also sheds skin cells regularly, but don’t get the regular exfoliation that we give our facial skin?

Scalp Treatment Judges

Try: PHS Hairscience AGE Defy Serum. Besides going for regular scalp treatments (which PHS Hairscience also offers!), consider using a scalp serum to rejuvenate your scalp. This serum is formulated with botanical stem cells and extract to help in the restoration of melanin levels in hair roots so that it can reduce the appearance of grey hair. It also helps prevent first signs of ageing such as premature greying of scalp and hair deterioration.

PHS Hairscience AGE Defy Serum is also the winner of Best Scalp Treatment (Judges’ Choice). In celebration of this win, PHS Hairscience is giving out a free travel-sized AGE Defy Serum and a complimentary hair and scalp analysis. You can redeem it here.

2. Neck

Besides our eye area, our neck is where skin is most delicate. This is why it is very susceptible to signs of ageing. However, how many of us actually care for it as much as the rest of our face?

The thin skin around our neck makes it prone to sagginess and wrinkles. If you’re stepping up on your anti-ageing regime, you definitely have to start looking into targeted treatment for your delicate neck area.

Omorovicza Firming Neck Cream

Try: Omorovicza Firming Neck Cream (USD145). This is a naturally derived product that took 10 years to develop. A nourishing cream that delivers three actions: lift, firm, and plump, it is designed specially for the neck area to improve skin elasticity and can even help to redefine the jawline. Use it on your neck and chest in a gentle upwards motion twice a day, and you’ll start finding your neck and decollete looking more youthful than before. Omorovicza Firming Neck Cream is available at Beautylish.

3. Ears

Don’t worry, we’re not saying that your ears should be protected from wrinkles or dehydration – so no need for any special cream for them.

However, the ears are one of the most frequently forgotten feature when it comes to sun protection. And experts are saying that this is why we’re still suffering from burns, and worse, risk of cancer, because we’re not protecting this part of our body.

Pixi Sun Mist

Try: Pixi Sun Mist (SGD34). Instead of a creamy sunscreen, consider using a mist to easily get to every contour of your face – it also definitely makes it easy to apply sunscreen on your ears! This sun mist from Pixi has a lightweight formula  that’s made with chamomile, cooling aloe leaf, and anti-ageing bamboo extracts to reduce irritation, improve skin’s elasticity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Pixi Sun Mist is available at Sephora.

4. Vulva

We’re sure you do some basic grooming for your private parts, such as trimming your bikini line. However, did you know that blemishes can also appear on our vulva, caused by acne, ingrown hair, and ageing? These blemishes are actually more common than people discuss – but many people don’t do anything about it!

Two Lips Undercover Product Review

Try: TWO L(I)PS Undercover (SGD120). This is a concentrated cream that is gynaecologically and dermatologically tested so that it can be used safely on our intimate areas. It contains Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-36, which helps reduce pigmentation and even out skin tone. This product can be used on both the vulva and facial skin.TWO L(I)PS Undercover is available on the TWO L(I)PS website.

You can read reviews by our readers of this product here.

5. Feet

Our feet is often overlooked until we go for the occasional pedicure. Besides feeling fatigue, they also often looking battled – put up your hand if you experience dry heels. Care for your feet as part of your grooming routine and you won’t be caught off guard when you need to put on a beautiful pair of strappy heels for an event.

Kenzoki Barefeet Fantasy Foot Balm

Try: Kenzoki Barefeet Fantasy Foot Balm (SGD50). This has a nourishing and comforting texture that feels pampering when you smooth it all over your tired feet with a light massage. This product nourishes and repairs the skin on your feet, while making the muscles around your feet feel more relaxed. You’ll be happy to find that your feet become softer to touch and less tired. Kenzoki Barefeet Fantasy Foot Balm is available at Sephora.

Featured image from Jasmine Talks Beauty


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