The check-list for every woman who wants to look good even as she ages

Beauty doesn’t last; We blame it on the hustle and bustle, we blame it on our lifestyle. Before we know it, when you wake up one day and look at yourself in the mirror, fine lines and dark spots have come and are greeting you a not-so-good morning. So, let’s not just sit by and let these abductors of youth have an early entrance. Look through this checklist to know what to look out for in your 20s, 30s and 40s to keep those nasty signs of ageing at bay.

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In your 20s

Use a light moisturiser

Your skin is considered in the pink of health and minimal products are needed to retain that glow. Your lifestyle habits will be the main cause to premature ageing so watch that alcohol intake every now and then. Preserve that radiance in your skin by using a moisturiser that isn’t harsh on your skin. Remember, it’s all about maintaining and preserving.

Did you know?

Adverse reactions, such as redness and itchiness, are signs that the product you are using is too harsh for your skin. At times, over-secretion of oil and bumps could happen.

Try: La Mer Moisturizing Soft Lotion



This lotion from La Mer helps in both hydration and healing. Upon opening the cap, a soft moisturising gel is seen surrounding a soft lotion core, which delivers moisture immediately upon absorption. Ingredients such as Lime Tea concentrate and a combination of vitamins B12, C and other active ingredients are captured in soft lotion capsules that are found in the lotion core. This weightless formula not only hydrates your skin from within, but helps in soothing redness of the skin due to pollution and environment aggressors. This is available from August and retails at SGD430.

DV Tip: For those who find it a hassle to apply sunblock before heading out, use a moisturiser in the day with a broad SPF (SPF 30 and above).

Did you know?

Look out for serums or moisturiser that contain pomegranate extract (ellagic acid), vitamin C or grape seed extract. These ingredients can help to reduce the damage done to your skin due to late night drinking and smoking.

Go for the minimalistic nude look

Apart from the few pimples and blackheads that pop up every now and then, your youthful skin is likely to be in a healthy condition. So go ahead, flaunt that beautiful face! Opt for a nude look with a touch of simple contouring to accentuate your features. It saves you time on makeup removal too!

Try: Shu Uemura Nude Atelier collection

Shu Umera eye palette Shu Uemura Nude Atelier (Warm) (SGD98)
Shu Umera Colour palette coolShu Umera Nude Atelier (Cool) (SGD98)
Shu Umera colour palette NaturalShu Umera Nude Atelier (Natural) (SGD98)


Shu Uemera Eyebrow ManicureShu Umera Eyebrow Manicure (SGD42)
Shu Umera Eyebrow Manicure shadesShu Uemura Eyebrow Manicure Shades
Shu Umera stage performer invisible powderShu Uemura Stage Performer Invisible Powder (SGD60)

This beauty collection has a colour palette with four different pre-set shades that ranges from light to dark. The difference in texture and intensity in these colours helps in defining your eyes. In order to appeal to people of different skin tones, these pre-set eye shadow palettes come in three different editions (natural, light, dark) so there is something for everyone! Its eyebrow manicure offers three new shades that can be matched to your hair colour, which enhances your makeup to bring a natural finish. The double-sided brush consists of short and long bristles on each end to serve both application and blending purposes. Set your makeup and erase imperfections with the Stage Performer Invisible Powder. Its made up of a combination of two powders, to help pull off a lasting colourless finish.

Try: Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara

Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara

This lightweight formula has a cone-shaped tip to help create that cat eye look by extending the outer corner of your lashes. This comes in three shades: Jet Black No.1, Chestnut Brown No.2, Midnight Brown No.3 and will start retailing in August.

Did you know?

Your skin does its natural repair work at night so it is important to clean it thoroughly. Remove all makeup and use a gentle night cream before you sleep.

Introduce a simple eye cream into your skincare regime

Of course, it is not all sunshine and roses when it comes to prolonging youthful skin thus, it is advisable to take proactive measure to prevent the early signs of ageing. Use a lightweight eye cream to help prevent those fine lines from creeping in.

Try: Philosophy Eye Cream

Philosophy eye cream

Made from barley extract to help oxygen penetrate readily into the skin, giving a youthful glow to your skin. Not only does it help to visibly reduce puffiness and brighten the look of dark rings, it makes you look fresh and alert – what you should embrace in your 20s. This retails at SGD50.

Go to the next page to see beauty tips for when you’re in your 30s.

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