#1: Liquid eyeliners and mascaras should be replaced every three months as they can easily become breeding grounds for bacteria.

#2: The answer to dreaded ingrown hairs is simple: regular exfoliation. It stops the build up of dead skin cells responsible for trapping hairs under the surface.

#3: While hair volumising products can be applied directly to the roots, serums and oils should only be used from mid-length to the ends to prevent hair from becoming greasy and flat.

#4: Never skip moisturiser. It forms a protective layer over skin to prevent moisture loss, something a serum cannot replace.

#5: Many Asians tend to have hooded eyelids as they get older, which often causes eyeshadow and liner to crease in the folds. To prevent this, always use a heavy-duty eye makeup primer.


#6: If you have sensitive skin, use a cream or milk cleanser instead of a gel as they are less drying.

#7: When blow-drying hair, we tend to hold the hairdryer with our dominant hand, while working the brush with the weaker one. For better control (read: smoother locks), swop and hold the brush with your stronger hand instead.

#8: To extend the life of your manicure and prevent the tips from chipping, apply a thin layer of clear topcoat polish every two days.

#9: Fight crepey skin on the eyelids by using an eye cream with hyaluronic acid – it helps to moisturise and plump up skin.

#10: If you want your lipstick to look less intense, create a stain effect by dabbing it on with your finger, rather than applying straight from the stick.

An adapted version first appeared in Female‘s February 2016 issue. 

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