Been meaning to share about my lengthy daily beauty routine here!
It's not that I wanna boast but I do get compliments on my skin pretty often and it makes me so happy to know my hard work pays off... ^^
Why do I call it hard work?
Why, because my daily night-time regime takes abut 20 minutes for just my face and 40 minutes for my hair as well. Is that not hard work?!
YES, it may sound crazy but I feel I have to since I wasn't born a natural beauty blessed with good skin.
Not at all. I had to battle mild acne and severely oily skin when I was younger. It was such a nightmare, being unable to control the zits that popped out everywhere and I resorted to wearing concealer a lot in school and my must-have was a pack of oil blotters.
Thankfully, I had help along the way with a few products and oral medication that I got from skin doctors, and learning to deal with my skin type.
I've been using DRx products since July of 2013..
That means it has almost been TWO YEARS!
First off, I control how oily my skin gets with a low dose of roaccutane. Roaccutane is a very strong medication for acne-prone skin and it worked wonders for me. I'm on a very low dosage of a tablet every 10 days and I get blood tests done regularly to ensure my body can take it.
In my opinion, roaccutane works only for people with acne that is caused by oily skin because it controls the amount of oil your skin produces. Less oil means less clogged pores and less pimples! In my case, I get zits maybe once every few months or whenever I'm stressed/have hormonal changes.
Oral medication is NOT ENOUGH. I also have a full skincare regime by DRx, and I love that my skin still loves the products! Sometimes, our skin can get used to the products we use and end up being not as effective. But not in my case, with DRx. Also, just a note, I do try out other brands - I change up the entire routine for about a week or two to see if it works better for my skin. Sometimes I end up loving just one or maybe two products from another brand and I incorporate it into my regime as well, but less often. Perhaps just once or twice a week.
These are my must-must haves.
And yes, I have experienced hair loss which I blogged about HERE as well and I keep it under control with Nanogen. Missing in the picture is their TONER, which I use as a second step of cleansing and exfoliation. I've spoken about it before in a video you can view HERE.
DRx has been working on their formulas and have some products comin' up with new packaging and improved formulas. CF is great for reducing whiteheads and blackheads - It softens them stubborn heads and makes removal much easier.
I'm extremely grateful to DRx for all they've done for me these past (almost) two years!
If you don't already know, I get regular botox and filler injections as well to 'maintain' my features and face shape as well and DRx has provided these services to me. I do want to make it clear that the posts I write up for DRx are not paid for, only sponsored.. They never tell me when to post and to remember to take pictures for postings or whatsoever. I do all these reviews on my own accord! I believe I'll always be loyal to DRx even if one day, I'm not sponsored anymore, coz it works so, so well for me.
Oh, how I wish I was born with perfect skin/features but to me, it's a never ending journey there. So I've learnt to be content and stick to whatever works for me.
Sure, surgery is sometimes such a temptation.. knowing I don't have to go 'top up' my fillers/botox every year (usually these injections last a year for me, sometimes less) seems like such a hassle-free, permanent solution.
But you never know what such permanent surgeries can end up in, so it's best be safe than sorry.
And I know there are haters who keep saying I've had surgery. PLEASE try to find a time span break in which I could have had surgery without being seen swelling for a month or two! You can't.
I'm not ashamed of my aesthetic procedures, I blog about them and talk about them a lot. If I've had surgery, it'd be the same.
Now if you want almost 100% safe, down-time free aesthetic procedures done - I strongly recommend DRx. All the doctors are good, I'm sure, but my doctor is Dr Yanni and to me, she's the best!
DRx Clinic and Medispa (14th floor)
302 Orchard Road, 16th Floor
Tong Building (next to Paragon Shopping Centre)
Tel : (65) – 6733 1555
Mon to Fri : 10am to 8pm | Sat : 10am to 5pm
Closed on Sun & PH
ForHer contacted me for a post here on my blog and boy, was I glad!
I've heard about their store some time back but never dared to try their lingerie because I'm usually very safe with my choice of lingerie. Calvin Klein undies are my favourite because they are SO comfortable, but to be honest, they don't provide the best 'support'. Or at least, the ones I've tried so far don't provide the best 'support'.
I've learnt a lot about taking care of our bust area as girls - From my treatments at TBE and experimenting with different kinds of brassieres as well. A good bra should provide great support.
ForHer provides a big variety and for this post, I've chosen a baby blue piece - Laced Push Up Bra.
What I like most about it is that the band is extra thick and has three fastenings instead of the usual two. This means ultimate support and it works great under clothes that are tight-fitting.
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