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Breaking some sweat after a long and busy day truly requires dedication. But when exhaustion takes over our body post-workout, we all know that the next thing we got in our minds is just hitting the hay to get that much-needed rest. Still, should the time allotted for our extensive beauty routine be in peril due to our fatigue?


Fret not! We're here to give you some secrets on nailing your beauty routine even after a tiring fitness sesh. 


Pat yourself dry and let your skin cool down 


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Sweat helps regulate the heat in our body as well as provide our skin with natural hydration. Because of this, you will notice that your skin looks plumper, healthier, and definitely blushing after an extensive workout. So instead of rushing to the washroom to wash off the icky feeling with cold water, settle first with patting yourself dry with a damp (not wet!) towelette to cool down the skin. This helps your skin adjust to the internal heat your body generated during the activities you've done without shocking it into a sudden change in temperature. 


Try this double-cleansing method


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Once you feel like your skin has adjusted from the workout, it's time to actually start cleaning off the sweat, makeup, or anything else that could be clogging your pores at the moment. But one thing you wouldn't want to do is to strip the skin off the hydration it got earlier by cleaning it harshly. 


Our tip? Do it like the Koreans or Japanese. Start with an oil cleanser to remove any impurities, and double up with a foaming (emphasis on the 'foaming') cleanser after. The formulation of this combo is softer and more lightweight compared to face scrubs and beaded face foams but definitely gets the job thoroughly done.



Trim your skincare to one potent step after cleansing


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Thinking about an eleven or even just a four-step beauty routine can be tiring already, especially if you've just gotten off an activity that strained your muscles and drained your energy. But the good news is that after the first and second steps we've just mentioned, you can cheat on your routine simply because your own body is also doing the work for your skin's health every after post-workout. 


With your insides feeling pumped and your blood circulation at its peak after a workout, your skin is performing its best at rejuvenating and repairing from within. To complement that, all of you have to is to get your serum, ampoule, or a targeted skin treatment product if you have any, lather it on your skin, and complement it with a sheet mask of your choice. This helps in boosting your skin's radiance and glow while leaving it hydrated and moisturised. 



While you're at it, take note of these fitness habits, too!

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Having an intricate manicure is one of life's simple pleasures. It's the little confidence booster that perks us up and makes us feel cool and collected.  With that said, here are some manicure designs from the community that will definitely inspire you to get your tips coloured and pampered.


Lemon Love


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Floral Elegance


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Living well is a choice we make on a daily basis. A busy lifestyle may get in the way sometimes, but just like what digital influencer, Bella Koh, says, “it’s making very little conscious efforts to what you do every day — what you buy, what you eat, [and] what you’re using.”



So to help you embark on your very own journey, we partnered with Aveeno® to put three women on their two-week wellness journey. Throughout the two weeks, Bella Koh, Jaime Lee and Rae Yun — digital influencers and super-mums in their own right – discovered healthy, delightful snacks (think oatmeal, apple crisps and gluten-free chocolates), as well as little perk-me-ups in the form of a quote and family portrait. They also uncovered the wonders of their Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Aveeno® Baby Daily Moisture Lotion for their little bubs — proving that no matter how busy you may be, you can put wellness on top of your priority list.

Read on to see what these women have to say about their 2-week wellness journey.


Bella Koh (@catslavery)



"We are feeling quite pleased today after seeing the outcome of our 2-week #AveenoSG wellness journey. Pampered are us — sleeping in an 18-degree cold room at night, and being out in the scorching heat during the day has left our sensitive skin feeling dry and rough. This causes Alessandra to develop a habit of scratching excessively which leaves her skin irritated.

Aveeno has definitely lived up to its name in giving us healthy and moisturized skin. Made from oats, it is non greasy, fragrance-free and a breeze to apply. It also absorbs quickly into the skin, relieving our skin dryness within a day! Add that with a few conscious efforts to our lifestyle and food choices, we were well on our way towards holistic wellness, from skin to soul!”




Jaime Lee (@jaim)




“I make conscious choices for my family because they matter to me — and Aveeno's nourishing lotions made with oat are an intuitive choice.

…loving not just the progress so far but also the results of a conscious effort this week to make better wellness choices for myself and my family (I'm hoping you've been liking a little bit of insight into the mundane parts of my life like breakfast and peanut butter choices!), through this lovely 14-day wellness kit Aveeno has prepared for me and otherwise. Jonah and I have softer smoother skin since we started on our #AveenoSG lotions and it's a work-in-progress that I'm really appreciating.”




Rae Yun (@theramengirl)



‘“Live well so you can help your kids to live well too’ — To me, it's all about making daily small choices that will lead up to lifelong, big changes for our family to enjoy the goodness in life. I'm excited to team up with #AveenoSG on a 2-week wellness journey to share some quick healthy habits that we can all pick up. These may not change things overnight, but they are a change for the better.

Most of us think that face care matters more than body skin care but in reality, other body parts are just likely to experience moisture loss and damage. And over the years I've learned the importance of finding the products that not only work, but that are also good for my skin. I slather the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion before bed and wake up with the softest skin. Their naturally nourishing lotion is formulated with natural colloidal oatmeal and rich emollients to actively soothe and protect dry skin.”



These women have made their wellness choice. What about you? Find out more about Aveeno and sign up for the Aveeno® Discoverer Program and redeem up to two 30ML Body Lotion samples here!


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