The HC beauty forecast: Trying new stuff, drinking up, jumping on the clean beauty bandwagon and getting that darn beauty sleep!
The new year calls for a spanking new set of resolutions. We can’t deny that these get a bad rap, but hey, it’s the beginning of a new decade so we just couldn’t resist. Here at the Honeycombers HQ, we plan to make little tweaks to our skincare routine that’ll go a long way. Here’s to good skin in 2020!
Jordana Maia, Associate Creative Services Editor, Honeykids Asia: To add facials to my regimen. I’m late to the facial game (had my first ever facial this year) and I feel like it will take my skincare to the next level. I also want to give my lips more love and try a lip mask or two.
Amelia Ang, Senior Writer, Creative Services: To prioritise beauty sleep and play with more colour. Sleep for skin health (and everything else, really) goes without saying. As for the latter, I want to be more experimental with eyeshadow palettes and dip into vibrant hues that I rarely use. It might be tough to stop myself from reaching for neutrals, but it’ll be a fun challenge!
Amy Potter, Editor, Honeykids Asia: I’ll be switching to ‘clean beauty’ products. I’m trying to be more aware of what goes into and onto my body so, as well as switching to a more plant-based diet, I’m also going to try and ditch some of the toxins from my beauty regimen. First up: a clean face wash, shower gel and moisturiser. Boom!
Venkat Gunasellan, Lifestyle Writer: I am going to try to add face acids like retinol and hyaluronic acid to my skincare routine. Oh, and also improve on my sleep hygiene – scented candles, sleep spray and sleep mask.
Angela Neo, HR & Talent Manager: Regular facials. I have so many at home masks that aren’t giving me the results I would like to see. Trying to drink more water, sleep more and never forget to apply sunscreen!
Benita Lee, Editor: Beauty sleep is key to good skin, so I’ll be aiming for an earlier bedtime (fingers crossed!), complete with a soothing face mask and the scent of lavender essential oils in the air. All natural and organic, of course.
Winnie Castelo, General Manager: Drink more water, take probiotics more consistently, stop squeezing my face (hate seeing blackheads), and instead, apply purifying masks at home more consistently. Simplify and minimise my makeup application to prevent clogged pores. Try more beauty devices, explore lasers (maybe).
Nicole Nithiyah, Senior Lifestyle Writer: Adding multi-tasking and travel-size products to my regime to save time and cost, getting my a** to bed early (I’m aiming for that glorious seven hours of beauty sleep), avoiding using makeup wipes and removing my makeup PROPERLY. Also, putting my eyeshadow palettes to good use by experimenting on colours. Finally, I’m always down to try something new so I’m looking forward to the trends that 2020 has in store.