Goodbye K-Beauty: Why I Quit My 12-Step Skincare Routine 👋

Yes, I admit. I’ve finally quit my 12-Step Skincare Routine! Simply because I no longer have the time and patience for it. I’ve been doing the regime for years and if truth be told, there have been very little evidence that it has made any improvement to my skin. It felt like I was walking…

I started shaving my eyebrows and this is what happened

I’ve been threading and tweezing my eyebrows for years. Then, a few years ago when I moved to Shanghai, I stopped because I wan’t able to find a salon that does threading. For some reason eyebrow threading isn’t big there. So one day while I was getting my facial done, the facialist asked me if…

Essential Oils in Skincare Cheat Sheet: Top 5 Essential Oils for Your Skin

Essentail oils have been long known for their healing properties. They have been gaining worldwide recognition for their versatility. I’ve to admit. I have an essential oil obsession. For starters, they smell so great, almost as if it can heighten our spirits. Also, they posses so many benefits for our wellbeing minus all the additional ‘bad-for-you’…

Physical vs. Chemical Exfoliants 101 + Know Your Acids

There is always a misconception when we hear exfoliants. It does not necessary mean “microbeads” or “scrubs”. It could simply mean acids. Also, I think most of my clients naturally freak out when I mentioned acids. I think we tend to forget that our skin’s acid mantles pH is at 4.5 to 5.5pH. Therefore, unlike…