I had learned from my girlfriend that how important to take care of our skin thoughtfully when I was young. I could only afford some essential products due to my little budget; wash gel, face cream and body lotion. I had realized that makeup remover and eye cream were also mattering until I got some skin problems after turned 35. “It is too late to learn from my own experience”.
There are some parts of skin care that we usually ignore, for example, neck and lips. Having “healthy and smooth lips” and “fine skin texture neck” make women look energetic and young. In this article, I would like to share some methods of my lips and neck care routines. Moreover, to share with you about some particular products that after trying.
I do take care of my body skin and use body lotion after the shower. I also do not forget about my face skin care; however, I ignored my neck part in between. I had just realized I gained some wrinkles on my neck; I was shocked. Since then, I muster all my efforts on the neck issue. Here are some tips are my daily routine as below.
- Do not forget to apply the foundation to the neck part, especially when you wear V-neck or low collar tops. Tap it slightly and make your neck glow as your face.
- Clean your neck thoroughly as how you clean your face. I also use my scrubbing gel on my neck part to make sure that I do the process completely.
- After the shower or face washing, what I apply on my face, I do the same to my neck. Now, I even add the special neck cream to strengthen the effect.
I ordered the 3LAB Perfect Neck Cream in last November; I just started to use it last December. In the beginning, I only applied it in the evening, but now I use it twice a day, in the morning and evening to keep the skin hydrating. It is an important step for anti-aging and slows down the signs of aging. In a word, treat your neck as how you treat your face; in a good way. Not only the throat in the front part but also the breast and the neck area.
Take good care of your lips is as important as how you take care of your face. Many friends have the dry lips problem, especially in the cold days. Actually, there are some easy steps to keep your lips hydrating and soft.
Clean your lips correctly. The day when I wear makeup, I follow a particular routine to remove the foundation and colors on my face, especially pay attention to the eyes and lips. The days without makeup, I will do a gentle massage on my skin with the cleansing milk as well as on the lips. Girls think that it is not necessary to clean lips when not wearing lipstick. There are some lip balms have a slight color to let your lips glowing; do not forget to remove the color.
Scrub your lips. After the shower, I apply the vaseline to my lips and swipe it away with Cotton swabs, at the same time to do a massage to soften the skin. I also do this step before I use the lipstick; it lasts the color longer.
Hydrating. Some do not like lip balms and feel uncomfortable with it on the lips. There are many beauty brands create light and Hydrating lip creams or lip blams for people who have the issue. Or there is another easier way, do a massage with your finger after applying the lip balm on your lips. Firstly, it makes the lip balm works better; second, your lips don’t look glowing.
I always have a Lip balm in my cosmetic bag with me; moreover, some spots ar home where I spend time, such as on my working desk, in the bathroom and beside my bed. The 3LAB Perfect Lips is transparent, and the texture is so fine. It offers a high Hydrating effect and reduces the wrinkles on the lips. I use it in the evening as a sleep lip blam. The 3LAB healthy Glow Lip Blam offers not only the same Hydrating but also add a slight of pink touch to let our lips look healthy and glow; I bring it with me on the way. Highly recommended.
- 保濕：很多人不喜歡潤唇膏黏黏的質地，其實現在有許多品牌都已經設計出質地輕薄帶有足夠滋潤配方的護唇膏。（延伸閱讀：Good morning beauty routine）。如果還是不習慣，那麼就在塗抹護唇膏之後再以指腹在雙唇上按摩，這樣不但可以達到更好的滋潤效果，也可以少去油膩膩的觸感。
護唇膏是我隨身化妝包裡絕對少不了的必備品，不只如此，在浴室、寢室、工作桌旁都有隻護唇膏讓我隨手可得；這或許有點太誇張，不過雙唇乾裂的情況卻很少發生。3LAB Perfect Lips（軟管狀）是透明、質地細緻的膏狀潤唇液，具有持永的保濕度可以撫平細紋，在睡前使用可以達到更好的滋潤效果；用量省，大約半顆紅豆大小的用量已足夠。Healthy Glow Lip Balm除了同樣保濕滋潤外，還帶有粉紅色的潤色效果，所以放在隨身化妝包裡在外出時使用。我這個護唇膏魔人鑑定過的滋潤度值得讓你參考唷。
There are many tips about my beauty routine; however, it is not complicated as how it looks like. Make the routine as a part of your daily life and as a habit; it takes only some seconds more, some months later, you will see a lot of difference. Do you also have some beauty tips, feel free to share it with me?
Fanning Tseng, a self-taught photographer.
Fanning had studied Interior Design and hosted an interior studio in Taipei, Taiwan. Currently lives in Munich, Germany and works as a freelance photographer. Moreover, Fanning is a regular feature columnist in Chinese online magazines Vogue Taiwan, WOMANY and 10/10 HOPE. Get better informed by subscribing the Newsletter; moreover, let’s stay connected on Instagram and Facebook.
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