Here's what I do to tackle acne scars brought by adult acne.

How I Deal With Acne Scars: Treatment & Prevention

Getting acne at 26 was an unwelcome surprise. Imagine, after going through puberty with just a sprinkling of the odd pimple every now and then and suddenly getting huge pimples when you least expect them? It was a horrible time, folks. And then I was able to manage it. But the battle wasn’t over then. …

3 Beauty-Related Things I’m No Longer Doing

Part of it is mindfulness but another part is I-just-can’t-be-bothered-anymore. After paring down my skincare arsenal to just the essentials, I’ve also started doing other beauty-related things less. Sometimes, you don’t really have to be extra to get the results you need. Here’s what I’ve been doing… er not doing. Gargling after brushing I’ve heard …

I may have found my newest natural makeup look peg in the new Darna, Jane de Leon.

Natural Makeup Peg: The New Darna, Jane de Leon

Lately I’ve been really liking natural makeup looks. It could be because we’re starting to get through the thick of the rainy season (everybody’s just lazy to do things!). Or it could also be because my skin is doing quite well these days. I find myself not wearing foundation and just using concealer wherever I …

I'm trying to pare down my skincare to just basics with the help of Althea Bare Essentials.

Going Back to Basics With Althea Bare Essentials

Don’t get me wrong. I still believe in the ritualistic effect an elaborate skincare routine has. But over time, I’ve come to realize that going back to basics is important. You only really need a solid basic routine with an addition of your needed actives (retinol, vitamin C, etc.), and you’re good to go. So …

Here's how long you should be washing your face

Should You Follow the 60-Second Rule for Face Washing?

There are really no hard rules in skincare, except, of course, avoiding using something straight-up toxic. That’s why there’s a popular expression in the Asian beauty community that goes “YMMV” or “your mileage may vary”. There’s a way of washing your face that I wish were implemented as a rule, though, because it just makes …

Jo Baker is a talented makeup artist you need to follow on social media.

Jo Baker Is the Makeup Artist You Need to Follow

These days, when you’re in need of inspiration — for makeup looks and many more — it’s so easy to just whip up your phone, go to Instagram and search for your favorite “influencers.” But if you’re looking for creative looks inspired by things you didn’t think could spark beauty enthusiasm, Jo Baker is the …