Always use make-up remover to remove sunscreen, says blogger Deenise Yang

Each week, Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore profiles a blogger based in Singapore. Get to know their beauty secrets and find out how you can improve your daily skincare and make-up regime. This week, we feature Deenise Yang, who runs the blog deeniseglitz.

Blogger Deenise Yang. (Photo: Deenise Yang/deeniseglitz)
Blogger Deenise Yang. (Photo: Deenise Yang/deeniseglitz)

1. How did you start blogging?

It all started with an assignment for an English communications module I took in university. We were asked to create a blog and post our assignments online. I found joy in sharing my opinions and having others share their views with me. That is how it all started!

2. Can you describe what a typical day is like for you?

Waking up really early for work. After working hours, I will be resting at home by blogging, reading, exercising or heading out for media events. To unwind before bed, I would watch YouTube videos for inspiration and update my bullet journal.

3. What’s your morning beauty regime?

I start with cleansing using the Alba Botanica Natural Acnedote Deep Pore Wash, followed by two drops of Neal’s Yard Orange Flower Facial Oil mixed with Laneige White Plus Renew Skin Refiner
Sunscreen that I use especially on days where I will be under the sun for long hours.

4. What’s your night-time beauty regime?

Cleansing with Alba Botanica Good and Clean Daily Detox Foaming Cleanser, then using an eye mask with Laneige White Plus Renew Emulsion.

5. What are your current favourite beauty products? Why?

I’m into minimalism and I prefer using organic or eco-friendly beauty products by brands like Alba Botanica and Botani.

My favourites are the Purify Facial Cleanser by Botani, Alba Botanica Natural Acnedote Deep Pore Wash and the Auolive Night Booster Collagen Restorative Moisturiser. The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is pretty awesome too.

6. What is the most common beauty mistake you’ve heard or seen Singaporeans making? How would you wish to correct it?

Applying too much foundation on the skin, which makes it look too cakey. I would suggest using a good foundation with good coverage so that you don’t have to use too much foundation.

Another mistake is not using a make-up remover to remove sunscreen on your face. I made that mistake before too. Apparently, you have to use a make-up remover to remove the sunscreen pigments. If it is not removed properly, it could potentially clog the pores.

7. Is there a beauty secret that you swear by?

For skincare, masking is something that I swear by. Even if I ran out of masks, I would soak up some cotton pads with serum and use them like a mask.

I also swear by a good lightweight gel moisturiser, because it suits most Asian skin types and our humid weather.

8. How big is your beauty collection now?

I try not to hoard many make-up products because with our humid and hot weather, they don’t stay fresh for very long.

Products which I hardly use are usually given away. I’ve got a larger collection of skincare products but I hope to clear them soon and stick only to those essential products.

Blogger Deenise Yang. (Photo: Deenise Yang/deeniseglitz)
Blogger Deenise Yang. (Photo: Deenise Yang/deeniseglitz)

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