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Back to Basics: Skincare
From cult favorites to Korean skincare products, skincare has been the crave for many people of different ages and the hot buzz that everyone is talking about. However, is it really just a trend? Why are people really obsessed with skincare? This article breaks down the basics of why and what you need to get into skincare.
Skincare is all about taking selfcare (the face specifically). Before any products and self-indulgence, it is important to know what type of skin you have. Traditionally, it can be divided into oily, dry, combination, or sensitive. After identifying what type of skin, the three basics step is all needed to get into skincare (All products can be found in Watsons and at affordable prices):
Cleanser. Whether it would be an oil cleanser or foam cleanser. The first step is to remove that gunk away! Note, cleansing does not mean to make it squeaky clean because that can cause more sensitivity and dryness (which can result to more oil sebum produced).
Oily skin, Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser.
Dry skin, Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser.
Sensitive skin, Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser.
Moisturizer. It is important to return the hydration and right nutrients to the face after a whole exhausting day and to keep it elastic. Moisturizers can reduce trans epidermal water loss (TEWL), loss of water from the skin that can cause dullness. We recommend:
Oily skin, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Dry skin, Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion
Sensitive skin, Avène Xeracalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cream
UV protection. What is all the effort if you do not wear sun protection? Sunscreens/sunblocks help to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays that can harm the skin and cause skin issues such as skin cancer and hyperpigmentation. It is recommended to wear a sunscreen that is SPF 50 and above as Malaysia can be a very hot and sunny country. We recommend:
Oily skin, Some By Mi Truecica Mineral 100 Suncream SPF 50 PA ++++
Dry skin, La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60
Sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
It is important that before trying out new products to get consulted by a professional as all skin are unique in their own way.
Star of the Month
Executives of Future Challenge Expert
Before what was known as Future Expert Challenge club in HWUM, the executives of FC-eX were a group of students who rose up and took the initial lap into a success story. What started off as a get-together competition on a P&G case study competition between Natalie, Sandy and Germin and with another with Lee Jia and Jia Jin. Founded they were stranded not knowing what to do. Ms. Loo, the club advisor of HWUM FC-eX saw an opportunity in HWUM where students did not have the required skills to participate and not getting the right support, resources and mentors. As prior to this, Ms. Loo has been training students for competitions numerous times since 2014. This burst of inspiration has created a multi discipline student-based platform run by a group made of different courses including International Business Management and Actuarial Sciences.
Through its course of coming together and additions of new members, the group grew resilient and optimistic helping out each other. Collectively, all the executives agree that being part of a bigger cause has further empowered them to further pushed them towards their goal. Working alongside each other, even with its ups and downs along the way, they manage to pull off remarkable results through the creating of the club.
As for the club advisor, Ms. Loo personally says that she “feels proud and satisfied in watching this group of energetic students growing and learning the required skill in surviving the 21st century. Having the enthusiasm in working together.”
On that note, ending this article with a powerful quote by Chy Yan, “Time is limited, don’t waste on living somebody else’s.”
All good vibes.
Life at other University
Najib Hisham (@najibhshm), is a Year 1 Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) student who studies at University of Cyberjaya (UoC), Cyberjaya. Having passion for humanitarian works and helping the community, Najib chooses to study psychology as a way to help those in need and to continuously raise awareness for mental health.
“Studying in Cyberjaya has been an experience,” (pre-lockdown) says Najib as he started his tertiary education by enrolling in Foundation in Allied Science at UoC back in 2019. Having living in Cyberjaya for more than a year with his friends, he juggles between his study and part part time job. This has made Najib a resilient and an very good time manager. However now, due to the pandemic and movement restrictions, him and his friends are forced to stay indoors with classes now held on virtual platforms. However, this has not disrupted his academics as he earns flying colors each semester.
Before stepping into the college life, Najib had an optimistic outlook on life beyond boarding school. Having big ambitions and a burning passion, he made sure that he uses his time wisely. Now after a year in his undergraduate studies, he is a dean’s list student with a bright personality, an untapped potential to bring positive impact onto the world.
Esther Loh studies chemical engineering at University of Manchester. After completing IGCSE, she continued to A-levels. Initially, she was not sure which course to take after A-levels but decided on chemical engineering as it was broad and with it, she could go into other different areas. It also seemed like the most interesting to her. Taking UCAT, she also decided to pursue her degree at University of Manchester due to being the birthplace of chemical engineering and famously known for their degrees.
Her life in the UK was cut short due to covid-19 and she decided to come back to Malaysia. Before Covid-19 her life was filled with going to class on campus by bus with her friends and usually spending the whole day there with the occasional lab sessions. But more than that she also has her social life post classes. In her free time Esther likes to play league or go out with her friends.
Hopefully once she graduates, she plans to work somewhere in the UK or in Singapore and also plans to travel to Eastern European countries after the pandemic.
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