Since November is National Healthy Skin Month, I want to start a series of skincare posts to promote the importance of being good to your skin.

Now I don’t believe in using a ton of products or spending hundreds to get healthy skin, but I do believe in splurging on the basics when necessary. So below is a humble list of products I have been using to keep my dehydrated combo skin in best condition.

Claiming to be a safe alternative to harsh laser resurfacing, Origin’s newest Brighter By Nature SPF 35 Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer is packed with a chock full of exotic ingredients like Palmaria Palmata (a red seaweed), Turkey Tail Mushroom, Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C derived from Sea Algae), Japanese Basil Leaf, Peony etc. to fight existing spots, exfoliate, repair, moisturize and prevent future discoloration.

Proper cleansing is the first step to clear skin, which is why I have been practising the Asian Double Cleansing routine for over 10 years now. The routine involves using two complimentary products, normally a cleansing oil to dissolve makeup and sebum followed by a creamy/foamy soap to remove residue and gently exfoliate. I have tried all kinds of products out there and my newly discovered Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Cleansing Oil and Silky Purifying Creamy Soap, are handsdown the best!

joeyZEN asked: Do you know of any foundations/powders that would hide dry spots? Like I have these dry, peely patches around my forehead and near my nose that show up REALLY bad when I have any powder on. I still have yet to find something that may hide it or reduce the “peely” presentation. Do you have any tips or advice? I’ve already tried exfoliators, concealers and applying additional coats of moisturizer after the powder but it only works for a short period of time.”