Of skin, hair and body care: Beauty resolutions the Buro. Singapore team is making ahead of 2019
Cross our hearts
TO NOT SCRATCH THAT ITCH
"I'm very good at scratching my itches; think of that what you will! In 2019, I'd like to attempt to leave alone the very real, very physical itches that come with mosquito bites. Though blessed with good genes, my skin's natural regeneration powers have deteriorated with time, meaning scars that appear after scabbing now have a longer shelf life than before. Ergo, I'll be redirecting my dicey fingers to a soothing salve instead. Lord, give me strength."
— Jolene Khor, Fashion & Beauty Editor
TO BE READY TO PUCKER... OR NOT
"To apply lip balms more consistently. Just because my sense of the world is cracked, my lips don't have to be."
— Ryan Sng, Fashion Writer
TO MISS NOTHING
"I'm pretty diligent when it comes to skincare for my face; weekly masks, specific day and night routines, SPF... but it stops there. In the new year, I want to be more committed to bodycare and haircare: slathering on moisturiser after shower, and do weekly hair masks."
— Crystal Lee, Marketing & Content Strategist
TO PUT A KNIFE TO THE THROAT
"My face is like a dormant volcano, waiting to erupt at the slightest irritation. This uber sensitivity makes shaving a literal pain. In 2019, I'm planning to give the safety razor a shot. As there is only a single blade moving across the skin, it's less aggravating compared to Gilette's popular five-blade razors that go over the same spot again and again. Let's pray I don't nick myself so hard I bleed to death in the bathroom."
— Aravin Sandran, Culture Editor
TO DARE TO BE NAKED
"I want clearer and more even skin so I can travel barefaced with confidence. This means diligently removing makeup thoroughly before sleeping, committing to monthly Pico laser treatments, and drinking at least two litres of water daily."
— Esther Quek, Editor-in-Chief
TO AGE GRACEFULLY (AND SLOWLY)
"Taking a step towards anti-ageing skincare is a priority. I wouldn't go so far as to commit to a regime, but I would like to incorporate at least a product in my nightly lineup. Now that I'm officially in my late 20's, it's time to acknowledge that age is really catching up."
— Janice Sim, Associate Lifestyle Editor
TO RECOGNISE THAT IT IS WHAT IT IS
"I intend to stop comparing myself to others, accept myself for who I am, and to fully embrace the fact that there is no standard definition to what beauty is. Everybody is beautiful in their own unique way."
— Corinne Cheah, Lifestyle Intern