This post is courtesy of Hada Labo Singapore
Having a skincare routine is important especially for girls who work out almost every day. I used to overlook the importance of taking care of my own skin, and the sweat and grease from working out caused me to have constant pimple outbreaks on my face and especially my forehead. Even though the term “skincare routine” sounds really daunting, but it can be really easy and fuss free!
It is often difficult for me to stick to a skincare routine especially after yoga, because I am the laziest person around, and I have very little patience with skincare products. I also do not like putting multiple products on my skin, especially if they have a thick texture, or if they are a hassle to maintain. So, it really took me a while (and a lot of giving up) to find something that really works for me – fuss free + cleanse my skin thoroughly!
Speaking of fuss free, I also really like products that are simple, functional, and without any additional colourant and fragrances. That was what gravitated me to Hada Labo products since a year ago! I have been using their facial cleanser for quite some time now, so when they approached me to try out some of their other products in their skincare range, I was more than happy to say yes, because I would love to share the good stuff with you guys!
Hada Labo is one of the best selling skincare products in Japan and Singapore. With the philosophy of “Perfect x Simple”, Hada Labo products use the purest ingredients with no unnecessary additives. And I could really feel their “Perfect x Simple” philosophy with their skincare products, as there are no fragrances or odour, and the texture of their products is really light, which allows the skin to absorb very easily.
Here are some of the products that I use regularly after my yoga session to make sure my face is fresh and clean after a good work out!
1. Facial Cleanser
Facial cleanser is the most basic step to taking care of your skin, yet sometimes it can be tricky to find a facial foam that really suits you. As I’ve mentioned, I have been jumping around different facial products until I started using Hada Labo a year ago, because it’s really gentle on the skin. My skin does not feel dry or itchy after using Hada Labo’s cleanser, and it feels really fresh and clean after that!
Quick tip: Use gentle, circular motion to massage your face with facial cleanser, and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. The circular motion allows the facial foam to cleanse your face thorough, and also gives your face a nice massage.
2. Moisturizing Lotion
Because I am one of the laziest person when it comes to skincare, Hada Labo’s moisturizing lotion totally suits me because it does 2 jobs with 1 lotion! Not only is this a toner, it acts as a moisturizer as well. Therefore, it is not necessary for you to apply any additional moisturizer after using this lotion. Which is awesome because that allows you to skip a step altogether and makes the process a lot simpler and more fuss-free.
You can either apply the lotion using your palms, or use a cotton pad to gently pad your face with the lotion.
3. Whitening Gel
The whitening gel acts as a wonderful (and also optional) last step to your skincare at night! This is a 3-in-1 whitening gel moisturizer, packed with the power of essence, mask, and moisturizer! I love to use this as a sleeping mask, because my skin feels hydrated and supple especially with a good night’s sleep. It really helps to brighten up my skin and I always feel more ready for the day with better looking skin too.
Most importantly, the texture of the gel is really light, and it is odourless, which means that it is really pleasant to sleep in without feeling sticky, greasy, or having that constant scent of mask throughout the night. Sometimes I even forget that I have it on, haha!
This is a very stripped down version of some of the essential skincare that you should do after a good workout to prevent a pimple outbreak due to perspiration and grease, and it wouldn’t take you any longer than 10 minutes to get all these done after a workout!
Most importantly, because it’s simple and fuss free, I do not have to bring too many facial products to yoga or to the gym to take good care of my skin! Just a facial cleanser and the hydrating lotion, and I’m set for the day.
Check out Hada Labo on its website, Facebook, and Instagram. Oh, and they are also having a giveaway on their Instagram! Follow them on Instagram, share the giveaway post, and tag your friends in it to stand a chance to win 1-year supply of Hada Labo products! I would be such a happy girl if I were the lucky winner, haha. So go on and regram the post on Instagram and spread the word!