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“Dear ITGers, I am Dr. Brendan Khong, he of BbbBbbBKkkKkkK (no, I can not bear in mind my Disqus deal with both) and @brendannnnk on Instagram. I’m dwelling in Bristol, United Kingdom, for the time being and have been right here for the previous 12 years. I am initially from Singapore and moved to the UK for my research and medical faculty. I’m at present working within the emergency division at a hospital, with enjoyable hours. And I’ve all the time been thinking about dermatology—coming from a science background, I consider skincare and procedures with that in thoughts. I do not have a tendency to purchase into tendencies—simply because a sure ingredient is the ‘it’ ingredient of the second would not essentially imply it’s going to be useful to your pores and skin. My trick is consistency— it is all cumulative. I’ve my lazy days too, particularly at night time after an extended day at work, however I nonetheless all the time double cleanse and slap on some retinol.
In the mornings, I cleanse with Tatcha’s The Deep Cleanse, Dr. Sam’s Flawless Cleanser, or IDS Delicate Cleanser, after which use Biologique Recherche P50 throughout. I’m a giant, huge fan of P50 and am actually lined in it—scalp, face, and physique. I take advantage of it in all places, twice a day, and have grown to like the vinegary scent. I additionally use their Masque Vivant, VIP O2, Visolastine, and Biomagic. Biologique masks make you glow they usually truly repair issues. I attempt to masks each different day, relying on how my pores and skin feels. I just lately additionally received the Cryo Sticks to provide myself an at house cryo facial.
A few weeks in the past, I wrote an exhaustive record of serums which I’ve tried, a few of which I swear by. Right now I take advantage of a mix of various Biologique serums—Complexe Iribiol, Placenta, Elastine Pure, and Collagen Natif—after which I take advantage of IDS C-Plus or Skinceuticals Serum 10. I comply with that up with Biologique Eye Cream, Creme aux Acides de Fruits or Dermopurifante. To seal all the things in, I spritz the Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist or Fluide VIP O2 as a ending fluid.
Three layers of my IDS sunscreen comes subsequent. It is an SPF50+++ and you really want the right amount to have the ability to present that SPF quantity. You want about 1/Three-1/2 a teaspoon to get the complete SPF safety. I’ve all the time been taught to remain out of the solar—I’ve worn sunscreen faithfully ever since I used to be 13! If you see me in the summertime, I drive round with a visor which by no means fails to collect odd seems to be, and likewise put on a jacket with sleeves backwards. Not solely due to vainness but in addition of the chance of pores and skin most cancers. Everyone is aware of concerning the dangers of smoking however solar and pores and skin most cancers tends to be missed.
My look is all the time dewy and glossy. I hate matte pores and skin—I discover it very ageing. My pal Jordan as soon as stated I had ‘dolphin skin,’ which is pretty correct. I need pores and skin so glowy, you’ll be able to see your future in it. My first step for make-up is shield my pores and skin with Tatcha’s The Silk Canvas after which Clé de Peau’s Concealer to cover any blemishes. Sometimes I’ll combine in Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher or Glossier Stretch Concealer in Medium to even out my complexion. Working in a hospital is so extremely dehydrating and heat with air-con and heating so I prefer to clean up with Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary Mist and Caudalie Beauty Elixir. And a contact of boy forehead is crucial.
In the night, I double cleanse with Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil, which I’ve used for the previous decade. I additionally use Biologique’s Mc110 as soon as to twice every week and all the time see a distinction in my complexion. I additionally imagine in retinol—Neostrata’s Skin Active Retinol or IDS A-plus are each actually good. I like magnificence devices however my star discover is the ZIIP machine—I take advantage of this each different day with their silver gel. It tightens, lifts and fixes issues. I like that. The Foreo can be a nifty little gadget that is nice to make use of a few instances every week.
I imagine that the pores and skin displays your total well being as effectively. I take some dietary supplements each day, particularly crystal tomato, which is excessive in lycopene and a robust antioxidant, a inexperienced powder from Udo’s Choice or Amazing Greens, and biotin. I additionally imagine in common facials. Every Three-Four weeks, I am going for a deep cleaning facial to take away any impurities and product build-up, and I have been experimenting with radiofrequency and dermapen as effectively. I hate facials that simply slather you in lotions and name it a day—I can do this on my own, thanks. The greatest facials incorporate lifting massages and issues that I can not do alone at house, like microdermabrasion or mesotherapy. Sheet masks are additionally a vital, particularly after an evening shift, which ages you roughly 14 years. I like sheet masks and am at present in talks with a detailed pal to develop a line of them! Watch this house.”
—as advised to ITG
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