With hormonal changes, stress and unhealthy diet, teens can expect an onslaught of skin problems like acne, eczema or dryness. We speak to the founder of First Aid Beauty Lilli Gordon for tips on starting your own skincare regimen (even if you’re a complete newbie!).
Before starting First Aid Beauty, Lilli Gordon faced persistent dryness and flaking on her forehead – skincare products she tried either didn’t work, or worse, sparked off allergic reactions. That’s when she decided to start First Aid Beauty, where products formulated are safe to use, even for sensitive skin.
“I just wanted to create products that people could have the confidence that their skin would tolerate even if they have sensitive skin – products that get your skin into a state of equilibrium. “
-Lilli Gordon, Founder of First Aid Beauty
From top left: Eye Duty Triple Remedy ($64), Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm ($67), Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel ($54), Vitamin Hydrating Mist ($25)
Here are some beauty tips that Lilli shared with us:
Less Is More
You don’t need seven or 10 steps in your beauty regimen for beautiful skin. Find out what works for you – everybody’s skin is different so you could be using just three steps while your friend uses five.
Put On Sunscreen
Your skin might be taut and firm now, but the complacency might cause you some wrinkles a few years down the road. Wearing sunscreen everyday is very important especially with the weather in Singapore. The effects are not immediate (that’s what makes it scary!), but you’d be thankful when your skin is in a better shape than your peers who skip sunscreen after 20 years.
Basic Skincare Regimen
You really just need a good cleanser to clean your skin, a moisturiser to hydrate it and a sunscreen to protect your skin against UV damage.
Splurge on These
If you have extra cash to spare, Lilli suggests splurging it on a serum, eye cream or a night cream, “I like the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra Firm Sleeping Cream($67),” quipped Lilli, “there are a lot of active ingredients in there so there isn’t any need to put on serums beforehand.”
First Aid Beauty is exclusively available at Sephora stores islandwide.