“You’re too young for that”, the phrase I kept on hearing from my mom every time I talked about using skin care products when I was in high school. On the contrary, my aunt was telling me otherwise and as well as the TV shows I randomly watched. Hence, even though my mom told me not to, I tried using moisturizer and applying nose packs. Up to now, I still do not know if it is fine for a high school student to use and apply skin care products such as moisturizers and facial creams, until I attended Kojie San’s Culminating Event last June 29 where dermatologist consultant and skin expert talked about some proper skin care tips and some skin myths that every girl should know.

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Maybe, it is because of my sensitive skin that my mom kept on preventing me to use some products when I was in high school – it was also the time when my skin asthma first reacted. Nevertheless, I learned that even as early as the age of 15, applying moisturizer is definitely fine especially that kids these days are exposed to radiations coming from his or her gadgets particularly laptop, tablet and smartphone. Also, it is not true that you should base your skin care products on your age. Hence, even as early as your 20s you can already use anti aging creams because as a matter of fact, aging starts when you reach your 20s.

Other skin care myths are as follows:

  1. Choose skin care products based on your age.
  2. Hypoallergenic products are better for sensitive skin.
  3. Age spots are simply a fact of getting older.
  4. Make-up causes acne.
  5. Don’t scrimp on good quality.
  6. Natural ingredients are better for skin.
  7. Dry skin? Drink more water.
  8. There are skin care products that can work like Botox or derma fillers.
  9. Everyone needs an eye cream separate from his or her facial moisturizers.

On the other hand, to fully take care of your skin here are the 10 steps that every girl should keep in mind as her everyday routine:

  1. Cleanse, tone and moisturize
  2. Prime skin
  3. Foundation – concealer
  4. Powder
  5. Contour – highlight
  6. Blush
  7. Brows
  8. Eyeshadow – eyeliner – mascara
  9. Lip color
  10. Cleanse, tone and moisturize

But before everything else, what ingredients that girls should consider when opting for a certain product notable, whitening products? That is what Dra. Torralba tackled during the event. She compared the common components that found in whitening soaps: Kojic Acid, Papaya and Glutathione. It turned out, Kojic Acid is the best choice because of its all-natural source and melanin-inhabiting properties, which all can be found in Kojie San soap.

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Together with other Kojie San products like Kojie San Face Lightening Cream, Kojie San Cleanser + Toner and Kojie San Body Lightening Lotion, the effect can already be seen in just a week!

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