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Expert advice on how to make you look and feel your best

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 September, 2010, 12:00am
 

Skincare is not only for girls. Young Post's male readers took part in a men's grooming workshop to learn more about the subject from professionals. The event was hosted by Clinique's education manager, Priscilla Mui. Each participant was tested and given a skincare product kit that suited them best, and lots of tips on how to take care of their skin.

Rohit Mulrajani, 20, West Island School

I attended Clinique's workshop with an open mind, hoping to learn how to take care of my skin properly. In her presentation, the instructor showed us some diagrams of the layers beneath our skin. We realised that using skincare products had a positive impact, removing dead skin, bacteria, oil and dirt from our skin.

The workshop also taught me about sunscreens that provided the best protection from the sun's harmful rays. The most important suggestion was to 'cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise twice daily'.

I think more guys should look after their skin properly. The benefits include clearer, radiant skin and fewer wrinkles in the long term. Taking steps to protect my skin daily is as important as brushing my teeth and taking a shower.

Lai Tsz-chung, 19, Shun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau College

I joined the workshop because I wanted to learn about skin enhancement and how to prevent pimples. The experience gave me a good understanding about the benefits of achieving and maintaining healthy, glowing skin.

If you want your skin to look great, you should not eat junk food. Also, a good night's sleep is essential. You can get pimples when the skin produces too much of the oil that normally just moisturises and protects your skin. If you cultivate good habits and use skincare products, you should be ok.

Steven Chong Wai-keung, 17, King's College

As a boy, I thought a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet and sufficient sleep would be enough to give me great skin. Now I have realised that skin care is also crucial.

Men's skincare starts with three steps: cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise. It's the same for women. There's a lot of bacteria on your skin and they sometimes hold a 'party' that can ruin your mood. You need to kill the bacteria by applying the three steps to your skin twice a day. When skin care becomes part of your day-to-day life, it is not difficult to have a glowing look.

Also, getting some extra protection from the sun's ultraviolet rays will help.

Through the workshop, I realised that men's skincare is not a sign of femininity. It is simply a way to stay healthy and cope with the city's serious air pollution.

Young Post readers, start on your three steps now!

Alex Chan, 14, La Salle College

I have the perfect word to describe this workshop - wow! It was a well-organised activity, and the presenter introduced Clinique and its products without sounding like she wanted to sell them. She was able to get all of us involved in the event and we were allowed to ask questions.

The instructor tested the products on us. She applied a cleansing cream on one of my hands and instantly the skin looked brighter and cleaner. This proved the products were effective.

Last but not least, we were given a bag of skincare products which I found really useful.

I learned about proper ways to take care of my face, especially how to deal with acne.

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