My skin as an actress

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OK, so you might know what I do for a living by now. If you don’t, I’m an actress and a model – you know, the job where I have to be in the “limelight”.

When work to others may mean sitting behind the desk, mine’s standing in front of people or the camera, delivering a message. Nope, no pressure at all………………….

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It looks glamorous, don’t you think? Very glamourous. But before I get caught up in all that glamour, I’d have to pay my dues. In other words, find work, go to work, and work hard.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. But unlike sitting behind a desk,┬ámy job is a different ball-game altogether.

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Oh wait, did I just contradict myself? LOLOLOL!

One of the factors that come into play is thick makeup.

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Or in certain cases and depending on my role…┬ánot the kind of makeup you wear every day. #fosho

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The other is either strong lighting, or being out in the sun, or both.

And sometimes, we have to be in rather unconventional locations.

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And interesting, I might add! But let’s scroll down to the rest.

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Unlike what many would think, actors aren’t unfamiliar with dirt and grime.

During long days of shoot, we nap in between our scenes. But when we do not have a green room (place to rest for actors) or erm… trailer (Singapore no trailer mah), we’d have to make do with our surroundings.

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Here I am, sleeping on a row of plastic chairs.

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Here I am, under the big blue sky. Kinda like camping innit? Haha.

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Here’s me discussing the script with my director on top of a boat.

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I’m Singaporean, so being in touch with nature is very refreshing and a whole new experience to learn from. But being under the hot sun all day is…

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…well, you get the idea – I’m Singaporean.

Dirt and grime, makeup, UV rays, sweltering heat, humidity, and tricky locations… If I didn’t mention makeup, you’d think I was describing a day in a construction worker’s life right? Haha OK, that’s quite a stretch…

It isn’t like that all the time, but these factors can combine like a happy family.

And with these powers combined, I AM CAPTAIN PLANET!

…….I wish!

This only means that my skin is under a lot of stress, and because I didn’t win a genetic lottery on skin resilience, I get breakouts very often. Very. Often.

Then I use makeup to cover them up. Then I get more breakouts. Then I use more makeup to cover them again.

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And then, so much win!~

Anyway, I’m writing this to consult you for help. Sensitive skin can be rather high in maintenance, so I would appreciate it if you guys could recommend an affordable remedy!┬áRecommendations on good doctors/specialists would be good too. This way, I can get advise on my largest organ in a scientific, diagram-form way. :D

Think you can drop me a few pointers and/or referrals down in my comment box below? Feel free to contact me via my Connect page too!~ Thanks for all your help in advance!! :)

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