Cambodia is extremely sunny.
It is summer all year round.
There are only two seasons in the Kingdom – rainy season and dry season. You can feel the coolness and dryness at the end of November till the second week of December though.
Three weeks only.
And that’s winter.
Because of the strong sun, most of the Cambodians you see, especially those in the villages, have dark skin.
I know I will look 10-15 years older than I actually am when I have a tan so I decided to pack a few bottles of sunscreen and other skincare products that I usually use before I went to Cambodia.
Unfortunately, I can’t buy any of these in Cambodia. The brand that I use does not have a shop there so I had to bring all of them (my skin is also very sensitive so I can only use a certain brand’s products which do not contain any harmful ingredients.)
Thanks to that brand (and my own effort too). Nobody can guess how old I actually am. 😉
Ladies, if you need to travel to or stay in places like this and if you want to protect your delicate skin, or to make yourself prettier and younger, here’s my secret to how to look younger. 🙂
1. Sunscreen – remember to reapply it frequently and follow the instructions on the bottles. The brand that I use does not have chemicals. It is also non-greasy. Best in town! LOL!
2. Face wash – it is very dusty in Cambodia. I have mentioned it a few times in my other blogs. I brought a face wash device that has 7 functions (face wash, makeup removal, massage, skin renewal, skin purification, pores minimization, increase in volume and density and… I don’t remember 😜).
Most importantly, it only takes 2 minutes to do all of the above. I used this device every night for 2 minutes only. It has kept my skin young, soft and refreshed. The device comes with a bottle of cream for normal skin, oily skin or skin with pimples, etc. for you to choose.
I just love this device! 🙂
I am not the only person who loves it. I lent it to the Indian volunteer and the French volunteer. I asked them to try it on half of their face first to feel the difference. And guess what was the first thing they said afterwards? ‘WOW!!! MY SKIN FEELS SO SMOOTH!!!!!!’ 😀
I also brought the eye massager that can be attached to this device. The eye massager helps to get rid of my eye bags and dark circles. 😀
It’s also easy to clean the device too – just rinse it in the water. The whole device is waterproof.
3. After washing my face, I follow the standard procedure which is to use a toner. That’s why I brought a bottle of toner too.
4. Day cream and night cream. Standard procedure. I brought the ones for whitening. After they were all used up, I used the normal day cream and aloe vera gel to replace night cream.
I usually put on day cream before I apply sunscreen for the day.
I also brought a bottle of body cream. I applied it on the scars that I got from the insect bites, i.e. my whole body.
5. Mask!!! I used the ultra-thin and very juicy aloe vera hydrating mask for my face. I needed to travel to Phnom Penh (PP) every weekend, and I usually had my own shower room in the place where I stayed in PP, so I used the hydrating mask there. That also means, I at least used the hydrating mask once a week.
Once, I used the hydrating mask when I was staying in a place in Kampong Cham. The priest-to-be knocked on my door. When I opened the door, he laughed, ‘What are you doing???!!” Lucky that the mask is ultra-thin, he could still recognize me and it wasn’t scary. It was just funny. LOL! (click here to check out my other funny moments).
6. Lymphatic detoxification. Oh! Yes! How can I forget this one? It’s true that there are many massage parlours in Cambodia. But when I asked some expats in PP where I could find a cheap but clean massage parlour, the answer was ‘er…’ and then a pause. My colleague in the college also told me she had never tried massage in her own country so I couldn’t get any information from her. I did have one in my hotel room in Siem Reap though.
Anyway, I brought the lymphatic detox device. It is very small and light. The effect is similar to massage. I used it every weekend when I stayed in PP. My shoulders and neck were less tight every time after I used it.
I even did it on a priest. He was so eager to try it because he had a very stiff neck. When I started the ‘treatment’ on his neck, I found a big lump on the back of his neck. After he finished the ‘treatment’, he played with my device and asked me if he could have another ‘treatment’ or a longer ‘treatment’. LOL!! Of course yes. The lump was much smaller when he had the third treatment.
7. Supplement – green tea. Why would anyone take a capsule of green tea instead of drinking Japanese green tea? There is a reason. The green tea powder is measured to the right amount before it is put in the capsule so you know exactly how much you take.
Also, the green tea powder is extracted from the best part of the tea leaves but when you drink green tea, you drink all parts of the leaves.
Green tea is an antioxidant. It also keeps your skin fair which is important for me. 😛 Also, it is good for health. Some people say it can help prevent cancer. Anyway, I am a big fan of this supplement. 🙂
8. Supplement – calcium. For those who have followed my blog, you know that I prematurely suffer from osteopenia, so I have to take calcium. It doesn’t have much to do with my skin but it maintains my bones’ health.
9. Supplement – collagen jelly. I brought some with me. It’s good for our skin. When I took it in the village, it tasted like the most delicious food in the world!!! (check out the food that I had in the village here)
Now, you can imagine how heavy my luggage was… not as bad as 47kg though. 😛 Probably, 30kg? 😀 I actually didn’t pack many things to Cambodia. LOL!!
There are no ugly women in the world. There are only lazy women. That’s very true. LOL!!
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