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Mirror, Mirror: Phoebe Cheong, the Photographer with a Humidifier

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Behind that image of you staring into the mirror is an army of products, procedures, and more. Tell us your skincare routine and we'll dissect it to let you know what's working and what's not. We give personalized recommendations to help you meet your skincare goals and then share it so that our whole community benefits. There are so many ways to get better skin and we hope these vulnerable posts will get you closer to your goals.

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Name: Phoebe Cheong

Occupation: Photographer

IG Handle: @phoebechd and @phoebecheongphotography

(Take a look at Phoebe's SelfCare Sunday takeover here!)

Identity: 26-year-old female

Location: NYC

Describe your skin:

Combination! Oily in the summer, dry in the winter

What are your short-term and long-term skin goals?

Keeping my skin constantly hydrated!

What is your biggest skin problem right now?


In the morning, I wash my face with cold water and spray the Mario Badescu Facial spray on my face.... I put on the Shiseido Sun Protection Lotion 50+, then I apply Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer and Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to my face before makeup.

Hooray for sunscreen! The products you’re currently using are good for hydrating, but if dryness is your main concern, consider adding a moisturizing cleanser, hydrating serum or even overnight mask into your routine. We like COSRX Good Morning Low pH Cleanser, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid and Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.

After I take a hot shower at night, whilst my pores are still open, I will pat a quarter-sized amount of SKII Facial Treatment Essence all over my face, apply Drunk Elephant’s Shaba Complex Eye Serum, and since its winter I've been using LOLI beauty products lately and have been mixing their Plum Elixir and Tea Seed Elixir onto my palms and applying it onto my face. Lastly, I have a humidifier by my bed to keep my skin hydrated in the cold winter days whilst the heater is on!

SKII’s products are popular for a reason. The Treatment Essence contains pitera, a derivative of yeast which helps to gently exfoliate and keep moisture in your skin. Also, excellent idea having your humidifier handy during the colder months! Indoor heat can be so drying for skin, so a supplemental external boost of moisture will do wonders for winter skin.

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