Happy Lunar New Year!

C-pop queen Jolin Tsai has just turned 42 last week. We may have been listening to her music since we were students and still remember how she looks when she was in her 20s and 30s – and she honestly look charming no matter how old she is.

Her unbeatable sense of style and beauty inspires us so we’ve compiled a list of beauty tips she has shared so we can all take notes from them.

She chooses the right skincare products

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Instead of blindly going for more expensive brands, Jolin always considers the needs of her skin to choose an effective skincare routine for it.

Because of this, while 10-step routines, she doesn’t have a complex routine. The products she uses are: eye cream, essence, and lotion.

She gives herself mini-DIY facials

Jolin regularly performs a self-massage on her face to stimulate acu-points, especially before going up on stage.

She first slathers argan or jojoba oil on before massaging her entire face lightly with her fingers. She believes that it helps amp up blood circulation and drain excess fluid in the lymph nodes for a slimmer-looking face.

She doesn’t neglect the body

As a form of self-care, Jolin soaks in a hot bath while having a sheet mask on her face. After her bath, she moisturises her body thoroughly with a deeply hydrating body lotion.

She loves steam baths

Other than hot baths, Jolin does a weekly steam bath o to promote metabolism and eliminate fatigue.

A good steam bath can also expel toxins from the body through perspiration, while aiding in reducing water retention, which in turn helps in the shedding of pounds.

She has a good wind-down routine

First thing Jolin does when she gets home at the end of the day? Remove her makeup thoroughly and cleanse her face.

After that, she applies a thick hyaluronic acid gel on her face and waits for it to be fully absorbed before continuing with her nightly routine.

She focuses on the eyes and lips

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Considering the heavy makeup she wears on her eyes and lips, she gives these areas a ton of TLC.

The singer applies hot compresses to her face and uses an eye cream to give herself a soothing massage around her delicate eye area.

She also applies a thick layer of lip balm as a lip mask before she goes to bed.

She preps her face for makeup using a mask

The icon said that daily makeup can lead to skin fatigue. To make sure her skin is in tip top shape despite makeup, Jolin applies a mask in the morning.

Not only can an early morning mask cut down on her skincare application time, it can also help her maintain a good base for makeup.

She loves skincare with essential oils

Besides offering skincare benefits, essential oils are also therapeutic as they smell so good.

This may be why Jolin likes to use essential oils in her beauty routine, and one of her favourite skincare products is an essential oil exfoliating scrub.

She drinks a lot of water

Jolin drinks nearly three litres of boiled water a day and sometimes, she adds lemon slices in her water.

To keep up with the water intake target, she schedules her drinking time. For instance, she drinks 250ml of water the first thing she wakes up, another 250ml two hours later, another 250ml after lunch, and so on.

She has a balanced and healthy diet

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Jolin is strict with her diet. For her, the most important meal of the day is definitely breakfast.

She avoids eating fruit after 4pm and does not eat vegetables at night.

However, she doesn’t avoid fats and oils in her diet because she believes eliminating them can lead to dry and rough skin and hair.

She eats nuts as a snack

Even though Jolin could probably have anything she wants to as a snack, she always picks something nutritious.

Her go-to snack is nuts, as they not only keep you from feeling peckish, but also provide “healthy” oils needed by the body.

She consumes bird’s nest

Bird’s nest is traditionally used as a beauty food and is reputed to maintain youthfulness and enhance the complexion through improved skin and tissue repair.

To improve the absorption of the bird’s nest, Jolin always consumes it on an empty stomach.

She controls her salt intake

Jolin is very diligent in controlling the intake of salt in her diet, as excessive salt can lead to an over-accumulation of water in the body.

She consults a professional nutritionist and adjusts her diet according to her physical condition, such as by cutting down oil and sugar as well when needed.

She does yoga to relax

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Exercise is a form of entertainment for this singer, as she believes that it is a great way to relax and relieve stress.

Her favourite form of exercise is yoga, but she also does aerobic exercises such as cycling, badminton, and other ball games.

She does weight training

She may not look like it, but Jolin has actually undergone regular weight training to improve her cardiopulmonary function.

She usually does this training before any big concerts, as she would need the energy to dance and sing enthusiastically for hours straight.

She makes sure to get enough sleep

Although this star is likely to have a busy schedule, she still tries her best to sleep for six to seven hours every day.

She tries not to stay up late, and when she has to, she quickly gets enough sleep the next day to replenish her energy and keep her skin in good condition.

She tries to keep herself happy

You may often see Jolin sharing photos of herself travelling and enjoying life to the fullest. This is because this star always tries to maintain a happy outlook.

She believes that the true beauty a person can have does not come from a waist-to-hip ratio, but rather from how happy they feel.

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