Meet Thu, a small business owner. Thu remains skin positive by accepting the way her skin is naturally and that perfect skin like we see on celebrities isn’t always achievable. She also wears SPF everyday without fail to protect her skin from harmful sun damage.
Q: What are your main skin concerns?
Acnes and acne scars. I just started to use skincare about 3 years ago since I moved to the UK and my skin is getting more spots and sunburn because of the UK summer.
Q: What 3 words would your friend use to describe you?
Talkative (haha), positive and friendly
Q: What are your hopes/plans for the future?
I am a very independent person and I’ve always wanted to build a small business for myself when I was young. When I moved to the UK, I decided to build a small business for myself and it turned out very well. My next 5 years plan is to focus on my small business and expand it.
About my personal life, my husband and I are trying to have a baby and hope we will have good news soon. I guess it will be a new journey for skincare with pregnancy! (haha)
Q: How do you stay skin positive?
I always keep my mind positive and accept that my skin can’t be like models/celebrities or Instagram hot bloggers...
When I started skincare, there were a lot of products and brands and it’s not easy to find out which one your skin will like. Even if you spend a lot of money, it doesn't mean it will help your skin back to normal or it could even get worse. So after some time, I learn to accept my skin the way it is. If there is a product that my skin likes, I will keep using it, as the more I change the more risk to my skin. I also learned skincare is not like fast food, you can see the difference right away. It takes time to see a big difference.
Now I only use a few products in the morning: toner, acid when I have spots, then moisturiser and all-important sunscreen. I use sunscreen every day even when I work from home.
For my night time routine, I use makeup remover, cleanser, toner then acid (if I have spots) then moisturiser.
Q: What do you love most about Wǒ? What is your favourite Wǒ product?
My fave is Power TonIQ™ Anti-Blemish Essence. For people who stay up late for work like me, it helps so much; and my second favourite is Power TonIQ™ Intense Hydrating Essence which helps to keep my skin well hydrated.
I love how Wǒ makes a small version of each product that I can carry when traveling or give it a try to see if my skin likes it.
Q: How do you maintain a healthy lifestyle and what is the impact of this on your skin?
Be happy and sleep early. This will be very helpful to your skin.
Q: Share your favourite retreat?
A fun day to travel somewhere in nature and walk around mountains is so helpful for my mood and my skin.