Home-grown actress Rui En is often thought of as a no-nonsense tough girl, but she can also be “very girly and vain‘, she said.
The 32-year-old goes through a strict skincare regime, both day and night, which involves tonnes of products, she told My Paper.
The self-professed “skincare product junkie and hoarder‘ cleanses and tones, before putting on a layer of L’Oreal Paris Youth Code, an antioxidant serum and day cream.
This is followed by three different sunscreens, for under her eyes, her face and neck, and her body.
At night, she alternates between retinol serums and those with human growth factor.
“I end up looking like I’ve slathered my face with margarine,‘ she said.
The results are worth it, for her skin looks flawless.
No wonder that Rui En, who first found fame in the drama No Problem! and who in 2002 launched a music career in Taiwan with her debut album, is the latest face for L’Oreal’s Youth Code.
She joins the ranks of international celebrities such as Gong Li and Fan Bing Bing, who have all endorsed the product.
But while Rui En goes all out with her skincare regime, she actually doesn’t wear much make-up, other than for work.
“I’ve got make-up on the whole day when I’m filming and the last thing I want off-duty is more make-up,‘ she said.
She’s humble about how she looks, without make-up on.
“There’s a reason why (actresses) wear those huge sunglasses,‘ she quipped.
Rui En, who nabbed the Best Actress award at the recent Star Awards, does watch her figure.
She works out every day, either running, lifting weights or doing plyometric moves ‘“ training that involves explosive movements.
“It’s not because I want to be skinny, but it’s because I like the endorphin rush.
It lifts your mood,‘ she said.
Asked about her style icon, Rui En said she looks up to the late Katharine Hepburn.
The actress was known to be unconventional, choosing to wear pants and men’s shirts at a time when doing so was seen as taboo.
“I applaud her for her guts.
She also aged gracefully rather than fight it, which I admire,‘ said Rui En.
“My message is, people should accept themselves for who they are, rather than try to look like someone they are not.'