Mornings In Malaysia

Wondering what Malaysian beauty products women swear by? What's the best breakfast in Malaysia? Click through for Malaysian beauty tips from a local!

Name: Stephanie Sharon Koh
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Age: 32
Occupation: Beauty Editor
My alarm is set for: 7:30 am every morning but I officially get up at 8 am as I only need to get to work by 9 am.

Wondering what Malaysian beauty products women swear by? What's the best breakfast in Malaysia? Click through for Malaysian beauty tips from a local!
Wondering what Malaysian beauty products women swear by? What's the best breakfast in Malaysia? Click through for Malaysian beauty tips from a local!

My Malaysian breakfast

A variety of things actually so it’s never a routine! (Note: Malaysians in general are all about food so it’s pretty normal for us to eat different things for breakfast.)
Mine could be pancakes or porridge one day, nasi lemak (coconut rice, anchovies, hard boiled egg and sambal) the next and dim sum or fried vermicelli noodles the following morning. As you can tell, it never gets boring at a Malaysian’s breakfast table.
Wondering what Malaysian beauty products women swear by? What's the best breakfast in Malaysia? Click through for Malaysian beauty tips from a local!Wondering what Malaysian beauty products women swear by? What's the best breakfast in Malaysia? Click through for Malaysian beauty tips from a local!

My Malaysian beauty routine

Cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser, eye cream and sunscreen (during the day). Bliss, Biotherm, L’Occitane, Kiehl’s…No local brands here am afraid. However I do know of some Malaysian women who use local brands such as Fair & Lovely, Nutox, Syahira, Ginvera, Bio-Essence and Ronasutra just to name a few.

Then, I head to work by: Car. It takes approx. 30 mins to get to work.

Thanks so much for sharing, Steph!  Any Malaysian readers out there want to share their breakfast + beauty routines with us?

P.S. The five beauty tricks I know and my favorite foods from countries I’ve visited

photo 1 by chai sabz // photo 2 by lutty moreira // photo 3 by pointnshoot // photo 4 by ultrakml // photo 5 by kaichan vong // cc

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Did we just casually drop in skin whitener as part of a beauty routine without ANY context at all?!

    Reply
    • Sarah Von Bargen

      It's part of many ladies' beauty routines in Asia. Just like a lot of westerners used to use tanning beds and still use self-tanners.

      Reply
    • Anonymous

      Nope. Not at all like that.

      Reply
    • Sarah Von Bargen

      Anon,
      I can understand that you don't want to support skin whitening. I don't want to support skin whitening.

      But millions of women do it. I asked a woman in Malaysia which beauty products she uses and she told us. I'm not going to shame her or use this as a platform to discuss why I (a white woman who doesn't live in Asia) think it's a dangerous practice. It's not something I feel qualified to comment on.

      Reply
    • boilingwok

      I agree with Sarah. Most Asians use it whether you like it or not.

      Reply
  2. Roy

    Thank you for taking the time to publish these ideas, certainly useful indeed

    Reply

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