A V-shaped visage is probably the most coveted face shape in most parts of Asia, such as Korea, Japan and locally in Singapore. Check out the most popular Korean pop stars such as Park Shin Hye and you will know what we mean. A slim, V- or heart-shaped face imparts a youthful (and dare we say, sophisticated) appearance, and complements a wider midface. In fact, the V-shaped face is so popular, many have gone under the knife to achieve it. But what are the options for the rest of us who would like to explore other non-invasive options? The good news is, unless you have an obviously recessive or protruding jawline that requires corrective jaw surgery, we have put together the best options that doesn’t require the blade. Big Jaw Muscles – Botox Jaw Slimming Chewing muscles at the angle of the jaw are a common cause of a squarish jawline. This is commonly seen in Asians who are genetically predisposed, and worsened by vigorous chewing or grinding Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS Jennifer Lopez was once named as People‘s most beautiful woman in the world. “It’s so crazy. Rarely am I left speechless, but I feel honored. I feel not worthy, you know? I feel happy and proud. Proud that I’m not 25!” the 41-year-old New York City-born singer-actress told People as she joined the ranks with Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner and Beyonce Knowles. Known for her flawless skin and curvy figure, she attributed looking good to her personal life. “I think it’s because I have a lot of love in my life. I feel lucky to be an attractive person, but I’ve always felt that real beauty always comes from your heart.” While I’m sure love helps, so does poise, intelligence and a kind heart. But is that all?
From acne to aging and pigmentation to pores, there seems to be nothing acids cannot fix.Fruit acids are found in skincare products such as cleansers, toners and even serums and moisturizers. Dervied from fruits and also known as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), they penetrate skin and exfoliate, speeding up skin cell turnover. In particular, you should be able to expect improvements in 1. Appearance of wrinkles 2. Skin texture i.e. smoother and softer skin 3. Lightening of skin pigmentation A beauty staple since the days of Cleopatra (who was said to maintain her all-over glow by bathing in sour milk, a source of lactic acid), the basic principle of exfoliation for an immaculate complexion remains constant – although the mind-boggling array of modern-day formulations and peeling agents to target various skin needs is a common source of confusion for even seasoned beauty junkies. Here’s the ABCs of fruit acids and their primary skin benefits to help you navigate the beauty counters like a pro. GLYCOLIC ACID Derived From: Sugar cane Continue Reading
Cellulite can be quite impossible to remove and it happens to even fit and lean people. Disliked for its dimpled appearance, cellulite is commonly found on the hips, thighs, buttocks, and other parts of the body such as the arms, and occurs when pockets of fat push through connective tissue beneath the skin. If you a cellulite problem you wish to remove, apart from radiofrequency treatments such as Thermage Body, SKIN found a “body-cial” at the SW1 Spa which recently put up a cellulite busting treatment that combines the efficacy of a clinical treatment and the comfort of a spa treatment into one. Micro-needling – Rolling Away Cellulite You might have heard of micro-needling to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellu-Melt is a new treatment you can find at the SW1 Spa visibly smoothens the appearance of dimply skin with a derma-roller. Using tool that looks like a miniature of the paint roller except it is covered with little pins. Before you freak out, these pins are really short – Continue Reading
Ageing brings many wonderful things: Wisdom, experience, a bigger bank account. All good. But truth be told, it adds less desirable things like perpetual dullness, deepening wrinkles and the dreaded sag, too. Fortunately, advances in medical science now allows us to replenish part of what time has eroded away to pare years off the face and restore a naturally refreshed look that just looks like a life well-lived – naturally. Read More: Best Nose Defining Treatments COLLAGEN – THE BACKBONE OF YOUTH Collagen fibres, the major backbone of the skin becomes damaged as we age. The cells that produce collagen and elastin are especially prone to UV radiation damage. At the same time, hyaluronic acid levels in our skin drop – resulting in a decrease in water content of the skin. The skin then becomes dull, dry and loses some of its youthful suppleness. Finally, certain pockets of fat such as those under the eye and in the midface get slowly deflated over the years, whole others such as Continue Reading