Year: 2017

Christmas Beauty Fix: Post-Party Skin Savers

Christmas Eve has come and gone. As much as we love a good time, all those late nights and booze can wreak a havoc on our skin. All we have left with is a massive hangover, feeling sluggish and bloated, and maybe a few extra wrinkles and fine lines. It is now time to bounce back from a splurge with these post-party skin savers. Ultimate Deep Cleansing Heavy makeup, stress and pollution from all the party hoping can affect your skin terribly. Besides working on cleaning your internal system, it is also crucial to thoroughly cleanse your skin. SKIN highly recommends Deep Deep Clean Facial offered by The SW1 Spa. This is a real treat for tired, problem complexions. This ultimate deep cleansing treatment is excellent for congested complexions as it deeply cleanse the skin, leaving it soft and clear. The facial begins with Aquadermabrasion which helps to melt away the dead skin cells while promoting healthy lymphatic flow. When the skin is properly exfoliated and rejuvenated, your pores are Continue Reading

Think Before You Ink: Tattoo Regret In The Eyes Of A Doctor

Tattoos may seem like a good idea in the moment, but sometimes, tattoos are inked on impulse. We spoke to Dr Kenneth Lee, founder of the SW1 Clinic (who also co- founded The Sloane Clinic in 2003) about tattoo regret.   SKINMAG: Do you often see patients who have tattoo regret? Dr Kenneth Lee: Yes, I have seen quite a few over the last decade. They range from pretty young to working professionals who regretted the tattoos they got in their younger years, because the tattoos didn’t fit their lifestyle anymore. The tattoos range from professional, self-inked, very new, old, black tattoos and multi-coloured ones.   SKINMAG: What kind of tattoos do people normally regret? Dr Kenneth Lee: Usually people regret tattoos that label them, such as gang tattoos. I have had to help a young man remove massive yakuza style tattoos on his chest, back and both legs because he wanted to become a policeman. Sometimes people remove easily visible tattoos such as those on the fingers and wrists Continue Reading

Cool Shaping: Ice Stubborn Fat Away Permanently

I am not fat, but I have always had issues with my not-so-flat belly. In my mind, there are 3 types of bellies in the world. The first of two extremes being the rock hard, washboard beaten abs, and the other being the super soft Winnie The Poo pooch. But the most punished of all abs would have to be my kind of abs – the neither fat-nor-nothing kind of abs. The plague of the not-so-flat belly is very real. You see, if I had the abs of Victoria Secret babe Karlie Kloss, or Lily Aldrige, I would be able to pick any bodycon favourite and carry it off with style and with confidence. On the other hand, if I were Homer Simpson, wearing baggy clothes all the time would not draw strange looks because that is the norm for fat people – there is nothing to see. Dealing with Problem Fat In the land of nowhere, most people are generally both skinny and fat. They are skinny or slim Continue Reading

5 SKINMAG Awards Of 2017

It is nearing the end of 2017 and in this article, we look back at the year that has flown by, celebrating 5 deserving candidates who have endured the year and emerged champions after much controversy. Most Inclusive Cosmetics Line Of The Year   Rhianna launched her Fenty Beauty line this year to the raves of media and consumers alike. Two years in the making before this groundbreaking release, Fenty includes shades of foundations from the palest of pale to deep, deep browns, making this one of the most inclusive cosmetics lines of the year. What’s beautiful about this release is that it is more than just face paint. People have blogged about it, touched that they have finally found the perfect foundation with correct undertones. This makeup has become a little bit of a social movement, women are reacting to it and saying other companies which only launch the usual 4 or 5 shades of colour is not OK. Since its release, their cruelty-free products have sold out, showing Continue Reading

The SW1 Filler Fusion

Many people have talked about getting fillers done, some with better results than others. Recently, I came across a new take on an old procedure called “Filler Fusion”. This off-the-menu treatment involves not just one type of filler for the face but a composite of several different natural hyaluronic acid fillers as well as collagen stimulators on the face to achieve a youthful yet natural uplifted look. Apparently, this is one of the most requested treatment by SW1 loyalists. I was naturally excited to give this a shot as soon as I received my press invite. I am naturally reticent about what goes into my face. I have very sensitive skin (thanks to my half Greek, half Asian parentage) and unfortunately not the best of both worlds from my ancestors. I am beginning to show some signs of ageing around my eyes and mouth, and desperately keen for some refresher without over going the way of the pillow faces or the plastic Barbie doll lookalikes.   My face was put Continue Reading

What you can do to look amazing in a decade’s time

Women will do anything to look young, revealed a recent study. Just what is this obsession with youth and how should we go about to ensure we look younger than we feel? Research shows that there are in fact two distinct types of aging, intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging, also known as the natural aging process, is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s. Collagen production slows down and turnover of new skin cells may start to decrease. Genes control how quickly the normal aging process unfolds. While these changes usually begin in our 20s, the signs of intrinsic aging like wrinkles, sagging skin etc may not be visible for years. For extrinsic aging, a number of external factors like UV rays from sun exposure, repetitive facial expressions, gravity, smoking etc, often act together with the normal aging process to prematurely age our skin. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start on your journey to more youthful skin as if you start early to maintain the Continue Reading

Glow-How: Max Your Skin’s Mojo (& Keep It)

Feeling down, dull and decidedly drab? One of our biggest beauty pet peeves is when a celebrity tells us that the secret to looking perfectly glowing all the time is simply to “drink lots of water”. We know A-listers have a literal army of top derms and skin gurus on speed dial for whenever the first hint of a pimple appears on their pristine faces. But why should celebrities get to hog all the professional help? SKINMAG scored you the insider’s glow-how from celebrity doctor, Dr Low Chai Ling. So take notes, lovelies, and prepare to refresh, recharge and rejuvenate your tired, lackluster and ageing skin with these hot tickets to the everlasting-glow town. AMP UP YOUR WATTAGE IN 1 DAY:  Jump-start Renewal of Fatigued Cells “We can fight different elements of ageing and build healthy radiance by seizing the daily opportunity brought by cell turnover,” says Dr Low. Healthy skin renews itself every 14 to 30 days. Exfoliation encourages this renewal process to allow your skin to repair itself faster, retain moisture Continue Reading