Month: August 2019

Secrets Of Impeccably Groomed Men

If you are a man and you know what self-care is all about, you will also know that looking after your appearance isn’t just for women today. The thing about impeccably groomed people – they are proactive. They don’t wait for signs of wear and tear before they go for a fix. They know that grooming isn’t just about developing a daily routine, it’s about maintaining themselves so they don’t let their carefully assembled appearances down. Luckily, for men, overdoing makeup is a pitfall that’s virtually non-existent, so it’s easier to take care of themselves to maintain a reasonable level of self empowerment. Here are the top 3 secrets of impeccably groomed men. 1. ‘MAMPERING’ The most stylish and successful-looking men are almost brazen about ‘mampering’ (pampering). They embrace their daily cleansing and moisturizing routine, but they also have their faces professionally cleaned. This is quite different from monthly male mani- or pedicures. Keeping the complexion spot and clog-free is probably one of the most important things, be it for Continue Reading

How To Tone Pelvic Floor Without Learning How To Kegel

Childbirth weakens pelvic floor muscles in women. When pelvic floor muscles and ligaments are weakened, women can experience unpleasant symptoms such as pelvic pain, pressure, bladder and bowel problems, and pain during sex. Strangely, there are all kinds of treatments for “female issues”. For example, Gwyneth Paltrow may have made a career out of weird ideas such as vaginal steaming and vagina jade rocks, but for the record, there are much better (scientific) ways to strengthen the pelvic floor.   FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION CAN IMPROVE STRENGTH AND TONE OF KEGEL MUSCLES Using magnetic fields to stimulate muscles, FMS actually improves the symptoms of pelvic floor problems. Producing rapid changes of magnetic field intensity to induce an electrical current in neurons which leads to a complete muscular contraction, FMS has been widely used to assist in rehabilitation of medical conditions to prevent muscle atrophy. Aesthetically, FMS is now being used to exercise the abdominals, shape up the gluteals, and also tighten pelvic floor muscles.   WHY IT IS HARD TO PERFORM Continue Reading

Why Your Abs Are Not Showing

Perfect abs. Who doesn’t want it? Maybe not everyone needs visible six-packs but having a toned abdomen evokes a certain feeling of satisfaction. But do a google search on ab toning stories and you will see that there is actually a community of people who bond over how hard it is to achieve! But seriously, if you have a desire to run to the gym everytime you watch the movie ‘300’, and yet your abs are not showing despite hard work, these might be the reasons why.   1. TOO MUCH FAT COVERING YOUR ABDOMINAL WALL Training for strong abs is one thing, but if you have substantial fat covering them, you won’t be able to see the six-packs anytime soon. Diet is one way to uncover the abs, but even if you manage to chisel away unwanted fat in the upper abdomen, many will agree that fat around the lower abdomen is notoriously difficult to shake off. A neat trick is to try Coolshape, an FDA- approved fat freezing Continue Reading

5 Non-Laser Skin Whitening Options That Actually Work

Is there such a thing as being born with good skin? If you’ve always wanted fairer or brighter-looking skin without having to go through the hassle of a laser treatment, here are some options that you might want to try.   1. ILLUMINATE Injectable skin whitening products injected into the body often promise to lighten the skin, but there is an overall lack of evidence that they work, and they might not even be safe. If you want to brighten your skin, even out skin tone and eliminate unwanted pigmentation, try Illuminate, a clinical-grade spa therapy that uses pure tranexamic acid and concentrated vitamin C to prime your complexion for a fresher look.   2. LED RED LIGHT Not to be confused with the laser, this is light therapy that was originally intended for wound healing and post-surgery scars. Until they found coincidental skin rejuvenation. Cells in the dermis converts light energy into fuel for the cell to produce collagen and elastin like one would do normally in their twenties. Continue Reading

5 Things That Are Aging Your Skin Faster

Everyone wants to age gracefully (when the time comes), but do you have some habits that could actually be quietly accelerating your skin’s aging process? Here is a guide to help you check against lifestyle and some environmental aggressors that could be wrecking your long-term beauty plan instead.   1. NOT APPLYING SUNSCREEN The truth is, no one likes wearing sunscreen. Physical sunscreens that contain zinc oxide tend to leave a white cast on the skin, whereas some chemical sunscreens can become comedogenic for certain types of skin. Moreover, the effects of sun exposure such as loss of elasticity, wrinkles, pigmentation are usually not immediately apparent (unless you had a big bad sunburn). However, if you knew that up to 80% of the signs of skin aging are due to sun exposure, would you start re-thinking the sunscreen? Yes? We thought so.   2. NOT PROTECTING YOUR SKIN FROM ENVIRONMENTAL FREE RADICALS These are things you can’t spot with the naked eye like dirt, but it doesn’t mean they are Continue Reading