Month: April 2020

‘Quarantine Skin’ – What It Is And How To Deal With It

Many of us thought going makeup-free during quarantine would be good for our skin, but some of us might actually be wrestling with unpredictable skin issues during self-isolation. During this time when you can’t go to your favourite spa or doctor to air your skin grievances, here’s some help from Dr Low Chai Ling, founder of the SW1 Clinic and SW1 Spa. ACNE WOES Dr Low says that there are many reasons why your skin might be showing signs of stress normally. During self-isolation, a sudden change to your normal routine may be to blame. If you are experiencing new or more breakouts now, it could be a good time to look at your skincare regime. “Stress and changes in our diet during a pandemic can affect our skin. Our body increases production of cortisol, a stress hormone, which results in increased oil production. You could also be stress-eating your way through self-isolation, or eating more processed, junk food, or perhaps you have had to change from a non-dairy to Continue Reading

The Most Surprising Beauty Hacks To Steal From Korean Celebrities

Thanks to K-pop and Korean dramas, people all over the world view Korean celebrities as having the hallmarks of the Korean beauty scene – clear skin and enviable features. Here are some of the most unexpected beauty tips we’ve learnt from them.   FOOD-RELATED SKINCARE We are sure you probably know what to eat for glowy skin, but did you know you can put food stuff on your face too? Jun Ji Hyun creates her own face mask using lemon juice and wine! The purported benefits of using lemon juice directly on skin could be due to its high vitamin C content, and also due to its level of acidity giving it astringent qualities, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-grease and collagen stimulation properties. Red wine contains resveratrol, known for its anti-aging effect. Our only gripe is lemon could irritate sensitive skin. Instead, try a daily serum with a cocktail of fruit acids, such as Fruit Enzyme. Song Hye Kyo has been the ambassador of beauty brands such as Laniege and Sulwhasoo, Continue Reading

7 Thing You Should Know About Effective Hand Sanitizing

So all of a sudden, we’ve plunged into bad (and scary) times. Within a span of 5 months, we went from recording coronavirus infections from China to the rest of the world. Experts say that one of the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones is to wash your hands with soap and water whenever possible. But if soap and water are not available, a hand sanitizer will at least help reduce the risks of COVID-19 transmission in the community. Here is a guide for effective hand sanitizer use./   1. You Should Use Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers The effective concentration of an alcohol sanitizer is 60% and above. Sanitizers with lower alcohol concentrations, or non-alcohol sanitizers may merely reduce the growth of germs but not kill them. 2. They Do Not Eliminate All Types Of Germs Soap and water are still the most effective at removing some types of germs, such as Clostridium difficile, norovirus. While alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be effective as well, most people may Continue Reading

Simple Makeovers To Know For A New You

As the old adage goes, “Beauty is only skin deep”. Indeed, great glowing skin will not make you “Woman of the Year” or fix your love life directly. But feeling beautiful in your skin can certainly give you a confidence boost to put your best foot forward. Here are two examples to see if the latest and hottest aesthetic treatments are really worth the hype.   REDNESS AND ACNE Adult acne driven by hormonal changes often plagues ladies in their 20s and 30s (and sometimes well beyond).  If topical products ain’t cutting it and oral medications do not make it to your preferred list, advanced light-based therapies such as anti-acne laser and LED light might be your answer to put a pause on pimples and accompanying scars.     What the Doctor Says: “This lady had hormonal acne along her jawline and chin, as well as clogged pores in her Tzone. The stubborn red scars just worsen the situation visually. The Vbeam Perfecta laser used in our Purity Program reduces the pimple-causing bacterial load Continue Reading

3 Things To Know Before Your First Threadlift

To help with your research about facial threadlifts, we’ve listed 3 important points you need to know before you make that appointment for this extremely effective treatment.   A FEW MILIMETERS IS ALL YOU NEED Since it merely repositions loose skin, threadlifts have a more subtle lift compared to surgery. No loose skin is actually cut or removed. Ideally, in procedures such as the infinity V lift and the silhouette instalift, repositioning is only a difference of a few millimeters but results are more natural-looking.   IT DOESN’T WORK FOR EVERYONE So this is a minor procedure that doesn’t require the scalpel, naturally you shouldn’t expect the same results from it as you would from a surgical facelift. It works best if you have mild to moderate sagging of facial skin. Anything more that moderate sagging is less likely to have impressive results, as these will require more invasive procedures for a more visible difference.   IT IS NOT A ZERO DOWNTIME TREATMENT If someone told you they went to Continue Reading