Author: Megan Thomas

5 Beauty Hacks Every Busy Mum Needs To Know

MULTI-TASKING PRODUCTS Ask any busy mum whether they have had time to exfoliate their faces and put on a mask, chances are that they will say they haven’t even cleansed their faces properly all day. Well guess what, we found the perfect multi-tasking exfoliant which also works as a mask! Chai’s Crystal Healing Oxygenating Facial Scrub is a mask which transforms into a fine crustal scrub upon removal. But that’s not all. This is an oxygen-releasing formula which infuses previous oxygen and positive ions into your skin for the fresh out-of-shower glow.   PERMANENT MAKEUP Not entirely new, microblading solves the bald eyebrow busy mum problem. This is a form of semi-permanent tattooing of the eyebrows, delivering pigments using a tiny blade in delicate, hair-like strokes, which looks exactly like your own brow strands. This gives previously sparse (and sad) brows a well-groomed look, without looking fake, unlike what solid tattooed eyebrows. There is rarely a need to fill in brows with makeup after microblading, and even if you did, Continue Reading

Bridal Beauty: An Essential Beauty Checklist From An Aesthetic Doctor

December is the wedding season in Singapore, according to a recent survey published by the Department of Statistics. For some, December woud seem like an odd month to get married; it is the rainy season (so outdoor ceremonies may have to be scrapped unless you want to say your vows in the pouring rain), most people you would probably want to invite would be making plans for family holidays. But it is true that most couples choose the festive season for their nuptials, when work slows down in general and they are able to take time off work more easily. If you have plans to tie the knot with your man at the end of the year, you should have most of the big decisions made by now, such as announcing your engagement and setting the date (yes hello? You want people you are going to invite to save the date and actually attend your wedding, yes?), booked the venue, your wedding stylist, your photographer and videographer (these get booked Continue Reading

How To Layer Your Skincare Products

This might sound a little redundant, I understand. “Seriously? Just apply them all”, right? Apparently, the order of things does matter. So instead of just piling them on, let’s learn from the pros.   Step 1. Cleanse Most people wouldn’t have given much thought to the importance of facial cleansing, but cleansing is more than just cleaning. It is the best way to prep your skin to ensure your skin reaps the benefit from all your other expensive skincare products! Exfoliating every now and then also physically removes dead skin cells (which are really only there to dull your complexion), and also stimulates your skin’s regenerative process.   Step 2. Tone “Is a toner really necessary?” – one of the most asked questions. A toner is meant to remove last traces of unwanted skin debris such as oil and makeup, and they also contain ingredients which repairs and soothes the skin’s surface. Cleopatra’s secret was rose water, a natural facial toner, which made her skin soft and smooth. But today’s Continue Reading

Why Some Women Remove Their Facial hair

Peach-fuzz isn’t a teenage boy issue. Men may have more facial hair than women, but no woman is without hair! For some poor unfortunate females, unwanted facial hair can be problematic. Fine baby hair on the face sounds cute, but when you’ve got heaps of it, particularly in these hard times when smooth, spotless and dewy complexions are not only prized, but are fast becoming the expected norm, it can become a source of embarrassment and also cause other skin problems. Here’s why you should have it removed (by a professional).   Prevent Painful Ingrown Hairs Do you have strange, stubborn bumps on your face? Probe into it and find a scarily long (and sometimes, dead) hair? Ingrown hairs are hairs that have grown back under your skin because of a clogged hair pore. Ingrown hair can be angry-looking – red, painful and itchy. Sometimes, these can become infected, in which case needs to be treated with an antibiotic. “Unless facial hair is permanently removed, the ingrown hair is often Continue Reading

New Uses For Fillers You Didn’t Know About

Fillers have been around for many years. Asian faces have always craved more anterior projection, while Caucasian faces usually benefit from more volume replacement. But beyond the popular nose filler for an Asian patient or the cheek filler, what are the new uses of fillers today for rejuvenation? 1. Non-invasive “Liquid Face-lift” Utter the word “facelift” and most people will shudder at the thought of the open, surgical facelift. As much as the aesthetic audience has matured over the years, people are still doubtful of this invasive procedure. No doubt, done under the right hands, the results can be dramatically youthful (Jane Fonda), but people are just not willing to risk complications. In fact, the expectation today for a facelift tips towards the non-invasive procedure. Quite right, with the advent of skin-lifting energy devices such as Ultherapy and Thermage, why shouldn’t people expect such high standards? For those who expect immediate results though, non-invasive skin lifting devices may disappoint. Enter the “Liquid Facelift”, a rejuvenating procedure that puts fillers strategically Continue Reading