Author: The SKIN Magazine

Beauty Secrets: V-shaped Face without the Blade

Desiring to slim your face and have a coveted “V” shape look? A slim face with a ‘V-shaped’ chin and jawline is considered a mark of feminine beauty in much of East Asia, along with big eyes and a slim, high-bridged nose. V-Line face refers to a slim and oval face that narrows down to a sharp end at the chin with a defined jawline. The term V-shape or V-Line was coined by the Koreans in recent years and today, almost every Asian woman desires a V-shaped face. And here we have 3 non-invasive procedures for you to achieve a V-face look without the need of going under the knife. Visit your doctor’s office today and you’ll be on your way to having a slimmer and defined V-shaped face in less than an hour! Facial Slimming with Botox Microinjections It is relatively common for Asians to genetically have a more prominent or squarish jawline. Square jaw reduction is a popular treatment among Asians as it has long been recognised as Continue Reading

How to Get the Perfect Wedding Day Smile

You have chosen the perfect venue, your dream wedding gown and decided on your favorite flowers. The only thing left to do: look radiantly beautiful. Skin – check; body – diet plan and gym check; hair – check; makeup – check; beautiful smile – errhh…? Consider this – you will probably never smile more in a single day than you would on your wedding day, and get documented in photographs and videos for all posterity. Your brilliant smile would most definitely make a bigger impression than the 6-tiered cake and possibly your fabulous dress. So let’s start the countdown in your quest for the perfect wedding smile. Months Before: Avoid staining your pearly whites Rich-coloured beverages such as soda, coffee, dark tea, and red wine tend to stain teeth, as do foods like blueberries, cherries, and soy sauce. The rough rule of the thumb is – if it stains white cotton, it’ll probably stain your teeth too. But beware of white wine – all wines, whether white or red, can Continue Reading

Bad Foods that are Good for Weight Loss

Tempting foods seem to call your name at every turn, especially when you are trying to lose weight. You remain virtuous and stick to rabbit food, but finally succumb to triple servings of sin ‘cos you’ve had a bad day and need some comforting. Sounds familiar? The bad news is binge eating is only going to put you on the frustrating weight yo-yo with thousands of other self-blaming dieters. The good news is many of your favourite foods that have gotten a bad rap aren’t so terrible after all, so you don’t have to feel deprived all the time. The key is portioning and sensible food choices. Here are some seductive treats can actually help you lose weight and keep it off long-term. Red Meat: You don’t have to shy away from red meat just because you are on a diet. A lean cut of steak has almost the same amount of saturated fat as a similar-sized skinless chicken. It is also loaded with protein which tends to keep you Continue Reading

Permanent Paint – What You Need to Know About Tattoos

Tattoos are getting increasingly popular in the past decade. While a tattoo brings to mind secret societies, bikers or branded outcasts previously, it’s a common sighting on the young and trendy now. A survey estimated that about 36% of Americans aged between 18 to 30 years have at least one tattoo. Up to 65% of ink bearers are women.   So what exactly is the allure of the tattoo? Perhaps, it is the promise that an ordinary unadorned stretch of skin will be transformed into a canvas for a permanent, powerful and unique statement – either artistic or counter-cultural – of cool for some. For other ladies, they may have tattoos masked as “permanent makeup” such as eyebrow hair imitation, or permanent lip liner and eye liner. Whatever the motivation for getting inked permanently, here’s what you need to know about tattoos, safety tips, the possible health risks involved, and your removal options if you change your mind. What It Involves A tattoo is a permanent mark or design made Continue Reading

Is The Non-Surgical Nose Job For You?

When it comes to enhancement of the nose, there are essentially two options— surgical and non-surgical. If you are opting for the surgical route, you are talking about rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller; change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip; alter the tip of the nose; or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects in the nose. During rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added (either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler). A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose as it heals.       If you, like many others, do not like the idea of invasive surgery, you can consider non-surgical options of augmenting your nose. The non-surgical Rhinoplasty, or non-surgical nose job as it is Continue Reading