BY LISA WILLIAMS There’s something about a strong, defined chin that’s captivating. A well-balanced facial proportions is one aspect of a beautiful face and the key to balancing out the face lies in the chin. A receded chin lends the face a shortened appearance. The profile of a receded chin is even more obvious from the side. One further disadvantage of a receded chin is its propensity to enhance the appearance of your double chin. By bringing the chin forward, you can immediately enhance the appearance of the overall facial shape. Another advantage is that a strong chin can mask any signs of double chin, and give the neck the illusion of a more slender silhouette. To achieve this upgrade, physicians are using advanced liquid face lift products, including dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and even anti-wrinkle Botox, to contour the chin, without undergoing surgery. Read More: Don’t Be a Statistic – Age as Well as (And Even Better Than) a Man Receding Chin Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS You’ve indulged a little, and it’s bloating up your face. Or perhaps you just have a naturally round or squarish face shape that makes you look pudgier than you really are. These tips that will make you look thinner instantly – sans diet and exercise! – may sound like the rare unicorn in the beauty world, but they’re REAL. So should the water start to rise, we’re definitely bringing them on the ark…
BY LISA WILLIAMS Jennifer Lopez was once named as People‘s most beautiful woman in the world. “It’s so crazy. Rarely am I left speechless, but I feel honored. I feel not worthy, you know? I feel happy and proud. Proud that I’m not 25!” the 41-year-old New York City-born singer-actress told People as she joined the ranks with Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner and Beyonce Knowles. Known for her flawless skin and curvy figure, she attributed looking good to her personal life. “I think it’s because I have a lot of love in my life. I feel lucky to be an attractive person, but I’ve always felt that real beauty always comes from your heart.” While I’m sure love helps, so does poise, intelligence and a kind heart. But is that all?
From acne to aging and pigmentation to pores, there seems to be nothing acids cannot fix.Fruit acids are found in skincare products such as cleansers, toners and even serums and moisturizers. Dervied from fruits and also known as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), they penetrate skin and exfoliate, speeding up skin cell turnover. In particular, you should be able to expect improvements in 1. Appearance of wrinkles 2. Skin texture i.e. smoother and softer skin 3. Lightening of skin pigmentation A beauty staple since the days of Cleopatra (who was said to maintain her all-over glow by bathing in sour milk, a source of lactic acid), the basic principle of exfoliation for an immaculate complexion remains constant – although the mind-boggling array of modern-day formulations and peeling agents to target various skin needs is a common source of confusion for even seasoned beauty junkies. Here’s the ABCs of fruit acids and their primary skin benefits to help you navigate the beauty counters like a pro. GLYCOLIC ACID Derived From: Sugar cane Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS As well as prettier views, ample parking space and less noise, country dwellers now have another reason to gloat: Research says that if you live in a city, you can also look forward to having older skin. A separate survey also showed that even though urban folks tended to drink more water and use skincare like sunscreen more often, rural residents still score higher in terms of skin quality such as radiance and hydration, which tells us there is something else besides UV that may be impacting skin. If scientists and doctors are to be believed, incorporating urban skin defense into your routine is worth considering. But before you do, know what you’re defending against (and why). Start here: Read More: Skin Crazes That Actually Work CITY POLLUTION “We used to think that UV rays were the only major threat to our skin outdoors,” says Dr Chua Han Boon, from SW1 Clinic. “Increasingly, data suggests that city pollution also plays a direct role in pigment changes Continue Reading