Category: EXTRAS

Learning From the Young Us

While searching up holidays in the month of October (as one does), I saw “Children’s Day”. Then, a pang of nostalgia hit me. As I reminisce about the fun celebrations I had eons ago in school, I can’t help but reflect on the things we can all learn from our young selves. We’ve gone through a wide variety of experiences that have helped shape us into the adults we are today. As the good, the bad and the ugly become more apparent to us, we lose the childlike innocence we once had. Oh, what a shame. This void is then filled by skepticism. As much as I resent the fact that this is the natural process of growing up, I must agree that skepticism is important for survival in today’s world. Along the way, we lose many things, our youth, our innocence and maybe even the wonder we have for this world. But there are some things that we shouldn’t lose. Never lose your sense of self. It is important Continue Reading

Blue Light is Harmful… Or is it?

Lights can be described as our trusty assistant. They help us see clearly, hence accomplishing our tasks. But these trusty assistants are also capable of hurting us. How can we turn evil into good? How can we be the master of them and control it to benefit us?   Ultraviolet rays It is no secret that being under the sun without proper protection is detrimental to our skin’s health. Premature ageing and dark spots are some of the unwanted damages we want to avoid. That being said, not all about the sun is bad. In fact, getting some vitamin D is good for the improvement of our health as it helps to regulate our moods. Don’t ask me about the science of it, but if I had to fathom a guess, I would say the brightness of the sun has a factor to play in lifting our dull moods! In this never-ending covid-19 era, there is already a lot of restrictions on the things we can do. If going to Continue Reading

So Why Do We Blame Our Bodies?

“If a pair of shoes don’t fit, you just get another pair in a bigger size. So why do you blame your body when you can’t fit into an item of clothing?” I saw this quote on Instagram recently and it really struck me. Why do we blame our bodies when clothes are a little too small? Why can’t we just get one in a bigger size? All these years of seeing only ‘picture perfect’ models on our screens, we’ve been tuned to believe that only by achieving the gold standard set by society, then can we be beautiful. Skinny, small waist, smooth skin. But this is far from the truth. The standards of beauty for our bodies are ever-changing. Just look at this article. It is clear evidence that there is no fixed standard for beauty. In my eyes, being healthy is beautiful. When your mind and body are healthy, you naturally shine from within. In my opinion, exercising regularly and having a good digestive system are 2 of Continue Reading

The Pain of Dark Eye Circles

As a fellow sufferer of dark eye circles, I understand your pain. For some, sleeping earlier might solve all their problems. But not for me. At this point, dark eye circles are more annoying than anything. Even with concealor, my dark eye circles are still very noticeable. So much so that new friends will ask if I am a night owl. On the contrary, I typically sleep before 12am. How am I still a victim of dark eye circles? So, I have scavenged the web and found some remedies that will hopefully help me get rid of my nemesis for good.   Home Remedies According to this article, they recommend applying a cold compress under the eyes. Apparently, it helps to reduce puffy eyes and reduce dark circles. For 20 minutes, apply a cloth wrapped with ice cubes under your eyes. Alternatively, they also recommend putting cold tea bags under the eyes as caffeine from the tea helps with stimulating blood circulation. This can help shrink the blood vessels at Continue Reading

Oh no, I Have White Hair. Now What?

White hair oh white hair, what a vexing problem. There’s nothing we can do to prevent white hair from growing. Afterall, it is all part of ageing. Apart from ageing, it can also be caused by external factors such as stress, bad lifestyle habits like smoking. Some might find white hair unsightly, so what can we do about our white hair?   Hair Dye The market is saturated with many products to cover white hair. Regular salon visits are part of some’s monthly self-care routine. Depending on your preference for a new fresh coat of colour, or just a touch up of the hair roots, it can be costly. This is why box dyes are here to the rescue. Cheap, convenient, and efficient, these things get the job done in a jiffy. More recently, there has also been a more convenient and efficient way of covering your roots, and that is in the form of hair spray.   Reversing Grey Hair 10 years ago, reversing grey hair might seem like Continue Reading