Category: ARTICLE OF THE MONTH

Try A Peel-A-Thon With This Bespoke Peel During Self-Quarantine

Did you know that chemical peeling is not new and has already been used hundreds of years ago? Cleopatra used lactic and tartaric acid (in milk and red wine) to give herself mild chemical peels. In 1834, chemical peels were officially discovered in the lab, and received its recognition in the medical industry in the 1960s. We now know that sour milk and wine contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which are found in a range of over-the-counter skincare products and in professional treatments in clinics. Chemical peels are extremely efficient treatments – they treat a variety of problems such as uneven skin tone, smoothens the skin by encouraging cellular renewal, removes fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and even acne. But chemical peels intimidate people, because peels are fundamentally acids and if applied incorrectly, can cause side effects or a redness that can last for months. But luckily for us who now have to play our part during the pandemic and stay at home, there is a convenient and rather Continue Reading

These Are The Anti-Aging Products You Need From Your 30s

Wrinkle creams used to be reserved until wrinkles were starting to appear, but people are starting to invest in their youth – starting on pre-aging treatments and creams before the signs become too obvious.   BEFORE BEDTIME: RETINOL Vitamin A is fast becoming the single ingredient that skin doctors believe anyone seeking anti-aging benefits in their skincare should have. Here’s are some of the reasons why: It penetrates deeply to stimulate fibroblasts – cells that produce collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It exfoliates and increases skin cell turnover, evening out skin tone and also has pigment-lightening effects.   IN THE MORNING: STEM CELL SERUMS Touted as a breakthrough for skin aging problems, stem cell extracts such as Evercell Luxe Skin Charger have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which help protect our skin from premature aging. This increases skin’s elasticity, preventing the dreaded facial sag. Expect an improvement in skin texture and radiance as it also boosts increased cellular turnover at the skin’s surface.   BEFORE YOU Continue Reading

How Self-Quarantine Can Motivate You To Get More Fit

Let’s not deny it, more than half the world got thrown into self-quarantine and everyone affected has had to make adjustments to their routines. With gyms closed, and body sculpting services such as Coolshape, ONDA, and magnetic muscle sculpting halted until 1 June 2020, how do we stay fit while working from home? We are no Zoe Kravitz, who is continuing her training at home at least 5 times a week to play Catwoman in the upcoming Batman movie, but we can be inspired to stay in shape during self-isolation. If you are worried about weight gain because you are stuck working at home and all the gyms are currently closed, here are some home workouts you can try.   AT HOME WORKOUTS If you haven’t heard of them yet, now’s the time to check out F45 Training, a network of group training studios offering high intensity functional workouts. Their at-home workouts are free until 1 June 2020, helping members and everyone else who is interested in trying out F45 Continue Reading

Eat This Not That – DIY Masks Your Skin Will Love

You probably know what you can eat for a healthier-looking complexion, but so you know what you can put on your face for that coverted glow? Say hello to DIY face masks!   And this is important information, since the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all our routines into chaos, and by this time of isolation, many of us might be noticing some not-so-welcome skin dullness. Well guess what? You might just be able to find that some of the most nutritious foods in your kitchen could well work for the face. From everything from facial scrubs to DIY masks. Here are 3 easy and safe DIY recipes to try. 1. TURMERIC This bright yellow spice has always done way more than make curry dishes stand out. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and astringent properties is great for problem skin when applied to it – think anti-aging. It is also able to brighten the skin and fade pigmentation and acne scars. To make it into a mask, combine 1 teaspoon of turmeric power Continue Reading

Spa At Home: The Ultimate Skin Survival Roundup

At this point in time, most of us are staying at home during the Circuit Breaker in Singapore. 3 weeks into isolation, although a far cry from what we really want to do everyday, we are probably slowly getting adjusted to this new way of life. Just like how many have learnt that ordering in can still be a feast, there are new ways to be resourceful with your stay-at-home skincare needs. SKIN DETOX You can’t go out to get your skin a pampering fix, but it doesn’t mean you can’t give your skin a luxurious treat while staying at home. At-home facials are great because not only are they good for anyone’s skin, you can do them more regularly too. The Circuit Breaker is probably a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be able “spa” on a frequent basis. Try SW1 Shop’s Stay At Home Skintoxifier Kit for a bi-weekly skin detox. For other skincare kits, shop here. BESPOKE PEEL The ultimate spa-at-home bespoke peel created by the team behind one of Continue Reading