Category: ARTICLE OF THE MONTH

Little On Time, Big On Results – All The Knife-Free Beauty Alternatives To Surgery

I caught up with a friend recently over dinner, and was fascinated to find her face visibly “upgraded”. Apparently, surgical facelifts are hardly done anymore, and the medical aesthetic industry has started a revolution of non-invasive facial and skin rejuvenation treatments, a few of which my friend has tried. The best thing about these treatments is that there is usually very little or no downtime at all, and you still look like you, just more polished and more airbrushed. Here are the knife-free alternatives to surgery that will keep your skin looking incredible.   Problem: Droopy brows Surgical Option: Surgical Browlift Alternative Fix: Botox Browlift Although usually caused by aging, not everyone who has a droopy brow is a victim of it due to aging. Some have genetically low brows and/or droopy eyelids. Regardless, sagging skin around the brows and eyelids make often makes one look older. Worse, severe droopy brows can partially cover one’s vision (hooding). While a surgical brow lift offers dramatic results, some may find it invasive. Continue Reading

Why Facial Hair Could Be Wrecking Your Complexion

We all have varying degrees of facial hair and irritation, ingrown hairs, acne, hair bumps can come into place whether one takes or doesn’t take the no-shave route. We all know something like smoking ruins your looks, but some tricky complexion situations can also be caused by something as harmless-looking and unassuming as facial hair. Here’s why facial hair removal could be a good idea:   IT CAN EXACERBATE ACNE Acne, in part, is casued by surging hormones known as androgens. Androgens stimulates oil glands in the skin to increase production of oily sebum. Facial hair collects dirt and debris, causing increases sensitivity to acne-producing bacteria, which clogs the pores and results in pimples.   THEY CAUSE RAZOR BUMPS The best way to get rid of razor bumps is to not erm, not shave, at all. These bumps commonly appear after shaving. These appear because sometimes when a hair is cut off just at the surface of the skin, it can grow inwards and cause irritation to the hair follicle, Continue Reading

Why Latest Aesthetic Treatments Mean Less Primping Time Daily

The average woman spends 55 minutes getting ready to go out. While one woman (or man) does not speak for all women, that seems like an awful lot of time devoted to morning primping. I even know of women who spend no less than 2 hours getting ready daily. But being busy isn’t an excuse for not looking your best. Since good skincare tips are worth their weight in gold, we’ve collected the latest aesthetic treatments that will improve the complexion quickly so your morning routine doesn’t feel like such hard work.   1. Keep It Clean And Clear Our skin is the largest organ of our body. Deep cleansing helps to remove excessive buildup of impurities in our skin. Removing impurities allows not only better absorption of skincare but also allows natural skin rejuvenation processes to take place. Try ultrasonic cleansing, a spa treatment which uses ultrasonic wave motion to remove dead skin cells on the surface, and removes impurities such as blackheads and whiteheads.   2. Scrub Away Continue Reading

The New Skin Laser That’s Changing Complexions

Our campaign for glowing skin is actually not new. Gypsies were thought to be the first to use deep chemical peels, passing this prized formula for generations. Other bizarre formulas rumored in other parts of the world included singeing of the skin to achieve exfoliation. If you shuddered a little thinking of bringing a flame to your face for the sake of beauty, rest assured that medical innovation has brought us to an exciting age of complexion lasers, which has made it possible to treat skin conditions previously considered untreatable.   PHOTOREJUVENATION You have probably heard of photorejuvenation, a skin treatment using lasers including the Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd-YAG). These aim to airbrush or completely remove signs of photoaging such as fine lines, wrinkles and rough skin texture. In line with our pursuit of perfecting our complexions for a dewy, healthy appearance, many laser systems today address a wide variety of skin concerns, more than just anti-aging, and focusing on a smooth and reflective canvas as the end product. Continue Reading

How To Wing The #10YearChallenge

Following the “Bird Box Challenge”, and the “Top Nine Photos Of The Year Challenge”, the most recent Facebook challenge which went viral just about a week ago called the “10-Year Challenge” has already gotten more than 5 million participating, as we speak. Conspiracy theories including Facebook using this challenge as a way of data-mining for facial recognition are plenty, but for fun’s sake, let’s just view the challenge as a harmless meme and see just how hard did aging hit you.   The #10YearChallenge Participating in this challenge is easy – you simply share 2 photos of youself, 10 years apart, side by side, and post it on your instagram or Facebook account with the #10YearChallenge hashtag. In case you still didn’t know, celebrities, in particular, love this challenge. It IS essentially an excuse to let the world know if you haven’t aged a day (alongside breezy captions that maintaining your skin’s elasticity requires zero work).   How To Wing The #10YearChallenge But we live in the real world and Continue Reading