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What The Chinese Say About Good Skin

Do you always get breakouts on your chin? Or the jawline? What about the cheeks? Is it hormonal? Or is it some other cause? The art of Chinese face mapping is fascinating. Believers of Chinese medicine believe that the location of skin blemishes on your face can indicate underlying systemic causes. We’ve dissected the pimple problem according to different sections of the face and potential solutions to stubborn acne.   FOREHEAD OR “T-ZONE” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) connects the forehead with the nervous system and digestion. So if you have zits in these areas, you might be stressed! Cut back on late nights so you get ample rest. Fixing stressors would be the goal, but we all know sometimes we can only improve it – we still have to meet the deadlines, or take our exams, for example. So TCM practitioners advise adapting your diet to reduce the impact of stress on your skin. Avoid sugars, fatty and processed food; instead, increase your intake of vegetables and water. Additionally, taking Continue Reading

Facial Features To Examine For A Lucky Chinese New Year

Chinese face reading is the ancient art of predicting a person’s future. The belief the faces can mean fortune or misfortune is something as old as the hills to the Chinese. Chinese face readers look for indicators of wealth and prosperity in the facial features. It is used by the elders to look for signs in potential daughter or sons –in-law, or individuals have been known to augment certain features to an appearance that improves character and fortune. Here are some of the most important “wealth spots” to examine for a prosperous year of the rat.   1. FOREHEAD The Chinese believe that a high and round forehead is an extremely reliable indicator of wealth, suggesting that it is luck sent from heaven. The forehead should be gently curved, high and even slightly protruding. Foreheads such as these suggest respect and authority as well. It is important that the forehead is clear of blemishes and pimples. Pigmentation or uneven skin tone can be improved visibly with pigment lasers. Ensure that Continue Reading

Body Sculpting Treatments That Will Be Huge In 2020

Body shaping expectations have hit a high. Instead of just hitting one’s “expected” size, the desired body shape today also has a fitness ideal to it. People don’t just want to look good, they want to look “really” good. Not everyone needs to have six-packs or have bulging biceps, but it should look like you work out regularly and might well be on your way there. Many people work out regularly to earn that svelte figure, but for a lot more out there, the effort doesn’t always pay off. Thankfully, this is the body-contouring renaissance and medical technology has invented body sculpting treatments to supplement that effort to look fit. Here are the top treatments to help further refine your body’s appearance.   COLD OR HOT TREATMENTS We are not talking about temperaments here, in case you were wondering. Fat freezing has actually been a thing for a while. Fat cryolipolysis treatments such as Coolshape freeze fat cells non-invasively, killing unwanted fat cells at target areas, and are then flushed Continue Reading

Top Secrets To Looking 10 Years Younger

Some may not get it, but aging gracefully is actually a mentality. It is about acknowledging that you are aging, but that there are things you can do to delay the physical signs of it. Here are the top secrets to that can help take years off your face.   SKIN TEXTURE AND WRINKLES The most common complaint of skin aging is dullness. Aging of the skin is characterized by loss of elasticity, this results in the appearance of lines and deep wrinkles. The skin may appear more transparent, which is caused by thinning of the surface of the skin. The picosecond laser is one of the latest skin rejuvenation lasers. A fractionated handpiece offers dramatic skin smoothening results with its photoacoustic beam, creating a productive healing response just beneath the topmost layer of the skin. SW1 Clinic’s Glass Skin Program delivers exceptional rejuvenative anti-aging benefits with the signature Pico Smooth treatment.   SAGGING SKIN Loss of collagen and loss of youthful facial fat can cause the skin to sag. Continue Reading

These Will Give You A Sharper Jawline Without Surgery

For some reason, we apply our anti-aging skincare and have treatments such as anti-wrinkle jabs or lasers done on our faces, but the efforts often stop at the jawline. The truth is, nothing gives away your age like a double chin and sagging neck. From the late thirties or early forties, weakened muscles and loose skin leads to the accumulation of fat deposits under the chin. Gravity is not the only cause of the double chin. Our bone structures shift gradually as we age, and this gives less support for soft tissues. The platysma, a thin band of muscle in the neck becomes shorter, thinner and less well-defined with age, and causes a weakening of muscle tone of the neck. Submental fat, or the double chin can appear because of loosening of skin around the neck. Weight gain and genetics have also been blamed for the double chin.   HOW TO CONTOUR AWAY THE DOUBLE CHIN WITHOUT SURGERY You can do away with a double chin, apparently, quite effectively without Continue Reading