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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

Pore Perfection: Is There Really Such A Thing?

We’ve all heard of ugly pore stories, and it’s passed from generation to generation, friend to friend because people who have invisible pores are actually rare. The truth is, pores exist for a pretty valid reason – they are found in every single millimeter of skin and they are actually channels that allow oil and sweat to reach the surface of the skin from beneath. The awful thing is, pores have stuff in them. Each pore contains a sebaceous gland, and pores are openings of hair follicles. Pores are more noticeable where sebaceous glands are bigger (so if you have oily skin, you are likely to have more noticeable pores). Can you eliminate pores? Legendary pore stories have you believing that it is entirely possible. The simple answer is, nope. But there are ways you can reduce the size of your pores, here’s how.   USE PORE-CLEARING SKINCARE First things first, avoid getting your pores clogged. Cleanse your face twice a day with a salicylic acid facial wash such as Continue Reading