Category: MUST READ

Is the New Threadlift The Best Way To Fast-Track A Facelift?

Part of the work to tackle signs of aging is finding a way to tackle unwanted sags and folds. The facial threadlift has been hailed as a low downtime treatment for men and women that gives visible lifting results, while completely side stepping the downtime associated with traditional facelifts. For those who have not heard of threadlifts, this is a procedure done by a trained medical professional where thin, almost invisible, fine threads are inserted under the skin. These bio-degradable threads have tiny anchors that “catch” soft tissue beneath skin. When placed in aesthetically flattering vectors, they result in a natural skin lifting effect. There are different types of threads available, and success often comes with deciding on the right thread (with the right doctor, of course). The most common threads used are: Polydioxanone (PDO, Infinity V-Lift, Infinity Instalift, V-petit) – made of material commonly used for stitching in surgeries. These procedures use threads that can place sagging skin in a more flattering position, and also help to stimulate collagen Continue Reading

Deep Cleansing Your Skin From Drab To Radiant

You may think washing your face is a no-brainer. Well, not exactly. You’ll be surprised to hear from the pros that many of us aren’t using the correct product, rinsing properly, or treating our skin with the TLC it deserves. So time to start on a clean slate, tweak your purifying routine, and reveal glowing skin – tonight.   FINDING MR BRIGHT But a cleanser is a cleanser, right? Hardly (and yes, you do need more than water). Good skincare starts with a clean palette to allow the skincare goodies to sink in properly, but without over-stripping skin’s natural protective barrier and leaving it feeling like the Sahara. STEP 1: The first step to finding the perfect one for you is to understand your skin type and needs. While we should all get our skin analysed by a pro in the ideal world, you can get a good indication with this DIY test: Rinse your clean face with 10 splashes of lukewarm water, pat it dry and wait 45 minutes. Continue Reading

3 Surprising Uses of Botox That Don’t Include Wrinkles

Everyone knows Botox is an injectable treatment for smoothening wrinkles. But there are other treatments using Botox (off-label) that might just surprise you.   EXCESSIVE SWEATING Excessive sweating can occur in the underarms, on the palms and the soles. Botox to resolve excessive sweating is an underrated treatment that reduces or eliminates hyperhidrosis, a common disorder of excessive sweating that causes a whole lot of unhappiness to those who suffer from it. For Botox hyperhidrosis, a diluted dose is injected superficially into multiple spots focally and goes into effect within 1 to 2 weeks, lasting an average of 6 to 8 months.   “BLOTOX” Believe it or not, you can inject Botox into your scalp to make your blowout last longer. Imagine going to the gym for a full cardiovascular workout and coming out of the gym with your curls dry. Botox injected into the scalp decreases sweating – particularly useful for those with curly or kinky hair who want to keep their hair straight for longer.   JAW GRINDING Continue Reading

Acne Fighters That Work

If you’re having some trouble finding an effective acne solution, you’ve come to the right place. You watch every commercial and read every magazine article you find but still can’t find an acne treatment that works for you. Everyone’s skin is a little different and sometimes it takes more than a single type of treatment to get a good result. But not to worry, we spoke to some experts and we’re going to give you some guidance on highly effective solutions for acne.   Blue Light Therapy Pimples are usually form in the same way from clogged pores, or pores become blocked, letting impurities, bacteria and cells build up and form a plug. Well, the main cause is from an abnormal amount of bacteria, resulting in inflammatory acne. I-clear aka the blue light therapy emits powerful rays that penetrate follicles to kill off acne-causing bacteria. It utilises innovative Photo Dynamic Therapy technology to effectively aim at the bacteria without affecting surrounding tissues. This painless, non-invasive therapy is suitable for moderate Continue Reading

Do You Need Antioxidants In Your Skincare?

We’ve heard of the importance of including antioxidants in our diet, but what about antioxidants in skincare? If you have them in your skincare currently, do you know why you are slathering them on your skin? Well, like what they do for the body when you eat them, antioxidants in skincare protect the skin against the harmful effects of free radicals, nasty things in the environment (air pollution, chemicals, cigarette smoke) that breaks down your skin’s elasticity everyday. Yes, antioxidants in your skincare prevent free radicals from sucking life out of your face, basically. They allow your skin to repair by moping up free radicals. The question is, what are the best antioxidants for your skin?   VITAMIN C – BRIGHTENING A hot favourite of many doctors, this is the antioxidant to go to to perk up dull, tired-looking skin. It can also reduce hyperpigmentation, boost collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and even out skin tone. SW1 Shop – Vitamin C Elixir   VITAMIN A – Continue Reading