Category: MUST READ

So Why Do We Blame Our Bodies?

“If a pair of shoes don’t fit, you just get another pair in a bigger size. So why do you blame your body when you can’t fit into an item of clothing?” I saw this quote on Instagram recently and it really struck me. Why do we blame our bodies when clothes are a little too small? Why can’t we just get one in a bigger size? All these years of seeing only ‘picture perfect’ models on our screens, we’ve been tuned to believe that only by achieving the gold standard set by society, then can we be beautiful. Skinny, small waist, smooth skin. But this is far from the truth. The standards of beauty for our bodies are ever-changing. Just look at this article. It is clear evidence that there is no fixed standard for beauty. In my eyes, being healthy is beautiful. When your mind and body are healthy, you naturally shine from within. In my opinion, exercising regularly and having a good digestive system are 2 of Continue Reading

The Pain of Dark Eye Circles

As a fellow sufferer of dark eye circles, I understand your pain. For some, sleeping earlier might solve all their problems. But not for me. At this point, dark eye circles are more annoying than anything. Even with concealor, my dark eye circles are still very noticeable. So much so that new friends will ask if I am a night owl. On the contrary, I typically sleep before 12am. How am I still a victim of dark eye circles? So, I have scavenged the web and found some remedies that will hopefully help me get rid of my nemesis for good.   Home Remedies According to this article, they recommend applying a cold compress under the eyes. Apparently, it helps to reduce puffy eyes and reduce dark circles. For 20 minutes, apply a cloth wrapped with ice cubes under your eyes. Alternatively, they also recommend putting cold tea bags under the eyes as caffeine from the tea helps with stimulating blood circulation. This can help shrink the blood vessels at Continue Reading

Oh no, I Have White Hair. Now What?

White hair oh white hair, what a vexing problem. There’s nothing we can do to prevent white hair from growing. Afterall, it is all part of ageing. Apart from ageing, it can also be caused by external factors such as stress, bad lifestyle habits like smoking. Some might find white hair unsightly, so what can we do about our white hair?   Hair Dye The market is saturated with many products to cover white hair. Regular salon visits are part of some’s monthly self-care routine. Depending on your preference for a new fresh coat of colour, or just a touch up of the hair roots, it can be costly. This is why box dyes are here to the rescue. Cheap, convenient, and efficient, these things get the job done in a jiffy. More recently, there has also been a more convenient and efficient way of covering your roots, and that is in the form of hair spray.   Reversing Grey Hair 10 years ago, reversing grey hair might seem like Continue Reading

Holy Grail Ingredients to Shoo Pimples Away!

Pimples can be such a pain to deal with. First, they stick out like a sore thumb. What purpose do they have being all red and inflamed? Next, when they are ‘ripe’, it is hard to resist the temptation of squeezing them. Lastly, they leave unsightly scars on your skin. Try incorporating products with these ingredients in your skincare routine and it might help save your skin!   Niacinamide Niacinamide, also known as Nicotinamide, is an amazing ingredient. It has properties that enable it to calm outbreaks and fade your acne spots! After consistent usage, you would see your skin texture improve. This ingredient is a must-have when it comes to fighting acne! Using a nicotinamide ampoule delivers stronger effects of this ingredient since the product is not diluted with other ingredients. If whitening and brightening your skin is something you are looking for, you would be happy to know that nicotinamide does that too!   Centella Centella Asiatica is probably not very well-known, but it is effective in healing Continue Reading

Tips For University Freshmen!

  It’s that time of the year again! The beginning of another academic year for university students. Since you’ve read the title, I am assuming you are about to begin your university life. Feeling anxious? Here are some tips I have after 1 year of university life!   Choose your project mates properly To some, project work is the best part of school. To others, it is the bane of their existence. You already won half the battle when you choose the correct groupmates. Otherwise, you’ll be growing a lot of white hair in your 4 years of university education if you have groupmates who contribute nothing but trouble. Lucky for you though, there is a new grey hair reversal treatment in town if you need it. You can enjoy the much-needed zen during the 30 comfortable and painless minutes of treatment while fixing the damage on your head. Submission deadlines are also usually cluttered near exam week, so you should try to start your projects earlier while you still have Continue Reading