Ageing brings many wonderful things: Wisdom, experience, a bigger bank account. All good. But truth be told, it adds less desirable things like perpetual dullness, deepening wrinkles and the dreaded sag, too. Fortunately, advances in medical science now allows us to replenish part of what time has eroded away to pare years off the face and restore a naturally refreshed look that just looks like a life well-lived – naturally. Read More: Best Nose Defining Treatments COLLAGEN – THE BACKBONE OF YOUTH Collagen fibres, the major backbone of the skin becomes damaged as we age. The cells that produce collagen and elastin are especially prone to UV radiation damage. At the same time, hyaluronic acid levels in our skin drop – resulting in a decrease in water content of the skin. The skin then becomes dull, dry and loses some of its youthful suppleness. Finally, certain pockets of fat such as those under the eye and in the midface get slowly deflated over the years, whole others such as Continue Reading
So people have been telling me for years that I look tired, even though I haven’t had problems at all with sleep. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with showing concern for a colleague who looks dead beat (or even a stranger), but I guess my dark undereye circles are obvious enough for others to ask about it, so I decided to do something about it. Read More: It’s Time to Get Sexy (Lips) THINGS THAT DIDN’T WORK Before I begin on the actual solution that worked for me, let me say what didn’t work. 1. More Sleep I already have 8 hours of undisturbed sleep per night, which is ample for someone of my (ripe old) age, so clearly more sleep wasn’t going to help. Moreover mine isn’t really an eyebag problem. It’s a colour issue, so no water retention issues that I needed to solve. 2. Expensive eye creams Need I say more, this was probably about a thousand dollars thrown into the wind. Continue Reading
The beauty industry is eternally dreaming up new ways to replicate the effects of cosmetic surgery procedures, without actually necessitating a scalpel or an anaesthetic. We took a deep look at a few of the newer beauty innovations, which don’t require invasive surgery, to see what’s been developed in the last 12 months or so.
If the idea of dewy, luminous skin bores you, clearly you need something even better. Glass skin is the latest Korean beauty complexion that everyone is going after. Describing perfectly clear, poreless and seemingly transparent skin, the unfortunate part is unless you are Korean or are born with gleaming skin, don’t expect a 10-step Korean beauty regime to work overnight. Instead, glass skin skincare requires dedication and hard work – from regular chemical and mechanical exfoliants to moisture-rich toners, essences, serums, creams and your best hydrating mask. Most of us live in the real world and applying 10 or 11 products twice daily sounds like the greatest punishment for wanting gorgeous, glass-like skin. If you are feeling a little impatient (which is rather normal for us living the fast-tracked life in Singapore), here is a treatment you can try. Read More: The Summer Glow – Get Sexy Skin from Head to Toe SW1 CLINIC’S GLASS SKIN PROGRAM SHRINKS YOUR PORES Dr Michelle says that this is her new “aesthetic Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS Though my nose is perfectly straight and sits well proportioned on my face, the somewhat bovine curve at the bottom bothered me. Not the curve, per se, but a childhood memory related to it. When I was about six, my mother casually mentioned my nose looked like Miss Piggy’s—which, in itself, is not a bad thing to say except no woman wants to grow up to resemble a porcine cartoon character. A few months later, forgetting all about her comment and the fact that I have a spectacular memory, she said, “Miss Piggy has a really ugly nose.” This caused an unintentional scar that remained on my psyche; I would never pose for pictures in profile. I was convinced it wasn’t my best face forward. However, I am a real coward when it comes to surgery. The furthest I have gone in my foray into the medical world was a blood test for my annual health screen. Hence, my dilemma. Jumping into the deep end When I found Continue Reading