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Ideal Beauty – The PERFECT Female Face Found

BY LISA WILLIAMS Florence Colgate was crowned the most beautiful woman in Britain in 2012. The 18-year-old student beat 8000 other participants in a competition in the search of the “Perfect Face”. Contestants were judged without makeup and were barred entry if they received plastic surgery or chemical enhancement. Some speculated her beauty secret was the air in her home town, or possibly a special ingredient in the chips from the seaside shop she was part-timing at. But it was really the blue-eyed blonde’s flawless mathematical facial proportions that added up to her success in winning the title as Britain’s most naturally gorgeous face. Read More: Forget Brows: Women Are Now ‘Thread’-Lifting Their Faces  

Here’s How To Get An Eyelift Without Surgery

The Chinese have a saying – the eyes are the windows to our soul. But as age creeps up on us, the delicate skin which frame our eyes loses its turgor and starts to sag. Before long, dark undereye circles may form and one can look tired even though you are quite well-rested!   How Our Eyes Age Firstly, sagging skin of the eye changes the shape of the eyes a little. They can look smaller and droop. Asians with heavier eyelids are also more prone to eyelid drooping and even covering part of their field of vision – ptosis. In this case, ptosis correction with double eyelid surgery is probably the most effective option.     How do fine lines and wrinkles eventually form around the eyes? The skin is like a piece of paper – repeated creasing along the same lines when we squeeze our eye muscles eventually turn these creases into permanent wrinkles. While you can’t quite put a limit on the cumulative amount of time squeezing Continue Reading

5 Procedures You Can Do For A Youthful V-Shaped Face

A V-shaped visage is probably the most coveted face shape in most parts of Asia, such as Korea, Japan and locally in Singapore. Check out the most popular Korean pop stars such as Park Shin Hye and you will know what we mean. A slim, V- or heart-shaped face imparts a youthful (and dare we say, sophisticated) appearance, and complements a wider midface.   In fact, the V-shaped face is so popular, many have gone under the knife to achieve it. But what are the options for the rest of us who would like to explore other non-invasive options? The good news is, unless you have an obviously recessive or protruding jawline that requires corrective jaw surgery, we have put together the best options that doesn’t require the blade.   Big Jaw Muscles – Botox Jaw Slimming Chewing muscles at the angle of the jaw are a common cause of a squarish jawline. This is commonly seen in Asians who are genetically predisposed, and worsened by vigorous chewing or grinding Continue Reading

Transform Your Skin With Fruit Acids

From acne to aging and pigmentation to pores, there seems to be nothing acids cannot fix.Fruit acids are found in skincare products such as cleansers, toners and even serums and moisturizers. Dervied from fruits and also known as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), they penetrate skin and exfoliate, speeding up skin cell turnover. In particular, you should be able to expect improvements in 1. Appearance of wrinkles 2. Skin texture i.e. smoother and softer skin 3. Lightening of skin pigmentation A beauty staple since the days of Cleopatra (who was said to maintain her all-over glow by bathing in sour milk, a source of lactic acid), the basic principle of exfoliation for an immaculate complexion remains constant – although the mind-boggling array of modern-day formulations and peeling agents to target various skin needs is a common source of confusion for even seasoned beauty junkies. Here’s the ABCs of fruit acids and their primary skin benefits to help you navigate the beauty counters like a pro.   GLYCOLIC ACID Derived From: Sugar cane Continue Reading

Roll Away Cellulite With This New Body-cial

Cellulite can be quite impossible to remove and it happens to even fit and lean people. Disliked for its dimpled appearance, cellulite is commonly found on the hips, thighs, buttocks, and other parts of the body such as the arms, and occurs when pockets of fat push through connective tissue beneath the skin. If you a cellulite problem you wish to remove, apart from radiofrequency treatments such as Thermage Body, SKIN found a “body-cial” at the SW1 Spa which recently put up a cellulite busting treatment that combines the efficacy of a clinical treatment and the comfort of a spa treatment into one. Micro-needling – Rolling Away Cellulite You might have heard of micro-needling to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellu-Melt is a new treatment you can find at the SW1 Spa visibly smoothens the appearance of dimply skin with a derma-roller. Using tool that looks like a miniature of the paint roller except it is covered with little pins. Before you freak out, these pins are really short – Continue Reading