Category: TIPS & ADVICE

What The Chinese Say About Good Skin

Do you always get breakouts on your chin? Or the jawline? What about the cheeks? Is it hormonal? Or is it some other cause? The art of Chinese face mapping is fascinating. Believers of Chinese medicine believe that the location of skin blemishes on your face can indicate underlying systemic causes. We’ve dissected the pimple problem according to different sections of the face and potential solutions to stubborn acne.   FOREHEAD OR “T-ZONE” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) connects the forehead with the nervous system and digestion. So if you have zits in these areas, you might be stressed! Cut back on late nights so you get ample rest. Fixing stressors would be the goal, but we all know sometimes we can only improve it – we still have to meet the deadlines, or take our exams, for example. So TCM practitioners advise adapting your diet to reduce the impact of stress on your skin. Avoid sugars, fatty and processed food; instead, increase your intake of vegetables and water. Additionally, taking Continue Reading

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

How To Get Gorgeous Skin In 7 Days

Party season is coming, and you’ve just come to the early realization that you haven’t done anything for your skin lately. Luckily for us today, there are trusted and proven red carpet skin preps that can turn this beauty emergency around and transform your skin from drab to divine within one week.   HAVE A PLAN Dull skin is caused by a variety of factors, such as chronic sun exposure, hormonal changes which contributes to a sharp devastating decline in skin elasticity and cellular renewal. Now even though I might have said that there is something for everyone, there is literally too much out there to choose from. To avoid disappointment, it is best to have a consult with a trusted professional, and have treatments planned out. The last thing you want a week ahead of a big night out is to start on a treatment that will give you too much downtime or new problems.   REVEAL THE HIDDEN GLOW If you haven’t done much for your skin lately, Continue Reading

Best Ways To Grow Your Hair

Before we begin, it is normal to lose some hair – as much as about a hundred strands per day. But if you’ve noticed a thinning crown or a receding hairline, then the cause of hair loss could be something other than physiological. If you are panicking about your thinning hair, don’t. Here are the best ways to grow your mane to healthy volumes again.   1. HAIR GROWTH SUPPLEMENTS AND SERUMS Hair growth medicine are often the first used by doctors to combat hair loss. The hair recovery serum containing Minoxidil is applied to the scalp to stimulate hair growth by increasing the growing phase (anagen phase) of the hair cycle. Stress, poor nutrition and other factors can lead to breakage and premature shedding. Dietary hair supplements supply important nutrients to hair follicles to promote existing hair growth. Hair supplements such as Viviscal are considered one of the better hair supplements, sold exclusively in medical clinics. It works also by increasing anagen phase and results can be noticed in Continue Reading

You Can Have Perfect Lips Too, Thanks To Science

Apparently, science can determine how sexy your lips can look. Bee-stung pairs like those of Angelina Jolie and Scarlet Johannson are actually not all that subjective – because the world of cosmetic procedures currently has a metric for measuring lip beauty. And those who have always contemplated a lip filler job can rejoice, because this means that lip filler augmentation is no longer like the Wild West – there is actually a way of working out the best dimension for your lips that is considered ideal for your face.   ‘SUPERSIZE ME’ – VOLUME CAN BE PLANNED Believers of “size is not everything”, this will reaffirm your belief. Studies show that different ideals of lip beauty is not rooted in size, but in ratio. In fact, this was a concept born years ago when Leonardo Da Vinci postulated that the ability of the human brain to determine beauty is actually hardwired and tied to a mathematical proportion, now known as the Golden Ratio. This means that you can probably upsize Continue Reading