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. 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. 3. Sunscreen for the eyes A little 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
As we grow older our skin goes through many different phases depending on our hormones and how much we indulge in life’s excesses. To help you understand your skin better, we look at what happens to our skin during our thirties, forties and fifties and give you the best beauty tips for each stage. Read More: 5 Anti-Aging Must-Haves for Graceful Living 30s WHAT IS HAPPENING? More babies are born to women aged between 30 and 34 than in any other age group. Pregnancy is a good skin care conditioner and it’s common for women to appear to ‘glow’ during this time. This is because a healthy hormone production of oestrogen and progesterone can give your skin a healthy look. Read More: 5 Ways to Tackle Stubborn Zits FAULTS & FIXES: Pregnancy spots: Some women complain of ‘pregnancy spots’. This is an overgrowth of blood vessels lying deep in your skin caused by too much oestrogen. During pregnancy, your skin texture may also start to become drier and tougher because Continue Reading
Apparently, the highly coveted luminous complexion of Korean actresses and models can be achieved these days with some minor help from your skin doctor, and it doesn’t take forever to see results. If you want to get beautiful skin in a week, there is a new glow treatment at the SW1 Clinic that will give you results – the Baby Skin Program. The BB Aquatouch Laser is a unique sub-ablative thulium laser of the 1927 wavelength. Lasers of this wavelength are extremely effective in targeting the epidermal basal layer and is the bane of sun damaged skin and pigmentation. Not only that, it has an instant brightening effect, and skin texture and elasticity is also improved dramatically. It is the bane of dull and rough skin, fine lines and enlarged pores. The BB Aquatouch Laser is so called because of its superb ability to improve skin texture and tone, similar to the effect of applying a BB cream onto the skin. Watery clear and luminous skin is now within reach. Continue Reading