Category: TIPS & ADVICE

5 Sunscreen Myths We Want You To Stop Believing

It is summer now and you can’t wait to get out in the sun. Or you live somewhere in the tropical climate and live in fear of pigmentation? If you were just like me and have problems finding the right sunscreen (there are so many choices, I know!), here are 5 sunscreen myths we have debunked which will help you get smarter when you purchase your next sunscreen. Tip: It is not always about buying the most expensive ones!   Myth 1. Physical sunscreens clog up your pores and cause acne For those who don’t know, physical sunscreens are also known as mineral sunscreens, because they contain mineral ingredients titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. These work not by being absorbed into the skin (i.e. chemical sunscreens do that), but by forming a barrier on top of skin and deflecting damaging UV rays away from the skin. Contrary to popular belief, physical blockers are less likely to clog up skin and cause acne – silicones and mineral oils do. These tend Continue Reading

Knee Anxiety And Kninkles

Sagging skin and wrinkles on the face are often the first things that people rush to correct. In fact, women and men around the world are not giving skin agers a chance and many are embarking on anti-aging treatments long before the skin succumbs to gravity and to chance. Anti-aging treatments now extend to the neck, the décolleté, the hands and even the back! So as it turns out, as it gets harder to tell one’s age, the tougher it gets to hide it, as the world scrutinizes for signs of age on the body. The latest anxiety is in the leg joints. Kninkles, or knee wrinkles first got it’s publicity piece several years ago when Catherine Zeta-Jones glided over the red carpet looking picture perfect except for her crinkly and pouchy knees. Need I explain further why the world was devastated that a normal (but famous) human being was not allowed to look aged, even in the knees? Perhaps there isn’t a need to. This was simply the cue Continue Reading

Is The Non-Surgical Nose Job For You?

When it comes to enhancement of the nose, there are essentially two options— surgical and non-surgical. If you are opting for the surgical route, you are talking about rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller; change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip; alter the tip of the nose; or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects in the nose. During rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added (either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler). A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose as it heals.       If you, like many others, do not like the idea of invasive surgery, you can consider non-surgical options of augmenting your nose. The non-surgical Rhinoplasty, or non-surgical nose job as it is Continue Reading

Celebrity Secrets: Age Retarding Botox And Fillers

Google the words ‘botox’ and ‘fillers’ and you are bound to see celebrity before-and-after photos of plastic surgery fails. But we all know that botox and fillers are regularly done by celebrities and normal people (like you and me!) for preventive and rejuvenation reasons, so it can’t be all bad. In fact, pitfalls don’t deter some stars from the needle at all. This article will take you through some famous and splendid botox and filler jobs which were so well done, you probably didn’t even realize it.   1. Jennifer Aniston Our favourite waitress from the hit sitcom “Friends” does not look like she has aged a day since 2003. It is common knowledge that she had a nose job in her 30s but she is one of the freshest-looking 50 year olds in Hollywood to date. Jennifer admits that she has Botox done and this has probably done a lot for her in terms of preventive aging. Dr Low Chai Ling: Notice that you can still see some lines Continue Reading

A Rookie’s Guide To Facial Oils

First we had the toner, then came along the essence. Now, facial oils are emerging as the after-moisturizer oil – something like an emollient for superficial hydration and protection. So how exactly do we make include the facial oil in our skincare regime? Is it worth adding it in (and the money)? And which skin types are suitable for facial oils?   Sensitive and Dehydrated Skin Facial oils provide an additional barrier for skin prone to irritation and inflammation. While moisturizers deliver moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic deeper into the skin, adding a facial oil to one’s sensitive and dry skincare regime will give skin a moisture sealant, making your moisturizers much more effective. So if you are not quite there with the dewy complexion with your moisturizers, then maybe adding a facial oil will make that happen.   Read More: How to Get Rid of Cystic Acne Greasy Skin If you have oily skin, “oil-free” skincare is probably what you want because the last thing you probably want is Continue Reading