Category: INSIDER’S GUIDE

Are Your Botox Injections Safe?

Botulinum toxin Type A/B injections are one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed worldwide. A cosmetic star that quickly rose to popularity in the early 2000s, this is the anti-wrinkle injection well-loved and endorsed by celebrities, used by thousands of men and women to starve off the visual effects of aging. However, Botox allegedly causes rare but serious complications, including death. Recently, a young woman died after allegedly receiving cosmetic Botox injections in Singapore. While it is not clear at the time of writing this article what treatments the lady received exactly, and until clarifications can be made officially, should you be going for Botox again?   HOW DOCTORS ARE ADMINISTERING BOTOX NOW There is no doubt that despite reports of these serious complications, cosmetic injections of Botox have a remarkably safe history. In case you weren’t aware, what worries people is that Botox is actually derived from a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, the same toxin that causes botulism, a form of life-threatening food-poisoning. Botox injections work by Continue Reading

Pore You: Pore Shrinking Truths And Myths

Pores are nasty little blots on our skin, the nemesis of our skin. Almost everyone had tried something, anything to shrink them and that is there are plenty of pore stories passed from friend to friend and generation to generation on how to get rid of these vile little footprints from a beautiful canvas.   WHAT PORES REALLY ARE First things first, a little bit of pore physiology. Pores are tiny openings that can be observed on the surface of our skin. They are responsible for allowing oil and sweat to reach the surface from beneath. Pores can be found in every single millimeter of our skin, and there are millions of them. Some fortunate people have the tiniest of pores – so small that they are indiscernible to the naked eye. Others have enlarged pores and… let’s just leave it as that. There are two types of skin pores – Oil pores and sweat pores. Oil pores are also hair follicles (pilosebaceous unit) and they serve to lubricate the Continue Reading

5 Doctor-Approved Treatments To Combat Oily Skin

Do you get helpful advice such as “just wash your face more often” when people talk about your oily skin? Or are you tired of blotting oil off your nose every 30 minutes so that your glasses will stop sliding off? And are you thoroughly confused after reading everywhere that oily skin should be treated with oil? Here are 5 doctor-approved treatments to tackle oily skin!   1. Medicated facial washes Washing your face regularly is a must, although people with oily skin will find that doing so with facial washes that contain acids will help more. BHA (beta hydroxy acids or salicylic acid), being oil-soluble, works on the skin surface and inside the pore, refreshing grease-slicked pores instantly.   2. Find a product that works on oily skin overnight One of the ways to stop waking up with greasy skin is to try skincare products at night featuring active ingredients such as glycolic acid. This is a type of AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that breaks down dead skin cells Continue Reading

Is It Possible To Look Too Young For Your Age?

Looking too young for your age is almost never awkward, unless you are really young. Some of the issues preventing us from looking youthful have quick fixes, believe it not. Keep reading to find out what you can do non-surgically, so people can’t guess your actual age!   ADD RETINOL TO YOUR SKIN’S TOPICAL REGIME Genetics might be a factor of skin aging, but it doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. Most skin doctors recommend including this magic ingredient which helps to increase the rate of cellular renewal. This skin hero is particularly well-loved for its wrinkle-smoothing and radiance boosting effect.   APPLY SUNSCREEN RELIGIOUSLY A lot of scary things that can happen to your skin without you realizing it, such as how harmful UV rays from the sun can age your skin even during your daily commute and not just when you are deliberately out on the beach trying to get your tan. And also how you don’t need to get a sunburn for your skin to Continue Reading

4 Things To Do To Save Your Neck

Sagging skin and wrinkles on the neck is a universal cosmetic problem. Like taxes, it affects all of us. An aging neck is one of the top complaints in those aged above 40. Luckily, unlike taxes, there are safe and legitimate ways to save your neck.   1. Botox Neck Lifting Known as the Nefertiti Lift, this technique relaxes the platysma muscle of the neck, allowing the opposing facial elevator muscles to be more active, resulting in a more lifted and contoured jawline. Expect less obvious jowls and a more defined jawline with this quick fix. A Nefertiti lift lasts between 3 to 6 months on average. While it is not permanent, the procedure is really effective and easy, so most people would go for it at least once or twice a year.   2. Non-invasive skin tightening Have you noticed your skin droop but feel that a surgical facelift for it would be an overkill? Or if you would rather try something completely non-invasive, try Trinity Facelift, a program Continue Reading