Category: INSIDER’S GUIDE

The Latest No-Frills Facials To Try

I have a love-hate relationship with facials. I love how facials can instantly freshen my skin, and help me clean out the gunk I never knew existed in my pores. Once I tried an oxygen facial and I was blown away with my skin’s ability to actually look luminous. But my main gripe about facials though, is how long some of these can take.   Read More: Applying ‘Feng Shui’ to Enhance Your Face & Wealth   LUNCHTIME FIXES A HIT WITH BUSY INDIVIDUALS WORKING IN CBD Busy individuals want to freshen themselves up in a jiffy, and express facials are also a big hit for those who want to take a quick break from the manic schedules for quick skin fixes. Regular facials often take about 90 minutes (or more) and cost as much as five or six hundred dollars, whereas the shortened versions typically cost half (or less) and take half the time. Not that these express facials are any less in substance in terms of cleaning – Continue Reading

Non-Surgical Nose Enhancements Decoded

In the past, if you wanted to change how your nose looked like, you had only the surgical nose job to look forward to. Now, injectable dermal fillers are actually a thing, and these miraculous things can actually transform your nose in less than 30 minutes. But wait, even more recently, nose threadlifts have gained their own foothold in the market. Just what exactly are all the options for someone who wants a new nose, and which ones are suitable for you? How can inserting a gel or thin suture threads into the nose make it look smaller?   1. Nose Fillers Also known as the “Liquid nose job”, this lunchtime procedure is magically transformative. Dermal nose fillers in a gel form are injected into the nose and last anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. These fillers are commonly made of a biodissolvable substance such as hyaluronic acid, and your body dissolves the filler over time. These are great for augmenting the nose bridge, correcting curves, bumps and lumps. Continue Reading

3 Reasons Why You Should Botox In Your 30s

While there has no been studies to date showing that Botox is effective as an anti-aging treatment, it has been around long enough by now for people to know that it is not a farce. Question is do you start early, or late? If you are in your 30s, here are 3 top reasons why you should considering having it done.    1. PREJUVENATION “How early should we start to Botox?” – is a common question asked by many. While it is common sense to Botox around your 40s, when most wrinkles have already started to show for at least a few years, it is too early to Botox when wrinkles are just starting to show, or being barely visible? Doctors now recommend starting Botox earlier, ahead of full wrinkles forming, rather than having Botox done to soften the appearance of wrinkles late. That’s because when Botox is done in the latter, it does not take the wrinkles away, but merely prevents the muscles from contracting too much so that Continue Reading

The New Age Botox – 5 Surprising Uses Of Botox

Botox, as we know, is primarily used to smoothen wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet. But off-label treatments are increasingly prescribed now for minor complaints elsewhere in the body. 1. THE UNDERARMS Botox Underarms is an underrated treatment that does wonders at eliminating sweat in the armpits, and it works for hyperhidrosis, a common disorder of excessive sweating which produces a lot of unhappiness to people who suffer from it. A diluted dose is injected into multiple spots in the skin of the underarms and goes into effect within 2 weeks and lasts on average 6 to 8 months depending on the dosage used. Botox can also ameliorate body odour, an awkward issue not incommon in axillary hyperhidrosis. “This is a treatment I get once or twice a year. Sweating through my shirt distracts me when I have to give talks or presentations at work. When I know I won’t be sweating buckets visibly in my underarms in front of others, I do better” says financial analyst Continue Reading

Beauty Treatments Under 60 Minutes That Can Change Your Skin

Party season is approaching, and whilst most of us are looking forward to that big holiday or party, some of us might be thinking of having something done to undo the toil that work or stress has done to our appearances first. Here are the best no-nonsense treatments that topped our list because of their amazing abilities to change the skin in less than 60 minutes.   HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS Age and weight loss may rob the face of its youthful volume and leave it looking tired and old. Those with sunken cheeks and strong nasolabial lines can restore volume to their midfaces with volume high definition lift, which places hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers strategically in the cheeks, giving the midface a much-desired natural-looking lift and restore subtle, youthful curves at the same time. But that’s not all. HA fillers can be used to augment a flat nose bridge, a short or receding chin and even fill in deeply etched wrinkles. These natural fillers are biodegradable – your body breaks Continue Reading