Category: INSIDER’S GUIDE

The 5 Best Things To Do At Home For Better Skin

Skincare regimens today can be a little confusing (or excessive) for some. Seriously, there are hundreds of ingredients for every skin issue, so how does one choose? And there are only so many things we can apply to our skin everyday. Our skin is fragile and stressful lifestyles, less-than-optimal diets as well as environmental pollution cause our skin to look dull and dry. You may not be able to change these but there are certainly ways to regain that glow and radiance. So fret not, here are the simplest, yet most effective home remedies for natural, flawless-looking skin.   SECRET INGREDIENT #1 RETINOL This is the secret ingredient in every dermatologist’s beauty armoury, and the skin hero everyone needs in their skincare regime for a flawless complexion. A type of compound related to vitamin A, retinol can be found in over-the-counter skincare products and is converted to the active version once in contact with skin. It works to increase cellular turnover, stimulate production of collagen (therefore smoothens fine lines and Continue Reading

Here’s How You Can Body Sculpt Without Surgery

I have always envied people who live in countries in the temperate zones of the southern and northern hemispheres. Folks like me in Singapore who live literally in middle earth – near the equator bear with the monotonous hot and humid climate all year round. So we don’t have the luxury of hiding beneath thick winter coats, and the motivation to keep in shape needs to be there throughout. If you are a distance away from your weightloss goals, here are some of the latest fat busting treatments that delivers results, without having to go under the knife. Read More: 5 Ways Botox Benefits Your Skin Apart from Fighting Wrinkles   1. GO WITH THE GUT The number 1 secret of weight loss that no one talks about? Poop. The fact that extra poop sits around in your body IS excess weight. An optimal giestive system aids with weight loss. Detox gently with Daily Cleanse, an all-natural bowel regulator that contains digestion-optimizing botanicals. This also helps reduce gas and bloating Continue Reading

Pretty Poison – All The Ways Botox Can Help With Your Jawline

I mentioned that I might be interested to Botox to get rid of some wrinkles– the 3 or 4 rows of lines which used to appear only when I raised my eyebrows are starting to etch themselves into my forehead. My mother shrieked in horror because she thought the Botox was vile – a poison. Fact of the matter is, Botox does indeed have an illustrious history. It is a neurotoxin commonly produced by bacteria and was first used by a doctor in San Francisco in a purified form to correct strabismus (a squint). He injected Botox into the overactive eye muscle to cause a temporary paralysis of that muscle, which allowed the other muscles to function more normally, correcting the squint. In 1987, Botox started to be used formally for correcting muscular disorders of the eye such as strabismus and blepharospasm (uncontrollable twitching of the eyelids). In 1989, Botulinum Toxin A was licensed by Allergan Inc. Botox subsequently found its use in various other health conditions such relieving severe Continue Reading

5 Anti-Aging Innovations You Should Know About

They say the 40s is the age when people start to look visibly older, but truthfully, in terms of actually looking recognizably older, it is not really that easy to pinpoint the exact age when it begins. But there is a respite, as medical technology brings about new lasers and treatments that temporary halt or slow down the signs of aging. Indeed, there are even medical innovations that claim to reverse these processes, with studies showing changes in expression of genes associated with lifespan and longevity. Here are 5 anti-aging innovations you really should know about.   1. Sculptra Sculptra, or Dream Sculpture, is a cosmetic injectable that contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible medical substance that stimulates intrinsic collagen production. It is an incredible collagen stimulator which allows your own facial tissues to volumize gradually (approximately 2 to 3 months) with your own collagen. This is completely different from dermal fillers which put volume in the face immediately and slowly diminishes over months. Sunken cheek hollows and temples are Continue Reading

Geometry Of Aging – How A New Chin Can Take Years Off Your Face

Have you wondered why certain faces are attractive to others in general? Is beauty a gift bestowed by God? Or is it actually down to shape and proportion?   Beauty Is An Inverted Triangle In the younger years, the midface is wide, the cheekbones are high and well-defined while the lower face is sharper, tapering to a point at the chin. These attributes are also known as the “triangle of youth” with the base of the triangle being at the cheeks. As a person ages, all layers of our face undergo changes. Skin loses collagen and elastin and looks dehydrated and wrinkled. The face looks more deflated because there is also loss of fat under the skin, particularly under the eyes (resulting in undereye sunken hollows) and at the cheeks (resulting in strong nasolabial folds and a saggy jawline). All these are exacerbated by bone loss due to natural aging. A droopy face often looks like the triangle of youth has been inverted, with the lower face becoming more U-shaped. Continue Reading