Category: INSIDER’S GUIDE

Now You Can Have Your SPF, And Eat It

We grew up thinking that soaking up loads of sunshine was actually good for health. While it is still true that ultraviolet B (UVB) rays help with vitamin D synthesis, the “sunshine vitamin” that is essential from bones, risking sun damage (which translates to increased risk of skin cancer) is not the way to do it. Most people make enough Vitamin D from being out in the sun daily, without having to “fry” their skin, and for those concerned, just know that Vitamin D can also be sourced from food such as salmon, sardines, red meat and eggs.   We have also now learnt, women especially, that sun exposure is the cause of certain types of pigmentation. Melasma, a type of pigmentation driven by hormones, is also triggered and worsened by sun exposure. For people with UV- or heat-sensitive hyperpigmentation problems, or those who want to prevent these, sun avoidance is recommended. But no one can stay indoors all the time! Thankfully, sun protection is now a real thing and Continue Reading

Why Your Abs Are Not Showing

Perfect abs. Who doesn’t want it? Maybe not everyone needs visible six-packs but having a toned abdomen evokes a certain feeling of satisfaction. But do a google search on ab toning stories and you will see that there is actually a community of people who bond over how hard it is to achieve! But seriously, if you have a desire to run to the gym everytime you watch the movie ‘300’, and yet your abs are not showing despite hard work, these might be the reasons why.   1. TOO MUCH FAT COVERING YOUR ABDOMINAL WALL Training for strong abs is one thing, but if you have substantial fat covering them, you won’t be able to see the six-packs anytime soon. Diet is one way to uncover the abs, but even if you manage to chisel away unwanted fat in the upper abdomen, many will agree that fat around the lower abdomen is notoriously difficult to shake off. A neat trick is to try Coolshape, an FDA- approved fat freezing Continue Reading

How To Get Longer Hair Quickly

If you are like me and have this love-hate relationship with long, Rapunzel-like locks, you would probably have regretted most of the haircuts you’ve gotten and wished you could grow your hair back – fast. Not to crush your Rapunzel dreams, but hair doesn’t work like that. Trying to grow anything longer than a quarter of an inch within a month would be wishful thinking, in fact. But here’s the great news: you can speed up the process a little, maybe speed it up by another half an inch a month. Here are the top treatments that experts recommend.   1. HAIR GROWTH VITAMINS These are better for those who do not get balanced diets, or in a stressful period. Our body treats hair like an accessory organ – hair growth gets shut down to redirect nutrients or energy to the organs that need it most.     Some people may not like trialing hair growth vitamins orally and prefer topical hair vitamins instead. Revitascalp is an in-clinic hair restoration Continue Reading

How To Regain Your Body After Childbirth

Feeling a little “different” about your body even though you have already delivered your little baby? Remember, your postpartum body recovery period isn’t just a few days. Experts say that you should give yourself at least a year to regain your body after childbirth, in fact. Here are 2 of the most common problems women encounter postpartum, and SKIN has some tips on the kind of help you can get if exercise isn’t really helping you regain your pre-pregnancy body shape back satisfactorily.   1. THE STUBBORN BABY BELLY A baby belly might be cute when it was actually housing a baby, but 6 months postpartum and you might get some insensitive looks. Mothers will know that giving birth doesn’t shrink the belly very much, in fact most of us leave the hospital still looking like we are in our second trimester! The uterus takes 6 weeks to shrink, so you will need to wait. At this point, women may start to get worried about the cute belly being here Continue Reading

How To Look 10 Years Younger Without Surgery

Who wants to look young forever? While aging is inevitable, there are things you can do to save your skin (literally) from drooping and from wrinkles, at least for another few more years. Here are some of the best treatments to reverse premature signs of aging.   1. THE PLASMA FACELIFT Think of this as the ultimate skin firming treatment you can find, without having to undergo surgery. Neogen Plasma combines heat with cutting edge plasma energy. Known as the fourth state of the matter, plasma energy is converted from nitrogen gas and used to deliver uniform heating to skin for skin tightening benefits.   2. DRY SKIN DRINK UP As we get older, the skin appears dull for a few reasons. One of these would be a reduction in intrinsic hyaluronic acid within our skin, as natural production starts to slow down. Drinking more water will usually be futile, since hyaluronic acid is the chief molecule of water for our skin. Try babydrop fillers, a skin-boosting treatment with tiny Continue Reading