Category: INSIDER’S GUIDE

Decoding The HydraFacial

Some people eat or go shopping when they are stressed and need a little me-time. I am similar in the sense that I share the same craving for some self-indulgence every now and then. But instead of buying a dress (or three) or a bag, I am the type of girl who turns to pampering staycations, spa treatments or facials to unwind. On one of these self-indulging moments, I discovered a gem – the HydraFacial. This facial promises clearer, brighter, younger-looking skin immediately. (I heard you say “Seriously?” there!) Here’s all you need to know about this relaxing, gentle, yet effective facial treatment.   What Is The HydraFacial? The HydraFacial prides itself for being suitable for all skin types and thus being able to address both oily and clogged skin, as well as dry skin with fine lines and wrinkles. It is usually done at a doctor’s clinic and takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes. In order to perform the HydraFacial, the proprietary HydraFacial MD needs to be used to Continue Reading

5 New Filler Trends That Will Surprise You

Dermal fillers may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for some people, fillers do miracles for them. Conventionally, Asian faces crave more projection, so nose, cheek and chin fillers are common. For the others, such as Caucasian patients, cheek, nasolabial and lip fillers are usually the more preferred. But we heard that these are just the tip of the iceberg. With such excellent safety profiles of hyaluronic acid fillers, people are filling places other than the traditional to look better and better. SKINMAG quizzed Dr Michelle Lim from the SW1 Clinic on the unconventional places that people are filling, beyond achieving the cheeky cheeklift, or the sexy lip status.  Read More: Looking Too Young For Your Age Is Now IN 1. Temples Who would have thought temple hollowing was a sign of aging? The youthful face is full and convex, and fat is evenly distributed both in deep and subcutaneous layers. Aging results in loss of fullness in various regions, including the temples. “Many patients overlook loss of volume Continue Reading

Pico Smooth – Ironing Things Out with Acne Scars

Acne scars are irksome and troublesome. They can give a person low self-esteem, especially in this day and age where razor sharp features and baby smooth skin actually have a certain influence over matters such as success at job interviews. There is little wonder, photography apps that can perform facial slimming and airbrush dull or blemished skin to that coveted superstar glow is all the rage right now. THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK For those who suffer from acne scars, there is a new acne scars resurfacing treatment (not an app, but in real life!) which SKINMAG has discovered. Picosecond lasers stimulate collagen production, like how other fractional resurfacing lasers also do, such as the CO2 laser, but that’s really where all the similarity ends. CO2 lasers work by heating water in skin cells, and fractionated CO2 lasers basically vaporize tiny columns of skin, leaving skin surrounding each column intact. The heat causes the skin to regenerate and repair by stimulating collagen, and skin resurfacing occurs over the following Continue Reading

Feature Perfect: Feng Shui Beauty Tips

The Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui centers around harmonizing the elements of an environment to invite balance, happiness and good luck. While Feng Shui is best known for its use in architecture and decor, ancient Chinese geomancy also suggests that the same principles can be applied to our faces to attract great fortune. Eastern masters of face reading or Mian Xiang believes that the placement, shape and size of a person’s facial “mountains and rivers” carry a wealth of information and predictions about their character and life’s fortune. By highlighting your lucky facial features and correcting the “imbalanced” aspects, you can look your best and boost positive chi energy into your life. Here are 6 key attributes of a lucky prosperous face to emulate for a fabulous new year ahead.   KEEP YOUR SKIN & FUTURE CLEAR & UNBLEMISHED It is believed that those with a smooth and clear complexion will find that their life goes on more smoothly as well. They can achieve what they want with fewer hindrances than most. Celebrity Continue Reading

Fab Bod Guide to the Best Cellulite Busters And Skin Smoothies

Most people with cellulite can relate to the fact that these are almost impossible to remove, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise. I beg your pardon, when I said “most people”, I meant 99.9 percent of all people, healthy and fit, or otherwise. If you are finding these little pockets of fat stubborn and impervious to exercise, it is probably time to explore these cellulite busters and skin smoothies.   Thermage Body Thermage is the proven formula for cellulite reduction and skin tightening for the body, and has been so for many years. The latest generation of Thermage comes with a cooling tip, which guarantees comfort and greatly reduces risks of burns. For those who are new to the game of the skin tightening game, Thermage creates a deep heating effect by using radiofrequency energy. The goal is to induce thermal damage so as to stimulate collagen production. Results can be observed at approximately 3 months and continues to improve for several more months with a single treatment. Continue Reading

A Natural Way To Having Snow White Skin

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? We have the solution for those who are looking to achieve younger, fairer and lighter from within. Try: Crystal Tomato Health Supplement. All About Crystal Tomato This highly effective 100% natural supplement from the USA is bursting with super anti-oxidants and skin whitening benefits. This magic pill contains Crystal Tomato Carotenoids which have been proven to help in attaining fairer and healthier skin from within. Just one-a-day, this is a convenient supplement for the modern working women to attain fairer and younger looking skin with no side effects.  Each pill contains three naturally cultivated crystal tomatoes rich in youth-enhancing colourless carotenoids to deliver complexion whitening goodness from within. How does it work?  Crystal Tomato inhibits melanin synthesis to prevent pigmentation spots from forming while lightening the pigments that has already formed including dark acne marks, age-spots, freckles and dark underarms. This gives you a lighter and brighter complexion. Besides inhibiting melanin synthesis, it also prevent DNA damage and promotes Continue Reading

Think Before You Ink: Tattoo Regret In The Eyes Of A Doctor

Tattoos may seem like a good idea in the moment, but sometimes, tattoos are inked on impulse. We spoke to Dr Kenneth Lee, founder of the SW1 Clinic (who also co- founded The Sloane Clinic in 2003) about tattoo regret.   SKINMAG: Do you often see patients who have tattoo regret? Dr Kenneth Lee: Yes, I have seen quite a few over the last decade. They range from pretty young to working professionals who regretted the tattoos they got in their younger years, because the tattoos didn’t fit their lifestyle anymore. The tattoos range from professional, self-inked, very new, old, black tattoos and multi-coloured ones.   SKINMAG: What kind of tattoos do people normally regret? Dr Kenneth Lee: Usually people regret tattoos that label them, such as gang tattoos. I have had to help a young man remove massive yakuza style tattoos on his chest, back and both legs because he wanted to become a policeman. Sometimes people remove easily visible tattoos such as those on the fingers and wrists Continue Reading