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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

Still Getting Acne As An Adult? Here’s Why

When we were teenagers, acne could be explained away as “growing pains”. So we waited for the big day when we would no longer be kids and the acne would finally be gone. But when acne lingers on into adulthood, skin broken out becomes a haunting – affecting our lives socially (and some say, professionally).   THE UNFAIR REASONS WHY WE GET ADULT ACNE Disappointingly, the state of things now is that no one really understands the difference in the cause of teen versus adult acne. The same factors seem to cause both, such as overactivity of oil glands, acne-causing bacteria, clogged pores and hormonal fluctuations. In adulthood, fluctuating hormones can be caused by stress and inflammation. Here are top tips from aesthetic doctors on how to deal with adult acne.   KEEP IT SIMPLE Sometimes, too much of a good thing can actually be bad. Dealing with acne that never seems to completely go away is frustrating and sometimes we get over zealous with our acne products. A mild, Continue Reading

Why Facial Hair Removal Can Improve Your Skin

We may not like to hear it, but let’s face it. Like men, females also have facial hair. Thankfully, women tend to have facial hair that’s less noticeable. Even then, a good proportion of us could do better with a lot less facial fuzz. Men tend to shave in order to not grow a beard, but why should women with short, fine, baby hair have facial hair removal done?   1. IT HELPS REDUCE ACNE Not a cure for acne but you will be surprised at how it can improve acne, especially the comedonal ones. Acne is caused by clogged pores due to excessive oil production. Since hair grows out of pores which are also natural “discharging channels” for oil and sweat, it makes a lot of sense to have facial hair removed to reduce the likelihood of clogged pores.   2. IT HELPS GET RID OF BUMPS Laser hair removal means no more shaving, and no more razor bumps. So the skin surface appears more even without further risks Continue Reading

4 Ways Fillers Can Enhance Your Face

Sink, sag and wrinkle. That’s what the natural aging process does to our faces. We lose about 10% of fat in our face at the age of 35, and up to about 10% goes again every decade after that. Not that women don’t like a sharper, chiseled visage, but losing fat around the eyes, cheeks, mouth, forehead – youthful volume essentially, can make one look old and haggard. A convenient, effective (and safe) way to bypass surgery to look younger today is the injectable hyaluronic acid filler. These are made of biodegradable hyaluronic acid molecules which the body breaks down naturally over months to years (depending on the type of filler used) so it is not permanent. So a good way to look at these is there is always room for freshening up or improving the appearance as our skin and structure changes ever so gradually over the years. So for those who feel they need to put some volume back to their faces, we’ve put together 4 ways fillers Continue Reading

Doctors Say These Habits Will Change Your Skin

Want healthier-looking skin but have no idea where to start? You will be surprised that some of the best things you can do are actually simple habits you can adopt for better skin. Here are 5 useful habits that will greatly improve the condition of your skin.   1. ADD L-ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) TO YOUR SKIN’S DAILY DIET Vitamin C is a vital ingredient for skin health. Oral and topical Vitamin C have been shown to be beneficial for skin cells, and it helps our skin’s ability to make collagen. Vitamin C has also been demonstrated in some studies to help prevent and even treat sun-induced photodamage. Citrine Pure Vitamin C Elixir paired with Pure Vitamin C Powder mixed by yourself so you get the freshest, purest form of topical vitamin C every time. Helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by fighting free radicals and brightens dull complexions over time.   2. ALWAYS APPLY SUNSCREEN Depletion of the ozone layer has increased our risk of sun damage from Continue Reading