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These Are The Anti-Aging Products You Need From Your 30s

Wrinkle creams used to be reserved until wrinkles were starting to appear, but people are starting to invest in their youth – starting on pre-aging treatments and creams before the signs become too obvious.   BEFORE BEDTIME: RETINOL Vitamin A is fast becoming the single ingredient that skin doctors believe anyone seeking anti-aging benefits in their skincare should have. Here’s are some of the reasons why: It penetrates deeply to stimulate fibroblasts – cells that produce collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It exfoliates and increases skin cell turnover, evening out skin tone and also has pigment-lightening effects.   IN THE MORNING: STEM CELL SERUMS Touted as a breakthrough for skin aging problems, stem cell extracts such as Evercell Luxe Skin Charger have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which help protect our skin from premature aging. This increases skin’s elasticity, preventing the dreaded facial sag. Expect an improvement in skin texture and radiance as it also boosts increased cellular turnover at the skin’s surface.   BEFORE YOU Continue Reading

Fun Quarantine Workouts For The Family

Mother’s Day this year was profoundly different. Well beyond the loss of their daily routines, many working mothers who now have to work from home, cook, and juggle kids while schools are closed are facing levels of stress they never knew existed. And they are dealing with waves of guilt – guilt from not being able to dedicate their efforts fully to either work or kids, they are also feeling guilty about not being able to stick to their regular fitness or body-fit sculpting treatments. In trying to balance one’s own fitness, work, and kids, it is OK to concede that perhaps surviving this period is enough of an achievement. But you don’t have to throw all exercise or fun out of the window. Here are some ideas on how to engage your kids and have a little bit of a workout yourself at home.   VIRTUAL MARTIAL ARTS WORKOUTS LESMILLS offers workouts online, and their BODYCOMBAT is a high-energy martial-arts inspired workout that is non-contact and easy to follow. Continue Reading

Spa At Home: The Ultimate Skin Survival Roundup

At this point in time, most of us are staying at home during the Circuit Breaker in Singapore. 3 weeks into isolation, although a far cry from what we really want to do everyday, we are probably slowly getting adjusted to this new way of life. Just like how many have learnt that ordering in can still be a feast, there are new ways to be resourceful with your stay-at-home skincare needs. SKIN DETOX You can’t go out to get your skin a pampering fix, but it doesn’t mean you can’t give your skin a luxurious treat while staying at home. At-home facials are great because not only are they good for anyone’s skin, you can do them more regularly too. The Circuit Breaker is probably a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be able “spa” on a frequent basis. Try SW1 Shop’s Stay At Home Skintoxifier Kit for a bi-weekly skin detox. For other skincare kits, shop here. BESPOKE PEEL The ultimate spa-at-home bespoke peel created by the team behind one of Continue Reading

Self-Care Secrets – Brighten Your Skin With New Age Peels

Almost 20 years ago, In Sex In The City, Samantha gets the most unfortunate reaction to a chemical peel, looking like “beef carpaccio”. No one who has seen the episode will ever forget Samantha’s burnt face, but we’ve come a long way since then, and we should all know that chemical peels today are applied differently. THE NEW AGE PEELS ARE NON-PEELING If the mention of chemical peels brought a cringe to your face, you are not alone. Peels in the past were meant to intentionally hurt, and left people’s faces red and raw. Today’s new age peels have revised acid formulas and doctors today have changed their approach to using them. While the idea in the past was to cause visible peeling with results only visible after significant downtime, new age peels today go by the no-peel policy. Their goal is to infuse the skin with the right ingredients (in the appropriate strength), to reduce the appearance of lines, even out skin tone and increase cellular turnover, so that Continue Reading

‘Quarantine Skin’ – What It Is And How To Deal With It

Many of us thought going makeup-free during quarantine would be good for our skin, but some of us might actually be wrestling with unpredictable skin issues during self-isolation. During this time when you can’t go to your favourite spa or doctor to air your skin grievances, here’s some help from Dr Low Chai Ling, founder of the SW1 Clinic and SW1 Spa. ACNE WOES Dr Low says that there are many reasons why your skin might be showing signs of stress normally. During self-isolation, a sudden change to your normal routine may be to blame. If you are experiencing new or more breakouts now, it could be a good time to look at your skincare regime. “Stress and changes in our diet during a pandemic can affect our skin. Our body increases production of cortisol, a stress hormone, which results in increased oil production. You could also be stress-eating your way through self-isolation, or eating more processed, junk food, or perhaps you have had to change from a non-dairy to Continue Reading