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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

Non-Surgical Nose Enhancements Decoded

In the past, if you wanted to change how your nose looked like, you had only the surgical nose job to look forward to. Now, injectable dermal fillers are actually a thing, and these miraculous things can actually transform your nose in less than 30 minutes. But wait, even more recently, nose threadlifts have gained their own foothold in the market. Just what exactly are all the options for someone who wants a new nose, and which ones are suitable for you? How can inserting a gel or thin suture threads into the nose make it look smaller?   1. Nose Fillers Also known as the “Liquid nose job”, this lunchtime procedure is magically transformative. Dermal nose fillers in a gel form are injected into the nose and last anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. These fillers are commonly made of a biodissolvable substance such as hyaluronic acid, and your body dissolves the filler over time. These are great for augmenting the nose bridge, correcting curves, bumps and lumps. 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

3 Reasons Why You Should Botox In Your 30s

While there has no been studies to date showing that Botox is effective as an anti-aging treatment, it has been around long enough by now for people to know that it is not a farce. Question is do you start early, or late? If you are in your 30s, here are 3 top reasons why you should considering having it done.    1. PREJUVENATION “How early should we start to Botox?” – is a common question asked by many. While it is common sense to Botox around your 40s, when most wrinkles have already started to show for at least a few years, it is too early to Botox when wrinkles are just starting to show, or being barely visible? Doctors now recommend starting Botox earlier, ahead of full wrinkles forming, rather than having Botox done to soften the appearance of wrinkles late. That’s because when Botox is done in the latter, it does not take the wrinkles away, but merely prevents the muscles from contracting too much so that Continue Reading