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3 DIY Face Scrubs You Have Always Had In Your Kitchen

You probably never thought of this, but most of us probably already have that perfect inventory for a great DIY facial scrub in our kitchens. And since you already have these, and they are inexpensive, it could be really fun to try using what you have. So raid your kitchen cupboards and mix them up for your very own customized face scrub! Here are a few great (and safe) ideas. 1. HONEY AND BROWN SUGAR I first got this idea from… my manicurist! Using different versions for their extensive mani- and pedi- sessions, this can revive even the dullest and roughest-feeling feet (let alone a dull facial complexion). You only need to titrate how strong the exfoliation should be. Sugar crystals help buff away dry and dead skin on the surface, and both honey and sugar are both natural humectants – locking in moisture. 2. BAKING SODA This basic baking ingredient has a fine unique texture that’s perfect as an inexpensive at-home microdermabrasion facial scrub. Just add a teaspoonful of Continue Reading

How Celebrities Go Makeup-Free During Self-Quarantine

If there wasn’t anything that can make celebrities like Julia Roberts live like us, the coronavirus is doing it. Celebrities are flaunting off their porcelain complexions as they share bare-faced selfies while staying at home. Of course, being able to have an enviable complexion doesn’t happen overnight, but it is definitely possible if you work for it. Here are some of the top tips on how to get there.   WEAR SUNSCREEN DAILY “If you want good skin in your 50s, start using a good sunscreen in your early 20s”. In case you were wondering, this isn’t just any quote we plucked off the internet. It’s actually pretty good advice. We know now that ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage skin, and not just in terms of burning it. UVB rays are responsible for burning skin, but did you know that UVA rays are responsible for aging skin? So the sun is a potent skin ager, and we should wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 daily, rain 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

The Most Surprising Beauty Hacks To Steal From Korean Celebrities

Thanks to K-pop and Korean dramas, people all over the world view Korean celebrities as having the hallmarks of the Korean beauty scene – clear skin and enviable features. Here are some of the most unexpected beauty tips we’ve learnt from them.   FOOD-RELATED SKINCARE We are sure you probably know what to eat for glowy skin, but did you know you can put food stuff on your face too? Jun Ji Hyun creates her own face mask using lemon juice and wine! The purported benefits of using lemon juice directly on skin could be due to its high vitamin C content, and also due to its level of acidity giving it astringent qualities, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-grease and collagen stimulation properties. Red wine contains resveratrol, known for its anti-aging effect. Our only gripe is lemon could irritate sensitive skin. Instead, try a daily serum with a cocktail of fruit acids, such as Fruit Enzyme. Song Hye Kyo has been the ambassador of beauty brands such as Laniege and Sulwhasoo, Continue Reading