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How Self-Quarantine Can Motivate You To Get More Fit

Let’s not deny it, more than half the world got thrown into self-quarantine and everyone affected has had to make adjustments to their routines. With gyms closed, and body sculpting services such as Coolshape, ONDA, and magnetic muscle sculpting halted until 1 June 2020, how do we stay fit while working from home? We are no Zoe Kravitz, who is continuing her training at home at least 5 times a week to play Catwoman in the upcoming Batman movie, but we can be inspired to stay in shape during self-isolation. If you are worried about weight gain because you are stuck working at home and all the gyms are currently closed, here are some home workouts you can try.   AT HOME WORKOUTS If you haven’t heard of them yet, now’s the time to check out F45 Training, a network of group training studios offering high intensity functional workouts. Their at-home workouts are free until 1 June 2020, helping members and everyone else who is interested in trying out F45 Continue Reading

Eat This Not That – DIY Masks Your Skin Will Love

You probably know what you can eat for a healthier-looking complexion, but so you know what you can put on your face for that coverted glow? Say hello to DIY face masks!   And this is important information, since the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all our routines into chaos, and by this time of isolation, many of us might be noticing some not-so-welcome skin dullness. Well guess what? You might just be able to find that some of the most nutritious foods in your kitchen could well work for the face. From everything from facial scrubs to DIY masks. Here are 3 easy and safe DIY recipes to try. 1. TURMERIC This bright yellow spice has always done way more than make curry dishes stand out. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and astringent properties is great for problem skin when applied to it – think anti-aging. It is also able to brighten the skin and fade pigmentation and acne scars. To make it into a mask, combine 1 teaspoon of turmeric power Continue Reading

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