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Tame Your Mane: Hair Botox, Fillers and Lasers

Some people look great with any hairstyle they adopt. It is probably because they have great hair to begin with. A lustrous mane that is full but not too thick, healthy, shiny hair shafts that glisten under the spot light. Frankly, I have tried the root perm for my fine, limp hair, I have at least 2 root teasers – the roller hair dryer things women get to blow dry their roots to attempt the salon blow dried look. I apply Moroccan Oil to my hair to fake a shine and to soothe my flying strands. I am not trying to grow a mane like Tina Turner’s but at the very least, if there is something I could do to strengthen my hair, make it look a little thicker, a little less frizzy, that would be great. So apparently, there are painless things you can do to your scalp and hair to give you all that.   Revage 670 Hair Laser Hair lasers have been around and there are different Continue Reading

4 Ingredients To Avoid Applying While Pregnant

1. Hair removal creams Hair removal creams may seem like the easy option for removing unwanted fuzz during pregnancy, the safety of use in pregnant mothers is still debated. These contain the active ingredient barium sulfide powder and calcium thioglycolate, which changes the protein structure of hair, dissolving it and allowing it to be wiped away from the skin. There is no hard evidence that hair removal creams are harmful to a developing foetus, but it has been known to cause allergies. Read More: 5 Steps to Achieve Kardashian-worthy Lashes 2. Retinoids Retinoid creams are derived from Vitamin A and are very effective at unclogging pores in acne-prone skin. It is also a potent anti-aging cream, having the ability to boost collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Oral isotretinoin is an oral vitamin A derivative used for inflammatory acne and is prohibited during pregnancy. Accordingly, retinoids may be absorbed after being applied and may pose a theoretical risk of causing birth defects. Even though studies have suggested a vey Continue Reading

5 Things Girls With Heavy Eyelids Will Understand

First world problem right? But the struggle is real and for some, goes beyond cosmetic concerns. 1. On a sunny day, you sometimes panic because your field of vision is partially blocked. Don’t panic, raise your brows quickly, and if you can see, it was definitely because of eyelid hooding caused by your eyelids! You will get some relief from wearing sunglasses or wearing a hat, because it will reduce your tendency to squint and worsen the hooding.     2. You download apps like Meitu which can “photoshop” your eyes into a flattering shape. Slant it, widen it, brighten it, and even enhance your eyes with some digital makeup! A permanent and more realistic fix of course, is the upper lid blepharoplasty – the double eyelid surgery. Dr Tan Ying Chien, Head of Plastic Surgery from the SW1 Clinic recommends the incisional blepharoplasty, which is more suitable for those with sagging or excess skin, or excess fatty deposits which can be removed at the same time. Read more: Double Continue Reading

Permanent Paint – What You Need to Know About Tattoos

Tattoos are getting increasingly popular in the past decade. While a tattoo brings to mind secret societies, bikers or branded outcasts previously, it’s a common sighting on the young and trendy now. A survey estimated that about 36% of Americans aged between 18 to 30 years have at least one tattoo. Up to 65% of ink bearers are women.   So what exactly is the allure of the tattoo? Perhaps, it is the promise that an ordinary unadorned stretch of skin will be transformed into a canvas for a permanent, powerful and unique statement – either artistic or counter-cultural – of cool for some. For other ladies, they may have tattoos masked as “permanent makeup” such as eyebrow hair imitation, or permanent lip liner and eye liner. Whatever the motivation for getting inked permanently, here’s what you need to know about tattoos, safety tips, the possible health risks involved, and your removal options if you change your mind. What It Involves A tattoo is a permanent mark or design made Continue Reading

Seeing Red With Retinol – Are You Commiting These Mistakes?

Retinol is the secret weapon in a dermatologist’s anti-aging arsenal. It is effective as an anti-wrinkling agent, is often used for getting rid of pesky pigmentation, its collagen stimulating effects helps to texturise skin and erase fine lines and it is anti-acne! But as with all miraculous weapons made, operating them is an entirely different matter – you could be seeing no results with your retinol product, or literally seeing red. If you want your skin to really start reaping the benefits of retinol, avoid these 4 major retinol skincare mistakes.   Mistake #1. Pairing It Wrongly Have you ever been in a relationship where things between both of you felt so incompatible and basically the lack of chemistry took the sparks right out every date? Well, skincare can be like that. Pairing stuff wrongly can cancel things out for both products, and nothing will work. For example, retinol and vitamin C should not be mixed because they work best at very different acidic ph’s. That is not to say Continue Reading