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‘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

7 Thing You Should Know About Effective Hand Sanitizing

So all of a sudden, we’ve plunged into bad (and scary) times. Within a span of 5 months, we went from recording coronavirus infections from China to the rest of the world. Experts say that one of the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones is to wash your hands with soap and water whenever possible. But if soap and water are not available, a hand sanitizer will at least help reduce the risks of COVID-19 transmission in the community. Here is a guide for effective hand sanitizer use./   1. You Should Use Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers The effective concentration of an alcohol sanitizer is 60% and above. Sanitizers with lower alcohol concentrations, or non-alcohol sanitizers may merely reduce the growth of germs but not kill them. 2. They Do Not Eliminate All Types Of Germs Soap and water are still the most effective at removing some types of germs, such as Clostridium difficile, norovirus. While alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be effective as well, most people may Continue Reading

How Prevention Can Preserve Your Looks

I heard of something ridiculous, which is actually not– standing at the top of the staircase will make you age faster, than you do standing on the floor below, according to Einstein’s theory of relativity. The explanation was that gravity slows down or dilates time. While scientists have said this is not quite the key to youth, this is encouraging – one could actually live in the mountains and be less old. Unfortunately, few of us have the fortune to live at gravity-defying heights. Cosmetically speaking, this new age of non-invasive, age and gravity-defying skin treatments then make a lot of sense. The key of today’s anti-aging efforts is to slow down the process of skin aging, rather than have a surgeon go snip snip and pull your skin towards your scalp when it’s all too late. That is why treatments such as the Trinity Facelift is a hit with so many. Women are seeking preventive measures (from looking deflated and saggy), they start non-invasive skin tightening measures early. Ultherapy Continue Reading

What The Chinese Say About Good Skin

Do you always get breakouts on your chin? Or the jawline? What about the cheeks? Is it hormonal? Or is it some other cause? The art of Chinese face mapping is fascinating. Believers of Chinese medicine believe that the location of skin blemishes on your face can indicate underlying systemic causes. We’ve dissected the pimple problem according to different sections of the face and potential solutions to stubborn acne.   FOREHEAD OR “T-ZONE” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) connects the forehead with the nervous system and digestion. So if you have zits in these areas, you might be stressed! Cut back on late nights so you get ample rest. Fixing stressors would be the goal, but we all know sometimes we can only improve it – we still have to meet the deadlines, or take our exams, for example. So TCM practitioners advise adapting your diet to reduce the impact of stress on your skin. Avoid sugars, fatty and processed food; instead, increase your intake of vegetables and water. Additionally, taking Continue Reading

These Will Give You A Sharper Jawline Without Surgery

For some reason, we apply our anti-aging skincare and have treatments such as anti-wrinkle jabs or lasers done on our faces, but the efforts often stop at the jawline. The truth is, nothing gives away your age like a double chin and sagging neck. From the late thirties or early forties, weakened muscles and loose skin leads to the accumulation of fat deposits under the chin. Gravity is not the only cause of the double chin. Our bone structures shift gradually as we age, and this gives less support for soft tissues. The platysma, a thin band of muscle in the neck becomes shorter, thinner and less well-defined with age, and causes a weakening of muscle tone of the neck. Submental fat, or the double chin can appear because of loosening of skin around the neck. Weight gain and genetics have also been blamed for the double chin.   HOW TO CONTOUR AWAY THE DOUBLE CHIN WITHOUT SURGERY You can do away with a double chin, apparently, quite effectively without Continue Reading