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How To Wing The #10YearChallenge

Following the “Bird Box Challenge”, and the “Top Nine Photos Of The Year Challenge”, the most recent Facebook challenge which went viral just about a week ago called the “10-Year Challenge” has already gotten more than 5 million participating, as we speak. Conspiracy theories including Facebook using this challenge as a way of data-mining for facial recognition are plenty, but for fun’s sake, let’s just view the challenge as a harmless meme and see just how hard did aging hit you.   The #10YearChallenge Participating in this challenge is easy – you simply share 2 photos of youself, 10 years apart, side by side, and post it on your instagram or Facebook account with the #10YearChallenge hashtag. In case you still didn’t know, celebrities, in particular, love this challenge. It IS essentially an excuse to let the world know if you haven’t aged a day (alongside breezy captions that maintaining your skin’s elasticity requires zero work).   How To Wing The #10YearChallenge But we live in the real world and 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

Eye For Beauty- How To Subtract Years Off Your Eyes

Have you wondered how the most beautiful women in the world maintain their youthful looks? The old adage is indeed true, that the eyes are the windows to one’s soul. Bright eyes are naturally attractive, so keep the years away by taking care of the delicate skin around the eyes with these tips.   Remove Dark Undereye Circles Tear troughs are grooves that sit between the lower eyelid and the cheeks., creating a hollow that makes one look tired. Some tear troughs are genetic but others can be due to aging. Tear trough fillers, often made of hyaluronic acid, can be used to plump up sunken undereye hollows under the eyes, lifting the tear trough to the level of the lower eyelid and the cheek, smoothening the appearance of the area.   Optimize Hydration of Your Lower Eyelids The skin around our eyes is unlike that of the rest of the face. It is thin, so the aging process usually shows the earliest in the eyelids. Unlike dark undereye circles, 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