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The Age To Start Botox

In South Korea, people actually go for plastic surgery earlier rather than later – the theory is you get to enjoy your facial “tweakments” for more years when you do it really early. That’s acceptable, although maybe the rest of Asia (or the world) may not be as open-minded when it comes to permanently altering one’s features, even if it eventually makes one much more attractive-looking permanently, but we are getting there. People are more proactive about small, non-invasive injectable treatments than before. So if you are worried about a few lines that have started to show and wondering if you are too young for Botox, you are not alone. But how young is too young? Contrary to what people think, there is no magic number doctors work on. Instead, the decision to botox is based on the appearance of your skin, how strong your muscles are, and some lifestyle factors. Here’s how to tell if when you might need it.   There are no signs of expression lines at Continue Reading

The Chinese New Year Edit – Facial Features To Examine For Good Luck

This Chinese New Year, SKIN tells you which features to check to ensure a smooth-sailing and prosperous year.   Round and Bright Forehead The Chinese believe that the forehead signifies Heaven, and if this area is clean, clear, well-defined, a person will have a good start in life. Needless to say, scars and pigmentation on the forehead will not bode well for the future, and certain (specific) lines on the forehead could mean misfortune. A perfect forehead is of course rare but in general, a wide and high forehead is auspicious and suggests intelligence and good fortune. Soften obviously etched lines and scars with Botox microinjections, and look for treatments such as gentle lasers that will lighten or get rid of pigmentation (pico pigment laser) and scars. Moles should not be in the center of the forehead and these should be removed (carefully!)   The Pearl Lip And The Lotus Mouth Pearls are considered gems of social class and prestige to the Chinese, hence the Chinese consider the fleshy protrusion Continue Reading

The Cleverest Fat-Busting Cheat Sheet You Can Try Now

Dream to flaunt your fabulous figure whether posing for a selfie or app-free in real life? It is within your reach. Just focus on the good-old stuff: Optimising your overall health, fitness and well-being. Here are 5 tips for a swoon-worthy silhouette to start today!   FUEL UP RIGHT Slimming down starts in the morning to jump-start your fat-torching engine. To shed pounds and keep it off for life, there is no getting around the golden rule that you have to eat breakfast. Fuelling your body with nutrient-dense foods like oatmeal with berries and almonds or yogurt parfait with walnuts toppings literally wakes up your metabolism. Besides ensuring regular morning start-ups, studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids give a metabolism tune-up by balancing blood sugar and reducing inflammation. There is also evidence that omega-3s stimulate leptin, the hormone that signals your brain that you are full to prevent unhealthy cravings and snack-scavenging. Aim for at least one rich source of omega-3 (like salmon and tuna) into your diet everyday. Not Continue Reading

Good Beauty Habits You Must Start To Look Younger

Nailing a flawless complexion can be surprisingly easy. The commitment to good beauty habits to maintain your youthful good looks is a lifetime commitment. If you want a firm and toned complexion (who doesn’t!) in the next decade or two, we’ve rounded up a few easy treatments you should start right now.   1. Non-invasive Skin Tightening Treatments Are you one of those who look into the mirror and secretly wished your brows were a little less droopy, cheeks a little more lifted, or jawline a little tighter? You are not alone. One of the most obvious signs of aging is sagging of the skin. Long before it becomes obvious, invest in the currency of youth – collagen. Try the Trinity Facelift, a skinsaver program designed to help aging skin defy gravity. Ultherapy, the only FDA-approved device approved for non-invasive skin lifting uses high intensity focused ultrasound energy, diving 4.5mm beneath the surface of the skin to induce a productive wound healing response, firming and lifting the skin over the Continue Reading

Why Latest Aesthetic Treatments Mean Less Primping Time Daily

The average woman spends 55 minutes getting ready to go out. While one woman (or man) does not speak for all women, that seems like an awful lot of time devoted to morning primping. I even know of women who spend no less than 2 hours getting ready daily. But being busy isn’t an excuse for not looking your best. Since good skincare tips are worth their weight in gold, we’ve collected the latest aesthetic treatments that will improve the complexion quickly so your morning routine doesn’t feel like such hard work.   1. Keep It Clean And Clear Our skin is the largest organ of our body. Deep cleansing helps to remove excessive buildup of impurities in our skin. Removing impurities allows not only better absorption of skincare but also allows natural skin rejuvenation processes to take place. Try ultrasonic cleansing, a spa treatment which uses ultrasonic wave motion to remove dead skin cells on the surface, and removes impurities such as blackheads and whiteheads.   2. Scrub Away Continue Reading