Category: SKIN PICKS

THESE ARE THE REASONS WHY YOUR SKIN IS NOT GLOWING

We’ve identified the saboteurs standing between your skin and that ineffable radiance. The lit-from-within glow is not restricted to supermodels and celebrities only – find out how you can amp up your skin’s wattage.   #1 SABOTEUR – DEAD SKIN CELLS Radiant skin reflects light, but more often than not, we are not doing enough to let this property shine. Millions of skin cells are shed daily, and a large proportion of these do not fall off quickly enough and masks your skin with a dull, grayish tone. Getting rid of this pesky layer actively will improve your glow factor immediately. Try a regular facial scrub such as the biphasic Crystal Healing Oxygenating Scrub twice a week, or try a hydrating serum with chemical exfoliating properties, such as Sleep Mode, which contains glycolic acid. Once or twice a month, try a cleansing ritual such as SW1 Spa’s ultrasonic cleansing, which uses ultrasonic wave motion to get rid of surface skin cells as well as impurities.   #2 SABOTEUR – FILTH Continue Reading

The New Age Botox – 5 Surprising Uses Of Botox

Botox, as we know, is primarily used to smoothen wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet. But off-label treatments are increasingly prescribed now for minor complaints elsewhere in the body. 1. THE UNDERARMS Botox Underarms is an underrated treatment that does wonders at eliminating sweat in the armpits, and it works for hyperhidrosis, a common disorder of excessive sweating which produces a lot of unhappiness to people who suffer from it. A diluted dose is injected into multiple spots in the skin of the underarms and goes into effect within 2 weeks and lasts on average 6 to 8 months depending on the dosage used. Botox can also ameliorate body odour, an awkward issue not incommon in axillary hyperhidrosis. “This is a treatment I get once or twice a year. Sweating through my shirt distracts me when I have to give talks or presentations at work. When I know I won’t be sweating buckets visibly in my underarms in front of others, I do better” says financial analyst Continue Reading

These 5 Aesthetic Treatments Make The Most Difference To Your Face

Our quest for the best aesthetic treatments that will address all our niggling beauty woes is probably never ending. Problem is there are so many treatments, how do you choose from the best? Here are some of the best cosmetic trends designed to solve certain issues to ensure you get the best results! Read More: Rules for Total Wellness 1. YOUTH SAVANT Large pores, fine lines, loose skin, or scars? If you have any of these problems or find that the aging process has brought you a few steps back and you have all of these issues, try Youth Savant, a treatment that increases your skin’s natural resilience. Furnishing your skin with polynucleotides, the building blocks of DNA, this multi-tasking treatment has been shown to improve skin texture, elasticity, hydration. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects, aiding in skin repair and regeneration, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Read More: 5 Ways to Combat Hot Weather Breakouts 2. EYE ILLUMINATOR PROGRAM Dark undereye circles that don’t get better with Continue Reading

5 MISTAKES THAT ARE AGING YOUR EYES

The eyes are windows to the soul, but they are also giveaway signs of aging. Find out about the biggest mistakes people make to their eyelids that age them at a faster rate and how to tone up your gaze.   1. RUBBING YOUR EYES Rubbing your eyes is usually therapeutic – it helps to soothe dry eyes or relieve an itch! But rubbing the delicate skin around the eyes can break tiny blood vessels, causing dark eye circles to look worse.   2. FORGETTING THE SHADE FACTOR The skin around the eyes is just as susceptible to damage by the sun’s harmful UV rays which prematurely age and damage the eyelids. Look for sunglasses that guard against at least 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Some people may find polarized glasses clearer but note that these do not come with full UV protection.   3. NOT ENOUGH QUALITY SLEEP It is not called beauty sleep for no reason. Lack of quality sleep deprives the body from repairing cellular damage. Continue Reading

Beam Me Up: How Some Non-Laser Fixes Can Transform Your Skin

Lasers are effective for almost every skin problem, but do you know which non-laser fixes are also superb at transforming skin?   1. REJUVENATE SKIN WITH NEOGEN PSR Using the fourth state of matter, Neogen Plasma delivers a unique, controlled heating to the entire skin which allows for complete non-ablative resurfacing of the skin. The skin’s response to this is stimulation of new elastin and collagen fibers, effectively transforming the skin to a radiant and more youthful state! A treatment that can be performed on the entire face, the eyelids and the neck, this no-downtime treatment is suitable for skin types I to IV and has come to be loved by those who want a non-laser treatment which resurfaces, restores and regenerates the skin naturally.   2. RAY OF LIGHT – FOREVER YOUNG BBL “BBL can fix it all”, that’s probably true since this multi-taking light fixes pigmentation, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and takes years off your skin. In fact, the Forever Young BBL protocol has Continue Reading