Category: BEAUTY

Are Your Botox Injections Safe?

Botulinum toxin Type A/B injections are one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed worldwide. A cosmetic star that quickly rose to popularity in the early 2000s, this is the anti-wrinkle injection well-loved and endorsed by celebrities, used by thousands of men and women to starve off the visual effects of aging. However, Botox allegedly causes rare but serious complications, including death. Recently, a young woman died after allegedly receiving cosmetic Botox injections in Singapore. While it is not clear at the time of writing this article what treatments the lady received exactly, and until clarifications can be made officially, should you be going for Botox again?   HOW DOCTORS ARE ADMINISTERING BOTOX NOW There is no doubt that despite reports of these serious complications, cosmetic injections of Botox have a remarkably safe history. In case you weren’t aware, what worries people is that Botox is actually derived from a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, the same toxin that causes botulism, a form of life-threatening food-poisoning. Botox injections work by Continue Reading

5 Doctor-Approved Treatments To Combat Oily Skin

Do you get helpful advice such as “just wash your face more often” when people talk about your oily skin? Or are you tired of blotting oil off your nose every 30 minutes so that your glasses will stop sliding off? And are you thoroughly confused after reading everywhere that oily skin should be treated with oil? Here are 5 doctor-approved treatments to tackle oily skin!   1. Medicated facial washes Washing your face regularly is a must, although people with oily skin will find that doing so with facial washes that contain acids will help more. BHA (beta hydroxy acids or salicylic acid), being oil-soluble, works on the skin surface and inside the pore, refreshing grease-slicked pores instantly.   2. Find a product that works on oily skin overnight One of the ways to stop waking up with greasy skin is to try skincare products at night featuring active ingredients such as glycolic acid. This is a type of AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that breaks down dead skin cells Continue Reading

All The Ways Stress Can Mess With Your Looks

Speak of stress and its psychological and social repercussions come to mind. Fact is, stress doesn’t only take a toll on how you feel, it can affect your skin as well. Unfortunately, we live in the real world, and stress happens to almost everyone. We all have work to do, deadlines to meet and bills to pay so we really need to start learning how to manage the stress. If we don’t, here’s what stress can do to make our lives worse.   1. REDNESS AND ECZEMA Heard that stress can affect digestion? The brain and gut are constantly in communication. When the body is stressed, the brain sends signals to trigger a “fight and flight” response, releasing stress hormones to prepare the body for the threat. This fight and flight response can result in an imbalance of gut bacteria – too much bad bacteria outweighing the good ones. This imbalance has been implicated in various problems outside the gut, such as the skin. Calm your skin with medical-grade probiotics Continue Reading

Do Non-Invasive Fat Loss Treatments Really Work?

Closely rivaling facial rejuvenation treatments in terms of popularity, non-surgical body contouring treatments offered by medical aesthetic clinics are now a thing in the world of non-invasive, attractive-sounding treatments. Almost all of these fat reduction treatments have claimed easy and painless solutions to getting rid of unwanted fat or skin tightening, without needles, knife nor downtime. But can we really shrink a fatty belly, shave off unwanted saddle bags, carve out the inner thigh gap with these treatments? Bear in mind that these treatments are not exactly cheap so it’s probably prudent to first find out which ones will work for you.   BODY CONTOURING TREATMENTS THAT REALLY WORK Imagine if there was a treatment that prevented the body from producing and storing fat, or redistributed fat from one location to another for a more flattering shape. This is now possible with fat freezing, a treatment which freezes and destroys fat cells – permanently.   Fat Freezing With Coolshape Coolshape is a fat reduction treatment that actually works. A popular Continue Reading

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