Category: HAIR

Manscaping: A Man’s Guide to Getting Rid of Body Hair

Do the ladies dig your hair, or is it time to clean up the superfluous fur? A new study reveals that hirsute cavemen are out, ‘cos more modern men are extending their hair grooming efforts to below their necks, which might involve shaving off the wooly jumper, trimming the bushes, and even the pristine ‘Boyzillian’- the male Brazillian wax. Once the preserve of women, and gay or metrosexual men, surveys report that male body grooming is becoming increasingly mainstream, particularly amongst young men aged 16-24, and quickly catching on with the more mature crowd as well. Some suggest that this manscaping trend might have been sparked off by well-trimmed or fuzz-free elite athletes and style icons such as David Beckham, Christiano Ronaldo, Daniel Craig, David Gandy and hordes of boyish-looking K-Pop stars. Besides triathletes trying to gain an advantage by going totally bare down there, many of the world’s hottest male celebrities have opted to tame their body hair to best display their glowing skin (or intricate tattoo art) and hard-earned, Continue Reading

Why Some Women Remove Their Facial hair

Peach-fuzz isn’t a teenage boy issue. Men may have more facial hair than women, but no woman is without hair! For some poor unfortunate females, unwanted facial hair can be problematic. Fine baby hair on the face sounds cute, but when you’ve got heaps of it, particularly in these hard times when smooth, spotless and dewy complexions are not only prized, but are fast becoming the expected norm, it can become a source of embarrassment and also cause other skin problems. Here’s why you should have it removed (by a professional).   Prevent Painful Ingrown Hairs Do you have strange, stubborn bumps on your face? Probe into it and find a scarily long (and sometimes, dead) hair? Ingrown hairs are hairs that have grown back under your skin because of a clogged hair pore. Ingrown hair can be angry-looking – red, painful and itchy. Sometimes, these can become infected, in which case needs to be treated with an antibiotic. “Unless facial hair is permanently removed, the ingrown hair is often Continue Reading

5 Treatments For Younger Skin In Your 40s

When it comes to skin, nothing is set in stone. Just because your skin is starting to show visible signs of aging doesn’t mean you can’t turn the clock back in time and reverse some signs of damage. “In your 40s, it is time to wage war on aging skin, because you have a very finite number of years to undo damage with non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures, before the skin aging really escalates”, says Dr Low Chai Ling, Medical Director of the SW1 Clinic, and also former founder of The Sloane Clinic. In this article, we tap into Dr Low’s wealth of knowledge and experience to assemble 5 secrets on how you can waltz into your 40s gracefully, looking ageless instead of looking your actual age.   Rule 1 – Fight Against Gravity In some women such as ex-supermodel Heidi Klum, genetics and healthy lifestyle play a role in keeping their skin beautiful and in all the right places. But for most of us in the cold, harsh world, Continue Reading

Mane Menu – Eat These to Sprout Healthy Hair

Looking good is just as much about taking care of your body on the inside as it is about smoothing on potions on the outside. We are not just talking about your skin: A nutritious diet is vital to promote healthy (i.e. beautiful and bountiful) hair too. In fact, as the second fastest growing tissue in your body, it requires a whole lot of energy to support a magnificent mane. And as a dispensable accessory with no real physiological function to the body, your crowning glory gets the first and worst hit when the system reshuffles nutrients to life-supporting organs – even with minor deficiencies you wouldn’t think much of. Fill up on this good-hair-day diet to give your tresses every advantage without compromising on your waistline.   BREAKFAST Oats are a heart-healthy and convenient source of iron. Stealth iron deficiency is one of the commonest cause of brittle, thinning hair, especially in women. Berries are bursting in vitamin C which aids absorption of iron and supports the tiny blood vessels feeding the Continue Reading