Category: TRIED & TESTED

How To Combat Teen Acne

Navigating through school and puberty in general are already tough enough for most kids, some do just fine and others take a bit more time. But if there is something you can count on during teenhood, it is acne. Approximately 80 to 90% of teens deal with a range of acne-related skin problems, usually clogged pores and inflamed acne. In severe cases, deep, hard cystic ones which scar.   WHAT CAUSES TEENAGE ACNE In teen acne, the usual acne-causing culprits are the sebaceous (oil) glands. Under normal circumstances, these make sebum – a natural moisturizer for our skin. However, an overproduction of sebum can clog the hair follicles, which are also channels for sweat and oil. This combination of oil, dirt and debris creates a opportunity for bacteria to grow, resulting in pimples. You might be surprised, but doctors have noted that a majority of teenagers do not actually adopt the correct skincare routine to combat acne! A basic anti-acne skincare routine should consist of a facial wash for oily Continue Reading

Proven Tricks That Make Any Diet Work Better

So maybe some of you can relate to the kind of frustration I have with the 5 odd kilos or so that has proven impossible to shed with any kind of exercise or diet. And I am pretty sure I haven’t been slack about things – I even clean my own house quite regularly, thinking perhaps that extra bit of a meaningful workout might just result in me getting that flatter stomach and smaller waist.   CAN WE TARGET AND BURN OFF STUBBORN FAT? I came across a fitness magazine one day and there was this article about targeting stubborn fat and spot reduction. The article wrote that it was impossible to target fat localized in a particular area only. The theory was that we burn fat all over and it was impossible to concentrate fat burning efforts in one place. That is actually incorrect. To burn fat, it needs to be released from the cell i.e. lipolysis. Stubborn fat is stubborn because it releases fat more slowly, and it Continue Reading

Ageless Hands – Why This Is Now The Rejuvenation Trend To Follow

In the world of cosmetic rejuvenation, rejuvenation can mean treatments off the face. Treatments to look younger are no longer limited to the face, as people tackle areas of the body now too which give away telltale signs of their age far too soon. After years of caring for the face, the neglect in these areas of the body can be glaring. Off-face filler rejuvenation has been done for the neck, breasts and even the non-surgical butt lift, but here’s what you probably never imagined – fillers to make your hands look younger. Read More: Beauty Vitamin – Eat It, or Wear It?   PLUMP HANDS A SIGN OF YOUTH     In this case, having your hands full is a good thing. The hands are probably one of the most used yet most neglected parts of our body. It is exposed to harmful UV rays, which causes premature skin aging. With age, we lose collagen and elastin, causing the skin to lose its elasticity. Aged hands have skin that Continue Reading

A Glow Getter’s Tip To Perfect Skin

Ever wondered why some women look so radiant even without makeup? Is flawless, dewy-looking skin too much to ask for? Trying to get your skin glowing can be a never-ending task, here are 5 ways to get started.   1. DIY HOME MASKS WITH TUMERIC     Tumeric is the secret prized condiment in certain parts of Asia not just for its flavour. Make your own skin whitening face mask with this formula to even out skin tone. Do it once every 2 – 3 days until the natural glow of your skin is restored. Tip: get good quality tumeric and not those made with synthetic colours. 2 teaspoons of honey 2 teaspoons of milk ½ teaspoon of tumeric Read More: Eat for Your Body Type. Here’s How.   2. TRY AN ADENOSINE-ENRICHED ESSENCE   Do you sometimes wish you had Cinderella’s fairy godmother? Well, we found a cosmetic doctor who could called that! The SW1 Shop is the brainchild of the founder of the SW1 Clinic, Dr Low Chai Continue Reading

5 Procedures You Can Do For A Youthful V-Shaped Face

A V-shaped visage is probably the most coveted face shape in most parts of Asia, such as Korea, Japan and locally in Singapore. Check out the most popular Korean pop stars such as Park Shin Hye and you will know what we mean. A slim, V- or heart-shaped face imparts a youthful (and dare we say, sophisticated) appearance, and complements a wider midface.   In fact, the V-shaped face is so popular, many have gone under the knife to achieve it. But what are the options for the rest of us who would like to explore other non-invasive options? The good news is, unless you have an obviously recessive or protruding jawline that requires corrective jaw surgery, we have put together the best options that doesn’t require the blade.   Big Jaw Muscles – Botox Jaw Slimming Chewing muscles at the angle of the jaw are a common cause of a squarish jawline. This is commonly seen in Asians who are genetically predisposed, and worsened by vigorous chewing or grinding Continue Reading