Category: TRIED & TESTED

The Best Beauty Fixes to Try in Your 30s, 40s & 50

As we grow older our skin goes through many different phases depending on our hormones and how much we indulge in life’s excesses. To help you understand your skin better, we look at what happens to our skin during our thirties, forties and fifties and give you the best beauty tips for each stage. Read More: 5 Anti-Aging Must-Haves for Graceful Living 30s WHAT IS HAPPENING? More babies are born to women aged between 30 and 34 than in any other age group. Pregnancy is a good skin care conditioner and it’s common for women to appear to ‘glow’ during this time. This is because a healthy hormone production of oestrogen and progesterone can give your skin a healthy look. Read More: 5 Ways to Tackle Stubborn Zits FAULTS & FIXES: Pregnancy spots: Some women complain of ‘pregnancy spots’. This is an overgrowth of blood vessels lying deep in your skin caused by too much oestrogen. During pregnancy, your skin texture may also start to become drier and tougher because Continue Reading

The Truth about Acne Scars

Scars from acne can seem like a double punishment – first you had to suffer through the oily pimply skin and now, you have unsightly marks to remind you. Some people ignore their scars and some wear them with pride, but if like the rest of us, you want a smoother complexion, fret not, there are a variety of ways to help improve the appearance or get rid of your old acne scars.   POTIONS & PEELS The common ingredients in topical creams for acne scars include Vitamin A, which helps with stimulation of collagen, and Vitamin C, Kojic acid, arbutin, that help to lighten the pigmentation associated with early scars (post inflammatory changes). A chemical peel involves the application of a high potency acid upon the skin, and the more potent the acid, the deeper the penetration into the skin. You may want to consider Professional Chemical Peels that are excellent in lightening the post inflammatory marks and reducing the oiliness, which also helps to control new acne outbreaks. Continue Reading

The 4 Faces of Ageing: Which One Are You?

BY LISA WILLIAMS The first step to amazing skin is to find out how yours is holding up. “Not all ageing is created equal. Depending on the complex interplay between multiple factors such as genetics, the environment, hormones and our facial structure, we tend to age differently,” explains Dr Low Chai Ling, from SW1 Clinic. Look into the mirror: Your primary problem tends to be the one staring right back at you first. Armed with this knowledge of their top challenges, beauty writers and willing friends of SKIN tested out this guide to radically rid their faces of visible signs of ageing and prevent future problems. Read More: You Can Now Shape Your Body While Naturally Augmenting Your Breasts

Nose Lift: What’s it really like to get nose fillers

BY LISA WILLIAMS Three years ago, the Internet freaked out over the idea of five-minute nonsurgical nose jobs. In a local magazine article, a woman recounted her tale—complete with photographic proof—of walking into a plastic surgeon’s office, getting the noninvasive nose-perfecting procedure done, and then heading directly from his office to dinner with her friends. Instead of going the traditional surgical route, she’d had her surgeon inject thousands of dollars worth of fillers into her face to straighten out the slope of her nose. Nowadays, fillers for the nose (as well as any part of the face, neck, hands) has become more commonplace. Some statistics have even shown it to be more popular than rhinoplasty surgeries. We found out more from Dr. Low Chai Ling, who has been using dermal fillers not only to give patients a higher nose bridge but also to “photoshop” imperfections such as depressions or a bump on the nose away. First things first: The “multi microdroplet technique,” as Dr Low calls it, is used mainly Continue Reading

Beauty Secrets For Ultra-Hot Mega Pouts

We all know the main things we use our lips for, but there’s a lot more to know about your lips. Elegant, sumptuous pouts are desired by women everywhere. You see those ultra-hot pout featured on magazine covers, in lipstick ads, and on the faces of your favourite celebs (yes, Angelina, we’re talking about you). You too can have alluring, sexy lips like your favourite stars.   VOLUME UP There’s no doubt that the full-lip look is in. I’m sure when we talk about celebrities with the most sexy pouts, automatically a few names will pop up in your mind. Well first, we do agree that thin lips can be beautiful too. But these days when the ultra-hot mega pouts of Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Megan Fox predominate, many assimilate bee-stung pouts to full-on sex appeal. To have a sexy pout like Angelina Jolie, Natural Filler can deliver the extra volume required to convert thin lips into sumptuous pouts. “The key to attractive lips is to respect the overall Continue Reading