Squid Game (Skincare Edition)

I am sure many of you have heard of the highly raved Netflix series – Squid Game. Without spoiling it for anyone, in this series, participants participate in several seemingly easy games to see who emerge victorious. If you win, you get to take home $45.6 billion dollars. Sounds simple and enticing right? But with great rewards, comes great risks. The punishment of this game is fatal. Now it got me thinking, what if we had a survival gameshow adapted to skincare? If I were in charge, what kind of challenges would I put in place? After some thought, here’s what I would organize.   Skincare Routine I think it would be interesting to see everyone present what they think is the right way to put on their skincare products. Like the games involved in the show, it’s not difficult to be right, but also not difficult to be wrong. Cleanse, tone, serum, essence and then a moisturizer. 5 basic steps. But I have a strong feeling that many still Continue Reading

Could Botox Be Good For Me?

Botox is the go-to when you want to reduce the appearance of your facial wrinkles. But unbeknownst to most, Botox is not just effective in reducing the appearance of lines and facial wrinkles. They are also capable of treating other concerns that you may have. Better Skin Yes, Botox can help you achieve better skin! Injecting Botox onto the surface of the skin would cause the shrinkage of sebaceous and sweat glands, hence giving you a subtle glass skin effect. Since Botox is injected in small doses, the movement in major facial muscles is not affected. There’s no need to worry about being unable to laugh heartily when a friend tells a joke. You can read more about this in an interview done by SW1 Clinic’s founder, Dr Low Chai Ling!   Hyperhidrosis Apart from being used for aesthetic treatments, Botox is also very useful in the medical field. Being able to treat hyperhidrosis, a medical condition for excessive sweating is one of its specialities. How it works is that Continue Reading

Blue Light is Harmful… Or is it?

Lights can be described as our trusty assistant. They help us see clearly, hence accomplishing our tasks. But these trusty assistants are also capable of hurting us. How can we turn evil into good? How can we be the master of them and control it to benefit us?   Ultraviolet rays It is no secret that being under the sun without proper protection is detrimental to our skin’s health. Premature ageing and dark spots are some of the unwanted damages we want to avoid. That being said, not all about the sun is bad. In fact, getting some vitamin D is good for the improvement of our health as it helps to regulate our moods. Don’t ask me about the science of it, but if I had to fathom a guess, I would say the brightness of the sun has a factor to play in lifting our dull moods! In this never-ending covid-19 era, there is already a lot of restrictions on the things we can do. If going to Continue Reading

Laser Aftercare Cheat Sheet

After investing time and money getting a laser, the last thing you want would be to have a worse skin condition because you did something you shouldn’t have. Here are some things that you should avoid as much as possible to protect your freshly lasered face! After a session of your favourite laser which targets wrinkles, redness, acne and enlarged pores (SylfirmX), you might be wondering if you would be able to carry on with your day-to-day activities. Though after the SylfirmX treatment, you can apply makeup, the general sentiment is to leave your skin makeup-free for as long as you can! It is a good time to let your skin take a breather instead of being packed with makeup. Apart from trying to be makeup-free, you should also avoid using harsh skincare products as your skin might be more sensitive in the next few days. You can think of your skin as a baby’s skin. You wouldn’t want to apply any harsh acid on that skin, would you? It Continue Reading

New age technology for a better figure?

I must admit I am quite the ‘boomer’ when it comes to the latest technologies. Like, what iteration of iPhone are we on now? But because of my lack of knowledge, I am always impressed when I learn about the new things that technology can do for us. Recently, I found out that we can now utilize these technologies to improve our physique. How cool is that! Let me share with you my exciting finds!   Magnetic Muscle Sculpting  Getting abs without exercise? Wow. I mean, it goes without saying that exercising and maintaining a healthy diet would give you better results. But for a machine to be able to sculpt your muscles, it’s impressive! Apparently, this machine can be applied to give you better abs and a better butt! If the countless Chloe Ting HIIT workouts are not cutting it for you, this might be the solution for you as it speeds up the process of getting abs. Apart from aesthetic purposes, this machine is also suitable for women Continue Reading