5 Reasons Why You Might Be Losing Hair

As the old adage goes “A girl can never be to skinny.” (or have too many shoes, for that matter). But chances are, you’d never want the word “thin” to be associated with your hair. Yet, many of our stealth hair-cidal habits are causing our locks to become prematurely thin and lacklustre on a daily basis. From our breakfast routines to our ponytails, study up on these top 6 surprising saboteurs that’s causing our tress distress on the inside and out. For all you know, beauti-“full” hair might just be a few simple lifestyle tweaks away.   #1 NUTRITIONAL IMBALANCES While you might feel refreshed and featherlight with a week-long juice cleanse, crash dieting means serious bad news for your hair. “We are conditioned to only think about our hair externally, but it’s basically a highly sensitive barometer of our overall health. Changes in our hair are frequently one of the first visible signs when there’s something amiss internally, since our crowning glory is considered a ‘non-essential’ accessory by our bodies and follicles are Continue Reading

The 5 Best Things To Do At Home For Better Skin

Skincare regimens today can be a little confusing (or excessive) for some. Seriously, there are hundreds of ingredients for every skin issue, so how does one choose? And there are only so many things we can apply to our skin everyday. Our skin is fragile and stressful lifestyles, less-than-optimal diets as well as environmental pollution cause our skin to look dull and dry. You may not be able to change these but there are certainly ways to regain that glow and radiance. So fret not, here are the simplest, yet most effective home remedies for natural, flawless-looking skin.   SECRET INGREDIENT #1 RETINOL This is the secret ingredient in every dermatologist’s beauty armoury, and the skin hero everyone needs in their skincare regime for a flawless complexion. A type of compound related to vitamin A, retinol can be found in over-the-counter skincare products and is converted to the active version once in contact with skin. It works to increase cellular turnover, stimulate production of collagen (therefore smoothens fine lines and Continue Reading

The Facelifts Of Tomorrow – Three Skin Treatments That Will Reduce Your Skin Age Drastically

The anti-aging treatments of tomorrow will relax wrinkles, smoothen out fine lines, firm the skin and even fill up lines on the face. Check out these 3 powerful doctor-approved treatments that will reduce your skin age drastically.   1. YOUTH SAVANT A youth miracle in a needle, they say. Youth Savant contains polynucleotides (PN), the building blocks of DNA required for cellular survival in our skin. Purified from salmon germ cells, our skin uses these DNA building blocks to build a natural resilience, resulting in younger, more youthful skin. Normal skin is not only subject to normal aging processes, it is also subject to inflammatory processes and damage brought on by the environment. Youth Savant contains PNs which aid in wound healing, and anti-inflammatory effects. One can expect improved skin elasticity, hydration, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, enhanced skin repair and normalization abilities, as well as improved skin tone and texture.   2. FOREVER YOUNG BBL Move over IPL, the BBL is the new multi-tasking light treatment for our skin Continue Reading

The Best Treatments For Melasma

Melasma refers to patchy hyperpigmentation usually on both cheeks, the bridge of the nose, the chin, the upper lip and even the forehead. Less commonly, melasma can also occur on the body such as the neck or the arms (sun-exposed areas). This pattern of hyperpigmentation is related to sun exposure and is also hormonal-related, meaning it is commonly seen in pregnancy and hormonal therapies (such as the oral contraceptive). Those who have it will know the melasma is notoriously difficult to treat, because it is difficult to remove the instigating hormonal factors. In this article, SKIN gathers the top doctor-approved treatments for melasma.   STEP #1 STAY OUT OF THE SUN Melasma is often worse in summer and improves in winter. Ultraviolet (UV) light exposure from the sun stimulates pigment cells in the skin (melanocyes) which produces too much pigment. Avoid being out in the sun deliberately, and if you are exposed, ensure you wear protective clothing such as a wide-brimmed hat and apply a good sunscreen.   STEP #2 Continue Reading

5 MISTAKES THAT ARE AGING YOUR EYES

The eyes are windows to the soul, but they are also giveaway signs of aging. Find out about the biggest mistakes people make to their eyelids that age them at a faster rate and how to tone up your gaze.   1. RUBBING YOUR EYES Rubbing your eyes is usually therapeutic – it helps to soothe dry eyes or relieve an itch! But rubbing the delicate skin around the eyes can break tiny blood vessels, causing dark eye circles to look worse.   2. FORGETTING THE SHADE FACTOR The skin around the eyes is just as susceptible to damage by the sun’s harmful UV rays which prematurely age and damage the eyelids. Look for sunglasses that guard against at least 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Some people may find polarized glasses clearer but note that these do not come with full UV protection.   3. NOT ENOUGH QUALITY SLEEP It is not called beauty sleep for no reason. Lack of quality sleep deprives the body from repairing cellular damage. Continue Reading