How To Rock A Neck Of Someone 20 Years Or Younger

The neck is often neglected because we pay so much attention to our faces. But did you know that telltale signs of age also reside in the neck? We teach you how you can look a couple of decades younger by paying some attention to your neck. Fend off wrinkles and fine lines on the neck with these treatments.   NECK LIFTING There is nothing worse than a line-free face juxtaposed with an obviously neglected neck. With age, the skin sags and the jawline slowly disappears into the neck. Poorly defined jawlines are hallmarks of aging so it is no wonder that there are many treatment options today to help restore the sharp V-shaped jawline. Non-invasive lifting neck lifts are actually a thing today, not surprisingly, because they DO work! Fractionated high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatments such as the 24K Chin Up target the infamous double chin without pain nor downtime. This “cold laser” (Sygmalift) treatment reaches 4.5mm beneath the skin to stimulate collagen production, resulting in a skin Continue Reading

Best Skin Smoothers That Will Give You Baby Soft Skin

Looking for a treatment that will give you instagram-ready skin? But there are tonnes of possibilities out there, what should you focus on? If the constant emergence of skincare cult brands are any indication, it is the quest for baby soft, smooth and luminous skin that wins the most hearts.   WHAT CAUSES ROUGH AND DULL SKIN? Environmental pollution and sun damage. These sink deep into skin and cause acne, sun spots and premature skin aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Older women undergo hormonal changes to do with menopause, which contributes to a sharp decline in collagen production and overall loss of skin radiance. Cellular renewal also declines and the buildup of dead skin cells changes the skin’s texture and tone, and an overall lack of moisture results in a rough and dull appearance. Some clever changes to your skincare range will help but at a slower and smaller scale compared to skin treatments. Here are some of the best skin smoothening treatments to check out.   BB Continue Reading

Why Facial Hair Removal Can Improve Your Skin

We may not like to hear it, but let’s face it. Like men, females also have facial hair. Thankfully, women tend to have facial hair that’s less noticeable. Even then, a good proportion of us could do better with a lot less facial fuzz. Men tend to shave in order to not grow a beard, but why should women with short, fine, baby hair have facial hair removal done?   1. IT HELPS REDUCE ACNE Not a cure for acne but you will be surprised at how it can improve acne, especially the comedonal ones. Acne is caused by clogged pores due to excessive oil production. Since hair grows out of pores which are also natural “discharging channels” for oil and sweat, it makes a lot of sense to have facial hair removed to reduce the likelihood of clogged pores.   2. IT HELPS GET RID OF BUMPS Laser hair removal means no more shaving, and no more razor bumps. So the skin surface appears more even without further risks Continue Reading

3 Reasons Why You Should Botox In Your 30s

While there has no been studies to date showing that Botox is effective as an anti-aging treatment, it has been around long enough by now for people to know that it is not a farce. Question is do you start early, or late? If you are in your 30s, here are 3 top reasons why you should considering having it done.    1. PREJUVENATION “How early should we start to Botox?” – is a common question asked by many. While it is common sense to Botox around your 40s, when most wrinkles have already started to show for at least a few years, it is too early to Botox when wrinkles are just starting to show, or being barely visible? Doctors now recommend starting Botox earlier, ahead of full wrinkles forming, rather than having Botox done to soften the appearance of wrinkles late. That’s because when Botox is done in the latter, it does not take the wrinkles away, but merely prevents the muscles from contracting too much so that Continue Reading

3 Ways Retinol Can Change Your Skin

Retinol. The secret ingredient that every dermatologist loves. For those who haven’t heard of it (where have you been!), retinol is part of the vitamin A family called retinoids and very much touted the superhero ingredient for many skin problems.   FROM RETINOIC ACID TO RETINOL TODAY Discovered in milk in the early 1900s, the first study to use retinoic acid to treat acne was first published in 1943. In the 1970s, Retin-A (Tretinoin, Retinoic acid) became the first prescription cream for treatment of acne, and is still being used today. What was surprising was apart from being an extremely effective treatment for acne, older patients who were given Retin-A noticed their wrinkles became less, skins became smoother and even their pigmentation appeared lighter! But wait, retinoic acid was getting a nasty reputation for irritating skin and making some a hideous red, and this led the cosmetic industry to produce a milder form of retinoid, known as retinol. Retinol is converted to retinoic acid in the skin and many believe Continue Reading