What you can do to look amazing in a decade’s time

Women will do anything to look young, revealed a recent study. Just what is this obsession with youth and how should we go about to ensure we look younger than we feel? Research shows that there are in fact two distinct types of aging, intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging, also known as the natural aging process, is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s. Collagen production slows down and turnover of new skin cells may start to decrease. Genes control how quickly the normal aging process unfolds. While these changes usually begin in our 20s, the signs of intrinsic aging like wrinkles, sagging skin etc may not be visible for years. For extrinsic aging, a number of external factors like UV rays from sun exposure, repetitive facial expressions, gravity, smoking etc, often act together with the normal aging process to prematurely age our skin. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start on your journey to more youthful skin as if you start early to maintain the Continue Reading

Glow-How: Max Your Skin’s Mojo (& Keep It)

Feeling down, dull and decidedly drab? One of our biggest beauty pet peeves is when a celebrity tells us that the secret to looking perfectly glowing all the time is simply to “drink lots of water”. We know A-listers have a literal army of top derms and skin gurus on speed dial for whenever the first hint of a pimple appears on their pristine faces. But why should celebrities get to hog all the professional help? SKINMAG scored you the insider’s glow-how from celebrity doctor, Dr Low Chai Ling. So take notes, lovelies, and prepare to refresh, recharge and rejuvenate your tired, lackluster and ageing skin with these hot tickets to the everlasting-glow town. AMP UP YOUR WATTAGE IN 1 DAY:  Jump-start Renewal of Fatigued Cells “We can fight different elements of ageing and build healthy radiance by seizing the daily opportunity brought by cell turnover,” says Dr Low. Healthy skin renews itself every 14 to 30 days. Exfoliation encourages this renewal process to allow your skin to repair itself faster, retain moisture Continue Reading

Are You Sweating Too Much?

  How much sweat is too much sweat? There you are, minding your business, limbering up on your mat in a late evening yoga class when you notice another wannabe yogi completely drenched in sweat. You wonder, am I sweating too little? Or does she have a problem? Although it’s one of the things your body does to help you, most of us would rather leave the sweating to the poolside glass of iced tea. That’s because excessive sweating is a lot like watching the Kardashians — tolerable in small doses, unbearable when you’re exposed to too much of it. We speak to private fitness instructor Steven Jim and Dr Chua Han Boon from The SW1 Clinic to give us some insight on this ‘sweaty’ issue. Why Do I Sweat? Sweat helps maintain a normal body temperature. “Sweating is your body’s way of reducing your internal body temperature,” says Dr Chua Han Boon from The SW1 Clinic. When temperatures rise — for any reason — the sweat glands kick in Continue Reading