The Secret To Looking Eternally Youthful

Ageing brings many wonderful things: Wisdom, experience, a bigger bank account. All good. But truth be told, it adds less desirable things like perpetual dullness, deepening wrinkles and the dreaded sag, too. Fortunately, advances in medical science now allows us to replenish part of what time has eroded away to pare years off the face and restore a naturally refreshed look that just looks like a life well-lived – naturally. Read More: Best Nose Defining Treatments   COLLAGEN – THE BACKBONE OF YOUTH Collagen fibres, the major backbone of the skin becomes damaged as we age. The cells that produce collagen and elastin are especially prone to UV radiation damage. At the same time, hyaluronic acid levels in our skin drop – resulting in a decrease in water content of the skin. The skin then becomes dull, dry and loses some of its youthful suppleness. Finally, certain pockets of fat such as those under the eye and in the midface get slowly deflated over the years, whole others such as Continue Reading

How To Combat Hair Loss

I noticed I have thinning hair and started looking up hair loss treatments in Singapore. Turns out, one in four women suffer from female pattern hair loss. By this we mean that while it is normal to lose up to 100 hair strands a day (normal shedding), female pattern hair loss is a gradual thinning hair situation that is more serious and can start earlier than expected – in your twenties. If you have hereditary hair loss (which accounts for 90% of all female pattern hair loss), you will need to see a doctor.   Read more: The Future In Hair Loss Treatments   Revage 670 Hair Laser Looking for the best hair clinic or a hair loss doctor in Singapore? Find a place which offers the non-invasive Revage 670 hair laser. This hair laser uses photobiostimulation to your “sleeping” hair follicles into the growing phase. 30 laser diodes rotate 180 degrees around the scalp, emitting painless laser energy in the 670nm wavelength, stimulating blood flow to nourish poor thinning Continue Reading

The Lowdown on Nose Thread Lifts – What Some Doctors Don’t Tell You Before Your Lunchtime Nose Job.

BY LISA WILLIAMS At the age of 16, Chloe was already dreaming of a rhinoplasty because she was tired of feeling ugly after years of dealing with unkind comments about her flat and broad Asian nose. Now 25, she has decided it is time to explore procedures that will enhance the appearance of her nose.   Read more: Beauty Diary of Chloe’s Nose Job After years of unhappiness and contemplation, Chloe finally took the plunge when she followed a friend who was seeing Dr YC Tan, plastic surgeon at SW1 Clinic. To cut a long story short, Chloe decided to take the plunge, and with her boyfriend’s support, underwent a hybrid rhinoplasty (raising nose bridge and slimming nostrils) with Dr Tan. Now, looking back at her earlier photos, Chloe says her only regret was that she did not do it earlier.   Not everyone will go down the same route as Chloe however. Many desire a less dramatic change, others may still have a fear of surgery and want to Continue Reading

Skin in the City: Dermal Guardians for City Dwellers

BY LISA WILLIAMS As well as prettier views, ample parking space and less noise, country dwellers now have another reason to gloat: Research says that if you live in a city, you can also look forward to having older skin. A separate survey also showed that even though urban folks tended to drink more water and use skincare like sunscreen more often, rural residents still score higher in terms of skin quality such as radiance and hydration, which tells us there is something else besides UV that may be impacting skin. If scientists and doctors are to be believed, incorporating urban skin defense into your routine is worth considering. But before you do, know what you’re defending against (and why). Start here: Read More: Skin Crazes That Actually Work   CITY POLLUTION   “We used to think that UV rays were the only major threat to our skin outdoors,” says Dr Chua Han Boon, from SW1 Clinic. “Increasingly, data suggests that city pollution also plays a direct role in pigment changes Continue Reading

How To Get Rid Of Dark Undereye Circles For Good

So people have been telling me for years that I look tired, even though I haven’t had problems at all with sleep. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with showing concern for a colleague who looks dead beat (or even a stranger), but I guess my dark undereye circles are obvious enough for others to ask about it, so I decided to do something about it. Read More: It’s Time to Get Sexy (Lips)   THINGS THAT DIDN’T WORK Before I begin on the actual solution that worked for me, let me say what didn’t work. 1. More Sleep I already have 8 hours of undisturbed sleep per night, which is ample for someone of my (ripe old) age, so clearly more sleep wasn’t going to help. Moreover mine isn’t really an eyebag problem. It’s a colour issue, so no water retention issues that I needed to solve.   2. Expensive eye creams Need I say more, this was probably about a thousand dollars thrown into the wind. Continue Reading