BY LISA WILLIAMS Florence Colgate was crowned the most beautiful woman in Britain in 2012. The 18-year-old student beat 8000 other participants in a competition in the search of the “Perfect Face”. Contestants were judged without makeup and were barred entry if they received plastic surgery or chemical enhancement. Some speculated her beauty secret was the air in her home town, or possibly a special ingredient in the chips from the seaside shop she was part-timing at. But it was really the blue-eyed blonde’s flawless mathematical facial proportions that added up to her success in winning the title as Britain’s most naturally gorgeous face. Read More: Forget Brows: Women Are Now ‘Thread’-Lifting Their Faces
Ever wondered why some women look so radiant even without makeup? Is flawless, dewy-looking skin too much to ask for? Trying to get your skin glowing can be a never-ending task, here are 5 ways to get started. 1. DIY HOME MASKS WITH TUMERIC Tumeric is the secret prized condiment in certain parts of Asia not just for its flavour. Make your own skin whitening face mask with this formula to even out skin tone. Do it once every 2 – 3 days until the natural glow of your skin is restored. Tip: get good quality tumeric and not those made with synthetic colours. 2 teaspoons of honey 2 teaspoons of milk ½ teaspoon of tumeric Read More: Eat for Your Body Type. Here’s How. 2. TRY AN ADENOSINE-ENRICHED ESSENCE Do you sometimes wish you had Cinderella’s fairy godmother? Well, we found a cosmetic doctor who could called that! The SW1 Shop is the brainchild of the founder of the SW1 Clinic, Dr Low Chai Continue Reading
The beauty industry is eternally dreaming up new ways to replicate the effects of cosmetic surgery procedures, without actually necessitating a scalpel or an anaesthetic. We took a deep look at a few of the newer beauty innovations, which don’t require invasive surgery, to see what’s been developed in the last 12 months or so.
BY LISA WILLIAMS The latest Korean craze Rejuran anti-ageing microinjections seems to be every youthful celebrity’s weapon du jour. However, my obsession with salmon as an anti-aging extraordinaire started much further back when I first read the book, The Wrinkle Cure, almost a decade ago by celebrity doctor Nicholas Perricone (yes, he of the famed Perricone skincare line). In it, he introduced salmon as a superb source of anti-inflammatory, anti-aging nutrients. In fact, Dr Perricome was a firm advocate of Wild Salmon as it contains essential fats and powerful antioxidants such as the carotenoid, astaxanthin, that have important anti-inflammatory properties. How does this relate to aging? Decades of research show that chronic, sub-clinical inflammation is the single greatest precipitator of aging and age-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, certain forms of cancer, and wrinkled, sagging skin. What this means is that it isn’t the big events that make us look at an old leather handbag at 60, it is the small daily insults on our skin that Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS Though my nose is perfectly straight and sits well proportioned on my face, the somewhat bovine curve at the bottom bothered me. Not the curve, per se, but a childhood memory related to it. When I was about six, my mother casually mentioned my nose looked like Miss Piggy’s—which, in itself, is not a bad thing to say except no woman wants to grow up to resemble a porcine cartoon character. A few months later, forgetting all about her comment and the fact that I have a spectacular memory, she said, “Miss Piggy has a really ugly nose.” This caused an unintentional scar that remained on my psyche; I would never pose for pictures in profile. I was convinced it wasn’t my best face forward. However, I am a real coward when it comes to surgery. The furthest I have gone in my foray into the medical world was a blood test for my annual health screen. Hence, my dilemma. Jumping into the deep end When I found Continue Reading