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A Glow Getter’s Tip To Perfect Skin

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

4 Ingredients To Avoid Applying While Pregnant

1. Hair removal creams Hair removal creams may seem like the easy option for removing unwanted fuzz during pregnancy, the safety of use in pregnant mothers is still debated. These contain the active ingredient barium sulfide powder and calcium thioglycolate, which changes the protein structure of hair, dissolving it and allowing it to be wiped away from the skin. There is no hard evidence that hair removal creams are harmful to a developing foetus, but it has been known to cause allergies. Read More: 5 Steps to Achieve Kardashian-worthy Lashes 2. Retinoids Retinoid creams are derived from Vitamin A and are very effective at unclogging pores in acne-prone skin. It is also a potent anti-aging cream, having the ability to boost collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Oral isotretinoin is an oral vitamin A derivative used for inflammatory acne and is prohibited during pregnancy. Accordingly, retinoids may be absorbed after being applied and may pose a theoretical risk of causing birth defects. Even though studies have suggested a vey Continue Reading

Confession: I Tried This IPL Photofacial Every Month For 5 Months

Before I start, you might be wondering what the big deal is about. IPL or not, it’s just a facial, right? If it was just a facial, perhaps, but the Illumi facial I tried at the SW1 Clinic is one of their signature hybrids, where you get to try a facial which combines the comfort of a spa treatment and the efficacy of a clinical treatment as well. So what really makes this hybrid facial stand out from the rest? Illumi Brightens Up Any Dull Complexion Immediately Without Downtime My therapist was Rae, who removed my makeup and cleansed my skin. She then covered my eyes with a set of goggles. Then she applied a cold, clear gel to my face before she applied the first zap of IPL on face, starting from my jawline. I read that IPL can be painful, but I am happy to report that the Illumi facial was anything but that. As the treatment progressed I did feel the handpiece warm up, but it was Continue Reading

Complexion Fighters: IPL or VBeam For Redness?

While I admit that I like the rosy flush to a certain extent, permanent blotchiness can be embarrassing and definitely does not look as cute. Fortunately, there are very effective options to treat facial redness and you don’t have to endure it in silence. Facial redness is actually a common problem many people face, and some famous faces with rosacea include Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellweger, Cynthia Nixon, Prince William, ex-president Bill Clinton, and even master of art Rembrandt. Two of the most popular treatments for photo-rejuvenation, the IPL and VBeam are effective treatments for redness but there are key differences between them.   Differences Between IPL and VBeam IPL stands for ‘intense pulsed light’. It is not actually a laser but a light device with different wavelengths or colours of light which treat pigmentation and blood vessels in the same treatment. VBeam is a laser device that emits a single wavelength (595nm) or yellow light. More specifically, it is a pulsed dye laser – a dye is used to generate Continue Reading

Top 3 Reasons To Start Lasers In Your 20s

Have you wondered why Jennier Lopez looks like she hasn’t aged a day since she was 21? Apart from lucky genes and healthy habits, it is very likely that she had skin enhancements, which she probably started early and carried these on to her 40s. “When you are in your 20s, it is easy to feel complacent because visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles are not of utmost concern. But in fact, this is the decade to start preventive measures to delay the aging clock” says Dr Chua Han Boon, Senior Medical Aesthetics Consultant of the SW1 Clinic. With the advent of so many affordable laser treatments, there are really a lot of choices from hybrid facials to lasers that leave you with just a hint of pink by the time you walk out of the clinic. “The intuitive understanding that people had in the past and today is the same; they understand that in order to stay youthful-looking, they must not be lazy about caring Continue Reading