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Feature Perfect: Feng Shui Beauty Tips

The Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui centers around harmonizing the elements of an environment to invite balance, happiness and good luck. While Feng Shui is best known for its use in architecture and decor, ancient Chinese geomancy also suggests that the same principles can be applied to our faces to attract great fortune. Eastern masters of face reading or Mian Xiang believes that the placement, shape and size of a person’s facial “mountains and rivers” carry a wealth of information and predictions about their character and life’s fortune. By highlighting your lucky facial features and correcting the “imbalanced” aspects, you can look your best and boost positive chi energy into your life. Here are 6 key attributes of a lucky prosperous face to emulate for a fabulous new year ahead.   KEEP YOUR SKIN & FUTURE CLEAR & UNBLEMISHED It is believed that those with a smooth and clear complexion will find that their life goes on more smoothly as well. They can achieve what they want with fewer hindrances than most. Celebrity Continue Reading

Beauty Is Really Skin Deep

If I had a favorite age, it would be 23. It was a fairly independent age, having completed my studies and 2 years past 21, my parents were comfortable with me making my own decisions. My skin was young, I had no pigmentation problems and no idea what fine lines or wrinkles meant. I liked my jawline then – tight. Photos were taken with ease, I didn’t have to find a flattering angle to camouflage a jawline which would disappear into the neck 15 years later. Fast forward to 38, I wished I knew how aging began. If you are in your early 20s, live your life to the fullest, bare your mid-drift, show off your bikini bod. Wear sunblock, have your face cleansed by a professional regularly. From your late 20s, it’s time to invest in anti-aging treatments and have your skin thank you for all you have done later. In this article, SKINMAG interviewed 3 doctors from the SW1 Clinic (who formerly from The Sloane Clinic) for some Continue Reading

Cool Shaping: Ice Stubborn Fat Away Permanently

I am not fat, but I have always had issues with my not-so-flat belly. In my mind, there are 3 types of bellies in the world. The first of two extremes being the rock hard, washboard beaten abs, and the other being the super soft Winnie The Poo pooch. But the most punished of all abs would have to be my kind of abs – the neither fat-nor-nothing kind of abs. The plague of the not-so-flat belly is very real. You see, if I had the abs of Victoria Secret babe Karlie Kloss, or Lily Aldrige, I would be able to pick any bodycon favourite and carry it off with style and with confidence. On the other hand, if I were Homer Simpson, wearing baggy clothes all the time would not draw strange looks because that is the norm for fat people – there is nothing to see. Dealing with Problem Fat In the land of nowhere, most people are generally both skinny and fat. They are skinny or slim Continue Reading

5 SKINMAG Awards Of 2017

It is nearing the end of 2017 and in this article, we look back at the year that has flown by, celebrating 5 deserving candidates who have endured the year and emerged champions after much controversy. Most Inclusive Cosmetics Line Of The Year   Rhianna launched her Fenty Beauty line this year to the raves of media and consumers alike. Two years in the making before this groundbreaking release, Fenty includes shades of foundations from the palest of pale to deep, deep browns, making this one of the most inclusive cosmetics lines of the year. What’s beautiful about this release is that it is more than just face paint. People have blogged about it, touched that they have finally found the perfect foundation with correct undertones. This makeup has become a little bit of a social movement, women are reacting to it and saying other companies which only launch the usual 4 or 5 shades of colour is not OK. Since its release, their cruelty-free products have sold out, showing Continue Reading

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