Category: MUST READ

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

3 Dream Treatments to Replace a Facelift

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.  

We Put Salmon DNA to the Test

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

I Tried A Photoshop Retouch Effect Treatment. You Will Want It Too.

Apparently, the highly coveted luminous complexion of Korean actresses and models can be achieved these days with some minor help from your skin doctor, and it doesn’t take forever to see results. If you want to get beautiful skin in a week, there is a new glow treatment at the SW1 Clinic that will give you results – the Baby Skin Program. The BB Aquatouch Laser is a unique sub-ablative thulium laser of the 1927 wavelength. Lasers of this wavelength are extremely effective in targeting the epidermal basal layer and is the bane of sun damaged skin and pigmentation. Not only that, it has an instant brightening effect, and skin texture and elasticity is also improved dramatically. It is the bane of dull and rough skin, fine lines and enlarged pores. The BB Aquatouch Laser is so called because of its superb ability to improve skin texture and tone, similar to the effect of applying a BB cream onto the skin. Watery clear and luminous skin is now within reach. Continue Reading

I Went For A Laser To Erase Pigmentation

Those who suffer from large pores know that many products that claim to shrink pores generally do not live up to the hype. Apparently, there is a laser treatment you can do to make your pores smaller and results are seen as early as the first session. Pico Toning uses ultra-short pulses of light to “tone” and rejuvenate the skin. In case you were wondering what “toning” of the skin means, it is exactly what your after-cleanser toner does – freshens the skin and shrinks the pores. Lasers which tone the skin do the same but even better – with light energy. This achieves an exfoliation and collagen stimulation effect. Traditional laser toning treatments use older nanosecond lasers, whereas Pico Toning uses the latest picosecond lasers. In case you were wondering, one picosecond is one trillionth of a second, or 1/1000 of a nanosecond! Ultra-fast pulsing has many obvious benefits – firstly, less heat is generated (this also means less discomfort!) and the picosecond shatters pigments beneath the skin at Continue Reading