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Proven Tricks That Make Any Diet Work Better

So maybe some of you can relate to the kind of frustration I have with the 5 odd kilos or so that has proven impossible to shed with any kind of exercise or diet. And I am pretty sure I haven’t been slack about things – I even clean my own house quite regularly, thinking perhaps that extra bit of a meaningful workout might just result in me getting that flatter stomach and smaller waist.   CAN WE TARGET AND BURN OFF STUBBORN FAT? I came across a fitness magazine one day and there was this article about targeting stubborn fat and spot reduction. The article wrote that it was impossible to target fat localized in a particular area only. The theory was that we burn fat all over and it was impossible to concentrate fat burning efforts in one place. That is actually incorrect. To burn fat, it needs to be released from the cell i.e. lipolysis. Stubborn fat is stubborn because it releases fat more slowly, and it Continue Reading

2 Alternative Uses Of Botox You Have Not Heard Of

Speak of Botox and most will immediately think of wrinkles. But there is more to it. Injected deep into muscle, Botox inhibits certain nerves from firing, and you get weakening of the muscle activity. Here’s when it gets even more interesting. Injected intradermally (very superficially into only skin), it doesn’t weaken muscles at all and gives you a completely different effect.   Read More: How To Give Your Breasts An Uplift After Babies   BOTOX FOR LIFTING Heard of Botox microinjections for lifting? Injected superficially into the skin in carefully designed vectors, Microrefine Botox can make small jowls disappear, soften hated deep nasolabial lines and give a sharper jawline. This is like a petit facial threadlift except there are no threads used!   Read More: DIY Footscrub Right in Your Kitchen BOTOX FOR OIL CONTROL You haven’t heard? Microrefine Botox is also a nifty treatment for oil control and smaller pores! Unlike conventional Botox which is injected directly into muscle, a more diluted solution of Botox is injected very superficially Continue Reading

5 Procedures You Can Do For A Youthful V-Shaped Face

A V-shaped visage is probably the most coveted face shape in most parts of Asia, such as Korea, Japan and locally in Singapore. Check out the most popular Korean pop stars such as Park Shin Hye and you will know what we mean. A slim, V- or heart-shaped face imparts a youthful (and dare we say, sophisticated) appearance, and complements a wider midface.   In fact, the V-shaped face is so popular, many have gone under the knife to achieve it. But what are the options for the rest of us who would like to explore other non-invasive options? The good news is, unless you have an obviously recessive or protruding jawline that requires corrective jaw surgery, we have put together the best options that doesn’t require the blade.   Big Jaw Muscles – Botox Jaw Slimming Chewing muscles at the angle of the jaw are a common cause of a squarish jawline. This is commonly seen in Asians who are genetically predisposed, and worsened by vigorous chewing or grinding Continue Reading

Transform Your Skin With Fruit Acids

From acne to aging and pigmentation to pores, there seems to be nothing acids cannot fix.Fruit acids are found in skincare products such as cleansers, toners and even serums and moisturizers. Dervied from fruits and also known as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), they penetrate skin and exfoliate, speeding up skin cell turnover. In particular, you should be able to expect improvements in 1. Appearance of wrinkles 2. Skin texture i.e. smoother and softer skin 3. Lightening of skin pigmentation A beauty staple since the days of Cleopatra (who was said to maintain her all-over glow by bathing in sour milk, a source of lactic acid), the basic principle of exfoliation for an immaculate complexion remains constant – although the mind-boggling array of modern-day formulations and peeling agents to target various skin needs is a common source of confusion for even seasoned beauty junkies. Here’s the ABCs of fruit acids and their primary skin benefits to help you navigate the beauty counters like a pro.   GLYCOLIC ACID Derived From: Sugar cane Continue Reading

Roll Away Cellulite With This New Body-cial

Cellulite can be quite impossible to remove and it happens to even fit and lean people. Disliked for its dimpled appearance, cellulite is commonly found on the hips, thighs, buttocks, and other parts of the body such as the arms, and occurs when pockets of fat push through connective tissue beneath the skin. If you a cellulite problem you wish to remove, apart from radiofrequency treatments such as Thermage Body, SKIN found a “body-cial” at the SW1 Spa which recently put up a cellulite busting treatment that combines the efficacy of a clinical treatment and the comfort of a spa treatment into one. Micro-needling – Rolling Away Cellulite You might have heard of micro-needling to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellu-Melt is a new treatment you can find at the SW1 Spa visibly smoothens the appearance of dimply skin with a derma-roller. Using tool that looks like a miniature of the paint roller except it is covered with little pins. Before you freak out, these pins are really short – Continue Reading