Category: BEAUTY

How To Ace The Nude, No Foundation Look

Applying makeup today is no easy feat. Foundation has to cover some imperfections, even out skin tone, yet it cannot look heavy. In fact it must look like almost nothing, like your second skin. SKINMAG gives some advice on how to ace the airbrushed minimalist foundation look.   1. Create A Luminous Canvas First of all, the nude foundation look usually works when you don’t have major skin issues, such as acne or clogged pores. Those with clear but dull skin should consider starting a proper cleansing regime, to stimulate cell renewal. For those who find scrubbing their skin a little too rough, try a gentle chemical exfoliant with lactic or glycolic acid as part of their nightly cleansing regime. We like SW1 Shop’s Sleep Mode, a sustained-release glycolic acid formula in a hydrating aloe vera base. Working quietly overnight to unclog pores and gently peel away superficial dead skin, tired, this is a skin revival potion for dull and troubled skin.   Next, apply Chai’s Pink Sake, a rejuvenating Continue Reading

Can Deodorant Give You Cancer?

Many are concerned as stories fly from inbox to inbox a few years ago, giving many readers reason to pause when they read the message on the use of antiperspirant can cause cancer. Dr. Philippa Darbre, an oncologist at the University of Reading in the U.K., has published more than 30 research papers on those substances found in underarm antiperspirant products. Her research has detected parabens – a category of chemical that acts as a preservative in some underarms and personal care products. Dr. Philippa’s experiments suggest that combining parabens with human cells create activity that may contribute to the development of cancer. However, her attempts to find these links in human have produced inconsistent results. Current evidence from reputable organisations like the American National Cancer Institute and Cancer Research U.K. suggest the link between deodorant and breast cancer is unconfirmed. But it seems despite the absence of evidence to support the correlation, their search to prove the theory persists. So why take the risk? Well, regardless, don’t sweat it! Continue Reading

4 Cleopatra Beauty Secrets We Can Learn From

The fabled Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra, famed for her intellect and her beautiful, flawless skin. While we can’t quite live like the Queen, we can certainly look into her beauty regime and perhaps create that same seductive glamour that will keep heads turning. Here are 4 of her beauty secrets that helped this beauty legend make her mark in antiquity that we can all try to emulate.   1. Milk Bath     The secret to Cleopatra’s glowing skin was daily milk baths. It was said that she used to mix milk of a young donkey with fresh honey and almond oil. Now that’s fit for a queen, but not quite for the urban dweller like you and me who will have to clean up our own baths and basins at the end of it. Read More: Is There a Magic Formula for Achieving Perfect Skin At Any Age? Try: Lush Milky Bath Bubble Bar     This vegan moisturizing milk soap bar is a blend of soya milk powder, Continue Reading

3 Reasons To Start Lasers In Your 30s

In your teens and 20s, good skin health is usually a given. A decade ago, I could afford being lazy at times and jump into bed without really cleaning off my makeup, my skin seemed to forgive me quite easily the next day. Fast forward to 33, my skin has turned into the pettiest thing I know. A blemish takes a little longer to heal, and a little too much alcohol makes me regret the puffiness the next morning. The truth is, in our 30s, collagen production slows down and this is the age when neglect in the past starts to creep up on us. Needless to say, any further lack of love and nurture for it and you will see how it will wage war on you in later life. If you have not had the opportunity to start on simple lasers earlier, it is definitely not too late to start it in your 30s. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should get started.   Keep It Continue Reading

Korean Beauty Pageant Or Clone Parade?

If Stepford had a beauty pageant, it might have looked like Miss Daegu 2013. “Korea’s plastic surgery mayhem is finally converging on the same face.” – This caption to the above picture by blogger ShenTheWise fuelled a firestorm of speculation that the Korean plastic surgery craze is causing these 18 different women to look like clones. Keen eyes spotted bad airbrushing with Photoshop, which could have accounted for the stark similarities (down to the same smile) we see in the picture montage. Others argued that any group of pageant participants, no matter which country, tend to fit a certain aesthetic or narrow ‘standard’ of beauty, as seen in the Miss USA contestants. Same Stylist? Same Surgeon?: In case you’re wondering, they’re not the same person. These Miss USA beauty contestants show uncanny resemblance to each other even though the country is ethnically diverse.    It remains a well-known fact that South Koreans have more plastic surgery than any other nation, says data released in January. A surprisingly high number of women Continue Reading