Everything you need to know about ampoules

Everything you need to know about ampoules What are ampoules? Ampoules are highly concentrated active serums that come in glass vials, which are specifically designed for one-time use.    Difference between ampoules and serums An ampoule is much more potent than a serum as it has a higher amount of active ingredient. The molecule size in ampoules is smaller than that of a serum, hence can be absorbed better into the skin.   What is the purpose of using an ampoule? Ampoules are used for a short duration to help treat or correct skincare concerns. They should not be used to replace any toners, serums or essences. Ampoules are mostly sold in a package of 5 or 7, where 1 vial is to be used for a single day for a consecutive of 5 or 7 days.   Benefits of ampoules Just like facial serums, ampoules come in different formulas to target a variety of skin concerns such as repairing, hydrating, brightening, anti-aging etc. Hence, if you do not have Continue Reading

4 ways to minimize the appearance of large pores

                        3 reasons why you may have larger pores: 1. Genetics The size of your pores may be genetic. Hence, if your parents have large pores, you are most likely to have large pores as well.   2. Not Protecting Your Skin From UV Exposure When you do not apply sunscreen regularly, you are exposing your skin to the Sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV breaks down collagen and elastin, which are the building blocks of your skin. This causes your skin to lose its firmness and sag, resulting in the appearance of larger pores.   3. Hormones, Oily Skin and Clogged Pores During and sometimes after puberty, hormones may cause sebaceous glands to produce more oil. An overproduction of oil can result in clogged pores and acne, which makes pores appear larger.   How to reduce the appearance of large pores?   1. Build a Good Skin Care Regimen Not all skincare products will work for everyone. However, it Continue Reading

How to achieve fairer poreless skin?

How to achieve fairer poreless skin?                 Ever watched a Korean drama and just wondered, “How do they get such fair and poreless skin?” For most people in Asia, the pursuit for a fairer and glass-like skin never ends; especially when we see pictures of Korean celebrities who seem to have such fair and beautiful baby skin.  Look no further, here are some methods that aestheticians swear by to brighten your facial complexion and achieve that Kdrama glow!   #1 Antioxidants                 Antioxidants are substances that help protect the skin’s surface from free radicals and environmental aggressors such as UV and pollution, which can lead to a number of problems including premature ageing.   Vitamin C L-Ascorbic Acid, also known as Pure Vitamin C, helps to stimulate collagen production which is the main structural protein in your skin. It is able to improve the appearance of ageing skin and is the best antioxidant for fading dark Continue Reading

The most important word in the dictionary

No is such a difficult word. It is one of the first few words that we speak as a child, but as we mature, it is rarely spoken. Learning how to say no is such an important skill but it is so difficult for so many people. It is not easy for humans to reject one another because of ‘empathy’. We don’t want to see someone get hurt because of us. We don’t want to contribute to someone else’s pain. However, it is important to have this skill so we can keep toxicity at bay. Knowing how to reject someone is also a way of protecting ourselves against getting manipulated by people with bad intentions. When they see that you know how to reject others, you are not viewed as a meek sheep who agrees to just about anything. Here are some tips to make rejecting people easier. Just say it Sometimes when you are suffering from a specific skin concern, say acne, it is important to go for a Continue Reading

Taking Charge of Your Feminine Health

Treatments for maintaining our lady bits are not commonly heard of which could be because of our conservative culture in sunny Singapore where it is taboo to talk about feminine health. However, it is important to take care of our nether regions for various reasons. Not taking good care of your intimate areas could lead to bacteria growth and hence infections. It might also reduce your confidence as it might become an insecurity of yours during your sexual relations. Hence it is important to give some time, love and care to your intimate area to maintain its tiptop condition.   Discolouration If you notice that the skin around your vagina no longer look the same and has discoloured, don’t be worried. This could be a result of wearing tight undergarments causing a lack of ventilation in that region. Another natural reason could be due to daily activities like exercising and walking. If that is something that is affecting your confidence, there are whitening treatments to help lighten these areas. Using Continue Reading