Category: SKIN REPORTER

A Rookie’s Guide To Facial Oils

First we had the toner, then came along the essence. Now, facial oils are emerging as the after-moisturizer oil – something like an emollient for superficial hydration and protection. So how exactly do we make include the facial oil in our skincare regime? Is it worth adding it in (and the money)? And which skin types are suitable for facial oils?   Sensitive and Dehydrated Skin Facial oils provide an additional barrier for skin prone to irritation and inflammation. While moisturizers deliver moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic deeper into the skin, adding a facial oil to one’s sensitive and dry skincare regime will give skin a moisture sealant, making your moisturizers much more effective. So if you are not quite there with the dewy complexion with your moisturizers, then maybe adding a facial oil will make that happen.   Read More: How to Get Rid of Cystic Acne Greasy Skin If you have oily skin, “oil-free” skincare is probably what you want because the last thing you probably want is Continue Reading

Hair Revival Tips – How To Deal With Hair Loss

Hair shedding is part and parcel of everyday life. In fact, we lose about 80 strands of hair per day! But if you are shedding a lot more hair than this everyday, or suffer from thinning hair, it is ok to start freaking out. Female hair loss is actually not that uncommon. Research shows that a third of all women will have to deal with hair loss issues at some point in their lives. So if you are losing sleep over your thinning mane, do not freak out, here are some tips to solve this hairy issue.   Hairstyle Checks Hairstyles that pull on your hairline can cause hair loss. The mechanical stress of tight ponytails, braids, hair bands and clips can cause hair thinning. Ensure you use hair elastic bands that slide off easily when you undo your ponytail and avoid hair styles that require a lot of teasing or tugging.   Ditch Bad Hair Habits Heat is always tough on hair. Hair styling tools such as hair straighteners Continue Reading

What Alcohol Really Does To Your Skin

We all love a little tipple every now and then. Whether it’s meeting up with your girlfriends for a good cocktail after work, enjoying a drink with an evening meal or having a glass of wine at home to unwind after a busy day, modern women are consuming more alcohol than ever. Most of us are aware about the effect an extra glass of wine has on our waistline, but how many of us ever considered what effect it’s having on our skin? So can drinking alcohol really speed up the clock? Well, the truth is yes, it can make you age faster by causing premature wrinkles, dehydration and loss of collagen. So put down the glass of wine and learn how booze wrecks your skin.   Puffer Flusher Alcohol works as a vasodilator when it is metabolised. It simply means that it widens the blood vessels that bring blood to the skin. This can lead to redness as well as puffiness or swelling. When one consume a lot of Continue Reading

Dream Sculpture – The Secret To Ageless Beauty

Do you wish you had alluring smooth skin like a celebrity on the red carpet or the perfect cheekbones of Kim Kardashian? You have definitely heard of injectable treatments such as botox and fillers, as just about every A-list celebrity has had them done. Have you ever wondered how some middle-aged celebs look younger and younger every year? Superstar like Madonna is once again speculated to have had another plastic surgery to bring in her youthful vibe. Some experts speculate that the singer have had dermal fillers like Sculptra or Juvederm. Even Simon Cowell commented that he considers Botox as much a part of his routine as toothpaste!   Madonna looks unbelievable and natural. Experts believe the singer has cosmetic treatments done such as fat grafting, Sculptra or dermal fillers. Thanks to a regular diet of lasers, radio-frequency and needles, many middle-aged celebs look younger than ever. Injectables are the most sought after cosmetic treatment. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reveals that there were more than 8.5million cosmetics minimally-invasive Continue Reading

What To Do About Your Neck

Your aesthetician is probably starting to sound like a broken record, going on and on, warning about how you will regret slathering on all the serums and creams on the face but not the neck. For some unfortunate people however, deep horizontal creases appear really early and has no connection to age or skincare. It seems that the bothersome neck lines that often give away one’s actual age are caused by a combination of natural aging and environmental factors such as exposure to the sun and smoking. And now that we are sunken deep in the digital age, there is the problem of the “tech neck” – too much bending of our heads down and folding the skin of the neck resulting in premature wrinkles of the neck. What a dreadful thing, I agree. Here are 5 treatments that you can find in a doctor’s clinic that can radically salvage and reverse the telltale signs on your neck.   Ultherapy Upper & Lower Neck For those who have never heard Continue Reading