Year: 2021

Learning From the Young Us

While searching up holidays in the month of October (as one does), I saw “Children’s Day”. Then, a pang of nostalgia hit me. As I reminisce about the fun celebrations I had eons ago in school, I can’t help but reflect on the things we can all learn from our young selves. We’ve gone through a wide variety of experiences that have helped shape us into the adults we are today. As the good, the bad and the ugly become more apparent to us, we lose the childlike innocence we once had. Oh, what a shame. This void is then filled by skepticism. As much as I resent the fact that this is the natural process of growing up, I must agree that skepticism is important for survival in today’s world. Along the way, we lose many things, our youth, our innocence and maybe even the wonder we have for this world. But there are some things that we shouldn’t lose. Never lose your sense of self. It is important Continue Reading

Ways to Prevent a Greasy Face

For my oily-skin pals, I understand your pain. I too have been seeking new ways to not appear so shiny throughout the day. Here are some recommendations that might work for you! Anything Green Tea If you observe facial products targeted at people with oily skin in the market, you would realise that green tea products are very popular. This is because green tea contains antioxidant elements to help reduce the sebum production on your face. Green tea clay masks would be especially useful to you because you would be able to absorb the dirt and debris on your face. The combination of green tea and clay would be helpful in the control of oil on your face. Mattify Complexion Another option would be to take steps to clear the oil on your face throughout the day. One product you could try is the Clear Tonic Mint-Infused Clarifying Facial Tonic. Apart from the refreshing mint smell, it is also very useful when it comes to purging the pimples and controlling Continue Reading

Squid Game (Skincare Edition)

I am sure many of you have heard of the highly raved Netflix series – Squid Game. Without spoiling it for anyone, in this series, participants participate in several seemingly easy games to see who emerge victorious. If you win, you get to take home $45.6 billion dollars. Sounds simple and enticing right? But with great rewards, comes great risks. The punishment of this game is fatal. Now it got me thinking, what if we had a survival gameshow adapted to skincare? If I were in charge, what kind of challenges would I put in place? After some thought, here’s what I would organize.   Skincare Routine I think it would be interesting to see everyone present what they think is the right way to put on their skincare products. Like the games involved in the show, it’s not difficult to be right, but also not difficult to be wrong. Cleanse, tone, serum, essence and then a moisturizer. 5 basic steps. But I have a strong feeling that many still Continue Reading

Could Botox Be Good For Me?

Botox is the go-to when you want to reduce the appearance of your facial wrinkles. But unbeknownst to most, Botox is not just effective in reducing the appearance of lines and facial wrinkles. They are also capable of treating other concerns that you may have. Better Skin Yes, Botox can help you achieve better skin! Injecting Botox onto the surface of the skin would cause the shrinkage of sebaceous and sweat glands, hence giving you a subtle glass skin effect. Since Botox is injected in small doses, the movement in major facial muscles is not affected. There’s no need to worry about being unable to laugh heartily when a friend tells a joke. You can read more about this in an interview done by SW1 Clinic’s founder, Dr Low Chai Ling!   Hyperhidrosis Apart from being used for aesthetic treatments, Botox is also very useful in the medical field. Being able to treat hyperhidrosis, a medical condition for excessive sweating is one of its specialities. How it works is that Continue Reading

Blue Light is Harmful… Or is it?

Lights can be described as our trusty assistant. They help us see clearly, hence accomplishing our tasks. But these trusty assistants are also capable of hurting us. How can we turn evil into good? How can we be the master of them and control it to benefit us?   Ultraviolet rays It is no secret that being under the sun without proper protection is detrimental to our skin’s health. Premature ageing and dark spots are some of the unwanted damages we want to avoid. That being said, not all about the sun is bad. In fact, getting some vitamin D is good for the improvement of our health as it helps to regulate our moods. Don’t ask me about the science of it, but if I had to fathom a guess, I would say the brightness of the sun has a factor to play in lifting our dull moods! In this never-ending covid-19 era, there is already a lot of restrictions on the things we can do. If going to Continue Reading