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Common misconceptions about skincare

Skincare has been popular for such a long time; it is inevitable that there will be misinformation and misconceptions floating around. Sometimes, you might also make some assumptions about skincare based on your knowledge. Read on to debunk some common misconceptions regarding skincare! We don’t need to use an exfoliator. Not true. Exfoliators are important because they help to remove the dead skin on our face. It then allows for skincare products to be better absorbed into our skin. Apart from stimulating blood circulation and lymphatic circulation for better skin health, some scrubs also contain additional beneficial ingredients. Take for example, the Gold Flakes Illuminating Scrub. It contains vitamins A, C and E to help nourish your skin while removing the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.   Consuming vitamin C is the same as applying vitamin C. The short answer is no. Take a listen to Dr Chua Han Boon as he answers this question eloquently. Essentially, the amount of vitamin C we ingest does not all go Continue Reading

Are You Applying Your Skincare Wrongly?

Getting good products for your skin is no doubt important. But how many people complement their good skincare products with the correct application techniques? This might result in your products appearing to be less effective. Don’t negate your effort by using improper application techniques! Read on to find out if you are committing these skincare mistakes!   Tugging the Undereyes When you are applying your anti-ageing eye cream, are you dragging your fingers across your delicate skin? The skin around your eye is very thin and hence you shouldn’t apply too much pressure on it as it might cause wrinkles. Instead, you can use your finger to lightly dab a thin layer of cream on your undereyes. A good eye product would be easily absorbed into your skin without needing much pressure. If you are looking for a good and non-sticky eye serum, the Liquid Gold Eye Illuminating Serum is a good choice. Infused with real gold particles, it helps to fight obvious signs of ageing under your eyes!   Wrong Continue Reading

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Fathers’ Day is coming! What are you thankful to your father for? For me, I am thankful for the advice he has given me throughout the years, even though I usually end up not heeding his advice and regretting later. I am also grateful to him for providing me with a comfortable life. As a token of gratitude, I am planning to get my dad a present. Here are some options that I am considering getting this fathers’ day and hopefully it will give you some inspiration on what to get for your father too! 1) A Computer Monitor With work-from-home here to stay, it would be a worthy investment to get a monitor. Working from the tiny screen can be difficult for my father since his eyes are not as sharp anymore. He has also mentioned that the small screen results in his eyes being more tired as well. With the monitor, he can view his documents with ease and can even have dual screens! I promise this is Continue Reading

How to be a ‘Reverse Catfish’

Have you heard of the term ‘reverse catfish’? A reverse catfish is someone who looks better in real life than in photos. No doubt, one aspect of looking good is to have clear skin. With countless Instagram filters, photo pre-sets and photo editing apps available to enhance your looks virtually, it is not easy to look better than you do in photos. So how do you be better-looking than your online self, especially when you are dealing with acne? Individuals who have acne often face issues with having blemishes and textured skin. The Instagram filters do a great job at smoothing out your face. The photo pre-sets casts complementary shadows on your face. The photo editing apps help cover up your zits. What should we do? The key to this is to have a good skincare routine. Having quality skincare products would definitely play a big part in your journey to having flawless skin. Especially with acne-prone skin, it is important to keep your face clean, treat your spots and Continue Reading

What NOT to do on Your First Date

  First dates can be nerve-wrecking. You want to impress the other party, so you decide to put on a little more makeup than you usually do. You apply a thick layer of foundation for the appearance of a smooth and clear skin. You apply more contour on your nose for the appearance of a higher nose bridge. You overline your lips for the appearance of thicker lips. Sounds like a recipe for disaster if you ask me.