Category: BEAUTY

Did You Hear About The Girl With The Big Cheeks?

I chanced across this video recently which showed the girl with the biggest cheeks in the world. My first thought was: Oh my, is this just a stunt for attention? But as I watched on, I realised that she genuinely thinks she looks better with such big cheeks. Now, these big cheeks obviously did not come naturally, she had undergone multiple aesthetic procedures to achieve her current look. To enhance the volume of her cheeks, she used fillers. According to an interview she did with This Morning, she mentioned that she doesn’t keep track of the number of procedures that she has undergone and has probably spent over USD $2,000. Here’s shocking news! Indifferent to the consequences of having infections or getting disfigured, she injects the fillers into her face all by herself! She is confident that she can professionally do it herself since she attended cosmetology school online. I don’t need to be a doctor to say that going down to a clinic to get a doctor to inject your fillers Continue Reading

How do the Korean ‘oppas’ do it?

Most celebrities have flawless skin because it is part of their job to always look their best in front of the cameras. But specifically Korean male celebrities, they somehow look better as they age. I mean just look at Hyun Bin, he is the perfect example. What is the Korean secret? How does one achieve such good skin? How do you maintain your thick and luscious hair? If you have ever wondered how to look as good as the Korean oppas, this article is for you. Step one to looking as good as Korean celebrities would be to have a clear complexion. One of the ways to do that would be to have a good skincare routine to prevent breakouts. Follow the skincare rigorously so that your skin is well-nourished. If you don’t have breakouts but have been dealing with stubborn acne scars, you can give the Pico Smooth treatment a try! Designed to target your skin’s problems without damaging the surrounding skin, this treatment helps in improving your acne 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.

‘Quarantine Skin’ – What It Is And How To Deal With It

Many of us thought going makeup-free during quarantine would be good for our skin, but some of us might actually be wrestling with unpredictable skin issues during self-isolation. During this time when you can’t go to your favourite spa or doctor to air your skin grievances, here’s some help from Dr Low Chai Ling, founder of the SW1 Clinic and SW1 Spa. ACNE WOES Dr Low says that there are many reasons why your skin might be showing signs of stress normally. During self-isolation, a sudden change to your normal routine may be to blame. If you are experiencing new or more breakouts now, it could be a good time to look at your skincare regime. “Stress and changes in our diet during a pandemic can affect our skin. Our body increases production of cortisol, a stress hormone, which results in increased oil production. You could also be stress-eating your way through self-isolation, or eating more processed, junk food, or perhaps you have had to change from a non-dairy to Continue Reading

This Vitamin Will Give Your Skin A Collagen Boost

A, B, C, D, E, K. If you had to choose, which vitamin will you choose for your skin? Like most people, I chose Vitamin C. I was wrong. Doctors are increasingly prescribing Vitamin A based skincare over others. Here’s are some of the reasons why: Penetrates deeply to stimulate fibroblasts – cells that produce collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unclogs pores, reduces oil production and therefore reduces acne Exfoliates and increases skin cell turnover, evening out skin tone Lightens sun damage and pigmentation But there are different Vitamin A formulas for skin. Here’s how you can use it.   RETINOIC ACID – This is one of the first ingredients used for acne, and is usually found in prescription formulas and has a direct biological effect on the skin – the vital ingredient that fights aging visibly. These prescription-strength formulas can be 100-times stronger compared to over-the-counter retinol products.   RETINOL – Usually the form of Vitamin A available in over-the-counter products, retinols need to be Continue Reading