Every now and then a treatment is invented and brings us a step closer to dreamy complexions of Korean popstars. In this case I was even more amazed because the treatment came in the comfort of a photofacial, without any downtime. I won’t lie, I think I am a facial addict. Fact is for a small price every 3 to 4 weeks, I have a facial done to reset things a little for my skin – to clean out my pores and to brighten my skin. These days, facials have been thoroughly re-invented and unlike just the usual scrub, extraction and mask, some medi-spas now incorporate safe, quick, medical-grade skin fixes for skin problems or anti-aging ultrasound, radiofrequency or light-based treatments. Read more: What Really Happens To Your Post Pregnancy Body SW1 Clinic’s Red Carpet Illumi Facial The Illumi Facial is a 90-minute photofacial. For those of you who don’t know, photofacials are skin treatments that use light-based technology (most frequently the intense pulsed light, IPL) for various Continue Reading
BY LISA WILLIAMS That is the question puzzling scientists from all across the globe. Researchers have found that humans age at vastly different rates, with some showing signs of premature ageing at a relatively young age, while others still looking youthful well into their fifties! What are the factors that result in such vastly differing ageing processes? Is it the genetic makeup, the lifestyle or just pure dumb luck? Below are some women in their forties. It is a well known saying that all of us can thank our genes for how we look before the age of 20, but we can only blame ourselves for how we look after. Even women blessed with great genes can throw it all away with neglect and poor after-care. It’s no secret that women who choose to embrace aesthetic advances will look far younger and better than their peers. Coco Chanel poignantly summed it up “ There are no ugly women in the world, just lazy ones”. At 41, Lure Hsu Continue Reading
The beauty industry is eternally dreaming up new ways to replicate the effects of cosmetic surgery procedures, without actually necessitating a scalpel or an anaesthetic. We took a deep look at a few of the newer beauty innovations, which don’t require invasive surgery, to see what’s been developed in the last 12 months or so.
BY LISA WILLIAMS The latest Korean craze Rejuran anti-ageing microinjections seems to be every youthful celebrity’s weapon du jour. However, my obsession with salmon as an anti-aging extraordinaire started much further back when I first read the book, The Wrinkle Cure, almost a decade ago by celebrity doctor Nicholas Perricone (yes, he of the famed Perricone skincare line). In it, he introduced salmon as a superb source of anti-inflammatory, anti-aging nutrients. In fact, Dr Perricome was a firm advocate of Wild Salmon as it contains essential fats and powerful antioxidants such as the carotenoid, astaxanthin, that have important anti-inflammatory properties. How does this relate to aging? Decades of research show that chronic, sub-clinical inflammation is the single greatest precipitator of aging and age-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, certain forms of cancer, and wrinkled, sagging skin. What this means is that it isn’t the big events that make us look at an old leather handbag at 60, it is the small daily insults on our skin that Continue Reading
As we grow older our skin goes through many different phases depending on our hormones and how much we indulge in life’s excesses. To help you understand your skin better, we look at what happens to our skin during our thirties, forties and fifties and give you the best beauty tips for each stage. Read More: 5 Anti-Aging Must-Haves for Graceful Living 30s WHAT IS HAPPENING? More babies are born to women aged between 30 and 34 than in any other age group. Pregnancy is a good skin care conditioner and it’s common for women to appear to ‘glow’ during this time. This is because a healthy hormone production of oestrogen and progesterone can give your skin a healthy look. Read More: 5 Ways to Tackle Stubborn Zits FAULTS & FIXES: Pregnancy spots: Some women complain of ‘pregnancy spots’. This is an overgrowth of blood vessels lying deep in your skin caused by too much oestrogen. During pregnancy, your skin texture may also start to become drier and tougher because Continue Reading