5 tips for clean, healthy pores
Do you know that the skin is the largest organ of our body and has millions of pores and follicles on it? Now, imagine each follicle to be a straw and each pore to be an opening where this straw is inserted. It is through these openings that sebum (oil) from the glands underneath your skin comes to the surface of our skin.
5 benefits of facial sheet masks
We all should wear masks. No, we are not talking about putting on that mask to please and impress others. Nor the 50 shades darker kind… unless you’re of that persuasion *ahem*blush* We are talking about facial sheet masks which are chock-full of essences and serums that give your skin a huge dose of nutrients and moisture! With such a wide array of affordable sheet masks available in the market, should you pay a little more for a better quality mask? Yes, and with good reason. Some cheaper masks made with materials such as paper and cotton lack the ability to hold moisture hence precious essence will evaporate from the mask quickly. Sheet masks made from biocellulose fabric perform better than other sheet masks as they adhere snugly to your skin contour ensuring 100% ingredient penetration.
5 beauty products you should never share with your Best Friend Forever
Embarrassing to-die-for secrets. Your first crushes. Your alter-ego outside of your perfect social media posts. The colour of your poop (what??? Eeks!). We get it - nothing can be TMI (too much info!) between you and your BFF. Sharing is definitely caring but before you start putting your makeup bag up as Shared Property… STOP! Simply put -- sharing skincare/cosmetics also mean trading germs, bacteria, fungi and viruses.
5 ingredients used in Skincare to avoid at all costs
We are what we put on... and what put on our bodies are as important as what we put in it. This is why it is important to understand what ingredients are used to formulate your toiletries, cosmetics and skincare products. Some of these harmful ingredients have insidiously found their way into our facial washes, exfoliating scrubs, sunscreens and lipsticks, and have been linked to detrimental health effects.
How to regain your sanity (and skin)
Congratulations on your new bundle(s) of joy! While you victoriously hold onto that small munchkin, all the nightmares of battling morning sickness, backaches, fatigue, diet control, water retention, hair loss and dry/itchy/oily/sensitive skin issues are finally over!
5 benefits of facial toner you never knew
As more and more skincare products hit the market, touting all sorts of (super)powers, it is very easy to get caught up in the barrage of #nowtrending beauty products. But there’s often one understated product that’s been around for-friggin-ever that is starting to make a comeback: (drum roll…) the TONER! Or Lotion Essence if you want to be fancy…
Most of us have a skincare routine that we stick to out of habit… but what if you are repeating the wrong steps?Here are 5 of the top skincare mistakes we are all guilty of:
1. Washing your face too many times: Most people are under the impression that cleansing your face more often can lead to a clearer and healthier complexion. But too much of a good thing can end up being bad. In fact, the black substance in blackheads has nothing to do with dirt and is simply a pore clogged with a bit of oil that’s open to the air – oxidation turns it black. While washing your face a couple of times a day may help loosen blackheads and unclog your pores, you should not do it too often.
5 Tips to being SPF-savvy
Here are 5 tips for you to increase your “sun smart” quotient and allow you to enjoy that sunshine:
1. Know your SPF: Sun Protection Factor or SPF is a measure of protection from the amount of UVB exposure, Unlike UVA rays that cause wrinkles and premature-ageing, UVB rays stimulate the production of NEW melanin, cause sunburn and play a key role in the development of skin cancer.
5 bright ideas to lift your gloom
What’s dull skin?
Do you know that healthy skin cells turn over every 28 days? For most of us, this only happens during our teenage years. Once you reach your 20s, the rate of cell renewal will start to decelerate. And once you reach your 30s…