5 Luxurious Ways to be Happily Single on Valentine’s Day

When Valentine’s Day comes along and you find yourself without heart-shaped chocolates and massive rose bouquets, don’t fret! Truth be told, being single on Valentine’s Day in Singapore has plenty of perks, and all of them are dedicated to celebrating how fabulous you are. If you’re looking for luxurious ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day, here are some things to do that will make you feel the love for yourself: Spa Day Surviving the most romantic day of the year in Singapore requires a lot of relief, so treat yourself to the best spa getaway in town. Let your masseuse pamper you from head to toe and allow them to soothe your tension and worries away. Trust us, you will step out of the spa feeling grateful that you have so much time for yourself. Beauty Treatments When Valentine’s Day knocks on your front door, show off that single’s glow thanks to the luxurious beauty treatments you had the day before. You can score a session anywhere in Singapore, so book for microdermabrasion session, lift therapy treatments, or aromatherapy facials on this special day. Afterward, tell the world that you don’t need Valentine’s date to look your absolute finest. Wardrobe Update Remember that gorgeous red dress you saw in the mall last weekend? We say leave your excuses at home and hit the shopping mall to update your wardrobe. The reward from your retail therapy will not only make you feel beautiful on the outside but inside too. Yes, the same rule applies to that branded handbag you’ve been eyeing on. Weekend Getaway If the sight of lovey-dovey...

Top 5 Celebrity Beauty Secrets For Flawless, Red Carpet Ready Skin

We’re often envious of celebrities living in Malaysia, Singapore, and abroad every time we see them featured in the media. Aside from their fame and fortune, most of us are wondering what they do to have such flawless, red carpet ready skin. If you’ve always wanted a perfect and spotless skin, here are some of the things that celebrities do on a regular basis that you can also do for yourself: Moisturizing Moisturizing is crucial to achieve dewy, youthful-looking skin. Moisturizing daily, like actress Cate Blanchett, will give you smoother, healthier looking skin and appearance. Your skin needs proper hydration in order to look good, so nourish it as much as possible (preferably with natural cream formulated from fruits like coconut). Cleansing To get a natural glow for your skin, it’s important to cleanse your face twice a day. Oscar winner Halle Berry uses fruit acid-based cleansers to remove dead cells and exfoliate her skin. Skipping cleansing will make your appearance dull. Healthy balanced diet and regular exercise Many of us admire the porcelain skin of award-winning actress Anne Hathaway. Her skin looks dewy and spotless even without makeup. The secret? Hathaway never fails to drink 10-12 glasses of water on a daily basis. In addition to that, she never misses exercising at least three times a week. She also eats food high in antioxidants such as tomatoes or blueberries. Exercising instantly eliminates toxins in your skin and increases blood flow, giving your skin a healthier glow. Using sunscreen all the time Being directly exposed to the sun can pose a lot of skin damages and health risks, like...

Dermal Fillers Versus Botox – What’s the Difference and Which One is for You?

Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin? Oh yes, the triad of aging can be very frustrating to deal with. Piling on the years can take a lot away from your youth and beauty, which can make you feel like you don’t have the confidence or the satisfaction you thought you’d have in your later years. Fortunately, there are procedures you can avail of to help rectify those issues to bring back your youthful glow. Two of the most common treatments people undergo to address aging are dermal fillers and botox. But what exactly is the difference and which one is for you? Dermal Fillers Versus Botox  Because both of these methods achieve the same results, which is smoothening out wrinkles and fine lines, many of those who want to address the signs of aging are often confused as to which method they should avail of. The main difference between the two is the mechanism by which they work. Dermal fillers are injected under the skin to fill out areas underneath the wrinkles for a fuller, plumper, and smoother appearance. Botox, on the other hand, works by immobilizing the muscles that cause wrinkles, which is why many of those who avail of this procedure often lose much of their facial expression repertoire. Finding Out What’s Right for You  There are a few things you should consider when choosing the right procedure. The most important thing to think about is the kind of wrinkles you want to address. For those that appear when your face is moving (like when you’re talking), it would be best to get botox. This will help limit...

Top Beauty Tips For Skin Pigmentation

Skin pigmentation is among the big factors that make skin appear dull and aged. Knowing a few simple facts that can help people get rid of pigmentation disorders effectively, is thus important. Skin disorders such as discoloration, skin blotches, skin spots and patches are some of the few symptoms people acquire the most.  Similarly, genetics structure, aging, stress, and frequent sun exposure are usually the primary causes of skin disorders in people. Here are a few simple and practical beauty tips known to fade skin pigmentation disorders altogether.   Homemade Face Pack Mix a teaspoon of curd and gram flour, then make a fine paste from it. Add a pinch of turmeric to the mixture and apply it on affected areas on the face. This remedy is effective in lightening and reducing skin spots and patches on a gradual basis.   Use of Fuller’s Earth Fuller’s earth is known for its oil-absorbing ability, hence effective in treating oily skin and skin disorders. Take some fuller’s earth. Add rose water and some sandalwood powder. Mix into the paste and apply on face, then let it stay for 10 minutes till it dries. Apart from removing marks from skin, fuller’s earth also prevents further formation of wrinkles and fine lines by tightening the skin.   Sunscreen Frequent sun exposure is among the primary causes behind unpleasant skin disorders, such as dark spots, wrinkles, tanning, and dark circles. Apply a good quality sunscreen with high levels of SPF control about 30 minutes before going out in the sun. Sunscreen protects the skin from the severe and harmful effects of sun’s UVB and...

Sensitive Skin? 10 Body Scrubs You Need to Try

Finding body scrubs suitable for sensitive skin could be a challenge. Your delicate skin is most likely prone to dryness, burning, itching and redness. To avoid irritating the skin further, it is very important that you get the right one. Good body scrubs for the sensitive skin should be able to exfoliate with enzymes, meaning that it gently breaks down dead cells. They should also be able to remove cell without harming your skin. If you’ve never exfoliated before, start with a once a week routine and see if you could progress to twice a week. To see how your body would react to a new body scrub product, try testing it on a small area of your skin. When exfoliating, perhaps it’s best that you rub instead of scrub by using a konjac sponge (dampened) or a classic washcloth. This way, you’ll reduce damages on your skin and avoid further irritation. If you’re looking to buy body scrubs, consider trying these 10 body scrubs for sensitive skin: Claire Organics Suke Quto Anti-Cellulite Organic Coffee Scrub – Use this body scrub by Claire Organics (formulated with caffeine powder, essential oil, avocado oil and French sea salt) to remove dead cells away without irritating or reddening the skin. The Body Shop Spa of The World Dead Sea Salt Scrub – Use this body scrub by The Body Shop (formulated with sea salt from the Dead Sea) to fight age spots and dullness for a glowing, youthful looking effect. Acca Kappa Virginia Rose Body Scrub – Use this body scrub by Acca Kappa (formulated with Mosqueta Rose oil, shea butter, grape seeds and sunflower...

Top 5 Solutions For Treating Skin Pigmentation

Skin pigmentation lowers your confidence, and the problem could happen to anyone regardless of skin types. These pigmentation problems include splotchy skin or brown spots, and they could be caused by many things. For skin pigmentation in young women, pregnancy and contraceptive pills are some of the main causes. Those who are constantly exposed to the sun without any protection also risk getting patchy dark spots, especially on the forehead and upper lip. It’s never too late to start treating your skin pigmentation. These are the top five solutions for treating your skin problem: Try home remedies If you’re on a budget, or would like to see whether your skin issue is easily treatable or require a more serious professional treatment, home remedies are a good start. Some of the foods that help to treat skin pigmentation include avocado, cocoa butter, guava, banana, almond, papaya, cucumber, lemon, and potato. These remedies are either consumed or applied on the skin following a specific recipe and routine. Get tailored treatment and therapy Consult in a dermatologist. He or she will come up with the right treatment based on your skin type and tone. Your dermatologist will also develop and tailor a treatment that includes a single or a combination of skin therapies. Your treatment may vary in type depending on your health condition and skin. Get facial treatment Visit a spa or a beauty clinic for old-school facial treatment for skin pigmentation. Get a facial in Singapore that is tailored according to your pigmentation types, be it dark spots, age spots or even freckles. Some spas and beauty clinics offer a...