Are Sheet Masks Good for the skin?

There have been a new wave of sheet masks from hydrogel to dry sheet masks that have become a staple in our skincare regime. Hollywood celebrities swear by putting on a sheet mask daily to help preserve their beautiful skin.But how far is is true? We asked a panel of experts (dermatologists) about this. So…

I started shaving my eyebrows and this is what happened

I’ve been threading and tweezing my eyebrows for years. Then, a few years ago when I moved to Shanghai, I stopped because I wan’t able to find a salon that does threading. For some reason eyebrow threading isn’t big there. So one day while I was getting my facial done, the facialist asked me if…

What is High Frequency Facial?: A must-have for problematic skin

High frequency is definitely is a definite must have to be incorporated into every facial. The current produced by the electrode sort of resembles a plasma ball. It lights up with two colours, either argon (red) or blue depending on which electrodes used. They each have their own benefits. Argon light is normally used for…

Why You Need to Start Micro-Needling

Micro-needling is essentially derma roller, derma stamp and derma pen. To put it simply, it makes micro punctures in the skin which sends the body into healing mode. It induces the production of collagen and elastic, therefore ‘repairing’ the treated area.  There are a few well-known brands in the market, such as Nurse Jamie and…

What’s the Difference between Laser & IPL?

Many of you maybe reading this and thinking, “What? Aren’t they the same thing?” There is a misconception that they are but no, they certainly aren’t. As a rule of thumb, IPL is a “light” treatment, whereas laser uses laser energy. Also, IPL targets closer to the surface of the skin, whereas laser penetrates deeper….

What’s Skin Icing?: We’ve Tried It & So Should You

Skin Icing is probably one of the Best Kept Secret in the Beauty World. So what is it exactly? It’s basically using ice cubes on your skin (not directly of course! *note: please excuse the image above). Make sure that you have the ice cubes wrapped prior to applying it onto your skin to avoid…