How To Have a DIY Spa Day That Feels Like The Real Thing

 How-To-Have-A-DIY-Spa-Day-That-Feels-Like-The-Real-Thing.If you crave a good pampering but don’t want to give money to have an expensive spa day, don’t feel sad. With only a few soft things, aromatic hygiene products and some soothing music, you can recreate even the best spa experience right in your home. So, ditch your bad habits and embrace habits of having a home spa day once a week.

Get Luxe towelsFor-your-best-spa-get-Luxurious-Towels.

Before you hop into the bathtub, there are a few things you need to have to bring your spa experience up to the level. The first is towels. Opt for big and soft types, but if you really want something special, you can get towels with Microban.  Microban prevents the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew on your towels, and keeps the material cleaner and softer for a long time. Towels with Microban come in all sizes and colours, so pick one that matches your bathroom palette.

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Before your home spa day, make sure to go do some shopping. There are two things you can’t do without some good natural soap and some scrub. For instance, opt for a big bar of soap made with natural ingredients such as dairy cream, olive oil, and shea butter, and you’ll feel amazing after a good rub-down. Also, get some body-exfoliating sugar cubes that will provide you with an invigorating and aromatic soak, and rid your skin of all impurities.  After you finish your shopping, it’s time to hop into your robe and give these products a try.

Engage aromatherapyAromatherapy-smells-is-always-relaxing.

Spas always smell subtly relaxing, just enough to let you know it’s time to let go of all your worries. You can create the same atmosphere in your home by getting scented candles. Lavender, chamomile, rose and sandalwood will wrap you with a gentle aroma and boost your relaxation, while also providing your space with some romantic light. On the other hand, if too many smells make you nauseated or trigger your allergies, you can turn on your handy air purifier instead and give your home spa a little detox. It will clean out the air and let you enjoy your pampering session to the fullest.

Play some soothing musicPlay-music-before-you-start-the-your-spa-experience

Silence is good, but it lets your mind get cluttered with all sorts of negative thoughts. So, play some gentle background music that will boost your relaxation. Spotify, iTunes and YouTube all have various Zen playlists perfect for your spa experience. Play the music before you start the rest of your spa experience.

Open up your pores with essential oils and herbal teas

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Before enjoying your DIY beauty treatment and relaxing bath, you might want to open your pores and prep your skin for other treatments. The best and easiest way to do so is to simply boil some water, add to the pot (after a couple of minutes of cooling), put in some essential oils (lavender or sandalwood are a good choice) and a bag of herbal tea. All herbal teas will work, but lemon and ginger are great if you haven’t been feeling very upbeat and vigorous lately. After the concoction is ready, place your face over the pot and cover your head with a towel. Breathe in deeply and let your skin soak up all the beneficial ingredients for about 10 minutes. After you’re finished, your skin will be ready for the next spa stage.

Continue with a healthy face maskContinue-your-spa-experience-with-a-homemade-facial

A face mask is not a very luxe spa experience, but it will definitely be beneficial to your face. You can get various products in the stores, but making your own mask is sometimes better. For a simple homemade mask mix three spoons of orange juice and honey, and leave it for half an hour. Rinse with water and hop into the bath.

Finish off with a bath Finally-finish-with-a-warm-bath-with-essential-oils.

After your treatments are over, enjoy the hot water on your skin that will relax your muscles, relieve any skin conditions and provide you with a good night’s sleep.

No matter how big or fancy your bathroom is, it can quickly turn into a home spa with these products and beauty routines. The soothing atmosphere will help you relax, while good beauty products keep you looking fresh, young and beautiful—the perfect spa combo right in the comfort of your home.

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8 Tips to Make Your Makeup Look Natural

 8-Tips-to-Make-Your-Makeup-Look-NaturalMakeup is often used to enhance the features on our face that already make us uniquely beautiful. It’s not about turning ourselves into a different person, rather, it’s about being ourselves with some of our best features put in the spotlight.

With that said, it’s important for makeup users to know the ways to create a more natural look and bring out their best characteristics effectively. Below, we share 8 tips that can help you achieve a natural makeup look and make you feel your best.

1. Cleanse your face first.

Some people regard using makeup as a form of art. As such, a clean and flawless canvas is always better to work on. To make sure your makeup blends in easily and will not create visible caking, wash your face with a cleanser and then use a cloth to gently exfoliate and clear out spots and blackheads.

2. Keep your skin well-hydrated.

Aside from having clean skin, it’s also good to apply moisturizers or hydrating products so the makeup can settle better. Hydrating your skin is also great for achieving that young, fresh look, and it may even have anti-aging benefits.

3. Choose a lipstick color that’s a shade darker than your lips.

To effectively pull off a natural look for your lips, choose a natural lip color that’s slightly darker than your own lips. Next, rub a finger on the bullet and then press it onto your lips. Stay within the outlines of your lips as much as possible. Remember, the goal is not to alter your appearance but to add a nice touch to the beautiful features that you already have.

4. Use a brow highlighter as an eyeliner.

This trick is relatively new in the scene yet highly effective. All you need is your favorite eyebrow highlighter, which you should use on your upper lash line. What you accomplish is a natural-looking nude hue that draws attention to your eyes and makes them look brighter and slightly bigger.

5. Use cream blush instead of blush powders.

As popular as blush powders are, cream blush products work better for that no-makeup makeup look. Consider a peach-colored blush cream and add them along the tops of your cheekbones, as well as down your nose and onto your Cupid’s bow.

6. Opt for liquid foundations.

This is one of the easiest ways to get flawless yet natural-looking skin. Liquid foundations are also easier to apply, tend to be better to build on, and they subtly mimic the texture of your actual skin.

7. Use a face oil under your foundation.

If you want to look more ‘glowing’, use skin oil around your cheekbones, the center of your forehead, and down your nose bridge before you apply foundation. The effect may be subtle, but you’ll have a more noticeable shimmer on the contours of your face, which helps highlight your natural features.

8. Brush your brows.

Your brows deserve a little care and maintenance, too. Get a cleaner look by brushing your brows up and into place with a brow gel that contains fibers. If possible, stick to a color for the brow gel that already matches your own brow color so your makeup looks more natural.

When it comes to achieving a natural look, less is always more.

This is advice that you’ll hear from everyone, including professional makeup artists. Compared to other looks you can achieve with makeup, the natural look is by far the most attractive. Instead of using products to completely change your appearance, you’re merely making your desirable features stand out. This is one great way of embracing your natural beauty and feeling more confident in your own skin.
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5 Best Makeup Products to Fake a Glowing Complexion

5-Best-Makeup-Products-to-Fake-a-Glowing-ComplexionAlthough we all crave and do our best to achieve that ‘lit from within’ glowing complexion, sometimes it’s just not possible to get that JLO glow without a little help from the wonder that we know and love as makeup. Of course, we should really try to nourish our skin with the best products for our skin type, layer them in the right order – due our due diligence. However, we all know that that flawlessly radiant complexion is a difficult feat to achieve, so why not fake it ‘till you make it?

Makeup companies have done wonders in the ‘glow’ department, especially since this season is all about the glow – from highlighters, glittery and metallic eyeshadows to ultra-shiny holographic lip glosses. Let’s face it – this is the year of the glow, so let’s see which products we can snag and let it shine, let it shine.

A cult favoriteA-cult-favorite-M.A.C.

This first product is amazing on so many levels, but since it has been on the market for so long and already holds an iconic status, people rarely mention it anymore, which is a shame, because it deserves to be in the spotlight at all times. The product we’re talking about is the MAC Strobe Cream. It comes in a variety of shades – to suit different skin types and glow preferences, but this is where things get interesting.

This is one of those amazing double-duty beauty products that can be used in so many different ways. As its first and foremost, as a moisturizer it nourishes the skin and can be used alone to give you that illusion of a natural glow because it contains iridescent particles, so even when you decide to go makeup free, or foundation-free for the day, just slather this goodness, and glow, baby, glow. You can also mix it into your foundation to make it less matte and more radiant, and finally, it’s so good that you can actually apply it to the high points on top of the already finished face to add to the glow intensity, and unlike the powder highlighters, it won’t give away the fact that you’ve used something at all as it blends into the skin like a charm.

Lit from within 5-Best-Makeup-Products-to-Fake-a-Glowing-Complexion-to-lit-up-your-face.

No matter what foundation you’re wearing, as we all have come to know, a primer can make or break your look. Now, many people opt for the mattifying ones, but the trick to the ‘lit from within’ makeup look that won’t even require powder highlight is a radiance boosting primer. There are many amazing ones on the market, but the one that we have fallen head over heels with is the Auto Pilot Radiance-Boosting Primer by Napoleon Perdis. It promises a Cinderella-esque radiance, and boy, does it deliver.

You can play with it in multiple ways – as a primer that will ‘beam’ through your foundation. What is more, if you want that ‘visible from space’ glow, you can also gently dab it over your foundation anywhere you want – the tops of your cheekbones, the tip of the nose, under the brow-bone – just take it and see where your glow goals take you.

Don’t underestimate a good foundation Dont-underestimate-a-good-foundation

As said, the makeup industry has done a darn good job in the radiance department, and foundations are no exception. Now, there are plenty of sheer to medium coverage radiant foundations, and we have put many to the test, but the one that won by a landslide is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Many foundations out there claim they’ll give you a look of ‘your skin but better’ but this one actually lives up to the promise.

It evens out your complexion flawlessly, giving you that baby-smooth radiance – especially with the right primer, and the best thing about it, you look impeccable but no one could ever tell you’re wearing foundation. If the JLO glow complexion is what you want, this is your product. It does come with quite the price tag, but a little goes a long way, so this truly is a great investment.

 More, more, more   A-stick-or-drop-highlighters-do-not-fall-into-those-fine-lines

If you want to glow like a goddess, but still don’t know how to make those powder highlighters work without highlighting your fine lines and end up looking cakey, stick or drop highlighters are here to your rescue. We’ve tested out numerous ones, and as we couldn’t pick just one, we’re giving you two incredible options. Number one belongs to Fenty Beauty’s Shimmer Skinsticks.

These babies are so creamy, you can apply them using a sturdy brush or just gently dab on your high points, and they melt into the skin like a charm. There are different shades – the most neutral being the Confetti. It’s an iridescent opal shade that will give you those slight ‘unicorn vibes’ and you can even apply it before your foundation and the specs will beam through. The other product is the Iconic London Illuminator – which is a liquid highlighter. This will give you a glow so intense, the world won’t be able to handle it. You can go for the more subtle usage – use your beauty blender and dab on highpoints, or add a few drops in your foundation for a glow that just doesn’t quit.

Seal the deal  Setting-your-makeup-with-a-sealer-is-the-best-way-to-hold-things-in-place

Settings sprays are supposed to hold everything in place, and they do – some more some less successfully. However, once we heard MAC was dropping a glowy version of the FIX+ called Fix+ (Shimmer), we simply had to give it a try. Just like the original, it doesn’t disappoint in the setting department, but the pearlescent particles with which it’s infused give you that all-over glow, but not like you’re covered in body glitter, just like you’re naturally radiant. And, much like the old one, you can wear it as a setting spray, or simply put on your new favorite strobing moisturizer, spritz Fix+ generously and be the ultimate glowing girl of summer.

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HIFU facelift in Singapore

Having-face-procedures-in-Singapore-The-pros-and-ConsFacelifts are usually are one of the most sought cosmetic procedures out there. As we age the collagen production in our skin decreases and we start to feel our skin become less tight, less smooth and less elastic. That’s why more and more people look for facelift surgery or non-invasive alternatives such as fillers or botox.

The HIFU facelift is another non-invasive alternative to the traditional facelift in which not even needles are used.

In this article, you’ll read everything you need to know about HIFU in Singapore – what is it, what expectations can you have and cost in Singapore.

The HIFU facelift

HIFU stands for high intensity focused ultrasound and is a safe, non-invasive way to get rid of any unwanted wrinkles and improve skin tightness. HIFU works by using the concentrated ultrasound waves to go deep into the skin and promote collagen production.

This way, patients can see results without undergoing any surgery or have serious side effects.

The reason why many people prefer the HIFU facelift is that the ultrasound waves promote the body’s own healing processes without causing any damage, unlike other popular ways to reduce wrinkles. As the treatments target the deeper layers of the skin, the surface is not affected and there is no downtime required – you can just go on with your day.

What’s the HIFU treatment like?

During treatment, the ultrasound is moved onto the areas of the skin that need treatment, and the ultrasound waves reach the deep layers of the skin. The upper layers of skin are unaffected, which results in smoother and tighter skin without any sign of the procedure.

During a facelift procedure, the ultrasound can be used on the whole face and it can be additionally used onto the neck, chin, cheeks or eyebrows.

The HIFU treatment is a very fast procedure as a full-face one takes around an hour. Depending on the size of the targeted area and specific issues the procedure can take up to 2 hours.

What does HIFU treatment feel like?

Talking to Cambridge Medical in Singapore, most patients don’t feel much discomfort during the procedure but some might feel slight pricks. After the procedure, you might feel some minor side effects such as:

  • Redness: Redness is a normal reaction and it will usually go away on its own after a few hours. If you’re worried about your redness you can talk to your doctor for a calming cream to relieve the skin.
  • Swelling: Swelling is another normal reaction after the procedure and it also disappears on its own in a couple of days.
  • Tingling and numbness: This is a rare side effect but some people might feel tingling or numbness when the ultrasound penetrates the skin.
  • Pain: Pain is another common side effect. If you’re worried about the pain you can talk to your doctor about taking pain-relievers before the procedure or applying numbing creams.

Is HIFU Facelift suitable for everyone?

There aren’t any specifications in regards to the health of the patients before undergoing HIFU treatment but there are still things to be considered. When talking to your doctor tell him if you have any health concerns or chronic issues so they can recommend a treatment plan that works for you. Here are some common issues that need to be addressed before going in for HIFU treatment:

  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic neurological diseases
  • Injured skin in the area to be treated
  • Diabetes
  • Inflamed skin on the affected area
  • Electrical devices in the body such as pacemakers

Pros and Cons of the HIFU treatment

The best thing about the HIFU is that its non-surgical procedures and there are no risks of infections, bleeding or even scars when getting it done. There is no downtime as well which is very convenient for all patients. The effects of the treatments are also long – effects from HIFU treatment that can last from 1 year to 4 years.

There, however cons as well. The procedure can be expensive and may not be suitable for you if you’re around 30 years old because the signs of aging are not serious yet and your collagen is still intact.

Results from HIFU Treatment

Usually, patients can see immediate results after the first session. First, the skin will look tighter and smoother. The skin will begin to look significantly righter in 3 months after the collagen within the skin has begun to actively renew. Patients can see their full results in about 6 months after the procedure and it will last for 1 to 4 years.

Can anyone perform HIFU treatment in Singapore?

Only qualified doctors can perform HIFU treatment in Singapore. That’s important to know because getting HIFU done by non-medical professionals can be dangerous. Further, to be able to perform HIFU treatment the doctors themselves need certification to use the machinery. So, if you see any beauty salons claiming to have HIFU, stay away from them.

Cost for HIFU facelift in Singapore

The costs for a facelift using HIFU treatment can vary depending on a lot of factors including the doctor’s fee, the size of treated area or severity of the issue, the number of sessions needed or other treatments used in addition to HIFU. The cost will also depend on the type of HIFU used for the procedure. For a facelift, the price is usually from 300$ to 2000$ per session.

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