3 Emergency Pre-Red-Carpet Fixes for your Skin

Imagine this: You were tasked to speak in front of over 500 people for a very important conference. You’ve prepared every beat of your presentation – flawless executions on every line of your speech, and then when you get out of bed in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror…a giant red pimple had formed on your right cheek the day before your debut.

* GASP *

You panic – scouring the recesses of your mind for the best ways to get rid of this monstrous right-cheek-bump. You have a day – one day – to get rid of this thing. The clock’s ticking. But to no avail; your mind fails to come up with solutions to subside the pimple.

“This can’t be happening to me! How can I speak to an audience of more than 500 tomorrow with an obviously huge bump on my face?!

In desperation, you grab your phone and google the best ways to treat your skin FAST. Luckily, you found this blog post. The title reads: “3 Emergency Pre-Red-Carpet Fixes for Your Skin”. You heave a sigh of relief, and you read on.

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Good Gut Feeling: Probiotics

When you’re down with a case of bad diarrhoea or constipation and you go to a doctor, you’re probably going to be given probiotics and when you take them according to what is prescribed, you would realise soon enough what a great help they are for your bowels! If you have ever thought probiotics would help you with weight loss, your gut feeling is right.

But what exactly are probiotics, what do they do for us, and how can they help us with weight loss?

Here’s why you can have a good gut feeling about probiotics

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BBL and IPL Treatments – What’s the Difference?

At some point in our quest for smoother and brighter skin, we may have heard of various laser treatments like Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Forever Young BroadBand Light (BBL) as ways to remove skin blemishes. But what sets them apart from each other, and – because all of us have different types of skin – which treatment would best serve us?

It’s time we shed some light on what are the differences between IPL and BBL treatments.

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The Right Facial Oil Can Literally Change Your Skin

After a lifetime spent slathering on oil-free moisturizers and serums—and assuming that doing otherwise would make my oily skin even oilier—I was skeptical when my facialist recently suggested I give facial oil a try. I gave in, and to my surprise, it actually healed my skin from the inside out.

No longer niche, face oils are now a skincare must-have. But with different skin types requiring a unique mix of ingredients, when it comes to nabbing that oh-so-covetable radiance, how are you supposed to know which oil is the one?

The right oil, of course, depends on your skin type. In the summer, skin produces more sebum, the facial glands responsible for oil secretion, while during the cooler months, production is decreased. “It’s best to use lighter oils, like apricot oil during the day, if you have oily skin,” explains Dr Low Chai Ling, founder of SW1 Clinic. Acne-prone skins should seek out drier oils, such as jojoba, hazelnut, and sesame, while those with dehydrated skin should opt for coconut, almond, or shea butter.

Those still afraid of breakouts, listen up: Oils can help stabilize and regulate the overproduction of sebum, and actually help get rid of acne, according to beauty experts.   Adding an appropriate oil will balance out “your skin’s ecosystem and protect it from the external environment.”

Find your perfect formula here…

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