In 2008, just one day after the Straits Times reported that a spokesman from
the Ministry called out beauty treatments as “snake oil”, it reported that Dr Tan Chor Hiang, the head of regulations, had issued a directive to General Practitioners (GPs) and specialists, to specifically “ban” 11 aesthetic treatments.
The doctors were unhappy to lose such a major source of income. But the public also took issue with the implication that doctors might actually want to be in medicine for the purpose of making money.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But what if the beholder is you, or someone you want to impress? Love may be blind, but you can only trust that to take your assets so far.
Live with them?
Since the dawn of time, soft, dewy skin has represented youth, vitality and beauty. In contrast, dull, scarred skin is associated with illness, aging and in some fairy tales, evil. So what is the key to good skin? Antioxidants seem to be the answer.
Dieticians and nutritionists consider them an integral part of any good-skin diet. Pharmaceutical companies have produced a mind-boggling array of supplements, and cosmetic companies hawk creams and serums that claim to contain them in potent forms and hence can help turn back the clock on aging. So what is the truth behind all the hype?
It is important to differentiate the two because the causes and treatment options are different.
Yes. It’s the season for bikinis – and for baring skin. Whether you are wearing a bedazzled bikini or a ruched tankini to the beach, a firm, toned and waxed body should be your top priority. It can be hard to stand out in a sea of bikini-clad girls but if you are Snow White among the Sun Goddesses, you may just literally shine like a Princess.
But even though some girls love the look of sun-kissed skin, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage your skin. Too much exposure to the sun can cause premature wrinkling and sagging!
But with the right precautions, you can still glow in the sun without burning out.
Just follow these simple rules: