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Feast Wisely this Festive Season

From the irresistible bak kwa to melt in your mouth kueh bangkit and crunchy love letters, the Lunar New Year provides ample temptation for us to overeat. We may think that overeating during the festive season is perfectly fine as it is only once a year, but it is actually not a good idea to do so.   Why the Chinese New Year binge is a bad idea:   It makes us feel worse about ourselves: Overeating during the holiday season can create feelings of guilt in us. Our self-image may become affected.   We...

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5 BEAUTY GIFT IDEAS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Need some inspiration for the perfect Valentine's Day present? From essential skincare, skin perfecting makeup, to pampering facials, this list has got it covered.  1.Pamper them with Phyris Hyaluron Sensation Mask  Help your loved one relax and unwind at the end of a hard day with Phyris' Hyaluron Sensation Mask.This comfortable cream-gel mask instantly helps refresh tired skin. Your beloved will thank you for it! The Hyaluron Sensation Mask retails for $98.  2. Delight them with Phyris Silver Pure Concentrate Thinking of buying something silver for your loved one this Valentine's? Think out of the...

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THE PHYRIS SOMI: HELP YOUR SKINCARE WORK HARDER

We would all like to make the most of our skin care. It's not just about the routine you follow, or the products you use - regardless of price point. It's also about how much much of these products actually end up penetrating our skin, instead of just lying atop our stratum corneum. Which is why we work hard on our skin care, massaging our faces or even buying expensive electronic devices in hopes of better product penetration. It’s actually really easy to make our skin care work harder for...

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HOW TO START YOUR VERY OWN SKINCARE ROUTINE

A consistent skin care routine is an essential step in achieving healthy skin. With the gamut of information on the internet (and everywhere else!) however, starting a skincare routine personalised towards our needs can be a confusing quest. A proper skin care routine can be very easy to implement, just read on to find out!   Why do I need a skincare routine? A good skin care routine isn’t just pure vanity: having well hydrated and clean skin can help prevent skin issues and ensure our skin is well protected. A four-step routine is...

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5 Things You Need To Know About IPL Hair Removal

We've all heard that IPL is a method of permanent hair reduction. But what exactly does that mean? Here are 5 things we should know about this popular hair removal method.   1. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light.   IPL is a light-based technology based on a method called "selective photo thermolysis". This works by selective destruction of a specified target without damaging surrounding tissue. In the case of IPL Hair Reduction, hair follicles are the selected target. The light energy turns into heat energy, coagulating the melanin in the follicle. As a...

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IPL VS WAXING: Which Hair Removal Method Is Best For You?

Thinking of retiring from daily shaving? Or are your monthly waxing sessions proving to be a pain? If you are thinking of saying goodbye to underarm/leg/bikini hair once and for all, here’s a checklist to see if IPL permanent hair removal is for you.   First, a primer on the two hair removal techniques:   IPL stands for “Intense Pulsed Light”. It is a method of hair removal that uses light energy to permanently reduce hair growth. During IPL, pulses of light are delivered onto skin. This light energy is absorbed by hair follicles....

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INFOGRAPHIC: What to do before your Sharplight IPL Hair Removal

Check out the handy infographic above to prepare for your upcoming Sharplight IPL Permanent Hair Removal session. Sharplight IPL Hair Removal is a fast, effective way to permanently reduce hair in desired areas. It uses cool-tip technology so no messy gels are needed - every treatment is quick, clean and administered with minimum discomfort. [caption id="attachment_22578" align="aligncenter" width="800"] What to do before your Sharplight IPL Hair Removal Session?[/caption]   Don't believe us? Try a session at 50% off today!*     * First-time clients only. T&Cs apply....

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Are Late Nights Making You Fat?

“Sleep Early!” is a common refrain when we receive healthcare advice, but why? Why do people say that getting ample sleep can help to combat cosmetic problems like dull skin, dark eye rings, and even pigmentation? And can sleeping late really pack on the pounds? Looking at the current evidence, it certainly seems likely!   LACK OF SLEEP LEADS TO SLOWER METABOLISM   Our body slows down at night, turning inward instead of outwards in order to repair itself after the stresses of the day. The repair of our liver occurs at 1am to...

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Watering Our Skin: Good Skin Begins With Water

Wаtеr Hеlрѕ Our Bodу tо Function Prореrlу: The іmроrtаnсе of drinking water саnnоt be undеrеѕtіmаtеd. The humаn bоdу is соmроѕеd оf uр to 70% of water. Likewise, many of the most іmроrtаnt раrtѕ оf thе body ѕuсh аѕ thе muscles аnd the brain hаvе high wаtеr соntеnt. No wonder реорlе can оnlу ѕurvіvе twо tо thrее days wіthоut wаtеr! Water helps thе bоdу tо perform mаnу of the funсtіоnѕ іt nееdѕ to thrive. Wіthоut wаtеr a реrѕоn'ѕ bоdу will lіtеrаllу begin to shut down. Thus, іt іѕ very іmроrtаnt fоr...

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