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Top Foods For Healthier Skin And Hair

Top foods for Healthier Hair and Skin

Avocados Avocados are full of natural healthy fatty acids and other goodness that is good for our skin. Some of it includes Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium,  Vitamin E, as well as a few varieties of Vitamin B and more. For those with extremely dry skin, avocado can help to hydrate our skin when applied on as a mask. Avocado also has wonderful healing properties for those with eczema and other skin conditions.   Berries Berries contain a powerful antioxidant known as Anthocyanin. The antioxidant can help scavenge free radicals. It may help reduce signs of...

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Mindfulness

Wellness 101: How To Keep Anxiety At Bay Even At The Most Stressful Times

  Being in touch with our own feelings is an important part of our overall well being. However, with our busy lifestyle, we might neglect our own feelings and stress or even downplay them. Eventually, we feel dissatisfied, unhappy and lonely. Taking time to examine our own feelings and learning how to manage them in a healthy way is an important part of keeping ourselves in tune.   Talk with someone you trust Bottling up your feelings can become unhealthy. If you bottle your feelings too much, your negative feelings might eventually manifest themselves in...

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The Best Exercises to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

  Did you know that running for an hour on the treadmill may not be the most effective way to lose weight? Here we highlight some proven ways to tone up more efficiently.   High-intensity interval training High-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT, is an exercise training method that alternates between intense bursts of extreme physical workouts and periods of rest. It is one of the most effective ways to lose weight as well as improve cardiovascular fitness.Compared with a long jog on the treadmill, a 20-minute intense workout actually burns more calories. As...

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How to reboot your diet, your habits and your health

Wellness 101: How to Reboot Your Diet

  With the Lunar New Year festivities over, it is time to re-examine our eating habits and plan how we can make a healthy diet part of our daily lifestyle. Here are some ways to kickstart making changes to the way we eat for good.   Look at nutritional labels Check out the nutrition content of what you're going to buy and compare. Knowing how to decode nutritional labels can help us become smarter shoppers. For those who find decoding nutritional labels difficult, here are the things we need to look out for when...

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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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Skincare Routine

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 to know about IPL Hair Removal

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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