6 Simple Ways to Stop Destroying Your Skin Every Day

If you are like the vast majority of people in Singapore and elsewhere, your daily routine likely causes far more damage to your skin than you ever realized. Throughout your day, you probably undertake several activities that can cause extreme skin damage over time. Thankfully, some added attention to your daily routine and simple precautions often will counteract the debilitating effects your daily routine has on your skin. Here are six ways you likely wreck your skin and how to fix the problem.   Too Much Caffeine If you drink coffee, tea or soft drinks, you likely are taking in too much caffeine every day, and that will dry out your skin and cause premature aging. You don’t have to cut coffee and other caffeinated drinks out of your diet, but you need to moderate your intake and enjoy decaffeinated drinks as much as possible.   Lengthy Hot Showers A hot shower feels great at the end of a long day of work and play. But the longer and warmer your shower, the more damage you do to your skin by flushing out critical oils and nutrients. That can lead to dry, scaly skin. You can keep your showers comfortably warm, but short of generating steam, to help preserve your natural skin oils and keep your skin from drying out.   Ignoring Your Neck Your neck gets more sun exposure than any other part of your body. But like a lot of people, you probably ignore it when you apply face cream and skin moisturizer. Luckily for you, you can buy the best neck cream specifically designed for the...

For Expats: 5 Hobbies to Meet New People and Find a New Passion in Singapore

Considered Asia’s Business and Financial Centre, Singapore is all about the mantra “work hard, play hard.” However, it can be difficult to meet like-minded people outside of work. Instead of hitting up bars at Clarke Quay or swiping right on Tinder, here are 5 hobbies to try out to meet new friends and explore a different side of Singapore. Running – Singapore is a beautifully planned city to explore on foot and running clubs of all types are popping up. You can check out sites like justrunlah.com to find the most scenic running routes and join a running club to meet healthy and fit individuals from all backgrounds. Yoga – Yoga studios are dominating the gym scene and more zen-minded people are coming together at yoga meetups and yoga camps you can easily sign up too. You can simply take yoga classes in Singapore and make connections with the people and the practice. It’s an awesome hobby, not just to meet new friends, but also to adopt a relaxed and clear mindset amidst the hurly-burly of work life. Dragon Boat Racing – Dragon Boat Racing is building up in popularity. Many dragon boat racing clubs are set up to promote a love of outdoors, camaraderie, and a community of friendship and competitiveness all in good fun. Races are usually in beach outside of the city where you get to explore a different side of Singapore. Volunteering – Why not lend a hand and meet new friends at the same time? There are a number of volunteer meetups in Singapore and get introduced to passionate people who want to make...

5 Reasons Why Men Shouldn’t Use Their Lady’s Products

Although it would seem on the outside that men hardly care about what happens to their skin, the reality is the opposite. Like ladies, men also experience skin issues that have to be addressed daily. Acne, skin sensitivities, and aging are also a concern. Many men assume that using their women’s skin and hair products will help them get rid of these issues, but this is not the case.   If you have the habit of using your lady’s products, you should stop right now. Here are the top five reasons why: Men’s facial skin is thicker and tougher than women’s. Testosterone stimulation, especially of Androgen, is the cause of this thickening. Stronger facial cleansers are needed for this type of skin to ensure it skin is being cleansed properly. Men can get a closer shave because the surface is clean, therefore preventing the growth of ingrown facial hair. Exfoliating cleansers are likewise recommended.   Men’s facial skin is oilier than women’s. Sebum production is greater in males due to more active sebaceous glands, which also means when you get acne, you won’t be able to get rid of it as easily as women. Some women have oilier face than the rest, but you can’t always rely on your lady having an oily skin so you can use her facial products; it would be best to get your own. Facial creams and moisturizers that are light and can easily be absorbed are the best choices for men. Don’t use sulfate-free cleansers because they would almost have no cleansing effect on men’s oily skin.   Men’s face has needs that...

5 Major Health Reasons Why Losing Weight Is Not Your Ultimate Goal

If you’re planning to go on a diet to lose weight, you probably care more about losing all of that unwanted body fat, rather than getting healthier as your primary goal. Unfortunately, many of us tend to do the same thing. We put too much emphasis on losing weight, without considering our health and the side effects or risks that come with improper dieting. Below are the five important health reasons why losing weight is not your ultimate goal (and what to do instead).   Adequate rest Those who are on an improper diet or crash dieting tend to lose their weight fast, without giving a chance for their body to take a break. This will only make you gain more weight in the long run and eventually exhausts your body. Instead, get plenty of rest and sleep. According to a study, those who received adequate rest and sleep can retain healthy hormonal balance, in turn leaving them less hungry and prevent them from getting cravings or binge eating.   Reduced stress The wrong diet can put a lot of mental strain on you, particularly when you urgently need to lose the weight fast and not eating as much. This makes you ‘hangry’, which means hungry and angry. Instead of simply losing weight by not eating as much, try a more balanced diet that nourishes your body and at the same time doesn’t contribute to any weight gain. Give yourself more time to reach your goal, and reward yourself with a healthy snack whenever you deserve it. The more relaxed you are in achieving your goal, the healthier and...

What Hollywood Celebrities Do to Lose Weight After Pregnancy

Post-pregnancy weight loss sometimes becomes a goal that frustrates mothers. While every woman is blessed with different body type, you might be wondering how celebrities get their pre-pregnancy figures in a snap. These Hollywood stars may have their own personal trainers or nutritionists, but what they do is not a secret, and you can follow their tips to lose weight after pregnancy. Start with baby steps Jessica Simpson shared one of her tips to lose her post-baby weight by taking it slow. Slimming down after pregnancy would need time, it is a process. That’s why Halle Berry created an exercise schedule so she could see the progress of her weight loss. By setting up a goal, it would be a self-motivation for you to lose weight and get the desired pre-baby body. Follow a healthy diet plan Another tip to lose weight is by choosing the right, healthy diet plan for you. After her second child, Kim Kardashian did Atkin’s diet, by cutting her sugar and lowering her carbohydrate. Beyoncé also did a strict diet after giving birth to Blue Ivy, by eating low calories and focusing on white meat protein like fish. Focus on your baby and stay positive Paying attention to your baby’s priority is one tip you can’t ignore. Jennifer Love Hewitt revealed that she focused on what she eats for the sake of the baby’s health. While creating a goal is important, keeping a positive mind is what you need during the process. Hilary Duff admitted that at times, she wanted to lose her weight immediately, but she realized that appreciating the body change made...