Why the Traditional Office Environment is Bad for Your Skin

  A lot of people have the wrong assumption that their skin won’t be exposed to harmful elements if they work inside an office. However, several studies have shown that if you spend most of your time in an office, your skin is also susceptible to various skin illnesses and conditions. Just because you are away from direct sunlight, wind, and rain doesn’t necessarily mean your skin is completely safe.             Staying Indoors Too Much Can Weaken Your Skin’s Defense System   Schweiger Dermatology in New York City found out that people who stay indoors for too long can easily get melanoma when they are exposed to bursts of sunlight. The logic here is that when you spend most of your time in an office, your skin’s defense against ultraviolet rays gets weaker. When your skin gets exposed to sunlight, it’s easier for the rays to infiltrate the layers of your skin.             The Bad Effects Of Air Conditioning On Your Skin   Another cause of skin problems in office environments is the air conditioning system. If your office is air-conditioned for most of the day, there’s the chance that your skin will dry out. Long hours of exposure to an air conditioned environment will cause your skin to lose some of its moisture. If you are exposed to this for days, weeks, or months, your skin will slowly break down. This is why it’s important that you control the settings of your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s not damaging your skin.          ...

Are you suffering from nearsightedness? Get a LASIK treatment in Singapore now

Whether you’ve acquired myopia (or nearsightedness) from hereditary factors, or you’ve developed it through exposure to risk factors, the disadvantages that go with this eye disorder are no doubt distracting, and even debilitating at times. People who are suffering myopia usually wear prescription eyeglasses as an initial corrective measure. Those who need to get rid of their glasses wear contact lenses whenever possible. However, for people who want to permanently address this visual impairment, the most popular solution is to undergo a LASIK treatment, a cutting-edge technology which allows little to no pain and assures clearer eyesight within hours after the procedure.   There are several types of laser eye treatment such as LASIK, PRK, LASEK, and EpiLASIK. All of these surgeries use “excimer” laser to correct the vision by reshaping the cornea. If you are interested in getting rid of your eyeglasses or contact lenses for life, here are the prices of Lasik in Singapore: – The price of the standard LASIK surgery ranges from $3,200 to $3,700 for both eyes. Usually, eye clinics offer package prices which already include 3 to 4 post-operative appointments and eye-plugs if needed. – Another new and modern type of LASIK treatment is called the Wavefront / Topography Guided LASIK treatment, which starts at around $4,375.  While this procedure costs half expensive than the standard procedure, it promises a more advanced measurement system using a 3-D map to guide the laser in reshaping the cornea. This allows the treatment of potential problems like glare, shadows, and halos, that standard LASIK can’t treat.   One thing that you’ll have to remember very well...

Why Asian Skin Needs Special Treatment (Plus Product Recommendations)

  It’s a well-known fact that the skin sensitivity of Asian women is different from those in Europe and America. This is because there’s a significant variance in the pigment composition of their skin. With that said, if you live in Asia, especially in countries that are quite near the equator like Singapore, you need to exert more efforts in taking care of your skin. Your skin needs special treatment to ensure that it can deal with the heat, humidity, and other weather problems in tropical countries. Here are some of the main reasons why your Asian skin needs better treatment and pampering:             Asian skin scars more easily   Asian women have skins with thinner stratum corneum and are thus more susceptible to scarring. Because the layer is thin, it’s also more sensitive and reacts quickly to the heat and humidity in the air.             The majority of Asian women suffer from hyperpigmentation   This is especially true among women who are thirty years old and above. Because the pigmentation level is high, skin conditions like melasma and dark spots often occur in several areas of the skin. These dark spots usually develop as a result of a bruise, injury, or scratch that’s starting to heal.             Asian skin dries easier because they lose moisture faster   Some scientific studies have shown that the skin of Asian women has high levels of TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss). It’s simple, the quicker you lose moisture, the faster your skin dries out.        ...

4 Effective Solutions For Singaporeans Who Are Suffering From Hair Loss

A country’s climate can be a significant contributor to hair loss. With that said, Singaporeans who have a history of hair loss in the family need to pay more attention to the health of their hair. The heat and humidity which characterizes Singapore’s climate can put a lot of pressure to the hair and scalp. This leads to drying which will eventually hasten hair loss. Here’s a quick overview of some of the most efficient Singapore hair loss solutions that you should be aware of: Keep your hair and scalp clean – Always bear in mind that the root of hair loss problems usually lies in your follicles. If you have unhealthy follicles, your hair loss problems will only get worse. It’s important that you thoroughly wash your hair and scalp on a regular basis. The humid weather in Singapore causes your scalp to produce more oil than necessary. Oily hair and oily follicles will damage your scalp. Take medications – There are certain types of medications like Minoxidil that can be very helpful in restoring hair growth in your bald spots. You have to apply these on your scalp either by rubbing it in or by spraying it. You don’t get instant results, but the effects will be noticeable within weeks or months. Try laser hair therapy – The idea behind laser therapy is that the low-level light from the lasers will help in stimulating cells in the hair follicles. Always keep in mind that hair loss results from hair follicles dying. If these follicles are rejuvenated using laser therapy, there’s a chance that your hair will start...

A Simple Meditation Guide For Beginners: How To Find Inner Peace Through Yoga And Meditation

Many people around Singapore have turned to yoga and meditation so that they can cope with the stressful demands experienced in the millennial mainstream. With a combination of both yoga and meditation, many people find inner peace, immense joy and happiness, allowing them to escape the clutches of a stressful life. By combining a variety of yoga postures, breathing exercises, and deep meditation, a person should find inner peace and cope with this challenging world more with ease.   Below is a handy guide on how people can meditate peacefully while doing yoga. Relax with yoga postures Yoga is the beginning part of the meditation exercise. What follows next is the combination of both the breathing and relaxing of the mind. Tapping into the deep, inner part of the energy is crucial when performing any series of meditation. This allows your body, mind, and breath to come in rhythm, channeling each to the source of life deep within. To begin, start with some stretches and yoga postures to make the body light and stable. Follow this with some deep “ujjayi” breaths before jumping to the next stage.   Calm the mind with breathing exercises After long series of breathing exercises, you should be able to calm your mind. You should start to notice the impulsive episodes of thoughts becoming blurred and vanishing into oblivion. This means the mind is usually devoid of all mundane pattern of thoughts. In the end, you should be able to achieve a more focused and clear mind that can execute tasks faster than before.   And finally, slowly slip into meditation Now because the...