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Should You Wash Your Face With Warm or Cold Water?

Have you ever heard that washing your face with cold water can help tighten skin, reduce swelling and prevent or reduce wrinkles? Or that washing your face with hot water can help open and unclog pores making scrubbing cleaners work deeper into the skin? Which is it? There are so …

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The Secret of Facial Oils

Applying oil on one’s face face can be a shuddering thought. An image of my face covered in ginormous ripe red pimples at its peak of volcanic pus eruption flashes before me instantly . “No, no, no” a saleslady said to me. “This is our best-seller. This oil is different. It is easily absorbed into …

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Double Cleansing: Is This The Secret To Flawless Skin?

Another Japanese (and Korean) beauty secret unfolds, it is called Double Cleansing. The backstory. This happened on a short weekend getaway with my girlfriends in Bangkok. Three girls, stuck in a cozy little room made smaller with an additional rollaway bed. Yes, we paid extra to cram in one room, …

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How to Choose the Right Hair Brush for Your Hair?

When it comes to combating hair problems like limpness, frizziness and greasy scalp, a lot of emphasis is placed on choosing the right shampoo and conditioner. But ever wondered if you are using the right hairbrush for your hair? You might just be using the wrong tools – not products. …

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BEAUTY

What You Really Need to Know About Chemical Peels (That Nobody Tells You)

A chemical peel is a double-edged sword. It is a quick, easy and effective way to refine skin texture, minimise skin discolouration and sun damage. When used correctly, chemical peels can deliver instant and transformative results. Thus begins a beauty addiction that keeps the cash tills ringing. But stop here. …

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4 Extreme (and Bizarre) Beauty Treatments From Japan

Japan, the country that invented the ‘hug pillow’ for lonely Japanese women and vending machine dispensing used school girl’s knickers for kinky Japanese men, is a nation of people with talent for ‘the bizarre’. And while most of their creations are seemingly outrageous and completely mad, there is always a …

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9 Beauty Skin Secrets of Japanese Women (No Matter Her Age)

No matter her age, it is rare to meet a Japanese woman with bad skin. When it comes to Japanese women and their complexion, 50 is the new 30. Often described as having flawless, radiant, dewy and youthful skin, Japanese women have long been the poster models for luminous Asian …

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2013 Year In Review: Kat’s Best Feature Posts

Despite having fewer interviews this year, I upped my lifestyle feature posts covering interesting topics from ‘How to Survive a 30-Day Hot Yoga Challenge‘ to ‘6 Dirty Truths About Drinking Bottled Water I Bet You Didn’t Know‘. Every topic that I have written has been inspired by my day-to-day curious …

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How to Remove Gel Nail Polish at Home the Non-Toxic Way?

I love to get a gel pedicure, especially before going on a holiday. But its a love hate relationship because, unlike normal nail polish, removing gel nail polish is a process. In fact, it is a real pain. Some salons even have the nerve to charge me half the price …

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The Truth Behind False Eyelashes

Falsies, or fake eyelashes, is one of the cheapest and fastest ways to big, beautiful eyes. Every beauty fashionista knows she is only a pinch of glue away from having one-of-the-most desired human physical feature: ultra-feminine, large and sexy eyes. After all, eyes are windows of the soul. There is …

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