Here’s a piece of breaking news that’s drumroll worthy! Neal’s Yard Remedies is now open at Millenia Walk in Singapore! I’ve had my eyes on this brand for a long while now and am naturally excited that our local organic beauty scene is kicked up a notch with the presence of this organic natural health and beauty store from UK. So yes, DRUMROLLS please!
Hello sun protection fanatics! Would you smear some yellow paste on your face and head out if I told you it’d protect you from sunburn and sun damage? Probably not huh? Well, many girls and even guys in Myanmar (Burma) won’t bat an eyelid about going public with a face full of such a paste to protect their skin from the scorching Myanmar sun. Yes, we’re talking about a yellow paste of thanaka powder–Myanmar’s age-old skincare secret that keeps the Burmese from having their face damaged by the sun’s harmful rays even after hours of outdoor work in the fields.
About three months ago, I began indulging myself in a weekly DIY beauty treatment routine that involves the resurrection of the Muji Compressed Facial Mask Sheets. Although there are many commercially available mask sheets out in the market, I prefer to customize my own facial mask sheets to add just what my skin needs. So using a compressed facial mask sheet gives me flexibility and it also allows me to use up some products that have been lying around unloved or were fast approaching expiry date.
Go Hyun Jung, the highly acclaimed Korean actress who was also a runner up for Miss Korea in 1989, has always been admired for her youthful appearance. She shared many beauty tips in her skin care book titled Go Hyun-Jung’s Texture, which was a bestseller with 30,000 copies of the first edition all sold out in just two days of its launch in 2011. The book sold out so quickly because many were interested in her beauty secrets and one of her tips include using salt to treat breakouts. I did an online search on the topic and it appears that many have had success with this relatively unknown beauty secret.