French Frenzy: Beauty Products Made Popular By French People


Although France is located halfway across the world from us, they never fail to pull us into their trendy lifestyle. Aside from their café culture and macaroons, the Parisians also have a strong hold on us in the beauty department. After all, who wouldn’t want to imitate the effortless beauty of a French lady? So to give credit where it is due, we listed down six products that French people popularized and is now well-loved by most Singaporean beauty junkies.

  1. Beauty Elixir

Beauty elixirs is a serum-mist hybrid used to tighten the pores and provide you with a youthful radiance. And while its seems like an unnecessary step to include in your beauty routine, getting yourself one of this will surely give your skin health some good boost.

  1. Cream Moisturizer

If Embryolisse Concentrated Lait-Crème seems familiar to you, then that’s because it’s a beauty cult favourite. Beauty editors, makeup artists and celebrities alike swear by this simple yet powerful cream moisturizer that appears to do it all.

  1. Dry Oil

Nothing says French beauty better than an all-purpose beauty product like a dry oil. This product is loaded with the essential oils necessary to nourish your hair, nails and skin. But what’s more amazing about this product is it comes in a handy spray container, which easily dispenses the non-sticky product.

  1. Micellar Water

French women are known for their simple beauty routines and their use of the cult favourite micellar water. This facial cleanser was originally made to prevent skin contact with tap water grime when removing one’s makeup. Now, it’s become a perfect solution for ladies who are too lazy to cleanse their face at night-time.

  1. Shea Butter Hand Cream

Got dry hands? Then thank the French for introducing shea butter hand cream to us. This hand cream gained popularity throughout the world for being a non-sticky hand cream. It’s so good it’d make an amazing gift idea for a loved one this holiday season.

  1. Thermal Water

Thermal water is basically a supercharged facial mist. The water used in the product is loaded with minerals that help soothe the skin and give it the nutrients it lacks. So what other motivation do you need to do a quick spritz?

These are just some of the products that the Parisians contributed in the beauty product industry. So make sure that you get your hands on these beauties so you can cop that effortless French girl look.

5 Beauty Habits That Might Be Making You Look Older


Have you ever experienced being mistaken as the eldest child in the family when you’re actually the youngest among the siblings? Well, it sucks, right? So to help you avoid experiencing such stressful moments in the future, we listed down some of the beauty habits you should stop doing to get your youthful glow back in no time.

  1. Applying Beauty Products Downward

While applying your facial products in a downward manner may seem like a harmless habit, doing so actually promotes wrinkles and skin sagging. So instead of doing the downward product application, apply your beauty products starting from your chin up to your forehead. In addition, make sure that you take the right dose of vitamin C to keep any signs of aging at bay.

  1. Tugging Your Skin When Applying Makeup

Pulling your eyelids when applying eyeliner and raising your eyebrows when putting on some eye makeup are some of the beauty habits that cause wrinkles around the eye and forehead area. As much as possible, avoid doing these habits – but if you really must stretch your area, ensure that you do it as gently as possible.

  1. Cleaning Your Face Too Often

Washing your face more than needed will cause your skin to dry out, as it strips the natural oils off your skin. Over-exfoliation, on the other hand, may severely damage your skin. So ensure that you avoid overdoing your cleansing routine, and be sure to get enough vitamin E every day to keep your skin feeling supple and smooth.

  1. Failing to Get Enough Sleep

Apart from using the right type of beauty products, getting enough sleep is one of the simplest ways to get your youthful glow back. Your body is able to repair itself as you sleep, which is why having enough rest aids in improving your looks.

  1. Letting Stress Affect Your Health

One of the common factors that could make you look tired and haggard is stress. Being stressed out contributes to making you look older than you really are, which is why it’s essential that you replenish the nutrients that stress takes away from your skin. If possible, take some multivitamins to help fight the effects of stress on your body. Also, ensure that you get enough vitamin C and E to repair skin damage and keep your skin cells healthy.

Maintaining a younger-looking skin is actually easy. Aside from eating a proper diet, exercising and getting enough rest, avoiding the aforementioned beauty habits will surely help in keeping both your skin and overall health in good condition.

Lies You Tell Your Dermatologists To Save Your Skin


Telling a lie is human nature but it is bad no matter how good the intentions are. Sometimes you have to lie to save your skin but you have to know that dishonesty can lead to your skin’s demise. You do not want that. According to a New York dermatologist Doris Day, MD, people are afraid of serious diagnosis that is why they tend to omit valuable information when doctors ask them.


Many dermatologists here in Singapore often hear lies which lead to false diagnosis. In all matters of life, honestly is always the best policy. If you want to be healed, you have to be truthful and honest as much as possible. Here are the skin lies you tell to save your skin:

  • Telling doctors that you revealed everything you are using on your skin: Any lie by omission is damaging. When dermatologists ask you about the products you use, you have to reveal everything. Being truthful to what you are using is the best thing that you can tell to your doctors. This is important because some products that you are using may be the source of some of your skin issues. You should reveal sunscreens you use to anti-aging, masks, sunscreen and even home remedies.


  • Telling doctors that you use all the products they prescribed: It is not good to have everything your way. Being rebellious will not make you look good. Remember that doctors specifically designed your regimen and not following it is useless. Doctors are encouraging patients to use all the prescribed products so they will know which is effective and not. If it is incompatible, they will give other treatment. If it works, doctors will strengthen its formulation.   


  • Telling doctors that you are not taking other medications: Doctors want to know if you are taking any other medications on top of the prescribed because it might be the source of skin irritation or any complication.


  • Telling doctors that you are not smoking: When asked by doctors, people deny that they smoke. When talking about skin, people tend to hide that they smoke (as if it doesn’t show). When asked by doctors regarding this matter, the least thing that you can do is to admit that you are smoking. Doctors will also want to know how much you are really smoking.

So, the next time you visit your dermatologist or physician, you have to be honest and just admit everything. Answer truthfully so doctors can finally design a regimen best for your skin. Good luck!


Best Natural Acne Scar Remedies

Each one of us has probably crossed paths with acne once or twice in our lives. Combating acne is hard enough but even after they’ve been eliminated, they still leave annoying acne scars that do not seem to go away.

If you think the only solution to this unpleasant problem is an expensive medical procedure, then you can relax a bit. The answer to this long time problem can be found in the comfort of our own homes or the nearest grocery store.


These natural treatments will surely help you lighten those pimple marks on your skin. They’re affordable, easy to use and non-harmful- convenient and effective.

  • Coconut oil

A natural moisturizer and all-around cult beauty favorite, coconut oil is rich in healing properties. Apply it directly to your skin using your hands and let it melt in to a paste before applying. Spread it using light strokes of your fingers and leave it on as you want. You can even use it as your nighttime moisturizer.

  • Potato Juice

Potato juice is a potent remedy for acne scars. You can use it if you want those marks to fade quickly. Potatoes are rich in essential minerals and vitamins that help skin heal quickly. Slice some potatoes and grind them to extract the juice quicker. Apply the juice onto the skin and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing. You can also do the option of putting potato slices on your face. Leave it on for an equal amount of time.

  • Honey

Not only is honey a good flavoring for your meals and desserts, it is also an effective treatment for acne scarring. Opt for raw or manuka honey because it is more effective than processed ones. Simply massage it on the affected area and leave it long for some time before rinsing properly.


  • Aloe Vera

A great source of vitamins, aloe gel helps in eliminating dark acne scars. Let your skin soak the aloe gel for at least 30 minutes. After which wash your face and gently pat it dry.

  • Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has natural components that help in disinfection. Moreover, it helps in balancing the pH levels of the skin. An effective way to treat acne, you can dilute it in water and apply regularly as a toner.

  • Ice cubes

What can iced water do to help alleviate acne scarring? Rubbing an ice cube on your acne reduces the swelling and inflammation. Wrap the ice cubes in cloth first before holding it on the affected area for a few minutes or until the ice melts.

  • Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a popular essential oil known to help cure acne. It is antiseptic, anti-fungal and antibacterial so it is guaranteed to help eliminate skin blemishes. Add two drops of tea tree oil to one tablespoon of water then apply this solution to the scars. Always keep in mind to dilute tea tree oil first before using on the skin since the undiluted solution is too strong and can irritate the skin instead of curing it.