Archive for June, 2011

Sothys [W]+ Brightening Cosmeceutic Programme

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Two Thursday ago, 3 bloggers and I were privileged to be invited to our first Sothys bloggers event to preview their latest Cosmeceutic Line – [W]+ Brightening Cosmeceutic Programme. This private event was held at Heart Bistro @ Palais Renaissance.

(From left) Gin, myself, Sharon and Yvonne were invited for this exclusive private session.

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Through Sothy‘s discoveries and observations, dull complexion and pigmented spots may result due to the following :

Pigmentation & Reproduction

Wrinkles are not the only sign of aging that is effected by passage of time. Dull looking skin and pigmentation are also the common signs of premature aging too. The pigmentation can be affected by various factors such as UV exposure, hormone imbalances, skin aging and/or stress.

The Power of Light

Skin color we perceive is in fact the resultant of the combined effects of absorption, scattering and reflection of light by internal skin structures, which are called chromophores. There are 3 types of chromophores – Haemoglobin, Collagen and Melanin.

Just as the quantity of melanin changes with exposure to sun, it progressively affect the other chromophores. Haemoglobin chromophore leads to the formation of pro-inflammatory messengers and causes localized redness. Melanin chromophore caused local hyperproduction of melanin that leads to pigment spots and Collagen chromophore causes a reduction synthesis of support macromolecules and result uneven skin tone, skin roughness, wrinkles and aging. Therefore, the correct balance between these molecules contributes to the uniformity of skin color, radiance of the complexion.

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Dual Performance

[W]+ Brightening Cosmeceutic Programme is formulated with Sothys exclusive H2CR® Cosmeceutic Complex and [W]+ Complex, the active ingredients boost the pool of healthy cells and act on 4 key biological mechanism of skin color to obtain a maximum overall brightening action of the complex :

  1. Optimized cell renewal
  2. Reduction of melanin synthesis
  3. Limitation of melanin transfer
  4. Equilibrium between light scattering and reflection

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New [W]+ Brightening Cosmeceutic Programme

[W]+ Brightening Cosmeceutic Programme consists of (from left) : [W]+ Brightening Mask, [W]+ Brightening Preparative Lotion, [W]+ Brightening Double Action Serum, [W]+ Brightening Serum with Pure Vitamin C and [W]+ Brightening Fluid. And this is the correct sequence if you are using the full range.

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1. [W]+ Brightening Mask - S$135 / 50ml

[W]+ Brightening Mask is claimed to instantly brighten up the skin while providing softness and smoothness.

Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. My skin does appear superficial brighter after application.

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2. [W]+ Brightening Preparative Lotion - S$93 / 200ml

[W]+ Brightening Preparative Lotion is formulated with H2CR® Cosmeceutic Complex, [W]+ Complex and Prickly Pear extract that helps to moisturize, smooth and impart radiance to the complexion while preparing the skin for other products in the programme.

Surprisingly, the texture is pretty thick as a lotion.

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3. [W]+ Brightening Double Action Serum – S$219 / 10ml x 2

[W]+ Brightening Double Action Serum provides intensive dual action, 1. Brightening Solution (white cover) and 2. Peeling (black cover), to eliminate pigment spots and provide immediate brightening result.

1. Brightening Solution (white cover), a lightweight emollient texture, contains H2CR® Cosmeceutic Complex and [W]+ Complex to reduce spot color and provide a radiance, uniformly and luminous complexion.

There are two methods of application for (1) : Apply on the entire face during the day for overall radiance. And apply locally on the spot during the day and night to tackle target spot.

2. Peeling (black cover), a slight creamy texture, is formulated with Sothys’ exclusive of AHC + BHA + AHA and water lily complex to soothe and exfoliate dead cells for an immediate brightening complexion.

Apply (2) to the entire face during the night and avoid eye contour area.

This duo serum absorbs onto the skin pretty well. My skin appears somewhat brighter.

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Review – 2nd Marie France Bodyline Slimming Treatment On Love Handles

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Yes here I am again to review my second slimming treatment session at Marie France Bodyline on last Thursday. This round the focus is on my love handles!

For the past few years, stubborn pads of fat began to develop around my abdomen and waist areas. These stubborn fat deposits that hang from the sides of the waist and lower back are actually called love handles.

Lately, I’m actually feeling a little miserable and troubled with the increased waist size and the love handles. The love handles make my waistline appears so thick that I refrain from wearing anything tight fitting that will reveal my waist shape.

For this second session, the consultant has customized a set of treatments that are specially tailored to tackle the love handles that are situated at the sides and back of my waist. I believe love handles do not necessary occur on people who are fat or older. I have seen young people with slim figure having love handles too. I reckon love handles are something hard to get ride of. I definitely wouldn’t want to risk my life going under the knife for liposuction to remove those love handles. I’m actually glad to find out that Marie France Bodyline, a one-stop professional slimming centre, provides a range of personalized treatments that help to eliminate stubborn love handles that cater to different body types.

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Review

Prior to the slimming treatment, I have my weight measured. I was delighted to find out that I have lost some weight from 119.6 pounds during my first treatment and now at 118.42 pounds. It was barely a week only and I have lost 1.18 pounds! ;-) I couldn’t ask for more cos I’m naturally not that fat and by losing 1.18 pounds does make a big difference for me. Look forward to a slimmer me moving forward! <grinnnnn>

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Spa Esprit @ Beauty Emporium “Power Of Scent” Essential Oils Workshop

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Two Saturdays ago, Pearlin our darling Social Media Connector, has extended an interesting and fun Spa Esprit “Power Of Scent” Essential Oils Workshop that was held at Beauty Emporium @ 8D Dempsey Road.

There are more than 20 bloggers attended this Spa Esprit’s Essential Oils Workshop.

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Power Of Scent Workshop

During the workshop, we got to learn on how to integrate essential oils into our daily life and how to customise our own range of products by infusing the finest therapeutic grade essential oil blends into our base products.

You can blend your own shower gel, body scrub, massage oil, shampoo or moisturizer.

This body scrub base is used to customise your own custom-blended body scrub.

An intensive range of finest therapeutic grade essential oils are used for custom-blended products at Spa Esprit.

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Spa Esprit @ Beauty Emporium

Spa Esprit @ Beauty Emporium is a Singapore’s unique homegrown lifestyle beauty spa brand under The Spa Esprit Group (SEG). Spa Esprit Group is established in 1996 with spa esprit, it has since evolved into ten distinctive brands: Browhaus, Mask, Strip, Qi Mantra, Beauty Emporium (Beauty) and House, Barracks, Camp, Skinny Pizza and Tippling Club (F&B).

Spa Esprit showcasing a range of custom blended aromatherapy products.

This long basin table looks across an enchanting greenery.

Let’s go shopping at Spa Esprit with these mini trolleys.

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doTERRA Essential Oils

Spa Esprit carries a new standard of professional therapeutic grade essential oils – doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth”. doTERRA provides a high quality of essential oils, more pure and more potent than any other oil available on the market today.

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What is an essential oil?

Essential oil is a natural aromatic compounds that found in plants and it is usually steam distilled or cold pressed extraction from plants. It is claimed to be 50 to 70% more powerful than herbs and it is safe to be used without side effects.

Prior to the workshop, I only have a little knowledge on essential oils. And I’m glad to learn a lot about essential oils and custom blending after attended this fun and educational workshop.

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Do You Know?

These are some of the interesting facts about essential oils I’ve learned during the workshop :

- One drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea! Peppermint is great for indigestion and cooling. It helps to relieve headaches, calm upset stomach and increases energy.

- Essential oils can penetrate cells to kill viruses and bacteria! But antibiotics can’t as it cannot penetrate cell membrane.

- Look for better grade essential oils such as Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade or Therapeutic (Health Benefit) grade. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade is 100% natural, no artificial ingredients, fragrances, or fillers. It is certified safe to be free of pesticides and other chemical residues. Synthetic grade is for perfume or industrial used.

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Making My Very Own Custom-Blended Shower Gel

I was extremely excited when it comes to customise my very own shower gel. For the longest time, I always want to customise my personalized body products and finally this workshop gave me a chance to do so. Thanks Pearlin and Spa Esprit!

Each of us were given an oil blend chart that comprises of different groups of scent : herbs, trees, spices, resins, exotics, flowers and citrus.

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British High Street Brand Superdrug Is Now Available At Watsons Singapore!

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Superdrug has finally arrived in Singapore! Watsons Singapore is pleased to announce that British high street brand Superdrug, which is part of the A.S. Watson Group, is now exclusively available at selected Watsons stores.

Superdrug, Britain’s second largest beauty and health retailer, will be launching the all new Vitamins Range which contains five essential supplements, ranging from chewable vitamins for kids to multivitamins for the over 50’s, all at unbeatable prices ranging from $9.90 to $14.90!

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Essential Vitamins For Our Body

Many doctors believe that when we fuel our body with healthy supplements, we obtain energy, growth and renewal. Supplemental vitamins and nutrients are a necessary part of maintaining good health and we cannot consume sufficient vitamins and minerals just by eating food. It is because our bodies do not have the capability to produce its own vitamins and certain essential nutrients; hence it is extremely important to add on supplements in our daily life, in order to ensure proper body functioning.

Vitamins help to improve cell communication, strengthen tissues and reduce free radical damage. Watsons understands this perfectly with the launch of Superdrug Vitamins, offering consumers with health supplements which nourish both internally and externally.

All Superdrug Vitamins are free from gluten, yeast, artificial colors, flavours and preservatives. What’s more, Superdrug Vitamins are packaged in five distinctive and hip colours.

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About Superdrug

Founded in 1964, Superdrug is the United Kingdom’s second largest beauty and health retailer, with over 900 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Part of the AS Watson family, Superdrug is committed to bringing everyday accessible beauty to every high street in the United Kingdom at unbeatable prices. Superdrug offers customers exclusive products they won’t find in any other stores, as well as its own brand ranges and exclusive launches from the world’s biggest beauty brands.

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Introducing British High Street Brand Superdrug Vitamins

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Chewable Vitamin C – S$9.90 / 500mg / 60 tablets

If it’s a challenge to swallow your pills, then try Superdrug Chewable Vitamin C! Vitamin C helps protect the body’s tissues against cell damage caused by harmful free radicals, while maintaining the body’s natural defence mechanism and promoting healthy skin. Suitable for both vegetarians and vegans, this chewable supplement is recommended to be taken once daily.

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Calcium + Vitamin D – S$9.90 / 60 tablets

As we age, our bones lose density, hence it is important to take calcium supplements. Superdrug Calcium + Vitamin D contains Calcium and Vitamin D which strengthen each other to improve bone health. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium from foods like eggs, milk and cod liver oil. Suitable for vegetarians, this supplement is recommended to be taken twice a day.

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Review – First Slimming Treatment At Marie France Bodyline

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Last Thursday, I have finally gone for my first slimming treatment session at Marie France Bodyline. Click here to read my earlier post on “My First Briefing Session” at Marie France Bodyline.

Upon reaching the place, Fiona (the consultant) led me to a room for a one-to-one consultation. After a thorough analysis on my body problems and concern, she then recommended a set of slimming treatments that are specially tailored to my body needs. The set of treatments that I will be having are Cryocelle Phased Therapy (CPT) and Fat Mobilization System (FMS).

Cryocelle Phased Therapy (CPF) works by the principle of “Thermolysis”, meaning temperature variance. It is a process whereby the body is encouraged to convert stubborn stored fats into energy, resulting in inch loss. At the same time, the therapy enhances lymphatic drainage and microcirculation of the dermis and fat deposits, instilling a deep tissue detoxification. This forms an important foundation for the reduction of fat and cellulite deposits as well as provides relief for water retention. The treatment essentially promotes a trim, smooth and toned silhouette with improved skin texture.

The Fat Mobilization System (FMS) is Marie France Bodyline’s pioneer slimming therapy which helps individuals lose weight naturally by making use of the body’s own ability to burn excess fats. This treatment breaks down fat cells speedily, increases cellular metabolism, improves skin tone, contours and enhances the silhouette.

These treatments will help to tackle my problems like abdominal bulge, love handles, flabby upper arms and inner thighs. I realized the excess fat is mainly situated around my abdomen area and I actually couldn’t wait to loss those stubborn fat on the area. My present weight is now at 53.5kg and I’m aiming to reduce my weight to 50kg ideally. Wish me luck! ;-)

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A Guide To A Good Nutrition

Before I proceeded with the treatment session, I got to meet up with the nutritionist again and this time I got to spend a little more time with her as she went into depth on the nutrition and my eating habits. She patiently explained and shared with me some valuable tips on nutrition. In fact, I was glad to know that there is no dieting required and all I need is to make some minor adjustments such as by reducing the rice (carbo) portion daily. Thankfully, I do not really take much rice or noodle normally and I especially do not fancy fried stuff either. I love eating soupy food instead. At the end of the session, I was given a set of valuable nutrition charts plus a daily food intake form to be filled up daily.

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Reviews

I started my treatment session with Cryocelle Phased Therapy (CPT) treatment. The therapist first applied a layer of gel onto my abdomen and upper thighs areas, she then rolled over the areas with an applicator that helps penetrate the nutrient into the dermis and fat deposit area. The treatment also includes a 20-minute slimming massage that is different from the normal massage. This unique slimming massage technique, stronger in pressure than normal massage, helps to get rid of the unwanted inches, improve circulation and enhance lymphatic drainage, as it warm and relax the muscles. I really enjoyed this special slimming massage and it’s highly recommended!

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Beauty Questions? Ask Dr. Irwin
- Professional Help For Acne

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Reader’s Question

Hi Dr.Brandith,
My name is Katrin, I’m 26 years old and for the past years I have suffered a lot of ance, I been to many dermatologists, the first dermatologist sent me Accutane I have it for two years, after 3 months to take Accutane my skin was God and I had nothing of acne. my Dr. told me that after the two years of drinking accutane I would never suffer again with acne, I went back to another doctor and they send me again Accutane, but I do not want to take this medicine because it is bad, I’m writing to you because I need help and some advice , what you can recommend me??
thanks

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Dr. Irwin’s Answer

Dear Katrin.
I’m so sorry but your problem is way too complicated for an email response. You clearly have suffered quite a bit with this and seen several dermatologists. I would highly recommend the Mayo Clinic in either Arizona or Minnesota. They both have excellent dermatology departments. An academic center (at a University) would be better in your situation. Look for the University nearest to you and make an appointment with the Dermatology department. Or see my list of the best derms in the US: http://www.skintour.com/trusted-experts/your-regional-guide-to-excellent-cosmetic-dermatologists

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Review – AFC CHO BEAUTY, A Solution To Healthy Digestive System

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Are you suffering from any constipation, bad breath or dull-looking skin lately? It may be due to your poor digestive system. So what do these problems got to do with digestive system? Well, do continue reading to find out more about the importance and benefits of a inner cleanse system.

A month ago, I have received a complimentary box of CHO BEAUTY from AFC Japan. CHO BEAUTY, a supplement from Japan, has 5 Patents Awarded that is scientifically proven to regulate intestinal health. It is 3 times more powerful than live culture.

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About AFC Japan

AFC Japan is a leading Japanese brand, trusted by millions in Japan since 1969 for their health, beauty and wellness needs. Lifestream Group is the exclusive distributor of AFC Japan products in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

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How Clean Are You Internally?

Do you experience :

- Acne, dull or sallow complexion            - Bloated discomfort

- Constipation or diarrhea                        - Overweight

- Bad breath                                           – Thinning hair

- Poor immunity                                      - Yeast infection

- Sluggish, low energy levels                    - Inability to absorb nutrients

If you experience any of the 3 symptoms above, your intestines are aging faster than you are.

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The 3 – Second Stool Check

A simple stool check daily will give you a good indication of your intestinal health.

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Healthy Digestive System = Good Health

In the human body, the intestines form an important part of the digestive process. The intestinal structure is made up of the small intestine and the high intestine. For a healthy digestive system, both the small and big intestines have to be in good working order.

Everyday, your diet and lifestyle choices play a part in your intestinal health. A diet high in refined/processed foods, sugars and saturated fat leads to accumulated waste and toxin build up in the body. The poor digestive system will result in symptoms like a dull complexion, sluggish body system, bad breath, constipation, smelly stools and digestive problems.

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Do You Know?

Waste buildup in your intestines and along your intestinal walls increases bad bacteria, parasites and affects the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

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AFC CHO BEAUTY

S$74.90 / 135g (4.5g x 30 sachets)

CHO BEAUTY contains 101 billion friendly bacteria, a powerful clinically-proven combination of patented heat-treated FK-23 and Bifidus bacteria, as well as essential prebiotics. For the safest, most effective gastro-intestinal detox you’ll ever experience, and a must to jumpstart your health, beauty or slimming regime.

It is backed by 20 years of research in collaboration with Harvard University leading Japanese Universities and medical centres.

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4 Key Ingredients

Advanced FK-23 Bacteria

FK-23 is an unique lactic acid bacteria strain, heat-treated to ensure stability and survival for total intestinal regulation. Stable and powerful to survive harsh stomach acid to reach large intestine.

Effectively eliminates toxic intestinal waste and restores natural balance of good bacteria in digestive tract.

Bifidus Bacteria

Bifidus bacteria is a potent strain that is acid-resistant, able to withstand the harsh gastro-intestinal environment. This good bacteria helps release energy and nutrients from food. It neutralises adverse effects of antibiotics.

Prebiotic (Inulin)

It multiplies good bacteria and reaches the large intestine intact to balance healthy gut flora.

Soluble Dietary Fiber

Soluble Dietary Fiber, a bulking agent, helps to soften stools for easy removal and binds toxins up to 10 times its weight. It supports excess fat removal and healthy weight loss.

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Doctor’s Insights

Dr Yang, Medical Doctor and Scientist at Nihon Preventive Medical Laboratory & AFC Japan, has claimed that many health, weight and skin problems can be traced to a poor digestive system and intestinal regulation. As your intestines work to absorb nutrients, it is important to choose a good probiotics formula that replenishes and colonizes friendly bacteria, and eliminates waste thoroughly. Research and clinical studies have shown that heat-treated FK-23 and acid-resistant Bifidus strains offer proven efficacy for good intestinal health.

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Experience a new level of detox, beauty & slimming

Flattens tummy. Removes accumulated intestinal waste, reduces bloating, organ fat, and promotes healthy weight loss.

Improves complexion. Promotes skin clarity and improves acne conditions for visibly brighter skin.

Reduces constipation and diarrhea. Regulates bowel movement to reduce constipation or diarrhea. Regulates bowel movement to reduce constipation or diarrhea, and improves digestion.

Jumpstarts sluggish system. Reduces bad breath, improves immunity and increases energy levels.

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Dr David Loh’s New UltraShape Centre For Body Sculpting & Contouring

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Two Thursdays ago, I was privileged to be invited to a private lunch event with Dr David Loh and to preview the new 3rd Generation UltraShape, a non-invasive body sculpting and contouring, at their new clinic located at #11-01 Liat Towers. This newly opened branch clinic is just a stone’s throw away from their main clinic at #05-16 Wheelock Place.

Three other bloggers, including a male blogger, were also invited to this private luncheon event at Sun Moon Japanese Dining @ Wheelock Place.

This is my first up-close and personal with Dr David Loh and I’m glad to have gotten this opportunity to know him better. It was enlightening and I truly enjoyed this short private event.

After the luncheon session, we then proceeded to the new branch clinic @ Liat Towers for a live demonstration on the new UltraShape.

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Dr David Loh opens this new UltraShape Centre especially dedicating to the 3rd Generation UltraShape which is a completely non-invasive alternative for body sculpting and contouring. This new 100sqm branch of David Loh Surgery at Liat Towers is conveniently located in the heart of Orchard Road.

To cater to a segment of his clientele who are uncomfortable with the idea of surgery, Dr David Loh introduces the 3rd generation UltraShape. With clinically proven results and an excellent safety record, UltraShape has been used extensively in many countries since 2005. Its underlying technology utilizes focused ultrasound to break up stubborn fat deposits accurately, effectively, safely and most importantly – non-invasively.

Dr Loh was holding the 3rd Generation UltraShape applicator.

According to Dr Loh, who has years of experience in sculpting beautiful bodies with liposuction techniques, the 3rd Generation UltraShape works particularly well on men’s bellies and is now a very popular alternative to the invasive methods.

The therapist performed UltraShape on the male blogger’s belly. He claimed the treatment is rather comfortable and there is no pain at all.

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Beauty Questions? Ask Dr. Irwin
- The Problems Behind Yoga, Sweating, Acne & Vitamin A

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Reader’s Question

For the past seven months I’ve been practicing Bikram yoga 4-5 times a week, I love the practice but experience acne in the areas that most of the sweat occurs. I keep a very strict clean diet and have started taking Vitamin A, C, D, E, B-complex and Zinc in hopes of clearing my skin. The problem I’m having now is Vitamin A [I think] is interfering with my periods [late last month and this month]. Is there anything else you recommend me doing, should I stop Vitamin A to get my periods back on track?

Thank you!

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Dr. Irwin’s Answer

These are all good questions. Your period change could be due to many things. It makes sense to me to try stopping the vitamin A first (and never take more than 5,000 iu a day anyway). If your periods aren’t normal in a month or two though, please see your doctor.

Remember that acne is primarily due to hormones. I wish acne could be cured with diet but unfortunately even good changes don’t help much. It’s great that you’re making the healthy choices for lots of other reasons though! In my opinion, all that heat and sweating on top of your normal hormones will make it difficult to control the acne. Could you do Bikram yoga 1-2 times a week and regular yoga on the other days? If you don’t clear up when you change your yoga, please see your dermatologist.

Just like you need a balance of different foods for healthy eating, you need a balance of different exercise for healthy muscles and joints. A regimen of yoga 2-3 times a week alternating with a mix of some walking, running, swimming, pilates (whatever you like best) …… etc. would be better than yoga 4-5 times a week over the long run. Hope this helps.

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Embark My First Slimming Program With Marie France Bodyline – First Briefing Session

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A few weeks ago, I was approached by OMY (www.omy.sg) to extend an advertorial invitation on a slimming program from an established beauty brand – Marie France Bodyline. I was extremely delighted and without hesitation I took up the advertorial offer right away.

OMY is the Singapore’s first bilingual-friendly (Mandarin and English) news and entertainment interactive web portal by leading media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), primarily targeting at online users from 18 to 35 years old. The portal provides the latest news and infotainment for web-savvy users.

There are altogether 6 bloggers, including myself, are invited for this slimming program. Last Friday, 5 of us (1 blogger was out of town) have visited the Marie France Bodyline at International Building for our first consultation session. The OMY crews were there for a video shoot and interview too.

Fiona from Marie France was sitting on the extreme left. One of the bloggers was late actually.

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About Marie France Bodyline

Marie France Bodyline is established in Switzerland with more than 25 years of experience in helping individuals to lose weight naturally. Marie France Bodyline offers weight-loss and inch-loss solutions without strict dieting, strenuous exercise or pills.

The key to Maria France Bodyline‘s advanced weight management treatments is the intensive research and development carried out at their laboratories worldwide where innovative formulas using powerful active compounds are created, and innovative technologies are developed to address the many common body compliants of today’s women, including excess fat tissue, cellulite woes and lack of skin elasticity.

As the leading provider of slimming services in Asia, Marie France Bodyline operates a network of over 200 centers in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Macau, Brunei, Vietnam and Dubai.

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My first consultation

The session began with the GM of Marie France Bodyline giving us a short introduction of the company. This was followed by a presentation on the slimming program by one of their staff named Fiona.

I’m glad to find out that Marie France Bodyline provides more than 100 body treatments specially cater to individual needs and preferences such as cellulite reduction, fat or weight loss, firming, muscle toning, slimming, sculpting, lymphatic drainage, contouring and many more. There are more than 20 treatments exclusively created for abdominal area alone.

Marie France Bodyline introduces most updated and advanced equipment for customers to lose weight naturally without strict dieting, strenuous exercise or pills. As Marie France Bodyline believes that each of our body shape is unique, it is therefore essential to have treatments especially customize for individual needs. This is to ensure the best slimming result will be obtained. Unlike most slimming centres which only provide a couple of standard treatments that cater for all body types and having that the results will usually be compromised.

After the presentation was done, we were given a short tour around the centre with the camera crew following us around. During the tour, we got to preview the newly launched equipment – V’PRO System.

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Introducing the latest V’PRO System

The V’PRO System is the first clinically proven, non-invasive, class II device to receive the FDA clearance for circuferential reduction and cellulite reduction. The V’PRO is CE marked for the treatment of cellulite and body contouring.

It uses infrared light that heats the tissue up to 2mm depth, radio frequency up to 20mm depth, vacuum that improves circulation and mechanical tissue manipulation that provide lymphatic drainage. It synergies of 4 technologies in 1 system (RF, IR, Vacuum, Massage). The synergistic combination of IR and conducted RF energies increases the oxygen transcellular diffusion by heating the skin. Vacuum and rollers manipulate and smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and effective energy delivery.

The therapist was demonstrating V’PRO on the volunteer model.

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BMI Screening

After the tour, each of us was given a BMI (Body Mass Index) screening which was performed by the nutritionist. After analyzing the BMI results, the nutritionist gave a quick run-through and highlighted the areas that are exceeding the normal range.

Overall, everything seems normal except my waist and hip areas, excess fat is situated around the areas hence I need to shed the extra fat (approx. 2kg) from the areas.

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