While focusing on sun protection, we usually forget another major skin culprit: Pollution. Think smog. Dirt. Dust. Car exhaust. Industrial emissions. Heavy metals. Household vapours. Cigarette smoke. And so much more that doesn’t just damage the ozone layer but also wreaks havoc on our complexions, ... Read More about Beauty recipe: This DIY face pack wants to protect your skin from pollution
Mention castor oil and my mind flashes back to horrendous memories of being lined up as kids and force fed spoons of the vile stuff as a laxative that literally churned your innards with excruciating agony. Once free from that uniquely Asian mode of maternal torture, I vowed to never let a bottle ... Read More about The DIY castor oil pack detox: Glowing skin and healthy insides sans the laxative effect
Next time you boil rice, think twice before tossing the water. Rice water is rich in beauty minerals and vitamins that make it fantastic for both skin and hair – a secret those flawless-skinned Japanese geishas have known for centuries. And it's super-easy to make: simply boil some rice (preferably ... Read More about Is rice water Asia’s best kept beauty secret?
For some people, luxe pampering means an ultra-soft cashmere blanket. For others it's a chilled bottle of Krug. For me, it's the soothing combination of flickering candlelight and my favourite scents: the perfect ingredient for me-time, duvet days and combating daily stress, while also creating a ... Read More about The 9 best mood-lifting candles that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy
Much as I love winter, the knit hats, dry heat and bitterly cold temperatures are a surefire recipe for hair disaster. Think: absolute and total loss of any shine, unattractive flakiness, a thinning hairline and brittle strands. So, this time I decided it was time to dig into the recipes of the ... Read More about Beauty DIY: A hair mask that’s guaranteed to make your strands feel like spun silk