Now that Chinese new year songs – “Gong xi gong xi gong xi ni” – rules the airwaves, and reds and oranges are seen everywhere, don’t forget to pamper yourself even if you are crazy busy with the shopping and the spring cleaning, and everything in between.

Remember, presenting the best version of yourself is an auspicious way to start the year. It’s a personal care version of clearing out the old and bringing in the new.

With plenty of instant beauty touches that will leave you looking naturally refreshed everybody will surely notice the better you!

1. Love Your Look with These Instant Changes

New Haircut

Where to start? While you’re making reservations to visit a skin care specialist in Singapore before they close shop on New Year’s eve, invest in a good haircut.

A classic bob draws onlookers’ eyes up the diagonal from the chin to the nape of your neck. This angle creates an illusion of higher jaw and lifted cheekbones to offset sagging skin.

If you are not comfortable with overhauling your hair, little changes that will bring out your bone structure or frame your face in a different way will do. Full bangs that are side swept frame your face for a youthful look. If bangs are not your style, a side part can do the trick.

2.  Pedicure, Manicure and Hand Rejuvenation

No one will inspect your feet under your new (red) shoes, but a good pedicure feels like you’ve spring-cleaned all the nooks and crannies of your physical temple.

Don’t forget to have those fingernails groomed, too! You want to sport elegant manicure when you start doling out those juicy oranges and red angbao packets!












You don’t have to wear gloves to hide those aged-looking hands either. After doing your round of shopping, visit a filler doctor in Orchard Road to have those digits plumped up.

3.  Wrinkle Treatment to Remove Angry ‘11s’, Forehead Lines and Crows Feet

With all the things that you need to do before New Year’s eve, you may think that you can barely squeeze in a visit to an aesthetic clinic in Scotts Road in time for the reunion dinner.

But worry not (watch those frown lines) because there are plenty of instant touches that will take years of your face, and infuse you with an air of youthful glow in the time it takes your manicure to dry. At the hands of an anti-aging specialist in Singapore, you need not worry of downtime or unnecessary waiting for the results to take effect.

Since looking grumpy at the start of the year is a big no-no, banish that “angry 11” with a treatment that can be completed faster than waiting for you bak kwa to bake in the oven. Deep wrinkles that need serious attention can also be treated with Botulinum Toxin (or more commonly known as Botox).

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A quick 10-minute injection by a Botox doctor in Singapore can wipe years off your forehead, and give you a more cheerful disposition for the year ahead.

   4. Look Refreshed and Youthful with Dermal Fillers

You wouldn’t want to look like a Halloween character when everyone around you celebrates, would you?

Balancing the year-end books will likely leave you with dark under-eyes and sagging eyebags, making you looking old and out of place when everything else you wear is new. Plump up those tear troughs with dermal fillers – safe injectable gel that restores loss of volume in the skin – so you look fresh and well-rested even after pulling several shifts.

For fine smile lines and nasolabial folds that are beginning to show, dermal fillers can make them disappear gently. Dermal fillers also work well for plumping the lips restoring its defined shape.

Dermal fillers also work best to sharpen the chin and increasing the height of the nose bridge resulting to a more contoured and balanced facial appearance. There are several aesthetic clinic in Orchard nowadays which makes it more convenient to do your treatment after a quick shopping spree.

5. Skin Rejuvenation Using Medical Grade Facials

But if you prefer a gentle skin rejuvenation treatment that will also tighten your skin, reduce fine lines and brighten your complexion then a medical-grade facial is your best option.

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Medical-grade facials are gentle facial treatment that uses clinical-grade products and procedure to deeply penetrate the skin to address multiple skin concerns such as acne, skin laxity, dull skin and more. An example is Advanced Contouring Facial that works for all skin types especially those showing wrinkles or skin laxity.

If you are really pushed for time but want a quick skin rejuvenation then medical-grade facial is a good fit since there are no skin preps involved and little to none downtime to consider.

To buff up your skin to a new shine, and wipe away uneven tone and texture that working nights and overtime normally leaves your skin, try pampering your face with a Brightening Facial.

On the other hand, dry and tired skin benefits well from Deep Hydrating Facial, lavishing your skin with moisture so you look dewy to match those juicy mandarin oranges you’re going to give away. Even better, all treatments are done in a spa or a medical aesthetic clinic and only take up to an hour to complete. See a dermatologist in Orchard Road in between your shopping sprees.

  6. Have a Clear Skin with PhotoFacial Pigmentation Treatment

For serious patients who want to get rid of freckles, sun spots and other pigmentation, you may consider Limelight Photofacial. It uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Technology, which is a sought-after treatment in laser clinics in Singapore, for patients who want to eliminate pigmentations such as melasma, freckles, sun spots, age spots and others.

Limelight PhotoFacial can also be combined with Laser Genesis, a safe laser treatment that treats the second layer of the skin to reduce facial redness and to soften fine lines.












While Limelight PhotoFacial draws out these dark spots from the deeper layers of the skin to the surface so they can scab and fall off after 3-5 days, you get the added benefit from Laser Genesis as it shrinks your pore size, softens lines and evens out your skin texture – all on top of clearing up your age spots.

Limelight Photofacial and Laser Genesis are both non-invasive procedures that provides skin rejuvenation and stimulates production of collagen, giving you a brighter, healthy looking skin.

Be Confident and Enjoy the New Year with Your Loved Ones

Once you have done all your needed preparations, don’t forget to flaunt your confidence! And remember to relax and enjoy the good food and festivities with your loved ones especially those you haven’t seen for a while. But above all, don’t forget to keep a positive outlook this Chinese New Year!