Food of the Day: Quinoa

Chock full of Vitamins A, B2 and E, Quinoa is hailed as a super grain and is one of the leading crops that promises worldwide food security.

Pronounced as “keen-wah”, Quinoa is a nutritious seed from the goosefoot family, which is derived from South America.

Quinoa is great for your skin! The high levels of magnesium promote skin elasticity and regenerate skin cells, while vitamin B2 (riboflavin) builds up connective tissues and is integral to cell reparation!

Toss them into your salad today! 

Say Goodbye to Wrinkles!

Say Goodbye to Wrinkles with these fabulous facial exercises!

By toning and strengthening 50 different facial muscles, regular facial exercise will help to stimulate collagen production and increase blood circulation, which help to improve the skin’s elasticity in the most natural way possible.

Incorporate these into your daily regime to keep your skin looking radiant!

Food of the Day: Red Bell Peppers

Great for lending a perky crunch to your pizza and jazzing up your salad, red bell peppers are tasty and boast a range of skin care benefits!

Did you know that red bell peppers have the highest amount of vitamin C in the entire bell pepper family? Just one cup of red bell peppers contain more than your daily quota of vitamin A and C needs!

Red bell peppers are rich in beta-carotene, which provides wholesome antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. These benefits increase blood circulation to your skin, allowing your skin’s radiance to shine through, while preventing wrinkle formation.

Perfect as a low calorie snack, red bell peppers are healthy alternatives that keep you feeling full while giving you great skin!

Foundation Fundamentals

In Porcelain, we believe that good skin should be clear from within. It is fresh, radiant and allowed to breathe. We advocate foundation-free skin! All staff and regular clients practice that and are proud to go “foundation-free” 

This July, join us and pledge to Go Foundation Free this #fffriday!

Here are some facts about foundation!

Chia Seeds - Superfood for Youthful Skin

Chia seeds are derived from the ancient super-food chia, which is the richest botanical source of Omega 3 fatty acids found in nature.

Not only that − they’re also intensely anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants, which means that Chia is a good bet for restoring vital moisture, diminishing redness and inhibiting wrinkles.

Here are some skincare benefits of this superfood! 

Thank you Sara Ann, we hope you had a lovely birthday! :) We are flattered by your kind words about Porcelain’s Soothe, Aloe Recovery Gel and we love how it gives you soft, kissable lips 💋

#porcelainfacespa #porcelainaesthetics ——- Repost from @saraannk1

Feeling the love. Thank you @porcelainfacespa for the belated birthday surprise - I <3 u! The aloe vera gel is honestly THE BEST aloe gel I’ve ever tried. Not cheap.- but super healing. Last year I had serious sunburn on my lips while in Bali.. Like.. I-looked-like-i-had-herpes type really bad, and painful, sunburnt lips. Seriously unsexy. And there was this guy i was trying to impress and all. *blush* So, looking like i had herpes was not cool at all! I used an off-the-shelf 99.9% aloe gel I usually swear by, thinking if it helped sunburn, it would help my lips - but it actually made it worse for 8 long, painful days. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I asked the pharmacist too if I should use cold sore cream, but he was like. . “Err, no. That is definitely NOT a cold sore. We know. We see a lot.” ….. ( mild relief la I guess..) The day i had a brainwave and thought, why not use “SOOTHE” on my lips, was the day it started healing. Fast. Let’s just say that from not being able to smile because it hurt, it went to - kissably soft in 2 days flat. #score #success  #idontkissandtell

And I miss aunty @jennytengwaimun prodding my every pore till I am completely degunked!!!!! <3 <3 <3 The first place I’ve ever committed to buying a package to. #bestfacialistever #saraannkapproved #facial #beauty

Thank you Sara Ann, we hope you had a lovely birthday! :) We are flattered by your kind words about Porcelain’s Soothe, Aloe Recovery Gel and we love how it gives you soft, kissable lips 💋

#porcelainfacespa #porcelainaesthetics ——- Repost from @saraannk1

Feeling the love. Thank you @porcelainfacespa for the belated birthday surprise - I <3 u! The aloe vera gel is honestly THE BEST aloe gel I’ve ever tried. Not cheap.- but super healing. Last year I had serious sunburn on my lips while in Bali.. Like.. I-looked-like-i-had-herpes type really bad, and painful, sunburnt lips. Seriously unsexy. And there was this guy i was trying to impress and all. *blush* So, looking like i had herpes was not cool at all! I used an off-the-shelf 99.9% aloe gel I usually swear by, thinking if it helped sunburn, it would help my lips - but it actually made it worse for 8 long, painful days. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I asked the pharmacist too if I should use cold sore cream, but he was like. . “Err, no. That is definitely NOT a cold sore. We know. We see a lot.” ….. ( mild relief la I guess..) The day i had a brainwave and thought, why not use “SOOTHE” on my lips, was the day it started healing. Fast. Let’s just say that from not being able to smile because it hurt, it went to - kissably soft in 2 days flat. #score #success #idontkissandtell

And I miss aunty @jennytengwaimun prodding my every pore till I am completely degunked!!!!! <3 <3 <3 The first place I’ve ever committed to buying a package to. #bestfacialistever #saraannkapproved #facial #beauty

Thank you Sara Ann, we hope you had a lovely birthday! :) We are flattered by your kind words about Porcelain&#8217;s Soothe, Aloe Recovery Gel and we love how it gives you soft, kissable lips 💋

#porcelainfacespa #porcelainaesthetics

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Repost from @saraannk1

Feeling the love. Thank you @porcelainfacespa for the belated birthday surprise - I &lt;3 u! The aloe vera gel is honestly THE BEST aloe gel I&#8217;ve ever tried. Not cheap.- but super healing. Last year I had serious sunburn on my lips while in Bali.. Like.. I-looked-like-i-had-herpes type really bad, and painful, sunburnt lips. Seriously unsexy. And there was this guy i was trying to impress and all. *blush* So, looking like i had herpes was not cool at all! I used an off-the-shelf 99.9% aloe gel I usually swear by, thinking if it helped sunburn, it would help my lips - but it actually made it worse for 8 long, painful days. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I asked the pharmacist too if I should use cold sore cream, but he was like. . &#8220;Err, no. That is definitely NOT a cold sore. We know. We see a lot.&#8221; &#8230;.. ( mild relief la I guess..) The day i had a brainwave and thought, why not use &#8220;SOOTHE&#8221; on my lips, was the day it started healing. Fast. Let&#8217;s just say that from not being able to smile because it hurt, it went to - kissably soft in 2 days flat. #score #success  #idontkissandtell

And I miss aunty @jennytengwaimun prodding my every pore till I am completely degunked!!!!! &lt;3 &lt;3 &lt;3 The first place I&#8217;ve ever committed to buying a package to. #bestfacialistever #saraannkapproved #facial #beauty

Thank you Sara Ann, we hope you had a lovely birthday! :) We are flattered by your kind words about Porcelain’s Soothe, Aloe Recovery Gel and we love how it gives you soft, kissable lips 💋

#porcelainfacespa #porcelainaesthetics

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Repost from @saraannk1

Feeling the love. Thank you @porcelainfacespa for the belated birthday surprise - I <3 u! The aloe vera gel is honestly THE BEST aloe gel I’ve ever tried. Not cheap.- but super healing. Last year I had serious sunburn on my lips while in Bali.. Like.. I-looked-like-i-had-herpes type really bad, and painful, sunburnt lips. Seriously unsexy. And there was this guy i was trying to impress and all. *blush* So, looking like i had herpes was not cool at all! I used an off-the-shelf 99.9% aloe gel I usually swear by, thinking if it helped sunburn, it would help my lips - but it actually made it worse for 8 long, painful days. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I asked the pharmacist too if I should use cold sore cream, but he was like. . “Err, no. That is definitely NOT a cold sore. We know. We see a lot.” ….. ( mild relief la I guess..) The day i had a brainwave and thought, why not use “SOOTHE” on my lips, was the day it started healing. Fast. Let’s just say that from not being able to smile because it hurt, it went to - kissably soft in 2 days flat. #score #success #idontkissandtell

And I miss aunty @jennytengwaimun prodding my every pore till I am completely degunked!!!!! <3 <3 <3 The first place I’ve ever committed to buying a package to. #bestfacialistever #saraannkapproved #facial #beauty

Foundation Free Friday (#fffriday)

Foundation Free Friday is a self-initiated campaign by Porcelain.

Through #fffriday this July, Porcelain hopes to educate the public about the advantages of going foundation-free. 

The essence of this initiative is to encourage women to embrace natural beauty and that they should correct imperfections, instead of concealing them.

Through this campaign, Porcelain hopes to promote greater confidence with healthier skin.

To be a part of Porcelain’s Foundation Free Friday (#fffriday), you simply need to pledge to go foundation free on a Friday in July.

You can participate in our contest by uploading a foundation-free-photo of yourself on Instagram, tag @porcelainfacespa and hashtag ‘#fffriday’! You will stand to win attractive prizes worth up to $950.

Take the first step to achieve Porcelain skin with us, pledge today! 

Flawless Skin Perfecting Moisturizer

Offering broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, Porcelain’s Flawless Skin Perfecting Moisturizer is non-comedogenic, oil free, paraben free.

These properties help prevent pore congestion that may lead to breakouts and or milia seed formation. With a sun protection factor of 20, it provides adequate protection against sun damage, preventing the signs of premature aging.  

Benefits of Grapefruit

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Eat it. Drink it. Rub it on your skin. Whichever way you slice it, the grapefruit has healing properties that can improve one’s skin quality.

Due to its distinctive tanginess, grapefruit is not for suited to everyone’s taste buds. Adding grapefruit to your diet is one way to attain great complexion. The tangy fruit is well reported to boost one’s health by flushing toxins from the body, thereby having compounding positive effects on one’s skin!

If you do not appreciate its unique taste, do not fret, as you can incorporate grapefruit into your skincare regime instead!

The exotic fruit has been gaining popularity as it is increasingly touted as a beauty must-have and the secret to beautiful complexion.

Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, vitamins A and E and minerals. Here are five reasons why you should start applying grapefruit onto your skin:

1. Anti-Aging Properties

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Vitamins found in grapefruit stimulate collagen production, which enhances the plumpness and suppleness of your skin. Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, your skin will appear fuller and more youthful. Especially beneficial for aging skin, grapefruit is known to improve skin’s elasticity and reverse the signs of aging.

2.  Evens Out Skin Tone

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Rich in anti-oxidants such as retinol, grapefruit renews damaged skin and treats skin pigmentation. Essentially, it evens out your skin tone, leaving you fresh faced with a clear and bright complexion. Aside from rejuvenating your skin, it makes the skin softer and firmer to the touch.

3. Fights off Free Radicals

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Grapefruit contains vital minerals, such as potassium, which helps smoothen wrinkles and act as protective shields against harmful UV rays.

High in water content, grapefruit hydrates your skin by creating a moisture barrier. This barrier makes the skin more resistant to environmental pollutants, as well as free-radical damage from sun exposure. As summer approaches, make grapefruit the snack of your choice to protect your skin.

4.Reduces Acne

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If you struggle with acne, grapefruit can help by gently controlling the outbreaks. Due to its exfoliating nature, it is suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. Healing the skin naturally with its antibacterial properties, grapefruit can aid you in your quest in fighting acne.

5. Smoothens Skin

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Use this citrus fruit to get rid of dark and rough patches on your knees and elbows. Packed with Vitamin C that helps to fade dark spots, grapefruit can be an effective way to lighten the discolorations, while smoothening its texture. Unsightly and rough textures be-gone!