Maintaining my Weight after CSH Therapy® at Absolute Slimming

It’s a fact that many people who shed their pounds off have difficulty maintaining their weight. That scary truth – I knew it because I’ve been on various weight-loss programs for the past 5 years but I failed to maintain my weight until I joined Absolute Slimming this year.

Last month, I shared my weight loss journey with Absolute Slimming on THIS POST. In a short span of 25 days, I lost 4.2kg plus 4.5cm off my waist! The results were impressive and visible. Even V complimented that the rounder parts on my body have “shrunk”. And a friend whom I’ve not met for 2 years recently commented that I’ve slimmed down so much. I was completely over the moon LOL.

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CSH therapy® developed by Absolute Slimming is a home-grown and all-natural slimming solution that consists of cupping, scraping and heat treatment therapy. It aims to restore the body’s natural metabolic functions to achieve fast, natural and sustainable weight loss results with 99% success rate!

With that said, the key advantage is being sustainable in the long term. You don’t need to worry about weight rebound (but pls be realistic – don’t try to eat fried chicken every day!). Once your metabolic functions are restored, your body can burn calories more efficiently and you can maintain your weight effortlessly.

Sounds too good to be true? Tsk, ladies, I got you! Let me share with you how my weight has been faring so far.

It’s been almost 3 months since I completed my 8 sessions of CSH therapy, and my weight is still the same. Here’s the proof – reading taken just yesterday (pardon my ugly feet).

Absolute Slimming Review: How I Lost 4.2kg in 25 Days (No Weight Rebound)

This is my personal weight loss journey with Absolute Slimming. In just 25 days, I lost 4.2kg plus 4.5cm off my waist! This shockingly easy treatment doesn’t involve hunger, slimming pills or crazy exercising at all. So, this post titled Absolute Slimming Review tells you all the details (and some secrets, pssst!) of this amazing weight loss treatment.

Absolute Slimming Review

Sitting at my work desk, I often felt like my pants were about to burst. I was so scared to step on the bathroom scale because the number keeps going up. To be honest, I’ve tried my fair share of weight loss techniques but none of them worked. I was SO frustrated as I could no longer fit into my usual “M” size clothing. #cry

I also realised something. I’ve been eating the same kind of food as I always have. I’ve been exercising about the same amount of time as I always do. So, if all these things are the same, why does the scale keep going up? Sadly, this is no joke and I need to put a stop to it.

When my weight gets more stubborn with age…

Then, a painful realisation hit me that even though nothing (diet/routine) has changed, but I’m older than before. As we age, the following changes occur to our body:

❗ Our blood circulation weakens, which prevents the removal of toxins that encourage fat deposits

❗ Our metabolism slows down, which prevents our body from effectively burn fat deposits

As a result, our fat becomes hardened as layers upon layers of them are deposited over time (eeek! sounds so scary!).

Is there a way to fight back and win?

So, I was out desperately searching for solutions. I figured I’d need a sustainable weight loss program that tackles the root cause of the issue – slowing metabolism. After rounds of searching, I was SO delighted to have found Absolute Slimming.

ASTIQUE Clinic’s MedLite Laser and Dual Yellow Brightening Laser

I can’t stop praising how good and effective ASTIQUE Clinic’s Dual Yellow Brightening Laser is. I had my fourth treatment last month, and I was continually amazed by its effectiveness.

I started Dual Yellow Laser six months ago. You can read my posts on my past treatments here:

  1. First treatment in Mar’16 and introduction
  2. Third treatment in Jul’16 and post-treatment update

That being said, I’ve been consulting Dr. Celine Leong for more than six months already. Every time I visit her, I feel like being in my comfort zone. She’s incredibly friendly and approachable. Under her care, I know that I’m in good hands.

And most importantly, the result speaks for itself. This picture was taken last month during my fourth treatment. You can’t see my pigmentations unless you’re close enough to kiss me. Ha!

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What’s left are those stubborn brown spots under my eyes (picture below). So, I’ve decided to level up my game and get rid of those stubborn spots too.

Dr. Celine Leong recommended MedLite Laser to take care of those, so I decided to try it out.

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MedLite Laser

There are many types of laser treatments available now, and MedLite Laser is used at ASTIQUE Clinic because of its effectiveness on specific skin conditions such as brown spots, freckles, and birthmarks. It delivers short, rapid, high intensity pulses of light with maximum capability for destruction of melanin targets.

MedLite Laser can dramatically reduce or completely erase pigmented lesions within 1 to 2 treatments. That’s why it is a world-renowned and trusted laser system in the market.

Prior the treatment, numbing cream was applied on the treatment area (my under eyes). Each pulse of laser light is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band on the skin. Thanks to the numbing cream, I didn’t feel any pain nor discomfort during the treatment that lasted for 20 mins.

medlite laserMedLite Laser working its magic!

Immediately after the treatment, the treated areas looked slightly reddish but it subsided within an hour. Scabs formed on the next day and they gradually fell-off within the next few days. I washed my face very carefully so as not to accidentally peel-off the scabs.

Online Shopping for Korean Beauty Products

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Korean beauty products have been increasingly popular worldwide for their innovative formulas, appealing packaging, effectiveness and consistent new product launches. It’s no secret that the Korean Wave, or Hallyu, raises the demand for K-beauty products significantly. More often than not, product placement in a K-drama can cause the product to go out of stock.

If you’re new to the K-beauty world, figuring out where to start can feel a little overwhelming. What are the most popular brands? Where can I buy them? Some of the most popular brands in Korea such as IOPE, Hera, Mamonde, etc are not readily available in Singapore.

Nonetheless, fret not! In the era of online shopping, you can practically buy all the K-beauty products online at reasonable prices. Yup, that’s true. Some of the products are priced even higher in Korea and Singapore. So, most of the time, I still prefer to shop online. Unfortunately, there isn’t one place that is the best place to shop. It depends on the product, the brand, your shipping location, as well as shopping habits.

In general, all the shopping websites where you can purchase K-beauty products can be divided into FIVE main categories:

  1. The brand’s global website (e.g. EtudeHouse.com, Innisfreeworld.com)
  2. Korean departmental store’s global website (e.g. global.lotte.com)
  3. Online market places (e.g. eBay.com.sg, Qoo10)
  4. Korean local websites through buying services (e.g. Avecko.com)
  5. Independent online stores (which I will share in this post)

Before I start more in-depth on category #5, I’m not affiliated with any of these stores. The stores with a red asterisk (*) sign denotes stores that I’ve made purchases before.

As an introduction, these online stores are independent websites run by people who sell various brands of Korean beauty products. Their stores are based in Korea unless otherwise specified.

1. ALTHEA *

AltheaWebsite: http://sg.althea.kr/ | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/altheasg

ALTHEA is my favourite among all. They have a local office in Singapore. ALTHEA stocks many of popular Korean brands, particularly from the Amore Pacific family of brands, such as HERA, Laneige, Etude House, Innisfree, Mamonde, etc. It also stocks popular brands such as IOPE, Nature Republic, Banila Co and Missha.

I checked the prices of two products that I’m currently using and they’re much cheaper at ALTHEA: 1) Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX 60ml is sold at S$85.00 (Sg retail price: S$115.00), and 2) IOPE Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning is sold at S$54.90 (Korea retail price: KRW60,000 which is ~S$73.00).

Pros:

  1. Good variety of popular Korean skincare brands and products at reasonable prices
  2. S$20 welcome gift for new members who sign-up for their newsletter
  3. Free shipping on orders above S$50 (you can easily hit this)
  4. Occasional free giveaways
  5. 30 days unconditional refund
  6. Safe delivery guaranteed

Cons:

  1. Doesn’t stock a huge range of products for each brand
  2. Lack of premium brands such as Sulwhasoo (only one product available), The History of Whoo, SU:M37˚, etc.

 

2. RoseRoseShop *

RoseRoseShopWebsite: http://www.roseroseshop.com/ | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoseRoseShop-545329085493840/

Oh, this is my favourite store too – because it has heaps of brands and heaps of products from each brand. The website is easy to navigate with a clean design and well-categorised product range.

Pros:

  1. Huge product range with more than 100 K-Beauty brands. Heaps of brands and heaps of products from each brand
  2. A lot of samples available for sale – good for new product testing
  3. Wholesale option available – good savings if you’re buying in bulk

Cons:

  1. Weight-based shipping, you need to combine a few items to reduce shipping cost – might be difficult to estimate the shipping cost too
  2. Price in USD only

 

3. Rinishop *

RiniShopWebsite: http://en.myrinishop.com/ | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myrinishop/

I get to know Rinishop from Qoo10 and have since made several purchases from this store. Deliveries are prompt and I received free samples for every purchase too. 

Pros:

  1. Offers over 20 K-Beauty brands with main focus on mid-range brands
  2. Heaps of products from each brand
  3. Free samples with every purchase
  4. Free shipping for certain purchase amount

Cons:

  1. Price in USD only

 

Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash Gives Your Skin the Mildest Care It Deserves

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Whether you have sensitive skin or not, your skin is delicate. Every day, you’re exposed to environmental factors that can damage your skin. Just like a dandelion. So elegantly smooth and beautiful, but delicate. Just one blow, they all fly away.

Besides external factors, internal factors like hormonal changes, ageing, personal habits, diet and lifestyle can also affect our skin. Thus, nourishing and protecting our skin with the right product is very important.

I’m fairly open to trying new products when it comes to facial skincare, but I tend to stick with the same products in terms of body care. Reason is – I have sensitive skin. Working in an air-conditioned office all day makes my skin feeling dry and tight.

Therefore, I’m paying a bit more attention to the skin on my body to ensure that it will look its best as I switch from office long pants to shorts with bare legs on the weekends.

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This review is in partnership with Dove – a brand that I’ve been consistently using for the past 20 years (yeah, it’s that long!). At times, I may be curious to try out a new brand, but eventually, I still go back to Dove because it never disappoints me.

Dove’s unflinching commitment to offer mildness to skin continually amazes me. Among all the Dove body washes, Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash is my top favourite. Now, there’s no reason for your sensitive skin to complain and sulk anymore. Let’s read my review below and find out how you can achieve gorgeous skin for all seasons with Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash.

My Review:

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Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash has a creamy texture, similar to the consistency of other Dove body washes. In the shower, it gives a lotion-like consistency that turns into a luxurious lather that hugs every curve and contour of my body.