Teenage Gorgeous You 2016: Tips To Get Acne-Free Skin

31 Aug 2016 by Venetia Sng

Bothered by acne that won’t seem to leave you alone? It’s a common problem and we totally feel your pain. Thus, for the third challenge of Teenage Gorgeous You! The Social Challenge 2016, we got our finalists to share their #SkinHacks so that you too, can combat acne like a pro! 

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#1 Don’t squeeze, don’t touch

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You can’t see them with your naked eye but your hands are full of germs and bacteria, and trust us when we say that you wouldn’t want to touch your face with those yucky hands. Yes we agree that those pimples are eye sores but popping them might make your acne more inflamed plus leave an ugly scar, so leave those pimples alone!

#2 Honey

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We bet that you didn’t know honey has anti-bacterial properties which kills bacteria in the oil glands plus speed up the healing process while soothing the pimple. Dab the honey on the affected area, leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. This is effective only if you repeat the routine a few times a day.

#3 Banana peel

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If you’ve ever tasted a banana peel, you’d know that it’s awful. But why waste the peel when you can use it to help reduce acne inflammation with all its antioxidant goodness. Simply rub the inside of the peel against the affected areas until the peel browns and wash any residue off with warm water. Like honey, the banana peel is no miracle treatment, so remember to repeat the routine a few times a day to see results!

#4 Ice ice baby

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Ice cubes are great if you need a quick fix! Though it doesn’t remove the pimple, it reduces the redness and soreness and thus making it less visible. Just use the ice cube and rub gently on the affected area for 3-5 minutes and you’re done!

#5 Sufficient beauty sleep

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We cannot emphasise how important it is to have sufficient sleep! Your body rejuvenates while you sleep so it is of absolutely importance that you get quality sleep. The best time when your body recuperates is between 10pm to 2am, so make sure you go to bed before 12am everyday!

#6 Drink lots of water

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This is a no brainer. An average adult body is made of 60% water so it’s only natural that we need to replenish and hydrate ourselves. But, did you know that not consuming enough water can lead to you having acne? Basically, your body won’t be able to flush toxins out the usual way as there’s a lack of fluids. And eventually when your system builds up too much toxins, your body will expel it through the skin, thus leading to acne.

#7 3M Nexcare Acne Patch

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With all that said, how about just using the 3M Nexcare Acne Patch and let it do all the work for you? It’s so thin that you can wear it out without worrying about people noticing the patch(es). The patch absorbs oily secretion and pus with 3M’s own technology Tegasorb. It’s also suitable for all skin types plus a drug-free and non-drying method to remove excess sebum from your clogged pores. With minimal hand contact and no skin irritation, the 3M Nexcare Acne Patch clears acne effectively and efficiently without leaving any scars!

3M Nexcare Acne Patch is available at all leading drug stores and supermarkets.

Want to know how you can enjoy a day at [email protected]? Check out all of the recommendations from our TGY 2016 finalists here!



What To Look Out For At STGCC 2016

30 Aug 2016 by Venetia Sng

The annual Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) is back at Marina Bay Sands on the 10 and 11 September! With so many things going on over the 2-day event, we share with you the highlights of STGCC 2016 and what you shouldn’t miss when you pop by! 


STGCC 2016 Merchandise

If you haven’t started saving up yet, we advise you to start now ’cause there’d be so many exclusive merchandise that will be available at the booths! From comic books to figurines, there’s something for every nerd out there. We’re eyeing the tokidoki x STGCC lanyard ($15) which is designed exclusively for the event!

Talks & Panels

STGCC 2016 Guests

Catch your favourite comic book artists, illustrators and writers as they talk about their works at the various panels organised by STGCC. From Stephanie Hans  who has worked on covers such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor and Black Widow to Nick Spencer, who’s a New York Times best-selling, Eisner award-nominated comic book writer. He currently writes both Steve Rogers: Captain America and Sam Wilson: Captain America, so maybe you’d want to ask him why he made our favourite Cap a super villain. We also had an interview with Lumberjanes co-creator Brooke Allen, read all about it here!

Click here for the full schedule of all the talks.

Akiba Pop Stage

STGCC 2016 Performers

We are also very excited for the performances that will be happening on the second day of STGCC! Expect the cutest idols and singers all flown in from Japan just for the event. There’s Sae Tsukiyama, Rio Hiiragi, Nomico, GuildStars, Rie Yunohara and so many more! Have you memorised those fan chants yet?

Cosplay Championship

STGCC 2016 Cosplay

And what is a comic convention without all the cosplayers! To all you hardcore cosplayers out there, bring your cosplaying A-game and you might just walk away with a free trip to Chicago and cash! What are you waiting for? Apply for it now! And if you’re just a spectator, be sure to bring along your camera fully charged ’cause you’d want to take some photos with our awesome local cosplayers and of course play Pokémon Go.

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We’re so excited for STGCC 2016, we can totally feel the nerd, geek and cosplayer in us coming out already. For the full details of STGCC 2016, check out their website here.

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Ben & Jerry's Dempsey Is (Re)Opening with Free Ice Cream

30 Aug 2016 by Venetia Sng

The iconic Ben & Jerry’s Dempsey is re-opening this week and everyone is invited to celebrate this moo-tastic (re)opening on 2 September, from 4pm to 8pm, with free ice cream! You get ice cream, I get ice cream, everyone gets ice cream!

If you’re dropping by, why not snap some photos and win yourself some Ben & Jerry’s Dempsey vouchers! From 25 to 31 August, fans who share their favourite Ben & Jerry’s Dempsey memory on Instagram with #BenandJerryDempsey and tag @BenandJerrySG. The most creative entries will win Ben & Jerry’s Dempsey vouchers – you know, so that you’ll eat more ice cream. 

Find out more here!


ETUDE HOUSE x Clarence Lee K-Beauty Workshop

26 Aug 2016 by Venetia Sng

Master the secret to looking as fabulous as your K-idols with celebrity makeup artist Clarence Lee guiding you through the A to Zs of K-beauty. Through this ETUDE HOUSE workshop, not only will you learn his top beauty tips and tricks – you will also receive awesome goodies courtesy of ETUDE HOUSE Singapore!


ETUDE HOUSE x Clarence Lee K-Beauty Workshop
Date: Friday, 23 September 
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: 5 Little Monkeys Cafe, #11-00, 20 Kallang Ave, Singapore 339411
Fee: $10

Though there’s a small workshop fee, it’s fully redeemable with a door gift worth over $30! So technically you’re not paying BUT receiving freebies to attend this workshop! So what are you waiting for? Sign up here now! Limited seats available.


Teenage September Issue: The Best of Beauty

26 Aug 2016 by Teenage

September 2016 cover girl Krystal Jung is known for her beauty and sassy attitude, but is there more than meets the eye? We dig deep to prove that Krystal’s beauty isn’t only skin-deep.

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It’s all about Beauty in the September issue as we dive into our annual Teenage Beauty Awards! We reviewed tons of popular skincare, cosmetics and hair care products to bring you the best beauty recommendations – find out who came up tops! Plus, we teach you how to easily recreate gorgeous Fall makeup trends, from glittery lids to a vampy lip.

Also, we have over 50 stress-busting tips in the mag, perfect for tiding you through any stressful situation. We also reveal the best high-paying part-time jobs for the students on a shoestring budget.

Read all about iKON’s concert here, and the A-list musicians scheduled to hit our shores in September! Also inside, Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, Park Shin Hye, Baekhyun and more! 

Grab your copy of Teenage magazine, out on news stands, Magzter or click here to subscribe to us. 

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