Singapore - Simply Her, the solutions-driven lifestyle magazine of SPH Magazines, held its annual Beauty & Wellness Retreat on Saturday afternoon, which saw 100 Simply Her readers joining in the day's activities.
Kicking things off to an energising start was an introductory Pilates mat work session by Lila Roosmalia from Focus Pilates. Lila demonstrated exercises to help tone the muscles, improve flexibility and help the posture.
This was followed by a series of talks, starting with one by Dr Siew Tuck Wah, a general practitioner with an interest in aesthetic medicine, who shared the secrets to radiant, glowing skin. He emphasised that wellness involved not only good skincare, but also having a healthy diet, lifestyle and positive mental outlook.
Dr Israr Wong, medical director of aesthetic clinic Knightsbridge Clinic, explained what and how chemical peels work for the skin. Dr Junwoo Park, R&D director of CNP Cosmetics, then focused on the different types of chemical peels and how the beauty brand's cosmeceutical skincare can help women get beautiful skin.
Eye care was also discussed, with Dr Cordelia Chan, consultant eye surgeon at Eye Surgeons@Novena, at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre. She shared tips on how to keep one's eyes healthy, as well as ways to cope with digital eye strain and computer vision syndrome.
Ending the day on a lighter note, Ivan Sei, founder of Ecoponics, gave participants a step-by-step demonstration on how to build a mini terrarium. Readers were also given their own terrarium kit to take home.
Diana Lee, general manger of Fashion & Beauty, SPH Magazines, said: "We are pleased with the positive response to our annual Simply Her Beauty & Wellness Retreat. The aim of this retreat was to equip readers with knowledge on how to make informed decisions on beauty, health and wellness, and it was a great success."
Penelope Chan, editor of Simply Her, added: "Simply Her readers lead busy, hectic lives, so the Beauty & Wellness Retreat was an opportunity for them to wind down and focus on their health and well-being for a few hours, something which many women tend to put aside. I'm happy to see that the participants enjoyed themselves and were enriched by the day's activities."
The annual Simply Her Beauty & Wellness Retreat was held at Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre and was sponsored by CNP Cosmetics, Great Eastern Life and Imedeen.