Category: ASK SKIN

The Best Beauty Fixes to Try in Your 30s, 40s & 50

As we grow older our skin goes through many different phases depending on our hormones and how much we indulge in life’s excesses. To help you understand your skin better, we look at what happens to our skin during our thirties, forties and fifties and give you the best beauty tips for each stage. Read More: 5 Anti-Aging Must-Haves for Graceful Living 30s WHAT IS HAPPENING? More babies are born to women aged between 30 and 34 than in any other age group. Pregnancy is a good skin care conditioner and it’s common for women to appear to ‘glow’ during this time. This is because a healthy hormone production of oestrogen and progesterone can give your skin a healthy look. Read More: 5 Ways to Tackle Stubborn Zits FAULTS & FIXES: Pregnancy spots: Some women complain of ‘pregnancy spots’. This is an overgrowth of blood vessels lying deep in your skin caused by too much oestrogen. During pregnancy, your skin texture may also start to become drier and tougher because Continue Reading

I Tried A Photoshop Retouch Effect Treatment. You Will Want It Too.

Apparently, the highly coveted luminous complexion of Korean actresses and models can be achieved these days with some minor help from your skin doctor, and it doesn’t take forever to see results. If you want to get beautiful skin in a week, there is a new glow treatment at the SW1 Clinic that will give you results – the Baby Skin Program. The BB Aquatouch Laser is a unique sub-ablative thulium laser of the 1927 wavelength. Lasers of this wavelength are extremely effective in targeting the epidermal basal layer and is the bane of sun damaged skin and pigmentation. Not only that, it has an instant brightening effect, and skin texture and elasticity is also improved dramatically. It is the bane of dull and rough skin, fine lines and enlarged pores. The BB Aquatouch Laser is so called because of its superb ability to improve skin texture and tone, similar to the effect of applying a BB cream onto the skin. Watery clear and luminous skin is now within reach. Continue Reading

The Biggest Lies About Botox And Fillers

We play true and false with these biggest botox and filler myths.   Botox is poison. TRUE   In a way, yes! Botox is a particular form of the botulinum toxin that is found in soil, dust and contaminated food, except that the cosmetic version of Botox found in your doctor’s office is a sterilized, purified and diluted version and completely safe for treatment of wrinkles.   Botox makes people expressionless. FALSE. When injected into facial muscles, the main action of Botox is to paralyze the facial muscles. But when the aesthetic dose is so small, it is not possible to completely paralyze the muscle unless too much is used. Typically a mild paralysis is enough to relax the muscles and alleviate the appearance of wrinkles, without losing expression. That means you can still smile, or frown but when you do, the wrinkles are less obvious. A good injection for forehead wrinkles, for example, lasts an average of 2 to 4 months, depending on your preference. The longer it lasts, Continue Reading

How To Get Perfectly Smooth Armpits

Do you suffer from stubbles, dark discolourations, sweaty downpours, red bumps and the embarrassing armpit lump? We ask the experts from the SW1 Clinic for their pit-perfecting tips to help you slip into your favourite sleeveless summer dress. (And no, unicorn-coloured armpit hair is not part of this sleeveless pursuit!)   Stay In The Clear Bushy strands, prickly stubbles and bumpy ingrowns do not bode well for a sexy sleeveless summer. “The right technique and a fresh blade are crucial to get a closer shave with less skin trauma and lower risk of red, inflamed razor bumps or ingrown hairs,” advises Dr Chua Han Boon from The SW1 Clinic. “Those with sensitive skin may want to avoid strong epilation creams which can cause irritations and consequent skin darkening. Waxing is, of course, the other common de-fuzzing method. “This is best left in professional hands as we’ve seen bad skin reactions, especially with home waxing. Results last longer than shaving but there’s no hard data that it’ll always make the hair Continue Reading

Have We Found the Anti-Aging Holy Grail?

As our population live longer and enjoy higher standards of life and health, there has been a distinct shift from disease treatment to disease prevention. No longer are we content to have cures for common ailments and illnesses, people are looking to prevent certain negative health outcomes from happening in the first place. This has extended to our ageing process. In the past, aesthetic surgeons and doctors were kept busy trying to fill wrinkles and lines as soon as they pop up on the faces. Now scientists are asking: what if we can slow down the ageing process of the skin in the first place? Instead of filling lines, what if our skin can regenerate itself to an extent such that wrinkles won’t appear prematurely? This shift in thinking is not new. There has always been a plethora of anti-ageing creams and products lining the beauty section of every departmental store. However, this has taken a newfound fervour of late as recent studies uncover new compounds that could potentially save Continue Reading