Category: ASK SKIN

Here’s Why (Good) Bacteria Helps To Clear And Strengthen Your Skin

Speak of probiotic and yogurt comes to mind. Thanks to all the yogurt commercials and Yakult (everyone’s favourite probiotic milk beverage in Asia), you probably know now that probiotics are good for your health. Probiotic drinks are fermented with bacteria strains, most frequently the Lactobacillus ones. Yakult contains Lactobacillus paracasei Shirota, first isolated from the human intestines by a Japanese scientist in the 1930s. Turns out, probiotics aren’t just good for the gut, word has it that they can also transform skin. These are really bacteria that normally live in your gut, but the good ones that curb the overgrowth of yeast and unhealthy bacteria.   YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT You’ve probably heard of this before, down a jumbo packet of potato chips and face a breakout the next morning. This instinct is spot on. Your body produces more insulin to deal with the sugar and this ramps up oil production and clogs up pores. Avoid processed foods and your skin will usually clear up. The same goes for Continue Reading

5 Things Models Will Not Use on Their Faces

When it comes to their faces, a model’s face is literally her fortune. That’s why they will go to great lengths to ensure their number one assets are primed, prepped and ready every day. We speak to models in the industry on what they will not ever put on their faces Read more: 5 Signs You Will Look Younger Than Your Friends in 10 Years’ Time

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