Category: ARTICLE OF THE MONTH

The New Skin Laser That’s Changing Complexions

Our campaign for glowing skin is actually not new. Gypsies were thought to be the first to use deep chemical peels, passing this prized formula for generations. Other bizarre formulas rumored in other parts of the world included singeing of the skin to achieve exfoliation. If you shuddered a little thinking of bringing a flame to your face for the sake of beauty, rest assured that medical innovation has brought us to an exciting age of complexion lasers, which has made it possible to treat skin conditions previously considered untreatable.   PHOTOREJUVENATION You have probably heard of photorejuvenation, a skin treatment using lasers including the Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd-YAG). These aim to airbrush or completely remove signs of photoaging such as fine lines, wrinkles and rough skin texture. In line with our pursuit of perfecting our complexions for a dewy, healthy appearance, many laser systems today address a wide variety of skin concerns, more than just anti-aging, and focusing on a smooth and reflective canvas as the end product. Continue Reading

How To Wing The #10YearChallenge

Following the “Bird Box Challenge”, and the “Top Nine Photos Of The Year Challenge”, the most recent Facebook challenge which went viral just about a week ago called the “10-Year Challenge” has already gotten more than 5 million participating, as we speak. Conspiracy theories including Facebook using this challenge as a way of data-mining for facial recognition are plenty, but for fun’s sake, let’s just view the challenge as a harmless meme and see just how hard did aging hit you.   The #10YearChallenge Participating in this challenge is easy – you simply share 2 photos of youself, 10 years apart, side by side, and post it on your instagram or Facebook account with the #10YearChallenge hashtag. In case you still didn’t know, celebrities, in particular, love this challenge. It IS essentially an excuse to let the world know if you haven’t aged a day (alongside breezy captions that maintaining your skin’s elasticity requires zero work).   How To Wing The #10YearChallenge But we live in the real world and Continue Reading

Still Getting Acne As An Adult? Here’s Why

When we were teenagers, acne could be explained away as “growing pains”. So we waited for the big day when we would no longer be kids and the acne would finally be gone. But when acne lingers on into adulthood, skin broken out becomes a haunting – affecting our lives socially (and some say, professionally).   THE UNFAIR REASONS WHY WE GET ADULT ACNE Disappointingly, the state of things now is that no one really understands the difference in the cause of teen versus adult acne. The same factors seem to cause both, such as overactivity of oil glands, acne-causing bacteria, clogged pores and hormonal fluctuations. In adulthood, fluctuating hormones can be caused by stress and inflammation. Here are top tips from aesthetic doctors on how to deal with adult acne.   KEEP IT SIMPLE Sometimes, too much of a good thing can actually be bad. Dealing with acne that never seems to completely go away is frustrating and sometimes we get over zealous with our acne products. A mild, Continue Reading

Eye For Beauty- How To Subtract Years Off Your Eyes

Have you wondered how the most beautiful women in the world maintain their youthful looks? The old adage is indeed true, that the eyes are the windows to one’s soul. Bright eyes are naturally attractive, so keep the years away by taking care of the delicate skin around the eyes with these tips.   Remove Dark Undereye Circles Tear troughs are grooves that sit between the lower eyelid and the cheeks., creating a hollow that makes one look tired. Some tear troughs are genetic but others can be due to aging. Tear trough fillers, often made of hyaluronic acid, can be used to plump up sunken undereye hollows under the eyes, lifting the tear trough to the level of the lower eyelid and the cheek, smoothening the appearance of the area.   Optimize Hydration of Your Lower Eyelids The skin around our eyes is unlike that of the rest of the face. It is thin, so the aging process usually shows the earliest in the eyelids. Unlike dark undereye circles, Continue Reading

The New Forehead Beautification Uncovered

High foreheads were once considered a sign of beauty, and ladies back in the Renaissance were rumoured to have plucked their hairlines to achieve the effect. The forehead is probably one of the most understated features of beauty and it was only after a little “education” that I understood why this feature was important in determining one’s attractiveness. Has anyone wondered why we find babies exceedingly cute? According to research, our brains are hardwired for identifying cuteness – and we have a natural, disarmed attraction for people we find attractive or cute.   In women, a curved, smooth and round forehead which reflects light is feminine and attractive. On the contrary, a woman with a flat forehead, or have bony protrusions on the brows or areas of concavity on the forehead will look more masculine.     ACHIEVING A FEMININE FOREHEAD The invention of hyaluronic acid fillers of varying firmness and longevities has basically revolutionized the beauty industry. Beautiphication of the forehead was no longer limited to the more traditional Continue Reading