Category: ARTICLE OF THE MONTH

How To Rock A Neck Of Someone 20 Years Or Younger

The neck is often neglected because we pay so much attention to our faces. But did you know that telltale signs of age also reside in the neck? We teach you how you can look a couple of decades younger by paying some attention to your neck. Fend off wrinkles and fine lines on the neck with these treatments.   NECK LIFTING There is nothing worse than a line-free face juxtaposed with an obviously neglected neck. With age, the skin sags and the jawline slowly disappears into the neck. Poorly defined jawlines are hallmarks of aging so it is no wonder that there are many treatment options today to help restore the sharp V-shaped jawline. Non-invasive lifting neck lifts are actually a thing today, not surprisingly, because they DO work! Fractionated high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatments such as the 24K Chin Up target the infamous double chin without pain nor downtime. This “cold laser” (Sygmalift) treatment reaches 4.5mm beneath the skin to stimulate collagen production, resulting in a skin Continue Reading

Best Skin Smoothers That Will Give You Baby Soft Skin

Looking for a treatment that will give you instagram-ready skin? But there are tonnes of possibilities out there, what should you focus on? If the constant emergence of skincare cult brands are any indication, it is the quest for baby soft, smooth and luminous skin that wins the most hearts.   WHAT CAUSES ROUGH AND DULL SKIN? Environmental pollution and sun damage. These sink deep into skin and cause acne, sun spots and premature skin aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Older women undergo hormonal changes to do with menopause, which contributes to a sharp decline in collagen production and overall loss of skin radiance. Cellular renewal also declines and the buildup of dead skin cells changes the skin’s texture and tone, and an overall lack of moisture results in a rough and dull appearance. Some clever changes to your skincare range will help but at a slower and smaller scale compared to skin treatments. Here are some of the best skin smoothening treatments to check out.   BB Continue Reading

3 Ways Retinol Can Change Your Skin

Retinol. The secret ingredient that every dermatologist loves. For those who haven’t heard of it (where have you been!), retinol is part of the vitamin A family called retinoids and very much touted the superhero ingredient for many skin problems.   FROM RETINOIC ACID TO RETINOL TODAY Discovered in milk in the early 1900s, the first study to use retinoic acid to treat acne was first published in 1943. In the 1970s, Retin-A (Tretinoin, Retinoic acid) became the first prescription cream for treatment of acne, and is still being used today. What was surprising was apart from being an extremely effective treatment for acne, older patients who were given Retin-A noticed their wrinkles became less, skins became smoother and even their pigmentation appeared lighter! But wait, retinoic acid was getting a nasty reputation for irritating skin and making some a hideous red, and this led the cosmetic industry to produce a milder form of retinoid, known as retinol. Retinol is converted to retinoic acid in the skin and many believe Continue Reading

4 Ways Fillers Can Enhance Your Face

Sink, sag and wrinkle. That’s what the natural aging process does to our faces. We lose about 10% of fat in our face at the age of 35, and up to about 10% goes again every decade after that. Not that women don’t like a sharper, chiseled visage, but losing fat around the eyes, cheeks, mouth, forehead – youthful volume essentially, can make one look old and haggard. A convenient, effective (and safe) way to bypass surgery to look younger today is the injectable hyaluronic acid filler. These are made of biodegradable hyaluronic acid molecules which the body breaks down naturally over months to years (depending on the type of filler used) so it is not permanent. So a good way to look at these is there is always room for freshening up or improving the appearance as our skin and structure changes ever so gradually over the years. So for those who feel they need to put some volume back to their faces, we’ve put together 4 ways fillers Continue Reading

These Are The Reasons Why Your Pigmentation Is Not Getting Better

You may not have wrinkles, but you feel like you are starting to age. Chances are, it’s the uneven skin tone that you are worrying about. We are talking about bigger, darker patches rather than small freckles. If you are not sure what you need to do to banish pesky pigmentation once and for all, we’ve got you covered.   TIP #1 AVOID SUN OVER-EXPOSURE These aging dark spots are frequently caused by sun exposure – specifically the UVA “silent” rays which do not cause any skin burns, but sneakily penetrate deep into your skin and stimulates your skin’s normal pigment cells to produce more pigment (melanin). These are responsible for your tan, and also the unwanted, uneven patches of darker skin. These spots do not actually appear overnight, but take years to show. In younger women, this, together with hormonal triggers can cause patchy pigmentation known as melasma which is notoriously difficult to treat. So avoid sun over-exposure and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen such as Umbrella to ensure your Continue Reading