Category: MUST READ

Is Vitamin A The Best For Our Skin?

Is there such a thing as nutrition for your skin? And is there such a thing as the best vitamin for our skin? Doctors are saying that Vitamin A is now one of the most important vitamins for our skin. A multi-tasking ingredient that’s fast becoming a must-have for various skin concerns, Vitamin A skincare helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen, a vital protein that firms up our skin. It’s exfoliation benefits increases cellular turnover, evening out skintone and giving skin a healthy glow. At the same time, it also reduces oil production and works to clean out clogged pores, reducing acne. WHAT IS VITAMIN A? Vitamin A is a vitamin that is required for skin, eye, reproductive and immune health. Topical vitamin A-based drugs are called retinoids. Retinoids are easily absorbed by the skin. Retinoic acid is the active ingredient found in topical prescription creams, usually for treating acne. Retinoic acid has a direct biological effect on the skin and Continue Reading

The Plasma Eye Lift

Many people want youthful, firm skin around their eyes, but not many are willing to put themselves through surgery for that eye lift. But as long as there is the understanding that for many cases of these lid droopiness, something needs to be done, it’s already a good start. Apparently, there are treatments that can tighten periorbital skin that don’t require needles, or burn a hole through your wallet. One of these newest non-invasive treatments is the Neogen Plasma Eyelift. Traditional lasers and light-based technologies require a chromophore such as pigment, blood or water to work. Neogen provides a controlled, uniform heating across the whole skin without damaging the outermost layers. Deep dermal heating is achieved with this treatment, which we know stimulates collagen production, and at the same time, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firming skin from the inside out. With the Neogen, plasma energy is the key. Touted as the fourth state of matter, plasma energy is converted from nitrogen gas and delivered in controlled, Continue Reading

Here’s What Weekly Facials Did To My Skin

I have dull skin and for the longest time, I didn’t know what to do with it. I also have the kind of skin that breaks out cyclically. Despite a dedicated skincare routine, my skin never had that kind of fresh, out-of-shower glow and I struggled to make up for it by covering up with BB creams and facial highlighters. One day, I suffered a horrible breakout and decided that I needed to do something. Someone suggested a few weekly facials to manage my breakouts. Not that I need to do this on a long-term basis, but think of it as a sprint, or a skin detox or workout.   QUICK 30-MINUTE FACIALS ARE NOW A THING Facials these days don’t necessarily take forever to finish. Invented to cater to time-strapped individuals, I was really happy to find that these facials are not only light on time, they are also lighter on the wallet! Although less pampering compared to a full-length facial, some do include LED light therapy to address Continue Reading

5 Fixes For Your Pregnancy Skin And Hair Problems

Post pregnancy, women can suffer from a handful of problems that worry them. Here are the best fixes for these common issues.  1. HORMONAL ACNE Needless to say, our bodies experience hormonal changes postpartum, and these can cause an increase in sebum production, aggravating acne. This rage on your skin usually lasts for up to six months, but women should see their doctor to reduce the chances of scarring. Oral medications for acne are usually not suitable for breast-feeding mothers, but there are non-invasive skin treatments to improve, such as SW1 Clinic’s Purity Program.   2. MELASMA AND DULL SKIN Some unfortunate women get this mask-like pigmentary condition known as Melasma, which is triggered by a combination of hormonal changes and sun exposure. Women with darker skin (higher concentration of melanin in skin) are more susceptible. If you have pigmentation which started or worsened during pregnancy, consult your doctor first for a diagnosis. Melasma can be treated topically with lightening creams such as cysteamine, which can only be obtained via Continue Reading

5 Ways Botox Can Help You Avoid Cosmetic Surgery

When Botox was first introduced, everyone knew what it did, but just that no one likes to talk about it. Almost 2 decades later, Botox remains one of the most commonly done non-invasive cosmetic procedures today. Age prevention is now only one of the ways Botox is used. Expanding the dialogue of its growing list of uses, here are 5 ways Botox can help you avoid going under the knife: 1. Relax a gummy smile The dental people refer to this as “excessive gingival display”. Too much showing of the gum tissue above the top teeth makes people feel more self-conscious of their smile. Excess gum tissue can of course be removed (ouch), or you can opt for Botox injections to help relax the lip for a balanced grin. This is a quick fix, and is also relatively affordable, with each treatment lasting approximately 3 to 6 months. 2. Brow lift Botox can do more than just smoothen your forehead furrows. Botox browlift or brow botox refers to allows you Continue Reading