Category: TIPS & ADVICE

How A Treatment Called Youth Savant Saved My Skin

I don’t have scars. My earlier years of diligently applying anti-aging skincare from the age of 25 and then routine gentle laser resurfacing every now and then to smoothen fine lines and tighten my pores from the age of 32 has paid off. Everyone envies me for my smooth skin. Call me shallow but at the age of 57, I felt a little disappointed that one little flaw was giving my age away. My skin was fair but rather translucent-looking – I can see small vessels just beneath the surface and large green veins deeper beneath. Expression lines across the forehead and outside the eyes are common unless one likes strong Botox treatments, but I have expression folds – thin folds of skin that radiate from the expression lines… my skin is crepey and thin.   YOUTH SAVANT THE MIRACLE HEALER I call Youth Savant a miracle healer because it is a treatment that acts like a DNA boost for aging or inflamed cells. This skin rejuvenating treatment puts polynucleotides Continue Reading

The Best No-Downtime Anti-Aging Investments That Deliver Results

The term “plastic surgery” prompts images of bandages, swelling and in general, loads of downtime to flash to mind. The good news is, times have changed, and there are many alternative procedures that don’t require the knife or needle. SKIN checked out the latest game-changing anti-aging beauty innovations that lets you look your best, without having to venture into invasive surgical procedures.   KEEP IT FOREVER YOUNG WITH BBL This should rank at the top of your list if you need hard evidence that the treatment works. BBL (broadband light) Forever Young is Sciton’s prized protocol which harnesses the power of light to keep skin firm and wrinkles at bay for years to come. In fact, the BBL Forever Young has been shown in a study by Stanford University to actually change the expression of genes associated with aging, functionally rejuvenating skin and delaying skin aging. Read More: 6 Insta-Treats That Deliver Results in Under 60 Minutes TARGET AGING AT ITS (DNA) CORE – YOUTH SAVANT One of the signs Continue Reading

The New Age Microneedle Lift You Need To Try Right Now

So you want to look fresher, younger, faster. The sagging skin around the jawline and the jowls add 10 years to your looks and it bothers you (rightfully). What are your options then, if you don’t want a surgical facelift? Anti-aging aficionados will agree that not every less invasive treatment out there fulfills its promise. Truth is everyone’s skin makeup is a little different, and people respond variably to these collagen-inducing treatments. You may have read or even done a few non-invasive skin lifting treatments such as ultrasound focused ultherapy (or HIFU) and radiofrequency (RF) Thermage. If your sag warrants a little more work, then apart from the surgical facelift, you will probably need a thread lift, or another new age lift, such as microneedling RF. Read More: Seeing Red – Crush Unsightly Facial Redness with These Precious Pointers   A BRIEF HISTORY OF MICRONEEDLING If this is the first time you’ve heard of microneedling, you need to know that microneedling is not new. The first documented use of microneedling Continue Reading

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

Age Reversing Treatments For Your Neck You Need To Start Now

Falling into a sort of no-man’s land between the face and the body, the neck is probably the most neglected with regards to maintenance and beauty. This is compounded by the fact that the skin of the neck has poorer structural support, and that it is often exposed to the sun without any sunscreen. The skin succumbs to gravity and the jawline droops while fat accumulates at unflattering positions such as the double chin and the jowls. So it is not surprising that the aging neck is the most hated feature of people in their 40s, the decade when most things go downhill (and at an alarmingly fast rate). Read More: The Light Way to Staying Forever Young   TUCK IN THE LOOSE FOLDS Loose skin and banding of the platysma muscle results in the infamous turkey neck. Loose skin can be tightened with Ulthera, the only non-invasive device that is FDA- approved for skin lifting. By stimulating a healing response that makes one’s skin produce collagen, Ulthera firms and Continue Reading