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What The Chinese Say About Good Skin

Do you always get breakouts on your chin? Or the jawline? What about the cheeks? Is it hormonal? Or is it some other cause? The art of Chinese face mapping is fascinating. Believers of Chinese medicine believe that the location of skin blemishes on your face can indicate underlying systemic causes. We’ve dissected the pimple problem according to different sections of the face and potential solutions to stubborn acne.   FOREHEAD OR “T-ZONE” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) connects the forehead with the nervous system and digestion. So if you have zits in these areas, you might be stressed! Cut back on late nights so you get ample rest. Fixing stressors would be the goal, but we all know sometimes we can only improve it – we still have to meet the deadlines, or take our exams, for example. So TCM practitioners advise adapting your diet to reduce the impact of stress on your skin. Avoid sugars, fatty and processed food; instead, increase your intake of vegetables and water. Additionally, taking Continue Reading

Body Sculpting Treatments That Will Be Huge In 2020

Body shaping expectations have hit a high. Instead of just hitting one’s “expected” size, the desired body shape today also has a fitness ideal to it. People don’t just want to look good, they want to look “really” good. Not everyone needs to have six-packs or have bulging biceps, but it should look like you work out regularly and might well be on your way there. Many people work out regularly to earn that svelte figure, but for a lot more out there, the effort doesn’t always pay off. Thankfully, this is the body-contouring renaissance and medical technology has invented body sculpting treatments to supplement that effort to look fit. Here are the top treatments to help further refine your body’s appearance.   COLD OR HOT TREATMENTS We are not talking about temperaments here, in case you were wondering. Fat freezing has actually been a thing for a while. Fat cryolipolysis treatments such as Coolshape freeze fat cells non-invasively, killing unwanted fat cells at target areas, and are then flushed Continue Reading

Top Secrets To Looking 10 Years Younger

Some may not get it, but aging gracefully is actually a mentality. It is about acknowledging that you are aging, but that there are things you can do to delay the physical signs of it. Here are the top secrets to that can help take years off your face.   SKIN TEXTURE AND WRINKLES The most common complaint of skin aging is dullness. Aging of the skin is characterized by loss of elasticity, this results in the appearance of lines and deep wrinkles. The skin may appear more transparent, which is caused by thinning of the surface of the skin. The picosecond laser is one of the latest skin rejuvenation lasers. A fractionated handpiece offers dramatic skin smoothening results with its photoacoustic beam, creating a productive healing response just beneath the topmost layer of the skin. SW1 Clinic’s Glass Skin Program delivers exceptional rejuvenative anti-aging benefits with the signature Pico Smooth treatment.   SAGGING SKIN Loss of collagen and loss of youthful facial fat can cause the skin to sag. Continue Reading

Pore Perfection: Is There Really Such A Thing?

We’ve all heard of ugly pore stories, and it’s passed from generation to generation, friend to friend because people who have invisible pores are actually rare. The truth is, pores exist for a pretty valid reason – they are found in every single millimeter of skin and they are actually channels that allow oil and sweat to reach the surface of the skin from beneath. The awful thing is, pores have stuff in them. Each pore contains a sebaceous gland, and pores are openings of hair follicles. Pores are more noticeable where sebaceous glands are bigger (so if you have oily skin, you are likely to have more noticeable pores). Can you eliminate pores? Legendary pore stories have you believing that it is entirely possible. The simple answer is, nope. But there are ways you can reduce the size of your pores, here’s how.   USE PORE-CLEARING SKINCARE First things first, avoid getting your pores clogged. Cleanse your face twice a day with a salicylic acid facial wash such as Continue Reading

Best Ways To Minimize Surgical Scars

Whether it’s a caesarean section or any other surgery, these procedures tend to leave scars behind. Scars may also form due to inflammation or infection, and they are often coloured and may be raised.   TYPES OF SURGICAL SCARS As much as we may hope, most scars never completely disappear. But there are effective treatments available to minimize them. Treatments will depend on the type of scar. 1. Keloid scars These are hard to miss, being one of the most conspicuous scars. They are raised and grow beyond the boundaries of the original skin injury. Keloids are often discoloured, red or hyperpigmented. They are due to an overproduction of cells that the body generates to repair itself. Keloids are more common in darker skin types. These can be tricky to treat and silicon sheets or pressure dressings can be applied to prevent keloids from forming. Once keloids have formed however, doctors usually jump straight to intralesional injections to shrink the scars with an anti-inflammatory effect. Very thick or large keloid Continue Reading