Category: SKIN PICKS

5 MISTAKES THAT ARE AGING YOUR EYES

The eyes are windows to the soul, but they are also giveaway signs of aging. Find out about the biggest mistakes people make to their eyelids that age them at a faster rate and how to tone up your gaze.   1. RUBBING YOUR EYES Rubbing your eyes is usually therapeutic – it helps to soothe dry eyes or relieve an itch! But rubbing the delicate skin around the eyes can break tiny blood vessels, causing dark eye circles to look worse.   2. FORGETTING THE SHADE FACTOR The skin around the eyes is just as susceptible to damage by the sun’s harmful UV rays which prematurely age and damage the eyelids. Look for sunglasses that guard against at least 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Some people may find polarized glasses clearer but note that these do not come with full UV protection.   3. NOT ENOUGH QUALITY SLEEP It is not called beauty sleep for no reason. Lack of quality sleep deprives the body from repairing cellular damage. Continue Reading

Beam Me Up: How Some Non-Laser Fixes Can Transform Your Skin

Lasers are effective for almost every skin problem, but do you know which non-laser fixes are also superb at transforming skin?   1. REJUVENATE SKIN WITH NEOGEN PSR Using the fourth state of matter, Neogen Plasma delivers a unique, controlled heating to the entire skin which allows for complete non-ablative resurfacing of the skin. The skin’s response to this is stimulation of new elastin and collagen fibers, effectively transforming the skin to a radiant and more youthful state! A treatment that can be performed on the entire face, the eyelids and the neck, this no-downtime treatment is suitable for skin types I to IV and has come to be loved by those who want a non-laser treatment which resurfaces, restores and regenerates the skin naturally.   2. RAY OF LIGHT – FOREVER YOUNG BBL “BBL can fix it all”, that’s probably true since this multi-taking light fixes pigmentation, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and takes years off your skin. In fact, the Forever Young BBL protocol has 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