Category: SKIN REPORTER

Non-Laser Complexion Enhancers With Big Impact

Do you want a healthier complexion but don’t want to spend hundreds (or thousands) on lasers? If you are after a healthier sheen, a more even skin tone, we have the right fixes for you. These will help enhance the complexion by improving bloodflow and circulation, remove dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal.   FACE PEELS Lasers and injectables such as Botox and fillers may be getting increasingly popular, but face peels are still going strong. There are different types of chemical peels, but basically they break down the most superficial layers of the skin for a complexion-enhancing effect – remove fine lines and improve wrinkles, lighten hyperpigmentation and mild scars. Chemical peels have been around since the 1800s, but when we talk about chemical peels today, they are the mild, superficial peels. Medium and deep peels are no longer as popular today because not only do they cause pain and downtime, the risk of complications are considerably higher than today’s fractional resurfacing lasers. Popular peels now still include Continue Reading

This Helped Me Tone My Butt Effortlessly

The idea that I can have my butt toned by just lying down for 30 minutes sounds amazing. In fact, it sounds too good to be true. Yet, the latest technology to join the non-surgical fat reduction gang of treatments, magnetic muscle sculpting has gotten people obsessed, because although effortless, it is a kind of supplementation to exercise. There are no drugs to take, no needles and knives to bear.   HOW MAGNETIC MUSCLE STIMULATION WORKS First of all, this is mainly painless, but not sensation-free. It feels exactly like a really intense butt workout. Starting from a lower power, this is gradually turned up to stress-stimulate the muscle to induce timed, controlled contractions. After a series of contractions, it moves on to a tapping mode to help break down lactic acid released by the muscles. MMS can be applied over your clothes too. It uses high-intensity electromagnetic energy to cause supramaximal contractions which are involuntary. Its benefits are two-fold: firstly it stimulates muscle contractions which builds muscle fibers for Continue Reading

Mistakes To Avoid If You Have Acne

When we have acne, the instinct is always to do something to get rid of them quickly. Read on the find out the biggest mistakes we make with these nasty blemishes.   1. Drying Your Pimples And Face Out Pimples are caused by clogged pores, and drying them out gets rid of them right? Overdoing it and dehydrating the skin excessively can cause the reverse, triggering the skin to produce even more oil than usual. Try Skin Laundry III, a salicylic mild foaming wash that won’t dry your skin out, and Blue Orchid, an oil-free moisturizer that gently hydrates irritated skin.   2. Too Much Makeup No prizes for guessing this one. When you have acne, wear as little makeup as possible, even though the reflex is to cover the bumps up with thick foundation. This can lead to more clogged pores. Always cleanse your face thoroughly to remove any traces of makeup. Try Anti-acne BB cream instead.   3. Not Changing Your Pillowcase Have acne that wouldn’t go away Continue Reading

The Real Reason For Your Facial Redness

Do you have redness on your face, neck or chest? Persistant redness that waxes and wanes? You might have a skin condition known as rosacea. The redness is caused by sensitivity to certain factors, and overactive small blood vessels. A blush for a normal person might look cute, for someone with rosacea, the redness can last for hours or days. The annoying thing is, the redness can be triggered by virtually anything. For example, the sun, and stress. Persistent flare-ups can result in changes in the physiology of the skin, which can be seen as a permanent flush on the nose and cheeks. Without treatment, broken capillaries appear and acne begins.   TREATMENT FOR ROSACEA If you suspect you have rosacea, especially when you can see broken capillaries through the redness, it might be time have a laser done. Pulsed dye lasers such as the VBeam Perfecta are gold standard treatments for redness – using a special dye to generate different colours of laser beams, which are delivered in gentle Continue Reading

Face Off: Ulthera Or Threadlift, Which One Is Better For You?

Lunchtime rejuvenation procedures are now as easy as going for your facials, as people increasingly search for quick, minimally invasive aesthetic treatments to freshen up their appearances. Apart from wrinkles, sagging skin is probably one of those things that freak people out the most. Young skin gets its firmness thanks to abundant collagen and elastin. Unfortunately, production of collagen and elastin starts to drop as we approach our thirties, and skin begins its slow but definite droop in the following decade. Anyone not living under a rock would have heard of non-invasive skin lifting procedures that can be done usually within 60 minutes or less. There are many such treatments around, but between non-invasive energy skin lifting device such as Ultherapy and something such as a facial threadlift, which should you choose? ULTHERAPY took the world by storm as the world’s first true non-invasive device approved by the FDA for skin lifting. Using sound energy – ultrasound, Ultherapy stimulates collagen production deep within the skin, resulting in a clinically apparent Continue Reading