Category: SKIN REPORTER

Female Hair Loss: The Low Down

Does a bad hair day mean a bad day for you? Too fine, too frizzy, too dry? A woman’s hair has become symbolic – apart from self-esteem, it has to do with feminity and even identity. It is no wonder, the hair and beauty is now a multibillion industry, and a woman spends approximately $50,000 on her hair over the lifetime, on average. But imagine this – women can lose their hair gradually. Known as female pattern hair loss, it usually begins around the 40s. For some, it can be even earlier. This progressive form of hair loss means that the hair loss is gradual, but continous. Without treatment, it can progress from just a widening parting to overall thinning. Unlike men, female pattern hair loss does not result in baldness. But hair thinning is part and parcel of it, some may notice hair receding at the temples. Without treatment, the hair thinning can become widespread.   HOW DOCTORS TREAT FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS TODAY More than one treatment is Continue Reading

How I Got Myself Cheekbones Without Surgery

Facial aging is slowly progressive, a deterioration in our looks that you can’t discern from day to day, or even year to year. The signs of aging in the face aren’t like pimples – wake up one day and spot the difference. So the more you understand that our appearances take on a certain pattern of aging, and that everyone ages at different rates, and the extent of aging in parts of the face differs slightly from person to person, there are ways to reverse it! HOW THE MID-FACE AGES AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT The face structurally re-arranges behind the scenes? Fact. When we are young, fat is more abundant in the forehead, temples, cheeks, around the eyes and even around the mouth. As we age, fat repositions and redistributes. The nasolabial fold forms most probably due to weakening of a retaining ligament that runs through this area. Loss of fat in the cheeks, skin changes, as well as bone resorption (thinning) changes all result in a worsening 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

Experts Say These Are The Ways To Revive Dull Skin

If you are in your 30s to 40s, we have not-so-great news about your skin. In this decade, skin cells turn over at a much slower rate compared to someone in their teens. Dead skin cells are essentially useless debris on the surface of the skin that diffuses light and makes skin look dull. Here are 3 proven ways to resolve this. 1. EXFOLIATE Slough dead skin cells away by exfoliating regularly. Experts say exfoliating at night is better than during the day because it removes makeup and dirt that has accumulated, ensuring your skincare products penetrate properly. For more gentle exoliation, try a glycolic acid exfoliator such as Sleep Mode rather than abrasive face scrubs.   2. TRY A THULIUM LASER TREATMENT A thulium laser operates at the 1927nm wavelength that targets the upper part of the dermis, scrubbing unwanted pigmentation and sun damage. A true “fractional” treatment that produces thousands of microscopic columns in the skin, this method of treating dull skin promotes the creation of new, healthier, Continue Reading

3 Smart Treatments That Will Save Your Hair

Hair loss is more common than most people think, with research showing that a third of all women will face some hair loss issues at some point in their lives. For men, by the age of 35, two thirds will experience some degree of hair loss and by the age of 50, a whopping 85 percent will have significantly thinning hair! Whether you are at the start or right in the middle of it, here are 3 smart treatments that will help save your hair.   1. Hair Topicals If the issue right now is less of a thinning problem but more of a frizzy and damaged hair concern, tame your Tina Turner mane with hair topicals. Try hair fillers and botox to give you smoother, straighter more healthy-looking hair. Rest assured that there are no needles or actual botox involved – in fact it is completely non-invasive and rather like applying hair serum. But the idea is similar – like botox and fillers for the face designed to remove Continue Reading