5 Things You Are Doing That Are Making Your Acne Worse

So you are going through difficult times with your skin and no matter what you do, the zits just don’t go away? Treating acne breakouts can be tricky. Amongst the millions of skincare products the claim to be useful, getting your breakouts to stop could be as simple as revisiting your skincare routine to make sure you are not aggravating the situation instead.   1. YOU ARE APPLYING THE WRONG MAKEUP You might be applying all the right anti-acne products, but one of the biggest letdowns when it comes to treating breakouts is using the wrong makeup. Swap out these for non-comedogenic makeup with far less chances of clogging and infecting those zits. 2. YOU ARE NOT CLEANSING YOUR SKIN CORRECTLY Contact with your cleanser and water is not quite the recommended cleansing routine for skin prone to breakouts, especially if you also apply makeup. Massage your salicylic acid cleanser into your skin for approximately half a minute before rinsing it off thoroughly.   3. YOU ARE APPLYING TOO MANY Continue Reading

The New Complexion Uplifter

There is an unexpected benefit of Botox, which is traditionally known for smoothening out wrinkles. Apparently, doctors are using it to treat oily skin, great news for oil slicks! Botox works by blocking signals from nerves which control muscles, preventing it from contracting fully. Without a full contraction, harsh wrinkles appear more relaxed. Apart from being FDA-approved to treat forehead lines and crow’s feet, it also got approved for hyperhidrosis as well as migraines. And now (albeit still an off-label use), it can be injected to reduce oil production.   HOW DOES MICROREFINE BOTOX REDUCE OIL PRODUCTION? Similarly to how Botox restricts the activation of muscles, Botox injected skin-deep (Microrefine Botox) can prevent activation of oil (and sweat), a complexion saver if you are cursed with an oily complexion that makes your face look like an oil pan or if your skin tends to clog or get breakouts. A diluted dose injected intradermally into the forehead, cheeks, chin and even the nose will do it. It can still paralyse the Continue Reading

The Anti-Ager Injection To Replace A Facelift

The modern facelift has been around since the 1950s, but planning for a facelift until one, or two decades ago was tricky. Today, cosmetic doctors and surgeons are specializing in age-reversing injections, developing “liquid facelift” techniques in recent years for those looking to quickly rejuvenate without surgery. While these do not replace the surgical facelift in terms of degree of lift, they are more accessible for everyone in terms of downtime and cost, and definitely a more convenient and less risky way to freshen up and more subtly “well-aged”.   HOW THE FACE AGES But the idea of an injection achieving a facelift effect is intriguing. Many young people complain of “chipmunk cheeks” and look for ways to reduce facial fat, so how does a facial filler achieve a rejuvenative effect? With age, the face loses fat and volume, clumping up and sags. This results in a loss of radiance as the cheeks and temples deflate and the shape of the face changes gradually. Sunken temple hollows make a person Continue Reading

The Best Treatments For Younger-Looking Hands

We all try our best to age gracefully, by first not looking older than we really are. In this day and age where faces (and necks) look younger and younger with innovative anti-aging skin tightening and brightening treatments, it does get a little more difficult guessing a person’s age. But here comes the challenge – ensuring that other body parts do not betray our age and give the game away. Experts say that our hands age faster than the face and neck and give away our age more quickly than any other body part. Constantly exposed to harsh elements – cold, heat, pollution, chemicals in harsh soaps and the sun, they start to age as early as the 20s, like the face, but most people don’t recognize the signs of aging on the hands until their 40s. Even if they do notice aging changes, most people don’t do anything until the signs of aging turn serious. Here are the best lasers for reversing the tell-tale signs of time on the Continue Reading

5 Cosmetic Procedures To Help You Look Younger

As surgical face lifts become less and less the treatment of choice for people wanting to rejuvenate their facial appearances, here are the most effective non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help people backtrack a little and relive their, younger-looking, fresher-faced days.   1. BOTOX I know everyone’s greatest fear about doing Botox. No one wants to look artificially frozen, no matter how many wrinkles Botox may smoothen out. Most people develop forehead furrows, annoying frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet as early as the mid to late twenties (‘motor’ wrinkles – they appear only on expression) and Botox not only helps to soften these lines, it can also prevent them from becoming static or permanant. Don’t get greedy and ask for a long-lasting dose as that will likely freeze expression and give skin an unnatural and awkward sheen – a sign of over-treating with Botox. Instead, opt for smaller doses just to relax the muscles a little instead, without limiting normal expression.   2. FOREVER YOUNG BBL Sciton’s Broadband Continue Reading