Why You Should Be Treating Acne Scars Early

Between treating your acne scars early and late, some people choose to have theirs treated late, thinking their acne scars will improve without treatment over time. Skin doctors do not agree. “Acne scars look deeper as people get older, particularly as they approach their 40s, because natural aging results in collagen loss and general loss in facial volume or fat” says Dr Michelle Lim, Medical Aesthetic Consultant at the SW1 Clinic. “Younger skin also regenerates better so theoretically, acne scars treatments started in your 20s or 30s are also more effective.” For these reasons, she chooses more aggressive treatments for her patients in this younger age bracket. Another obvious motivation for treating acne scars early? “There is a definite advantage to having a crystal clear complexion socially and even for work. It’s like going to the mall with and without makeup on and feeling like I get different treatments from people depending on how I look” says Amelia, IT Consultant. Is it difficult to have acne scars erased? Dr Michelle Continue Reading

5 Skincare Habits You Can Learn From Girls Who Never Break Out

To girls with perfect skin, we admire, love and loathe you at the same time. The truth is, perfectly clear skin is a dream for most people. In reality, achieving it isn’t as simple was washing your face two or three times a day, exfoliating regularly, eating healthy. So we talked to girls who know how to maintain a blemish-free complexion for some good advice.   1. They never go to bed with makeup on. This is when we should really listen to our mothers when they told us to wash our faces, no matter what. Sleeping with makeup on clogs up the skin – your face collects oil, oil, dirt and grime and this congests the pores, enlarging them over time and also irritates the skin. Makeup also rubs off on your pillows and we all know what dirty pillows breed and do to our skin. More importantly, during our sleeping hours, our skin goes into repair mode – makeup hinders this reparative process. Ensure makeup is thoroughly removed Continue Reading

How To Look Younger Than Your Age Before You Hit 40

The Rolling Stones sang, “Time waits for no one… Time can tear down a building or destroy a woman’s face”. Did you know that collagen production within our skin starts to drop as early as during our twenties? Throw in the stress of work (and kids), women notice the first signs of ageing usually in the mid to late 20s or if you are lucky, during your 30s. We cannot stop the passing of time and the effect on our youthful faces, but that is exactly the reason why every woman should consider anti-aging treatments early – to delay it.   Tip #1 SAGGING SKIN Ever wondered why the most beautiful celebrities look like they never age? Apart from good genes, they do put in hard work to make sure the devastation of sagging skin never ever hits them. From your early 30s, start with FDA-approved skin tightening treatments annually to ensure the skin stays plump with collagen. Treatments such as Ultherapy and Thermage stimulate a good wound healing response Continue Reading

Eyes For Beauty – Tips For Revitalizing Tired Eyes

Some people focus on smoothening their facial scars and others seek treatments to tighten their saggy jawlines, but people with dark eye circles or droopy skin around the eyes will tell you treatment for the eyes do a little more than beauty for them. Nothing bothers one more than being perceived as being tired or unrested, when they actually feel quite well! For the ladies, years of applying eye makeup and mascara age the delicate skin around the eyes a little faster.   WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING FOR EYE BEAUTY Diligently applying eye creams to delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles may help, but there are other rejuvenative (and pre-juvenative) treatments you can also do.   1. “Smart” Eye Treatments Aesthetic technology advancements today mean that you can look forward to effective “eye-cials” or facials for the eyes. Those with droopy eyelid issues can try Golden Eye, which uses fractionated high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) or Genius Eye Firmx which uses radiofrequency energy to firm up skin periorbitally Continue Reading

This New Age Light Is Making Heads Turn

The quest to own and to keep a youthful glow is never-ending. So even celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Christie Brinkley have stuck to their diet of regular skin rejuvenation lasers. Speaking of lasers, red, swollen and burnt faces come to mind. But thanks to technology, good and effective treatments today do not necessarily need to have downtime. In fact, photo facials are all the rave now and the regular facial patron is looking for more than just comforting spa facial treatments – she wants the usual deep cleansing but is willing to trade a mild degree of discomfort (but not downtime) for some clinical skin benefits, depending on her skin needs.   BROADBAND LIGHT (BBL) IS NOW THE MUST-TRY LIGHT-BASED DEVICE Specifically, such facials are called photo facials, because rather than using lasers, light-based devices are used to brighten the skin and to address specific skin concerns, without any downtime. And contrary to chemical peels and microdermabrasion, BBL penetrates deeper into skin to target a variety of skin Continue Reading