Maskne Is The New Pandemic Acne And You Shouldn’t Learn To Live With It

Not all acne is the same. The coronavirus era has seen a new type of acne emerge – maskne. According to doctors, maskne is actually a kind of acne mechanica – acne that forms due to skin irritation from pressure, heat and rubbing against skin, or simply when skin isn’t exposed to air as it should, developing roughness, clogging pores and getting acne-like (painful) bumps with continuing irritation. But there’s more. The prolonged friction from mask wearing can break down the skin barrier which normally protects the skin against bacteria and seals hydration within skin. There are a few ways to tell if what you have is maskne. If it’s along areas of mask contact, such as the cheeks, the lower half of your face – in more severe cases the acne can look like a diaper rash in the mask area. The acne would look like little white bumps. MASKNE TREATMENTS Under normal circumstances, if something is giving you acne, you remove it and the acne should go away Continue Reading

Your Non-Surgical Nose Job And Why No One Really Knows About It

For many people, if asked whether they would ever consider plastic surgery, the answer would be a firm “no”. But not everyone refuses plastic surgery because they are advocates of self-love – most of the time the scary stories of downtime or looking too “different” from their old selves are the reasons why. Not surprisingly, tweaking (as opposed to surgically changing) one’s appearance is much more widely accepted. One of the most common facial tweakments seen in this part of the world is the non-surgical nose job. The best thing about nose “tweakments” is that it usually looks like an enhancement of one’s own nose – just sharper or more defined.   TYPES OF NON-SURGICAL NOSE JOBS If you are completely new to this, the non-surgical nose job usually refers to nose fillers, or nose threadlift. The nose filler procedure augments the nose with dermal fillers, most commonly the hyaluronic acid filler with a consistency or hardness capable of lifting the nose bridge. Small injections at various parts of the Continue Reading

It’s All About The Jawline

A chiseled jawline has always contributed one’s attractive rating (if there was one). Ask a portrait photographer the most important facial feature of their subjects and they will tell you it is “all about the jaw”. Jawlines that are defined bring character to a face and makes one’s portrait more photogenic. It is a sign of good genes (and these days, good anti-aging care), men or women alike. So whether it is Henry Cavill’s chin of steel, or Jennifer Lopez’s gravity-defying jawline and cheeks, here are 2 proven treatments that will keep that profile of yours dazzling. Non-surgical skin tightening treatments This is the famous non-surgical facelift that keeps the collagen and elastin content of your skin abundant, without the scalpel! Treatments such as radiofrequency Thermage and focused ultrasound Ulthera work on the basis of stimulating a productive wound healing response, which leads to a progressive skin and neck tightening effect within 3 to 6 months. What people really these 2 lunchtime procedures is that they are completely non-invasive – Continue Reading

Beauty In the Covid Era – Top Treatments To Refresh Your Looks Post Lockdown

When lockdowns around the world and in Singapore occurred, many of us were left stranded with our beauty therapies. Not that it wasn’t always welcome – initially rethinking our need for beauty therapies, we might not need facials and lasers much since during quarantine since we are going to put less makeup, heck we can even save on our sunscreen! But what translated over the next few weeks during lockdown saw incongruences on skins that were never before noticed. Now it’s already July in 2020 and Melbourne just went into its second lockdown in four months. In Singapore we are seeing a climb again in cases post lockdown, as with many countries around the world. But there is still a small chance that our social lives may return hopefully not too long from now, so quick results are in demand post lockdown. Here are the top 5 non-invasive treatments to do to quickly refresh (and reset) your looks. SKIN AGING AND DEHYRATION: YOUTH PRESERVE Drooping and dehydration are big concerns Continue Reading

Beauty Tweakments – How Common Are They?

If you had five hundred dollars, would you spend it on serums and face creams, or would you spend it on a beauty tweakment at your doctor’s office? If you don’t already know, a beauty tweakment done by qualified doctors is a minor cosmetic procedure, usually non- or minimally invasive, which means it doesn’t involve going under general anaesthesia or under the knife in order to beautify (usually) the face. Common tweakments usually involve Botox and fillers. Are these facial tweakments common, hell yes. For the young, a few jabs here and there can pretty much enhance your facial shape, tweak the ratio of things here and there to make you finally look “enhanced”, while usually still looking a lot more like yourself than what plastic surgery does. Full lips (lip fillers), earnest wide eyes (botox browlift), a slender, straight nose (nose fillers or nose threads), smooth skin (lasers and chemical peels), and a V-shaped sculpted jawline (Botox masseters). For the older women, tweakments are for a slightly different purpose. Continue Reading