If the idea of dewy, luminous skin bores you, clearly you need something even better. Glass skin is the latest Korean beauty complexion that everyone is going after. Describing perfectly clear, poreless and seemingly transparent skin, the unfortunate part is unless you are Korean or are born with gleaming skin, don’t expect a 10-step Korean beauty regime to work overnight. Instead, glass skin skincare requires dedication and hard work – from regular chemical and mechanical exfoliants to moisture-rich toners, essences, serums, creams and your best hydrating mask. Most of us live in the real world and applying 10 or 11 products twice daily sounds like the greatest punishment for wanting gorgeous, glass-like skin. If you are feeling a little impatient (which is rather normal for us living the fast-tracked life in Singapore), here is a treatment you can try.
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SW1 CLINIC’S GLASS SKIN PROGRAM SHRINKS YOUR PORES
Dr Michelle says that this is her new “aesthetic workhorse” for pore control and acne scars resurfacing, especially if her patients have tried other laser resurfacing treatments and want something new, daring and effective… Now that’s an interesting revelation.
So apparently, there is a laser treatment program which can shrink pores, smoothen out skin irregularities and tighten the skin into a flawless finish – effectively giving you the highly coveted poreless glass skin canvas.
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Dr Michelle Lim, Medical Consultant of the SW1 Clinic explained that while some clever makeup can give cover up pores and make your skin shine, the humid climate in Singapore is really too humid for that kind of makeup and intensive hydrating skincare regime. So before your jump on the glass-skin highway, know that it is not for everyone. Instead, she recommends sticking to a good skincare regime that is “do-able” for your time and your skin, starting off with proper cleansing, a gentle but highly effective chemical exfoliant and then your skin is ready to soak up your best one or two serums and moisturizer. Starting off with the right skincare regime is already the first step to shrinking pores naturally.
SW1 Clinic’s Glass Skin Program uses their signature Pico Smooth treatment, most well-known for closing up pores and smoothening surface irregularities such as scars and wrinkles. Using the picosecond laser and a novel diffractive lens, Pico Smooth very cleverly creates a productive wound healing response beneath the skin’s surface (laser-induced optical breakdown or LIOB) that firms up the skin and closes up the pores very effectively. Dr Michelle says that this is her new “aesthetic workhorse” for pore control and acne scars resurfacing, especially if her patients have tried other laser resurfacing treatments and want something new, daring and effective.
Of course, if you started off with less problematic skin, you get better results but Dr Michelle says some of her patients who have tried the gold standard carbon dioxide lasers for scars actually like the Pico Smooth because of the pore shrinking and skin tightening effect. Now that’s an interesting revelation.
All that remains then, for a fast-tracked path to glass skin, is to accept the Pico Smooth challenge and try it out.
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