Category: SKIN REPORTER

Aesthetic treatments that work well together

Did you know that you can get a combination of various aesthetic treatments in one session? Before your consultation with your doctor at the aesthetics clinic, you most likely would have done your research and have an idea of which treatment you would like to get. However, do not be surprised if your doctor recommends multiple treatments for you. Unfortunately even with the latest technology, there is currently no single treatment that can resolve most skin imperfections all at once. Hence, a combination of various treatments are often recommended by doctors to target different skin concerns. While many aesthetic procedures today are effective enough when performed on their own, the use of several treatments can help you achieve sustainable and natural-looking results! Here are some benefits you can expect from combining various treatments: • Address various skin concerns at once • Achieve elevated results and maximum benefits • Target the (root) causes of certain aesthetic concerns • Achieve beauty goals faster with lasting improvement Here are two examples of treatment Continue Reading

All you need to know about lash extensions

What are eyelash extensions? Eyelash extensions are eyelashes that are attached to your own natural eyelashes using a semi-permanent adhesive to make your lash fringe look longer, fuller, and darker. Types of lashes Eyelash extensions come in different lengths, volumes, and curls. Due to different eye shapes and length, the lash artist usually customises the length, volume and curl of the lashes for each individual. For example, to achieve a wide-eyed effect, the lash artist will use longer lashes towards the outer corners of the eyes and shorter lashes in the inner corners. Here is an eyelash extension guide showing the different lengths, volumes (thickness) and curls of the eyelashes.   How to take care of eyelash extensions? Due to the nature of the lash adhesive, customers are advised not to apply any oil-based makeup or use any oil-based makeup remover around the eyes. This will prevent the synthetic lashes from falling off your natural lashes. Here is an example of the aftercare instructions that lash artists usually give to Continue Reading

Reasons for hair thinning and how to promote hair growth

Reasons for hair thinning Hair thinning is a condition that can be caused by lifestyle habits, genetics or a combination of both. It affects both men and women of all ages. Lifestyle Habits that results in hair thinning Bleaching and dyeing of hair Hair perming Excessive usage of hair sprays and hair gels for an extended period of time Certain hairstyles that pulls the hair too tight (i.e ponytail) Lack of nutrients in diet Chronic stress Medical Conditions that results in hair thinning Giving birth to a baby Hormonal changes Hormonal changes when one stops taking birth control pills Immune system deficiencies Skin disorder Vitamin D deficiency   Here are some myths regarding hair thinning that you may have heard of: Hair loss only occurs when you are in your 50s Teens, pre-adults, and even kids are prone to hair loss due to several factors. It can be lifestyle habits or medical conditions as mentioned above. A child may experience hair loss if they are suffering from ringworm or tinea Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about ampoules

Everything you need to know about ampoules What are ampoules? Ampoules are highly concentrated active serums that come in glass vials, which are specifically designed for one-time use.    Difference between ampoules and serums An ampoule is much more potent than a serum as it has a higher amount of active ingredient. The molecule size in ampoules is smaller than that of a serum, hence can be absorbed better into the skin.   What is the purpose of using an ampoule? Ampoules are used for a short duration to help treat or correct skincare concerns. They should not be used to replace any toners, serums or essences. Ampoules are mostly sold in a package of 5 or 7, where 1 vial is to be used for a single day for a consecutive of 5 or 7 days.   Benefits of ampoules Just like facial serums, ampoules come in different formulas to target a variety of skin concerns such as repairing, hydrating, brightening, anti-aging etc. Hence, if you do not have Continue Reading

4 ways to minimize the appearance of large pores

                        3 reasons why you may have larger pores: 1. Genetics The size of your pores may be genetic. Hence, if your parents have large pores, you are most likely to have large pores as well.   2. Not Protecting Your Skin From UV Exposure When you do not apply sunscreen regularly, you are exposing your skin to the Sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV breaks down collagen and elastin, which are the building blocks of your skin. This causes your skin to lose its firmness and sag, resulting in the appearance of larger pores.   3. Hormones, Oily Skin and Clogged Pores During and sometimes after puberty, hormones may cause sebaceous glands to produce more oil. An overproduction of oil can result in clogged pores and acne, which makes pores appear larger.   How to reduce the appearance of large pores?   1. Build a Good Skin Care Regimen Not all skincare products will work for everyone. However, it Continue Reading