Category: HAIR

Holiday Blues Got You Down? Treat Yourself to a Post-Festive Glow

The holidays are a whirlwind of joy, family, and…let’s be honest, a little bit of chaos. Between the delicious spreads, late nights, and travel adventures, our bodies and minds can take a bit of a hit. So if you’re feeling a little worse for wear after the festive season, you’re not alone! Here at SW1 Clinic, we understand that the post-holiday glow can sometimes feel more like a post-party pallor. But guess what? You don’t have to settle for it! We’re here to help you reclaim your radiance and rediscover your best self. Whether you’re battling: Holiday-induced breakouts: Our expert team can design a personalized skincare plan to soothe irritation, clear blemishes, and prevent future flare-ups. Dullness and dryness: Say goodbye to lackluster skin with hydrating facials, rejuvenating peels, and nourishing treatments that restore your natural luminosity. Festive fatigue: Treat yourself to a relaxing massage or a revitalizing facial that will melt away stress and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the new year. Remember, taking care of 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

How do the Korean ‘oppas’ do it?

Most celebrities have flawless skin because it is part of their job to always look their best in front of the cameras. But specifically Korean male celebrities, they somehow look better as they age. I mean just look at Hyun Bin, he is the perfect example. What is the Korean secret? How does one achieve such good skin? How do you maintain your thick and luscious hair? If you have ever wondered how to look as good as the Korean oppas, this article is for you. Step one to looking as good as Korean celebrities would be to have a clear complexion. One of the ways to do that would be to have a good skincare routine to prevent breakouts. Follow the skincare rigorously so that your skin is well-nourished. If you don’t have breakouts but have been dealing with stubborn acne scars, you can give the Pico Smooth treatment a try! Designed to target your skin’s problems without damaging the surrounding skin, this treatment helps in improving your acne Continue Reading

What The Chinese Say About Good Skin

Do you always get breakouts on your chin? Or the jawline? What about the cheeks? Is it hormonal? Or is it some other cause? The art of Chinese face mapping is fascinating. Believers of Chinese medicine believe that the location of skin blemishes on your face can indicate underlying systemic causes. We’ve dissected the pimple problem according to different sections of the face and potential solutions to stubborn acne.   FOREHEAD OR “T-ZONE” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) connects the forehead with the nervous system and digestion. So if you have zits in these areas, you might be stressed! Cut back on late nights so you get ample rest. Fixing stressors would be the goal, but we all know sometimes we can only improve it – we still have to meet the deadlines, or take our exams, for example. So TCM practitioners advise adapting your diet to reduce the impact of stress on your skin. Avoid sugars, fatty and processed food; instead, increase your intake of vegetables and water. Additionally, taking Continue Reading

7 Things You Should Know About Male Pattern Hair Loss

Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) is hair loss that affects males, mainly at the crown of the head or at the hairline. Not quite the same as going bald, it can begin as a single bald spot, or a receding hairline that slowly forms an ‘M’ shape. Here are 7 things you should know about MPHL, including whether it can be grown back.   1. IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY It is believed that MPHL is an inheritable condition. The androgen receptor gene is one of them, which is on the X-chromosome, but it doesn’t mean that hair loss is inherited from the mother, because there are other genes involved in the condition as well. 2. STRESS CAN INCREASE THE RATE OF HAIR LOSS IN MPHL Under stressful circumstances, hormonal changes or scalp issues, someone predisposed to hair loss genetically may notice an increase in hair loss. 3. STRESS ALONE CAN INCREASE HAIR SHEDDING Sometimes, losing hair might be temporary. Telogen effluvium is a condition where there is increased hair Continue Reading