Category: ASK SKIN

Are You Applying Your Skincare Wrongly?

Getting good products for your skin is no doubt important. But how many people complement their good skincare products with the correct application techniques? This might result in your products appearing to be less effective. Don’t negate your effort by using improper application techniques! Read on to find out if you are committing these skincare mistakes!   Tugging the Undereyes When you are applying your anti-ageing eye cream, are you dragging your fingers across your delicate skin? The skin around your eye is very thin and hence you shouldn’t apply too much pressure on it as it might cause wrinkles. Instead, you can use your finger to lightly dab a thin layer of cream on your undereyes. A good eye product would be easily absorbed into your skin without needing much pressure. If you are looking for a good and non-sticky eye serum, the Liquid Gold Eye Illuminating Serum is a good choice. Infused with real gold particles, it helps to fight obvious signs of ageing under your eyes!   Wrong Continue Reading

How to be a ‘Reverse Catfish’

Have you heard of the term ‘reverse catfish’? A reverse catfish is someone who looks better in real life than in photos. No doubt, one aspect of looking good is to have clear skin. With countless Instagram filters, photo pre-sets and photo editing apps available to enhance your looks virtually, it is not easy to look better than you do in photos. So how do you be better-looking than your online self, especially when you are dealing with acne? Individuals who have acne often face issues with having blemishes and textured skin. The Instagram filters do a great job at smoothing out your face. The photo pre-sets casts complementary shadows on your face. The photo editing apps help cover up your zits. What should we do? The key to this is to have a good skincare routine. Having quality skincare products would definitely play a big part in your journey to having flawless skin. Especially with acne-prone skin, it is important to keep your face clean, treat your spots and Continue Reading

Do You Know Your Botox Facts?

Botox is the famous anti-wrinkle treatment, but how much do you know about it? MYTH: There is only 1 type of “Botox” Fact: Many people use the term “botox” for the treatment, but did you know that Botox is a brand name? Just like how Band-Aid has become a household name, people have come to associate all adhesive bandages as the same, but there are actually different brands. Dysport and Xeomin are other brand names of botulinum toxin that is used like Botox to improve the appearance of wrinkles. Each brand has its own characteristics, so your doctor will usually choose the most suitable brand for your concerns. The most important take-home message here is, get the real thing injected, and not some scary, non FDA-approved knock-off.   MYTH: Botox is only for wrinkles Fact: This is a big, fat no-no-no. Apart from wrinkles, Botox (cosmetic) is also FDA-approved for primary axillary hyperhydrosis (Botox hyperhydrosis), a term for excessive sweating of the underarms. Cosmetic doctors have long been using Botox Continue Reading

Still Getting Acne As An Adult? Here’s Why

When we were teenagers, acne could be explained away as “growing pains”. So we waited for the big day when we would no longer be kids and the acne would finally be gone. But when acne lingers on into adulthood, skin broken out becomes a haunting – affecting our lives socially (and some say, professionally).   THE UNFAIR REASONS WHY WE GET ADULT ACNE Disappointingly, the state of things now is that no one really understands the difference in the cause of teen versus adult acne. The same factors seem to cause both, such as overactivity of oil glands, acne-causing bacteria, clogged pores and hormonal fluctuations. In adulthood, fluctuating hormones can be caused by stress and inflammation. Here are top tips from aesthetic doctors on how to deal with adult acne.   KEEP IT SIMPLE Sometimes, too much of a good thing can actually be bad. Dealing with acne that never seems to completely go away is frustrating and sometimes we get over zealous with our acne products. A mild, Continue Reading

The New Age Botox – 5 Surprising Uses Of Botox

Botox, as we know, is primarily used to smoothen wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet. But off-label treatments are increasingly prescribed now for minor complaints elsewhere in the body. 1. THE UNDERARMS Botox Underarms is an underrated treatment that does wonders at eliminating sweat in the armpits, and it works for hyperhidrosis, a common disorder of excessive sweating which produces a lot of unhappiness to people who suffer from it. A diluted dose is injected into multiple spots in the skin of the underarms and goes into effect within 2 weeks and lasts on average 6 to 8 months depending on the dosage used. Botox can also ameliorate body odour, an awkward issue not incommon in axillary hyperhidrosis. “This is a treatment I get once or twice a year. Sweating through my shirt distracts me when I have to give talks or presentations at work. When I know I won’t be sweating buckets visibly in my underarms in front of others, I do better” says financial analyst Continue Reading