8 Great Pimple Scar Treatments

No more scars! One of the most important parts of your body is your face – and it’s probably the one you spend the most time caring for. The face is responsible for being the picture of your health and beauty, so it’s easy to see how pimple scars can blemish your confidence. Facial treatment in Singapore isn’t hard to find. With so many options at your fingertips every day, sorting out which treatments are worth the time and money can be a bit overwhelming. Here are 8 tips for revitalising your skin and minifying acne scars. For some, you’ll need a specialist, but most you can do at home! 1. IPL MACHINES use light to penetrate deep into your pores, cleaning and, of course, brightening the skin. These machines have different light filters to aid various skin issues, always blocking harmful UV rays to protect your delicate skin from discolouration. 2. ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS can be unique experiences to enjoy while renewing your skin! Many specialists are exploring new methods of facial care, such as using water and even oxygen to give your skin a thorough cleanse and even out scarring. 3. MICRODERMABRASION BRUSHES, like other textured scrubs, are a great way to extract pollutants and dirt from your skin, leaving it shiny and smooth. Be aware that using it too often can dry out or irritate your skin! 4. STAY OUT OF THE SUN! Heat from the sun and damaging ultraviolet light can bring out existing imperfections, hinder their healing, and cause more scarring. Sunscreen, anyone? 5. TEA TREE OIL is a powerful scar healer, containing natural antibacterial...

Heal Acne Scars Without The Hassle

Acne Scars can be bothersome and a hassle to cover up. But, where do they come from and how can we stop spending so much time trying to cover them up? Scarring can appear through pigmentation and trauma to a inflamed cysts or nodules. Unfortunately, many people pick at acne, causing the scarring. Once the scar has been brought to the surface of the skin and is visible, the best treatment comes from prevention and trying to lighten the scars.   1) Laser/Filler Treatment  If your scarring doesn’t seem to be going away on it’s own, visit a dermatologist. Dermatologists can use techniques such as laser skin resurfacing which uses laser technology to even out the skin surface and form new collagen (the protein that builds up skin). Similarly, filler injections can help fill in the indentations of deep scarring. However, it should be noted that fillers need to be repeated every 4-6 months. 2) Stay Out Of The Sun  Whether you have visited a dermatologist or not, remember to stay out of the sun. Exposing scarring to the ultraviolet rays stimulates melanocytes (cells that produce pigment) and causes the scars to darken–slowing the healing process. Before going out in the sun, apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and try to cover the scarring with protective clothing such as long-sleeve linen shirts and pants and wide-brimmed hats. 3) Prevention  Possibly the best way to treat scarring is through prevention and acne treatments. There are many over the counter products that can be used. For more treatments, you can visit your dermatologists for cleansers, washes, and topical ointments that can help resolve blemishes....

3 Anti-Aging Tips For Asian Skin Care

As hard as we’ve tried to find it, the proverbial Fountain of Youth has evaded humans’ greatest efforts and remains an anomaly. This has not discouraged women, however, from  searching for the next best thing. Health care websites and magazines are bombarded from cover-to-cover with tips on how to look younger, feel better and age slower. We are obsessed with anti-aging; and every culture has it’s own concerns and, therefore, unique ways to fight the bandit called “time”. Asian women, who fit a stereotype of femininity, are not exempt from anti-aging efforts. Porcelain skin and rose petal cheeks make up the base for the “flawless”reputation that Asian women receive, but there are holes in these  stereotypes. High melanin production protects the skin from UV rays but Asian women should not rely solely on their melanocytes. Though they produce greater levels of melanin, Asians have a thinner epidermal outer layer and are therefore greatly prone to aging lines, scarring and hyper-pigmentation (the usually harmless, but unattractive, skin condition of darkening in specific spots). Pair this natural sensitivity with a weak barrier against transepidermal water loss, the loss of moisture through the skin, and Asian women certainly have their fair share of concerns. The following 3 tips can help the Asian community fight ‘Old Man Time’ and stay looking younger, longer. Luckily, some of these tips already make up the daily routine for  many of us!   What you place inside of your body will be reflected outside. It is no secret that we are what we consume. A couple of ways the Asian community has fought off aging has been...

The Breakthrough Skincare Product Asian Women Swear By

If you live in an area that experiences cold, dry winters, you probably use a thick, hydrating cream to keep your skin in good shape. When summer hits, though, such creams are far too heavy. Humidity, heat and sweat make it run down your face, which can ruin your makeup too. Fortunately, there’s a solution: emulsions. Long popular in Korea, they’ve been taking the U.S. skincare world by storm lately – and for good reason too. Lightweight, intensely hydrating and typically loaded with specialized ingredients that combat various skin problems, emulsions work well with makeup, other creams and lotions and just about anything else you use in your daily skincare regimen.   What is an Emulsion? According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, an emulsion is “a mixture of liquids.” In the context of skincare, however, the term takes on a slightly different meaning. It is, indeed, a mixture, however. A skincare emulsion contains oil and water in various proportions. Some emulsions contain more water, and they’re known as oil-in-water emulsions. Others contain more oil, and they’re known as water-in-oil emulsions. In either case, they’re quite similar to serums and essences because their main purpose is also to moisturize the skin. Watch the explanation about emulsion in Chemistry     Benefits of Using Emulsions So, why have emulsions become so popular lately? Over in Korea, people have long recognized their benefits, which include: Lightweight – Ultra lightweight in nature, emulsions practically disappear into the skin, so you don’t have to worry about ending up with a shiny, greasy face. Moisturizing – Thanks to their lightweight properties, emulsions are readily absorbed by the...

Preparing for Professional Face-Changing Procedures

When you wake up in the morning, you have a certain routine that you follow religiously. Part of that routine involves looking in the mirror to see your finished masterpiece. Although you spend a decent amount of time trying to emulate perfection, you’ve noticed that with age has come some unpleasant changes to your face. Combating the Changes with At-Home Products Perhaps you have decided that you want to try to combat these changes with products at home. Yet you have already tried so many different treatments, and none of them are providing you with the results that you desire. On top of that, you’re tired of waiting for countless lotions to dry on your face before you can apply your makeup or before you can leave the house for the day. As opposed to continuing this struggle, you have decided that you are going to visit your local Singapore aesthetics centre. Consulting at the Centre Upon arrival, you may feel overwhelmed or anxious. You’ve never had professional work done on your face before, and you aren’t quite sure what to expect. Looking through the website to gain a sense of the options before you go is a smart idea; however, you should also be prepared to discuss your specific concerns with a professional. The doctors may have treatment options for you that you did not even know about before. Also, you can gain a sense of what you will look like after the process since technology is so advanced these days. Achieving the Right Balance When you go to the centre, all of the options may make you...