Acne, Scars, Pores & Rosacea
Acne is one of the most common skin diseases, often regarded as red bumps, pustules or even nodules. While it is not a life-threatening condition, acne can be extremely painful and causes both physical and emotional scarring. It’s not just the teenage who suffer – there are plenty of adults with acnes seek medical help as they enter the workforce.
Hormonal changes, unhealthy lifestyle, stress, inappropriate skincare regimen, chemicals or cosmetics, certain drugs, physical pressure on the face such as helmet strap and eyewear can cause acne.
Acne can be treated with topical medications, oral antibiotics, radio frequency and laser treatments. Acne scars and open pores can also be reduced with laser resurfacing procedure.
Time is the cruellest cut.
As part of the aging process, sun damage, gravity, and the ravages of the environment begin to take their toll. The most common signs of aging are wrinkles and fine lines – your skin loses collagen and elastin, gets thinner, drier,less elastic… Eventually, your mirror reflects a shrivelled, withered face.
Youthful skin is usually tight, elastic and plump. However, sagging skin may start as early as mid-twenties, depending on an individual’s lifestyle.
Age spots pose no threat, but they are unsightly, especially when they appear on the face, arms, and other visible areas. We can’t stop the clock, but we can certainly help you to age gracefully and keep your spirits young.
Pigmentation, Uneven Skin Tone & Moles
Pigmentation simply means coloring. Melasma, freckles, moles etc are all part of pigmentation problems.
When skin cells become damaged or unhealthy, melanin production is affected, resulting in blotchy and uneven skin tone. The patches can be brown, deep brown, blue-grey, and even blue-black in colour.
Melasma is one such skin pigmentation condition commonly experienced by women, especially during pregnancy, hence the nickname “mask of pregnancy”. It presents as brown patches on sun-exposed areas of the face, such as cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead and upper lip.
Freckles are small flat brown spots arising on the face and other sun exposed areas, often seen in fair skinned people, but they can be inherited by those with darker skin as well. Usually, freckles appear around the age of five and tend to fade in adulthood.
People with fair skin often have more moles compared to people with darker skin. Most moles present at birth and are completely harmless, and they can change in number and appearance. However, they can be a nuisance and affect your confidence.
Rehydration & Brightening
You drank lots of water, but it ends up in your bladder. Drinking water is important, but water doesn’t go straight to the skin. Dry skin is best treated from the outside. Inappropriate cleansing products, perfumes, excessive bathing or swimming, air-conditioning, prolonged sun exposure, weather changes and some other factors can determine how dry your skin will be. And when we say “dry”, it doesn’t limit to taut or scaly skin. Without proper care, dry skin leads to fine lines, wrinkles and premature aging. So, instead of shoving water down your throat, locking in moisture, improving the skin barrier function and application of good sunscreens are far more effective.
Dark Circles & Eyebag
Dark circles can make a person appear older, tired, sick, depressed or just plain unappealing. Heredity factors, sun-induced melanin production, lack of sleep and the aging process are factors that can worsen dark circles. Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin caused by an overproduction of melanin) is another cause.
Does anyone have the experience of trying to cover dark circles with heavy makeup, but ends with the eerie look of a zombie, ready to join a Halloween party?