As much as people love the shimmery cheekbones courtesy of their highlighters, there is a growing trend of people moving past the artificial glitter and settle into the translucent glow from within. After all, your skin is your best accessory, and nothing spells glowy skin for the summer than supple, healthy and hydrated skin.
And for people living in Singapore, summer is almost 365 days. Living in a climate with warm weather all year round means you will barely get to experience colder, drier months in this tiny red dot. It also means skin problems commonly associated with hot and humid climates are constantly present, such as oily skin, sunburn, acne and hyperpigmentation.
Find out more about how you can tackle your skin woes and reveal your inner glow for the coming sunny days ahead.
Sunscreen is not only necessary on sunny days. Slather on generously on your face and body regardless of the weather when going outdoors as UV rays are always present in the day. Constant or prolonged exposure to UV rays can be damaging to the skin, causing signs of premature ageing, sun spots, melasma and pigmentation.
Many sunscreen products today are loaded with an array of antioxidants and hydrating ingredients to provide better care to your skin alongside sun protection, so you can always find one that is appropriate for your skin type. Studies have shown that people who start using a broad-spectrum sunscreen noticed reduction in visible signs of ageing.
What if you already have dark spots and wrinkles from years of unprotected exposure to the sun? The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser treatment is an effective tool to help with skin concerns like hyperpigmentation. The beams of energy target melanin on the treated area to break them down into smaller fragments before they get eliminated by the body naturally. It is effective for people with acne marks, pigmentation problems such as sun spots, freckles, and melasma, and works as a cystic acne treatment as the laser energy can kill P-acne bacteria and shrink oil glands for better oil control. Gentle and non-invasive, Q-switched will give you an overall facial rejuvenation.
With all the heat and humidity, it is even more crucial to keep the body hydrated – which includes the skin. Whether it’s dry, oily, or combination skin type, dehydration can still pose a problem, which is most commonly caused by weather, environment and diet. To make up for the lack of moisture, the skin can overproduce an excessive amount of oil which cause signs of congestion, redness, inflammation and dull-looking appearance.
It is important to create a skincare regimen to soothe dehydrated skin. Incorporate hydrating serums and moisturisers that can help pump moisture back into the skin. Skin that is better hydrated will appear plumper and has more radiance, to reveal a glowing complexion.
You can also supplement your efforts in addressing dehydration with aesthetic treatments like Skinboosters. This injection treatment contains Hyaluronic acid, which already exists in the body, that promotes hydration and plumpness. Other benefits include increasing skin elasticity, smoothen facial lines, and brighter-looking skin with more luminosity.
Despite the daily skincare routine to upkeep your skin, a good facial can go a long way in rejuvenating the skin to create a healthy, glowing complexion. It can help to detox your face and clear the micro blockages that will eventually lead to pimples, breakouts and acne.
Our signature 3D Cell Regeneration uses tiny high-pressure micro-jets to penetrate deep into the skin’s dermis layer and clean out the pores while removing dead skin and dirt. At the same time, nutrients are infused into the skin to help regenerate collagen production and promote skin elastin, resulting in supple, hydrated and glowing skin.
The above-mentioned treatments are available in our clinic. If you wish to learn more on the treatments or other procedures available such as nose fillers.