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4 facts about Oral Sunscreen

What is oral sunblock? Oral supplement that helps us protect from sun damage? Is it safe to eat SPF? Here’s everything you need to know about oral sunblock. What is the main ingredient of Oral sunblock? Oral sunblock has been in the market for over 25 years and Heliocare remains a popular oral sunblock brand in the market. The core active ingredient in Heliocare oral sunblock is Fernblock®, a standard technology to extract a type of tropical fern named Polypodium leucotomos. This fern is a powerful antioxidant which can work both topically and orally. It acts on all 4 types …

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The Right Skin Care for Every Age

The fountain of youth or the holy grail have always been depicted in stories as aging is inevitable and the quest for longevity has been in constant pursuit. Aging sneaks up on you. One moment you’re talking about the hottest bar in town, the next decade later, you find yourself talking about relaxing massages and health checkups. Your body will change as you age , just like your priorities and partners (wink) as you go through different decades and stages of life. Here’s what I’ve noticed about my skin. When I was a teenager, my skin was relatively quite oily …

how blue light affect our skin
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Blue Light: How Significant Is It to Our Skin?

Have you ever wondered, why does our sky look blue? (and what does this have to do with our skin?) That’s largely due to blue light! Apart from the sun – which is the main source – we are also surrounded by blue light almost ALL THE TIME due to the current digital society. The exposure is due to the widespread use of electronic devices such as computers, laptops, TV, cellphones, tablets – all these rely on LED technology, which emits blue light, not forgetting our lightbulbs as well. We always emphasize how UV light plays a huge role in …

Nose Thread Life vs Phinoplasty
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Nose Thread Lift vs Rhinoplasty : Which is Better for Me?

What is the first feature of the face that you noticed when you look at someone’s face? Most people would say the eyes, as the saying goes, the eyes are the window to the soul. However, according to a new study, that may not be universally true. While Western cultures do look at the eyes, Asians tend to focus on the nose. Probably us Asians are born with less attractive nose compared to the westerns. This is also the reason why nose enhancement treatments are so vastly available nowadays. There are generally 2 types of nose enhancement procedures, namely surgical …

Tips for acne marks and scars
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Acne Scars and Marks: 6 Tips That You Must Follow!

Acne scars and marks on the face can come and go, but some of these go a step further to leave an unwanted mark or scar which can be quite bothersome. Ugh! The first thing that should be addressed is the root of the problem, which is the acne itself. Acne scars are often the product of an inflamed lesion; this is what happens when the pore is engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The more superficial the inflammation, the less chances of it leaving a scar. When there is a deep break in the follicle wall, …

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Open Pores – How to Treat Them?

Pores are a common problem for most people. The effective way to reduce pores is to identify the cause of it and treat the root of the pore-blem. Recently, I’ve been getting loads of anxious questions from customers (like you) who are concerned about their pore size.. Calm down girls! ( and boys) – We all have different skin types and we age over time – it is a natural process after all! Here’s what a normal pore looks like VS an enlarged, clogged pore and an aging pore. A large open pore is more commonly seen in oily skin …

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Face Lifting Treatments – Fotona 4D vs HIFU

Face lift surgery used to be the only method to help with skin tightening and skin lifting, thanks to the advancement of technology, today, there are many non-surgical, non-invasive options for face lifting. These treatments help with face lifting by stimulating collagen and elastin production. We lose collagen at the rate of 1% per year. As we age, collagen on our face is getting lesser and we start to have facial volume loss, sagging skin and wrinkles. Therefore, collagen stimulating treatments are necessary to keep us looking younger. Fotona4D and HIFU treatments are two famous and excellent examples of non-surgical …

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How hormones affect our skin?

‘ It’s that time of the month again and I start having some breakout AGAIN.’ Does this sound familiar? Well, you might want to understand a little more on hormones. We can’t be always blaming it on PMS right…. Or, can we? If you thought that you had all the possible skin aggressors covered, you’re wrong. There are few known aggressors like pollution, junk food, certain beauty products and of course, adding on more to the list- hormones. The body’s endocrine system is more far-reaching than most people realize. Hormones affect our memory, cognition, and mood, and over time they …

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Did Covid Affect Your Skin and Lifestyle? Here’s What You Can Do!

2019 was when the world heard of a little unknown virus. Little did we know that it will throw the world into chaos. After almost 2 years, we’re still in midst of battling this public enemy number 1. As this post is written, many countries are still under lockdown. Over the past 1 year , doctors have also seen many skin problems related to covid. Here’s a compilation of what some may experience ! 1. Dermatitis Lockdown has inadvertently created an unhealthy obsession of staring at your own pores whether on social media whereby you can zap yourself into a …

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5 Secrets Your Skin Doctor Won’t Tell You (You Should Know About it!)

Despite spending thousands on your skincare every year, do you actually know about the nature of your skin? We have rounded up the secrets your doctor won’t tell you about using the right amount of moisturizers, the brutal truth about your wrinkles and if your expired skincare can still be used. 1. The Side You Sleep On Gets the Most Wrinkles Yes, we can tell. Sleeping on your side creates a furrow and worsens signs of aging on one side of your face. To minimize wrinkles, fine lines and crinkled skin, the best way is to sleep on your back. …