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Acne Healthy Living

Why is my skin so bad during MCO?

When MCO first came into force across most states in Malaysia, most of us thought we’ll be able to save some money from not eating out and commuting to work. Well, you also thought with less exposure to pollutants and mask wearing, our skin will be clear and healthy, didn’t you? Unfortunately, for some reasons, we’re having acne flare ups and dull skin tone. Research has shown that in England, 29% have noted an increase in acne or blackheads during lockdown. I like to call it the ‘Indoor Face’ The effect of being stuck indoors can quite literally be seen …

Acne Chemical Peels Healthy Living Pigmentation

The wonders of chemical peel

I am sure many of you heard of chemical peel. But does it sound as scary as it seems? Did you imagine a face being splashed by acid ? Well, I can assure you that’s not the case! Chemical peels is a procedure you will love and will definitely come back for more! Did you know that chemical peels are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures after botox? You may heard of names like ‘red carpet peels’ and ‘ fire and ice’ but really, beneath all these fancy names, it’s just chemical peels. So, what are chemical peels? Chemical …

Acne Skin Concerns

Maskne ( Face Mask Induced Acne) is a real thing. – Here’s Why and How to Prevent It.

Wearing masks is a new norm. The Malaysian government has made it compulsory, effective August 1, to wear face masks in public. For those who fail to do so, they will be fined up to RM1,000. While wearing masks is extremely important in reducing the spread of disease (in current case, Covid-19), it can be quite harsh on the skin for certain people. Most people will do just fine but for some unfortunate ones, especially those with acne-prone skin or skin allergies will need to take extra precautions to prevent worsening of existing skin conditions. Ever since face mask became …

Acne Skin Concerns

What is the best solution for my Acne?

When it comes to finding the right acne treatments, there are a million of products or treatments out there in the market. The options can be overwhelming, it can be difficult to tell which is the best solution for you. Truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to acne. Every patient responds to treatments differently, and sometimes it can get worse before it gets better. I understand the despair when you’ve tried just about everything to get rid of the acne but there’s still annoying zits breaking out from time to time. Finding the right treatment for you is part …

Acne Skin Concerns

Understanding Acne Proned Skin

A normal pore contains sebaceous gland. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which is responsible for keeping the skin and hair moisturized. First stage of Acne is called comedone, also known as whitehead and blackhead. As the sebum build up, they become compacted and thick. If the opening of the pore is narrow or closed, this becomes a whitehead. If the opening of the pore is stays open, it is a blackhead. Solution at this stage:  Low potency tretinoin products – such as topical Retinyl Palmitate to allow dead skin cells turnover and sebum to slough normally BHA (  salicylic …

Acne Lasers Medical Facial Medical Treatments Pigmentation Skin Concerns

Why Facial Laser beats a facial everytime

A Guide to Laser Facial Treatments. You may have noticed that laser treatments have become more and more common now, and you’re itching to try them out too. Here’s why they’re the most popular skin treatment now and what you need to know about a laser facial. 1. Laser Facial are targeted treatments. Facial lasers utilise a laser machine to target the unwanted skin condition beneath the surface. These methods are much more effective than traditional facials as it effectively reduces blemishes, acne marks and comedones. 2. Addressing problems from skin deep Conventional facials only treat the surface on the skin. …