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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 Scars Skin Concerns

Do I have to live with Acne Scars forever?

As if acne isnt bad enough, the acne scars left behind can take months or years to heal. Acne scars makes on feel self conscious about their skin as it can be challenging to conceal the uneven texture with make up. If you think there’s no hope for stubborn scars, think again. There are many treatments that can help reduce these scars while regaining your self confidence. Why do some people have acne scars while some people don’t? It can be due to genetics factor or more commonly, age. Scarring tends to happen more as the skin loses collagen with …

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 …