The Difference between Dark Spots and Acne Scars

Some of us have dark spots or acne scars on our faces but there are times when it is hard to tell the difference between the two. To be clear, acne scars are usually the product of an inflamed cyst or pustule. An inflamed blemish that results from acne occurs when a pore or follicle becomes saturated with bacteria, dead skin cells or excess oil. However, dark spots are common skin problems, often occurring in middle age. An aesthetic clinic in KL can answer your questions about acne scars and dark spots.     What causes Dark Spots? There are many reasons why dark spots develop such as if some kind of trauma occurs on the skin; especially with an infection like acne. In addition, some medications cause dark spots such as estrogens. UV light can also cause dark spots. Pregnancy and liver disease can also cause dark spots. How can Dark Spots be treated? Dark spots can be treated several ways such as laser therapy, a chemical peel, and microdermabrasion and cleansing and exfoliating the face. There are also things you can do at home that will lessen the look of dark spots such as applying lemon juice on dark spots for about 10-15 minutes. This must be freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can also soak a cotton ball in pineapple juice and dab it on the dark spot. Talk with your dermatologist about fractional CO2 laser. Treatments for Acne Scars There are treatments that can help with acne scars such as a cortisone cream. Certain lightening creams also work well to lessen the look of acne scars. However, if you find...

Don’t Go Hot or Cold with Skincare

Skin protects and insulates our body from the elements, so it is imperative to take care of it. There are many aesthetic doctors agreed that skincare is especially important during times of climate change, when seasonal fluctuations and other factors such as travel endanger skin health. It is also during these times that we are most tempted to neglect our skincare regimen no matter how stringent we may have been! This can be a challenge to get back into, and even more challenging when the skincare products that were used may no longer be appropriate within a prevailing climate. Diet and other aesthetic treatments can be efficient ways to combat problems with the skin brought on by changing climate. Cold Shoulder We all know that colder months can dry out skin. It is typically during the winter months that chapped lips, acne, and weirder skin conditions seem to become more prevalent. Not only does the cold aggravate skin because of temperatures experienced outside, other factors such as lack of exercise, holiday diet lapses, and enclosure within buildings for long periods of time creates stress and toxins within the body that can negatively affect skincare. Diet is one way to combat lagging winter resolve and bad skin.   “Ginger has also been shown to potentially reduce the aging process by improving your brain function, which in turn protects against Alzheimer’s.” said Dr. Chen Tai Ho, the famous aesthetic doctor. Adding certain foods to your diet can assist the body to detox from toxins. Cloves, ginger, and hibiscus are good sources of nutrients that can even be added to teas. This is a good time...
What ‘Healthy’ Means: How Do You Measure Your Health?

What ‘Healthy’ Means: How Do You Measure Your Health?

A healthy individual usually has a healthy lifestyle. This manner of life, based on daily habits, yields fitness, energy, and risk reduction for diseases. Proper nutrition, adequate rest, and exercise are all part of this healthy lifestyle. Many people ask about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle when so many other tasks demand attention. Stress management and positive thoughts also reduce hormones like cortisol that pave the way for overeating and disease. To live a longer, more comfortable life, it’s essential to plan a healthy lifestyle and then live it each day.   Southeast Asia’s Health Concerns Some Southeast Asia populations are already considered healthy according to global statistics. For instance, Singapore has the fourth highest rates of life expectancy in the world. Factors associated with the risk of disease, such as obesity or smoking, are lower than elsewhere. Bloomberg notes that Singapore is one of the world’s healthiest places to live. However, health concerns related to aging are on the minds of many in the region. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), several non-communicable diseases (NCDs) face Southeast Asia’s growing elder population. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease are the top cause of death throughout the region. More than eight and a half million people succumb to these diseases each year. About a third of those afflicted die before the age of 70. Since many modified factors related to lifestyle can change the course of NCD sufferers, it is important to limit or cease alcohol intake, stop smoking or do not start smoking, consume a healthy diet, and take regular physical exercise.     Diet...

Cut Your Shower Time in Half With These Double-Duty Shower Products

  Everyone loves a refreshing shower whether you schedule yours upon rising in the morning or shortly before bedtime to unwind from the rigors of the day. Whatever your schedule, it pays to know a few tricks to reduce the time you spend in the shower because as relaxing as it may be, long showers can dry your skin and hair. On top of that, long showers waste water and energy required to heat the water.   The Science behind Combination Bath Products   Surface cleansing is the primary function of bath products. To accomplish this, the body wash, shampoo or other cleaning product contain a type of chemical known as surfactant that washes dirt off by breaking the adhesive action between water and the greasy material on the skin or hair surface. The foaming action lifts the dirt and prevents re-adhesion to the skin. Surfactants are known to wash off oil along with the dirt, which can cause skin dryness or hair frizziness. To solve this issue, moisture is added back using different products. In the case of hair, applying a conditioner after rinsing off the shampoo results in a coat of silicone applied to each hair strand. Depending on the formulation, the conditioning product is a protectant, moisturizer and gloss enhancer as it fills in the ruts and roughness in the hair strand. Two-in-one or three-in-one combination products are specially formulated for multifunctionality. This means that only one product is used when showering, eliminating some steps and cutting down on time spent and water used on showering.   Shampoo and Conditioner Combination   With one application of...

Clarins Malaysia

In 1954, Jacques Courtin-Clarins opened the first Clarins Institute in Paris. Today, Clarins is Europe’s leading luxury beauty brand, boasting over 50 years of body spa and skincare expertise. With the commitment to produce only the safest skincare products that respect even the most sensitive skin, Clarins is also the first beauty brand that champions the use of 100% plant ingredients in its formulas. Every year, Clarins unveils new secrets of Mother Nature and incorporates them to create some of the industry’s most effective yet gentle beauty solutions. Caring for your skin. It begins with Clarins. “It’s not enough to formulate a product, you also have to develop the right application method to increase its effectiveness.” –  Jacques Courtin-Clarins Mission: With plants, you can see beauty grow. Products: Clarins Skin Care, Body Care, Skincare for Mens. Clarins’ Award Wining Product: Double Serum     Products: Skin Care, Body Care, Skincare for Mens. Get Clarins Newly Arrived Products Here. Face Care Products Cleansers Treatment lotions Eye care Serums Day Care Night Care UV protection Exfoliators Masks Rebalancing oils Specific care – Lips / Necks / others Body Care Products: Body Contouring & Slimming Care Firming & Age Control Body Care Hydration Exfoliation Aroma-Phyto Body Care Pregnancy Specific Areas – Hand Care / Foot Care / Bust Care Treatment Fragrances Bath & Shower Sun Protection & After Sun Care Men’s Skincare Products: Wash Shave Hydrate Body Care Age Control Eye Care   Contact Clarins Malaysia: Clarins Malaysia’s Stores / Spas Locators: Search Here Address: Ground Floor Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur. GPS: 3.1571857956588776, 101.71122284323883 Telephone: 03-2145 2755...