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Which facial best complements the sought after Rejuran (Baby Skin) treatments?

Which facial best complements the sought after Rejuran (Baby Skin) treatments?

I get this question a lot from clients - to answer this, we need to be clear what Rejuran does and why it has been making waves with fabulous reviews in Korea and Asia in general. Rejuran is in essence, Salmon DNA ;which utliizes Polynucleotide (PDRN) (i.e. DNA in short) for skin healing and collagen synthesis. Key benefits include: improvement in Melasma, reduction in pores & redness, re-texturization of skin (think baby soft skin!) lightening of dark eye circles overall rejuvenation smoothening of acne scars   How does Rejuran work? In simple terms, Rejuran teaches our cells to "think young again"...

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What's the difference between Reactive vs Sensitive Skin?

What's the difference between Reactive vs Sensitive Skin?

The cause of reactive and sensitive skins are pretty similar - caused by pollution, oxidative stress, a thin / weak epidermis or invasive aesthetic treatments (lasers, plasma, ablative lasers etc).  Opt for gentle lasers like Yellow Lasers instead and oxygen or Biologique Recherche facials which restore calmness and hydration to skin. They can however differ in the way they are manifested though: Reactive skins are characterised by red, hot, hive like rashes which surface from external aggressors. Aptly called "acquired sensitive skins", reactive skins while react fast, also calm down quite quickly when given skin antidotes. Sensitive skins are more...

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Extractions - Good or Bad

Extractions - Good or Bad

When skin is clogged up with excess sebum, impurities, whatever you try slathering on is pretty much futile. The main culprits are Blackheads and Whiteheads - a blocked pore that stays open forms a blackhead. If a blocked pore closes, a whitehead, or closed comedones will develop.  Depending on the extent of congestion, we often times have to do a manual extraction. Done properly in skilled hands, extractions clear out clogged and obstructed pores. A good extraction involves one swift motion to unclog the pore - whether by hand or using sterile instruments. There should not be constant plodding or multiple attempts to...

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The Importance Of Masking

The Importance Of Masking

Other than giving us much needed Me-time, think of masking as a mini-facial treatment. They work to hydrate, purify, detoxify, draw out impurities, smoothen skin and improve the appearance of pores. As a busy mum to 2 young kids under 5, I never seem to have enough time. That however, does not stop me from my 20 minutes masking routine (almost) every night. I use this time to unwind, pack a generous amount of my favorite Biologique Recherche masques and let its magic work. I'm super practical about this though - often times, I apply my blend of masques in...

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Post Sculptra - Must Haves

Post Sculptra - Must Haves

As we age, one of the most obvious signs is the loss in facial volume. Once perky cheeks somehow look more deflated and sunken. Sculptra is a great and natural way to fast track to plumper skin. Think of this as an architectural improvement to your face - unlike the likes of fillers, Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid, a product of cane sugar, to naturally stimulate your body's own collagen production (similar to how fertilizers aid in plant growth) and over time, results are heightened. Done thrice with intervals of between 1-2 months, results typically last 9 months to a year. With good...

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