SKIN RES­CUE

TRIED EV­ERY­THING FOR YOUR SKIN BUT NOTH­ING SEEMS TO WORK? STOP THE SELFDIAGNOSING AND GET PRO­FES­SIONAL AD­VICE IN­STEAD.

CLEO (Malaysia) - - BEAUTY INSIDER -

QHOW CAN I PRE­VENT FINE LINES FROM FORM­ING? Fine lines are early stages of age­ing so you can’t pre­vent them en­tirely. You can de­lay its on­set by us­ing good skin­care and plenty of sun pro­tec­tion. It is a myth that us­ing anti-age­ing creams early will help pre­vent on­set. Most anti-age­ing prod­ucts tend to be too rich for younger skin and may cause acne break­outs. At The DRx Clinic, de­pend­ing on your skin type, we will rec­om­mend a range of treat­ment skin­care, Derma-Rx, to help main­tain the bright­ness of the skin.

QWHEN SHOULD I CON­SIDER AES­THETIC TREAT­MENTS? There is no age bar­rier to hav­ing aes­thetic treat­ments as long as it’s safe. Even in ba­bies, portwine stains are re­moved via lasers. Hav­ing acne treated in the early stages of pu­berty or hav­ing an un­sightly mole re­moved is also con­sid­ered an aes­thetic treat­ment. At my prac­tice, I get pa­tients in their 20s com­ing for Bo­tox to re­shape their jaw­line, giv­ing them a sharper face.

QWHAT CAUSES ADULT ACNE AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO TREAT THEM? Adult acne is of­ten caused by hor­monal im­bal­ances, which are wors­ened by monthly pe­ri­ods, stress, or lack of sleep. Some are due to ge­netic fac­tors and un­suit­able skin­care. I would start clients on top­i­cal and treat­ment skin­care. In more se­vere cases, oral med­i­ca­tion may be pre­scribed in com­bi­na­tion with skin­care. Most ladies get cycli­cal break­outs; it is im­por­tant to treat them early to pre­vent marks and scar­ring. Other preven­tion meth­ods in­volve get­ting ad­e­quate rest and sleep, drink­ing lots of wa­ter, man­ag­ing stress as well as eat­ing less dairy and sweet­ened food.

QSHOULD SOME­ONE WITH OILY SKIN USE MOIS­TURISER? Yes but only wa­ter or gel-based mois­turis­ers. Some­times in our cli­mate, you may not need to mois­turise at all, es­pe­cially those with hy­per­ac­tive oil glands. Avoid creamy mois­turis­ers and prod­ucts that are too rich as th­ese prod­ucts will cause break­outs.

QHOW CAN I EN­SURE I AM GET­TING THE RIGHT AD­VICE FROM A LE­GIT­I­MATE SKIN EX­PERT LIKE YOUR­SELF? Aes­thetic physi­cians only work in clin­ics and usu­ally they will dis­play their cre­den­tials in their clinic. Doc­tors like my­self are also reg­is­tered with the Min­istry of Health and our names can be traced from their web­site. So if you’re step­ping into a ques­tion­able in­sti­tu­tion, de­mand to see the said doc­tor’s qual­i­fi­ca­tions. If in doubt, just ring up the Min­istry of Health.

QWHAT ARE MALAYSIAN WOMEN DO­ING WRONG IN TERMS OF SKIN­CARE? Many Malaysian women are us­ing prod­ucts un­suit­able for their skin. For ex­am­ple, there is too much em­pha­sis on hy­dra­tion where some­times it may not be nec­es­sary, es­pe­cially those with oily to com­bi­na­tion skin, and es­pe­cially in our weather. Should you be trav­el­ling to a drier cli­mate, then nec­es­sary changes to your range and regime need to be made.

QWHAT SKIN­CARE AD­VICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOME­ONE IN HER 20S? She usu­ally doesn’t need much, per­haps a good set of treat­ment skin­care to pre­vent black­heads and white­heads, to give her the glow, and to main­tain an even tone. Most im­por­tantly, she should ap­ply sun­block reg­u­larly to pre­vent pre­ma­ture age­ing.

TO TRULY UN­DER­STAND WHAT YOUR SKIN NEEDS, IT’S BEST TO LEAVE IT TO AN EX­PERT. RES­I­DENT AES­THETIC PHYSI­CIAN AT THE DRX CLINIC, DR. JA­SON YIP, SHARES HIS KNOWL­EDGE.

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