Help My Skin!

You can stave off the signs of age­ing by first get­ting to know your skin, then us­ing the right skin­care. Der­ma­tol­o­gists and CHEL­SIA TAN give four women an anti-age­ing makeover.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Beauty -

The Skin Doc­tor Says

Dr Henry Loh, Der­ma­tol­ogy As­so­ci­ates

“Jas­mine has some mild de­pres­sion scars left by her acne break­out, and a mildly oily T-zone, but her skin is healthy – there aren’t any se­ri­ous signs of age­ing yet. Large pores are usu­ally af­fected by oil-gland ac­tiv­ity,

and she can use a top­i­cal Retin-A prod­uct to help. Un­for­tu­nately, neck lines and dark eye cir­cles are

dif­fi­cult to treat as th­ese are mostly hered­i­tary.

The Skin Doc­tor Says

Dr Tan Hiok Hee, Thom­son Spe­cial­ist Skin Cen­tre

“Her hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion is caused mostly by sun ex­po­sure, rather than age. For her mild case of melasma (hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion caused by fe­male hor­mones), she can try pre­scrip­tion light­en­ing prod­ucts. The ‘sag­ging’ around her cheeks could be due to the loss of col­la­gen, and her crow’s feet are dy­namic wrin­kles – they’re only vis­i­ble when she smiles. She should use a light­weight mois­turiser and a hy­drat­ing serum.”

The Skin Doc­tor Says

Dr Tan Hiok Hee

“Cather­ine has good skin, younger than her phys­i­cal age. There isn’t any ob­vi­ous hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion or wrin­kles, al­though she has some prom­i­nent pores on the nose and be­tween the eye­brows. It’s im­por­tant that she uses an SPF30 sun­screen daily to pre­vent sun dam­age. She can use an as­trin­gent to shrink her pores and bright­en­ing

creams to re­duce un­der-eye pig­men­ta­tion.”

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