Nothing is worse than having dry flaky skin and contrary to popular belief, it can happen in humid climates too! Even worse still, it can be harder to fix than in drier climates as you simply can’t slap on as much moisturizer as you want. Lets find out what are 10 useful tips you can try to counter dry skin.

1. Bathe

  • Use lukewarm water, not hot water
  • Keep it to 5 to 10 minutes

2. Moisturize

  • Apply lotion 5 minutes after showering
  • Apply hand lotion after hand washes

3. Sunscreen

  • Essential even if you are indoors or at a cold country

4. Lip Care

  • Try to apply lip balm/vaseline everyday, especially before you sleep.
  • Try not to lick your lips as it happens to dry it out more.

5. Exfoliate

  • Do it weekly or semi-weekly to keep dead cells off.

6. Invest in a humidifier

  • Nothing dries your skin like 24 hour air conditioning

7. Hydrate throughout the day

  • Keep a lookout for our soon-to-be-launched Soothe Hydration Mist

8. Find a gentle cleanser

  • For both body & face

9. Check the ingredients

  • Make sure your skin care products do not contain high concentrations of Retinoids or Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)

10. See a Skin Care Expert / Dermatologist

  • If you have severe and persistent dry & flaky skin, you might like to consult a skin care therapist or dermatologist for professional advice.

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LED light therapy is a non-invasive procedure done with panels of red and/or blue lights. It delivers low-level pulses of light up to three times brighter than the sun to activate skin cells. It was first researched by NASA for use in the U.S. Space Program, as its treatments are non-invasive yet highly effective.

LED Light Therapy - A NASA Skin Treatment

Credit: Hybrid

Red LED Light Therapy & Anti-Ageing

Red LED Light is able to penetrate deeply into skin tissue. It thus stimulates cellular regeneration to create collagen & elastin. Collagen helps plump up the skin while elastin keeps the skin firm, reducing fine lines & wrinkles. It also promotes healing, blood circulation and lymphatic activity.

Blue LED Light Therapy & Anti-Acne

Medical-grade blue LED light has been proven effective in reducing acne by killing bacteria. Coupled with red LED light which can reduce inflammation, this combination is a documented therapy for acne control.

IPL / Laser Treatments VS LED Light Therapy

Most other light-based treatments such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser treatments rely on thermal injuring to the skin’s dermal layers.  This includes blood vessels, nerve endings and such to create changes in the skin’s appearance. LED Treatments don’t rely on thermal energy, being able to produce a diffuse & uniform light that penetrates more deeply without causing tissue damage.

The Cosmetic Benefits Of LED Light Therapy

  • Smooths out and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Clears blemishes
  • Reduces pore size
  • Firms and tones skin
  • Smooths out and balances skin texture
  • Increase collagen production
  • Reduces melanin that causes pigmentation, age spots and discolourations
  • Increases blood circulation and moisture
  • Decreases scarring, redness, dry patches, itching and sensitivity caused by eczema
  • Stimulates metabolic functions
  • Decreases puffiness around eyes
  • Kills acne causing bacteria
  • Heals existing acne
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevents breakouts
  • Minimizes acne scarring

LED Light Therapy is not suitable for you if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • Photo-Allergic
  • Diagnosed with:
    • Epilepsy
    • Thyroid Condition
  • On medication that causes light sensitivity (e.g. Tetracyline)

 


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Facelifts and other wrinkle-reducing procedures have long been sought by people wanting to ward off the signs of aging, but new research suggests that it takes more than tightening loose skin to restore a youthful look. A new study indicates that significant changes in facial bones — particularly the jaw bone — occur as people age and contribute to an aging appearance.

This loss of bony volume may contribute sagging facial skin, decreased chin projection, and loss of jaw-line definition. As jaw volume decreases, soft tissue of the lower face has less support, resulting in a softer, oval appearance to the lower face and sagging skin, which also affects the aging appearance of the neck.

For the complete article on Science Daily, click here.

This may well give us another good reason to drink more milk and increase our calcium intake. 🙂

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Research shows that sun damage is the #1 cause of the skin’s premature aging. UVA & UVB (Ultraviolet rays) originating from the Sun produce up to 90% of premature “skin aging” symptoms. These UV rays penetrates the skin layers, damages it and causes wrinkles, freckles, pigmentation, discoloration etc.

UVB rays are the cause of sunburns and affect the skin’s outer layers. UVA rays penetrates deep into the skin layers & its intensity remains unchanged even at low-level exposures.

To minimize the damage, sunscreen is a must-have product for men & women of all ages.

5 Tips on using Sunscreen

i. Make sure it provides both UVA & UVB absorption

ii. Oil-free formulas are more suitable for the Singapore climate

iii. Apply sunscreen daily at least 15 minutes before sun exposure

iv. It contains emollients such as collagen, herbal ingredients etc, to moisturize & delay skin’s aging

v. Dermatologists recommend a minimum of SPF 30 for facial sunscreen

*Original Content from Porcelain’s #4 Newsletter sent out on 7 May 2010.

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Hi everyone,

this is the brand new Porcelain blog. It will permanently substitute the previous Promotions blog on Blogspot. We hope to reduce confusion by having everything in the same domain.

The functions of this blog will also be a little different from the Promotions blog. With the most obvious name, the Promotions blog’s sole purpose was to inform you guys about the promotions we have. It was the easiest way (then), to get information out to the world because there are next to no techies in Porcelain. 🙂

Now, with the addition of our E-newsletter, we are generating more content than before. We find it necessary to aggregate these content in the same space so it will be more searchable and accessible by everyone.

Do bear with us if things are not perfect yet, we are trying our best! If you have any feedback on how to further improve the consumer experience, we really appreciate if you can share them with us so we can improve.

In the meantime, do enjoy the rest of the many Porcelain blogposts to come! 🙂

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