Fair 

If you have fair skin, you are likely to be prone to irritation, sensitivity and UV damage. You also show signs of premature aging the earliest. Simply put, wrinkles, pigmentation and skin roughness are common problems you’d spot.

This is why it is important for you to choose skin care products that protects your skin from UV damage. Since sun protection is the key to healthy skin for you, you should use a sunscreen daily, with at least SPF 20. It is also recommended for you to exfoliate your skin regularly to slough off the damaged surface skin and reveal younger and healthier skin.

Medium 

You have more melanin in your skin, giving you natural UV protection, hence premature aging would not be that huge a concern. You may however, be more likely to experience hyperpigmentation. You are also more prone to breakouts and large pores.

Cleansers containing salicylic acid can help to reduce both oil and breakouts. A common mistake is to pile on powder to mattify your face, but we would advice you against it as it may end up clogging your pores. You may want to use blotting papers instead for a quick fix.

Dark 

You are the least prone to UV damage and likely to appear more youthful as compared to your fairer skinned peers. (yay!) However, hyperpigmentation and acne scars can be a problem.

Similar to people with medium skin tone, you should use cleansers that contain salicylic acid once or twice a day. This can help you fight acne problems. It is also recommended for you to introduce spot treatment products into your beauty regimen to prevent unsightly and stubborn acne/pigmentation spots.

 

Now that you know your skin tone characteristics, it would be wise to tweak your skin care regimen according to your skin tone to optimize the results of your products! GOOD LUCK 😀

Compiling your New Year Resolutions for 2014?

Here’s some recommended beauty resolutions that you might just want to add in!

Resolution #1. Detoxify! 

We all know how harmful alcohol and caffeine is to our body. Despite that, many of us still intake huge amounts of alcohol and caffeine on a regular basis. Cutting down on this gradually will help your skin, body and health! We know it’s not easy, but take baby steps, and you’d feel motivated once you see the difference!

Resolution #2. Increase H20 Intake. 

Not convinced by how water can make a drastic difference in how you look? We’ve got some evidence over here – Sarah, a 42-year-old lady, underwent a 3-litres-of water-a-day trial for 4 weeks and saw amazing results…

Taken from www.dailymail.co.uk

Read more about her journey here – Drinking 3 Litres of Water a Day Took Ten Years off my Face . (We were pretty mind blown after reading it!)

Resolution #3. Exfoliate your Body Once a Week!

Use a mild soap or scrub to exfoliate your skin, using a washcloth or loofah. Your skin will be more glowy and smooth to touch.

Resolution #4. Block out the Sun!!! 

Wear sunscreen on your face & hands, even in winter or on cloudy days!!! This helps with premature aging. Remember, wrinkly hands can potentially reveal your age!

If you’re out in the sun for long hours, do make it a point to reapply during midday and wear a sunscreen with higher SPF. Don’t know how to comprehend SPF? Read ‘Sunscreen Must-Knows‘ to find out how.

Resolution #5. Start Exercising

It’s very easy to find a 101 reasons to stop you from exercising, but instead of doing that, why don’t you find 5 good reasons to keep you moving, and put it as your wallpaper on your laptop, your desktop, your tablet, your mobile phone or… paste it on your wall even. Basically, put it everywhere and let it serve as a reminder for you every single day! (hope it helps!)

Last but not least, HAPPY 2014 everyone!!!

Here’s wishing you a great year ahead and all the best in looking gorgeous! 😀

Porcelain’s Newly Launched Balance, Hydraclear Gel is a watery gel that helps to control sebum, supply water, increase water retention and sebum balance in skin. It helps to reduce inflammation and microbial activities which prevents acne formation without causing peeling, sensitivity or redness.

In order to explain how exactly this special formula works, here’s the science behind it.

Causes of Acne 

1. Hyperkeratosis*: The thickening of the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin

2. Bacterial Proliferation: The rapid growth or production of bacteria

3. Sebum Hyper-secretion: Over production of sebum, which can be a result of wrong usage of products, hormonal imbalance, poor diet, stress or unhealthy lifestyle

4. Local Inflammation: A localized protective reaction of tissue to irritation or infection, characterized by pain, redness and swelling.

Consequently, the way to reduce acne is to reduce hypekerotosis, bacterial growth, sebum secretion and inflammation.

Balance – Hydraclear Gel

Based on an In Vivo Test, ran on a period of 42 days, Balance, Hydraclear Gel is able to help with the reduction of active sebum glands by 31% and amount of sebum by 44%, and based on an In Vitro Test, Sebum secretion was reduced by 44%, Hyperkeratosis was reduced by 54%, Inflammatory Activity was reduced by 72% and Bacterial Growth was reduced by 100%.

Benefits

1. Targets all 4 areas of acne reduction

2. It is mild and does not cause drying or peeling

3. Helps to brighten and refine your skin

4. Balances pH, sebum and moisture levels

5. It is cooling & soothing and has a watery gel texture

Last but not least, it helps you achieve the clear, hydrated and healthy skin you wish for! 🙂

 

The Balance – Hydraclear Gel is suitable for all skin types.

The new Cryotherapy facial treatment is Porcelain’s newest skincare treatment poised as a non-invasive, pain-free solution for ageing and fatigued skin.

This latest Korean freeze medi-technology is designed to create a painless but effective facial that helps battle the effects of ageing by restoring firmness, tone and radiance to fatigued skin, with no downtime and side effects.

Duration: 75 minutes | $298.53


CRYOTHERAPY — WHAT’S IN IT? 

CRYOSTAMP — Increases cellular absorption of product nutrients.

CRYOPROBE — Chills the skin surface to -10°C to restore firmness, tone & radiance to fatigued skin

CRYO-ELECTROPHORESIS — Stimulates microcirculation and increases cellular oxygenation.


BENEFITS:

– Improves skin tone and texture
– Stimulates collagen production
– Lightens acne scars
– Increases radiance
– Reduces fine lines
– Lifts

 

TRIED & TESTED

We also did a self-assessment exercise over a 14 day period by 30 respondents and here are the results!:

1. 70% saw noticeable benefits within 24 hours of using the product, with the majority of them observing considerably more moisturized, as well as brighter and smoother looking skin.

2. 93.3% of all respondents saw significant improvements in their skin within 14 days of using the product, with 70% noting an increase in skin brightness and smoothness.

Results:

Before

 

After 1 session

 

READY? Call 6227 9692 now to try it!

 

 

To fight wrinkles and other signs of aging, you need to keep your skin protected and hydrated. Though you can’t turn back hands of time, these anti-aging skincare tips will help keep your skin smoother and younger looking.

Eat For Skin Health

What we eat has a huge impact on how we look, especially when it comes to achieving that much-coveted youthful glow. Get plenty of healthy fats – omega-3s and monounsaturated fat – which help regenerate skin at the cellular level, improve texture and tone and help ensure skin looks supple. Get these smart fats from fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, herring, halibut, sardines), avocado, olives and olive oil.

Choose food that are rich in lutein – a carotenoid that may help protect your skin from the inside out. The best sources of lutein are egg yolks, leafy dark green veggies and fresh corn. Some studies have found that lutein may also protect skin from UV damage.

Foods that are high in antioxidants, such as berries, broccoli, leafy greens (kale, spinach) and tomatoes are also great for your skin. We need antioxidants to help protect the skin from free-radical damage (rough texture, wrinkles, sun spots). Vitamin E is another must for skin health. Add vegetable oils, wheat germ, nuts, seeds and olives to your diet for healthy, glowing skin.

Stay Hydrated

If you want skin to look younger and more supple, drinking enough water is a must. “Dehydrated skin looks wrinkled and rough,” Spano says. Aim for eight glasses a day, which will also help you lose weight, aid digestion, improve your energy and concentration and flush toxins from your body. Keep a reusable bottle in your purse for easy, on-the-go sipping.

Anti-Aging Skin Care

 

Cleanse: Gently wash your face both morning and night, but steer clear of cleansers that have high alcohol content and other drying agents. Try Porcelain’s Soothe Hydro Cleanser (from Soothe range) for herbal extracts and mild cleansing.

Exfoliate: Exfoliate your skin weekly with a gentle facial exfoliator, which will get rid of dead skin cells and keep skin smooth, healthy and fresh.  Try Porcelain’s Revive, Natural Skin Refiner. It contains Natural Enzymes which help soften dead skin cells, and gently rub it away without agitating your skin.

Moisturize: Apply moisturizer over your entire face and neck twice a day. Dry, aging skin loses its elasticity, which is when wrinkles start to form. Try Porcelain’s Balance Essence. It contains 50% Sodium Hyaluronate which studies have proven that each droplet is a thousand times more absorbent than water. Meanwhile, Balance Essence helps lock in collagen and elastin which eventually slows down aging process.

Protect Your Skin

No matter your age, you need to protect your skin from the sun. Not only can sun exposure lead to skin cancer, it will also cause dryness, sun spots, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. Always use a moisturizer, sunscreen and cosmetics that contain SPF 15 or higher. If you spend a lot of time in the sun each day, wear both sunglasses and a hat.

Read more about Porcelain’s Flawless, Skin Perfecting Moisturizer (SPF20).