As we progress from our mid-20s into our 30s, some of us may start to notice the subtle signs of ageing. Do not fret, as we can put our best face forward with these five simple preventive measures – you will be left with glowing, healthy skin!

1.    Sunscreen

Prevent signs of ageing with sunscreen!

Summer is a year-long affair for Singaporeans. Sunscreen is a definite essential in our skincare routine, as it is a key weapon against the tropical climate.

You need sun protection during daytime, no matter if the sky is overcast or you are staying indoors. The sun’s rays can pass through clouds and windows, so you are always exposed. Wearing sunscreen daily is the first and most important step to safeguard against the harmful UV radiation.

When choosing a sunscreen, be sure to choose one that has at least SPF 30 for daily use. Do remember to apply moisturizing lip balm with sunscreen too, to keep sun-chapped lips at bay.

 

2.    Hydration

Prevent signs of ageing by staying hydrated!

As we have been told since a tender age, drinking sufficient water daily is vital for overall good health.

Not only does it bring an array of health benefits, it has inherent skincare benefits by effectively locking moisture into your skin.

Drinking water helps to improve the skin’s appearance, by giving it a radiant, healthy glow. Especially during the upcoming summer months, hydration can prevent signs of dehydration like dry skin and wrinkles, which makes the skin look aged. Toss away your soft drink cans – guzzle water and your skin will thank you for it!

 

3.    Moisturizing

 

Prevent signs of ageing by moisturizing!

One of the best defences for ageing should be a quality anti-ageing moisturizer that helps your skin build and retain a natural moisture barrier.

Besides protecting your skin from external pollutants, it keeps the skin hydrated and provides high levels of nutrients that replenish the skin. Leaving the skin looking rejuvenated, it reduces the occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles.

Even if you have oily skin or breakouts, you can opt for lightweight, oil-free moisturizers for daily use that do not leave the skin feeling sticky. Pat it gently on your skin to effectively seal in the moisture and avoid tugging the skin while doing so.

 

4.    Whole Grains

Prevent signs of ageing by eating whole grains!

 

Healthy food choices play an important role in improving your complexion and can work wonders on your skin. Instead of your daily breakfast of white bread, opt for whole wheat bread as an alternative, to kick-start your morning.

Whole grains are unprocessed alternatives, which are good sources of B-vitamins and fibre. These essential vitamins moisturize the skin, keeping them from being dry and scaly.

Some whole grains like buckwheat contain antioxidants, which combat inflammation-related skin damage. Replacing your refined-flour pancakes with buckwheat pancakes help reduce acne, while nourishing your skin. Who says eating healthily entails giving up your favourite food?

 

5.    Exercise

Prevent signs of ageing by exercising!

 

Working up a good sweat offers a number of benefits for your skin and should be a vital part of any skin care regimen.

Breaking out in sweat boosts oxygen and blood flow to the skin, carrying nutrients that improve skin’s radiance by stimulating the collagen production. Sweat purges the skin of its toxins that clog pores and cause acne, resulting in a clear complexion with a natural pink flush. Notice how your skin has a natural healthy glow after each workout session?

When exercising, your skin starts to produce more of its natural oils that enhance the suppleness of your skin. Make exercise your secret skin care ingredient for a younger, healthier and smoother complexion. The next time you find yourself deliberating whether or not to head to the gym, don’t forget to factor vibrant complexion in as an added bonus to a better you!

 


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 1. BANANA PEELS

Most of us just throw out the banana peel after enjoying the fruit. While many feel that the skin has no benefits, it actually helps to reduce acne and acne scarring. Here is how you do it!

Just take a small piece of banana peel and rub it on the affected area. Keep rubbing until it turns brown. Leave it on for 30 minutes. As it dries, your skin will absorb the vitamins and nutrients from the peel. Do it 3 times a day and you will start to see the results!

 2. AVOCADO

After a whole day of working and schooling, our skin might be dry and dehydrated with all the environmental aggressors around. Just grab an avocado on your way home as it is a natural moisturizer. Here is how you do it!

Take a small amount of avocado and mash it up. Gently spread it all over your face and neck. Leave it for about 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water.

 3. KIWI

Apart from cleansing, you must exfoliate your skin twice a week, especially for those with oily skin. Did you know that an exfoliant can also be edible? Have half a kiwi and use the other half as your facial scrub. The seeds act as an exfoliator. Also, it has Vitamin C that helps the skin to look young and radiant. Here is how you do it!

Take a quarter of a kiwi and slice it. Gently scrub the kiwi slices all over your face. If you do not want to waste the other quarter, you can mash it up and make a face mask out of it. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and wash with warm water.

 4. ICE CUBES

Who would have thought something so simple could help with our skin care routine right? Ice cubes help to give you a more refreshed and toned complexion. Here is how you do it!

Get some water and freeze it up. You can choose to also add lemon juice or cucumber while you freeze. Grab an ice cube and gently rub it on your face in an outward and upward motion. You can also choose to freeze up green tea to get the anti-inflammatory extracts from it on top of the toned complexion.

There you have it – 4 tips that can help you get better skin. Try it out and you’ll definitely see the results!

3DEEP™ RF Technology

It is a multi-source, phase controlled radio frequency energy that is safe and effective to use. It is the latest generation of all RF-based professional skin treatment devices.

Using an array of multiple RF sources and a sophisticated software, it is able to effectively control the phase of the energy flowing between the hand-piece and electrodes.

3DEEP also controls the delivery of power and depth of RF energy to the skin, making it different from other devices in the market today.

Monopolar RF

 

RF energy flows uncontrolled through the body. It requires intensive skin cooling during the procedure.

 

 

 

Bipolar RF

 

RF flows superficially and is less efficient. It requires cooling to protect the skin.

 

 

 

3DEEP RF

 

Deep, controlled and targeted energy flow. No cooling is required.

 

 

 

Hence, the treatment is safe and eliminates concerns about any potential side effects or downtime. It is effective for skin tightening and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

3DEEP™ RF Fractional Skin Resurfacing  

3DEEP Fractional Skin Resurfacing is specifically designed for the treatment of skin roughness, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and scars.

3DEEP FSR

 

 

 

 

 

 

The FSR handpiece contains a matrix of 112 tiny electrodes, allowing simultaneous fractional micro-ablation of the epidermis, together with volumetric heating of 100% of the dermis, which reaches the collagen fibers causing an immediate and long term tightening effect.

This technology also provides the capability to differentiate between micro-ablation and dermal heating, making it an optimal multi-layer treatment to improve aging skin and atrophic acne scars. It treats all layers of the skin, helping you achieve a smoother, brighter skin surface.

Before

After

1. Almonds 

Almonds are an incredible nutritional source of vitamin E, dietary fiber, protein and magnesium. Eating almonds help lower cholesterol. It also increases energy levels, softens the skin, reduces food cravings and improves sleep patterns.

Skin care products that contain almonds are especially effective for treating dry and sensitive skin.

So if you have dry and sensitive skin, you can try the following homemade face mask:
1. Mix 2 tablespoons of crushed almonds with 1 tablespoon of honey.
2. Apply the mixture to your face for 5 minutes
3. Rinse it off with cool water.

Your skin will absorb the vitamins and nutrients in the almond. It will leave your face refreshed and revitalized. 

2. Oatmeal

When applied to the face, oatmeal works by cleaning and moisturizing the skin to soothe and relieve skin irritations. It also works effectively to reduce skin dryness and itching.

For smoother and softer skin, try mixing an oatmeal face mask:
1. Mix oatmeal with water or milk
2. Cover your entire face with the mixture and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Rinse it off with warm water.

Oatmeal also helps remove dead skin cells, revealing fresher and clearer skin.

3. Avocado

Avocado is a rich source of vitamin A, B, D and E. Avocado contains more potassium than a banana, allowing skin care products infused with avocado to penetrate the skin more evenly and quickly. With their healthy fats and phytonutrients, avocado offers remarkable benefits to human, both when eaten and applied directly on your skin.

To moisturize your skin, simply mash one avocado into a bowl and apply it to your face. If you wish, you can even apply it on your back, hands and feet.

4. Egg Whites

Egg whites face mask can give you firmer looking skin and fewer breakouts. It also reduces redness and inflammation and helps ward off wrinkles and tighten sagging skin.

Follow the following steps for firmer and clearer skin.
1. Separate out the yoke from the egg white
2. Pat the egg white onto a clean face. (Make sure your hair is clear from your face)
3. Let the mask dry for about 10 minutes
4. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

This formula works wonders for oily or combination skin. You can use it every week for best results!

The state of your skin will reflect what you eat. Some foods are good for your skin, giving it the nutrients that it needs, making it look smooth, radiant and young. While some foods can cause you to have bad skin, leading to premature aging, tired looking skin or even break outs!

Let’s look at some of these foods that contribute to bad skin:

1. Caffeine – Caffeine is present in beverages like coffee, tea, hot chocolate and colas. It makes your skin look tired, dull and aged. Caffeine also reduces the moisture level of your skin. Our dermal layers need fluids to replenish cells and maintain healthy cell growth. Hence, you should try to cut down on caffinated beverages as much is you can to achieve a healthy, glowing skin.

2. Processed Foods – The consumption of processed foods does not just affect the appearance of your skin but is harmful to your body as a whole. Due to processing, foods lose most of their important nutrients and thus may not be able to provide our body with the vital nutrients it needs to function effectively. More importantly, preservatives, artificial food colors and other chemical additives, which are added during processing, may cause allergic reactions and other skin problems.

3. Oily and fatty foods – Foods that contain huge amounts of saturated fats, trans fats and hydrogenated oil are bad for the skin. When these bad fats are subjected to heat from cooking, it may release toxins or free radicals. Free radicals are one of the many causes of aging. Thus, consumption of foods packed with bad fats will increase the risks of skin break outs.

4. Alcohol – Alcohol is bad for your liver, which is like your filter system. By drinking alcohol, you will increase the chances of damaging your liver, and deprive your skin of receiving its necessary nutrients. Hence, regular consumption will result in tired looking skin. Not only that, alcohol dehydrates your skin, making it dry and irritated. It also dilates the capillaries, making fine blood vessels visible. This is why heavy drinkers tend to look red and if drinking is not controlled, the capillaries will remain dilated.


5. Salt – Salt causes tissues to swell, and the subsequent deflating results in reduced elasticity for your skin. This is why salt is known for causing water retention and you should avoid eating salty foods late at night to prevent getting your face all puffed up the following morning.

6. High Glycemic Index Foods – Foods that are high GI includes white rice, white bread, baked potato and most desserts. High GI foods are easily digested and readily converted into sugar or glucose. Such high levels of glucose in the blood can trigger several hormonal activities which may cause acne. Also, sugar molecules attach readily to collagen. This results in collagen depletion which will cause your skin to lose its elasticity eventually lead to premature aging.

After looking at what bad foods can do to your skin, you may want to start watching what you put into your mouth. You will feel healthier and see the positive changes in your skin!