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The 4 Cardinal Sins of Aging

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Aging is a natural and inevitable process, but the effects of aging, be it wrinkles, sunken cheeks, or pigmentation, can sound scary to some. As a rough guide to slowing down the effects of aging, we’ve narrowed down the causes of aging to 4 main factors:

Sugar
Eating sugar, be it in the form of processed sugars like donuts or “healthy” foods like fruits, causes glycation, a type of inflammatory response in the body. When your body breaks down sugar molecules, they bind onto proteins and fats in your body to form AGEs, molecules that destroy collagen and elastin as they build up in your body.

The destruction of collagen and elastin in your body results in your skin being wrinkly, less supple, and less radiant.

Don’t get us wrong, your body still requires sugar to function, but try and get your daily sugar intake from fruits and whole grains instead of processed sugars.


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Sun
We cannot stress this enough: repeated overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause pigmentation spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer.

Let’s break down how this works: when UV rays reach your skin, a natural substance called melanin acts as the first line of protection, absorbing the UV rays to protect you against sun damage. This absorption is what gives your skin a tan!

But when the amount of UV rays you expose yourself to exceeds the amount of protection that the melanin in your skin can provide, pigmentation, wrinkles, and dull skin are the unwanted side effects that can slowly emerge over time.

So when it comes to protecting yourself from UV rays, always avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun, and always wear sunblock!


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Smoking
The carbon monoxide and nicotine in cigarettes play a role in reducing blood flow and oxygen supply to your skin, causing wrinkles, or your skin to appear gaunt.

Some studies have shown that smoking affects collagen and elastin in the body too, causing one’s skin to look less firm, youthful, and supple.


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Sleep Deprivation
There’s real truth in the term “beauty sleep”! Studies have shown that insufficient sleep is correlated with premature skin aging such as fine lines, uneven skin tone, and reduced skin elasticity. Those with inadequate rest also found it more difficult for their skin to recover after sun exposure.

So be sure to get your 7-8 hours of well-deserved rest! Use an anti-aging cream at night too, so your skin can absorb it while repairing itself.


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For more information on our anti-aging treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

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Blog > 5 Tips & Tricks For Glowing "Glass Skin"

5 Tips & Tricks For Glowing "Glass Skin"

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Glass skin – essentially clear, radiant, and transparent skin – is the latest skincare craze these days.

How does one get glass skin, especially in time for the festive season? We list down a few skincare tips and tricks:

  1. Exfoliate
    Radiant skin is partially about physics: your skin appears to glow when it’s smooth enough to reflect light.

    But sometimes, things get in the way of smooth skin: dead skin cells, dirt and gunk that accumulates on our face (pollution!), or leftover makeup from improper removal.

    And when dead skin cells or debris pile up, this diffuses the light shining on our skin, making our complexions appear dull.

    Furthermore, as we grow older, our cellular turnover rate also slows down, and new skin cells take longer to replace old ones.

    This is where exfoliation comes in: using a gentle facial scrub 2-3 times a week can help to clear dead skin cells that pile up over time. Exfoliate at night if you can too – this has the added benefit of clearing any leftover makeup debris from earlier on in the day.

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  2. Brightening Facials
    Brightening facials, such as our Radiance/Rejuvenation/Luminous facials, have the effect of firming and brightening the skin while speeding up cellular turnover. These also include gentle peels to help exfoliate skin and attain a smooth complexion, while treating sun damage, fine lines, or dehydrated skin.

    Hydradermabrasion, or more commonly known as a hydrafacial, not only clears clogged pores, but also deeply hydrates skin through the infusion of medical-grade serums.

    Such facials are suitable for all skin types, and can be combined with light therapy or laser treatments for better results. Find out more here.

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  3. Laser Treatments
    Want to achieve that clear, poreless look in glass skin? Laser treatments help to minimise pores, stimulate collagen production, reduce facial redness and promote an even skin tone.

    If you’re worried about your skin peeling or looking extremely red after a laser treatment, don’t fret! There are no-downtime laser treatment options available. You’ll be able to attend gatherings, go to the gym, or continue with your daily routine with no interruptions. Find out more here.

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  4. Avoid Sugar
    When it comes to glass skin, what you put inside your body matters just as much as what you put on our skin.

    Sugar: this is one of the 3 pillars of aging (we’ll get to this another time). The metabolising of sugar causes an inflammatory response in our bodies, causing collagen and elastin to break down, making our skin look less supple and radiant over time.

    Let’s be real, we know giving up waffles and Kit Kats completely is not going to happen. But try avoiding processed sugars as much as you can, and for foods with naturally occurring sugars (e.g. fruits), opt for foods with a low GI index.

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  5. Get Enough Shuteye
    There’s actually truth to the term ‘beauty sleep’! Skin cells renew themselves while you sleep.

    Studies have shown that the human growth hormone (or HGH) – which is responsible for accelerating skin repair and cell regeneration – kicks in while we sleep, and is affected by the quality of our sleep.

    So getting adequate rest can actually make a big difference to what we see in the mirror the next day!

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For more information on our neck treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.