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Blog > Summer Skincare Series #4: How To Prevent Summer Acne

Summer Skincare Series #4: How To Prevent Summer Acne

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Come summertime, and the fun times that we have outdoors generally tend to be accompanied by sweat, oil, and dirt that builds up on our skin. If you have acne-prone skin, this could mean unwanted acne breakouts.

If you’re in Singapore… well, it’s pretty much summer all year round. But if you’re spending more time outdoors due to the June holidays, then the advice we have may work for you!

Beat the heat (and the zits) with these simple tips:

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#1: Choose A Non-Comedogenic Sunscreen

We all know to slather on the SPF when we’re outdoors, but the type of sunscreen we use can affect our tendency to break out. Opt for a non-comedogenic sunscreen – this ensures that the sunscreen you use won’t clog your pores. This prevents the buildup of dirt, grime, and acne-causing bacteria, which could cause acne breakouts.

Try our TiZ02 and TiZ03 mineral sunscreens: they’re non-comedogenic, free from fragrances, and offer broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays! We have waterproof as well as tinted versions to suit your natural skin tone.


LS Aesthetic Clinic - TiZ02 TiZ03 Mineral Sunscreens


#2: Remove Makeup and Sunscreen Thoroughly

It’s important to ensure you wash off all traces of makeup – and sunscreen! – at the end of the day. This prevents any buildup of dead skin cells or acne-causing bacteria in your pores.

To ensure all traces of makeup are removed, use the double-cleansing method. First, use an oil-based cleansing balm to remove your makeup. Follow up with a water-based makeup remover or micellar cleansing water, to ensure all traces of your makeup and the oil-based cleansing balm are removed.


#3: Wash Hats or Headbands

It’s common to wear a hat to keep out the sun, but most tend to neglect getting it cleaned after a day out.

Hats tend to absorb some of our sweat and oil when we are outdoors – re-wearing your hat again the next day without washing it can cause the residual sweat and oil to irritate your skin, causing a breakout.

A fear of acne shouldn’t have to mean the end of your hat-wearing days! Just be sure to wash your hat or cap before wearing it again, especially if you’ve been outdoors.


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For more information on our acne laser treatments and mineral sunscreens, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices – and we don’t hard sell!

Blog > Summer Skincare Series #3: 3 Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Summer Skincare Series #3: 3 Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin

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Come June holidays, and a lot of us tend to spend more time outdoors, or away on holiday. Either way, this could take a toll on our skin, be it dry and dull skin from long flights, or unwanted pigmentation from extended time under the sun.

We've rounded up 3 simple tips on how to maintain healthy, glowing skin:

1. Know Your Travel Skincare Essentials!
No matter where you’re heading, never hop on board the plane without these 2 skincare essentials: moisturiser and sunblock. The dry air during a flight can leave your skin dehydrated, while being at a higher altitude can expose you to stronger and harsher UV rays, especially if you have a window seat!

If you can, don’t forget to bring an SPF lip balm as well to moisturise your lips while protecting them from unnecessary UV exposure.


LS Aesthetic Clinic | Importance of Sunscreen During Travel


2. Drink Lots Of Water
This advice may have been repeated countless times by countless publications, but it still rings true. What you put inside your body has significant impacts on what shows on your skin. Water is a significant building block for your skin cells – a lack of water will cause your skin to crack, just like how cookie dough is without any eggs.

For those trying to one-up their water-drinking habits, try drinking warm water with a fresh slice of lemon inside – it helps in detoxing your body!



3. Undo Damage with Laser Treatments & Chemical Peels
Already spent too much time out in the sun and regretting it? Non-invasive laser treatments, light therapy, and facial peels can help to reverse freckles, melasma, and other unwanted pigmentation from all that sun exposure. And the best part – most of these treatments are non-invasive, and have no downtime!

Nd:YAG laser treatments work by targeting the pigment in your skin, dispersing it. This causes unwanted pigmentation to fade gradually over treatment.

Chemical peels work by using chemicals to gently resurface the skin, and can reduce photo-aging from long-term sun damage, pigmentation, as well as mild to moderate wrinkles. Such peels can also be tailored in terms of intensity to suit your skin condition.


LS Aesthetic Clinic | Laser Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation and Pigmentation

For more information on our pigmentation treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices – and we don’t hard sell!

Blog > Summer Skincare Series #2: Things To Look Out For In Your Sunscreen

Summer Skincare Series #2: Things To Look Out For In Your Sunscreen

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Spending more time outdoors this summer? We all know the importance of SPF and sunscreen, but just what goes into your sunscreen is just as, if not more important. We’ve curated a list of things you should look out for when purchasing your next sunscreen:





Active Ingredients
Avobenzone: This is a common ingredient found in most chemical sunscreens, i.e. sunscreens that use minerals or other ingredients to absorb the sun’s harmful UV rays once it penetrates the skin. Avobenzone is one such ingredient that is usually found in most sunscreens, due to its ability to absorb a wide range of UV rays and convert them into energy that is less harmful to the skin.

Titanium Dioxide: This active ingredient creates a physical barrier on one’s skin, protecting against UV rays. This is a popular UV filtering ingredient, as it is not absorbed into the skin and does not degrade in the presence of sunlight. It is also non-comedogenic, meaning that it doesn’t clog pores!

Zinc Oxide: Like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide provides a physical block against UV rays when applied to the skin. It is also non-comedogenic, and photostable in the presence of sunlight.

Our TiZ02 & TiZ03 mineral sunscreens contain both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as active ingredients for an all-rounded protection against the sun. They're free from preservatives, oils, and fragrances too!

Broad Spectrum Coverage
Ensure that your sunblock has protection not just against UVB rays, but also against UVA rays! UVA rays tend to penetrate deep into the skin, causing not only premature aging, but also fine lines and wrinkles. They are also responsible for a number of skin cancers.

UVB rays on the other hand, tend to burn the superficial layers of the skin, causing unwanted sunburns and pigmentation.





PA Rating
Always see the sign “PA+++” but don’t quite understand what that means? This is actually the Japanese rating system of UVA protection, and ranges from “PA+” to “PA+++”.

The more the pluses, the higher the protection! But note though, this rating only measures protection against UVA rays – whatever sunscreen you choose, you’ll still need a broad-spectrum one that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.


SPF
In a nutshell, SPF measures the level of protection you get against UVB rays. An SPF 15 sunscreen can block out 93% of UVB rays, an SPF 30 sunscreen can block out almost 97% UVB rays, while an SPF 50 sunscreen can block an estimated 98% of UVB rays.

Generally, it’s good to have a sunscreen that has at least SPF 30.


Water-Resistance
If you’re going swimming, it’s important that you apply a water-resistant sunblock to ensure you’re still protected in the water. While no sunscreen is 100% waterproof – new regulations have classified sunblocks as either 40-minute or 80-minute water-resistant sunscreens – it’s important to apply a (preferably) 80-minute water-resistant sunscreen, like our TiZ03 mineral sunscreen, 15-20 minutes before sun exposure, and every 2 hours after.





How do I apply sunblock?
Easier said than done – Most people tend to get this wrong! When applying sunblock, apply about 20g - 30g for the entire body. For your face, you’ll need an amount around the size of a 50-cent coin. Don’t forget to reapply every 2-3 hours!

For more information about our sunscreens, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road.

We offer honest advice, quality skincare, and affordable prices.

Blog > Summer Skincare Series #1: Keep Pigmentation At Bay!

Summer Skincare Series #1: Keep Pigmentation At Bay!

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It’s the school holidays, and a lot of us are more likely to spend additional time having fun outdoors, or going on a holiday! But that also tends to mean… added sun exposure and possibly, unwanted pigmentation spots.

Avoid freckles, melasma and age spots with these simple tricks:

  • Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. If you’re going swimming, be sure to apply a water-resistant one, like our TiZ02 sunblock.

  • TiZO2 Sunblock | LS Aesthetic Clinic

  • If you want to be extra safe, carry a umbrella to shield you from the sun – better yet, one that is able to filter out UV rays!
  • If you’re going to be out the whole day, be sure to reapply your sunscreen approximately every 2 hours.

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For pigmentation spots that have already formed, don’t fret! Get rid of them with:

  1. Pigmentation Lasers: We offer a full range of medical-grade lasers, such as the RevLite laser or Dual Yellow Laser. These lasers can accurately target and reduce pigment, even when they occur at different depths of your skin.

    Pigmentation Laser Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic

  2. Pigmentation Facials: We offer Vitamin C facials, as well as chemical peels that are suitable for different types of pigmentation. These help to boost skin colour and texture too!
  3. Pigmentation Facials | LS Aesthetic Clinic

  4. Lightening Creams: Our medical-grade creams help to suppress melanocytes – the cause of pigmentation – in turn lightening the appearance of age spots, freckles, and melasma.
  5. Whitening Supplements: Crystal Tomato or Pynocare food supplements have been scientifically proven to inhibit melanin synthesis while protecting you against free radicals. They reduce existing melanin in your skin too, effectively lightening pigmentation spots!

    Crystal Tomato Pynocare Whitening Supplements for Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic


And there you have it! You don't have to avoid the sun and quit all melanin-inducing activities completely, but remember to take necessary precautions and you'll be just fine.

For more information on our pigmentation treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

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