You can wreak a lot of havoc on your own face when you use products that are not suitable for your skin type or simply being a lazy bum by not taking care of your skin. A more alarming and terrifying truth? You can also sabotage your complexion in the process of trying to refine the quality of your skin.
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We spoke to Dr Michelle Lim, Aesthetic Consultant from SW1 Clinic, for some insights on the 3 worst bad habits that kept you from nailing that glowing glass skin. Read on to see if you fall into this category.
1. Picking Pimples
Remember that you’re not a dermatologist. Therefore, you should not be picking at your pimples as this is one of the biggest assaults you can do to your delicate face, resulting in permanent defects.
“It’s tempting but by popping your acne, you’ll create more swelling, redness and inflammation,” says Dr Michelle. “Squeezing those zits can lead to scabs and might leave scars or discolourations that can last for months, or forever.”
Instead of a DIY, schedule an anti-acne 3-step therapy of Pimple ER with Dr Michelle to calm down acne and prevent further inflammation in under 24 hours.
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We know how important a weekly scrub is as it removes dead skin cells, oil and debris from your face so that your complexion appears brighter and smoother so that your skincare products can penetrate better to work their magic.
“A weekly exfoliation may be recommended but the frequency depends largely on your skin type and the type of scrub used,” says Dr Michelle. “If you over-exfoliate, you’ll strip away the skin’s protective barrier and end up with inflamed or parched skin.”
Works as both a mask and scrub, Chái Crystal Healing renews cells with champagne extracts packed with antioxidants being a mask, while the crystal scrub removes lustre-robbing dead skin cells, oil and dirt thoroughly to reveal radiant and younger looking skin.
3. Rubbing, Tugging and Pulling The Eyelid
The skin on your eyelid is the thinnest on your face and usually the first area to show signs of ageing. So rubbing and pulling on this delicate area excessively is definitely not a good idea! Tugging causes eyelids to lose elasticity, damage collagen and break capillaries.
“You pull and tug the eyelid when you put in contacts, apply eyeliner or remove stubborn eye makeup,” says Dr Michelle. “These habitual actions damage the elasticity and collagen fibres on your eyelid, causing visible lines and droopiness.”
If you looking for an immediate rejuvenating and uplifting experience, dive in for Golden Eye from SW1 Spa—– an award-winning treatment to bring back the twinkle in your eyes with Sygma Lift’s patented HIFU.
Infused with skin-loving organic coconut, chamomile and jojoba oil, Chái Emerald Oil features a cooling roller ball application to soothe tired eyes, smooth fine lines and brighten dark eye circles. Your eyes will appear younger, more energetic and rejuvenated throughout the day with no tacky feeling.
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Gentle Reminder: You should always apply eye cream with the ring finger and a gentle patting motion!