Guide To Treating Hair Problems And Acne For Young Adults

A Simple Guide To Treating Hair Problems & Acne For Young Adults

Puberty is something that all of us experience once in our life. The rapid physical and emotional development that teenagers go through is what makes puberty so tough for all, if not most of us. As the body develops, one common product is acne - making puberty even tougher for some than it already is! Coupled with sudden body hair growth, most teens spend the majority of their teenage years worrying about how they look.

 

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that can occur to anyone at any point in their lives, but occurs more commonly amongst teenagers. The pores under our skin are connected to glands that produce an oily substance, also known as sebum. During puberty, the hormones tend to cause the glands to produce more sebum, and the oil can cause the dead skin cells of the face to stick to the surface. People who have acne tend to observe whiteheads and blackheads on the face, while in more severe cases, pimples, and pus-filled cysts can appear. Not only can acne be itchy and painful, it also causes a lot of emotional distress in the teenager suffering from it.

Acne is considered to be a very common problem amongst teens in Singapore, with over 80% of adolescents suffering from it. Teen acne usually starts around the time of puberty and can happen to children as early as the age of nine. Statistics have also shown that the cases of acne can be more severe in teens around the ages of 14 and 15.

During the course of acne, some people may also develop acne scars. Acne scars are the result of inflammation caused by skin pores that have been engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. These acne scars cause permanent textural changes and indentations on the skin of the face and are usually a result of severe acne.

Teenage Skin Acne Scars

 

 

Prevention of acne scars

While it is tempting to pick on your pimples, did you know that this increases your risk of developing acne scars once the pimple is healed? When you pick, squeeze, or pop a pimple, you increase the risk of inflammation, and this puts you at risk of developing scars. Even though acne goes away on its own once puberty has ended, it is recommended that you seek treatment for your acne to reduce the chances of developing scars.

Some people will seek the professional opinion of a dermatologist and be prescribed with antibiotics to reduce bacteria, while some are uncomfortable with taking medications. And so, here are some options that you can take to improve your acne condition.

1. Acne facial

As acne is associated with having clogged pores, there are some facial treatments that you can get to unclog your pores and leave your skin feeling cleaner, as well as healthier. Some acne facial treatments include the Best Exfoliator & Maskne Facial that is suitable for both acne and sensitive skin. This facial is a highly effective cleansing facial that helps loosen dead skin cells, whilst providing the skin with antibacterial properties!

2. Micro-needling

Some facials in Singapore offer treatments for acne scars with the use of micro-needling. Micro-needling, as its name suggests, uses small needles to create tiny holes in the skin, and the process aims to stimulate the skin’s natural ability to heal on its own. While this does not cause the acne scars to go away completely, the process can visibly cause acne scar reduction.

3. Skin Rejuvenation Facial

Instant Glow & Whitening Facial treatment is ideal for scars and skin pigmentation issues. Using the latest technology in laser face rejuvenation, this facial treatment is effective on a wide variety of skin problems, including the reducing of acne scars. This facial aims to keep your skin looking more radiant and hydrated, while also stimulating collagen growth from within.

 

Hair Growth

Aside from acne problems, most teens will also see their bodies changing - like the growth of hair underarms, legs, and even on their torsos. Thankfully, with advancements in technology and skilled professionals, it is now easier to remove body hair.

Super Hair Removal (SHR) is the third generation of hair removal procedure that combines the advantages of both laser hair removal and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). A painless method that uses low fluence repetitive laser pulses targeting hair follicles, SHR can permanently remove them.

 

Glowing Years

Because being young should be a joyful experience, Ceramique Aesthetics would like to encourage all youths to embrace these glowing years with an irresistible promotion on not one, but two facial treatments!

For only $48 (U.P. $188/session), first-time customers to Ceramique can now enjoy two 60-minute sessions of the Best Exfoliator & Maskne Facial that is suitable for both acne and sensitive skin. And that’s not all! If you are looking for radiant and clear complexion, then you are in for a treat. For just $68 (U.P. $280/session), you will get to enjoy two 60-minute sessions of Instant Glow & Whitening Facial, that is ideal for scars and skin pigmentation issues. Hurry, book your appointments today! Leave your face in the hands of our professional beauty aestheticians at Ceramique, and let us work our magic. Book your appointment today!

Our team of highly trained beauty aestheticians can help relieve your acne and body hair growth issues, reach out to us today to find out more!

Super Hair Removal (SHR) in Singapore

All that you need to know about Super Hair Removal (SHR)

Many of us probably remember our very first hair removal experience. Armed with a disposable razor and some body wash, it felt as if we could conquer every unwanted hair on our body. Of course, the reality is far from that. After a shaving session, there will often be a few unshaved patches here and there, especially in the hard-to-reach areas. Not to mention all the razor cuts and ingrown hairs! Shaving may rid you of your hair problems for a little while, but it takes tedious and constant maintenance. Plus, never will you be able to achieve permanent hair removal with just your trusty razor.

Thankfully, with the help of technology and trained professionals, it is much easier to achieve – and maintain – a silky-smooth and hairless body. Particularly, laser hair removal and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) have been popular choices as both use light as a heat source to target and inhibit the growth of hair follicles but in different ways. Nevertheless, many people are now turning to Super Hair Removal (SHR) as it combines the advantages of both laser hair removal and IPL!

Having grown in popularity recently, many people may not be aware of what SHR is and how it works. If you are one of those people and would like to find out more about it, this article is for you! Keep reading to find out more about this third-generation hair removal technology.

 

What is Super Hair Removal?

SHR works similarly to IPL and laser hair removal by using pulses of light energy to destroy hair follicles. However, SHR delivers lower energy pulses at a higher frequency. This way, the skin is heated gently and the accumulated energy targets both the melanin in the hair follicles and the stem cells in charge of hair reproduction.

What is Super Hair Removal (SHR)

 

Why Super Hair Removal?

If it is so similar to previous methods of hair removal, you may be wondering why SHR is getting so popular now. As such, here are some of the advantages of SHR:

  1. Less harm and damage to the skin
    Not only does SHR send lower energy pulses and allow heat to build up slowly, but the applicator also provides concurrent contact cooling. This results in less trauma to the skin and less discomfort for the user as well. With IPL, it uses a more concentrated ‘shot’ that causes the heat to build up faster. With no contact cooling, this method can be painful for some people. This also means that IPL is typically not recommended for more sensitive areas in the body – such as the bikini area and the face. With SHR, hair removal is achievable in those areas!

Which Areas Can Super Hair Removal (SHR) Be Used On

  1. Suitable for all skin tones and types
    One of the biggest issues with IPL has always been that it often causes more discomfort for darker-skinned people. The extra melanin they have often absorb a lot more energy – thus accumulating into more heat and, more importantly, more pain for them. That is usually not the case for Super Hair Removal as only 50% of the light energy is targeted and absorbed by the melanin. Moreover, being more gentle, the process also works well for people with sensitive skin – the same usually cannot be said for IPL and laser hair removal.

  2. Quicker at removing unwanted hairs
    As SHR utilises sweeping motions, it can cover more areas at a faster rate. For IPL, it focuses on one area at a time. Moreover, SHR targets more hair follicles as it can work on both fine and coarse hairs while IPL usually only targets coarse hairs. This means users can enjoy a faster and yet more efficient method of hair removal!

 

Super Hair Removal (SHR) Quick Removing Unwanted Hairs

 

A Silky-Smooth You 

From shaving and tweezing to waxing and sugaring, we probably have done a myriad of things to attain a smooth and hairless appearance. With Super Hair Removal, the process is made much simpler. Just remember that the best hair removal is often done by an aesthetician that understands your needs and aims to help you achieve them!

Our highly trained staff and personalised consultations can help you achieve a smooth and hairless appearance! Contact us today to find out more.

For Men: SHR Underarm Hair Removal

It used to be that hair removal is only favourable more by women. Chances are, unless you’re a bodybuilder, performer or swimmer, you’ll unlikely be unbothered by your natural body hair. Unfortunately, the humid weather in Singapore isn’t going to do much justice to your underarm hair - all the ‘blood, sweat and tears’ end up accumulating and the last thing you want is to be told that you smell funny.

Here’s the good news, guys. Not so anymore, experts report that more and more men are opting for the same grooming rights as women - including smooth body skin. If you’ve considered the best way to get rid of underarm hair, you’re not alone. We’ve been receiving numerous questions from our male customers about underarm hair removal, so here’s some tips to better understand about the whole process. Be it for comfort, improving sports performance or just your personal hygiene preference, you’ll be sure to find a fit.

First of all, what is SHR Hair Removal? SHR stands for Super Hair Removal which permanently destroys hair follicles by using low fluence repetitive laser pulses targeting the susceptible hair follicles while at the same time providing concurrent contact cooling, resulting in painless and permanent hair removal. Because of the gradual accumulation of the energy into the skin, there is less trauma and irritation caused - making it ideal and suitable for everyone, regardless of skin tone and even for customers with sensitive skin.

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How to take care of your skin during pregnancy

Ah, pregnancy. One of the most beautiful things in life. While it is a piece of great news, it’s the time of your life to be diligent in taking the best care of yourself. During pregnancy, your body and skin changes drastically due to the hormonal roller coaster. Most of the clothes you wore before will no longer fit and your usual beauty regime may suddenly prove as inadequate or ineffective to counter hormonal issues that surface on your skin. The surge of female hormones can lead to effects on your skin pigments, blood vessels, glands, and even your immune system. Melasma, acne, stretch marks, dry skin and many more - your skin goes through all kinds of crazy changes. We asked our Managing Director - Evonne for some facial and skincare tips during pregnancy.

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Beauty myths to stop believing this Autumn season

It’s September, and that means it’s the transition into the rainy season in Singapore. Besides indulging in mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival (read till the end for a pleasant surprise), it’s time to change up some of your beauty rituals as we enter the rainier months of the year. Before you set your monsoon beauty routine in place, here’s 5 myths we would like to bust so you make smarter decisions and don’t end up wondering why your skin isn’t looking as ‘glowy’ as before.

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Facial deals you can’t miss this eGSS 2020!

HAPPENING FROM 9.9 TO 10.10

Covid-19 might have ruined your overseas plans, but thank god for deals and sales that aren’t stopping anytime soon. If you are looking for a day to pamper yourself or your loved one without breaking the bank, then you definitely can’t miss out on this. For all skin types, concerns, and all ages, here’s a list of facials we have handpicked to provide you with the best price, without compromising on quality.

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How to Give Your Skin a Hassle-free Detox

“Detox” has been one of the trendiest buzzwords of recent years. You might have tried a handful of diet detoxes with juice cleanses and meal plans after extra indulgent days. Or maybe you drank detox tea to get rid of excess bloat before a big event (where you’ll potentially be in a tight dress). But what about a detox for the biggest organ of your body?
No matter what you think about the trending buzzword, you can’t deny there are days when your skin could use a detox. Some days, our skin looks extra dull or breaking out, and we know it’s because we slept in our makeup, ate too much bad food, neglected our skin after beach days, or, god forbid, all of the above. If any other part of your body isn’t functioning properly, from your gut (too much junk food) to your brain (too much stress), it can show up on your skin because your pores get clogged up when trying to compensate for the other incorrectly functioning systems in your body.

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Suffering from ‘Maskne’? Here’s why and how to get rid of them

Unfortunately, wearing a mask when we are out has been made mandatory by the law in Singapore. In fact, it’s one of the most essential actions taken by the government to slow down the spread of the widespread worldwide pandemic right now.

For some of you, wearing a mask for long hours has caused you to have unwanted skin reactions. This unwanted skin reaction is known as mask acne, or ‘maskne’. It can show up as pimples, redness or irritation around your mouth, cheek, and jaw, where the mask gets in contact with your skin.

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A two-day itinerary to spend your National Day Holiday to the fullest

It’s Singapore’s independence day again this August 9th! Besides being grateful for the extra day of public holiday and perhaps catching up on sleep, it’s also a great time to give yourself some credits for enduring through a really shaky first half of the year. Be it some self pamper session or exploring Singapore, here is a two-days ‘getaway feel’ we’ve put together for you to enjoy your long weekend to the fullest. Travelling may not be currently feasible, but we can always be tourists in our country. Call us your new travel guide or whatever, you’re welcome.

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An Open Letter from Us

The Covid-19 pandemic has indeed had a colossal impact on almost every industry in Singapore. Whether that be unprecedented pressure on the health services, start-ups having to very sadly pull their shutters or supermarkets experiencing a crazy mad rush of Singaporeans stocking up on essentials (*ehem* toilet papers), it follows that the beauty and wellness industry is also on the detrimental fronts of the crisis’s effect.

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