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5 Skincare Tips From A Singapore Dermatologist


Whether you are a local or an expat in Singapore, you have probably long figured out that the cause of your oily, acne-prone skin is the stark weather of the tropical city, with its constantly humid climate and temperatures of about 30°C at the least. But, with the numerous aesthetic clinics, all claiming to have the best dermatologists in Singapore and offering all sorts of acne treatments and skin care services, you can’t help but wonder whether they actually work. In our search for answers, we turn to a top dermatologist in Singapore to reveal what constitutes good skincare, along with some tips on how to maintain good skin. 1. Consult a dermatologist If you believe you have sensitive and acne-prone skin, stop self-medicating and using products that are promised to be made specifically for sensitive skin. In more chances than not, these things can make the issue worse. We can’t stress further how essential it is to see a dermatologist first before you try medications by yourself. 2. Use a dermatologically tested and formulated cleanser Because of the extremely humid weather, we almost always feel like we constantly need to shower to remove the sweat. In fact, a lot of patients recall how they struggle to wash their faces at least three times daily and wonder why they still have pimples. The truth is, all cleaners perform one function, and that is to get rid of dirt, oil and bacteria on the skin. The only difference is that dermatologist-tested cleansers are gentle on the skin thus, do not strip moisture in the skin.


3. Don’t use scrubs or clay masks Most patients are surprised to learn that a lot of dermatologists do not recommend the use of scrubs and clay masks. In fact, they don’t agree with a lot of what beauty product manufacturers claim, and for a very good reason. Over the years, dermatologists have seen a wealth of complications due to lack of understanding of how skin behaves. Scrubbing with harsh beads don’t actually brighten or exfoliate your skin, instead, it causes damage and irritation to the skin, that may even be the cause of your sensitive skin and redness. 4. Do your research on cosmeceuticals In recent years, cosmeceuticals have become a fashionable word among dermatologists and consumers alike. In case you don’t know, the term is a marriage of the words pharmaceuticals and cosmetics and refers to skincare and cosmetic products that are approved by dermatologists. But, while they may be backed by science, it’s important to do your research first. 5. Get a chemical peel once a month Finally, what is true about the humidity in Singapore is that it triggers the buildup of dead keratin, which blocks the pores and eventually causes inflammation. Receiving a chemical peel suitable for your skin type is crucial as it would reduce the chances of acne breakouts and reduce signs of ageing. However, you should note that this treatment will not work for patients with a severe acne problem and laser treatment may be recommended.

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5 Skincare Tips From A Singapore Dermatologist  

In our search for answers, we turn to a top dermatologist in Singapore to reveal what constitutes good skincare, along with some tips on how...

5 Skincare Tips From A Singapore Dermatologist  

In our search for answers, we turn to a top dermatologist in Singapore to reveal what constitutes good skincare, along with some tips on how...

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