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We had our 16th Anniversary lunch event last sunday. Here is UNV Aesthetics founder Wendy Weng giving her welcome speech.

A round of applause for our lucky winners of the lucky draw. 5x products prizes sponsored by Jeffrey and 5x $500 cash prizes sponsored by UNV Aesthetics.

UNV Aesthetic team sincerely thank all of our loyal customers for the support throughout all these years.

Those who have sensitive skin all report similar symptoms: redness, irritation, inflammation and the general feeling that their skin is “one size too small.”

But the underlying cause of such reactions is varied—and identifying the cause of the sensitivity plays the biggest role in honing in on how to treat the skin. “Ninety-eight percent of those who identify as having sensitive skin, have one of three types,” says Mount Kisko, NY, dermatologist David E. Bank, MD.

Below, we break down the causes.

 

 

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

People who have eczema first discover the condition as early as infancy, and are prone to having sensitive skin for their whole life.

This is a genetic condition that causes skin on the face and body to feel very dry with a sandpaper texture. Those who suffer from eczema have a problem with their skin’s outer barrier function and their skin has trouble retaining water, leading to dehydration.

The way to handle and treat it is by being placed on the simplest of routines and using the most mild of cleansers and liberal applications of quality soothing moisturizers. If your skin flares up and becomes inflamed or itchy, you may have to use topical cortisone creams prescribed by a dermatologist.

 

Irritant Contact Dermatitis

There are certain materials–for example, a Brillo pad or rubbing alcohol–that when applied or rubbed onto skin in sufficient quantities will cause irritation for everyone.

Those who have sensitive skin, however, have a much lower threshold for when that irritation occurs. Someone with sensitive skin will react much quicker to certain irritants than those with normal skin.

Some of the most common irritants that cause reactions include soap, alcohol and exfoliating products.

Those who have sensitive skin can tolerate these ingredients in much, much lower quantities, so it’s best to avoid those ingredients in your skin care products.

 

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

The third type of sensitive skin care irritation is caused by an allergic reaction to something that has come into contact with skin, resulting in sensitivity, redness, inflammation and raw patches.

The most common skin allergies that many people are prone to are fragrances (both synthetic and natural) and certain preservatives such as parabens.

Anyone who suffers from allergic contact dermatitis should always take care to avoid products that contain fragrances or parabens and see their dermatologist for further allergy testing.

 

 

Causes of Sensitive Skin

The cause of Sensitive skin usually has an outer layer of skin that is thinner than the general skin. As a result, the response of nerve point is much higher, so it is easy to react to trivia.

For example, while in cold, the skin feels dry, or when applying certain cosmetic products, suddenly the skin becomes red, itching and stinging.

In general, the skin becomes sensitive or easily problematic due to two factors:

 

1. Genetic Factor

A person’s skin type is generally heredity of his parents.  Likewise with sensitive skin.  Even the descent is the main factor causing sensitive skin. If you already have a talent or descent of sensitive skin, the presence of trigger factors would make easier problematic skin.

 

2. Trigger Factor

This is a factor that triggers the emergence of an allergic skin reaction. Several things can trigger skin problems, such as medicines or cosmetics that are applied to the skin, stress, and environmental factors.

Medicines and certain cosmetics can peel the skin to the deepest layer, so the skin becomes difficult to return to the initial condition.

Thin crust as a result of using unsuitable medicines and cosmetics, will cause the loss of moisture skin. If the moisture as skin’s outer protective factor is missing, the skin will become vulnerable to foreign objects, so skin makes an allergic reaction as a defense.

That’s why dry skin is also prone to problems when exposed to something. So, moisture becomes critical in protecting the skin from external factors.

Another factor that can trigger skin problems is decreased body condition, stress, and the environment such as exposure to sunlight and extreme temperatures.

On decreased body condition or stress, everyone could have skin problems, such as, easy to have skin irritation or skin allergic. It is due to decreasing body condition that also may reduce skin resistance.

Scarring is actually part of normal wound healing. When the skin is damaged through trauma, surgery or an inflammatory skin process (such as acne), it heals by producing new epithelial cells to cover the surface layer and new collagen to repair the deeper dermis.

This process also requires the development of new blood vessels to feed the healing skin and the recruitment of various inflammatory cells and molecules that ultimately help skin healing.

The new vessels and inflammation can lead to redness and tenderness in the new skin/scar and the new collagen is sometimes thicker than the original, undamaged skin, which can lead to thick, raised and indurated (hard) scars.

Healing skin continues to remodel for a year after the ‘trauma’, so sometimes, waiting, together with good wound and skin care is all that is needed, or will let you minimize the required intervention.

How a wound heals or scars will depend on the type of wound, the body site, the genetic healing characteristics of the individual (eg, dark skin may be more prone to keloid formation), the tension on the wound while it is healing, and even the wound care.

 

 

It can be difficult to treat scars with any physical intervention because it can actually cause more scarring in some cases (e.g. keloids).

It can be difficult to prevent scarring. Avoiding or minimizing the ‘trauma’ in the first place, is obvious.

There are two relatively straightforward categories that encompass all acne scars: hyperpigmentation (dark or red marks) and indented, or depressed, scars (blemishes that actually form topographical cavities on the surface of skin).

The difference here is easy to spot visually. However, the technical differences between the two are what really separate them: Brown and red stains left on the skin fall into the pigmentation category, but they are also different from one another.

The brownish markings left behind are affectionately known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), whereas red or pink markings are known as post-inflammatory erythema (PIE).

These scars are all typically expected to go away on their own over the course of several weeks to a couple months. But there are ways to speed that process along.

 

 

Way To Get Rid Of Acne Scars

1. The Vitamin C in Strawberries Will Renew Your Skin

Vitamin C is a popular skincare ingredient that works to reduce red acne scars by stimulating the skin’s natural regeneration. As the skin is stimulated to produce new skin cells, the new skin emerges from underneath and pushes the old, scarred skin off and away.

Vitamin C is super effective for renewing the skin safely.

However, there’s no need to drop a bunch of cash on a vitamin C product when you can get the same results much cheaper, and naturally.

To use strawberries as a skin treatment, simply slice up a good juicy strawberry. Riper is better. Rub each slice around your face, let the juice dry, then use the next slice.

This will layer up the strawberry juice on your skin for maximum effect. Let sit overnight, and rinse off in the morning.

 

2. Honey Fades Scars and Prevents Future Acne

The National Honey Board notes that honey contains many naturally occurring acids. These include alpha-hydroxy acids such as citric acid, lactic acid, and malic acid.

Plus, honey is a natural anti-bacterial, squashing acne bacteria that can lead to future pimples. A complete skincare routine for acne-prone skin will both treat scars and prevent future breakouts. Honey fills both of these roles, making it a very convenient and potentially time-saving option.

Skip the alpha-hydroxy skin creams and reach into your kitchen cabinet for some honey. Raw honey is better than pasteurized honey.

All you have to do is apply it evenly to the affected skin area, wait for 20-30 minutes, and rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this nightly for consistent treatment and best results.

 

3. Break Out the Citrus Fruits

According to Andrea Cespedes, citrus fruits of all types are rich in citric acid, an alpha hydroxy acid. This means that lemons, oranges, and grapefruit can all be used as a home remedy for acne scars.

Before bed, gently rub a slice of lemon or orange on your face and let the juice dry. Leave it there overnight, and rinse your face in the morning. You’ll see the fastest results if you do this every evening.

If you want to prevent future blemishes at the same time as you treat red marks, opt for a lemon. Lemons in particular are great for their natural anti-microbial abilities, just as with honey. You can even combine honey and lemon juice into the same mask treatment to maximize the benefits.

Be cautious using lemon on your face, especially if your skin is sensitive or has any open, unhealed acne lesions.

You may want to start by diluting the lemon juice with water the first time you do the treatment, and gradually increase the strength to see how much your skin can handle without excessive stinging and irritation.

 

4. Use Environ’s FOCUS CARE CLARITY

Environ’s Focus Care Clarity+ Range contains various combinations of scientifically researches ingredients that may assist in improving the appearance of breakout-prone skin. This comprehensive 3-phase system offers a complete skincare solution that is tough on confidence-crushing breakouts but easy on skin.

Phase 1 is to clean with the Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser & combat the appearance of congestion with Cebu-Tone Clarifier.

Phase 2 is to control using Sebu-Spot Blemish Gel to target spots. Sebu-Lac Lotions assists in improving skin texture; and Sebu-ACE Oil nourish skin with essential A, C and E.

Phase 3 is to clear using Sebu-Clear Masque to help reduce the appearance of confidence-crushing breakouts.

I love my skin, we get on well. We hang out every single day, so tight is our bond.

The hyperpigmentation that is perched on it, however, NO. We are not friends. We are enemies, and it is my chief focus in terms of corrective skin care. I wish it a grisly death many times over.

Hyperpigmentation, also known as sun spots, age spots, dark spots, brown marks and ‘the mask of pregnancy’, is so common among Singaporean women that my statistic calculator broke when I asked it for some numbers.

We all have it, and while all skin tones suffer from pigmentation, Singapore and Asian skin tones are particularly prone. Especially when we have a lot of sun exposure.

IT’S REAL EASY TO GET.

Just ask any doll who’s spent a week on a beachy holiday only to return with brown smatterings across their nose, upper cheeks, upper lip and forehead and they will tell you just how easy.

This is because hyperpigmentation is (most often) caused by UV exposure. Yes, UV stimulates the pigment cells (melanocytes) in our epidermis to start making melanin. This is what causes suntans but also hyperpigmentation. Another terrific reason to not to hang out in the sun.

Sadly, most of the hyperpigmentation you’ve got now, you actually probably actually earned 20 years ago. (It takes an average of 10 years for sun damage to translate into brown spots.)

It’s just being encouraged and worsened by current UV exposure.

 

 

Other causes:

Heat: Environmental heat can trigger your hyperpigmentation.

This is so incredibly shit because even if you are FBI vigilant about your skin care and physical sun protection and hat and sunnies, you can still cop discolouration, because thermal heat encourages those naughty melanocytes to produce melanin.

Hormones: Hormonal hyperpigmentation looks the same as UV hyperpigmentation, but has a bitchier attitude and eats more Tim Tams. It’s generally caused by the pill or pregnancy and is further exacerbated by that big hot witch in the sky.

Injury: Know how when you pick at a pimple, you get that red-browny scar that won’t piss off, no matter how much Vitamin E oil you use on it? That’s because it’s not a scar, it’s post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which comes about after trauma or injury to the skin. It can also happen after needles, injections, burns or any kind of inflammation.

 

Why Should I Care So Much About My Pigmentation?

Because, to be blunt, it’s making you look older than you actually are. You see, hyperpigmentation creates uneven skin tone, which I believe is far more ageing than lines and wrinkles.

I’m not alone in my thinking of this. In the last five years or so, you would have seen a whole bunch of new products pop up that are skin discolouration targeted. They have names like ‘Dark Spot Corrector’ or ‘whitening’ or ‘brightening’ and work to fade that excess melanin to the point where your skin is brighter and in the case of Asian skin.

They are not bleaching products.

Most of the time they simply exfoliate the skin to remove the layer of skin cells with the brown spots and therefore give an overall more luminous complexion, and/or they incorporate ingredients and technology to specifically target the site of the melanin production, and put up some stop signs.

 

 

If you have hyperpigmentation, you should be using these products.

Environ’s Focus Care Radiance+ Range contains various combination of scientifically research ingredients; a potent blend of vitamins and botanicals that assist in targeting the root causes of skin discolouration, pigmentation and helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and visible sun damage.

By combining the revolutionary Mila-Smart System with your daily vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM routine, your skin could look even more evenly radiant and healthy.

The DF II machine uses specific Environ ingredients such as vitamin A, C and growth factors to give enhanced results. It helps with the penetration of the active vitamins and essential growth factors into the skin and provides fast, effective results.

The treatments are totally painless, relaxing, comfortable but extremely effective. The twenty minutes pulsed Iontophoresis is equal to seven hours massage and five minutes of low frequency Sonophoresis is equal to 700 hours massage.

We had helped hundreds of aging skin customers, resulting in rejuvenated looking skin with brighter and more even skin tone.

SharpLight developed two technological advancement for treatment of pigmented lesions – Dynamic Pulse Control (DPC) and Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser. The light energy is absorbed by the melanin chromophores present in the lesion.

The energy causes the chromophores to breakdown, and the body’s natural mechanism clear way the pigmentation. As a result, the skin surface becomes clearer and blemishfree.

It is very effective for sun spots, pigmentation freckles and uneven skin tone. Results can be seen as fast as the first treatment or between 6 – 10 sessions. It is non-evasive, and leaving you little or no down time at all.

There are many different types of scars based on the cause of the scar and the healing that took place after the skin injury occurred.

Scars can cause symptoms such as pain, itching, tightness, and restriction of motion, but they can also just be plain unsightly or an unwanted reminder of a past injury.

If you have recently developed a scar, either from a surgery or injury to the skin, it is important to keep it protected from the sun while it is healing. Sun-avoidance and keeping the scar covered with a bandage is essential during the initial phase to improve the healing and reduce scarring and discoloration.

If the wound is healed and you desire further improvement in the appearance of the scar, consider treatment sooner rather than later. Scars can be treated as early as three to four weeks after the injuring or surgery, although older scars will respond to treatments as well.

Fortunately, there are many options to choose from to effectively treat scars. You doctor will select treatment based on the type of scar, such as raised, flat, or indented; the appearance of the scar, whether it is red, white, or dark; location of the scar; and the cause of the scar.

If the scar is from a surgical procedure, lasers can be used as soon as a few weeks after the stitches have been removed or after the scar has fully healed over. Acne scars can be treated once the acne is under control. Here are some of the most popular scar treatments you can consider for yourself.

 

 

Acne scarring

Scarring is actually part of normal wound healing. When the skin is damaged through trauma, surgery or an inflammatory skin process (such as acne), it heals by producing new epithelial cells to cover the surface layer and new collagen to repair the deeper dermis.

This process also requires the development of new blood vessels to feed the healing skin and the recruitment of various inflammatory cells and molecules that ultimately help skin healing.

The new vessels and inflammation can lead to redness and tenderness in the new skin/scar and the new collagen is sometimes thicker than the original, undamaged skin, which can lead to thick, raised and indurated (hard) scars.

Healing skin continues to remodel for a year after the ‘trauma’, so sometimes, waiting, together with good wound and skin care is all that is needed, or will let you minimize the required intervention.

How a wound heals or scars will depend on the type of wound, the body site, the genetic healing characteristics of the individual (eg, dark skin may be more prone to keloid formation), the tension on the wound while it is healing, and even the wound care.

It can be difficult to treat scars with any physical intervention because it can actually cause more scarring in some cases (e.g. keloids).

It can be difficult to prevent scarring. Avoiding or minimizing the ‘trauma’ in the first place, is obvious.

 

 

What are the best ingredients to look for in an acne scar treatment?

In order to determine what ingredients will help treat your acne scars, you must first identify what type of scar you have. The majority of scars will appear flat.

They can be red or dark brown, depending on your skin type, and on where they are in the healing phase. When scars are excessively red, dermatologists describe them as hyper-vascular (meaning a lot of blood vessels).

When a scar is excessively dark, we describe this as hyper-pigmented. Some scars will appear as sunken or pitted (acne scars often have this appearance).

How often should you treat acne scars? Is there a specific routine you recommend to your client?

The most important thing to do when treating acne scars is to treat the acne. If you still have acne, then you’re fighting a losing battle.

In general, I recommend Environ’s FOCUS CARE CLARITY.

Environ’s Focus Care Clarity+ Range contains various combinations of scientifically researches ingredients that may assist in improving the appearance of breakout-prone skin. This comprehensive 3-phase system offers a complete skincare solution that is tough on confidence-crushing breakouts but easy on skin.

Phase 1 is to clean with the Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser & combat the appearance of congestion with Cebu-Tone Clarifier.

Phase 2 is to control using Sebu-Spot Blemish Gel to target spots. Sebu-Lac Lotions assists in improving skin texture; and Sebu-ACE Oil nourish skin with essential A, C and E.

Phase 3 is to clear using Sebu-Clear Masque to help reduce the appearance of confidence-crushing breakouts.

At the same time, I also highly recommend Environ DF II Treatment.

The DF II machine uses specific Environ ingredients such as vitamin A, C and growth factors to give enhanced results. It helps with the penetration of the active vitamins and essential growth factors into the skin and provides fast, effective results.

The treatments are totally painless, relaxing, comfortable but extremely effective. The twenty minutes pulsed Iontophoresis is equal to seven hours massage and five minutes of low frequency Sonophoresis is equal to 700 hours massage.

We had helped hundreds of aging skin customers, resulting in rejuvenated looking skin with brighter and more even skin tone.

The specific routine for treatment will varies for each client, so the best way is to book for a trial with us today.

The American Academy of Dermatology says that sensitive skin affects millions of people, causing uncomfortable and embarrassing issues.

A 2011 study found that out of 994 subjects questioned, nearly 45 percent declared having sensitive or very sensitive skin. Troublesome symptoms included dryness, combination skin, dermatological disorders, and higher skin reactivity to cosmetics and environmental factors.

Caring for red, sensitive skin can be frustrating. It’s fragile and reactive, and seems to react to most everything we put on it.

 

 

What Is Sensitive Skin?

Dermatologist Leslie Baumann, M.D., and director of the University of Miami’s Cosmetic Medicine & Research Institute, states there are four types of sensitive skin:

That means if you suffer from any of these conditions on a regular basis, you can qualify yourself and having sensitive skin. Though each of these creates different symptoms, they all have one thing in common—inflammation

 

How Redness Plagues Our Skin

Sometimes we may experience temporary redness caused by too much sun or a bit of flushing in an embarrassing moment. Those who see redness more often, however, may be suffering from rosacea, a common skin disease that affects Americans, as well as Asian skin.

Symptoms may include:

 

 

Here are the top ten skin care tips to protect your sensitive skin:

Developing a sensitive skin care regimen now can help you avoid more serious issues later. Aside from these recommendations, take a look at your lifestyle.

The importance of hydration, a healthy diet, sleep and staying away from noxious chemicals (cigarette smoke and pollution for example) cannot be overstated.

Pigmentation is the color of a person’s skin; in some cases, pigmentation can be indicative of a person’s state of health. If someone experiences an illness or injury, their skin’s pigmentation may be affected and become lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation).

Hence, it’s important to keep an eye on any changes in pigmentation, as this might hint at damage being done to your skin.

 

 

What Causes Changes in Pigmentation?

Surprisingly, 90% of what we perceive as aging is actually caused by factors that you can control, the main one being the amount of time your skin spends exposed to the sun.

Excessive sun exposure may be responsible for structural changes in the skin that will not be seen for years, and can also cause drastic changes to your skin’s pigmentation.

The sun’s rays actually speed up how active your skin cells, or melanocytes, are. Melanocytes produce melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color, so more exposure to the sun’s radiation means more pigment in your skin.

There are total 4 types of pigmentation.

 

Hormonal Pigmentation

They are generally formed after menopause, or taken pre-pregnancy pills before. Pigmentation forms really quickly after 40 years old. 

While pigmentation is a blanket descriptor for any darker patch on our body or face, meals is a little different.

Unlike regular pigmentation which is caused by external factors like sun exposure, melasma (hormanal pigmentation) is driven internally by your hormones, particularly oestrogen.

This is why the vast majority of those affected are women, but men can get it too.

 

 

Aging Pigmentation

The rainbow of skin colours and tones that exist are all the result of one brown pigment: melanin. The most intense biological expression of melanin can be seen in a mole.

This pigment is common to our biology and genetically programmed to express at varying volumes. Only those with albinism cannot produce any melanin at all.

You can think of age spots as an extremely uneven tan. These distinct dark patches are the result of changes in melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin.

 

Liver Pigmentation

Liver spots are somethings referred to as, “Age Spots’, and actually have nothing to do with a person’s liver.

The brown and flat spots are many times caused by years spent in the sun. The spots are larger than freckles, are flat and often appear on areas of a person’s body that have been exposed to the sun.

This links to the last common understanding of pigmentation.

 

Sun Pigmentation

Whether from the sun or from an artificial source, such as tanning beds — is the most significant cause. Hyperpigmentation often starts to take hold during middle age when the skin starts to show the consequences of sun exposure, especially if sunscreen and other sun-protective measures were not used.

Those with light hair or skin, and who have had severe and/or many sunburns are at particular risk.

 

 

Skin Pigmentation Treatment

There are many ways to treat pigmentation. With over 15 years of experience, and treating thousands of clients, we strongly believe using SharpLight technology.

SharpLight developed two technological advancement for treatment of pigmented lesions – Dynamic Pulse Control (DPC) and Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser. The light energy is absorbed by the melanin chromophores present in the lesion.

The energy causes the chromophores to breakdown, and the body’s natural mechanism clear way the pigmentation. As a result, the skin surface becomes clearer and blemishfree.

It is very effective for sun spots, pigmentation freckles and uneven skin tone. Results can be seen as fast as the first treatment or between 6 – 10 sessions. It is non-evasive, and leaving you little or no down time at all.

On top of that, combining that with our Environ FOCUS CARE RADIANCE Range, it helps in your pigmentation treatment.

Environ’s Focus Care Radiance+ Range contains various combination of scientifically research ingredients; a potent blend of vitamins and botanicals that assist in targeting the root causes of skin discolouration, pigmentation and helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and visible sun damage.

By combining the revolutionary Mila-Smart System with your daily vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM routine, your skin could look even more evenly radiant and healthy.