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Korean Skin Care Tips for Glowing Skin

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Your skin care is your #1 beauty secret, therefore, your regimen plays a huge role in whether you achieve a healthy glow or not. The key to Korean skin care is stacking. By doing so, skin is lavished in a complete skin care treatment designed to elevate your skin on every level for maximum results. If you suffer from dull skin, dry skin or other skin issues, try these Korean skin care tips to see if they help.

 

Step 1: Begin With an Oil Based Cleanser

It is important to remove all makeup before going to bed, in order to avoid a build-up of dirt and impurities which can lead to breakouts and other skin issues, not to mention, stain your pillow. To begin, soak a cotton pad with makeup remover, or use a cleansing cloth to remove your makeup. Follow up with an oil based cleanser to further remove makeup and arise to fresh, glowing skin.

Step 2: Water-Based Cleanser

To start your day, simply incorporate a water-based cleanser to remove your oil cleanse and remaining impurities.

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Step 3: Exfoliate

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and debris, leaving you with a polished complexion, which makes it easier for your skin care products to penetrate and perform their duties. Twice a week, gently massage or tap an exfoliant into your skin for smooth, soft skin.

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Step 4: Incorporate Toner

A toner, such as Hada Labo, helps balance your skin’s pH and provides your skin with a touch of hydration to better absorb your skin care products. It is harder to re-hydrate your skin when it is hard and dry as opposed to when it is already damp. Simply place a few drops of toner onto a cotton pad and gently apply all over the skin, or sprinkle toner into your hands and gently tap into your skin for softer, hydrated skin.

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Step 5: Essence

Essence, such as the Missha First Treatment Essence, serves a dual purpose for your skin. It acts like a toner and serum hybrid designed to hydrate and aid in skin repair and cell turnover. To use, simply apply to freshly toned skin, using your hands, then pat it in to absorb.

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Step 6: Treatment Products

Serums, boosters and ampoules address a number of skin issues such as pore-refining, pigmentation, brightening, acne and wrinkles etc. Think of it as your skin perfecting step. To apply, simply tap into the skin in the same manner as the essence.

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Step 7: Sheet Masks

Sheet masks provide a quiet, meditative way to impart maximum nourishment and treatment into your skin. One or two times per week, apply a sheet mask to your skin and relax for 15-20 minutes for nourished skin.

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Step 8: Eye Cream

The skin around your eyes is delicate and much deserving of added moisture and protection. To apply eye cream, use your ring finger to very gently tap the cream into the entire eye area, including the orbital bone and avoiding the water line, to give your eyes the pampering they deserve.

 

Step 9: Moisturize

Dewy, glowing skin is yours with the right moisturizer. They come in many different forms including cream, gel, lotions and emulsions. Finding the correct moisturizer is crucial to protecting your skin. Day and night, pat a moisturizer all over the face and neck to keep skin hydrated, protected and to seal in other products.

 

Step 10: Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the most crucial thing you can do to protect against premature aging, even if you are only stepping outside for just few minutes. Apply and reapply every morning and throughout the day as your final step to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

 

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Signs of Skin Pigmentation and How to Treat It Naturally

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Lightening or darkening of patches of skin is often caused by a condition called skin pigmentation, or Vitiligo. These discoloured patches of skin form when the cells that create pigment are damaged. These melanin producing cells are called melanocytes and when they become damaged, the discoloration of these skin patches gets worse. The good news is there are lots of natural remedies to help treat Vitiligo, but if your case is serious we advise you to see an aesthetic doctor in Singapore.

Two Ingredient Cure
You may be suffering from skin discoloration or perhaps you are very freckled and wish you weren’t. This two ingredient treatment will even out your skin coloration and even fade those freckles. Just mix turmeric powder and freshly squeezed lemon juice until it forms a paste. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory herb and is very healthy for your skin. Use the paste as a mask for face, arms or anywhere else on the body that needs attention 2 to 3 times per week.

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The properties in cucumber are very effective in reducing pigmentation of the skin. It also fades freckles and fights breakouts. Simply mix 1 tablespoon cucumber juice, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice to make a mask. Apply the mask and let it sit on the affected areas for at least 20 minutes, 2 to 3 times per week.

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After you cleanse your face and remove all dirt and makeup, put freshly squeezed lemon juice on a cotton ball and use it as a toner. The natural acidity in the lemon juice acts as a gentle peel, removing hyper-pigmentation effectively.

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Castor oil is a natural antioxidant which is also anti-aging, plus it is a natural anti-inflammatory oil. You don’t need to add any other ingredients for castor oil to treat your skin pigmentation. Just rub it right in to fade the dark stains of hyper-pigmentation.

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Native American tribes past and present use aloe vera as a natural cure for many, many ailments. Aloe vera is also a natural moisturizer, plus it stimulates new skin production which means dark spots will disappear faster.

Conclusion
Many of these natural remedies are hundreds of years old. Some of the above mentioned treatments can be used in conjunction with each other. For example, if you use the turmeric and lemon mask, after you rinse it off use the aloe vera as a finishing moisturizer. Try these natural treatments for a few weeks and you will definitely see your spots lightening up until they’re completely gone.

 

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Colonoscopy

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A colonoscopy is performed as a diagnostic tool to determine the cause of sudden colon-based symptoms. It is also used as a preventative screening tool to catch the early onset of several serious conditions of the large intestine that occur naturally as people age.
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Common Symptoms 

The colon completes digestion and waste expulsion processes. When it functions properly, the body receives all of the nutrients and fluids it needs to function. When the colon malfunctions for any reason, people can experience:

– Nausea
– Gas and Bloating
– Constipation or Diarrhea
– Blockages
– Dull or severe pain
– Bleeding
– Nutrient malabsorption
– Immune system dysfunction
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Colon Health 

Sometimes the colon becomes unhealthy from the accidental consumption of foods, medicines or objects that upset the gut flora balance within the colon, cause some sort of damage or create allergic and non-allergic reactions. The most common causes of poor colon health are:

– Tears and perforations
– Abscesses, polyps and ulcers
– Inflammation and/or bleeding
– Damaged, missing or overwhelmed healthy gut flora
– Microorganisms and parasites
– Infections from any causes
– Cancer of the colon or nearby organs
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Colonoscopies Save Lives 

In poor colon health scenarios, men, women and children can experience permanent damage or die if their conditions go untreated for long. Ulcers and polyps can develop into colorectal cancer. Unprotected torn surfaces can become infected and potentially cause blood infection and even gangrene.

The process for an acute symptom diagnostic procedure and a colonoscopy screening is typically the same: A patient uses a medication to clean out the bowel. The gastroenterologist places the patient under sedation and inserts a gentle, flexible tube into the colon. Then the doctor passes a camera on the end of fibre optic line through the tube to observe the interior lining from the bottom of the small intestine all of the way out of the body at the anus. Some gastroenterologists also remove small pieces of colon tissue to conduct biopsies to check for certain diseases, microorganisms and cancers. In some cases, polyps are also removed or treatment is conducted on abscesses and tears.

In situations when an invasive procedure is not immediately possible, some gastroenterologists order a CT X-ray scan of the colon to get a rough view of things that can be easily detected via this method, such as blockages, inflammation and non-cancerous/cancerous growths. Patient preparation is the same, but there is limited invasive movement through the colon. Instead, a doctor inserts a device that gently inflates the colon and then uses CT scanning equipment. The scans are fed into a computer program that creates a 2D or 3D representation of the colon on screen for diagnostic study.

People visiting, exploring or living in Singapore have no need to worry about receiving the care they need if they experience acute or chronic symptoms. There are plenty of health facilities that can perform a colonoscopy in Singapore and experienced doctors that can provide accurate diagnoses based on results.

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Answers to All Your Questions about Facial Laser Treatments

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One of the most effective ways to deal with the problems of ageing, wrinkles and uneven skin tone is with a laser procedure. The devices used in clinics today allow professionals to quickly and almost painlessly perform non-invasive procedures to improve your skin. Here are answers to all your questions about facial treatments using lasers.

1844151_origIssues a Laser Can Help With

A laser can actually help you with a broad range of skin and face issues. One of the primary uses of the laser is to even out your complexion and remove areas where there are pigmentation problems. The laser can help to reduce the appearance of scars. It is able to tighten your skin so that there are fewer wrinkles and fine lines. The laser can also improve the appearance of your pores, make your skin less oily and even out areas with undesirable textures.
Acne scars are a troublesome reminder of acne. Laser skin resurfacing is an effective treatment against this disease known as pimples.

How the Laser Is Really Affecting Your Skin

A modern system like the Revlite laser uses light to penetrate your skin without incisions or surgery. The light is actually attuned to a wavelength that allows it to interact with the cells beneath your skin and not the ones on the surface. The laser does not remove your top layers of skin. The laser heats up specific cells under the skin. That heat triggers your body to start making collagen. Additionally, if the laser energy passes through areas with excessive pigmentation, then the cells holding the pigment are broken up leading to a more even complexion.

facial laser with laserPossible Treatment Risks

The treatment risks of using a laser are minimal with modern technology. This type of laser is non-ablative so that it does not directly impact the surface of your skin. There is no chance of burning. Some people might experience unwanted lightening or darkening of the skin after the treatment although this is temporary most of the time and will go away. Modern laser procedures are incredibly safe.

laserfacial_skintighteningWhat Recovery Is Like After a Treatment

You can go back to your normal routine almost immediately after the treatment is over. You might have some redness and a little swelling as your skin adjusts. You might have some slight sensitivity. This is because your body is removing old cells and creating new collagen. Any redness or other symptoms are usually very minor. They will go away about a week or two after the treatment.

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A laser treatment will generally last for around six months to a year. The length depends on how much exposure you have to the sun, your body and the nature of your skin. The treatment will continue to work for most of that time as your body keeps producing new collagen and skin cells. You can get another treatment after six months if needed to rejuvenate your skin.

Getting a treatment with a laser is very easy. Most sessions last less than an hour with no downtime afterwards. A laser is a far better option than surgical or pharmaceutical solutions. Lasers are a safe and simple way to take care of skin problems that might have been bothering you for a long time.

 

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