Three ways to avoid the scalpel

Three ways to avoid the scalpel

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Text: Lam Bee Lan

Want to avoid going under the knife or even any kind of needle? It's time to amp up your skincare routine and throw in some non-invasive treatments

Despite the ubiquity of aesthetic enhancements in modern society today, the idea of having injections or going under the knife still scares many people out of their skins. What, then, can be done to ensure that one stays away from the scalpel as long as you can? The answer is simple: prevention. As Confucius wisely said, "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones". Start with your skincare routine and build it up from there.

1. Start an anti-ageing routine
The implementation of an anti-ageing skincare by the age of 25 is ideal, and knowing what suits your skin type is highly important. The ageing process is different for everyone after all, and those with oilier skins are actually luckier in the long run as their skin is less prone to developing lines. Drier skins should invest in moisturising essences and serums so their faces are able to retain elasticity and firmness as they age.

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2. Amp up your sun protection
Above all, never forget the importance of sunblock. Applying a good sunblock that sits well under your makeup and would be added protection against free radicals and skin-ageing UVA and UVB rays. An oral sunblock like Heliocare Oral would be best for those who occasionally forget to apply a topical one or those who dislike the texture of sunscreens. The best-case scenario is that you've started applying sunblock since you were young... but it's really never too late to begin.

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3. Maintain your skin with monthly treatments
Monthly treatments such as facials or painless lasers are not just vanity or a pampering treat, they play an important role in skin maintenance. Our clinic offers an Aqua ST Facial that not only gently exfoliates the skin but is also able to infuse a concoction of serums to treat and restore the skin to its optimal condition. You can also try a laser treatment like the Dual Yellow Laser or a Spectra XT Carbon Peel. Both are quick and painless options to consider and they are able to tighten pores and improve skin quality in a short amount of time.

Balmain model avoid the scalpel

If all these steps are followed through diligently, maintaining one's youth is a possibility. However, at the end of the day, age is still a question of mind over matter. If one doesn't mind, it simply doesn't matter. After all, ageing gracefully is still a option you can consider.