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Triangle of Youth 青春的三角形

年轻的脸孔和有了岁月的痕迹的脸孔,有什么分别呢?
很简单的,一眼可见的,就是在脸上,一个倒立的等边三角形,渐渐的变成直立的等边三角形。
如图














原因?


年轻的皮肤和脸孔,有足够的波尿酸(Hyaluronic acid)和胶原 (collagen),皮肤收缩性良好,没有皱纹,面容饱满。
看起来就像上图的女生,看了感觉是“年轻真好”,也可看到脸型是倒立的等边三角形形状。
当皱纹开始出现越来越多,越来越深;当皮肤开始下垂,伸缩不良;当面容开始倦意满满,丰满的脸颊不再,取而代之的是下陷的肌肤;当两边的脸庞看起来不对立;当骨骼的钙质开始流失,眼眉下垂。是的,开始老化了,脸庞也开始下垂,给人家一种严肃,悲哀的表情感觉。
倒立的等边三角形形状的脸孔,开始变成直立的等边三角形形状的脸型了。


对付那些老化的症状,现在我们有很多方法了。
动态皱纹,有肉毒杆菌素来去除减少它;脸庞上流失的体积,可以用填充液(Filler)来填补;给皮肤补充水分 波尿酸,甚至可以给骨骼补充胶原。

很多人都可以说,“I would like to age gracefully”我愿意优雅的慢慢变老。
不过,如果有选择,有哪一个人不愿意永远活在青春期呢?







更多的照片例子,可以到以下的Website去看看,就可以感觉到“岁月催人老”的痕迹

http://theberry.com/2009/11/09/celebrities-young-vs-old/




                                                                                                          by
                                                                                                           William Hoo

Pigmentation Problems ( 1) Melasma


                            FIGHTING PIGMENTATION PROBLEMS -- MELASMA

Staying in Malaysia, we are blessed with year round sunshine and sandy beaches. Nevertheless, pigmentation becomes a common concern amongst people over here compared to temperate countries like Europe, US or Japan. Hyperpigmentation is a condition many people chooses to be silent about but many, despite trying to ignore them, still finds this condition disturbing deep in their hearts.

 “One of the commonest problems faced by people in the tropics is hyperpigmentation, topic of sharing today is Melasma''.

Melasma, also known as “chloasma faciei” is a dark pigmentation on the face, which develops around the cheek, upper lips, nose bridge and sometimes, on the forehead on exposure to the sun. The cause of melasma is complex and it relates to genetic predisposition, sun exposure and hormonal factors. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who take oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and women around the menopausal period. Even though spontaneous resolution after menopause/ pregnancy does occur but in some of the patients, the pigmentation may persists for life.

This condition requires adequate avoidance of exposure to the sun and meticulous care towards sun exposed area on the body. However for those people who suffer from this hyperpigmentation problem, don’t get too worried as well. Studies have shown that melasma can be effectively reduced by Q-Switch ND-YAG laser, fractional Laser, chemical peeling combine with topical products.

------Photo before and after of  Q-Switch ND-YAG treatments. (Fotona QX-MAX - Courtesy of Vanusys)
Before treatment

After treatments

P/S: Melasma can be control, can't be totally cure. However, if it does come back, repeat the same treatment then it will reduce again.


                                                                                                                By, 
                                                                                                                      Anna Hoo

Eye skin care 3

Now, you have cleaned your entire face.
It’s time to apply the eye serum/gel.
Aim: Prevention/Repairing

 
Tips:
1.      Preferably in serum form for better absorption.
2.      Choose a product which is oil free to prevent clogged glands around the eyes that can lead to styes, milia, oil seeds and other ocular problems.
3.      Avoid products packaged that will require “dipping” fingers into a jar to prevent contamination.
4.      Be familiar with the common active ingredient in the eye serum/gel.
Common active ingredients are :


 
Antioxidant:
Vit C, Retinol, Vit E, Resveratrol

Wrinkle reduction:
Retinol Palmitate, Vit C, Ferrulic acid, Acetyl hexapeptide-3
AHA, BHA

Pigment reduction:
Vit K derivative

Puffiness reduction:
Caffeine, Bisobolol, Lecithin, Cucumber extract


 
The Key is: You need to know which eye problem that you suffering now to allow you to select the right eye care.


                                                                                                          by
                                                                                                          Anna Hoo

Eye Makeup Removal Demonstration

Proper way to remove Eye Makeup





Special thanks to Zoee for live demonstration


                                                                                                                by
                                                                                                                Anna Hoo