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Everything you need to know about sensitive skin

Photo source from: https://www.cleure.com/How-to-Know-if-You-Have-Sensitive-Skin-s/321.htm#:~:text=Signs%20of%20Sensitive%20Skin&text=Burning%20or%20stinging,eyes%20tear%20and%20cause%20irritation There are a few core skin-type terms that get thrown around pretty frequently — namely, oily, dry, acne-prone, and sensitive skin. Sensitive skin, is one of those phrases that you hear about all the time, and you might even think you have it, but you're probably not sure what causes it…

The Truth About Essential Oil

Photo source from: https://www.aromaweb.com/articles/dilutingessentialoils.asp Essential oil is now a must have for those who are extremely cautious about their health and benefit. They are  often used in aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well-being. However, some of the health claims associated with these oils are controversial. What…

Dry and chapped hands – Tips from dermatologists 

Photo from: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/cracked-skin What causes your hands to be dry? Having dry hands is common. Although not technically a dangerous condition, it can be a very irritating one. In most cases, dry hands are caused by environmental conditions. Weather, for example, can cause dry hands. Frequent handwashing, exposure to chemicals, and certain medical conditions can…

Tips to help your sensitive skin cope with mask break out

Photo from: https://www.vecteezy.com/vector-art/303143-a-face-of-man-wearing-a-mask An article published by Channel News Asia gave useful step-by step tips on how you can cope with your skin outbreak due to wearing a face mask for a long period of time. Freight not, you can still wear make-up. What does prolonged wearing of mask means? Wearing a face mask when…

Burning questions about sunscreens answered by dermatologists

While you may already know you should be using sunscreen daily, you might have wondered how sunscreen actually works—or how long it really lasts, or what the SPF number on the bottle means.  Why Wear Sunscreen? Besides protecting you from sunburn (if your skin type does burn), why should you wear sunscreen?  Sunscreen helps prevent…

Why is everyone switching to soap-free body wash?

Soap free body wash is a must have in your shower if you have sensitive skin. Some soap cleansers can leave your skin dry and irritated, because they peel away your skin’s natural protection – namely, our natural oils. Non-soap cleansers are less likely to strip the good oils from your skin, because generally non-soap…

Why does my body aches?

Photo source: https://htv.com.pk/alternative-medicine/homeopathy/homeopathic-treatment-various-body-pain Body aches are common. They can result from tiredness or exercise, but they can also be a symptom of an underlying condition. While body aches are usually harmless, it is helpful to understand what causes them and when to seek medical attention. Body aches can vary in intensity and frequency. A person…

COVID-19 is now airborne?

Source of photo: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/ncid-studying-to-see-if-virus-naturally-airborne On July 7, The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that there is evidence of the coronavirus being airborne, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the…

Extension of wearing masks?

          Photo Source from Straits Times After the COVID-19 and Dengue outbreak, a new wave will be hitting Singapore again in 2020.  The Southwest monsoon that occurs between June and September is upon us again On July 1, 2020, the Indonesian government declared a state of emergency due to the risk of forest fires erupting. 700…

A GOOD-TO-HAVE During GE2020

Photo source from: https://blog.seedly.sg/singapore-general-election-ge/ With entry into nomination centres restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's Nomination Day is likely to be a much more hassles and more procedures. Only candidates, their proposers, seconders, assentors and accredited media can enter nomination centres. Party supporters will not be allowed to linger nearby, putting an end…