Night Time Skin Care Mistakes That Sabotages Beauty Goals | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

Night Time Skincare Mistakes That Sabotages Beauty Goals

Yes, how you treat your skin at night affects how you look and feel when you wake up in the morning.

Avoid making common beauty missteps, and you’ll be on your way to maximizing the benefits of beauty sleep.

For all the beatings that your skin takes during the day — from the sun, pollution, scratches, and makeup — the chance for your complexion to restore and renew while you sleep is important for maintaining youthful skin as the years go by. Sleeping well pays off as it has been associated with less skin aging compared with poor sleepers, and those who lacked shut-eye were more likely to have a compromised skin barrier.

Beauty sleep is a real phenomenon, and you can help make the most of it by practicing good skin-care habits at night.

According to derma experts, here are some night time skincare mistakes that can contribute to potential skin problems:

  1. Not Washing Your Face To End Your Day

Admit it, there are days that you’re too lazy to drag yourself and wash your face. Hopefully, you can stop that bad habit.

It’s been a long day, you’re dead tired, and for sure, all you want to do is face-plant into your pillow. But please, wash your face first before doing that. Washing removes the dirt and pollution that’s accumulated on the skin throughout the day, something that can contribute to acne and accelerate the aging process.

  1. Relying On The Wrong Antioxidant At Night

Some antioxidants are best saved for the morning, most notably vitamin C. That’s because they neutralize free radicals that assault skin all day. Free radicals are substances that attack and damage healthy cells, contributing to disease throughout the body.

  1. Scrubbing Your Skin Too Hard And Too Often

Just like you don’t want to be too hands-off with your daily night time habits, you don’t want to get too enthusiastic, either. Resist the urge to scrub or exfoliate routinely. For one, it’s redundant — a retinoid is already doing the work stimulating cell turnover. Combining a retinoid and scrub also increases the risk of an irritation flare-up. Once a week is likely safe for your skin, she says; any more often is overdoing it. All that’s left to do is wake up more beautiful tomorrow.

Are you committing any of these three mistakes? If you’re unsure of what’s best for your skin, there’s only one way to go.

Go to Shinagawa Aesthetics for a FREE derma consultation. Call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 7-368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book an appointment.

Bar Soap, Body Wash, or Shower Gel? | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

Bar Soap, Body Wash, or Shower Gel?

Choosing the best cleanser for your body comes down to what’s best for your skin type and your personal preference.

Standing in the skin and beauty aisle at the drugstore store can seem overwhelming. Bar soaps, body washes, and shower gels all compete for your attention. But how do you exactly know what’s best for you?

How can you find the best soap for your skin?

You should consider your skin type, specifically whether your skin tends to be sensitive and dry, or oily. Your bathing habits may actually be more important than the product that you choose: it’s best to use warm instead of hot water when taking a bath and to moisturize immediately after toweling off.

Whether you choose a bar or a bottle, many body cleansers may all have the same effect. These products remove dirt, bacteria, and — unfortunately — some or all of your natural body oils.

The Best Body Cleanser for You

Though oily skin can withstand the effects of most body wash products, all skin types can benefit from these tips:

  • Choose a mild cleanser that does not contain lye.
  • Use cool or warm water when bathing, never hot.
  • Use a moisturizer immediately after drying off.
  • Don’t over-cleanse — this can lead to dryness.
  • Watch out for signs of dryness, including redness, itching, and flaking.

Shinagawa Aesthetics’ very own derma doctor, Dr. Aileen Versoza, M.D, FPDS has her own expert take on the matter.

For her, it really is a matter of what works for a particular patient, meaning it really varies.

“Actually, it really depends on what works for patients,” said Doc Aileen. “For me, when I prescribe, what I always consider first is the ingredients of the cleansing product. So may it be a bar soap, body wash or shower gel, I always base what’s best for patients on the ingredients that can help their skin.”

If you try several products, moisturize after bathing, and continue to feel dry and uncomfortable, you may need to see a dermatologist for prescription skincare rather than switching to another body cleanser.

To schedule your FREE derma consultation at Shinagawa Aesthetics, call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 7-368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517.

The Benefits Of Face Contouring | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

The Benefits Of Face Contouring

Face Contouring, also known as facial sculpting, is an elective cosmetic surgical procedure that improves the general appearance of the face.

A person’s face comes in different shapes and sizes, and as a person ages, significant changes happen to it. For some, cheeks and chin gain fat deposits. For others, facial lines start to appear visibly, reasons why some people would opt to have their face sculpted or reshaped to restore its beauty.

Face Contouring is an emerging trend in some countries and its goals are to improve the proportion of the face and all facial features, as well as make the face generally smaller. It can make a person’s facial features look more balanced as well as improve facial outline.

Face contouring can be taken advantage of healthy adults who desire to improve the outline or contour of certain areas of their face.

Among female patients, the common goal of the procedure is to make the contours of the face softer and more feminine. Meanwhile, male patients typically want to achieve a more chiseled look and a more masculine appearance.

It is also beneficial for those who suffer from sagging facial skin, mostly due to aging, that causes a person’s face to lose its original contour.

Here are two more benefits Face Contouring can deliver:

  • Reveals a smaller and slimmer face
  • Helps accentuate the facial features

These benefits can be delivered by having FaceSlim, an effective Face Contouring technique, at Shinagawa Aesthetics.

FaceSlim is an effective non-invasive treatment that gives the face more defined contours, and in result reveals a smaller and slimmer face.

Call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 7-368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 for a FREE derma consultation, and to know more about FaceSlim.

What Is GentleMax Pro? | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

What Is GentleMax Pro?

GentleMax Pro is a single consolidated system that delivers a range of treatments-all skin type hair removal, as well as pigmented and vascular lesions.

This unique facial skin tightening and rejuvenation way of treatment produces dramatic results. It effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles, loose and sagging skin for a smoother and more youthful appearance.

GentleMax Pro is a minimally invasive, non-surgical process. The laser infrared light beam penetrates deep into skin tissue and a controlled amount of heat affects the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing it to tighten.

Here are some of the key benefits that GentleMax Pro delivers:

  • Effectively tightens and contours loose and sagging skin
  • Smoothens skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Get noticeable results immediately after treatment
  • No Downtime
  • Permanent removal of unwanted or excess hair in all skin types
  • Removal of benign keratoses and/or sunspots on all parts of the body
  • Correction and rejuvenation of areas with diffuse sun damage on the face and body
  • Treatment of facial redness and broken blood vessels

Aside from being able to treat all skin types, it’s also the perfect laser hair removal treatment for those of you who are looking for more flexibility and quicker treatments.

Shinagawa Aesthetics offers the most advanced GentleMax Pro to give you and your skin the proper treatments.

To inquire, book a session, or schedule your FREE derma consultation, call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 7-368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517.

Preventing Skin Problems | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

Preventing Skin Problems

Skin problems vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permanent and may be painless or painful. Some have situational causes, while others may be genetic. Some skin conditions are minor, and others can even be life-threatening.

Still, there are simple ways for you to prevent and fight off basic skin problems.

These proven and effective tips can help you prevent skin problems that might occur.

  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and water every day
  • Use moisturizer
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid contact with harsh chemicals or other irritants
  • Avoid environmental and dietary allergens
  • Sleep for at least seven hours each night
  • Avoid very hot baths and showers. If your skin is dry, don’t use bubble baths. Moisturizing soaps may help. Afterward, use a standard skin lotion, but don’t put lotions between toes. The extra moisture there can encourage fungus to grow.
  • Prevent dry skin. Scratching dry or itchy skin can open it up and allow an infection to set in. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather.

While minor skin problems can be prevented and treated with an effective regimen, it’s always best to consult a dermatologist if you feel you have an alarming skin problem.

One of the most important things in skincare is making sure you regularly consult a dermatologist. If you are not able to solve a skin problem on your own, our dermatologists are experts in that aspect.

Call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 7368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 for a FREE derma consultation to know what’s best for your skin.