MICRONEEDLING FULL REDEMPTION (CASHBACK) OFFER FOR WELLAHOLIC MEMBERS
This August, all Members get to enjoy 100% full redemption of cashback for a single session of Microneedling (Face) ($198) and Microneedling (Neck) ($128). What does a Full Redemption mean? This means that instead of using $20 per $100 of transaction value, all members can fully utilize 100% of their cashback dollars to redeem a single session of Microneedling (Face) and a single session of Microneedling (Neck).
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure which reaches skin below the surface. The procedure creates many microscopic punctures in the skin’s outer layers. This is sometimes called collagen induction therapy because the process stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin during the wound healing response. It is used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks on the body.
Benefits of micro needling
Microneedling vs Laser - What you need to know
Introduction to Microneedling and Lasers
Microneedling is an emerging minimally-invasive treatment that is gaining popularity due to its minimum downtime and almost-immediate visible results. Although fractional ablative lasers have bridged the efficacy-versus-downtime gap between the traditional CO2 lasers and nonablative lasers, no laser can treat severe perioral rhytides successfully.
While lasers is effective for tissue tightening, microneedling can quickly and effectively address issues ranging from stubborn wrinkles to stretch marks. Both treatments complement each other very well
Benefits of Microneedling
On the other hand, microneedling together with micro-wounding creates controlled wounds that encourages healing in a way that tilling a field increases its yield. Microneedling is also affordable and inexpensive, and combines well with other aesthetic procedures.
Generally, most dermatologists would recommended using microneedling devices with disposable tips (for safety and hygiene reasons) and with as many needles as possible. Drum-shaped needle rollers are hard to clean, and also hard to apply the appropriate pressure to the skin. In addition, the permanent needles dulls quickly and cannot reach the effectiveness of the microneedling pens.
Technical Tips to Take Note When Performing Microneedling
For perioral rhytides and other indications, a simple microneedling approach without Radiofrequency (RF) assistance is adequate enough. There are some technical tips to take note of:
Treatment for Atropic Scars
For atrophic scars, traditional pulsed CO2 lasers can provide significant improvements with just one treatment. But to avoid post-treatment mismatches, the laser procedure must be delivered to entire cosmetic units. This is not the case with microneedling. With microneedling, a small area of atropic scars within a cosmetic unit can be treated without having to worry about color mismatches.
Microneeding for Enlarged Pores
Dermatologists, such as Dr. Alster also love using microneedling for enlarged pores. Microneedling disrupts the fibrotic pores and induces new collagen formation. For striae that covers large body areas, microneeding is able to improve both the skin texture and tightness.
Wellaholic's Microneeding with Serum Options
Wellaholic's Microneedling is a safe, minimally invasive, and effective aesthetic treatment for several different dermatologic conditions including acne and other scars. Given its expedient post-treatment recovery, limited side effect profile, and significant clinical results, microneedling is a valuable alternative to more invasive procedures such as laser skin resurfacing and deep chemical peeling.
Microneedling treatments have proven to be more effective than surgical treatments, laser resurfacing and chemical peels in stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which reinforces the skin, removes the wrinkles and smooths the scars.
To find out more about Wellaholic's Microneedling, click on the blue button below!~
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE SPECIALS THIS AUGUST!
This August, Wellaholic celebrates Singapore's 54th Birthday with our summer specials. We are bundling our bestseller Fat Burner Supplement OxyBurn with our WellaFreeze Fat Freeze for that added fat burn. In addition, based on extremely positive reviews from our first wave of customers, we are also bundling the award-winning Retinol Moisturiser with our Microneedling treatment.
If you are a Wellaholic Member, you must read on too! For there are also some special treats waiting for you. Happy Birthday Singapore!
WellaFreeze "Hot and Cold"
While WellaFreeze Fat Freeze can effectively reduce your visible body fat by 14 to 28% per treatment, get a bottle of OxyBurn Fat Burner ($30) for each month of WellaFreeze Unlimited purchased.
Microneedling with Retinol Moisturiser
Get a free bottle of Retinol Moisturiser ($60) with any purchase of a Microneedling treatment. The Retinol Moisturer can be applied right before bedtime to allow the retinol to penetrate the skin and do its magic.
Three months in, you'll start to see a marked difference in your skin's texture. Clinical studies have seen an 87% decrease in acne lesions after 12 weeks of using a retinoid. If you're using retinol to reduce wrinkles, that process can take even longer.
#1 - Spend $500 and get a Special Gift Pack (Nano Mist + Royal Jelly Essence) ($129).
#2 - Enjoy a "No Limit" cashback redemption for a one-time Single Session of both Microneedling (Face) and Microneedling (Neck). "No Limit" means that you are able to fully utilise 100% of your cashback credits. This is limited to a single purchase for each treatment only.
Hair Removal Doesn't Have to be a Painful Affair
If you have ever been to a waxing salon or studio, you would be familiar with the pain of having all your hairs being ripped forcefully out from their follicles via waxing. Waxing is not only a painful affair but a regular affair, as waxing removes the hair but does not impact the hair follicles, which continues to sprout hair.
In short, waxing is not only painful but does not provide a good ROI (return on investment) for your journey towards hair removal.
What about Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal, while able to lead to permanent hair reduction, has a slight drawback. It does not remove hair right away. In fact, only about 10% of the hair follicles are affected during each session. Most customers take about 8 to 12 sessions spaced about 28 to 30 days apart to see the best hair reduction.
However, if you persist at it, you will be totally done by next Summer!
Laser Hair Removal does not hurt as much as waxing
Yes, you read this right. SHR or Super Hair Removal does not hurt, due to the low fluence and rapid frequency setting - which is not only painless but also gentle on sensitive skin. This is different from waxing, which simply just hurts. No matter how good your waxer is or how long you have been doing it, waxing hurts.
Laser Hair Removal prices have become affordable
5 years ago, many customers opt for waxing because the laser hair removal technology was expensive and each treatment cost a lot of money. Fortunately, the price of the treatments have dropped to a point that they are actually competing with per-session waxing prices.
Wellaholic offers value-for-money SHR Unlimited packages
Over at Wellaholic, we offer SHR Unlimited packages. These packages are divided into two tiers:
Deluxe Tier allows SHR on unlimited body parts (spaced 28 days apart) with exception of Brazilian or Boyzilian.
Prestige Tier allows SHR on unlimited body parts including Brazilian or Boyzilian.
Note the 28 days gap? This is because each treatment should try to impact the hair follicles on a 28-day interval, to coincide with the hair's anagen growth. Any earlier or later would cause the treatment to fall out of sync with the hair growth cycle.
To find out more abour SHR Laser Hair Removal, click here.
7 REASONS WHY WELLAHOLIC IS HERE TO HELP YOU WEATHER THE RECESSION STORM
Singapore logged its slowest GDP growth in a decade in Q2. With all the headwinds facing Singapore’s economy, Wellaholic is here to help! Check out the 7 brilliant reasons to why Wellaholic is here to help you weather the recession storm!
To find out more about how Wellaholic can help you look great this upcoming economic storm, live chat us anytime.
WELLAFREEZE FAT FREEZE ALWAYS STARTS WITH THE MEASUREMENT OF YOUR TREATMENT AREA
At Wellaholic, we take our fat freeze or cryolipolysis treatments very seriously. This is because the fat freeze treatments involves deep freezing, or apoptosis, which is the ideal exposure of sub-zero temperatures for non-invasive fat reduction.
The fat cells are eliminated through a gradual freezing process that does not harm surrounding tissues. The body's natural metabolic process will then remove the unwanted fat.
Now, because the thickness of the treatment area will impact the duration of treatment as well as the temperature, it is highly important that our therapists measure the treated layer via both a pinch test (with fingers) as well as with the calipers. The measurement is then recorded to gauge progress of the customer over time.
Even if the customer insists on adjust to a lower temperature or prolonging the treatment process, we do not allow it. This is because the safety of the customer must come first, and effectiveness and efficacy next. By overtreating the area, the chances of a freeze burn increases dramatically. A freeze burn is a very painful process , similar to a second-degree burn which can lead to permanent scarring. For the safety of all our customers, our therapists take extra caution to prevent any possibilty of freeze burns.
Also, if a customer wants to do several WellaFreeze Fat Freeze treatments in a single day, we will always limit the number of session to three hours a day. Why is this the case? Now, when several body parts are treated, it results in a high percentage of frozen dead fat cells, which affects the overall body acidity. This phenomenon, is known as metabolic acidosis. Metabolic acidosis is a condition that occurs when the body produces excessive quantities of acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body, and may lead to lightheadedness, muscle twitching, prolonged muscle spasms and other complications. Once again, the safety of our customers always comes first!
With these possible complications, is there a silver lining? Fortunately, there is! WellaFreeze Fat Freeze uses the Coolsculping or Cryolipolysis procedure which has shown to be effective in removing between 14 to 28% of visceral fat 30 to 60 days after each treatment. This makes this treatment the safest non-invasive treatment to liposuction, which is more expensive and also carries higher risk.
To find out more about WellaFreeze, or live chat us or arrange a consultation at any of our outlets.
SCIENCE OF ELIGHT (IN-DEPTH SERIES) #2 - AfterGlow
In this second segment of the Science of Elight series, we will share a bit more about the AfterGlow Red Light treatment and what it does for your skin.
Ageing Skin and the Loss of Elasticity
As we age, we lose our skin’s elasticity because we produce less collagen. Because of that, our skin loses its capability to bounce back in place. Several intrinsic and extrinsic factors contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Intrinsic factors are those that you have no control about such as your genes and your biological age. We will all grow old eventually and we cannot prevent time from aging us but we can grow old gracefully and concentrate on other factors that we can do something about.
External factors are those that our environment can influence such as cigarette smoking, drying effects of the weather, poor lifestyle and diet, exposure to harsh sun or too much UV-exposure, or by using harsh skin care products.
Using Red Light to Reverse Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Red light therapy powers up the cells to release Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP to increase the metabolism, cell regeneration, and cellular processes. The release of cellular energy makes the most of the nutrients, oxygen, detoxification, growth, and repair that is already started by exposure to red light treatment.
Red light therapy stimulates blood circulation and the development of new capillaries. Because of this, more nutrients and oxygen is delivered to the skin that results in a healthier radiance. This light stimulus gives you that instant glow that people associate with healthy and young skin.
Red light therapy also increases lymphatic system activity to reduce puffiness and swelling. Because of the increased blood circulation, the lymphatic system does a better job of removing excess fluids and wastes from the skin tissues. The results are instantaneous and can be noticed after the first and succeeding treatment.
Red light therapy also boosts the production of collagen and fibroblasts. These two superheroes are what makes you achieve the youthful appearance over time. Collagen (together with elastin) gives your skin the elasticity, firmness, and fullness that somehow disappears when people age. The increased collagen and fibroblasts help reduce pore size, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and help improve and smooth out the texture of the skin.
Case Studies on the use of Red Light to Reduce Fine Lines
A paper was published in the Photomag Laser Surg publication to investigate on the safety and efficacy of red light, involving 136 volunteers. Of these volunteers, 113 subjects randomly assigned into four treatment groups were treated twice a week with either 611–650 or 570–850 nm polychromatic light (normalized to ∼9 J/cm2 in the range of 611–650 nm) and were compared with controls (n=23). Irradiances and treatment durations varied in all treatment groups. The treated subjects experienced significantly improved skin complexion and skin feeling, profilometrically assessed skin roughness, and ultrasonographically measured collagen density.
In conclusion, Red Light Treatment (or RLT) or AfterGlow can lead to improvements in skin complexion as well as skin rejuvenation. AfterGlow provides a safe, non-ablative and non-thermal treatment of skin tissue with high patient satisfaction results. AfterGlow, when used on a regular and consistent basis as part of the Elight Facial Collagen Boost plan will help extend the spectrum of anti-ageing treatment benefits to the customers.
MICRONEEDLING IS THE ANTI-AGEING BEAUTY TREATMENT JENNIFER ANISTON CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
When it comes to anti-aging beauty treatments, celebrities have tried it all. That said, there is one treatment that many — including Jennifer Aniston — swear by. So, what is this secret weapon against fine lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging? Microneedling!
In interview with People Magazine, Aniston remarked, "it allows the serums and whatever products you’re using to really soak in." Aniston is referring to the fact that microneedling (thorugh the many micropunctures created on the skin) provides a short window of opportunity that allows post-treatment products to travel down the fresh channels in the skin reaching the important parts at concentrations that are not otherwise possible. These channels allow a momentary increase in permeability that is hundreds of times the normal degree that topical products can penetrate the skin. The effects of topical serums can be accelerated dramatically.
But that’s actually not the main benefit of microneedling.
The single most aging thing that happens to our skin is the gradual loss of collagen and elastin. Microneedling triggers the skins wound-responses causing it to produce new collagen and elastin and making the skin look and feel younger and firmer. Wrinkles are reduced, tones are evened and sagging is lifted.
Unlike many other profoundly effective treatments microneedling does not try to force skin cells into a different state unnaturally. Microneedling triggers the skin’s own native rejuvenation process and is, therefore, completely natural. For this reason it works amazingly well with all skin types.
To learn more about Microneedling, read here.
WELLAHOLIC'S 5TH OUTLET OPENING OMG DEALS
Wellaholic is pleased to launch our fifth outlet (Tanjong Pagar or TP outlet). Located at 210A Telok Ayer Street (Level 2), TP outlet increases the total capacity of Wellaholic to a whopping 18 rooms! To celebrate our TP opening together with the launch of our premium Microneedling service, we are happy to announce the following 2 amazing promotions from now till end July 2019!!
Free Facial Nano Mist Spray ($59) and a bottle of Wellaholic's Royal Jelly Essence ($50) for every 3, 6, or 12-session Microneedling treatment package purchased. The Royal Jelly Essence contains the acclaimed royal jelly and bee propolis extract to help strengthen and soften your skin, and works extremely well as an aftercare after the intensive Microneedling treatment.
5th Outlet Opening Promotion
From now till end July 2019, all members get an additional 50% cashback recognition for all your purchases!!
Prestige Member A buys a 12-month Elight package for $2388. We will recognise an addition 50% more for cashback, which means $2388 is increased to $3582!
Deluxe Member A buys a 12-Session WellaFreeze package for $1548 We will recognise an addition 50% more for cashback, which means $1548 is increased to $2322
Not a member yet? It's not too late! Spend $500 to qualify as a Deluxe Member, or spend $2000 to qualify as a Prestige Member, and get this additional 50% recognition immediately!!
Remember, this amazing 50% recognition is valid only from now till end July 2019!!
Do You Know Why Wellaholic Continues to Maintain Our Elight Facial Unlimited at such an Affordable Rate Over the Years?
DO YOU KNOW WHY WELLAHOLIC CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN OUR ELIGHT FACIAL UNLIMITED AT SUCH AN AFFORDABLE RATE OVER THE YEARS?
Elight Facial Collagen Boost
Wellaholic's Elight Facial Collagen Boost is a six-step technology facial that's designed to rejuvenate the face in as many ways as possible, not only diminishing wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation but also to improve pores and remove blackheads, etc. This facial is offered in an attractive monthly unlimited plan, which allows customers up to twice-weekly treatments. This equates to about forty-eight individual treatments in a month!
Why Do We Maintain the Affordable Pricing?
Over the years, Wellaholic has consistently maintained the affordable pricing of our Elight facial, and even adding an additional Diamond Peel Microdermabrasion without any increase in the packages. Why do we do that? This is because Elight Facial Collagen Boost is the foundation aesthetic treatment offered by Wellaholic when we first launched in 2016. As part of our Brand Promise to provide affordable treatments to our customers, we have worked hard to maintain the amazing pricing of our Elight Facial which gives our customers regular treatments over a long period of time unmatched by other beauty providers in Singapore.
Treatments that Work
Facial treatments are akin to working out at a gym - one single session at the gym will give you a short-term muscular boost and burn off some calories, but unless you consistently train at the gym, you will not be able to maintain that desired physique that you desire. Similarly, regular facials with a consistent disciplined approach will help reverse the years off your face. But it takes time. Elight uses a mixture of technology to boost collagen, but it also requires a consistent approach to treat the face over and over again. For our customers who persist and stick to the routine of at least one facial a week, they are always amazed by the results.
We will start off our Elight Facial Collagen Boost educational series by sharing more about the scientific approach behind each of the treatment in the following few weeks. Watch this space!
WE ARE PULLING OUT ALL STOPS TO CREATE THE WHITEST POSSIBLE SMILE!
Yes, over at our Wellaholic HQ ⚗️, we are constantly working on new ways to help create the whitest possible smile via our TeethWhite 😬 Teeth Whitening treatments.
The latest would be the addition of our second-generation TeethWhite machines. Besides the usual Blue 💙 light, an additional Red ❤️ light (430nm ~ 490nm & 620nm ~ 640nm) helps to increase the effectiveness of the teeth whitening treatment.
This is part of our continous "Kaizen" methodology 📈 to improve our customers' treatments in line with our Vision and Brand Promise to help our customers look their best -- forget about expensive treatments that break the bank - come to Wellaholic on a regular basis for affordable treatments that show results!
WELLAHOLIC PARTNERS TRICHOLOGIST GLOWER FOR A JOINT PROMOTION
Wellaholic is pleased to announce that we are partnering Glower, a professional hair care centre in Singapore specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of hair and scalp problems using trichological applications. For three months from June to September 2019, all Wellaholic customers are entitled to a 20% discount when they purchase any 6 month (or longer) treatment program with Glower Hair Care or Ashley & Martin.
All you need to do is to mention "Wellaholic" during your initial consultation to qualify for this 20% discount. As usual, this promotion is subject to prevailing terms and conditions.
JUNE IS SKINCARE MONTH!
With Wellaholic's products winning 2 awards from Beauty Insider's BEAUTY & WELLNESS Reader's Choice Awards, we are dedicating June as the skincare month!
ELIGHT FACIAL COLLAGEN BOOST
- Buy a 3 month Elight Deluxe/Prestige plan to get our Retinol Serum ($39.90)
- Buy a 6 month Elight Deluxe/Prestige plan to get our Retinol Serum & Daily Sunscreen ($79.80)
- Buy a 12 month Elight Deluxe/Prestige plan to get our full Skincare range!! ($229.50)
The full range includes the following:
Over and above this, the 12 month Elight Deluxe/Prestige both qualifies you as a Prestige Member, where you can earn 20% cashback (of up to $477.60) from this purchase!!
WEllaholic membership continues
Wellaholic Membership, which was launched in May 2019, continues with the 5% cashback for Deluxe Members and 20% cashback for Prestige Members. Find out more about this amazing cashback that rewards you for your purchases.
WELLAHOLIC IS THE WINNER OF 2 PRODUCT AWARDS BY BEAUTY INSIDER BEAUTY & WELLNESS AWARDS 2019!
After countless hours of deliberation. trying more than 800 products the judging committee, trial team members and the Beauty Insider editorial team has announced the winners of Beauty Insider’s Beauty and Wellness Awards 2019. Wellaholic is pleased to update that we have clinched 2 product awards this time round!!
Wellaholic's Winning PRoducts
Best Face Sunscreen Wellaholic Daily Sunscreen
Choice of Awards: Reader’s Choice Award 2019
Why your product is loved:
Wellaholic Daily Sunscreen is formulated not only to protect the skin against UVA and UBV rays, but also contains antioxidants to help the skin defend against free radical damage. For those looking for a easy to blend sunscreen, this is the perfect choice. No intense scents here, this daily sunscreen quickly applied to the face and does not excessively melt off over the day.
Best Facial Serum Wellaholic Retinol Serum
Choice of Awards: Reader’s Choice Award 2019
Why your product is loved:
Wellaholic’s Retinol Serum gives excellent results against signs of ageing and leaves zero irritation on the skin. The serum treats wrinkles by encouraging the growth of new skin cells, and works very well with sunscreens and moisturisers. It is ideal for daily night use, right after the shower, and will help boost your skin’s repair mechanism for that amazing morning complexion!
WEllaholic uses the Daily sunscreen and retinol serum as part of our elight facial collagen Boost
As part of our Elight Facial Collagen Boost regime, both the Retinol Serum and the Daily Sunscreen are used. The potent Retinol Serum is used in conjunction with the REFA roller process, while we encourage customers to apply the UV-defensive Daily Sunscreen with UV A and B protection to protect from the harsh rays of the sun.
In line with our company's mission to bring the best beauty treatments to our customers based on science and research, but at the best possible prices, we will continue to work hard to create better products and treatments for all our customers.
Wellaholic is pleased to announce that our partnership with the prestigous JW Plastic Surgery in South Korea.
JW Plastic Surgery Centre has over 17 years of know-how and experience in revision surgery. JW Plastic Surgery Centre is registered as a healthcare provider for international patients with the S. Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare. They have aslo been awarded the 7th Korean Health Industry's "Best Korean Plastic Surgery Centre".
JW Plastic Surgery Centre provides professional consultation via English, Mandarin, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and other languages. Wellaholic is able to assist with the pre-consultation and price-check prior to any patients making the trip to S. Korea for the appointment.
For more information, kindly approach our friendly staff for more details as well as access to the latest discounted price list.
It's 2019 and taking care of our skin has bever been a more important tasks. We don't just use face lotions anymore. We use a retinol-containing night-time moisturiser. We don't blindly buy into three-step solutions. We flip the box over and study the ingredients.
Naturally, our facials are getting more sophisticated as well. By now, you have likely heard the praise for microneedling - a medical facial that is quickly replacing the classic spa facial that feels nice but does not do much. Microneedling is a procedure that can be conducted by a cosmestic surgeon, dermatologist or an esthetician.
I met up with lastic surgeon Dr. Meliassa Doft in her Park Avenue office to chat about everything microneedling, plus experience it for myself. It turns out -- there's a lot in your hands when it comes to having a great microneedling experience.
Before Your Microneedle
"Watch out for overexfoliation or anything that's a bit harsher," Dr. Doft advised. "You want to have your skin in its most calm state beforehand." (This is also the reason why Wellaholic's Elight customers are advised to stay off Diamond Peel during the week they are doing Microneedling.) The last thing I wanted to do before dragging a bunch of needles across my face was send my skin to a freak-out spiral using too many actives.
In a private room at the back of Dr. Doft's office, my face was beginning to go numb. The doctor has just applied a topical numbing cream, and a slack sensation spread across my cheeks, forehead and chin. Twenty minutes later, Dr. Doft wiped the lidocaine off my face and proceeded to "draw lines" across my face with a pen-like, handheld microneedling device. "The depth of the needles in controllable," she told me. "That's one of the biggest differences between doing it at a specialised centre versus doing it at home with an at-home needling kit --- that you can go deeper and you can control the penetration."
As she completed sections of my face, Dr. Doft would coat my skin with a properietary hyaluronic acid-based serum. "These teeny needles open up the skin barrier and also stimulate collagen production. Once you open up the skin barrier is a great time to infuse whatever the focus is for that particular patient's skin," she said.
While my treatment was focused on hydration and collagen production, there are many different concerns your session can address, and a range of topicals that can be used.
Risks of microneedling at home
While my microneedling was conducted by a professional, it's also possible to use at-home tools such as a dermaroller. When shopping for these products, you must take note of possible long-term damage. "There are certain parts of your face where you can go deeper, adn certain parts of your face where you need to be more shallow," Dr. Doft advises. "Over the forehead, for example, you can't microneedle quite as much as you could over your cheek, which is much thicker. I usually don't microneedle anywhere around the eyes. Around the mouth would be okay but I wouldn't go on the lips. I would start by going not very deep and then see how that's tolerated."
“After you’ve had microneedling, your skin is like a sponge — it will soak up whatever you want it to soak up, but it also soaks it up pretty quickly, so you want to keep it very moist and hydrated.” She wasn't kidding. When I got home after leaving the clinic, my skin was already thirsty for more moisture. A week later, I'm truly shook by just how poreless my cheeks still look and feel. My skin seems to have leveled up it's ability to retain moisture, as it stays plump and hydrated throughout the day. Friends have commented umprompted on how healthy my skin looks, only to have me launch into my newly adopted diatribe about how everyone can benefit from microneedling. If you're looking to take your glow to the next level, microneedling (plus proper home care), is it.
[Adapted from Laura Reilly, InStyle}
Shielding yourself from the sun’s rays with SPF is essential no matter the time of year, though we all start thinking about it a little more when the warm weather arrives and we’re spending time outdoors. But even if you make the effort to wear sunscreen year-round, there's a good chance you're missing a key spot when applying.
No, we aren’t talking about those pesky hard-to-reach areas that require a helping hand — it turns out most people aren’t properly covering their eyelids. Yes, eyelids! It's a sensitive area that many of us may intuitively avoid when smearing products on our face, but it’s also one of the higher risk sections for skin cancer.
While limiting your exposure to the sun with shade and clothing is the most effective way of avoiding damage to your skin, it's important to wear a sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF as well. But a recent study published by PLOS ONE from the University of Liverpool, claims that even those of us who are meticulous about applying (and re-applying) sunscreen throughout the day might be completely missing this the vulnerable area. And if SPF moisturizer is your go-to, you're even more likely to pass over it without realizing.
“Analysis revealed that application of moisturizer was significantly worse than sunscreen in terms of area of the whole face missed.” Yikes! Like sunscreen, moisturizer users were forgetting their eyelid area, but also had a greater lack of general coverage overall. Take a look at the comparison UV photos below:
After seeing these pics, hopefully next time you apply sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF you'll remember to put it all over your face, eyelids included, not matter how strange it may seem.
And if you are looking for a great sunscreen, do consider our DAILY SUNSCREEN, which has just won Beauty Insider Beauty Awards 2019. (Awarded: Best Ladies Products - Face Sunscreen ; Reader’s Choice Award 2019.)
At only $39.90 for 100ml of powerful SPF40++ with UVA and UVB protection, this handy little guardian works well with your moisturiser and offers round-the-clock protection against the sun wherever, whenever.
Taking a vacation is what we always look forward to. Nevertheless, while traveling is one of the best things we can do for our mind, it is not always the thing in keeping our skin, face, and hair in the best condition. Here are some of the top 10 Wellaholic travel beauty essentials for both guys and gals - to help you look your very best for that perfect getaway vacation selfie but yet making sure you continue looking great when you return from your holidays.
1. Lip Balm
The ever-changing climate can have a toll on your skin and especially for your lips. Moisturizing lip balms can help stop the dry and cold weather from cracking your lips. More often than not, the lip balm is also great for situations where you might have neglected drinking and hydrating. Take note to seek our a lip balm that is natural and does not contain alcohol. This is to prevent it from drying your lips out even more.
Dead skin is something that you want to take care of, while you are on the road. A good exfoliator is a travel beauty essential that can help rejuvenate your skin. The mere fact of giving your skin a good scrub will open up the pore and make them feel like you have given them a quick spa treatment.
A good moisturizer is a must regardless of whether you have oily, dry or normal skin. The moisturizer will help keep your skin smooth and vibrant. Take care of research all ingredients beforehand to make sure you are picking the most optimal formula for your skin.
4. Aloe Vera
Traveling with natural aloe vera or aloe vera gel is definitely recommended for travelers. Aloe vera has many uses from burn remedy to moisturizing the skin. This soothing gel is perfect for tropical destinations.
5. Tea Tree Oil
The Tea Tree Oil is a natural oil which comes in handy when traveling and can help salvage open skin that is prone to infections. If you suffer from blemishes, acne or dry skin, this is one essential product to carry.
6. Travel Water Bottle
The most underrated thing you can do for your skin is to keep hydrated. By carrying around a water bottle, ideally a vacuum stainless steel water bottle (good for cold climates), you can be both eco-friendly yet keep your body hydrated. Be sure to check on the drinkability of the water wherever you go.
7. Hand Cream
Dehydration is a common pet peeve both during plane travels and during the journey itself. A rich moisturizing cream is a must-have. There is something about those flights that is particularly hard on the hands. Avoid cracked skin on fingers, which can be painful by moisturizing your hands often, and most importantly right after the washing of hands.
8. Disinfecting Wet Wipes
During your trip, you will be in touch with various surfaces and items - and not all will be clean. Disinfecting wet wipes are useful as they can help you clean the surfaces and items that you get in touch. One common good practice is to use the wet wipes to wipe the utensils that you will be using just in case they have not been cleaned properly. Another good practice would be to clean the trays and multimedia controller in the planes, as they do not get the "deep cleaning" they deserve. Also, wet wipes are also useful to keep your skin cleansed and refreshed after a hot, sweaty and dusty outing.
9. Hand Sanitizer
In a French survey of travelers to countries where diarrheal illnesses are common, the people who used hand sanitizers while abroad are half as likely to have their trips spoiled by illness. "Use of hand sanitizer is highly acceptable by travelers and is associated with an incidence of traveler's diarrhea and/or vomiting," based on the report published in Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. Bring along a portable one which you can clip onto your travel bag so that you can conveniently use it often and always.
Whether you’re traveling to the exotic beaches of Goa or planning a simple staycation, a sunscreen is definitely a must. Wellaholic's Daily Sunscreen is formulated not only to protect the skin against UVA and UBV rays, but also contains antioxidants to help the skin defend against free radical damage. The lotion is easy to apply on the skin and does not leave the skin feeling sticky or uncomfortable. What’s best about Wellaholic Daily Sunscreen is that it is easy to mix and blend with other moisturisers, making it an indispensable travel companion for your daily commuting. Our sunscreen has just won the 2019 Beauty Insider Beauty Awards for Best Ladies Products - Face Sunscreen; Reader’s Choice Award 2019. At $39.90, this handy companion will be your ultimate protection!
Does Your Face Spark Joy?
People all over the world are now decluttering their lives, thanks to Netflix series "Tidying up with Marie Kondo." Marie, a bestselling author from Japan, helps to get different families to sort out and declutter. This includes clearing and sorting out their piles of clothing, books and even treasured items.
"Sparking Joy" is an often repeated term on the series, as Marie proclaims her mission using her konmari method to help spark joy in the world.
As we move from sorting out our homes, it is time to take a look at the mirror; have a close look at your face under bright light. Ask yourself, does your face spark joy? Are you truly satisfied with your appearance? Or are there lines and blemishes that you can clear away instead?
Let us help! In this article, we will share 7 methods to help you take great care of your skin, on a daily basis. It's time to spark joy with your face!
7 Methods to Help Your Face Spark Joy
1. Alway Take Specific Care for Each Skin Type
To take the best care for your skin, always make sure to choose products specially designed for your skin type. Dry skin requires different care from oily skin. A wrong match will cause either flaking (from over drying) or pimples (from oil build-up and thereafter bacterial infection).
So what are the best products for the various skin types?
Combination Skin - choose a gentle, balancing formula that prevents both irritating and dryness. Use a hydrating serum, and quench your skin with a lightweight liquid or gel lotion.
Oily Skin - choose a gentle and soft-free cleanser as harsh formulas can cause oil overproduction. An exfoliator helps dissolve pore-clogging sebum and wash away dead cells. We recommend our Retinol Serum in this case. Oily skin still needs to be hydrated, hence choose a lightweight, water-grabbing cream or gel.
Dry Skin - choose cleansing oils and lotsion which help to remove dirt and make up without stripping away moisture. Apply a hydrating serum or essence to quench skin with a boost of water. We recommend our Royal Jelly Essence in this case. For moisturising, a cream with protective ingredients like oils or shea butter will help to keep the water locked in.
Normal Skin - Remove dirt and makeup with a mild cleanser that will not disrupt the skin's pH balance. Exfoliate 2 or 3 times a week with a AHA, BHA or retinoid for a fresh, glowing complexion. We recommend our 100% concentrate of Retinol Serum. A light or medium weight lotion with emollients like almond oil will help to retain hydration.
2. Always Pay Special Attention to the Fragile Areas
Certain parts of the face are usually more fragile, such as the areas around the eyes (eyelids, eyebags, etc.), lips, as well as the forehead. They need special care. Treat these areas with a rich moisturiser and also specific serums.
3. Pay Even More Attention to the Eyes
A point to note is that the eye contour skin is about ten times finer and more fragile than the rest of the skin on the face. Hence, never over-exfoliate. When removing make-up, always choose a specific routine that will not damage this sensitive area.
From your 30s onwards, you may begin to see some signs of aging around your eyes. This includes fine lines and textual changes. A retinol-based treatment will help to increase the cell-turnover adn resurface your skin overnight.
4. Make-up Removal before Gentle Cleansing
Consider using a pH-neutral make-up remover so as not to overstres your skin. Due to the sensitive skin area, gently cleanse your skin surface to remove the make-up.
5. Exfoliation is Necessary
Exfoliation is always recommended at least once (or twice) a week. This can be done via a facial scrub, though Wellaholic would recommend using both a Diamond Peel. This microdermabrasion procedure will help physically exfoliate the skin. This can be further augmented by a regular Retinol regime. The vitamin-A derivative can do wonders by chemically exofoliating the skin. This helps to keep the complexion clear.
6. Moisturising is also Essential
Keeping the skin moisturised and supple is also essential. This is because the dermis is 15% epidermis and 70% water. With the appropriate daily moisturing skin care, you can then balance the level of water within the skin.
7. Don't Forget Sun Protection!
Use sunscreen every day, even if it is a cloudy day. This is because the UVA and UVB rays can do damage to your skin whether it is a sunny day or a cloudy day. If you are going to be out in the hot sun, apply enough sunscreen at least 15 to 30 minutes in advance. If you are in doubt of which sunscreen to use, try our easy-to-apply Daily Sunscreen.
There you have it! As long as you stick to these 7 key tips and keep to them on a daily basis, we guarantee that your improved appearance will have you smiling from cheek to cheek!
Enjoying Diamond Peel Microdermabrasion with your Elight Facial Collagen Boost PRESTIGE plan.
As part of the Elight Facial Collagen Boost PRESTIGE plan, you will enjoying the following treatments every session:
Elight PRESTIGE includes the following 6 treatments, making it the best facial treatment in Singapore.
a. Elight Facial Collagen Boost - this uses both Radio Frequency and Light treatments to help boost collagen production
b. AfterGlow - this is a red-light treatment using infra-red rays to reduce wrinkles, scars and persistent wounds
c. Diamond Peel Microdermabrasion - this uses a diamond surface to physically exfolicate the outer layer of the skin and removes both blackheads and whiteheads and unclogs pores
d. Refa with Retinol - Refa helps increase blood circulation and brings more oxygen to cells, while retinol helps speed cell turnover with refine the surface of the skin
e. Nature Masking - this uses a blended collection of natural ingredients to help treat and keep the skin moist and luscious
f. Resveratrol - this Harvard Medical School researched supplement helps to repair the visible effects of skin aging
Benefits of Diamond Peel
Diamond Peel is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure which:
Concurrently Retinol has the following benefits:
The exfoliation process also works very well with the Elight Facial Collagen Boost process. The radio-frequency and infra-red AfterGlow treatments helps to generate collagen while the Diamond Peel cum Retinol exfoliation helps to remove the outer layer of the skin more quickly, then helping to wear away the lines and spots, thereby accelerating the exposure of the newly created skin.