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Paula's Choice SG Research Team

The Paula's Choice Singapore Research Team is dedicated to busting those beauty myths and helping you solve your skin care frustrations with our research supported articles. Find out all the tips and tricks you need to take the best possible care of your skin!

Our oil glands produce sebum (oil), which flows through the pore lining and onto the surface of our skin. However, when the oil glands produce too much sebum, this excess oil mixes with other substances in the pore, causing the pore to clog and results in the enlargement of the pore to allow the sebum to flow onto the surface of the skin.

Signs of ageing such as wrinkles and brown spots are caused not only by ageing, but also by unprotected exposure to the sun. As a protective measure to minimise signs of ageing, it is absolutely crucial to always wear sunscreen.

The ingredients most beneficial for your skin are not stable, which means they won’t be effective if exposed to light and air, which is exactly what happens when you take the lid off a jar. There is also the issue of hygiene; dipping your fingers into a jar transfers bacteria from your hands into the product, and that causes the important ingredients to further deteriorate.

A relaxing vacation is great for escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, the stress that comes with packing for the trip, adhering to the multiple regulations when it comes to travelling to your destination and ensuring that you look your best on your well-deserved vacation may seem overwhelming. Fret not about your skin on your travels! Here are a few top tips to help you look your best with minimal effort!

Oily skin is hard to control because it’s the result of genetically determined hormonal changes in your body, and you simply cannot control hormones topically. Hence, the first step in caring for oily skin is to take a critical look at your current skincare routine. The following tips for oily skin will help you take control of your skin so you’ll see less oil, smaller pores, and fewer breakouts.

Typically caused by sun damage, dark spots are associated with aging. Especially in our sunny island of Singapore, this may be a big problem for some people. Don’t fret! There are a range of effective dark spot faders that you can choose from. Here are some of the most common and effective:

Breakouts occur as a result of clogged pores. This can happen when overactive sebaceous glands (which are more active in men than women) produce too much sebum and clogs the hair follicle with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria which results in acne. Bacteria that builds up under the surface of the skin causes your body to naturally respond with white blood cells that leads to inflammation, worsening the acne.

Unlike normal pimples, cystic acne are large painful breakouts that happen deep in the skin. If not treated promptly and with the right methods, they can linger for years and also affect large areas of your skin. If you suspect that you have cystic acne, it is importantly to quickly take care of it. Use these methods to properly take care of cystic acne before it becomes a bigger problem.

There are numerous treatments under the Resist line. Firstly, it is important to note that all the products under the Resist line are specially formulated to address anti-aging concerns. The targeted treatments under the Resist line contain different active ingredients to address different signs of aging. Anti-Aging is not recommended for only a particular age-group; it is the overall targeting of the skin’s breaking down process and damage under conditions like UV, acne, and other free-radicals.

For the body, the basics of fighting breakouts apply, but you may need to opt for stronger formulas, as the skin of the back and chest is thicker than the face. Start with the basics—a BHA exfoliant that is optimized for the skin below the neck, like our Clear Acne Body Spray with 2% Salicylic Acid. Packaged with a spray top that works from any angle, this BHA exfoliant is loaded with potent anti-inflammatory ingredients, dries quickly, and is strong enough to treat body breakouts.