[By Justina Albright]

Wake up, get ready, repeat. Even if your routine is simple and you’ve been at it for the longest time, it doesn’t mean you’re getting everything right. Unintentionally, some day-to-day habits of yours could actually be sabotaging our faces and making you less attractive! Thankfully, most of these skin mistakes aren’t too difficult to rectify as long as you pay a little more attention to what you’re doing. Find out how you can erase these skin blunders and put your best face forward to prolong the life span of youthful mien.

Skin Mistake #1: Getting a base tan

It’s hard to deny the fact that everyone looks better with a little bit of colour especially in summer. To highlight and enhance the curves of your well earned silhouette from the number of gym hours religiously clocked during the colder months of body hibernation, get a fake bake the Hollywood way. Forget about enduring the sweltering heat lying in the open under the sun and make self tanners and spray tanning booths your best summer allies. Many people still erroneously believe that acquiring a base tan from a tanning bed is a healthy and safe way to protect skin from sunburn while getting yourself suitably ‘colored’.

“Compared to direct sun exposure, indoors tanning devices are only able to provide protection equivalent to an SPF of less than 5, while subjecting you to roughly 12 times the exposure of UVA rays, the leading cause of skin aging.” Warns Dr. Chua Han Boon, senior medical consultant with the SW1 Clinic (formerly from The Sloane Clinic). “Furthermore, with just a single session of indoors tanning, you’re actually increasing your chance of developing a form of skin cancer known as malignant melanoma by 20%, and this alone should be good enough a reason for you to abandon this hazardous beauty mistake.”

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Skin Mistake #2: Scrubbing your acne away

There are several reasons that lead to breakouts and developing acne is not just a hygiene issue alone. Excessively cleansing with harsh soaps or overzealous scrubbing with exfoliating beads are not going to make the blemishes disappear overnight. On the contrary, just like picking and popping your zits, the physical trauma cause more inflammation, with so much irritation that you won’t be able to use products or medications that might help clear the condition.

Instead of attempting to scrub your pimple-prone skin into submission, wash it gently with a salicylate containing cleanser which unclogs pores gently. Treat and calm down your angry skin withSW1 FLAWLESS Complexion Clearing Serum, a shine-control, matte-finish, oil-free gel that detoxifies troubled, blemished skins, leading them to clarity in no time. Sebum control nanospheres facilitate oil elimination and deep pore purging, keeping skin refreshed and silky soft; while anti-acne ingredients including neomycin and tea tree oil barricade skin from further comedomal assault and dramatically reduced the propensity for pimple outbreaks.

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Skin Mistake #3: All eyes on your face alone

It’s a super common mistake often absent mindedly committed, to put all our eggs in one basket. Many of us will not bat an eyelid when it comes to making investments to  upkeep the appearance of our faces. However, we tend to pull back or ignore oft-neglected areas such as the undereyes, neck and hands, when ironically, these body parts actually bear the brunt of aging and a dead giveaway the number (age) game. They tend to appear worse for their age by default due to the thinner composition of the overlying skins of these zones, with less collagen support to begin with, further worsened by constant contact with environmental insults by touch.To wage war against the first signs of aging under the eyes, Revitalift Eye, whether as a standalone treatment on part of the Eye Illuminator Program is definitely an Oscars-worthy preferred trick of the trade for celebs looking to restore the twinkle behind their infamous peepers. The procedure is simple, fuss-free and fast. Tiny drops of pure hyaluronic acid are skilfully infused into the skin and distributed evenly throughout the areas requiring treatment via a series of microinjections. resuscitating tired-looking skin by restoring its physiological function and optimizing cellular activity. Targeting dark eye circles, fine lines and volume loss, Improvements are apparent even after just one treatment, but a primary course of 3 to 6 sessions done at 3 to 4 weekly intervals is often recommended in order to build up your skin’s reserves for optimal bio-revitalization which translates into longer-lasting results.

When done together with Quattro Toning which improves blood microcirculation via Picosecond Laser technology and Sygma Eye Lift utilizing Ultrasound HIFU waves as an energy source for effective periorbital skin tightening, Revtalift Eye certainly deserve its own star on Hollywood Beauty Walk of Fame, with maintenance therapy best done between 2 to 4 times a year, depending on your intrinsic aging, how well you take care of your skin, and the type of lifestyle you lead.

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Skin mistake #4: Taking your good genes for granted

Some of us are born lucky with good skin and went through puberty with nary a single zit in sight, while others are blessed with natural features in perfect proportions that’s what standard beauty benchmarks are called. However, bear in mind that even the best of heirloom silvers will tarnish and become lacklustre with time, and maintenance is key to keep the admiration going. Another common skin blunder oft committed  is to focus so much attention on correcting what we deem as flaws, to the extent of overlooking the care of our best features.

If if you’ve grown accustomed to others mentioning the lushness of your hair or complimenting you on your frequent experimentation with hairstyles and colours in a ‘Katy Perry way’, maintain the quality and density of your crowning glory with Revage 670 Laser, an FDA-approved low-level laser therapy that stimulates blood flow to hair follicles with it’s 30 laser diodes that rotate 180 degrees around the scalp.

Blessed with a luminous complexion that often draws comparision to fan fave Fan Bing Bing or Emma Stone? Instead of being contented with your gift, bring out the best of it and keep it glowing with regular Illumi Facial unique to the SW1 Spa. An anti-gravity, anti-sagging and anti-aging award winning SW1 exclusive, the Illumi Facial uses a hybrid of medical technology and natural ingredients to rejuvenate dull tired skins while enhancing the priced firmness of youthful skins. A gentle cleansing is followed by a series of masks that deliver natural goodness of antioxidants such as green tea extract and vitamin A for intense nourishment, while painless pulses of infra-red light are administered to boost skin’s elasticity by stimulating new collagen production. It ends off on a high note with a revitalizing vitamin C serum infusion via ultrasound waves to restore glow and radiance, keeping your God’s given asset in tip top form for all the appreciate.

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Skin mistake #5: Cheating on your slumber hours

You won’t be getting the skin of your dreams anytime soon if you don’t regularly get enough sleep. Besides the development of dark eye rings which we’re all familiar with, it’s also during the resting hours when your skin does the bulk of its repair works, like creating new cells and mending or shedding old, damaged ones. Without clocking a good amount of eye shut, repair and rejuvenating processes of the skin are interrupted and adversely affected. Cheating on your slumber hours will also deny your skin from making the most out of any serums and creams you applied at night, as skincare products penetrate more deeply to yield faster results of a more favorable outcome during sleep. There’s no hard-and-fast rule about how much beauty sleep you need, but based on a recent review of more than 5,000 studies, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine does recommend and average of 7 to 8 hours a day for healthy adults.

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