Sunday, 22 October 2017

Veritas Medical Aesthetics - My JOURNEY TO BETTER SKIN PART 2



Hi guys, I know it's been awhile *WAVES* :D

          

I've been so so caught up with life and work these few months =/
It has really been exhausting for myself honestly and I'm really thankful that I did manage to take a short breather away to Batam :D        

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ANYWAYS, if you guys follow me on my instagram and have been watching my instastories, you guys would have known that I have been undergoing Laser Treatment sessions for my acne prone skin with Dr Chua Cheng Yu for the past 9 months.

Previously as per shared, you guys would know that I have been receiving treatments with Dr Chua at thefacedoctor since beginning of the year and I have been really pleased with the results of the laser.

IT HAS BEEN LIFE CHANGING FOR ME. IM NOT KIDDING.

My JOURNEY TO BETTER SKIN PART 1 can be viewed here 


And I am very excited to share with everyone that, DR CHUA HAS STARTED HIS VERY OWN CLINIC, VERITAS MEDICAL AESTHETICS!

Located conveniently at CAPITOL PIAZZA, the clinic is a stone's throw away from City Hall Mrt :D
For office ladies, you can get your quick fix of laser/aesthetic treatments during your lunch hour.


As Dr Chua has been really busy with the preparations of his clinic, I stopped laser treatments for about 3 months.


So he is reviewing my skin to check on the condition and I am really glad to say that the past 6 months Laser Treatment conditioned my skin a lot.
But still my skin still needs further conditioning because I still have acne scarring and acne breakout before/during my period.

But i must say the stubborn reddish marks don't stay that long on my skin anymore and the dull skin tone is almost gone too.


 Time to cleanse my skin! 

Here is Esther cleansing my skin for me, ensuring all make up is removed and all impurities are removed from my skin as well.


My skin with no make up on except the Lip stain on my lips.



And now time for the laser treatment!

Knowing Dr Chua for the past half a year, you can expect nothing but quality!

He brought in this new Laser machine, Fotona StarWalker® which is more powerful than the previous QSwitch Laser that treated my skin before.


Why is StarWalker better than QSwitch Laser?

 The multi-modal Acne Laser Facial Technology uses a range of picosecond to long pulse technology to treat severe and recurring acne problems.

 Picosecond technology uses pulse widths a-trillionth of a second to achieve better results with lesser downtime and side effects. 

This treatment uses three different lasers to achieve acne removal by killing the bacteria in acne, eliminate acne scars as well as shrink the sebaceous glands to prevent recurrence of acne. The skin texture is also improved with natural stimulation of collagen to shrink pores and reduce wrinkles. 

Can you imagine using one machine with multiple modes to treat different kinds of acne?!


With the use of a multi-modal approach, it means there is minimum down time with lesser number of sessions needed. 

This treatment is recommended to be done every 2 – 4 weeks, depending on doctor’s consultation


Yes, this is me, squirming because I've not done laser sessions for awhile and honestly, it was slightly more painful as compared to the other lasers sessions I did before.

Firstly, because this is a stronger machine and Dr Chua increased the frequency of the laser.

A few times I was squirming and Dr Chua asked if everything was okay hahahaha
He blew cold air on my face to relieve the pain on my skin but but due to my sinus nose problems, I told him to just blow the cold air on my forehead.

I told myself, I ONLY WANT THE BEST FOR MY SKIN, I SHALL JUST BEAR WITH IT.

Ah, the price of beauty. :(


He also applied the warm laser on specific areas that I usually have acne/acne scars.
I like this warming laser though hahaha :D



After the laser treament, my skin is reddish.
Especially the areas that were specifically targetted for acne/acne scarring.

This Hydro machine will help to cool your skin down and reduce redness in skin!
 I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS hahahaha

The nurse will apply this cold, cooling gel all over your skin and use the applicator around your face.

As you can see below, after one round of application on my skin, skin isn't so red except for certain areas on my face.


TADAH!!!

This is a bare faced me and my very first laser session with Veritas!

What are the benefits of this laser treatment:
·        Control active acne from mild comedonal to severe nodular acne.
·        Keep shiny and oily skin under control by regulating sebum production.
·        Reduce and unclog larges pores to prevent blackheads and whiteheads.
·        Lighten acne scarring from previous acne episodes.
·        Exfoliate dead cells to correct surface irregularities.


  A few close up shots after the treatments:

Frontal View:


Side View:


Here's a quick comparison from the time BEFORE I started any Laser Treatments:


Skin after my 3rd session of Laser: 


AND NOW, SKIN HOLDING UP WELL 2 WEEKS AFTER THE LASER SESSION:



Here's a very big THANK YOU to Dr Chua Cheng Yu for always taking excellent care of my skin!
Under his meticulous effort and care, my skin has improved tremendously over a period of 9 months with him.

Seeing is really believing.
AND  THE PHOTOS ABOVE ARE REAL AND NOT PHOTOSHOPPED.

Many of my friends who know me in real life see the results in my skin and how has it transformed so much for the better.

Having good skin does increase my confidence and saves me much more time in mornings especially on days that I wake up late OOPS hahaha :x



Do head down to Veritas Medical Aesthetics and book your appointment with Dr Chua for all your skin/aesthetic concerns today! 
You can check them out here :D

That's all I have for you guys today!

Have a great week ahead , XO

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

< ADVERTORIAL AND REVIEW >EVERYDAY SKINCARE / MAKEUP x GOBDIGOUN

Hey guys! 

Some of you have been requesting me to do an updated version of my everyday makeup look!



So I am here to share with you my everyday skin care routine before my makeup and as well as the products I use for my everyday makeup!



If you have followed my on my instatories /previous blogpost /personal friends with me on my facebook, you would have known that I have been undergoing laser treatments with Dr Chua Cheng Yu to treat my post acne breakout scars as well as uneven and dull skin tone..


Ever since I started the treatment, about 6 times in total for now, I started to feel more confident in myself and sometimes I don't even put cc cream when I head out for work! *partly because I woke up late and was rushing ooops*

So every morning chopchop, 
skin care + lipbalm and off I go to work!

It's not a surprise to everyone that skin care is definitely important to all of us, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to start taking care of your skin early- and so here I am to share with you these bottles of goodness from GOBDIGOUN KOREA! :D

This range consists of Goat Milk Skin care range as well as the Pink bottle of First Step Tinted Moisturizer with Snail Mucin!




Goat's milk is known for whitening and moisturizing for the skin; which is exactly what I needed to for lightening my acne scars! 

This goat milk range contains a concoction of mainly milk protein extract which promises to maintain elasticity and moisture in skin.

I will use this range in the morning before I put my makeup on because its very light weight and the consistency for the range isn't thick; easy to blend and absorb into skin.

I will start off with the Skin Milk Conditioner.

It's consistency is liquid like- very much like a toner.

As usual, I like to pour over my palms and pat into my skin.






Second, I will apply the Skin Milk Facial Lotion. This skin milk facial lotion contains Vitamin C and Vitamin C has whitening properties as well!



Texture is on the creamy side- but it isn't those thick cream kinds, been using it for a month and I've no breakouts so all is good!



YAY MY SKIN AFTER APPLYING TWO GOODIESSSS!!!

Skin feels plump with moisture heh.

Sorry for the yellowish hues above, my camera suddenly decided to change its focus and I tried removing the yellow hues and this is the best I could get...
Fret not! The rest of the photos are true to it's real colour and results 👌🏻


Next, I will apply this First Step Tinted Tone Up Cream.




Again, it's name suggests, it's a cream therefore the consistency is slightly more thicker than the moisturizer!


As you can see below, a little is enough to go, it blends in your skin easily and it's pretty sheer- it doesn't have much concealing effect.

What I feel it does- It will brighten and whiten your overall skin tone.



NEXT UP!!! I am very excited about this when I received it! Just as all of you guys are hahahaha

When I unboxed this *if you saw on my instastories* I received quite a number of DMs asking about this product!

Okay, so this is the tinted moisturizer with SNAIL MUCIN.

Snail mucin is known to be efficient for maintaining moisturizing level and gloss in your skin.


So there's this like, fuschia pink glittery liquid oozing out...




I recommend yall to shake it up a little before squeezing it out, to have a consistency in the liquid.



I tested it out on my hand first before applying on my face...

If you seen my instastory when I unboxed it, I was able to capture how glittery it was on my hand!

It's like a pretty pink highlighter to brighten up your skin, making it look radiant!

The consistency of this is pretty much like the moisturizer above, not too thick and it blends in easily in your skin!

I love all the products because it doesn't leave a sticky finish and it leaves your skin plump with moisture!


So I'm using it as a highlighter and applying it on top of my cheek bones area and forehead.


TADAHHHH Can you see my skin looking more radiant and there's this illuminizing effect?!

 If you're going for the no makeup up look, these are the products I really highly recommend for you 👌🏻




My thoughts on the products:

Personally, I really like this a lot. 

Much more than the previous range that Gobdigoun has sent me- I did a review on Gobdigoun last year on their anti aging products as well, it worked very well for me, esp their cream, it will tone and slim your face, something that everyone wants HAHA.




Although this doesn't have the slimming effect properties like the previous range, but I prefer this range that I was sent to me mainly because it's really lightweight on my skin. 

I don't like the sticky feeling each time I put masks/ moisturizing cream on my skin and all products in this range glides on my skin easily and absorbs fast too.

No down time of waiting for it to dry so I can apply my makeup after.

I think the laser sessions that I had with Dr Chua also played a part, I dont deny hahahaha because the products here maintained my skin after the laser treatments!

So I think it's really a good range to try, especially if for people with combi/oily skin like myself! Personally I use 2 different ranges of products in day time and at night because of my combi skin. :/

I'm not so sure if it will work as well for people who have dry skin as this product MAY NOT be moisturizing enough for you. I don't know, I'm just guessing haha.


And and and I have to add on to say both tinted moisturizers are really amazing!!!!

I've been leaving my house with those above products whenever I'm in a rush for work! 

MY ONLY GRIPE IS THAT it doesn't have any SPF properties :/ So I always have to add on another step of sunblocking or sometimes I will apply cc cream with SPF if I feel that my skin has some breakouts and I want to conceal.

For more information, you can visit their website here: www.gobdigoun.com
Or their facebook page!

These are the products that I will use on a daily basis if I'm not late/rushing usually:


Lip balm by NoTS Korea, has really good moisturizing properties and does not leave a sticky feeling on lips 8/10 because it's not in a pretty pink tone! Hahahaha ooops :x


I will apply this Balm Stain in Coral by Wet n Wild, it's my second stick already and I'm loving the shade! 
Im on the tanned side so coral shades usually work well for me :D




AND ANOTHER OF MY MUST HAVES!
If you haven't already, try try try this 
It's CC cream!! I've been raving about it to many of my personal friends- you probably would have heard me telling you that it's really good. 

It blends to my skin tone really well, does not have a cakey finish despite wearing it out for like a good 8-10 hours, and it doesn't oxidize on my skin.

It doesn't clog my pores also OMGGG how awesome is this.

I HAVE NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR THIS.

Please, go sephora and purchase this.

#thisisnotsponsoredbtw



A little goes a long way, usually I will apply it as seen below and use my fingers to blend it out!


YAYYYY NEXT UP, eyebrows.

I like to use NAKED 2 eyeshadow palette to shade my brows because I don't really use their dark shades often...

So I tried using them on my brows and yeappp it's pretty pigmented enough to pull off as an eyebrow palette 👌🏻


I will use a spooly brush behind and shade in opposite direction to my brows and then fill my brows in.




Next up, I will use loose powder to mattify my look- so my makeup can last longer!

I am using this buckwheat loose powder in Lavender from Skin food!

Hmmm I don't really have much praises for this, it does what it does. It does it's job by mattifying your skin but it doesn't really have much staying power. 

It's best to touch up a little during mid day and I don't usually bring my makeup out to touch up because I think it's not very hygenic :x


Overall, it's pretty decent, perhaps it will work better on less oilier skin? Haha






Yayyy my fav blush hehe from Etude house! But sadly they seem to discontinue this :( I bought this because Krystal Jung used it in her advert for Etude house and I thought it was really pretty on her!

Again in coral shade, I will apply it on the apple of my cheeks!




Final step, I like mascara. Much more than eyeliner hahaha.

I feel mascara will fan open my lashes more so yeappp makes my eyes look more livier!

Im using Tarte's new mascara.




Hmmm personally I feel that if you have oily eyelids, do prime your lids or apply some loose powder at your eyes because it will smear down :((

Truly disappointed because I wore out a few times without applying the loose powder and during mid day it will smear down making me look a little less than a panda :((

TARTE WHY YOU LIKE THIS hahahaha
Ah wells.

I've shared with you guys on my thoughts on the products that I use daily- I hope you find them useful and informative!




If you have any questions, do feel free to drop me a question on my ask.fm or you can always DM me on my instagram (@tintedwhiteroses) !

Once again, thanks Gobdigoun for sending these awesome products my way again! :D




Hope you guys had a fab weekend!


X,
Tintedwhiteroses