Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My journey to clearer skin

Hey guys!

I usually have the occasional breakout before my period which was manageable with topical creams. However as I was trying out a few new products my skin reacted badly to it. At that time I did not figure out that it was the products that was causing my skin to have breakouts and continued using it, causing my skin to be worse and worse. I was rather depressed as it was taking too long to heal and I got rather impatient. My confidence was like -23746871524% as concealer cannot conceal bumps on my skin. I just wanted to stay home all day. I have to be careful next time as I have sensitive skin and not all products will suit my skin type.

My hairstylist’s friend recommended me to go to Swiss Clinic to consult Dr Liu to help out with my skin problems. On my first visit, Dr Liu recommended me the Dual Yellow laser acne treatment.
He explained the benefits of the Dual Yellow laser which would treat my acne by destroying bacteria without damaging my skin and help heal my scars. It is also effective for pigmentation (freckles/age spots), wrinkles, stretch marks and also aids in skin rejuvenation. Even warts and moles can be treated effectively with the Dual Yellow laser. After he explained everything to me, I was super excited for the laser treatment! :D

Here's there treatment room! :D

The whole process was rather quick and took about 45 minutes :D I had to get my hair away from my face and have it all cleansed to prep my face before the laser treatment. The laser treatment was not painful at all! My eyes had to be shield from the bright lasers beams.

After the laser treatment I had a mask all over my face to soothe my skin :D To me it was sleep time.

After the whole treatment I realized that there was a difference to my skin and it was in a better condition than it was before. My skin was clearer, smoother and brighter. I was so happy with the results. Of course more treatments are needed to achieve even better results and I can't wait till I achieve flawless skin! :D

Dr Liu also prescribed me a few medications(Doxycline, Retinol A Cream, Prednisone) which I paid for to keep my acne under control :D

Two weeks later, I came for my next treatment! This time, it was the Carbon Peel Laser Treatment :D 

 This is the machine that they used for the laser treatment. :D

 Before performing the laser treatment, a layer of carbon lotion is applied on my entire face and allowed to dry over a few minutes. During the procedure, laser light is shot on the skin and is absorbed by the carbon lotion. It helps to exfoliating the skin and removing any debris in the pores.

The carbon lotion made me look like an inverted panda :p Hehe. After the treatment, my face was rather red. Thank god they put a mask over my face to soothe and reduce all the redness :D

By the time I left the treatment room, my face was GLOWING O.O When I looked into the mirror I realised my pores were noticeably smaller :'D This treatment is suitable for people with acne, enlarged pores, oily skin. fine lines and dull skin. So glad I could see results in just 1 treatment :D Dr Liu did inform me that I might face breakouts after the treatment as it has a 'detox' kind of effect and push the impurities out of the skin. I guess it will be all worth it in the end right? :D

Thank you Dr Liu and the staff at Swiss Clinic for being so kind, patient and accommodating! :D

Swiss Clinic is located at 1 Fifth Avenue #01-01 Guthrie House Singapore 268802
Contact no: 64673218
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 7pm
Sunday and Alternate Monday Closed

*Disclaimer: I am not paid to mention any of the above.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Snapask App

Hey guys!

Here's something an app that I would like to share with y'all - Snapask!

Snapask is a mobile tutoring app that launched in Singapore last year. How I wished this was available when I was mugging during my secondary school days! >< Basically, the app allows you to snap a photo of your question, and a tutor will come and help you! In Singapore alone, they have over 850 tutors from local universities such as NTU, SMU, and NUS.

Even though my exams are over, I decided to try out the app anyway. And along the way I thought of 5 ways the app can save a student’s life!

1. When you’re mugging through the night and you get stuck

You know that feeling - when you’re in your zone of mugging and going through the TYS (Ten Year Series) questions like Flash.. and SUDDENLY, you encounter a super hard question that you can’t solve no matter how hard you try. However, it’s 2am.. and no one's available to pick up your call. :( Certainly not the ghostbusters (haha).

Luckily, the tutors on Snapask are available 24/7! Look:

The tutor was kind enough to work out the solution step by step for me :D

2. When you’re too shy to ask questions in class

I don’t know if any of you feel this way but I do all the time! Everytime the teacher asks “does anyone have any questions?” I would scream ME! in my heart but keep quiet because I think the rest of the class already understands… especially when my class had so many smart people who ask cheem questions way beyond my league. I feared getting judged by these people because I thought it would sound like a "stupid" question to them.. :p

However, on Snapask, your class will not be there to judge you for asking a “stupid” question. No one can tell who you are by your username too. Plus, the waiting time for a tutor to pick up your question might be even less than a minute so NOBODY KNOWS! It's perfect for clearing all your doubts.

3. When you don’t have time or have no need for physical private tuition

With CCA and other commitments, sometimes it’s hard to schedule a fixed timing every week. There are times when my friends have to cancel tuition due to the hectic timetable at school.

Perhaps your grades aren’t bad enough to warrant the extra money spent on tuition, or maybe your family can’t afford the expensive rates.

Whatever the case, Snapask offers homework help only on demand. So when you need it, you use it - giving you complete freedom of your schedule!

4. When your attention span drops during the holidays

It’s so ironic that teachers give students a mountain of homework - so much that we can’t fully enjoy the holidays. June is like a mug-athon seriously. Without the presence of teachers and classmates around, it’s easy to lose focus and momentum. My favourite thing to do during the holidays was to go out with friends, and catch up on my beauty sleep/korean dramas.

But there are spurts when I feel super motivated, and I think that’s when Snapask is most effective! Whether at 2am or 10 in the morning, with each question asked the homework mountain slowly decreases.

There are SO many reasons I think Snapask is useful for students. And the good thing is they cater to all sorts of subjects and curriculum too - PSLE, O Levels, A Levels, IB.

When you first sign-up, you get 3 free sessions. After that, you can either purchase 15 more sessions at $30. Even better, Snapask now has a Premium Package. At $80 a month, you can ask UNLIMITED questions. Super worth it - give it a try by starting a free 7-day trial!

Snapask is also organising an exclusive Indoor Picnic on Saturday, 25 June 2016.

Can’t see it? Click here to see the full image.

The Snapask team told me there will be a Descendants of the Sun Makeover session, with free photobooth, food, and free flow coffee! Click here to RSVP.

Goodluck! :)