Care for Your Eye Contours

The thickness of skin is around 1.75-2.5mm, the skin of our eye contour is even thinner, the thickness if only 0.55mm. Around our eyes, the density of nerves fibers and blood vessels is very high. The absorption of eye contour is poorer and this is why our eyes feels dry easily. Due to the fact of thin and weak skin structure, problems such as dark eye circles, puffy eyes, oil clogs will occur if we try to use skin care for face onto the eye contour, which eventually causes burdens to the eye contour.

Can we massage the eye contour ourselves?

Our eyes have 22 groups of muscles and every blink of eyes involves 14 groups muscles. Appropriate eye massage promotes blood circulation and metabolism, improve skin absorption. However, incorrect or unskilled ways of massaging will cause muscles to tense up and relax continuously, resulting wrinkled and saggy eyes. Therefore, unless you know the eye structure very well, otherwise, it is not recommended that you massage your eyes on your own.

Eye Care products at a glance

Eye Cleanser pH Non greasy. Effectively get rid off secreted waste and break down saturated pigments over eye area. Wash off with water.
Eye Treatment Mask Restore normalization of keratinocytes, relax muscle, soothe over-tired eyes, enhance skin’s absorption.
Radiance Eye Gel Forming and locking a layer of moisture membrane over the eye area enhancing circulation and excretion. Effectively combat dark eye circle, eye bag and puffiness.
Eye Essence Anti-oxidation, prevent accumulation of sebum, moisturise cells, lighten wrinkles, firming and enhance elasticity for radiant bright eyes.
Eye Contour Ampoules Mild fluid containing highly active ingredients to activate eye contour cells. Anti-inflammatory and relieve swelling with extremely moisturizing and nourishing effect.
Eye Secret Set Contains rich algae protein, effectively accelerate collagen to thicken which becomes thinner due to ageing. Strengthen and stabilise the support of elastic fibers and gives a radiant youthful skin.

Daily Sun Protection and SPF

Living in a tropical country like Singapore with only summer season all-year-round, it is important to use sun care daily to protect yourself from being over-exposed to harmful UV. (See 3 Major Damages of Excessive UV Rays Exposure)

What is SPF? Is SPF the higher the better?

SPF is Sun Protection Factor. Usually, the SPF value will be labeled on the packaging of the sun care products for consumer to make a choice conveniently. However, is SPF the higher the better?

When the skin is in a condition whereby the weather is hot and humid, sebum will disperse towards skin epidermis in semi-fluid form. At this time, if a sun care product with high SPF is used, the pores will be enlarged, skin will lose hydration and tend to be sensitive, coarse and thick dead skin. Choice of sun care products should be made according to the humidity and temperature of different country, it is not true that it’s the better the higher is the SPF.

Tips

The best value of SPF for Sun Care products to be used in Tropical Countries should be between 15-20.

The Right Ways of Using Sun Care

Due to the increase of carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere, the temperature we feel will be higher than the reported temperature. The hot weather causes skin to lose hydration. Therefore, it is better to use Hydro Block together with Sun Care, to provide additional protection to skin and prevent moisture loss. You can also put a Hydrating Mist in your bag and bring it along everywhere you go so that you can replenished lost moisture as and when you need to ^^

It’s All About Skin Whitening

It’s often said by people “A white complexion is powerful enough to hide seven faults”. It is common that most of the girls want a healthy and fair complexion, however, this has also caused them hurting their skin indirectly due to the wrong use of whitening products.

Why has the pigmentation became even darker after I used the whitening products?

It is often seen in the market, some whitening products claiming themselves have fast skin whitening effects. However, you are advised to read the label carefully to see if the product contains any high content of acidic ingredients, mercury, fragrance, chromium, aluminium and other metal. These ingredients can make the skin become fairer and smoother almost immediately. But if overused, the harmful ingredients will penetrate into skin layers and begin to erode the newborn cells, causing the pigment to precipitate again and become even darker than before. In some of the serious case, it will cause abnormal metamorphosis in skin, allergy, inflammation, desquamation, eczema. These conditions will persist and hard to recover.

Use Whitening Products together with Moisturizer

Our skin consists of five layers. The Prickle Cell Layer and Basal Layer of Germinature Zone are where the epidermis cells grow and divide. In these layers, there are melanocytes which produce pigments and there will be one pigment cell in every ten cells. In order to lighten the pigmentation and have even skin tone, Vitamin A and C are necessary during the lightening process. Therefore, it is recommended that whitening products to be used together with moisturizer for safe and optimum results.

Daily Care for Oily Skin

Due to the excessive secretion of sebum for oily skin, the excessive sebum will trap dirts in follicle glands and clog the pores after the sebum harden (acne/blackhead). Skin appears rough and have big pores, and becomes the breeding ground of parasites and bacteria, leading skin to pimple and acne prone. It will also affect the application of makeup on face, causing the makeup falls off from face easily.

Thorough Cleansing to Prevent the Growth of Acne

First, pour some Eye Cleanser pH on cotton wool, start from the forehead, apply to the whole face. This is to soften the silty dirt accumulation in follicle. If there is makeup applied, you have to use Eye Cleanser pH again to completely remove the makeup and dirt. To further prevent dirt from accumulating on the surface and penetrate the stratum corneum causes skin to look dull, it is necessary to use Refining Gel Wash to cleanse the face for another time, and rinse off with water. Oily skin are advised to cleanse their face at least 3 times daily. Washing face frequently can ensure the cleanliness as well as the unclogged pores. It is also one of the basic skin care methods to prevent the breeding of acne.

Develop Good Habits of Cleansing

If our skin is not washed thoroughly everyday, it does not only hinder the absorption and the functioning of normal metabolisms, it will also cause bacteria to grow and accelerate skin aging. It is necessary to develop a good habit of proper and thorough face cleansing regardless of age and skin type.

We can also make use of supplementary products such as mask, scrub, and Peel Pads to strengthen the removal of radical and dirt as well as the benefits of anti-bacterial.

Do not use hand to squeeze out the blackhead or acne

It is strongly NOT recommended that you use our own hand to squeeze out the blackhead and acne on your face. During the process, we have to take note of cleanliness of fingernails, the strength and even the antiseptic after squeezing, if one of the three are not being properly done, it will cause the acne to spread. Improper squeezing will also cause damages to skin, a more serious acne problem or unrecoverable scars on face.

It is recommended that you go to the nearest beauty centre to have a skin analysis from the professional beautician and recommend you the best products to use for your skin.

Bye to dull looking skin – Docte Skin Care

Like the unswept floor, if the skin is unable to carry out the metabolism regularly, the dead skin cells on the skin surface will accumulate. It will soon become a vicious cycle where dead skin cells will grow thicker and metabolism will get slower, causing skin to appear dull and bringing all kinds of skin problems.

The metabolism rate is closely related with our daily life routines. (see Functions of Skin). Skin care products nowadays, should not focus only on the skin outermost layer, but to be absorbed into the inner layer of the skin to regulate and improve the skin metabolism, so to really achieve the effects of “skin care”.

Cellular Rejuvinating Cream

Cellular Rejuvinating Cream contains Arginine, natural α-amino acid derived from the latest skin care technology. It is one of the most common type of natural amino acid, natural amino acid can penetrate fast into the skin and combine with human amino acid, ensuring a healthy cycle of skin metabolism, which will eventually improve the skin’s complexion inside out.

Cellular Rejuvinating Cream Q&A

1) What skin type is Cellular Rejuvinating Cream suitable for ?
Oily skin, blocked pores, and skin with uneven surface

2) When should we use Cellular Rejuvinating Cream?
When the skin is appearing dull with the accumulation of dead skin cells on skin surface.

3) Can we use it together with Cellular Rejuvinating Serum?
Yes. However, please ensure sufficient moisturiser is applied when you are using both together.

4) Is there any skin type needs special attention when using Cellular Rejuvinating Cream?
Exhausted skin and extremely dehydrated skin has to pay extra attention when using it. You will need moisture the skin first with Soothing Serum, Calming Cream or Lenitive Cream before using Cellular Rejuvinating Cream.

5) Under what kind of circumstances that Cellular Rejuvinating Cream shouldn’t be used?
Cellular Rejuvinating Cream is not recommended when the skin is sensitive, peeling off and dry cracked.

Day Protection, Night Repair | Your Everyday Anti-aging Duo

Protect in Day

Skin, like other organs in human body, works hard to defend against environmental harm and sun exposure during the day, causing skin to lose protein and hydration.When immunity decreases and free radicals will take its opportunity to damage human body DNA, causing skin imbalance, dehydrated, dull and saggy with spots and wrinkles appearing.

Advanced Action Day Cream

This high quality cream has very effective hydro nourishing effect, instant in-depth penetration for inner induced skin’s natural moisture and repair forming a thin membrane over the epidermis which assists the skin to maintain the balance of NMF (Natural Moisture Factors), improving the stability of inner layer of skin. Protecting the skin against external irritation & free radicals throughout the day.

Main Ingredients

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi
The multivitamin induced skin moisturize naturally to form a transparent elastic membrane, inhibit lipid peroxidation of epidermis and prevent damage from free radical.
Manilkara Leaf Extract
Anemarrhenae Asphodeloides Root
Highly effective hydro nourishing effect, instant in-depth penetration to maintain the balance of NMF (Natural Moisture Factors), improving the stability of inner layer of skin.

Repair at Night

After receiving harms from environmental changes, radiation, work stress during the day, skin appears to be exhausted. Even though skin itself try very hard to replenish and repair the loss of collagen, the effect is still limited due to the fact of aging.

Advanced Action Night Cream

This excellent night cream is concentrated on skin repairing at night. Its two unique anti-aging formula works around the muscle tissue and peripheral nerves. Through rapid penetration, absorption and repair, the high quality Tripeptide-33 stimulate DNA to reproduce thicker and firmer collagen protein. By immediately replenishing and restoring skin’s elasticity to slow down aging process, skin appears to be healthy, soft supple and youthful.

Main Ingredients

Tripeptide-10
Proline
Stimulate production of thicker and stronger collagen protein, regain youthful skin.
Diaminopropionyl Tripeptide-33
Serine
Inspire DNA’s interaction around the muscle tissue and peripheral nerves to reproduce thicker and firmer collagen protein. Immediately replenish, restore skin’s elasticity and retard aging.

Products are available at Docte beauty centres island wide.

Need further information?

Call 62707879 during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30am/Sat, 9.30am-1pm).
You may also email us at enquiries@docte.net or leave a message on our facebook!

Improve Subhealth Condition & Relieve Body Pains (Part 2)

Human soles are mirrors which reflect the organs inside human body. Through reflexology which stimulate the relative reflective zones, it helps to improve and strengthen the functions of tissues.

Due to gravity pull, toxic usually gather at human sole easily. If the dead skin of the feet is too thick and waste accumulated, blood circulation will be affected. This will burden the organ and causes coarse, dry cracked sole. There may be also hardening uncomfort feeling, itchy and easily infected by bacterial.

Sugar Scrub

 

Main Ingredients

Laureth-7 Citrate, Beeswax, Vegetable Oil

Effects

Non abrasive exfoliating facial scrub of natural formula; deep cleanse pores removing impurities gently yet effectively revealing soft radiance skin after use. To protect the skin’s barrier function and maintenance of the skin’s natural pH balance.

How to use

Use twice a day, apply evenly on skin and face, rub lightly, rinse off with water.

Streactin Max Effects

 

Main Ingredients

Rosemary Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia, Rutin, Humulus Lupulus(Hops) Extract, Palmitoyl TetraPeptide-7

Effects

  • Release Histamine, heal bruises and prevent sensitivity.
  • Prevent expansion and surface of hand tendons (intravenous veins).
  • Suppress veins due to long-standing hours or over expansion of tired leg muscles.
  • Rapidly lighten congested clots in 2-3 days.
  • Burnt skin – eliminate pain with continuous use.
  • Deeply nourish fine cracks, repair stretch marks.
  • Ease intravenous veins, lighten surfacing of red & green pigments.
  • Treats cracked-heels.

How to use

Apply twice a day on vulnerable areas with light massage to enhance absorption.

Advanced Body Contour Ampoules

 

Main Ingredients

Carnitine, Caffeine, Soy Isoflavones

Effects

Soy Isoflavones has the function of stimulating estrogen. Applying this ampoules on lymph node can help to drain water and toxic. It also helps to relieve women from menopause symptoms.

How to use

  1. For Obesity
    Remove dampness through diuresis, slimming
    Cross the hand and place over abdomen. Inhale and slowly exhale, press downward the abdomen accordingly to the breathing rhythm. Forces need to penetrate into intra-abdominal. Repeat 10-20 times.
  2. Constipation, diarrhoea, bloated
    Improve bowel movement
    Using the palms of your hands, at the point under the xiphoid, rub slowly in circular motion with uniform force in clockwise direction for 1 to 2 mins.

Improve Subhealth Condition & Relieve Body Pains (Part 1)

You may not hear of sub-health condition yet, it is actually a state between health and disease.

Our organs are highly dependant on one another to conduct various physiological activities. The drainage will not flow smoothly if the blood circulation is bad. The corresponding body parts with obstructed drainage will start to accumulate and causes uncomfort and pains. The body parts which has obstructed drainage will cause the phenomena of rheumatic, numb, swell, ache etc. This is what we called sub-health conditions.

When we are in sub-health conditions, we will feel tiredness, back pain, shoulder pain and emotional easily.

To improve the sub-health conditions, you can, besides by making adjustment on your lifestyle, stimulating lymphatic drainage and blood circulation will revive you and restore your energy.  The following products are recommended for you to improve your sub-health condition.

Satin Body Oil

Main Ingredients and Effects

  • Carrot Seed Oil
    Excellent oil for body purification. Enhance the function and vitality of the organs, liver detoxification, clear bowel flatulence, release moisture retention.
  • Citronellol
    Which is an excellent efficacy of muscle pain,  relaxing muscles, eliminate lactic acid and promote circulation thereby relieving tired feet.
  • Citral
    An excellent tonic for the circulatory system and unobstructed blood flow, usually used to lower blood pressure, relieving the pressure on varicose veins; stimulating white blood cells and activate the immune system.
  • Tocopherol
    Tocopherol is the most effective anti-oxidant in the body. Vitamin E can delay cell aging, prevent scar formation, help wound healing, antioxidant, reduce the sediment of aged spot.
  • Aesculus Hippocastanum
    Scientist discover Horse Chestnut contain Aescin that can repair bruise, blood clog, localize swollen and varicose veins, promote expansion and contraction.

How to use

  1. To relieve pain on neck, shoulder, waist and back
    Promotes lymphatic drainage and inflow of interstitial fluid. Helps distribute protein, fats and oxygen, get rid of waste water at the same time.- Put your palms flat on your skin, stroke outwards from under ear (patting is also applicable)
  2. Promote Whole Body Lymphatic Drainage by applying pressure on foot reflective zone
    Stimulate the contraction and expansion of smooth muscle tissue to promote blood flow and lymph drainage so that oxygen will be provided to body and skin.- Apply Satin Body Oil and do a light massage on the sole and behind the knee
    - Begin from ankle, pull upwards to inner thigh, apply slight pressure while pulling (patting is also applicable).

Skin Care Tips When You Travel

Do you like travelling? Do you bring your skin care products with you when you go travel?

It’s getting common that people like to go travelling nowadays. We live in a city which has the summer-like weather all year long, but, of course we would also like to experience the different seasons in other countries. While you are preparing for the fun travel, did you ever know what you usually using may not be appropriate for travel? Many people tend to be neglecting the impacts caused by the difference of weather and temperature, but this does not stop the problem arising during your trip even after your trip.

Skin sebum is responsible for moisturising skin and hair, a layer of acid mantle will be formed on the skin when combined with sweat. (See Functions of Acid Mantle). It helps to regulate body temperature, maintain skin acidity and prevent excess loss of skin hydration.

Therefore, it is important to do some research on the local weather, temperature and humidity of the places you are visiting to avoid causing harms on your skin.

Skin Care Tips on your travel

1) Sun Block
The harms of ultraviolet rays are commonly known. No matter where we are, there will be ultraviolet as long as we are being exposed to the sun, even during winter time when the sun is hardly seen. Especially it is said that there is more ultraviolet rays when you are taking a flight. Hence sun block is definitely important for a pleasant trip.

 

 

2) Pay attention to hydration, stabilise skin temperature
When the temperature drops, arrector pilli muscle in dermis contracts and this will block the pores and decrease the diffusion of sweat on the skin surface, causing the skin to become dry, dehydrated and red itchy. This is why the skin can be easily cracked during winter. However, when the weather is extremely hot, the skin loses hydration as well. It is recommended to always have a bottle of hydrating lotion inside your bag to address to hydration needs from time to time.

 

3) Supply sebum or control it
When we are in a extreme hot weather, the pores expand and the sebum will start to spread in a semifluid form. The skin appears oily and dark. Excessive sebum is also benefits for the growth of bacteria and germs. In such situation, even if you have a dry skin, you should not use the moisturisers that are too rich and causing excessive sebum secretion. Vice versa for winter, the skin tend to lose sebum when trying to protect us against the coldness, therefore people with oily skin should prepare some moisturisers when you are going for a winter holiday.

 

4) Basic cleansing and toning
Cleansing is the most important part of skin care, it shouldn’t be neglected even when you are travelling. As the skin may experience extreme and instant difference of temperature and humidity, we recommend using a mild cleanser that can cause less irritation to the skin.

 

 


Recommended docte skin care for travelling to countries with 4 seasons

(This is purely for reference, as the product usage still rely heavily on the skin condition, it is highly recommended that you inquire your beautician before going)

Spring (Temperature: 23°C~25°C)

Spring is considered the most comfortable season of all, skin is more stable. Paying attention to balance the sebum and hydration will do.
Radiance Cream
Soothing Serum
Sun Care + Hydro Block

Summer (Temperature: above 29°C)

Summer is the season with high temperature, check the humidity of the places you are visiting before departing, and adjust the skin care accordingly. If the place has high humidity, pay attention to the sebum secretion each day. Cleansing of the skin became relatively important as this kind of weather is creating a good platform for the growth of germs and bacteria.

Age above 28
Radiance Cream
Soothing Serum
Skin Essence
Sun Care + Hydro Block

Age between 18 to 27
Soothing Serum
Sun Care
Hydrating Mist

Autumn/Fall (Temperature 17°C~23°C)

Temperature starts to decrease during autumn. However, the temperature difference between day and night are greater. Take note of the weather change. You may encounter strong wind during the day that causes dry skin, it is recommended to bring along a hydration supplying lotion with you. At night, supply skin with adequate moisturisers.

Dehydrated Skin Ampoules
Advanced Action Day Cream

Winter (Temperature -5°C~10°C)

Winter is cold. Our skin tend to lose the sebum and hydration in order to fight against the coldness. Stabilise the skin by supplying adequate hydration, strengthen the skin immunity by maintaining the acid mantle to prevent skin from frostbite.

Action Plus Ampoules
Lenitive Cream
Radiance Cream

Age above 35
Advanced Active Mature Skin Cream
Radiance Cream

Lastly, wish you a pleasant trip! ^^

Things You have to Know About Breast Care

Human genes normally come from Patrilineal or Matriarchal, even twins will have different genes, same applies for size and shape of breasts.

Everyone’s breast size will depend on the amount of fatty cells in the breast. Mature female’s breast fatty cells are already fixed, they can only change the size of the fatty cells and not based on the needs or requirements of increasing the breast size.

Causes of Flabby, Saggy & Breast Losing Elasticity

  1. As age increased, deterioration of tissues occur, thinning of collagen, skin becomes rough, dry & cracked.
  2. Breast muscle lack of exercise cause muscle fibers to slacken & pectoral ligament to lose its elasticity.
  3. Loose, saggy breast after birth due to during pregnancy the ovary will secrete more luteinizing hormones that continuously stimulate the lactiferous lobes & acinar glands. This causes rapid cell reproduction and changes in cells’ size caused by water retention in the breast, thereby increasing its weight. This will cause the Pectoral ligament to start losing its elasticity leading to sagging of the breast.

Causes of Flat-chest outlook or atrophy after-birth

  1. Flat chested appearance, uneven shoulder, skinny (below the normal weight mass). This group of people tends to have very low fatty particles in their blood.
  2. Slim upper body, flat chest, plump lower body. Problem commence since puberty when estradiol hormone secreted by the ovary during menstruation flow the upper body, with the fatty particles in the plasma gradually flow to the hips & legs.
  3. The use of milk control agent after-delivery(birth) will prevent the estradiol stimulation to absorb nutrients from blood plasma. A period of 40-60 days without any stimulation act, the lactiferous ducts, lactiferous fat cells will deteriorate like menopause women; resulting in postnatal shrinkage.

Safe, no side-effects, non-recurrence

Synergy Bust Treatment

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, an active ingredient derived from botanical technology, stimulate breast plasma absorption of fatty acids in fat cells to increase the size of fat cells. This treatment can effectively stimulate the production of collagen and secretion of mucopoly saccharide, promote the synthesis of collagen, leaving a firm, smooth breast without dry-cracking wrinkles.

Therapy Treatment for Different Breast problems


Flabby, Saggy & Breast Losing Elasticity

Sagging & loses elasticity:

  1. As age increases, collagen reduces, skin’s connective fats & each tissues’ ability start to deteriorate.
  2. The lack of exercise in the long run causes muscle fibers to slacken & the pectoral ligament (supporting the breast) to lose its elasticity.

Food : Fresh milk, Soya beans, Mushrooms, Almonds & Seafood

Propose 20-40 treatment sessions & emphasize on massage that stimulates the elastin fibers.

Do a 15 min bust lifting exercise at home (apply on Firming Bust Emulsion AFTER exercise)

Sagging & Drooping Breast After Birth

Our ovary will secrete 10 times more luteinizing hormones than usual during pregnancy & continuously stimulating the lactiferous lobes & acinar glands. This causes rapid cells reproduction & changes in cells’ size causing water retention in the breast. Meanwhile, the ovary secrete up to 100 times more of Emotionally Hormones.

Near due-term of pregnancy, the breast size & weight increases, however, this also causes the Pectoral Ligament (supporting the weight of the breast) to start losing its elasticity leading to sagging of the breast.

Food : Fresh vegetables, fruits, protein & avoid food that’s too salty &/or spicy

Propose 20-40 treatment sessions & a maximizer / push-up bra is recommended. For more effective results, include a 10 min massage daily ~ working from outer inwards to the nipple.

What is Breast Cancer?

  1. The human body is made up of cells. When a cluster of normal, healthy cells turn abnormal; it’s known as “cancer”
  2. Tumour can be classified as Benign or Malignant
  3. Benign tumour ~ slow growth & will NOT spread to other parts of the body
  4. Malignant tumour may be much more serious but can still be cured

4 steps to breast cancer self check – See, Feel, Lie Down, Pinch

SEE / LOOK

From the mirror, LOOK carefully for any abnormal signs eg. Size proportions, appear of unusual lumps, rashes or depression of the nipple.

TOUCH / FEEL

Gently press down on your breast with your fingers; in clockwise rotation extending slowly outwards to the whole breast or vice versa.

LIE DOWN

Lie down, place a pillow underneath your Right shoulder & place your Right hand under your head. Perform the process of TOUCH/FEEL to both sides of your breasts.

PINCH

To check if there’s any swelling of lymph nodes; PINCH your nipple with your thumb & forefinger & pay attention is there’s any discharge.

It takes some time to better understand your breast. Consult your doctor if you have any doubts and questions.


Light Yoga Exercise

It is recommendable to advise customers to perform a 10 mins light yoga exercise at home during the Bust Treatment period. This not only aids in bust firming but provides oxygen circulation, reduces fatigue, shoulder-ache & even helps flatten tummy.

Inhale & Exhale at a comfortable pace and NOT to exert force during exercise.