In my personal journey of self-care in the aspect of image enhancement, I have gleaned a few valuable lessons I would like to share with you.
1. It is never too early to start taking care of your skin.
I realize that even if I start with small steps, it is better than not doing anything. It is constant “hard” work and devotion. I believe that we reap what we sow. The result will speak for itself.
2. Know the harmful effects of the sun and protect yourself.
Looking back, I wish I knew about the effects of sun damage earlier in life. I used to windsurf without any sunblock. With years of exposure, many ageing spots developed. I was blessed to be able to remove them with the medical lasers I have. So now, I started educating my children in their early years of development about the effects of the sun and give them tips on how they should protect themselves when they are outdoors.
3. Sunblock needs to be reapplied.
Many people only see the need to apply sunblock once before they leave their house. In fact, sunblock gets worn off and reapplication is important in giving good coverage from the damages of the sun.
4. Bust this myth: If it cannot be repaired or removed completely, it’s better not to start any treatment.
Many patients used to believe this myth, especially regarding their pigments. When they hear that pigments can be difficult to remove, let alone remove all of them completely, they give up even before starting to treat. Eventually, they decide to just leave it alone. We need to understand that, while pigments may not be able to be removed completely in some cases, reducing the number of pigments, it can make our skin more evenly toned. This will help any concealer to go on thinly to cover the pigments and give us a good overall look. This is in contrast with slapping on a thick coat of concealer and makeup just to cover the dense dark pigments, in the process, changing the skin tone to a darker shade just to match the pigments. Reducing the pigment burden load is worth trying as it can potentially help to achieve a more even skin tone when applying makeup.
5. Just one treatment type is not sufficient to repair any skin damage.
In the past, we used to believe that it requires only one treatment to repair any skin damage. Nowadays, with an increase in awareness and education via social media, internet, television and radio about skincare, we are better informed. We are no longer surprised that we may need a series of treatments to achieve their image enhancement goals and post-treatment maintenance. This is the reality of anti-ageing treatment.
“There are no ugly people, only lazy ones” so a Chinese saying goes.
Looking good requires consistent work. Start small, start somewhere. Every little step counts in achieving some positive effects.
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