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There are times when facial skin suffers from different problems that are a pain to deal with. Which one do we treat first? Or is there a treatment that can handle multiple problems in one swoop? The following products may be the answer to your facial woes:

Pure Beauty Pomegranate Antioxidant. The first signs of aging skin are dullness and pigmentation caused by sun, environmental toxins, stress and time.

The benefits of pomegranate on skin include boosting our own body’s natural SPF (sun protection factor). It also encourages cell turnover; prevents absorption of damaging free radicals; stalls premature aging; and delivers much-needed nutrients to our skin to maintain that plump, rosy, smooth and youthful appearance.

Expect skin to be even-toned, fairer and dewy looking without being oily. If you have the budget for only one product to try, let it be the Pomegranate Serum.

Note: It does not treat acne, sagging skin or very deep wrinkles.

Avene Cleanance line. Avene, known for expertly treating sensitive skin, came up with Cleanance Soapless Gel cleanser, an ultra-mild cleansing gel with the soothing properties of Avene Thermal Spring Water that is tough on oil and acne but gentle on skin. Added active ingredients are Cucurbita Pepo to regulate oil secretions, and Zinc Gluconate to help purify skin. The lotion/toner tightens pores without the sting and contains mattifying powders that absorb sebum.  To specifically target spots, apply Cleanance K Cream gel only at night; it exfoliates the spot with AHA (lactic and glycolic) and BHA (salicylic acid), a potent acne fighter.

Warning: Always use sunblock in the daytime. Pregnant women should avoid Cleanance K due to the BHA. Available at Mercury Drug outlets.

Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer. Ever notice that your skin breaks out in rashes when you are going through some upheaval in your life, or are particularly harassed at work? Skin gets scaly, rough, itchy and red at times with pimples and wrinkles showing up at the same time.

Kiehl’s created Skin Rescuer lightweight moisturizer with rosa gallica to limit the release of stress signals; mannose to protect skin barrier function; and chamomile, an anti-inflammatory which limits the number of stress signals that attack skin, along with protecting the skin barrier to minimize the visible signs of stress.

With continued use, one’s skin will be less vulnerable to daily stress.

Dermax Professional Retinol C instant wrinkle therapy. This is for wrinkles, dryness and puffiness. If you just deal with the wrinkles, the usual moisturizers plump up the skin, making the puffiness worse. If you concentrate on the puffiness alone, the wrinkles will look deeper as the rest of the skin will also recede.

Note: This will not work on eye bags caused by prominent muscle. Available at Skin Station branches only.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash. Best for dehydrated acne-prone skin which afflicts people who are trapped in an air-conditioned or dry-heat environment like call center agents and flight attendants. Tea tree’s antibacterial properties kill off or control acne-causing bacteria, while the creamy consistency keeps skin hydrated, allowing it to heal faster.


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