Acneiform Eruptions

Winter's wrath

The chilly weather might be perfect for indulging in hotpots and hot toddies, but Hong Kong's cool, dry winter is no treat for your skin. Dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea can be aggravated by seasonal conditions.

Tuesday, 31 January, 2012, 12:00am

Shame about the face

Let's face it: while beauty is only skin deep, it's undeniable that first impressions count. So it's not surprising the Asia Pacific Digital Health Index earlier this year revealed that skin health was the top online discussion topic among 13- to 30-year-olds in Hong Kong, ahead of conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

All about eyes

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Pores and flaws

Photographs of flawless-skinned models may make us think otherwise, but beneath their impeccable makeup, even models can have visible pores.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A spot of bother

Acne is a common problem for teenagers, but if treated properly, it doesn't need to ruin your life

Acne usually starts during the early teens. Almost everyone gets it at some point during their lives.

The skin disorder consists of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads which occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

beauty buzz

If you're one of the many teenagers or adults who suffer from acne, don't let it control your life. These products help skin stay smooth and crater free.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Clogged pores

The day's dirt, grime and a build-up of dull and dead skin cells all prevent the skin from breathing, which can cause blackheads and breakouts. Daily cleansing will help keep the skin clean, but a weekly deep cleanse will stop dirt from accumulating. There are hundreds of products to choose from, and how efficient they are depends on finding the right product for the right skin type.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Researchers spot the links between a bad diet and acne

The debate about whether junk food causes bad skin remains unresolved. Some argue that this is a myth, while others insist there is a link between a diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates and acne.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Sensitive and Problem Skin Facial

What is it?

The Sensitive and Problem Skin Facial is a 90-minute treatment in a room tucked away behind the Organic Pharmacy's store at the IFC.

What's the atmosphere like?

It's a clean, white room with wall-to-ceiling mirrors, fluffy towels and orchids.

How was the facial?

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Beauty Flash

Skin smoothers

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


What is acne?

Acne is a skin problem caused by an overproduction of oil from the skin's sebaceous (oil-producing) glands.

The pores on the surface of the skin are linked to oil glands under the surface of the skin through canals called follicles. The oil inside these follicles carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

A spot of bother

IT's always the same: everything is hunky dory all week until you wake up with a great big spot on your nose or chin on Saturday - just hours before the 'Party of the Year'.

29 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Oil control

Excess oil, especially in the T-zone, clogs pores and melts makeup. To stay matte, dab a little anti-shine product on your nose, forehead and chin before applying makeup or whenever your face looks shiny.

Fancl T Zone Clear Essence ($110/ 8g)

This special formula with HC Catechin helps tighten pores and prevent blackheads. Keeps you looking shine-free all day.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Powerful yet gentle on the skin

Cleaning your face is not only about using water, soap and a little scrubbing. If you lather up the wrong way, or too often, you could harm your skin, and this is especially detrimental for those who are acne-prone.

If you have pimples and use acne products that are too harsh for your skin, you could make the situation worse and you could upset your skin's delicate oil balance.

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Inside out

THAT LINE BETWEEN your eyebrows could mean you're drinking too much alcohol. And the spot on your forehead might be a sign of digestive problems. This is the kind of advice you might get from what's called face mapping - a form of skin analysis that combines science with ancient Chinese diagnosis.

30 May 2006 - 12:00am