About Skin Station

Our Chairman and CEO, FRED C. REYES has been doing research and developing new advanced skin care products for SkinStation, which are now available under the DERMAX Professional brand. He is a multi-awarded cosmetic Chemist. In 2008, he was the recipient of Achievement Award in Industry conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, the umbrella group of Chemists associations in the country. The Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry came next, in 2011, from the government's Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

DERMAX Professional is the exclusive skin care line of SkinStation. It has established a cult following among the urban sophisticates. “DERMAX uses only the best, the latest, and the safest ingredients at clinical strength, definitely at par with the world’s best. With DERMAX, we have no cost constraint. Our only aim is to delight our customers,” declares Fred Reyes.

We present to you articles written by Fred Reyes himself which appeared in the SKIN SMART column in Manila Bulletin, Lifestyle Section.

Huwebes, Disyembre 14, 2017

ACNE DO’S AND DONT’S



One of the biggest skincare myths is that acne is just a teenager’s problem. But, in fact, regardless of age, pimples can span a lifetime and it requires good maintenance, and most importantly, patience. While there is no universal, one-size-fits-all fix, there are certain steps you can take to lessen―and hopefully eliminate―acne during all phases of life.


Acne is like the worst kind of house guest―it shows up uninvited at  the  least  convenient  time, overstays  its welcome, and leaves a mess after it’s gone; No matter how honed your skin care routine is, or how old you get, you never seem to be completely free from it.

We all know that acne can be caused by excess sebum, pollution, cosmetic products, hormones or even genetic predisposition. It is inevitable for a vast majority, and now we’re  breaking down everything you need to know about  controlling adult acne and how to get clear and smooth skin:

WATER THERAPY
Don’t forget to drink eight glasses of water a day. It makes a big impact on your entire body, including your skin.
CLEANSE DAILY
The first and most important rule isn’t groundbreaking: remember to wash your face. Cleansing and treating your skin twice a day is the best way to keep breakouts away.
USE THE RIGHT TONER
Choose a toner that is best suited for your skin type and a product that won’t clog your pores.
EXFOLIATE GENTLY
Scrubbing your face raw with grainy exfoliating products can do more harm than good. Use an exfoliating soap that is safe and gentle on skin. Do it not more than 2-3 times a week.
USE AN EXTRA BOOST
On a daily basis, you cleanse, tone and moisturize; but sometimes your skin needs an extra little care. When your skin feels stressed out or drier than usual, that’s when a serum comes into play.
SUNNY SHADE
Look for a sunscreen that won’t trigger your breakouts and is mild for your skin type.
COMBAT WITH CAPSULES
Worried which kind of capsules can help save those confidence-sucking mammoth of skin issues? Choose one that contains Lactoferrin, LinumLife Extra and Zinc Gluconate that work together to prevent and control acne.
SEE A DOCTOR
If you’re still experiencing breakouts, especially if you have big, angry pimples, visit your doctor. Your exact treatment will depend on what the doctor learns after examining and talking to you.
DO NOT PICK, POP OR SQUEEZE
Squeezing those blemishes can lead to scarring and an open wound can get infected.
DO NOT IRRITATE WITH TOOTHPASTE OR RUBBING ALCOHOL
Applying toothpaste or rubbing alcohol is more likely to cause irritation and dryness than treat the actual pimple.
DO NOT FORGET TO WASH YOUR PILLOWCASE
Dirt and bacteria can transfer from your pillowcase and anything else that touches your face, and clog your pores. Wash your pillowcase once a week.
DO NOT SKIP YOUR MOISTURIZER
The idea that acne-prone skin doesn’t need moisturizer is a myth. In fact, if you skip the moisturizer, you’re likely adding to the problem. Instead, choose a very gentle, oil-free cream that will help hydrate your skin.
DO NOT SWITCH UP PRODUCTS TOO OFTEN
Keep your skincare routine simple. The more you introduce new products into your regimen, the more likely you are to cause the breakouts.
DO NOT OVERINDULGE IN DAIRY AND GREASY FOODS
Excessive ice cream, yogurt, milk, cheese, chocolates and greasy food consumption might cause you to breakout, too. Cutting back on these products can help clear up your blemishes.
DO NOT STRESS YOURSELF OUT
Avoiding stress is practically impossible, but overly hectic life can lead to more breakouts. Consider taking up a hobby that helps you relax―even if it’s for a short period each week.
Dealing with acne can be tough! It can take some time and a dozen of trips to the dermatologist to discover how to get rid of acne effectively on your skin. At SkinStation, we’ve pretty much made it our life mission to figure out the best tips and solution to get your skin look and feel its best.
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