Don’t Be Put on the Spot

The angry red pimple can be annoying especially when it chooses to appear just before a job interview or a night out with the girls. Here are some fixes to consider.

no! no! Skin

Utilising light and heat energy (LHE) technology, this device is pain-free and scar-free, as it penetrates deep into pores and destroys bacteria gently for only two 10-second treatments daily, right in your own home.
($399 at all AIBI and AIBI style outlets.)

Therapeutic Dermatologic Formula (TDF) AHA Oily & Acne Solution 8 100ml

Containing 8 percent glycolic acid, this formula helps control breakouts, clear up complexion, prevents blemishes, correct enlarged pores and removes excess oil and impurities in acne-prone skin.
($45 at hospitals, polyclinics, Guardian pharmacies and selected aesthetic clinics.)

The Theraclear Acne System

Employing pneumatics to extract the build-up of sebaceous material and broadband light to remove acne as well as deep-cleanse and normalise the skin. TheraClear™ is effective on mild to moderate inflammatory acne such as comedonal and pustular acne.
(Available at Rafflesian Clinic & Surgery, Tel: 6338 2740)

Thursday Plantation’s Tea Tree Daily Face Wash 150ml

Containing all naturally-derived ingredients of 100 percent pure tea tree oil and chamomile to soothe the skin, this facial wash is also PH-balanced to minimise stress to the skin. Also free from parabens, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, lauryl sulphates, polysorbates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colours and animal-derived ingredients.
($15.75 at all Guardian Stores.)


Nanny Eliana has a day job as a public relations consultant and is married to a cat and a former major from the British Parachute Regiment. Her objective in life is to retire in Bali and publish her first novel, not necessarily in that order.

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