Podcast

  • Acne Scar Prevention – Dermatologist’s Tips
    Ep 78: How to Prevent and Treat Acne Scars View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teo Wan Lin 张婉琳 (@drteowanlin) Acne marks or scars are a common concern. This podcast episode goes in depth into the types of acne, how exactly acne scars form, and different types…
  • How to Age Beautifully
    Ep 77: Imagining Beauty- The Key to Aging Gracefully In my research paper “On Thoughts Emotions Facial Expressions and Aging” I proposed the pathways by which our mental and emotional world directly shapes our aging faces. The last few podcasts have focused on how the brain influences our facial aesthetics. As…
  • Hyaluronic Acid Benefits: Enhancing Skin Barrier Function
    Ep 76: Healthy Skin Aging Begins With Skin Resilience What is the skin barrier? Repairing your skin barrier  The skin barrier is best thought of as a protective wall between the internal environment of the body and the external. A healthy skin barrier enables all your organ cells to function…
  • Active Ingredients to Treat Pigmentation on Face
    Ep 75: All About Hyperpigmentation Hyperpigmentation is often associated with aging. However, there are actually many different types of pigmentation that dermatologists encounter. While not all forms of hyperpigmentation on the face are the same, there are a few common pathways that effective treatment options can target. Melanocytes are the…
  • Glycolic Acid Skincare – How to Exfoliate at Home
    Ep 74: How to Incorporate Glycolic Acid Into Your Skincare Routine Everyone wants to have radiant, glowing skin. As one of the most popular active ingredients used in chemical peels at the dermatologist’s office and also incorporated in skincare, glycolic acid truly deserves its reputation as a star exfoliator. How…
  • Hair Loss Treatments That Work – Dermatologist’s Advice
    Ep 73: Demystifying Hair Loss Treatments- What Works and What Doesn’t View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teo Wan Lin 张婉琳 (@drteowanlin) This week’s podcast episode is a masterclass sponsored by L’Oreal Paris, the beauty giant behind the latest Full Resist Anti-Hair Fall range. Backed by evidence-based ingredients…
  • Character Makes a Face
    Ep 72: Our Faces Tell the Story of Our Lives The world has been witness to the diabolical events unfolding in Ukraine over the past few weeks. The internal horror we each feel to the atrocities committed is testament to the fact that human beings have an innate sense of…
  • Inner Beauty According to Science
    Ep 71: The Emotional World of Beauty – Beauty in the Mind  Possessing “inner beauty” isn’t just the consolation prize for those less than genetically blessed with physical beauty. Science tells us that our perception of beauty is deeply rooted in our psychological makeup, which colors the way we view beauty.…
  • Intelligent Beauty: The Science of Beauty
    Ep 70: 2022 Skincare Trends Part 3 – Intelligent Beauty An Invention of the Mind — Intelligent Beauty Beauty is a topic of fascination throughout millennia. Gustav Fechner, the pioneer of modern psychology proposed a set of metrics which could be used to statistically define the experience of beauty. Known…
  • How To Be Beautiful- Tips From a Dermatologist
    Ep 69: 2022 Skincare Trends Part 2: How to be Beautiful Inside Out  Self-care is more than just a buzzword. At the heart of a skincare routine is an emphasis on wellbeing. Practising your skincare ritual daily is self-care in action. Behind this is the science of the brain-skin connection,…
  • 2022 Skincare Trends: Facial Tools & Skincare Devices
    Ep 68: 2022 Skincare Trends Part 1- Home Facial Devices for Your Skincare Regime The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic thrust home based self-care regimens into the spotlight from 2020. The home facial devices trend looks set to stay in 2022 skincare trends. In-office technologies such as radiofrequency, microdermabrasion and microcurrent incorporated…
  • Hyaluronic Acid Skincare: Benefits Explained by Singapore Dermatologist
    Ep 67: Photoaging & Barrier Function – How Hyaluronic Acid Improves the Skin Microenvironment View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teo Wan Lin 张婉琳 (@drteowanlin) Hyaluronic acid is a well-known skincare active. While most people are aware of its function in moisturizing the skin, what is equally…
  • Floral Perfumes: The Subtle Beauty of a Flower
    Ep 66: On the Life Cycle of Flowers and the Art of Being Subtly Beautiful The flower is a universal symbol of beauty, not just in terms of its visual representation, but also because of its association with scent and perfumes – floral perfumes. While flowers may paint an otherworldly…
  • Vitamin C Serum Benefits: Dermatologist’s Guide
    Ep 65: How Cosmeceuticals Affect the Aging Skin Exposome This week’s podcast focuses on the aging skin exposome, a fairly recent concept in dermatology research which explains the physiological processes that result in skin aging. The skin exposome encompasses external environmental factors as well as internal, biological responses which also…
  • Wrinkle Treatment & the Brain Skin Connection
    Ep 64: The Brain-Skin Connection: Anti-age Your Face with Your Mind  Hollywood movies have caricatured the hearts and intents of personalities with faces designed to elicit an emotional response from the viewer.  An individual’s facial expression tells us much about what they are thinking, and we pride ourselves on reading…
  • Beauty Sleep: How the Lack of it Affects Your Skincare Routine
    Ep 63: The Science of Beauty Sleep An urban lifestyle replete with its glorification of dazzling city lights and late nights has influenced many to take sleep for granted. While the effects of sleep deprivation on our health and immune system are well established, emerging research now suggests that sleep…
  • How Natural Beauty Lighting Makes You Look Your Best
    Ep 62: Lighting Beauty- How Natural Light Makes You Look and Feel Beautiful Have you ever thought about how the phrase  “to see someone in a harsh light” originated? Turns out, the physical phenomena of light perception quite literally can change how one feels about another. Yup, we are not…
  • 1st Anniversary Beauty Podcast Special
    Ep 61: The Lotus, Imperfections and the Science Behind Flawed Beauty This is part of the beauty podcast series on neuroaesthetics based on Dr. Teo Wan Lin’s white paper on the brain-skin connection “On thoughts, emotions, facial expressions and aging” published in the Feb 2021 issue of the International Journal…
  • Neuroaesthetics: How the Brain Perceives Beauty
    Ep 60: Divine Beauty.. or not? On the Neuroaesthetic Pathway, Body Dysmorphophobia and Brain Plasticity Society’s god-like objectification of beauty may inherently be a flawed concept. This weekend’s podcast focuses on Dr. Teo Wan Lin’s research in the field of neuroaesthetics, a sequel to the previous podcast on the role…
  • Aesthetic Beauty: Standards, Stereotypes & Evolutionary Psychology
    Ep 59: On Halloween, Mortality & the Art of Expression In this weekend’s podcast, Dr. Teo Wan Lin shares her research exploring the concept of psychology affecting human faces and perception of aesthetic beauty – via facial expressions influenced by thought and emotion. Evolutionary psychology shows that our own mental…

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