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  • Changing Beauty Standards? Sara Malakul Lane Leads the Way with Kindness
    Ep 21: Changing Beauty Standards? Kindness is the Way In this episode, Dr. Teo Wan Lin chats with Sara Malakul Lane, the supermodel-turned actress who is featured in Conscious Beauty- a coffee table book that chronicles different perspectives on beauty. From being in front of the camera from an early…
  • Dermatologist Take on the “Gorilla Glue Girl”
    Ep 20: Dermatologist Explains the “Gorilla Glue Girl” Incident Dr. TWL: Hi guys, this is Dr. Teo Wan Lin, accredited dermatologist and welcome to my podcast Dermatologist Talks: Science of Beauty. This week we’re going to talk about the Gorilla Glue Girl hair incident that made headlines internationally.  Chelsea: Yes!…
  • Does Gua Sha Really Work?
    Ep 19: The Science Behind Gua Sha – Does it Really Work? Chelsea: Hi guys, welcome to this week’s Dermatology Flash Briefing. We are going to be starting a series on the science behind facial devices and beauty technology.  Today, we’re going to be talking about the first in our series,…
  • Dermatologist Explains Why Your Diet Matters For Your Skin
    Ep 18: Dairy and Acne- How Does Diet Affect The Skin? Dr. TWL: Hi everyone and welcome to another episode of Dermatologist Talks: Science of Beauty. I’m Dr Teo Wan Lin and today we’re going to kickstart a series under Science and Sustainability, touching on the relationship between dairy and…
  • What is Cystic Acne and How to Treat it
    Dermatology Weekly Flash Briefing – How does cystic acne differ from comedonal acne? We often treat cystic acne with the oral medication isotretinoin (also known by its trade names Oratane, Accutane, Nimegen) which is effective but has certain side effects as well. In this flash briefing, Dr. Teo Wan Lin…
  • Glass Skin, Mochi Skin & Beauty Trends to Watch in 2021
    Ep 16: Glass Skin, Mochi Skin and Beauty Forecast for 2021 Chelsea: Hi guys, welcome to Dermatologist Talks: Science of Beauty. Today, we’re going to talk about part two of the Asian beauty trends that have dominated the skincare and beauty world, and what our predictions will be on the…
  • A Dermatologist’s Perspective on Clean Beauty
    Ep 15: A Dermatologist’s Perspective on Clean Beauty Dr. TWL: Hi guys, this is Dr. Teo Wan Lin and welcome to my podcast Dermatologist Talks: Science of Beauty. Today we’re going to talk about the buzzword clean beauty and what it really should mean. Chelsea: Many skincare products and other…
  • Acne Face Wash for Singapore Climate
    Dermatology Weekly Flash Briefing – Do you know why dermatologists recommend anti-bacterial face wash for acne to acne-prone individuals? Are you confused as to why some individuals who do not seem to care about washing their face, yet never get acne?  In this flash briefing, Dr. Teo Wan Lin shares…
  • Dermatologist Talks Asian Beauty Tips
    Ep 13: Asian Beauty Trends and Faux Pas What is the ideal face shape in Asia? What are the various Asian beauty trends that are marketed to achieve this ideal? In this episode, join Dr. Teo Wan Lin as she discusses beauty trends such as jade rollers and face-slimming facials.…
  • Cryotherapy Facial Tools for Skincare
    Ep 12: Harnessing Thermal Energies For the Skin & Hair Hi guys and welcome to this week’s dermatology flash briefing. We’re going to talk about how thermal energies can be harnessed for both skin and the hair in this episode, for example Cryotherapy facial tools. Thermal energies for the skin…
  • Dermatologist Tips on an Anti-Aging Skincare Routine
    Ep 11: The Science Behind Skin Aging Are aesthetic treatments like toxins & fillers truly anti-aging? Are there different requirements in skin of various ages? In this episode, Dr. Teo Wan Lin breaks down the science of skin aging at every age, what ingredients help repair the skin barrier, and…
  • Dermatologist Discusses Filler Reactions to Vaccines
    Ep 10: On Fillers, the COVID-19 Vaccine & Safe Aesthetic Treatments Weekly Dermatology Flash Briefing – The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine apparently causes swelling and inflammation in patients with cosmetic facial fillers. The FDA advisory committee reviewing the new Moderna vaccine, has come out to state this very specific side effect…
  • The Rise of Aesthetic Treatments in Society
    Episode 9-Part 3: Botox and Changing Perceptions of Aging Read Part 1 and Part 2. You don’t have to have Botox to look good at 50 We know that appearances are important. However, to the extent that when you are talking about looking good at 50, looking good in the…
  • Skin Aging Signs, Fact vs Fad
    Episode 9-Part 2: Dermatologist and Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective on Aging Read Part 1 here. The 50 year old who looks 25: Chuando Tan For our international listeners, it’s interesting that just a couple of years back, the internet was awash with news of Singapore’s very own ageless specimen – Chuando…
  • Dermatologist Talks: Is Botox Truly Anti-Aging?
    Episode 9-Part 1: Botox and Changing Perceptions of Aging Celebrity J Lo caused a bit of a stir amongst a few US dermatologists when she claimed she hasn’t had any anti-aging Botox injections till this day- crediting her 51-year old, wrinkle-less visage to olive oil, notwithstanding her latest skincare line…
  • Acne Positivity- Relevance to Dermatology
    Episode 8: Dermatologist’s Take on Acne Positivity Dermatology Weekly Flash Briefing – The acne positivity skincare movement has taken social media by storm, but should we be glorifying a medical skin condition? Here’s what accredited dermatologist, Dr. Teo Wan Lin has to say about #acnepositivity. Chelsea: Hi everyone! In this…
  • Copper Nanoparticles in Dermatology
    Episode 7: The Science of Metallic Nanoparticles in Textile Cosmeceuticals Biofunctional textiles have been used to treat eczema with its bactericidal effects. Incorporation of metallic nanoparticles in textiles, such as a copper mask can treat the skin microbiome in various dermatological conditions. Zinc nanoparticles are anti-inflammatory, regulate sebum and have…
  • Dermatologist Explains Sensitive Skin
    Ep 6: Dermatologist Tips for Sensitive Skin Dermatology Weekly Flash Briefing – What exactly is sensitive skin? Is it a common skincare issue, or a medical diagnosis? Join us in this episode as we tackle these questions about sensitive skin, chat about what to look out for in products for…
  • Pigmentation Problems in Dermatology
    Ep 5: On Pigmentation, Skincare Faux Pas and Stem Cell Research Dermatology Weekly Flash Briefing – Is pigmentation problems a marker of skin aging? What is the number one skincare habit everyone should have? What is a big beauty faux pas? Join us in this episode as we tackle these…
  • What Causes Maskne?
    Episode 4: Maskne, the Skin Microclimate, and Photoprotection Dermatology Weekly Flash Briefing – What are maskne causes? Join us in this episode to learn about the specific skin microclimate that wearing a face mask creates— exacerbating pre-existing skin conditions and creating the perfect environment for maskne. Microbiome dysbiosis – an…

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