Podcast

  • 2022 Skincare Trends: Facial Tools & Skincare Devices
    Ep 68: 2022 Skincare Trends Part One- 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…
  • How to Use Chemical Peels to Exfoliate Your Skin At Home
    Ep 58: How to Incorporate Home Chemical Peels Into Your Skincare Regimen View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teo Wan Lin 张婉琳 (@drteowanlin) This week’s podcast is on how to choose the right chemical peel for your home skincare regimen. Chemical peels contain AHAs and/or BHAs, which…
  • Perceptions of Beauty
    Ep 57: Judging Beauty- Arbitrary, Unsustainable or Outright Dangerous? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teo Wan Lin 张婉琳 (@drteowanlin) This week’s podcast is all about evolving beauty standards. Cultural and psychological factors have shaped our past perceptions of beauty. Dr. Teo Wan Lin tackles interesting perspectives…
  • How to Get Rid of Dark Eye Circles
    Ep 56: Undereye Dark Circles- Causes & Treatment Are dark eye circles genetic? If you have dark eye circles from childhood, there are two possibilities. The first is what we know as post-inflammation hyperpigmentation, which is caused by constant rubbing, due to underlying eczema. Or, you may actually have inherited…
  • Dermatologist Recommended Haircare Routine for Smooth, Shiny Hair
    Ep 55: Skinification of Hair- Dermatologist Explains Haircare Trend Heard about the skinification of hair? It is a trend that emphasizes integration of active cosmeceutical ingredients in hair and scalp care. This week’s podcast episode focuses on the importance of regular scalp and haircare to achieve natural, beautiful and healthy…
  • Effective Hyperpigmentation Treatment Without Laser Treatment
    Ep 54: Thiamidol Lightens Pigmentation Without Laser Treatment There are various underlying causes of hyperpigmentation. Dark spots is the colloquial term for solar lentigo, which is a form of age-related hyperpigmentation. Melasma is hormonally triggered and is more common in skin of color. It’s important for us to understand that…
  • Pigmentation Treatment – To treat or not to treat?
    EP 53: On Pigmentation, Perspectives and Why #ChooseADermatologist Not all pigmentation needs to or can be treated, but some types can be outright dangerous if misdiagnosed. Did you know that hyperpigmentation is commonly misunderstood? Firstly, many forms of it are not cosmetic concerns associated with aging and dermatologists do not…
  • Blue Light Blocking Skincare Makeup in a Blush Stick
    Ep 52: A Magic Silver Bullet- On Beauty, Blush and Being Yourself View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teo Wan Lin 张婉琳 (@drteowanlin) In this week’s podcast episode, Dr Teo Wan Lin shares about the active ingredient, Astaxanthin, which is the ideal blue light blocking ingredient incorporated…
  • Happy Blush – Makeup with Skincare Benefits
    Ep 51: Happy Blush – Makeup with Skincare & Mood Benefits Happy Blush by Dr.TWL Lip Lab contains the novel blue-light blocking edible superfood Astaxanthin with skincare benefits to treat and prevent hyperpigmentation- it also naturally confers a unique shade of striking coral pink to the buildable lip-cheek stain. Mood-boosting…
  • Dermatologist on Hair Loss: Tips for Fragile Hair
    Ep 50: Going Au Naturel- Dermatologist Talks Hair Loss due to Breakage This episode is all about bringing out the natural beauty of hair. Perfectly healthy hair is beautiful hair. In this episode, Dr. Teo Wan Lin covers hair shaft defects and how these contribute to hair loss due to…
  • How Red LED Light Therapy Works for Your Skin
    Ep 49: LED Red Light Therapy for Home Beauty Care This week, Dr. Teo Wan Lin highlights the importance of a well designed home LED facial device that delivers red light. Red light therapy used in the dermatologist office setting stimulates cellular mitochondria, increases collagen production and reduces inflammation.  Besides…

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