Ideal Skincare Regimen: Dermatologist’s 7 Steps to Perfect Skin

September 26, 2021
Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals was founded in 2016, as a specialist cosmeceutical skincare line, by brother-and-sister duo Mr Justin Teo, a pharmaceutical engineer, and his sister Dr. Teo Wan Lin, an accredited dermatologist in Singapore. In a society deluged by a myriad of skincare products driven by the cosmetic and beauty industry, the brother and sister duo combined… View Article

Period Acne: How Sex Hormones Impact Your Skin

September 14, 2021
Three hormones impact your skin during your monthly cycle: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. These hormones fluctuate through the menstrual cycle, being responsible for the changes in your skin. They also cause period acne by increasing skin inflammation, oil production as well as increased bacterial growth, particularly C. acnes. These hormonal fluctuations just before your period may… View Article

Back Acne: Causes, Prevention And Treatment

August 28, 2021
Acne is a common skin disease in adolescents and young adults, occurring mainly in areas rich in sebaceous glands such as the scalp, face, chest and back. It originates from enhanced sebum production, which leads to comedones and secondary inflammation of the hair follicles in sebaceous areas.  Skin on the back is as prone to… View Article

Acne Causes: Is Your Phone Causing Breakouts?

June 22, 2021
Did you know that your cell phone can be a factor among the many acne causes? The first thing that many of us do when we wake up in the morning, is to reach over for our phones. A new term “Nomophobia” was recently coined from “No Mobile Phone Phobia”, describing a psychological condition where… View Article

6 Best Maskne Tips: Prevention and Treatment

May 22, 2021
Find out the best maskne tips for prevention and treatment. Mask acne or ‘maskne’ for short is a new term coined during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. It refers to acne that has developed around the areas of skin-mask contact. This affects areas such as the cheeks, the area around the mouth, around the nose, and… View Article

The Best Maskne Treatment Explained by a Dermatologist

March 2, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to mandatory mask-wearing. Many mask-wearers have complained of “maskne” which refers to acne caused by wearing their masks for too long. What are the possible causes of this? Is it due to the material of the mask or accumulated sweat? In this article, I shall share my dermatological expertise on… View Article

Skin Cyst Removal, Signs and Causes

March 1, 2021
The two most common skin cysts are epidermoid cysts and sebaceous cysts. Typically harmless, cysts are bumps that show up under the skin. In this article, we will go through what exactly are epidermoid and sebaceous cysts, what are the causes, and treatment options for cyst removal by a dermatologist. What are epidermoid cysts?  A… View Article

Best Maskne Prevention Tips from a Dermatologist

November 24, 2020
In this article, we share an excerpt from Masking Up: A Dermatologist’s Guide to Maskne by Dr. Teo Wan Lin, Dermatologist at TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre, to give you tips on maskne prevention and the ideal face mask you should be looking for. The tendency of the fabric mask to alleviate or trigger the dermatological disease Acne,… View Article

Dermatologist’s Guide to the Ideal Maskne Skincare Routine

November 14, 2020
In this article, we share an excerpt from Masking Up: A Dermatologist’s Guide to Maskne by Dr. Teo Wan Lin, Dermatologist at TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre, to give you tips on the ideal maskne skincare routine, active ingredients to look out for, and how to prevent and treat maskne. It is important to maintain a healthy barrier… View Article