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Our skin is always changing. From fluctuating issues that come and go with the seasons, such as sunburn, to the changes we see due to our natural ageing process like fine lines and wrinkles. However, sometimes we can experience certain issues that damage our confidence and leave us unsure of what to try next.
How To Deal With Skin Concerns
Dealing with skin concerns can feel a little daunting, but our team of Skin Experts are here to help you to choose the right products for your skin worry.
From ageing and dark circles, to pigmentation and the skin effects of the menopause, our specialist collection of skincare solutions will help to hydrate, rebalance, calm, and soothe your skin.
For personalised recommendations, complete our Realtime Skin Test here, or allow our skin experts to review your concerns and give you truly bespoke advice by completing our Personalised Skincare Consultation here.
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Expert Advice For Healthy, Happy Skin
Who Does Acne Affect?
Acne is a common skin concern that affects both women and men. It’s commonly mistaken as a condition that only affects teenagers, but acne does affect adults, too – particularly women who may be experiencing a fluctuation in hormones, especially during the menopause.
How To Treat Acne At Home
Mild acne can often be treated with skincare products containing ingredients such as; salicylic acid to unclog your pores, glycolic acid to resurface your skin, and benzoyl peroxide that works as an antiseptic to reduce the bacteria on your skin and bust blemishes.
What Is Menopause?
Menopause is the process that marks the end of the menstrual cycle. During this time, women experience many changes – particularly when it comes to their skin. One of the most noticeable changes is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles due to the sharp decline in collagen, a huge 30%, that happens during the first five years of menopause.
Why Is Collagen Important?
Collagen is our main structural protein that’s found everywhere in our bodies. It provides structure and strength within our body and holds our cells together. It also gives our skin elasticity – the more collagen we have, the more youthful and plumped our skin looks.
As we age, our skin begins to lose collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. At the age of 25, we begin to lose 1.5% of our collagen per year, followed by a 30% decline in the first 5 years of menopause, and 2% per year post-menopause. This leads to our skin losing plumpness and firmness, and we begin to develop fine lines and wrinkles.
Can we reverse skin ageing?
Ageing is influenced by two factors: intrinsic (linked to our family history and genes) and extrinsic (related to environmental factors like diet, lifestyle, and sun damage).
We can’t reverse skin ageing entirely, however, both types of ageing can be treated and vastly improved with specialist skincare and in-clinic treatment programmes. Potent ingredients such as retinol, collagen, peptides, and antioxidants help to increase skin cell production, protect against free radical damage, and lead to a more youthful appearance.
What Is Pigmentation
Pigmentation/Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that causes areas of the skin to become darker in colour. Commonly caused over-activity of the skin pigment, melanin, pigmentation varies from solar lentigines (also referred to as age or liver spots) and freckles to melasma, and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
How Is Pigmentation Treated?
Pigmentation can be treated at home using potent active ingredients that work to reduce the appearance of dark spots, even skin tone and prevent the synthesis of melanin. There are also a range of in-clinic treatments that help you to achieve your desired results.
Advice for life
We have grown from an advanced skin clinic to a trusted skincare and self-care online store but our drive to help let every version of you shine hasn’t changed. Our team of skin experts are always on hand to help advise you through your skin and self-care journeys!
We’re here to help and able to talk you through our range to help you find the right regime for your individual needs. If you can’t see what you’re looking for please feel free to contact us or speak to one of our advisers on 0113 282 7744.Get advice