Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Skin Ageing

Why does skin age?
This is the question alot of people ask skin therapist on a daily basis.
As we age now over the age of 25 our collagen and elastin break down, which supports the skin tissue.
The skin ages due to stress, weather conditions, health issues, your age, moisturise loss, sun exposure etc
These conditons will help the skin cells slow down, we lose fatty acids, we lose calcium within the skin. The changes within the subcutaneous tissue of the skin, the top epidermal layer and the dermis layer are the main causes of ageing.
Clients need to be aware that protection of the skin with correct moisturising treatments will help the ageing process. When combined with a sunscreen and serum the results will be visible.

Consult your skin therapist at least twice a year for a Speed Mapping diagnosis or a Skin Diagnosis.
This will help you address your skin concerns and know exactly how to care for your skin on a daily basis.
Having a expert Skin therpist is like having your local GP. You need someone whom is skilled in diagnosis, this will save your skin and your wallet.
Remember sun protection is vital, any time of the year on all your body include face and hands.
Your skin will appreciate the extra effort you put in, and family and friends will comment.
Look after your largest organ - "YOUR SKIN"
bye for now

The girls at SKINCARE4YOU

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Skin Care 4 you Free Age Smart Gift

Free Dermalogica Age Smart Gift with Purchase
This is a great Gift with Purchase for the month of Feb 2010
Purchase any two Dermalogica skin care products and we will include in your delivery.

The Fantastic Age Smart Gift contains 3 anti ageing products. They are all travel sizes
Multivitamin Thermafoliant 15ml
Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant is a multi-active treatment product that combines the properties of a physical scrub with a chemical exfoliant. The fine mineral blend polishes off dead skin cells, while the chemical exfoliants further stimulate exfoliation while normalizing cell turnover. The rigorous exfoliation process of Multivitamin Thermafoliant combined with thermal technology helps drive potent vitamins (Retinol, Tocopherol and Tetrahexyldecyl), polyphenols and extracts deeper into the skin to inhibit damage caused by ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) AGE's (Advanced Glycation End-products) and MMPs (Matrix Metalloproteinases).
Multivitamin Power Firm 5ml
Combat visible lines around the eye and mouth area with this powerful firming complex. Seaweed Extract, Vitamins A, C and E, plus a healing shield of Organic Silicones, protect against damage, accelerate repair, strengthen elasticity and improve smoothness.
Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment 15ml
An intense, non-greasy treatment that conditions dry, rough hands while helping to reduce nail splitting and peeling. Pro-Vitamin B5 and soothing Algae Extract hydrate and provide an invisible barrier. Licorice Extract and Vitamin C help even out skin tone while Vitamin A (Retinol) helps reverse the signs of premature aging. Extracts of Ginkgo Biloba and Grape Seed plus Vitamin E help guard against environmental damage while quick-absorbing conditioners leave hands smoother and nails healthier. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour

So simply do not miss out check out our great savings this month
Bye from the girls at skincare4you

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pregnancy Skin Care Tips and Advice

Look and Feel Great thru your pregnancy
Most mum's to be notice not only there tummy changing but there skin. It is quiet vial for all mums in the first stages of pregnancy to understand there skin and have it properly Skin Mapped/Diagnoses to identify any concerns and changes there skin may face in the changing hormonal months ahead.

Look Great and Feel Great can be achieved.

Ok everyone tells you of the foods you can and cannot eat, vitamins etc, to help take care of baby and yourself. Well we will also look at how you take care of your skin, cleansing, moisturising etc for particular concerns.

Got you interested? well we will start at what common problems most pregnant women face with skin concerns, and help you with some tips to help you thru these times.

Most of all start to enjoy your pregnancy, relax, take time to look after you - as you are the one that is carrying your new child.
Even book that belated facial, ask for a exp therapist to address your skin concerns and focus on rejuvenating your skin.

Most common pregnancy skin concerns

- this is the time to check what you are currently using. As most women continue to use the same products as before, but they notice either nothing is happening with there skin or more breakouts are occurring.
A mild cleansing wash that is designed for a combination skin, not something too harsh or stripping as this would irritate and strip the skin causing other skin concerns.
Start using an anti inflammatory lotion on pimples like Dermalogica Overnight clearing gel which will help rid bacteria, help rid of built up cells which clogs pores and stops further infection.
Drink lots of water, and eat fresh fruit and vegetables.
Talk to your DR on what vitamins he would recommend for you.
Don't squeeze - you Will only damage and irritate the skin and cause more infection.

Pimples or breakouts on the body are also common. Signs of irritation, breakouts in the second stage of pregnancy is common.
Use a mild non soap body wash, don't pick or scratch - and treat with calamine lotion for large areas of the body to take down itch or inflammation.

Dry skin on face or body with hormonal changes you may experience itchy sensitive skin, or even dry patches on the face and body.
What you again will have to look at is what are you washing your skin with. Avoid hot showers foaming or soap cleansers and start using a hydrating serum like Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster to give your skin that pregnancy glow and hydrate with a more nourishing moisturiser.
Over course in summer don't over nourish your skin as this can lead to breakouts.
On the body watch soap products, moisturise daily with a exfoliating body cream like Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream this will help rid skin of dead skin cells, with its lactic acid base and beautifully hydrate skin, allowing it to be softer and smoother to allow skin to grow and move with baby.
This plus a application daily of olive oil to tummy, buttocks and chest can reduce the chance in some women of stretch marks.

Pigmentation Due to stimulation of hormones this can stimulate pigmentation cells. It is very important to wear protective clothing in sunlight, avoid to much glare off computer screens, halogen lightening as these stimulate pigment cells and can help darken pigmentation. Avoid overexposure to sunlight and use a SPF30+.
Though it is also very common for women to notice darken patches on face especially top of lip, nose and forehead this will often fade when your baby is born.
If you are concerned after your pregnancy consult a skin therapist for a lightening range like Dermalogica Chroma White.

Skin Tags Well these interesting little skin polyps normally occur where friction and irritation of the skin occurs e.g skin rubbing and jewellery rubbing.
They are tiny and dark raised skin bits normally occur on arms, neck, chest, under arms and breast.
Laser is the most common way of removing them. Don't pull them as they can badly bleed.

Irritated hands and Feet - some women will notice itchy, red inflamed soles of their feet or palms, this is common when estrogen levels rise.
Try using some soothing hand cream like Dermalogica Multi Vitamin hand and nail cream or a hand balm by Elly B that is organic.
Avoid scrubbing, hot water and stimulating detergents.
Treat feet with a little baby powder and keep hands and feet hydrated and ask for that Pedicure or foot rub as it will only help.

Please email us for further skin advice.
Till next time take care enjoy the pregnancy ride