Saturday, 28 March 2015

Essential Specialist Acne Clinic - ***Submit Your Questions Now***

Skin Deep – March 2015 
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Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Specialist Acne Clinic’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Give your Skin a Spring Clean’.

Acne breakouts and excessive oil or ‘shine’ can be partially due to overactive sebum glands. Harsh products, sometimes aimed at ‘targeting acne’ can actually make the skin worse by causing inflammation in the skin which then induces more oil production. This causes larger pores, redness and visible ‘shine’. The best tips to avoid these things are to avoid strong exfoliating products as these will inflame the surface of the skin and change the structure of the uppermost layers. Many people assume that by trying to ‘dry out’ the skin, the oil production will reduce, but you can actually exacerbate the situation by reducing the skin’s ability to heal itself, which frequently results in greater oil production, not less. The most accurately formulated products can be purchased from a specialist skin clinic and they are often much less expensive than the ‘advertised brands’ featured in your local shops. For any specific queries on this topic please email and I will be happy to assist further.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

'How to Combat Dry Skin' - Belated February Blog xxx

Hi all, sorry this one is late, I've been off on my travels around the world, so this month you will get 2 blogs...happy reading. As always, any questions please let me know

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘How to Combat Dry Skin’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Specialist Acne Clinic’.

Many of us suffer with dry skin, especially at this time of the year – central heating combined with fast transition into the cooler air outside doesn’t help. But the best way to combat it is more than just moisturising. Healthy skin consists of ceramide, cholesterol and fatty acids, when the balance is disrupted by temperature, damaging product ingredients, dehydration, inflammation and redness, lack of elasticity, increased sensitivity and general ageing, the results can lead to dry and unhealthy skin. In fact using a badly formulated product, or one that just isn’t suitable for your own individual skin type (no matter how expensive the product may be and what promises it makes) can be worse than applying nothing at all. Medically influenced cosmeceuticals (cosmetic pharmaceutical products) provide the best in skin nourishment and are great for treating the presumed oxymoron of having dry skin alongside break-outs, both of which are pre-determined by microscopic inflammation/blocked pores and not the (often presumed for acne) excess oils. You may find that changing the amount of product that you use/require varies with the seasons, but the product itself should be the same.

Even ‘normal skin’ benefits for a routine, but think of this in terms of applications during a 24-48 hour period, rather than being a strict ‘morning/night’ regime, your skin will forgive you the occasional late night! The traditional T-zone and around the mouth area tend to be he places that need the most attention, especially for women, as the number of pores vary here, for men it will tend to be around the nose and beard line. Remember your delicate eye area and upper neck too, often neglected and can undo all of your otherwise diligent skin care.