Thursday, 4 February 2016

**Twice the Advice this month** - Body Sculpt, Inch Loss, Stretch Mark Removal AND Top Tips to Reverse Skin Damage and Ageing**

Skin Deep – February 2016
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Skin Barrier Repair-Body Sculpting and Stretch Mark Removal’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp – or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Top Tips for Beautiful Skin for 50+’.

It is quite common for many people to focus on the condition of the skin on the face and neck, but to neglect other, ‘less visible’ areas on the body. This is turn can lead to an patchy appearance, dry, red and uneven pigmented areas. In addition, changes in weight or lack of exercise can contribute towards dimpling and stretch marks. Contrary to popular belief, none of these problems have to be irreversible, and neither do they have to be treated with surgical intervention. It is popular to use non-invasive methods, such as light based treatment, radio-frequency tightening and sculpting as well as a vast array of chemical peels and home-use products for maximum benefits and visibly impressive results. The treatments vary from being completely pain free to individuals experiencing a slight heat and tingling sensation, and most can be done in 20-30 minute sessions, meaning the downtime is minimal (hence they can be done, pre/during work hours if you are based near to a clinic that offers the services).
Skin Deep – January 2016
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Top Tips to Reverse Damage and Ageing’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Skin Barrier Repair – ‘Body Sculpting and Stretch Mark Removal’.

A healthy skin barrier requires healthy lipid (natural oils etc) ratios to optimise function. By repairing the outermost natural protective layer, the function of the skin is at its best and it protects us from damaging environmental factors whilst retaining a healthy level of moisture. Targeting different cellular levels, enables the possibility of repairing fine lines/wrinkles, heal the skin and reduce visible ageing. Conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and keratosis pilaris can all be improved as well as simultaneously firming the skin, reduce inflammation and increase collagen production. Some products for the face and body are formulated differently due to varying amounts of oil glands and absorption rates in a range of physiological areas such as the eyes, neck, hands and torso. Many ‘high street’ brands contain large molecules that just ‘sit on the surface of the skin’ and hence have limited positive effects mid-long term. Some essential oils (naturally derived oils, frequently from plants) can be sensitizing so it is important to discuss your skin type with your skin professional, for example it is possible to have ‘dry skin’ but still suffer from regular ‘break outs’. Any acne-prone skin can benefit from ingredients that specialise in the reduction of inflammation, which in turn reduces excess oil/sebum formation. Some unwanted skin inflammation can be caused and exaggerated by too much exfoliation (with microbeads and other granules), which removes surface scale/unevenness, but also some of the healthy skin barrier. So, before buying your next ‘miracle product’, have an extensive chat with a professional consultant about your specific needs in order to maximise your likelihood of ‘turning back the clock’.

The cooler months of the year are an ideal time to get started as the likelihood is that your treatment course will be well underway, possibly even complete, by the time we reach summer – a perfect time to show off your new body.