Saturday, 7 May 2016

‘Body Essential Knowledge, including Stretch Marks, Sun Damage & Dry Skin’

Skin Deep – May 2016
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Body Essential Knowledge, including Stretch Marks, Sun Damage & Dry Skin’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Fabulous Forties’.

A little knowledge can give us phenomenal power when it comes to our bodies and looking our absolute best. Stretch marks can really affect some people’s confidence, but they can be improved, and in some cases become invisible, by reversing the atrophy (weakened, ‘shrivelled’ skin), repairing damaged/depleted collagen and calm the associated inflammation.
During the summer months we can also suffer from flare-ups of body acne, open pores, keratosis pilaris (red ‘bumps’ normally at the tops of the arms and/or legs and buttocks).
Products that contain ceramides, plant and fruit extracts, can all assist skin repair, whilst simultaneously giving anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing benefits. These give the appearance and feel of increased firmness by stimulating collagen and elastin, plus reduce excess pigment that can age the face, hands and decollate.
Remember that skin is the body’s largest organ and the concentration of oil glands and follicles vary dramatically from the face, to the torso and the limbs.

Ask your skin specialist to recommend a product containing the correct essential oils with the appropriate antimicrobial, antifungal and hydrating properties for the area(s) that concern you. Some of them can even assist with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis. Many of these are ideally applied at night, and by the morning you will notice an improvement, what an ideal way to start the day!