January, 2014

Jan 14

Shine bright with BBL (BroadBand Light)


Have you ever wondered why you have red veins on your cheeks? Thread veins (dilated capillaries). These can be caused by exposure to extreme hot or cold, but often the cause remains unknown. Creams containing vitamin K may help, while supplements such as bilberry, red vine leaf of Psycnhogenol are sometimes recommended.  But technology is every progressing and a really fantastic non-invasive treatment has hit the UK it’s called Broad Band Light BBL for short so no more painful electrolysis or pointless creams.

I would recommend a treatment such as broadband light (BBL), this uses light wavelengths that are absorbed into the thread veins to eradicate them BBL can treat a range of skin conditions, including redness, spider veins, pigmented patches and sun spots. It can also stimulate collagen production for an anti-ageing effect. And a much much smother complexion and can be used on all body parts, it also has another secret weapon in that it can remove unwanted hair.

In recent studies Sciton BroadBand Light treatments can change the expression of genes associated with the aging process to more closely resemble young skin. The study supports the hypothesis that regulators of aging an be altered in human skin using BBL technology! This is far more advanced that the usual IPL treatments.

BBL is a clinically sound solution for human anti-ageing and a long term alternative. This treatment is certainly worth saving for.

Jan 14

New Year, New You!

 Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years. Now see 2014 as a fresh start, an opportunity to amp up your beauty regime as well as improving your health.

Here are some great ideas to try and improve your skincare for 2014!

Your skincare new years resolutions!

Drink more water!


Drinking more water hydrates your skin and gives you a more innate glow. It always promotes better circulation for that natural flush in your cheeks. The daily water intake on average should be 2.5 to 3 litres. If you want a change, indulge in fruit flavored water, herbal teas and coconut water for extra nutrient kicks. Steer clear of fruit juices they contain far to much sugar.

 Wear sunscreen every day


No matter what month it is, you should be wearing sunscreen. The sun’s UV radiation can do damage even on the darkest days in England. Researchers over the years have shown that over exposure to the sun is the number one cause of wrinkles and patchy skin. An SPF Factor 15 or 30 or more provides the best defence against the harshness of the sunlight.  And watch out I have read that some of the energy saving lights are having an effect on our skin. I recommend products such as Ultrasun Tinted Face (£24.50).

Remove your make up before bed ladies and some men now days


Something you were told to do countless times by magazines and experts but sometimes after a long day it seems like the last thing you want to do. Use Murad’s Refreshing Cleanser (£29) or Clairns Cleansing Milk (£18) to remove your makeup before you go to bed. Removing makeup, chemicals, dust and grimes that settles on your face clogs your pores and could result to ageing skin and acne and really dirty pillows.

Bin your old make up!


Throw away those 3-year-old lipsticks and lotions and old brushes.  You are begging for acne and rashes if you carry on this bad habit. Your makeup can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Check the expiry date on every product and remember to throw it out.

Follow these little tips and you’ll be sure to be on the straight and narrow for 2014!

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