Treatment of the week
Obagi Skin Peel
Acne is a common condition that occurs when hair follicles are blocked by oil or dead skin cells and become inflamed. Adult acne affects 25% of adult men and 50% of adult women at some time in their adult lives. 1/3 of adults affected with facial acne also have acne on their back and body. If you look beyond what the high street has to offer, there are more effective ways in treating acne. I’d recommend looking at the Obagi range home care and clinic treatments. Obagi has a arrange of skin-peels to treat all skin conditions, such as acne and acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. This is done through a combination of two different skin peels low concentration of Trichloroacetic
Acid is mixed with a special blue base to ensure an even, uniform distribution prior to application. Obagi Blue Skin Peel allows the medical practitioner to regulate the depth of the peel to remove surface layers of aged and damaged skin, the 2nd skin peel is completely made up of salicylic acid which acne does not like for acne.
Chemical peeling does sound scary and brutal but it’s quite the opposite, Trichloroacetic Acid a variant of acetic acid and salicylic acid, which is safe to use in practiced hands. The mixture for Obagi is coloured blue, the advantage of this is that as it the blue becomes darker in colour so that the practitioner can see the correct depth of penetration in your skin.
For more information go on (obagi.com) and www.leegarrett.net
Products of the week
Signs of scar tissue, blemishes, signs of ageing, stretch marks or sun dehydration are often aliments that people seek to find a resolution for, so why not get one product that’ll help everything I just mentioned? Sounds too good to be true I know but Derma V10’s Rescue Oil’s helps improve the appearance of your skin thanks to it’s amazing formulation of Peach Kernal, Almond Oil and Sweet Primrose. Apply liberally and see the effects for yourself.
Available from Pound land, for yes you guess it – for a pound!
Skin Chemists – Bee Venom Facial
Used by the Royal family, this little oil packs a punch! It helps to soften and calm the skin, as well as reducing lines and wrinkles – these products can help to treat a variety of skin issues. Bee Venom Facial Oil fuses efficacy and potency of the proven results of Bee Venom with the luxury and comfort of an oil to provide skin-tightening, toning and brightening benefits. I’d use this as an overnight treatment as it nourishes the skin after the damage caused from long working hours!
What is Bee Venom?
It sounds scary but it’s not as bad as what you think! Bee Venom contains key ingredients and plumping agents to smooth out the texture and appearance of fine lines. Plant extracts such as watercress, stinging nettles and horsetail help the skin revitalize and allow for sebum regulating. As it’s hailed as a non-surgical facelift and an organic alternative to Botox, it’s no wonder celebrities and Royals have used it! Sounds ridiculously obvious, but do not use if you are allergic to bee stings!
SkinMed Aknicare CB Chest and Back
The back is a part of the body that should not be underestimated. Spotty backs and acne can occur from ignoring this area after going to the gym or excessively sweating. SkinMed’s Aknicare CB Chest and Back comes in a handy spray, which is perfect to get to those hard to reach areas!
Available at www.skinmed.com at £24.