Last year changed our outlook on everything including our health and beauty habits. We spent more time at home unable to enjoy our favourite beauty treatments. We were wearing much less makeup and allowed our hair to grow because we couldn’t access our favourite places for a pamper session.
We had time to think and re-evaluate many aspects of our lives and start to look at what we wanted to achieve moving forward. This is where the term SKINIMALISM was born! Ditching heavy foundations and concealers in favour of showing off the skin you’re in. Embracing our true selves and celebrating being authentic.
So now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty and see how we can help you, achieve your skin goals. It important to identify what you see as your individual skin concerns. Whether it is open pores, redness, uneven texture, dark circles, pigmentation, rosacea, hormonal breakouts or fine, lines and wrinkles?
Earlier this year we introduced Visage – a computerised skin analysis machine that allows us to look deeper into the skin and see exactly what is going on beneath. We will perform an in-depth skin analysis that also encompasses your own skin concerns. So that we are able to advise you on the correct in clinic treatments and homecare routine. What we have noticed is how people feel better after the computerised face scan – that things aren’t as bad as they thought and some of the results are actually quite surprising. For us as practitioners this is great to see, as we understand how self criticism can play a huge part in low self esteem and confidence. Home care routines don’t have to be difficult – in fact its our duty to make them as simple to follow as possible. We don’t want to bamboozle you – we want to take you on a skin journey, where you feel confident to walk out with the perfect glow and minimal make up.
Starting with cleansing as the most important part of your daily routine. A double cleanse on an evening will remove any dirt or pollution from your face and ensure your daily SPF is dissolved from your skin. See this, as the foundation of your daily routine and incorporate a lovely massage while cleansing. You want to have a clean starting point for your routine, otherwise the following steps won’t be able to penetrate as effectively as possible. The ALLSKIN MED daily cleanser retails at just £15 or you could invest in the award winning Jane Scrivner cleansing balm for a very indulgent deep cleanse.
Facial massage is a great way to to promote radiance and plump the skin, all while using minimal products. In fact all you need is face oil to provide slip, so you aren’t causing friction and dragging the skin. Treat yourself to one of our Gua Sha and Jane Scrivner oil sets and follow our massage routine to eek away tension and stress and promote circulation and lymphatic drainage. Handy tip: it can be used over the neck and body too!
Dewy skin is always in! As we look at hydrating our skin – hyaluronic acid is a firm favourite and is easy to add into your routine. Jane Scrivner Bioluronic buzz is our go to essential daily hydrator! Here’s what Jane Scrivner has to say about this product:
“I choose Bio Fermented Hyaluronic as it is 100% natural. I choose Organic Aloe Vera as a gel base to boost the water content and to calm, cool and nourish skin. Spilanthes Acmella is jointly known as ‘Buzz Button’ or the ‘Toothache Plant’ as applied topically it reduces muscle tension and is a natural muscle relaxant – the Spilanthol is thought to have a ‘paralysing’ effect on facial muscles, penetrating the skin and inhibiting contractions in the subcutaneous muscles – a safe alternative to Botox.” Jane x
Exfoliating products are essential. This is where we love our lazy girls exfoliator by ALLSKIN MED- Texturising and smoothing concentrate with high concentration of powerful exfoliating agents [Glycolic, Citric and Shikimic acids] to smooth and brighten skin, visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A,C and E provide additional synergic brightening and regeneration activity, while effectively combatting free radical damage. Simply apply and leave on – job done!
How to use; Apply evenly to face once daily after cleansing. This can also be used as a mini peel once a week. Cleanse your skin normally and apply 8-10 pumps of the product to your face , avoiding the delicate eye area and lips. Leave on for 15 minutes and remove with a damp cloth.
Now, for the rest of your routine. There are many skincare ingredients that can do wonders for your skin. However, there are only three that are scientifically proven to make a difference:Vitamin C, Retinol and SPF. By incorporating these few steps into your routine, you’ll notice a clearer, healthier-looking complexion in no time.
In clinic we have some fantastic results driven treatments which we can handpick to suit your skin transformation needs. All of our facials include a complimentary visage skin analysis and thorough consultation. Have a read below about each treatment:
Aesthetic Facial Treatments
Endymed 3 Deep treatments
ENDYMED TIGHTEN – NON SURGICAL Facial Skin Tightening & Lifting
ENDYMED TIGHTEN uses 3 DEEP Skin Science to heat deep within the skin where collagen is formed. This heat causes an instant lift as your existing collagen contracts, whilst triggering a heat response in your skin that stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen, giving you the natural, long-lasting results. The treatment stimulates rejuvenating processes in your skin, improving its overall underlying structure and hydration. ENDYMED is suitable for all skin types, has an excellent safety profile and there is no downtime.
It is recommended that you follow a course of six treatments overall. Optimum results will be seen 3 months after your treatment course has finished and once the new collagen has been produced.
Acne scar, photo-damaged and ageing skin, de’collete’ lines and wrinkles, stretch marks. A course of 3 treatments recommended and includes aftercare.
NEW! 3D-HydrO2 Facials
The complete facial solution, designed to target congestion, dryness, dehydration, ageing, pigmentation, dullness and uneven skin tone. Six different technologies are combined for a complete prescriptive approach depending on your concerns. We can offer a bespoke treatment tailored to your skins needs. Choose from:
Time defence Anti ageing Facial 30min £50, 60 min £95, 90 min £150
Best for treating fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged skin. Results are the reduction in fine lines and wrinkle, firmer skin, glowing complexion.
Brightening Facial 30min £50, 60 min £95, 90 min £150
Best for treating sun damaged skin, pigmentation and a dull complexion. Results are a glowing complexion and reduction in sun damage and pigmentation.
Clear skin Facial 30min £50, 60 min £95,
Best for treating congested skin, redness and can be suitable for a younger skin. Results are a smoother complexion and a reduction in congestion and redness.
The Hydro2 Technologies
Uses vacuum technology and three different acid solutions to extract and decongest the skin. AHA is used to deep cleanse and smooth the skin. BHA is used to fight bacteria and reduce inflammation. Hyaluronic acid, Peptides and Antioxidants ensure the skin is nourished, hydrated and protected.
This method generates CO2 bubbles on the skins surface to trigger a physiological response called ‘The Bohr Effect’. This is where the body naturally sends O2-rich blood to the skin to replace the CO2. This results in optimal skin oxygenation and increased cellular activity which is essential to the health and maintenance of our skin. Active ingredients Kojic Acid and Retinol result in a hydrating and brightening effect.
A lack of oxygen can cause premature ageing of the skin. This is an effective way of supplying the upper layers of the epidermis with oxygen, increasing cell metabolism and blood flow. This in turn helps to fight free radical damage on the skin and increases firmness. It also has anti inflammatory and anti bacterial effects on the skin, because of this, the treatment can also have positive effects on congestion.
This tool mimics muscle contraction to instantly lift and tone the facial muscles. It also increases the absorbency of the cell for deeper product penetration helping to revitalise and ‘wake up’ dull and lifeless skin.
Radio frequency technology is used to increase collagen reproduction in mature skin. Skin tightening is ideal for incorporating into an anti-aging facial
A combination of a hydrating gel mask with ultrasound technology to stimulate blood cells and increase skin metabolism. This encourages new collagen to form and leaves your skin looking younger. It also combats puffiness and swelling and improves product penetration.
Fire and Ice
Heat is used at the beginning of the facial to open the pores, increase blood supply and aid product infusion. The ‘Cryo facial’ uses cooling technology, chilling the skin down to 5 degrees. This is used at the end of the facial to decrease the blood supply, giving a tightening effect, sealing in the infused products and closing the pores. It also helps to reduce any erythema following post treatment. We recommend a course of 8 treatments.
TECHNOLOGY & TOUCH FACIALS
Supercharge, strengthen and restore the skin using a combination of intensive technologies and effective ingredients including high potency Vitamin C, A and patented growth factors. Designed to smooth, brighten & lighten the complexion, rebuilding collagen and awaken cells at a dermal level to leave the skin hydrated and revived glowing with radiance and energy.
The Vitamin Energiser and Dermal Rescue 50 mins £100 Special offer July/August SAVE 25% NOW £75!
This intensive 9 step super boost skin treatment is a powerful combination of deep cleansing, resurfacing, superficial micro-needling and stimulating massage. Tailored personally to your skins needs using a bespoke combination of ALLSKIN MED active technologies to aid radiance and repair.
Dermaplaning 30 min £45
A none invasive deep exfoliation, which uses a dermaplane to remove layers of dead skin and fine vellus hairs. Then leaves the skin super smooth and the penetration of products more effective. Excellent for fine lines, pigmentation, break outs, acne scaring and peach fuzz. Skin is left feeling refined, smooth and glowing. RECOMMENDED : 1 treatment every 6 weeks
This touch facial is designed to repair skin to balance, nourish, hydrate & protect skin health. Repairing the barrier function and balancing the acid mantle whilst bringing nutrients into the cells of the Epidermis, Dermis and Subcutaneous layers. Each and every step is bringing the skin back to health, nourishing and repairing the skin. The products used throughout this facial are formulated to bring the skin back to strength and health, giving back flawless skin.
We hope you have found this blog informative for more information and to book your Visage and facial treatment please call 01287 622280 or book online