Skin Conditions

When your struggling with your skin, it can feel like you’re the only one who has it or has ever experienced it. We’re here to challenge the myths and misconceptions about our Skin. We offer advice, products and treatments to help you feel better about your skin.
Here are a few of the main skin concerns people suffer from.
You may even suffer more than one.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels to the skin. Usually the cheeks. It can also produce small red lumps. This may flare up for weeks or months before disappearing.
What is Acne?

Acne is an extremely common skin condition. It affects 95% of people aged 11 to 30 in the UK. Women experiencing peri menopause and menopause can also encounter acne flare ups. It often leaves sufferers with blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and redness. it can also lean so acne scaring.

Acne is caused when hair follicles in your skin become blocked by excess sebum (skins natural oil), makeup or dead skin. This can trigger the build-up of bacteria and inflammation.

Although acne is associated with puberty, over 80% of cases of adult acne occur in women. This can be caused by changes in hormone levels such as before a period or early on in pregnancy. Certain medications and lifestyles, (stress) can trigger acne to flare up.
Pigmentation can occur for a variety of reasons.

Your skin contains a pigment called melanin. This determines the colour of your skin, hair and eyes. People with darker skin tend to have more melanin in their skin cells than those with lighter skin.  When skin become damaged or unhealthy, extra melanin is produced to help protect your skin. (creating dark spots) Alternatively, the cells that produce pigment can be damaged and stop working. This stops melanin production. As a result, parts of your skin may turn lighter.The effects can also become more obvious get older and if left untreated and unprotected can worsen.

Common causes are:

• Over-exposure to the sun, not using spf or using sunbeds

• Hormonal changes such as pregnancy

• Medical conditions, trauma to the skin (such as burns or as a result of spots and picking).
Vascular Red Veins
Thread veins or broken capillaries (telangiectasia) are small red or blue veins which can appear almost anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the face and legs. The do not bulge like varicose veins.They can appear as single veins or as a cluster of broken veins close together. They are caused by excess temperature (hot or cold) sunbeds, genetics, hormonal changes, injury to the skin.

We recommend:
illumina facial
Enlarged Pores
What are enlarged pores?
Pores are essential for your skins health to allow sweat and oil to leave your skin. Some of us, (most of us!) have enlarged pores especially round the nose and cheek areas. This is caused by gentics, age, sun exposure and your skin type.

How do I treat enlarged pores?
A tailored treatment plan from your skin therapist will help reduce the size of your pores
Ageing Skin
Ageing is inevitable but looking older than you are is a problem. Wrinkles and fine lines are the most common signs of skin ageing. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and becomes thinner and looses moisture. Wrinkles and fine lines also appear when collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production slows down. The main cause of premature ageing is sun exposure so always remember spf is your bbf. Suggested treatments such as facials help but you are best to go for treatments that help produce collagen such as:

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