Here at Natural Complexions we are always looking to introduce new and up to date products and services to our customers. This month we are very excited to be able to welcome a new member to our team – Dr Sheila Glaze. Dr Glaze is a specialist in facial aesthetics and is able to offer treatments such as Botox and Dermal Fillers to our Natural Complexions customers. Dr Glaze was trained by Harley Street, so you can feel in safe hands when undergoing treatments.
Taking the plunge to try facial treatments such as botox and fillers may seem a little daunting; however our team of friendly yet highly skilled staff will put you at ease to ensure you feel comfortable with every step of the treatment. We will be able to answer all of your questions and can advise you as to which treatment would be most suitable for what you are trying to achieve.
We believe that all of our customers, whatever their age or skin type, can benefit from using a combination of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. We have worked hard to source the very best skin care products which can help to combat all sorts of skin conditions, such as rosacea, hyperpigmentation and acne. Our treatments can also help to reduce the visible signs of ageing and we feel confident that we can help our customers to achieve younger looking skin which not only looks great, but feels great too.
We’re really proud of the wide range of high quality products we have available for our customers. Our list of treatments is steadily expanding and we feel we are able to offer a high level service. We have in depth knowledge of all of the products and treatments and we will listen carefully to our customers to find out exactly what they need so that we can identify what will work best for them.
If you would like some help and advice on your skin care regime or if you would like to find out more about cosmeceutical skin care products, then get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
In recent months you may have noticed a new way of removing fat that is not obtrusive and does not involve sitting in an operating room. Liposuction itself has been around for a long time and is well established in the marketplace. However, as we all know, this is a cosmetic medical procedure which ensures that fat deposits all over the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and neck can be removed. There is a limit to the amount of fat that can be removed in one procedure but there can be a number of procedures undertaken. It is also the case that general, regional or local anaesthetics can be used in this traditional procedure, and these are not without their risks.
Cellulos treatments are therefore a welcome addition in the toolkit of cosmetic procedures and a great option for anyone wanting to remove fat and the appearance of fat or cellulite without having surgery. This type of treatment has had a great deal of success. It cannot actually be called liposuction as it does not actually suck away the fat. It instead works by using ultrasound. Basically, this process involves a series of vibrations of ions. These are sound waves which produce a strong wave of pressure to fat cell membrane. This pressure causes the fat content to explode into a liquid which is then drained away through the normal metabolic processes of the body.
As with all treatments, Cellulos does not work overnight. A series of treatments are generally required- anything from 6 to 10 to have the best and most effective results. Between each treatment you must leave at least 72 hours. This is so that your metabolism can drain away the products from the treatment effectively.
As with many treatments involving the removal of fat or cellulite, Celluose is most effective when accompanied by a sensible and healthy food intake.
If you would like to find out more about the Cellulos treatment please visit us at Natural Complexions
Botox and dermal fillers have become more and more popular in recent years. Their main use is to help to correct skin conditions which have developed as a result of ageing – for example wrinkles, creases and folds. The idea of the dermal filler is that the content is injected into the patient’s face to create a plumping effect and will leave the skin looking smooth and plumped up. The effects are said to make the patient look younger and fresher faced, which is something which many men and women are striving for as they try to fight the effects of aging.
Botox is a protein which is also injected into the patient’s face, but instead of plumping up the area, it actually freezes the area. This is done by blocking the nerve impulses which means the muscle stops contracting and relaxes instead. For cosmetic purposes this can help to smooth facial areas and reduce frown lines or other wrinkles.
Both botox treatments and dermal fillers have increased in popularity in the last decade or so. Although botox can be used in non-cosmetic procedures, the use of botox for cosmetic reasons has dramatically increased, possibly as a result of celebrities trying to remain youthful looking for as long as possible.
Society these days demands people to look younger than they actually are. This can sometimes be achieved by dressing fashionably and wearing flattering clothes, as well as keeping fit and living a healthy lifestyle. However, the aging process will inevitably catch up with all of us and therefore some people choose to go the extra mile to reduce the appearance of their fine lines and wrinkles.
Whilst a small minority will undergo surgery to have treatments such as face lifts, this is quite extreme and is not always 100% successful. Botox and dermal fillers seem to bridge the gap between drastic surgery and simply trying the latest creams and lotions which claim to reduce the appearance of aging.
If you would like to speak to an advisor regarding botox or dermal fillers, then please visit our website www.naturalcomplexions.co.uk and get in touch.
We all know how important it is to remove make up at the end of the day and to wash our face on a daily basis in order to remove impurities and also to help to reduce the likelihood of spots. However, sometimes women need to use a facial wash which is of a higher strength so that the skin can be thoroughly deep cleaned, leaving it clear and refreshed.
Neostrata have produced a fantastic wash which has been designed for daily use and has a number of benefits. The Neostrata glycolic wash has been formulated with glycolic and lactobionic acids, which means the skin is gently exfoliated to remove any dead skin cells. Clearing the skin of dead cells as well as dirt and grime left by make-up can leave skin looking and feeling fresh and radiant. Although the facial wash is fairly strong, it is still acceptable to use once or twice a day.
The additional benefit of using the Neostrata glycolic wash as opposed to other facial washes on the market is that it can also help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. The formula can even out the tone of the skin and can heal any existing blemishes. The antioxidants included in the wash can help to neutralise free radicals which in turn can help to protect the skin from UV ray damage and other pollutants.
Users must be aware that the Neostrata facial wash doesn’t offer any sun protection – a separate SPF will need to be used instead. It is advisable to speak with a skin physician before trying any new products to ensure they will not aggravate any existing skin conditions. Instead, the skin physician may be able to provide some help and guidance regarding which brands and products would be most suitable for your skin type.
It is important to establish a good skin care regime to ensure the facial skin is kept healthy and nourished. The basics of good skin care include cleansing, toning and moisturiser, with weekly exfoliations to help to remove any dead skin cells.
If you would like to learn more about Neostrata or if you would like to purchase the Neostrata glycolic wash, then feel free to visit the www.naturalcomplexions.co.uk website.
When putting together a skin care regime – perhaps to upgrade your existing routine now that your skin type has changed or perhaps to introduce a more serious skincare regimen now that you are entering your more senior years – there are many different products to choose from. There are those that are very natural and appear to be less damaging to the environment as well as to skin and there are those which seem very technical and scientific yet it can be hard to understand the true benefits. What you should be looking for then is surely a combination of the two?
Many of the top cosmeceutical products on the market will deliver great anti-ageing and skin rejuvenating properties by combining the power of science with the gentle effectiveness of natural extracts. One such brand is Vitage. This skin care line, which was created here in the UK by skincare professionals, is suitable for a wide range of skin types and makes a great product for newcomers to a regular skincare regime.
Those people who have had skin treatments such as a skin peel or microdermabrasion will also find this range of products suitable as it may complement their professional skin care treatment programmes.
Antioxidants and vitamins are the key to the anti-ageing properties of this skin care range, with Organic Maté (or Brazilian Green Tea) and Bitter Cherry Vitamin Complex being the stars of the show. Antioxidants help the skin by protecting it from the damage caused by free radicals. They will also have anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties to help the skin appear younger and smoother.
The science behind products such as Vitage Age Defence when combined with the natural power of antioxidants may be highly useful in repairing skin damage as well as helping to strengthen and firm up skin.
For anyone who is unsure about what products to use in their skincare regime, a trip to www.naturalcomplexions.co.uk will provide some useful advice.
The vast majority of women want to look good, possibly as a result of the huge media interest in the celebrity world. These days, famous women are photographed day and night, whether they are at a film premiere or perhaps just trying to buy some shopping at their local supermarket. However this constant intrusion into their personal lives can leave them open to criticism from the fashion and beauty world – the celebrities are under constant pressure to look good otherwise they will be splashed all over the weekly magazines with big arrows pointing to their fashion faux pas or perhaps less than perfect make up application.
The high interest in the media regarding the way people look can have a knock on effect on the general public. Many women nowadays find they too also want to look their best at all times, otherwise they may feel they are letting themselves down. This means wearing the latest fashions as well as ensuring they only leave the house following a rigorous hair and beauty regime.
Lots of women suffer from thread veins either on their face or their body. Whilst they are easier to cover up on the face using foundation or tinted moisturiser, some women struggle to cover them up on their body, particularly during the summer months when more flesh is on show.
One product which can help to actually fade thread veins and skin redness is Medik8 Alert Body. This is a lotion which simply needs to be applied to clean and dry skin twice a day. Its formula can reduce swelling and redness which will also visibly reduce the appearance of bruising and redness and can also help to prevent further thread veins from forming.
Medik8 Alert Body can also slow down the aging process by protecting the skin from free-radical damage. The fact that it can help to reduce the appearance of thread veins can provide a woman with more confidence to bare her skin on warm days. There are also other products from the Medik8 range which are also suitable for sensitive skin.
If you would like to learn more about Medik8 Red Alert Body or indeed any other products from the Medik8 range, please see the www.naturalcomplexions.co.uk website.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of skincare products on the market which claim to help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to allow men and women to look years younger than they actually are. However, although many people find they cannot see a visible difference in the appearance of their skin, they continue to use the same product because they are unsure about trying something different or because the cream they use at the moment is within their price range.
Sometimes it is worth trying different brands and skincare products in order to find a range of skincare items which actually do what they claim to achieve. It may be that a number of different brands need to be tried and tested before a specific new skincare regime can be established. It can often be a good idea to speak to a skin care specialist in order to establish what type of skin you have and what products would be most suitable for the age and type of skin.
One product which is fantastic for those people in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s is Medik8 CE Tetra. This is a pro-collagen vitamin C serum which can be applied to the face and neck just once a day. It is fantastic at protecting the skin against oxidative stress which is said to be the primary cause of photo-aging. The Medik8 CE Tetra helps to stimulate collagen and elastic synthesis which will assist in tightening the skin and erasing fine lines and wrinkles – perfect for those people in their 30’s who are starting to develop dreaded wrinkles!
Another great product from the same range is the Medik8 Retinol 3 TR, which is a serum designed to be used in the evening before bed. The serum helps to reduce the depth of existing wrinkles and lines and can also help to firm up the skin. The Medik8 Retinol 3 TR has been formulated with a blend of vitamins B, C and E as well as zinc, so it really helps to nourish the skin as well as making it appear younger and smoother.
There are many advanced skincare companies nowadays that have cleverly combined the power of science with nature to formulate skin care products that have a positive effect on skin, whether this is to reduce the signs of ageing or to combat conditions such as rosacea or hyperpigmentation. Some of these products will be more suited to those who already have an advanced skin care regime and understand the benefits of using cosmeceutical products. Vitage products on the other hand may be the perfect items for the beginners skincare regime.
As well as being ideal for the newcomers to skincare, this range is also suitable to use alongside other skincare procedures such as skin peels and microdermabrasion as it complements the work being done. The key to the success of these products is the fact that they feature many antioxidants such as Bitter Cherry Vitamin Complex and Brazilian Green Tea which deliver anti-ageing properties to the skin.
One of the most popular products in this skincare range is the Vitage Power Skin Repair. This antioxidant moisturiser comes in a neat little pump action bottle making it easy to measure out the amount you need to moisturise your face and neck in the morning and at night as part of a daily skincare routine. This product also has anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties that will help to repair and strengthen the skin. It is also suitable for use on sensitive skin which is good news for anyone who likes the sound of this product but may be worried that it is not suitable for their skin type.
As a newcomer to a professional skin care regime it is important to start with a product that will be easy to use and provide visible results – otherwise it will be hard to stay motivated in terms of maintaining the regime. Professional skin care products may be more expensive than the standard products you can buy in the chemist but the quality of ingredients and the powerful skin enhancing properties they deliver will be well worth the investment.
Jan Marini skin care is an established brand. It covers a wide range of face and body products. Jan Marini has a number of cleansers available in these ranges. Cleansers are essential to a facial care regime and are the beginning of each daily routine. They can be purchased in a number of different formats for example lotion, cream, gel, milk or foam. A good cleanser will remove all of the dust, dirt or make up from your skin. It should not be used to remove eye make- up however and a specialist product should be purchased for that purpose.
Although there are many specialist cleansers for different skin types, some can be suitable for all skin types and an example of this is the Jan Marini bioglycolic cleanser. As the name suggests this cleanser contains glycolic acid, now used in many products. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid which is something that occurs naturally in a variety of foods, especially in some fruits. You may have heard it referred to as a fruit acid.
One of the beneficial characteristics of fruit acids are that they can loosen the cellular cement which occurs in some skin conditions like acne and hyperpigmentation. It acts as a resurfacing agent in these situations and can improve the overall look or appearance of the skin. Other research indicates glycolic acid may be able to stimulate collagen and act as a powerful antioxidant and free radical inhibitor.
The Jan Marini bioglycolic cleanser is a cleanser that should be used morning and evening on dry skin and removed with a wet or damp wash cloth. Your face must be well rinsed with lukewarm water. Although the next step in most skin care regimes is to tone, this soap free cleanser is so gentle that there is no need to separately tone your skin.
Jan Marini does produce a number of other cleansers, one of which, for oily skin also contains glycolic acid. There is also an entire Jan Marini range for facial care which is themed around glycolic acid and could form the basis of your entire skin care routine.
We all age. That is a fact. How you age comes down two main factors- your genes and your environment or lifestyle. Being born blessed with good genes is something we would all love, but unfortunately, not everyone is that lucky. Even having this advantage it is still incredibly important to look after your skin and to maintain a good skincare regime, a healthy diet and to ensure you that you undertake a good amount of exercise. In the society we live in sun damage and general stress are also contributory factors that need to be avoided.
What are the key signs of ageing? Signs are not just confined to the face. Thinning hair and overall body ageing such as the hands and the neck area can be particularly noticeable. But in terms of the face the key signs are the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, the mouth and the forehead; under eye circles or darkening; and a general change or loss of elasticity and firmness in skin tone and texture.
Anti – ageing technology has increased at a pace in the last few years and more and more companies have researched into this field coming up with a number of breakthroughs that are now tried, tested and in the marketplace. One of the leading companies in this field is Jan Marini. They have developed a range of anti- ageing products designed to combat many of these signs. For example the Jan Marini age intervention cream which aims to rejuvenate the skin, making it firmer and smoother.
The Jan Marini peptide extreme makes use of targeted peptides to penetrate the skin’s deeper layers and direct skin rebuilding activities such as increasing the production of collagen and elastin. Products such as these should be used regularly, but also sparingly. They work best when used in conjunction with products from the same range. In the case of Jan Marini its dark circle eye defence and regeneration booster are good examples.