Exfoliating Your Way to Smooth Clearer Skin

Like petals, skin cells naturally shed on a daily basis ultimately revealing a new layer of skin roughly every 28 days – this process is called desquamation. Desquamation is affected by lifestyle, sun exposure, the natural aging process, and other environmental factors. Through desquamation, the skin’s appearance is improved exposing fresh new cells. This natural process prevents excessive dryness to the skin and other skin conditions that cause may affect its appearance and texture.


There are a number of ways to accelerate the process of desquamation. These generally involve the exfoliation of the outer-most layer of the skin (epidermis – stratumcorneum). Skin exfoliation techniques can be adapted dependant on the skin’s thickness (density) and sensitivity:

Mechanical Exfoliation

  • Topical skin scrubs, e.g apricot kernel, jojoba or sugar grain scrubs – recommended up to 1-3 times a week.
  • Facial flannels – gentle enough for daily use.
  • Skin abrasive treatments, e.g. diamond dermabrasion – can be received once a week for problem skin or as a monthly skin maintenance service.

Chemical Exfoliation

  • Skin cleansers, e.g BABOR Enzyme Cleanser – gentle enough for daily use.
  • Exfoliating serums and creams, e.g DOCTOR BABOR A16 Booster Concentrate – these are usually retinol or AHA acid based for gentle yet effective management of pigment-related issues.
  • Skin peel treatments – these are usually AHA acid based for a powerful treatment that improves the appearance of scars, fine lines and pigment-related issues.

 

Exfoliating the skin regularly improves its blood circulation, its overall tone, texture and complexion, also helping to regulate sebum production [the skin’s natural lubricant]. Exfoliation also removes debris from the epidermis preventing blocked pores that can be the result of various forms of facial and body acne. Skin issues like pigmentation, scars, dull skin complexion, premature skin aging caused by dehydration can be controlled and dramatically reduced through regular skin exfoliation suited to the skin-type. Skin exfoliation also acts as a gentle massage to awake and stimulate the underlying musculature relaxing tight superficial muscles and improving their contours.

When it comes to facial and body hair removal, skin exfoliation is a great prevention and control for bumps and other skin irritations caused by ingrowing hairs. Individuals with thicker skins or coarse hair tend to be the victims of these annoying breakouts; exfoliating the skin at least 24 hours before waxing, shaving or any other form of hair removal unblocks pores preventing new hairs that are growing from curling up under the skin.

Full body exfoliation is one of the most effective ways of maintaining a healthy complexion and tan throughout the year. It helps you achieve a healthy and even tan that lasts longer which means you won’t have to top-up your tan as frequently! We recommend that you book yourself in for a Shaping Body Peel for a magnesium-enriched full body exfoliation at least a day before your tan or body wax treatment.

All the listed products are available for purchase from our online shop and at our treatment facility.

 

When the skin has been properly exfoliated, treatment serums, moisturizing lotions and creams that are applied topically will be more easily absorbed by the freshly exposed skin cells promoting better skin hydration levels and elasticity – this also helps to normalize the skin’s natural protective barrier making it more resilient to damage.

 

What is Diamond Dermabrasion?

Diamond Dermabrasion is a non-surgical form of deep mechanical skin exfoliation where a natural diamond-encrusted tipped wand/probe is used to buff dead skin cells away under a controlled vacuum suction that removes the skin’s dead cells. This service creates a rapid skin exfoliation and cellular regenerative effect that improves the skin’s tone, texture and elasticity through cellular a natural renewal and repair process.

Our diamond dermabrasion service comes coupled with a high frequency service to disinfect the skin whilst treating oily and dry skin at the same time, promoting a faster skin healing process that is experienced instantly.

F.A.Qs

Who is it for?

DOCTOR BABOR Diamond Dermabrasion is a treatment suitable for anyone wishing to…

  • Shrink large visible skin pores – an excellent treatment for men who want closer shaves but suffer with a dry and thick facial skin with ingrowing hairs.
  • Clear blackheads and whiteheads – an effective way to prevent further breakouts.
  • Get rid of fine lines, wrinkles and any facial puffiness – collagen and elastin skin cells are stimulated to smooth-out the skin.
  • Reduce the visibility of atrophic scars and stretch marks – a course of 6-12 treatments is recommended.
  • Reduce the visibility of superficial hyper-pigmentation – a course of 6-10 treatments is recommended.
  • Remove excessive dry dull skin from any part of the body –  a great treatment to have after a heavy night out or before a special occasion.

A course of 3 diamond dermabrasion treatments received over 9 days to treat atrophic scars.

 

Although the service is safe to receive, it is worth noting that certain conditions will affect whether or not it is safe for you to receive a service. If you suffer from, or have had any of the following , diamond micro-dermabrasion could aggravate or worsen your situation:

  • Herpes Simplex, Hepatitis B or any other viral diseases
  • Diabetic conditions and keloid scarring
  • Recent laser surgery, chemical peels, hypersensitive skin or tactile skin sensation
  • Acne Rosacea or broken capillaries as the skin is delicate
  • Taking anti-coagulation drugs to treat cardiovascular conditions
  • Using Retinol or Retin A products or roacceutane medication
  • Recent injectable cosmetic treatments
  • Pregnancy

When can I except to see results?

With diamond dermabrasion, you can expect to see results from your first treatment – with a removal of 0.06mm (superficial) to 0.45mm (medium) of dead skin cells from a single service. The exfoliation process of this service works to exfoliate up to 4 layers into the skin depending on what condition the skin is being treated for. As the skin continuously renews and repairs itself, its condition will also gradually improve over time. With this in mind, you can expect to see an improvement in your skin’s appearance up to 6 months after a service. Monthly services are encouraged to maintain a healthy natural skin barrier, especially where facial shaving is involved and for mature skin.

Are there any other benefits from receiving a diamond dermabrasion treatment?

Other benefits to expect from having a treatment include…

  • An improvement in circulation with a glowing and radiant complexion from an increased oxygen and nutrient transportation to the skin’s cells.
  • Less facial puffiness from an improved localised blood and lymphatic circulation and drainage.
  • Improvement of skin texture and smoothness caused excessive shaving and razor bumps.
  • A natural skin tightening effect from the stimulation of the skin’s collagen and elastin cells from a cellular rejuvenation effect on the skin and its underlying layers – these naturally slow down as we age.
  • This treatment has a short down-time period which means you can get back to work immediately after a treatment (only for mild to medium intensity).
  • Cost effective compared to other treatments like laser, with noticeable results up to a month+ (dependant on treatment intensity and how many treatments are acquired).
  • No risk of adverse skin reaction or ingestion of crystals as the treatment is a crystal-free process (unlike crystal micro-dermabrasion).
  • Suitable for anyone regardless of skin color ethnicity.

How often can I have a treatment?

Your first diamond dermabrasion treatment will remove excess dead skin cells and sebum, making the skin appear brighter and healthier, whatever the skin type; the more treatments you have – the better your skin will appear! We would normally recommend a weekly to monthly service depending on what skin condition you want to treat. A course of 6-10 services is generally recommended every 7-14 days for faster and more noticeable results – book a course of 5 or more treatments and receive a 25% discount!

A course of 2 diamond dermabrasion treatments received over 28 days to treat hyper-pigmentation and acne scarring.

Are there any side effects after receiving a service?

It is normal to experience signs of redness (erythema), dryness, mild skin bleeding or itching after you have had a diamond micro-dermabrasion treatment. We strongly advise to avoid scratching the skin if itching occurs; we highly recommend using soothing and nourishing skincare preparations after any diamond micro-dermabrasion service to subside any contra-actions that may occur after your treatment. We retail a select range of BABOR’s Skinovage PX products which support a safer skin healing process. BABOR’s Skinovage products offer individual solutions for the daily care of dry, sensitive, combination, blemished skin or skin in need of regenration, long-after you have received your treatment.

After you have had a diamond micro-dermabrasion treatment:

  • Avoid excessive UV exposure (sunbeds) for up to 7 days to prevent sunburn.
  • Always wearing a UV sunscreen on exposure to sunlight prevents skin irritation from an increase in sensitivity.
  • Avoid wearing a full face of makeup for 24 hours hours after your treatment. We recommend wearing mineral makeup instead as it can help aid the skin’s natural healing process.
  • Avoid the use of heated services, self/spray tan application and excessive physical activities like gym workouts for at least 48 hours to prevent skin sensitization.

If ever in doubt about whether or not diamond dermabrasion is the right treatment for you, get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist you with your inquiry.

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WHY EXERCISE AND STRETCHING IS IMPORTANT

Understanding Movement

Movement is a natural animalistic skill practiced by all of us during the course of our lives. For this reason, stretching exercises play a big part in improving and maintaining our overall health and wellness. Exercise in general is performed for various reasons, including increasing muscles strength and stamina, muscle toning and conditioning, maintaining healthy joint mobility and muscle flexibility, preventing the signs of aging, maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, weight loss or maintenance, managing stress and depression, and also for enjoyment. Stretching your body frequently and regularly also acts to boost the immune system and aids in the prevention of joint restriction and “diseases of affluence” such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, carpal tunnel and obesity.

Simple upper body stretches to do at home or in the workplace.

To understand why this is,  it is importance to take a look at the development of exercise through history. Since the dawn of humankind, physical development has followed a natural path that was determined by the practical demands of life in a wild like avoiding threats to survive. Primeval times presented harsher environments full of natural and human obstacles which meant that early man had to know not only how to run, but also walk, balance, jump, crawl, climb, lift, carry, throw, catch, and fight. Between 4,000 BC and 476 AD, civilizations rose and fell through war and conquest imposing physical training on boys and young men in preparing for battle. Later, civilized populations valued the physical culture for sports – seeing the birth of the first Olympic games created by the ancient Greeks. These early sports were all based on practical, natural movement skills and were fundamentally related to the preparedness needed for war. Later, the Romans celebrated the body’s beauty and strength embracing physical training as a philosophical ideal, and an essential part of a complete education; they celebrated the idea of having a sound mind in a sound body. Physical culture started to rise beyond practical necessities to become a means to an end — an “art de vivre”!

During the dark ages (5th – 15th century), education was centered around the Church, focusing on cultivating the mind rather than training the body. It is in this period that the body was seen as sinful and unimportant, spreading the belief that the primary concern of one’s lifetime was preparing for the afterlife. In 1553, the first book to exclusively address the benefits of physical exercise  was published classifying, analyzing, and describing exercises, games, and sports from a medical standpoint. Advice was also offered on how to prevent and recover from injuries resulting from these physical pursuits. Over the years, the more civilized populations saw the introduction of modern gyms and workout programs.

The advancements in technology over the course of the last century has majorly impacted the modern lifestyle, making fitness an accessory to the modern man and woman through a luck of motivation; it is up to each of us to exercise or not! Generally most people don’t, and being out of shape has become both ubiquitous and commonly accepted. Despite the plethora of health and fitness methods, programs, and resources we have today, the general population has never been so physically sedentary and out-of-shape resulting in a decline in health today.

“A pattern that had been familiar throughout history is that after a war is fought and won, the tendency is for society to relax, enjoy life, and exercise less. … It appears that as societies become too enamored with wealth, prosperity and self-entertainment, fitness levels drop. In addition, as technology has advanced with man, the levels of physical fitness have decreased.” –Lance C. Dalleck and Len Kravitz

With today’s modern working lifestyles and demands, we find ourselves glued to our desks more frequently, spending longer hours at our desks and in the workplace with a luck of a wide range of movement. This also relates to the cultural changes we have seen and experienced through the advancements in technology where some of us may find ourselves spending long periods of time using mobile phones, watching television or driving for long hours at a time. Our luck of movement generally creates stresses on certain muscles groups that should be stretched and exercised more frequently. Below is a video I found that I feel explains different types of movement and training programs that help us increase our range of movement for a more resilient and balanced body.

As a holistic therapist, I have had the opportunity to experience and treat some common ailments that many of us live with on a daily basis such as neck ache, backache, headaches, shoulder pain and fatigue through the lifestyle choices we all make. Today, stretching and exercising comes in many forms as we have seen in the video above. Through physical exercises like Pilates, Yoga, Ballet and Martial Arts, we can rip some of the many benefits to be experienced from these activities to gradually improve our physical postures for an improved mental and spiritual well being. Practicing these exercises for at least 15 minutes a day may also help increase quality of sleep and act as a non-pharmaceutical sleep aid to treat diseases such as insomnia, help promote or maintain positive self-esteem, improve mental health, maintain steady digestion and treat constipation and gas, regulate fertility health, and augment an individual’s sex appeal or body image, which has been found to be linked with higher levels of self-esteem.

A stretch for hamstrings, posterior obliques, teres muscles and lats – great for toning the upper and lower body.

I have demonstrated some stretching exercises above that I feel work quite well in keeping the upper body flexible and well-balanced. These exercises relieve tension pains caused by being stationery and using the hands when typing at a computer desk or using mobile phones for long periods of time. I recommend practicing these particular exercises for at least 3 minutes every 2 hours to keep neck ache, shoulder pain and backache at bay. Massages are also a great way to stretch and elongate the muscles to prevent and relieve the body from aches and pains that arise from lifestyle and injuries. For further advice on safe stretching exercises that can help improve your flexibility and general physical condition, please feel free to get in touch. If you are considering taking up an activity like Pilates, Yoga or Ballet, simply get in touch with Cherry’s Fitness Suite for more information on individual or group classes.

 

Source: Wikipedia, Art of manliness, Youtube

UNDERSTANDING HAIR REMOVAL

Hair Removal – Pros and Cons

Hair Removal is a widely popular service, not only in the beauty world but also across different cultures and professions with a plethora of benefits to be experienced.

Hair removal techniques today are available in many forms offering temporary or permanent hair removal, to include, depilatory waxing and machines, sugaring, depilatory creams, abrasive mitts, shaving, plucking or tweezing, threading, and electrical current methods like Intensed Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser hair removal, to name a few.

Hair Removal Across the World

Forms of hair removal are practised for various and mostly cultural, sexual, medical or religious reasons – here are some we managed to dig up:

  • Culture – In Middle Eastern societies, removal of the female body hair has been considered proper hygiene, necessitated by local customs, for many centuries. An increase in women wearing shorter dresses and swimsuits over the years has raised the practice of women removing unwanted body hair, such as on legs, underarms and elsewhere. People also remove some or all of their pubic hair for aesthetic or sexual reasons. Many men in Western cultures shave or wax their facial hair to achieve a clean-shaven or hairless look. Some men shave or wax because they cannot grow a “full” beard (generally defined as an even density from cheeks to neck), because their beard colour is different from their scalp hair colour, or because their facial hair grows in many directions, making a groomed look difficult. Some men shave or wax because their beards are very coarse, causing itchiness and irritation. Some men are known to eliminate or trim pubic hair, a practice that is referred to as “manscaping” (a portmanteau expression for male-specific grooming); this custom can be motivated by reasons of potentially increased cleanliness and hygiene, heightened enjoyment during fellatio and analingus, and/or the desire to take on a more youthful appearance.
  • For professional footballers, road cyclists and swimmers – The absence of the leg hair means the injuries (usually skin rash or scarring) can be cleaned up more efficiently, and treatment is not impeded in the case of a crash or tackle. Professional cyclists, as well as professional footballers also receive regular leg massages, and the absence of hair reduces the friction and increases their comfort and effectiveness. It is also common for competitive swimmers to shave hair off their legs, arms, and torsos, to reduce drag and provide a heightened “feel” for the water by removing the exterior layer of skin along with the body hair.
  • In the military – A close-cropped or completely shaven haircut is common in military organisations preventing the infestation of lice, ticks, and fleas. It is also more difficult for an enemy to grab hold of a soldier’s hair in hand-to-hand combat. In addition, short hair makes fitting gas masks and helmets easier. The practice also serves to cultivate a group oriented environment through the process of removing exterior signs of individuality. In many military, head-shaving is mandatory for males when beginning their training. Armies may also require males to maintain clean-shaven faces as facial hair can prevent an air-tight seal between the face and breathing or safety equipment, such as a pilot’s oxygen mask, a diver’s mask, or a soldier’s gas mask.
  • Medical reasons Surgical patients are required to have no hair in areas to be treated before surgery in attempts to eradicate lice and minimise body odour due to accumulation of odour-causing micro-organisms in hair. It is common for cancer patients to shave their heads even before starting chemotherapy as it often causes severe and irregular hair loss. In extreme situations people may need to remove all body hair to prevent or combat infestation by lice, fleas and other parasites. Such a practice was used, for example, in Ancient Egypt. Waxing offers expectant mothers an excellent hair removal method that acts as a preparatory step before child-birth with results that last for weeks after for peace-of-mind.

With permanent hair removal methods, regular visits are encouraged to effectively destroy the hair roots which are responsible for the growth of the hairs in the treated areas. Although permanent hair removal treatments like IPL provide faster permanent hair results, a course of treatments is usually recommended and can be quite expensive however competitively priced, with some salons and dermatologists requiring that hair is shaved or shortened in the areas to be treated.

Outback Organics Opal Wax for facial, underarms and intimate waxing.

Temporary hair removal treatments such as waxing and threading are the most widely available services on the high street offering cost effective treatments and convenience of use. Waxing and threading treatments remove hairs at their roots so the regrowth is of completely new hairs with soft, fine-tapered tips. Regrowth of hair can be expected again between 4-5 weeks.

Waxing and threading can also appear to reduce the quantity of hair growth due to the natural cyclical regrowth of the hair – this only means that the hair will not all grow back at the same time. Certain bodily changes such as ageing can result in permanent hair removal with waxing and threading.

We, at Endulge Therapy, aim to make your waxing experience as natural, and as pleasant as possible. We use award winning Outback Organics products for all our threading and waxing treatments, not only for their efforts in supporting the Australian Indigenous people, but because their entire product range is free from parabens, mineral oils, artificial fragrances, animal by-products and other harmful chemicals. We use the deliciously scented plum-based Opal peelable wax when waxing the face, smaller areas of the body, and for the hair down under. Freshly scented True blue gel wax is used when waxing larger areas of the body for speedy and clean waxing results.

Shavers, depilatory creams and abrasive mitts come in a variety of forms offering other cost effective methods of temporary hair removal that can be performed at home. These methods of hair removal involve the removal of unwanted hairs at the surface of the skin.

When using depilatory creams at home, we recommend not to use these on sensitive areas, like the groin and underarms as these creams are usually heavily alkaline based which can result in an instability of the natural pH level of the skin, giving rise to severe breakouts and skin discoloration. If you have thick course hairs in these sensitive parts, we strongly advise against shaving in these areas as you are most prone to suffering with these conditions as a result from friction to the areas – consider waxing instead please and be kind to your skin!

Things To Know Before Booking Your Waxing Appointment

Receiving a wax for the first time can be a little daunting and painful at the beginning but becomes less painful when you keep up with your appointments. It is useful to know that some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, especially if this is your first wax experience. These symptoms usually subside over the 24-48 hours following your treatment. We advise that you get in touch with us if you experience any persistent redness or irritation. We usually advise that you allow at least one week, preferably two, between any home shaving or other depilatory service to let the hairs grow to a length sufficient to be waxed.

A woman’s pain threshold is at its lowest immediately before and during her period as the hormones which stimulate the regrowth of hair are also at there most active during this period. For these reasons, we advise to avoid waxing at this time if possible.

Preparation before a wax is of the utmost importance! Exfoliating your skin before your wax treatment also ensures that any trapped hairs are exposed for a better wax. Dead skin cells are also removed from your skin, promoting better hydration levels for your skin. Book in for a Shaping Body Peel treatment before your wax appointment for an invigorating yet relaxing skin smoothing body treat with an added anti-ageing effect. Other gentle ways to exfoliate at home are by using exfoliating mitts or gloves up to 3 times a week prior to your waxing appointment. For a 2 in 1 wash and skin exfoliator, Outback Organics do a great Face and Body creamy scrub, enriched with Bergamot orange, sandalwood, patchouli, rose and organic cucumber extract combined with jojoba micro-beads to give a gentle yet effective exfoliation that leaves your skin soft, hydrated and deeply cleansed.

If you use retin-A products or are taking a course of tetracycline medication, we advise that you wait at least a month before after to attend a waxing appointment as these products are known to cause more sensitivity to the skin making it more prone to irritation and tear.

Bush Balm 250ml £22.00, Face and Body Scrub 100ml £8.99, Post Wax/Shaving Spray – 100ml £10.00 / 250ml £15.98.

On the day of your wax appointment, we recommend that you wear loose fitting clothes to prevent friction and allow for proper circulation and healing for the areas to be waxed – this means no sport, gym or other vigorous exercises after your appointment! It is also important to keep the waxed areas clean, avoiding heat from hot baths or showers, saunas or hot tubs, and tanning of any kind. To cool and calm the skin after a wax treatment, we recommend the use of Aloe Vera or Outback Organics Post Wax Spray to the legs, arms, chest and back twice daily for 5 days. For sensitive areas such as the face, underarms and bikini area, we recommend using a small amount of Outback Organics Bush Balm 2-3 times a day until all redness and soreness has subsided – don’t let us leave you without your complimentary Bush Balm sample after your underarm and intimate wax treatment!

Showering daily using an antiseptic skin wash such as Outback Organics Tea Tree Skin Wash is a perfect way to cleanse the pores, helping to eliminate bacteria that cause spots without stripping or drying the skin. This skin wash double-up as an excellent facial wash for anyone who prefers using a facial wash than a cream cleanser; oily skin is controlled and vitality is restored revealing fresher and more vibrant skin without leaving it feeling taught and dry.

 

Face and Body Wash – 100ml £7.50 / 250ml £9.99, Tea Tree Deodorant 30ml £4.99, Hand and Body Lotion – 100ml £7.50 / 250ml £12.50.

 

A great wax is never complete without some added moisture! Follow-up your wax with a good moisturiser enriched with vitamin E such as Outback Organics Hand and Body Lotion. This lotion is rich in anisata and macadamia oil that acts to quench and sooth dry, itchy skin even after hair removal leaving the skin silky soft, supple and deeply hydrated enabling the new hairs to grow through easily.

You may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so; please bare in mind that it can take up to 4 treatments for the hair to get on a cycle that gives the best results. In some cases, an angled follicle may cause the hair to break off at the angle during waxing which also causes hairs to reappear at the skin’s surface within a few days of a wax treatment. This can result to the regrowth of hairs to be frizzy or curled where previously they were straight. We advise that you avoid shaving, tweezing or use of hair removal creams between appointments as this interrupts the hairs removal growth cycle. To maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend regular waxing treatments every 4-6 weeks.

Take advantage of our 3 for 2 waxing special offer and save money on your waxing treatments with us throughout June! To book your wax appointment, or for more advise on our waxing services, call us on 02380 111 621.

Sources: Wikipedia, Beauty Therapy – The Foundations (The Official Guide to Level 2 5e) Lorraine Nordmann, Outback Organics.

COPING WITH ROSACEA

Rosacea (Couperose)


What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common rash, usually occurring on the face, which predominantly affects middle-aged (age range 40 to 60 years old) and fair-skinned people. It is more common in women, but tends to be more severe in men. It is a chronic condition and, in any individual, the severity tends to come and go. Rosacea tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and is characterised by flushing and redness, dilated blood vessels, sensitivity, tightness, bulbous nose (severe rosacea – rhinophyma), small red bumps
and pus-filled spots (sometimes these may only be visible with a magnifying
glass). There may also be uncomfortable inflammation of the surface of the
eyes and eyelids.

The cause of rosacea is unknown, but the factors that trigger rosacea cause
inflammation and readiness of the blood vessels in the skin of the face to dilate. Rosacea non-contagious with a variety of trigger factors that may make rosacea worse. These include alcohol, strenuous exercise, high and very low temperatures, hot drinks, spicy foods and stress. Rosacea can also be worsened by over exposure to natural sunlight.

How to Control Rosacea

In most cases, rosacea and other extremely sensitive skin conditions result from a deficiency of essential fatty acids causing the skin to loose moisture to an extreme degree as a result of a weakened skin protective lipid layer. The skin becomes increasingly dry as a result making it easy for bacteria and other irritants to penetrate the thin, brittle skin. Sufferers tend to scratch their skin, which only exacerbates the itching and causes the skin to react in an increasingly sensitive manner, with growing dryness – the start of a self-perpetuating cycle.

BABOR labs have developed a very gentle active combination of microsilver, neuroxyl and gamma-linolenic acid to break this self-perpetuating cycle, easing the symptoms of neuro-sensitive skin:

  • Microsilver – Fights bacteria by releasing silver ions.
  • Neuroxyl – Desensitizes nerve ending receptors.
  • Gamma-linolenic acid – Restores the skin’s protective lipid layer by stimulating the skin’s natural production of ceramides.

The DOCTOR BABOR NEURO SENSITIVE CELLULAR skincare range effectively regenerates the skin’s protective lipid layer and restores its normal balance of lipids and moisture. The products intensively strengthen the skin’s natural defenses, lowering the risk of bacterial skin reactions and reducing irritation and redness significantly, with long-lasting effects. Uncomfortable sensations of tightness and itching are relieved immediately. The skin recovers more quickly and takes on a smooth, soft and supple appearance.

For maximum gentleness to the skin, all NEURO SENSITIVE CELLULAR products are made without preservatives, mineral oils, fragrances and synthetic colorants. The products are produced in sterile conditions, using a special production method that completely eliminates the need for preservatives.

Self Care – What to do

  • Wear a sun block with an SFP of at least 30 on your face every day. We recommend REPAIR CELLULAR Ultimate Protecting Balm SPF50.
  • Do not rub or scrub your face as this can make rosacea worse.
  • Do not use perfumed face wash or soap as this can make rosacea worse. We recommend NEURO SENSITIVE CELLULAR Intensive Calming Cleanser.
  • Use an unperfumed moisturiser such as NEURO SENSITIVE CELLULAR Intensive Calming Cream on a regular basis if your skin is dry or sensitive.
  • Consider the lifestyle factors that can worsen rosacea (listed above).
  • Learn which upset your rosacea and avoid them; a written record of your flare-ups may help.
  • Cosmetics can often cover up rosacea effectively, and some rosacea patients may benefit from the use of skin camouflage. Opt for mineral powders or foundations as these work particularly well on sensitive skin. We recommend AGE ID Mineral Powder Foundation to help conceal any excessive redness.
  • It may be best to avoid some treatments for acne unless they are recommended by your GP as they can irritate skin that is prone to rosacea.
  • Do not use topical preparations containing corticosteroids, unless
    specifically recommended by your GP, as these may make rosacea worse in the long run.
  • If your eyes are giving problems, do not ignore them – consult your GP.
  • Some drugs can aggravate blushing, and your doctor may make appropriate changes to your medication.

Book yourself in for a DOCTOR BABOR Ultimate Calming facial treatment by 07/05/17 and we’ll gift you with a 7 day course of NEURO SENSITIVE CELLULAR Microsilver Concentrate Ampoules (rrp £40.00). Discover calmer hydrated skin with a healthy complexion. All products mentioned in this article are available for purchase from us. Speak to us about suitable products for use at home to minimize and control the appearance of rosacea.

Sources: British Association of
Dermatologists, BABOR UK.

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

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Sweet-tooth or not…there’s only one egg that will withstand the heat this Easter! Extend the benefits of your BABOR facial treatments at home of revitalising skin therapy with fluids that provide instant effects.

 

 

BABOR ampoule concentrates are extremely well tolerated and comprise a range of high-dose active ingredients that work to balance, hydrate, lift and redefine your facial contours providing instant radiance and vitality for instant visibly beautiful skin. Discover the unique effects of BABOR ampoules this April for 14 days of intensive revolutionary active ampoules. Within seconds, a high dose of natural active ingredients ensure immediately visible results and provide skincare tailored to the needs of every skin type.

 

Applying FLUIDS

The first step to healthy skin is good cleansing. BABOR cleansers don’t strip the skin of natural moisture and lipids, leaving it at its optimal pH. After cleansing, simply apply your fluid of choice to your face, neck and decollete.

  • Using a cosmetic tissue or an ampoule opener, snap open the glass ampoule at the ring.
  • Use the flat of your hands to gently press the fluid into your skin and let it absord fully before applying a moisturising cream on top.
  • Use an entire ampoule a day, morning or evening

 

Visit us to purchase your very own BABOR SPECIAL EDITION Easter Egg in time for Easter, or call us on 07561007327 to place your order for collection. Available while stocks last. 20% OFF until 30/04/17. RRP £45.00.

Benefits Of Having a Manicure or Pedicure Treatment

Manicures and pedicures are hot this season with GELeration manicures and pedicures in high demand in the warmer months. At Endulge Therapy, we use Jessica Nail Systems for their ethos and world-class natural nail care service. Jessica Vartoughian is a pioneer in the professional nail care industry as she was the first to recognise that like skin and hair, all nails are not alike as well, identifying the four different nail types – damaged, dry, brittle or normal – and creating specific treatments for each type. Nails require individualised treatments depending on the type of nails and their condition.

Beautiful nails are an expression of who you are and portray confidence and power – results are well worth the time spent!


A few key points to note about manicures and pedicures:

  • They improve the appearance of your skin and nails.
  • They keep your nails and skin healthy by preventing nasty infections.
  • They promote healthy nail growth by improving blood circulation.
  • They reduce hard skin improving the sensation of touch.

Here is a great example of one of our clients suffering from Onychomycosis (ring worm of the nail) and athlete’s foot. This lovely lady had lost all hope in reviving her distressed nails and skin. A Deluxe GELeration Pedicure treatment (RRP £40.00) was recommended to improve blood circulation whilst promoting healthy skin and nail growth. Jessica’s GELeration gel polishes also offer a chip-free and longer lasting nail colour wear whilst concealing any nail imperfections for a smooth and beautiful super glossy finish. GELeration colour in Shock Me Red.

Onychomycosis – a whitish opaque ringworm nail infection that causes brittle nails eventually lifting the natural nail plate providing ideal surroundings for fungi.

 

Our gorgeous client was sent home with Jessica’s Phenomen Oil (RRP £9.50), Revitalising Citrus Foot Spray (RRP £8.25) and Antifungal Treatment (RRP £18.25) to treat her condition between the toes and behind the nails whilst adding essensial nutrients for healthy nail and skin growth.

£8.00 for Phenomen Oil if purchased with any nail care service. Offer not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Prom Perfect Packages

We are delighted to announce we have expanded our services to cater towards the growing population of young adults in West Sussex, in the light of providing a professional and discrete service that is safe enough for even the younger generation to receive.


Book a Prom Perfect package for you and your BFF and you will both receive a further 10% reduction on your final bill. With our Prom Perfect packages, you can swap any treatment(s) of your choice around to create your very own bespoke package. Please note there may be a change in total pricing were treatments have been swapped. Call us to book or create your Prom Perfect Package.

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Skinovage PX Dermabrasion – Tester Facials for £30.00 all May!!!

May is all about the big summer Spring clean…and by that we mean what lies on the surface – your skin of course! Our aim this May is to get you looking your very best this summer, and all year round.

If you haven’t been fortunate enough to experience our Skinovage PX Dermabrasion…what are you waiting for?? This May, pay only £30.00 for a 30 minute Skinovage PX Dermabrasion Facial and rediscover skin so soft, refined and evenly toned you thought would never see the break of daylight!

We use a diamond probe with this treatment to buff the skin under a controlled pressure suction that not only cleanses and removes dead skin cells, but also acts to reduce pore size and clear your skin of blackheads, fine lines, mild puffiness and hyper-pigmentation – revealing a more refined evenly toned skin to name a few benefits.

Please note that this treatment is not advisable to receive if you have open wounds from cuts or severe acne, and recent injectable cosmetics like Botox or Dermafillers, however speak to us about suitable alternative treatments. This offer is valid until Spring Bank holiday, 30/05/16 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other treatment or product offer.

Warmth is for Summer…

We love Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette for spring and summer. The shades are beautiful and long lasting in the warmer months no matter your skin tone. Brighten up your eyes with the lighter shades for a subtle smokey eye daytime makeup and intensify your look by adding depth to your eye contours with the darker shades for a glamorous evening look.

PS… always remember to use a quality eyeshadow primer for a crease-free longer lasting wear like Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Portions to suit your skin type. The nude matte finish of Eden offers full coverage while hiding ALL redness (and gives you a gorgeously subtle look when worn alone). And Minor Sin, a champagne shimmer, is a sheerer version of Sin that adds a subtle shimmer to your finished look. We love Urban Decay’s Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Portion as it glides on smoothly with space-age polymer technology to fill in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping your lids for all-day shadow.

Try these tips out this summer for a warm and natural finish that will surely get you noticed for all the right reasons! We always love to see and hear your reviews so remember to post and share your experiences with us.

B.Y.O.M Makeup Class Monday 2nd May Bank Holiday

Join us for our first in-house makeup class this May Bank holiday!

Learn what colours and products work best for your skin and achieve your most desired look with the products you already have. To complete your desired makeup look, there will be headwrap demonstrations to help you accesorize your hairstyle for a vibrant finish and style suitable for any occasion. Goody bags for all attending guests include a gift voucher £5.00 off any treatment or product purchases. All attending guests will be welcomed with a glass of Kir Royale or a nonalcoholic spritzer on arrival.

Call or email us to purchase your ticket, or simply visit us at our branch in Crawley Town Centre.