So, we are all a home for a while during COVID-19 and I wanted to put together some advice and thoughts on looking after your skin over the next few weeks.
What happens to our skin at night when we sleep?
As we sleep this gives our skin time to heal itself from any damage caused during the day, from many things like UV Rays to pollution. It is a proven fact that new skin cells grow faster while we sleep. The best way to boost this process of skin renewal and restoration is by choosing the best topical products before bed, for younger skin using a cleanser and serum with ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid you will keep your skin clean and rehydrated. For more mature skin using a cleanser along with a serum which includes ingredients like Retinols this will help boost the renewal of skin cells faster as your sleep.
If I have a night time skincare routine do I need a morning one?
A morning skincare routine is just as important as doing it at night because this is where you are preparing and protecting the skin for the day ahead. The steps in your routine can from 4 to 12 but being honest most people have busy lives and this where we need to make sure we are covering the most important steps to take care of our skin throughout the day. Key steps to follow are:
I hope everyone is keeping safe at this weird and unusual time. If you need any advice on products best suited to your skin needs while we are all stuck indoors drop me a mail, we have products in stock and available to order anytime and I can make you up a personal kit.
I just wanted to give people a bit more information on why my treatments take a different course from your standard facial/express facial. Firstly, my aim is to make your treatments with me beneficial to what your skin needs and in the end give you the best results from my knowledge using clinical and bespoke products to meet each individual clients skin needs.
I could write all day about ingredients, masks, serums, led therapy but one of these may be suitable for one client and not suitable for the next client, so I leave this for when you come to the clinic for your appointment as this is the best way for me to see your skin, in person.
I have studied so many products now and have a great knowledge of what should and should not be applied to many different everyday skin conditions.
In the end, I aim to give results and the proof so far is in my work and feedback from my amazing clientele.
I wanted to create an environment where my clients can relax and feel at peace during treatments. You can relax with a cup of tea or coffee in peaceful countryside surroundings. Have a look at the pictures - I hope to welcome you here soon.
We all want the perfect eyebrows (including myself).
I spend my days drawing and looking at eyebrows and I’ve noticed that most people have some subtle differences between their left and right eyebrows. Check these celebs out and you’ll see what I mean...Have a look at these celebrities below for a great example of how eyebrows can be slightly unsymmetrical. Some people say that your eyebrows are not twins - they’re sisters.
Eyebrows really are such a high trend and in demand these days that we are now seeing more and more treatments being offered. I specialise in micro-pigmentation which a lot of people call 'permanent makeup'.
This is great news for the consumer due to having a wider choice, but this can also be equally confusing when selecting the right treatment for you. Lately there has been a few articles relating to a treatment called ‘micro blading’ and many of you have been asking how this compares to micro pigmentation (semi permanent makeup).
Microblading is the technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin and may date back thousands of years. However, the trend towards using the technique for eyebrows may have emerged recently.
Micropigmentation (which is my focus) is a semi-permanent makeup method and is done with a digital machine rather than a fine hand-held blade. The colour is implanted deeper into the skin-known as the dermis, hence it lasts longer than the Microblading/Eyebrow Embroidery method. The skin does take slightly longer to heal being that is was done with a digital pen therefore the treated area needs aftercare ointment for approximately a week. The appointment time for micro-pigmentation /semi-permanent eyebrows is approximately 2 hours. This procedure takes a little longer than microblading but will last years and years and is a more precise art. To be able to practice this treatment in the UK, your specialist needs to be licensed as well as fully trained (like me). Due to requirement of highly sterile environment this procedure should only take place in a fully licensed treatment room (which Definir has). If you are in any doubt you should always ask to see the specialist’s training certificate and their licence (I'm happy to provide this).