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Winter & Your Skin

November 4, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

The relationship between winter and your skin is a volatile one; they don’t go well together at all! For some people it can even be painful, thanks to cold sores, dry and flaky skin. So why does the winter cause our skin so much trouble? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to tell you, so hopefully you can avoid the pesky winter skin blues and feel beautiful all year round. Let’s find out why our skin suffers in winter…

Too Many Hot Baths!

We’re sorry to say one of the reasons why our skin encounters problems in the winter is because of indulging in too many hot showers and baths. This can actually dehydrate your skin and cause itchy, dry, flaky skin, which isn’t very pleasant to say the least. Instead of bathing in boiling hot water, have warm baths – you won’t get the unpleasant burn of jumping into such a vastly different temperature either, which is nice!

The Icy Wind

The wind is not a friend of our face or our hair; in the winter time most of us will suffer will chapped lips and messy hair. Unfortunately we cannot turn the wind off – that would be an excellent super power – however what we can do is protect ourselves by bundling up for the cold. As the wind blows at our faces your skin is stripped of its natural lipids, causing the skin the dry out, which is why you can develop sores and experience flaky skin.

Artificial Heat

Unfortunately the amount of time that we indulge in artificial heat indoors can affect your skin, this is because of the dryness of the air as natural moisture is lacking. So try to moderate the amount of artificial heating you come into content with… although this can be tough as winter can be extremely cold. Alternatively, humidifiers can help you to add that essential moisture to the air.

Much of why our skin suffers in winter is down to our methods of keeping warm (this of course is essential to our well being), which is why it is essential to keep up with a skin care treatment routine throughout the year to ensure that your skin retains the level of moisture that it should.

Here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we offer a wide range of skin care treatments and are specialist suppliers of Thermage in the UK. Our team are exceptionally professional and offer a friendly, hygienic and welcoming atmosphere when you visit our clinic.

For more information please get in contact to arrange an appointment today!

 

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Hair Loss in Women

October 22, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

Hair loss is a condition that many people associate with men of a particular age. However, hair loss is, in fact, a more widespread problem than you might think and affects a number of individuals regardless of age and gender. Indeed, hair loss in women is, in many respects, a neglected issue and it’s estimated that around 8 million women here in the UK currently suffer from hair loss.

A woman’s hair is often closely tied to their self-image, and losing your hair as a woman can be a particularly devastating experience that can have a variety of psychological and emotional consequences. For example, hair loss can lead to feelings such as a loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, and can also have a detrimental impact on relationships and quality of life.

Whilst men’s hair tends to recede from areas such as the crown or forehead, this pattern may be different in women, who tend to notice thinning on the top half of the scalp and rarely develop a receding hairline.

As mentioned in one of our previous blogs, there are a number of different factors that can cause hair loss, and hair loss in women can be triggered by a number of different medical conditions and lifestyle factors, including hormone imbalances and stress.

Luckily there are a number of different treatments available, such as hair transplants, and the perception that such treatments are only for men is simply wrong. It’s also important to address the psychological impact of hair loss. For example, some useful self-help tips for coping with the psychological impact of hair loss include joining a support group, where you can share your experiences with others, and talking to friends and family which can be a real help.

Here at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic we’re expert providers of high-quality hair transplants in the UK and can provide you with all the support and understanding you need. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.

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Conditions that Can Cause Hair loss

October 10, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

It’s normal to shed around 50 to 100 hairs a day, and for some people with dark, long hair it can be much more noticeable. Most people do not notice losing hair as we have around 100,000 hairs growing in our scalp. It’s when you start to notice that you are losing hair and balding [...]

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Autumn Skin Care Tips

September 29, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

Summer is officially over, so of course, it’s time to switch up your skincare routine. We all know that the cold, frosty wind isn’t the best treatment for our skin; it can leave it dry, calloused and red raw. So, instead of suffering through it, equip yourself with the right weapons (well, knowledge and treatments!) [...]

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Aqualyx

April 9, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

     Ever wondered why some areas of the body never seem to shape up or slim down despite your best efforts in the gym? The answer lies in our genetic code and the way our body is programmed to store fat in case of times of hardship or famine. Stubborn pockets of fat can linger [...]

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Dr Levy

January 7, 2013 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

 BOOSTING STEM CELLS’ ACTIVITY IS THE SECRET TO YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN   In today’s world nobody wants to look their age anymore and many people seek to restore their skin’s natural beauty. What is unique about Dr LEVI Switzerland’s® New Intense Stem Cell Line is that his Booster Cream and Serum are the World’s first cosmetics [...]

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DONATION TO TUMAINI FUND

December 18, 2012 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

Donation of £10,000 to be used to save lives in Tanzania Healthxchange and the ASC pledges to help Tumaini Fund     Tumaini Fund founder Dr Susan Wilson and Healthxchange Pharmacy’s chairman Dr John Curran, accompanied by the other directors shake on the deal which will see the charity receive £10,000 this year and next. [...]

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Forgot The Coffee!

November 29, 2012 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

The ELASTIderm Eye formulation you love, now with the added benefits of caffeine! Feeling a little tired? Give yourself a boost of caffeine! We’re not talking about your morning coffee, but actually a new eye serum by Obagi that will wake up your eyes! Introducing the new ELASTIderm Eye Complete Complex Serum—the next-generation ELASTIderm Eye [...]

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Obagi Nu Derm

July 10, 2012 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

  Obagi Nu Derm is a highly popular product which has received worldwide acclaim for a number of years now. Renowned as probably the most effective skin care brand available on the market today, Obagi has a huge number of fans all over the globe, and their popularity seems to increase with every coming year. [...]

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Latisse

July 10, 2012 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

Over the last few years, Latisse has been gaining more and more attention in the world of beauty and skin care. Brought to us by Allergan – the same people who brought us Botox – this FDA approved solution to thinning eyelashes has taken the world by storm and gained high profile proponents from all [...]

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