Whether you’ve been a skincare fanatic for a while, or you jumped onto the rising trend during lockdown, you will understand the impact that time and effort can have on your skin’s health and overall appearance. However, in the process of perfecting your facial skincare routine, you may have forgotten about other areas of your skin, including your hands, neck, and back.
That is why, in today’s blog, we’re exploring the importance of looking after all of your skin and why you shouldn’t stop your skincare routine at your chin. We offer a range of skincare treatments here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, so please come and browse our website to find out what we can provide for you.
Looking After Your Hands
Unless you’re wearing gloves, your hands are exposed twenty-four hours a day, but despite this, many people neglect the skin on their hands past the point of washing them. However, our experienced dermatologists believe we need to be doing more.
When we’re exposed to germs and dirt, our instant reaction is to wash them off, and although this is the right thing to do, we must be aware of what we’re using to wash our hands with and how frequently we are doing it. Washing your hands too often can lead to skin drying and cracking, leading to other skin conditions and infections further down the line.
It’s essential to moisturise your hands after washing them with soap and hot water, but before doing so, check the ingredients. Ensure that your hand cream or moisturiser of choice is safe, appropriate for your skin type and free of harsh chemicals or fragrance, as these can lead to irritation.
Wear gloves where possible, such as when outside or when washing or cleaning with chemicals. This will help to protect your hands and keep the skin soft and healthy. Additionally, why not treat yourself to one of our incredible hand rejuvenation treatments. When your hands become exposed to the sun, they can reveal your true age, no matter how much time and money you spend on your face to achieve a youthful glow. We offer several treatments such as Obagi Skincare Systems to improve pigmentation, Fraxel to rejuvenate and firm the skin, and dermal fillers to boost the hydration of your hands.
Why is Neck Skincare Important?
Although many of us love indulging in skincare routines, precision and care usually stop at our chins – but why is this? We should be focussing on our neck as part of our skincare routines, as it is one of the first areas on our bodies to begin showing signs of ageing. The skin on our necks is thin and sensitive, so you must start using anti-ageing products early on to slow down the ageing process. Ensure that these products contain a high SPF and are suitable for your skin type, whether you have naturally dry skin, sensitive skin, or oily skin.
Additionally, we offer neck Lift surgery at our cosmetic skin clinics in Jersey and Guernsey, so if you’re looking for a quick fix to sagging skin under your chin, we can help. Our incredible team of award-winning surgeons and medical staff will put your mind at ease during your discreet consultation by assessing your needs accurately and carefully. After the surgery, you will notice a dramatic difference in your appearance – with the ageing skin gone, you will look and feel young and fresh once more.
Preventing Back Acne
If you suffer from back acne, you’re not alone, and it’s much more common than you may think. Think of the spots on your back as you would if they were on your face to help you understand where the problem may arise. Have you been particularly stressed recently? Does this skin concern run in the family? Have you recently changed your medication? If the factor that has caused your back acne cannot be prevented, do not worry. There are plenty of things you can do to help treat this skin condition.
Try these back skincare tips to reduce acne:
- Shower regularly and particularly after working out
- Use a gentle exfoliator
- Wear loose-fitting clothing
- Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein
- Keep your hair away from your back
Some patients may find that these tips don’t improve their back acne, in which case Aesthetic Skin Clinic can help. Our team of specialist dermatologists can advise you on the right path to take, whether that be our Obagi Skincare, Intracel RF, or a course of oral medication. If this sounds like something you think you would benefit from, please take a look at our Acne Treatments to discover more and book a consultation today.
Skincare at Aesthetic Skin Clinic
If you have any questions or feel you would benefit from some further guidance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of medically trained staff. We have years of experience in the industry and are more than happy to help with your skin questions and concerns. Additionally, please explore our website, where you will find more details about the skin treatments discussed in today’s blog, as well as an extensive list of our other treatments.