We all know that Vitamin C is a great tool in fighting off colds, flu and helping boost the immune system but did you know that you can use this wonderful tool to help your skin? But before you dash to your local supermarket to buy the biggest bunch of oranges you can find, unfortunately food alone will not increase your level of Vitamin C in your skin. However topical lotions and creams containing vitamin C have shown to have a good absorption rate. Topical application can deliver 20 times more Vitamin C to the skin than our bodies can obtain from food. Vitamin C (also known as L-Ascorb..
Monday morning is never going to be the most popular time of the week but even after we drag ourselves out of bed to get ready for work, a quick glance in the mirror and your eyes reveal the weekend’s secrets! The late nights, the cocktails, everything! Unfortunately for us this is no surprise. The skin round your eyes is very delicate and sensitive. It’s thin and doesn’t produce its own natural oils. Your eyes are actually one of the most active and expressive parts of your face and this means that it’s one of the first areas to show signs of premature aging like fine lines, wrinkles, dark..
The Obagi Nu-Derm System has quite the following in the USA but here in the UK, it seems to be one of the best kept secrets in fighting anti-aging, uneven skin tone and even pigmentation and acne! It’s a system that will transform, rejuvenate and even re-train your skin so it produces healthy skin cells. Basically it makes your skin act younger! The Obagi Nu-Derm System is a prescription strength system that really works. There are a number of creams involved in the whole regime which can be daunting at first however these creams are all designed to work together and the whole system is ..
I woke up this morning feeling uneasy. I had been dreaming about those poor souls who were unfortunate enough to have PIP implants in the private sector and now feel abandoned and confused. Conflicting messages from the media about the relative risk, help offered in one country and not another and the shuffling of responsibility has heightened the distress possibly more than necessary. My uneasiness is born out of being a doctor and the collective guilt we feel as a profession when patients are disappointed with the level of care or, more importantly, the level of caring they perceive. Whos..
Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. There are extra bills to pay, the family is driving you crazy and after Christmas you have managed to gain a little holiday weight…. You’re stressed! And it shows in your skin! Too much stress takes away your ‘Joie de Vivre’ and so you’re more likely to use those facial muscles to frown or scowl inducing more wrinkles. According to Psychodermatologists, stress will also make any existing skin problems like acne, rosacea and eczema worse as these are disorders that can be related to your thoughts and feelings. When you feel stressed it trigger..
The age old beauty regime of cleanse, tone and moisturise may just be a thing of the past! Experts such as Dr Zein Obagi now promote regimes where the main aim is to exfoliate! Exfoliation is the process of removing old, dead skin cells from the outer layers of the skin and therefore making room for lovely new, fresh and healthy skin cells to be created and pushed towards the skins surface. Dr Zein Obagi believes that moisturisers accelerate the aging process. A moisturiser applied to the cells in the epidermis tells the deeper layers of skin cells to become lazy and stop collecting wate..
Eyelash enhancers are the new beauty buzz. Big beautiful lashes are in! Latisse is a new innovation in lash enhancing technology from Allergan, the company that gave us Botox, and Obagi have launched their new product called Elastilash, which is a peptide based enhancer. Stateside, people are going crazy for Latisse, which was launched in 2009 and is the only FDA approved prescription only product for eyelash enhancement. It targets the eyelash follicle increasing lash growth, extending the lash cycle and delaying the cycle of lash loss. Every year women spend million..
What do Bill Clinton and Sir Alex Ferguson have in common? The answer: rosacea, a ruddy complexion that in some cases can mistakenly be attributed to a problem with alcohol. This is only one of the challenges facing those with the debilitating skin condition rosacea. Many have never heard of it and assume their red face and flushingis merely a sign of aging.While there are undoubtedly more sufferers over the age of 40, there are still others in their early 20s or 30s who have not been diagnosed – surprising given that it affects one in ten of those in..