We already know that exercise is good for our health. It’s good for the heart, it’s good for the lungs, and it’s definitely good for the figure. It can also improve your self-image – those who exercise are reported as feeling more comfortable and confident with their own bodies. But did you know that regular exercise is also good for the skin? In fact, those who frequently keep active will experience a lot of benefits for their skin. Makes Your Skin Glow If you ever look in the mirror after a workout, you will notice that your skin has a post-workout glow. When you exercise, natural o..
As Christmas comes hurtling towards us, we’re willing to bet many of you have quite a few festive parties to attend. Although you may spend hours making yourself look glamorous for the main event, there’s always the nagging dread in the back of your mind reminding you that you need to be at least somewhat presentable the next day. Here are 5 top tips to make sure that you look your best, no matter how wild the party you attended last night was! Remember to Remove Your Makeup Before Bed We know that this might feel like such a chore at the time, but believe us- you’ll be thankful fo..
Do you have a specific night time skin care routine? Your skin repairs itself during the night and therefore creating a nightly skin care ritual before bed can leave your skin looking and feeling great the following day. As providers of Obagi Nu Derm, we know the importance of a good night time skin care routine. Even if you’re busy throughout the evening, it’s important that you make the time. Follow our expert tips for ensuring that you wake up with glowing skin. Remove Makeup This one should be obvious, but still, a lot of women continue to sleep in their makeup...
Summer has officially announced its arrival, bringing along lots of sun and warm weather. This means that people are spending as much time outside as possible – shorts, vests and sandals have finally been brought out from the bottom of the wardrobe. With a lot of skin on show, it’s essential that you look after your skin as best as possible. Everyone loves a tan, but is it really worth damaging your skin for? So what steps can you take to stay smart this summer and keep your skin looking and feeling healthy? Use High Quality Skin Care Products It’s likely that yo..
We’re all guilty of a few bad habits that can damage our skin, such as sleeping in our makeup and not always eating the healthiest foods. However there are number of other rather unexpected causes of skin damage, which might just surprise you. Here we take a look at some of these hidden causes of skin damage, to help you to protect your skin. Avoiding Sunscreen in Winter Just because it’s a little chillier outside and the sun is often nowhere to be found, doesn’t mean your skin is protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It can in fact be just as easy to get sunburned in the winter a..
On a starry December evening, 500 members of the medical aesthetics profession descended upon the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London for an awards ceremony like no other. The awards celebrated the achievements of those who, over the past year, have worked hard to represent the highest standards in clinical excellence, product innovation and practice achievement. The awards featured a range of categories, such as ‘Distributor of the Year’, ‘Treatment of the Year’ and ‘Training Initiative of the Year’. The awards were voted for by readers of Aesthetic J..
It’s a myth that great skin and make-up can’t co-exist. Wearing lots of make-up everyday doesn’t necessarily equal bad skin; in fact, great skin contributes to a flawless finish. Here’s our guide to keeping fantastic skin when wearing make-up regularly. 1. Always apply make-up to clean skin Overnight, oils accumulate on your face – especially on your t-zone, near your hairline and around your mouth and eyes. Instead of waking up and applying your make-up straight onto an oily face, you should always wash your face first. If you apply make-up to an already oily face, you run the risk ..
Obagi products work beautifully for many skin tones. How do you know which products are right for yours? Let’s take a closer look at some common skin conditions among people with darker skin tones so that you can be prepared to discuss your options with your skin care physician at your next appointment. Dark Spots and Discoloration One of the most common pigmentation problems, especially for those with darker skin, is hyperpigmentation, or localized darkening of the skin. Acne, genetics, sun damage, and skin trauma all may contribute to hyperpigmentation. Both ancest..