Tuesday, 03 March 2020
Prep Your Skin For Spring
As the evenings are starting to creep out and we're seeing more hours of daylight, the odd glimpse of sunshine has got us thinking about the most exciting season of allspring! So as we shed the layers of winter clothing, what do we need to do to give our skin a spring overhaul? In this blog, take note of our top tips and suggestions, including products and treatments, to get you and your skin ready for spring.
Celluma LED Light Therapy
Available as a standalone treatment, or in addition to many other in-clinic treatments, the Celluma LED Light Therapy device is an incredible, non-invasive way to give your skin a post-winter boost. There's no harsh peeling or needling required to get incredible results with LED Light Therapy. Just sit back, relax and give your skin a well deserved pick-me-up.
Our innovative Celluma LED Light Therapy device can be used to treat more areas than just the face; the flexible design can also be used on the chest, back or anywhere else on the body.Consultations are free and prices start from £59 for an individual 30 minute LED Light Therapy treatment. Want to know more? Head to our blog: Celluma LED Light Therapy.
Benefits of Celluma LED Light Therapy:
- Stimulates healing & regeneration of cells
- Regenerates skin by stimulating collagen & elastin production
- Anti bacterial action on inflamed, pustular & acneic skin
- Quick, painless, relaxing & calming treatment
- Suitable for all skin types as well as targeting signs of ageing, acne & inflamed skin
Drink your way to great skin!
Taking care of your skin from within is a great addition to any skincare routine. Collagen depletion can happen as early as our twenties, so supplementation is necessary, as collagen is the key support structure for skin, hair and nails.
Collagen levels start to reduce as the activity in our fibroblast cells decrease, meaning less collagen is produced and that support structure begins to collapse. Skin begins to appear thinner with fine lines and wrinkles starting to form.At Face the Future, we are extremely passionate about taking care of skin from within and collagen supplements form a part of many homecare routines that we recommend to our patients. When collagen drinks are consumed, skin's natural collagen production is stimulated, helping to increase firmness, tackle fine lines and wrinkles and make skin look smoother.
Collagen drinks also help to encourage skin repair, which is especially useful if you are having in-clinic treatments. We have lots of different formulations and flavours available, you can opt for ready-made bottles or mix your own sachets and our skincare experts can help you find the right option for you.
My personal favourite is Beautycoll Collagen Drink, I like the berry flavour, plus it's formulated with skin-loving ingredients such as Vitamin A, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Copper, Vitamin B complex, MSM, Zinc, Biotin, Vitamin E and Vitamin D. It is also gluten-free and contains no added sugar, artificial preservatives or flavours.
Shop all Collagen Drinks at Face the Future here.
There's no better time for a spring clean thanwell in spring! But let's apply that same logic to your skin and body with the help of some nutritional supplements. After all, who wouldn't want to increase their intake of vitamins, minerals and skin-loving antioxidants to promote a healthier complexion? It is very difficult to get the right level of nutrition into our bodies on a daily basis through diet alone. On top of this, most of us lead busy lifestyles juggling work, family and a social life! So supplements are an easy way to boost your nutritious intake and they can help with various skin concerns including:
I am currently using Lumity Supplements, which I personally love! The dedicated day and night supplements contain carefully selected ingredients to promote healthy skin, hair and nails as well as protect against oxidative stress and help maintain a healthy immune system.
The morning gels are enriched with Lumity's VITA COMPLEX (Acetyl-L-Carnitine, L-Cysteine Hydrochloride, Coenzyme Q10 and Turmeric Root Extract) along with vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and zinc to protect your body on a cellular level against oxidative stress.Meanwhile, the omega and amino acid rich evening gels are infused with the RENEW COMPLEX of Alanine, Lysine Hydrochloride, L-Glutamine, L-Arginine, L-Cysteine Hydrochloride to help keep skin elastic, radiant and supple.
For more information and to find the right supplements for your skin, talk to our expert clinicians at your next clinic appointment when you can also book a review of your current homecare routine.
When dealing with the health of our skin, a holistic approach is required and this includes exercise. Diet, nutrition and exercise all play an important role in skin health and exercise in particular is great for getting the blood flowing, heart pumping, delivering all the goodness the cells of the body need to work and function correctly.
Make the most of the frosty spring morning and lighter spring evenings by going for a walk, heading to the gym, or any form of exercise that you enjoy - remember, you're doing it for your skin!
Products for the body
When your legs have been firmly covered by thick tights for the past few months, the arrival of spring may feel a little daunting. Do not fear, Face the Future is here! Here are our top product recommendations to banish the dreaded tight dust and get your skin spring ready.
First things first, an exfoliating body brush will help to remove the excess keratinization of skin, exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate circulation. Regular body brushing has also shown to improve the appearance of cellulite.
Next opt for a hydrating body oil such as Environ Enhanced Vitamin A, C & E Body Oil, which contains a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants to help energise skin, support cellular turnover and combat dry skin on the body.To further improve cellulite, the Mesoestetic Bodyshock range, specifically Local Reducer, is great for use after body brushing, as it tackles areas of stubborn fatty deposits to leave skin smoother and firmer. This product is always recommended alongside our in-clinic Lipotripsy treatment, in order to achieve the best possible results.
Spring skincare refresh & in-clinic treatments
At Face the Future, we pride ourselves on our full-circle approach to skin health and this starts with an initial consultation, where our expert clinicians make bespoke recommendations based on individual patient concerns and needs.
Whether you are new to Face the Future or have been visiting our clinic for many years, spring is the perfect time to overhaul your skincare routine with a free consultation with our clinicians. At this appointment, you can also discover more about our new treatment protocols including HydraFacial, LED Light Therapy, Medik8 Signature Facial, Image Vitamin C Enzyme Facial and more!
Written for you by: Claire, Face the Future
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