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Everybody knows how frustrating uneven colour and dark patches of unwanted pigment can look. There might be dozens of reasons what can trigger it (it is the whole separate subject of the discussion of which we will speak in our future articles), but the underlying mechanism of any hyperpigmentation is always the same - excessive and uneven production of melanin by the melanocytes of the melanin membrane located between the epidermis and dermis inside the skin.
Hyperpigmentation can occur on almost any part of the body but the most common parts are face, neck and hands. Treating hyperpigmentation is a multi-staged process. One of the most critical steps is exfoliation. A good exfoliation will break down and dissolve bad skin cells, aiding the cell turnover. The best way to achieve this is through skin peels. Skin peels, such as glycolic peels or Obagi Blue Peel Radiance, can be performed by a skin practitioner in a clinic or carried out at home as part of prescribed skin regimen, like in the case of Obagi Nu-Derm (please, also refer to our earlier publication about the treatment of pigmentation by Obagi Nu-Derm.
Another important aspect of battling hyperpigmentation is the use of the SPF protection. Again, it is a topic for another discussion, but long story short, a good sunblock is 50% success in treating pigmentation. Skipping SPF while fighting pigmentation is stopping by for a burger on the way home from the gym. SPF must be used regardless of the weather. It is absolutely crucial to use a sun protection cream of SPF 50 with high percentage of zink concentration every day.
If you ever suffered from hyperpigmentation on your skin and manage to keep it under control, we would love to hear your feedback. Please, leave a comment and share your experience with us and our readers.
If the relaxing experience is the only reason why you get your facials, here is what you should know a good facial can provide for you:
1) First of all, a truly skin cleansing that you cannot achieve with your home products.
2) A softening of your skin and removal of blackheads and whiteheads with manual extraction (if you do it yourself, there is a risk of irritating your skin and having redness for a few days afterwards).
3) Exfoliation is one of the key steps in a healthy skincare regimen. A high quality facial will provide you with a thorough exfoliation treatment. Being the largest organ of our body, our skin builds and sheds millions of cells every day. It is important to regularly slough off the dead skin cells in order for new, healthy cells to grow. The result of the right exfoliation is the improvement of dehydrated skin and restoring skin's natural barrier function.
4) Reduction of wrinkles with professional face massage with a firm but gentle touch. During a facial, the massage sequence that an Aesthetician performs is entirely designed to detoxify the body by increasing circulation to achieve skin rejuvenation. If you are interested in experiencing a good facial in action, Book a Consultation with one of our advanced therapists to discuss your skin requirements towards a bespoke facial especially designed for you.
Scars from acne can feel like a double punishment — first you had to deal with the pimples, now you have marks as a reminder. Acne can be a painful skin condition, and the scars afterwards are a bad reminder of that. While most acne scars will fade on their own after several months, there are certain things you can do to help speed up the process and avoid further hyper-pigmentation. You will not be able to make acne scars disappear in one night, but there is one treatment that can really help: Dermaroller Therapy will certainly produce a noticeable difference over time. This treatment employs advanced medical micro-needling, a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally, thereby creating smoother, healthier, clearer and younger-looking skin. Preparation of the skin with Obagi Nu-Derm for at least 6 weeks towards your Dermaroller treatments seriously boosts the effect from the Dermaroller treatment.
You may be surprised to know that smiling is not always is positive thing from the aging point of view. After we hit 26 years of age, our skin loses its elasticity and firmness. Free radicals become more active. The collagen that provides a supportive structure for the skin starts to break down and the skin is struggling to build it back up again. As a result, we start getting wrinkles. Smiling, frowning and other habitual facial expressions make these wrinkles more prominent. Lines between the eyebrows (frown lines) and lines jutting from the corner of the eyes are thought to be the result from facial muscle contractions. Is it posiible to slow down the aging process? Yes. With a number of ways. Apart from a surgery solution, Botox is, of course, the most common one that everyone can think of. However, not everyobe is prepared to go ahead with injections. One of them is providing fitness for the skin tissue. Non - Surgical Facelift by LPG gives the same results as surgery. Our skin experts combine the treatment with Vitamin E and Vitamin C products, so that your skin would get the most out of each facelift session. Watch this video to see how LPG non-invasive Facelift can transform you.
The spring season is coming slowly but surely. Laser hair removal may be well worth considering if you are not excited about the perspective of shaving, tweezing and waxing every 2/3 weeks. Laser hair removal the most effective and precise ways of removing unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal requires trained practitioners to carry out the treatment in order to avoid potential risks. First thing to do before getting laser hair removal is to carefully check the credentials of your laser hair removal specialist. If you are planning to have it done you should stop waxing and plucking your hair from the areas that you want to be treated, avoid sun exposure for at least 6 weeks before the treatment. If you meet these initial credentials, you can book your laser Patch Test towards your first laser session.
Did you know that this time of the year is the right time to start taking care of your body and get ready for the beach season? Healthy diet, exercise and Endermologie are the right combination to achieve a perfect shape for spring and summer.
What causes Cellulite? Poor diet high in salt, carbs and insubstantial amounts of fibre often contribute to unpleasant cellulite formations. Start to increase your daily diet with fruits, fibre and drink plenty of water. Try to exercise at least three times a week. In the meantime, book a consultation with one of our senior therapists to consider an individual endermologie program into your routine. You will see great results after only a few weeks and will feel truly motivated to help your body slim up and get ready to show off your beautiful shape this spring!
Welcome to 2015 and all the exciting opportunities that a new year has prepared for you!
Think of all the things you can achieve this year and put your mind into it. Whether it is a personal or professional challenge, make 2015 YOUR year. Here at Body Silk we are ready to help you achieve all your resolutions towards the way you want to look - whether they are resolutions about your body, face or skin in general. Our team of experienced cosmetologists, doctors and skin specialists combined with the latest technologies in the cosmetic industry, will be at hand to help you loose weight, take care of your skin and transform you into new YOU in 2015. Whatever your resolution for 2015 is, it is always great to have someone help you focus on your resolutions through a professional advice and guidance. With that in mind, we at Body Silk are positive that 2015 is going to bring a bright and beautiful future that we want to share with you!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Body Silk Team
Holy Land is being used all over the world by leading dermatologists, beauty therapists and medical professionals to give exceptional results. It treats all clients' needs, skin types and can solve pretty much any skin concern you may have. The HL product range has amazing properties and can be combined with other HL products lines to give better results and not just treat one problem but a combination of them. Active but natural ingredients give great benefits of a natural, healthy, balanced and youthful skin. Cosmeceuticals generally represent a fusion of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. This combination is extremely effective to improve appearance of the skin by delivering nutrients necessary for a healthy, balanced and youthful skin, deeper and quicker into the cells without irritating them unlike many other products available. Regular use of the Holy Land products at home between HL Facial Sessions is extremely important to treat the skin successfully over time.
HL offers active cosmetic solution for all skin conditions: anti-ageing, hydration, rejuvenation, oily and acne prone skin, sun protection, hyper-pigmentation, dry and dehydrated skin, sensitive skin and rosacea. It is worth booking a consultation with a specialist to see how Holy Land facial treatments can boost your skin appearance or tackle a specific problem. If you decide to give it a go, please bear in mind that the price for your HL treatment course includes a home care kit of 4 products carefully chosen by our dedicated skin specialists according to individual skin requirements. This is because it is vital to use these products outside of your Holy Land treatment sessions in the clinic to achieve the best results.
Why Vitamin C? As women age, their skin starts losing elasticity. Fibroblast cells stop producing enough collagen to maintain the same volume of the tissue leading the elastin and collagen chains to break and preventing smooth travelling of the hyaluronic acid between those chains. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for moisture inside the skin. Add to it constant attacks of the cells by free radicals, and - voila - the appearance of lines and wrinkles becomes gradually visible. Hormonal changes in the aging body may also trigger irregularities in melanin production and the dark spots as a result, giving the skin tired and dull appearance. This is where you should do your homework to see which skincare products can effectively slow down the ageing process and even give you a youthful look once again.
It has been researched that Vitamin C is an antioxidant powerhouse that is impressive proving the anti- ageing benefits of topical Vitamin C. The power lies purely in Vitamin C, essential for creating skin firming with wrinkle reduction collagen. Vitamin C also helps restore luminosity while protecting the skin from ageing by free radicals. For those who did not know, Vitamin C also possesses healing, repairing and hydrating properties. That is why, often it gets prescribed for those people who are undergoing Obagi Nu-Derm course. It plays an incredible role of an additional barrier against the UV boosting the effect of whatever sunblock you may wear. Vitamin-C serum should be applied only in the morning as it is activated by the sunlight. Evening application is not recommended as it feels nice on the skin but hardly does anything. Please, get in touch if you have questions.
Skin specialists at Body Silk Clinic have put together a comprehensive guide for those who are considering permanent hair reduction. What to be aware of before investing in laser hair removal? What to look out for? What is the difference between laser and IPL? What to do and most importantly what NOT to do if you decided to go ahead with the treatment? Request a FREE brochure for full information: just put 'Laser Guide' in the subject menu with your post address in the message and we will send it to you right away! You may also find it helpful to watch one of our videos about our laser hair removal.
Body Silk Clinic
Hither Green, Lewisham,
31 Staplehurst Road
London SE13 5ND