Choose from the Ultra Calming Range for sensitive skin, Age Smart to firm and nourish controlling triggers leading to skin ageing, MediBac Clearing to clear and prevent acne and Power Bright TRX to help treat pigmentation. RESULTS: You’ll leave with glowing skin and the advice of valuable home care to keep it up as Lou and Chanelle are both trained with Dermalogica and you can relax safe in their hands whilst you enjoy your facial in our newly refurbished Beauty rooms. From the moment you enter the tranquil and relaxing space and take a seat on the heated treatment bed the Beauty Team will ensure that whilst you relax they are offering your skin the best products on the market to suit your skin tone/ requirements.
Day to day life can have a huge affect on your Skin. Acne is one of the first signs of a chronically-stressful lifestyle. Adult acne is particularly common among women, who are twice as likely to suffer from severe stress and anxiety as men. Chronic stress triggers an increase in stress-related hormones, which send skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands into overdrive and slow down cell turnover, creating the perfect conditions for acne breakouts. Stressed skin also tends to look tired, uneven, and prematurely-aged.
To reduce the effects of stress on skin, start with deep, slow breathing, which helps decrease tension and anxiety. As you work your way toward a less stressful lifestyle, incorporate preventative measures into your skin care routine such as exfoliation and a weekly masque to help reduce congestion.
Research has linked the sebaceous glands to the endocrine system, referring to the former as the “brain of the skin.” Stress plays a significant role when it comes to hormones. When the body produces excessive amounts of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, adrenal glands produce less progesterone – which is a natural anti-anxiety substance. This hormonal shift can lead to an internal imbalance, which may lead to breakouts.
In addition to reducing chronic stress, it may be helpful to track when you experience breakouts. If you notice a regular pattern, for example, breakouts after menstruation or routinely stressful encounters, talk to a Dermalogica skin therapist about how to adjust your skin care routine accordingly. If pregnancy, menopause or a medical concern arises, talk to your doctor.
UV rays and seasonal changes can stimulate cell production, sebum and blood flow, and exacerbate acne symptoms. This is especially worse for people who work in areas with high heat and humidity, like kitchens and industrial settings. But you can help protect your skin from UV light and get a lasting matte finish by applying an SPF moisturizer like Oil Free Matte SPF30 every day.
Smoking, under-cleansing, wearing tight or itchy clothing, taking certain medications – all these are lifestyle habits that can affect the severity of one’s breakouts. Certain make-up, hair and skin care products can also contain pore-clogging ingredients that can trigger or exacerbate acne. To help keep pores clear, Double Cleanse daily with PreCleanse and Clearing Skin Wash.
Picking or squeezing breakouts at home can do more damage than good. If you pick at a breakout, you risk adding new bacteria to the area and damaging the skin. This could cause even more breakouts and skin-aging inflammation, or a scar. Instead, apply a highly-active breakout clearing product like AGE Bright Spot Fader or Overnight Clearing Gel to the area and wait it out.
Eating lots of sugary, refined foods could contribute to breakouts by triggering more oil production in the skin. Stick to whole grains, vegetables and antioxidant-rich foods to help encourage clear skin. You can reduce excess oil with Salicylic Acid and clay-based products like Sebum Clearing Masque.
OK, so what if you’ve taken measures to curb all of the above and you’re still breaking out? Come and see us here at Guys n Dolls, be sure to book in with our fabulous Chanelle and lovely Louisa and let them work their magic on your skin with a Dermalogica facial.