Advice & News
Welcome to our section on advice and caring for your skin.....
In this section of our website you can find helpful hints and tips about looking after your skin and general advice about anti-ageing and certain skin conditions. We have gathered together information and helpful hints from various sources, and we have also put together a Frequently Asked Questions page.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It is made up of two main layers; the epidermis (or outer layer) and the dermis (sensitive, connective layer) beneath. Underneath the dermis is the subcutaneous fat, which varies in thickness depending on body weight. Our skin is designed to perform various functions, including maintaining body temperature, protection against external invasion from harmful organisms such as chemicals, bacteria and viruses, providing sensation and feeling and acting as barrier. These are just a few of its functions, so it is quite clear that our skin is an organ we ought to be looking after as best as we can!
Quite what is meant by "skin care" is open to interpretation, but we have put together on these pages a few hints and tips that will encourage you to become your skins best friend! Our team are often asked, "What is the best product for me to use?". We have put together a few details and tips about some of our popular products on the "Skincare Products Top Tips" page. The single most important factor when considering your skin has to be protection against the sun. Our "Reasons to Stay Out of the Sun" pages should encourage even the most ardent sun-worshipper to cover up! Another easy trap to fall into is to believe that moisturiser or make-up with a "built-in" SPF is enough to protect you. It isn't!
Finally, we would like to impress the difference between the products we sell and promote, and ordinary "beauty" products, available on the High Street. Our products are all Cosmeceuticals which means they can only be sold by clinic personnel, such as a nurse or a doctor. Our section on "High Street Beauty Products v. Physician Strength Skincare" explains the difference. When considering investing hard-earned cash into any skincare product, it's important to ask yourself a few questions, such as "What exactly am I paying for?". If you think the answer could be:fancy outer packaging, TV/media advertising, beautiful glass bottles with gold effect lids, the sales girl's commission, celebrity endorsements, a reputation for being a ludicrously expensive brand or a lovely perfumed smell, then stop! None of these factors help you or your skin. A few Cosmeceutical products are slightly more expensive than the average, well-known Department Store brand product, but most of them are significantly cheaper, and ALL of them will do your skin a lot more favours.
Our Advice section includes:
Diet tips for skin health
Our skincare products top tips
Frequently asked questions
How to turn back the clock