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9th May 2018

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Talking Rosacea, Acne & Scarring

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What is hyperpigmentation?

Scientifically termed melanogenesis, over a period of time your complexion begins to display dark spots, uneven distribution of melanin, skins pigment resulting in uneven skin tone this can make the skin look dull and un vibrant.

The Main Types -

Freckles – the most common type, freckles develop after repeated exposure to the sun and they fade
during winter months, this is a genetic condition.

Sunspots, liver or age spots (lentigines) – sunspots are small and flat, light to dark brown spots which tend to develop on areas exposed to sun.

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation – arises as a result of injury which causes inflammation – this in turn cause excess pigment deposition – factors include acne, eczema or other concerns.

Melasma – a type of skin discoloration that turns skin light brown to dark brown usually affecting the face, cheeks, forehead, sides of face, nose and above lips. It is usually associated with hormonal changes such as those during pregnancy, taking birth control pills or during times of hormonal imbalances.

Tackling hyperpigmentation


Treatments include

Laser peel – Remove surface layers of skin to promote fresh skin cells.

Intense Pulse light therapy – Intense Pulses of lights break down the pigment where it is sent to either the skins surface and forms a scab which is dropped of later or the smaller particles are carried away by the lymphatic system for elimation.

Microdermabrasion – a derm procedure which removes the top layers.

At home remedies

Face Acids – Work really effectively for mild cases of hyperpigmentation on fairer skin tones because face acids work to exfoliate or shed the outer layers of skin and hence new skin cells appear to take place of the old ones. This should be to achieve even tone and smother skin.
Examples include glycolic acid, lactic acid, azelaic acid and of course vitamin C as long as the product contains l-ascorbic acid.

Scars

A scar is a blemish left behind after a surface injury or once the wound has healed. Normally you get a surface cut and there is a cascade of events to heal the injury.
Superficial wound – scab is formed, drops off leaving a pinkish tinge of skin which eventually gets the pigment back.

In the case of scar tissue, the wound may be deeper affecting the pigment cells so you don’t get the pigment back and also the inflammation as a result of the wound causes the production of new collagen fibers which have a different quality and texture. Look of scar varies according to the depth of the injury, skin tone and even genetics.

Rosacea

A red flushed rash usually on the cheeks, chin, nose and forehead with dilated blood vessels, small bumps and sometimes pussy spots

There may also sometimes be inflammation of the eyes and eyelids referred to as ocular rosacea.

Causes – largely unknown but we know that antibiotics clear up the condition so it could be non-specific bacteria living on the skin’s surface or within the gut.

Remedies

Thyme Out – since it could be associated with bacteria on skin, use Thyme out as part of your toning routine.

Clear Skin Complex – some products you just cannot live without when you have a compromised skin condition – probiotics to displace bad bacteria; zinc to heal skin and calm down inflammation and burdock to cleanse the bloodstream

Eye Concerns

Many people suffer from dark under eye circles, eye puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Causes of dark circles:
-Eye fatigue
-Eye strain
-Constant rubbing
-Excess pigment production
-Genetics

The skin around the periorbital area is only 0.5mm as opposed to elsewhere where it is 2mm. Skin generally lets in blue/violet light to pass through and reflects the blue light which is why veins appear to be blue even though they are not! Same applies to the eyes and it is the blood vessels underneath this thin skin that results in dark circles which are more pronounced with age because skin thins as we age.

Eye Puffiness and bags under the eyes
This is basically fluid retention around the eyes.

Causes may be:

  • Excess consumption of salt which leads to fluid retention
    -Allergies causing inflammation which leads to swellings
    -Sinus congestion putting backward pressure on the eye area
    -Ageing because as muscles weaken and skin thins, normal fat that supports the eye tissue drops down to the lower eyelids causing puffiness

Fine eye lines and wrinkles
This is basically an ageing/ genetics issue so we don’t need to extrapolate further.

All three concerns mentioned can be tackled using just one serum called Eye Contour Serum
Contains a variety of peptides which help to tackle both static and dynamic lines such as crow’s feet and static lines due to loss of gravity, fat loss and ageing.

Full ingredient listing on our website however the key ingredients include Matrixyl 3000, Syn-Coll, Regu-Age and Caffeine all work together to combat virtually every cosmetic eye concern. Caffeine works to constrict the blood vessels under the thin layer of eye skin sending blood back into the main circulatory system. This results in marked improvement in dark circles and in eye puffiness but caffeine when applied topically may also help firm up eye tissues.

Products mentioned in this video:

Is CLINICAL SHEALD Recovery Balm £42

WHO
A clinician range of products that offer clinically validated evidence compiled by industry experts to support the efficiency of their formulations.

KEY INGREDIENTS
Contains 10% hyaluronic acid which has been botanically derived, 3% oat kernel extract an key compound responsible for the healing and inflammatory process.

WHY I LOVE IT
This is a thick, moisture-rich balm that left my skin feeling smooth and soft. Suitable for sensitive and dry skin types.

Garden of Wisdom ALPHA ARBUTIN 2% & KOJIC ACID £12

WHO
Founders Markey Martin & Jen Flanagan, launched Garden of Wisdom out of their home state of Arizona in 2005. An online skincare brand that focuses on using the same ingredients found in pricey luxury products for a fraction of the price.

KEY INGREDIENTS
A skin brightening serum, helps to improve the appearance of age spots, freckles, melasma and hyperpigmentation. One main ingredient, 2% Alpha arbutin is derived from a plant and inhibits the production of tyrosinase an enzyme that controls the amount of pigment produced by cells. Kojic Acid, a natural compound derived from mushrooms acts as a antioxidant helping to protect the skin against free radical damage.

WHY I LOVE IT
A lightweight and easy to apply serum, can be used together with other serums, mainly used to tackle hyperpigmentation and affected areas.

QRx LABS GLYCOLIC ACID 30% Gel Peel £12

WHO
A medicinal skincare company based in Miami, that purely focuses on developing new products by extracting the best combination of organic and scientific ingredients only from reliable sources. They believe in composing high end quality and effective products rather than investing in brand marketing and packaging.

KEY INGREDIENTS
A peel that contains 30% glycolic acid with pure chamomile and green tea extract, two natural ingredients with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe and protect the skin from irritation.

WHY I LOVE IT
An at-home peel needs to be followed by a neutraliser, (as mentioned below). Care taken when performing at home acid peels as high concentrations of acids could be harmful to your skin.

QRx LABS Chemical Peel Neutraliser1 £15

KEY INGREDIENTS
A chemical neutraliser used straight after an acid-based facial peel. It adjusts the pH level of your skin safely and effectively. It contains natural chamomile and green tea extracts helping to calm any irritation or inflammation caused.

WHY I LOVE IT
A great neutraliser to go with the glycolic acid peel. I normally use a post-peel serum to encourage further collagen production.

IONICELL for women- £20

WHO
Comes in a capsule form, this product contains up to 65 essential minerals that help aid in improving the skin’s appearance by effectively helping our bodies produce more collagen.

KEY INGREDIENTS
Contains fulvic acid, a compound that easily penetrates the cell membranes so that all the nutrients can enter the cells in our bodies. It acts as a collagen stimulator, improving the skin’s health and protecting it from cellular damage.

InsoZia- £28

KEY INGREDIENTS
A sleep aid supplement containing two main chinese herb extracts, Radix Polygalae (Yuan Zhi) and (Bai Zi Ren). Both have been scientifically shown to elevate mood, specifically targeting cortisol levels. This formula does not contain any melatonin.

WHY I LOVE IT
I am yet to try this product but will keep you ladies updated.


Featured Products

Azelaic Acid
Garden of Wisdom
Silver Serum
Skin Shop
Thyme Out
Thyme Out

DISCLAIMER

The contents of this video are not intended to replace conventional medical or dermatological treatments and advice. Any suggestions made are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. If you have any personal concerns please seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner.

All the products featured on my social media channels I have purchased myself, or on occasion, have been sent to me by PR companies when called in.

I do not accept payments to create content or suggest specific products and items on my social channels. However I do occasionally use affiliate links, meaning I earn commission should you purchase my recommended products.


Featured Products

Azelaic Acid
Garden of Wisdom
Silver Serum
Skin Shop
Thyme Out
Thyme Out

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DISCLAIMER

The contents of this video are not intended to replace conventional medical or dermatological treatments and advice. Any suggestions made are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. If you have any personal concerns please seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner.

All the products featured on my social media channels I have purchased myself, or on occasion, have been sent to me by PR companies when called in.

I do not accept payments to create content or suggest specific products and items on my social channels. However I do occasionally use affiliate links, meaning I earn commission should you purchase my recommended products.