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  1. If you are one of my patients or you have been following me for a whilte, you'll know that this is thee most requested question. Whilst patients will pay to come for private appointments in clinic and many are looking for prescriptions or medicated skincare, one of the most common questions I get is:

    "What skincare products would you recommend that I can buy on the high street if I need to?"

     

    I tell my patients, the best skincare routine is the one you can stick to (or afford!) So whilst I do provide prescriptions I like to provide recommendations of high street products that are worth your time.

    Please be aware, high street products do not contain the ingredients in the same concentrations as the percentages found in prescription products. What does that mean for you? The results may not be as great as what you may find if you try a prescription. It does not mean you can not have a great result though.

    When should you start looking at anti-ageing skincare?

    From the age of 25 years + you may begin to notice changes in the texture of your skin, fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear and you may see early changes in the laxity of your skin. This then progresses as we age, we lose fat in the cheeks and thing start to go .. southward. This is a normal process, however it is best to support your skin through the process.

    I hope this information will help you to structure what you put on you face as you age. I will provide a list of products however, this will depend on your age group and how your skin looks.

    At 25-30 yrs

  2. Acne 3

     

    Acne is a very common skin presentation, identified by the presence of comedones (whiteheads and blackheads) and pus filled spots (pustules) on the skin.

    In worse cases, red, angry sore and swollen skin connects the spots (sorry!) Persistent acne can also cause scarring, which may need treating as well

    Acne varies in terms of severity- from simple spots on the face to large congested areas of skin on the face, neck, back and chest.

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    skin health

     

    Having oil on your skin is not bad. Your skin and hair benefit from having oil around to maintain a healthy state.

    If you have a lot of oil on your skin or very oily hair it can be problematic and can affect self-confidence and self-esteem.

    If you struggle with oily skin, then you’ve probably tried your fair share of skincare products. Oily skin can be a sign of underlying inflammation as the sebaceous glands often release oil because of inflammation around the hair follicle.

  4. new routine

     

    You've been telling me that 2024 is the year that you get your skin on track.. but in honesty, in most cases, the overwhelm kicks in.

     

    I get it- you've new products from Christmas or your bestie has recommended something to try that's "amazing" or has been recommended by your favourite celebrity..

     

    When you strip it back you realise that you don't know where to start. You may even feel like you're going around in circles. You are not alone!