Skin Care in Winter

This week we’re sharing some of our top skin care tips to help you keep your skin looking and feeling good this winter as the cold sets in.

  1. Look after your hands

Hands are prone to more damage than normal in winter, from the cold weather drying them out when you’re outside, to hot water scolding them when you wash your hands or wash up. Ensure you always carry a good moisturiser to look after your hands even when you’re out and about. Wear gloves to protect your hands from the cold when you’re outside and make sure you wear rubber gloves when you’re washing up to shield them from the hot water and detergent.

Another good tip is to place hand moisturiser alongside a moisturising hand soap in your bathrooms and kitchens at home, to ensure your whole family’s hands are hydrated when they’re being hygienic.

  1. Wrap-up warm

Wrap-up warm when you go outside, put on cosy gloves, a scarf and hat to protect your extremities from the cold temperature and consequent drying effects.

  1. Stay hydrated

We’ve talked about the importance of hydrating your skin this winter, but don’t forget to hydrate your body too. When the weather is colder, we’re not as naturally thirsty as we are in the warmer months, however staying hydrated on the inside helps to keep your skin hydrated too.

  1. Brush Your Lips

Lip balm usage reaches the highest levels at this time of year. As well as using balm on your lips, you can also give your lips a little bit of soft exfoliation when you’re brushing your teeth. Sounds quite silly, but do it every night before bed and you’ll notice a great improvement in your lips after just a few days.

For any advice on skin care during winter or treatments that will help keep your skin looking it’s best give us a call on 01225 700072 to talk to one of the team or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk

Caring For Your Hands

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Your hands go through an awful lot on a daily basis. In this week’s blog post, we discuss ways of protecting your hands from the elements and keeping them smooth, soft, and full of life. These simple steps will help to keep your hands looking and feeling great.

Clean your hands correctly

To most people, this could well be blindingly obvious, but for best results you should wash your hands with warm water and use a soap brand that is antibacterial. Rinse your hands and apply a small amount of antibacterial soap. By rubbing your hands together, cleansing the back of your hands, knuckles, fingernails and wrists you’ll rid yourself of any bacteria or germs on your hands.

Dry hands after washing

Drying hands after washing is more important than you think, if left wet, the water will evaporate from the skin leaving your hands dry and damaged.

Moisturise

By keeping your hands hydrated they stay smooth and soft for longer. Keep moisturisers in places that are easily accessible when you need them such as your handbag, your bedside table or in your car. Always choose moisturisers with an SPF of factor 30 or more, this will also help prevent sun damage, which can lead to age spots.

Exfoliate your hands

If your hands are prone to rougher skin, ensure exfoliating your hands is part of your routine. Be mindful to avoid exfoliators with plastic micro beads as these are bad for the environment, and steer clear of exfoliators containing crushed fruit kernels as these are jagged and can cause damage to your skin.

The use of hand sanitiser

You might be away and not have adequate facilities to wash your hands so the use of a hand sanitiser will keep your hands clean and fresh while you’re on the go. Be sure to moisturise after using hand sanitiser as the alcohol contained in the gel can dry your hands out when used frequently.

Manicures

Treating yourself to manicure every now and then will help to keep your hands healthy and nourish your nails.

If you would like more information on skin care or any more of our treatments available at the clinic then please call us on 01225 700072 or get in touch via the contact page.

Acne Therapy

Acne Therapy

Laser Treatment for Acne:

This treatment works by using the powerful light from the laser to target and damage the wall of bacteria cells within the skin, the aim is to kill the bacteria, which helps to reduce symptoms and therefore the visible signs of Acne. Secondly laser treatment can help to reduce inflammation and oil (sebum) levels. Higher sebum levels are found within Acne sufferers, so reducing these levels can also help to control symptoms and reduce the appearance of Acne.

Obagi Treatments for Acne:

Our most popular Obagi treatment for Acne is the CLENZIderm M.D. System. This is a 3 part product range that you build into your daily routine to help treat the symptoms of Acne.

Step 1: Daily Care Foaming Cleanser

This light cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid. Salicylic acid works by penetrating clogged and oily pores more effectively than some other alternatives. This means it is able to clean more deeply, exfoliating and removing dead skin cells and reducing sebum. It also contains cooling menthol to help reduce irritation and inflammation.

Step 2: Pore Therapy

This further clears pores with 2% salicylic acid, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and preparing your skin for the third step of the treatment.

Step 3: Therapeutic Lotion

The final step of Therapeutic Lotion BPO 5% contains benzoyl peroxide, a bacteria-fighting ingredient. Obagi CLENZIderm Therapeutic Lotion works as a daily moisturiser calming and healing skin to prevent it from becoming dry and irritated. The hydrating Squalane helps balance your complexion and reduce excess oil production.

If you want to see results for yourself, have a look at the case studies on the Obagi website here.

Laser Treatments for Acne Scarring:

If you have previously had Acne and are now left with visible scarring we offer Laser resurfacing treatments that can help. These treatments effectively encourage new skin to grow on by taking away the outer layer of skin. This promotes collagen, plumping and tightening the cells, which can help to smooth the surface of the skin, reducing the appearance of shallow Acne scarring.

If you want to get in touch, please give us a call today and we will help you with any questions you might have and arrange a consultation – 01225 700072.

Rejuvenate Your Skin Without Surgery

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Here at Snowberry Lane Clinic we strive to lead the way in providing the most highly advanced cosmetic treatments for our patients. One area we work particularly hard to fulfil is our commitment to minimally-invasive treatments. For over a decade now, our clinic has been at the forefront when it comes to giving our patients the chance to make positive improvements in their lives with minimised risks and downtime.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin softening procedure that uses micro-crystals to improve the appearance, texture and feel of the skin. It is commonly used on the face, an area which itself has softer skin than other areas of the body. The crystals aim to rejuvenate the top layer of skin on the face, and in turn promote the natural growth of collagen underneath the surface.

How does it work?

Unlike traditional facial exfoliators we try at home or at a salon, which only work to remove dirt from the very top of our skin, Microdermabrasion is a thorough and much more intense way of cleaning our pores. Imagine rubbing a wipe over the face. We know that it removes makeup and dirt from the surface layer, but it doesn’t do much to really get in our pores and ensure they’re naturally clean and healthy.

Passing medical grade crystals over the pores allows for uniform cleansing and targeting of problem areas. A natural activation of new skin cell growth is always our main aim when performing this treatment. A gentle abrasion of the upper surface gets the body to react naturally and safely. Patients with minor acne and blackheads around the upper forehead and sides of the nose can benefit greatly from this treatment.

What are the results?

We commonly find that patients with fine lines and blemishes benefit most from Microdermabrasion, sometimes noticing visible results from the first treatment session. Because the skin is not being damaged or broken, downtime is minimised.

Want to know more?

If you’d like to find out more about Microdermabrasion, or any information on the non-invasive treatments we provide at Snowberry Lane, we’d love for you to get in touch. Please feel free to e-mail us on enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk or give us a call on 01225 700072 today.

How can we help with Hyperpigmentation?

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Hyperpigmentation is where the pigments that control skin colour, overwork and leave you with patches that are caused through overproduction of melanin. They aren’t harmful, but can be a knock to your confidence if you are experiencing it in an exposed area such as your face or neck.

How can we help?

The main treatments we have for brown spots and hyperpigmentation skin are microdermabrasion and Obagi.

Microdermabrasion is a treatment that uses medically designed crystals to gently exfoliate the skin, removing old skin cells and revealing rejuvenated, glowing skin cells beneath.

Obagi programmes use medically designed skin care products that increase cellular turnover. Deep layers of undamaged skin tissue are encouraged to come to the surface to help bring uniformity to the skin. The Obagi Blue Peel is able to not only give skin a refreshed and youthful appearance but is a great treatment for addressing Hyperpigmentation by rebalancing the levels of oestrogen in the face.


And if you’d like to find out more about getting help with Hyperpigmentation, please give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Obagi’s Most Popular Skincare System

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The Obagi Nu-Derm System, is a special skin care treatment which will be prescribed to you by a medical physician. Its function is to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to accelerate cellular turnover helping to:

  • Push fresher cells to the surface faster, for smoother skin.
  • Reduce mottled pigmentation (freckles and age spots).
  • Promote more uniform cells for a more even skin tone.
  • Help increase collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient looking skin.
  • Increase nutrients natural hydration for supple, healthy-looking skin.

BEST FOR TREATING:

  • Sun damaged skin
  • Acne
  • Uneven texture and tone
  • Fine lines

END RESULTS:

Visible after 3 months of using the system

DURATION OF RESULTS:

Continuing using the products can help to maintain the results indefinitely.

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.