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Destination Skin crowned Laser Hair Removal Specialist Of The Year 2020

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Ajay
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We’re buzzing to share some news with you… Destination Skin has scouped the award for Laser Hair Removal Specialist of the Year 2020 at the Greater London

The annual awards celebrate excellence and innovation across a wide range of industry sectors, recognising businesses who offer first-class products and services.

The worthy winners are judged by a research team who carefully analyse the information that is available both online and in the public domain, as well as entry details supplied by nominees. Awardees must be able to demonstrate expertise within their given field, dedication to client service and satisfaction, and commitment to excellence and quality.

Here at Destination Skin, we’re immensely proud of our popular laser hair removal treatments and it is great to be recognised for all our hard work and our expertise.
 
Get the low down on our Laser Hair Removal offering…

Laser Hair Removal is a fast and effective alternative to classic methods of hair removal – say goodbye to waxing, shaving and threading! By using light energy on the skin, laser hair treatment works to destroy the hair follicles and prevents any re-growing of unwanted body hair, saving you money on temporary treatments.

Destination Skin’s laser hair removal treatments are suitable for all skin types and tones, with a wide range of packages to suit individual client requirements, prices start from £49 per session and 0% finance packages are available.

If you would like to find out more information, check out our latest packages and offers, or would like to book a session with one of our expert practitioners please go to our LHR treatment page.

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Your guide to women’s pubic hair removal

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Alok
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6 min read
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Laser Hair Removal
SKIN TREATMENT

Bikini hair removal methods | Laser treatment | IPL | Electrolysis | Summary
 
Redefining and keeping the bikini line area neat is time consuming and, more often than not, an effort. There are many at-home methods to remove pubic hair but they can never guarantee long term smoothness or put a stop to pesky side effects like ingrown hairs and razor burn.

This is going to be your definitive guide on how to remove pubic hair, outlining the many at-home treatments you may live by but also encourage you to try something a little more permanent.

How to remove female pubic hair

The classic, manual ways to remove pubic hair, such as shaving, waxing and hair removal cream are firm favourites – they are convenient, suitable for most skin types and produce instant results.

While they may delay the hair growth process, the downside to these kind of hair removal methods is that thicker regrowth is unavoidable, as the form of the hair follicles remain unchanged. Permanent pubic hair removal cannot be achieved through these means.

Shaving the area is the most common form of at-home pubic hair removal and shaving has its benefits – mainly that it is fast and painless. Some side effects can be razor burn, razor rash and ingrown hairs which can be tender and make the area more sensitive than usual.

To avoid this, it is best to also use a shaving cream or a cooling shave gel for less irritation. Moisturising after shaving is also important as it helps to restore any moisture lost during the process and can keep the shaved area soft for longer.

Hair removal creams are also an option, but perhaps not the best way to remove pubic hair for women as even the ones that are sensitively formulated can still irritate the delicate pubic area.

Waxing can be performed at home too and lasts longer than shaving, however it is the more painful option and when done incorrectly, can cause injury, infections and burns.

Plucking, although less common for the bikini line, could be an option as well. It is not as convenient as waxing or shaving and potentially more painful – but when done correctly – you could see hair regrowth after 2-6 weeks.

If you are looking for permanent pubic hair removal there are a variety of professional treatments that can produce long term results and permanently alter hair growth, with regrowth coming back fairer, lighter and less coarse than before.

Best way to remove pubic hair for women

For permanent pubic hair removal, the most effective and extremely safe treatment paths are:

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal works to permanently remove pubic hair and radically alters the hair growth environment to reduce future hair follicles from returning to the treated area.

Laser treatments work by using heat energy to damage the hair follicle and discourage further growth. The hand-held device emits a concentrated light beam to the area where it targets the hair’s pigment – perfect for the dark, coarse hair found on the pubic area.

This could be a tool for long-term shaping and bikini line management as well as for permanent Brazilian hair removal.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

This is a versatile skin treatment used as a hair removal method. It can also be used to reduce pigmentation, sun exposure, scars and rebalance any unevenness in skin tone. It works in a similar way to Laser Hair Removal but instead of removing hair using heat energy, it uses pulses of intense light beams to target the hair follicles.

Unlike Laser Hair Removal, IPL is less focused and uses a broad-spectrum light to penetrate the skin’s surface. This kind of treatment may not be suitable for use on darker skin tones as it can lead to the skin becoming darker or lighter than usual. This side effect is called hyperpigmentation/hypopigmentation depending on your skin type.

Electrolysis

Electrolysis is similar to the treatments above. Yet, instead of using heat or light energy, the treatment works to deliver an electrical current through a probe to remove pubic hair. Every individual hair is targeted to guarantee thoroughness and minimal hair growth on the bikini line. It is more suitable for fairer skin types and light coloured hair.

Bikini Laser Hair Removal

Bikini Laser Hair Removal remains one of our most popular options for permanent hair removal and has minimal side effects. Laser Hair Removal is a short term commitment for long term convivence as once your course of treatments is complete you can expect significant results – with a reduction of up to 90%.

We have a variety of treatment packages and prices, where we recommend a course of 6-8 sessions for the best results.

For bikini line laser hair removal before and after pictures, visit our treatment page.

Key things to remember

  • Professional treatments gives you long-term results without rashes, razor burn and ingrown hairs
  • Laser Hair Removal is safe to use on the delicate, sensitive areas of the body
  • Manual hair removal methods, like shaving and waxing, mean hair grows back thicker than before
  • Bikini Laser Hair Removal can be used as a way to shorten your beauty regime and works to sculpt and define your pubic area in any style you wish

For more information, read our Q&A guide on laser hair removal.


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Your guide to male pubic hair removal

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Alok
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6 min read
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Traditional hair removal | Professional hair removal | Laser treatment | Summary

Grooming is natural. Both men and women have their own rituals and routines when it comes to upkeeping their appearance, and this is especially true regarding their genital area.

More men are opting for professional pubic hair removal methods and are seeking ways to stretch that time in-between shaves for a long as possible. Some are even seeing permanent hair removal as a long-term investment: one that saves time, avoids razor burn, ingrown hairs and shaving rash.

Others see male pubic hair removal as a way to increase sensitivity and sensation during sex. Or even as an opportunity to improve the odour of their genital area, as pubic hair traps sweat, oil and bacteria – it is no wonder a smoother look can improve freshness.

Some men choose to remove their pubic hair to meet their own, or their partners, aesthetic preferences.

Traditional Pubic Hair Removal Methods

When it comes to hair removal methods, there are many options available to choose from and each will depend on your preference and desired outcome.

The most traditional methods of pubic hair removal are shaving and trimming – where there are many tools to facilitate the sculpting, contouring and altering of your genital area. These methods are relatively low risk, unless you accidentally nip the skin or forget to use shaving cream, and act as a fast, temporary way of removing any unwanted pubic hair.

If you shave regularly, always moisturise and exfoliate for a couple of days afterwards to rehydrate the shaved area, maintain softness and prevent ingrown hairs.

Waxing is also another manual, at-home treatment for male pubic hair removal and, although it will last longer than shaving, it is the more painful option that requires correct technique to be truly effective. The risk of wax burn and irritation is also higher if the waxing isn’t done in the right way.

How to Remove Pubic Hair Without Shaving or Waxing

If you’re looking for a way to remove male pubic hair without shaving or waxing, you could try hair removal cream – one that is formulated especially for the genital area and effective on your hair colour. This, however, would not be the best option for someone with sensitive skin.

There are multiple professional treatments available which would suit somebody looking for permanent pubic hair removal with a less painful procedure and visible results.

Our most popular hair removal methods all involve light and heat energy to target the hair follicles and prevent future growth. These treatments are:

  • Laser Hair Removal: to directly target the individual hairs; suitable for all skin types
  • IPL: to target broader areas of skin; limited to paler skin tones
  • Electrolysis: for removing any unwanted fine, light hair

 

Best Way to Remove Male Pubic Hair Permanently

For permanent male pubic hair removal, we recommend Laser Hair Removal which can be used as a way to achieve your desired sculpt – whether you want to subtly contour or impress with a full Brazilian – LHR guarantees long-lasting results.

What makes laser treatment the most effective procedure when it comes to pubic hair removal, is the combination of both technology and knowledge of hair growth patterns. Our practitioners will expertly identify which stage your hair is in and modify your sessions to coincide with when the hair will be most responsive to the laser.

The hair growth cycle

 

 

Our experts seek to perform the treatments during the Anagen phase of the hair growth cycle as this when the hair follicle is actively growing and most pigmented which will produce the best results. The hand-held device used during the treatment is kind to the sensitive skin around the pubic area and can be an effective removal method for any dark, highly pigmented hair.

How Much Does Pubic Laser Hair Removal Cost?

Our great value options give you the flexibility and control to design your own treatment path depending on what would most meet your hair removal goals.

Have a look here for our comprehensive price guide.

How to Remove Ingrown Pubic Hair

Pubic hair is often coarse and curly, which increases the likelihood of developing ingrown hairs. This is often the result of manual hair removal methods like shaving.

As the genital area is sensitive, ingrown hairs in this region can be very painful and are best prevented by avoiding shaving for a couple of days. If your ingrown hair gets infected, it is best to not attempt to remove the hair. Instead, use an anti-septic cream and ask your pharmacist for advice.

If you cannot see the ingrown area protruding from the skin’s surface, wait a few days whilst the hair grows. If you can see the ingrown hair, and it is not infected, apply warm water to the area first and use a tweezer to free the trapped hair in one quick movement.

Do not continue to pick out the hair as, if done correctly, the whole follicle would have already become loose. Wash the area afterwards and keep clean until the raised area heals completely.

To prevent further ingrown hairs, we recommend always shaving with shaving cream, changing your razor head regularly and moisturising afterwards to prevent irritation and razor burn. If ingrown hairs remain, discontinue traditional hair removal methods and switch to professional ones, such as Laser Hair Removal.

Key things to remember

  • Grooming habits are nothing to be embarrassed about
  • Removing pubic hair can increase sexual sensation, improve odour and improve the appearance of your genital area
  • Laser Hair Removal is a very effective hair removal solution that will last for a very long time. It doesn’t cause ingrown hairs, razor burn and is suitable for sensitive skin and most hair types
  • Shaving and trimming are only temporary solutions to hair removal and are time consuming
  • Laser Hair Removal is an investment for smoother, hair-free skin

If you have any further questions, read this.


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When’s the best time for laser hair removal?

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Alok
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Find out when the best time of year to begin your laser hair removal journey is (and why there’s a time of year that’s ideal for it too!)

Whether you’ve been considering laser hair removal for a while or whether you’re a total newbie, you should know that with this fantastic time saving treatment, there is a specific time of year that is best to begin your journey at, to ensure you get the very best results possible. In this blog, we’re recapping how laser hair removal works, as well as when in the year you should consider getting it and why.

How does laser hair removal work?

Let’s firstly recap how laser hair removal work. Laser hair removal, as the name suggests, uses laser technology to target your hair at the root and destroy the follicle. Following a series of consistent sessions, this action stunts the growth of the hair and also acts to prevent future hair growth. The laser works by detecting the difference between the colour of your skin and the colour of your hair – so the more difference there is between these, the better laser hair removal will work. However, whilst laser hair removal is most effective for those with lighter skin and darker hair, we are proud to say that – thanks to our state of the art machines – we are able to treat ALL skin and hair types!

As laser hair removal targets the hair at the follicle, it is much more effective than alternatives such as waxing or shaving, which only remove part of the hair.

What time of year should I have laser hair removal?

A lot of people believe they can have laser hair removal at any time of the year, which is true. However, there is an optimum time of year to have this treatment, as it’s when your skin is in the best condition to get results. Part of this is due to the fact that laser hair removal shouldn’t be performed on you if you have a tan, as it won’t work as effectively.

So, when should you have laser hair removal? You should have laser hair removal in the autumn months, around October/November, as at this time it is less likely that you have got a tan from either being on holidays or catching the sun in the UK. Also, in order to keep your treatments consistent, we recommend this time of year as it is less likely that you have any holidays booked, and therefore you can keep your treatments more close together – having laser hair removal sessions every 4 – 6 weeks over the course of your treatment will get the best results.

As we mentioned previously, when the skin and hair colours are more closely matched (what you see happen when you have a tan), decreases the effectiveness of laser hair removal. Therefore, whilst we can treat darker and tanned skin, the settings on the machine cannot be set as aggressively compared to when you do not have a tan so you may require more treatments than you would without a tan.

Does laser hair removal work on all skin and hair types?

At DestinationSkin, our answer is yes! We are pleased to say that our laser hair removal machines are from market leading manufacturers, and therefore we are able to target all skin types on the below Fitzpatrick Scale.

What lasers do you use at DestinationSkin?

At DestinationSkin, we use 3 different makes and models depending on your skin and hair type. These models are:

  • The Lumenis Lightsheer Diode (810nm)
  • The Cynosure Alexandrite (755nm)
  • The Cynosure ND YAG (1064nm)

During your consultation, a hair assessment will be carried out to determine which laser will be best for your treatment to achieve the desired results safely and effectively.

Ready to get started? Book your free laser hair removal consultation today.


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The Top Skin Treatments To Get Your Skin Party Perfect!

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Sarita
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So the Christmas party season is fast approaching and now is the time to schedule in all those appointments to ensure you look FAB at this festive time of the year. Our top 5 treatments to get you at your best are ready and waiting for you, you will be the glowing look everyone will envy!

1. Do you have dull, dry, tired looking skin that needs a pick me up?

Look no further than a medical grade microdermabrasion to remove dead skin and increase blood flow to the upper levels of skin. Your skin will be instantly glowing and the best part of having this treatment done is if you’re stuck for time you could come in the morning of your big evening occasion! Wearing a backless or strapless dress? This treatment can also be performed on your back, removing black heads and giving your back a well-deserved make over because let’s face it when was the last time your back got some TLC?

2. Want kissable mistletoe lips?

If you are look into restoring some volume in your lips to reveal a naturally plump pout. Lip fillers can be very subtle and offer an enhanced volume which is very natural and in keep with your own facial features. We would recommend booking in for this treatment 2 weeks ahead of any events.

3. Are breakouts stopping your skin from feeling flawless?

Wanting to banish those breakouts that seem to be getting worse with all the chocolates that are finding their way into your workplace? Book yourself in for the Obagi Radiance peel which will target excess oil to reduce those irritating pustules as well as removing dead skin to brighten your overall complexion leaving you blemish free and ready to partyyyyy.

4. Do you want your make up to last all night?

Micro-needling Revitalise is our fantastic new treatment which can be performed a day before your event and helps with enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles and your skins texture. If you’re looking in the mirror and noticing your make up isn’t sitting right this is the treatment for you. Not only does it target so many levels of the skin we also infuse a hyaluronic acid serum into the skin which will deeply hydrate and nourish the lower levels of your skin.

5. Want to stay hydrated, outside and in?

Need some extra hydration where your skins feeling dry from all the heating and cold weather. Dermquests Advanced B5 Serum can be applied before your make up to instantly plump, nourish and hydrate your skin from deep within. Fun Fact – HA which is in the B5 Serum holds moisture so well that it holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water–it functions not only to deliver water to the skin, but also to hold it there.


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Banish Body Acne!

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Sarita
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Body acne! If having adult acne wasn’t bad enough, we are often faced with our spots moving south onto our body, setting up camp on our necks, back, chest and even our arms. Just like the spots on our face they can either be in concentrated areas or dotted around the body, both annoying and unattractive. The most annoying thing about the body acne (apart from all of it), is that it effects your wardrobe and confidence to get your body out when it can be covered in acne/spots. From your beach wear in the summer, to avoiding that backless number you wanted to buy for a night out, it can be very annoying. Luckily help is available at home and in clinic to get rid of body acne and put you back in control of your own body.

How do you know I have body acne?

They can be pretty obvious and just like the acne/spots which appear on your face, they are on your body. If you have body acne you are most likely going to see them on your neck (by your hairline), upper back, upper chest, upper arms and shoulders. You can even get body acne, even if you don’t have acne on your face (great). This is because these areas on the body have more sebaceous glands, which produce the oil in your skin. Unfortunately these spots can be even bigger and painful than the spots you find on your face, because the sebaceous glands are more concentrated and over more area.

What causes them?

The same way you get acne/spots on your face is the exactly the same way you get them on your body. The over production of oil known as sebum from the sebum glands along with bacteria and build-up of dead skin cells (attractive) clog pores allowing the bacteria to multiply. Unfortunately the spots on your body can be even bigger/painful than the spots you find on your face, because the sebaceous glands are more concentrated and spread over a larger area. Another factor to throw into the equation is through hygiene and sweating. Although sweating isn’t a direct cause for body acne, it can aggravate spots too by clogging pores even more and allowing bacteria to breed. A regular problem for regular gym bunnies. It’s common in the summer to get an increase in body acne, as the humidity can increase surface oils and restrict your skin from breathing.

How do I get rid of body acne then?

Just like our treatments for facial acne, we are able to perform ACNE SKIN PEELS treatments for all areas on the body. Our skin peels tailored for acne management, contain active ingredients such as Salicylic Acid (known as the acne buster) are designed to control excessive oil production, un-block pores and reduce bacterial inflammation

If your body acne is on the unpleasant side them you may need a stronger treatment such as ACNE IPL TREATMENT to help rid the bacteria. The treatment is designed to heal acne spots by flooding the skin with oxygen & destroying acne causing bacteria clogging the pores. This treatment can be performed on the body and the face, with best results from a course of treatments.

If you are suffering with extreme body acne then you most likely have to suffer in silence with acne scarring. Acne scarring tends to come from more active acne where the tissue is damaged beneath and your body doesn’t produce enough collagen to support the healing of the scar. The GENUINE DERMAROLLER treatment is used to restore collagen by pricking thousands of microneedle columns into the skin to kick start collagen production. This shocks the skin to start pumping out more collagen and gives orders to send it back into the dermis allowing it repair itself naturally… Simples!

Nothing could be simpler than jumping into the shower to give your body acne a good clean and see a difference within weeks…. And this can be done. A must for gym bunnies and those sweaty folk, washing with SALICYLIC ACID can help…

  • Unclog pores
  • Neutralise acne causing bacteria
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase cell turnover for skin recovery
  • TIP: Pop it in the shower or in your gym bag to prevent acne after sweaty sessions.

    Want to get rid of body acne for good? Book a consultation with one of our clinic practitioners who will be able to assess your acne and recommend the best treatment for your skin!

    What acne do I have?

    Acne can be frustrating, but there are many treatment options available. The best place to start your fight against acne is by figuring out what kind you have & then speaking to a skin specialist at DestinationSkin.


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    How do I get rid of acne? The top 8 things you can do now to improve your acne.

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    Sarita
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    Do you have acne breakouts?

    Most of us have suffered with breakouts at some point. Whether this was in your teenage years or in adult life (or maybe even both and you’re wondering why it just hasn’t gone) and we all know how much this can affect our confidence.

    Then there are the dark patches and redness that are left after the breakouts clear up, sometimes even scarring too. These marks and blemishes can leave you feeling less than your best, but that doesn’t have to be the case! A few little changes can make a difference if you stick with them, so here are our top 8 ways to take control of your acne:

    1. Assess your skincare

    You may have tried every scrub, cream, serum or cleanser that promises to clear up acne. The truth is that many of these products contain the wrong types of alcohol which will dry out your skin and cause your skin to produce more sebum which then clogs in the pores with dead skin cells and causes bacteria responsible for spots to form again. So it becomes a vicious cycle of being reliant on these products that continue to cause breakouts.

    We recommend getting your skin assessed by an expert who can recommend the right products for your concern. This means taking your skin care one step further and using cosmeceuticals rather than cosmetics which use much higher concentrations of active ingredients and technology to carry the product deeper into the skin. If you have oily skin, you may need products with salicylic acid in to treat your acne, but then a moisturiser or serum that contains HA (hyaluronic acid, naturally found in the body) to balance out your skin’s hydration without causing any extra oil.

    2. See your GP, there may be an underlying cause

    Many of us go to the internet for help. This can entail of hours scrolling through natural remedy sites, changing diets and buying numerous products to try and help eradicate the issue.

    If your acne is severe, you may need to take the medical route. Your GP may refer you onto Roaccutane or Rizuderm. This medication can work very well for many people with severe cases, but your eyes and skin may become very dry, and sensitive to sunlight during treatment.

    Your GP may also be able to run some simple tests to rule out any other underlying causes of your acne. Many poly-cystic ovary syndrome sufferers experience acne on both their face and back. With these simple tests done you can then understand further the causes of your breakouts.

    3. Change your diet and water intake

    It might seem obvious, but ensuring that you stay hydrated benefits your skin’s functions and promotes healthy skin cell formation.

    It’s also worth taking a moment to assess your diet. Many acne sufferers find dairy products can affect their skin and reducing the amount of cheese, yogurt and milk within your diet can really help too.

    4. Don’t forget about your make-up

    We often end up in a vicious cycle of wanting to hide away our breakouts by applying lots of heavy make-up, but this approach blocks the skin from breathing and functioning correctly. Mineral make-up is better for your skin as it allows it to breathe. Good mineral make-up brands contain no talcum powder to bulk out the product, and no oil or preservatives, which means that your skin isn’t exposed to excess oil or large molecular substances which prevent the skin from breathing.

    Make-up also needs to be removed correctly and fully at the end of the day with an appropriate cleanser. Double cleaning will ensure the makeup is removed, however if cleansing cloths and towels are still showing residue of make-up after two cleanses, a further cleanse should be performed.

    5. Don’t pick, squeeze or pop your spots

    One of the biggest issues with having spots is the temptation to squeeze them or pick them! Releasing the sebum build-up by popping your spots isn’t good though, as it can cause unnecessary trauma to the skin whilst also spreading bacteria to the surrounding skin.

    Often dead skin cells are on top of the breakouts and by squeezing the area you are trying to break through the layer of dead skin which can lead to more force being used than needed.

    So, resist popping and instead opt for skin peels which will exfoliate the surface dead skin and will melt the excess sebum that has been produced.

    6. Get a routine

    Every morning and evening, make sure you are cleansing your skin and following the directions given by your expert if you have been recommended a serums and/or moisturisers.

    We often forget about cleansing in the morning but this is such an important part of getting your skin on the right track. Often excess bacteria will form on the skin’s surface whilst your asleep, so, if you don’t cleanse before applying any products when you get up, you’re essentially applying them on top of this build-up. This means your products will mix with the bacteria and won’t perform at their best.

    7. Get fresh air

    City atmospheres can cause damage to your skin. Pollution and other toxicities create free radicals which are constantly attacking your skin. You might have heard friends and family who have moved from rural areas to large cities saying that their skin has changed. This is due to higher levels of these free radicals being around.

    The most effective way of preventing these free radicals from attacking your skin is to apply an anti-oxidant, the most powerful being stabilised vitamin C. One of the most effective products you can use to add some vitamin C to your skincare routine is Obagi pro C 15%.

    8. Avoid bacteria on the area

    Ensure you clean your make-up brushes regularly with an antibacterial solution. We would recommend you do this every few days.

    Avoid touching your skin as you are passing on bacteria from your hands and other natural oils that build on your own skin.

    Clean towels, facial cloths and pillowcases every few days on a high temperature wash to kill any bacteria.

    How can DestinationSkin help with acne?

    DestinationSkin are a chain of clinics that offer help for many adults, whether you’ve got a few small pimples or are struggling with Acne at its most aggressive stage, treating not only the face but the back too without the need for harsh medication such as roacutane.

    We aren’t dermatologists, as our approach to treating breakouts is a softer one, but we do get results. Once the breakouts, whiteheads and painful cysts have cleared, we can offer a program to help treat any discolouration, redness and scarring that the breakouts may have left behind. We don’t just treat the problem, we provide the solution and aftercare, so you can feel more confident about your skin.

    What should I do next?

    It all starts with a bespoke consultation with a professional practitioner who will assess your skin and ask you questions about your current routines and any treatments and products you have tried before then recommend a program that is bespoke to you.

    The practitioner will take photographs so you can assess your progression with the treatment as you go.

    You will be on track to clear, healthy, beautiful skin!


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    Love is in the air. Getting your skin ready for your wedding

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    Sarita
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    6 min read
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    Laser Hair Removal
    SKIN TREATMENT

    With Valentine’s Day over for another year, for some people they’ll be sporting a new piece of jewellery after getting engaged on the most romantic day of the year. If you are set to be a bride here’s our guide to getting your skin ready for your big day:

    Start now

    The longer the build-up to your big day the better for your beauty planning. If you’ve always wanted to get married with long flowing locks, it’s going to take time to grow them! Many brides use their wedding as an opportunity to finally straighten those teeth; to fix that birthmark that has always annoyed them; to address the problem areas of skin they just can’t seem to shake. The earlier you start tackling these long-term problems the better, if you want to be at your most beautiful on your wedding day.

    Set your goals

    If you want to shed a few pounds before the big day, then making gradual changes to your diet over time is better for you (and your skin) than a last-minute crash diet. Set yourself a realistic and achievable goal that won’t cause you unnecessary stress and keep moisturising your skin as your shape changes to help avoid any stretch marks. Switch tea and coffee for plenty of water and green tea, to help flush out toxins and provide antioxidant support. Make sure what you eat is balanced and nutritious with plenty of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin E and Omega 3 which will help keep your skin, nails and hair looking their best.

    Set your goals

    It can take a long time to resolve issues with your skin and the best approach to making changes is a gentle one. Whatever you do, you definitely don’t want to bombard your skin with treatments and new products too close to your wedding day.

    If you suffer from acne or even dry patches, consider starting a course of customised facials in the run-up to your big day. Whilst a single treatment will have an instant refining result, doing a series of treatments will ease the symptoms and leave you with healthy looking skin.

    If you’d like to smooth those crow’s feet, seek advice about Botox and fillers and try out the treatment at least six months before your wedding so you are guaranteed the results you want nearer your big day. Our Destination Skin practitioners are trained in achieving soft, smooth skin with our range of anti-wrinkle injections.

    We’ll also be able to give you advice on how to tackle any areas of pigment, be it freckling or damaged skin, there are very successful treatments available.

    It’s not just treatments though, you can make a really good start towards having great skin, from the comfort of your own home. Get into a routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising with quality products twice-a-day.

    Perfect your pout

    Talk to your dentist about achieving that picture-perfect smile and consider a whitening treatment to remove stains and restore those pearly whites. Closer to your wedding how about also considering lip fillers to give you a perfect pout for those all-important wedding photos.

    Hair free and hassle free

    To ensure you feel as beautiful as possible on your big day, do a course of laser hair removal treatments to be fuzz-free for your wedding, your honeymoon and beyond. Treatments are now available for all skin tones and you should begin them at least six months before your wedding day. You may need anything from between three and six sessions for full removal and time in-between sessions so best start early.

    Stick to your plan

    There’s no denying that planning a wedding is tough – but if you want great skin you’ll need to make the time and ensure that you do all you can to look the best you can. Come and see us today and we can do a full skin consultation to work with you as your big day approaches.


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    Everything you need to know about removing your leg hair

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    SKIN TREATMENT

    We cannot wait to welcome you back into our clinics as soon as possible – we’re counting down the days! However, since lockdown measures mean we’ll be closed for a little while longer, many of you will have taken up the challenge of hair removal at home.

    It’s safe to say there are plenty of beauty bugbears that come hand-in-hand with DIY hair removal: shaving rashes, ingrown hairs, uncomfortable stubble, redness and asking yourself the question “is my hair growing back thicker?!”

    No need to panic, we’re here to answer your most pressing hair removal questions. There are many need-to-knows when it comes to getting at-home hair removal right, so you can enjoy silky smooth skin without dryness, redness, or a nick and bump in sight.

    Thankfully our Group Clinical Director, Dr Toni Philips, has given us the play-by-play on hair. Going beyond the basics, here’s everything you need to know about how our hair grows, top tips on how to remove unwanted hair effectively and if there’s any truth behind those common myths about hair regrowth.

    Does hair grow back quicker and thicker the more you shave?

    No, this is down to your genetics. Sometimes the hair can appear thicker after shaving because it is blunt.

    The growth rate varies from individual to individual depending on their sex, age, genetic predisposition and environmental factors too. Some people have more hair than others, some people have naturally thicker hair and everyone’s hair grows back at different rates.

    Can leg hair be permanently removed?

    Yes, leg hair can be permanently removed through laser hair removal. This a fast and effective alternative to standard hair removal methods, such as shaving or waxing, and works just as well on any body part. Laser hair removal uses light energy to target the hair follicles and therefore preventing regrowth. It’s a great way to ensure long-term results and save money on other hair removal treatments which are not nearly as efficient.

    With laser hair removal appointments being missed, what do you need to know about hair regrowth?

    Laser hair removal (LHR) is the best way to remove leg hair and it requires a short-term commitment to get long term results. Results aren’t instantaneous, but once your course of treatments has been completed, you will not have to think about regular hair removal again: no more stubble, ingrown hairs or razor rash!

    However, if you experience hair growth during the period between your LHR treatments, especially if you’ve had to pause sessions due to lockdown, here are some handy dos and don’ts…

    DON’T:

    • Use at-home waxing kits or epilators. These are not recommended as it can alter the nature of the remaining hair and change the way it responds to the laser in future.
    • Get a tan. Even though getting that sun-kissed look is tempting during the recent bouts of warm weather, refrain from tanning (with the use of SPF at all times, of course!). This will ensure your LHR treatment can resume as soon as you are able to see your therapist in clinic again.

    DO:

    • Shave in the meantime. This is an effective quick-fix and won’t impact your ongoing LHR sessions.

    Did you know: on average, it takes 6 hours of laser hair removal to keep legs smooth versus 178 days of shaving?

    How do I get silky smooth results after shaving?

    • Shave in the shower, rather than in the bath as hot water isn’t good for your skin particles. Extra hot water can also dry out your skin, stripping it of necessary natural oils.
    • Use shaving gel, foam, or cream: it is vital to getting a close shave and minimising bumps and redness. What’s more, conditioning your skin before shaving will soften the hair and the hair follicle, leading to a smoother shave.
    • Go against the hair on your legs for a closer shave – beginning at your ankle, slowly and carefully shave upward for the best results. However, when it comes to your bikini line, shave in the direction of hair growth and hold a cool wet cloth against your skin afterwards to reduce those pesky ingrown hairs and redness.
    • Remember to exfoliate: dirt, oils, and dead skin cells can clog your hair follicles – exfoliating before shaving can help treat and prevent ingrown hairs.
    • Take the pressure off: it might feel like you’re getting a closer shave if you press down with your razor, however, the harder you press down, the more uneven the skin surface becomes, leading to a less even shave.
    • Regular moisturising helps to seal moisture within your skin for that silky-smooth feeling. The best moment to apply is within three to five minutes of showering, while your skin is still damp.

    Learn more about laser hair removal with our guide.

    At DestinationSkin, we’re busy preparing for our re-opening and have been working hard to ensure your safety in our clinics for when we’re ready to welcome you back.

    In the meantime, for more top tips on how to care for your skin follow our Instagram page @DestinationSkin


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