Lockdown skin.. The secret..

LOCK DOWN skin.. the secret

Have you been wearing a face mask in public, not for protection from the virus but to cover the inevitable laugh lines?

During the lock down zoom calling/video calling has left many of us feeling self-conscious about our faces. Lot of us have realised that how reliant some of us are on the regular injectable tweakments such as fillers and Botox. In fact these non-surgical treatments have become a part of the beauty regime for many of us.

During the months of lockdown due to my cosmetic clinic being closed, my patients have  not been able to have their regular top-up treatments. It’s always been my view, Fillers and anti wrinkle injections are non-permanent, and the length of time the treatments last will depend on the type of product used, the amount and the area that was injected. Hence, patients who were due to have their follow up treatment before the lockdown, the effects of their treatments would be diminishing.

Patients who have had a lot of work done, there have been significant changes in their appearance over the course of lockdown as they would have needed regular and consistent maintenance that they weren’t able to receive,

In the meantime, as we wait for lockdown measures to be lifted and professional Botox treatments to be possible once more, there are easy, safe things you can do at home to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and take care of your skin in lockdown.

This is a great time to use new products like medical grade skincare. These highly specialised topical treatments combined with the advice from a cosmetic doctor can achieve fabulous results without any downtime, Retinol is a perfect example.

What does retinol do for the skin?

Benefits of retinol for skin: A form of vitamin A, retinol is a super ingredient for reducing wrinkles and fine lines and helping prevent them; it helps slow down the ageing process by boosting collagen production. It’s also great for acne.

Choosing the best retinol for your skin type is similar to picking any skin care product. Those with oily skin would prefer gel and serum formulas that are non-greasy and absorb quickly, while creams are great for dry skin that needs an emollient base to help balance out the drying effect that retinol can have on some skin types. If you have sensitive skin then look for a combination of retinol and soothing ingredients; acne-prone skin should seek out a non-comedogenic formula. Be under no illusion, there is a large difference in the quality of the retinol which is available in medical products like AlumierMD or Obagi versus the high street brands.

Our Product Pick: Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.25 by AlumierMD

A microencapsulated 0.25% pure retinol treatment that improves skin tone and texture and corrects the signs of aging.

Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.25 is a pure potent retinol serum that dramatically improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and skin texture, while evening skin tone.

Cutting-edge microencapsulated retinol allows for gradual timed release overnight. By encapsulating the retinol and adding soothing and hydrating ingredients like niacinamide, honey, and sodium hyaluronate, maximal results can be achieved in comfort.

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