Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Nicki's bathroom shelf!



We have a lot of our clients who come in for facials asking what we use on our skin. So over the next several blogs I will be sharing with you that very information and a few secret skin care tips .....

So this month:  What Nicki uses!

My Skin Type is Dry and my Skin Condition can often be sensitive and prone to irritation. I also get the odd hormonal breakout and because of my Dry Skin Type, premature ageing is my main concern.

In the morning, I cleanse my skin with Glo-Therapeutics Gentle Cream Cleanser for sensitive skin.
I follow this up with NeoStrata Skin Active Anti-Oxidant Defence Serum all over my face and neck. I find that Vitamin C Products are too active for my skin, and this contains Chardonnay Grape Seed Extract as well as Green Tea Extract which really reduces the look of inflammation. My new hero product is the NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream - the triple being plumping, volume building and firmness!  And lastly I am currently using Glo-Therapeutics Moisturising Tint SPF30 in Medium.



In the evening, I cleanse my skin with the Gentle Cream Cleanser again, and I follow this up with Skin Ceuticals Resveratrol B E Serum. This is an anti-oxidant serum to reduce the free-radical damage that may have happened during the day and prevent collagen breakdown. I only use an eye cream at night, purely as I have more time, and my favourite at the moment is  Skin Ceuticals Eye Balm, a rich hydrating cream and I just love the texture of this product. I follow this with the Restorative Cream from Glo-Therapeutics which deeply nourishes and moisturises my dry skin, as well as being anti-inflammatory.

Once a week I will very lightly exfoliate with Glo-Therapeutics Refresh Facial Polish. This one does not stress my skin, I love the peppermint smell and its very refreshing. I am also using the Skin Ceuticals Phyto-Corrective Mask. This mask is highly moisturising and hydrating and so soothing and calming. I actually leave this mask in the fridge, then  massage it into my skin and leave it on overnight!



Nicki's Top Tip!

Lots of my clients often tell me they forget or struggle to find the time to exfoliate. I am a stickler for the correct exfoliation, and I suggest to keep it in the shower and exfoliate when you have your conditioner in your hair!







Friday, 7 April 2017

One Skin Does Not Fit All - Skin Types

Hello Everyone,

Skin Knowledge
As Esthetician's, it is our job to use our knowledge of the skins functions to help guide you on how to best look after your skin, by recommending the right product usage to establish what is the best skincare regime for you. When doing this we always recommend coming to see us for a Fern Facial, this is the time we take off all of your makeup, and have a good look at every inch of your skin under the bright light.  Scary, I know, but necessary!



Skin Type/Skin Conditions
Whilst we are analysing your skin, we are looking to determine two things - Skin Type and Skin Condition.  These are both very different things and over the next 2 blogs I am going to explain what they are, starting today with Skin Types.

The Four Skin Types
Your Skin Type is genetically pre-disposed (something you are born with) A Skin Type falls into 4 basic categories - Normal, Oily, Dry and Combination.  I am also going to add in Sensitive, as for some people this can be a permanent  skin condition.  So what do the different skin types look like?


Normal - very rarely do we find "normal" skin type, a bit like hunting for a four leaf clover! For those lucky few the T-zone (forehead, chin and nose) may be a bit oily, but overall sebum and moisture is balanced and the skin is neither too oily nor too dry.

Normal Skin has:

* fine pores
* good blood circulation
* a velvety, soft and smooth texture
* a fresh, rosy colour uniform transparency
* no blemishes 

Oily - ‘Oily’ is used to describe a skin type with heightened sebum production.

Oily Skin has:

* a glossy shine
* thicker, pale skin: blood vessels may not be visible
* enlarged, clearly visible pores

Dry Dry skin can feel tight, brittle, rough and look dull. Skin elasticity is also low.

Dry Skin has:
* a rough and blotchy appearance (sometimes it appears to be prematurely aged) 
* a feeling of tightness 
* possible itchiness 
* mild scaling or flakiness in patches 

Combination - In combination skin the skin types vary in the T-zone and the cheeks.  For example, and oily t-zone and normal/dry cheeks.

Combination Skin has:
* enlarged pores in this area perhaps with some impurities
* normal to dry cheeks
* an oily T-zone (forehead, chin and nose)

Sensitiveis skin that is easily irritated and is more reactive than normal skin.

Sensitive Skin can have:
* Redness/visible capillaries
* Rash
* Swelling
* Itching sensation
* Burning sensation

So if you find yourself unsure of your skin type, the next step to take is booking in for a Fern facial and beginning your skin journey.


Book online
https://fernskinclinic.mylocalsalon.com/onlinebooking/v7410/Steps/SiteSelection.aspx

Give us a call 0207 722 2002

Or pop in for a chat

We also have our new web-site up and running
www.fernskinclinic.com








Saturday, 18 March 2017

Skin S.O.S.


Now that we seem to be slowly emerging from what was a very long and grey English winter and spring seems to be making an appearance, its time to look at the after effects of the cold conditions. Is your skin lacking its glow? Dull? Red? Dehydrated? It's time for some Skin S.O.S.!

Alma Skin Rejuvenation is what you need right now to give your skin the spring clean and uplift it needs. Maximise your results, minimise downtime.

Using a low-energy, short-pulse broadband light, imperfections such as erythema of rosacea, broken capillaries, fine lines & wrinkles and the sun-damage left over from last summers holiday -  can be gently heated and eliminated, replaced by newer, younger and plumper looking skin.  Each treatment is gentle with no downtime, just a gradual improvement in the skin's appearance. 



Feel confident to emerge into the brighter spring days with glowing and radiant skin.  No big woolly hats and maybe sunglasses to hide under now..... but for sure don't forget that sunscreen!




Get in touch now and we can get your skin ready for spring and summer.

Give us a call 0207 722 2002

Or pop in for a chat

We look forward to assisting you with tailor-made skin treatments.

We also have our new web-site up and running
www.fernskinclinic.com



Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Men are from Mars.......


The structure and composition of men's skin is very different to a women's. Men's skin tends to be more oily, making it more susceptible to acne related problems, blemishes and blackheads.  But on a more positive note, men's skin is much thicker than women's, making it less susceptible to UV damage such as pigmentation and ageing from the sun. However, skin suffers daily from air pollution, sweat and grit and dirt getting into pores.

Another big challenge a man's facial skin has to cope with (unless he is a bearded gent of course...) is having to drag a razor over the face on a regular basis.  This in turn can strip away essential moisture and break down the skins natural protective barrier, making the skin very sensitive, red and irritated.

So with all of this in mind, Fernskinclinic have designed and added a facial specifically for men to the treatment menu:  
The Men's Customized Facial Treatment.
A professional treatment with lots of good science built in. Only a trained therapist will be able to perform this and provide you with long lasting results.


This men's facial is a hard-working treatment whereby the complexion gets a welcome boost, whilst treating issues like acne, blackheads, skin redness or to just re-instate a youthful glow and relax. During the treatment the therapist will analyse your skin, decide what nourishment it needs and, using scientifically developed skin products, cleanse, exfoliate and nourish your skin.
You will have an enzyme mask combined with a steam treatment, extractions if necessary, a facial massage and a custom-made Alginate rubberising mask. Expect to leave with your skin feeling calm and clean. 


Mens Facial Treatment 60min/£80
www.fernskinclinic.com






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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Reclaim Your To-Do List


By now, with the kids well settled back into school, hopefully your to-do-lists have been significantly reduced.  Fernskinclinic have something extra to add to your list - YOU TIME!  And we can help you achieve this.

We have a number of things on our menu that will help you tick off some serious ME TIME.  But there are a couple of treatments we would like to draw your attention to:
Alma Laser Harmony XL has the technology to provide reliable, safe and effective results, for visibly dramatic improvements with minimal discomfort and downtime. 

Alma Skin Tightening

Alma NIR module uses Near Infrared technology to heat the tissue under the skin's surface. This produces a comfortable deep dermal heating, without the damage to the epidermis. By creating this heating we are able to monitor the temperature on your skin in order to optimally increase both collagen and elastin production in the skin. You will immediately notice increased plumpness and tightening in your skin and over the course of the next few days, your skin will feel lifted. We often suggest taking before and after photos so you can see for yourself the improvement in your skin.
A course of four treatments, spaced two weeks apart, is recommended.  And the extra bonus?  This treatment is incredibly relaxing and painfree, with no down-time at all.  You can be rest assured you can do the school pick up looking glowing and non the worse for wear. What's not to love!


Alma Skin Rejuvenation

Using a low-energy, short-pulse broadband light, imperfections such as erythema of rosacea, photoaging and fine lines & wrinkles can be gently heated and eliminated, replaced by newer, younger looking skin. Each treatment is gentle with no downtime, just a gradual improvement in the skin's appearance. 



Book online
https://fernskinclinic.mylocalsalon.com/onlinebooking/v7410/Steps/SiteSelection.aspx

Give us a call 0207 722 2002

Or pop in for a chat

We look forward to assisting you with ticking off ME TIME on your to-do list.

We also have our new web-site up and running
www.fernskinclinic.com