Does men’s skin age differently to women? Well, yes it does… Up until puberty male and female skin is similar. It’s when the avalanche of hormones hit do we see significant differences in men’s skin. And here’s why... After puberty, skin starts to change both structurally and chemically due to our sex hormones. That's why a teenager boy’s acne tends to more severe and lasts longer. (Testosterone rises during puberty causing to produce more sebum, a major factor in causing acne). Men's skin ages slower than women's skin however they are more likely to suffer from skin cancer and sensitive skin. [...]
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Did you know 70% of your skin success comes from a structured consistent homecare program? Here are 5 Easy Steps you can do at home to ensure your skin will keep kicking skin solution goals long after your skin treatments. Never leave sleep in your makeup - every day your skin collects the grime, pollution, and dirt. Leaving on your makeup only compounds damage to your skin. Cleansing ensures your skin is ready to receive your active ingredients to help repair the damage from your exposure to free radicals and UV radiation. Unless removed correctly makeup will clog pores, increase breakouts, [...]
Or the how, the why and who of the Collagen Induction Therapy... There are various names for this exceptional skin rejuvenation treatment - dermal rolling, skin needling, collagen induction therapy... However, regardless of the name, the technique used is the same. You see your skin has the natural ability to heal itself. Anyone who has cut or grazed themselves would have seen this process. This is the result of the skin generating, or more accurately, regenerating the collagen and elastin cells which are the building blocks of healthy skin. HOW... Not unlike an acupuncture treatment, medical-grade ultra-fine stainless steel needles penetrate [...]
Rosacea... This skin condition refers to a range of symptoms that generally begin with modest redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. As the condition progresses, symptoms typically worsen to include persistent erythema (redness) of the nose and cheeks and small blood vessels may begin to become more prominent. As these later stages, eatery pustules or papules many become apparent. Diffused redness can become permanent, often worsening as a result of aggravating factors including (but not limited to) Exercise Coffee Alcohol Spicy food Hot Showers Exercise UV Exposure Diffused redness is also an indicator of collagen loss (our skins building [...]
Beards can be men’s best friend. However, many men suffer horribly from shaving facial hair. Let’s start with the good news - as men have more facial hair than women, this allows their skin to age slower. Yes, the ability to grow a beard has its perks. Those hair follicles give men’s skin structure and help keep it wrinkle-free and shaving regularly exfoliates your face. It also provides sun protection! However, beards and shaving can cause any number of concerns that can be frustrating, disfiguring, and painful. Conditions such as… Pseudofolliculitis barbae: Also called “razor bumps,” Pseudofolliculitis barbae usually occurs in the [...]
How to Get Rid of Backne Is there anything worse than dealing with acne on the back (commonly known as “backne”)? Backne can be stubborn, embarrassing and often requiring more involved treatment than facial acne, even though the underlying causes are the same. How to Treat Backne Getting rid of Backne begins with gentle, anti-acne skincare products that cleanse, help control acne and prevent future breakouts, plus cut through excess oil to unclog pores, and banish bumps. The trick is to follow an anti-acne routine consistently, the usual acne drum – be patient! The best Backne products are fragrance-free and don’t [...]
This winter you can be forgiven for letting things go when it comes to hair removal. Boots, thick tights, and pants can disguise what lies beneath; this is not the best way to treat your hair. But did you know winter is the best time to start your permanent hair reduction program? Whether it’s Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Laser and/or Electrolysis there are few things to consider before starting your treatments. These are the three points I consider critical… Hair colour… Ideally, your hair colour should be dark. Lighter hair can be treated (IPL combined with Radio Frequency is effective in [...]
Getting older is inevitable, looking older is not. There are many ways you can restore, refresh, and rejuvenate your skin without invasive skin procedures. So, let’s start with your major skin concern… fine lines uneven skin tone loss of firmness dull skin sun damage You can improve these concerns with a homecare program that includes booster serums with proven age management ingredients. Achieve Even Skin Tone There are many causes to uneven skin tone and it certainly goes hand in hand with ageing and sun exposure, especially if you don’t apply sunscreen daily. Fortunately, there are ingredients that can make an [...]
Want to get skin off to a great start? It’s important to choose the right cleanser for your skin type and texture and here, we show you how. You wouldn’t build a house on shoddy foundations and, as with skin, the best place to start is at the beginning. Essential for skin health and wellbeing, a good skincare regimen begins with the right cleanser that is both gentle and thorough enough to be used twice daily. It’s also important to pave the way for application of any Brenwood treatments and skincare products and so cleansing helps to unclog pores suffering at [...]
With the relief from the scorching summer weather and the cooler temperatures settling in across the country, it’s time to face facts: winter is nearly here. While the changing seasons can bring with it the novelty of winter fashion and warming beverages (chai lattes, anyone?) it can also present a few challenges for your skin. Several people find as winter comes around, their radiant summer complexion is slowly taken over by dry, dull skin, but this doesn’t have to be the case! To help you prepare for winter, your Brenwood team has put together some top tips to take care of your [...]