With the spirit of “out with the old, in with the new” coming around just in time for spring, why not pay a little more focus to your skin, especially if you’re in London’s ever changing weather. For the ones looking to get that celebrity glow to our boys and girls looking for those spa-like results on a budget, here is your list of top 3 beauty treatments to get for glowing skin.
Looking to relax while you get your glow on?
I can without a doubt say that one of my favourite beauty treatments to have done is a facial. With the wide range of facials available for every skin type and condition, this is the beauty treatment that offers glowing skin no matter the circumstance. The entire process of a facial isn’t only amazing for your face, but your mind. The beauty about getting a facial is the complete relaxation and serenity that it gives to your mind. A top pick whilst in London would have to be Lisa Franklin Skincare. Her deep-cleaning Signature Facial works to rid your complexion of the congestion and complaints caused by living in the city. Their post facial advice makes your treatment a luxury treat and an integral part of your skin care routine. Take it in your hands to get glowing skin, and remember that a good canvas to work on is one that stays hydrated!
Does your skin need a little extra TLC? Looking to go the extra mile?
I can safely say that before the age of 20, I’ve completed severe chemical peels, and they stand to be my holy grail.
The stigma behind getting a chemical peel; where chemical acid solutions such as glycolic acid and fruit acids are applied onto the face to remove the skin surface, is that they are unsafe and leave uneven skin. And the truth is that they are, quite frankly, the opposite. As someone with vastly troubled skin all through my teenage years, cystic acne, increased oil production and major clogged pores, the only way that I would truly have the glowing, hydrated skin I have today, is getting a chemical peel treatment every couple of months.
They are customisable and depending on your type of skin and your goals, medical aestheticians can help you pick the best treatment for you. For that everlasting summer glow, visit your local dermatologist for a consultation or if you’re looking for a quick fix before an event. My top pick will always be The Peel Boutique in London, where their LED brightening peel treatment is one for the books! These are best for normal skin types to maintain a youthful and even complexion, stimulating new cell generation to encourage healthy exfoliation and re-modelling.
Collagen Induction Therapy or “Micro-Needling”
Mum on the go or on a budget?
Saving the best for last. Collagen Induction therapy involves the use of a micro-needling device, (mechanical or electronic) to create controlled skin injury which in turn ‘helps the skin help itself’. This means that all the harsh chemicals that would typically be involved are eliminated, while treating the same problems like Acne, Rosacea and Skin Ageing.
Skin needling provides results similar to laser resurfacing and chemical peels but at a fraction of the cost and with minimal downtime, so if you’re on the go or on a budget, this serves as the perfect treatment for you. For many teenagers this helps in minimising pore size and help reduce oil levels (so overall, reduces any rises of acne) and for my foxy mamas’, this helps in reducing wrinkles and fine lines due to the greater penetration of active ingredients. This happens similarly to derma rolling, but the added luxury of going to a skin specialised clinic and having it done professionally leads to quicker and more efficient results. My personal top pick for a Micro Needling treatment would be Kate Kerr’s Advanced Skin Therapy Clinic, where they use the derma pen for the best results. A typical treatment would take about 45 minutes in total, and with no prep or downtown involved, 1 session is likely to be the easiest way to ever achieve glowing, hydrated and rejuvenated healthy skin.
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