Cosmetic Treatments

skincare routine

The 3 skincare routine products that every woman should be using

The 3 skincare routine products that every woman should be using 2000 1334 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

It’s time to declutter the bathroom cabinet and get serious about your skincare routine.

Have you ever looked at your beauty cabinet and thought ‘hmm, it’s getting a bit over crowded in there..’. I have. And I thoroughly enjoyed decluttering it!

Why was this so enjoyable? 1) I felt ‘free’ again, like I do when I do any sort of decluttering, 2) I could rethink my skincare routine and start afresh again.

I don’t know about you, but it’s so easy to become overwhelmed when you decide to invest in your skincare routine. There’s this product for this problem, and that product for that problem. It can be easy to buy too many products and then have no idea how you’re supposed to use them!

Today I want to take the stress out of skincare, and share with you my top 3 products that your skin is going to thank you for..

1. Glycolic Acid Cleanser.

I love love love a good Glycolic Acid Cleanser, as it really gets to the heart of things and brightens  and decelerates the ageing process in one fell swoop. This is a MUST to add to any skincare routine.

What it does:  Glycolic Acid destroys the ‘cement’  that holds your dead skin cells together. This means that this one product not only cleanses, it exfoliates at the same time too.  It’s great for all skin types, and works wonders on blemishes, pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.

If there was one product that I would start off suggesting that somebody on a budget, slot into their routine, this would be it because it works on so many areas. Replace your usual cleanser with a glycolic acid cleanser and your skin really will thank you!

2. A Vitamin C Serum.

I honestly couldn’t survive without a Vitamin C Serum, as it simply makes me look ‘alive’ again. Great for the morning after the night before, Vitamin C should be in every woman’s bathroom cabinet.

What it does:  Vitamin C is brilliant at pepping up tired, and uneven skins, working wonders on dullness, pigmentation, dark circles, fine lines and then some! When slotted into your daily routine, you will notice a brighter, firmer, smoother and clearer looking face staring back at you in the mirror.

But that’s not the main reason why I love Vitamin C – it also works to protect your skin at a cellular level and is a powerful antioxidant, that protects your skin from pollution and free radicals, therefore when used in conjunction with a good SPF makes for a first class ally in the anti ageing tool kit. Another great must have to incorporate into your skincare routine.

3. A Good SPF

SPFs are not just for sunny days and holidays. We all know that we should be using one daily. But for a lot of us, we have horrible memories of SPFs that were thick, gloopy and just didn’t sit well as a base for makeup. Thankfully today, the modern day SPF products are less oily, and give a great base for makeup.

Investing in an SPF no matter what your age, will really yield dramatic changes in the condition and quality of your skin. Not only will it reduce discolouration and pigmentation caused by the suns rays, it will also slow down the damage caused by UVA/UVB exposure and will prevent premature ageing.

So, there you have it. Adding these three products into your skincare routine can be done super easily, or you could even ditch the masses of products that you probably have cluttering up your bathroom cabinet and buy just these three items. Use them consistently for a 3 month period and let me know how it works for you.

Psssst: By the way, if you love the sound of these products but don’t know where to start, or which brand to turn to… I have some exciting news to announce very soon so keep your eyes peeled over on Facebook!

Have a wonderful week and I will speak to you again soon,

Helen Signature

3 reasons that permanent makeup is a total game changer

3 reasons that permanent makeup is a total game changer 2000 1443 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

Hello, it’s Helen and today, I wanted to talk about permanent makeup.

Now I don’t know about you, but my time is really precious. Whether I am at home or in the Clinic, I value every minute of it. I am constantly looking for ways to manage my time for effectively, and so as you can imagine, I don’t like spending longer than I need to when it comes to applying makeup.

One of the biggest game changers that I’ve found that has made a difference to MY life, and also to hundreds of clients – is permanent makeup.

With permanent makeup applied beautifully, I can get up and go, and just ENJOY my day. I absolutely LOVE permanent makeup and here are 3 reasons why permanent makeup is a total game changer

1.   You save time. And life is short. Who doesn’t want that?

In many ways, saving time is the main reason as to why lots of us choose to get permanent makeup applied. Because life is busy, and spending time at the mirror attempting to create that perfect brow quite frankly stresses us!

I’ve worked with clients who would spend literally hours applying their makeup, maybe YOU are one of them. When they have reported back to me about how they have found things since having their treatment, the answer is always that it’s life changing.

I’ve had women contact me,  in particular after getting permanent eyebrows done, to tell me that they save hours a day as they no longer stress about applying their eyebrows!

2. You look better on the outside.

Have you ever stood and drawn your eyebrows on, only to wipe them off 5 minutes later? How annoying is that? Permanent eyebrows is the most requested form of permanent makeup at the Clinic and really will put a stop to that.

Getting permanent makeup means that you can skip that process and ‘get up and go’, knowing that you look just as good in the morning as when you did when you went to bed

Professionally applied permanent makeup is a form of artistry and the results are outstanding. When I work with a client, I like to make sure that I don’t class it as a ‘job complete’ until I have achieved perfection.  Take permanent eyebrows for example – every single little hair is ‘created’ which leaves  a very natural looking browline. You can’t achieve results like that with makeup

3. You feel better on the inside.

Getting permanent makeup can honestly be life changing. Clients have reported back to me that they feel like a weight has been lifted! It’s so easy to become obsessed about your makeup, always checking in the mirror to see if it still looks perfect, setting the alarm clock to get up at a ridiculous time in the morning, and going into a mild panic at the thought of actually staying out overnight anywhere.

Waking up to makeup can give you freedom, and that in itself is priceless.

So, if you have been thinking about trying permanent makeup, but would like to know a little bit more about it, why not get comfortable and have a read of the information here.

And if you already know that it’s what you’re looking for, but want to come in and discuss it, then book your free consultation here.

As always, it’s been a real pleasure to have your company, and I look forward to seeing you. And don’t forget to keep being social over on Facebook, you can find us here.

Until the next time,

Helen Signature

Weight loss

Hello sunshine, Hello waistline

Hello sunshine, Hello waistline 2000 1335 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

It’s time to talk ‘weight loss for spring + summer’

It’s that time of year again where the jackets come off, the t.shirts come out, and everything around the middle just seems more…. Visible. Hello sunshine and hello waistline…..

Now for some of us, we can’t wait to show a bit of midriff, but for a lot  of us, the thought of showing off our waistline leaves us asking ‘where exactlydid this come from?’ whilst tugging on our belly’.

Weight Loss is something that most of us are probably thinking about at the moment, and there’s always something about spring and summer that inspires to look and feel better.

But weight loss can seem so daunting, when there are is so much advice out there, about how to achieve massive inch loss, in order to look good and feel better. Diets, pills, exercise plans and 3D Lipo – just exactly where should you start if you want to be celebrating your weight loss by the time we get to summer?

Think about long term changes rather than fad diets.

Fad diets may leave you lookingslender, but as soon as you go back to regular eating, the weight loss is history and the weight just piles back on again. Starving yourself of vital nutrients and calories will leave you feeling depressed and well.. Hungry.

Your metabolism needs to be constantly fired in order for it to work properly and efficiently, so create a plan that sees you eating little and often.

Not sure what to eat? Think protein (fish, eggs, lean meat such as Turkey), nuts, berries and lots of green vegetables). And don’t forget to drink lots of water! Also, don’t think of all fat as being bad fat – greek yogurt, avocado and olive oil and whole eggs are great for weight loss.

Implement these changes and eat do this daily and you will notice weight loss that is sustainable.

Start a course of 3D Lipo for inch loss  and skin tightening.

3D Lipo is the best treatment on the market in my opinion for helping with fat loss and inch loss and can really kick start and boost any weight loss plan that you are going to follow.

To get started is really simple: book a free consultation and we can assess which kind of treatment plan is right for you (general fat loss or more localised fat loss for example). A course of around 8 treatments is usually recommended, but I prefer to go for a more #Taylormadeapproach and create a treatment plan that is individual just like you are.

Not only will 3D Lipo have the fat cells disappearing from you, you can also use Radiofrequency in order to then tone and tighten that specific area, as there is nothing more frustrating after a successful round of weight loss, than still wanting to hide yourself because of the excess skin around you.

Be proactive, start a healthy eating plan, book in for 3D Lipo and make sure that you exercise. There is no ‘one size fits all miracle cure’ when it comes to long term weight loss. One thing alone will not keep the results for you. You need to use these things in combination and you should be pleasantly surprised at the success that you have with your weight loss.

To find out more about 3D Lipo and Radiofrequency head here.

And as always, come and join us over on Facebook!

Until the next time, have a lovely week

Helen Signature

spring ready complexion

The Taylormade guide to a spring ready complexion.

The Taylormade guide to a spring ready complexion. 2000 1334 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

We’re talking clear, glowing, makeup free skin.

spring ready complexion

Hello it’s Helen, and today I wanted to talk to you about how to get a glowing, ‘hello spring’ ready complexion.

We can safely say that spring is at last ‘officially’ upon us. It’s that time of year where less is more, and that also applies to heavy face creams and makeup.

But as beautiful as that can look in the glossy magazines, it can leave some of us shuddering at the thought of having to ditch our winter makeup (heavy duty concealer anyone?)

If your skin isn’t in the best condition that it could be, you may dreading those extra hours of daylight and would prefer to hide under your duvet.

Never fear, Helen is here( I couldn’t resist that!)  and in this blog post I am going to share with you the treatments and tips that will give you your best spring ready complexion ever.

An inside out approach to beauty.

The inside: The mindset.

I believe in an inside out approach to beauty. And I am not simply talking about the food that you eat and the creams that you use to moisturise.

I also believe that aside from drinking plenty of water, and eating foods high in natural fats and proteins, that you need to work on your mindset.

Stress, and worrying about acne, or ageing will only worsenyour condition, as stress and anxiety produces cortisol, which in turn disrupts your hormone balance, which can be disastrous for your appearance. Not ideal when you’re trying to get your spring ready complexion is it!

My #taylormade tip: As you carry out your morning cleansing routine, turn your everyday habit into a #justforme ritual – as you wash or wipe away your cleansing product, say goodbye to worrying so much about your appearance and remind yourself that if you have a skin issue, with the right bespoke treatment you can soon sort it.

Repeat ‘I am totally in control of this’ – then contact Helen Taylor!

But seriously, life is way too short to be feeling down about something when there is actually something that you can do about it. So start by getting that mindset and then book your free consultation and come and see me.

The outside: (The treatments.)

Get your spring ready complexion with one (or more) of these treatments:

Hydrafacial: wins hands down when it comes to addressing a multitude of sins, from deep cleansing (skin detox), to rehydrating dry, parched skin. The Hydrafacial is the facial that celebrities swear by when they want resultsquickly.

I’d highly recommend that anybody book themselves in for a Hydrafacial because it has such an impact on so many areas, from Hyperpigmentation, to fine lines, wrinkles and acne, and let’s face it, most of us have more than one condition going on simultaneously. A real fast fix for your spring ready complexion.

Chemical Peel: We’ve all seen that episode of Sex + the City , where Samantha walks in for a chemical peel and walks back out looking like something from a horror film. Luckily today, chemical peels are less aggressive but still deliver a hefty impact. If you’re looking for a deep skin reveal, ready for spring and summer, a chemical peel could be what you are looking for.

Dermaroller: The derma roller is a favourite of Angelina Jolie, and is the secret behind many an enviable complexion. Fine needles are rolled across your skin, which then allows a deeper penetration of any skin products used, and kick starts your body’s own collagen production. This treatment is brilliant for skin regeneration and can work on smoothing out fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and can even work wonders on  stretch marks!

Profhilo, Fillers + Biofil: If you feel that your skin is lacking elasticity and you’ve noticed some rather depressing looking hollows, then adding in some lost volume (particularly under your eyes, with the tear trough treatment) can leaving you looking +  feeling refreshed from the outside in!

A super fast run down: fillers replace lost volume in a particular localised area, profhilo adds lost volume in general by replacing your depleted hyaluronic acid levels, and biofil does the same job as fillers but uses the plasma that we extract from your own blood sample.

Tempted by a treatment or two? You can find out more about them by heading to helentayloraesthetics.co.uk

However, if you are considering taking control of your appearance, and want to spring into action (pun intended!) then why not book your free consultation?

Coming to see me means that you can receive my Taylormade bespoke prescription for your best course of action.

I really don’t believe that you should just pick something from a menu and ‘guess’ that that’s the right treatment for you. You’re a woman who likes to feel like the individual that you are, so my mission is to make this whole experience very bespoke  for YOU.

So, book your free consultation and then come and see me and we can look at getting your skin spring ready.

Helen Signature

 

 

 

P.s don’t forget to join me over on Facebook. Speak to you soon.

Whats in store for 2019 – Helen & Chloe’s first vlog

Whats in store for 2019 – Helen & Chloe’s first vlog 150 150 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

Helen and Chloe discuss everything we have coming up for 2019. New products, 3D Lipo, Taylor Made, Weight Loss, New Years Resolutions, and much much more.

skin tightening

The lunch break guide to successful skin tightening.

The lunch break guide to successful skin tightening. 2000 1342 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

Grab yourself a sandwich, get yourself comfortable – it’s time to delve into the world of  skin tightening.

skin tightening

Hello, it’s Helen and today I wanted to talk to you about skin tightening.

Have you found yourself looking in the mirror lately, and things just don’t seem as plump, tight or youthful as they used to be? It’s not necessarily that you have ‘wrinkles’ (although they certainly might be present), but somehow your face just isn’t as toned and tight as it once was.

You’ve worked your way through the expensive face creams, and serums, and have maybe even tried some ‘at home’ devices.

But somehow, you just don’t seem to get the results that you’re after, and you’re starting to feel a little ‘fed up with things’.

And – it’s not just about your face is it.. You may also be experiencing this on your body, from a flabby stomach to those pesky bingo wings! You understand that this is all a part of ageing, but if there was something that you could do about it, you’d be first in line to do it.

If any of this sounds familiar, then let me introduce you to your perfect solution:- welcome to the world of skin tightening.

Before we get down to the treatments, let’s talk about what exactly is skin tightening and who is the ideal candidate for it?

Skin tightening is something that is suitable really, for anyone over the age of 30 who is starting to experience what I’d call the very first signs of ageing.  It can be used as a preventative treatment, to stop your skin from slackening and it can also be used to tighten skin where it’s already happened.  Skin tightening on the body is less ‘age related’ and more to do with weight loss so this can be used by anybody.

Treatments that do the job when it comes to skin tightening:

Skin tightening solutions for the face..

Radiofrequency: Your skin will thank you when you treat yourself to radiofrequency. Here at the clinic we offer RF that can be used to target many areas, including the jowls, cheeks, and neck area. RF or ‘skin rejuvenation’ offers a tightening and lifting effect for those who don’t want to undergo surgery and can be used on both the face and body.

Profhilo: Fast becoming a celebrity favourite, Profhilo involves the injection of Hyaluronic Acid into the face, so that not only will you experience an immediate tightening effect it will also boost your own collagen production.

Profhilo gives an ‘inner glow’ effect that really is outstanding.

PDO Threads: Ideal for anyone above the age of 30, PDO threads target everything from crow’s feet to nasolabial and marionette lines (which run from the nose and mouth and contribute to a frown-like appearance), PDO thread-lifts are also beneficial for treating jowls and a sagging neck, as they help kill off fat cells.

Plasma Blast: The one with the longest downtime, Plasma is extremely impressive and effective as a skin tightening treatment, literally blasting away excess skin cells (by dehydrating them), this treatment can be used on both the upper and lower eyelids, as well as the neck and forehead area.

Skin tightening solutions for the Body:

Sagging skin indy.isn’t just a treatment just for your face, it can also works wonders on your body.

3D Lipo: The 3D Lipo machine not only destroys unwanted areas of fat, it can also be used to tighten loose and sagging skin, for example, that occurs after weight loss treatment. Using HiFU (high intensity focused ultrasound)  and RF (radiofrequency) skin can be toned and tightened quickly and can treat areas such as the stomach, bingo wings, thighs, and face.

You can also use treatments that we covered for the face, on the body: Plasma Blast can work wonders when used on the body to tighten to loose skin and PDO Threads can give a lift to areas such as your neck and breasts. Profhilo can be used for skin tightening on the hands, and RF can be used in multiple areas.

How soon will you see results + how often should you do it?

Skin tightening treatments are fantastic because you can usually see results fairly quickly. In fact all of the treatments that I have covered, will have you looking in the mirror saying ‘wow’ at the end of your very first session.

How many sessions you will need, depends upon your individual concerns and needs, and the best way to discover this is to book a free consultation so that we can discuss your TaylorMade treatment plan.

One thing that I will say, is that regardless of the amazing outcome that you get with one of the above treatments, day by day we arecontinually ageing. This means that in time, ageing will again become obvious, and a top up treatment may be advisable.

My TaylorMade recommendation:

I recommend that you get skin tightening treatments done as and when you need them. An initial course as advised above may be recommended after a consultation but if you are at all concerned about skin ageing and feel that skin tightening may be the answer for you, I recommendtreating your area of concern, little and often. 

When done professionally, skin tightening treatments can be extremely impressively effective.

To book your consultation head here, and don’t forget to join us on Facebook.

Until the next time,

Helen Signature

Permanent MakeUp

3 ways to wake up looking (+ feeling) fabulous – on a daily basis

3 ways to wake up looking (+ feeling) fabulous – on a daily basis 1000 581 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning?

Do you spring out of bed, and fall in love with what you see in the mirror? Or, like many of us, does your morning start off more like this…. You hit the snooze button (several times over!), you drag yourself out from under your duvet, only to arrive at the bathroom mirror, looking far from human, let alone anything close to fabulous.

The way that you FEEL, first thing in the morning is actually really important. You are setting yourself up for the day that is ahead of you. By making 3 simple changes to the way that you wake up daily, you can have a huge impact not only on your psychology, but also on the way that you live in general. Below, are my 3 ways to wake up looking (+ feeling) fabulous. We’ll be talking permanent makeup, facials, and mindset tips!

1. Wake up + take a ‘moment’.

Don’t worry, I am not going to tell you to spring out of bed in the morning and be thankful for the world around you. But, one great way to start the day, is to set your alarm just 5 minutes early, and take a moment to ‘CHOOSE your attitude’. How do you want to feel today? This tip is oh so simple but the effects really can be life changing.

Think about the mood that you want to be in. Visualise the day that you’d like to see happen unfolding. Know, that YOU get to choose your mindset. Just FEEL how you want to feel, and allow yourself to ‘take a moment’. Then, move onto the next step.

2. Prepare for the ‘you’ that you want to see in the mirror.

If you’ve followed the first step and are feeling fabulous, but then you head into the bathroom and take one look in the mirror, and are not happy with the face staring back at you-  your whole mood changes. If you start your day feeling negative, then everything else is affected. So, make it your mission, to work on preparing your appearance so that you LOVE what you see staring back at you. Here are my top tips on how to achieve that:

  • Treat yourself to a regular facial. I highly recommend the HydraFacial, which addresses just about any skin concern and gives you that Celebrity wow factor. From deep hydration, to plumping out fine lines + wrinkles, from treating acne and reducing Hyperpigmentation and pore size, this is a must for everyone.
  • Wake up to Makeup – I don’t know about you, but I usually feel better, once I’ve put on my makeup. Permanent MakeUp means that you can wake up to makeup, (and wake up to feeling fabulous) every single morning.. Eyebrows, eyeliner, and even your lipliner, can now all be ‘done for you’. This not only means that you LOOK better, it also saves you a heap of time in the morning. Now who doesn’t want a piece of that? Permanent makeup really can (+ will) change your life for the better.
  • Drink some lemon water. A great way to start the day is to drink some lemon water, ideally warm water (as it’s more gentle on the digestive system), with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Not only will it detox your entire system, it’s great for your complexion.

3. Create (+use) a ‘secret weapon’ daily ritual.

If you’ve adopted steps 1 + 2, you’re on your way to a whole new you when you start your morning rituals. One way that you can keep the momentum going, is to create (+use) a ‘secret weapon’ daily ritual, that will act as a ‘trigger’ to fire off a positive mindset.

One example, (and it’s best to keep this super simple), is to treat yourself to a luxurious body lotion  and and as you go about your morning beauty rituals, massage it into your body and imagine that you are coating yourself in positivity.

Know, that every time you reapply this body lotion, (on your lunch break for example), you are triggering that positive mindset and are reminding yourself that you are CHOOSING fabulous.

So, there you have it. From choosing your morning mindset, to permanent makeup and secret weapon rituals – say hello to tomorrow morning, and wake up looking (+feeling!) FABULOUS.

Let me know over on our Facebook Page how you get on with this, and enjoy the rest of today,

Until the next time,

Helen Signature

Fillers & Threads

Dermal Fillers + Thread Lifts – 3 reasons why my clients LOVE them

Dermal Fillers + Thread Lifts – 3 reasons why my clients LOVE them 1000 667 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

(and what YOU can expect from getting them).

Here at the Helen Taylor Clinic in Rugby, both Dermal Fillers and Thread Lifts have become ever increasingly popular. I believe that is because both of the treatments deliver results that look stunningly natural.

And let’s be brutally honest here – isn’t that what we’re really looking for? Results that are stunning, yet natural?

Gone are the days where getting facial fillers or lip fillers  meant that you had to have something that did not move naturally, injected into your face.

Today, with Hyaluronic Acid taking over as being the most popular material used in both dermal and lip fillers, results are subtle and natural  (we naturally produce HA in the body).

And going that extra mile in talking ‘natural’, here at my Clinic, Biofil is also extremely popular. Biofil  involves taking a sample of blood from you and then filling your lips, lines and hollows with your very own plasma. You can find out more about Biofil here

Fillers & ThreadsFillers or threads? What is the difference?

Fillers, you may be familiar with but you may also be curious about ‘thread lifts. A common question that I am asked here, is ‘what is the difference between fillers and a thread lift?’ , and my answer is super simple. Dermal fillers and lip fillers replace lost volume, whereas threads are used to give lift to a certain area.

Combine the two treatments together and you’re going to experience a very NATURAL looking facelift, for a fraction of what you’d pay a plastic surgeon (no to mention there are NO knives involved here! Phew!).

PDO Threads can be used for improving areas such as crow’s feet, nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and involves very little downtime, you can return back to work almost immediately! Results are virtually instant, and can last for between 2-3 years.

When you look at the results, recovery time and cost and compare it to surgery, you have to feel a little bit sorry for the plastic surgeons everywhere – it really is a no brainer. Why choose more pain, more money and a longer recovery period when you can experience such highly effective aesthetic treatments?

So, here are 3 reasons why my clients LOVE fillers and threads, and what YOU can expect from getting them.

1. Nobody need ever know that you had them.

Okay, I do get it. On one level, you WANT people to know that you’ve had aesthetic work done. I mean, who wants to walk out of the clinic looking like how they did when they entered it? You’ve made the decision to have fillers and/or threads because you’re looking for a difference. However…..

You want to look (and feel) like ‘YOU’ again.

You also dread the thought of popping out to Waitrose and the lady behind the counter saying ‘have you had some work done?’. Today’s fillers produce a very natural, soft and healthy change in your appearance.

2. YOU are in control of the look that we achieve with them.

Many people who I have talked to about their resistance in booking in and going for it, tell me that they are petrified of looking like a plumped up celebrity. They want to have a little something done, but they just want to look like themselves again… don’t worry, after your free consultation with me I will know exactly the sort of look that you are hoping for, and we will can even create it gradually.

When you choose to take control of how you feel about your appearance, but are nervous about things perhaps being ‘too dramatic’ YOU get to start off slowly. For example, 0.5ml of dermal filler or lip filler will mean that you can see a difference, yet nobody need ever know you’ve had it.

You may then decide that you want some more put in, hence us being able to build on things gradually. This is about me helping you to feel look and feel like ‘you’ again. Hence my Taylormade brand ethos.

3. You can have it done discreetly.

Unlike surgery, where you’d need to suddenly become unavailable (‘Oh I’ve gone on a surprise skiing trip!) nobody really need know that you’re going to have a procedure done. . With minimal downtime you are able to go about your daily activitiesas soon as you feel it’s possible.

Of course, with both dermal and lip fillers, and also threads, there will be some mild swelling and possible bruising. You are going to feel a little sensitive. But it’s going to be something that you possibly notice more than anybody else would.

And with late night appointments being available on a Thursday, you can even pop and get something done after hours. Book your consultation and let’s get things started.

So, tell me – what is that is REALLY stopping you? Come and join us on Facebook, or send me a message. Book in for your free consultation and let’s talk about it.

Looking forward to treating you!

Vicki’s Vlog – Follow Vicki’s PDO Threads Experience

Vicki’s Vlog – Follow Vicki’s PDO Threads Experience 150 150 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

Once again, the wonderful Vicki has created a series of Vlogs for us, detailing her experience of our PDO Thread treatment. You can watch them all on our YouTube Channel please give us a like and subscribe if you are enjoying our content. We have also created a playlist, where you can see all of Vicki’s videos in order – make sure you head over there and hit ‘Play’.

Thanks guys – and stay tuned for more video content over the next few weeks. Please get in touch if you would like to pop in for a free consultation.

 

Skin Debunk

Are you doing these eight things to your face? Here’s Our Skin Debunk

Are you doing these eight things to your face? Here’s Our Skin Debunk 960 643 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

How are your new year’s health goals going? If one of your resolutions was to take better care of your skin, you’ll be glad you stumbled upon this blog post.

It features eight, very enlightening points about your face – and what you should and shouldn’t be doing for optimum skin health. So, if you’re doing one (or more) of these things to your complexion, it’s time to rethink. Read on for the Helen Taylor Aesthetics skin debunk.

That’s right, we’re exposing some of the myths about skin, skincare routines and skincare to ensure you can enjoy a brighter, fresher face this year.

Skipping SPF

We’re sorry, but it simply isn’t okay to skip SPF in winter. The general consensus may be that your skin doesn’t need protection during the cooler months, but that simply isn’t true. Vogue explains why you need sunscreen or SPF year-round. After all, you get one face – and it’s vital you look after it.

The site suggests:“Incidental sun exposure—the kind experienced on a daily commute—has a cumulative effect that results in fine lines and sagging skin” and our founder Helen agrees.

Wearing sunscreen all year is a must, so make sure you incorporate it into your skincare routine.

Skin Debunk

Avoiding Chocolate

Despite what well-meaning relatives or friends will tell you, there is no evidence between chocolate and pimples – so tuck in if you enjoy a chunk every now and then. After all, a little bit of what you enjoy won’t harm.

If you’re suffering from acne-prone skin, chat to our team at Helen Taylor Aesthetics about your options. We have a Taylormade Hydrafacial just for you, for example – and we also offer chemical peels for stubborn acne marks and scars.

Sitting in the Shade

You aren’t immune from sun damage, simply because you choose to sit in the shade. In fact, that’s one of the biggest skin myths out there!

According to skincancer.org, “people can spend long hours in the shade while still receiving quite a lot of sun exposure and risking sun damage”. Be safe, folks – slather that sunscreen on!

Scrubbing Oily Skin with Exfoliators

Got oily skin? Maybe harsh exfoliators and cleansers featuring micro beads form part of your usual skincare routine.

Well, it’s time to rethink your beauty regime! Self.com offers nine ways you could be contributing to even oiler skin – and over-scrubbing is suggested as one of them. The site says you should avoid pore-clogging products too. Why not chat to us about a skincare regime that’s devised just for you, as well as a programme of regular facials? Or book your free consultation here.

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Using Only Expensive Skincare Brands

While there’s something very luxurious about using premium skincare, doing so may not be the best course of action for your skin. Often, the fewer products the better. Stay tuned here at Helen Taylor Aesthetics, as we’re working hard behind the scenes to devise our own range of skin-loving cleansers and moisturisers and we’re pretty sure you’ll love them.

Stockpiling Anti-Ageing Creams

While a good skincare routine may help keep your complexion hydrated, don’t be fooled by products that promise the earth and ingredient lists filled with chemicals you can’t pronounce.

The BBC suggests that scientific-sounding products aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be, so don’t be tempted to panic-buy anti-ageing creams. Instead, try a targeted, bespoke approach to skincare, selecting the products that work best for your skin type.

Washing Your Face Too Much

This point ties in with over-scrubbing your face with harsh cleansers; washing your face too much can also be a no-no – even if you don’t have oily skin. Allure offers some advice on how often you should cleanse your skin, so if you’re doing it too often, maybe it’s time to revise your skincare routine.

Be aware that your skin’s needs may change as you age too; for example, skincare at 30 may be drastically different to your regime at 20. If you need some advice on the best treatment(s) for you, why not book your free consultation with us?

Trying ‘Professional’ Treatments at Home

You may well have heard that dermarolling at home is much cheaper than visiting a clinic. But please don’t be tempted to try professional treatments like this yourself. True, you may save yourself a few pounds, but is it worth the risk that you might permanently damage your skin? We say definitely not.

 Skin Debunk

Instead, chat to us about how we can devise a bespoke plan for you that’ll target all your skin woes and boost your confidence. Alternatively, book your free consultation here.