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I’m A Summer Kinda Lady

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Summer’s finally here…hooray!

Naturally, this means most of us spend more time outside. As much as we would love to soak up the sun all day long, overexposure can be damaging to your health and skin. A staggering 90% of skin ageing, including wrinkles, are caused by exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays over time.

It’s not all doom and gloom though. The sun has many advantages, such as being a source of Vitamin D, an essential vitamin for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. It also helps us to release the “feel-good hormone” – endorphins.

Protect your pout

The sun’s UV rays cause the delicate skin tissue on the lips to dry and can impact on the production of collagen on your lips, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles.

Applying a protective lip balm regularly throughout the day will keep your lips hydrated and protected. Opt for SPF 15 or higher to ensure your lips are safe in the sun. Products that have a base of beeswax, petroleum jelly, or paraffin will seal moisture and stay on your lips longer in comparison to thinner balms.

Sun-proof your skin

Ever been out and about and caught a tan or burnt without realising? Guilty! Even when it’s cloudy the sun’s rays can still catch us off guard. Absolutely vital to protecting your skin is applying a high quality SPF protection daily.

Choose a high factor sunscreen that offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Always apply sunscreen 20 minutes prior to allow time for the product to absorb into the skin and re-apply every few hours or as needed. If you’re unsure about applying sunscreen to your face in case it ruins your make-up, don’t worry. There are plenty of foundations and compact powder brands that contain SPF, so opt for one of those in the summer months.

The windows to your soul

One of the first places we begin to show signs of ageing are around our eyes. The skin surrounding them is thin and delicate so you need to handle them with care. It is particularly important to take care of your eyes when in the sun if you want to limit the signs of ageing.

It’s not just ageing we have to take into consideration, it’s also our health. UV rays can contribute to the development of certain eye diseases and cataracts. Keep them protected by avoiding looking directly at the sun and by wearing UV-blocking sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats. Luckily large sunnies are in fashion at the moment, so you can’t go wrong.

What about those luscious locks?

The summer months can take its toll on your hair. Sun, salt, sand and chlorine can cause your hair to become dry, dehydrated and frizzy.
Keep your locks tamed and your scalp protected with sun protective sprays and by wearing a hat in the midday heat. Cutting back on shampooing during the warmer months will maintain the natural oils that your hair produces which protects it from the sun.

Melon madness!

Feeling fruity? Treat your taste busts as well as your skin to a delicious snack of melon! It’s rich in antioxidants and delivers a unique hydration to the skin, resulting in a radiant complexion. According to experts, cantaloupe is the melon of choice for gorgeous summer skin. But watermelon is a particular favourite of mine, and contains loads of, well, water, to help you keep hydrated.

Hydrate and glow

When it’s hot our body loses more water than it usually would, so it’s important to stay topped up in the summer months.

It is the most essential nutrient our body needs to stay healthy and it is also one of the best anti-ageing tools too. Drinking an adequate amount will give you softer, moister skin. But if your skin is dry and dehydrated, it will emphasise existing lines and wrinkles.

If you find drinking water bland, add a slice of lemon! Not only will it add flavour, but it’s also a powerful anti-oxidant and has an inner-cleansing power.

My best summer tip?

Get your brows and eyeliner applied to save the smudges and leave you looking gorgeous from the beach to the evening out. Well, who can be bothered to put a full face of makeup on when it’s hot?!

To find out more about my permanent makeup, just go to my permanent makeup page..

Could Scalp Follicle Pigmentation Be The Answer To Thinning Hair?

Could Scalp Follicle Pigmentation Be The Answer To Thinning Hair? 150 150 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

Without doubt, hair loss is one of the most difficult aesthetic problems that people face and many of my clients have come to me after months or even years of suffering in silence.

Hair is considered so integral to our beauty and attraction that it can be extremely difficult to face up to thinning hair or hair loss, yet the benefits of doing so speak for themselves.

The solution to thinning hair is almost deceptively simple, with methods ground in the most advanced permanent makeup technologies and years of research culminating in a rapid process with fast results that is used in highly reputable clinics across the world.

Scalp pigmentation is a hair loss treatment suitable for both genders.

This process works to simulate hair follicles to replenish lost locks or to covers scarring or birthmarks. As a trained and experienced professional, I’ll use needles and a roller to insert pigment into the scalp to create a clever optical illusion of brand new hair follicles.

The treatment will be tailored to the exact size, shape and colour of your original hair follicles for convincing results that will leave you feeling fresh and confident, as well as looking years younger!

Baldness (in both males and females) and receding hairlines are extremely common scenarios that many of us will face.

It’s important to remember that hair loss is nothing to be ashamed of

Many of my clients who were suffering from hair loss have admitted that they wished they had taken the plunge earlier and come to me for treatment.

This is a sensitive topic for those suffering from alopecia due to stress, or those who have lost hair due to procedures such as chemotherapy.

I have dealt with a number of clients in these situations whose mental and physical resources have already been exhausted. This is where my work feels particularly valuable and rewarding, as I can help to restore your former appearance with the minimum of fuss and bother and an entirely non-invasive procedure.

It’s incredible how much a boost to your outer appearance can do for your sense of self

I also work with clients who’ve had bad experiences with other hair loss treatments – or who wish to cover scarring or birthmarks. The procedure is extremely effective to correct previous work, including scarring from hair transplants, or to conceal marks you don’t want to see, by blending the scar with the hair around it.

Scalp follicle pigmentation is also highly effective for women who are suffering from hair loss as a side effect of the menopause.

We will have a thorough discussion before going ahead with any treatment. I’ll conduct a patch test to rule out any allergies, and we’ll discuss exactly what the treatment entails.

We’ll talk about the look that you wish to have, including the hair colour and thickness – and I will be honest about whether I can achieve this. I haven’t had a case yet where I couldn’t!

We’ll also discuss how you can choose the density of the dots (from the needles) that will create the impression of new hair follicles, to ensure the appropriate thickness is employed.

This procedure is also known as scalp or hair tattooing, or scalp simulation, which helps to explain further how it all works.

The treatment is totally safe and has fantastic results

Scalp follicle pigmentation is an increasingly popular procedure thanks to its fast, permanent results and fuss-free, high-value process. It again depends on the client, but I will almost always recommend a top-up after two or three months while any further top-ups will depend on the individual case and your personal preference.

It takes just a few hours to have your first treatment, with even shorter appointments for follow-ups. Side effects are minimal – you may experience (understandable!) redness in the treated area for a few hours afterwards, but this will fade fast.

My treatments start at £850 for crown or receding hairline, and around £2500 for a full head procedure. It’s not a lot to pay to restore your former glory!

Pb-port-6-224x300As always, my no-obligation consultations will help to appease any concerns, answer questions and go into detail about any aspect of the procedure that you wish to discuss.

Get in touch today for a free consultation where we can discuss your specific needs and set you on the pathway towards a brighter, more confident future!

I look forward to speaking with you.

The benefits of semi permanent make-up for those suffering from hair loss

The benefits of semi permanent make-up for those suffering from hair loss 150 150 Helen Taylor Aesthetics

In my job, I often meet with clients who have come to seek my help after suffering from an illness, where alopecia (hair loss) has been a side effect. Some of the most common issues that people have been dealing with are cancer, trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) and alopecia – a common condition that often goes unrecognised in its own right.

The treatments that I can offer in this respect emphasise the importance of semi-permanent makeup treatments not only for cosmetic treatments but in the paramedical field, too.

Feeling good

Everyone deserves to feel beautiful. Looking good on the outside can significantly boost our spirits and make us feel great on the inside, too. Battling an illness is stressful and exhausting at the best of times, which is why I love how I can use my talent, knowledge and experience to help ease the pain of those suffering. My paramedical makeup solutions have been specially designed to help bring back confidence by restoring a client’s natural appearance.

I want to talk about confidence for a moment, as this is such a crucial part of how we can equip ourselves to deal with the hurdles that we have to overcome in life. Confidence changes everything about us – the way we behave, how we present ourselves to others and interact in a social context.

It’s only natural that when we look our best, our confidence will also go sky-high. Using this strength and power, we’re equipped with the essential resources needed to battle through our daily lives.

Our confidence will inevitably take a very sharp hit when we’re left fighting for our health, and the sad fact is that the symptoms of alopecia are often aggravated by the shock and stress we experience in response to it.

Embarrassment, shame and depression are common side effects of those suffering from hair loss, with sufferers becoming more introverted and finding their career, social lives and friendships suffering.

Thankfully, there is a solution.
Time and time again, I’ve been left with tears of happiness in my eyes, after completing cosmetic treatments and helping to bring back the confidence of my clients. My work helps to reinforce strength and a positive outlook, to restore and revitalise both physically and mentally, and to lift the mood.

Natural beauty

Oncologists have been talking for a long time about the positive effect that permanent makeup treatments can have in both the short- and long-term for patients, particularly after going through distressing medical treatments.

If you’re suffering from cancer, I can restore your natural appearance after hair loss in chemotherapy. I’ll meet with you before you go through the process and carefully note the style, colour and natural features of your brows and hair. I also offer a one-on-one consultation and study photos after you’ve gone through the process, should you have suffered hair loss as a side effect.

Where there’s a problem, there’s a solution…

So now let’s get down to how exactly I can you if you’re suffering from hair loss and bald patches. I use a new cutting-edge technology and a system commonly known as hair and scalp tattooing or scalp follicle pigmentation.

This involves dying the scalp and inserting pigment to create the illusion of new hair follicles with thousands of tiny tattooed dots. I do full head and top-ups to suit the individual client.

Bringing back the brows

Many people are shocked that suffering from alopecia can mean not only losing the hair on your head but losing your eyebrows, too. I’ve had many female clients confiding in me about how they feel less feminine because of this – an issue that I understand entirely. Eyebrows are such a vital part of our face, helping to frame our features, give us definition and shape our expressions.

I offer a range of brows including hairstrokes or powdered brows to restore your natural look, definition and colour. Some clients even use the opportunity to try my combination brow style for a dramatic statement look!

I also offer clients the option to have a subtle liner around the eyes, to enhance definition and ‘open up’ the eyes.

Many people have some questions and doubts before choosing to invest in permanent makeup treatments, which is entirely understandable, particularly so if you’re feeling vulnerable and anxious due to suffering from alopecia.

I’d love to have a chat, to answer your questions and ease any concerns.

Please just give me a call on 0800 690 6871 or drop me an email at: Helen@helentayloraesthetics.co.uk