Fundamentals of Skin Health

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The fundamentals of skin health 

Skin first. That’s been our philosophy from the start. Everything else follows once your base is at its best. Good skin health means taking care of your overall health. You probably already know what the basics are – here’s why they’re vital for better skin:

Water is your skin’s best friend

Skin is almost 65% water. Staying hydrated makes sense.

Exercise gets the blood flowing

Skin glowing post-workout? That’s the result of increased blood flow bring oxygen to cells. Exercise can also reduce anxiety, which helps with eczema, psoriasis and acne.

Relaxation calms everything

Mind, body – and skin. Stress can cause inflammation.  

Healthy diet, healthy skin

Wholegrains, fruits and vegetables support the skin’s function. There’s also evidence that a high-fibre diet improves the outlook for skin cancer patients. 

Rest to recover

Sleep is vital for repairing cells. That goes for skin too.

Get an annual skin check

Early detection can cure most forms of skin cancer – a full-body professional examination will put your mind at ease.

skincare

What goes on outside is as important as inside. A smart skincare regime protects and preserves the skin, and boils down to three essentials: moisturiser, anti-ager, and sunblock. Follow these steps:

  1. Wash your face with lukewarm water
  2. Moisturise, as this replenishes the fatty outer layer (lipid barrier, if we’re getting technical), keeping skin healthy. Moisturise twice a day
  3. Use an anti-ager, such as retinoid or vitamin C serum – especially important once you hit your thirties, and beyond
  • Start with the lowest recommended dosage for products with strong active ingredients such as retinol, and gradually increase so that your skin can build up tolerance
  • Use sunblock with SPF50+ to protect against UV rays, which cause premature ageing and can cause skin cancer

    4. Have regular facials or peels to improve texture and tone

These are the foundations of solid skincare. But it’s also worth bearing the following in mind:

Over-washing

It can strip away the protective fatty outer layer of the skin. 

Don’t use soap and hot water

Again, because they can strip away the outer layer.

Think twice about face scrubs

Abrasive exfoliants can damage the outer layer. 

Don’t use multiple products at the same time

Less is more.

If you’re struggling from a skin condition or want to improve the overall quality of your skin then please get in touch – there is a lot we can do to help.

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Cameron Tudor
month ago
I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
Debbie Charkham
month ago
I had a wonderful experience at No23 Skin, the rooms were bright and airy, making you feel completely comfortable! Overall l left feeling very calm and relaxed! It’s so wonderful to be in the hands of amazing Doctorsread more
Briana Anoff
month ago
Had a great experience at No 23 Skin. The doctor helped me feel really at ease and whole atmosphere was warm. Great location too. Can’t wait to go back for my facial in a few weeks!
Stephanie Johnston
3 months ago
What a lovely find No.23 Skin is, this was my first facial post lockdown and I picked the perfect place. It is in beautiful location just off High St Ken and whilst being luxurious it was also welcoming and warm. I selected the anti-aging facial and Cecilia tailored it especially to my skin concerns. She had had such a great touch and I was relaxed from the first minute. Facial included a fabulous massage and a LED light treatment (this is a must) and after 75 mins I left with glowing skin! It’s been over two weeks and my skin still looks fresh and dewy.Next appointment is with Dr Armstrong for my wrinkle treatment. Will then be Christmas party ready!read more
Rebecca Pick
12 days ago
The team at No.23 Skin are really helpful, warm and knowledgeable. I went in for a pregnancy facial with Cecilia and she helped me with some very annoying milia that have been troubling me around my eyes for ages and nobody else would help with.I was also able to have a pregnancy safe peel which has left me with smoother skin with a more even tone. Would really recommend!read more
Petrie Randles
month ago
Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Cameron Tudor
month ago
I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
Debbie Charkham
month ago
I had a wonderful experience at No23 Skin, the rooms were bright and airy, making you feel completely comfortable! Overall l left feeling very calm and relaxed! It’s so wonderful to be in the hands of amazing Doctorsread more
Briana Anoff
month ago
Had a great experience at No 23 Skin. The doctor helped me feel really at ease and whole atmosphere was warm. Great location too. Can’t wait to go back for my facial in a few weeks!
Stephanie Johnston
3 months ago
What a lovely find No.23 Skin is, this was my first facial post lockdown and I picked the perfect place. It is in beautiful location just off High St Ken and whilst being luxurious it was also welcoming and warm. I selected the anti-aging facial and Cecilia tailored it especially to my skin concerns. She had had such a great touch and I was relaxed from the first minute. Facial included a fabulous massage and a LED light treatment (this is a must) and after 75 mins I left with glowing skin! It’s been over two weeks and my skin still looks fresh and dewy.Next appointment is with Dr Armstrong for my wrinkle treatment. Will then be Christmas party ready!read more
Rebecca Pick
12 days ago
The team at No.23 Skin are really helpful, warm and knowledgeable. I went in for a pregnancy facial with Cecilia and she helped me with some very annoying milia that have been troubling me around my eyes for ages and nobody else would help with.I was also able to have a pregnancy safe peel which has left me with smoother skin with a more even tone. Would really recommend!read more
Petrie Randles
month ago
Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Cameron Tudor
month ago
I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
Debbie Charkham
month ago