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With people wearing face coverings to help keep the coronavirus infection rate down, “maskne” (aka mask acne) is becoming a more common skin issue. With clients suffering from chapped and irritated skin on their mouth, chin and jawline as a result of wearing a face covering, we have put together some advice on how to manage the symptoms of this frustrating, uncomfortable and, at times, painful condition.

Face coverings can rub and irritate the skin so, if you’re prone to breakouts, wearing a face-covering will amplify the condition. A mask also traps the breath which causes an increase in humidity and temperature in this region. As the skin temperature increases, so does circulation and sweating, and this combination of friction and heat means accelerated oil and cell production.

Increased sweating can result in clogging and congestion of the skin - the warm, moist environment is the ideal breeding ground for acne conditions.

Initially, the skin may feel rough, but it gradually becomes bumpy, and then starts to develop more blackheads, raised papules and painful spots.

How can I effectively treat maskne?

There are several steps to reducing these breakouts. Firstly, we advise you to wear a clean mask or face covering each day. Reusable fabric face coverings should be washed and left to dry thoroughly.
Trying to reduce bacterial build-up is beneficial for the skin but also ensures essential hygiene necessary for controlling coronavirus risks, too. Taking the mask off for a period, if it is appropriate to do so, will also give your skin some respite.

Avoid wearing make-up underneath a mask if at all possible or wear mineral-based makeup, such as Mii Minerals, which will not clog your skin, but will heal and protect your skin instead.

Daily Skincare

A face wash with salicylic acid is an excellent choice as it reduces clogging and has anti-inflammatory action. We would recommend the Active Cleanser by Priori - this cleanser uses lactic and salicylic acids which will naturally exfoliate and decongest the skin. Ensure that you cleanse your skin twice a day. In an evening, it's important to double cleanse - the first cleanse to remove the days build up and your makeup, the second cleanse to really clean your skin.

Gentle and regular exfoliation with a mild exfoliator is an important addition to the regimen. This prevents the follicles and pores from becoming blocked.

Keeping skin hydrated with a light or matte moisturiser will improve the skin’s barrier, help regulate sebum production and reduce irritation. Perfect Matte fluid by Thalgo is a great option as this minimises the appearance of pores and gives an anti-shine correction.

When choosing a spot treatment, opt for a less drying formula like the Gel Perfector by Priori, this contains lactic and salicylic acids which give excellent results for clearing your breakouts.

Breakouts may not be the only concern, though. Contact dermatitis or eczema can develop in these pressure areas where masks or face coverings abrade the skin. Apart from red and sensitive patches, skin can even become raw and weeping.
To ease discomfort and pain, restore your lipid barrier with soothing barrier products such as Barrier Restore by Priori or Nutri soothing cream by Thalgo. Cleanse with gentle cleansing milk and keep skin well moisturised. Avoid artificially fragranced products, or those with astringent botanicals, as not only will they sting on application, but they can increase redness and aggravate the sensitivity.

Treatment masks to be used at home can also be very beneficial as this is like having your own mini facial treatment and will give a long-lasting, deeper result.

Top tips to beat “Maskne”

For further advice, we offer free skincare consultations.

What is Electrolysis Hair Removal?

Electrolysis is a form of permanent hair removal. The process involves the use of a fine probe that emits heated electric currents directly into the hair follicle shaft, destroying the follicle and its ability to regrow.

Though the procedure is less common than laser or IPL hair removal, its results are just as satisfying. There will always be a need for electrolysis and here’s why: the contrast between the hair and skin colour makes little to no difference, unlike IPL which it does. No matter how fine or fair, dark or coarse the hair, you're probably a good candidate for electrolysis hair removal.


How Long Does it Take?

The length of the procedure itself will vary based on a number of factors, including the amount of hair and area of the body being covered. In general, treatments can last between 10 - 25 minutes. In terms of the amount of time it takes to begin seeing results from your electrolysis treatments, it is not a quick fix and will take a while. You may find that you require many treatments before you’re satisfied with the outcome.

The hair growth cycle has three main phases, the most important one being Anagen. The hair will only be treated successfully in this phase. This means that the treatment isn’t instant but it will be permanent. In general, completion of electrolysis treatment can be expected between 12 and 18 months, if the suggested treatment plan is followed. That said, you may need a top-up from time to time.


Advanced Electrolysis treatment for skin tags

This is a treatment that is becoming more and more in demand. Skin tag removal is now considered a cosmetic treatment by the NHS meaning it isn’t something they treat, so it has become far more popular here at Serenity.

What is a skin tag?

Skin tags appear as a small fibrous piece of skin, attached to the skin’s structure by a small stalk. They appear on the neck, underarm, around the bikini line and under the breast. Skin tags are non-cancerous but if left untreated they become larger and more unsightly. The main cause is friction to the area, for example, necklaces, bra straps, underwear, shirt collars and tight-fitting clothing can all be problematic areas.

Advanced electrolysis offers a permanent and highly effective solution for removing skin tags. Here at Serenity, we cauterise skin tags using an electrolysis probe. This treatment removes the skin tag without leaving any scars and ensures that the tags don’t reappear. The number of treatments you require will depend on the number of tags you have, as well as their size.

After the treatment, you may be left with small red marks or tiny black dots where the skin tag has been removed. These marks are only temporary and will have disappeared within 10 days of treatment.

Get in touch today by calling 01625 877875 or book online.

Your early teens can be when problems start with your skin. Navigating your first skincare routine can be particularly confusing. Your skin may be either dry, oily, dehydrated and spotty, or congested with blackheads and sensitive. This may not always be at the same time but you’ve got to figure out how to deal with it.


The products we use as teenagers actually helps set up our skin for later on in life. Think of your youthful skin as the foundation that your skin starts from. When you’re young, your skin is functioning fantastically, so taking care of your skin the right way early in life means you won’t be making up for lost time in years to come.

Cleanser

Gentle washes tend to be best for any skin type since they’re the least likely to strip the skin’s natural barrier. A foaming cleanser, which helps with oiliness, or a cleanser containing salicylic acid or lactic acid are great at treating acne. If you’re wearing makeup, micellar water is great as a pre-cleanse step in your routine.

Serum

Teenage skin needs the same sort of environmental protection as adult skin does. This means antioxidants are key. Vitamin C will fend off pollution and help brighten skin. Vitamin C also helps with collagen production to reduce acne markings post-breakout and keeps the skin protected against UV light and pollutants.

Retinoids

We know how retinoids should become a part of anyone’s skincare routine by the time they hit their late twenties, because of their anti-ageing effects. The vitamin A derivative can also be effective for teens as it considerably reduces acne.

Exfoliation

This is essential and needs to be done one to two times per week. Exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells, smooths texture, encourages cellular turnover and improves the absorption of the products you apply.

Moisturisers

On the moisturising front, opt for a lighter lotion instead of a heavy cream. Whether you’re dry, oily, or a little bit of both, most teenage skins prefer a lighter texture. Don’t feel the need to skip a moisturiser, this is important to protect your skins natural protective layer, avoids bacteria invasion and the skin to become dehydrated.

SPF

This is a must and needs to be applied every day! You must protect the skin from ultraviolet light damage.

Sharon’s tip!

Wash your pillowcases and makeup brushes regularly. These are the areas that sweat, dirt and bacteria are likely to build up and then this could cause congestion and breakouts within your skin.
Lastly and most importantly, always remove all makeup before going to bed - your face will thank you for it!

Why is everyone talking about Collagen drinks?

Discover the benefits of drinking Rejuvenated Collagen Shots daily to promote:

• More radiant skin

• Delay the signs of ageing

• Boost natural collagen, elastin and hydration

• Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

• Nourish the whole body from the inside out

• Improves your Hair, nails & joint tendons

What are Collagen Shots?

Collagen Shots are a unique high potency drink with 10,000mg of hydrolysed marine collagen in a clinically researched formulation, to supplement collagen levels, support hydration of the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

It works more effectively in the dermis with the aid of hyaluronic acid and a combination of peptides, antioxidants, vitamin C, copper and zinc, which have proven EFSA (European Food Standard Agency) Efficacy.

Why do I need to take Collagen Shots?

After the age of 25, our collagen level diminishes by up to 1.5% per year, this is an easy and pleasant way to supplement those levels.

Can Collagen Improve your Skin?

Skin is the largest organ in the body giving protection from the outside world. Collagen levels are key in providing support for youthful skin, connective tissue, joints, hair and nails. Special cells within your skin called fibroblasts are responsible for making the extracellular matrix and collagen.

These fibroblasts continually produce collagen, however as you age this production slows and existing collagen is further damaged with exposure to sun, smoking and poor diet. The collagen matrix weakens and shows signs of fine lines, wrinkles with a loss of youthful plumpness.

Benefits to your body:  

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, not just in your skin but also in your hair, nails, joints tendons and soft tissue.  Our customers have reported improvements in:

• The strength and appearance of their hair and nails.

• Improvement in the appearance of cellulite – ‘heal your body by giving it the best environment to take care of itself.’ Dr Murad.

• It may assist with joint health.  Collagen is the key protein in joint cartilage.  As the characteristics of collagen hydrolysate are similar to those in the cartilage matrix it may provide building blocks for cartilage tissue.

Benefits to your skin

Your skin is incredible, it grows with you, protects you from the outside environment and by giving it good nutrition you can help to keep it healthy and glowing.  Collagen is the most abundant protein in your skin, it provides the strength and elasticity to keep your skin firm.  It is often described as the building block for healthy skin but over time production slows down, which leads to a reduction in elasticity and hydration.  

Using our high strength formula you can stimulate your skin’s natural production of collagen to protect, nourish and firm skin from within. 

Collagen Drinks compared to tablets and creams

Collagen Shots come in a freeze-dried formula for maximum freshness and potency allowing for 10,000 mg per serving.  

To achieve the same dosage in tablet form it would take around 20 tablets per serving, which would be impractical.

Over recent years there has been much debate scientifically as to whether it is possible for collagen creams to penetrate the dermis.  The general consensus is that it is not as the molecular structure is too big to allow penetration.  It would seem logical that taking high strength collagen will give the best results.

How long does it take to see a difference?

Everyone is different; it depends upon an individuals physiology.  Typically you will feel a difference in hydration levels first, check the skin on your elbows before and in 10 days time.

What can I expect?

It is a subtle difference, finer lines, brighter, glowing, more hydrated skin – it isn’t a dramatic change – not one where someone will say to you ‘What have you done?’ more likely it would be ‘ You look well, what are you using.

What happens when you stop taking Collagen Shots?

Once you stop taking them the levels of collagen gradually decline and your skin will slowly go back to its original condition…. I promise though you will be addicted and will want to continue.

Where do you source your fish?

The fish used for Collagen Shots is sustainably sourced from free running fresh water and of European origin. The types of fish are white flesh, such as sea bass.  

Is there a potential for heavy metals and mercury?  We don’t source fish from the sea because of potential heavy metal contamination.

Why are Collagen Shots in a powder?

By using freeze-dried ingredients you can be assured of 100% potency over the time you drink Collagen Shots. Currently, there is not a recognised method of putting such formulas into a ready-made drink without heat treating the ingredients to pasteurise them, it's believed this process can affect the potency of collagen and vitamin C.

The question has arisen that ‘does my body still absorb Collagen Shots if it is not fully absorbed’.

Collagen Shots are fully absorbed as you only have to hold a small amount on your tongue to see how quickly the digestive juices break down the powder.

Do I have to drink Collagen Shots with water?

Our customers drink Collagen Shots in everything from their morning smoothie to a latté whatever you will enjoy it in most.

Can I take Collagen Shots when I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?  

All our products are totally natural but we would always recommend that you consult a doctor or medical practitioner if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, on medication.

Discover the benefits of drinking collagen for beautiful skin.

High strength award-winning Collagen Shots drink with skin-firming antioxidants and vitamins.

10,000 mg hydrolysed marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, acai berry super antioxidant, combined with vitamin B3, B5, C with zinc and copper.

Rejuvenated collagen shots - £43.95

Comes in a 30 serving pouch

Why use eye products?

The skin around the eyes is fragile, more prone to dryness and quicker to show age and fatigue. The eyes are often the area to show the first signs of ageing. Squinting and constant movement of the eyes hastens the appearance of lines and wrinkles and fluids collect under the eyes causing puffiness and dark circles. Eye creams can address some of these issues.

When should I apply an eye cream?

Applying eye cream should be the final step in your skincare routine every day, both in the morning and at night. The one exception - you should apply sunscreen after eye cream!

Can I use my face cream around my eyes?

Eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eye, so they tend to be thicker but very light in texture. They contain more oil than regular facial creams, and they have a lot of active ingredients aimed at the problems we see around the eyes. Face cream can be too rich and heavy for the eye area, which eventually may lead to puffiness and bags.

When should I start using an eye cream?

We would strongly recommend everyone starts to use an eye gel or cream from their early 20s - by the time you reach 25, the collagen in your skin starts to deplete year on year. If you start using an eye product early, prevention is far easier than cure and can really help prevent premature ageing and crows feet.

How should I apply an eye cream?

Use your ring finger as this will apply minimal pressure. Use the size of a grain of rice for each eye, apply in a circular motion from the bridge of the nose across, under the brow,  circle on the temples and under the eye around the eye socket. Only apply to the eyelid if the cream is suitable for this area.

What is best for my dark circles and puffiness?

Using an eye patch once to twice per week will help to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Eye patches are exceptionally hydrating and cooling for the delicate eye area. 

Tips

Are you wondering how to get smooth legs and clear skin? The answer is simpler than you might think.

When it comes to cleansing the skin on your face, back, chest and even your bottom, exfoliation is the most effective and preventative way of eliminating acne or folliculitis. To put it simply, exfoliation is the process of removing the dead layer of skin cells from the top layers of your skin. This layer can cause skin issues by clogging healthy pores. When pores become blocked and inflamed, they can cause conditions like folliculitis. Not all types of exfoliation are equal. You can exfoliate with both scrubs and chemical treatments.

So, are chemical or physical exfoliants better? Let’s look into physical exfoliation vs. chemical exfoliation to help you decide which to choose.

Physical Exfoliation - Benefits

The chances are that you’re already familiar with physical exfoliation. You may have previously used nice-smelling scrubs, touting ingredients like apricot which work as abrasives to physically remove the dead skin cells as you wash and scrub. Physical exfoliants show you quick results as they are literally using force to buff off the dead skin cells. They also generally have fewer chemical interactions than other skincare products as well as promoting blood circulation to the face.

Physical Exfoliation - Drawbacks

An exfoliating scrub falls short when it comes to delicate skin. While the abrasives in the scrubs are good for removing skin cells on a normal skin type, using them on delicate skin could cause irritation which is something you want to avoid! What's more, for issues on the bottom like folliculitis, the irritation could actually make things worse. If you are unsure about whether you have delicate or normal skin, we recommend speaking with one of our skin specialists.

Chemical Exfoliation - Benefits

To better understand the physical exfoliation vs. chemical exfoliation dilemma, let’s take a look at the latter.

The word chemical may evoke thoughts of toxic substances however, for exfoliation purposes, these chemicals are incredibly safe and natural. The two main types of chemical exfoliators are Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA’s).

AHA’s work superficially to interrupt the bonds holding together dead skin cells. BHA’s, on the other hand, have an affinity for oil and are great at penetrating deep into pores - perfect for people with acne issues. Lactic acids AHA’s and Salicylic acid BHA’s can both be found in our Priori range.

Chemical Exfoliation - Drawbacks

Of course, there are drawbacks to using a chemical exfoliant too. While using a BHA exfoliant or any salicylic acid product is simple enough, you need to consider how long you’re willing to wait for results. It’s gentle, will encourage a clearer, smoother, softer skin; fantastically anti-ageing. But this doesn’t happen overnight.

In truth, the main downside of chemical exfoliators is that they are not as fast-acting as physical scrubbing. This is because it takes a little time for the chemicals to break apart the bonds holding the dead skin cells. On the other hand, using a physical exfoliant, such as a scrub, offers much faster results that some will prefer. 


So, whichever method you choose to gain that beautiful smooth skin, exfoliating is a must. Contact our skin specialists to discuss the correct method and what products to use for your skin type.

Recommended Products

The Priori 2xfoliant Peel and Scrub is both a physical and chemical exfoliant. Simply use as a scrub or leave on the skin as a mask and let the AHAs get to work!

The Thalgo Revitalising Marine Scrub is the perfect luxurious physical exfoliator. With its creamy and soothing texture due to Chondrus crispus red algae, this scrub delicately exfoliates the skin. Feeling smooth and toned, the skin is ideally prepared for the application of skincare products.

To achieve beautiful skin, there are some simple steps you can do at home regardless of skin type.

CLEANSE

No matter what skin type you are, you need to cleanse the skin. Just rinsing it with water can be detrimental to your complexion. Water alone does not remove the daily debris and doesn’t prepare the skin for the application of further products. The key is to make sure you are using the correct cleanser for your skin type. For example, use a cream cleanser for dry skin or a lightweight wash off cleanser for a combination/ oily skin.

TONE

This is such an important part of your daily routine. All skin types need to be toned. Skipping this stage can leave the skin vulnerable to dehydration. Toners help to rebalance skin after cleansing by resetting the skins PH levels, therefore increasing absorption of active ingredients.

SERUM

This is the stage that is often missing from a daily routine, however, this is what makes the difference between good skin and fantastic skin. Serums allow you to target particular areas of concern, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, sensitivity, dehydration and so on.

A serum is the most active product you can apply to your skin and is often referred to as an insurance policy to protect you against ageing.

EYE CREAM

The earlier you incorporate an eye cream into your routine the better. This is where we show our age quite quickly. Eye creams/gels will treat dehydration lines, dark circles and puffiness. The skin around the eyes is finer and far more delicate than the rest of your face and therefore needs eye products that are specificity formulated for this area 

MOISTURISER 

All skin types need a moisturiser even oily! Oily skin is often dehydrated. Not using a moisturiser can lead to itchy dry skin, flaking, fine lines, sensitivity and more. Choosing the correct moisturiser for your skin type is important, if you like the texture and how it makes your skin feel you are more likely to use it. 

SPF

Don’t go without one. Apply an SPF every day it is your environmental shield. 
Always use a physical SPF on your face, it’s far less irritating, It sits on the skin and reflects the UV rays away.  A chemical SPF is absorbed into the skin and absorbs the UV rays and scatters them.

EXFOLIATE AND MASK

This need to be done 1-2 times per week on average. An oily skin around every 10 days. Exfoliating the skin boosts the microcirculation and increases the cell turnover, the skin will look brighter and feel smoother. It’s always useful to apply a treatment mask after exfoliating this gives the skin that feeling of a mini facial at home. Treatment masks help to lock in moisture, absorb excess oil, improve the appearance of open pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

Perimenopause usually starts in a woman’s 40s. This is the phase when the body starts to slow down making hormones and this usually occurs 3- 4 years before the menopause phase.

Menopause, being the time when a woman hasn’t had a period for a consecutive 12 months, indicates that the ovaries have stopped producing oestrogen. As women reach middle age they face all sorts of hormonal changes, internally and externally.

So, why does this impact the skin? The decrease in oestrogen is the main culprit of accelerating the ageing of the skin.

Wrinkles and sagging: Oestrogen helps to distribute fat deposits evenly under the skin. During menopause, this tends to be more focused around the stomach, bottom and thighs. The face, neck and arms have a lesser amount of supportive fat in these areas and therefore start to sag. Deep joy!

Proteins: Collagen and elastin are also partly controlled by oestrogen and therefore lose the ability to repair and reproduce this import protein as efficiently. These proteins are the ‘springs’ that we need the keep our skin supple.

Sun Damage: Melanocytes, are the cells that make the pigment melanin. Melanin is our natural protection from uv rays. These are also under the control of oestrogen meaning that we produce less during menopause leaving the skin more prone to sun damage. ie- pigmentation.

Hot flashes/flushes: Sudden heat to the skin and excessive sweating. This again is caused by a reduction in oestrogen. This causes capillaries to be more dilated, the body temperature to rise and an increase in the heart rate. This can result in the skin being more sensitive than it was and thread veins appearing on the face, neck and décolleté. 

What do we offer here at Serenity to improve this?

Wrinkles and sagging - CACI treatment; Thalgo Silicium Cream.
Proteins - iBeauty iSmooth; Thalgo Redensifying Cream.
Sun Damage - Priori Peels; Ellipse skin rejuvenation; Priori Qsod Brightening Serum.
Hot flashes/flushes - Ellipse thread vein treatment; Priori DNA Intense Recovery Cream or Thalgo Nutrisoothing Cream.

During facial treatments and skin consultations, many of our clients ask questions like “Why do I have a spotty forehead?”, or “Why have I got spotty cheeks?”.  To answer, Sharon our skin expert often refers to Chinese face mapping. This 3000-year-old practise is commonly known as mien shiang (which directly translates to “face reading”). Similar to reflexology points in the feet, it maps different organs to various sections of the face, which may give very telling signs as to what your spots really mean. 

What are the different zones in Chinese face mapping and what’s causing breakouts in these areas?


Zone A: Digestive System – High amounts of fat in the diet can lead to spotty outbreaks on the forehead.
Zone B: Liver – A high alcohol or dairy intake can cause this area to flare up, as well as possible food allergies.
Zone C: Kidneys – Spots close to the ear and dark circles around the eyes are usually caused by dehydration.
Zone D: Heart – High blood pressure, caused by fatty foods and lack of fruit or vegetables in the diet.
Zone E: Lungs – Smokers may find they’re more prone to outbreaks along the cheeks.
Zone F: Hormones – Women find this zone a major key indicator of stress and hormonal changes within certain times of the month.
Zone G: Stomach – This area is most prone to breakouts when the diet has been very rich and foods have been particularly difficult to digest.

With that in mind, it seems clear that healthy lifestyle choices (i.e. reducing alcohol intake, increasing your water intake, eating less fatty foods) are all key elements to a healthier complexion. 

Here at Serenity, we house a range of treatments that are great for both clearing up spot prone skin and ridding you of your acne scars for good. 

Your skin is your most visible organ, so if you’re having problems or still over-indulging, it’s sure to let you know about it! There’s plenty of treatments out there to improve problematic skin.

Get in touch with the team at Serenity to book your free skin consultation, where our experts, including Sharon, will discuss and advise the best treatment options for you. Call us on 01625 877875, email info@serenitypoynton.co.uk, or click here to book now! 

Eczema is a skin condition that causes inflamed, red skin that becomes very dry and itchy. Usually, it’s diagnosed in children, but it can flare up in adulthood too. Eczema can get particularly bad over the winter when the air is drier, so here are our top tips to help you cope with your flare-ups this winter.

Skip Hot Baths

Heat can cause the skin to dry out, so you should try not to get into scorching hot baths this winter, no matter how tempting it is. If you really can’t go without a bath, make sure it’s just warm water and try to do this less often than you usually would. After you get out of the bath, it’s important that you don’t rub your skin with the towel to dry, as this will only irritate your eczema and cause it to itch even more. Instead, pat yourself dry and make sure you moisturise straight away. Emollient moisturisers like petroleum jelly are great to use as they hydrate the skin as well as forming a protective layer. 

Use Gentle Cleansers

Always keep your eyes peeled for fragrance, alcohol and dye-free cleansers as these will be less harsh on the skin. We would recommend using our Priori TTC Naturally Enriched Cleanser, which is specially formulated to leave you feeling soothed and revitalised and can be bought for just £40. Christmas is the time of year when you might receive lots of nice smellies, but if you are prone to eczema flare-ups then avoid using them! If you’re really sensitive, you might need to keep an eye out for gentle laundry detergent too, as this will rub off from your clothes straight onto your skin – look for a detergent that’s suitable for sensitive skin.

Stay Hydrated and Moisturised

Staying hydrated is always important, but if your skin is starting to get dry and itchy, the first thing you can do is have a glass of water. It’s not going to cure you, but it will relieve the itching slightly after a short while. Try to moisturise with thick cream at least once a day, and again look for products that are for sensitive skin, as anything else will only make your eczema worse! 

If you have any questions about your skin or would like to speak to one of our experts, don’t hesitate to call Serenity on 01625 877875. We also offer free skin consultations from our team of experienced skin experts, where they will advise you on what kinds of products are best suited for your skin type. 

Micro-needling is a huge non-surgical craze right now, with celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and even Kim Kardashian reaping the benefits – but you don’t need an A-List bank balance to have one. 

One of Serenity’s top clinic treatments is the Rejuvapen. It works on all skin types, improving fine lines, acne scarring and stretch marks. Don’t let the needles put you off, as this procedure is quite painless. Putting your skin through mild trauma, naturally produces collagen, which in turn makes your skin appear plumper and younger with a healthy glow. This sounds scary but in reality, only causes mild discomfort. Recovery time is minimal, with the immediate sensation being compared to slight sunburn or irritation, and clear results after six weeks, so it might feel like you take a couple of steps back before a big leap forward. Like so many celebrities, you’ll swear by this treatment and we’re sure that you’ll be amazed. 

Serenity also offers the CACI Microcurrent with Jowl Lift. This facial specifically targets muscle laxity around the jawline and uses light abrasion to remove the outer layer of skin, revealing the fresh and more youthful skin underneath. Like the Rejuvapen, it triggers the body to produce collagen, making your skin plumper and further reducing the signs of ageing. CACI is loved by celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and even Madonna!

Thalgo products are renowned for their excellent quality and incredible results. They use marine minerals to revitalise the skin leaving you feeling super fresh with an improved complexion. Serenity offers a range of Thalgo facials and all Thalgo products can be purchased in the salon and online.

If none of these sound like your cup of tea, Serenity also has a range of Priori products that can be purchased both in-salon and online. If you’re not sure what products are best suited to your skin, we also offer a free skin analysis service, where our experienced skin experts will recommend the right products for you. 

Book your free consultation now on 01625 877875 or visit our bookings page!

The winter season is officially making its way in, and we all know what that means… hot steaming baths, central heating and horrible harsh winds outside, none of which lend themselves to providing you with a flawless complexion and healthy glow, making winter our number one skin enemy!

Naturally, a lot of people turn to moisturisers and creams when their skin starts changing over winter. However, the best thing that our skin experts can recommend is to drink more water and rehydrate yourself. The cool air is a lot dryer than what we’re normally used to, especially when we start to use central heating which dries the air out even more. This means that there’s far less moisture in the air, and has an instant impact on the texture of your skin. It’s not the perfect fix, but we promise you that if you increase your water consumption you will see a difference.

Another important habit to get into, especially in the winter, is to use a face cleanser instead of face wipes, which are packed full of chemicals that dry your skin out! We can recommend our Thalgo Make-up Removing Cleansing Gel-Oil, which will remove your makeup gently, leaving your face feeling soft and refreshed as well as smelling beautiful as it’s packed full of essential oils. This is suitable for all skin types and can be bought both in-store and on our website for just £29.

Exfoliating is another good practice that will refresh tired-looking skin. It is important not to do this daily and instead just once or twice a week to prevent your skin from becoming irritated. By doing this, you will clean and unclog your pores, which will allow treatments to work more effectively. You can use the Thalgo Eveil A La Mer Gentle Exfoliator that we have in-store and online for only £30. The Thalgo products use pure spring water that is rich in vitamins and minerals to help revitalise your skin.

Moisturising is, as always, crucial but it’s important you pick the right one for your skin type. Our skin experts at Serenity offer a free of charge skin consultation to help you work out which products you should be using or avoiding. They can also guide you through the products we house in-store and online and you’ll leave us with a plan for radiant skin and a perfect complexion!

To book your free consultation, call us on 01625 877875 or click here.