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Regaining Your Libido in Midlife

2021-10-11T14:39:06+00:00October 11th, 2021|

Alongside other symptoms, loss of libido is a common and often distressing effect of the menopause. In my practice, I often hear the same questions from my female patients about the loss of libido during menopause, and that’s “Why am I experiencing a lower sex drive?” or “Why am I experiencing a complete loss of [...]

7 common skin mistakes that aesthetic doctors want you to avoid

2021-09-30T10:08:14+00:00October 4th, 2021|

Even though the topics around skin health and anti-ageing prevention are continuously growing, and we're lucky to have so many great experts sharing their knowledge on platforms such as Instagram, there's still a lot of misinformation around skincare best practices, and this can potentially wreak havoc on the skin barrier or trigger premature ageing. I [...]

Ageing in a Digital World: How to Protect your Skin from the Harmful Effects of Blue Light

2021-09-21T15:26:30+00:00September 27th, 2021|

While the effects of UVA and UVB light on our skin are widely known and discussed, there are various other types of light that reach our face on a daily basis – and skincare science has shown some of these to be detrimental to our skin. One of those types of light is high energy [...]

Are at-home skincare devices worth the hype?

2021-09-21T15:19:52+00:00September 20th, 2021|

Skincare tools have gained a lot of popularity over the last eighteen months. Three lockdowns have turned many of us into facial DIY-ers – determined to hack the skin rejuvenating benefits of an in-clinic treatment from the comfort of our own home. Many at-home tools and devices are versions of treatments performed by skin professionals [...]

These are the acne treatments that, in my experience, really work

2021-09-12T15:08:04+00:00September 13th, 2021|

The journey to treating acne can be a long and frustrating one. With it though that globally, over 80% of people under the age of thirty suffer from breakouts, finding a fix should be an easier task than it is. If you're reading this, you've probably tried countless acne treatments already, likely with very little [...]

Are Our Attitudes Towards Aesthetic Treatments Changing?

2021-09-03T11:42:06+00:00September 6th, 2021|

There are many widespread misconceptions about aesthetic treatments - ‘Botox and fillers look obvious’, ‘they’re only for women’, ‘You’ll no longer look like you, ‘they’re addictive’ just to name a few. I think it’s fair to say that aesthetic treatments have had their fair share of bad rep in their time. But, as with everything [...]

Self-care in a time of burnout and mental health issues

2021-08-26T11:07:17+00:00August 30th, 2021|

Looking after ourselves is more than just eating well, exercising frequently, and using good quality skincare. Although this is important. Self-care is more than a bubble bath, a face mask, and reading a good book. Although they too are essential, and each makes for an effective way to unwind after a long day. Studies show [...]

Skincare in your 40s: Habits to maintain youthful skin in your 40s and beyond

2021-08-23T13:22:18+00:00August 23rd, 2021|

As you enter your forties and start to approach menopause, you may notice changes happening within your skin. For example, it may become drier as oil and lipid production decreases, you may experience breakouts even if you haven’t suffered from acne before in your life, you’ll notice an increase in fine lines and wrinkles and [...]

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