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Blemishes Explained

Whether it’s occasional blemishes, the odd pimple or more long-term spots, blemishes are no welcome guest to anyone’s complexion. While they’re often more prevalent in teenagers, they can occur at any age; alarmingly common before an important occasion, just when we want to look our best. However, it is possible to reduce and even prevent blemishes if armed with a little knowledge, a good skincare regimen and, on occasion, professional help. Follow our failsafe guide to understanding and preventing blemishes for clearer, more even-looking skin.
10 Aug 2020
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The best SkinCeuticals face mask for your skin type

Can’t get to the clinic? Here’s how to keep your skin glowing in between professional appointments.
If you haven’t been able to make your appointment at the clinic this month but don’t want your skin to suffer, then a face mask is a great way to maintain your glow – not to mention offer an excuse for some essential relaxation time. Find out which SkinCeuticals mask is right for your skin type and the professional tips that can help improve your results.

How to manage ageing skin

Skin ageing is caused by two main processes; intrinsic, or chronological (natural), and extrinsic, or environmental (atmospheric), they both contribute to the visible signs you may see on your skin, such as fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and discolouration. The process of skin ageing is inevitable, but understanding how and why it happens can help you manage the signs of skin ageing more effectively and help you better select an anti-ageing cream or serum and other anti-ageing solutions to improve skin’s overall health and appearance.
extrinsic ageing

What Is Extrinsic Ageing?

Skin ageing is an area of importance, not only because it is the most obvious sign of the ageing process, but also because it represents a visual indication for one’s overall health. Ageing of the skin, though, is not solely dependent on ‘age’, for example your skin age can differ considerably to your actual age and this is because there are several other factors which contribute to skin ageing. These factors fall into either intrinsic or extrinsic categories1. Extrinsic ageing is a result of lifestyle and environmental factors. Intrinsic ageing on the other hand is a genetically determined, naturally occurring process.
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Skincare Q&A

We recently held a live Skin Schools chat via our Skinceuticals Instagram page to answer some of your most pressing skincare questions. From how to calm angry, red skin, to which cleanser to use to improve blemishes, here’s a selection of some of the most common questions from the live Q&A.
The Importance Of Sleep For Our Skin

The Importance Of Sleep For Our Skin

Life is busy. There are plenty of things to keep our days and nights occupied, and often not enough hours in the day to complete our to-do lists, regardless of what is on them. But have you considered the importance of the hours in the night, when your body also has a long to-do list? How do you feel about sleep? What impact does it have on you, internally and externally?
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How To Choose The Right Face Moisturiser

A face moisturiser helps to prevent dryness and moisture loss in skin. A properly formulated moisturiser can deliver long-lasting hydration to help support skin’s natural barrier for protection against external aggressors. It is also an important step in prepping skin for makeup application. Face moisturisers are available in the form of serums, creams and facial masks.

Pre-Wedding Skincare for Brides

Radiance is what defines a bride. But it’s not just about being happy or having a great make-up artist. It’s about having fabulous skincare too. And for that, leading dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto, author of the Skin Care Bible, says you need to start at least six months before your big day. Here she talks to us about what you need to do to achieve radiant skin - and advises on what not to do. By Dr Anjali Mahto
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Best Skinceuticals moisturiser for mature skin

We reveal the best SkinCeuticals moisturisers for mature skin types.
Moisturising is a vital step in every skincare routine as it helps the skin’s protective barrier to stay healthy while locking in essential oils and lipids. It also becomes even more important as the skin ages as natural moisture levels start to deplete and ageing signs become more noticeable. Here we reveal the best SkinCeuticals moisturisers for mature skin types and the clinically proven results to expect.
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Skincare Routine for Combination Skin

Combination skin, which is both dry and oily in different areas, is common but can be tricky to deal with. This skin concern is typically characterised by an oily T-zone on the forehead, nose and chin (prone to enlarged pores and pimples), coupled with a dry cheek area. Variations on this include oiliness around the nose and center of the forehead or dryness around the hairline and jawline. To some extent everyone has a degree of combination skin, with a slightly oilier nose, for example.

Understanding Hyperpigmentation and Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a relatively common, harmless skin condition that manifests on skin as darker patches or uneven skin tone and is caused by a range of factors. Follow our guide to find out more about the causes and how to visibly improve uneven skin tone.

How to Care for Dry Skin

Dry skin is generally an inherited skin condition and is most often recognised by scaling, itching and flaking. Dry skin usually occurs because the outer layer of the skin does not contain enough oil to hold in moisture. Harsh environmental conditions like cold weather or heat can exacerbate symptoms.
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At SkinCeuticals, our commitment to our patients is equally as important as providing advanced skincare backed by science. We hold ourselves to high quality ingredients, research, and testing standards to achieve our mission, which is to optimize healthy looking skin
Intrinsic Ageing

What Is Intrinsic Ageing?

Skin ageing is an area of particular importance, not only because it is the most obvious sign of the ageing process, but also because it represents a visual indication for one’s overall health.

Ageing of the skin is not solely dependent on ‘age’, for example, your skin age can differ considerably to your actual age and this is because there are several other factors which contribute to skin ageing. These factors fall into either intrinsic or extrinsic categories.
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Treating & Reducing Lip Lines

Restore smoothness to your lips with our top tips on reducing the appearance of lip wrinkles. Like the delicate skin around the eyes, the lips can show signs of ageing more prominently than the rest of the face. So how can you keep your lips looking plump and smooth without resorting to invasive treatments and procedures? Here’s everything you need to know and the SkinCeuticals products that can help.
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Understanding Ageing Skin

Skin ages just as the rest of the body does. But, while there are some elements of the skin ageing process that cannot be prevented, there are ways to slow the appearance of ageing with care and attention.
Skin Explained

How to combat ageing skin and blemishes on your face

While you may see blemishes and ageing signs as two very different skin concerns, they may be more related than you think. In fact, both can be addressed simultaneously with SkinCeuticals’ targeted Blemish + Age products. Here we reveal the causes and treatments for blemish-prone and ageing skin.
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Morning vs. Evening Skincare Routines

Have you ever wondered when you should apply an antioxidant, or been unsure of what time to use retinol? Read on to find out how your morning and evening skincare routine should differ and the most important steps to include.
Hyaluronic acid benefits for skin

Anti-ageing skincare: Discover the Age Renewal Routine

Whether you’re trying to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, smooth skin texture or reduce the appearance of discolouration, our recommended Age Renewal Skin Routine can help. We developed this three-step regime to help protect the skin from free radicals with antioxidants while correcting ageing signs with skin-plumping humectants and active ingredients. Here we explain how to use each product in the system and how they work together for optimal results.
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Blemish + Age Routine

Throughout life our skin changes which is why you should change your skincare routine as you age. While it’s all about prevention in your twenties, you may find you have more concerns, such as lines and wrinkles, in your fifties. So, to help you get started, we’ve put together our recommended routine for every life stage to help your skin look its best – no matter your age.
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Preventing Dark Circles Around Eyes

Dark circles, also known as periorbital hyperpigmentation, are a commonly encountered condition best described as the darkening of skin pigmentation around the eyes. Whilst dark circles are not usually caused by an underlying medical condition, many people think they make them look tired, sad or older than they are, and therefore can affect their emotional well-being and quality of life1. Let’s take a look at what causes darkness around the eyes.
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Understanding Dehydrated Skin

While dry skin and dehydrated skin can share many of the same characteristics, such as tightness, roughness, flaking, scaling, redness and sensitivity, they are quite different skin concerns.Dry Skin generally refers to skin lacking in oil. Dehydrated skin is skin lacking in moisture - it is not so much a skin type as a skin condition. Even oily and combination skin can be dehydrated. Dehydrated skin occurs when the protective uppermost layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum, is lacking in moisture. Some of the signs of dehydrated skin to look out for are itchy skin, dullness, dark circles under the eyes and the increased appearance of wrinkles.
10 Aug 2020