Tag Archives: hyperpigmentation

Dark circles and Puffy Eyes: Your guide to causes and treatments

Dark circles and puffy eyes. Your guide to what causes them and what you can do about them.   Dark circles under the eyes is one of the most common things people list as a concern when they take the Harley Street Emporium skin care test. More than 25% of respondents said it was an issue for them. There many of causes for dark circles under the eyes so unfortunately there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ fix – despite what we’re often told.   The Causes The causes can include: genetics lifestyle (too many late nights, smoking, alcohol consumption) ageing, and health…

Pigmentation spots. How to prevent and get rid of them

How can you avoid pigment problems and what can you do about them once they’re there? Our experts explain. We may love the sun but there is a price to pay for bathing in it. Age spots, liver spots, sun spots – whatever you choose to call them – are areas of hyperpigmentation and can affect all of us, irrespective of our skin colour. Sun exposure is the main cause, and when it comes to Melasma – a condition that mostly affects pregnancy women or women on the contraceptive pill – hormones are usually to blame. Melasma and sun spots…

skin brightening what works

Looking for a luminous complexion? Dr Zara Kassam takes a look at skin brighteners – what they do and how they work. We’re all after a complexion that looks like we’ve never touched junk food, stayed up too late or baked ourselves under the sun, and that’s where skin brighteners come in. Some products use light reflecting molecules to help give skin a healthy glow, but they only mask problems. When it comes to skin brightening, fading or reducing pigment spots there’s a whole lot of science that goes into the products that can actually make a difference. If products…

common skin problems with darker skin

From dry skin to hyperpigmentaiton, coloured skin has it’s own set of issues. Heather Stephen looks at some of the common ones and what you can do about them.   Darker skin certainly has its advantages. You are better equipped to protect yourself from the sun which means later wrinkles and a lower risk of skin cancer. But having more melanin isn’t all good news as it can bring its own set of skincare issues. Here are some of the most common problems and what you can do about them. Pigment problems People with coloured skin have more pigment which means scars…

Dr Jane Leonard

Dr Jane Leonard is a fully qualified GP and Cosmetic doctor, graduating from the University of Manchester. She also has a first class honours degree in anatomical sciences, in which she focused her studies on the anatomy of the face, head and neck. She completed her aesthetic training on Harley Street following a stint at The Alfred Hospital Medical Research Centre, in Melbourne, Australia. Her work in Dermatology research has been published in the prestigious Australasian Journal of Dermatology. Almost a decade of aesthetic treatment experience, Dr Leonard has been nominated for the Cosmetic Doctor of the Year in the prestigious…

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