Tag: skincare

  • Hitchhikers guide to skincare in your 40’s and beyond

    Hitchhikers guide to skincare in your 40’s and beyond

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Skincare in Your 40s: Discover how your skin changes & what can help.   We’re often made to feel that the older we get, the less content with our physical appearance we should be. But in reality, there are so many simple ways to feel beautiful, no matter what your age—and…

  • Lip threads the pros and cons

    Lip threads the pros and cons

    Thread lifts for sagging jowls are well known but now lips are getting the treatment. But what do the experts think?   Lip threads are yet another treatment made popular by member of the Kardashian family – in this case Kylie Jenner –  and they’re getting a lot of press at the moment. It’s a…

  • Carbonated water: should you be washing your face with it

    Carbonated water: should you be washing your face with it

    Carbonated cleansing: Skincare magic or a sofizzticated scam? Beauty writer, Jade Moscrop finds out. From the rise of crystals to the reign of retinol, people are taking skincare much more seriously these days, which paves the way for some genius tips and tricks – as well as some that aren’t so smart. One that’s had…

  • Could fasting improve your skin?

    Could fasting improve your skin?

    We hear lots about the benefits of fasting diets, including that they can help you live longer, but new research shows they can help rejuvenate your skin as well. With Summer upon us you might be thinking now is the time to pull yourself together and shed some extra pounds. Diets like the 5:2 diet,…

  • Skin care questions answered

    Skin care questions answered

    Need skin care help? Aesthetic Nurse, Shirley Nicol answers some common skin care questions – and the answers may surprise you. One of the most common questions I get asked is ‘what can help my skin?’ The answer is more often than not a very simple one – concentrate on repairing your skin barrier. Once…

  • Is the sunscreen in a moisturiser enough

    Is the sunscreen in a moisturiser enough

    Is the sunscreen in your moisturiser enough? We talk to the experts to find out. Many moistuisers these days come with an SPF, and that’s a great idea. But often the label and packaging doesn’t give you much of an idea of exactly what protection your getting. They may say SPF 15, 20 or 30…

  • Pigmentation spots. How to prevent and get rid of them

    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…

  • Psoriasis: Dermatologist Adam Freidmann explains the treatment options

    Psoriasis: Dermatologist Adam Freidmann explains the treatment options

    Psoriasis is a skin condition that can have a big impact on people’s lives. In this video consultant dermatologist Dr Adam Freidmann explains the condition and we hear from people who have it as well. They talk about how psoriasis has affected their lives, how they have coped and come to terms with it, and…

  • Fillers: there’s more to them than lips and cheeks

    Fillers: there’s more to them than lips and cheeks

    Fillers: The evolution. Dr Christine Reader explains what they’ve traditionally been used for and what they can do now. There is no denying that fillers are going from strength to strength in terms of use and popularity. They certainly are the less invasive option when compared to surgery, and can yield very satisfying results. When…

  • Do home use galvanic or vibrating devices really work?

    Do home use galvanic or vibrating devices really work?

    There’s a buzz about home use devices at the moment, but can those that use electrotherapy or micro-vibration really make a difference to your skin? Dr Christine Reader finds out. On the occasion that I do visit a spa, I must confess that I do not pay a minute’s thought to the science behind the…

  • Seven steps to healthier looking skin.

    Seven steps to healthier looking skin.

    Want to know how you can keep your skin looking good? Follow Dr Unnati Desai’s seven steps to healthier looking skin. Ageing may be inevitable but there are certain things you can do to keep your skin looking healthier and youthful for longer. 1. Be Sun Safe with Daily UV Protection I know you’ve heard…

  • 15 New Years skin care resolutions

    15 New Years skin care resolutions

    It’s New Year resolution time! See what our skincare gurus recommend. It’s that time of year again when we starting thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Lose weight, quit smoking and look after yourself better are often high on the list, but have you considered adding a good skincare regime to the list? After all, your…

  • Skin saving tips for the silly season

    Skin saving tips for the silly season

    Are you burning the candle at both ends during the festive season? Our SKINtellectuals share their tips on how to keep you looking your best. It’s that time of year  when your social life looks like it’s taken on a life of it’s own with a seemingly endless set of social events. But all these…

  • Quit Counting Sheep: find out which foods can help you get a good night’s sleep

    Quit Counting Sheep: find out which foods can help you get a good night’s sleep

    What foods may help with sleep, and which don’t? Dr A Bolin takes a look. Do you sometimes lie awake at night counting sheep? Have you noticed that your skin can look dull and lack-lustre if you’re not getting enough shut-eye?  Getting a good night’s sleep is indeed related to your skin health and studies…

  • Niacinamide-the beauty benefits of vitamin B3

    Niacinamide-the beauty benefits of vitamin B3

    It might not roll off your lips but Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide is fast becoming a beauty industry favourite. Dr Zara Kassam PhD explains why.   A certain nutrient in the cosmeceutical world has been gaining popularity for its favourable effects on the skin; it goes by the name Niacinamide. Now you’re probably wondering why everyone…

  • Can exfoliating scrubs do more harm than good

    Can exfoliating scrubs do more harm than good

    Exfoliating scrubs – we’ve grown up believing they’re the key to clear, beautiful skin. But can they do more harm than good? Dr Zara Kassam PhD finds out. Many of us have been utterly convinced, (well those of us who suffer the torment of hormonal changes), that in order to keep our faces free of…

  • JUST HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD WE BE DRINKING?

    JUST HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD WE BE DRINKING?

    Water – your skin needs it – but just how much should you drink? Dr Zara Kassam PhD finds out. We all know that water is vital for our health and our skin. Our bodies contain 55% to 78% water, depending on our size, and without it we’d only survive for a few days. Strangely however,…

  • Summer fruits: what you should be eating for your skin’s health

    Summer fruits: what you should be eating for your skin’s health

    Which are best Summer fruits to keep your skin and hair looking its best? Dr Zara Kassam PhD takes a look at the top 5. What are you eating this summer to get that boost of nutrients that you need for skin and hair health? We all know fruits are great for your health, but are…

  • Anti-aging

    Anti-aging

    Harley Street Emporium’s evidence-based skin care gives you the best opportunity avialble on the market today to turn back the clock and stop aging in its tracks. All our brands come from top doctors. dermatologists and the labs that supply the medical aesthetics industry. They are formulated to get results and have the clinical studies…

  • women shaving

    women shaving

    Ladies should you shave your face or put the razor down? Dr A. Bolin looks at the pro’s and con’s of women shaving. Would you like to have a glowing face with smooth skin that beauty serums penetrate easily into and your makeup glides over?  These are just some of the claims proponents of shaving…

  • What do skin doctors use on their skin?

    What do skin doctors use on their skin?

    So, what does a skin specialist use on their skin? Heather Stephen spoke to four skin experts to find out their skincare secrets.   Dr Tatiana Lapa, medical director of the Studio Clinic, Harley Street Mornings “I am a loyal devotee to the Zein Obagi range which has completely changed my skin. I start with a…

  • Silicone: why is it in my moisturiser?

    Silicone: why is it in my moisturiser?

    Silicone is a common ingredient in skincare products. Daniel Judd explains why. If you’ve ever taken a thorough look through the ingredients of certain skincare products, you might have wondered why you’re rubbing your face with the stuff used to seal bathroom fittings. Silicone is a truly versatile ingredient with applications ranging from colourful cake…

  • Are we in the midst of a skincare revolution or is it just massaging the facts?

    Are we in the midst of a skincare revolution or is it just massaging the facts?

    Are your skin care products undergoing a revolution? With all this talk about latest scientific research and cutting edge patented technology are today’s products really any different? Self-confessed skeptic, Dr Haran Sivapalan, finds out.  For thousands of years, people have covered themselves with various substances in an effort to prevent dry skin. As far back…

  • Spot the mistakes: errors we make trying to get rid of acne

    Spot the mistakes: errors we make trying to get rid of acne

    If you have acne you’ll try almost anything to get rid of it. Our experts look at some of the most common errors people make and what they should do instead. Most of us have battled with acne at some stage.  Although your doctor can help it’s hardly surprising if you try your own zit-busting…

  • Men: are you taking your skincare seriously?

    Men: are you taking your skincare seriously?

    More men, especially younger ones, are starting to take their skin care seriously. And not before time experts say, as they need a smart skincare regime just as much as women do. Here’s why. According to research by Mintel more than half (56%) of men say they have no need for skincare products and a…

  • Probiotics: can these gut-loving bacteria help your skin?

    Probiotics: can these gut-loving bacteria help your skin?

    We’ve all heard that probiotics are good for our gut, but now there are claims they can help your skin? Dr Hannah Sweilem looks at the evidence. Trends in skincare come and go as we know, but one that’s growing in popularity now is idea that probiotics – the good bacteria that live in our…

  • Get skin savvy: common skincare mistakes and how to fix them

    Get skin savvy: common skincare mistakes and how to fix them

    You spend a fortune on serums and never go to bed with your makeup on, so why isn’t your skin flawless? Some top doctors talk about some common skincare mistakes and share their top tips. Most of us probably have a bathroom cupboard stacked full of lotions and potions. In fact, here in the UK we spend more…

  • Microencapsulation-how it’s changing skincare

    Microencapsulation-how it’s changing skincare

    Good things may now come in small skincare packages. Daniel Judd looks at how packaging ingredients into micro-capsules could benefit your skin. There’s a quiet revolution going on at a cosmetics counter near you. You may have heard the buzzword – micro-encapsulation. It’s a big word for packaging ingredients into tiny capsules that will either…

  • Skincare: 7 things your doctor does want you to know

    Skincare: 7 things your doctor does want you to know

    Consultant dermatologist and Harley Street Emporium SKINtellectual, Dr Anjali Mahto, gives us her top skincare tips.   1. Watch that mole  “Because of cheaper travel and the popularity of tans, skin cancer rates have increased by over 300% since the late 1970s,” says Dr Mahto from the Cranley Clinic on Harley Street. “Only five or more sunburns…

  • Are you guilty of the ten cardinal skin care sins?

    Are you guilty of the ten cardinal skin care sins?

    Dr Jane Leonard, GP and aesthetics guru, talks you through the ten cardinal skin care sins. 1. Forgetting to take your make up off at night. We have all been guilty of climbing into bed without taking our makeup off after a night out or long day at work. So what is the harm? Well,…

  • What are the top five ingredients to look for in skin care?

    What are the top five ingredients to look for in skin care?

    What are the top 5 ingredients you need in your skincare regime? Rosie Taylor finds out. There are thousands of skincare products out there and the list of ingredients can be baffling. But there are some key ingredients that experts agree are vital for smooth, clear skin and to fight signs of ageing. Here’s our…