Skincare and Beauty

How to Get Rid of Sunspots

Right now there is no one best way to treat sun-damaged skin. There are lots of different treatment options available to revers the aging effects of UV radiation. A lot depends upon your skin type, degree of sun damage, willingness to accept recovery time, and, your budget. But, obviously, the main thing to remember is “good sunblock everyday” In general, makeup that contains sunscreen is not enough. You really should apply daily a separate sunblock with SPF of 30. So, what happens during sun exposure? Well, sun stimulates our melanocytes to produce more pigment, which in turn creates darker spots on our skin. In addition to sunspots, photo-damage also manifests itself with wrinkles, constantly dilated blood vessels, and dry leathery skin. Right now, in UK there three most popular treatment options. They are chemical peels, retinoids, and laser treatments.

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Photoaging Treatment with Retinoid

Skin aging is a very intersting biological process. There are two types of aging: intrinsic or biological one and photoagin. While intrinsic or chronological aging is an inevitable process, photoaging involves the premature aging of skin occurring due to cumulative exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Chronological and photoaging both have clinically differentiable manifestations.

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Glycolic Pees in Your Skincare

Chemical peels have been time-tested and are here to stay. Alpha-hydroxy peels are highly popular in the dermatologist's arsenal of procedures here in UK. Glycolic acid peel is the most common alpha-hydroxy acid peel, also known as fruit peel. It is simple, inexpensive, and has no downtime. Basic glycolic peels can be used to treat acne, acne scars, melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, photoaging, and seborrhea. Very often glycolic peels are combined with micro-needling and other skincare treatments in order to achieve the best possible results.

 

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Best Melasma Treatments

Melasma is one of the most common and distressing pigmentary disorders the cause lots of grief to British women. The precise cause of melasma remains unknown. However, there are many possible contributing factors. Melasma is characterized with brown, dark brown to grey pigmentation most commonly on face and sometimes on extra-facial areas such as forearm. Although no systemic involvement is known for this condition, it imparts significant psychological stress on the affected individual. Women are more commonly affected right after child birth. Various aggravating and precipitating conditions are known to be related, but none has been proven. Hormonal factors, pregnancy, oral contraceptive pills are frequently reported to be intimately associated. Sun exposure, like all pigmentation, aggravates the intensity of pigmentation.

 

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Doing Chemical Peels at Home

What’s a chemical peel? Well, a chemical peel a procedure that involves exfoliating your skin with different acids. While it sounds kind of scary, it’s actually pretty safe and easy procedure that can be done at home. There is a number of different chemical solutions on the market right now. Many people wonder which one of them to try. Most of them do pretty much the same thing, however, it is best to pick one based on how aggressive you want to be with the actual “peel”

 

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