Meso Vytal Skin Needling

There is a big craze on skin needling right now. There are a few variations, some use a derma roller which contain titanium needles, the face is rolled over to induce blood spotting, this in turns stimulates your skin to repair and heal itself, therefore producing more new collagen fibres and getting rid of the old collagen. It can be quite uncomfortable to have this procedure therefore your skin is number for 30-45 mins prior to commencing the procedure. You are really quite red after and there is a few days of downtime especially for fine, fair Irish skins. I have not found the results of this procedure to be worth the downtime. It is a 90 min procedure and half of it lying waiting for your face to go numb.
I decided to stop offering the Derma roller, instead I went on to offer the Meso vytal in 2012. It is a 30-40 min treatment. No numbing is required. We first Cleanse and use a 10% glycolic peel to remove the top layers of dead skin cells, then Using my permanent make up machine with plastic needles, these pierce the skin and allow the collagen ampoules to get deep into the skin, unlike any other facial treatment. The results speak for themselves, reducing fine lines and wrinkles dramatically, rehydrating and tightening the skin. You may be a little pink after the procedure but that will go down by the following day. I highly recommend a course of four, one a week for four weeks! Check out Meso vytal on the website www.thebrowstudio.ie

Phibrows Are At The Brow Studio!!!

I’m delighted to have launched Phibrows several months ago…. after years of tattooing hair strokes for clients I am now using the finest of blades to create Phibrows. See my gallery under Phibrows section. They 3D hairstroke with the machine are of course still available, however some clients who are nervous of the word ‘tattoo’ can now get the microblading done instead. I’m running a special offer in April for €240 and then €80 top up!​

Allergens

Hello All

LANOLIN……this is from sheeps sebum. Think of how  a lambs wool jumper can irritate your neck. It is very allergenic to our skin. It is used for its moisturising effects. It is found in a lot of cheap moisturisers that our mothers swear by, however it smells so bad artifical fragrance has to be added to disguise the smell. Lanolin causes the under the surface soft congestion. A lot of people will have allergic reactions to this ingredient.

SD alcohol…..specially denatured alcohol! has been treated to make it unfit for human consumption, if you drink it, it will rot your gut yet you can put it on your skin?!

Has anyone used a toner that stings your skin? If so stop using it! This ingredient strips your acid mantle….when you strip your protective barrier you make it more alkaline, this is the environment bacteria love and you can get more spots. The sad alcohol dries out the skin so much it overcompensates and produces more oil, it’s a visious circle…

Ingredients within our skincare

Many of us buy products because of how they smell, how they feel or because a friend told us to try it. The reality is though we can only evaluate if the product is good for us by understanding the ingredients in it.

Some ingredients can really be harmful to conditions like acne and allergies and can lead to premature ageing. Ingredients are the bread and butter of a product so we need to know the effect they have on the skin.

We have a natural protectant on our skin called our Acid Mantle. Our skins have a PH of 4.5-5.5 depending on our genetic background. This is to protect against bacteria.  A baby begins to develop their acid mantle around 3 hours after being born!

If you look at the PH scale you will see that soap is a PH 9, this means it is ALKALI the skin is 4.5-5.5 so it’s is 10,000 times too drying for the skin.  Mr muscle cleaning liquids have the same ph level as soap!! So it strips away the acid mantle leaving the skin exposed to bacterial invasion leading to sensitivity and dehydration!

We need to use a ph balanced, soap free cleanser to remove make up and clean the skin.

Another ingredient to check for is ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE it makes a product feel silky smooth and light, however it is what we call comedogenic  ( blackhead causing) it can actually move and creep into the follicle and irritate it causing more cells and oil to be produced therefore congestion ( bumpiness in the skin) it is even in WD40!! It’s in both cheap and expensive products especially in foundations and moisturisers…..take a look on their ingredient listing….it may explain why your skin is getting a lot of blackheads! It’s like a toothbrush in your follicle irritating it!

My last ingredient for tonight is Artifical colour…..why do manufacturers make toners pink, and cleansers blue etc ? Does it improve the skin? NO

Artificial colour is very blackhead causing especially the d and c reds…..the red lipsticks for example can lead to tiny microcomedones around the lips. You may get congestion just along your blusher line.  You may get congestion on the forehead due to a red shampoo.

It is an old fashioned way of signaturing a product line by making pink for dry skin, blue for oily etc…. artificial colour does nothing good for you skin.

 

other ingredients I will talk about next time are Lanolin and SD alcohol!

October special offers!

Autumn is upon us so take this chance to start getting your skin into tip top condition after the summer. Start with a course of Medik8 skin peels! They will brighten, hydrate and soften fine lines, help with pigmentation and congestion.

Buy two and get one free for October! 120 euro for the three peels.