B E A U T Y – M Y T H S Just because you might feel the strong effects of a product doesn’t mean that it is more ‘exfoliating’ or that it is ‘working better’. Many skincare products – even those claiming to be beneficial for ‘sensitive skin’ – in fact contain a number of irritating, synthetic ingredients, such as ‘exfoliators’ and ‘moisturisers’, which disrupt the skin’s natural processes. Next time you buy a product, take a look at the...
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Skin is the largest organ in the body. It is not only the outer protective layer. The appearence of the skin reflects what’s going on inside the body. Adequately nourishing and hydrating the skin, protecting it from sun exposure and enviromental toxins and providing proper care through good nutrition and exercise are essential to maintaining healht and beauty – both inside and out. D I E T In addition to the the supplements which we advise – Balance, Restore, ISO D3 and...
Massage the treated area a few times a day for several days Within the first 24 hours apply an ice pack every few minutes to reduce swelling Don’t apply make up for the first few hours Avoid sun and UV exposure Stay in touch with your Health Care...
Since the inception of our plastic surgery practice – PSA UK – in 1985 and Medico Beauty Ltd, our professionals have been working at the forefront of patient services in the arena of plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic surgery, anti-ageing wellness and cosmetic medicine. Regardless of which element or discipline of our work, skin health and tissue viability has been central to our endeavours. Central to our endeavours is the important work which we conduct in the early detection and...
It is not only heart disease, which is rare among the Eskimos, but also skin diseases and common cosmetic skin concerns. This is due to the high content of omegas-3 fatty acids (especially EPA and DHA) in their diet. These fatty acids, when incorporated into all the cells in the body and into the cells of the skin reduce oxidative stress and silent inflammation. G O O D – H E A L T H – G O O D – S K I N In addition, these fatty acids make the skin suppler and more elastic by...
Yesterday the sun was shining, so I left my couch and ditched the potato and went for a good bicycle ride. I cannot abide by the gym and I am not sporty at all, until I get going that is! The endorphins kick-in as soon as I exert myself and I am off. I must admit, I do love a good walk. Leisurely strolls are a great way to bask in warmer weather, but I have to stop kidding myself, they will not encourage weight loss. To slim down for summer I need to enjoy the sunshine at a quicker pace....
Apparently, when we are shopping it is not advisable to grab the bag of vegetables from the back of the produce shelf, according to U.S. scientists! The ones in front are exposed to more light and have more nutrition. A study by post-harvest plant physiologist Gene Lester of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, has found that spinach leaves exposed to continuous light during storage were, overall, more nutritionally dense than leaves kept continuously in...
Discounting process is nothing new in advanced beauty, medical aesthetics and even in plastic surgery today. We’ve seen it all over the years and always advised our customers to cease and desist! Right now, some of your competitors are racing around charging less for laser hair removal, “med-spa” services and even the medical injectible Botox so as to make a fast buck in recession clad times. At Medico Beauty, we have followed our colleagues and expert’s advice and also advise our...
With summer coming to an abrupt close, we can all look back with regret, as the evenings and winter draws in and engulfs us. The look on my patients face when they come in to see me at this time of the year tells me that they either enjoyed themselves too much, during a summer of fun, or that they did not enjoy themselves at all! After the end of the summer, there always many who rush in to see me regretting a season of skin sins. There will be those who skimped on a chemical sun protection...
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