The Skin Nurse Blog

Are you following a skincare routine from the 80’s?

When it comes to skincare, it seems that a lot of people still follow a skin routine that was suggested back in the early 80’s (possibly 70’s!). The good old 'Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise' just won’t cut it anymore. We can do sooooo much better for our skin than that....

How To Choose The Right SPF For Your Skin Type

Have you seen the ridiculous amount of sunscreens on the market? There are sooo many to choose from!  Last week I was shopping for a SPF for my daughters school bag in a well known highstreet chemist/shop and almost walked out again after seeing the long isle full of...

My Over 30’s-Only Policy

Right, I’m going allow myself to be really vulnerable with you now and tell you something: I've battled with myself and my choice of business since I started it, many years ago. Let me explain: On one hand, I love what I do.  I love the difference I make to my clients...

What is Active Skincare? What Are Active Skincare Ingredients?

What Are Active Ingredients in Skincare Products? Active ingredients are substances in skincare products that can make actual changes to your skin, helping to alleviate certain skin complaints. These are ingredients that work on your skin at a cellular level. Now, a...

How Will You Look and Feel Immediately After Botox?

So you’ve taken the plunge and booked an appointment to get your lines smoothed out - Very exciting!  But how will you feel afterwards? And will you look OK to go straight back to work after having Botox? Immediately after, you will be very aware that ‘something’ has...

The Reality of Using Active Ingredients

There’s a good reason why a lot of skin products don’t actually do much: Despite all their snazzy marketing campaigns and big promises, most fail to do exactly what they say on the tin!  Why? Because the active ingredient in the product is minimal. If you've not...

What to Expect When You Come For a Botox Treatment With Me, The Skin Nurse

So, at this point, you’ll have had your full consultation and skin analysis, (you will find all the details and booking info here), and you’ll also already know exactly what your skin needs in order to glow and stay super healthy. As a result of what you've learned,...

5 Reasons You Need a Topical Antioxidant In Your Daily Skincare Routine

While there are many skincare products which I don't care for (that's another article *adds to to-do list*), there are only a handful of skincare products which I LOVE. One of these is, you guessed it - the topical antioxidant! As we're all aware, there are many...

What’s The Best Age to Start Having Botox?

That’s the million dollar question! At what age should YOU start having Botox? Although Botox has become normalized for some people, it is still considered an extreme measure for others. I am 100% sure that we all know someone who has Botox injections, whether they...

Do Botox injections hurt?

  Will having Botox hurt? The truth is, if there’s a needle involved, it might hurt a little, you will feel something.  I am often asked 'Do Botox injections hurt?'  The key to this, as with any injection, is to try to relax (easier for some than others, I know)....

Are you following a skincare routine from the 80’s?

When it comes to skincare, it seems that a lot of people still follow a skin routine that was suggested back in the early 80’s (possibly 70’s!). The good old 'Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise' just won’t cut it anymore. We can do sooooo much better for our skin than that....

How To Choose The Right SPF For Your Skin Type

Have you seen the ridiculous amount of sunscreens on the market? There are sooo many to choose from!  Last week I was shopping for a SPF for my daughters school bag in a well known highstreet chemist/shop and almost walked out again after seeing the long isle full of...

My Over 30’s-Only Policy

Right, I’m going allow myself to be really vulnerable with you now and tell you something: I've battled with myself and my choice of business since I started it, many years ago. Let me explain: On one hand, I love what I do.  I love the difference I make to my clients...

What is Active Skincare? What Are Active Skincare Ingredients?

What Are Active Ingredients in Skincare Products? Active ingredients are substances in skincare products that can make actual changes to your skin, helping to alleviate certain skin complaints. These are ingredients that work on your skin at a cellular level. Now, a...

How Will You Look and Feel Immediately After Botox?

So you’ve taken the plunge and booked an appointment to get your lines smoothed out - Very exciting!  But how will you feel afterwards? And will you look OK to go straight back to work after having Botox? Immediately after, you will be very aware that ‘something’ has...

The Reality of Using Active Ingredients

There’s a good reason why a lot of skin products don’t actually do much: Despite all their snazzy marketing campaigns and big promises, most fail to do exactly what they say on the tin!  Why? Because the active ingredient in the product is minimal. If you've not...

What’s The Best Age to Start Having Botox?

That’s the million dollar question! At what age should YOU start having Botox? Although Botox has become normalized for some people, it is still considered an extreme measure for others. I am 100% sure that we all know someone who has Botox injections, whether they...

Do Botox injections hurt?

  Will having Botox hurt? The truth is, if there’s a needle involved, it might hurt a little, you will feel something.  I am often asked 'Do Botox injections hurt?'  The key to this, as with any injection, is to try to relax (easier for some than others, I know)....

Is Botox vegan friendly and cruelty-free?

When it comes to cosmetic procedures and products, working out whether they’re vegan or not can be more complicated than you’d first think.  'A vegan is defined as a person who does not eat or use any animal products' With over 7% of the UK population calling...

IPL intense pulse light for pigmentation – a review

Here it is, my first review!  Im very excited about doing these because not only do I get to try out new treatments but I get to share my findings with you.  Yay! I'll jump straight in… Over the past few months I’ve been having IPL (Intense Pulse Light) on my face to...

Adult Acne Case Study

Glamourous celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Cameron Diaz have both suffered from, and overcome adult acne - so there is relief out there! I often get asked 'Why am I getting spots at my age?' Fact: More than 80% of cases of adult acne occur in women, and...

NEW Skin remodelling procedure available. Get your GLOW on!

I am excited to share some news with you! I have introduced another skin procedure to my services - I trained with this brand last year and have been trialling and testing it out and watching the results since then and I am pleased to say I really like it and so did...

Serum for radiant smooth glowing skin

Product focus- Retexturing Activator This gorgeous dual-action serum simultaneously exfoliates skin and replenishes moisture for radiant and smoother looking skin.  I love to apply this before bed at night and leave it to work its magic - then wake up with super...

What is Pigmentation?

Simply put, pigmentation is the colour in our skin ( hair and eyes). We all have different amounts of pigment in our skin and this is determined by the amount of melanin (the colour) which our bodies produces. The amount of melanin produced depends on two things: One...

Welcome to The Skin Nurse LOVES!

Hi everyone and welcome to The skin Nurse LOVES, my newest Blog! As a passionate dermatology/cosmetic Nurse you can imagine how much I love all things skin related. I already write regular blogs on injectables and all things to do with skin-health and now I want to...

Skinceuticals’ new Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight cream

I always get excited when a new Skinceuticals product is released. ...not because I get invited to a launch evening in a posh London hotel and not because I get a new toy to play with... but mostly because Skinceuticals products are tried, tested, researched, improved...

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