Crave’s List; Five Lockdown face skincare solutions

Wednesday 30th Sep 2020 |

No Doctor, no problem… here are five effective and Doctor-recommended treatment alternatives to try at home

Missing your regular salon visits? We feel your pain, here we share our favourite tips for swapping salon treatments to effective face skincare solutions…

Face skincare solutions – Botox swap

“If you usually soften your crows feet with Botox and can’t top up at the moment, you may need to invest in an eye cream that delivers instant and accumulative results. iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex combats the signs of ageing at a cellular level. Powerful peptides, key growth factors, and potent antioxidants rapidly reduce wrinkles, puffiness and dark under-eye circles to keep skin moist, smooth and protected all day long,” says Dr. Munir Somji BSc, MBBS, MRCS, PGCert (Clinical Education), MISHRS aka Dr Medispa.

Face skincare solutions –Filler swap

“Until you can book in for your injectables you should up your skincare routine. It won’t give you the same results, but using a topical cream that contains hyaluronic acid will hydrate the skin and give a plumping effect. Profhilo Haenkenium Cream is the perfect choice as it is a topical formulation that provides immediate skin hydration, natural antioxidant protection and long-term accumulative skin rejuvenation results,” says Dr Pam Benito DDS MSc (Aesth Med).

Face skincare solutions – Light therapy swap

“If you’ve been having LED light therapy to combat your skin problems during these times, perhaps it’s worth investing in a handheld device that you can use at home. LightStim® handheld LED light therapy device emits UV-free beneficial light rays that stimulate collagen and elastin production. This can help reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, enabling users to achieve unparalleled, professional-grade results in the comfort of their own home,” says Dr Mayoni Gooneratne MBBS, BSc, MRCS.

Face skincare solutions – Skin peel swap

“Skin during lockdown can start to look quite dull, especially if you’re not able to visit your Doctor for your regular skin peel. Skinbetter Science Exfoliating Peel Pads are perfect for getting great results at home as they have a triple-acid (glycolic, lactic and salicylic) formulation which is enhanced with a patented retinoid, AlphaRet. Use one pad each evening to exfoliate skin, remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores, leaving skin smooth, bright and rejuvenated” says Dr Preema Vig MBBS MRCGP MBCAM.

Face skincare solutions – Laser treatment swap

“Hyperpigmentation is a common skin issue that can be removed using laser treatments but, during these times when you can’t visit a clinic, you can use a topical treatment instead. Cyspera is a biological depigmenting treatment that contains the active ingredient cysteamine, which is naturally present in skin cells and regulates melanin synthesis in the skin. When using this product you will have to use SPF,” says Anna Baker BN RGN INP PGCert (Appl. Clin. Anat.), PGCert (Clin Ed.), Aesthetic Nurse, Trainer and Qualified Educator

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