Take good care of yourself

PUBLISHED: 13:20 14 July 2009 | UPDATED: 15:11 20 February 2013

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By now you will, like most people, probably be thinking of where to go for your summer holidays. Whilst the trip may turn out to be great fun but all too short, the effect it may have on your skin could be with you for much longer. The sun's warmt...

You may not know that the darkening and reddening of your skin when exposed to the sun are the first signs of skin damage. So called photo-ageing can cause wrinkles, dry rough skin, pigmentation and loss of elasticity. The result is that your skin may well look older than it should, an effect that is exacerbated every year you are exposed.

Spring is therefore a good time to take a good look at the shape your skin is in and take steps to protect it for the future, while peeling back some of the effects of last summer's indulgence. This is where advanced skin peels can make a real difference. Peels contain glycolic acid, a natural substance derived from sugar cane, which can improve the texture and look of dry, rough and dehydrated sun-damaged skin. A course of 6-10 peels at monthly intervals, administered by a qualified professional, will usually produce the best results.

Of course, skin peels work best when complemented by an ongoing skin care regime. Several specialist skin care companies produce medical-strength products which stimulate skin renewal, helping the skin to appear healthier, plumper and tighter, with enhanced smoothness and clarity. These are designed to work alongside peels and are beneficial in improving the visible signs of ageing or sun-damaged skin and for the treatment of acne, acne scarring, dry or oily skin and hyper-pigmentation. These products, such as those from NeoStrata in the USA, can't be purchased on the high street or at salons; they are only available through qualified medical professionals.

There is no question that a course of skin peels combined with a sensible ongoing skin care regime can make a big difference to the look and feel of your skin; the question is simply where to get the best treatments. Shropshire is home to a rapidly expanding specialist, Replenique, which has performed over 1,000 treatments. Replenique offers skin peels, dermal fillers and facial smoothing injections, as well as specialist NeoStrata products. Replenique aesthetics treatments can soften lines and wrinkles, enhance natural facial contours, improve fullness of the lips and rejuvenate the skin. To make life simple and ensure you are using the right combination of products, Replenique even offers special skin care kits suitable for all skin types.

To find out more, book a free consultation or order a brochure call Replenique on 07855 313599 or email kimberward@btinternet.com. Replenique offers day-time, evening and weekend appointments in a venue of your choice, or alternatively you can be treated in the comfort of your own home.

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