The Key to Great Skin is our Product Principles
9th December 2016
At sk:n we pride ourselves in not just offering great treatments but also leading skin care products by world renowned brands inlcuding our own clinically proven skincare range, which means you can maintain fabulous skin everyday at home.
Regardless of which products you purchase, we believe it's essential to follow The Five Product Principals. These principles cover the main pillars of a great skincare regime. Each stage can be tailored to suit you and your skin concerns, so you can rest assured you're doing the best for your skin.
The Five Principles are:
1. Prepare – Cleanse and Exfoliate*
As with all good routines, we need to start with a clean canvas. Throughout the day we get a build up of dirt and bacteria on our skin, so ensuring we have cleaned and removed any dead skin cells is vital. If we don't do this step, any products we use won't be able to penetrate our skin properly and can't work their magic!
2. Performance – Hydrate and Feed*
Skincare products that contain Hyaluronic Acid and vitamin C as their main ingredients help to hydrate and feed our skin with the nutrients it needs. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally inside the body, but applying ittopically will ensure we keep our skin hydrated because it retains water. The benefits of vitamin C are well known; it works to protect our skin against everyday free radicals and also assists in collagen production, which can keep us looking younger for longer.
3. Prescriptive – Products bespoke to your personal skin concerns
Whether your concern is acne breakouts, pigmentation, redness or ageing, it's here in your skincare routine that you should use a product created specifically to alleviate your symptoms. We offer a range of products that will be able to help you with your concerns.
4. Protect – SPF and Moisturise*
Applying an SPF is an absolute must - yes, even if you're not on holiday and it's cloudy outside! Your SPF will help prevent against the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays, which cause premature ageing and burning respectively. It might seem annoying to add this step into your daily regime but you won't regret it in years to come.
5. Perfect – Finishing Touches
The final principle covers the finishing touches; this may be a makeup foundation or a body cream that contains active ingredients to care for your skin. Depending on your specific skin concerns or your desired look, the products you use here can be tailored to suit you.
*Mandatory stages, which provide a basic daily skincare routine. Just focus on these if you're short of time or are new to thoroughly looking after your skin.
Begin your journey to better skin and take a look at the skincare products available to buy online. Or if you'd like to talk to someone about which products are best for you, pop in to your local clinic and one of our practitioners would be happy to help.