Best Mother’s Day beauty treatments & skincare specials: dermatologist round-up

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By Elis Marcu 12th March 2021 Category: Advice

It’s that time of the year again – Mother’s Day! The perfect opportunity to show our mothers, grandmothers and other amazing women in our lives how much we cherish them. 

So far, 2021 hasn’t been an easy year and yet again, mother and daughter spa sessions and lunch dates may not be an option. However, this doesn’t mean your mum should feel any less special. For those of you struggling with a Mother’s Day gift dilemma, you needn’t worry!

If your mum is a fan of skin health and wellness, then your solution is right here. To kick off the spring season on a high note, we’ve rounded up the best products and treatments our experts love. From skincare specials and beauty treatments, to unique Mother’s day gifts, here’s how you can give your mum the gift of brighter, ageless skin.

Best Mother’s Day beauty treatments


As we impatiently wait to come out of lockdown, lots of women out there may be getting more and more anxious about their skin’s appearance. Understandably so; constantly being indoors, wearing a face mask and spending hours staring at ageing screens may have left our skin looking dull, blemished or older. 

Luckily, the future’s looking brighter and soon, rejuvenation skin treatments will once again become available for everyone. Here are our top 3 picks for mums of all ages:

HydraFacial


HydraFacial

A skin detox hero, the award-winning HydraFacial took the skin and aesthetic treatment world by storm when it first launched in 1997. It has since continued to revolutionise the industry by fighting common skin issues.

Ideal for those struggling with congested, dull-looking skin or even adult acne, HydraFacial is suitable for people of all ages and with all skin types. It can instantly change the skin’s appearance to reveal a fresh and glowing complexion. If this won’t be enough to grab your mum’s attention, here’s how this treatment delivers results.

How it works


HydraFacial uses patented Vortex Fusion Technology and follows a six-step treatment process to remove impurities and rehydrate the skin.

  1. Detox – uses lymphatic drainage techniques to boost circulation and remove toxins
  2. Cleanse and exfoliate – dead skin cells and debris are gently removed.
  3. Brightening agent – a gentle glycolic or salicylic acid solution is applied to loosen up any impurities and brighten the skin.
  4. Extraction – pores are unblocked and blackheads are removed using honey extract and salicylic acid.
  5. Hydration – a combination of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides replenish, plump and hydrate your skin.
  6. Rejuvenation – LED light is used to stimulate collagen and reduces redness.

For optimal results we recommend booking a course of 6 treatments.

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Skin peels


skin peels

Chemical peels look to address a range of issues, from uneven skin tone and acne scarring, to fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on your skin goals, skin peels can be done alone, or in combination with other treatments. Although they are most commonly used to treat facial skin, chemical peels can also be applied on other body parts where skin texture is a concern. 

How it works


A skin peel is a technique used to treat age spots, pigmentation and wrinkles. It’s carried out using a chemical peel solution which induces controlled injury to the skin layers, in a bid to activate the healing process and generate new tissue. 

chemical peels

Based on their strength level, chemical peels can reach deep into the inner layer of the skin (dermis) to offer intense exfoliation and kickstart cell renewal. Typically, the deeper the peel, the more dramatic the results, but a specialist will be able to recommend the best one. Often, a superficial or medium-depth skin peel is just enough to deliver the right results.

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Microneedling


microneedling

Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that uses small needles to induce controlled injury to the skin. Most popular for wrinkles and scarring, it boosts the collagen production by triggering an instant healing response, leaving you with smoother, brighter skin.

How it works

Microneedling uses special devices to cause tiny punctures in the skin. Sterile needles repeatedly puncture the epidermis, breaking up old collagen strands. The body then responds by producing more collagen and elastin fibres, resulting in new skin cells and tissue.

microneedling

Across several treatment courses, the skin is visibly firmer, smoother and plumper. Usually, a minimum course of 3, 8 weeks apart, is needed to start seeing results. 

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Best Mother’s Day skincare specials


If mum has been complaining about uneven, dull-looking skin, our Mother’s Day skincare edit features a selection of products designed to fight the effects of ageing, hyperpigmentation and dehydration. 

According to the dermatologists, expert formulas packed with active ingredients can help you double the benefits of your monthly facial. Here are the main ingredients our experts approve of:

Retinol


A powerhouse ingredient and a dermatologist favourite, retinol has been around for decades. It’s a Vitamin A derivative aiming to tackle aging concerns as well as acne, by reaching beneath the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) to neutralise the free radicals, plump and exfoliate the skin.

When to use in your skincare routine: PM

Your mum may be a beginner or an experienced user of retinol,  so here’s what our dermatologists tell us to keep an eye on.

Dr Irena Daniels says…


A good retinol product should cause minimum redness and dryness, however if you find you don’t have this side effect at all it is likely that the product you are using doesn’t have an effective amount of retinol within its formula.

When you start to see signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, I would recommend that you look for a retinol with 0.2% and begin to gradually build this up over time. However, it’s important to find the right retinol for your skin concerns – and ideally consult a dermatologist. 

Retinol 0.3% (30ml)-Creams & Moisturisers-SkinCeuticals-The Skin Experts

SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3% (30ml)

Vitamin C


Vitamin C is found both in the outer layer of skin as well as the inner layer of skin (Epidermis/Dermis). It has cancer-fighting (antioxidant) properties and can heep signs of ageing at bay thanks to its vital role in the body’s natural collagen synthesis. 

Vitamin C is a great ingredient for mums looking to tackle pigmentation and brown spots. This is because it inhibits melanin production in the skin, which helps to lighten hyperpigmentation, even out skin tone, and enhance brightness.

When to use in your skincare routine: AM

dr shaaira nasir Dr Shaaira Nasir says…


Using an antioxidant serum in the morning containing vitamin C and E can reduce free radical damage from the sun and pollution.  I would recommend Skinceuticals CE Ferulic.

C E Ferulic (30ml)-SkinCeuticals-The Skin Experts

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic (30ml)

Hyaluronic acid


As our skin ages, the transepidermal water loss leading to dry skin increases. Hyaluronic acid is a unique ingredient that binds to the water molecules in the skin, to help retain moisture. This makes the skin look hydrated and plumper.

Topical hyaluronic acid treatments, like serums and ampoules are also known to soothe redness and dermatitis, making it an ideal gift for Mother’s Day. We love The Organic Pharmacy Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

When to use in your skincare routine: AM/PM

Hyaluronic Acid Serum (30ml)-Serum-The Organic Pharmacy-The Skin Experts

The Organic Pharmacy Hyaluronic Acid Serum (30ml)

Spotlight ingredient: Bakuchiol


Although retinoids are the golden standard when it comes to anti-aging, in recent months, Bakuchiol has earned its reputation as ‘Retinol’s gentler sister’. Bakuchiol is a plant extract antioxidant which works through the same channels retinoids use to tackle wrinkles, age spots and pigmentation, but without the irritation. 

This ingredient is an ideal option for mothers who shop vegan, clean, and in consideration of skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis.

When to use in your skincare routine: AM/PM

dr shaaira nasir  Dr Shaaira Nasir says…


Compared to retinol , bakuchiol is safe to use during pregnancy and breast feeding.

Bakuchiol Peptides (30ml)-Serum-Medik8-The Skin Experts

Medik8 Bakuchiol Peptides (30ml)

Best value for money: SPF


Although sun exposure is essential to health and wellbeing, we all know that too much sun can be detrimental to our skin and cause early ageing. No matter the season or weather conditions, ultraviolet rays can have the same harmful effects all year round, so it’s important to apply a broad spectrum SPF every day.

A dermatologist’s Holy Grail, sunscreen has often been dubbed the ‘desert island’ skincare product. From preventing age spots, fine lines and pigmentation, to minimising the risk of melanoma (skin cancer), sunscreen provides value for money by considerably removing the need for other treatments later on.

If you’re looking for a practical, yet efficient gift this Mother’s Day, the Heliocare Tech Protect Kit makes for the perfect SPF bundle. What better way to ensure you mum doesn’t ditch her sunscreen again?

When to use in your skincare routine: AM

dr shaaira nasir Dr Shaaira Nasir says…


Too much sun exposure causes premature ageing of the skin by breaking down elastic fibres and collagen. It causes a process called solar elastosis in the deep layers of the skin whereby our elastic fibres become stiff and disorganised causing loss of volume and skin losing its elasticity.

Those with excess sun often have deeper skin wrinkling, rough skin, pigmentation, broken blood vessels, sagging and sallow skin.  Sunscreen containing SPF 30 and above covering for both UVA and UVB will prevent photo-ageing from the sun. I would recommend Heliocare 360 Sunscreen Gel.

Tech Protect Kit-Gift Sets-Heliocare®-The Skin Experts

Heliocare® Tech Protect Kit

Unique Mother’s Day treatments


If you want to surprise your mum, or you’re just in a rush to get her a great last minute Mother’s day gift, choosing a treatment with long-lasting results may just have the desired effect. From laser hair removal to anti-wrinkle injections, here’s how to give your mother smooth skin.

Laser hair removal


Laser hair removal is a great way to help your mum prep ahead of the hot summer months. It can reduce hair growth by up to 90% and prevents ingrown hairs, stubble and rashes. This treatment delivers great value for money and is less time-consuming than other hair removal methods.

How it works


Laser hair removal uses beams of laser light to target and destroy the hair follicle. It works on the entire body, and on all skin tones. We recommend around eight sessions to ensure the follicles are killed when the hair is in a specific growth cycle stage. 

If your mother is going through menopause, laser hair removal can address excess hair growth resulting from hormonal changes.

laser hair removal

dr firas Dr Firas Al-Niaimi says…


There are several reasons why having laser hair removal in-clinic is better than any at-home treatments that are available on the high street. Waxing or epilating can alter the nature of your hair, which changes the way it responds to the laser in future, not to mention it can be painful!

And as we all know, shaving is a temporary solution that needs to be repeated regularly. Although they offer long lasting results, at-home IPL kits use a broad-spectrum light which is less precise than some other methods.

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Dermal fillers


anti-wrinkle injections

Most mums out there love the youthful look skincare regimens can provide, however, not all of them have the patience to wait for good outcomes. Thankfully, with dermal fillers, results can be immediate, so your mum can enjoy smooth, plump skin instantly.

How it works


Dermal fillers aim to smooth the lines and wrinkles caused by ageing, as well as enhance certain features. There are many types of injectable fillers designed to address various ageing concerns – from filling lines and sunken areas to contouring and adding definition.

Most popular areas to add volume to are the lips, cheeks and bridge of the nose.  Fillers, like hyaluronic acid, get injected into the skin to smooth and plump or change the shape of a feature, such as the nose bridge.

If this is something that would surprise or make your mum happy, make sure to choose a CQC-registered skin clinic that only uses top quality filler brands. 

Sk:n offers free consultations with a dermatologist, and all dermal filler treatments are carried out by a doctor or medical injector. 

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Still not decided?


This Mother’s Day, give your mum the gift of better skin.

At sk:n, we offer the most effective and yet safe treatments on the market. With over 70 nationwide clinics, our doctors and nurses have treated millions of people nationwide.

Find a clinic near you and book a consultation today!

 

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