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Medical Micro-needling: Everything you need to know

Natural treatment for acne scarring, enlarged pores and stimulating natural collagen production. 

Micro-needling is the use of very small needles to repeatedly penetrate the layers of the skin in order to induce a wound healing response. Thousands of tiny holes or microscopic channels are created in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This process results in the formation and remodelling of collagen, which supports the underlying tissue. Dr Barry uses a medical grade mechanical micro-needling device, that organically stimulates the skin’s natural ability to repair and restore itself.

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How to check for alcohols in your skincare

Something you need to know about alcohols in your skincare.

After the last year, we all couldn’t be more familiar with the negative side effects of alcohol. Dry, red, flaking or peeling hands, have become common, all thanks to hand sanitizer.

However, It may surprise you to hear that not all alcohols are bad. You may have been advised in the past to avoid alcohols in skin and haircare products. If you are in the habit of reading labels before you buy you will know how common they are, but how do you tell the “baddies” from the “goodies”.

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How to introduce Vitamin A into your skincare regime

Vitamin A. How to start? When to start?!

Retinoids (also known as Vitamin A).

Vitamin A is my favourite active ingredient in an anti-ageing skincare routine, but it’s also easy to get wrong. Had a bad experience in the past? Don’t give up, it takes time for your skin to adjust to this powerful ingredient. Take care, go slow, and you will reap the benefits. My guide below will hopefully help you on your journey.

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What you need to know about sun protection

Lesson 1: Stop calling it sunscreen and start calling it “lightscreen”.

If you do nothing else, do this!

Being a pragmatic person I like to learn information that I can apply in everyday life. Here is my crash course on sunscreen and sun damage. I am starting by advising you all to apply sun protection every morning without exception, even if you aren’t leaving the house. Yes, even indoors!

Go through my checklist, if you already do and know everything, you can thank yourself as the years roll by, sun-damage free.

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What’s in your skincare wardrobe?

What’s in your skincare wardrobe?

It feels like there is such an emphasis on your clothes wardrobe, but what about your skincare wardrobe. Which products are essential “basics” you should not do without? Which do you wear on different skin days? And which are the equivalent of fast fashion cheap, disposable and not living up to expectations?

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