Every Season Can Affect The Condition & Appearance of The Skin & Can Be Corrected With Botox

download (5)The weather has a huge effect on the health of our skin. When it’s too hot or dry outside, our skin lets us know, and the sun isn’t the only thing that can cause damage, the cold, rain and wind plays its part as well. Skin is the largest organ the body has, and it’s extremely vulnerable to external elements like heat, cold and moisture. The skin is the outer layer that we expose to the world every day, and we all want to keep it looking as nice and healthy as we possibly can. With each new season, there comes new skin concerns.

Spring

Legs and other body parts have probably been covered up throughout the cold winter months and ignored, but come springtime when the days start to become warmer, it’s time to think about shaving and waxing again! Make sure you prepare the skin before you start removing any hair, so that you don’t get any razor burns, rashes or irritations. In spring, however weak the sunshine, sun exposure can still cause sunburn which increases the risk of premature skin ageing and skin cancer, so always apply sun cream.

Summer

We all hope for a nice hot summer, but it brings problems that we should become aware of. Summer is the time for outdoor activities, and as we enjoy barbecues, picnics and visits to the beach, most of the time we are spending this time outside in the sun. Over-exposure to the sun can lead to sunburn but it can also cause facial damage, such as fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. If you don’t wear sunglasses you will find yourself squinting in the sunshine, causing unwanted wrinkles around the eyes! The body tends to get dehydrated during the summer and this shows up on the skin, so drinking plenty of fluids is a must. Some skin conditions such as rosacea can also be worsened by sun exposure, however, some sunlight is good for acne. To protect your skin from the sun, you should always use a high factor sun cream.

Autumn

When the summer is over and the cold, wet, windy, Autumnal weather arrives, it’s not only unpleasant, it can also be harmful to the skin, leaving it feeling drier, tighter and dull. The hands and face get exposed to the cold and wind the most, therefore, taking good care of these body parts is essential. Moisturiser applied to the skin twice a day is advisable and wearing gloves when out and about will protect them from drying out. Get into the habit of putting body lotion over the entire body straight after a shower and this will act as a barrier and keep the moisture in your skin.

Winter

Winter is one of the worst times for the skin, with icy cold temperatures, low humidity and cold wind wreaking havoc on the face and body. In winter, there are freezing temperatures outside and the central heating turned up inside, extremes leading to chapped lips, sore red patches and flaky skin becoming a daily occurrence. The winter months bring harsh, cold winds that irritate the delicate skin on our face and hands, stripping the skin of natural oils. Exfoliate regularly as a buildup of dead skin can cause dull lifeless skin, so it’s important to exfoliate at least once a week to rejuvenate and show fresh new skin. It’s important to keep the skin hydrated, so after exfoliating, apply a moisturiser, making sure you apply morning and night. Skin conditions like eczema and rosacea can flare up in colder weather.

Squinting in the sunshine and scrunching up the face against the blustery wind and rain, can cause the unwanted appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Women and men can both benefit from botox treatments, helping to keep the wrinkles at bay!

Cosmetic procedures such as botox, dermal fillers and other face enhancement treatments can help you say goodbye to those wrinkles. Botox has been around for many years and works by relaxing muscles in the face, which when they contract can cause facial lines. Botox corrects the fine lines, crows feet around the eyes, frown lines on the forehead and the horizontal lines that appear when you look up.

Do you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure? We provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!

Find out more about Botox injections and Dermal filler treatments for fine lines and wrinkles at the Selston Cosmetic Clinic, located in Selston, Nottingham, where we offer a bespoke service with a personalised touch and deliver high client satisfaction. We have been involved in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years.

Treating Fine Lines, Wrinkles and Forehead Creases

downloadIt’s said that women look at themselves in the mirror at least eight times a day. The reasons include:

  • checking that their make-up is still in place
  • any mascara smudges under the eyes
  • lipstick on the teeth
  • or maybe to check if there’s a pimple… but mostly we check out our reflection for a sense of reassurance.

Statistically, women begin to show signs of facial ageing at around the age of 25. The first signs of ageing in women are fine lines around the eyes and mouth, and the “number elevens” – the two frown lines between the eyebrows are common too. Forehead lines too, are ageing, but fortunately you can dramatically reduce or even remove them with some strategically placed Botox injections.

There are times when our face seems to look older than our years, sometimes it’s bad luck with our genes, smoking lines at the mouth or over exposure of the sun, these things give us more lines than the norm.

Just think of wrinkles in the same way as a bruise. If a bruise is continually banged, then it doesn’t get a chance to heal, just as skin which is regularly being creased in the same place, doesn’t get a chance to smooth out. Lines and wrinkles form from the constant movement of muscles, in actions such as scowling, squinting and the raising of eyebrows. In time, these creases become permanent. This is where Botox treatment can help.

Although Botox is a toxin, it isn’t a high risk procedure at all when used properly and has been safely used for the last 25 years. Having Botox treatment is quickly becoming as common as getting your nails done, your roots touched up at the hairdressers and having your legs waxed! Ten minutes of your time having Botox can give you a much fresher, smoother look, as it relaxes the facial muscles so that you can’t frown and softens any deeper lines that you may have.

It concerns many people that they may end up with “a frozen face” – that rabbit caught in the headlights look that the media seems to consider synonymous with Botox treatment. The tell-tale signs of bad Botox are obvious: a glass-smooth forehead, a surprised expression or the inability to show any emotion. A less is more approach, that leaves the face looking relaxed but still mobile, is a far more desirable outcome and any good cosmetic practitioner should advocate this.

The procedure takes about 20 minutes and needs no anaesthetic. Botox gets injected with a very fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. Botox usually takes effect within 5 to 14 days after the procedure and the result is that we don’t frown as much, or crinkle our eyes when we are smiling. Botox often lasts up to four months and you will find the lines and wrinkles looking less severe with time because the Botox has taught the muscles to relax.

Do you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure? We provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!

At the Selston Cosmetic Clinic, located in Selston, Nottingham, we offer a bespoke service with a personalised touch and deliver high client satisfaction. We have been involved in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years.