We put our skin through a lot, from different weather conditions to different products. During the summer we have to contend with heat, moisture, UV levels, fans, air conditioning, sweating and much more. So in respect to your skin it is always advisable to take as much care as you can by choosing the right products and affording yourself regular skin care facials.
Everyone has different skin types: normal, oily, combination, sensitive, dry, ageing and irritated. A great therapist will be able to advise on the best facial tailored to your individual needs. At bodytonic clinic we provide two great services and products:
Environ’s skin care vision has always been to make the best skin care in the world, through a philosophy of well researched, scientific skin care. Created by South African plastic surgeon Dr Des Fernades each exceptional product is extensively researched to offer one of the only products available on the market (without prescription) containing such high levels of vitamin A. Our most popular facial is our active vitamin facial lasting 60 or 90 minutes. Within this facial we use active vitamin forms of vitamin A, C and antioxidants leaving your skin hydrated and radiant.
Beauty Lab Glycopeel
Beaty Lab skin care offer a great range of skin care products and an express skin care facial providing you with a deep exfoliation and wonderful glow. Beauty Lab products contain glycol acid derived from sugar canes and comes in three percentages (10%, 20% and 40%) with the added bonus of pomegranate enzymes. This facial is exfoliating, soothing and cleansing where we are able to manually remove congestion, white head and milia.
During the summer UV levels can wreak havoc on exposed skin (face, scalp, arms and legs). Yet whilst the sun rays on your face will feel sensational it is key to prepare your skin too. You may be out for a long period of time or if you are lucky enough, laying on a sun bed for the day. Sunscreen is highly recommended against sunburn and skin cancer. During everyday it is recommended to use a face cream with an SPF 15. For the summer you will need to use a higher SPF. Application is best 15-30 minutes before you go out and make sure your sunscreen has the following three qualities:
- Water resistant
- SPF 15 or higher
- Provides broad spectrum protection
Finally for men do not forget you head and for everyone do not forget your lips as these are both areas frequently susceptible to sunburn.
Summer is a busy time for waxing both men and women in preparation for the summer getaways. For the best results don’t be scared to use the best products as it really makes a difference. At bodytonic clinic we use high quality aloe vera hot wax to help prevent ingrown hairs yet still manage to remove the shortest most stubborn hair. We also use green tea strip wax used for larger areas with finer hair such as arms and legs. Additionally the strip wax is cream based so it will leave your skin feeling hydrated. A great therapist will be fast and efficient and will be able to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Top tips for waxing:
- Always exfoliate prior to your appointment ensuring all hairs are ready for removal
- Ensure your hair is about 1/2cm long for the best effective removal
- Waxing is advised about every 4-6 weeks
- After your appointment avoid hot baths / showers, steam rooms and jacuzzi’s
- After your appointment avoid sun beds and sunbathing
- After your appointment avoid fake tan, tight clothing, perfumes and deodorant in case you are sensitive to these.
Our Summer must-haves at bodytonic clinic are:
Environ RAD sunscreen is a revolutionary sun protection cream ideal for thorough sun protection. The sun filters and sun reflectants contained in this product provide an of SPF 15 while natural antioxidant vitamins increase sun protection and fight free-radicals. This product is highly recommended for all skin types and is suitable for all ages, including babies
Environ AVST 1 is the first step in the award winning anti ageing range moisturiser for the AVST step-up system .AVST 1 contains the base level of vitamin A and 7 powerful antioxidants to combat free radicals, repair and rejuvenate skin. The AVST moisturisers are the “core” component for your Environ regime, suitable for all skin types and for Day and Night time use.Depending on your skin type there is potential to use add-on Environ products to enhance the regime to tackle pigmentation, broken capillaries etc.
Beauty lab Glycolic wash 5%:
A skin refining oil free foaming gel, formulated with Glycolic acid, encapsulated salicylic, pomegranate enzymes and a blend of soothing willow bark and lavender. It will help remove impurities, unclog pores, refine and cleanse skin, leaving it smoother, softer and brighter
Suite 13, Dock Offices
Surrey Quays, Canada Water
t: 0203 6060 493
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