Posts Tagged ‘acne’

Women still buying premium skin treatments, despite recession

June 3, 2010

Women are still saving enough money to treat themselves to the little luxuries in life that keep them looking good, latest stats have shown.

Even in a recession, women like to maintain their appearance meaning that beauty products and premium skin treatments are the last things to go when cutting costs.

Peter Beard, director of treatments at SkinGenesis said: “It’s not surprising that women are still investing their money wisely into maintaining good skin and hair. With today’s stressful lifestyles, achieving great skin is particularly harder and more time consuming and perseverance is key. Once you’ve invested in achieving a balanced skin, it’s very difficult to then stop spending money on it and end back at square one.

“In today’s world everyone likes to look good, because when you look good, you feel good. Many of our clients who come to us for skin and body treatments report higher levels of confidence once they have their problems under control, so I think it’s about making sure you budget properly and try to ensure that you still have the time and money to give yourself an occasional beauty treat.”

The Guardian recently noted that Habia, the government-appointed standard setting body for the hair and beauty industry, reported a 10 – 20% drop in hair salon spending, which indicates that people are still visiting salons, just less often. This helps people avoid unnecessary trips for a new ‘do’ and makes their money go further.

Whilst its easier to go to the shops and buy a quick fix treatment for acne or wrinkles for example, professional skin treatments will always yield better results and are far more worth the money you pay for them.

(Read the Guardian’s article here:


Acne treatment update from Top Model award winner

May 26, 2010

Aspiring model and Miss England Cheshire finalist Naomi Heap gives an update on how the SkinGenesis acne treatment programme has helped her achieve her career ambitions.

Through a personalised programme of microdermabrasion, IPL, skin peels and effective adult acne home products, Naomi’s skin is looking clearer, smoother and more radiant than ever before.

Got acne? Book your complimentary expert skin analysis now in Leeds, Manchester or Chester.

Perfect skin: Jessica Simpson goes make-up free for Marie Claire

April 13, 2010

Jessica Simpson has dared to do what no other woman on earth would dream of doing, for millions of Marie Claire readers to see: she’s posed make-up free on the front cover.

As the media force-feeds us images of ‘perfect’ women on a daily basis, how refreshing that a woman as famous as Jessica Simpson has had the guts to pose makeup-less for the front cover of one of the most popular lifestyle magazines in the US.

No make-up, no retouching, no regrets!’, was the strapline of the cover story, which was printed on the back of her one-off TV show that follows her on a journey through society’s obsession with image. Jessica’s is also a face that is commonly associated with a US acne treatment, and has spoken openly about her own battle with the skin condition. Now she’s showing off her clear skin for millions to see!

We always tell our clients that there is no such thing as ‘perfection’, but it’s about reaching a level of personal perfection and being comfortable in your own skin. Once you have achieved that, the sky is your limit.

With great skin comes great confidence and we bet that many of our clients would happily pose for Marie Claire’s front cover minus airbrushing. SkinGenesis skin treatments are designed to rejuvenate, rebalance and tone the skin and provide you with a look and complexion that would look great on the cover of a fashion magazine.

We acknowledge the fact that everyone has little niggles about their appearance and things that they would love to change about themselves, but we believe in accepting our own uniqueness and learning how to control any skin problems, which then allows you to accept them. Jessica admits that she would love to be taller, but accepts a little bump on her nose, which she says is an imperfection to everyone else, yet it’s her perfection to herself.

Take a look at Jessica’s natural covershot here.

Vote for Top Model Naomi and help Children with Leukaemia

February 22, 2010

Monday 22nd February 2010

We’re getting behind one of our clients, Naomi Heap, in her bid to win Top Model UK in London in March.

Like most teenagers, Naomi hasn’t been able to keep her skin clear of spots and she was told this could affect her chances at the Top Model UK finals.

Vote for Naomi and help Children with Leukaemia

We’re delighted that she came to SkinGenesis for a free consultation to find out what could be done, and we quickly had her started on one of our acne treatment programmes.

Please vote for Naomi to win at Top Model UK – and help a wonderful charity

We can vote for Naomi by text message and an important charity – Children with Leukaemia – will benefit if we can get lots of people involved.

All you need do is text  ‘MODEL 77’ to 88010 and that will record as a vote for Naomi.

The texts cost £1 + standard network charges, but ALL profits from the text vote campaign will go to the Children with Leukaemia fundraising.

Naomi is a lovely girl and deserves to do well in the competition.  I do hope you can help Naomi and this very worthwhile charity.

N.B. Phone voting ends 13th March – please do not vote after this date.

Thanks for your support!

Top model Naomi’s acne treatment mission

February 12, 2010

Friday 12th February 2010

Ready for the catwalk

Model Naomi Heap is preparing for what could be her big break in the fashion industry, Top Model UK

With her long dark hair, distinct features and a dream to hit the catwalks, there was just one thing that stood in her way – acne – and the need for an effective acne treatment.

After sailing through her audition on the premise that she ‘sorted out her skin’, Naomi made it her mission to sort out her stubborn spots and blemishes once and for all, before the final of this prestigious national competition.

Naomi said: “As you can imagine, in such a competitive industry, it’s vital that you have great skin. After searching on the internet for an affordable skin specialist, I approached SkinGenesis as they offered exactly what I was looking for – effective adult acne treatments. The medication I was on helped, but it didn’t achieve half as much as I wanted it to, and progress was slow, so I booked in for a consultation with Deborah, the clinic manager in Chester.

“She put together a bespoke skin treatment package that would treat both my remaining active acne, as well as the existing scars caused from previous blemishes. We started off with an Expert Skin Analysis, which determined my skin type, moisture content, sun damage and pH, which have helped me choose the right products for my skin. I have since undergone several courses of Microdermabrasion to get rid of all the dead skin cells and avoid further breakouts, as well as one IPL treatment.

“I have also received a gentle vitamin C skin peel, which has benefitted my skin dramatically. I was a bit of a tan-fan in my younger years and used the sunbeds quite a lot!

“All in all I am very happy with the progress we’ve made. By the time the competition comes around, I’m very confident that my skin will be as perfect as it possibly could be.”

Read Naomi’s full blog entry on her adult acne treatment here.

Naomi's acne before treatment

Naomi's skin after treatment

Style tips – and skin treatments – for single girls

December 14, 2009

Monday 14th December 2009

Trinny and Susannah have been on the prowl again, telling nearly 100 single girls What Not to Wear if you’re looking for love.

While those two fashion gurus may be best placed to tell you how you should be filling your wardrobe, there’s no better people than us at SkinGenesis to tell you how to achieve perfect skin in a bid to bag ‘the one’ this Christmas!

Take a look at all our expert skin treatments we can provide at our website,

If adult acne is holding you back, microdermabrasion, skin peels or IPL might be in order. If you’re worried about wrinkles and fine lines you might want to consider SkinGym. Or just feeling a bit dull and want to be refreshed? Try SkinSpa!

Meanwhile, watch the gladrags duo give 93 Bridget Jones’s a grilling at the link below!

Flawless skin starts with expert skin treatments

November 2, 2009

Monday 2nd November 2009

Lauren Luke from the Guardian is the woman who scours the shelves for the UK’s best beauty buys, making sure that the nation’s make-up always looks its best.

One of her latest entries on the website is how to achieve flawless skin and she has reviewed and highlighted five foundations that give you a clear complexion.

However, throwing on loads of cloggy make-up will potentially give you the complete opposite, as real flawless skin starts with expert skin treatments. Otherwise you are simply hiding your imperfections rather than tackling them head-on.

Whether you have wrinkles, sun damage, acne or another skin complaint, taking the time to strip your skin of all cosmetics and investing in some quality skin treatments that will actually work, is the key way to achieving a flawless skin. We would also recommend using mineral make-up too whilst having skin treatments, such as Jane Iredale make-up, as it’s much better for your skin.

Jane_Iredale_logo_smallJane Iredale makeup

Skin Treatment Specialist Appoints New Therapist Emma Preece

August 24, 2009

Monday 24th August 2009

Emma Preece is the new girl in town at our Chester clinic – there to make your skin beautiful!

Emma, 26 from Middlewich, Cheshire joins us, the non-surgical skin treatment specialists, after starting her career in healthcare by gaining various qualifications in nursing.

Now studying for the Beauty Therapy (Science) BTEC National Diploma and after taking a slight change of career direction, Emma will embark upon her true aspirations to become a specialist skin therapist.

Emma said: “I’m really looking forward to a new career in skin therapy with SkinGenesis. I didn’t want to go into the indulgent, pampering side of beauty therapy, so instead I chose to put my nursing background to good use and focus on the more scientific and medical aspects of helping people achieve a great complexion and body image.”

Peter Beard, director of treatments at SkinGenesis, commented: “It’s fantastic to welcome such a dedicated new member to our team in Chester. Emma has a fantastic background in healthcare and some great qualifications, which means she brings with her the key skills needed to be a successful skin therapist.”

Emma will be completing her intense training programme over the next few weeks by shadowing senior therapists at the clinic, assisting with initial consultations and administering treatments to clients. Emma will specialise in all treatments, including acne treatment, skin rejuvenation and thread vein removal.

Peter added: “We take the training and development of our staff very seriously here at SkinGenesis as we are an accredited Investors in People company. Each new member of staff experiences an initial training period and then continues to develop throughout their career with in-house training and additional courses offsite, which ensures that our therapists acquire and maintain an optimum level of knowledge and awareness of best practice.”

We have clinics in Chester, Leeds and Manchester offering skincare solutions to people across the North and throughout the UK.

For more information call us on 01244 303 464 or visit

Avoid having skin treatment by avoiding celeb diets

August 17, 2009

Monday 17th August 2009

Cigarettes, coffee, vodka and champagne. This is what Kate Moss lives on. Supposedly the ‘normal’ celebrity/model diet.

If this was in fact true, no amount of airbrushing or Botox could disguise the sorry state that their skin would be in and i can’t even begin to list all the skin treatment they would need. Smoking, alcohol and too much caffeine – it’s the perfect recipe for a skin disaster!

It’s well known that models live on minimal amounts of food and the party lifestyle that comes part and parcel with the job means drinking and smoking are second nature, but if that’s all they lived on they would look like complete monsters!

Smoking causes premature aging of the skin, resulting in deep set wrinkles and dull, thirsty skin. Alcohol also zaps out any trace of moisture in the skin and can leave it looking yellowed and tired.

That’s why we promote a balanced healthy lifestyle. People say that smoking stops them from eating so much, we don’t believe that and we also don’t think the effects it has on the skin are worth the few half pounds of weight you might not gain.

Drink water, not alcohol. Eat fruit and vegetables, instead of smoking a cigarette. Treat yourself to the occasional cream cake, but don’t overindulge. And finally, last but not least, certainly don’t believe everything you read in celebrity magazines!


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Adult acne treatment – does green tea help?

July 24, 2009

Friday 24th July 2009

Adult acne can be the bane of many people’s lives. A University of Miami study has found evidence for the use of green tea bags as an adult acne treatment… we’re are not so sure.

We’re all aware of the medical v natural remedy argument and both probably have their merits. Anti-biotics prescribed by a doctor can no doubt help acne, however it can often be months and months until you see an improvement. The study here saw volunteers apply green tea lotion to their adult acne and also drink green tea and apply strained tea bags to the affected areas.

Due to its antioxidant properties the green tea method was reported to have improved the skin by around 40% over two months. We don’t think that this is much of an improvement when you compare it to the more modern methods of adult acne treatment.

IPL, microdermasion and skin peels can all offer an effective, yet natural means of eradicating acne and keeping further outbreaks at bay. With a few visits to a registered skincare clinic like SkinGenesis, you can be acne-free in a matter of weeks. Everyone’s acne problem is different too, so a tailored programme of treatments and ‘at home’ kits are put together to make sure you get exactly what you expect.

Watch a microdermabrasion demonstration here, and take a look at our before and after pictures of our adult acne treatment.

Before Adult Acne Treatment at SkinGenesis

Before Adult Acne Treatment at SkinGenesis

After Adult Acne Treatment at SkinGenesis

After Adult Acne Treatment at SkinGenesis

Acne Treatment at SkinGenesis - Before & After

Acne Treatment at SkinGenesis - Before & After