The Role of Homecare in Achieving your Skin Goals

You’ve probably heard of the up 70/30 rule when it comes to diet and fitness results. The same applies to your skin!⁠ 70% of your results are determined by your home care and lifestyle choices, while 30% reflects what we do in the treatment room.⁠

This is why using prescribed cosmeceutical skincare is so important! It will help you to work towards your skin goals between visits, as well as, ensuring your skin is becoming stronger in preparation for more advanced treatments.

How skincare works

While you may have a treatment every 4 weeks, you will (hopefully!) be using your skincare each day. This is why it plays such a big role in the health of your skin. Consistency is key here. Just 10 minutes a day – 5 in the morning and 5 in the evening – to see visible improvements. 

Skincare is vital to ensure your skin is functioning optimally. This includes encouraging cell turnover by using exfoliating properties, as well as ensuring your skin’s barrier is strong, keeping external aggressors out. 

Often, cosmeceutical skincare is required prior to commencing clinical treatments. These products contain the actives commonly used in facial treatments, allowing to build up your skin’s tolerance and ensure we are able to maintain its integrity. Performing treatments on inadequately prepped skin is a recipe for sensitivity, irritation and impaired barrier function. We can gradually increase the strength of both home care and treatments as required, to ensure your results never plateau. 

Why cosmeceuticals matter

It’s important to note that not all skincare products are equal. In order to be strengthening and improving your skin in between clinical treatments, the use of cosmeceutical-grade products is essential.

Cosmetics found on supermarket and pharmacy shelves, do not possess the ability to fundamentally change the skin and the way it functions. They are not chemically engineered to be able to penetrate the lipid barrier and enter the deeper layers of the epidermis. These products will often be a bandaid, helping to conceal skin concerns. 

In contrast, cosmeceuticals contain potent active ingredients, with scientifically proven delivery systems, to ensure they are encouraging change at a cellular level. Sitting between cosmetic and pharmaceutical levels, they can be seen as a solution, as opposed to a temporary fix.

You can find out more about cosmeceuticals here.

Starting your regime

The world of skincare can be overwhelming, which is why we recommend booking a consultation with our team for a personally prescribed regime. While it can be tempting to purchase products online or at your local department store, many visible concerns can be misleading and incorrectly diagnosed, so you may be wasting your hard-earned money on products that aren’t right for your skin.

It’s also important to be aware of marketing tactics. While grand claims and influencer promotion can be persuasive, many of these mass-produced brands contain low-strength actives, are often watered down, or use chemical filler ingredients and have little-to-no scientific research into their efficacy. Your skin is also highly unique: what works for someone else, may not be suitable for you!

In contrast, our team are trained in analysing the skin, determining underlying concerns and prescribing skincare that will make long-term improvements for your skin. Our cosmeceutical ranges are formulated with potent active ingredients that are scientifically proven to support your unique skin health journey.⁠

Book your complimentary skin consultation here.

 

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