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01277 549 006
drtash@skinenhanceclinic.com
Just because we are on lockdown doesn’t mean you have to give up on your skin. With more time on our hands, it is beneficial to dedicate some time to self-care and pampering your skin can be a much needed relaxing experience. I want to introduce you to my 5 best skincare products and tell you step-by-step how to use them for self-care during the lockdown. Try my recommended products and judge for yourself.

 

These skin treatments can be easily performed by you at home without any help. They will certainly help you maintain the results you’ve achieved in the clinic so far. You may want to prepare your skin with medical ingredients for intensive clinic treatment after the lockdown is over. Or you can use them simply as stand-alone treatments to care and nurture your skin during this stressful time.

 

I must emphasise that these treatments are medical-grade treatments, and as such, they do affect your skin. They improve the health of your skin and consequently increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Although I would recommend you to use a sunscreen all year round, sunscreen is especially important for at least one week following these nourishing treatments. This is because UV radiation from the sun can cause a lot of invisible damage to your skin which will manifest later in life.

 

Peel2Glow

is my 1st best skincare product for self-care during the lockdown

 

If you have never had a skin peel or used any medical skincare, this is a fabulous product to try. It’s a gentle yet refreshing skin treatment to use as a pampering treat at night once a week. I recommend it to my patients as home treatments in between clinic peels. The Peel2Glow causes a very mild exfoliation to stimulate your skin to improve your skin health. It does not cause any irritation or peeling hence suitable for all skin types!

 

Peel2Glow is designed as a 2-step home treatment with a purifying solution and a skin bloom solution and there is a choice of 4 options to choose from:

  1. Skin Bloom
  2. Skin Brightening and Filling
  3. Beauty and Boost
  4. Sleep and Repair.

This is the 1st of my 5 best skincare products for self-care during the lockdown. Why not try this innovative treatment to give your skin a refreshing glow?

Key ingredients:

The Purifying Peel Solution contains ingredients like Glycolic acid, Mandelic acid, Citric acid, Lactobionic acid, Maleic acid and Antioxidant complex depending on the type of peel. The Peel solution gently removes dead skin cells and impurities revealing a smoother skin texture. It also prepares the skin to receive the active ingredients in the Glow solution.

The Skin Glow Solution contains various ingredients depending on the type of peel selected.

Active ingredients include Hyaluronic acid, Tranexamic acid, Peptides, Azelaic+ Glycine complex, Highly stabilised Vitamin C, Aloe Vera, Melatonin, and Probiotics. These moisturise and protect the skin against external aggressors and pollutants.

By using some of the best skincare ingredients available, these systems deliver healthy skin effortlessly.

How to use Peel2Glow as self-care during the lockdown

Demonstration of Peel2Glow application

  1. Cleanse your skin, wash with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  2. Apply the ‘peel solution’ with your hands to your face, neck and décolletage avoiding the eye area.
  3. Wait for 2-3 minutes
  4. Wash off the peel solution with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  5. Apply the ‘glow solution’.

Available at Skin Enhance and Wellness for £9.99 each, £37.50 for 5 or £60 for 10.

 

 

AlumierMD Enzymatic Peel

is my 2nd best skincare product for self-care during the lockdown

 

This is a highly effective exfoliating self-care best done in the evening. Harnessing the power of fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), the peel gently removes dead skin cells while promoting skin renewal. As a result, lines and wrinkles are minimised and pigmentation improves. Additional ingredients protect and hydrate the skin leaving it soft and supple from first use.

During the lockdown, why not pamper yourself once or twice a week to elevate your skincare. It is normal for your skin to turn pink or red temporarily immediately following this treatment but this will soon subside. You are unlikely to experience any visible peeling with this home treatment as invisible peeling occurs. The AlumierMD Enzymatic Peel takes 2nd place in my 5 best skincare products for self-care during the lockdown as it is a gentle yet effective treatment.

 

Key ingredients:

The fruit enzymes Papain found in papaya and Bromelain found in pineapple exfoliates skin feeding on dead skin cells.

10% Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that loosens the bonds between dead skin cells on the surface encouraging them to dislodge from the skin.

Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) which exfoliates more gently than AHA while protecting the skin due to its antioxidant properties.

Sodium hyaluronate is a form of hyaluronic acid which moisturises the skin by drawing water out from within the skin and maintaining hydration.

Vitamin B5 is also highly moisturising to the skin.

Glutathione is an antioxidant that protects the skin.

Aloe vera extracts help to calm the skin.

 

How to Use AlumierMD Enzymatic Peel as self-care during the lockdown

  1. Cleanse your skin, wash with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  2. Apply a thin even layer of the enzymatic peel to the face, neck, and décolletage with a brush or fingers avoiding the eye area.
  3. Leave on for 3-5 minutes
  4. Rinse off the peel with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  5. Apply a moisturiser or your regular nighttime routine.

 

Available at Skin Enhance and Wellness for £64.50.

It can be purchased directly from the AlumierMD web portal with my exclusive code:

https://www.alumiermd.co.uk/join

 

ZO® Skin Health Enzymatic peel

is my 3rd best skincare product for self-care during the lockdown

 

This gentle home peel is suitable not only for the face but body parts too. Being gentle and suitable for all skin types, it can be used on your hands, upper arms or back for extra indulgence. While staying at home during the lockdown, why not treat your partner as well for an evening of self-care and relaxation?

The ZO® Skin Health Enzymatic Peel takes 3rd place in my 5 best skincare recommendation as its effect can be amplified by leaving the treatment as an overnight mask. It was previously called Invisapeel™ due to its invisible peeling properties and it is one of Dr Zein Obagi’s Signature home peels. If in the unlikely event of developing sensitivity, wash off the peel immediately with a cleanser.

Key ingredients:

It contains Glycolic acid with Papain and Bromelain enzymes for cell renewal and invisible exfoliation.

Additional ingredients like Diglycerin, Kukui Seed Oil and Safflower Seed Oil help to improve the skin barrier and replenishes hydration within the skin.

Extracts from broccoli and sunflower seed oil provide anti-inflammatory benefits to soothe and calm the skin.

 

How to use the ZO® Skin Health Enzymatic peel as self-care during the lockdown

  1. Cleanse your skin wash with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  2. Apply a thin even layer of enzymatic peel to the face, neck and décolletage with a brush or fingers avoiding the eye area.
  3. Leave the peel on for one to three hours and cleanse skin thoroughly before applying your nighttime products.
  4. The Peel can also be left overnight for more intense exfoliation.

 

Available at Skin Enhance and Wellness for £75

 

Skinbetter Science® AphaRet® Exfoliating Peel Pads

is my 4th best skincare product for self-care during the lockdown

These individually packaged peel pads are a patented triple-acid formulation designed to be used three nights a week. Combining Salicylic acid, Lactic acid, and Glycolic acid with patented retinoid, AlphaRet® technology to reveal smoother, softer, and more even-looking skin. AlphaRet® is a combination of lactic acid and retinoid (Vitamin A) to optimise effectiveness with minimal irritation.

These ingredients help to reduce and unclog pores and dampen down inflammation within the skin. By delivering Vitamin A into the skin, this peel works as an anti-aging peel as well as being suitable for blemish-prone skin. This is a very cost-effective system and a step-up for home self-care during the lockdown hence it is 4th out of my 5 best skincare products.

 

How to use the AphaRet® Exfoliating Peel Pads as self-care during the lockdown

Cleanse your skin wash with lukewarm water and pat dry.

  1. Open and apply a single pad in small circular motions avoiding the eyes and lips.
  2. Do not wash off.
  3. Apply your nighttime skincare products.

A pack of 30 individually packed pads are available at Skin Enhance and Wellness for £99

 

 

Obagi® Professional-C™ Microdermabrasion Polish and Mask

is my 5th best skincare product for self-care during the lockdown

 

This is a brand new product recently launched in the UK by Obagi® Medical. It is a unique product combining mechanical exfoliation by microdermabrasion with high strength Vitamin C. I recommend using it in the morning 2-3 times a week. Vitamin C helps to restore youthful-looking skin by making skin firmer, brighter, smoother and softer. With the highest strength of Vitamin C, this is an intensive treatment and not suitable for all skin types so clinical guidance is recommended. It is intended as a clinic treatment as well so it’s my most intense home self-care skincare for the lockdown at number 5. This will definitely leave your skin glowing immediately after treatment!

 

Key ingredients:

30% L-Ascorbic Acid

Silica-Alumina is ultra-fine crystals that gently remove surface dead skin and prepare the skin for infusion of Vitamin C.

Botanical Oils to minimise dryness and maximise glow.

 

How to use Professional-C™ Microdermabrasion Polish and Mask as self-care during the lockdown

  1. Cleanse your skin wash with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  2. Whip the polish and take out a pea-size amount.
  3. Rub it in your fingers and gently apply on your face in circular motions avoiding the eye area. Be careful not to rub aggressively.
  4. Leave for 10mins.
  5. Use a soft, wet cloth or towel to gently remove the polish.
  6. Apply your morning skincare and sunscreen.

Available at Skin Enhance and Wellness for £99

 

 

I hope that I have given you enough skincare options to consider for self-care while we are on lockdown. These 5 best skincare products can be used as adjuncts to your skincare or as your entry-level medical skincare so that you experience the potency of these ingredients without committing to a full skincare range. Although they are medical skincare, I have carefully selected products that will not irritate your skin or cause any concerns. However, if you do develop any sensitivity, please get in contact with me as we may need to start you on basic skincare to repair and replenish your skin before embarking on treatment products. All the products listed are available at Skin Enhance And Wellness for postal delivery while we are on lockdown.

For further information or to book a virtual appointment contact me via phone, email or the website.

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