Skin is the single largest organ in the human body, but it is also one of the most vulnerable. As the skin ages, it loses resilience and everything from hormonal imbalances, to environmental aggressors like viruses, UV rays and air pollution, can contribute to dull and tired-looking skin.
Dry brushing is a detoxifying practice people have used for centuries, but chances are you’ve probably never heard of it. This Ayurveda-inspired practice is actually really simple: all it takes is a wooden skin brush, a little bit of body oil and some gentle exfoliation. The result is super smooth skin.
Christmas and the build up to it is the season of over-indulgence. Despite our good intentions we inevitably consume too much sugary and fatty foods not to mention alcohol. The result? Not only will you pile on the pounds but you’ll feel tired, bloated and low in energy. Is it any surprise that many people kick start the New Year with a detox programme?
The party season is almost here – think busy diaries and late nights! Don’t let the month of excess take its toll this Christmas and take some advice from The Harley Medical Group’s experts, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Justine Hextall and Nutritionist Christine Bailey, who have shared what’s contributing to that hangover face along with their top tips to keep your skin and body feeling and looking its best.
Common lifestyle factors such as sun damage, weight loss, smoking and sleep deprivation are all known to accelerate ageing, affecting different areas of the face.
Our Consultant Dermatologist, Dr. Justine Hextall, reveals how you can use letters of the alphabet as an easy guide to target your anti-ageing treatments.
London Fashion Week is revered as one of the most exciting weeks in the calendar for beauty buffs and fashionistas – and this year’s did not disappoint. With a fabulous array of hot new looks for the upcoming spring-summer seasons, we can’t wait to get started.
Here are the top beauty looks from London Fashion Week 2016.
The New Year is a time for a fresh start and the perfect opportunity to finally kick those habits, the junk food and the unhealthy lifestyle. It’s the ideal time for you to start looking after yourself, not just by going to the gym in order to lose weight but to improve your physical and emotional well-being.
We all want that perfect bikini body! But preparation for those sun soaked days at the beach starts long before the summer months. As any health and fitness guru will tell you, summer bodies are made in winter – and the same goes for Cosmetic Surgery.
One of the biggest benefits of having a cosmetic, rather than medical procedure is that you can plan a convenient time-frame for your treatment and recovery.
Even a quick Google search for Laser Hair Removal will bring up all sorts of conflicting advice, articles and ‘expert’ opinions about the treatment. One blog will tell you Laser Hair Removal is suitable for fairer hair, another will tell you that’s a lie. Some articles will tell you dark skin tones can be treated, while others will show you terrifying pictures of blisters or pigmentation changes.
Take a quick glance at the magazine rack in any store and you’ll see countless headlines about the most desirable celebrity body-parts. Whether it’s Angelina Jolie’s lips, Kim Kardashian’s bum or Jennifer Anniston’s toned stomach, it seems we’d all like to look a little bit more like our favourite A-Listers.
As the days get warmer we’re finally getting ready to welcome summer, but all that sun can take its toll on your skin. Hotter weather means more of your skin is exposed to the sun’s rays, for longer – so protecting your skin to maintain a healthy-looking appearance is a must. There are four main steps to glowing summer skin: product switch-up, sun burn prevention, sun damage cure, and blemish busting.
Did you know the percentage of people in London who feel under pressure to look younger is 4 times higher than in the North West?
At The Harley Medical Group we’ve recently conducted an independent study into regional trends in Cosmetic Surgery. The results paint a fascinating picture of Great Britain and how our concerns about our appearance vary from place to place.
Over the years, there have been many myths associated with Cosmetic Surgery. From Blepharoplasty to Breast Enlargement, we’re here to address the eight biggest Cosmetic Surgery myths. How? By using official statistics, gathered from our own research of course. We recently polled 4,000 adults on their views about Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical treatments, as well as their own personal experience – and we’ve used your answers to bust these myths once and for all.
Every day we get told that we are meant to drink xxx cups of this tea, and eat xxx amounts of a super vegetable for a long, healthy and happy life. We listen attentively because when it comes down to it one of the most important things in your world is you, your health (both mental and physical) and your happiness. However sometimes, if we’re honest, no amount of tea or trendy super-food is going to fix the problem and we have to look at different courses of action.
Ladies and gents, step away from the razors and hot wax and say ‘Hello’ to an easy way to remove your unwanted hair – Laser Hair Removal. We recently surveyed 4000 adults and found that not only is Laser Hair Removal the most popular Non Surgical treatment – even ranking above Botox - it’s also almost as popular with the gentlemen as it is with the ladies, in fact 21.37 per cent of women asked were undertaking the procedure and 17.05 per cent of men, so it really is not just one for the girls!
The most important lesson to ever learn about Skin Care is that it is very much seasonal. That means that with the change of each season, you’ll likely notice a difference in the condition of your skin. Winter can be especially harsh, with plummeting temperatures, freezing winds and overly stuffy homes and offices that wreak havoc on our, usually, unproblematic skin. So if the winter can cause so much damage to skin which is usually blemish free, imagine what it could do if your skin is dry, sensitive and Acne prone.
How many times have you looked in the mirror and sucked in your stomach to make it look flatter? Celebrity influence and media culture would have us believe that the perfect body is having a flat stomach.
When it comes to looking younger, there are many solutions to take advantage of. Whether you’re interested in taking preventative measures or prefer the idea of something a little more permanent, you may find it difficult to determine what really works.
Nowadays, more men than ever are starting to pay attention to the appearance of their skin, with growing numbers investing in Skin Care products and following tailored regimes to ensure that their skin gets the best possible care. The main thing you need to be aware of when it comes to male Skin Care is that both male and female skin is different. That means what works for women will not necessarily have the same effect on men’s skin. So how do you know what ingredients to look out for when buying Skin Care products? Let’s take a look.
While playing sports and training outdoors is great for fitness levels, being exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays is not. Studies on the subject highlight that athletes of certain disciplines are at greater risk of developing Skin Cancer, as well as other skin problems, such as Sunburn, Sun Damage and Sun Spots. Luckily, this risk can be reduced by taking extra care when out in the sun.
Are you one of the many heading off to Reading and Leeds Festival this weekend? Are you worried about how your skin will survive the weekend without its daily cleanse, tone and moisturise routine? Well never fear because we’ve compiled a whole myriad of festival beauty tips and tricks so you can enjoy the festival without compromising on great-looking skin.
Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing fact. That doesn’t stop people the world over from bemoaning their ageing faces and wishing they could find some way to turn back the clock. We all know that Cosmetic Surgery exists and is an effective way to shave off the years but what about those who would prefer to go down the Non Surgical route instead? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that there are numerous solutions available, both in the form of treatments and general beauty tips.
Calling all men out there what’s your view on skincare regimes? Do you think they fall into the pointless-stuff-women-do category? Or are you a skincare advocate? If you’re edging more towards the first category then this blog post is for you ‘ we’re here to teach you all about the importance of skincare for men, and to show you what a huge difference a good regime can make to the appearance of your skin. So gentlemen, read on to find out our top skincare tips for men.
Summer is finally here and it’s never been a better time to up the ante on your skincare but what if we were to tell you that you could achieve a glowing complexion simply by eating the right food?