How we look is usually one of the first things we think about when we wake up in the morning. After all, we want to feel good about ourselves and looking our best is one of the ways we do that. However, with skin concerns and bad skin problems, it’s not unusual to feel like your skin is doing its best to scupper those plans.
But guess what? You’re not alone! There are so many common skin concerns around that it’s probably more unusual if you’re entirely happy with the way your skin is behaving. Here goes...
The Most Common Types of Skin Problems on the Face
We could probably take all day listing all the face skin problems we’ve encountered at Este – that’s how common skin concerns are. Instead, we’re pulling out the top five most ‘popular’ types of skin problems around at the moment and how our clinic for skin problem concerns can help.
Excess sebum is often cited as one of the top face skin problems for women – especially women in their teens and twenties, but it can also remain a factor as we age.
Uneven Skin Tone
Dark spots, redness, age marks and so on can all contribute to a general uneven appearance.
Have you ever heard someone exclaim, ‘oh wow, I really love my wrinkles!’ - no, you haven’t. No one loves wrinkles but there are things you can do to help ease their appearance.
Blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules – acne comes in all forms but all of it’s annoying and something you’d rather not be dealing with.
Under Eye Circles and Bags
You went to bed at 9.30pm, you got a solid nine hours of shut-eye, and still you wake up to be greeted with dark circles and bags under your eyes – skin is a cruel beast, but there are solutions to tackle this skin concern.
How to Tackle Oily Skin
Oily skin is one of the top skin concerns. It’s a total pain having to deal with skin that constantly feels like it’s trying to slide off your face. It’s also a major problem when it comes to keeping make-up on for longer than a few hours too. If you’re fed up with this skin issue, then there are a number of things you can try. In terms of a product you can buy off the shelf, look to La Roche-Posay and their Effaclar 3-Step Anti Blemish System. It’s a daily routine that targets excess oil, acne and oversized pores and congested skin.
For something more thorough or to get your skin off to a good start, the HydraFacial is where it’s at. This procedure tackles a multitude of skin concerns and gets right to the heart of skin problems by detoxing, cleansing, exfoliating, removing old skin and blocked pores, adding hydration and finally LED light therapy to stimulate collagen. You can have a HydraFacial once a week or as a regular monthly treat to keep on top of your skin concerns.
How to Deal with Uneven Skin Tone
Uneven skin tone is one of the main types of skin problems on the face and can really affect your self-confidence. If your problem is getting you down, you could try a service such as Dermatica. This skincare company can prescribe powerful skincare creams that you can’t get in stores and each cream or solution is put together specifically for you.
Alternatively, if you’d rather see someone face to face, our Cosmelan Pigmentation Peel at Este is great at targeting dark patches and uneven skin tone. It’s used for hyperpigmentation and melasma caused due to hormones, medication, skin trauma or sun damage.
How to Beat Wrinkles
Ageing can be hard to accept, and it’s no surprise that we often try to do everything we can to combat the signs of ageing such as wrinkles. The best things you can do to help keep wrinkles at bay and looking less dominant as you age are -
- Don’t smoke
- Drink plenty of water
- Wear SPF 30+ sun cream everyday
- Cut down on stress
- Eat a healthy diet
If you’ve tried all of the above and you’re convinced nothing’s changing for the better, you could always ‘cheat’. These days, dermal fillers are often used to help with skin problems associated with ageing. At Este, we use dermal fillers made up of Hyaluronic Acid (a naturally-occurring acid that is produced by your body) to plump up the appearance of the skin. Results can last from three to twelve months. We can also use anti-wrinkle injections (Botox).
How to Stamp Out Acne
We know just how confidence-crushing acne can be and that’s why we offer a range of options to help tackle it. You can choose from LED Phototherapy, Chemical Peel, or the ClearSkin Laser at Este.
If you’re fed up with buying over-the-counter products that offer the world and never deliver, perhaps it’s time to step things up a notch. At Este, we’ll assess your specific skin concern during your initial free consultation. We will then be able to advise you which course of therapy is the right one for you.
How to Win the Battle against Under Eye Circles
The skin under our eyes is well known for being super-sensitive and thinner than skin on the rest of our face. If you’re suffering with dark under eye circles and bags it could be due to -
- Poor sleep
- Iron deficiency
You can try sleeping with your head elevated, applying cold compresses, or using a product such as the Eye Rejuvenator wrinkle patches to get results. However, at Este, we offer the most groundbreaking technology in under-eye skin rejuvenation there is. It’s called Magic Needle and it corrects wrinkles, skin pigmentation and sagging skin to deliver an amazing all-round treatment that really impresses.
As you’ll now appreciate, common skin concerns are called ‘common’ for a very good reason – most of us experience them at some point in our lives. If you’d like to do something about your top skin concerns, get in touch with the experts at Este today.