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Covid-19 Guidelines

Simply Skin staff and client safety are our number one priority therefore we will continue to implement the following measures:

When attending:

  • Wearing of face mask is now optional.
  • Our staff will continue wearing PPE including face masks and gloves.
  • We ask that clients attend their appointments on their own where possible.
  • Hand sanitiser is available on arrival and in treatment rooms.
  • Customers who are feeling unwell or showing symptoms prior to their appointment should contact us to reschedule.
  • Customers will be booked in with intervals between each to avoid crossover when possible.
  • We will sanitise shared surfaces at regular intervals throughout the day.

We look forward to seeing you!

Hayley and the Simply Skin Team x

6 Special Characteristics of Asian & Darker Skin

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6 Special Characteristics of Asian & Darker Skin

1. Asian skin is more prone to sensitivity

Asian skin is said to be prone to irritation as we have a thinner stratum corneum or the outermost layer of skin, compared to other ethnic groups. As a result, the skin becomes extremely sensitive to environmental factors and chemicals, which can disrupt the skin’s pH balance. Our essentials range from Dermaquest is perfect. Our Papaya and pineapple cleanser gently nibbles away the dead layers of skin, while our amazing B5 hydrating serum gives your skin the hydration it needs.
Suncreen is a very important part of our daily skin care routine. We offer a Physical SPF which is effective immediately and less likely to cause irritation or sensitivity like other chemical Spfs on the market.

2. Asian skin scars more easily

Because the stratum corneumis thinner , it is also said that Asian skin are genetically predisposed to scar more easily than others. Hence, greater care must be given when an acne breakout occurs or when undergoing any kind of treatments such as Laser hair removal or Chemical Peels.

At Simply Skin Oldham our Practitioners have years of experience and knowledge and only use medical grade equipment and products at our Clinic.

3. Asian skin has more issues with hyperpigmentation

All skin contains about the same number of melanocytes but the amount of melanin they produce varies. Melanin is a natural skin pigment that protects the skin from UV damage. Obviously, dark skinned people produce more melanin and light skin people produce less. While research have indicated that Asians have more photo-protective pigment melanin – Dr. Kwame Osei, who has studied genetics, indicated that we all have three layers of melanin – Asian skin actually have more issues with pigmentary disorders such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, freckles and lentigines, compared to other ethnic groups. This is why you see lots of Asian cosmetics including skin lightening and brightening ingredients.

Again SPF is a most, daily, regardless of the weather. We offer a Brightening cream which can help tackle some of these issues combined with our amazing Skin peels.

4. Asian skin loses moisture more easily

Some studies have suggested that the Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) values were highest in Asians. Asian skin showed the highest levels of TEWL, as well as increased levels of permeability. TEWL is the amount of water vapor lost through the skin under non-sweating conditions. So more skin hydration is needed! A moisturiser high in water-binding ingredients such as hyaluronic acid is perfect. Its not greasy and soaks in immediately. One application of our serum is the equivalent to 8 glasses of water for your skin!

5. Asian skin gets oily more easily

It is often said that Asian skin has more sebaceous glands and is oilier than Caucasian skin type. This could have something to do with the weather, obviously for Asians living outside the UK!

6. When the skin is oily we desperately try to reduce this oil and can sometimes make the
problem worse.

When the skin is stripped of oil using harsh products it panics and will actually produce more oil. Salicylic is a great acid to reduce oil but hydration must be put back into the skin to keep it healthy.

6. Asian skin is more resistant to aging

While the stratum corneum in Asian skin is said to be thinner , the dermis is apparently thicker. The dermis contains greater collagen levels. Collagen is what gives us elasticity in our skin and youth. Collagen starts to reduce by the age of just 25! So no time like the present to start taking care of your skin.

This information, while mostly based on research data, may not apply across the board to all Asians. Everybody is different regardless of Skin Type or colour.

For a full Consultation and Assessment of YOUR skin book today or call 01617858897 to book your FREE appointment.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog as much as I did writing it!

Hayley xxx

Eight Acne Myths & Treatments You Should Know

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Eight Acne Myths & Treatments You Should Know

Acne Myth 1: You can’t wear make-up if suffering from acne.

Some make-up can irritate your acne,  the best make up would ideally be mineral based but obviously if the individual is self conscious and would like a heavier coverage we would suggest something called Lycogel Breathable Foundation. It has a 30spf, is waterproof and it has anti-inflammatory properties so it will calm sore spots.

Acne Myth 2: Sunscreen can aggravate your acne.

Usually sun creams are very oily and greasy and of course should be avoided by acne suffers or even people with oily skin. Heliocare offer an amazing oil-free range which would be perfect for your skin, ask us about our fantastic range when you visit our clinic.

Acne Myth 3: Stress causes acne.

Our bodies react to stress in a number of ways such as loosing weight, putting on weight, skin breakouts. Although this is true for some it is not the same for every acne sufferer.

Acne Myth 4: Eating chocolate can give you acne.

Some studies have shown that products containing milk may influence acne due to the hormones and bacteria in the milk. It’s true that it may be a good idea to rule out dairy and see if helps, but the facts based on this theory are not very strong.

Acne Myth 5: You have acne because you’re not washing enough.

This is a horrid misconception that is placed upon people with acne. In actual fact acne suffers tend to wash their face too much, which can actually dry the skin and impair the barrier and then lead to more spots or sore and sensitive skin. Washing twice a day is ideal.

Acne Myth 6: Acne will go away by itself over time.

Salicylic acid is a highly recommended for the treatment of acne, it can be found in a variety of acne products including cleansers, lotions, peels and more. Medication may also be necessary in some cases as Acne is very complex. The choice of treatment will be based on a number of factors including time suffered, age and lifestyle.

Acne Myth 7: Acne is just a cosmetic problem.

Acne can develop at any age and the specific cause is still unknown, but left untreated it can result in scaring which can significantly effect your confidence. We understand how acne can effect your life and that’s why we always recommend seeking knowledgable and caring treatment.

Acne Myth 8: Adults can’t get acne.

This isn’t true. Many adults complain about getting acne in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. The acne doesn’t look the same way however and is usually around the chin and appears like hard lumps under the skin, but this is still acne.

Acne should not be left untreated as it may lead scarring which can be very difficult to treat in the future as well as causing unhappiness to the sufferer.

At Simply Skin Oldham we offer free Acne consultations to assess your needs and together will tailor a treatment plan just for you.

For more information and prices please browse our website or contact us

Acne Case Study – How Salicyclic Peels help me manage my acne

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I have suffered with acne and oily skin since my early teens & have tried almost every antibiotic, hormonal contraception and topical treatment prescribed by my GP, but found these weren’t a long term solution. I am aware there is no known cure for acne but I find that the salicyclic peels really do help to maintain my skin.

My Treatment at Simply Skin Oldham

When the peel was first applied it felt quite warm then became gradually more stingy. After about 2-3 minutes it did begin to calm down and became more bearable.

Immediately post treatment my face was noticeably red, however I was reassured that this was normal. A soothing hydrating gel was applied along with SPF 50 and I stayed in the clinic for about 30 minutes.

Before being discharged home it had calmed down a lot. I was told to keep moisturising the area and not to apply make up for 24 hours.

The Healing Process

The next day I woke up and to be honest I did not notice any major difference, my skin felt tighter but appeared the same.

Day 2 – My face felt very tight in the morning and a little more dry – I decided not to apply make up but instead moisturised with the B5 gel every few hours (It was Christmas day so luckily my family are used to seeing my bare face!)

Day 3 – The peeling has started. I noticed around my glabella, nasolabial folds and temples that my skin was beginning to flake. I did try not to touch it and continued to hydrate

Day 4 – The peeling was all over my face today and felt a bit tender in some areas. I applied a thick layer of CU3 cream and continued to enjoy the festivities!

Day 5 – The peeling was still quite bad so I continued to hydrate with CU3 and B5 gel.

Day 6 – Back to work! The peeling was very mild today which I was glad about as I don’t like going to work without make up on. My skin felt so much smoother, fresher and I hadn’t had an outbreak.

If you are an acne sufferer I would highly recommend trying salicyclic peels at the Simply Skin Clinic in Oldham – Leisha, District Nurse, Manchester

Sparkle & Shine Christmas Event

Sparkle & Shine Christmas Event at Simply Skin Oldham

Merry Christmas from Simply Skin Oldham

We hope you can join us at our Sparkle & Shine Event!

Bring your friends & family along.

We will be offering......

  • Mini skin assesments
  • 10% off ALL products purchased on the night
  • LIVE demonstrations of chemical peels and skin needling
  • Mince pies and mulled wine!
  • Goody bags with money off vouchers included
  • Question and answers with our lovely Nurse Sharon
  • Massage tasters from Paula of Body and mind ct Therapies
  • Raffle tickets giving two lucky winners the chance to receive a relaxing full body massage or an exfoliating Dermaquest facial! (All proceeds to Dr Kershaw’s)

Hope to see you there!

Charity Event a Huge Success!

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Simply Skin Oldham Refuge Charity Event

Simply Skin Oldham send out a huge thank you to all our clients, friends, colleagues & hopefully future clients who attended our Skin Care Charity Event recently.

You all helped raise money for Refuge, who support more than 4,600 women, children and men on any given day through a range of services, including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services.

It proved to be a really busy and buzzing night with drinks and nibbles, lots of networking and chatting, laughter and fun!

Our guests enjoyed (and some took part in) the live treatment demonstrations, including Juvaderm Fillers performed by our nurse Sharon McBride and Chemical Skin Peels performed by myself, alongside our Dermaquest representative Rachelle Shepard Carter.

Big thanks to all who donated the really amazing and generous prizes for our raffle, many of our guests didn’t go home empty handed!

Prizes included:
Bottle of Champagne
Four bottles of wine courtesy of Luke Sugden from LCS Building services
One year gym membership for ETC gym in Stalybridge
Liquor and chocolate gift set
£50 meal voucher for the ‘Infamous’ Diner Northern Quarter
£100 treatment voucher for Simply Skin Oldham
One bottle of Prosecco
£50 voucher for Misguided Fashion

We were so pleased that Phil Starr from Oldham Business Hub, Alison and Graham could join us (thanks for all your support over recent months).

Everyone really enjoyed the event and we hope to organise something again soon.
I hope you will join us!

Hayley (Senior Practitioner at Simply Skin Oldham)

We offer FREE Consultations for all our treatments, including laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation & acne treatments. Explore our latest special offers & book online or contact us on 785 8897. You can find our Skin Care Clinic in the heart of Oldham Town Centre with free parking for the duration of your visit.