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

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.

Love Your Skin in 2017 Charity Event – Join Us on February 9th

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Dermaquest and Skincare Event at Simply Skin in Oldham

We warmly invite you to ourRefuge - For women and children. Against domestic violence.

‘Love Your Skin in 2017’ Charity Evening

Thursday 9th February 5 – 7pm

Join us for Live Filler Demonstrations with our Nurse Sharen Mcbride &
Skin Peels with Senior Practitioner Hayley Smith, alongside our Dermaquest Representative.

Our aim is to educate and demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of our skin care treatments
There will be Offers on Products and Treatments on the night!

Includes a raffle, tickets will be £2.00 each and all proceeds will go to the Charity Refuge (www.refuge.org.uk).
For women and children. Against domestic violence.
AMAZING PRIZES!!!
The winners of the raffle will receive prizes to include £100 of vouchers to spend on Treatments at our Simply Skin Clinic, 12 months membership at Gymetc in Stalybridge, Vouchers to dine at inFamous Diner, Manchester Northern Quarter and much more!

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Essential Pamper Product – Dermaquest B5 Hydrating Serum

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Just wanted to tell you about this fantastic product, DermaQuest Skin Therapy Essential B5 Hydrating Serum. It’s so intensive and lightweight, and suitable for all skin types. The serum actually penetrates the skin’s many layers, providing instant and taut moisture and you only need a little per use, so it lasts for ages!

Here’s the technical bit – its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which has a molecular structure that retains moisture fifty times its own weight!
It also contains those all important herbal extracts to condition and heal damaged skin.
It really will make your face glow!!

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Promotes skin cell regeneration which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Promotes skin firmness, softness and elasticity
  • Improves moisture retention
  • Helps to restore a natural glow
  • Advanced liposome technology repairs and prevents DNA damage from UV and environmental oxygen radicals

Available now from Simply Skin in Oldham.