Rosacea can be treated successfully - here's how...
Rosacea is a very upsetting skin condition. It's literally right in your face every time you meet someone. It's hard to treat successfully and has no real 'cure'. It is possible to improve it greatly, though. Read more here! By Dr Des Fernandes, Linda Jackson and Dr Ernst Eiselen.
Only some moisturisers make dry skin better
By Dr Des Fernandes and Jennifer Munro. We all want nice, plumped up moisturised skin, but putting ordinary ‘moisturiser’ on is not the right way to achieve it. If we give skin the nutritional ingredients it needs to stay healthy, then it will make its own moisture. In fact, most moisturisers will make the problem worse by discouraging your body from manufacturing its own moisture. HYALURONIC ACID and VITAMIN A are critical to thick, healthy self-moisturising skin.
Magical Vitamin A
By Dr Des Fernandes: There are some chemicals that can be used to improve all Skin Groups, all Skin Types and all Skin Conditions. The first, and most important of these is vitamin A. The major reason for virtually all the problems that you will see in your practice, is vitamin A and antioxidant depletion of the skin. For people who have no understanding of the fundamental nature of vitamin A and the skin, this may seem extremely strange because vitamin A deficiency can show up as oily skin in some people and dry skin in others. There are many myths circulating about Vitamin A and it is important to have the answers ready when you encounter them! It is very sad that the thing the skin needs more than anything else for its optimal health, is the very thing that misguided 'specialists' warn people off.
Is 'Natural' better than 'Synthetic' for skin?
By Dr Ernst Eiselen and Dr Des Fernandes. How often do we hear the claim that one cosmetic is superior to another because it uses ‘natural’ or ‘botanical’ ingredients? What does ‘natural’ even mean? Any claim that a substance includes only natural, non-chemical ingredients, is a lie, or the result of an ill-informed marketing department with no knowledge of chemistry. The word ‘natural’ has been hi-jacked by people who want to fool you into buying products that make you feel safer because they are ‘natural’ and not ‘man-made’. We have to dump the idea that natural is good and man-made or processed is bad. We have to look behind the tricks that marketers play.
Why Analyse skin?
by Dr Des Fernandes and Jennifer Munro. All professional skin care therapists want to analyse their customers’ skin before prescribing treatments or products. This is because they want to be effective and make sure that what they do is informed and likely to be successful. They want their customers to return time and time again.