As Autumn moves into Winter, we are fast approaching the season of parties and twinkling lights, and the last thing you want is to feel anything but your best. So we’ve rounded up a host of ideas to keep your skin glowing and to have you looking and feeling on top form.
Drink and eat…well!
Don’t forget to drink! Water!! Two litres a day should keep you properly hydrated – heating can leave skin dehydrated and the body needs the water to help flush out toxins to keep you healthy and your skin refreshed.
Challenge yourself to a week of detox – no sugar, no processed foods and no alcohol – just fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein and oily fish. Try a broad spectrum food supplement to make sure vitamin levels are optimised (we love Patrick Holfords Pro Vitality Formula).
They say that good preparation is the key to success…
Before you get into the shower, try body brushing – it stimulates blood flow, encourages circulation, increases lymphatic drainage and helps exfoliate dead skin cells – all perfect ways to reduce fluid retention (a key player in cellulite) and to optimise the skin for absorption of beneficial lotions and potions.
Mask are another great way to keep the skin glowing and healthy. The Jan Marini Papaya Enzyme mask utilises the rejuvenating properties of papaya and sloughs away dead cells to reveal bright and healthy skin. Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Enzyme masque packs the skin with antioxidants for a super charged boost. Ask a member of the team to direct you to the best skin mask for your type of skin.
A little help from the Pro’s
Our well-loved favourite the Hydrafacial is THE ideal way to kick start and pre-tox detox! It hydrates, refreshes, rejuvenates and protects the skin, whilst kick starting the skin’s own collagen production – instant and long lasting results.
Lymph drainage plays a large part in eliminating toxins from the body, reducing inflammation and speeding up fat removal. Try our Body Ballancer Lymph Drainage treatment to give the body the ideal support for the coming months.
Remember – all our team are highly trained and can help you pick out the right treatment for your individual concerns.
The days are getting shorter but don’t despair! We’ve got some great tricks up our sleeves to get your skin glowing, hydrated and boosted for the coming months:
Our Jan Marini Retinol WOW peel is a gentle glycolic acid peel that rejuvenates dry, tired skin, and removes dead skin cells. It helps to reduce fine lines and promotes hydrated, smooth and healthy skin. The ideal boost for the coming months. The perfect WOW effect!
Absolutely ideal for giving skin that huge boost is the Environ Hydraboost – a treatment packed to the hilt with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamins A and C. The Hyaluronic Acid binds a 1000 times its own weight in water, helping to plump and deeply hydrate the skin. Vitamin A is a great antioxidant and also encourages collagen and elastin production which combine to reduce skin ageing – what more could you want?!
Guinot Hyrdadermie is an innovative treatment that combines a lifting effect with deep hydration. Using a light galvanic current, a light pressure massage and the use of active ingredients, the treatment stimulates the micro-circulation and oxygenates the skin. The current helps the penetration of active ingredients deep into the skin, promoting hydration, brightening and soothing. Check out our fab promotion including Guinot Hydradermie here.
VIP Stem cell facial is the ultimate revitalizing and rejuvenating treatment with a truly ‘de-ageing’ effect. Helping to increase cellular renewal, reduce inflammation and promote super hydration, this unique treatment is really a must for winter skin prep.
The Dermalux LED is a very relaxing treatment that can be used independently to boost and calm skin, or can be added onto other treatments to enhance their effect. Harnessing the beneficial and safe power of LED light, Dermalux helps energize cells and gives a powerful healing and rejuvenating effect.
So there you have it…the ultimate guide to the perfect ways of boosting and hydrating the skin so you can sparkle all winter long.
..and don’t forget to keep drinking water to keep your skin optimally hydrated!
The children are back at school, the leaves are starting to fall…Autumn is the perfect time to refresh and rehydrate skin, reduce any sun damage and enjoy some me time and pampering.
Our ever favourite Hydrafacial is the ideal way to kick start re-hydration for post-holiday skin – infusing a rich cocktail of hydrating and anti-oxidant properties into the skin, Hydrafacial is perfect for dry and dehydrated skin and to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pesky sun damage.
You can also tackle sun spots and hyperpigmentation with the incredible Clear Lift treatment which is pain free and there is no downtime. After a few treatments your skin will be clearer with much reduced pigmentation and a more even skin tone.
The Harmony IPL Skin Rejuvenation is another way of achieving an even skin tone, reduced pigmentation and sun damage. It’s a remarkable treatment that kick starts the skin’s own healing capabilities to result in an even skin tone and improved texture. The ideal treatment for a pre-winter skin boost.
Don’t forget that these treatments can also be used on the hands – they are often forgotten in our anti-ageing regimes, but the skin on the hands reacts well to laser and hydration treatments and these can go a long way in improving their appearance ready to show off beautiful jewellery!
The incredible Soprano ICE laser hair removal can be used on all skin types and even on tanned skin, so if you are still beautifully bronzed from your holidays it’s not a problem!
…and if you just fancy some deep relaxation and pampering, then our fantastic team can happily accommodate with a range of massages, from Indian head massage to a luxurious body polish!
I’ve been working hard on my bikini body and I am looking forward to going on holiday, but I have developed some spots on my back and chest and I want to get rid of them before I bare all on the beach. I have been scrubbing in the shower with my loofah but it doesn’t seem to be helping – what can I do? Claire, Oxshott
What I would suggest is that you start with a deep cleanse for the back. Exfoliation then a gentle steam and extraction will systematically clear and lift impurities. Try our Deep Cleansing Back Treatment or the Jan Marini Glycolic Back Treatment.
At home you would continue the good work by using a good exfoliator containing a fruit acid, which we can advise you on. You would do this weekly. Just before you go away, you could consider having a spray tan to give you a golden glow.
Long hailed as the secret weapon in the arsenal of French beauty tricks, Mesotherapy is an incredible treatment that can be used to help, amongst others, reduce cellulite, promote hair rejuvenation, encourage skin rejuvenation and skin hydration, help in the reduction of scars, lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture and luminosity.
How does it work?
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that works by creating microinjections that convey specific nutrients, vitamins and substances such as hyaluronic acid into the skin to promote regeneration and healing. Using a specialised pneumatic Mesotherapy device, the device allows a micro needle to move in and out of the skin at a rapid pace – around 500 micro injections per minute, creating tiny channels for specific formulations of product to penetrate the skin. As the movement of the needle is so rapid, and because it is so tiny, it means that the treatment is virtually pain free, a fantastic bonus!
Depending on what you want to achieve from the treatment, be it cellulite reduction, anti-ageing rejuvenation or hair restoration, a specific formula of products can be used to target the problem area directly. So if you are looking to reduce those annoying cellulite pockets, we would use a solution containing phosphatidylcholine which helps dissolve fat cells; for hair restoration it would be a cocktail of nutrients and vitamins that stimulate hair regrowth. At the same time, the localised action of the needle stimulates collagen and elastin production which helps to strengthen and rejuvenate the skin, as well as increasing the micro circulation which is vital in revitalisation of skin, hair and to reduce cellulite.
One of the great things about Mesotherapy is that it is very targeted and precise – there is almost no damage to surrounding tissue or bruising and over a course of treatments, effects are cumulative and very obvious – a real wonder treatment!
'Have been coming here for 15 years and now travel from London just to see Jill! I totally trust her.' - Sarah
'I've had a number of treatments at the salon, most of which have been brilliant and it's great that they're not surgical or involving needles!' - Sally
'After trying a lot of different treatments in Denmark I really didn't see any improvement in my skin, but after seeing Emma at Jill Zander I now see a big improvement in my skin. Emma has created a special package for me and I'm so pleased with my skin now. I look younger and healthier.' - Christina
'I have been afraid of having any type of treatment other than a massage or typical facial simply because of my fear of anything remotely surgical however the team at Jill Zanders were so good at explaning the different types of non surgical treatments and their benifits all without any pressure that I finally took the plunge. I am now a non surgical convert and have seen instant results! Thanks Jill Zanders!' - Cristina
‘This machine is amazing! My bikini line was full of ingrown hairs (and scars from picking them) and after a course of Soprano XL it looks as through I’ve never had an ingrown hair before. I can swim without having to think about shaving or waxing and I wonder how I ever found the time before – thank you to the Jill Zander team.’ - T.M, Hampton Court