posted 25.02.2022

Personalised Skin Care: Why Does It Matter?

The Importance and Benefits of Good Skin Care 

The benefits of a skin care routine include: 

  1. Keeping skin healthy 
  2. Reducing fine lines and wrinkles 
  3. Maintaining hydration
  4. Preventing acne
  5. Helping skin to look flawless.

What Is Personalised Skin Care?

Personalised skin care products work with individual skin types and address specific concerns. Numerous top-selling brands, such as Decléór, have launched personalised skincare ranges. One way top brands provide advice is through online questionnaires designed for customers interested in skincare products for their skin type, age and lifestyle. 

What Is the Difference between Customised and Personalised Skincare?

The vast array of skincare products can be confusing, especially if you consider buying customised or personalised skincare. So what is the difference between them?

Customisable skincare products are created for individual customers based on their specific requirements. Meaning ingredient combinations can be changed to suit particular skin types and goals and offer customers truly customised skincare products.  This Glamour article reports that some companies also provide the option to add your own name onto the bottles of skincare products. 

Personalised skincare is not necessarily customisable. Numerous companies that advertise personalised skincare offer a selection of pre-manufactured products that have been selected based on skin concerns and skin type. There are advantages and disadvantages to both custom-made and pre-manufactured skincare products.   

Advantages of customisable skincare include the option to select different ingredients designed to treat different combinations of individual skin concerns. This means someone with dry skin who does not want a specific ingredient such as salicylic acid can be sure this will not be in their products. A disadvantage is that it costs more to mix individual products per order. 

On the other hand, pre-manufactured products combine specific ingredients that can produce better results when used together. This is why skincare brands spend huge amounts of money on research before creating their products. In some ways, this is another reason why a personalised selection of pre-manufactured skincare can be much better value.  

Why Should You Trust a Dermatologist?

Dermatologists are not the same as skin care consultants who determine skin type and the best skin care routine to follow and recommend products. Dermatologists are medical doctors who undergo the same medical undergraduate training as other doctors. 

After becoming a qualified doctor, dermatologists must pass the Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) exams before proceeding with specialist training at a teaching hospital to be awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST). The next step is to apply for consultant posts, where they are in charge of individual patients care and treat skin diseases, such as eczema and diagnose and treat skin cancer. 

Five Dangerous Ingredients in  Skin Care Products

When you consider that the ingredients in skin and hair care products can be absorbed through the skin, it is no wonder dermatologists recommend avoiding the following harmful ingredients:

  1. Methylisothiazolinone (MI) — Considered a sensitising agent, this ingredient is used in pesticides! It is highly toxic and an allergen that can cause skin reactions and irritation.
  2. Parabens — These chemicals are used to make skincare products last longer. Research has indicated they may escalate the cellular damage from UV rays, speeding up the ageing process and leading to fine lines and wrinkles. However, the main concern is that advancing the effect of UV exposure may increase the risk of skin cancer. (Look out for Methyl, Propyl, Ethyl and Butyl).
  3. Formaldehyde — If this chemical sounds familiar, you have probably heard it is used to preserve corpses and is also contained in cigarettes. Formaldehyde is classified as carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Formaldehyde is also a skin irritant yet is in a surprising variety of skin and hair care products. (Look out for DMDM Hydanton and Urea).
  4. Phthalates — This ingredient is highly toxic. Phthalates have been linked to health issues, with research indicating they may cause damage to the kidneys, liver and thyroid glands. What is really scary is manufacturers do not need to legally list it in the ingredients! The best way to avoid phthalates is to look for products labelled “phthalate-free”.
  5. Propylene Glycol (PG) — Research has indicated this ingredient can cause skin irritation. Numerous studies have also shown Propylene Glycol is toxic and may increase the absorption of other harmful skincare ingredients.

Personalised Skin Care with Body Lipo Lincoln Skin Club

Confused? We get it; who has time to check the ingredients of every product? And who wants to avoid the “power ingredients” known to help prevent skin ageing, acne, dry skin and a whole range of other skin-related issues? 

Let us take away the guesswork with an in-depth skin consultation and a range of treatments that will keep your skin looking healthy and at its very best. Not only do you benefit from treatments at our medically led clinic when you join the skin club, you just pay one monthly fee and save money on the standard cost for all of the treatments.

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