1. What is unique about the skin care treatments you offer your clients?
I am an MD and a PhD in Skin Biology. Every treatment I offer is in respect to the natural functioning of the skin. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, so I use ingredients that help the body produce more. I believe in a natural looking approach to improving the appearance, and shy away from over correcting with fillers.
2. What do you consider the most important steps of a great skincare regime?
Moisturising and Nourishing
Fighting Free Radicals
3. How often should we exfoliate our skin? What is the best way to do it?
Skin should be exfoliated with a micropeel in order to strip away the entire layer of dead skin. I recommend one without acid, in order to not damage the skin. Exfoliants just rub on the surface of the skin, and micropeels penetrate deeper and strip off the top layer.
4. Are there any foods that I should be avoiding?
I believe a varied diet is the healthiest approach. A little bit of everything is better than too many restrictions.
5. Are there ingredients that will upset my skin?
I recommend staying away from lasers and acids, unless absolutely necessary. It is a shame to damage the skin in the quest to improve it.
6. How do I know if I have sensitive skin?
There are many different kinds of sensitive skins, but by definition, they are reactive. Sensitive skin reacts to certain ingredients, or to weather with rashes, blotches, itchiness or stinging sensations.