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Look after the skin on your body with these expert tips

We ritualistically slather our faces with serums, but often forget all about the skin on our body. This is despite the fact that, as our body’s largest organ, the skin serves a number of very important protective functions; essentially acting as a gatekeeper for what lies beneath.

BCAM launches 20th anniversary mindfulness initiative

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) has enlisted the help of the world’s first mindfulness institute to introduce its 20th Anniversary Mindfulness and Wellbeing Initiative for its members. The Mindfulness Initiative is a government think tank and secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mindfulness.

How to.... choose the right body contouring treatment

The number of us booking body contouring treatments globally has quadrupled since 2012, according to a report from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. And with lockdown restrictions easing across the UK, we predict this number is likely to increase again.

Body contouring is an umbrella term that includes a variety of different treatments, allowing you to safely achieve a more toned, shapely body over multiple sessions.

BCAM launches 20th anniversary mindfulness initiative

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) has enlisted the help of the world’s first mindfulness institute to introduce its 20th Anniversary Mindfulness and Wellbeing Initiative for its members. The Mindfulness Initiative is a government think tank and secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mindfulness.

Constantly rubbing the eyes may cause frictional hyperpigmentation, or even Dennie-Morgan lines (prominent creases below the inferior eyelid),” says Dr Bhavjit Kaur, EV Expert and aesthetic medicine specialist. “Pollen can also cause some people to develop dark under-eye circles, which are known as allergic shiners.

“It is important to repair and maintain barrier function and reduce inflammation,” says Dr Kaur. “I recommend products such as AlumierMD SensiCalm Soothing Cleanser, which is packed full of ceramides, niacinamide, yucca root extract, restorative vitamin E and calming aloe vera, to be part of your homecare routine post facials.

“Administered on scars, botulinum toxin helps to relax the muscles that in turn helps in the healing of the scar,” says EV Expert and Aesthetic Medicine Doctor at Health & Aesthetic Clinic, Dr Bhavjit Kaur. “It can even work on keloid or hypertrophic scars.”

“Aside from a simple scar there are three other main types of scars – atrophic, hypertrophic and keloid,” explains Etre Vous Expert, Dr Bhavjit Kaur. An atrophic scar is an indented scar that heals below the normal layer of skin tissue, when the skin is unable to regenerate tissue. Atrophic scars are often the result of severe acne or chickenpox and may also form after having a mole removed. These scars often have a sunken or pitted appearance.”

“Looking after your skin is as important as taking care of your teeth and physical health. But have you ever considered whether your ethnicity and the colour of your skin play a part in the way it should be treated?”

According Dr Bhavjit Kaur from the Health and Aesthetics Clinic in London there can be an argument for changing some of your regime as the weather warms up. As temperatures rise some people may find their skin produces more oil and if this is an issue she suggests swapping your usual cleanser for a salicylic acid cleanser. Salicylic acid helps control oil production, fight the bacteria associated with acne and reduces inflammation.

Aqualyx is good for removing stubborn pockets of fat. It is injected using a cannula just under the skin where goes to work to break down the fat cells using a type of bile acid produced in the liver that helps dissolve out food called deoxycholic acid. It is for superficial fat and takes around 4-6 weeks to get results.

“A lot of what I eat is fresh food, I eat anything and everything that I want to eat but I just make sure that I know what isn’t good for me, and I eat in moderation.”