Understand and manage your rosacea

SeAs April marks Rosacea Awareness Month, it's the perfect time to shed light on this common yet often misunderstood skin condition. What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that primarily affects the face. It's characterised by persistent redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes, small, pus-filled bumps resembling acn...

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Updating Your Skincare Routine for Spring and Summer

As the seasons transition and the air warms, our skin, much like nature itself, undergoes its own changes. Just as we shed our winter coats for lighter attire, our skin too needs a fresh routine. As a registered nurse with a passion for aesthetics, I'm here to guide you through adapting your skincare routine for the hopefully, warmer...

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Unveiling the Truth Behind Pigmentation: Understanding, Treating, and Embracing Radiant Skin

Pigmentation - can be a source of frustration, leading to a quest for clearer, more even-toned skin. So what causes pigmentation and how can you treat it?   What Causes Pigmentation?Pigmentation refers to the colouring of the skin, caused by melanin, the pigment responsible for giving skin its darker colour. While melanin is cru...

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Combatting Sagging Jowls with Advanced Aesthetic Treatments

As you gracefully navigate through our 40s and 50s, you often find yourself facing new challenges in maintaining your youthful appearance. Among these challenges, sagging jowls can be particularly bothersome, altering the contours of your face and affecting your confidence. At Essence clinic, Maryport we understand the unique concern...

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Unlock Your Best Look: A Man's Guide to Subtle Aesthetic Enhancements

Hey fellas, let's talk real talk for a moment. We know you've been putting in the work – hitting the gym, working hard, and keeping up with the latest trends. But here's the thing: sometimes, no matter how much effort we put in, there are just a few signs of aging or tiredness that we can't shake off. And you know what? That's okay. Because gu...

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Unlock radiant skin: 3 reasons to embrace retinol in your skincare routine

Let’s talk about retinol and why it is a powerhouse ingredient that has revolutionised the world of skincare. Whether you're new to the game or a seasoned skincare fanatic like me,  here are three compelling reasons why incorporating retinol into your routine is a game-changer and why retinol is good for the skin.  1. Comba...

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The skin barrier is your body's first line of defence against environmental pollutants, harmful microbes, and other external aggressors. It is a crucial part of your overall health and well-being. However, due to various factors, your skin can become compromised and struggle to function optimally. So, how can you tell if your skin barrier is strugg...

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Unveiling the Truth: Dermaplaning and Your Skin Barrier

In the pursuit of radiant and youthful skin, women often explore various skincare treatments to address concerns like fine lines, dullness, and uneven texture. Dermaplaning, has grown in popularity over recent years as an  exfoliation method, for its promise of a smoother complexion. However, at Essence Aesthetics in Maryport, w...

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Flawless skin on your wedding day!

Calling all brides to be, bridesmaids. Mother of the bride and Mother of the groom. So this is the big year, you’ve got the dress, the venue, the cake, the photographer, you’re ready to go but then you realised you want to look your absolute best on your wedding day! So when is the right time to start working on your skin? The sooner the better.&nb...

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Does sugar affect your skin?

So it's just been Christmas, you've had too much sugar, cake, chocolate and wine. But hey who doesn't indulge a little at Christmas time. Now you're starting to notice break outs and skin looking generally dull. So is this down to the high sugar intake? This isn't a simple straight forward answer, the relationship between sugar and your skin is a c...

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Illuminate Your Skin: The Radiant Benefits of LED Therapy

This treatment promises to illuminate your life in more ways than one. Why LED therapy? LED therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that's gaining popularity for its remarkable benefits in the realm of skincare. Why should you have LED therapy? What is LED therapy? LED therapy, or Light Emitting Diode therapy, is a non-invasive cosmetic treat...

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Winter Skincare: Boosting Hydration with Skin Boosters and More!

As we transition into the cosy jumper season of autumn and winter, it's essential to adapt your skincare routine to combat the dry, cold air. I’m here to guide you through the whys and hows of keeping your skin radiant and hydrated during the colder months. Let's dive in!Why Does Your Skin Become Dry in Autumn and Winter?First, let's...

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Unlocking Radiant Skin: Your Journey with Skin Analysis Machines

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, it's essential to be informed on your pursuit for radiant, healthy skin. One remarkable innovation that's been transforming the aesthetics industry is the skin analysis machine. So what is skin analysis? how does it work, and why you should consider seeing what lies beneath your skin to guide your skinca...

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Don’t use home remedies to get rid of pigmentation!

So the sun has all but disappeared leaving us with colder days but it often leaves behind the not-so-welcome pigmentation! Put the apple cider vinegar and yoghurt down and stop using home remedies on your pigmentation and lets look at treatments that will actually help. So what exactly is pigmentation, and how can you utilise sk...

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Are Collagen Supplements Worth It?

Collagen has become a buzzword in the beauty and wellness industry, often marketed as the key to youthful skin, strong nails, and healthy joints. But are collagen supplements really worth the hype and the price tag? This is a question I get asked on a weekly basis.  So What is Collagen? Collagen is a structural protein found in our bodies...

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Nurturing Your Skin Post-Summer

As the golden days of summer transition into the crisp embrace of autumn, it's time to shift our skincare focus from sun protection to repairing and revitalising our skin. The sun-kissed memories might linger, but the aftermath can leave our skin dehydrated, uneven, and plagued by hyperpigmentation. Lets explore post-summer skin care, understa...

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What is Profhilo?

Introducing Profhilo, a cutting-edge, non-invasive aesthetic treatment designed to revitalise and enhance your skin's appearance. This injectable treatment utilises hyaluronic acid to naturally stimulate collagen production, resulting in improved texture and radiance for dull, dry, or aging skin while addressing sagging areas. Unlike fillers, Profh...

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Discover the next generation of skin boosters: Polynucleotides

Imagine a treatment that not only gives you dewy, plump, smooth, and hydrated skin but also provides the perfect conditions for your skin to rebuild itself from the inside out. Introducing polynucleotides, the latest breakthrough in skin-boosting and regenerative treatments. Although relatively new to the aesthetics and cosmetics industry these are...

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What is skin cycling?

You've maybe seen the latest trend in skincare seems to be skin cycling. So what exactly is skin cycling? If you already work alongside me here in Essence clinic in Cumbria you will already be doing skin cycling but it is not a term you will have heard me refer. Skin cycling in a nutshell is listening to how your skin feels on any given d...

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There’s no such thing as perfect skin!

Everybody tries to strive for that perfect flawless skin look, trying to get rid of pores and imperfections, tiny little blemishes, spots pigmentation and fine lines. Now don't get me wrong I absolutely understand this as someone who has suffered with acne since before I was a teenager. I now get compliments frequently on how good my skin looks, bu...

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