World Health Day 2020: Healthy skin, healthy body

World Health Day 2020: Healthy skin, healthy body

Deborah Elwiss McNally from The Clinic shares her top tips to maintain healthy skin and a healthy body in support of World Health Day.

The skin naturally reflects any imbalances within the body and can often be our first line of defence for both preventing and predicting illness. Typically, when we are in good health, we may have a youthful glow around us, but when we are unwell our skin can become congested, dry and irritated or prone to break outs.

Each April, World Health Day is celebrated around the globe and serves as a reminder to look after our minds and bodies. At The Clinic, we believe there’s no better place to start than with our skin.

We all know that the key to health is a varied and balanced diet, along with plenty of water and a good sleep regime. Healthy skin comes from within, but environmental factors can also play a part in how our skin changes over time.

Our face is the first area to show signs of damage so it’s important to ensure you have a good skin care regime. Dark spots on the skin, also known as hyperpigmentation, can develop as we age and can often be exacerbated by the sun. It’s not news to us that excessive sun-exposure can be very harmful to our skin – from sun burn, to dark patches and even an increased risk of skin cancer.

The Epionce: Protect and Prevent treatment is specifically formulated to help reduce the risk of skin cancer associated with exposure to UV rays. The treatment incorporates a high-factor sun-blocking formula that will help keep the skin protected, making it perfect for use on sensitive skin and underneath makeup.

Similarly, increased sun exposure can result in quicker aging of the skin and reduced elasticity. The Epionce: Correct and Boost treatment works towards minimising and reducing signs of aging such as age spots and wrinkles.

Thread veins or spider veins, usually appear on the legs and affect up to 88% of women and 79% of men. They are described as small blood vessels within the living layer of the skin. Thread veins can occur at any age and are linked to genetics however lifestyle habits, such as inactivity and being overweight, are associated with increased complications.

At the Clinic, the sclerotherapy treatment is a simple, effective and painless treatment that is performed by our highly skilled practitioners. The treatment involves the injection of a solution into the veins using a microneedle, causing the vein to collapse and reduce the visible features. Following a number of treatments over a course of a few weeks, the vessels will fade and become almost undetectable.

The skin is essential for helping our bodies maintain a regular body temperature and sweating is the body’s natural cooling system, helping lower our core temperature when overheated or exercising for example. Hyperhydrosis is a condition that results in excessive sweating without normal reasons. While this is not a concerning health condition for most, it can result in sufferers isolating themselves due to embarrassment or lack of confidence. An effective treatment for this condition is Botox. These injections offered by The Clinic are completely safe, virtually painless and have been proven to greatly improve the quality of life for sufferers.

This World Health Day, take a look at what your skin might be saying about you or contact the Clinic for a free one to one consultation with our advanced aesthetic nurse practitioner, who will provide an extensive overview of all the treatments and advise on the most suitable one for you. Or why not browse our extensive treatment range, packed with the very best in premium skincare to keep you glowing all year round.