The two vitamins in skincare nobody should be without!

We believe that the most important topical vitamins in skincare are vitamin C and A. Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is multifunctional and essential for maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. It can neutralize reactive oxygen species, regenerate vitamin E, stimulate collagen production, reduce collagen degrading enzymes, and help protect our skin against sun and pollution damage. Many skincare formulations claim to use …

Lip fillers and the Eudelo Lip Smoothie – All you need to know!

What happens to our lips as we age? With age, the general facial deflation we experience also affects our lips. They gradually become thinner, less ‘rosebud’ plump, and develop fine vertical lines both on them and around the contours. This is greatly accelerated in smokers, but occurs in non-smokers, too. What is the profile of the average woman opting for …

How does selective radiofrequency for painless fat loss work?

There are various (some more some less effective…) methods for non-surgical fat and circumference reduction around. Here at Eudelo, we chose to work with a combination of selective radiofrequency (this is different from Thermage and Co!) and shock wave (acoustic wave) treatment – this treatment package is called the ‘Eudelo Body’. The treatment destroys fat cells with heat (don’t worry, …

Can the sun make my acne worse?

I hope you all enjoyed the sunny bank holiday in London. One question I often get asked in clinic is whether the sun is good for acne. Well, let’s have a closer look! Most acne sufferers will actually report an improvement of their condition when they are in the sun, for example on holiday. The reason for this is that …

Are retinol and hydroxy acids thinning our skin?

I am sometimes asked whether vitamin A such as retinol and/or hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid thin the skin. The answer is – these ingredients actually THICKEN the (living!) skin, not thinning it. It’s a common misconception that these ingredients are thinning the skin, but they actually only thin the dead layer of horn cells (corneocytes) on the skin …

The truth about facials oil!

I just can’t understand the increasing popularity of facial oils! Personally, I do not recommend the use of facial oils. I think they are greatly overrated and, in many instances, the actual cause of many, many skin problems we see in clinic. In fact, we often get patients coming to clinic who used facial oils at home, that triggered acne …

Why it’s important not overload your skin with heavy skincare!

There seems to be a trend to over-use rich, deeply hydrating skincare, including the ever so popular facial oils. As a cosmetic dermatologist, I’m against overloading the skin with heavy and occlusive textures, because for one they will clog up your pores. However, did you know that this habit will also slow down the skin’s vital, natural surface renewal? There …

What’s the difference between men’s and women’s skincare?

Men’s and women’s skin differs in certain aspects such as hair growth, sweat rate, oil production, pH and other factors. Until the age of 50 years, men’s ‘transepidermal water loss’ (invisible water evaporation via the skin) for example is significantly lower than that of women of the same age. That means the skin’s barrier function is better in men, which …

How do you plan to age gracefully?

In my opinion, ‘ageing gracefully’ is one of the most misconstrued phrases in our time; when I hear it, I invariably feel worried. Often, what people mean by ‘ageing gracefully’ involves a prejudice against procedures such as BTX (‘botox’) and fillers. The assumption is that should you ‘cave in’ and accept the help of aesthetic procedures, you will inevitably end …

Why does drinking more water not improve dry skin?

I get this question in clinic a lot. “I drink lots of water, but my skin is dry – how can that be?” It’s a myth that drinking lots of water will improve skin hydration and gets rid of dry skin. The main problem in dry skin is not that you don’t drink enough water, but that you loose too …