News & Resources

1. Beauty sleep

Sleep is nature’s fountain of youth. Skin repair takes place during sleep. We need 7-9 hours sleep per night. Glowing complexion, fewer wrinkles, bright eyes, less puffy eyes, healthier & fuller hair, happier and healthier appearance are all benefits of good sleep. 

2. Drink water
Hydration is key to clear skin. Dehydration causes breakouts, When we are dehydrated our skin overcompensates by producing more oil than necessary when it’s dry. This can cause a flare up or a break out. Eventually skin loses it volume and becomes dry and ages.
3. Moderate your diet

Diet is a very important component for healthy skin. One of the major causes of acne is excess oil. Fried food & greasy food directly impact on the health of skin. Try to reduce intake of greasy food, (often found in fast foods) replace with fresh foods especially foods rich in vitamin C (oranges) and nutrients that will support healthy skin. Food rich in antioxidants will help cleanse the body & skin.

4. Improve digestion
Insure adequate fiber intake. Our bodies will be able to process foods better and in turn, our skin will reap the benefits. Foods rich in fiber include fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
5. What to do about dairy

There has been much discussion in the media linking dairy & acne or other skin conditions. Some individuals may experience adverse skin reactions when consuming dairy. If you suspect a link between dairy consumption, and gut or skin condition then you should discuss this with a medical practitioner or a dietician for assessment. In some individuals dairy sensitivities exist. In others it may be that there is an imbalance of the gut micro-biome that may be due to overuse of antibiotics. Some gut support may be required to assist in rebuilding the good flora of the gut to assist in the proper digestion of food. In other patients there may be a tolerance threshold of dairy. Deleting one food group from a diet is not a desirable protocol unless previously discussed with a medical practitioner. Eliminating dairy from the diet can compromise calcium, potassium, phosphorus, protein, vitamins A, D and B12, riboflavin, and niacin.

6. Change your pillow case

During sleep pillowcases collect dirt and oil from our face and hair. During rest period skin cells are shed and oil from our hair, resting on the pillow case surface. This can clog up the pores and cause skin problems. Change your pillowcase once a week to prevent sleep builds up. Use 100% cotton fabric for maximum breathing. If you suffer from Asthma try freezing your pillowcase for a few hours before washing. Freezing is a great way to kill dust-mites.

7. Avoid touching your face

Bacteria build up during the course of the day on our hands is very significant. As we go about our business throughout the day, touching money, keyboards, buttons on lifts, escalator handles, doorknobs and so forth bacteria builds up on our hands. Touching our face then transfers those bacteria onto our face. Ensure you wash your hands regularly and become more aware of hands of keeping your hands away from your face.

8. Sun exposure & UV rays

Using a foundation with SPF or a moisturizer containing SPF every day will prevent wrinkles and dark spots. This will keep skin looking radiant and prevent the harmful sunrays from damaging and aging your skin prematurely. Make an appointment with one of our experienced dermal therapists to discuss suitable treatment and products for your skin. They are experienced therapists in the science of anti-aging.

9. Use cleanser

Skin that is predisposed to acne flares a suitable cleanser for your particular skin type is recommended. Our trained dermal therapists can recommend a medical grade cleanser. It is important to seek expert advice on the product so as not to dry out the skin with inappropriate cleansers for your skin type & condition.

10. Decrease stress

Stress is a culprit that deteriorates health and impacts greatly on our skin condition. Stress is known to cause acne flares amongst many other well-documented conditions such as, eczema, hives, rosacea, psoriasis, vitiligo amongst others. Stress reduction has many health benefits not least of which is skin. Finding a few ways to cut back on the stress in your life will dramatically help your skin

11. Exercise twice a week

Exercise increases blood flow & nourishes skin cells and keeps them vital. Exercise at least twice a week. Exercise helps to increase blood flow to the body; hence more oxygen can get to your skin, therefore keeping it fresh and clean. Exercise helps flush out bacteria and toxins from your skin, which will prevent acne from flaring up.

12. Face towel

Use a separate towel on your face. It is important to keep a clean towel for face use away from use for the hair; hands and shower to minimize bacteria prevent anything that may cause skin flare up.

13. Acne

For bad acne marks, a chemical peel can help to reduce or eliminate the discoloration of skin. Make an appointment and see our Doctors who may refer you to see one of our experienced dermal therapists.

14. Hormonal break out

If you struggle with hormonal breakouts every month, try to reduce your dairy and alcohol intake and you’ll see an improvement in your skin. Please maker an appointment to see one of our experienced doctors who may refer you to see a dermal therapist for treatment options. 

15. Clean face at night

Do not leave makeup on skin overnight. Cleaning skin at night will avoid clogging up pores and debris builds up therefore avoiding acne flares in the morning.

16. Smoking

Apart from the obvious health risks associated with smoking, smoking causes premature wrinkles and dulls the skin. Smoking causes blotchiness.

17. Treatments

When booking an appointment for treatment, be sure to stay out of the sun for a few days beforehand so that you don’t irritate your skin. Discuss with your dermal therapist when making an appointment.

18. Skin care products

Avoid skin care products with a fragrance, whether it is a face or a body wash. Fragrances can irritate skin, causing redness and allergic reactions. We stock medical grade products especially formulated for skin care. Feel free to book an appointment with one of our dermal therapists for a consult.

19. Microdermabrasion

This procedure is specifically designed to minimize and tighten pores while moisturizing skin. Microdermabrasion treatment is available amongst many other skin treatment options at Lotus Cosmetic Clinic.

20. Scars

Vitamin E oil is great for healing scars. Dab some over a scar at bedtime to let the vitamin work overnight. We have the latest skin care products that are designed specifically for scar reduction coupled with the state of the art treatments options. For treatment options book an appointment with one of our Doctors or Dermal therapists.

21. Understanding your skin type

Understanding your skin is the first step in managing its care. Whether it’s dry, normal, oily or combination, there’s a specific product & protocol designed for optimum outcomes. See our therapists.

22. Make-up brushes

Regularly clean make up brushes. Product build up and bacteria build up rapidly within two weeks. Bacteria can thrive and transfer onto your skin. This can cause breakouts. Use warm water and a mild anti-bacterial soap to clean your brushes, laying flat to dry.