At-home beauty treatments for zoom face grew in popularity since the start of the pandemic. Putting your best face forward has never been more important than now since the rise of zoom video and conference call as more and more of us having to work from home.
Having a great skincare routine and skincare tools are key to presenting yourself in the best possible light.
Covid-19 has changed the way we work today and we are finding that we spent a lot of our public-facing roles on screen and certainly adapting to the demands of increased video calls.
Unlike physical public-facing role, we get to face our own face and not just the ones in front of us.
It is, therefore, not surprising that we are more aware of how we are perceived. Whilst we may have contemplated and dabbled with filters, best angels, halo lights, and photo editing that may work on social medical to generate more likes and comments to boost positivity and reassurance to boost self-confidence, this is not so simple on conference meetings platforms.
Home skincare and maintenance has never been more important than in this digital world that you live in especially whilst you are in lockdown waiting for the clinics to open to have your treatments.
Maintaining skin health in between clinic treatments should come as standard. After all, you visit your dental hygienist to maintain oral health but this does not compensate for brushing your teeth daily. The same principle applies to your skin health.
Great skin starts at the point of the cleanse, so being at home is the perfect opportunity to prep the skin removing any dead skin cells to really allow your skincare and tools to work harder for you.
There are two cleansers in my skincare capsule wardrobe that I not only personally use but I use for my clients prior to their treatments.
The first cleanser is from COSMED Deep Cleaning Gel, this is a foaming gel cleanser to wash away impurities and slough away dead cells leaving skin feeling clean, rejuvenated, and hydrated. It cuts the hassle of choosing by being suitable for all skin types including sensitive, acne-prone, dehydrated, and dull complexions.
The key ingredients are, Salicylic (2%), Glycolic (10%), Lactic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Vitamin C, and Ceramides.
The salicylic acid purges and reduces inflammation whilst the glycolic acid increases cellular renewal. The vitamins and the antioxidants on the other hand work together to improve skin integrity.
If you want to know more about this amazing cleanser or any of the COSMED to WOW your skin then contact me for an in-depth consultation. All products are delivered including postage and packaging directly to your door no matter where you are in the UK.
The second cleanser is the cleansing complex from iS Clinical®. This is an amazing cleanser that is resurfacing, anti-acneic, and provides deep cleansing. A little goes a long way with this cleanser.
It deep cleanses without drying, minimizes pore size, helps control acne breakouts, smooth and soften and gently resurfaces the skin. It is packed with botanic ingredients of plant-derived glycolic acid, salicylic acid, vitamins A, C, and E. For more information on this product or any from this range, then I would be delighted to see for an online virtual consultation through Get Harley where we can chat about your skin goals and arrange for your products to be delivered in your own personalized package with your name on it anywhere in the UK including postage and packaging.
What I love about this brand is that most of its range is pregnancy safe which is fantastic for expecting mothers who deserve all the TLC. Whichever cleanser you choose, you can rest assured that it will work hard for you.
So which home spa skincare tools should you use to achieve that perfect Zoom face?
Let’s look at cleaning tools
We all love clear, soft, and radiant skin and should never pass the chance of achieving flawless skin.
There are many factors to skin health. Not keeping hydrated, or applying too many products, stress, and environmental factors all contribute. We usually put our skin through a lot of stress regularly and forget to protect it against the harmful rays of the sun even when on a cloudy day or facing a window as these pesky UVA rays can penetrate regardless of sunshine or season.
Our skin the largest living organ in our body and vital as it keeps pathogens out and moisture and temperature regulated. It’s so important that we look after it.
So how can we ensure we get the best out of our skin using skincare tools at home?
One of my favorites tools is an ultrasonic skin scrubber and blackhead remover from Skin Perspective. Unlike many other beauty devices, the ultra-cleanser is a smooth spatula and does not have brushes, bristles it grooves, therefore, no chance of bacterial growth through the accumulation of skin debris so it’s super hygienic and It also clears pores.
As we age, the natural rejuvenation process of our skin slows down, so using ultrasonic skin scrub assists in preventing the build-up of oil, debris, and dead skin by clearing pores and stimulating the production of collagen. In addition, improves circulation and facilitates the rate of cellular production.
By unclogging the pores, the incidence of breakouts, ingrown hairs, and blemishes are reduced. This cleanser not only cleans but also aids in wrinkle reduction: The ultimate skin scrubber removes the surface layer of dead skin, aiding the penetrating of your anti-aging skincare making them work harder for you.
The removal of the outer layer of dead skin also influences the reduction in the appearance of fine lines. What’s more, it reduces the melanin of the skin and stimulates collagen production leading to firmer skin.
It features go beyond cleansing as it effectively removes blackheads as a result of clogged pores and helps to minimize the chance of acne breakouts through its deep cleansing action.
The ultimate Skin Cleanser cleansing mode delivers instantaneous vibration pressure able to penetrate the skin up to 5mm deep. The combination of water pressure and vibration loosens and washes away impurities responsible for clogging pores thereby, eliminating ridding blackheads and preventing future acne breakouts.
So, all in all, it improves your skin health – Having and maintaining clear skin goes hand in hand with efficient blood circulation.
Blood carries nutrients and oxygen to working cells throughout your body, your skin included. Blood also carries away waste products from your skin and body.
The ultrasonic skin scrubber facilitates blood circulation. The Ultimate Skin Cleanser also breaks up dark spots as well as improve your lymph metabolism and your overall skin health.
The beauty of the Ultimate Skin Cleanser is that it’s gentle on sensitive skin yet powerful to work on all skin types, therefore, loved by men and women.
With the controlled cleansing, this cleanser allows you complete control of the angle, direction, and pressure of the spatula whilst gently gliding on your skin with precision to exfoliate and unclog pores giving you that ultimate zoom face
This device is available to purchase contact us for more information regarding your skincare goals.
Home spa treatment options to achieve the perfect zoom face.
Let’s start with at-home micro-needling
Micro needling is a fantastic treatment which is also known as collagen induction therapy. It is a proven method of improving the texture of the skin and delivers long-lasting results.
Home mirconeedling has increased in popularity. Not only they are skin rejuvenators, stimulating circulation in the area treated but, they create a pathway for the introduction of powerful effective skin formulations to maximize the treatment. The microscopic channels close after an hour post-treatment.
What will your skin look and feel after the treatment?
Immediately post-treatment, your skin will look slightly red and warm with a tight sensation this should last a maximum of 3 hours and often less.
When should I apply my skincare products?
Home microneedling using a dermaroller at a depth of 0.25mm is an ideal depth to allow the cell to cell communication and product transportation as the roller formed microscopic channels in the skin creating the gateway for your skincare products to penetrate.
I love the mirconeedling kits from AnteAGE® as it comes ready-packed with two vials of bioidentical growth factor and cytosignals serum vials for you to apply before and after mironeedling.
The AnteAGE® Home Microneedling System is a safe and natural rejuvenation treatment that you can do at home to reveal a glowing and vibrant complexion.
The system comes with two key products, these are two vials of the AnteAGE® Microneedling Solution and a DermaRoller with a depth of 0.25mm.
These products work simultaneously with the skin’s natural regenerative properties and allow cell-to-cell signaling.
AnteAGE® Home Microneedling Solution maximizes the regenerative power of micro-needling. Stem cell growth factors and hyaluronic acid in the solution promote your skin’s healing response thereby achieving a natural glow. With regular use, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are diminished, sagging skin appears less noticeable, the texture and tone of the skin are greatly improved and the reduction of pore size as well as more even skin tone. What I love about it, is that it can even safe to use for sensitive or rosacea-prone skin. The serum penetrates rapidly into your skin with a high concentration of physiologically balanced Stem Cytokines™ and bioidentical Growth Factors, TGF-β3, and IGF-1.
How often should I use the home needling kit?
It is best that you begin with once a week and can then increase to two to three times a week. Once a week application will provide you with an amazing 8 weeks’ worth of treatments in one pack for the face. However multiple areas can influence the duration so the face and neck would shorten the number of weeks as you are using more of the product. What is amazing about this kit is that you can use it under the eyes to rejuvenate them.
What are the side effects of microneedling?
It is unlikely that you will experience any side effects with home needling but we will go through virtual consultation where we will assess your skin needs.
It is important to note that you must ensure that your hands are washed prior to performing the treatment and after completing the treatment to avoid infection, inflammation, and irritation.
What should I do after completing my home microneedling treatment?
Avoid using alpha-hydroxy acids such as glycolic or any strong heavily perfumed products.
The AnteAGE® system comes packed with two skin-loving serums which are ideal to really get your skin glowing.
I recommend the use of Beta Glucan serum that is clinically proven to be 20 times more hydrating than hyaluronic acid. I adore using Beta serum currently stocked with Skin Perspective who specializes in home products and devices, where I have proudly partnered with where we now stock it too. Get in touch for more information to discover the benefits of Beta-Glucan serum and mask. This amazing serum is not only super hydrating but also calming, anti-inflammatory and antiaging making it the ideal go-to aftercare product.
Ensure a high protection broad-spectrum sun cream (UVA/UVB) with a minimum SPF of 30 immediately after the treatment and thereafter. High SPF should be applied routinely as part of skin protection. There are many sun protection products but only use certain cosmeceutical range, please visit the sun protection blog for more details on the importance of sun protection. I love to see you for an online virtual consultation to discuss your skincare ideas and expectations, connect with me on Get Harley, and let’s get started.
LED light therapy
What are the benefits of LED light therapy and How does it help to achieve the perfect zoom face?
LED Light therapy stands for Light Emitting Diode Therapy. It is a kind of laser light with very low emission of light and low energy with no heat or adverse effects, redness, or photosensitivity for the majority of people. It has a light stimulation within the dermis
It is a totally pain-free, non-invasive, soothing, and rejuvenating skin treatment. This treatment will help treat acne breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, post-inflammatory scarring, and rosacea. It will not only help minimize acne but also soothe your skin and reduce both redness and inflammation.
Red light LED stimulates cellular activity, including the fibroblasts that produce collagen, which gives young skin its plump look. That helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Blue light LED works by killing Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria that live below the surface of the skin and is responsible for acne. It is great for congested skin.
Each session lasts around 20 minutes and usually six treatments one to two weeks apart, followed by a maintenance treatment every month or two are recommended.
LED facials are also ideal when combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments and at-home spa treatments.
Can I use Led with Microneedling?
The simple answer is absolute yes, it is fantastic to consolidate the effects of microneedling. I absolutely love The Radiant GLOW Glider LED light therapy device available from Skin Perspective catering for home use products and tools which DermRefine is a proud partner and therefore their products are available here too. The clear wand is highly sought after and generally have a waiting list for it as it is packed with multiple features.
What I love about The Radiant Glow Glider is that has a powerful action to transport your skincare deeper to work harder for you, the red LED powerful rejuvenating action to increase the production of collagen combating the signs of ageing whilst the blue LED is ideal for killing acne-causing bacteria giving clear glowing skin. What is more, it that comes with a 42 ° C Setting: heating operation, can quickly open the pores, improve product penetration especially as the skin channels are already open after the microneedling treatment? There is a nifty cold function to shrink and tighten pores, strengthens collagen fibers, relieves skin inflammation, tightens, and brightens. In addition, it has a dual-tip to address ageing puffy eyes and vibrating features with thermotherapy to allow penetration of active ingredients into the skin. It is easily charged with a USP so there is no fuss with being tangled with cords. To maximize the treatment, finish off with a Beta-Glucan mask which is packed with the benefits of Beta-glucan.
Did you know as the Beta Glucan mask is transparent you can actually use it before performing the LED treatment without compromising the amount of light delivered to your dermis? Check out my YouTube channel of the benefits of microneedling with LED light therapy.
We also provide a handheld blue and Red LED especially for the eye area with a cooling and vibrating action to decongest tired eyes and promote product absorption. Contact us for more information and how to secure your purchase
For more information on how microneedling works with LED light therapy using the Radiant Glow Glider check out your Youtube channel
What is the best at-home skin kits to achieve that perfect zoom face?
All the skincare that I recommend is based on your skin consultation to determine the most suitable product for you. This is done through an online virtual platform that we have partnered with such as Get Harley and Etre Vous. All skincare recommended will be delivered directly to your door including postage and packaging
However, there are two home skincare kits that take the confusion out of the equation if you are looking for an all in one solution to kick start your skincare routine.
My patients adore the purifying max by COSMED which is designed to combat acne, oily and congested skin and reduces breakouts for a clearer complexion without irritating your skin.
This is an all-in-one kit that comes with full-size products of Deep Cleansing Gel, clarifying Solution, Pro Retinal containing Retinaldehyde which is 11 times faster acting than retinol and we all know that retinoids are the gold standard in skincare backed with numerous scientific evidence, all packed in a lovely cosmetic bag to keep your acne at bay.
Use the Radiant Glow Glider under the Beta-Mask with the blue LED setting for maximum results.
Daily Essential Max
This is a favorite with my patients is the daily essential MAX collection from COSMED which combines hydroxy acids, retinal, vitamins, peptides, antioxidants, and other essential ingredients to rejuvenate and reduce signs of ageing, leaving you with younger-looking skin. This collection comes with full-sized products that include Deep Cleansing Gel, Vitamin C30 Serum, a powerful antioxidant that promotes collagen production and prevents photo ageing, Pro Retinal which contains Retinaldehyde that is 11 times faster acting than Retinol all packed in a beautiful branded cosmetic bag.
Home Skin Peels
These are ideal to remove dead skin cells giving you a brighter more radiant complexion perfect for achieving zoom face
Although I recommend professional in-clinic peels for powerful results, my clients adore the SOS Revival Collection by COSMED to rejuvenate, revive and brighten the skin. It comes with Deep Cleansing Gel, Gentle Peel, 5ml (2 x treatments), Post Treatment Bio-Gel Mask x 2, Hydrate Pro, 15ml (hydrating cream packed with Hyaluronic acid. It also includes a peel jar and gauze so all in all you are completely covered.
Ready when you are for all your skin goals, all you have to do is to get in touch.
With all this hard work to make it count and give yourself the self-care that you deserve. Most importantly is to be kind to yourself
So, take time out to embrace the power of beauty tools that stood the test of time. Incorporating the healing power of Gua Sha. This ancient method is associated with traditional Chinese medicine.
Gua Sha therapy (also known as scraping’ therapy) has been used for thousands of years.
The ancient Greeks and Egyptians favored rose quartz stone to help them retain their youth and beauty.
Facial Gua Sha is a massage technique is said to relieve the tension of facial muscles, increase blood circulation, and encourages lymphatic function and detoxifying effects leading to glowing skin
The slow pace of scraping gliding action aims to deeply relax you relieving tension that you may be experiencing.
I absolutely love the Gua Sha SkinFit Tool by Skin Perspective. Hand-crafted from natural rose quartz crystal which is said to have antiageing properties. This exquisite tool hugs the curves of your face and neck contouring to the crevices where needed to increase blood circulation, refining and smoothing your skin, as well as stimulating a variety of acupressure points.
For information and to secure your purchase, head over and get in touch where I will be more than happy to take care of you.
Achieving the perfect Zoom face is totally within our reach with the right tools and products so there is no need to reach out for filters and halo lights.
Wear your skin with pride, don’t wear it down.
Love the beauty within and love the skin that you are in