Stylist: Care For Your Skin Beyond Face

14 Sep 2020 | Category: Cosmetic

Skincare tends to focus on the face, but Stylist asked 5 experts on how you can care for your skin beyond your face, as the rest of the body tends to be neglected.

Dr Ross Perry was one of the skincare experts invited to give his advice. As NHS GP and founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, he has an excellent reputation for giving practical and wise advice on health and skin.

‘Shower Smarter’

Shower Gel Ingredients

Dr Perry said:

“The vast majority of shower gels contain parabens, which are chemicals used to prevent bacteria and act as a preservative in products like shampoos, shower gels, deodorants and lipsticks.

“Parabens are equally damaging for the environment while there have also been studies to suggest that they can cause skin inflammation and hormone disruption.

“Another key ingredient to think about avoiding is sulfates.

“They create the frothy lather which removes dirt, oil and general build-up from the body so skin feels squeaky clean. However, sulfates can also wash away too much of our natural body oil which can end up leaving our skin feeling dry, flaky and itchy and for those with sensitive skin can cause irritation.

“Look for organic and natural shower gels which won’t be packed full of nasty ingredients and potentially cause irritation. As much as we all love a scented shower gel, many will contain alcohol which again will dry out and potentially irritate the skin.”

Stylist recommends Sanex Zero%, accredited by the British Skin Foundation, which is free of colourants, sulfates and alcohol.

Other skin care experts advised more ways of caring for the skin on the body:

  1. Body brushing to exfoliate the skin, making it smoother
  2. Nutritional supplements such as zinc and antioxidant rich foods, Omega-3
  3. Consider replacing regular period products with period-proof pants to avoid ingredients that might irritate sensitive skin
  4. Reduce stress which can raise cortisol and irritate skin conditions – try massage and touch

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Dr Ross Perry

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Ross qualified in 1994 at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is renowned for natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic and anti-ageing injections and is especially well known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags).

Dr Ross Perry is frequently called upon by the media for his expert insights and comments on skin and beauty-related issues.


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Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003. Cosmetic and medical skin treatments are carried out by specially trained team of doctors and surgeons.

The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments using top brand products, as well as medical and minor surgery skin treatments including mole removal, cysts, warts and skin tags; plus treatment of conditions such as varicose veins, carpal tunnel and haemorrhoids.

The company has 5 clinics in London plus one in Bristol and work to a high clinical and aesthetic standard.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.


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