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Don’t Sweat It. Halle Berry Treats Her Hiperhidrosis

It seems even the world’s most beautiful people can suffer from the embarrassing symptoms of hyperhidrosis. Halle Berry had been photographed on several occasions in the past with moisture patches under her arms.

The Oscar nominated actress even spoke about the problem on TV show Ellen in 2010 after the burgundy dress she was wearing, unforgivingly let the world in on her problem. Lifting her arms above her head, she joked that she had felt nervous for a dance group due to appear on the same show. It seems Halle was suffering from excessive sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that occurs when the surrounding temperature isn’t hot and you are not exercising. Hyperhidrosis usually affects the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and underarms. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, hyperhidrosis can cause social anxiety or embarrassment.

But fast forward 2 years and you would be pushed to find another image of the actress in the same damp, predicament.

So what did Halle do?

One treatment option is underarm Botox. Botox is the product name for injections containing a refined form of botulinum toxin known as Type A. Botox is most commonly associated with anti ageing procedures but when injected into areas of the skin that produce excess sweat, it effectively reduces perspiration. Botox blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the eccrine glands; this prevents the glands from producing sweat.

The Procedure

The treatment itself is quick and painless and, just 20 minutes after your treatment, you are ready to continue with your day or go back to work. Using a very fine needle, Botox is injected into multiple sites under the arm. You should notice a reduction in sweating within the first week after your treatment. This treatment can last up to 6 months.

Allergan Botox At Natura Skin Clinic

At Natura Skin Clinic we only use Botox produced by Allergan, considered to be the leading manufacturer of muscle relaxant injectables.

So if you, like Halle, suffer from hyperhidrosis, book your complimentary skin evaluation at Natura. You are just a phone call away from quickly and effectively putting an end to this embarrassing problem.

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Foods To Fight Ageing Skin

We all know about the conventional anti ageing treatments such as Botox and Laser Peels but why not go that bit further and add anti ageing to your shopping list next time you are at the supermarket. Here is our pick of the top foods to keep skin looking young and healthy.

Watermelon

Reddish-orange foods like tomato and watermelon, which are rich in beta-carotene and lycopene, increase your protection against harmful UV rays from the inside out. Both vitamins settle into skin’s outer layer, where their antioxidant action helps repair cells damaged by sunlight. In one French study, they helped improve the skin’s defence against UV rays by as much as 20 percent.

Rainbow Trout

While creams and moisturisers are a great remedy to fight dry, flaky skin, changing your diet can prevent parching to begin with. The best way to keep your outer layer lubricated is to increase your intake of healthy fats. Fat is a nutrient that protects all cells, including your skin cells. If you consume too little fat, your skin becomes brittle. Salmon is a great choice, but rainbow trout has almost as much eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)—an omega-3 fatty acid that stops the stress chemical cortisol from boiling over. EPA makes trout an excellent choice for your skin because it stimulates the repair of skin cells.

Pumpkin Seeds

Get your dose of vitamin E, another powerful skin protector, by snacking on almonds or pumpkin or sunflower seeds. A lack of vitamin E can influence the quality and texture of your skin. Without it, your skin is at greater risk of damage from free radicals. If there is plenty of vitamin E in the membranes of cells exposed to free radicals, vitamin E will take the brunt of the attack and protect the fatty acid that surrounds all the intricate workings inside each cell.

Cucumber

The peel of this super-low-calorie fruit is made of silica, a building block of skin–plumping, wrinkle-preventing collagen. There’s no recommended minimum intake for silica, but experts suggest at least five milligrams a day, the amount you’ll get in the peel of one cucumber. But try to go organic. Some cucumbers are treated with a coat of  wax to preserve their shelf life, whereas organically grown ones often are left without this chemical.

Citrus Zest

Eating as little as 1 tablespoon of citrus zest each week may reduce your risk of skin cancer by nearly 30 percent. Lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruit contain d-limonene, a potent antioxidant known to reduce skin cancer risk. Use a zester to scrape the peel (not the bitter white pith underneath), and add a pinch to salads, smoothies, or marinades.

 

 

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Supermodel Skin Secrets

At 46 Cindy Crawford is one of the world’s most famous and successful supermodels. As one of the most photographed women in the world, you might expect the married mother of 2 to be accustomed to wearing a thick face of makeup.

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New Season Skin

As summer draws to a close and the days grow shorter, temperatures drop and the air becomes drier. Now the children are back at school, why not treat your skin to our post summer rejuvenation treatments. The months before the truly cold, British winter sets in, are the perfect time for you to correct any damage caused over summer and prepare your skin for the harsh months ahead.

Sun, chlorine and saltwater may have taken its toll on your skin throughout summer, so autumn is the time to exfoliate and rehydrate your skin. This will give your skin the best start when the harsher winter weather sets in.

Where should you start?

Exfoliation

Polish And Smooth With Dermabrasion

Post summer skin can look dehydrated so exfoliation is extremely important as it gets rid of the dead and damaged cells. This causes your skin to look dull and lifeless. By doing this you will prepare the skin so that it can absorb more moisture and give a smooth surface.

Laser Dermabrasion is perfect for helping you regain a smoother skin surface following sun exposure. Laser Dermabrasion works without the need of chemicals and is extremely simple, virtually painless and for all ages. It’s frequently used on the neck, hands and décolletage, as well as the face. The peel is a controlled depth peel performed with the Erbium YAG laser that results in very little downtime. The laser lightly ablates the very top layers of the skin causing it to peel. This makes the skin appear clearer and more refreshed. The downtime can be anywhere from a couple of hours to 2-3 days depending on the depth of treatment and area treated.

From £250 a treatment

Rehydration

Treat Thirsty Skin To Hydration

Exposure to the sun causes dehydration, and wrinkles and fine lines can appear on the skin. The moisture lost needs to be properly supplemented before the onset of winter. During the summer months, exposure to UVA/B light causes hyaluronic acid to break down. Hyaluronic acid gives skin volume and support, without this skin loses its firmness and fine lines and wrinkles can develop. Although regular moisturising is recommended, topical creams are not able to fully penetrate the skin and hydrate from beneath like rehydration fillers can. These fillers replace the lost hyaluronic acid and give subtle, natural results.

From £250 a treatment

Sun Protection

Although the autumn sun is not as strong as it was in summer, it is still necessary for you to use your sunscreen regularly. A sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 is advised. We recommend Avene Sun Protection in SPF 50. The very high protection provided by this silky emulsion covers a very broad spectrum, and utilises an exclusive grouping of active ingredients. Skin is protected against UVB and also short and long UVA rays. There are several different creams in this range to suit all skin types.

Prices from £11

For more information or to book a free consultation please call 01925 398 304

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Autumn Beauty Trends

We have rounded up our favourite beauty news, straight from the catwalk, so this autumn you and your skin can be on trend.

Eyeliner Flicks

Heavy black at Lanvin, disconnected lines at Mary Katrantzou, triangular flicks at Erdem and geisha-style monochrome eyes at Zac Posen – classic flicked eyeliner was given a modern update.

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Barry M Liquid Eye Liner in black £4.79 available at Boots

Barry M Liquid Eye Liner is a quick drying and long lasting liquid eye liner that come with a superfine brush to help you create that glamourous look with precision application.

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Yves Saint Laurent L’Eyeliner Noir £24 available at Selfridges

Beautifully packaged and perfect for your handbag L’EYELINER NOIR is an eyeliner equipped with a fine brush with flexible yet firm bristles to ensure a bold, even, long-lasting line.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pink Cheeks

Pretty flushed cheeks gave models at Michael Kors, Mulberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Temperley London the look of having just come inside from the cold.

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L’Oreal Paris True Match Blusher in ‘True Rose’ £7.69 available at Boots

L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush is the perfect finishing touch to your look. The soft, powder blush provides a soft shimmer for a healthy-looking complexion..

Its compact-size, with a brush and mirror neatly inside ensures easy-on-the-go application.

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Tom Ford Cheek Blusher in ‘Wicked’ £45 available at Selfridges

Symmetrical, sculpted cheekbones are vital to creating the Tom Ford look. This sumptuous powder blush delivers layers of possibility, from a sexy glow to a more dramatic, color–rich look. Formulated with spherical pearls and rich emollients, it glides onto skin with the comfort of a cream, achieving outstanding luminosity and a velvety transparency.
 
 
 

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What To Wear This Week

Find out our pick of this season’s key designer trends hot off the catwalk and get ideas so you can be stylish and on trend this autumm.

Purple Reigns On Catwalk

As seen at Dior, Chanel, Prada, Versus, Bottega Veneta, Jill Stuart, Emporio Armani, Gucci, House of Holland, Erdem, Alberta Ferretti and Roksanda Ilincic.

How to get the look: In the fashion history books, purple was the most regal of all colours to wear. This season it’s set to be in almost every high street store and is best worn as a break from black

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Reiss Technique Front Jersey Top

£79 available at Reiss

Reiss technique front jersey top. Reef in aubergine is a scoop neck, short-sleeved t-shirt. This lightweight, silky style has graphic technique detail to the front and is plain to the sleeves and back with a stylish scooped hem.

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3.1 Phillip Lim Belted satin-twill peplum top

£510 available at www.netaporter.com

Embrace the ladylike mood of the season with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s satin-twill top. The belted peplum waist creates a classic feminine silhouette while the lush grape hue gives this piece contemporary appeal. Wear yours to lend a subtle hint of drama to cocktail outfits, teaming it with crisp shorts and studded ankle boots for the strongest impact.

Countryside Chic

As seen at Burberry Prorsum, McQ Alexander McQueen, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren Collection, Roland Mouret, Kenzo, Matthew Williamson, Paul Smith, Margaret Howell, Vivienne Westwood Red Label and Lacoste.

How to get the look: The wealth of shooting-weekend chic on the catwalks revealed that the Downton influence is still holding sway. Mix the country classics: corduroy jackets and jodhpurs, tweed with Fair Isle knits and sturdy leather riding boots. Keep colours typically autumnal.

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Boden British Tweed Jacket

£149 available at www.boden.co.uk

This great British original deserves a place in every wardrobe. Yours in fresh, contemporary checks from Abraham Moon & Sons in Yorkshire – lined with our Westminster heritage print.

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Holland And Cooper Tweed Jacket

£425 available at www.hollandcooper.com

The best selling piece in the Holland Cooper tweed jacket collection to date. This fabulous tweed jacket can be worn in five different ways by removing the tabs and folding back it’s panels. Pair with trousers and riding boots for a casual yet smart day look.

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