The Medical-Grade Difference

Medical-Grade is a term that means what exactly?  It’s not a regulated term, even though the hashtag #MedicalGradeSkincare has over 7.4 million views on TikTok! We, at Beauty Matters have been using AlumierMD, cited as a Medical-Grade skincare brand, in our advanced skin treatments and for homecare recommendation for over 6 years. So, let’s explore in this blog, but in short, why AlumierMD sit within this Medical-Grade skincare term.

It's because their hardworking hybrid skincare products, each with multiple active ingredients, are strategically formulated to deliver transformative results that you would expect from seeing a medical professional.

 

The Hardworking Hybrid Product

The difference between High Street & AlumierMD medical grade skincare is partly down to ingredients, formulation, and range. In every bottle made by AlumierMD you’ll find a sophisticated formula packed with active ingredients that work synergistically for superior results. To give just one example, Vitamin C in skincare is massively trending right now and their Vitamin C serum EverActive C&E™ + Peptide has an extremely high percentage of Vitamin C at 15%. Plus, the technology they use means the Vitamin C crystals are kept separately in the lid and only mixed when needed. Vitamin C can quickly degrade when exposed to the air and sunlight, so this way it stays fresh, and your skin receives all the benefits. You’ll also find powerful peptides in the formula that help to strengthen and brighten skin.

Every product in the AlumierMD collection is designed to be used in harmony, each one supports others in the range and actively works to improve skin. So, it’s a little more expensive than some high street skincare but that investment means you get multiple benefits from the many active ingredients which also all work together in your full AlumierMD routine.

 

The Professional Difference

 As skin professionals we create personalised skincare routines, so you get better results than just picking from the high street. With the level of training and continuous development AlumierMD provides our skin professionals are highly accomplished experts in their field, and they can help you get so much more from your daily skin routine.

 

Your skin therapist will help you to understand:

  • What products you should use for your exact skin - They’ll understand your needs, listen to your goals, and help you build a routine that is perfect for you.
  • How to use products - Did you know you can use products incorrectly? Yep, some active ingredients cancel each other out! Your skin therapist will ensure your routine is efficient. Is this for night-time? Morning only? Before or after serum? They will reveal all.
  • How often to use the products- How often should YOU use retinol? Should YOU exfoliate every day? It all depends on your skin, and you guessed it, your skin therapist will let you know, they can even write it down for you.
  • How to combine and layer your products - Patchworking your products is sometimes what your skin needs – ever had dry cheeks and an oily nose? Yep, your skin therapist will show you how to make your products work for your skin, and that might mean applying only in certain areas.

 

Unlike medical skin products you don’t need a prescription to buy AlumierMD, but we 100% always advise working with your skin therapist, this way you’ll get so much more from your powerful, active, hardworking hybrid products, and that’s why AlumierMD are a Medical-Grade skincare brand that we are proud to stock and use in our Advanced Skin treatments.

 

You can book an AlumierMD Advanced Skin treatments in both our Rothwell and Garforth branches or complimentary skin consultations and reviews are also available in both branches.

 

Call

Rothwell – 0113 393 4881

Garforth – 0113 286 2222

 

Or book online here

https://beautymattersleeds.co.uk/book-online/


Step Into Wellness: Unveiling the Extraordinary Benefits of Reflexology

In a world that often moves at an accelerated pace, finding moments of tranquillity and rejuvenation becomes paramount. Enter reflexology, a holistic therapy that transcends the ordinary, offering a pathway to wellness through the soles of your feet. Let’s discover the extraordinary benefits that reflexology, this ancient wisdom combined with modern relaxation, brings to both mind and body.

Soothing the Sole: At the core of reflexology lies the principle that various points on the feet correspond to specific organs and systems within the body. By applying skilful pressure to these reflex points, practitioners unlock a cascade of healing responses. Feel tension dissipate as your feet become the gateway to renewed vitality.

It's not just a treatment; it's a hug for your tired soles.

Holistic Harmony: Ever experienced a massage that not only invigorates your body but also uplifts your spirit?  Unlike conventional massages, reflexology aims to restore balance not only physically but also emotionally and spiritually. Experience the ripple effect as the interconnected systems of your body harmonize, promoting a sense of overall well-being that extends far beyond the treatment room.

Stress-Busting Elixir: In today's fast-paced world, stress is an unwelcome companion. Reflexology offers a natural remedy by targeting stress points and promoting relaxation. Feel the burdens of the day unravel as skilled hands guide you toward a state of blissful calm.

It's like a min- holiday for your mind and body, where stress becomes a distant memory.

Energy Reawakening: Unleash the power within as reflexology stimulates energy pathways, invigorating your body's natural flow. Say goodbye to lethargy and welcome a renewed sense of vitality that will have you stepping into each day.

 

Ready to embark on your wellness journey and elevate your well-being with our expert reflexologist Sammy?

Book your appointment today and put your best foot forward.

Rothwell - 0113 393 4281

or book online

https://beautymattersleeds.co.uk/book-at-rothwell/


Why consultations are key

When it comes to skincare treatments, the consultation is often the unsung hero in the process. It's the preliminary step where our clients and skincare therapists together lay the groundwork for a successful treatment journey. From discussing concerns to setting realistic expectations, the consultation sets the tone for what follows. As a client, this step will enhance your overall experience and ensure optimal results, so let’s delve into why a consultation before a skin treatment is crucial.

  1. Understanding Individual Needs: Every individual's skin is unique, and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. A consultation allows you to express your concerns, discuss your skincare history and your desired outcomes. Many clients have specific skin concerns or conditions they wish to address through treatment. Whether it's acne, aging skin, pigmentation issues, or sensitivity, a consultation provides an opportunity to discuss these concerns in detail. Your skincare therapist can assist you to identify underlying issues and recommend a tailored approach to treatments and homecare. This tailored approach ensures that the treatment plan aligns with your goals and effectively addresses your unique skincare needs. This valuable information enables your skincare therapist to tailor treatments and homecare advice specifically to meet your needs, ensuring personalized care and targeted results.
  2. Establishing Trust and Confidence: Entering a skincare treatment without a consultation can leave you feeling uncertain and apprehensive. A thorough consultation should cultivate trust and confidence in the expertise of your skincare therapist. It provides an opportunity for you to ask questions, voice any apprehensions, and gain clarity on the treatment process. Your consultation will instil a sense of reassurance and lay a solid foundation for a positive treatment experience.
  3. Setting Realistic Expectations: Effective skincare treatments require realistic expectations. Through a consultation, you will gain insight into what you can expect from the treatment in terms of results and aftercare. Your skincare therapist will explain the potential outcomes, manage expectations of the personalised treatment and homecare plan and the timescales to ensure complete satisfaction.
  4. Minimising Risks and Maximising Safety: Some skincare treatments, particularly those involving advanced technologies or active ingredients can carry potential risks if not administered correctly. A comprehensive consultation allows your skincare therapist to evaluate factors such as your skin type, medical history, allergies, and contraindications that may impact the treatment. Gathering this essential information upfront mitigates any potential risks, ensures safety, and customises the treatment protocol accordingly.

So, when it comes to skincare treatments, the consultation is key for a successful and satisfying experience. It lays the groundwork for personalised care, fosters trust and confidence, sets realistic expectations and addresses concerns so you receive bespoke tailored treatments that deliver optimal results.

Book your skin treatment today and begin your journey to skin health and achieving your skin goals.

Rothwell – 0113 393 4281

Garforth – 0113 286 2222


Get the GLOW with Glow Getting Enzymes

We all want the glow, especially at this time of year when winter has bitten hard and spring is on the horizon. While we can’t change the weather, we can help you to ensure your skin routine contains glow boosting enzymes. A softer way to exfoliate enzymes work very gently to brighten, smooth, fight dullness and clear the way for other products to penetrate more easily.

 

How enzymes work

In skincare products, they are usually derived from fruit like papaya and pineapple or vegetables like pumpkin. Enzymes in skincare work to break down the keratin protein that bonds dead skin cells together. We like to explain how they work by imagining our skin is a plane of wood (just go with it!) So, scrubs and acid exfoliators work like sandpaper on the wood to get it ultra-smooth and even, while enzymes work like a polish, really making the wood pop. Enzymes work on the uppermost layer of the skin, leaving it soft and smooth while respecting the skin barrier.

 

Adding enzymes to your skin routine

Our AlumierMD Enzymatic Peel is a powerful at-home treatment that combines fruit enzymes with lactic acid. It’s an ideal prep treatment as it helps to boost radiance by effectively removing dead skin cells and revealing newer, younger, brighter skin cells. It also contains sodium hyaluronate and vitamin B5 which work to strengthen and pull in water for plump, supple and glowing skin. Oily skin types might prefer AlumierMD Refining Clay Mask which combines naturally absorbent clays with fruit enzymes and lactic acid to enhance skin turnover for smoother, brighter skin.

 

Strategic formulas

Every AlumierMD product is packed with multiple active ingredients, but unlike other products on the market, AlumierMD products are formulated to strategically work together in multiple ways, so you hit your skin goals sooner. For example, their Refining Clay Mask uses clay to deeply cleanse, but also employs enzymes for smooth, polished skin. The AHA Renewal Serum uses lactic acid to exfoliate but supports the new skin it reveals with sodium hyaluronate and vitamin B5. Plus, the entire range works together in synergy, meaning multiple AlumierMD products in your routine give your skin even more benefits.

 

Professional treatments

Enzymes are really a good way to enhance your skin treatments, and we often recommend the Enzymatic Peel as part of your skincare regime in the weeks leading up to skin appointments as it helps to prevent a build-up of dull, dead skin. The professional Enzyme Retexturizing Treatment is a fantastic brightening treatment, ask your skin professional now and book in for brighter, radiant skin this spring.

 

For personalised advice on adding enzymes to your skin routine, there’s no one better than your skincare professional who will be able to give you specific advice for your skin needs.

 

Book a complimentary skin review by contacting us on

 

Rothwell – 0113 393 4281

Garforth – 0113 286 2222

hello@beautymattersleeds.co.uk

 

Or visit our online booking service to book your an AlumierMD Advanced Skin Treatment with one of our skin professionals.

 

https://beautymattersleeds.co.uk/book-online/


Why are our clients experiencing such liberating benefits with Diode Laser Hair Removal?

With more and more clients searching for permanent hair removal solutions let us shine a spotlight on one of our most sought-after treatments, Diode Laser Hair Removal.

This innovative solution for both facial hair removal and body hair removal has transformed the lives of countless individuals, and we’d love you to know why it might be the perfect fit for you.

 

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair, Permanently

Imagine waking up every day with perfectly smooth hair-free skin, never having to worry about tiresome shaving routines or painful waxing sessions.

In steps Diode Laser Hair Removal offering a promise unlike any other.

Renowned for its exceptional effectiveness in reducing unwanted hair, unlike traditional methods such as waxing or shaving, this treatment offers permanent hair reduction.

 

Precision and Comfort

Welcome a more comfortable hair removal experience.

Our cutting-edge Diode Laser technology is all about precision and comfort. It targets the hair follicles directly whilst leaving the surrounding skin untouched, achieving a virtually pain-free hair removal experience.

 

Safe for All Skin Types

One of the standout advantages of Diode Laser Hair Removal is its versatility. It's suitable for all skin types, including those with darker skin tones, thanks to its ability to target melanin within the hair follicles, meaning everyone can benefit from this treatment.

 

Timesaving

Diode Laser Hair Removal is not just effective; it's incredibly time efficient.   

Smaller areas are a breeze, taking just a few minutes, and even larger areas like legs or back become manageable, saving you precious time.

 

Smooth, Glowing Skin

Beyond hair reduction, this treatment has hidden benefits. Diode Laser Hair Removal not only targets unwanted hair but leaves your skin feeling smoother and more radiant. You'll notice a remarkable improvement in skin texture and appearance as-well as a reduction of ingrown hairs after just a few sessions.  

 

The question is, are you ready to start your journey to being hair free? To say goodbye to unwanted hair and hello to a new level of confidence, comfort, and convenience?

 

If you have any questions, would like to know the cost of laser hair removal or are ready to embark on this transformative journey, please get in touch on 0113 393 4281 and schedule your personalised consultation.

 

Information can also be found on our laser hair removal webpage

https://beautymattersleeds.co.uk/laser-hair-removal-treatments-leeds/


Black Friday 2023 - You heard it here first!

Black Friday is on it’s way and we have some amazing Black Friday deals ready to drop - you heard it here first!

Because we only do deals this discounted once a year, we wanted to give you a little sneak peek of what to expect.

 

Black Friday – Online Gift Vouchers

Beauty Matters online gift vouchers will have huge savings from Friday 24th November until Monday 27th November so whether you are treating yourself or giving as gift these are not to be missed.

Discounted vouchers are available online only, so make sure you head to our voucher page over this period.

Black Friday vouchers can be redeemed on any of our amazing treatments from January.

Something to look forward to in 2024!

 

Black Friday - Treatment Offers

We will have our best Black Friday treatment deals this year, something for everyone including a brand-new treatment launching in January.

These deals will be LIVE on our social media feeds and if you are signed up to our e-marketing in your inbox on Friday morning.

Black Friday treatment deals will be available Friday 24th November ONLY so make sure you are ready and watching!

 

Facebook                            Instagram

 

Black Friday treatment deals can be purchased by contacting us on

Garforth 0113 286 2222 / Rothwell 0113 393 4281

Email - hello@beautymattersleeds.co.uk

Or drop us a direct message on either our Facebook or Instagram pages.


Everything You Need To Know About Thread Veins

And How To Get Rid Of Them!

Broken or dilated blood vessels and redness on the skin is something that many people have to deal with – especially as we age or if we suffer with an inflammatory skin disorder such as rosacea. Look closely at your face and you may see them, they are not uncommon, most of us have them!

Also known as broken capillaries or spider veins? They are tiny prominent veins that are visible through the skin. The interesting thing about broken capillaries is that they aren’t truly broken capillaries, they are just capillaries that have been permanently dilated or stretched beyond their capacity causing the appearance of redness or blotches on the skin!

 

Why Do We Get Dilated Capillaries

The technical term for dilated capillaries is Telangiectasia and there are a number of reasons we might have them. As we age the skin becomes thinner and the appearance of dilated capillaries becomes more prominent. Lifestyle choices can also contribute to their appearance, things like smoking, spicy foods and extreme sports. Exposure to extreme weather can contribute to their appearance. Not to mention hormonal fluctuations in pregnancy or in the menopause! Our skin is delicate and trauma, something as simple as popping a spot can cause broken capillaries! And lastly look at your parents, if one has them you might be more likely to get them too!

 

You Only Need To Fix Them If You Are Bothered By Their Appearance!

If they are something that bothers you and you want to get rid, then Advanced Electrolysis is a quick and effective way to send them packing, with little to no downtime!

Advanced Electrolysis involves the accurate positioning of a probe over the blood vessel and applying a quick burst of current to the skin’s surface. The vessel will immediately disappear, redness and swelling is commonly expected after treatment, but is temporary and soon subsides. A course of treatments may be required depending on the size of the area effected.

 

What More Can I Do?

Remember prevention is better than cure, so a good home care routine is essential to prevent further damage to the capillaries. Take a look at your lifestyle and what you might change to prevent broken capillaries occurring in the first place. 

 

We can’t stress the importance of a healthy diet and an abundance of Vitamin C.  The Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin VIT C promotes collagen production. This helps to, keep the veins walls flexible and strong whilst also having an anti-inflammatory effect.

AlumierMD Calm-R serum is the perfect product to help to reduce any further dilation or the capillaries, especially from spicy foods. It helps to replenish the skins natural protective barrier whilst calming and soothing, reducing the redness.

If you would like to know more, we now offer an online consultation


Real Life: Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flakey, patches of skin covered with silvery, whitish scales. Patches commonly appear on the elbows and knees, scalp and lower back, but they can appear anywhere on the body. Psoriasis affects about 2% of the population and affects men and women equally. 

Sufferers not only have to deal with the physical effect of this condition but for some it can have a negative impact on their confidence and mental health!

We were so pleased to work with our client Nicole, to achieve some amazing results for her. Nicole was prescribed a personal homecare plan using Environ products and supplements from the Advanced Nutrition Programme. She was the perfect client and used her products as instructed every day and we think with her commitment shows in the results achieved! Here is what Nicole had to say:

“I’ve been suffering with my skin condition for as long as I can remember. I’ve had several hospital appointments, seen several doctors and tried so many treatments for which none have worked. I didn’t have the best start to this year; I became very stressed, my anxiety and mental health was through the roof & I didn’t want to leave the house or do anything which just made it extremely worse. Some days it would be in the best condition & then the next I’ll be in the worst pain ever. I’ve been using products provided by Beauty Matters from a company called Environ Skin Care & Advanced Nutrition Programme - The Skincare Supplement who specialise in skin, as well as a prescribed topical steroid gel from my doctor. I’ve been using these for only 8 weeks & I’ve seen the biggest difference in my skin in the last 2 months than I ever have in the past 18 years I’ve had the skin condition. I’ve gained so much more confidence in myself as well as my body. Through all this I’ve learnt that you shouldn’t let your flaws and imperfections define who you are.”

Working with clients who have Psoriasis and achieving amazing results for them makes our role as Skincare Professionals so rewarding. The ability to improve someone’s skin condition so much so that it has a positive impact on their quality of life is incredible!

 


Online Consultations Now Available

How about some one-to-one time with our Skincare Professional from the comfort of your own home? Whether you need specific skincare, professional treatment advice or a skincare review, this is the perfect choice.

But we are not stopping there we are also offering this service for Laser hair Removal too. So if you have any questions or simply want to know if laser hair removal is right for you, this is for you!

It’s simple to book your slot!

  • Email us to let us know you would like an online consultations hello@beautymattersleeds.co.uk
  • We will send you a link to an online consultation form
  • Simply fill it in with as much detail as possible and submit it
  • We will arrange a call over zoom (you will need to download this)at a time that is convenient for you.

It couldn’t be simpler.  We look forward to chatting with you and helping you achieve glowing skin, or to be hair free!


Lockdown Skin - It's A Thing

Surely the chance to wear less makeup and escaping the pollution of our daily work commute should translate to amazing skin. Our skin should be thriving, right? But for some the opposite is true! Lets look at a few things that could be causing you to have Lockdown Skin!

 

Stressed Out!

Stress is definitely a contributing factor to breakouts! When we are stressed we produce more of the stress hormone cortisol. When your cortisol levels go up your skin will produce excess sebum, the skins natural oil. This can cause breakouts on your face and body!

 

Not Getting Out Enough!

Lockdown has limited our outdoor time, meaning we could be getting less Vitamin D, an essential vitamin, important for healthy skin and a health immune system too! If we can’t get outside as much as we are used to, our skin will become unhappy! It’s important to get outdoors, even if it’s just for a walk around the block!

 

Lack Of Exercise

Lack of routine and feeling less motivated can reduce our desire to exercise. It’s easier sometimes, to sit on the sofa and binge watch Netflix! (I must admit The Last Kingdom has been amazing!) But seriously exercise is a great stress reducer! It makes us feel energised, improved our circulation, supplies our skin with essential nutrients. It also promotes the removal of toxins resulting in improvements in the overall health of our skin.

 

Poor Eating Habits And A Teeny Weeny Bit More Alcohol!

We are stuck at home and boredom might be setting in! This is when the fridge and the wine bottle start calling our name! And bad habits don’t take long become the norm! Try to make healthy choices, with an occasional treat.  Limit your sugars! These are in abundance in snacks and alcohol. Sugar is known to cause inflammation, (and ageing!) which can lead to breakouts too!

 

Changes In Your Habits

Most of us have taken this opportunity to be a bit more thorough with our skin care routine. Breezing through numerous facemasks and skin scrubs several times a week! But using too many products can be part of the problem. Keep it simple. Less is sometimes more! Also avoid picking, squeezing and poking at breakouts too, this can lead to infection and pigmentation!

 

What Can We Do?

Get at lease 30 minutes outdoor time every day, more if you can. This is a great way to make sure you produce enough vitamin D. Your can take a supplement too if you are not getting enough outdoor time! (We recommend the Advanced Nutrition Programme; speak with one of our therapist to get your personal prescription) Twin this with your daily exercise, get moving and you will see an overall improvement in your skin.

 

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drink lots of water it will help flush out toxins and keep your bowel movements regular. It will also re-hydrate after the occasional tipple too! Be sure to up your intake if you have had a few too many bevvies the previous day!

 

Try to relax more often read our blog on ways to de-stress

 

A great rule to stick to when it comes to making good food and drink choices is the 80/20 Rule. Be good 80% of the time, and make healthy choices, limiting snacks and alcohol. Have what you want for the remaining 20% within reason of course!

 

Sometimes less is more, so keep your skincare routine simple! Consistency is key! If what you are doing is not taking you closer to your skincare goals, stop, re-evaluate and get back on track. If your would like an Online Consultation with one of our Skin Pro’s please email us hello@beautymattersleeds.co.uk