Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental and immunological factors.
It shows up as areas of dry, cracked, sore and itchy skin that can either appear in small patches or take over large areas of the body. In terms of triggers, they largely depend on the person, but can include certain foods and topical skincare ingredients while stress can play a huge part too; when experiencing stress, our skin’s barrier function is hindered, increasing our sensitisation to allergens and microbial organisms.
It’s important to note that eczema will look different depending on your skin tone: it usually shows up as redness on fairer skins, but can appear brown, purple or grey on darker skin tones.
The key to dealing with eczema? Rebuilding the skin barrier and soothing the increased sensitivity. Book a Holistic Skin Session and we’ll show you how.
Acne is another inflammatory skin condition often caused by hormones alongside skin irregularities such as increased sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria.
Most often it shows up as red, inflamed areas of the skin which are usually on the face although acne can appear pretty much anywhere on the body. Plus, there are six main types of spots caused by acne: blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. Like other skin conditions, acne appears in varying severity, but unlike unusual breakouts (which come and go), acne is an always-on skin condition, meaning it appears on the skin no matter what.
The key to dealing with acne? Not using too much. It can be all too tempting to use multiple potent ingredients, but the skin doesn’t need stripping, it needs soothing. Let us pare back your routine by booking a Holistic Skin Session today.
Did you know, it was cofounder Megan’s struggles with rosacea that first inspired her to start Lion/ne alongside Ksenia. Rosacea is a long-term skin condition particularly common in women and those with fair skin. It shows up as patches of blushed skin, most often over the cheeks, that come and go but it can also cause a painful burning or itchy sensation when you apply certain products. Again, the tiggers depend on the person, but common ones include spicy foods, alcohol, some forms of exercise and certain skincare products.
The key to dealing with rosacea? Be gentle. You never know what might trigger your next bout of rosacea so you need a routine that goes easy on the skin. Click here to find out how we can help you build one
Psoriasis affects around 2% of people in the UK and causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin to crop up all over the body. In the standard skin cycle, skin cells are replaced every 28 days while for those with psoriasis, the cellular regeneration takes only 3-7 days to occur, which causes a build up of dead skin cells.
Psoriasis tends to come and go, triggered by periods of stress and other factors. For some people, the patches are small and fleeting, while for others, psoriasis can take up large portions of their body, thus negatively impacting their confidence and quality of life.
The key to dealing with psoriasis? Seeking the help of a dermatologist first. This is imperative if you are to get the right product to deal with your unique case. Our Skin Mentors, however, can help you build a supplementary routine of skin basics that won’t exacerbate your condition. Click here to find out more