05 October 2020

Rediscovering you – reclaim your beauty routines


The kids are finally back at school and many of us are trying to claw back some semblance of routine – from our diets to exercise to beauty regimes.  

In the chaos of lockdown it has been easy to forget about looking after your skin and body, and to feel your confidence slip as a result. And so now might be the time to focus on you – and give yourself a well-deserved confidence boost. 

Transform Hospital Groupone of the UK’s leading healthcare and wellbeing providers, is sharing tips and advice on how to take back control – whether its establishing new beauty routines or focussing on a niggling issue. 

Helen Green, National Aesthetic Nurse at Transform Hospital Group, said: “Lockdown has taken its toll on us all, both mentally and physically. But there are small steps you can take to try and get good beauty routines back on track and address any problem areas that might be bothering you – which can have a knock-on positive effect on your confidence self-esteem.   

From something as simple as remembering to keep hydrated, to booking a consultation for a skin analysis, there are lots of ways to kick off your new and improved beauty habits.” 

Here Helen shares her top tips: 

Let thirsty skin drink: 

One of the very best beauty routines to re-establish is drinking plenty of water  you should have 6-8 glasses of fluid a day. Not only does drinking water help to hydrate and plump the skin, it can flush out toxins which can be damaging for the complexion.  

Rest is golden: 

Good sleep is key to good skin, so make sure you get your 7-9 hours per night. With schools back in session and many working from home, a daytime power nap is also perfectly acceptable! Quality sleep gives your body key regeneration time which is so important for general wellbeing.  

Don’t forget SPF: 

Another really important beauty routine that is often overlooked, especially in winter, is wearing SPF every day. There is a myth that sunscreen should only be worn when you’re outside – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. We recommend using Heliocarewhich blocks all types of light including high-energy visible light (HEV) which is often emitted from screens and infrared-A radiation, as well as UVA and UVB.  

Analyse your skin: 

Sometimes our skin feels dull and lacklustre and we don’t know why. A skin assessment using a SkinScope LED can pinpoint problems such as congested pores, sun-damage, pigmentation and more – allowing you to then choose the right products to help get your glow back and establish new skincare routines. SkinScope assessments are free at Transform.   

Target problem areas: 

If you have an issue that really knocks your confidence, it could be worth investigating some of the specialist treatments available at Transform’s network of 23 clinics UK wideIPL skin rejuvenation, for example, uses short bursts of high intensity light to help stimulate collagen and improve skin tone and condition, which can help with stretchmarks, and there’s the Hydrafacial which helps to hydrate, depuff and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Enhance what you have: 

Other treatments can subtly enhance what is already there, including fillers to help plump skin and smooth lines, or even non-invasive treatments such as Vaser Lipo and CoolSculpting which can help remove stubborn areas of fat and sculpt the body.   

For further information or to find out more about the range of treatments on offer visit www.transforminglives.co.uk.