11 April 2017
by Tamara Dumas | Photos courtesy of Dr Leah Totton Clinic
There’s a quiet revolution taking place in the world of beauty and, as we approach the longer and warmer months, the secret is out – revealing less is more, with the nude face on-trend for summer. Dr Leah Totton, award winning aesthetics doctor, and winner of the Apprentice Series, advises how to go Bare Faced By Summer:
The London air is notoriously unkind to our health and beauty. “While environmental factors cause untold damage to our skin, leading to uneven pigmentation and skin redness, visible light and pollution can lead to an uneven tone, especially in darker skin types,” commented Dr Leah Totton. She went on to continue: “And even during days with cloud cover, the sun can reduce collagen production, resulting in wrinkles and sagging.”
The ‘barely there’ look is then not without a little effort. Nude lip balm and a natural flush make for a healthy summertime glow but there are a few treatments and lifestyle habits we can effortlessly tweak to help improve the chances of looking and feeling confident without make up, according to Lord Sugar’s business partner.
Bare Faced By Summer treatment plan launched
For this reason Leah Totton has just launched her Bare Faced By Summer treatment plan which blends in-clinic treatments with a regime of home care prescription-strength products available at her Cosmetic Skin Clinics. The 12-week programme is staged to improve the visible signs of sun damage and remove skin blemishes, treat red marks, improve scarring, correct uneven skin tone, and lift the complexion to give a healthy glow which will ensure the confidence to go make-up free this summer.
The combination of facial laser treatments with new Obagi CRX System, is designed to even the skin tone, reduce redness and brighten the skin. This complete skin care regimen is specifically formulated with 4% hydroquinone to reduce hyper-pigmentation and other essential ingredients to help address the signs of skin ageing caused by photo ageing.
The intense, medical grade transformation includes five appointments as well has the home skincare regime. Let’s face it, there is no better way to anticipate the upcoming summer than excitedly preparing for it – especially if you are about to embrace a flawless natural you in twelve weeks’ time.
Check out www.drleah.co.uk to find out more about the Dr Leah 12 week transformation and going bare faced by summer.
Beauty tips from De Leah Totton
As to the takeaway beauty tips from Dr Leah shares with Ikon London Magazine: "I have already embarked on my schedule to replenish and detox in readiness for the summer. Part of my plan includes enjoying a healthy diet and I factor into my menu of meals a rainbow of colourful and nutritious fruit and vegetables to help improve radiance. Their antioxidants are important for skin cell development and healthy tone and can replenish skin cells to help perfect a ‘peachy’ complexion.
"I am also drinking plenty of water to hydrate. Health experts recommend eight glasses of eight ounces of water (roughly two litres) for optimal health benefits, plus it can ensure clear skin and stops it drying out and becoming tight and flaky. To make it easy to keep track, I make a note of the number of glasses I am drinking on my iPhone!
"It is also essential to regularly exfoliate. A gentle touch is all that’s needed to slough off that dead skin and expose the new and radiant skin underneath. Look out for ingredients such as lactic acid and enzymes. Bright and balanced is the appearance we are aiming for."
Lord Sugar, Dr Leah Totton
Dr Leah Totton, Lauren Goodger