Answering your biggest treatment questions

Answering your biggest treatment questions

Amy x

Today, I'm thrilled to answer your most popular questions about tweakments, treatments, and facials.

As an Aesthetician, I never get bored of discussing these topics. Your curiosity and enthusiasm always keeps me on my toes! So, let’s dive into your burning questions and explore the best ways to achieve your skincare goals 🙌🏼

Are LED masks worth it?

So, for those of you who’ve never heard of these gadgets, LED masks are face masks with little lights built into them. Different wavelengths target varying concerns and red light is the most popular for boosting collagen and elasticity within your skin.

If your ‘fad’ radar is sounding the alarm at this point, I can confirm that it can relax on this occasion, as these masks really do work. But with that being said, I personally don’t use one.

Our skin cells respond to the light in a similar way to when vitamin c or retinol is applied topically. And as both wondrous, youth-boosting ingredients are packed into The 5 Minute Kit, I don’t stress about introducing anything extra.

However if you want to invest in one, go for it! They’re also a great option for those with skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema, who can’t always tolerate active ingredients.

Can I still use the TLC Roller if I have Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment which is designed to paralyse your facial muscles. This stops them making repeated facial expressions in a bid to reduce lines and wrinkles.

The TLC Roller on the other hand targets your skin. This is where your collagen and elastin fibres live and they’re responsible for keeping your complexion firm, smooth and lifted.

As they target different areas, you can have Botox and use the TLC Roller at the same time. In fact a number of our customers have written to say that using the Roller and Kit together, prolonged their Botox results and they can now go twice as long in between appointments! The power in our products 🙌🏼

All I advise is that you avoid the TLC Roller a week before your injectable treatment and dodge it for 2 weeks after as well. This just allows your skin enough time to recover either side, for best results.

What’s the best way to get rid of sun/age spots?

Sunspots, which are also known as age spots or liver spots, are caused by prolonged sun exposure.

Our skin absorbs the UV rays and then to protect itself it produces excess melanin - The pigment that gives our skin its colour. With repeated sun exposure though, some areas continue to produce too much pigment and thus, sunspots are formed.

This process happens deep within your skin which means although your Kit is the best way to prevent it, it’s exceptionally hard to correct it. Instead, clinic treatments such as IPL (intense pulsed light) or laser are usually required.

These light-based procedures zap the dark patches to break the melanin down into smaller particles. Your body then naturally hoovers up the pigment and gradually, the sunspots completely fade away.

Would you recommend dermaplaning for removing peach fuzz?

This is always the most-asked about treatment in my inbox! Dermaplaning involves using a single razor blade to remove the downy, peach fuzz many of us get on our faces.

And whilst it’s a super effective method of hair removal, I have to say that in my opinion, it’s one of the worst treatments for your skin.

As the blade removes the fuzz, it also takes with it a layer of healthy skin cells that our face needs to protect itself. Once the protective layer has gone, we’re far more likely to experience spots, irritation, rashes and bumpy, uneven skin.

So if you can, I’d give this one a miss and instead try hair removal options such as threading, which only targets your hairs and bypasses your skin altogether.

This year marks an entire decade since I started transforming skin and I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen it all! So please feel free to send more questions my way and I’ll happily share more treatment FAQs.

And if you choose to try any of the treatments above, please ensure you’re only seen by fully qualified professionals, to keep both you and your skin in the safest hands 🥰

Amy x

Amy is a qualified skin expert and founder of BASE. When she’s not writing about skincare, you’ll find her applying it, developing it or daydreaming about it instead!