It is not a fixed solution for acne. So, both skincare therapist and client need to exert patience. It is going to be a journey. Acne cannot, unfortunately be cured! It can be managed very efficiently though. As a client you will want to find an expert you trust, and as a therapist be willing to sit and take a longer consultation, to listen and to bespoke individual needs.

This skin condition when it presents itself will often cause considerable distress, leading to feelings of low self-esteem. How we look can often affect how we feel. Understanding the causes of Acne and how we can best manage this condition is an important element in skin knowledge and skin care.

It is a medical condition and has to be graded. A client who has a type 4 acne will undoubtedly require a doctor’s referral to a dermatologist. Other acnes thankfully can be well managed by a professional and knowledgeable skin care consultant.

We probably all at some stage of our lives experience the agonies of acne. Myself, I had a very mild case of teenage acne which indeed contributed to me feeling unattractive. As an adolescent it’s the last thing you want! Acne can be a single episode in one’s life or it can be a long-term re-occurring problem for some people.  It is typically found on the face, neck and back. Unfortunately, there is no known cure. However, we can on the other hand manage the symptoms. There is no one reason why a person may suffer from acne and it is thought to be complicated. There are many underlying reasons why symptoms of different grades of acne appear.

The first consideration is that of hormones! Higher levels of testosterone or lower levels of estrogen. The sebaceous glands that are responsible for producing sebum become over-active and a surplus of the natural oil clog the superficial pores. Blackheads; pustules and papules can result because of this. At puberty the body has an influx of hormones that flood in as our bodies adapt to adulthood. It does not necessarily mean that there is a hormonal imbalance but simply a sensitivity to the increased androgens being produced.

There are factors also to be considered that actually affect our hormones. Stress; medications;(e.g., the contraceptive pill) steroids; (body builders on anabolic steroids for instance). Food, i.e. diary, sugar and alcohol. It is worth carrying out an elimination process, to see if anything in the diet is triggering. A lack of sleep! A lot happens with our skin at night. Night-time is when repair takes place and if we suffer a sleepless night this cannot happen. These are all factors that at some time in our lives and when so, it is certainly a consideration that these are contributing and exasperating the problem.

It is not proven, but as with a lot of things there is thought that there is a genetic link. So, it is often worth asking if others in your family or close family have suffered acne at any time.

First consideration in the consultation is diet. What is your diet? Is there anything that particularly triggers an outbreak? My son at the age of 15 realized that after a heavy dose of sugar, his outbreaks would worsen. Beer, full of sugar!! Inevitably the outbreak would be heart wrenching!

Treatments can be costly and for a teenager often out of budget. A good skincare regime will indeed manage the condition and with this support can help alleviate anyone feeling down or depressed because of the condition. A skincare regime can instill discipline of good skincare for a lifetime which is only positive. Our skin is our largest organ. It changes consistently through our different decades. Caring for our skin inside and out is as important as care of our hair, teeth and physical fitness. Often it is put at the bottom of the list unless we have a condition that affects our mental well-being or self-esteem.

Using antiseptic washes, often tea tree, which is a natural antiseptic ideal for acne, or a wash with a mild salicylic acid is great for keeping acne at bay by restricting the bacteria that will activate on the surface of the skin.

We found that products with Benzyl peroxide extremely effective, but boy the skin is stripped down and excessive dryness needs to be alleviated. Careful consideration here for a gentle water-based moisturizer is needed after use of the wash.

IPL treatments are not recommended for extreme active acne but can help alleviate in mild cases. LED light (blue light) is very calming and can be an effective treatment to manage acne conditions. Its relaxing, not uncomfortable (unlike IPL) so a good one to start with.

To fully address the condition of any acne, after consultation and careful consideration it is the appropriate treatment plan, a series of glycolic peels interspersed with IPL is the ultimate course of action. Homecare is vital. Environs Focus care clarity offers a unique program specifically targeted for the acne condition a client may experience at any stage of life. Sebu wash and sebu- clear masque will contribute to management of this debilitating condition.

The main thing to remember is that everything is impermanent. Acne can be one simple episode or maybe a long-term reoccurring problem. Whichever the case may be, find what suits you best. There is not just one prescription. It is definitely a case of finding what your triggers are, how you can manage them and what is within your budget that sits on your shelf to help your home care regime. Topical and supplements together. Rest assured there is a solution. I am always here, and happy to help.


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The Plasma Elite Plasma Pen is a leading non-invasive Plasma pen used to lift and tighten loose skin and other problem areas, and the results last a lot longer than other tightening treatments. Great news for all clients!!

It is the only machine that is made 100% in the United Kingdom and the only Plasma Pen fully compliant with a C.E mark as a cosmetic device, ( The manufacturers declaration that the product meets all standards for health, safety and environmental protection.) following many ISO standards used for producing medial devices.( International organisation for standardisation)

Customers deserve the best, so thats why I have chosen this ground breaking technology to ensure consistency, reliability and precision.
The Plasma Pen helps

  • To lift hooded eyelids
  • Soften crows feet around the eyes
  • Tighten loose crepey skin on the neck
  • Remove uncomfortable skin tags.

 I am excited to launch the Plasma Elite skin-tightening treatment. I invite you to like my new plasma elite facebook page! where you will be kept up to date with all of the latest news and developments regarding this new treatment. 

The Excelight machine!

Welcome to The Skin Clinic at Elio Georgio! We are the proud owners of the medical grade Excelight machine from the Lynton lasers ltd company. We are delighted to be able to offer treatments on the most advanced aesthetic IPL system in the UK.

The British manufactured EXCELIGHT IPL system treats the nations most in demand aesthetics. Aesthetic treatments such as hair removal: skin rejuvenation; anti-ageing; red vein removal; acne; sun damage; pigmentation and more.

Our brand of choice, Lynton lasers ltd, is the leading manufacturer and supplier of aesthetic technologies to an extensive list of high profile clients around the world, including the NHS. A team of Ph.D scientists design, develop and test all of the products to ensure that their systems achieve the most effective, but safe results possible.

The Skin Clinic at Elio Georgio uses unrivalled specialist equipment supplied by the UK’s No.1 manufacturer – “Lynton Lasers “.Lynton have manufactured aesthetic equipment for over 20 years and are an approved supplier on the NHS supply chain.

Skin Health

What is important to me is how we can safely and effectively take care of our skin. We all want to look beautiful! But how best do we take care of it without detriment to our natural beauty?

The skin is a two sided organ. It is our largest organ. You can of course treat it topically with many peptides: vitamin C and vitamin A creams, but if we do not consider the inside, the interior, the other-side, then we are not treating the skin to enable it to be at its optimum.

The A.N.P (Advanced Nutritional Programme) offers skin supplements that are skin specific. High quality ingredients are sourced, and synergies of ingredients are collated that will best serve skin health. Unique to The Advanced Nutritional Programme, these skin supplements support a skincare programme from the Environ brand with scientific background to ensure the best results for our skin’s appearance.

From the age of 30 women start to loose up to 1% of collagen fibre a year. usually by the age of 40 ladies start to observe differences in their skin that they then seek to reverse. Free radicals such as over exposure to UV light; blue rays from our computer screens; stress and a poor diet all contribute to these factors that see us seeking help and advice to reverse the signs of ageing.

I recently had the advantage of looking closely at the Collagen support supplements from the ANP range. There are a host of products; so the question is, which is the best programme? One may question the budget, but it is a worthwhile investment if you value your largest organ! The brand is prescriptive so, as you would with your antibiotic, you consult to ensure you have the best possible programme to suit your needs.

Collagen support contains key ingredients, Vitamin C; Zinc: Grape-seed Extract ( links collagen strands together ;builds and strengthens capillaries); MSM (a key ingredient targeting inflammation; melon concentrate (builds by protecting collagen breakdown).For me, Collagen support, with these ingredients, are key essentials to my skin care programme along with my topical skin care regime. I invite you to follow suit and enquire as to which skin care supplements and skin care programme will best provide you with the results you desire.

I will celebrate a sixth decade at the beginning of 2021! As a teenager I became so self conscious because of a “teenage acne” just mild, not an acne vulgaris ( thank goodness) but a skin condition that directed me to a beautician, who enveloped in me a life long passion in skincare. Skin care became vital to me, and still is today. Since graduating from the London College of Fashion over 30 years ago as a beauty therapist, I have developed a range of advanced skin care treatments which enable me to deliver highly effective rejuvenation treatments to enhance your natural beauty. I use the most advanced professional products available and am fully accredited with the latest award winning no-needles injection technologies and also with the The International Institute for Anti-Ageing. I work from my Skin Clinic in Bourne End and from my home clinic based in Marlow Buckinghamshire.