At Town Hall Aesthetics we have teamed up with AlumierMD. AlumierMD are one of the industries leading experts in skin treatments for a wide range of conditions.
AlumierMD has a team of top scientists and physicians which allow them to bring the most effective formulations using optimal medical-grade ingredients.
AlumierMD products are sold exclusively through AlumierMD skin care professionals, Town Hall Aesthetics are proud to be one of AlumierMD’s skin care professional partners.
AlumierMD products combine a variety of medical-grade ingredients, including AHAs, BHAs, retinol, antioxidants, vitamins and peptides, as well as innovative new components. The concentrations of these ingredients are generally much higher than in drugstore brands, and work synergistically to improve skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, dry skin, hyperpigmentation and ageing skin.
* AlumierMD products are free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, artificial colours and chemical sunscreen filters. They do not test any of their products on animals.
Individuals with a heightened intolerance to products and the environment are said to have sensitive skin. They may experience redness, discomfort, bumps and irritation.
Causes of sensitivity include:
- Skin disorders like eczema or rosacea.
- Overly dry skin due to a compromised hydrolipid barrier.
- Overexposure to irritants like wind, sun and harsh topical ingredients.
In all cases, the skin’s moisture barrier is impaired, which leads to dryness and irritation.
Sebum (oil) is produced to protect our skin, making it waterproof and preventing it from becoming dry. Oil glands produce sebum that moves through the lining of each pore and then onto the skin’s surface. If overproduced, that oil mixes with dead skin cells in the pore and causes clogging and swelling.
Large pores can also be a result of an aging skin. The production of collagen and elastin decreases with age and a loss of elasticity makes the pores appear larger. Gender and genetics are also factors. Men generally have larger pores than women, although hormonal fluctuations in females may contribute to enlarged pores.
Oily skin is caused by the overproduction of sebum (oil) and is associated with acne (pimples), large pores, blackheads and a noticeable shine to the skin. Genetics and hormones play a key role in how much oil our skin produces.
Dry skin is characterized by a lack of moisture and natural oils in the epidermis and can cause scaling, itching and fine lines. Dryness is usually related to a skin barrier issue that allows excess moisture to escape. This issue is referred to as increased transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
The main causes of dry skin are:
- Winter weather: Cold temperatures and low humidity can dehydrate skin.
- Aging: Hormone levels change as we age, leading to a decrease in sebum (oil) production and an increase in TEWL.
- Genetics: Some individuals produce less sebum, causing them to have drier skin than others.
- Hot showers: The longer you stay in the steamy shower, the more you dry out your skin. Five-minute is an ideal length of time.
- Excessive exposure to water and harsh soaps: Frequent washing robs skin of moisture and many soaps strip skin of its natural oils.
- The sun: Unprotected UV ray exposure disrupts the skin’s ability to balance moisture levels.