Andy’s passion for skin health started over a decade ago, through his own issues struggling with Acne Vulgaris and the aftermath that is associate with it such as acne scaring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Plus facing the early signs of premature ageing from a less than healthy lifestyle!
Through research into the structure and physiology of the skin, product ingredients and professional treatments, plus the effects diet & nutrition have on the skin, Andy was able to correct his own skin concerns and lay the foundations for knowledge needed to do the same for his clients today.
Having suffered with acne himself and knowing only too well how skin concerns can affect you physically, mentally and emotionally. Andy’s focus was always on corrective skin treatments that are able to correct the behaviour of the skin. Not satisfied with traditional beauty therapy treatments, Andy went on to complete advanced skin training and CosMedix chemical peel training with Medico Beauty, London.
Andy’s philosophy is that of improving ‘skin health’. Remembering that the skin is an organ, not just a face. The skin is a rather complex organ with many roles to play. The treatment and care it requires is therefore more sophisticated than the traditional “Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise” methodology.
Andy believes truly beautiful, radiant skin is healthy skin, which can only be achieved through a healthy body, mind and lifestyle. It’s for this reason, Andy works in a ‘wholistic / holistic’ way, believing in treating the client as a whole person, not just the symptom. Not focusing on the skin alone, but rather a collective of internal and external factors i.e. diet, lifestyle, emotions etc together with topical treatments to achieve the maximum benefit.
Andy believes in combining the relaxing elements of a traditional ‘beauty facial’ with the corrective elements of a ‘medi-spa advanced skin treatment’, as you shouldn’t have to compromise a pleasurable and relaxing experience to achieve results.
Read more about Andy’s “4 Pillars Of Skin Health” philosophy.
The skin is a marvellous organ and does the job it’s intended for very well. However, through incorrect care, mis-use of products and neglect, it can sometimes forget how to function properly and needs treatment to get things back on track.
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Andy is also a proud supporter and brand ambassador for Rejuvenated, creators of anti ageing collagen drink, Collagen Shots and advanced hydration supplements, H3O Night Repair.