As with fingerprints, everyone’s skin is unique, hence our individual approach to skin treatments, working with all skin types and conditions, setting us apart from conventional blanket approaches. Dermaviduals Bespoke Skin Care and skin treatments have achieved global success amongst top Skin Aestheticians and Health Professionals.
Learn more below about the skin conditions you might be living with and how Peggy and dermaviduals can be your trusted solution.
Acne not only has physical manifestations of papules, pustules and comedones but this skin disease can also have emotional and psychological effects on the sufferer. Early and intensive treatment is therefore advocated. Acne generally affects areas of the skin densely populated with sebaceous follicles; including the face, upper part of the chest and back. There are many causes of acne with the predominant cause being hormonal fluctuations where excess sebum is produced and when mixed with redundant skin cells, hair follicles will block and form comedones (pimples). Other aggravating factors include using incorrect skin care products (especially those containing emulsifiers), poor quality makeup and primers, diet, some medications, UV exposure and digestive disorders. Acne can also be genetic and the severity of acne can be increased with a rise in stress levels.
Ageing is inevitable, however, it is possible to slow its effects through healthy lifestyle habits and the use of a personalised skin care regime.
Premature skin ageing is exacerbated by environmental factors and lifestyle choices, such as poor nutrition, oxidative stress, smoking, hormone imbalances and lack of sun protection. Onset of wrinkles and thinning of skin density can also be dependent on an individual’s genetics.
With dermaviduals, Peggy adopts a holistic approach for complete skin barrier health, in effect reducing the signs of ageing whilst simultaneously targeting areas of concern.
Dehydration (known as Trans Epidermal Water Loss) is the lack of water within the skin as a result of an impaired skin barrier that is not able to retain water. Water passes from inside the skin to the surrounding atmosphere. Damage to the skin will impair the functioning of the epidermis and its ability to retain a good water balance. Causes of an impaired skin barrier can be as a result of genetics, age or lifestyle but more often than not, the leading cause is incorrect choice of harsh products or treatments which disturb the skin’s acid mantle or even injure the skin. The core philosophy of dermaviduals is to keep the skin barrier intact at all times. By firstly repairing your skin barrier with dermaviduals products, dehydration can effectively be relieved and then further supported with products that add moisture to the skin.
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder whereby the skin’s first line of defence is negatively stimulated by internal triggers or external allergens. Individuals presenting with eczema are genetically predisposed to the condition and may also be deficient in the gene for making filaggrin, an essential protein for skin hydration and a healthy skin barrier. Eczema appears in many forms, it can be scaly, broken, patchy, itchy, irritated, dry, weepy or inflamed skin. Eczema sufferers bear the risk of broken skin becoming infected. There is no cure for eczema, however symptoms can be effectively controlled and managed via a range of bespoke dermaviduals solutions.
Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency
Essential fatty acids are a primary component for developing healthy cell membranes and a necessary foundation for a well functioning and vibrant skin. Without adequate essential fatty acids the skin’s ability to retain water is limited, such that it is often misdiagnosed as dehydration. There are a myriad of symptoms associated with essential fatty acid deficiency (EFAD) however when it comes to skin barrier disorders it is often recognised by inflammation, dry, flakey or itchy skin. dermaviduals products containing essential fatty acids aid in repairing the skin barrier and cornification disorders plus they assist in water retention in the skin. It is critical to supplement essential fatty acids internally via a range of food sources.
Oncology aesthetics is the management of side effects of cancer treatment on a person’s skin. At dermaviduals, we understand that every person’s journey with cancer is different. An insidious disease – symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and side effects can vary tremendously. That’s why dermaviduals’ customised and pure range of skin care products is crucial in the management of your skin after being exposed to cytotoxic drugs during cancer treatment. Based on the principles of corneotherapy, dermaviduals is a unique skin care range specifically formulated to match the composition of the skin and to care for the unique needs of oncology patients. It’s a handcrafted, bespoke skin care range, unlike any other with only the best ingredients from around the world, together with best practice. The range contains no fragrance, silicones, mineral oils, amines, colours, preservatives, parabens and emulsifiers; making it safe, efficacious and gentle on the skin.
You might know pigmentation as hyperpigmentation, age spots, freckles or sunspots. The colour of your skin is determined by the level of melanin (or pigment) as defined by your ethnicity and exposure to sunlight. Melanin production increases with continued exposure to the sun as it attempts to protect the skin against harmful ultraviolet rays. Pigmentation is a chain reaction in response to damage being inflicted to your skin. The appearance of pigmentation is often evident alongside inflammatory skin conditions (i.e. acne) and a skin may be more susceptible to pigmentation during hormonal changes.
Considered a hyper-proliferative immune disease, psoriasis is characterised by an ongoing cycle where new skin cells move to the outermost layer of the skin too quickly, resulting in chronic inflammation and a build-up of incomplete skin cells.Psoriasis typically presents itself on flexion joint areas such as the knees and elbows, however it is not limited to these areas. Skin will appear thick, rough, inflamed and patchy. There is no cure for psoriasis, however symptoms can be effectively managed and improved with dermaviduals.
Rosacea refers to a range of symptoms that generally begin with modest redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. As the condition progresses, symptoms typically worsen to include persistent erythema of the nose and cheeks and small blood vessels may begin to become more prominent. At these later stages, watery pustules or papules may become apparent. Diffused redness can become permanent, often worsening as a result of aggravating factors including but not limited to exercise, consumption of coffee, alcohol and spicy foods, excessively hot showers and prolonged exposure to UV rays. While there is currently no cure for rosacea, symptoms can be managed effectively with correct products and avoidance of aggravating factors. dermaviduals offers a range of products to specifically manage this condition.