Unlock Your Best Skin Yet: 5 Essential Tips for Radiant Skin

Dr Raquel Amado
By Dr Raquel Amado

Medical director of Dr Raquel Skin&Medical Cosmetics, Lvl 7 graduate&aesthetic awards finalist 2022. She is also a Lead Senior Clinical Mentor at Harley Academy.

Are you struggling to achieve healthy-looking skin?

Is your face feeling dry, blotchy or in desperate need of some TLC?

It’s common to feel run down, but adding just a few simple steps to your skincare regime will make a real difference to how you both look and feel.

Try these tips to put that natural glow back in your cheeks!

UV Protection

If your skin is feeling tender, the cause might just surprise you.

The sun’s harmful rays can make skin feel sore and tight, as well as lead to premature ageing – but contrary to popular belief, it’s not just in summer that you need SPF protection.

Some moisturisers and products claiming to offer SPF protection don’t provide the level needed to keep your skin safe, so the best thing is to apply sun cream underneath any other skincare and makeup products.

Make sure the sunscreen you use offers a broad spectrum, at least 30 SPF, and contains titanium or zinc oxide.

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Morning Routine

Is rough, uneven skin making you feel less confident?

Don’t try to cover it up – nourish from the inside out instead.

If you want a smoother, unblemished complexion, start your day right by using a lotion or serum that includes vitamin C to promote healthy skin cell production and aid your body’s natural collagen production.

It also has the added benefit of enhancing the UV protection of any sunscreen product you apply.


Best Before Bed

Looking for an all-around product that delivers healthier-looking skin?

Unfortunately, there’s no miracle treatment – but retinol comes close. Retinol is derived from vitamin A and boosts collagen production and the regrowth of cells.

Including it in your nightly skincare regime can offer a number of benefits, making your skin smoother, and clearer, and reducing signs of ageing.

Start by incorporating a serum or cream with retinol once a week and slowly build up your resistance.

It’s best to apply it at night as retinol can make your skin slightly more sensitive to light.

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Chemical Peels

Want to achieve visible results more quickly?

There are a number of minimally invasive aesthetic treatments that can produce great results.

Chemical peels remove the outer layer of the epidermis – clearing away dead skin and encouraging the growth of new cells.

This produces younger-looking skin with fewer fine lines and a more even tone.

A superficial peel only has a recovery period of a few days, just ensure you use gentle cleansers and moisturisers following treatment to protect your sensitive skin.

You should also try to avoid sun exposure where possible.


If you want to achieve a fresher face, microneedling could be another valuable tool at your disposal.

The treatment utilises a Skinpen, which is used to insert very fine needles into the skin to promote its ability to rejuvenate.

This method is less traumatic on the skin than a derma roller – meaning faster recovery and a better result in improving conditions like acne scarring, fine lines, sagging skin, and issues with pigment.

In the longer term, it helps to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother more toned skin.

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some sunscreen, complexion improvement, Chemical peels, fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling, Skinpen, derma roller, acne scarring and pigmentation FAQs just for you.

If you have more questions, you can use the sunscreen, complexion improvement, Chemical peels fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling, Skinpen, derma roller, acne scarring and pigmentation questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited sunscreen, complexion improvement, Chemical peels, fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling, Skinpen, derma roller, acne, scarring and pigmentation clinics in your area.

Many thanks to the author of this blog Dr Raquel Amado who is from Dr Raquel Skin and Medical Cosmetics.

Throughout her career, Dr Raquel has understood that most people are looking for a reliable, honest relationship with their practitioner, which is why she takes the time to understand how her patients feel.

Dr Raquel is known for her friendly and caring manner, being discreet, and putting her patients at ease.

She is committed to the provision of safe, high-quality patient care in order to achieve the best outcomes for patients, and make them feel confident in their own skin.

Call Dr Raquel Skin and Medical Cosmetics on 01732 525 875 or visit www.skinandmedicalcosmetics.co.uk.

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