Take charge of your skin health


Take charge of your skin health
Step into the new season with confidence by ensuring you’re protecting your skin and are up to date with skin checks that could save your life.

Spring cleaning is a familiar approach to many of us. Once the warmer weather arrives, it feels so good to do a refresh and reset to prepare for the coming season.

Doing the same for your skin can result in a multitude of the same good vibes as you embrace the season of soirées and entertaining while glowing with good health.

Taking stock of your skincare and any professional treatments each season is a great idea, but what’s equally important is ensuring you carry out crucial skin health checks, too.

Monitoring your skin for signs of changes and indications of skin cancer is crucial to early intervention and treatment. Along with potentially saving your life, the impact to the appearance of your skin may be lessened.

Check those spots

How well do you really know your skin? You might be well acquainted with your face in the mirror, but what about the soles of your feet, the backs of your ears or the top of your scalp? More than likely they’re not places you look often, if you can see them at all.

It’s just one reason it’s important to have a professional skin check with an expert that can take a thorough look at your skin, especially in places you can’t, to ensure there are no abnormal moles or lesions of concern that could be skin cancer.

The second reason is that not many people feel they could confidently determine any concerning signs or changes in their skin even if they could see the area, or know how to identify melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer and one that’s prevalent in New Zealand.

Some types of skin cancer can be very hard to recognise, as they can sometimes look like dry and scaly patches or strange pigmentation, rather than an obvious spot or mole. Heading out and enjoying what our great Kiwi summer has to offer, knowing this important check has been done thoroughly, offers huge peace of mind.

Get glowing

When it comes to day-to-day habits, looking at your skincare approach will help ensure your complexion looks and feels its best. Ensuring you’re consistent with cleansing, hydrating and treating skin with beneficial ingredients with good quality products is key.

But there’s one product in particular that everyone should be using daily that makes a huge difference to the long-term health and appearance of skin. If you’ve been a little lax, now’s the time to ensure you’re on top of regular SPF use. For an effective daily-use sunscreen, try Image Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturiser SPF 30+. It has a matte finish designed to control shine and contains a blend of antioxidants to help decrease damaging effects of the sun and environmental exposure.

If you’re looking for an extra boost to your routine, Skin Institute offers a range of the top appearance medicine treatments carried out by highly qualified practitioners.

From anti-wrinkle injectables and dermal fillers, to skin-smoothing and plumping Profhilo and glow-inducing peels, facials and microdermabrasion there’s a huge range on offer. Overwhelmed by the options? A no-pressure consultation will help you understand what might benefit your skin.

Book a skin check 

NZ owned and operated, Skin Institute are leaders not only in skin cancer detection, but full diagnosis and treatment, including world-class surgical techniques if required. Caring for New Zealanders’ skin health for over 28 years, the staff are highly trained and have extensive understanding of the impact those outdoorsy, Kiwi lifestyles can have on our skin.

Undergo a full body skin cancer consultation with the expert team of Nurse Dermoscopists or Skin Cancer Doctors who have been specially trained in the detection of skin cancer.

To book at one of Skin Institute’s 12 clinics nationwide or to learn more about the wide range of skin health and appearance treatments available, visit skininstitute.co.nz

To learn more, you can now book a consultation at Skin Institute online at skininstitute.co.nz or by calling 0800 SKIN DR (754 637).



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