BrightNewMe is a clinic based in Altrincham offering non-surgical cosmetic procedures for both men and women. BrightNewMe provides anti-wrinkle treatment for patients from Hale, Altrincham, Timperley, Sale, Bowdon, Cheshire, Manchester, Knutsford, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow.

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Five ways your moisturiser may be harming your skin

Many patients I see use moisturisers to try to stave off wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Frequently, however, I hear a complaint that they don’t work and that the skin feels dry and dull despite adhering to a strict moisturising regime, often with expensive products. Why do so many complain of sensitive skin, when the incidence of true allergy is much lower? Why do many people suffer from spots well beyond teenage years? It is easy to misdiagnose rough skin for dryness and then start to moisturise, whereas exfoliation is what the skin really needed. Read on to learn […]

What Are Antioxidants and Why Do We Need Them?

The word ‘Antioxidant’ is often seen in beauty magazine articles, and most people will be aware that they are ‘a good thing’. But how much do we really know about what they are, why we need them, and how do we get them? To begin with, think of a freshly cut apple, left exposed for just a matter of minutes, and how it quickly browns. That is the process of oxidation, the oxygen in the atmosphere reacting with the cells on the inside of the apple. The cells in our bodies are designed to deal with oxidation, but 1-2% of […]

My top tips for facial skin care

I’m often asked for my recommendations on helping to maintain great looking skin. Here are 7 of my top tips- 1 – Never use solid soap (which is alkaline and disrupts the normal acid pH of the skin). 2 – Exfoliate twice a week. This will encourage the dead skin cells to slough off and increase production of new, healthy cells. 3 – Don’t over-moisturise, as this can cause dead cells to be retained on the surface of the skin, creating a dull skintone. In fact, habitual moisturising can actually dry the skin out, because the moisture-producing cells slow down […]

Sleep Lines

Do you have sleep lines on the side you tend to lie on? Many people do! Sometimes I am able to tell which side my patients sleep on by looking closely at their face. As we get older our skin loses elasticity. You may then notice that these morning pillow creases on our face persist during the day. Sleeping on your back can reduce the risk of sleep lines. However, for all of us, a good night’s sleep is important – changing position is not only difficult to achieve but risks a disturbed night. Using a silk pillow case may […]

How to have even skin tone – without make-up.

This Coronavirus lock-down brings challenges for all, although it can be a time for an overhaul of our health and wellbeing. This very much applies to the way we look, which can often have a considerable effect on the way we feel. One of the aesthetic trends which has been prominent recently is the seeking of fresh, even-toned skin. Many of my patients have previously tried to cover up uneven tone with make-up and concealers. Over-the-counter pigmentation correctors are heavily marketed – and expensive – but are of limited benefit, as they can legally only contain a very limited amount […]