Clearing the Air around Skin Pollution

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We all know the busy lifestyle of the city can take its toll on our health. However, we make such a conscious effort to look after our wellbeing in the form of good food and exercise that we sometimes miss the external forces affecting us.

Pollution is a major environmental concern – which is largely overlooked when it comes to skin health.

We are exposed to pollution every day without knowing, so how can we protect our skin from it?

The latest research into airborne pollutants has shown 244 toxins are in the air around us, with the toxins attaching themselves to microscopic particles which penetrate the skin and go deep into our pores.

Pollution has been shown to accelerate wrinkles, age the skin, and increase spots and dryness resulting in a production of less collagen, with the particles causing other damaging effects.

It has been estimated people living in cities have a 10% faster rate of skin ageing than those living in rural areas.

But what can be done to protect your skin and banish the effects of pollution? At Dermal Clinic, we have a few solutions on offer.

Give Yourself Some TLC

Due to the increase of environmental stress on the skin, a little TLC can go a long way.

The HydroMedi Pro Facial is a multistage facial for a deep cleansing of the skin with lymphatic drainage. It is an ideal treatment to keep your skin in top condition with an extensive range of problems it can combat.

But what’s the difference with this treatment to a normal facial?

The HydroMedi Pro treatment combines deep cleansing, exfoliating and nourishing of the skin to ensure hydration and protection, creating a barrier to any toxins.

This treatment can be combined with home usage remedies such as taking vitamins. After a treatment, vitamins can complement the results by increasing the nourishment and protection of the skin and its surface.

HydroMedi comes in at £50, with extractions being available to add on. This 25-minute treatment can be a one-off treat to give your skin a boost, or can be topped up on a monthly or weekly basis. More information on the facial can be found here.

Boost your Immune System

Creams and lotions are major contributors in developing and maintaining healthy skin, but they can only reach so far – the process really does start from the inside out.

Feeding your skin with the right nutrients is just as important as what you apply to the outer layer.

The Advanced Nutrition Programme consists of antioxidants and vitamin A supplements.

Antioxidants boost the immune system whilst giving every day protection from free radicals in the air when going about your daily routine.

Most people get their antioxidants from food, including berries, kale, green tea and dark chocolate. However, supplements are an easy, hassle-free way to ensure that you are meeting your recommended daily quota.

The second supplement contains vitamin A, which nearly 50% of women are deficient from. This supplement will combat and normalise one’s skin, giving an overall balanced complexion.

The dual aspect of the supplements allow you to turbo-boost your routine, achieving glowing skin and vibrant health.

The Advanced Nutrition Programme is priced at £80, equating to roughly £20pcm. Find out more about the programme here.

Everyday Protection

It is that time-old saying that your mother would recite: put your suncream on!

Not just for sunny holidays in Tenerife, SPF should be worn all year round to protect the skin from ultraviolet light, ageing and sun damage.

Although you will find that many foundations and day creams have SPF added, it’s rare that they are meeting the industry standard of SPF 50.

Adding an antioxidant cream creates a barrier from free radicals, while leaving your skin smooth and hydrated.

We have a full range of SPF and antioxidant products available at the clinic to help you protect your skin.

No matter which method you choose to give your skin boost against pollution, by taking the time to reassesses your regime you will not only be cutting your risk of skin cancer, but supplying essential nutrients into your skin that will leave you glowing inside and out.

To find out more about how you can look better and feel better at Dermal Clinic, plus the treatments and products available, call 0131 447 2642 or contact us here.

what our clients say

Honest and Genuine Advice

I was super nervous on my first visit and Jackie completely put me at ease. Her advice was honest and genuine and that was wholeheartedly appreciated. All of the staff at dermal clinic are professional and provide a lovely, welcoming environment. My treatment was quick and painless and the results are amazing. I feel 10 years younger and my confidence is better than it has been in years. Thanks so much to Jackie and the team. I can’t wait for my next appointment!

June 2022

Professional with Principles

I have been attending Dermalclinic for a number of years and the staff are so professional and caring. I have had a number of treatments and absolutely love the facials and the results! Treatments with Jackie are amazing and the time that she takes to understand the look and the result that you are looking for. I love that this is a lady of principles, she is honest about treatments and if the treatment, isn’t right for you, she will always have the honesty to tell you and suggest an alternative. dermal clinic really do care about their clients.

March 2022

Highly Recommended in Each Way

I have been a regular client for a few years and there is no better place in Edinburgh. Amazing, fully professional attitude toward clients' needs. I have had Botox in my forehead area and it looks incredible. Highly recommended in each way!

March 2022

Kind and Professional

I've been going to dermal clinic for a couple years now and can highly recommend. I had enquired about anti-wrinkle treatment and from the start, the staff have been so kind and professional. Jackie went through what I wanted, she provided me with options whilst explaining everything thoroughly. There was no rush or pressure whatsoever and now I've been receiving Botox for a couple years! I cannot thank Jackie enough for giving me my confidence back!

January 2022

Very Professional Approach

Excellent experience at this super friendly clinic. Jackie has a very professional approach taking time to go over the various options with no pressure whatsoever. Receptionist was most helpful also. Many thanks once again.

August 2021

Great Experience

I just wanted to leave a review to say what a great experience I’ve had at dermal clinic. I had the misfortune of visiting a substandard aesthetic nurse and promised myself my next appointment would be with the best aesthetic nurse I could find. It doesn’t take much googling to see Jackie is the best in Scotland. Both times I was welcomed with a smile and as soon as you walk into dermal clinic you know you are in the best hands. I honestly am so delighted with my results and I know this is the place I will be returning to for years to come. Many thanks!

July 2021

Fantastic Experience

Always a fantastic experience. Award winning Jackie is the ultimate professional that can make skin glow! I have been visiting dermal clinic for many years and have never had a negative experience. It’s a much recommended place to family and friends

25th April 2019

Excellent Service

Excellent service from Jackie, perfect balance of friendliness and Jackie made me feel at ease. I am very happy with the results and will definitely top up when it wears off

1st March 2019


Excellent. Thank you – just having this treatment has transformed my face. Excellent all round service. If ‘YOU’ are thinking of any treatment – Jackie can give you expert advice and follow through to give you an excellent result

1st March 2019

Thank You!

Dear All, Just wanted to say thanks to all the staff at dermal clinic without whose help in my weight loss journey I don’t think our little girl would be here. Thanks!

28th January 2019

Great Results

Great experience and great results, my lips look amazing, thank you very much and I will come back, the best doctor, thousands of thanks.

25th August 2018

Highly Recommended

I've been visiting dermal clinic for over 2 years for a variety of treatments with Jacqueline Rankin. I'm very pleased with and impressed by the friendly welcome, treatments and advice given. A very professional clinic as evidenced by the consultations, history taken and awards they've received. Would 100% recommend to others!

14th August 2018

Simply Fantastic

The whole experience was simply fantastic. Jackie and her team made me feel very welcome and premises is beautiful. Jackie talked me whole through the whole process and knew exactly what I wanted to achieve. The results are excellent and have enhanced my look in a subtle way to improve my existing features. Thank you for a great treatment Jackie

25th July 2018

First Visit

I attended dermal clinic for the first time today and was so appreciative of the social interactions I received from Katie on Reception and Jackie, the Clinical Director, from whom I also received the utmost professional service. If you are nervous or in doubt about any treatments, this is the place to go

12th July 2018

Warm & Welcoming

Jackie is always very warm and welcoming. I completely trust her professional advice and have always been thrilled with the results

7th July 2018

Quick & Comfortable

I thought the consultation with Jenny was really informative and put me at ease as she answered all of my questions so well. The actual treatment was so quick and very comfortable - I didn’t feel any pain and left very happy

15th June 2018

Fantastic Service

Fantastic Service the staff are very helpful always great welcome so nice to go for treatments to be greeted with welcoming smiley faces everyone can’t do enough for you 100% recommendation from me

9th June 2018

First Class Treatment

I have been attending dermal clinic for a number of months, receiving first class treatment with state of the art equipment. All the staff are very professional and friendly. I have worked with Jen over recent months and must say she is excellent. Her advice and encouragement has incentivised me and I cannot recommend her highly enough

8th May 2018

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