I treated my sons and daughter exactly the same way when it came to skincare advice. I encouraged them to drink lots of water and eat plenty of plant-based food. I taught them about the importance of sleep and to incorporate meditation and mindfulness into their daily routine, which can all contribute to a healthy and glowing complexion, which works from the inside out.
ARE THERE ANY PRODUCT YOU SWEAR BY?
I have always stressed the importance of skincare and how to cleanse and exfoliate properly with natural brands. We made it fun by making our own face masks with oats and honey, or body scrubs with brown sugar or salt and honey.
We would use hot flannels to steam our skin and then moisturise again with natural products. When a problem did occur, such as breakouts, acne or blackheads, we would then look at the problem area more closely. If I couldn’t help, I struggled to find somewhere to go that would really tackle the problem.
HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH ACNE?
When one of my children experienced it, I realised how distressing this could be for a young person as there are so many conflicting theories and ways to treat it. We really didn’t know which way to turn, so when I heard about Young LDN and its unique offering, I thought what a great idea it was!
Young LDN is the perfect destination for young people to go for advice, it’s not threatening, or scary like a doctor’s office. Here my kids can enjoy a quick skin peel to brighten their complexion or see a trained therapist who can help with more serious skin issues.
What did BALANCE think of YOUNG LDN?
Split across two floors, visit Young LDN‘s Lounge for quick beauty fixes or the Lab for more specialised skincare solutions. We opted for the Lounge to begin and enjoyed a deluxe manicure with an indulgent mask, bespoke scrub and massage all whilst watching Netflix and charging our iPhone; near necessities for Gen Z. The manicure itself lasted over three weeks and the Young LDN technician was both professional and a perfectionist, just what you need when you put your life, nay, hands in their hands.
At the Lab, we opted for a Detox Peel that promised to get rid of impurities, blackheads and congestion in just 20 minutes. We were dubious of such a bold claim but our skin was visibly brighter and tighter after the peel and with continued visits, we can only imagine the long-term effect it would have on our congested skin.