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New year, new you! Our new year resolutions…

As we approach the first day of January 2019, we are all keen to sweep away the bad habits of the previous year starting afresh and taking the time to really look after ourselves.  New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but, harder to keep particularly if you don’t share your plans with anyone else. The team here at the Skin to Love Clinic in St Albans had a chat about making and breaking resolutions back in early December and decided to commit them to paper and then share them! That way we thought we would have to keep them. So, here we go…

Kerri Lewis, clinic manager: This year I’m going to make sure I take time out to read so I’m planning on reading a new book each month to allow myself some quiet time away from a screen. I’m also going to make sure I schedule in advance my favourite treatment. Every 3 to 4 months I have muscle relaxing injections in my jaw because I grind my teeth at night. As a result of this, the muscles in my jaw become very tight, bulky and painful. This treatment relaxes those muscles and has stopped the pain and tension I used to experience. It’s been somewhat of a game changer for me. I’ve also found that continued treatment has de-bulked and slimmed my jawline.

Morag McDonald, front of house: I try to go to a Pilates class on a Friday, so I am committed to keeping that up in 2019; it’s nice to feel like I’m taking care of myself, and not just looking after my two sons, even if it is only for an hour! As I only joined to team in September, I feel like I have a world of treatments at my finger-tips! I’ve tried the Byonik treatment which has greatly improved the inflammation and redness in my skin due to my Rosacea. Byonik has also given my skin some of its bounce back and softened my lines and wrinkles so, I would love to book out a bit of ‘me time’ during 2019 and have a few more treatment sessions.  I also want to step up my daily skin care regime; I’m hoping to add a few new additions in over the months including some products from the Revision, Skin to Love and Swisscode ranges.

Emma Foster, aesthetic practitioner: I feel it’s really important to look after yourself. I try daily to make sure that I use good skincare, but I enjoy extra things; having my nails done, saving up to treat myself to something I want – this usually involves a trip to Bicester Village to buy a new handbag and letting myself have a slice of cake! It’s so important to let yourself feel good and not feel guilty about it. This year I’m going to schedule in Soprano Ice laser hair treatments on my legs so that when it comes to my summer holiday I can leave the razor behind.

Dr Sharon Crichlow, consultant dermatologist: In 2019 I plan to snack less and do more cardiovascular exercise to get to my desired weight. Regarding my skin, I will consider having regular Byonik laser treatments to rejuvenate my skin and improve its hydration, tone and texture.

Jane Lewis, managing director: I plan to make more time for myself each week so that I can switch off and unwind. I’m starting this year as I mean to go on, with a two-week cruise with my husband around Mexico and the Caribbean! Of course, not all my ‘me time’ will be as extravagant as this but I think it’s well deserved as we’ve not had a holiday in five years! I may come back from holiday looking like a new woman but if that fails, I plan to have the Thread Lift treatment on my jawline to help it look a little sharper and to lift my ‘jowl’ area; I’ll be on the countdown to my 60th birthday which I plan to look fabulous for!

Laura Kingham, aesthetic practitioner: I volunteer once a week helping to walk a little dog called Farley whose owner isn’t as able as I am to go out walking long distances. I love this time on my own as it allows me to gather my thoughts. Last year I was on a prescription drug to improve my acne; it did an amazing job in clearing my skin however I had to wait six months after the course before I could have any laser treatment. Now I’ve gone past that six months wait I’m going to have a course of Clear + Brilliant treatments, which I am so excited about. The reason I want to have this treatment is to improve the imperfections my acne left behind; there are small marks and scars where the spots were and the texture is a little uneven. Bring on 2019!

Natalia Ostrowska, independent nurse prescriber: I love to travel! I try to go away for long weekends to different places with my husband and our friends. I really find that this helps us to reconnect and it’s lovely to have that shared experience. I already have a few trips planned for 2019; my husband and I both see this as self-care. When it comes to my skin, I’m considering starting the Obagi treatment as I have Melasma; it doesn’t bother me a huge amount at the moment as I can cover it with make-up, but I would like to prevent it from getting worse.

So, there you have it. We’ve shared our New Year resolutions on how we intend to take better care of ourselves. We’ll let you all know how we get on.  And if you’d like to share your self-care aims for 2019 just pop them down in the comment box below, we’d love to hear from you.

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The Skin to Love clinic is the most special clinic in that it offers a personal, comfortable and reassuring service. I have had various treatments and I always love the attention to detail and the way I am made to feel. It really is a very special place and the ladies are extremely knowledgeable and experts, I trust them with everything. My skin and my confidence is thanks to the wonderful team that make Skin to Love! Stacey Turner
Stacey Turner
Stacey Turner
12:34 21 May 19
I made the mistake of buying a product called Eyesential; an under eye enhancer which temporarily erases puffiness, fine lines, dark circles and wrinkles in minutes and lasts for up to 8 hours. I used this product for a period of 7 years. During this time, the skin under and around my eyes became thinner, reddened, chronically dry and intensely wrinkled. I thought there was nothing I could do and would be left like this. I felt so depressed. Then one day when I was in The Skin to Love Clinic having treatment for Laser Hair Removal; I was informed about Thermage for the very first time. I now have this procedure done yearly. Jane has brought my skin back to its original state and more. My confidence has come back and I feel a so much happier. This treatment really works!
Bernadette Mc Donnell
Bernadette Mc Donnell
06:25 21 May 19
I made the mistake of buying a product called Eyesential; an under eye enhancer which temporarily erases puffiness, fine lines, dark circles and wrinkles in minutes and lasts for up to 8 hours. I used this product for a period of 7 years. During this time, the skin under and around my eyes became thinner, reddened, chronically dry and intensely wrinkled. I thought there was nothing I could do and would be left like this. I felt so depressed. Then one day when I was in The Skin to Love Clinic having treatment for Laser Hair Removal; was informed about Thermage for the very first time. I now have this procedure done yearly. Jane has brought my skin back to its original state and more. My confidence has come back and I feel a so much happier. This treatment really works!
Bernadette Mc Donnell
Bernadette Mc Donnell
12:39 20 May 19
I went to The Skin To Love Clinic for a consultation today with regard to gaining treatment advice for the skin on my stomach after having three children. I did my research and after travelling for over an hour I met with Jane. I could not have asked for a warmer welcome from Jane and her team. She instantly put me at ease with her knowledge and understanding of the treatments that are provided at her clinic. She gave me a thorough run down of what she thought would be best for me and why. From the moment I arrived to my departure, I found the staff and environment to be extremely professional yet inviting. I am looking forward to going back and having my treatments.Having now been back to the Clinic to see Jane for the third time today and I stand by what I have said above. Jane is outstanding in her knowledge of treatments and explains them thoroughly. An outstanding setting which I am so pleased I have found and one that I would highly recommend.
Suzie
Suzie
18:17 16 May 19
I've had many treatments at this clinic which I must say the results have been above my expectations. I'm now enjoying a course of Byoniks- love the way my skin feels and looks after. Im not surprised they have won so many awards. Keep up the good work ladies.
Tj
Tj
12:45 19 Apr 19
I went to The Skin To Love Clinic for a consultation today with regard to gaining treatment advice for the skin on my stomach after having three children. I did my research and after travelling for over an hour I met with Jane. I could not have asked for a warmer welcome from Jane and her team. She instantly put me at ease with her knowledge and understanding of the treatments that are provided at her clinic. She gave me a thorough run down of what she thought would be best for me and why. From the moment I arrived to my departure, I found the staff and environment to be extremely professional yet inviting. I am looking forward to going back and having my treatments.
Suzie
Suzie
16:28 27 Mar 19
I had another memorable day at the Skin-To-Love Clinic in St. Albans on Tuesday 26 March 2019. The founder and her staff including the Skin Expert are always polite, respectful and approachable, which in my opinion is second to none in the industry. I do enjoy making the journey from London to see Sharon, the Skin Expert at the Clinic. I am happy the treatment has worked and I will be submitting a full review of my Obagi skin care regime, shortly.
Cecilia Kadiri
Cecilia Kadiri
15:20 27 Mar 19
Amazing friendly, informative and supportive service. Always a pleasure.
natalie aston
natalie aston
18:13 26 Mar 19
Always a joy at skin to love, professional service which definitely shows results, calming, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, what more could you ask for??!!!
Jody Lloyd
Jody Lloyd
20:27 23 Mar 19
I have been back to the clinic for 2 treatments, one with Jane and the other with Natalia who are both extremely professional and brilliant at what they do, as is all the team. One treatment was new and I was a little apprehensive about it, but Jane make we feel totally at easy and explained what was happening each step of the way. I am really happy with the results and highly recommend them as experts in their field
Maureen Thorlin
Maureen Thorlin
10:07 23 Feb 19
Fantastic clinic. Lovely warm and welcoming team who really are experts in their field. My skin has never looked better! I highly recommend.
Hayley Naunton
Hayley Naunton
22:24 30 Jan 19
I love the place and the treatment, really happy with the results. Laura is really nice and professional.
Noelia Sanchez
Noelia Sanchez
19:06 29 Dec 18
Fantastic clinic. Lovely warm and welcoming team who really are experts in their field. My skin has never looked better! I highly recommend.
Hayley Naunton
Hayley Naunton
14:19 29 Dec 18
Very pleased with service advise and support before, during and after my procedure . Thank you Jane
Beth Mayhew
Beth Mayhew
15:31 15 Dec 18
Extremely professional and attentive staff! I highly recommend the Skin to Love Clinic! Jane the therapist made me feel like a princess! Her approach and treatment are commendable! Thank you all and have a great Christmas, Margarita
margarita germanos
margarita germanos
23:03 14 Dec 18
I tried the new Byonik treatment which was really good. It was the first session so wasn't expecting any big changes to my skin but it looked lovely and fresh afterwards and it was very relaxing. To see better results I think I would need to have another 2-3 sessions. The staff are very professional, very skilled and knowledgeable about all the treatments available and I trust them with my skin. MT
Maureen Thorlin
Maureen Thorlin
12:56 09 Dec 18
Absolutely delighted every time i visit . A faultless professional , service and such a lovely team of ladies
Zoe Harper
Zoe Harper
12:19 02 Dec 18
Very quick procedure, in great location with very knowledgeable dermatologist Dr. Sharon Crichlow. Very happy with the result.
Christopher Keenan
Christopher Keenan
20:55 06 Nov 18
The team is super awesome .. they know what they are talking about, treat you like a friend and do the best. Love it.
kritysharma sharma
kritysharma sharma
17:20 25 Oct 18
The welcome and ambiance of The Skin to Love Clinic was perfect.Jane has a rare skill - she listens! She manages to combine her insight with professionalism , empathy and sound advice. The wealth of her experience and knowledge is obvious and there was no pressure to commit to any treatments - in fact her advice was to go away and think about the options.I feel I have just discovered a real gem of a place and a very special practitioner!
Linda F
Linda F
16:57 22 Oct 18
No false promises, professional and kind staff.I was made to feel completely relaxed, would highly recommend.I just wish I had sought my treatment earlier.
beccy ewen
beccy ewen
14:42 13 Oct 18
I have been a client for the last 4 years and can honestly say that my skin looks better and younger now - love the skin scanner technology to get an objective view. I have done courses of clear and brilliant and am now doing Regenlite course - getting Jane’s expert advise is great and as a result I am actually using less products than before. Everyone at the clinic is super welcoming/friendly - would highly recommend clinic!Brigitte
B vB
B vB
12:51 24 Aug 18
Fantastic clinic. Lovely warm and welcoming team who really are experts in their field. My skin has never looked better! I highly recommend.
Hayley Naunton
Hayley Naunton
20:30 22 Aug 18