Beauty, Lifestyle

How to pull your skin back in line if it’s not behaving

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
February 27th, 2020

This piece is brought to you by Clear Skincare Clinics but it is all my own thoughts and experiences. Mel xx


If there’s one thing I know for certain, it’s that my New Year doesn’t really start until a few months in. I’ve played HARD this summer, which for me looks like a little too much time in the sun, a few too many G&Ts with mates and a very real crack at finding the world’s greatest hot chip. For the best tips on skincare routine and products, visit Emeraldspa.

While I’ve enjoyed every single second of my summertime indulgence, I can’t say the same for my skin. It always starts off with those little tell-tale signs; a break-out here and there or skin tone that looks more uneven than usual, to the extent where I even had to opt for the best cellulite removal treatment. Our bodies are very clever at knowing when we’ve had enough and right now, my skin is screaming ‘STOPPPP!’ in the form of my arch-nemesis, old mate dryness. She’s set up camp around my nose and mouth and seems to have brought her new friend, itchy red rash, along for the ride. Cute.

For so many of us, going into damage control at home isn’t gonna cut it. If you’re anything like me, you rifle through the cupboards and start slapping on exfoliators and masks and some rando moisturiser that expired in 1988 to fix the problem… but it often only makes it worse.

This is why skin care skills professionals exist.

In the same way, you wouldn’t treat a medical issue without seeing a doctor, our skin needs the same love and care in order for it to play nice. Whether you’re dealing with acne, pigmentation, sun damage, or just want to get your skin in the best shape of its life, the experts have a big bag of tricks up their sleeve to get it all under control.

Look, we all earned those few months of indulgence to unwind from the long, hard year behind us, but we also need – in Lizzo’s words – to feel good as hell every single day. So, if something’s bugging you about your skin, prioritise your gorgeous self and make an appointment to see an expert – ‘cos you bloody well deserve it!

We know that finding the right place that has the goods to address your specific skincare needs is half the battle. If you’re keen to take control of your skin this year, hit up Clear Skincare Clinics for all the primo treatments, products and advice at prices everyone can afford