What does a Skin Consultation Entail?

Here at Akina, we treat each of our clients differently and take a completely tailored approach to helping each one achieve their skin goals. We know that not all skin is the same and everyone reacts differently to certain products and treatments. As one of the...
Skincare Resolutions to Adopt in 2020

Skincare Resolutions to Adopt in 2020

2019 has come to a close and it’s getting to that time of year where we all start making some new year resolutions to make sure we better ourselves throughout 2020. These resolutions could be in the form of any aspect of our lives. It could be to work harder towards...
What The Experts Recommend

What The Experts Recommend

Have you ever wondered what are the right products to be using at this time of year? I’m sure it’s a question most of us ask with the changes in weather and fluctuating temperatures that can wreak havoc on our skin. In the skincare world there are so many options...
Your Guide For Your Christmas Party Prep!

Your Guide For Your Christmas Party Prep!

We’re fast approaching that time of year where we meet up with old friends for a drink before the holiday breaks and have a number of Christmas parties to attend. Christmas is always a busy time of year with lots of parties, dinners and events and we all want to look...

Should You Change Your Skincare Routine in Summer?

We all have our own personal skincare routine that we like to stick to because we know it works best for us. We all know the saying “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” however this doesn’t always apply to your skin. What works for you during the autumn, spring and...

Summer Skincare – The Benefits of Vitamin C

We all love the warmth of the sun and sitting out when we can to catch a few rays. It’s important to know that too much sun exposure can significantly damage human skin.  The sun’s heat dries out areas of unprotected skin and depletes the skin’s...

What is Acne and how to treat it?

Acne is a skin condition in which hair follicles become clogged and blocked with oil or dead skin cells which results in whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Acne is most common in teenagers going through puberty but it can also affect people at all ages. Increasingly...
Beauty trends for 2019

Beauty trends for 2019

There is so much happening in the beauty industry right now and I look forward to introducing new treatments and products to the clinic’s offering in the year ahead. Here are some of the trends you will be seeing popping up in your instagram feeds. 1. Global...
Retinol Facts, what you need to know.

Retinol Facts, what you need to know.

Retinol Facts, what you need to know. There is not one client that comes into my clinic without hearing about Vitamin A. It is one of the most important active ingredients in skin care and everyone should be using it, topically. Without doubt it is the gold standard...
Retinol Facts, what you need to know.

Retinol facts, what you need to know

Retinol Facts, what you need to know. There is not one client that comes into my clinic without hearing about Vitamin A. It is one of the most important active ingredients in skin care and everyone should be using it, topically. Without doubt it is the gold standard...
Facial Serums And Why You Should Use Them

Facial Serums And Why You Should Use Them

All too often I notice a slight groan when I recommend a serum to clients. They don’t really want to have to think about applying another cream, adding yet another step to their skin care routine. The Koreans are renowned for their multi step routine, while here in...
Slowing The Clock: The Real Secrets To Anti-aging

Slowing The Clock: The Real Secrets To Anti-aging

Unfortunately, nobody has discovered the fountain of youth yet. But the good news is that today, we have more knowledge and cutting-edge treatments than ever to help slow the signs of aging and keep skin supple, healthy and youthful for longer. It’s not about the jar...
Skin Care Tips For Men

Skin Care Tips For Men

Taking Care Of Your Skin Like a Man.  Looking good and having great skin is something that men are finally admitting to aspiring to. The rugged and whether beaten look is of a bygone era, where macho ruled. The idea of a man putting a moisturising cream on their face...
New Year Skin Resolutions 2017

New Year Skin Resolutions 2017

It’s the start of a New Year and its seems to be the right time to get back on track either with things you are already working on, or maybe you are ready to start new positive habits. I am not big on New Year’s resolutions mainly because I am continually setting...
Skin Care Hacks For the Festive Season

Skin Care Hacks For the Festive Season

Skin Care Hacks For The Festive Season. How to keep your skin glowing all through the festive season. I love this time of the year, everywhere looks so pretty with Christmas lights, I love the buzz and fun of the build up to Christmas.  It is a busy time though and...
How To Treat Rosacea

How To Treat Rosacea

Like rain or bad roads, rosacea is a bit of an Irish problem. But though it occurs so commonly in our skin type, we still don’t know exactly what causes the disorder. Some theories suggest it’s down to an autoimmune response to bacteria, while others point to a mite...