Collagen Boosting Treatments

Collagen Boosting Treatments

Collagen is one of the most beneficial proteins that we have in our bodies. It plays an important role in not only our skin but also our blood. It provides an essential structure to our skin and also helps our blood to clot that assists in the healing of wounds....
What are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?

What are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?

What is Hyaluronic Acid?   Hyaluronic acid is a natural acid that is produced by our body’s. It can typically be found in the skin, eyes and tissue. The main function of hyaluronic acid is to help retain water and keep tissue well lubricated and moist....
Why Personalised Skincare is the Future of Beauty

Why Personalised Skincare is the Future of Beauty

Over the past year personalised beauty products have been making their way into the market. We’re seeing this with makeup, skincare, hair, nails and even perfumes. These are products that are specifically formulated to you to help meet your needs.   This is all...

Knowing Your Genes Can Change Your Life

In the world of medicine, beauty and fitness there is always a large amount of guesswork and trial and error to see what works and what doesn’t. We try different products, different techniques and different practices to discover what our body reacts best to and how it...

What Treatments You Should Be Getting Now

Unfortunately, we are in the last few days of summer in Ireland. With that being said it’s important to remember that our skin needs time to heal and adjust back to the traditional cold Irish climate. Now is the time when we should start considering what skin care...

Skincare – 5 Travel Bag Essentials

When traveling, it can be quite easy for us to neglect our skin. We often assume that our skin will be fine and that it can be good for our skin to get some extra vitamin D that it may lack in Ireland. This isn’t always the case as often our skin can become damaged...
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...
Top Tips For Acne

Top Tips For Acne

I have been treating acne for nearly 25 as a beauty therapist. This all too common skin condition although not life treating can have an enormous affect on the sufferer and their confidence levels. Often acne starts to present itself in early teens due to hormonal...
Sugar and Aging

Sugar and Aging

For years I have been telling my clients to wear sunscreen to help protect their skin from damaging UV rays. Although we know that UV rays accelerate the ageing process and cause lines and wrinkles, what most people don’t know is that staying out of the sun and...
How To Treat Dark Circles.

How To Treat Dark Circles.

How do you get rid of  dark circles? It is one of the questions I get asked most frequently  by my clients, dark circles around the eyes are a common cause for concern and while it is generally not possible to get rid of dark circles there are products and treatments...
The Truth About Sunscreen

The Truth About Sunscreen

With the promise of Summer and long sunny days within our reach we should be considering how to best take care of our skin to avoid sun damage and minimise photo-aging. With recent reports coming to light that sun exposure is required for Vitamin D production, it is...
Good Skin Needs A Healthy Gut

Good Skin Needs A Healthy Gut

We’ve all felt it – the churning stomach when we’re worried, the butterflies before a date, the ‘gut instinct’ we follow when we’re not quite sure what to do. These aren’t just sayings; recent research has confirmed these feelings are a direct result of a profound...
Top 5 Tips For Treating Sunburn

Top 5 Tips For Treating Sunburn

A few years ago my brother feel asleep on a sun lounger, he had planned on a 20min nap in the sun, and had put a low factor sunscreen on…. 2 hours later he woke up!! Immediately he knew he had spent too much time in the sun as his skin had that lobster red glow,...
How to Get Beach Body Ready Now!

How to Get Beach Body Ready Now!

Whether it’s your dress fitting just right at a wedding, or your bikini feeling flattering on the beach – when we’re happy with how we look, we feel happy.  At Akina, that happiness is what we strive to help you achieve, through a range of cutting-edge treatments that...