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...
Skin Peels All you Need to Know

Skin Peels All you Need to Know

It’s Time to Embrace the Peel If the words Chemical Peel make you break out in a cold sweat, they shouldn’t. Of course we all saw that episode of Sex and the City where Samantha had a peel and spent the rest of the afternoon hiding her red face under a veil – but the...
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...
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...
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 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...