Road tested: Getting my skin in shape with Clearskincare Clinics’ Skin Gym

By (DDG$: 240076) , on 20.05.13 10 comments

Road tested: Getting my skin in shape with Clearskincare Clinics Skin Gym | feature beauty tips beauty 2 beauty 2 sponsored  pictures


When your body starts to feel out of shape what is the first thing you do (other than buy new scales, clearly the first ones were broken!)? You hit the gym, right?

But what if it's your complexion that is letting the team down (yes bad eating, not enough sleep, and a few too many Savs effect your face just as much as your thighs). What do you do then? Well, you hit the Skin Gym, of course. What a silly question!

The Skin Gym is a genius idea from Clearskincare Clinics, which, in a nutshell, is a monthly subscription service to all those skin treatments no one ever gets around to doing often enough (but wishes we did). And because you are basically buying in bulk, you get them for just a little more than the cost of a gym membership (prices start at $149 a month).

Now as with any good gym, the program is tailored to meet your goals. So whether you want to sort out that adult acne once and for all (SGA is going to be your new best friend), banish sun spots and other pigmentation (IPL), or just want supermodel-esque glowing skin (Peels & LED Light Therapy should be top of your list).  Or maybe you are greedy and want it all. Either way, this is one membership you are going to actually want to use!

Plus on top of all that, you get an in-depth initial skin consultation, your choice of a mini facial + 30 Minute LED light therapy.  Where do you sign, right? (well here actually)



And of course, being the good little beauty guinea pig I am, I  had to road-test some of the more popular treatments before I could tell you all about them!



Road tested: Getting my skin in shape with Clearskincare Clinics Skin Gym | feature beauty tips beauty 2 beauty 2 sponsored  pictures

Your progress is tracked with facial imaging (and PS how scary is the "brown spots"  photo, this is basically the sun damage that just hasn't come to the surface yet!!!)



SGA (Sebaceous Gland Ablation - aka the Permanent Acne treatment)

This unique treatment is exclusive to Clearskincare Clinics and permanently removes acne and breakouts, reduces skin oiliness and shrinks and refines pores by eliminating over active sebaceous glands in the skin.

What is it?

In non-sciencey terms it is a permanent (yes, permanent) acne treatment, that works by zapping the problem Sebaceous Glands (where the oil comes from in the hair follicle), so they can no longer form pimples (full details here). Three to six treatments are recommended for best results.

This treatment is obviously great for teenage skin, but also for people (like myself) who might just get the odd hormonal pimple, or stress breakout.

How does it work?

The video here probably explains it best, but what it felt like was a teeny heated needle pricking the acne-prone area very lightly. It does sting a bit, and some spots more than others, but it's all over pretty quickly, and so it's very bearable.


Straight after the treatment you get what feel like tiny black heads on the treatment area, but once they clear away that's it, your pimples should be gone for good.

Check out the difference just 5 treatments made to one customers life in this video...



Crystalite LED Light Therapy

Red & Blue Light Therapy can be used for rejuvenating sun damaged skin, accelerating skin healing and stimulating hair regrowth. Red & Blue Light Therapy can also be effective in helping control mild acne.

What is it?

Ever wondered how celebs get that glowey, baby smooth skin? Well, they probably use this treatment, in combination with a skin peel which is what I did.

How does it work?

A light panel is placed over your face for 30 minutes. You are given very attractive special glasses to wear to protect your eyes during this time, but this bad boys is so bright it's almost like looking into the sun. I found the first minute or so quite uncomfortable it was that bright, but your eyes do adjust pretty quick and then it's fine.

The LED lights actually work to stimulate the production of collegen and elastin, which helps to make skin more supply and definitely more glowey (pretty sure that is the official term).


 The very first person I saw said 'Wow, what make up are you wearing, your skin is glowing' . To which I got to reply, ' I'm not wearing any'.  Not bad at all!
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