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Portmans Pharmacy would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
With only 7 days left till that Magical day! #PortmansPharmacy have the perfect last minute gifts from Skincare to Perfumery.
Pop in-store or pop online.
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Here at Portmans Pharmacy we care about skin. This week we kick off our Skin Condition’s. Campaign on Acne and Blemish Prone. A testing topic as this time of the year, dealing with the sweltering British heat :) can lead to increased oiliness and spot production as we have found a common trend.
This can be due to the weather change, warmer climates making us perspire more, with sebum glands working over board to cool our skin down. The skin is a fascinating organ, being the largest and most versatile, protecting us from internal and external factors throughout our life. To fight off Acne and Blemish Prone symptoms and understand our skin better. We have provided the best the industry has to offer in combatting these issues, suggesting brands and key products check out our specialised Skin Conditions section.

https://www.portmansonline.com/skin-conditions/acne- blemish-prone- skin
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Portmans Online we care about skin and routines.
Check out Todays post were we discuss the benefits of Institut Esthederm UK Esthederm's product thats Fights againt Acne.!!

PROPOLIS, A NATURAL 'ANTIBIOTIC" FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN.
FACT
Due to excess serum, oily or hyperseborrheic skin is shiny, thick, with dilated pores, especially on the forehead, wings of the nose and chin. It is often found in teenagers and young adults. Acne is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the pilo­sebaceous system (face, thorax, back). Follicular inflammation is due to bacterial proliferation (propioni bacterium acnes). The hormonal component is high in oily acne prone skin as the androgen balance is disturbed in 50 to 70% of young girls with acne prone skin. 5% of women suffer from it after the age of 40.
The scale of inflammation at the start of the acne lesion and its duration are factors that can predict the risk of scarring. It is therefore necessary to treat acne early by calming inflammation and reducing bacterial growth in order to stop this vicious circle. Propolis covers a series of resinous, gummy and balsamic substances of viscous consistency, collected by bees from certain plant parts, mainly buds and bark of trees. When used in cosmetics, highly purified Propolis guarantees a particularly effective action on acne prone skin.

DIAGNOSIS ­ INDICATIONS
Symptoms of acne prone skin: blemishes, microcysts, inflammation.
Cosmetic medicine: complementary care to acne treatments (laser, LED).

KEY ACTIONS
Synergistic action: purifying, antiseptic, decongesting, soothing and healing.

RESULTS
Blemishes diminish, the skin is clearer and purer. The complexion is clearer and healthier.

PROPOLIS is a substance with predominant antimicrobial properties, extending to several microorganic strains, bacteria, mold, yeast, earning it the name of "natural antibiotic". This property is mainly attributed to the group of flavonoids (majority components in Propolis), particularly galangin, pinocembrin but also caffeic, ferulic and salicylic acids.

COMPOSITION OF PROPOLIS:
50 to 55 % resins, 30 40 % wax, 5 to 10 % essential oils, 5 % pollen, amino acids, vitamins, trace elements, fatty acids and flavonoids.

PURIFYING AND ANTISCEPTIC: a "natural antibiotic", propolis helps eliminate Propioni bacterium acnes through its bactericide and bacteriostatic action
DECONGESTING AND SOOTHING: fights inflammation that comes with acne by activating blood circulation and cell metabolism
HEALING: stimulates collagen synthesis to speed up epidermal repair, thus reducing risks of acne scars.

1. BOOST - INTENSIF PROPOLIS SERUM - Purifying and decongesting concentrated serum - TEXTURE Oily serum - INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Apply Intensif Propolis Cream, morning and / or evening, to the face, neck and décolleté. Used alone, ideal in the summer. For best results, used as a course of treatment. PRESENTATION 30ml dropper bottle
2. TREAT - INTENSIF PROPOLIS CREAM - Purifying and decongesting high concentration cream - TEXTURE - Very comfortable cream - INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE.

Apply after Intensif Propolis serum, morning and / or evening, on the face, neck and décolleté. For best results, used as a course of treatment. PRESENTATION 50ml jar

3. COMPLETE - INTENSIF PROPOLIS LOTION - Purifying and decongesting high concentration lotion - SPECIFIC INGREDIENTS: Reinforced purifying complex (zinc glutonate, BHA), reinforces the antiseptic action of Propolis. Regulates sebum production. TEXTURE - Highly penetrative aqueous lotion - INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE.

Apply morning and evening, using a cotton pad, on the problem areas or all over the face, then apply Intensif Propolis Serum and Intensif Propolis Cream. - PRESENTATION - 150ml bottle.
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HOW DO I FIGHT ACNE ?
Routinely cleansing twice a day, morning and night, to clarify and decongest pores, keeping blemishes away.

Exfoliate two to three times a week depending on sensitivity:
A light and soft grain exfoliator for sensitive fragile skin
An abrasive texture for a deeper cleanse but not sensitive

Avoid food with a high fat content such as snacks, fast food.
Blemishes in different parts of the face should be treated with different methods and creams in order to maintain an even complexion.

Dermatological moisturisers are very useful in tackling and controlling sebum production, avoiding whiteheads and blackheads. Use a moisturiser and a toner to specifically tighten and reduce enlarged pores.
A mineral based makeup is essential to prevent pore blockage.

Check out our online store to see the best products and types for #Ance and #Blemish Pront skin.

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#LoveYourSkin #PortmansOnline #BarbicanBeauty
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Acne is a skin condition that occurs mainly during puberty. Pimples form when your pores become clogged by sebum, dirt and dead skin cells.
The oil that normally lubricates the skin gets trapped in blocked oil ducts and results in pimples, blackheads and whiteheads on the surface of the skin or deeper skin lesions called cysts. Acne pimples are most common on the face, however can also occur on the neck, back and arms. Often acne is genetic.

WHAT CAUSES ACNE?
Makeup, hair and face care products can clog your pores.
Choose products that are non-comedogenic (meaning they will not clog pores)
Washing your face too often or using harsh or scrubbing products (like facial scrubs, exfoliators, masks, toners) can strip your skin and make acne worse. While it is important to remove excess oil, dirt and bacteria, it is very important to use an appropriate cleanser. Things that press against your skin can make acne worse, like a phone, sports equipment (such as pads and helmet), headbands and tight clothing.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ACNE?
Pimples are small skin swellings that sometimes contain pus.
Blackheads are dark formations on the skin due to an accumulated mixture of oil and cells in a blocked skin pore.
Whiteheads are small flesh-or white-colored bumps due to skin pore blockage.
Cysts are closed sacs beneath the skin or deeper that contain fluid or semisolid substance

WHAT ARE ACNE BLEMISHES?
Acne blemishes are small marks or flaws that spoil the appearance of your skin. This one of the pitfalls to overcome as this can lead to a lot of people effecting their self-esteem. It is a daily effort fighting off acne blemishes with the help of the right dermatological products.
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Here at PortmansOnline we care about skincare and routines.
To help our customers new and old, we put together a few helping points to for
all skin types and conditions through all seasons.!! Through out this week we will
posting our tips and tricks for you to attain the ultimate all weather skin ;)

The skin condition in focus this week is acne & blemish prone.
We'll cover the basic's..!! What is #Acne ?? It's causes and symptoms,
and what factors in your also can affect your skin.
Can you do anything else to help reduce or control.????

Come back tomorrow to see our first Acne Post..!!!

#PortmansOnline #Acne&BlemishProneCare #LoveYourSkin #BarbicanBeauty #PortmansPharmacy
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Portmans Pharmacy's Summer Display 2016.

Our new Brand in store Institut Esthederm.
Bring the Science to skincare.
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Institut Esthederm 18 May 2016 Skin Discovery Treatment Day
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Portmans Pharmacy would like say a big thank to Institut Esthederm UK.
Last week today we hosted the #Skin Discovery treatment day.

Purchases over £50 of Institut Esthederm products offered a free 20 minute skin discovery treatment with their expert #CharlotteDibon .

A big thanks to all who attended. We look forward to our next event towards the end of this year. !!

Come in store to secure your next free treatment day.

#LoveYourSkin #PortmansOnline #Barbican #Skincare #CellularWater #InstitutEsthederm
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Portmans Pharmacy are excited to stage an exclusive event showcasing our newest premium brand, Institut Esthederm hosted on Wednesday 18th May 2016.
Institut Esthederm is sending the lovely Charlotte Dibon, their skin care expert to offer you their amazing therapeutic spa treatment, here in store on Wednesday 18th.
A unique treatment that will bring you an instant radiance! It will leave your skin smoother, more radiant and purified.
Hurry up, come in store to know more about this event and get your free skin diagnosis by the Expert!

#LoveYourSkin   #PortmansOnline
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