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Hyperpigmentation – FAQ

Do you have Pigmentation?
In this Live Dr Sabika Karim from Skin Medical Clinics talks everything from hyperpigmentation, freckles sunspots scars, what causes them and the different treatments out there to improve the appearance of your skin.

A common cause of hyperpigmentation is an excess production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment that gives skin its color

Darkened areas on the skin are the main symptoms of hyperpigmentation. Patches can vary in size and develop anywhere on the body.

The biggest risk factors for general hyperpigmentation are sun exposure and inflammation, as both situations can increase melanin production. The greater your exposure to the sun, the greater your risk of increased skin pigmentation.

A Father’s Day Facial

Steve my husband has been down due to no sport being on the telly. So I thought’s I’d treat him to a lovely SairaSkin Facial. Here I show how to exfoliate a beard and then hydrate with a face oil for soft, brighter, younger looking skin.
Steve has dry skin so these products are great as they give the skin the oil it needs to look healthy.

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5 Well-Being Benefits Of Essential Oils

I don’t know about you, but whenever I want to buy a product, be it perfume, washing up liquid or skincare, I have to smell it before I buy it. If I don’t like the smell, then it’s not coming home with me. Our sense of smell is linked closely to parts of the brain that process emotion and memory.  Have you ever had that sensation when an aroma of a particular sunscreen reminds you of your  favourite holiday destination or the smell of  hairspray takes you back to your teens or even the waft of clean washing gives you a sense of pleasure and comfort? When I was formulating the Saira Skin Hydrating Facial Oil, I wanted to bring together fragrances that would stimulate the senses in a calming yet uplifting way. I wanted my customers to feel as if, in their very own bathroom, they had been transported to their favourite luxurious spa.  

In a recent article written in Forbes Magazine, (a global media company that focuses features on business,  technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle) the power of essentials oils was discussed – the beneficial effects they have upon our health and wellbeing and how they contribute to healthier and more balanced lifestyle. It does sound a little bit farfetched doesn’t it, that by smelling an essence or an extract, it will have a profound effect upon you mood, mind and even outlook – but studies have shown that essential oils can help to relieve stress, anxiety, aid metabolism, sleep and support immunity. It’s important to note that there is a huge difference in products that use synthetic fragrances compared to those that use essential oils to create their product aromas. The word “fragrance” on the back of a label will tell you that it is synthetic, as essential oils will be labelled individually. 
The  pure essential oils used in Saira Skin products are of the highest quality and extracted using cold press and distillation methods which are certified organic by the Soil Association, meaning that plants and botanicals are grown in soil that’s free of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers and contain no genetically modified organisms (GMOs), making them gentle enough to be used on sensitive and delicate skin types.

When you indulge in the Saira Skin Hydrating Facial Oil, and, warm the light golden oil between your hands, you will activate the fragrances of 19 essential oils, extracted from herbs, flowers, seeds, spices and fruits, which include cinnamon, rose, ginger, pepper and cedarwood. To benefit from this bespoke aroma, we advise to take a deep breath in, close your eyes and for a moment let the exotic fragrances touch your senses and relax – it’s a beautiful and powerful sensation and will prepare your mind and mood for the application of the oil to your skin. Once you have opened the bottle, that sense of smell is addictive and I have found myself reaching for a sniff when I need a little pick me up. 

The essential oils in our skincare products  are also incorporated for their vitamins, minerals and antioxidant properties which ultimately benefit your complexion and keep the skin looking healthy and radiant. Our advice to preserve the quality of your oil is to keep it in a dark cool place away from sunlight and of course, take advice from you doctor if you are using essential oils during pregnancy.  We’d love to hear what your favourite smell is  – the top trending ones are:

  • Coffee, 
  • Fresh bread, 
  • Freshly cut grass, 
  • Rain 
  • Vanilla

Importance of Self-Care Rituals

Owning your own self care ritual can help you to start the day with a positive  frame of mind and also, create time for your mind to unwind, after a hectic day. “Me-time”, is essential in our busy, demanding and sometimes stressful lives.  Creating your own skincare ritual, allows you to pause, look in the mirror, focus on you,  and connect with yourself.

Health, healing, and wellness can go deeper than just the surface – sometimes it’s not just about those fine lines you want to diminish or the acne you’re trying to calm. The rituals you create for yourself and the space where you create meaning and purpose, can truly be transformative.

Your skincare should include the products that you have specially selected and adore. Natural fragrances and essential oils provide aromatherapeutic benefits that are good for both your skin and your state of mind. Stand for a few moments breathing in the scents & focus on emptying your mind of all thoughts, becoming at ease. It’s during these magical moments that we are able to find balance within ourselves, and become empowered.  

An effective skincare ritual should be simple, effective and uplifting. Your products should leave your skin feeling hydrated, soft, smooth and looking radiant.

There’s nothing  more beautiful than seeing a woman with a natural glow who is confident in her own skin.

How do you wear your skin?

Defining ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ skincare


We all know that fruit and vegetables are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and key to maintaining a healthy body and strong immune system – but it seems that these superfoods are also ingredients that many of us look for when choosing skincare products.

According to Globaldata which conducted a survey in over 40 countries with more than 29,000 respondents, findings showed that “natural” ingredients were considered the most appealing within the skincare and beauty category with vitamin C, vitamin E and fruit or vegetable extracts the most sought after.

But we understand that for many consumers the word “natural” on labels can be confusing and misleading.

Here at Saira Skin, our advice to customers who are looking for skincare products that include high percentages of natural ingredients, is to look for the relevant certifications, such as Cosmos Natural, an international skincare and cosmetics standard with more than 200 brands on board, which requires 100% natural and derived-natural ingredients.

It is also worth bearing in mind that “natural” and “organic” do not mean the same thing, for example using a “certified natural” facial cleanser is not the same as using a “certified organic” one. The difference is in the way the ingredients are grown and manufactured.

There are separate certifications for organic products – the Soil Association is the best known, and arguably most trusted certification board in the UK.

Saira Skin products are all certified organic by the Soil Association and Cosmos Organic, which means that every product contains at least 95% organic labelled ingredients, and the non-organic ingredients are non-toxic, biodegradable and carry a non-GM certificate.

As a brand, we are a part of the Soil Association and Cosmos Organic scheme, proudly displaying their logos of approval on our products and packaging. This gives our customers a peace of mind that the ingredients that they are putting on their skin contains high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that they have been through a strict manufacturing process to receive the certification of quality and do not contain any parabens, petrochemicals, propylene glycol or other potentially harmful synthetics. All Soil Association-certified products are also cruelty-free and not tested on animals, another compelling reason to invest in Soil Association products.

Our skincare products are rich in fruit, nut, seed, plant and herb oils, providing the skin with the essential nourishment it needs to look and feel its best – but also, when you apply the luxurious products onto your skin, you can be confident that you have invested in a brand and range of products that are ethical, sustainable and care about the natural environment whilst keeping you looking beautiful.


It is also worth bearing in mind that “natural” and “organic” do not mean the same thing, for example using a “certified natural” facial cleanser is not the same as using a “certified organic” one. The difference is in the way the ingredients are grown and manufactured.

There are separate certifications for organic products – the Soil Association is the best known, and arguably most trusted certification board in the UK.

Saira Skin products are all certified organic by the Soil Association and Cosmos Organic, which means that every product contains at least 95% organic labelled ingredients, and the non-organic ingredients are non-toxic, biodegradable and carry a non-GM certificate.

As a brand, we are a part of the Soil Association and Cosmos Organic scheme, proudly displaying their logos of approval on our products and packaging. This gives our customers a peace of mind that the ingredients that they are putting on their skin contains high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that they have been through a strict manufacturing process to receive the certification of quality and do not contain any parabens, petrochemicals, propylene glycol or other potentially harmful synthetics. All Soil Association-certified products are also cruelty-free and not tested on animals, another compelling reason to invest in Soil Association products.

Our skincare products are rich in fruit, nut, seed, plant and herb oils, providing the skin with the essential nourishment it needs to look and feel its best – but also, when you apply the luxurious products onto your skin, you can be confident that you have invested in a brand and range of products that are ethical, sustainable and care about the natural environment whilst keeping you looking beautiful.