Can you imagine what it feels like to not feel comfortable looking at yourself in a mirror; to feel you have to hide away from the world because when you go out people stop and stare; to have to cover yourself up in clothes and accessories or keep your hand over your face; to not be able to go to the gym because you can’t tie back your hair; to not be able to wear a bikini on the beach or that little black dress; to have to dodge the cameraman at your cousin’s wedding and for it not to be a day of celebration but a day of dread? Maybe you can, maybe this is you? You are not alone.
Over 1.3 million people have a disfigurement to their face or body in the UK – that’s one in 45. Around 540,000 people have a facial disfigurement – that's one in 111.
- 92,000 have congenital/birth conditions like birthmarks, cleft lips/palates
- 66,000 from accidents such as burns and facial scars
- 40,000 from cancer-related disfigurements, from surgery for skin cancer
- 25,000 have disfigurements to or around the eye
- 100,000 have facial paralysis including from strokes
- 220,000 have skin conditions like psoriasis, vitiligo and acne.
Every year, 415,000 people in the UK are born with or acquire a disfiguring condition to their face, hands or body.
Statistics Source: Changing Faces.
That’s an awful lot of people having to suffer on a daily basis from low confidence and self-esteem because of how they look and the condition of their skin. Well it needn’t be this way.
Maybe you are sick of wasting your time and money trialling products that don’t work. Maybe you’ve given up hope. But have you tried Skin Camouflage? Skin Camouflage is still relatively unheard of despite it having been around for nearly 100 years (see blog post, "The History of Skin Camouflage"). Where normal cosmetics have failed to deliver, leaving you either caked in makeup or drawing more attention to your visual imperfection, Skin Camouflage is different. Skin Camouflage are highly concentrated pigmented creams and powders, specifically designed to cover everything from skin disorders like rosacea, psoriasis, acne and vitiligo; to scars, burns, birthmarks and even tattoos.
They work on the basis of applying thin layers to build coverage, so light you hardly notice that you have anything on your skin at all. They are extremely long lasting, up to 12 hours on the face and 2-3 days on the body, without the need for reapplication. They are also waterproof and smudge proof too, so you can shower and engage in sporting activities like swimming, without the worry that your underlying skin concern will be revealed. They have SPF, which is crucial where delicate, fragile skin is concerned, but additional sun protection can be applied under or over the camouflage crème as required. Topical medication can also be applied prior to camouflage application.
Although some people like to wear Skin Camouflage on its own, cosmetic makeup can be applied over the set camouflage crème, leaving you free to create your own look. As a Professional Makeup Artist, as well as Para-medical Skin Camouflage Practitioner, I can advise you on the right products and colours to wear to enhance your natural beauty, as well as provide makeup lessons; bridal or evening makeup, so you can look and feel beautiful whatever the occasion.
Once a person has been taught how to apply the Skin Camouflage and the correct colour and product has been ascertained, with practice it can become a quick and easy part of your daily beauty routine. Leaving you with time to spend on more important things than skincare routines, which only minimise the problem not solve it.
Skin Camouflage is so natural and discreet, that it can be worn by both men and women of all ages. Where there is a psychological or medical need for Skin Camouflage, products can be obtained on NHS prescription at your GP’s discretion. But can also be purchased directly from the reputable suppliers I am linked with.
Why do I need a consultation when I can just buy off the Internet, you may ask? By booking a consultation with myself, as a qualified Skin Camouflage Practitioner trained by the British Association of Skin Camouflage, I will be able to assess the area that is to be treated, provide you with a personalized colour match, and find the perfect product for your skin condition and skintone. There are many different colours and products available on the market, which can become confusing and frustrating for someone inexperienced in Skin Camouflage. Some are softer or more liquid than others, some give a denser coverage; some slip more easily over scarring and some last longer in humidity than others. I can help you decide which brand best suits your skin condition and lifestyle, thus saving you time and money.
Please take time to read the FAQ’s on my website, which should answer any questions that you may have. You can also contact me for a free 15minute telephone conversation where I will be more than happy to talk through any concerns you may have and how Skin Camouflage can help you. Also you may like to read some testimonials from people that I have treated, who’ve benefited from using Skin Camouflage and who before being treated were in the exact same position as you.
"I was so pleased I could go on holiday and no longer feel self conscious or worried about how my scars looked. Charlotte’s expertise has given me the confidence to wear clothes that I never would have dreamed I could possibly wear. Amazing!"
"Charlotte made me look and feel like a Movie Star on my Wedding Day. She enhanced my best features and made my birth mark invisible. My husband said I looked beautiful - you made my special day complete."