Rachel Staggs is a woman with skin in the game when it comes to supporting how we look and feel in this time of trouble. Literally.

She believes in the power of confidence and that it can be built up on a case by case basis when it comes to skincare. She offers tailored advice which not only addresses current issues of wellness but which goes much further and helps people achieve the skin they always dreamed of.

Rachel is something of a powerhouse and her mission is to support her clients during the challenges of Covid and beyond. We all need to observe the rules and save lives – but developing the right skincare procedures has a direct relevance to our wellbeing and – indirectly – to stress and anxiety.

On a personal level this is the kind of guidance I have been seeking for a long time since I have suffered hormonal acne after having my two children. Although acne is typically associated with hormone fluctuations during puberty, hormonal acne can affect adults of any age and is especially common in women. A number of factors may contribute to this, including menstruation and menopause. It’s estimated that 50% of women ages 20 to 29 have acne. It also affects about 25% of women ages 40 to 49.

Finding out the cause is key to the solution. There are a variety of reasons for acne including diet, stress, genes, over-cleansing/under-cleansing, the only way to know what is best for us is to see a professional who will give you a personalized prescription. If the reason is diet related here are 4 food types Rachel recommends limiting:

  • Sugar
  • Dairy products
  • Refined carbs, such as white bread and pasta
  • Red meats

Having said that, junk food alone doesn’t cause acne. But overdoing it on these foods may lead to increased inflammation. Rachel’s detailed consultation consists of a holistic approach alongside a cosmeceutical application. With the lockdowns and restrictions it feels harder to get the help we need, especially when it comes to our wellbeing, so Rachel is now offering virtual skin consultations, on a weekly basis from the safety of your own home.

Our readers and subscribers get a free session if they mention River Tribe. Go to www.rachelstaggsaesthetics.co.uk to book.