As a child enters puberty, their skin begins to change how it looks behaves. This is due to changes in hormone production. The most obvious change is usually the increase of oil on the surface of the skin, which can lead to pimply breakouts or enlarged pores with “blackheads”. For some teens, they might notice more uneven skin colour, uneven texture or their skin becoming more flaky or sensitive. How a teen deals with the changes of their skin greatly impacts on the condition of their skin in future so it is very important for a teen going through puberty to [...]
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I want perfect skin on my wedding day, how far in advance do I need to begin a skin regimen? Begin treating your skin as early as possible as this allows you to relax with a maintenance program prior to the big day. I recommend at least six months to start your skin regimen. However, if you have specific concerns you’d like to focus on – such as blemishes or pigmentation – these should begin at least a year before. Planning a treatment plan for your big day needs to be done with an Expert Skin therapist .. Remember, no two [...]
Australia, as you know, has the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world. For those of Northern European background, we have the wrong genes in the wrong hemisphere. Therefore, we have not evolved to deal with the punishing aspects of our glorious Australian sunshine. Consequently, many of us may develop unwanted and sometimes deadly cancers directly related to unprotected sun exposure. We can reduce our risk to these skin conditions (and many more such as premature ageing) with the daily application of sunscreen. Here are 7 reasons to start using sunscreen daily! Sun Protection Factor 15 or 30? When considering [...]
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) have for centuries have been used to promote a more youthful, fresh looking complexion by people in many civilisations History reveals that many ancient cultures knew of benefits of AHA's. In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used Alpha Hydroxy Acids when she bathed in milk baths to soften her much admired skin! The women of the French Court of Louis XVI also used Alpha Hydroxy Acids when they rubbed wine on their skin to produce a softer, glowing complexion. Rediscovered in the early 1970s as a treatment for ichthyosis patients (a rare skin disease where your skin resembles fish [...]
Laser or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal treatments are a great way to permanently remove unwanted facial and body hair. However, to avoid unwanted reactions and to understand what is happening after your hair removal session here are a few helpful After your treatment, it’s normal to feel a sensation of warmth in the area – a bit like a mild sunburn. Your skin may also appear red in colour and the area around the follicle may become raised, these are normal side effects usually disappear 24 to 48 hours. Often these effects are more obvious after the first few [...]
Did you know you could be a time traveller?⏲ 🚀 Hard to believe? 🤔 On 23rd October you'll be able to do a form of time travel. See, you'll have your very own Skin TARDIS to show your past and more importantly your future self. Guided by your very own Ultraceuticals Dr Who, Amy Valenti who, with the help of, the Observ Skin Analyser lets you see your possible future self. This specialised camera 📸 goes beyond the surface of your skin to delve into its deepest layers. Using polarized light technology it can assess the physical health of your skin now and how your [...]
Vitamin A – What’s all the fuss about? Well, all you hear about Vitamin A is spot on. As one of the most studied age management ingredients for reversing the signs of extrinsic ageing the consensus is that Vitamin A is the must be the cornerstone of any skincare program. According to skincare guru, Paula Begoun, “Regardless of your age or skin type, retinol is a superstar skin-saver you need to know about.” Retinol, Retinoid Vitamin A? I’m confused? OK, I can understand your confusion! Retinol is another name for Vitamin A as is Retinoid. Retinol (and its derivatives) are found [...]
Well, if you’ve perfect skin, hydrated and blemish free then probably not! However, if your skin is Dry Breaking out Oily Flaky or Dull and devitalised Then a mask is going to play an) important supporting role in your home care. (Although for those lucky perfect skin people there’ll be times when a face mask will help your skin to look and feel more hydrated.) With all masks the key is what works for your skin and what is going to make your skin worse. So, what type of mask do you need? Masks come in a variety of forms and [...]
Winter -It’s a time of reflection and observation. As the weather cools, more time is spent inside and there’s a tendency to slow life down. It’s a period of nurturing and the perfect opportunity for bit of me-time. But did you know Winter challenges the skin more than any other season, so it is very important to give it extra care and attention over the next few months. And did you know that if the temperature drops below 8 degrees, our sebaceous glands dramatically slow production of sebum (or oil), or can stop completely? A lack of sebum weakens the barrier [...]
On 20 May 2019 I had head and neck surgery to remove part of my lower jaw. Without going into all the gory details, I was left with a significant scar (requiring 30 staples) the full length of my neck. Combine this with post-surgical oedema and my face, to be totally honest, looked a little rough. My mission… To find a suitable treatment program to help reduce my scar that was not going to comprise to my surgery. Research led me to a combination of treatments that helps restore, heal and stimulate scar (and by default) rejuvenation. And these treatments are... [...]