Winter is the time you plan for summer. If you want to be summer ready – hair free, skin smooth and free of sun damage then you need to start planning now. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is your go to for a range of treatments including permanent hair reduction and skin rejuvenation. IPL works by using high-intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of the skin, treat specific skin concerns and remove hair. It does this by targeting the lower layers of skin (dermis) without affecting the top layers of skin (epidermis). So, you receive a non-invasive and non-ablative [...]
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Yes, soap is the last thing you should be using on your face - sure, use it for your smelly bits but if your using soap on your face - your skin is going to look like crap. Why? Well, most soaps are alkaline and our skin is acidic – to get technical your skin’s natural pH is around 5.5. (In fact, our skin is protected by a thin layer called the acid mantle.) As soap’s pH ranges from 8-10, and this instantly strips the skin of its natural moisture instantly sending your protective acid mantle into a tailspin. The result [...]
The other day I advised a client “You don’t have sensitive skin, but your skin has become sensitised.” So what’s the difference? Well, there’s a big difference between the two. Just like dry, oily, or combination skin, sensitive skin is something you’re born with. It doesn’t just happen. Usually, sensitive skin people have fair complexions that flush easily or swell a bit to the touch. They may even get red or blotchy for no apparent reason. That’s why skincare and make-up choices must be treated very carefully. Truly sensitive skin is experienced by a very small number of the population. Sensitised [...]
Open skin pores would be one of the most common skin concerns and affect all skin types and all ages. Unfortunately, they're not like garage doors – they don’t automatically open and shut. You see, there are no muscles controlling your pores and they need to remain open to allow you to sweat, get rid of dirt and grime, and keep your lipid barrier healthy. Your lipid barrier is made of sebum (a beautiful cocktail of triglycerides, wax esters, squalene, and metabolites of fat-producing cells). Sebum is essential in keeping our skin waterproof and lubricated. A healthy and balanced lipid barrier [...]
There's been quite a bit of interest in EyEnvy - an eyelash conditioner that helps your lashes grow longer. Questions such as ... Does it work? (yes, it does) or Can I use with eyelash extensions? (yes, you can) I've been using for over 2 years now and in that time had 4 tubes (so it lasts a lllloooonnnggg time!). All your Q&A's are answered here. Oh, and it's $120.Q: How do I apply EyEnvy™? Firstly, ensure that the eyelid is clean. (The Ultra Soothing Eye Makeup Remover is ideal). Shake the ingredients in the bottle Remove the excess product from [...]
Well, do you… Want smoother brighter skin? Want to get your skin glowing again? Want to reduce breakout? Want to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles? YES! YES! YES! YES! Then you need to consider the dynamic duo of skin ingredients - Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). These leave on liquid exfoliants should be the cornerstone of your skin care program. Why? Young, healthy skin sheds build-up dead skin each day but as we age and with the added day to day exposure to sun and pollution this natural ability to exfoliate becomes faulty. But I use [...]
Are you using your face cleanser to remove your eye makeup? Or even worse, not at all? Big Mistake! You could be slowly reducing the length and strength or your eyelashes (not to mention increasing wrinkles) if you use your everyday facial cleanser to remove eye makeup. Do your eyes and eyelashes a really, really big favour - here are THREE great reasons to use a specialized eye makeup remover correctly every night. It’s a no brainer! Removing eye makeup may seem like a no-brainer step in your skincare routine, but doing it the wrong way (or worse, not at all) can lead to [...]
There are many reasons why you may think you don’t need an eye cream… You may think your daily moisturiser will do the trick (it won’t), that skin is skin – the eye area is no different to the rest of my face (it is) and I get Botox so there’s no need (yes, there is). Let’s start with the skin around the eye area. Your eye area is one of the first areas to show signs of premature ageing (hello, Botox) – fine lines and wrinkles appear due to squinting and constant movement. Plus, your skin is more fragile, finer [...]
Remember this… “Honey, I’ve had a little something done” Sam from Sex and the City calls Carrie with the news of her “impulse” chemical peel and it doesn’t go well. In fact, it was an epic disaster! However, this is not how it should work. Why? Your skin is unique - just like your fingerprint, you're one of a kind. That's why "a one size fits all" is not how we approach your skin journey. Your treatment journey starts with Complete Skin Consult where your Expert Skin Therapist creates a treatment plan to address your skin [...]
Did you know your body naturally produces 300 billion cells every day? Now that’s WOW! But there’s a downside… After the age of 30, the quality of those cells starts deteriorating and this is when we can see the beginnings of ageing skin. Genetics (or intrinsic ageing) accounts for 30% of your skin’s ageing. (Yes, you can blame Mum and Dad). The other 70% of ageing occurs from environmental (or extrinsic) factors. Those factors include... Sun Exposure Pollution Smoking Incorrect Skin Care Perfume Makeup (when not removed correctly) And unfortunately, our Australian lifestyle can accelerate our ageing. In fact, a recent [...]