With the relief from the scorching summer weather and the cooler temperatures settling in across the country, it’s time to face facts: winter is nearly here. While the changing seasons can bring with it the novelty of winter fashion and warming beverages (chai lattes, anyone?) it can also present a few challenges for your skin. Several people find as winter comes around, their radiant summer complexion is slowly taken over by dry, dull skin, but this doesn’t have to be the case! To help you prepare for winter, your Brenwood team has put together some top tips to take care of your [...]
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For the best results please start after double cleansing our skin So before you start here's what you'll need... Headband Mirror 2-3 damp Face Cloths Hand Towel And our recommended products are... (We use only Ultraceticals Skincare - Australia's Leading Cosmeceutical Skincare Range) Cleanser Exfoliant Gel Even Skin Tone Serum B2 Serum Mask- Replenishing, Energising or Purifying Balancing Mist Eye Cream Vitamin A Moisturiser And here's how ... Exfoliate: On a clean dry face Add 3 pumps of Even Skin Tone Smoothing Serum to Exfoliant Gel -Workover skin in light, circular massage movements. Remove after a few minutes with a damp [...]
So, what is all the fuss about collagen? Well, let us get into the basics of the dermis layer of our skin. It is made up of three crucial components: 🧡Collagen 🧡Elastin 🧡Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as Hyaluronic Acid. Together, these form the bulk of our skins vital support system- the Extracellular Matrix (ECM) and gives our skin its structure and strength. But as we age these components break down and result in reduced skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles. Our skin cannot produce enough collagen and elastin to replenish what has been lost, so the skin begins to lose its strength, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]