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Getting your winter skin from BLAH to YAY in Five Easy Steps

2019-07-25T05:53:35+00:00

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 [...]

Getting your winter skin from BLAH to YAY in Five Easy Steps2019-07-25T05:53:35+00:00

The Dynamic Duo – LED (Non Thermal Light) and Hyaluronic Acid

2019-08-06T06:38:35+00:00

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... [...]

The Dynamic Duo – LED (Non Thermal Light) and Hyaluronic Acid2019-08-06T06:38:35+00:00

Your at home skin wintervention…

2019-07-30T03:44:32+00:00

Is your skin feeling a bit "winterish"? ❄❄❄ Cold winds, over heated rooms can suck the moisture out your skin. Here's a little home facial you can do to help increase hydration and give your skin a moisture boost. ✈✈✈ FIRST - Turn off phone📴📵 , computer💻 and kids 🧒🧒🧒(maybe not!) Here's what you'll need... Fibrella, Cotton Rounds, Cleanser, Skin Mist, Exfoliant, Replenishing Mask, Moisturiser, Eye Cream, B2 Serum ✅Start with warm water (not HOT). ✅ Dampen cotton rounds  with Soothing Eye Makeup Remover (leave on for about 30 seconds and gently work into your lashes- try not to drag across your [...]

Your at home skin wintervention…2019-07-30T03:44:32+00:00

Your Expert Guide to OPEN PORES

2019-07-09T03:08:43+00:00

Did you know one of the top three skin concerns our clients struggle with is … 🥁🥁🥁Open Pores! Truth is you can't eliminate them BUT we can help you make them appears so much smaller. Enlarged pores are stubborn skin concern. And I feel your pain – I’ve tried everything to get rid of them only to find most didn’t work or worse… However help is at hand! Consistently using the right ingredients helps minimise these issues. But works and what doesn’t?🙄🙄🙄 There are things to avoid … ❌Don’t use bar soaps -ingredients keeping bar soap it in its solid form [...]

Your Expert Guide to OPEN PORES2019-07-09T03:08:43+00:00

#14 Am I suitable for Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments?

2019-07-02T05:49:15+00:00

While permanent hair removal can make your life so much easier (imagine the dread of shaving or dealing with ingrown hairs is gone – FOREVER ) -not everyone is suitable for IPL treatments. Here are few factors to consider before considering any light based permanent hair removal. Of course, this is  only a guide and your suitability can be best assessed by a trained IPL technician. 1. Hair colour… Ideally, your hair colour should be dark, black, dark brown and brown hair is best for permanent hair removal. Lighter hair can be treated (IPL combined with Radio Frequency is effective in [...]

#14 Am I suitable for Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments?2019-07-02T05:49:15+00:00

EEEKK I’ve a BEARD…

2019-07-01T07:23:08+00:00

HELP! I’m a woman and I've got whiskers!  Hair doesn’t always behave, and often appears in places where we don’t want it. But why is it on my chin? First a little background... Did you know we’re born with every hair follicle we’ll ever have? And did you know those hair follicles are distributed all over our body – except for our feet and hands (unless, you’re a hobbit).   And over time our baby hair (known as vellus hair) turns into terminal hair (our thick, coarser hair) usually visible on our head, pubic area and underarms. For men that can also [...]

EEEKK I’ve a BEARD…2019-07-01T07:23:08+00:00

#13 Five Reasons to start your Permanent Hair Removal this Winter…

2019-06-18T23:11:28+00:00

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 [...]

#13 Five Reasons to start your Permanent Hair Removal this Winter…2019-06-18T23:11:28+00:00

#11 Using soap to clean your face? Then your skin is going to look like crap….

2019-04-12T04:25:29+00:00

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 [...]

#11 Using soap to clean your face? Then your skin is going to look like crap….2019-04-12T04:25:29+00:00

#10 Is your Skin Sensitive Or Sensitised?

2019-07-26T03:24:25+00:00

It’s interesting, we often see guests who advise they’ve sensitive skin. Or, do they? When we start to look further, we often find that our response is… “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 [...]

#10 Is your Skin Sensitive Or Sensitised?2019-07-26T03:24:25+00:00

#9 Why your skin pores are not like garage doors…

2019-04-05T05:17:18+00:00

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 [...]

#9 Why your skin pores are not like garage doors…2019-04-05T05:17:18+00:00