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Breaking the rules, for all the right reasons

The beauty industry has at times held onto time-honoured traditions and processes. Think about the three-step rule, which has now become about five steps. Sometimes your beauty therapist needs to break those rules or skip some steps. The adage that rules were made to be broken is very true for a beauty therapist, to allow us to achieve great results…

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Hair-less care in the colder months

As shorts are replaced by trousers and T-shirts by shirts, this time of year hair removal can become a distant memory, a chore that we gladly skip. But, in fact, winter can be the best time to concentrate on hair removal. If you have been considering IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser hair removal, winter is the very best time to…

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Knowing the skin you’re in

One of the greatest challenges in our industry is proper skin diagnosis. We find too often that new clients arrive brimming with misinformation or without having any real understanding of their own skin. Skin health can be at risk for new clients who have tried the latest product used by some celebrity, believing it would be perfect for them. You…

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Sun Smart Skin Saved

Firstly, a big congratulations to us! Australians are far more sun savvy than our northern hemisphere counterparts BUT … As is it is the beginning of summer, let’s recap on how to save your skin from the damage and ageing that sun exposure causes. The abbreviation ‘SPF’ stands for Sun Protection Factor. The number associated with an SPF reflects the…

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Does your bathroom need a clearance? We think so?

July is the time to carry out your annual bathroom audit. This is when you clean up or throw away out-of-date and unused products from your bathroom cabinet. Before you think that we are about to tell you to waste $$$ and throw out everything, breathe, that is not the goal. The first and most important step is to throw…

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Step by Step

Getting back to basics and utilising your products is sometimes the best advice we can give. 1. Cleanse- double cleanse in the evening to remove make-up and sunscreen first then cleanse the skin for preparation of treatment products 2. Tone/Lotion – keep this step simple and splash on like an after shave versus using cotton pads. Pre-modern technology toners where…

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Why your therapist is better than the beauty pages

What is the difference between a skin type and a skin condition and does it matter? A skin type is a description of skin that relates to the amount of oil found present. There are three skin types—yes, you read right—only three: oily, normal and dry. An oily skin presents with oil all over the face intensifying towards the T-zone.…

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Out, damned spot! Out, I say! To squeeze or not to squeeze?

In a perfect world we would always recommend not squeezing blemishes because it can break up the infection and spread it under the skin, creating a whole new crop of pimples. In reality, not squeezing spots is possibly the most ignored piece of sound beauty advice we give! But if you simply must squeeze, here are some basic rules to…

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Pollution is not so popular

We have all talked about protecting our skin from the sun; however, the next biggest aggressor to our skin’s health is pollution. The increase in air pollution over the past few years is having a fundamental effect on our skin. Prolonged and continuous exposure to heavy air pollution is more than the skin was designed to cope with. This exposure…

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