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Brave a boot camp—for your skin

Spring is the time for skin boot camps! After the drying and sluggish effects of winter there is nothing better than kick-starting the social season with a skin boot camp. You can send you skin to boot camp in many ways. As the name suggests, it is all about revving up or doing something different to stimulate positive results in…

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Reversal Of Fortune

It has been said of me that I can be a bit of a mad scientist with my experiments on my own skin. I love trying to push products to their ultimate levels of performance. Active ingredients like retinol, vitamin C and hydroxy acids have always captivated me. You may not be aware that, because of stability and compatibility issues,…

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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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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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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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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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What to do other than eye cream

1. Have your brows shaped and tinted to give them greater definition. Brows should be not too arched; otherwise they can make you look tired, also the more skin visible between their lashes and brow, the more tired a person looks. 2. Have your lashes tinted monthly to make them look longer. Often the tips of the lashes lack colour…

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Top eye care advice

The eye area has the most delicate skin on the face and, therefore, not only shows signs of ageing first but is also most affected by our lifestyle choices and our environments. The skin around the eyes is considered to be 5 times thinner than that on the rest of the face and it contains 20% less lipids and nutrients.…

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