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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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Laser hair removal

Winter is now upon us, which means it is the ideal time to be doing Intense Pulsed Light Laser (IPL) treatments. During these treatments it is important to avoid sun exposure, making the colder months the perfect time for them. The Paddington Beauty Room has invested heavily in the best of the best IPL machines. At the end of last…

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Invest Invent Invite – Small business commentary

Small business can be a solo challenge. Most of us go into a small business because we have an expertise in the product and/or service we provide. We learn how to run a business on the job, usually by trial and error. It can be overwhelming at first as you come to grips with staff management, accounting, marketing, PR and…

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Five Ways Paddington A very Special Place

Five Ways Paddington has a very special place in my heart; it’s the place that my dreams have been made. This very unique and special part of the world is nestled in the heart of Paddington. It is an area that is enriched by its community. The vibrancy of the area is perpetuated by a commonality between residents, businesses and…

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Cleansing Lesson YOU need to read.

Women sadly only typically cleanse their skin for 3 seconds (men are even less). Yet cleansing the skin properly is the foundation for all your skincare routine. Inefficient cleansing can be the cause of breakout, congestion, sensitivity and other adverse skin reactions. Here are my top tips to perfect cleansing 1. Twice a day and a double cleanse in the…

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Winter Skin Saving Advice

There are many factors that contribute to the drying and dehydration of skin during the winter months. Firstly, oil does not travel as easily across the skin like it does in summer. Just think of a knob of butter in a frypan. Secondly, in very cold climates the water present in the skin can freeze and then chaps. Thirdly our…

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Ingredients versus benefits

With today’s technology and understanding of the skin it seems to bring more confusion than clarification. Clients and friends seem more confused on what they should be looking for in a skincare product than ever. There is always great hype over the “miracle” ingredient where I believe the focus needs to rest solely on the benefits. There is no one…

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Finding balance

I have always found a great irony in some of the biggest facts within beauty industry. Did you know the number one customer concern is dehydration, not lines, not pimples? Yet the industry promotes extensively to exfoliate and not as strongly to mask. The irony is exfoliating and not masking can be the biggest cause of dehydration. Allow me to explain.…

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