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Urban Pollution & Blue Light – the effects and what you can do to protect your skin!

The pollution conversation is having a moment in the press, rightly so! I’m sure you are all aware that ‘Urban Pollution’ has a profound effect on our health and our skin. You only need to look at countries like Hong Kong which has some of the poorest air quality in the world; but are we free from these issues in…

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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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6 Rules of skincare that stands the test of time

The secret to great skin health is a great skincare routine at home. Yet I find this is sometimes an area of great confusion. Here are my six rules to live by: 1. Practise your routine twice a day. In the morning, cleanse and tone (yes, do not miss this step), then apply serum, eye cream, moisturiser, SPF product, primer…

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Skin Saving Protection

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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Through the ages – in the fifties

>Fifties conjures up images of swing dresses and juke boxes. Professionally fifties means I will start to see thickening of the skin, age spots, lines and wrinkles, nail thickening and ridging. It is also a time that for female clients we have to address the effect of menopause. Menopause effects appearance in many ways. Firstly we start seeing less lipids…

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Through the ages – In my Forties

40 seems like a big number yet it does not seem to be how I feel. When I first hit forty I was not focused on the age as I was caught up celebrating my biggest birthday EVER, as I am born on the 29th February.  40 was more about having my 10th birthday. Then reality settled in as it…

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Through the ages in my thirties

My thirties for me were an amazing time of risk and endeavour as I opened my own business and juggled my role as a national trainer. Never before did I feel that how I looked was more important to how I was treated and respected. When representing the beauty industry people expect you to be an exemplary reflection of your…

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Through the ages in my twenties

Even though I would not want to be in my twenties again there are some elements of being in my twenties I miss. The devil may care cavalier attitude of my 20’s is something I wish I could embrace more often now that I am in my 40’s. As a beauty therapist in my twenties I really started to form…

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Through the ages – in my teens

One of the most amazing things about becoming a beauty therapist was when I was young I discovered that I was not the only one………..who had hair on her toes, who had pimples or who was insecure about how I looked! The things I learnt by being an under 20 year old beauty therapist. I became a beauty therapist and…

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