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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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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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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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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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LIfe is about give and take

Masks are so often forgotten or completely left out of our routine, mainly because it can all be just too tiresome or difficult. Most of the time masks have been sold with so many rules about how they should be used that it just does not get done. To make it easy masks do not have to be done ‘once…

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Making the most of your eyes

They say that the eyes are the windows of the soul; I believe they help us to make connections with each other. We also use our eyes to express our emotions. The skin around the eyes is five times thinner than the skin on the rest of the face and contains 20% less nutrients than the skin on the lips.…

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The tools we use besides our hands

At the Paddington Beauty Room our beauty specialists utilise some specialist tools to enhance our massage techniques and skincare technologies. The steamer: It may seem quite humble, however, when used correctly the steamer has a wonderful influence on the health of your skin. There are three elements to steam treatment. The first element is the moisture, the actual steam. Most…

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The Cleansing Lesson YOU Need to Read

Sadly women typically cleanse their skin for only three seconds—and men for even less time. Yet proper cleansing is the foundation for your whole skincare routine. Inefficient cleansing can lead to breakouts, congestion, sensitivity and other adverse skin reactions. Here are my top tips for perfect cleansing: 1. Cleanse twice a day with a double cleanse in the evening. 2.…

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When you have to much of a good thing

Skin treatments have changed a lot over the years. Some innovations are nothing more than fads, others I wish were only fads, and yet others have proven to be of great value and will stand the test of time. While the improvements in technology have been amazing, they have provided a lot of stimulation and this constant activity pushing the…

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