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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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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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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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How to add a little life to your years

It is so confusing out there! We are constantly bombarded with words, images and information, and just as much misinformation. How do you find your truth? Here is my truth and I hope it helps you to find yours. I love this industry. I love helping people to feel more confident. For me, it has never been just about pampering…

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Facial massage has dramatically evolved from the old school French style effleurage

As a beauty therapist I have often been described as having magic hands, however, there is more to the magic than meets the eye. Facial massage has dramatically evolved from the old school French style effleurage. The right technique and care will deliver skin health benefits and improve the appearance of the skin. Manipulating the skin in certain directions will…

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Living in Australia means that you will have photoageing

The sad fact is that living in Australia means that you will have photoageing. The question is more what can you do about it. The simple answer is to incorporate whitening/brightening skincare into your routine. Due to the explosion of popularity of these style products in Asia and the perception that it was because they wanted to have white faces…

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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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SUNsational Skin!

It is hard to believe with all the information we have in Australia that people still do not understand how to use sunscreens properly. Here are my top tips and myth busters.  Firstly the higher the protection  does  not  necessarily mean better protection. The SPF factor is an equation  regarding length of time of exposure ,  not degrees of protection. For example the average person of…

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