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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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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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A conversation on ageing part I

If beauty only comes from within then why is there a beauty industry? Obtaining beauty is such a personal and subjective matter that depends on upbringing, culture, genetics, and philosophy. I believe beauty is health and confidence that comes from within and on the outside. The obsession that the opposite to beauty is lines and wrinkles to me is misguided.…

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Eye to eye

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

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