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Why are facials just so good?

The Paddington Beauty Room philosophy is on the full experience Our principals founded in 30+ years of experience. · We embrace the long-term goals over short term satisfaction · We advocate at-home-solutions with our professional treatments · We educate and motivate our clients · We teach the skin to perform to its greatest potential The power of massage has been…

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can you use retinol with salicylic acid? – By Dermalogica

Yes! Contrary to popular belief, you can use Retinol with Salicylic Acid but proceed with caution. Here’s why. story highlights – Retinol helps reduce visible skin aging while Salicylic Acid clears up breakouts, but using them at the same time can cause irritation. – Truth is, you CAN use them together – if you use the right product and follow…

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A Personal Review – Peels

Peels are a super powered exfoliation that uses generally acid to dissolve skin to reveal fresh health skin cells. This in turn stimulates cell turnover and removal of cellular debris on the skins surface. Not all peels are the same and pending on the key ingredient can be targeting very different skin needs. The power of a peel is however…

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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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