Categories
Products

Hydration Inner Beauty Boost

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1457063834351{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1457064161918{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Hydration Inner Beauty Boost

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Hydration Inner Beauty Boost Header
Tastes amazing and good for you, a rare combination we know, but it exists in The Beauty Chef collection of Inner and Outer beauty elixirs and powders.
Hydration Inner Beauty Boost is a delicious organic, bio-fermented and coconut infused probiotic designed to support gut health and enhance the skin radiance from the inside out.
This is a product for anyone with dehydrated skin looking to naturally boost skin and cellular hydration from the inside out.

This elixir can be taken as a daily shot of nutritional support; it combines organic coconut water, aloe vera and lemon myrtle to combat dry, dull skin, ageing and fine lines and free-radical damage. The formula also works to improve gut health, circulation and oxygenation of the blood, to boost overall skin health.

The shot provides electrolytes for the skin and whole body hydration. The elixir contains a minimum of 6billion digestive & balancing probiotics and lauric acid to support cell repair.
Add 15mls of the elixir with 200mls of water or If you would prefer, you can also add your daily shot to a refreshing dessert/snack.
Check out the recipe below courtesy of The Beauty Chef.
Lime, Ginger & Coconut Granita
Serves 4

Ingredients
3 limes, zest finely grated & juiced (approximately 1/ 2 cup (125 ml) juice
4 cm knob ginger, peeled & finely grated
3/ 4 cup (180 ml) water
2 1/ 4 cups (560 ml) coconut water
1/ 3 cup (80 ml) TBC hydration liquid
3/ 4 cup (180 ml) coconut cream
1/ 3 cup (30 g) coconut flakes, lightly toasted
edible flowers, to decorate (optional)

Method
Combine the lime zest, ginger and water in a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until reduced by half. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.
Strain the infused ginger and lime water through a sieve lined with muslin cloth into a medium bowl. Gather up the edges to form a bundle and squeeze to extract all of the liquid and flavour.
Add the lime juice, coconut water and TBC hydration liquid and stir to combine.
Pour into a small shallow tray.
Freeze for 1–2 hours, until frozen around the edges. Remove from the freezer and mix in the frozen edges. Return to the freezer.
Remove the mixture from the freezer every 30 minutes or so and mix it up. Once all of the liquid begins to freeze use a fork to drag and scrape the mixture and break it up into small ice crystals. Repeat this over 3 hours, or until mixture is fully frozen into delicate ice crystals.
To serve, scoop into serving glasses or bowls. Drizzle with coconut cream and scatter with toasted coconut and/or edible flowers to garnish.
Granita can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
The Hydration Inner Beauty Boost is available from all three clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
$59.95
To view our full range of The Beauty Chef’s products click here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Categories
Wellness

Your Summer Body Made in Winter

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1457063834351{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1457064161918{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Your Summer Body Made in Winter

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Summer Body

There’s no doubting this recent cold snap has got me wanting to curl up in bed with a cup of hot chai and a bowl of crunchy double cooked Dutch cream potatoes. The mornings have been Arctic, as have the nights. It’s so easy to hit the snooze button on our alarms, to let comfort foods creep back into our diet, while our training programs slip out the door. The problem with that is, before we know it, Spring is upon us and we’ve stacked on way too much flab to fit into last year’s swimmers. So, how do you make sure that doesn’t happen?

If you’re not up to motivating yourself, allow me. Today?? Tuesday, 21 June 2016 at 8:34 am marks the Winter Solstice. This day is 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter than December’s Summer Solstice…If I’m not making myself clear, we have reached the half way mark and are officially on our way back to bikini season.

I’m a big fan of planning and lets face it, goals are much easier to nail when we have a plan. Set yourself up a calendar or space where you can count down the number of days until the first day of spring. If you can actually see the days ticking down, it will spur you on to plan your meals and get your training done.

 

Find a work out buddy!

There’s strength in numbers, the old saying goes, and that’s especially true when it comes to exercising. Fact; social support encourages physical activity.

 

Summer Body

Meal Planning

This is a bit of a no-brainer, but it should be a priority. A slamming booty starts in the kitchen, so plan ahead. While it may be tempting to crawl up under a blanket and order a takeaway, you’ll pay for it later. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad about the occasional splurge like that, but don’t let the frequency get out of control. The 80/20 rule seems to work for me… be 100% disciplined 80% of the time and the 20% naughty won’t matter so much 🙂

 

Plan your training

Don’t let your training slide and get caught off guard by the arrival of warmer weather by setting yourself a good program to follow. If this means literally blocking time for “meetings” throughout your working week then do it!! When we’re about one month shy of spring, start incorporating a few more high intensity cardio sessions into your routine to help strip away any excess potatoes.

 

Summer Body

Stay hydrated

We tend to forget about H2O over the winter months. Our bodies still need lots of water to function properly, especially if you’re in an air-conditioned office all day. A lack of hydration can have some bad knock on effects that could be used as excuses not to train, like headaches, lethargy, poor concentration levels and thirst mistaken for hunger which can then lead to overeating. I try to have at least 1 L of herbal tea (non-caffeinated) per day in winter, either in a big flask if I’m on the move or by keeping a pot on my desk whilst I work. Not only are you hydrating but you are also receiving the healing power of plants, double bonus.

 

Juicing

Throughout winter I like to do a 3-5 day cleanse every 6 -8 weeks. I find it really keeps me in check with what I’m putting in and also gives the immune system a good shove. A juice cleanse is the perfect way to boost your detoxification systems, flush out toxins, hydrate your cells and nourish your body, and leave you feeling better than ever.

Stay in control over winter with these tips, and come spring, you’ll be ready to show off that hard earned summer body!

To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:

Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077

Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411

Email: [email protected][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Categories
Beauty

Summer Glow: Recreate the Look

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1457063834351{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1457064161918{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Summer Glow: Recreate the Look

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Summer Glow Header

As the temperate drops, our naturally obtained summer glow dissipate and the “tan in a can” becomes every gals BFF. You really have two options here, 1. Escape and travel to the Northern Hemisphere or 2. Follow Rowena’s tips and tricks to reclaim that summer glow! Option 2, might just allow you to escape momentarily!

Step by step:
• Prep and prime your skin to make sure your makeup has a hydrated and smooth base. Use a moisturiser suitable for your skin type and then apply a small amount of primer, about the size of a pea. Starting from the centre of the face and working outwards. The reason being, generally the T-zone is the oiliest part of the face.

• To achieve a natural glow to the skin use one pump of the Curtis Collection, Liquid Illuminator and mix this in with your foundation, this will give the skin a beautiful warm glow. Using the illuminator again, highlight your cheekbones by patting it onto the skin using your fingers or a sponge, also down the centre of the nose and slick it across your eyelids for a quick and simple eye look.

• Using a matte bronzer lightly contour your face for some definition.

• Following the bronzer, apply a blush that suits your skin tone from the apples of the cheeks and back towards the ears, above where you have just applied bronzer.

• Above the blush, apply a highlighter of your choice. Typically, to create a warm sun kissed glow you would want to use a golden or warm toned highlighter. Also apply the highlighter down the centre of your nose to give a natural glow.

If you would like to add the eyes- Rowena, Face Plus Medispa’s make-up artist recommends, keeping it simple for this look ìI love a bronze eyeshadow followed by lining the upper lash line with a dark brown liner. It gives the eyes definition without being as heavy as a black liner. Then apply a few coats of your favourite mascara, gorgeous long lashes will help to make your eyes look bigger.

These steps will allow you to create a natural and effortless look with out clogging the pores with fake tan!

Recommended products:

Summer Glow Illuminator
Victoria Curtis, Liquid Illuminator – $28

 

 

 

Summer Glow Bronzer

 


Victoria Curtis, Baked Matte Bronzer, Bronzed Goddess – $50

 

 

Summer Glow Shadow

 


Victoria Curtis, Velvet Shadow, Bronzed Beauty – $27.50

 

 

Summer Glow Liner

 


Victoria Curtis, Glide on Gel Eyeliner – $33

 

 

 

To make an appointment with our experienced #GlamSquad:

Rowena + Caterina
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]

For more information on our makeup services click here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Categories
Products

Hydration Inner Beauty Boost

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1457063834351{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1457064161918{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Hydration Inner Beauty Boost

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Hydration Inner Beauty Boost Header

Tastes amazing and good for you, a rare combination we know, but it exists in The Beauty Chef collection of Inner and Outer beauty elixirs and powders.

Hydration Inner Beauty Boost is a delicious organic, bio-fermented and coconut infused probiotic designed to support gut health and enhance the skin radiance from the inside out.

This is a product for anyone with dehydrated skin looking to naturally boost skin and cellular hydration from the inside out.

This elixir can be taken as a daily shot of nutritional support; it combines organic coconut water, aloe vera and lemon myrtle to combat dry, dull skin, ageing and fine lines and free-radical damage. The formula also works to improve gut health, circulation and oxygenation of the blood, to boost overall skin health.

The shot provides electrolytes for the skin and whole body hydration. The elixir contains a minimum of 6billion digestive & balancing probiotics and lauric acid to support cell repair.

Add 15mls of the elixir with 200mls of water or If you would prefer, you can also add your daily shot to a refreshing dessert/snack.

Check out the recipe below courtesy of The Beauty Chef.

Lime, Ginger & Coconut Granita

Serves 4

Ingredients
3 limes, zest finely grated & juiced (approximately 1/ 2 cup (125 ml) juice
4 cm knob ginger, peeled & finely grated
3/ 4 cup (180 ml) water
2 1/ 4 cups (560 ml) coconut water
1/ 3 cup (80 ml) TBC hydration liquid
3/ 4 cup (180 ml) coconut cream
1/ 3 cup (30 g) coconut flakes, lightly toasted
edible flowers, to decorate (optional)

Method
Combine the lime zest, ginger and water in a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until reduced by half. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.

Strain the infused ginger and lime water through a sieve lined with muslin cloth into a medium bowl. Gather up the edges to form a bundle and squeeze to extract all of the liquid and flavour.

Add the lime juice, coconut water and TBC hydration liquid and stir to combine.

Pour into a small shallow tray.

Freeze for 1–2 hours, until frozen around the edges. Remove from the freezer and mix in the frozen edges. Return to the freezer.

Remove the mixture from the freezer every 30 minutes or so and mix it up. Once all of the liquid begins to freeze use a fork to drag and scrape the mixture and break it up into small ice crystals. Repeat this over 3 hours, or until mixture is fully frozen into delicate ice crystals.

To serve, scoop into serving glasses or bowls. Drizzle with coconut cream and scatter with toasted coconut and/or edible flowers to garnish.

Granita can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

The Hydration Inner Beauty Boost is available from all three clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007

$59.95

To view our full range of The Beauty Chef’s products click here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Categories
Wellness

Devour or Avoid

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1457063834351{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1457064161918{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Devour or Avoid: Foods you should and shouldn’t consume if you suffer from skin conditions

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1480632902548{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]Devour or Avoid
15 June 2016
About inflamed skin conditions…
The immune system plays a vital role in maintaining the health of all tissues in the body. Usually the immune system’s reaction protects the body and aids healing. However, the immune system’s reaction is misdirected at healthy tissues and causes intense inflammation and damage.
Often an immune reaction is triggered by substances a person touches or eats, but it can be difficult to pin point why the immune system reacts.

Causes can be topical irritants such as perfumes, soaps, washing powders, cosmetics, dyes, detergents, mold, animal hair, pollen, temperature, dust & dust mites, nickel, chemicals, latex, wool, synthetic fibers, mineral oils, bacterial or fungal pathogens.
“I often find that a person who has eczema has multiple allergies combined. Food and topical allergens often coincide with each another” Grace Barnes, Naturopath, Face Plus Medispa, Bondi Beach.
 
Natural solutions?
Avoid in food allergies:
Common food allergens associated with skin disorders are:
• gluten
• dairy
• eggs
• soy
• corn
• peanuts and
• artificial additives, preservatives and colors.
You can avoid these for 2 weeks then slowly reintroduce one food group every week to determine if a flare-up occurs.
 
Replace inflammatory saturated fats:
Replace foods such as meat products and dairy with the anti-inflammatory unsaturated fats such as those from deep sea fish, avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts and all seeds particularly flaxseed, chia and hemp seeds. Increasing consumption of these foods will also increase selenium, vitamin D, zinc and other helpful nutrients that support good skin health.
Increase fruits and vegetables:
The increase in fresh fruit and veggies will increase the intake of Vitamin C, bioflavonoids, iron, carotenoids and vitamin E which are important anti-inflammatory foods.
Juicing can improve overall skin appearance and reduce various types of inflammation in the body. “I am a massive fan of juicing, especially in winter. I recommend a 3-5 day juice cleanse every 4-8 weeks to clean house and keep a solid glow” says Grace.
 
Consume healthy probiotics:
Eating fermented foods can be very helpful or taking a probiotic supplement. Studies indicate that some probiotics such as L. Rhamnosus can reduce infant atopic dermatitis significantly. A healthy gut is a healthy body with glowing skin!
Inflamed skin can also be associated with a high incidence of unbeneficial microbes such as candida in the digestive tract.
Avoid sugar and processed foods:
These have a vast impact on our immune health and our gut health. These foods will aggravate any type of allergy drastically and will increase inflammatory skin ailments. Sugar is the worst culprit of all.
Drink plenty of filtered water:
Filtered water aids detoxification and elimination of waste. The skin is a large eliminative organ and it is very important to drink plenty of water to flush out toxins.
Exercise:
Exercise that gets you sweating also aids elimination through the skin and improves lymphatic circulation. Exercise helps reduce stress which is a major factor for eczema.
Herbal Teas:
Don’t underestimate the power of herbal tea infusions!! Chamomile tea, licorice tea, nettle tea, albizia tea and/or calendula tea and drinking Aloe Vera gel can reduce inflammation.
Stress less:
Always a factor with any type of chronic disease, stress will increase inflammation in the body over a long-period of time. There are studies indicating that massage, meditation and relaxation techniques can reduce symptoms experienced.
Excellent skin foods:
Coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, rosehip oil, argan oil, natural vitamin E oil and if it is good for your skin it will also be good to put on your hair and even eat for improved skin health.
To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Email: [email protected][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Categories
Products

Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1457063834351{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1457064161918{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Product of the Week: Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1502068446280{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder
The Beauty Chef’s Cleanse, Inner Beauty Powder is a comprehensive super-greens supplement designed to help detox and purify your body on the inside, promoting smoother, clearer skin on the outside.
Power ingredients like chickpeas, adzuki beans, mung beans, lentils and organic sprouted pea powder provide fibre to aid the elimination process and help remove toxins from the body. additionally, broccoli, beetroot, kale, rosemary, St Mary’s Thistle, dandelion, spinach, nettle, lemon, collared greens and a unique phyto-greens blend including spirulina and barley grass work to support the liver’s second phase of detoxification, while a super-blast of digestive enzymes balances gut health.

The result is a broad-spectrum, natural probiotic that supports the cleansing of your liver and internal organs to promote healthy, radiant skin.
Dairy free, sugar free, nut free and unpasteurised with no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives, each tub of Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder contains 21 x 7g serves and can be mixed with 250ml of water, coconut water or blended into your favourite smoothie.
“Although the skin is the body’s largest elimination organ, it is one of the last places in the body to receive nutrients, and one of the first to suffer,” said Carla Oates, founder of The Beauty Chef. “If your complexion looks clogged or congested, chances are your liver is, too. that’s why we’ve used traditional liver herbs in the cleanse formula, which, when combined with digestive enzymes, our other hero ingredients and The Beauty Chef’s unique fermentation process, creates an incredibly powerful powder that cleanses and nourishes you on the inside, to promote skin health and radiance on the outside.”
Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder Recipe
Minted Avocado & Cacao Smoothie Recipe
Serves 1 (makes just over 1 cup)

Ingredients
1/ 4 large ripe avocado, flesh scooped out
1 large handful fresh mint leaves, plus extra, to garnish (optional)
1 small handful baby spinach leaves
1/ 2 cup (125 ml) almond milk
1/ 4 frozen banana
4 ice cubes
1 medjool date, pitted
cacao nibs, to serve (optional)
½ tea spoon Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder
Cacao Sauce
1/ 4 cup (60 ml) boiling water
1 1/ 2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 medjool date, pitted
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/ 4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder pinch Himalayan salt

METHOD
To make the cacao sauce, place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes, or until the date has softened.
Place the mixture into a high-speed blender & blend until smooth. Transfer back into the bowl and set aside to cool.
Rinse the blender.
Place the avocado, mint, spinach, milk, banana, ice and date in the high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
To serve, drizzle cacao sauce around the inside rim of a glass and pour in avocado shake. Or simply top with cacao sauce and stir through as you drink. Top with fresh mint or cacao nibs, if desired.
Drink immediately.
Store any remaining cacao sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*Cacao sauce can be doubled or tripled and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month for future use. Simply warm slightly to bring back to pouring consistency when required.

Recipe from The Beauty Chef

Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder
Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder

The CLEANSE, Inner Beauty Powder is available from all three clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
$59.95
To view our full range of The Beauty Chef’s products click here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Categories
Beauty

Last the Distance: Winter Lips

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1457063834351{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1457064161918{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Make Your Winter Shade Last the Distance: Winter Lips

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1465882941294{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]Winter Shade
15 June 2016
Winter, it is a love, hate relationship. We love winter because we can layer the fashion and we hate winter because it turns our skin into a flaky mess!
You are all going to relate to this… You apply your lipstick or gloss and in 30minutes to an hour the shade cracks, flakes and generally looks like you have food scraps on your face, slight exaggeration? Maybe
Just like skin, the lips need exfoliation and moisture for a smooth base for makeup application.
Below are some tips from make up artist, Rowena Maree, Face Plus Medispa on making your favourite winter lips shade, last the distance:
• With a wet face washer lightly rub your lips in a circular motion, this is great to do in the shower after the steam has helped to soften the skin. Another option is to use your tooth brush to brush your lips. Both these actions help to remove dry flaky skin and help create a smooth base for lip products.
• After exfoliating, you need to hydrate the lips with a soothing lip balm.
• Change of season and winter can really dry out the skin and lips, so make sure to drink lots of water and use hydrating skin and lip products.
Dark berry tones and a simple winged eyeliner are perfect for winter lips.
Once you’ve prepped your lips, why don’t you try the “ombre” lip? Here are the easy steps you can follow:
Winter Lips Ombre
• Line the lips using a dark Burgundy lip liner and colour in the outer corners of the lips, leaving a small section in the centre of the lips bare.
• Apply a red lipstick a few shades lighter than the lip liner in the section you have left bare. Rub lips together to slightly blend.
• Fix up the edges around the lips if they need it using a concealer that matches your skin tone. It gives a nice crisp lip line.
• Highlight the Cupids Bow using the Curtis Collection Radiant Glow Illuminator. You can use a small brush to apply a small amount along the lip line.
“Creating the darker edges on the lips with a lighter centre, and highlighting the cupids bow makes the lips look full and voluminous. Using matte lipsticks tend to have more staying power, but using a lip liner underneath any lipstick will definitely help it to last throughout the day” says, Rowena Maree, Face Plus Medispa, Bondi Beach.
Recommended products:
Winter Lips Plum Wine
Victoria Curtis, Velvet Lip Liner, Plum Wine – $29
 
 
 
Winter Lips Red Hot
 

Victoria Curtis, Lipstick, Red Hot – $33

 
 
Winter Lips Illuminator
 

Victoria Curtis, Radiant Glow Illuminator – $45

 
 
Winter Lips Highlight Pen
 
Victoria Curtis, Mineral illuminating highlight pen – $45
 
 
To make an appointment with our experienced #GlamSquad:
Rowena + Caterina
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]
For more information on our makeup services click here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Categories
Wellness

Devour or Avoid

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1457063834351{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1457064161918{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Devour or Avoid: Foods you should and shouldn’t consume if you suffer from skin conditions

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1480632902548{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]Devour or Avoid

15 June 2016

About inflamed skin conditions…

The immune system plays a vital role in maintaining the health of all tissues in the body. Usually the immune system’s reaction protects the body and aids healing. However, the immune system’s reaction is misdirected at healthy tissues and causes intense inflammation and damage.

Often an immune reaction is triggered by substances a person touches or eats, but it can be difficult to pin point why the immune system reacts.

Causes can be topical irritants such as perfumes, soaps, washing powders, cosmetics, dyes, detergents, mold, animal hair, pollen, temperature, dust & dust mites, nickel, chemicals, latex, wool, synthetic fibers, mineral oils, bacterial or fungal pathogens.

“I often find that a person who has eczema has multiple allergies combined. Food and topical allergens often coincide with each another” Grace Barnes, Naturopath, Face Plus Medispa, Bondi Beach.

 

Natural solutions?

Avoid in food allergies:

Common food allergens associated with skin disorders are:
• gluten

• dairy

• eggs

• soy

• corn

• peanuts and

• artificial additives, preservatives and colors.
You can avoid these for 2 weeks then slowly reintroduce one food group every week to determine if a flare-up occurs.

 

Replace inflammatory saturated fats:

Replace foods such as meat products and dairy with the anti-inflammatory unsaturated fats such as those from deep sea fish, avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts and all seeds particularly flaxseed, chia and hemp seeds. Increasing consumption of these foods will also increase selenium, vitamin D, zinc and other helpful nutrients that support good skin health.
Increase fruits and vegetables:

The increase in fresh fruit and veggies will increase the intake of Vitamin C, bioflavonoids, iron, carotenoids and vitamin E which are important anti-inflammatory foods.

Juicing can improve overall skin appearance and reduce various types of inflammation in the body. “I am a massive fan of juicing, especially in winter. I recommend a 3-5 day juice cleanse every 4-8 weeks to clean house and keep a solid glow” says Grace.

 

Consume healthy probiotics:

Eating fermented foods can be very helpful or taking a probiotic supplement. Studies indicate that some probiotics such as L. Rhamnosus can reduce infant atopic dermatitis significantly. A healthy gut is a healthy body with glowing skin!

Inflamed skin can also be associated with a high incidence of unbeneficial microbes such as candida in the digestive tract.

Avoid sugar and processed foods:

These have a vast impact on our immune health and our gut health. These foods will aggravate any type of allergy drastically and will increase inflammatory skin ailments. Sugar is the worst culprit of all.

Drink plenty of filtered water:

Filtered water aids detoxification and elimination of waste. The skin is a large eliminative organ and it is very important to drink plenty of water to flush out toxins.

Exercise:

Exercise that gets you sweating also aids elimination through the skin and improves lymphatic circulation. Exercise helps reduce stress which is a major factor for eczema.

Herbal Teas:

Don’t underestimate the power of herbal tea infusions!! Chamomile tea, licorice tea, nettle tea, albizia tea and/or calendula tea and drinking Aloe Vera gel can reduce inflammation.

Stress less:

Always a factor with any type of chronic disease, stress will increase inflammation in the body over a long-period of time. There are studies indicating that massage, meditation and relaxation techniques can reduce symptoms experienced.

Excellent skin foods:

Coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, rosehip oil, argan oil, natural vitamin E oil and if it is good for your skin it will also be good to put on your hair and even eat for improved skin health.

To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:

Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077

Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411

Email: [email protected][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Categories
Products

Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1457063834351{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1457064161918{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Product of the Week: Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1502068446280{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder

The Beauty Chef’s Cleanse, Inner Beauty Powder is a comprehensive super-greens supplement designed to help detox and purify your body on the inside, promoting smoother, clearer skin on the outside.

Power ingredients like chickpeas, adzuki beans, mung beans, lentils and organic sprouted pea powder provide fibre to aid the elimination process and help remove toxins from the body. additionally, broccoli, beetroot, kale, rosemary, St Mary’s Thistle, dandelion, spinach, nettle, lemon, collared greens and a unique phyto-greens blend including spirulina and barley grass work to support the liver’s second phase of detoxification, while a super-blast of digestive enzymes balances gut health.

The result is a broad-spectrum, natural probiotic that supports the cleansing of your liver and internal organs to promote healthy, radiant skin.

Dairy free, sugar free, nut free and unpasteurised with no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives, each tub of Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder contains 21 x 7g serves and can be mixed with 250ml of water, coconut water or blended into your favourite smoothie.

“Although the skin is the body’s largest elimination organ, it is one of the last places in the body to receive nutrients, and one of the first to suffer,” said Carla Oates, founder of The Beauty Chef. “If your complexion looks clogged or congested, chances are your liver is, too. that’s why we’ve used traditional liver herbs in the cleanse formula, which, when combined with digestive enzymes, our other hero ingredients and The Beauty Chef’s unique fermentation process, creates an incredibly powerful powder that cleanses and nourishes you on the inside, to promote skin health and radiance on the outside.”

Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder Recipe

Minted Avocado & Cacao Smoothie Recipe

Serves 1 (makes just over 1 cup)

Ingredients
1/ 4 large ripe avocado, flesh scooped out
1 large handful fresh mint leaves, plus extra, to garnish (optional)
1 small handful baby spinach leaves
1/ 2 cup (125 ml) almond milk
1/ 4 frozen banana
4 ice cubes
1 medjool date, pitted
cacao nibs, to serve (optional)
½ tea spoon Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder
Cacao Sauce
1/ 4 cup (60 ml) boiling water
1 1/ 2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 medjool date, pitted
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/ 4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder pinch Himalayan salt

METHOD
To make the cacao sauce, place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes, or until the date has softened.

Place the mixture into a high-speed blender & blend until smooth. Transfer back into the bowl and set aside to cool.

Rinse the blender.

Place the avocado, mint, spinach, milk, banana, ice and date in the high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.

To serve, drizzle cacao sauce around the inside rim of a glass and pour in avocado shake. Or simply top with cacao sauce and stir through as you drink. Top with fresh mint or cacao nibs, if desired.

Drink immediately.

Store any remaining cacao sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

*Cacao sauce can be doubled or tripled and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month for future use. Simply warm slightly to bring back to pouring consistency when required.

Recipe from The Beauty Chef
Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder
Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder

The CLEANSE, Inner Beauty Powder is available from all three clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007

$59.95

To view our full range of The Beauty Chef’s products click here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Categories
Beauty

Last the Distance: Winter Lips

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1457063834351{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1457064161918{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Make Your Winter Shade Last the Distance: Winter Lips

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1465882941294{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]Winter Shade

15 June 2016

Winter, it is a love, hate relationship. We love winter because we can layer the fashion and we hate winter because it turns our skin into a flaky mess!

You are all going to relate to this… You apply your lipstick or gloss and in 30minutes to an hour the shade cracks, flakes and generally looks like you have food scraps on your face, slight exaggeration? Maybe

Just like skin, the lips need exfoliation and moisture for a smooth base for makeup application.

Below are some tips from make up artist, Rowena Maree, Face Plus Medispa on making your favourite winter lips shade, last the distance:

• With a wet face washer lightly rub your lips in a circular motion, this is great to do in the shower after the steam has helped to soften the skin. Another option is to use your tooth brush to brush your lips. Both these actions help to remove dry flaky skin and help create a smooth base for lip products.

• After exfoliating, you need to hydrate the lips with a soothing lip balm.

• Change of season and winter can really dry out the skin and lips, so make sure to drink lots of water and use hydrating skin and lip products.

Dark berry tones and a simple winged eyeliner are perfect for winter lips.

Once you’ve prepped your lips, why don’t you try the “ombre” lip? Here are the easy steps you can follow:

Winter Lips Ombre

• Line the lips using a dark Burgundy lip liner and colour in the outer corners of the lips, leaving a small section in the centre of the lips bare.

• Apply a red lipstick a few shades lighter than the lip liner in the section you have left bare. Rub lips together to slightly blend.

• Fix up the edges around the lips if they need it using a concealer that matches your skin tone. It gives a nice crisp lip line.

• Highlight the Cupids Bow using the Curtis Collection Radiant Glow Illuminator. You can use a small brush to apply a small amount along the lip line.

“Creating the darker edges on the lips with a lighter centre, and highlighting the cupids bow makes the lips look full and voluminous. Using matte lipsticks tend to have more staying power, but using a lip liner underneath any lipstick will definitely help it to last throughout the day” says, Rowena Maree, Face Plus Medispa, Bondi Beach.

Recommended products:

Winter Lips Plum Wine
Victoria Curtis, Velvet Lip Liner, Plum Wine – $29

 

 

 

Winter Lips Red Hot

 


Victoria Curtis, Lipstick, Red Hot – $33

 

 

Winter Lips Illuminator

 


Victoria Curtis, Radiant Glow Illuminator – $45

 

 

Winter Lips Highlight Pen

 

Victoria Curtis, Mineral illuminating highlight pen – $45

 

 

To make an appointment with our experienced #GlamSquad:

Rowena + Caterina
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]

For more information on our makeup services click here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]