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Product of the Week: Rough and Tough

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Product of the Week: Rough and Tough

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Being a man is tough, we know. Not only do you suffer from a more serious strain of the flu but worst of all your skin is in fact different from the other human species referred to as female.
This blog will be focusing on the sun damage, rough and tough skin, we have a feeling this is the main skin type of Australian men due to our countries climate.
The next four products will be the four products you will need to use on your face, day and night –
hydropeptide-purifying-cleanser-200ml
1. HydroPeptide, Cleansing Gel: $69
The cleansing gel is an all in one antiaging cleanser. The gel will cleanse your skin whilst, effectively remove dirt and excess oil. Turn the shower on, before you get your face wet, wet your hands a pump some gel onto your hands and rub into your face you between 30 to 60 seconds. Then rinse it off and wash the rest of your body. Use this gel morning and night, it’s imperative you do this every night.
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2. HydroPeptide, Eye Authority: $120
Eye cream is should be an integral part of any skincare regime, man or woman. Once you have dried your face pump out a small amount of eye cream, about half a pea size and apply around the eye and on the eye lid. The amount you have pumped out is enough for both eyes. Apply this cream day and night!
If you need a step by step guide for eye cream application check out our blog  – What cream? Eye cream and how to apply it
This is probably one of the best eye creams available read more about it here
Sanvita_Cream
3. Dr Spiller, Sanvita Cream: $128
A repairing cream that will help soften the skin whilst providing powerful antioxidants you skin needs.  The green tea extract is the main ingredient that reverses the effects of UV damage. Apply this right on top of the eye cream, day and night.
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4. Sunscreen!!! Actinica Lotion SPF 50+: $55
We recommended the Actinica lotion here but any store bought 50+ sunscreen will do the trick. Mornings only, apply the sunscreen liberally all over the face, neck and ears on top of your moisturising cream.
That’s it tough guy! Keep up this regime and we will have you looking younger in no time!
Have a few other skin concerns or would like to purchase any of the products mentioned in this blog? Call your nearest clinic
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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What cream? Eye Cream and how to apply it

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What cream? Eye Cream and how to apply it

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Aside from moisturising, applying eye cream should be one of the most important aspects of your skincare regime.

If you don’t read this full blog here are the top tips –
– Don’t be heavy handed, this is a very sensitive area. Use your ring finger as this muscle is generally the weakest of all fingers.
– Don’t use more than half a pea size of cream.
– Not all creams appropriate for the top and bottom of the eye, carefully read the instructions.
– Pop your eye cream in the fridge. This will assist puffiness and calm the area swiftly.
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The details
You’ve heard it all before, the skin around the eyes are thinner, delicate and more fragile in comparison to other areas of the face. The cream must be applied delicately in a sideways motion, being careful not to pull or rub this area. The best finger to use to apply the cream is your ring finger; this finger has the weaker muscle.
We always get asked “What order should I be applying my creams?” The rule of thumb is to apply your eye cream first. This is because your eye cream is generally lighter than your other cream, apply lightest to heaviest.
The skin around your eye is like a sponge, be careful how much you use. Half a pea size is enough for both eyes top and bottom. Not all eye creams are appropriate for both the top and bottom, we recommend the HydroPeptide, Eye Authority
When using the cream at night be especially careful not to apply too close to the eye itself, you do not want the cream to travel into the eye.
Finally, pop the eye cream into the fridge if you suffer from puffy eyes. The cool cream will help in calming the area right away.
Have a few other skin concerns or would like a full skin assessment?
Call your nearest clinic
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Liquid Gold: Apple Cider Vinegar

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Liquid Gold: Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple Cider Vinegar has become one of the hottest multipurpose tonics. We have in the past discussed it as a key ingredient in one of our favourite “The Beauty Chef” products, Probitoic Skin Refiner
The use of apple cider vinegar is vast, we have advised in the past it is a great tonic to use as a toner but also really great for acne sufferers. It is also ingested to ease digestion, preventing in flu, ease nausea and heartburn and recently a study found two table spoons of apple cider vinegar right before bed lowered the blood sugar levels of people with type 2 diabetes!
Taking it at different times of the day can have varying impacts. To aid with digestion one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar will assist with digestion and bloating, this should be consumed on an empty stomach and can be mixed with water. When drinking the vinegar in the morning it’s best to sip rather than sink it down in one hit!
For weight loss two teaspoons of vinegar should be consumed before and after meals, around 2 to 3 times a day. Apple cider vinegar contains antioxidant beta-carotene, which helps breakdown and remove unwanted fat from your body.
Buy raw organic! To obtain the key benefits this is one of the most important factors. Only the raw organic vinegar will contain the strand like enzymes of connected protein molecules with living nutrients and bacteria. If the vinegar appears clear this means it has been processed and you will not gain any benefits from consuming that vinegar.
Want a full meal plan with a nutritional plan tailored for you, recipes and supplements?

To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Email: [email protected]
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Deep in the streets: The B Peel

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Zero down time and perfect for men and women. Introducing one of our newest peels… The B (Beauty) Peel, by Alex Cosmetics.
Why is this facial perfect for men? Let us explain, a lot of our male patients are looking for a facial that makes them feel like it’s “doing something”, getting a really good exfoliation, clearing out the skin of the black heads and pimples but no down time! They don’t want anyone to be able to tell they’ve had a peel to rejuvenate their skin. The B Peel ticks all of these boxes!
Why is this facial perfect for women? This facial is a photoshoot ready facial,  it will improve the skin complexion with out visible signs of peeling,  make up will go on smoother and you find yourself using less make up.
What exactly does it do?
Let’s be clear this is not a relaxing facial, this is a results driven facial but definitely not painful! This peel is a skin reviver, reducing wrinkles, sagging, pigmentation and even cellulite. The B Peel can treat various areas of the body outside of the face including the hands, neck and décolletage.
Patients will see a visible difference following one B Peel treatment but for optimum results a course of six treatments over a six week period is recommended for long term results.
Want to find out more about our facials? Read here
Book in a skin consultation with a Dermal and laser therapist at your nearest Face Plus Medispa clinic
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Product of the Week: Rough and Tough

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Product of the Week: Rough and Tough

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Being a man is tough, we know. Not only do you suffer from a more serious strain of the flu but worst of all your skin is in fact different from the other human species referred to as female.

This blog will be focusing on the sun damage, rough and tough skin, we have a feeling this is the main skin type of Australian men due to our countries climate.
The next four products will be the four products you will need to use on your face, day and night –

hydropeptide-purifying-cleanser-200ml
1. HydroPeptide, Cleansing Gel: $69
The cleansing gel is an all in one antiaging cleanser. The gel will cleanse your skin whilst, effectively remove dirt and excess oil. Turn the shower on, before you get your face wet, wet your hands a pump some gel onto your hands and rub into your face you between 30 to 60 seconds. Then rinse it off and wash the rest of your body. Use this gel morning and night, it’s imperative you do this every night.

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2. HydroPeptide, Eye Authority: $120
Eye cream is should be an integral part of any skincare regime, man or woman. Once you have dried your face pump out a small amount of eye cream, about half a pea size and apply around the eye and on the eye lid. The amount you have pumped out is enough for both eyes. Apply this cream day and night!
If you need a step by step guide for eye cream application check out our blog  – What cream? Eye cream and how to apply it
This is probably one of the best eye creams available read more about it here

Sanvita_Cream

3. Dr Spiller, Sanvita Cream: $128
A repairing cream that will help soften the skin whilst providing powerful antioxidants you skin needs.  The green tea extract is the main ingredient that reverses the effects of UV damage. Apply this right on top of the eye cream, day and night.

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4. Sunscreen!!! Actinica Lotion SPF 50+: $55
We recommended the Actinica lotion here but any store bought 50+ sunscreen will do the trick. Mornings only, apply the sunscreen liberally all over the face, neck and ears on top of your moisturising cream.

That’s it tough guy! Keep up this regime and we will have you looking younger in no time!

Have a few other skin concerns or would like to purchase any of the products mentioned in this blog? Call your nearest clinic
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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What cream? Eye Cream and how to apply it

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What cream? Eye Cream and how to apply it

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Aside from moisturising, applying eye cream should be one of the most important aspects of your skincare regime.

If you don’t read this full blog here are the top tips –
– Don’t be heavy handed, this is a very sensitive area. Use your ring finger as this muscle is generally the weakest of all fingers.
– Don’t use more than half a pea size of cream.
– Not all creams appropriate for the top and bottom of the eye, carefully read the instructions.
– Pop your eye cream in the fridge. This will assist puffiness and calm the area swiftly.

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The details
You’ve heard it all before, the skin around the eyes are thinner, delicate and more fragile in comparison to other areas of the face. The cream must be applied delicately in a sideways motion, being careful not to pull or rub this area. The best finger to use to apply the cream is your ring finger; this finger has the weaker muscle.

We always get asked “What order should I be applying my creams?” The rule of thumb is to apply your eye cream first. This is because your eye cream is generally lighter than your other cream, apply lightest to heaviest.

The skin around your eye is like a sponge, be careful how much you use. Half a pea size is enough for both eyes top and bottom. Not all eye creams are appropriate for both the top and bottom, we recommend the HydroPeptide, Eye Authority

When using the cream at night be especially careful not to apply too close to the eye itself, you do not want the cream to travel into the eye.

Finally, pop the eye cream into the fridge if you suffer from puffy eyes. The cool cream will help in calming the area right away.
Have a few other skin concerns or would like a full skin assessment?
Call your nearest clinic
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Liquid Gold: Apple Cider Vinegar

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Liquid Gold: Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple Cider Vinegar has become one of the hottest multipurpose tonics. We have in the past discussed it as a key ingredient in one of our favourite “The Beauty Chef” products, Probitoic Skin Refiner

The use of apple cider vinegar is vast, we have advised in the past it is a great tonic to use as a toner but also really great for acne sufferers. It is also ingested to ease digestion, preventing in flu, ease nausea and heartburn and recently a study found two table spoons of apple cider vinegar right before bed lowered the blood sugar levels of people with type 2 diabetes!

Taking it at different times of the day can have varying impacts. To aid with digestion one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar will assist with digestion and bloating, this should be consumed on an empty stomach and can be mixed with water. When drinking the vinegar in the morning it’s best to sip rather than sink it down in one hit!

For weight loss two teaspoons of vinegar should be consumed before and after meals, around 2 to 3 times a day. Apple cider vinegar contains antioxidant beta-carotene, which helps breakdown and remove unwanted fat from your body.

Buy raw organic! To obtain the key benefits this is one of the most important factors. Only the raw organic vinegar will contain the strand like enzymes of connected protein molecules with living nutrients and bacteria. If the vinegar appears clear this means it has been processed and you will not gain any benefits from consuming that vinegar.

Want a full meal plan with a nutritional plan tailored for you, recipes and supplements?

To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:

Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077

Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411

Email: [email protected]

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Deep in the streets: The B Peel

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Zero down time and perfect for men and women. Introducing one of our newest peels… The B (Beauty) Peel, by Alex Cosmetics.

Why is this facial perfect for men? Let us explain, a lot of our male patients are looking for a facial that makes them feel like it’s “doing something”, getting a really good exfoliation, clearing out the skin of the black heads and pimples but no down time! They don’t want anyone to be able to tell they’ve had a peel to rejuvenate their skin. The B Peel ticks all of these boxes!

Why is this facial perfect for women? This facial is a photoshoot ready facial,  it will improve the skin complexion with out visible signs of peeling,  make up will go on smoother and you find yourself using less make up.

What exactly does it do?
Let’s be clear this is not a relaxing facial, this is a results driven facial but definitely not painful! This peel is a skin reviver, reducing wrinkles, sagging, pigmentation and even cellulite. The B Peel can treat various areas of the body outside of the face including the hands, neck and décolletage.

Patients will see a visible difference following one B Peel treatment but for optimum results a course of six treatments over a six week period is recommended for long term results.

Want to find out more about our facials? Read here

Book in a skin consultation with a Dermal and laser therapist at your nearest Face Plus Medispa clinic
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
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Midas touch: Add a touch of gold

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Midas touch: Add a touch of gold

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The Olympics are over for another four years but we are still feeling (very) patriotic! We have omitted the green and created a GOLD look for you. Not sure if gold is for you or not? Read our colour matching blog here
Follow Rowena Campbell’s instructions below and we’ll have you looking as good as gold!
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How to:

1. Firstly put the primer as a base to smooth the skin for the foundation to be applied.
2. Find or mix the foundation shade that’s perfect for you, “it’s common the bottled shade not be an exact match just means mixing to get that perfect shade is very common!” Rowena Campbell, Face Plus Medispa Bondi Beach
3. “I always do brows next as it frames the eyes ready for eye makeup and often you’ll find with good brows you don’t need as much eye makeup” Rowena Campbell, Face Plus Medispa Bondi Beach. The brow powder duo is easy to use and looks natural. Always brush through any brow product after you apply, it looks more natural and not as heavy.
4. “The illuminating bronzer is one of my absolute favourite products at the moment, it has a subtle shimmer, a bronzer and a peachy coloured blush all in one!! Perfect for a Summer glow on the cheeks”.
5. “A slick of the mineral velvet shadow in Golden Girl, line the top lash line with gel liner pencil in Golden Sand, a few coats of mascara and viola!”.
A gorgeous golden glow that looks fresh and is easy to do.
Matte Perfection mineral foundation
Products we recommend:
Curtis Collection, Baked Matte Bronzer: $50
Curtis Collection, AIRBRUSH FINISH – PORCELAIN  $59
Curtis Collection, MATTE PERFECTION – FAIR 101  $59
Curtis Collection, HYDRA PRIMER  $57
Curtis Collection, V GLOSS – GODDESS  $30
Curtis Collection, GLIDE ON GEL LINER PENCIL IN GOLDEN SAND  $33
Curtis Collection, ILLUMINATING BRONZER IN SUN GODDESS  $50
Curtis Collection, MINERAL VELVET SHADOW IN GOLDEN GIRL $27.50
Find more Victoria Curtis Collection products here
Looking for a mini make over? Make an appointment with our onsite make up artists Rowena or Caterina: 
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Pristine Hydration: Water Solutions Part 2

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Pristine Hydration: Water Solutions Part 2

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Have you read Part One yet? Read here
With all the different types of water out there and all the hype that goes with each, it can be very easy to get confused about which types of water are really best for your health. And, if you find yourself struggling with the environmental concerns of bottled water versus the dangerous chemicals in tap water, I understand. In this article I’ll aim to clear up some confusion and help you take control of your hydration.
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Bottled Water?
I’m afraid I must be the bearer of some bad news: 40 percent of bottled water is bottled TAP WATER! Yes, you read correctly, which may or may not have received additional filtration. Also, drinking from plastic bottles is not a good idea. Plastic bottles contain a chemical called bisphenol A or BPA, which is a synthetic hormone disruptor that has been linked to serious health problems. Aside from the health risks, the devastating impact bottled water has had on our ecosystem is staggering!
Ideally, you want a filtration system that offers a variety of methods to remove different contaminants. Most systems do not address a combination of organic, inorganic, sediment and metals.
Ionizers and Alkalisers
Engaic Healthy Kangen Water has a pH of 8.5 to 9.5 and is said to help your body balance the acidic effects of eating foods such as meat and eggs.
In my personal experience Kangen actually water tastes better! It’s soft and velvety, but with a mineral aftertaste. This alkaline water is ideal for drinking and cooking, comes out of one of the machines’ spigots, while acid water, which can be used for cleaning, comes out of another. The degree of alkalinity is often adjustable which has its advantages. The machines have a built-in filter, which filters impurities just like any other water filter. Other benefits include uber hydration through the ‘micro clustered’ structure of the molecules, anti-oxidant free radical scavenging, support of wellness and longevity and it’s environmentally green.
Alkaline Water
Some people experience an initial “high” when they start drinking alkaline water. This can easily be attributed to detoxification, and the fact that they are likely just becoming better hydrated. Increasing the alkalinity of our water has been shown to provide numerous health benefits due to the fact that disease can only survive in an acidic state. The benefits of drinking alkaline water include; Slowing down the ageing process by removing toxins and acidic waste from the cells, enhanced physical energy, and improved mental clarity by hydrating your cells.
Mountain spring water is in ideal pH range. It is some of the healthiest water on the planet because it is ‘living water’. Living water, like ‘living food’ is in its raw, natural state the way nature intended.
There’s a great website called FindaSpring.com where you can find a natural spring in your area. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many in the Sydney area but if you’re near the Blue Mountains there is a spring located north of Lawson.
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Have I confused you yet?? ☺ Here’s how I manage my water intake.. I like to mix it up!!  At home we drink fresh spring water from the Barrington Tops, it’s naturally alkaline and tastes delish. I also use this water for herbal tea, cooking, presoaking grains and legumes, and of course Buckie the dog gets to enjoy this water too. We purchase this from Vital source 
At Face Plus Medispa we use the Kangen system which I love for it’s therapeutic  actions. If I’m on the fly and caught without my precious water bottle, I generally buy Alkalife.
Last option is Sydney tap water, which I avoid it but if given no other option, will drink rather than dehydrate.
Coconut on a tropical beach
In addition, Coconut Water and Vegetable Juicing add a little variety to my hydration. As I mentioned in a previous article, coconuts are an excellent source of fresh, pure water and electrolytes. Coconuts are also rich in lauric acid, which is known for it’s immune-boosting as well as its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it’s an ideal choice when you’re sick. I drink a couple of coconuts each week, usually after a heavy workout. Another pure healthy water is vegetable juicing. I recommend buying pesticide-free, organic vegetables for optimal nutritional benefit.
Ultimately, water is one of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle, so make sure that you are choosing the best possible water, avoiding dangerous plastics, and getting enough vital minerals. Happy hydrating peeps ☺
 
To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
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