Hunger Games: Your summer diet plan

Fad diets are one extra stress you don’t need in your life, eat well with the correct food and keep active.

The gyms and pavements are getting busy around town with people getting their body ready for summer! Despite what trainers say, getting your body summer ready is not easy!

There are a few key rules that you need to follow –

1. Eat more fruit, vegetables and lean meat
You can enjoy all fruit in moderation, blueberries and grapefruit are a wonderful options. Devour leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables  including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts.

2. Stop eating dense carbohydrates
We all know we need to avoid these! Sugary drinks, fruit juices, white bread, pastries, sweets, French fries and potato chips.

3. Drink three litres of water a day
Drink a glass of water every two hours. Women should be drinking 11 glasses and men 15 glasses of water a day. If you don’t enjoying drinking plain water you can always add fresh fruit to your water or drink herbal tea.

Want to gain a better understanding of types of water and what to drink? Read more here part one  and part two

4. No alcohol

5. No junk foods or sweets

6. Eat dinner before 7:30pm
Depending on your bed time, it is imperative you eat at least 3 to 4 hours before you go to bed. Lying down too quickly following a meal can lead to heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion. As the metabolism slows down in the evening, your body must work hard to digest the food that was recently eaten.

This can lead to disrupted sleep and leave you feeling lethargic the next morning. Avoid red meat, junk food, processed foods and opt for whole grains, soups, fruit and vegetables.

7. Get at least 7 to 8 hours sleep
Sleep is a period where a lot of important processing, restoration and strengthening occurs.

Unfortunately, you can’t make up for lost sleep. The best thing for your body is a healthy, consistent routine that meets your sleep needs (almost) every night!

8. Workout five days a week

To make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Email: [email protected]



It’s only natural that we want to soak up the glorious, Australian sun!

Here are some tips to follow when looking for a face specific sunscreen. Depending on your skin types and concerns the sunscreen selected will vary.

Patients prone to sun spots and freckling, must be using a “PHYSICAL” sunblock i.e. a zinc, as it will repel ALL of the UVA and UVB.

Chemical based sunscreens will still draw the heat into the skin still producing freckles and additional pigmentation.

All those who suffer from melasma a physical, zinc based sunscreen is highly recommended.

Chemical based sunscreens will suit most skin types and those seeking to gain a tan with sun protection.
Please keep in mind, sunscreen must be reapplied according to product instructions.

What comes first sunscreen or moisturiser?
The moisturiser is applied first to ensure the PH level in the skin is balanced and 

Face Plus Medispa offer a range of daily Sunscreens:

HydroPeptide, Solar Defense: Anti-Wrinkle, SPF 30: $69, 50ml
Acai, Green Tea, Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid, Galanga, Titanium Dioxide 2.5%, Zinc Oxide 6% – This non-greasy sunscreen self-adjusts to the colour of your skin tone offering flawless coverage, while anti-aging ingredients hydrate, protect and help clarify the skin.

Omniderm, Sun Protect SPF 30 with ZINC: $49, 125ml
This weightless, non-whitening mineral formulation with added vitamin E is chemical filter free. Certainly appears to tick all of the boxes! Reapply every two hours.

ULTRACEUTICALS, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser, SPF 30: Hydrating, $69, 100ml

This is a high protection sunscreen cream, broad spectrum UVA/UVB with moisture boost complex . This sunscreen helps fight the visible signs of premature skin ageing and is ideal for normal to dry skin. Reapply every two hours.

ULTRACEUTICALS, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser, SPF 30: Mattifying, $69, 100ml
With mattifying agents this sunscreen is a high protection sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. This cream is perfect for normal, dry or oily skin. Reapply every two hours.

ULTRACEUTICALS, Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser, SPF 30: Sheer Tint, $69, 100ml
with a hint of colour this broad spectrum SPF 30 daily moisturiser offers triple skin protection. A fast absorbing formula protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays to help reduce the signs of premature skin ageing. Reapply every two hours.

Actinica, Liposomal Sunscreen, SPF 50: $40, 80g net lotion
When applied 20minutes before sun exposure the lotion may help prevent premature skin aging and assist in preventing some skin cancers.

The Actinica lotion is suitable for all skin types and contains moisturising properties to help improve skin texture.
Would you like to actively work to lighten your pigmentation? Read more here
Check out our make up tips here for covering up pigmentation here

All sunscreen products are available from all three clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007


Camera Ready: The Top 5 Treatments for Spring Racing Season

Selfie season is upon us and now is the time to get your self photo ready.

Here are the top 5 in clinic treatments :
Muscle Relaxants
Face Plus Medispa offer two types of muscle relaxants, Dysport ($5.50 per unit) and Botox ($16 a unit). Muscle relaxants treat a long list of concerns fine lines, wrinkles, hooded eyelids, a gummy smile, migraines, teethe grinding or  clenching jaw and of course sweating – read more here

Smiling and selfies go hand in hand and with the help of fillers Face Plus Medispa can lift that smile to the next level. Face Plus Medispa carry all fillers available on the market and the nurses have not met a lip they couldn’t treat, here are some amazing before and afters!

Dermal fillers are also used to lift and turn back the clock, read more here and here
Not quite ready for the injectables? Try these on for size…

Dr Spiller, Enzyme Facial
The hot sun, fake tan and amazing make up on event days can be harmful for the skin. The Dr Spiller, Enzyme facial exfoliates, moisturises and the perfect facial before any event as there is ZERO DOWNTIME! Read more here

HydroPeptide, Anti-wrinkle Facial
We know how important zero downtime and results driven facials are to you. The HydroPeptide, Anti-wrinkle facial ticks all of those boxes whilst providing smoother, brighter and healthier looking skin after just one treatment! The skill will not flake or require any downtime.

This treatment is also great to minimise acne scares, nourish aging hands, dry feet and elbows, and to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

The Bondi Reboot, IV treatment (Currently only available from our Bondi Beach clinic)
The events are endless from here on in! We all love a quick fix this time of year and don’t have the luxury to stay in bed all day to recover from a late night or stressful day. Read here for that quick fix solution

Book in a consultation at your nearest clinic :
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007