Losing it: The safest way to lose weight

There are very few if any shortcuts in life and the same goes with shedding excess weight.

There isn’t a pill out there that will magically make us fit and healthy over night but if you stick with the following guidelines you’ll achieve long term, sustainable and healthy weight loss.

Track it: Keep a food diary. It always helps to be aware of your eating habits when you’re starting a new diet.

Portion: Weight gain is often a direct result of over eating. Lower your portion size and you might just see immediate results!

Count calories: Monitoring the total number of calories consumed will also allow you to determine if you’re eating too little or too much.

Balance: Make sure you are eating a well balanced diet.

Plan: A meal plan is the easiest way to ensure you are eating the correct amount of calories. Stock your house and refrigerator will healthy foods that you can cook with and snack on.

Sweat: Exercise at least 5 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes.
Exercise is great for weight loss, but remember it is only a part of the weight loss process. Exercise is key to maintaining a healthy body.

Using a machine like the treadmill and elliptical is a great way to track the total number of calories burned but these aren’t always accurate!

Lift: Weight training should be a part of your exercise routine, at least two times a week.

Scales: Don’t weigh yourself too often! The body can fluctuate day to day but it is important to monitor your weight and this should be done no more than once a week.

Focus on the end goal of living a healthy, balanced lifestyle and changing negative habits.

If you feel you have followed the above rules and can’t budge the weight you should seek the assistance of a professional.

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


PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: At home purifying mask

Want to instantly create a more youthful radiant glow?

The HydroPeptide, Purifying mask with peptides, enzymes and green tea will instantly create a more youthful radiant glow, extract impurities and minimise the appearance of pores!

The HydroPeptide Purifying Mask suits most skin types but it would be highly beneficial for those with problematic, uneven skin tone, dehydrated, sensitive and aging skin.

The Purifying Mask contains 6 peptides: plumping, relaxing, moisture-binding and hydration peptides. The 6 peptides improve collagen and elastin, reduces collagen breakdown, restores collagen organisation, improved hydration, and reduces repetitive muscle contractions.

What does that all mean? It will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lifts and hydrates the skin!

Enzyme + Sugar extracts: Promotes smoother, brighter, skin and key ingredient penetration. The Purifying Mask digests dead skin cells and increases skin cell turn over. This will promote smoother, brighter skin and active ingredient penetration.

Kaolin and Bentonite Clay: Controls excess oil and extracts impurities. The benefit of these ingredients is that it purifies and promotes a clearer complexion.

Green tea, caffeine, co-enzyme A + bupleurun falcatum root (Chinese herb): Scavenges free radicals and acts as an anti-inflammatory whilst stimulating and purifying the skin. These ingredients will delay the signs of aging while lifting and firming the skin.

The HydroPeptide, Purifying Mask with mild intensity should be used once a week for 10 to 20minutes on a clean face. Remove the Purifying Mask with warm water or a warm damp cloth. The results will be instant as the hyaluronic acid lifts, firms and hydrates the skin.

30ml, $79
Read about the full range of HydroPeptide products here

The HydroPeptide Range is available from all Face Plus Medispa clinics.

Call your nearest clinic for a full skin assessment:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007


Clear & Clean: Phyto Peels

The Phyto Peels by Alex Cosmetics is likened to a strong microdermabrasion session.

A microdermabrasion will immediately remove the top layer of the skin, the Phyto peel will soak into the skin, releasing the active ingredients that encourage the skin’s natural regeneration process.

The one hour treatment has a number of benefits:
No visible peeling
No downtime

The Face can be washed following the treatment
Following the treatment you can continue your regular skincare

The treatment can be performed during pregnancy
Patients can exercise
The peel will increase microcirculation
Freshen and detoxify the skin

There are a four different Phyto Peels available. The peels can be tailored to suit all skin types.

Energiser: Sun damaged and aging skin
The Energiser is a power packed facial treatment specifically designed to stimulate micro-circulation and revitalize sluggish skin that are showing signs of premature aging.

The Energiser is highly suitable for skin that is sallow, in need of oxygenation, and sluggish skin showing signs of premature aging.

Phyto Restore: Mature Skin
The Phyto Restore is a revitalising, firming treatment suitable for mature, sun damaged and prematurely aged skin types. The Phyto Restore combines the exfoliation of dead skin cells with deep stimulation and reinvigorates dull, lifeless and stressed skins. The Phyto Restore is a stand alone treatment.

Phyto Clear: Impure skin
The Phyto Clear is a detoxing treatment suitable for impure, congested and acneic skins suffering from hyperkeratinisation. The Phyto Clear aids in the decongestion of blocked pores and helps reduce excess oil flow.

Calm: Sensitive skin
Sensitised skin needs to be treated with extra care. The Calm treatment is ideal for skin displaying signs of redness, couperose, inflammation or sensitivity. It helps to gently stimulate and rebalance sensitized skins without aggravation or irritation.

A total of four to six treatments are recommended for optimum results.
Read more about the treatment here

Interested in experiencing The Alex Cosmetics, Phyto Peel? The Peels are available across all clinics. Call now for a consultation:
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077


Pure Mineral Make Up: Healthy Make up?

Not all mineral make up is what it claims to be.

There are a number of make up brands that claim to be a mineral make up product but contain chemicals that are not necessarily safe for sensitive skin.

Here is the low down. There is a misconception that all mineral powders come from the earth. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide originate in natural rocks but are manipulated heavily in the extraction process and in laboratories.

Minerals such as Iron Oxide and Mica are manufactured only under strict laboratory conditions. In nature, these minerals would be contaminated with heavy metals and toxins and would be prohibited for use in cosmetics.  This does not make them less mineral.

Clean is the best word to describe products that don’t contain toxins and questionable ingredients rather than natural. There are mineral powders with talc, parabens, synthetic dyes and other undesirable ingredients.

Never fear, there are still few purist brands around and we are one of the lucky clinics to be able to offer the Jane Iredale range.

Good mineral powder should contain a combination of any of the following ingredients: Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxides, mica, bismuth oxychloride or boron nitride.

 Some patients find bismuth oxychloride to be irritating to the skin in facial powders and foundations, Jane Iredale have chosen not to use it in any of their powders or foundations. The minerals should appear at the top of the ingredients and not at the bottom.

Ingredients are listed in descending order with the largest amount listed first.
A true mineral make up should not contain fillers such as talc, nylon and corn starch. The higher the percentage of minerals will provide versatile coverage, sun protection and benefits for the skin.

Traditional colour cosmetics contain 70 to 90% talc and are often coloured with petroleum-derived dyes.
The Jane Iredale range contains no substances that cause sensitivities. All products  have been safety, allergy and clinically tested.

Whilst containing ingredients that calm the skin, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which will help soothe and cam the erythema. Zinc oxide is also an anti-microbial.

Want to learn more about the full range of Jane Irdale product available at Face Plus Medispa? Contact us

Would you like to experience a one on one colour matching session?

The Jane Iredale range is currently available at the following clinics:
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007