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Sneaky: The not so sweet truth…

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Sneaky: The not so sweet truth…

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Christmas time and overindulgence are synonymous. Eat, drink and be merry is all well and good…when you’re eating well and drinking water!
A big challenge of the holiday season can lie in what you are eating and drinking. It is highly likely you may be tempted to ‘fall off the bandwagon’, overindulge on a few too many candy canes or wake up after a huge night with a hangover.
Here’s the thing: we are all human, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with throwing caution to the wind every now and then, when it comes to how we are eating and what we are drinking – especially if we are healthy 99% of the time.
This festive season, allow yourself to indulge, and indulge fully, without the guilt.
However be wary that what you put into your body accounts for more than 80% of your physical health (when looking at weight loss). So while you may be binging on sugary treats and alcoholic drinks, but exercising to make up for it, chances are you are still going to feel…and potentially see…the impact sugar can have on your body and mind.
To give your gut that extra support this holiday season, The Beauty Chef Cookbook by Carla Oates is packed full of beautiful, indulgent and healthy recipes, minus the sugar, leaving you feeling indulgent and healthy all at once. It’s a win-win!
The Holiday Glow Gift Pack is a wonderful gift for your health-conscious friend, with gut-loving blends formulated to support a healthy glow from the inside out.
Sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it?
Read more about The Beauty Chef products here
Make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
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Spotty: Pigmentation Treatment Options

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Spotty: Pigmentation Treatment Options

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Pigmentation refers to colouring and is very common in Australia, due to the climate. Pigmentation appears in the form of freckles, spots or even patches of skin discolouration.
The first step for all pigmentation suffers is to wear the RIGHT sunscreen, read more here
The location, cause and severity of the pigmentation will determine the course of treatment.

Home care:

As mentioned above the key first step in avoiding and preventing additional pigmentation is the selection of the correct sunscreen.
There are various products that can combat pigmentation including the Brightening Serum by Ultra MD, read more about it here
The serum contains a powerful blend of brightening agents that improve texture, clarity and luminosity.  This product can be used every second day!

30ml, $155
The Ultimate Brightening, Foaming Cleanser by Ultra MD used in conjunction with the serum will further assist in the pigmentation reduction process. The foaming cleanser will leave the skin looking brighter, refreshed and radiant. The cleanser can be used daily.

150ml, $69
 
Pigmentation can be treated in clinic, depending on your skin type and pigmentation one of the following treatments may be recommended:
The Herbal Aktiv Peel: A natural herbal peel that will have you seeing results after just one treatment. Read more here
IPL: This is a treatment specially designed for sun spots, pigmentation and melisma. Read more here
Skin needling: A gentle surface needling acts as an affective skin resurfacing treatment and collagen induction therapy. This treatment is ideal for those who suffer from hyper-pigmentation. Read more here
Interested in repairing your pigmentation before it gets worse?
Pigmentation treatments are available across all Face Plus Medispa clinics. Call now for a consultation with one of our experienced dermal therapists:
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
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I woke up like this: No make-up look

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Glisten: Train with Jane

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One of the most versatile, minimalist make up trends of the year was the “no-make-up” look. This look is all about fresh skin, well groomed, full brows and a youthful glow.

Here is the step by step to create this everyday look –

Skin: If you have good skin, just dab a little Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser to give your skin a smooth finish. If you require more coverage use the concealer and set with the PrePressed Base Powder.

Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser, $78

PrePressed Base Powder, $90

Eyes: When completing a minimal look, brows are vital part! You want to create full luscious brows and make sure they stay in place. Apply a little black or brown mascara and brush the lashes through for a very natural finish. I like to dab a little clear gloss or a light shimmer eye shadow in the inner corners of the eye to finish. 
Lips: A tinted balm is all you need to keep your lips looking fresh and hydrated.

That’s it! Keep it simple.
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

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Ultra MD, Ultimate Brightening Foaming Cleanser

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Clarify: Ultra MD, Ultimate Brightening Foaming Cleanser

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The Ultra MD range was made for those who suffer from pigmentation. This silky foam cleanser is formulated to gently remove daily residue and all traces of make-up, leaving your skin brighter, refreshed and radiant. This cleanser is so gentle we recommend you use this product morning and night.

The cleanser features a set of potent ingredients:
Complex of Vitamin B3: helps regulate the skin pigmentation production and location, preventing hyperpigmentation
Pro vitamin B5: is effective in hydrating, soothing, healing and protecting the skin

The formula works to perfectly balance the moisture levels in the skin. This cleanser can be used in conjunction with one of our other favourite MD products the Brightening Serum, read more here.

The cleanser also contains a soothing cucumber extract and is ideal for all skin types especially sensitive skin.


150ml, $69

Read about the full range of the ULTRA MD products here

Book in a consultation with a dermal therapist to see if this product is the one for you!

The Ultra MD range is available from all Face Plus Medispa clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
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Sneaky: The not so sweet truth…

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Sneaky: The not so sweet truth…

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Christmas time and overindulgence are synonymous. Eat, drink and be merry is all well and good…when you’re eating well and drinking water!

A big challenge of the holiday season can lie in what you are eating and drinking. It is highly likely you may be tempted to ‘fall off the bandwagon’, overindulge on a few too many candy canes or wake up after a huge night with a hangover.

Here’s the thing: we are all human, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with throwing caution to the wind every now and then, when it comes to how we are eating and what we are drinking – especially if we are healthy 99% of the time.

This festive season, allow yourself to indulge, and indulge fully, without the guilt.

However be wary that what you put into your body accounts for more than 80% of your physical health (when looking at weight loss). So while you may be binging on sugary treats and alcoholic drinks, but exercising to make up for it, chances are you are still going to feel…and potentially see…the impact sugar can have on your body and mind.

To give your gut that extra support this holiday season, The Beauty Chef Cookbook by Carla Oates is packed full of beautiful, indulgent and healthy recipes, minus the sugar, leaving you feeling indulgent and healthy all at once. It’s a win-win!

The Holiday Glow Gift Pack is a wonderful gift for your health-conscious friend, with gut-loving blends formulated to support a healthy glow from the inside out.

Sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it?

Read more about The Beauty Chef products here

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]

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Treatment

Spotty: Pigmentation Treatment Options

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Spotty: Pigmentation Treatment Options

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Pigmentation refers to colouring and is very common in Australia, due to the climate. Pigmentation appears in the form of freckles, spots or even patches of skin discolouration.

The first step for all pigmentation suffers is to wear the RIGHT sunscreen, read more here

The location, cause and severity of the pigmentation will determine the course of treatment.


Home care:

As mentioned above the key first step in avoiding and preventing additional pigmentation is the selection of the correct sunscreen.

There are various products that can combat pigmentation including the Brightening Serum by Ultra MD, read more about it here

The serum contains a powerful blend of brightening agents that improve texture, clarity and luminosity.  This product can be used every second day!


30ml, $155
The Ultimate Brightening, Foaming Cleanser by Ultra MD used in conjunction with the serum will further assist in the pigmentation reduction process. The foaming cleanser will leave the skin looking brighter, refreshed and radiant. The cleanser can be used daily.


150ml, $69

 

Pigmentation can be treated in clinic, depending on your skin type and pigmentation one of the following treatments may be recommended:

The Herbal Aktiv Peel: A natural herbal peel that will have you seeing results after just one treatment. Read more here

IPL: This is a treatment specially designed for sun spots, pigmentation and melisma. Read more here

Skin needling: A gentle surface needling acts as an affective skin resurfacing treatment and collagen induction therapy. This treatment is ideal for those who suffer from hyper-pigmentation. Read more here

Interested in repairing your pigmentation before it gets worse?

Pigmentation treatments are available across all Face Plus Medispa clinics. Call now for a consultation with one of our experienced dermal therapists:
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
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Burn: (Don’t) feel the burn

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Burn: (Don’t) feel the burn

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How to burn fat and not skin this Summer
5 days into Summer and boy are we feeling it! The weather is warmer, we are spending way more time outdoors and everyone has a little more spring in their step, wouldn’t you agree?
Here are some simple tips to stay on top of your health this Summer period – because here at Face Plus we are all about staying sun safe, while enjoying the outdoors.
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Change up your workout routine
Now that the weather is warmer, it may be time to mix things up in your workout regime. Perhaps it’s time to incorporate more outdoorsy activities like nature hikes or ocean swims. Mix it up and find something that leaves you feeling energised and uplifted rather than exhausted and drained. If your body genuinely looks forward to the activity then you are on to a good thing!
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Stay sun safe
Time to put some money aside for a beautiful beach hat, as well as something easy to throw on when you are training outside. If you are prone to burning, be sure to wear extra protection by covering your shoulders and investing in a good sun cream. Also, be sure to invest in a beautiful daily moisturiser with SPF qualities. We recommend HydroPeptide, Solar Defense, Read more here
Invest in a good IPL treatment
If you are prone to pigmentation or melasma, it is time to be extra conscious of the sun and the impact it can have on your skin.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are fantastic as the light penetrates the skin surface, breaking down the pigment and eliminating noticeable sun damage.
Read more about our treatments here
How do you stay sun safe in Summer?
Make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
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Buff: Dat smooth Arse!

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Buff: Dat smooth Arse!

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The face is always everyone’s primary concern but what about the rest of the body?
We spoke to Massage Therapist extraordinaire, Tania Dobbie about how to make our bodies silky smooth!
Tania recommends a full body exfoliation every three months, usually at the change of season so that the skin is more receptive to the application of skincare products.
The Body Smoother is a fully body exfoliation treatment using the luxurious Waterlily Body Collection.
The Waterlily Body Collection is rich in botanical extracts and essential oils.
The Body Smoother is a full body treatment recommended for all skin types to address specific skin concerns, including dehydration, laxity and congestion. Is it also recommended prior to a spray tan to promote and even tan.
The 45-minute treatment will reveal an immediate change in the tone and texture of the skin.
The exfoliant is massaged into the skin using long relacing massage strokes. This method promotes relaxation while the natural ingredients smooth, tone and refine the skin.
Following the full body exfoliation, the product is removed with hot towels. This creates a flushing technique and promotes toxin removal. We then apply one of the Waterlily’s botanical oil blends to your soft, revitalised skin.
There are varying exfoliants available and your therapist will select one depending on your needs, following a thorough consultation.
Face Plus Medispa have a selection of salt, sugar and crème exfoliants including the following:
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Lemongrass Infused Salt glow: Australian mineral salts, vitamin E and almond oil, stimulate circulation, tone the skin and promote cell renewal.
Crushed Lime Sugar Smoother: Australian can sugar blended with organic cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, and rosemary, lime and vanilla bean, soften, nourish and hydrate.
Fruit Tonic Crème Body Polish: Raspberry and guava extracts blended with French mineral clay, mandarin and lime rind essential oils, brighten, refine and protect.
Spiced Chair Tisane Infused Sugar Scrub: Mango seed butter, warming chai spiced, green tea and vitamin E, hydrate, heal and improve the skin’s tone and texture.
Marine Nutrient Crème Body Polish: A creamy blend of mineral rich French clay, crushed walnut and marine extracts, decongest, detoxify, and strength the skin, while reducing the signs of cellulite.
Book your Body Smoother today, to reveal brighter, revitalised skin and bottom!
Massage treatment are available at our Bondi Beach Medispa. To make an appointment:
Call: 02 8897 0077
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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: HydroPeptide Body

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Body Beautiful: HydroPeptide Body

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Dynamic duos, plenty of them out there! Batman and Robin, Bert and Ernie and in the body care world, HydroPeptide’s Active Body Scrub and Perfecting Body Lift serum.
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Let’s start with the Active Body Scrub. You will find that your skin head to toe will experience some changes as the weather changes. The Active Body Scrub by HydroPeptide is ideal for all skin types but is particularly great for dull, discoloured, slackened, dry, flaky and ageing skin.
The Active Body scrub is a rich, luxurious 2-in-1 cream scrub and mask, it buffs, polishes and transform the skin to a more youthful appearance. The scrub simultaneously improves hydration, radiance and smoothness by maximising cellular renewal.
Ingredients:
Micro circulating and anti-gravity, plumping and moisture binding peptides, are a combination of moisture-enhancing, plumping and anti-gravity peptides that reinforce skin cohesion.
Volcanic pumice and Tahitian sand, provides multi-level exfoliation to shed dead skin and smooth dry, rough textures
Red algae, revitalises and protects the skin from carrier damage.
Caffeine and mint, offers stimulating, anti-cellulite effect whilst also cooling!
Use a generous amount of scrub applied to damp skin in a circular motion or with a brush and rinse well!
One of the best features of this product, it perfectly primes the skin for self-tanning!
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The other half of the dynamic duo, Perfecting Body Lift serum redefines skin from head to toe with this powerful anti-aging body serum. The serum is cooling, fast absorbing treatment works to fight gravity! It instantly helps smooth, tighten and even skin tone.
Ingredients:
Anti-gravity and antioxidant Peptides, work to tighten, form and lift.
Zingiber, helps to stimulate natural, moisturising factors to improve skin volume.
Kale, helps conceal the appearance of discolouration.
Camapu, has an instant cooling and soothing effect.
The body scrub can be massaged onto the skin morning and night, using vigorous circular motions. Use daily, concentrating on areas prone to body imperfections.
 
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Hydro Peptide, Active Body Scrub, 200ml
Hydro Peptide, Perfecting Body Lift, 200ml
Product pack: $159
Read about the full range of HydroPeptide products here
The HydroPeptide Body Range is only available for a limited time.
Call your nearest clinic to save or pre-order your duo:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
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Glisten: Train with Jane

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Glisten: Train with Jane

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Don’t worry, we’re all guilty of wearing make up to the gym! Never fear Jane is here!
The breathability in the range of Jane Iredale product non-comedogenic foundations means no more congestion and make up that won’t run and leave streaks, even during an intense cardio session!
Not all makeup can be worn whilst exercising; generally speaking, exercising with makeup that contains fillers, talc, parabens, perfumes, FD&C dyes is not the best for your skin.
Let us help you clarify why you can train wearing Jane Iredale make up…
Non-comedogenic means that the make-up does not block the pores!
Sensitivity, Jane Iredale steer clear of three major sensitisers in makeup; synthetic fragrance, petroleum based colourants and synthetic preservatives.

Streak-free
, the minerals in Jane Iredale makeup bind together upon application, which means they resist running, creasing and smearing. They have a high water resistant rating which means sweat does not affect the staying power!
Training in Jane Iredale to ensure you’re taking care of yourself, from the outside in! Pigmentation, breakout, rosacea… There’s no excuse no to hit the gym.
Keeping active with jane Iredale will clear your mind and clear you skin, winning!
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Want to learn more about the full range of Jane Iredale product available at Face Plus Medispa? Contact us here
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
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