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Moisture: The right level for you

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Moisture: The right level for you

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Moisturisation, it is such an important part of any skin regime.
As we are all well aware, we all have varying skin types. Some have dry skin, some have oily skin and some have combination skin!
Given that we all vary, it’s important that we use the right level of moisture for our skin.

For those with oily or acne prone skin we know that you are quite fearful of using a moisturising cream. Those who have acne, the dryness will make your acne worse.
Acne will occur due to an overproduction of sebum in the oil glands. It is important to find a product that will help reduce sebum production, clear congestion, control lipid oxidation and soothe irritated skin.
We recommend the Ultra Hydrating Lotion by ULTRACEUTICALS $76


This lightweight lotion has been specifically designed for oilier skin, available at our Bondi Beach clinic or via phone order.

Avoiding the use of an appropriate moisturiser can often lead to the development of wrinkles or make the existing fine lines and wrinkles worse in appearance.

The options for creams are really endless, you really need to know what your skin needs and that is difficult to tell by simply looking at your skin in the mirror.

For those who have dry skin we highly recommend the Dr Spiller, Collagen cream, read about this luxurious cream HERE

If you have normal to oily skin a great option would be the Dr Spiller, Royal Jelly cream, read more HERE
Some often find that this cream is a little too light for the cooler months and move to the Dr Spiller, Propolis Cream Day and  Dr Spiller, Propolis Cream Night $80

The Dr Spiller, Propolis Cream is available is a day and night option.
The Day cream contains the following key ingredients:
Propolis, an antibacterial bee resin, rich in minerals, vitamins, plant resins, plant waxes enzymes and essential oils.
Royal Jelly, is also an antibacterial bee secretion that is rich in bimimetic water, protein, fatty acids, vitamins B5, B6 and C, trace minerals and enzymes. This ingredient is highly effective in rebalancing and protecting the moisture levels of the skin.
Vitamin E, a skin-identical potent antioxidant naturally secreted by the sebaceous gland for environmental moisture.
Lanolin and octyl methoxycinnamate, are both non-irritating sunscreens that protect against UVB.
Avocado, grapeseed and sunflower oils, are protective botanical oils rich in biomimetic triglycerides, fatty acids, lecithin, wax esters, squalene, vitamins D, E and K.

The Dr Spiller, Propolis, Night cream contains many of the same ingredients as the day omitting the sun protective ingredients. The cream does include the addition of:
Retinyl Palmitate, a derivative of vitamin A and it assists in renewing the appearance of the skin. It also works as an effective antioxidant that boosts the activity of vitamins C and E.
Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that nurtures natural collagen synthesis for a suppler appearance.

Feel like you need to update your moisturiser but not sure what direction you should be heading? Visit us for a thorough consultation and we can help you determine whether or not you are on the right path.

For a thorough skin consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
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Beauty

How to: Look good in your 20’s

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How to: Look good in your 20’s

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Some of the tips that we share with you in this blog will be relevant to most ages but what we are trying to say is that it’s really important to start these tips and habits sooner rather than later!

1. You’ve read, seen and heard this a million times BUT drink lots of water! Not just any water though, read more HERE Part one and Part two HERE.
It is really important to be taking care of your beauty from the inside out. If you can’t cope with the bland taste of water alone, the blog has a few tips on various ways of keeping hydrated. We also recommend the beautiful range of elixirs from The Beauty Chef, there are a few tasty flavours that target varying areas:
Hydration, Inner Beauty Boost, read more HERE
Collagen, Inner Beauty Boost, read more HERE

2. Be bold! Your 20’s is a great time to experiment with different makeup and hair looks. But try not to wear too much foundation/coverage. If you’re covering something up, now is the perfect time to be correcting any skin concerns you may have. That bag? It can wait!

3. Do not over pluck your brows. Keep them under control. HERE are out four steps to perfect brows

4. Quit smoking!!! It’s a bad habit that greatly impacts the health of your skin. It restricts the supply of blood to the skin and not to mentioned “smokers” lips! As you age smoker’s lips will become more prominent.

5. Take lukewarm water showers over hot showers. The heat from hot showers dry both your hair and skin. As we age the natural oils on the scalp will decrease, try washing your hair less frequently to preserve the oils. Two words, dry shampoo.

6. Don’t neglect your neck and hands. We see a lot of patients who took very good care of the skin on their face but completely neglected their neck and hands. You’ve been warned.

7. This one may just be a beauty myth but we don’t think it is. Drinking from a straw gives you wrinkles! A lot of people drink from a straw due to teethe whitening BUT any kind of repetitive movement does cause wrinkles.

8. Be kind to your skin and take some preventative measures. Read more here INSERT LINK WHEN YOU HAVE CREATED THE BLOG

That’s it, try and keep to these key rules and you’ll be cruising into through your 20’s and straight into your 30’s in confidence. Don’t be surprised if you hear “Really? You only look 21!”.

For a skin and cosmetic consultation:
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Wellness

Expectations: The Tricky Twenties…

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Expectations: The Tricky Twenties…

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Turning twenty is such a defining life moment. You are no longer the teenager, and with that comes a level of relief – but also a moment of nervousness. Should being twenty-something FEEL any different? Should I have my life figured out?

The deeper you delve into your twenties, the more this question comes up – 25 (oh God closer to 30 than 19), 26 (everyone I know is getting engaged and I haven’t even finished Uni yet), 27 (why do hangovers hurt so much all of a sudden?), 28 (since when did exercising become such a chore?), 29 (okay, one more year for me to get my life in order before I hit the big 3-0).

Sound familiar?

Your twenties are an amazing age – they are known to be some of the most life-defining you will experience. Time to study your real passions, define a career path, travel the world, move out of home (unless you’re living in Sydney, in which case it’s move BACK home) and fall in love.

BUT your twenties can also become a trap for trickiness when we start thinking they are the time we are meant to have our lives all figured out. Comparisonitis is a biggie too (thanks social media!) – because being in your twenties sees friends and loved ones making HUGE life decisions – buying a house, working long hours in a career, getting engaged and married, starting a family. For some of us, these things are amazing and something to look forward to, while for others, this is enough to want to move overseas and never look back (another common twenties trend). Either way, your twenties are a time to really find what makes YOU happy – and not living for anyone else.

A common trend I see with my twenty-something clients is this notion of comparing our lives, not only our friends and families who are seemingly more ‘successful’, but to complete strangers online. People we don’t even know. This comparisonitis goes so far that many of us twenty-somethings are even comparing how we look to the filtered, edited images we see online.

This body image comparisonitis has become an alarming trend for women in their twenties (men too) and can have really serious effects. No longer are eating disorders a common trend among teenagers only – eating disorders are very real in young people in their twenties and up. What these mental challenges stem from are feelings of not being ‘good enough’ or worthy. Looking at yourself in the mirror and not liking what you see. This isn’t made any easier when we are engaging in a digital world where it is acceptable for us to ‘swipe right or left’ on a prospective partner, judging mainly by what we see.

So, how do we counteract these feelings of low self-esteem and comparisonitis in our twenties?

Here are some quick tips for you:

  • Do a social media audit. Review your Instagram feed for a day – any post that makes you feel BAD about yourself, rather than inspired and happy – unfollow. You have the power to control social media – it doesn’t have to control you. The minute you are feeling bad about something you are reading or seeing online, hit that unfollow button. On that, only follow pages that make you feel GOOD about yourself. It’s all about Self love, read more HERE
  • Start to engage in activities that we used to in our teens – things that make us truly happy! Did you used to like Art class in high school? Then find a local class and start up again! Was writing your thing? Start journaling again! We get so caught up in the notion of ‘growing up’ that we start to leave pieces of ourselves behind – your twenties is a time to re-engage with these things and embrace your inner child!
  • Spend time with people who make you happy and feeling good about yourself. Chances are you will start drifting from high school friends in your twenties – this is normal and okay. Cherish the friendships with people who light you up, make you laugh and inspire you. Don’t spend any time with people who make you feel any less

Too often we place unrealistic pressure on ourselves to have our lives sorted by the time we are in our twenties – when in fact, life is just beginning! Take it easy and you will come to see that these years are some of the greatest of your life.

To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
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