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Dolphin Skin: Tans, make them last!

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Dolphin Skin: Tans, make them last!

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Cell turnover is a very important factor when discussing aging but also tanning.
Whether you’re a self-tanner or a regular at Tan Temple attendee, a thorough exfoliation is a must.
Exfoliators help remove and strip dead skin from the surface, the result is a more even tan and healthier looking skin. Some do go overboard, read some of our home exfoliation techniques here and here
A professional scrub is highly recommended, once a month especially if you are a regular tanner.
Winter is the prime time as skin will be drier and your body will be yearning for a refreshing turnover of dead skin cells.
Home exfoliation should not be practiced more than once a week. This allows fresh new skin cells a chance to grow and skin time to replenish and rehydrate.
Over exfoliation can have a negative effect, it can cause wrinkles, dry skin and could even scar. When over exfoliating, you may be scrubbing away skin cells that are trying to heal and grow.
Tan has the tendency to stick to both dead skin and dry skin, this causes patchy looking spots due to the high concentration of pigment. You may notice that sometimes your hands, feet, knees and elbows tend to turn darker than the rest of your body.
A professional exfoliation prior to a big event such as your wedding day would allow for a patch free, well moisturised and even tan.
Our “Body Smoother” treatment is a 45-minute treatment designed for those who are looking for smooth, moisturised and dolphin skin.
The scrub consists of an intensely nourishing hydrating body polish. The walnut infused French clay and papaya enzymes dissolves dry skin providing a smoothing exfoliation. Natural ingredients help naturally polish the skin preventing drying and flaking.
The exfoliator we use for tan prep is a cream based product. Avoid sugar or salt based exfoliants as some of them tend to leave a residue on the skin, which makes it difficult for the tan to adhere to the skin. Products containing oil also leave a residue behind on the skin surface and can block proper penetration of the tan, this is when you will see streaks.
If you have sensitive skin we strongly careful exfoliation is paramount and should visit for a professional exfoliation at least once a month.
You can add the smoother to any of your facials or one of our bridal packages
Body treatments are currently available from the Bondi Beach clinic. To book:
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Brighten & Correct: Even Out

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Brighten & Correct: Even Out

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Even beautiful skin tone, that’s what we all aim for.
For those who suffer from pigmentation have probably tried a number of options. We have in the past shared some real results driven treatments and products:
Treatment options can be found here
Homcare, cleansing product by Ultra MD
Prevention is key, read here
Even Out by HydroPeptide is a drug free hyperpigmentation corrector aimed to safely brighten your complexion.
An amino acid sequence known as the beta white peptide and the skin lightening molecule.
Features of this product:
3 Peptides that work to brighten and preservative peptides, inhibit tyrosinase and decreases other proteins involved in the pigment process. You skin will appear brighter and reduce unwanted pigmentation.
Chroma bright, Vitamin C and Liquorice reduces melanin production similar to hydroquinone but with no cytotoxicity. This will safely lighten skin without irritation.
5% Lactic Acid, gently exfoliates, increases cell turnover and breaks up the pigmentation. Lactic acid promoted glowing, smoother and clearer skin.
Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant protection and strong anti-inflammatory and increases telomerase activity. This will delay signs of aging while helping cells to stay more youthful for longer.
Niacinamide, inhibits transfer of melanosomes. This key ingredient improves even tone and increased radiance.
Even Out by HydroPeptide is appropriate for all skin types, hyperpigmented, sun damaged, and aging skin. This is a product that is safe for daily, long term use.
Even Out, Skin Brightening Pigment Corrector, $199

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Beauty

Matchy matchy: The right foundation for you

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Matchy matchy: The right foundation for you

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The right foundation for you will depend on the look you are wanting to achieve.
We’re going to be focusing on our Jane Iredale collection, we don’t need to further complicate by adding our other makeup ranges!
If you’re after a dewy look with sheer to full coverage we recommend the
Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, SPF 20, Jane Iredale, $83

This is perfect for anyone that has normal to dry skin.
For a sheer to medium coverage but still would like a dewy look try the Liquid Minerals, $91

Ideal for mature skin, the Liquid Minerals foundation is an anti-ageing foundation that doubles as a powerful skin treatment. Containing a hydrating serum with pigment it helps soothe the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores and evens out skin tone.
Not only does this foundation look attractive, it does wonders for the health of the skin.
For a semi-matte with sheer to full coverage and you have normal to oily skin the Pure pressed Based Mineral Foundation Refill, SPF 15 -20, $72

This is a perfect simple everyday look
For a full coverage, velvety look go for the Glow time, Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, SPF 17 – 25, $76

A little goes a long way with this product. Four small dots will easily cover the whole face. When we say full coverage, we mean it!
Offering a sheer to medium coverage you will achieve a light finish with the Dream Tint, Tinted Moisturiser, SPF 15, $78

The Dream Tint can be applied like a moisturiser with your fingers. It provides the skin with a soft-focus effect that helps minimise the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores while protecting the skin. A great first foundation for teens!
Now to selecting the right shade…
When testing foundation shades on yourself, follow these three steps:
1. Apply a stripe of foundation on your jawline (we usually do this with two or three shades for comparison).
2. Spray it with one of the Jane Iredale, Hydration Sprays to set the minerals.
3. If it looks like it’s disappeared on your skin, that’s your shade.
Need help matching the perfect red lip? Read more via our blog
For colour match:
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Wellness

Baby Love: Infant Massage

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Baby Love: Infant Massage

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Infant or toddler massage has many great benefits and we are thrilled to be bringing these classes to you.
The massage class designed by our Master Massage Therapist and Educator, Tania Dobbie, have been created to allow parents to discover the many benefits that massage can provide when exercising the correct technique.
Benefits for the parent/guardian:
1. Strengthens your bond with the baby.
2. Relaxes and calms you.
3. Can decrease your stress.
Research has discovered that you will also grow your confidence when caring for the child.
Benefits for the infant/toddler:
1. Promotes and strengthens the bond between the parent and the child.
Nurturing touch between a parent/guardian and an infant enriched physiological, social-emotional and mind/spiritual/body connection for the infant being massages, as well as for the parent.
2. Increases flexibility and muscle tone.
This will assist the infant with balance and posture. Muscle tone also will encourage the child to sit independently.
3. Stimulates the immune system.
Massage has been found to positively influence physiological process and improve the immune function.
4. Calms the nervous system.
The massage supports the maturation of the nervous system, assisting the brain and body communication.
5. Increases growth hormone.
Hormones are released in the body. The growth hormone can be stimulated which helps with weight gain.
6. Can help relieve colic, constipation, and cramps.
Stimulation eliminates waste from the body, can relieve abdominal wind within minutes and speeds the natural process that assist with reflux.
7. Decreases stress.
Cortisol is released during times of stress. Message decreases cortisol levels in both the child and parent allowing blood pressure, heart rate, digestive functioning and hormonal levels to return to their normal state. High levels of cortisol can reduce immunity, impair cognitive performance reduce bone density and muscle tissue.
Read about our adult Anti-Stress Facial here
8. Promotes a restful, peaceful sleep.
As serotonin levels are increased and melatonin in secretion rhythms regulated, sleep patterns will regulate.
9. Can assist with the healing of skin conditions such as eczema.
Stress is often a trigger for eczema and other skin conditions. As stress is reduced an eczema flare can often be relieved.
10. Increases circulation.
Good blood circulation is good for all adults and children. It is difficult for small babies to increase blood circulation whilst they are immobile. Blood flow to the limed will increase physical growth and development.

This is exciting stuff, especially if any of the above is something you may be struggling with your child. Please do not rush to massage them now, you must have the correct technique.
Purchase a ticket to our infant massage class and we provide you with all of the tools to ensure you are providing your child with an effective and safe technique.
One on one classes with Tania is also available for one on one classes to target your specific needs.
To purchase a ticket to our infant massage class:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
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Blue Steel: Facial Fillers

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Blue Steel: Facial Fillers

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There is nothing we all hate more than those who pout their lips out to create fullness in photographs, if you’re a culprit we’re here to tell you, you don’t have to fake it anymore! Condescending? Sorry!

We’re not here to say that you MUST get it done if you always pout your lips out but we are here to educate and dispel myths you may have heard. Here are the main reasons why people are often slow to get fillers:
COST
A full ml of filler can cost between $490 to $790. On average, we see our patients returning every 6 to 12 months for a top up. If you frequently top up your filler, you will need to come in less often, unless you want to gain additional volume. If this is out of your budget, what can we say but pout away!
FEAR OF NEEDLES
Many are afraid of the needle when they first have injectables. Following the treatment patients wonder what took them so long to have it done.
The prick of the needle lasts no more than 2 to 3 seconds. When we allocate 45 minutes for your appointment time this is to ensure that you understand the treatment process. The time it takes to inject is often shorter than your whole consultation! Read about our consultation process here
FEAR OF JUDGEMENT
We get this one a lot “Will my husband/boyfriend notice?”, they usually notice your lips and rarely other areas.
If done well, there should be a gradual change and not a dramatic change. For those who have thin lips that wish to achieve subtle volume it takes a few appointments to achieve the final outcome.
RESULTS
Often patients are afraid of what the outcome will look like. Patients sometimes asked “what if it’s too big?” or “what if they’re not big enough?”, there are solutions for both. If you believe they are too big then we use a product called “Hylase” to dissolve some of the product to minimise the amount of filler present. If the injectable area isn’t quite as big as you had hoped, we can always inject more!
PAST EXPERIENCE
We have seen many patients walk through the doors and tell us they had wished they had visited us from the beginning.
Make sure you find a reputable clinic, visit a place your friends, family or acquaintances have seen great results. Check out their social media platforms, read their reviews and book in a consult to see if they feel right. Follow us on Instagram 
EFFECTS OF TREATMENT
We’re not going to sugar coat this part. Everyone swells following their appointment, you won’t see your final results till about 7 days, this is why almost everyone comes back to their complimentary follow up appointment wanting a little more.
Bruising, if you easily bruise, there is a chance you may bruise. Our injectors are highly skilled and will do everything in their power to ensure there is minimal bruising.
PAIN
We have left the most common till last. The fear of needle and the pain are two different things. People believe because something is being injected it will be painful. For many a bit of ice to mildly numb the area is enough but we can take many other measures.
Face Plus Medispa have created a highly potent topical numbing cream that is not available anywhere else. The nurse will apply the cream to the area prior to the treatment and not treat until the area is numb.
Another favourite among some pain fearing patients is the happy gas! We will only provide the gas if deemed necessary during the process, the nurse will make this decision.
You can read about the variety of filler options here
We hope that we have put your pouting, minds at ease and visit us for a consultation.
Check out our results from injectable fillers here

For a cosmetic consultation:
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Tighten, Glow and Lift: Power Lift

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Tighten, Glow and Lift: Power Lift

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The advanced ultra-rich moisturiser “Power Lift” by HydroPeptide does exactly what it says.
The Power Lift targets ALL visible signs of aging and quenches dry skin, the cream includes a blend of peptides (read more about what peptides are here ), antioxidants, and skin brighteners.
HydroPeptide have also carefully selected hydrating elements, including pineapple ceramides, multi-task by attracting moisture to the skin’s surface and sealing in the hydration. Pineapple ceramides also increase skin cell turnover and improves the barrier function. Thanks to this element your skin will appear brighter, smoother and more hydrated.
The Power Lift contains 5 peptides:
Anti-gravity
Lifting
Retinoic like
Relaxing
Preservative Peptides
These peptides activate both the keratinocytes and fibroblasts strengthening the Dermal Epidermal Junction (DEJ), increase elastin production and restructuring, reduces repetitive muscle contractions, increases collagen production and reduces melanin production.
The peptides increase skin firmness and fights against sagging, increases elasticity, softens expression lines, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes radiance.
Other features Chilean boldo tree, bearberry, vitamin C and liquorice. These elements are antioxidants that inhibit melanin production, revealing a more radiant and even skin tone.
The complete hydration created by shea, hyaluronic acid, rice bran and ceramides work as emollients, humectant, occlusive and ceramides providing immediate hydration relief, absorb moisture, seal in the moisture and act as a glue to skin.
The Power Lift is appropriate for all skin types, normal to dry and aging skin. Specifically designed for those that prefer richer hydration.
The Power Lift can be used day and night. At night for a rich hydrator and a face lift in the morning as a lighter hydrator.
Power Lift, Advanced Ultrarich Moisturiser, $145

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Get her look: How we got the Albus Luman girls catwalk ready

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Get her look: How we got the Albud Luman girls catwalk ready

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On  Monday 15th of May 2017, we had the honour of working with one of Australia’s leading brand, Albus Luman.
When they asked us to get their models for the runway we were thrilled and ready to take on the brief!
The brief was they wanted a simple, beautiful and most important a natural look.
The brief was something we deliver on a daily basis to all of our patients, healthy, natural and beautiful skin, so we knew this was something we could bring on the day!
As many of you would know behind the scenes of a fashion is busy and you have a limited time, especially during fashion week. Working with the wonderful team at Omnilux and HydroPeptide we decided to keep the entire treatment simple and consistent.
This is what we did:
1. Majority of the models arrived with no makeup. For those who did have make up on we did a quick cleanse with the HydroPeptide, 5x Power Peel. You can read about the product here

5x Power Peel, 30 treatment pads, $99.00

2. We also made the decision that we would place all models under the Revive, Omnilux light. The Revive is the red coloured light and stimulates cellular activity. As cellular activity increases cells become more permeable and responsive to exogenous factors. Blood flow increases, leading to greater tissue oxygenation and detoxification. Skin appears clearer with less fine lines, is plumped up and hydrated.
The response is immediate and all models had plump, bright and glowing skin!
The light treatment takes a total of 20minutes.
3. Followed by the light we applied HydroPetide, Soothing Serum. The Soothing Serum promotes an even complexion, minimises redness, hydrates and moisturises the skin while forming a protective barrier.
Soothing Serum, $199

4. Lastly, the models received a final boost with the HydroPeptide Power Lift. You can read more about this incredible product here. Whilst providing immediate hydration the cream reveals more radiant and even toned skin.
Power Lift, Advanced Ultrarich Moisturiser, $145

For lasting and optimum results, we recommend a total of six (6) light treatments to our patients.
In addition to the red light we also offer the Yellow and Blue light. Find out what these light target here
For your very own tailored package or a skin and cosmetic consultation:
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Transition: A change in season

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Transition: A change in season

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Change is a constant in life. Weather we like it or not, everything has its season – literally, and figuratively. Summer gives way to Winter. Friendships come and go. Relationships flourish and fall apart. You move away from your family home, or leave your first ever job, or swap degrees.
We age. Our bodies change, our face changes, life changes. It’s Yin and Yang. Balance. You cannot have a rainbow without the rain.
Many people struggle with change – a lot of the time because it is usually something we have no control over. This can be hard – as we are conditioned to think we should have a solution for everything. A lot of us thrive on control – so when that is taken away from us, we suffer. How can we fix this? Can’t things just go back to the way they used to be?
When we learn to embrace change – no matter how challenging it may be – we flow with life, and things become a lot easier. Lighter, even. That is not to say all change will be easy: there will be moments where life throws you for a six and you can barely keep up. But being able to relax into the change can do far more good than harm.

As the cooler weather arrives on our doorstep, symbolising a change in weather, here are some simple ways to embrace life changes as they may arise for you:
Zero expectations
It is time to release expectations. And that goes for pretty much all areas of your life. Hear me out – when we expect something to go a certain way (like getting that promotion, or buying our dream home, for example) we can feel extremely disappointed when things don’t go according to plan. I teach my clients all the time to start to notice expectations as they pop up in relationships – do you expect people in your life to behave a certain way? And when they don’t, do you get disappointed? Same goes for life in general – of course, work towards your dreams, set goals and visualise. But don’t place value on whether you actually get there or not – this expectation can ruin what is an amazing journey, regardless of the end goal or not. Release expectations and watch you flow with life as it grows and changes.
Breathe through it
Some life changes can be challenging. A relationship ending. Losing a job. A loved one getting sick. In times like these, remember that this too shall pass. Remember that everything that has ever happened to you in your life, regardless of the good or bad, has lead you here. You have survived it. And probably learned a lot along the way. When change arises that leaves you feeling uncomfortable, breathe through it. Pause and connect with your breath. This will bring you back to the present moment, where change does not exist.
Read about the healing art of yoga here
Be honest with how you are feeling
Change can be exciting and fun – like moving to a new city, starting a new relationship or packing your bags and travelling the world. It can also feel overwhelming, especially when you really feel that nothing is in your control. When intense emotions arise, sit with them. Too often we try to run from feelings like anger or stress or overwhelm, when in fact suppressing these emotions do more harm than good. Be honest with how the change is impacting you. Write about it in your journal, to get out of your head. Talk to a friend or mentor about it. Scream into a pillow, go for a big walk, or practice anything that helps emotion move through you.
Read our simple tips on managing your anxiety here
Remember everything happens for a reason
Think about a time in your life where change happened. Reflect on how you got through it. Chances are you didn’t see it at the time, but it lead to something far better or a real lesson learned. When I was made redundant from my corporate role, I felt lost and unsure of what was next. The change was dramatic, quick and scary. On reflection though, it lead me to my dream job, being able to help hundreds of people around the world on their own self love journeys and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Everything truly happens for a reason. Remind yourself this when change next rears its head in your life.
Read our self-love blog here
What is a recent life change that has happened in your life, and how did you deal with it?
 To make an appointment with our wellness expert:
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Strike a pose: LIT

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Strike a pose: LIT

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A treatment that only takes 16 to 20minutes and it subsides active acne, promotes skin rejuvenation and relieves pain. Need to know more? Read on…
The cells that manufacture the skins supportive structures begin to slow down as we grow older.
Environmental damage from the sun speed up the aging process and produce free radicals that damage the skin and the cells that product collagen and elastin.
There are multiple applications for the Light Emitting Diode (LED)technology:
Yellow light
– Wound healing
– Pain relief
– Muscle and joint pain
– Muscle spasm
– Temporary increase of blood circulation
– Hair regrowth
– Acne treatment
– Skin rejuvenation
Red light
– Non-Melanoma skin cancer
– Skin rejuvenation
– Hair regrowth
– Active acne
Blue light
– Active acne

The LED light treatment can be added to any facial or injectable treatment that we offer. It’s particularly great for those who have had injectables as it will help with swelling and for those prone to bruising, the light will greatly lessen the chance of bruising.
If you are tight for time, then this is the only treatment you need in conjunction with some good home care products!
You can read more about the treatment here
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Showtime: Beauty Balm

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Showtime: Beauty Balm

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Product: Showtime: Beauty Balm
Beauty Balm, love the name and love the product. We apply this to all of our patients directly after ALL facial treatments.
The Beauty Balm by Alex Cosmetics has been designed for those with impure, irritated and problematic skin.
Alex cosmetics is a line of products that make formulas with pure herbal ingredients to offer skin products of the highest grade.
The Alex BB cream will calm red, irritated and sensitive skin. Normalise skin function, reduce inflammation, cover blemishes and refine pores. The BB cream offers full-spectrum UV and environmental protection.
Only a thin layer is required and can be applied more than once a day to calm the skin. It can be worn as your main make up or as a primer. The does an excellent job covering skin irregularities and you can apply directly to irritated skin.
Using on a daily basis as your make up is encouraged as it clears up stubborn pores and is excellent in all types of weather and will help the skin look brighter and lighter.
The Alex Cosmetics, BB Cream is available in three shades and two varying sizes: 30ml & 50ml
The three tones are nude tone, medium tone and dark tone.

30ml is $63
50ml is $119.50
You can read more about the range of products here
If you’re looking for a product that come with valuable compounds and plant extracts with healing and soothing abilities visit one of our Face Plus Medispa locations for a colour match.
For a skin and cosmetic consultation: 
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