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Draw out your impurities: The Pumpkin Peel

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Draw out your impurities: The Pumpkin Peel

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After just one 45-minute treatment, pores are visibly reduced skin is instantly firmer, smoother, fresh, brighter and youthful.
Who is it for? It targets: 
Aging, dull, photodamage, uneven texture, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage and enlarges pores.
The Pumpkin Peel is a stimulating facial that offers advanced resurfacing, encouraging cellular for an immediate radiance.
An instant cooling mask treatment detoxifies and minimises the appearance of pores and offers immediate firming nourishment while focusing on erasing fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and rough textured skin.
The facial begins with your dermal therapist cleansing and toning your skin. The selection of products used in this processed will be tailored to your skin and its needs.
Once your skin is clean the pumpkin peel will be brushed onto the skin. Slowly you will begin to feel a warm and tingling sensation. This is when you know it’s working! You only have to leave the mask on for 1 – 3 minutes for the peel to be effective.
Once the peel is removed your skin will have become stimulated and quickly your dermal therapist will apply a thin layer of a soothing serum to your entire face, trust us when we say this will be a welcome soothing sensation!
The serum that we use in this treatment is available for purchase and is great following any inflammatory treatment or if your skin is quite sensitive. Read more. Here.
Soothing Serum by HydroPeptide, $199

The serum is then followed up with a purifying mask that will be left to set on the skin, the setting process takes approximately 15 minutes.
When your skin is feeling a little dull at home we recommend the HydroPeptide, Purifying Mask. Perfect for problematic, uneven skin tone, dehydrated, sensitive and aging skin. Read more here.
Purifying Mask by HydroPeptide, $79

The advanced peptide performance in the Pumpkin Peel offers a much fresher, younger, and smoother skin.
The Pumpkin Peel can be performed once every fortnight for those with problematic skin. Teamed with an LED Light skin will become clearer, healthier and softer in a matter of weeks! You can read about the benefits of LED Light Therapy here. 
Final important notes before you book in for the Pumpkin Peel – It is vital for patients to discontinue the use of retinols and any acne treatments 3 days prior to and following the treatment!

Ready for some skin stimulation? Call or email for a thorough skin consultation and treatment:
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Products

Eye spy: Silk Contour Eye Cream

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Eye spy: Silk Contour Eye Cream

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Eye Cream
Eyes are the key feature that give you away if you’re feeling tired and at times your true age!
An eye cream is highly recommended for those we are starting to see the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles.
The Silk Contour Eye Cream by Dr Spiller contains silk peptides that visibly lift, firm and re-contour and tone the appearance of the eye area.
Instantly re-plumps and tighten the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
The Silk Peptides are key, containing amino acids sere sin and fibron Silk Peptides have a wound healing, moisturising, re-building and anti-inflammatory properties.
Biomimetic peptides are clinically proven to reduce the production of interleukins and therefore glycation and inflammation. Di-peptides 2 support lymphatic circulation, helping to counteract puffiness.
Present in all living cells panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) readily absorbs and penetrates deeply. An intensely hydrating ingredient, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. If you are deficient in in vitamin B5 it can lead to dermatological disorders.
Bisabolol is an important extract from German chamomile. Is scientifically proven to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-mitotic properties. Containing skin whitening effects and promotes collagen synthesis.
Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in the process of epidermal keratinocyte proliferation. Decreased skin elasticity, impaired inflammatory response and impaired tissue repair are consequences of insufficient HA accumulation.
The Silk Contour Eye Cream by Dr Spiller contains a multitude of botanically sources vitamins, minerals and trace elements superior to any manmade formulation.
The Silk Contour Eye Cream by Dr Spiller, $154

Apply only one pump to the eye contour with a gentle patting motion. The cream can be used after cleansing and toning, morning and night. Moisturising cream should be applied following the eye cream.
Remember, DO NOT USE TOO MUCH! The eye is a sensitive area with very thin skin. Read our tips and instructions on eye cream application here.
For a thorough skin consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]
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Beauty

Halloween Makeup: Beginners Skeleton

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Halloween Makeup: Beginners Skeleton

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Halloween time!
Have you noticed that people are really going out of their way with their makeup in the past years? Well, we’ve noticed and it’s time to step up your game!
If you’re undecided about your costume we are a fan of the “Skeleton” look. The outfit is simple and so is the makeup. We would categories this look in the “Beginners category”.
How to: Skeleton Halloween costume makeup

1. First apply a BB to your face, neck and décolletage
Glow Time BB, Jane Iredale, $76

2. Next you will have to create a completely white base. You can use a white powder suitable for the skin on your face. We suggest an eye shadow would be appropriate for this step!
3. Use a black pencil eyeliner to contour your cheekbones. We suggest you start at the hairline and draw a line angles toward your lips on both sides of your face.
4. Then, brush to blend the line the line downward.
PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Jane Iredale, $72

5. Use a black liquid liner to draw a triangle on the bottom of your nose with two small lines pointed towards the bridge of your nose, fill the triangle too. Next, use the eyeliner to draw a line from the end of your tips to where your contour ends. Finish by drawing diagonal lines over your lips and the lines you drew.
6. Don’t forget the brows!! Fill your brows in with your usual shade. Find our tips on brow shaping check out our “Four steps to perfect brows”!
7. Around the eyes, apply a black eyeliner from the lash line to crease, and rim the entire under eye
8. Best to set the triangle on your nose, now. With some black eyeshadow.
9. Around the eyes, apply a black eyeliner from the lash line to crease, and rim the entire under eye. Blend the liner with some black eyeshadow and more PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation.
10. To add a little extra intensity, apply a slightly brown eye shadow to the under corners of your eyes. Make sure to pull the colour upwards to where your eyebrows meet the bridge of your nose.
11. To enhance the skull look draw small teethe lines across the line that is currently enhancing your cheekbones. Use a black liquid liner for this.

Read the original blog and other tips here.
For a skin consultation or colour match session with one of our experienced team members call: 
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Wellness

Fear Factor: Conquering fear

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Fear Factor: Conquering fear

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As humans, we are conditioned to respond to most things in our life from a place of fear. While yes, this is helpful in times when our lives are genuinely in danger, for the most part, fear does not serve us in living a holistically ‘well’ life.
Fear can be referred to as your ego, or the voice in your head telling you stories that are not necessarily true.
You know the thoughts:
I’m not good enough
I’m not pretty enough
I’ll never get that job
No one will ever love me
Why do I even try? 
I say the dumbest things
When we tell ourselves something enough over time, we believe it. Because words are energy – in fact, the words we think and the words we speak are some of the highest vibrational energies we can emit. And what we know about energy is – what we emit, we attract.
So when we come from a place of constant fear – guess what – we will continue to feel fearful, and believe the fear-based stories we tell ourselves.
We do not serve anyone when living from a place of fear. ‘Playing small’ or dimming our light, especially with tall poppy syndrome a real issue in Australia – is not the ‘modest’ or humble thing to do. In fact, when we dull our shine we prevent ourselves from living our best, happiest and healthiest lives. In turn, this means we are not able to inspire, uplift or be our best, most loving selves to anyone else in our lives – be it our partner, family, children or besties.
Fear is not your friend. But it will become very convincing. Because fear wants to keep you safe. And if you ARE in a life or death situation, then absolutely fear is worth listening to. The issue is when fear prevents you from living your BEST life – when it holds you back from pursuing a career that will truly light you up, or diving headfirst into a relationship with the person you love even though fear tells you they may leave you.
Make sense?
So how can you conquer fear once and for all?
Make friends with your fear voice
Start paying attention to the fear-based voice in your head. What are the stories you are telling yourself each day that come from a place of fear? If it helps, keep a list for a day of every single thing you worry about or second-guess yourself. Where are you telling yourself you aren’t enough?
Start catching yourself in these stories, and acknowledge them. Say to your fear voice: “I hear you, I see you, and I know you are just trying to protect me. But I am going to ignore you right now because you are not in my best interests.”
The more you catch yourself in your fear-based internal chatter, the easier it will be to switch the story around. Because that is all it is – a story.
Start a journalling practice
Get out of your head and onto the page. Journalling is one of the best ways to alleviate fear based thoughts, and reflect on the underlying challenges your fear is trying to tell you.
Start to write when you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or too up in your head. What are you worried about? What would you do RIGHT NOW if fear did not exist?
Reflect on where fear is holding you back in your life and acknowledge how this is not serving you. Then write down ways to change your behaviour to a place of LOVE.
Repeat LOVE based affirmations
If you haven’t already, watch the YouTube video: “The Water Experiment”. This scientific experiment shows the profound impact the words we speak have on our energy. The more we repeat or speak fear based thoughts, the more likely our life be fuelled by fear, attracting the same low vibrational experiences that we are emitting.
Affirmation work is the simplest way to switch your internal dialogue from fear to love. What is your fear story telling you – that you aren’t smart enough? Pretty enough? Good enough?
Notice what your key story is, and flip it.
For instance, if the story you are telling yourself is: I will never find love, I am unlovable” switch it to: I attract love in all forms. I am so worthy of love.
While you won’t believe it at first, the more you repeat this story to yourself overtime, the more you will attract the story.
And who doesn’t want more love in their life? 
Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude
An extension of affirmation work, and repeating words that vibrate at a higher level than fear, is gratitude work. Start to acknowledge three things each day you are grateful for. Write them in your journal or share them with a friend.
The science behind gratitude is this: you cannot be anxious or angry and grateful at the same time. Your brain is not wired that way. So by having a daily gratitude practice, you are literally re-wiring your brain to see the good in each day. It is THAT simple. 
Meditate
Time to quieten down those racing thoughts – as they truly do not serve us. The key to living from a place of love is presence – rather than thinking about the past or dreaming about the future, the power is in this moment, right now.
Meditation teaches us to acknowledge our thoughts and watch them come and go, but focus on the present moment. It is not about having zero thoughts at all – even the most advanced meditators do not have this – but finding the space in BETWEEN thoughts where just the present moment exists. Because in the present moment, there is never fear.
Download the apps Insight Timer or Headspace and start with 5 minutes a day. Watch how your mind clears in as little as a week.
Read
There are a multitude of books available on the subject of living from a place of LOVE over a place of fear…here are just a few my absolute favourites:
Mastering Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini
You Are Enough by Cassie Mendoza-Jones
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
7 Days to Self Love by yours truly! (Download your copy for free at hollieazzopardi.com)
Check out our blog on all things yes here.
Make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]
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