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Beauty

Removalist: Dr Spiller Wash Cream

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Removalist: Dr Spiller Wash Cream

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Makeup is a beautiful and wonderful thing but the removal of makeup is so important to skin health.
In this day and age, you want convenience and the Dr Spiller Wash cream is a two in one we know you’ll love.
A versatile cleanser and makeup remover for an excessively dry skin with an impaired barrier. The Wash cream effectively removes impurities and leaves the skin feeling smooth and comfortable.
The deliciously cream emulsion formula effortlessly dissolves impurities and makeup without stripping or drying important for all skin types, in particular dry skin.
Skin friend pH, respect and restores the acid mantle.
As mentioned about it has a 2 in 1 cleansing effect, gently dissolving waterproof and transfer resistant makeup.
A hypoallergenic product support and protect without irritation.
Key ingredients include:
Essential fatty alcohols: Barrier protective emollients rich in biomimetic fatty alcohols.
Essential fatty acids: Barrier protective emollients rich in biomimetic fatty alcohols.
Humectants: Water binding hydrators that replicate natural moisturising factor in skin.
Dr Spiller Wash Cream, $68

This is a beautiful product that can be used both morning and night. A single pump is to be applied to DRY skin and emulsify. Massage the wash cream over the face, neck and décolletage with light circular motions. Remove the cream with lukewarm water, hot water will strip the acid mantle, avoid hot water!
If you tend to wear heavy makeup, a double cleanse may be required.
It is safe to use the Dr Spiller Wash Cream around the eye contour area but we suggest a product designed for eye makeup removal that will require zero to minimal rubbing, try the Eye Makeup Remover by Dr Spiller, more info can be found here. 
Once the skin has been dried thoroughly always follow with a toner.
The Dr Spiller Wash cream is also a great product for men to use as a shaving cream. Simply add water for a gentle shaving medium.
For a skin consultation: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
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Wellness

Boiling Point: Anger management

Often we can label emotions as ‘good’ and ‘bad’. Happy, for instance, is good. Anger, however, is ‘bad’.

While something commonly done, this doesn’t necessarily make it the right way to view things. Emotions, after all, are just that – energy in motion. So with the knowledge that every single emotion is fleeting, it doesn’t make sense to label them as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ does it?

Much like anything else, in life comes the yin and the yang – this is the natural state of being – living a balanced life. The masculine and feminine, Summer and Winter, happiness and sadness. Every single thing has its light and its shadow and in fact, neither the light or the shadow are right or wrong. They just are. It is the way we choose to deal with these emotions as they come up, that can determine our true experience of them.

When emotions like anger arise, it can feel more comfortable to resist them. To force them to the side and pretend they do not exist – instead putting on a ‘brave’ smiling face, insisting that everything is okay (when in reality you want to scream at the top of your lungs that it isn’t).

Resisting emotion can be incredibly detrimental to our emotional and physical health, however it is particularly common especially in people-pleasing personalities, and those who don’t like to admit when things are not feeling great. It is easier to put on a smiling face than to admit that yes, we feel something uncomfortable (be it anger or sadness) and no, we do not know how to deal with it.

If we actually allowed ourselves to fully feel an emotion as it came up – no matter if it were sadness or anger or joy – that emotion would last, on average, 7 minutes – maximum. So why are we so resistant to feeling these emotions fully as they arise? Why is it easier to dismiss them and act like everything is fine?

Because we fear what the emotion means. We start to create stories – If I am angry, it means I am ungrateful or unloveable or a bad person. When in fact, we ALL feel anger – it is just how we direct the anger that matters most.
Firstly, when anger arises, sit with it rather than run from it. How does it feel in your body?

What does it make you want to do? Yell? Cry? Scream? Great. Take yourself off to a private place and do just that. Scream into a pillow. Yell into your bed. Journal furiously until the rage seeps out of your mind and onto the page. Cry, cry and cry some more. What matters here is we honour the physical response in our bodies rather than resisting them. Allow ourselves to fully express without the fear of what that may do – because it only ever has positive results.

You will find in truly allowing yourself to feel and express the emotion as it arises fully, it will pass by far quicker than if you were to resist feeling it entirely.

If anger is a dominant emotion for you, and one that continues to arise more than you would like, it may be time to get to the bottom of deeper triggers. Consider seeking the help of a coach or counsellor, who are trained in uncovering what your deep-seated challenges may be. Start to track the times anger arises for you – are there common themes or patterns? What specifically are you angry about? Once you uncover these triggers, it can be far easier to deal with.

But above all things, remember that anger is not something to be feared. It is a necessary human emotion – just like joy or sadness. What is most important is you do not run from it – and you do not let it rule you. Because it is just an emotion after all – and emotions are always fleeting.
Don’t know how to feel the feels? Read more here.

Make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]

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Treatment

And… Lift Off!: Lift and Remove Pigmentation

According to research undertaken by Clinique, 62 per cent of Australian women list pigmentation as a skin concern.

Face Plus Medispa offer Limelight IPL to address concerns associated with ageing, photodamage, skin redness, small veins, brown spots and effects of sun exposure.

This treatment is a non-invasive treatment that targets pigmentation and rejuvenates the skin. The charged energy light is accurately released and absorbed by the pigmented areas, avoiding the healthy surrounding tissue.

To permanently treat pigmentation, we recommend a total of two to five treatments. IPL utilises light in a way to restore your skin gradually & naturally.

Pain and discomfort is not a factor when undergoing an IPL or Limelight. Some describe it as a hot elastic brand that has been swiftly flicked onto the skin. When treating the face, the patient will be provided with eye guards for the duration of the treatment.

Following the Limelight procedure, the skin will appear slightly red which may remain for a few hours up to 24 hours. The pigmentation will darken first, this is a very good sign! It will then rise to the surface of the skin before flaking off. This process can take up to 10 to 14 days.

During the recovery period we recommend Jane Iredales, Mineral makeup range, read about the range here.

We recommend a mineral makeup as it will camouflage the skin whilst allowing it to breathe without interfering with the treatment during the recovery process.

During and after your treatment sun protection is very important and we recommend a physical sunblock, read why here. 

Studies indicate 90% of patients who have undergone IPL treatment have a high degree of satisfaction with lasting results. Follow up treatments are usually required every 6 months.

Prior to moving forward with an IPL treatment at Face Plus Medispa all patients must undergo a “patch test”. The patch test is performed in a nondescript area on the body.
To find out more about this treatment visit our IPL & Pigmentation page here.

Meet one of our Dermal experts for a thorough skin consultation & patch test: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Products

Solar power: Solar Defense, Body Guard

We’ve all heard that saying “your body is a temple”, it’s true and it’s important that we take care of the exterior too.

The skin is the largest organ we have. Often we forget about the importance of caring for the skin on the body. Without the protective layer of skin, imagine what would happen to our precious organs, muscles & bones?

Solar Defense Body Guard by HydroPeptide offers protection to the skin whilst nourishing and rejuvenating. We love this multi-talented products!
The body spray is light, refreshing and moisturising.

The spray combines organically derived sunscreens and a synergistic blend of resveratrol and beta-carotene for skin protection.
The body guard will help protect against free radical damage that can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

When using this product there is no need to moisturise too, this is the only product you will need to use as it replenishes hydration without feeling heavy on the skin.

Aloe and Vitamin E nourish the skin for a flawless finish.
Appropriate for most skin types, it can be applied liberally to the skin. When spraying onto the skin once it becomes visible you just in the rub it in to ensure coverage, simple right?

Solar Defense Body Guard by HydroPeptide, $82

This body spray is a chemical sunblock and not appropriate for those who are seeking to minimise pigmentation and age spots.

To minimise pigmentation and age spots we encourage you to use a product where the main ingredient is ZINC. To gain a better understanding as to why this is the case check out this blog.

Not sure if anyone is wondering but it is scented with a sweet passionfruit scent! We’ve tested the scent in clinic and we all agree, it smells delicious!

For a thorough skin consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Beauty

Thirsty: Moisture & Matt Lip

Moisturised lips and a matt lip look, not possible! WRONG!

Matte lipstick has the tendency to leave your lips feeling dry at the end of the day. That is because matte lippy’s increase the concentration of ingredients like powder pigments and waxes to create the desired flat, matte finish.

So, what are the secrets to achieving a stylish matte look without giving up the nourishing, moisturising feel you love and deserve?

Mattify with powder
First, begin as you would when applying your favourite lipstick shade. Next, take a tissue and separate the two-ply. Hold one side of the tissue to your lips and dust your favourite mattifying powder through the tissue onto your lips.

The tissue helps ensure you apply the right amount of powder to lock your lipstick in place and provide them with a matte finish. We recommend a powder from the Jane Iredale range, check out your options here.

Customise
If you have a blush or eyeshadow share that you like you can create your own matte lip colour! Begin applying your lips with a lip balm (a hydrating one). Then use your finger or an eye shadow brush to gently press the powder on top. You’ve just created your very own hydrating lip shade!

Pencil
Line and fill your lips with a lip pencil, no lipstick. The waxes and oils give you a matte look without leaving your lips feeling dried or chapped.
If the above tips don’t do it for you, have you thought about exfoliating your lips?
It’s easy to do all you need is a face washer and steam! Read the instructions here.

For a skin consultation or colour match session with one of our experienced team members call:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Wellness

Critical: Don’t be the judge or jury

The judgement card in the Tarot deck can intimidate some people.

Simply the word ‘judgement’ itself implies negative connotations – because when we are judged, we are often being criticised, no? When someone judges you, they are focusing on what you should change.

Likewise, when we pass judgment on someone else, we are often criticising the person they are and the decisions they are making.

However, the judgement card in Tarot isn’t about this. In fact, you should be EXCITED if this card is pulled for you. It is all about changes – periods of reflection in your life, and starting new chapters. Questioning what is working, what isn’t and growing from there.

As humans, we are conditioned to think hyper-critically. It is a residual effect of our fight or flight instinct – to be driven by fear, which in turn, means we often see the world through negative lenses.

However, the more judgement we pass on others, and ourselves, the more likely we will continue to open our minds to criticise things rather than acknowledging the GOOD people are doing in the world.
As a coach, my eyes have been opened to the intricacies of human nature. I am not allowed to judge in my role. In fact, I tell my clients, there is a zero judgement policy. Clients can come to me with

WHATEVER is happening in their life, and know they are in a completely safe space. So whether they are battling an eating disorder, fighting with their parents over money, or even have had an affair, they know they can work through these things with me without so much as batting an eyelid. We are human. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes.

Here’s the thing. We are our own harshest critics. When we do something ‘wrong’, betray our own moral compass or just behave differently to how we would normally like to, we will beat ourselves up for it far more than anyone else in our lives could – stranger or not.

What matters is how we work THROUGH this behaviour and take it as a lesson to better ourselves and our lives.
Rather than casting judgement on a friend who is considering rekindling with her ex after he treated her poorly, try giving her love instead.

Know that in reality, the only person’s actions we can control are that of ourselves. Tell them how you feel, but finish with – no matter what you decide, I am here for you.

Read our tips on support and boundaries here.

Similarly, if you have someone in your life making what you would consider a poor decision – by all means offer advice. But if they don’t want to hear it, respect that. Allow them to live the life of their choosing – and hold the space for them to vent and talk and cry and come to the decision themselves.

Judging actually doesn’t help anyone – especially the person DOING the judging. Often when we are triggered by the behaviour in someone else, it is pointing to a deeper underlying issue within ourselves.

Read our blog on flick negativity here.

Catch yourself the next time you are passing judgement on somebody – what is that judgement saying about you and your values?

What is the lesson for you here?

And how can you flip the judgement to a more loving position of support and care?

Make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]