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Dr. Spiller Cleansing Milk & Toner with Cucumber Extracts

When I first tried the Dr. Spiller Cleansing Milk, I assumed it was a light weight moisturiser.

The milky formula and smooth texture was a far cry from your typical clear and soapy smelling face wash.

It was this simple visual and textural difference that made me so intrigued to try this product.
Often, I find face washes to be a bit too harsh on my sensitive skin.

The pH in the Dr. Spiller Cucumber Milk is sensitive skin friendly and does not strip of irritate the skin. The pleasant and mild cucumber extract is rich in antioxidant avonoids, polyphenols, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, C and E.

The Cucumber extract also helps to reduce the appearance of redness and lessens the appearance of pigmentation. As far as face washes go, this Dr. Spiller range does far more than cleanse your skin.

It’s non-drying creamy formula purifies, revitalises and lightens your complexion making it the perfect cleanser for those that suffer from breakouts, congestion and open pores; in other words suitable for oily/ combination skin.

The Dr. Spiller Cleansing Milk is designed to be used in harmony with the Dr. Spiller Cucumber Toner.

It has long been asked, why we actually need to use a toner in our skincare regime. Toner was originally created as an extra cleansing step to remove dirt and impurities from makeup and environmental pollution.

While Face Plus often recommends double cleansing your face (particularly if you have been wearing a lot of makeup during the day) this can also result in an imbalance in your pH levels. Toners are specifically designed to restore this balance to your skin to keep your skin from becoming too dry or oily and you cleanse your face. A toner will also help to tighten your pores to help make your skin visibly smoother.

When choosing a toner, it is important to opt for one that is hydrating. The Dr. Spiller Cucumber Toner contains lactic acid which is a biomimetic NMF to bind moisture for increased hydration.

The Cucumber Toner, like it’s Cleansing counterpart is a skin friendly, non-sticky formula that feels lightweight and effortless on the skin. Our dermal therapist Jodie, recommends replacing your cotton pad with some gauze when applying toner.

This way you maximise the product on your face and don’t loose as much to the absorption on the cotton pad.
The Dr. Spiller Cucumber Milk Cleanser and Toner are skin care essentials to help you on your way to clear and glowing skin.

Keep the two in your bathroom and encourage your partner to incorporate it into his morning and night skincare regime. The calming cucumber smell will have them hooked after the first use.

Call 02 8897 0000 to book a skin consultation 

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Beauty

Couple Goals: …those that Skincare together

At home skin care is a cost-effective bonding experience for you and your partner.

Mornings are always a bit too rushed…especially during the weekday, however, night times give couples a great opportunity to engage in some feel-good beauty routines.

Lately, I have been seeing a lot more men on social media try at home scrubs and sheet masks…usually to the great amusement and encouragement of their significant others. At home skin care is a cost-effective bonding experience for you and your partner. Here are some tips to start incorporating the man in your life into your night time beauty routine.

  1. Think about the both of you

When I first started painting my partners face with face masks, I was considerate of that fact he might not appreciate my rose scented, pink clay mask. I wanted to ease him into my wonderful beauty world, so started with exfoliating face scrubs and mineral clay masks that looked like camouflage face paint.  The aim is to have fun together not isolate and overwhelm your partner. (aka. Don’t snapchat him on the couch wearing a facemask)

  1. Take a shower or bath together

There’s nothing nicer in Winter than a hot shower or warm bath. It’s even better to do this activity together (not all the time, but once a week it can be a really nice intimate way of spending time together). Go the extra mile and light some scented candles. If you’re having a bath add some Epsom salt to relax your muscles and a few drops of lavender oil to set the calming mood. If you’re having a shower, use exfoliating mitts and a good quality body scrub. The result is smoother skin and a free massage. Talk about winning.

  1. Give your partner a DIY facial

After a stressful work day, there is nothing nicer than having your face gently massaged and cleansed for you. While you’re watching your favourite show or about to hit the hay, rest your partners head in your lap and cleanse, tone and moisturise their face. Make sure to have clean hands and use the same amount of product as you would on yourself. It’s easy to get a little carried away and use too much facial oil, however, you don’t want to clog your partners pores and trigger a breakout.
P

ro tip: Always sweep your face in an upwards motion. Start from the base of the neck and run your hands and fingertips up along the neck. This is a must-master technique for anti-ageing skincare.

To book a skin consultation: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Wellness

Essential skincare tips for men

They say you can tell a lot about a man by his shoes.

While I think this statement is true to an extent, I think it applied better a few decades ago, before we became an increasingly casual culture where sneakers and jeans are now considered the norm.

Men, like their shoes, have undergone a style revolution. A smart suit, sleek hair and close shave is no longer the pinnacle of sophistication.

Men are embracing as much diversity in dress code and appearance as women. Whether it’s a buzz cut, a beard, a moustache or some 5 o’clock shadow; men everywhere are challenging the conventions of what it means to be a dapper man.

One thing is for sure though, you can tell a lot about a man by how well he looks after his skin.
Men, unlike women have not yet made mainstream wearing makeup as coverup for any breakouts or blemishes.

A woman is lucky that she can hide a pimple or her dark circles under her eyes with some powerful concealer, however, a man doesn’t have anything to hide behind, which is why he needs to be meticulous with his skincare regime.

Here are some tips to help the man in your life master their skincare regime:

  1. Don’t shave against the grain

Most men shave against the direction of their hair growth with the belief that it will get them a closer shave. By doing this the blade often nicks the buried surface of the hair follicle creating inflammation. For the best result, shave in the direction that feels smooth. Also, try and shave in precise sweeping motions to avoid repeating the same area over and over.

  1. Pick the right razor

Ever suffered an ingrown hair or are you prone to micro wounds from your shaving technique? It’s probably down to your choice of razor.

While the market is saturated with ‘new and improved’ razors, whether they be four or five blade, electric or old school in design, it’s important to match your razor with your skin concerns. Do your homework and find a razor that’s right for you. A very important point, is to make sure your razor blades are changed regularly.

Razors collect micro amounts of your skin, so you need to clean and replace them regularly to avoid any infections.

  1. Avoid aftershave and other gimmicky scented products

Remember the burn that aftershave gave you after your first shave? Well that stinging sensation and aggressively over-scented product is actually very harmful for you, especially if you suffer from sensitive skin.

Take time to familiarise yourself with product ingredients. Many of these male-targeted products contain dyes and parabens that can aggravate your skin. Instead, opt for a hydrating moisturiser.

  1. Slip, slop and slap

If there is one product every guy should use, it is sunscreen. No matter how masculine you are, you can’t avoid being exposed to sun damage.

If you spend a lot of time outdoors (even if it’s Winter and overcast outside) you are still being exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.  At Face Plus we recommend a minimum of 30 SPF.

To book a skin consultation: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]