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Say I DO to glowing skin!

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Say I DO to glowing skin!
Every bride wants to look like the best version of themselves on their wedding. That’s why they spend months watching what they eat and exercising, trying tirelessly to fit into their dream dress.

While a brides Pinterest board is often overloaded with dress ideas and hair and makeup styles for their big day, often they miss out on one crucial component; their skincare.
Weddings are notorious for putting too much stress on the bride.

From the last minute seating arrangements, to their favourite flowers not being in season, planning a wedding can feel less like a treat and more like a chore.

However, this kind of stress often reflects poorly on the skin. Many brides experience breakouts before their big day and while it is of course possible to cover this up with makeup, makeup cannot unfortunately hide everything.

At Face Plus Medispa we have worked with hundreds of brides get ready for their big day. From tackling long term skin afflictions, to helping achieve that makeup free glow, we know that every bride deserves to look their very best.

That is why we have created our new and improved 3 month, ‘Say I Do’ to glowing skin package. It is a bespoke treatment that includes 6 treatments over the course of 3 months. Think of us as your personal trainer for your skin.

Our highly trained dermal therapists will work closely with you to ensure you follow a well-rounded, holistic approach to putting your best face forward.

This includes helping you make healthy food/lifestyle choices as well as ensuring your at home skincare products are suitable for your skins needs.

If you have any long-term skin issues such as acne, acne scarring, pigmentation and/or an uneven complexion, then this treatment plan will do wonders for you. This isn’t just about setting you up for your big day, it is about working hard over a concentrated period of time to offer your long-lasting results.
What does the three-month bridal plan involve?

Firstly, you will consult with one of our dermal therapists. If you wish, this therapist can be your personal skincare expert, throughout the three-month period. At your first appointment your therapist will spend 30 minutes going through a detailed skin analysis. During this time everything from your skin concerns, skin goals, diet, at home products and lifestyle will be discussed and analysed. This consultation is vital to establishing the foundations of the treatment.

While the three-month plan follows a carefully curated, result driven structure, amendments may be made at this session to ensure the therapist directly addresses and resolves your skin concerns.

As a guide the 3-month bridal plan is as follows:
Each session will last approximately an hour and a half
Session 1:

  • Detailed skin analysis
  • Signature Face Plus Enzyme Facial / Deep Pore cleansing facial
  • LED Light Therapy

Session 2:

  • Herbal Hydration Peel
  • LED Light Therapy

Session 3

  • Full Face, Laser Genesis
  • LED Light Therapy

Session 4

  • Herbal Hydration Peel
  • Galvanic Infusion or LED Light Therapy

Session 5

  • Full Face, Laser Genesis
  • LED Light Therapy

Session 6

  • Herbal Phyto Peel
  • LED Light Therapy

Benefits of Herbal Hydra Peels:
The hydra peel activates the skin’s metabolism and detoxification by increasing circulation. the skin is supplied with oxygen and nutrients by the improved microcirculation.

The treatment also activates the skin’s repair mechanism through targeted, controlled irritation.

Using the power of the herbs, the Herbal Hydration Peel was made for those concerned with:

  • Anti-aging
  • Brightening the skin
  • Increasing firmness
  • Acne
  • Cellular rejuvenation

Benefits of Laser Genesis: 
Laser Genesis stimulates the skin’s healing and collagen production underneath the skin without damaging the surface layer, resulting in a smoother texture and refined tone. Scientifically proven to produce new collagen, Laser Genesis is an innovative new laser technology that can treat the signs of aging and sun damage such as redness, large pores, uneven texture, and fine lines.
Benefits of LED Light Therapy
LED Light Therapy is a non-invasive revolutionary light therapy treatment which can reduce pore size, improve health and vibrancy of the skin, promote healing of damaged or compromised skin and can remove bacteria which causes redness and inflammation in acne-prone skin.
LED Light Therapy treatments work by delivering pure narrow-band light emitting diodes (LED’s) carefully positioned to ensure a uniform beam. This light stimulates cellular activity, collagen production and increases blood flow to the skin resulting in plumped, tighter and radiant looking skin.
At Face Plus, we pride ourselves on being a result driven Medispa. This carefully curated treatment plan is designed specifically with glowing, flawless skin in mind.
For the next month, we are offering one lucky bride the chance to win one of our bridal packages simply by entering at the link below. If you would like to enter fill in our form and tell us a little bit about your skin concerns and your upcoming big day to go in the draw to win. Competition closes 19th July 2018.
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Visit one of our clinics and experience a thorough cosmetic consultation: 

Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Products

Dr. Spiller Oxygen Vital Cream Mask

 

DIY skin boost at home!

An at home face mask is a little luxury every woman should indulge in. DIY face masks have been recently popularized by the Korean Beauty trend of sheet masks.

Social media is also splattered with advertisements and endorsements for clay/mud masks. 

While these masks may look good due to their packaging and advertising, it’s very important you pick ones that are right for skin so you don’t do more harm than good. Sheet masks are often made up of artificial ingredients to ensure the smell good, however, these perfumed fragrances are often toxic for your skin.

Clay masks are notorious for creating a tightening effect on your skin, so you can barely open your mouth once it drys. While it may feel like its working it can actually dry out your skin further and displace the pH balance of your skin.

By comparison Dr. Spiller skincare uses a biomimetic formula which is specifically created to be gentle with your skins natural acid mantle. The Dr. Spiller Oxygen Vital Cream Mask is a clarifying mask designed to revitalize and invigorate the appearance of sluggish-looking skin.

If you find your skin in non-responsive to your usual routine, this may mean you need to mix your routine up a bit and nurture your skins appearance.

This Vital Cream mask aims to revive your skin by promoting hydration and creates a moisture barrier protection from environmental drying. In Winter, dry and flaky skin is very common therefore this mask is a beauty cabinet must buy.

How to apply:
Once or twice a week (depending on the state of your skin) after you have thoroughly cleansed and toned your skin apply a generous layer of the Oxygen Vital Cream Mask to the face and eye contour.

You can leave the product on for 10-15 minutes as it absorbs in your skin, then use a tissue or cotton pad to gently remove any excess product. However, at Face Plus we suggest you leave the product on the skin as an overnight treatment.

After 15 minutes, simply massage in any residual cream until it has been absorbed. The Oxygen Vital Cream mask will work in as little as 2-3 minutes for an instant and fast acting skin treatment.

The Dr. Spiller Oxygen Vital Cream Mask is suitable for anyone with combination or dry skin or those that suffer from sun-damaged, aged or fatigued skin.

This mask will help to visibly reduce the appearance of redness, dryness and irritation. The Cream mask formula delivers a vitamin cocktail for your skin to revitalize and repair your skin’s barrier.

Key Ingredients:

PERFLUORODECALIN
Extra oxygen to support the skin’s recovery and regeneration. Used in medicine to speed wound healing.

SOYBEAN OIL
Nourishing botanical oil rich in biomimetic triglycerides, fatty acids, lecithin and squalene.

JOJOBA OIL
The only botanical source of sebum identical wax esters for increased moisture barrier protection. Jojoba oil is also rich in fatty acids.

BISABOLOL
An important extract from German chamomile. Has scientifically proven anti inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti mitotic properties. Has skin whitening effects greater than arbutus and promotes collagen synthesis.

LECITHIN
Biomimetic protectant found naturally in the acid mantle to protect against TEWL.

LACTIC ACID
Biomimetic NMF to bind moisture for increased hydration.

VITAMIN E
A skin-identical potent antioxidant, naturally secreted by the sebaceous gland for environmental moisture protection.

VITAMIN C
A potent antioxidant that nurtures natural collagen synthesis for a more supple appearance.

Call 02 8897 0000 to book a skin consultation 

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Beauty

Bridal Beauty Food

 

Diet and Skin care together impact your skin.

A very important part of ensuring optimum skin health, is a rigorous and consistent skincare regime.

Many of our clients assume that booking a once a month session at Face Plus is enough to ensure they meet their glowing skin goals.

However, it’s important to adjust your thinking on this.

If you view Face Plus as your skins very own personal trainer, then you are still required to workout outside of your scheduled session times in order to see visible results. 

Great skincare is comprised of three components

  1. regular appointments with a trained dermal therapist
  2. meticulous at home skincare using products that are proven to compliment your skin
  3. a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle

These three components need to work in harmony in order to produce healthy, glowing skin.
As a bride to be, the time in the lead up to your wedding can be extremely stressful.

A bride can often be so focused on the wedding that they forgo proper self-care in the lead up. This stress and tension can often result in breakouts and skin sensitivity.

Many brides also try to lose weight before their big day. It’s important that a bride does this in a healthy way. Starving yourself or eating like a rabbit can often have a negative impact on your skin. Your skin is after all your largest living organ. It is also the organ that receives all the nutrients from your food last. So, it is crucial that you feed your body vitamin rich foods to help promote glowing skin from the inside out.
Here is a list of food/beverages/supplements that are crucial for glowing skin:

  1. Drink lots of water

While this may sound like a no brainer, skin dehydration is the number one issue we see here at Face Plus. This is particularly relevant to you, if you are a bride that is training heavily before your big day. Make sure to re-hydrate your body so that it reflects your exercise exertions.
During the winter months, feel free to supplement a few glasses of water for cups of herbal tea, such as green tea. To read about the benefits of herbal tea, read our blog post on it here: Tea-tox drink to your health

  1. Eat Dark leafy greens with every meal (spinach, kale, silverbeet, rocket, chard) 

Dark leafy salads are full of collagen boosting vitamins. Make sure to have a balance of both raw and cooked greens in order to reap all of the health benefits, as overcooking your greens can zap it of all its nutrients. Leafy Greens are rich in Vitamin A and K, which help to reduce dark circles that may form under your eyes.
To incorporate greens into your diet, blend some in morning smoothie (mix with berries for a tasteless experience), have a salad with protein for lunch and lightly sauté with some fish, lemon & olive oil for dinner.

  1. Salmon 

Pick Fish that is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. While many people can’t stomach sardines (if you can these are the best for you), wild caught salmon is a good alternative. Try and swap your meat nights for fish nights in the lead up to your wedding. Not only are these lighter meals but the health benefits on your skins membranes makes the swap worth the while. Just be careful not to ruin the health benefits of fish by covering it in sugary sauces. Try and eat fish on its own, adding a bit of olive oil, lemon, ginger, turmeric or tamari as flavouring.

  1. Berries

While there is a lot of reports that are now saying, not all fruit is good for you, berries remain the superfoods of choice for health professionals. Whether its raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or blackberries; these little gems are rich in antioxidants and low in fructose. Berries also promote collagen production, for healthy and plump skin. Mix berries in your morning smoothie, snack on them in the afternoon or mix a handful in unsweetened greek yoghurt for a filling and healthy dessert.

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric is a miracle spice. It’s anti-inflammatory, wound healing properties are widely recognized. Added grated fresh turmeric to your stir fries or on top of your salmon for some healthy flavouring. As turmeric can be expensive, store a fresh knob of it in your freezer and grate finely when needed. While powdered turmeric can also be substituted, it’s best to enjoy fresh produce as close to it’s natural state as possible in order to gain all of the health benefits.

  1. Lemon

Squeeze lemon on everything! Have it in warm water to start the day and alkalize your body, mix it with extra virgin olive oil as a healthy salad dressing, add it to your berry smoothies to balance sweetness or place a slice in your cup of green tea. Lemons help to improve your digestion and detoxify your body which ultimately results in clearing up your complexion.

  1. The Beauty Chef Glow Powder 

As far as health supplements go, this one is a fridge essential. While its necessary to eat whole foods, our busy lifestyles often leave us time poor to prepare all our meals of the day. This tasty, probiotic powder helps to deliver your gut a healthy dose of goodness in an easy to prepare and digestible formula.
GLOW Inner Beauty Powder is your essential daily beauty blend, containing 24 Certified Organic, bio-fermented and probiotic superfoods, for good gut health and healthy, glowing skin.
the award-winning ‘GLOW’ by The Beauty chef is a bio-fermented formula designed to support gut health, collagen synthesis and beautiful skin, hair and nails from the inside out. This powder is a probiotic-rich formula, with a delicious berry flavour, is packed with easily digested, super-charged nutrients that are absorbed quickly and effectively by your cells to promote collagen synthesis and support skin radiance. Face Plus Medispa are proud to stock The Beauty Chef range. The Glow Powder is available from all three Face Plus Clinics and retails for $59.95
As well as this brief list make sure to eliminate from your diet any heavily processed foods. The rule should be, if it comes in a packet, try and find a whole foods substitute. By eating clean your skin won’t only look better, but you will feel better too….and what could be better than a healthy, glowing bride to be.

To book a skin consultation: 

Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]

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Wellness

Tips to being a stress-free bride

“Feelings are just vistors, let them come and go” -Mooji


Stress happens to everyone….but especially to brides in the leadup to their wedding.

Many brides dream about their perfect wedding well before they are even engaged. From the dress, to the venue, the flowers and the guests… planning a wedding is a milestone event where you have the added pressure of also being the centre of attention. It’s no wonder that this pressure for perfection causes even a ‘relaxed, cool girl’ bride to lose a few days of sleep.

Stress while not totally unavoidable, is manageable.
Eating healthily, exercising regularly and ensuring you get enough sleep is a good start but here are a few more tips to ensure you take care of yourself before your big day.

  1. Don’t make the wedding all about you

This one might sound a little backhanded, but what we mean, is make sure to delegate responsibilities out to all invested parties and hold those people accountable.

Most people assume that the wedding is completely controlled by the bride, not realising that their crazy mother in law has invited half her bridge class. If that’s the case, make the mother in law in charge of the first round of seating arrangements, then you can just do final edits.

Delegation is key to being a stress-free bride and don’t be afraid to remind your partner that they are equally responsible too.

  1. Make a list of what is most important to you and focus on making those right….as for the rest, don’t worry if they aren’t flawless

If all you care about is how your dress fits and what the flowers look like, then invest your energy wholeheartedly there and don’t stress too much about the rest.

Sure, you want the band to play nice songs and the menu cards to be perfectly placed, but in the end of the day if the drinks are flowing and the mood is buzzing, no one will notice the details like you would.

  1. Write your thoughts down

Your mind can often be busy thinking about a million things at once. Keep a notepad by your bed, or start a checklist on your phone and add to it every time you have a question or a doubt you need to check. That way you keep all your thoughts in one place and can tick them off at your next bridal session.

  1. Schedule in bridal time

Unlike in the movies where brides do nothing but plan their wedding all day, most people have regular 9-5 jobs to maintain before a wedding. Cake tasting isn’t an all-day activity, its something you do on a lunchbreak or as an appointment after work. Just like you would schedule in a WIP call, pencil in a wedding meeting with yourself one evening a week.

Set an agenda ahead of time and make a point to action all of your items before you return to your Netflix show. While it might seem unromantic to handle a wedding like you would a work meeting, it is after all an event that needs proper planning.

Take emotion out of these meetings and just address them as action points that way you will get through the list much quicker.

  1. Schedule in non-bridal time

From the moment you get engaged many brides feel like all they get asked is questions about the wedding. Many find this experience utterly frustrating and overwhelming.

It’s important to remember that before you were a bride you were a person and your significant other’s partner. Take time alone and with your partner to just be together without all the bridal chatter.

  1. Think about the future

Many brides get bogged down in the details of their big day they forget to focus on the honeymoon and life after the wedding. If a wedding is meant to symbolise the start of your new life then make exciting plans for that new life.

Don’t fall victim to the anti-climactic ‘after the wedding’ feeling, be excited that you’ll never have to argue over the seating arrangements of your partners second cousins.

Most importantly remember that being a bride means marrying the love of your life. If you remind yourself that the day is about love then that long list of material items really does seem irrelevant.

You could have the most expensive and perfectly structured wedding but if you don’t enjoy every moment of it and exude a happy and positive vibe, then all the hard work will be lost amongst the stress.

To book a skin consultation: 

Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]