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Detoxing and Skin Care demystified

Detoxing and Skin Care demystified

In this edition I’m covering the skin as it’s the largest organ of the body, and as we age, all physiological mechanisms slow down. We need certain ingredients to prevent malnutrition which result in sagging, wrinkles and excessive browns spots on the skin. Some of you may have heard of things like AHA/BHA, Retinol, Peptides, Stem cells, Anti-Oxidants and SPF Moisturisers, but what are these in a simple explanation? Hopefully I have answered some of those questions below. AHA/BHA: These keep your pores clog free by exfoliating dead skin and slow down oil production. Retinol: Plumps up your collagen production Peptides: Inhibits muscle contraction and signals collagen production Stem cells: Extend cell life Anti-Oxidants: Prevents oxidation damage to the cells within your epidermis layer which is near to the top of your skin SPF Moisturisers: Inhibits elastic fibres from breaking and causing sagging skin When over the counter products are purchased i.e. on TV, supermarket or pharmacy, please remember that they are only allowed to sell a certain strength product as they are not trained in cosmeceutical skin care. This is what makes a huge difference to your skin and the type of product you would get through a qualified therapist. A cosmeceutical range works deeper to the live tissue levels, where over the counter work on the top level which is dead tissue. If you have any questions around these ingredients, please ask as we’d love you to be the best informed on what can be done to enhance your skin type. On a warming note, winter is now upon us, evenings are shorter and fires are being lit. Why not indulge in a hot bath with Talasso Sea Salts ($52) and detox your worries away, this is an amazing product and love having the time out to enjoy. Follow with Guam Talasso body oil ($65.50) and massage into the skin. After massage, the skin is toned, elastic and hydrated. The delicate marine essence fragrance lends vitality and well-being. You will be rewarded by an amazing night’s sleep.
Lets talk about Cellulite….

Lets talk about Cellulite….

What is cellulite?

You know those horrible bumps that start appearing under your skin and it begins to look like cottage cheese or orange peel. The worst part is that it can appear on your upper thighs and arms and some other places and it does not matter what size or shape you are, or even how old you are… you wake up one day and it’s there! Kind of like the aliens have landed and replaced your beautiful smooth skin. So here is how it works. Underlying fat deposits push through connective tissue causing it to pucker. Diet, exercise and water all have a role to play in how severe cellulite can appear.  Of course there is also the hormones in food and hereditary factors. If it is hereditary, it can still be reduced.
Skin care: Myths about laser treatment

Skin care: Myths about laser treatment

Laser treatment is used to safely remove unwanted or excess hair on any part of the body thereby considerably reducing the time spent on waxing, threading and plucking of body hair. The service should always be performed by trained and certified skin practitioners under the supervision of the dermatologist and under strict hygiene standards. We bust some popular myths related to laser treatment:
20 Herbs for oily skin

20 Herbs for oily skin

Skin with natural sheen is bliss but excess oily skin is a serious discomfort for both men and women. Plus oily skins bring along problems like blackheads, acne and make up faux paus. Try these home remedies for skin care that will help you get rid of your excess shine.
Taking care of skin around your eyes

Taking care of skin around your eyes

The skin around your eye is much different than the rest of your face. Thus it is extremely important to give special care and attention to this area. Here’s how… Getting acquainted If you want to know how to take care for the skin around your eyes, you need to know about the skin texture very well. The skin around your eyes is supposed to be the thinnest, sensitive and also the driest area. It is also the first place where the signs of ageing begins to appear
Microdermabrasion – What you need to know

Microdermabrasion – What you need to know

Everyone these days seems to be talking about microdermabrasion, peels or IPL. Do you feel a little left out when the topic comes up around the water cooler at work? Would you like to know more about them and why they’re so wildly popular? What are the benefits?  Who is it best  on?  What are the realistic expectations of each treatment? Can we really get these results? Last month we focused a little on ipl for you, this month we’ll look at Microdermabrasion. What is Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing treatment that stimulates faster cell turn over and new collagen. It regenerates, revitalises, refreshes and radiates your skin for a younger looking you and perfect for Men and Women of all ages. At Shine we have an Advanced Diamond Tipped Microdermabrasion Machine so there are no messy crystals involved, and is also better for sensitive skin. The treatment works by a Diamond Head which removes the surface older layer of skin and has a suction head to remove the dead cells as they are lifted.  The results you receive from a microdermabrasion treatment are more impressive than anything you could ever do at home. Best results are carried out in a course of 6 treatments roughly 2 weeks apart. These are also known as the ‘lunchtime peel’ as they normally take 30minutes to carry out and leave you looking and feeling vibrant and fresh. An important thing to remember after this treatment, is that although the dead skin cells have been removed which is fantastic, some of your protection has been removed so sunscreen after treatments and stay out of the sun for a few days post microdermabrasion. The treatment is not suitable for anyone with sunburn, or who have had Dysport, Botox or Fillers of any sort for 72hours prior to treatment. The normal price per treatment is $110, however this month we are offering them for only $85. Book in for a skin consultation with Charlotte to discuss benefits, desired results, how many treatments are required and how much improvement you can expect to see with each treatment.
Eyelash Perm and Tint

Eyelash Perm and Tint

Eyelash perming is a pain free and simple process which can be carried out in your lunch break so no down time. We start with a cleanse around the eye area to remove any traces of makeup, then use a pre-perm solution to remove any oils. There are various sizes of adhesive perming rods to suit nearly everyones length of lashes, so we measure the right one for you and apply them to your eyelids to curl your lashes onto. This may sound a little odd but it is the same feeling as the old lash curlers you push your lashes into and held forever until you thought they would be curly enough. Once all of the lashes are ready, we apply a special perming solution to the lashes and wait for the required time which can vary with each client. During this time we’ll be giving you a scalp or hand massage to keep you relaxed. When its ready to come off, the setting solution is applied and its another massage for you…doesnt get any better than that! Once the setting solution is ready to come off, we remove the rods using wet pads and water and the rods roll straight off. However, to really set of the finish, a lash tint is just perfect to highlight those now fabulously curly lashes which last 2-3 months. This treatment will make your eyes look more open, fresh and revitalised.

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Absolutely one of the best salons ever. Everytime I've been, I've always had such great service and always come out feeling great! The ipl sessions I've had with Cheryl have worked so well and I am so pleased with the results! Still going with them but they are going great. Have had a few peals and they have worked so well for my skin! Have seen great results from this as well! 100% recommend Cheryl and the salon to all!

- Sancha

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