A New You for 2016

Out with the old, it’s a great time to renew. Gym more, eat healthy food, lose weight, we have all vowed these resolutions countless times before. This New Year, 2016, with some easy tips to follow, make a resolution you can actually keep, great new skin and a flawless complexion to match.  » Read More

Wake Up your MakeUp for the Festive Season

With Summer, Christmas and the party season upon us, we all want to put our best face forward. Firstly we need to have our canvas, our skin, looking healthy, hydrated and radiant, and this is then enhanced with our makeup application.  » Read More

How Menopause Affects Skin

It’s a fact of life, every woman will go through menopause, usually in her early to mid-50’s. In addition to triggering symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings, menopause can greatly affect your skin too, causing dryness, adult acne and even thin, translucent skin that is less than elastic.  » Read More

Preparing your Skin for Rejuvenation

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Spa Treatments for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I thought this is the perfect opportunity to provide a very brief overview on some spa treatments, and what to be aware of when undertaking treatments, for men and women who are going through or who are recovering from chemotherapy or radiation treatment for breast cancer.  » Read More

What I Can’t and Won’t Do Without For My Skin

It’s funny that our skin can define so much of what we feel and what we know about ourselves. Being in the skin care profession I feel extremely fortunate to be able to have at my fingertips the best home care and clinical treatments to assist with the health and appearance of my skin, particularly after having acne from the age of 10 until I was about 25. I am going to share some of my must haves for healthy skin and they don’t have to break the bank  » Read More

Too much of a good thing is not always best!

I have just returned form my 22nd pilgrimage to IECSC Aesthetic Conference in Las Vegas and I am happy to give you the highlights of my professional learning and exciting new discoveries in the Aesthetic/Beauty arena.
I think one of the most refreshing trends was the resounding confirmation, FINALLY, that the use of too much of a good thing is not always the best for us. Meaning, too much anti-wrinkle injections and or fillers for the face are no longer considered to be attractive.  » Read More

Rejuvenated and Refine Skin Through Exfoliation

We all want healthy, radiant and refined looking skin. The most popular ways of achieving this could be through topical peeling treatments using retinols or alpha hydroxy acids, gommage, scrubs, microdermabrasion, microhydrabrasion, jet peeling, dermaplaning or laser resurfacing in the clinic. These techniques are known as exfoliation, and they may provide instant results, or they may take a week or two until the final unveiling of refreshed skin is revealed. Today we will be looking at exfoliation through both chemical and a few mechanical methods available in the aesthetic or medical clinics.   » Read More

Lashes to Die for

We all desire long, lush, and healthy eyelashes. Unfortunately with stressors such as the natural ageing process, diet, nutrition, environmental aggressors, stress, hormones, medication and makeup, our eyelashes sometimes need a helping hand to stay strong, full and long, rather than looking like short, brittle, sparse stumps that do nothing to enhance our beautiful eyes. If this description sounds like your lashes, don’t worry help is at hand with the introduction of lash/brow conditioning serums.  » Read More

What are Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.  » Read More