Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Why does skin age?
This is the question alot of people ask skin therapist on a daily basis.
As we age now over the age of 25 our collagen and elastin break down, which supports the skin tissue.
The skin ages due to stress, weather conditions, health issues, your age, moisturise loss, sun exposure etc
These conditons will help the skin cells slow down, we lose fatty acids, we lose calcium within the skin. The changes within the subcutaneous tissue of the skin, the top epidermal layer and the dermis layer are the main causes of ageing.
Clients need to be aware that protection of the skin with correct moisturising treatments will help the ageing process. When combined with a sunscreen and serum the results will be visible.
Consult your skin therapist at least twice a year for a Speed Mapping diagnosis or a Skin Diagnosis.
This will help you address your skin concerns and know exactly how to care for your skin on a daily basis.
Having a expert Skin therpist is like having your local GP. You need someone whom is skilled in diagnosis, this will save your skin and your wallet.
Remember sun protection is vital, any time of the year on all your body include face and hands.
Your skin will appreciate the extra effort you put in, and family and friends will comment.
Look after your largest organ - "YOUR SKIN"
bye for now
The girls at SKINCARE4YOU
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
This is a great Gift with Purchase for the month of Feb 2010
Purchase any two Dermalogica skin care products and we will include in your delivery.
The Fantastic Age Smart Gift contains 3 anti ageing products. They are all travel sizes
Multivitamin Thermafoliant 15ml
Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant is a multi-active treatment product that combines the properties of a physical scrub with a chemical exfoliant. The fine mineral blend polishes off dead skin cells, while the chemical exfoliants further stimulate exfoliation while normalizing cell turnover. The rigorous exfoliation process of Multivitamin Thermafoliant combined with thermal technology helps drive potent vitamins (Retinol, Tocopherol and Tetrahexyldecyl), polyphenols and extracts deeper into the skin to inhibit damage caused by ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) AGE's (Advanced Glycation End-products) and MMPs (Matrix Metalloproteinases).
Multivitamin Power Firm 5ml
Combat visible lines around the eye and mouth area with this powerful firming complex. Seaweed Extract, Vitamins A, C and E, plus a healing shield of Organic Silicones, protect against damage, accelerate repair, strengthen elasticity and improve smoothness.
Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment 15ml
An intense, non-greasy treatment that conditions dry, rough hands while helping to reduce nail splitting and peeling. Pro-Vitamin B5 and soothing Algae Extract hydrate and provide an invisible barrier. Licorice Extract and Vitamin C help even out skin tone while Vitamin A (Retinol) helps reverse the signs of premature aging. Extracts of Ginkgo Biloba and Grape Seed plus Vitamin E help guard against environmental damage while quick-absorbing conditioners leave hands smoother and nails healthier. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour
So simply do not miss out check out our great savings this month
Bye from the girls at skincare4you
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Look Great and Feel Great can be achieved.
Ok everyone tells you of the foods you can and cannot eat, vitamins etc, to help take care of baby and yourself. Well we will also look at how you take care of your skin, cleansing, moisturising etc for particular concerns.
Got you interested? well we will start at what common problems most pregnant women face with skin concerns, and help you with some tips to help you thru these times.
Most of all start to enjoy your pregnancy, relax, take time to look after you - as you are the one that is carrying your new child.
Even book that belated facial, ask for a exp therapist to address your skin concerns and focus on rejuvenating your skin.
Most common pregnancy skin concerns
Pimples/acne - this is the time to check what you are currently using. As most women continue to use the same products as before, but they notice either nothing is happening with there skin or more breakouts are occurring.
A mild cleansing wash that is designed for a combination skin, not something too harsh or stripping as this would irritate and strip the skin causing other skin concerns.
Start using an anti inflammatory lotion on pimples like Dermalogica Overnight clearing gel which will help rid bacteria, help rid of built up cells which clogs pores and stops further infection.
Drink lots of water, and eat fresh fruit and vegetables.
Talk to your DR on what vitamins he would recommend for you.
Don't squeeze - you Will only damage and irritate the skin and cause more infection.
Pimples or breakouts on the body are also common. Signs of irritation, breakouts in the second stage of pregnancy is common.
Use a mild non soap body wash, don't pick or scratch - and treat with calamine lotion for large areas of the body to take down itch or inflammation.
Dry skin on face or body with hormonal changes you may experience itchy sensitive skin, or even dry patches on the face and body.
What you again will have to look at is what are you washing your skin with. Avoid hot showers foaming or soap cleansers and start using a hydrating serum like Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster to give your skin that pregnancy glow and hydrate with a more nourishing moisturiser.
Over course in summer don't over nourish your skin as this can lead to breakouts.
On the body watch soap products, moisturise daily with a exfoliating body cream like Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream this will help rid skin of dead skin cells, with its lactic acid base and beautifully hydrate skin, allowing it to be softer and smoother to allow skin to grow and move with baby.
This plus a application daily of olive oil to tummy, buttocks and chest can reduce the chance in some women of stretch marks.
Pigmentation Due to stimulation of hormones this can stimulate pigmentation cells. It is very important to wear protective clothing in sunlight, avoid to much glare off computer screens, halogen lightening as these stimulate pigment cells and can help darken pigmentation. Avoid overexposure to sunlight and use a SPF30+.
Though it is also very common for women to notice darken patches on face especially top of lip, nose and forehead this will often fade when your baby is born.
If you are concerned after your pregnancy consult a skin therapist for a lightening range like Dermalogica Chroma White.
Skin Tags Well these interesting little skin polyps normally occur where friction and irritation of the skin occurs e.g skin rubbing and jewellery rubbing.
They are tiny and dark raised skin bits normally occur on arms, neck, chest, under arms and breast.
Laser is the most common way of removing them. Don't pull them as they can badly bleed.
Irritated hands and Feet - some women will notice itchy, red inflamed soles of their feet or palms, this is common when estrogen levels rise.
Try using some soothing hand cream like Dermalogica Multi Vitamin hand and nail cream or a hand balm by Elly B that is organic.
Avoid scrubbing, hot water and stimulating detergents.
Treat feet with a little baby powder and keep hands and feet hydrated and ask for that Pedicure or foot rub as it will only help.
Please email us for further skin advice.
Till next time take care enjoy the pregnancy ride
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Follow these great products to look at this new range from a leading Aromatherapy Company dedicated to the protection of our planet, no animal ingredients or testing and packaged in recyclable paper.
A non-drying cleanser for all skin types that gently but deeply purifies, removing excess oil and debris. This gentle soap-free formulation with Aloe Vera and the powerful anti-oxidant Pomegranate, protects and helps preserve the moisture content of skin. Leaving your skin feeling soft and clarified.
Directions: Gently massage into wet or dry skin. Rinse with warm water.
Use morning and night.
Bamboo & macadamia smoothing exfoliator
Fine granules of Bamboo gently polish the skin improving surface tone and texture. Impurities and dehydrated skin cells are gently buffed away leaving skin feeling purified, refreshed and smooth. Pores are cleansed, excess oils and debris eliminated, enabling your skin to be more receptive to vital nutrients and moisture.
Directions: Gently massage over a clean, damp face in circular motions. Avoid the eye area. Rinse off with warm water or remove with a damp face cloth. Use twice weekly.
Rosewater & chamomile balancing toner
This versatile mist hydrates and restores your skin’s natural pH balance, simultaneously scenting it with a delicate Rose aroma. Contains a hydrating and soothing blend of Witch Hazel, and German Chamomile. It also boosts your skin with powerful anti-oxidants like Pomegranate extract.
Directions: Spray 25cm from the face and décolletage after cleansing and throughout the day to maintain hydration and help your skin combat environmental stresses.
Pomegranate & apricot daily moisture lotion
Support your skin’s natural replenishing processes with a nourishing selection of vitamins and anti-oxidants, sourced from plants and herbs. A luxurious combination of Apricot and Rosehip oils with Pomegranate extract replenish, sustain and shield skin from drying influences. Skin appears smoother, radiant and healthier.
Directions: Gently smooth over the face and décolletage. Apply morning
Antioxidants and vitamins from concentrated ingredients such as Co-Q10, Rosehip oil and Jojoba oil combat the appearance of fine lines, dryness and irregular skin texture. Specifically beneficial for dry, sun-damaged or mature skin types. This age-defying cream helps to renew and refresh skin.
Directions: Gently smooth over the face and décolletage. Apply morning
Fragrance free moisturiser
Moisturise and protect your skin with this delightfully light, unscented cream. The primary ingredient is Jojoba - a natural plant wax, which has a structure complimentary to our skin’s own oils. Jojoba is rapidly absorbed, leaving the skin noticeably more supple for at least 8 hours. Promotes elasticity and minimises the appearance of facial lines.
Directions: Gently smooth over the face and décolletage. Apply morning
Antioxidant concentrate with green tea & Co-Q10
A concentrated serum rich in antioxidants that combines the simplicity of nature and the precision of science. This concentrate counteracts the signs of fatigued and stressed skin using the antioxidant qualities of green tea and
co-enzyme Q10. Visible signs of aging such as fine lines and irregular skin tone are noticeably minimised. Skin appears smoother, firmer and brighter.
Directions: Suitable for use over the entire face, including the delicate area around the eyes. Apply sparingly and follow with a moisturiser.
Directions: Apply sparingly to clean, damp skin. Can also be applied to dry hair and fingernails.
you will find this exciting new product in our store take a look this week.
Bonus gift with any springfields skin care product purchased whilst stocks last this month, Oct 09.
Look out for reviews and great new products with our blog.
From the girls at
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Well Highlighted from Marie Claire, Stress Relief Treatment Oil voted by Marie Claire as one of the top 10 products to re-energise your mind, body and spirit.
Use a couple of drops in your bath, or massage into the body whilst showering or simply as the perfect massage blend for you and your partner.
Vogue Magazine September highlighted MediBac Clearing Concealing Spot Treatment as one of the "Next generation cult Products".
This product is excellent for during the day when you want to cover a blemish as it is slightly tinted to hide small lesions. Men and women can use and it is the perfect cover for teenagers.
Russh Magazine reported in September issue, Makeup artist Sam Corry recommends using Total Eye Care SPF15+ to help protect and counterbalance the effects of dark circles.
Take care and have a great weekend and remember we have great specials on any two Napoleon Body and Self Tanning products purchase this month. Receive a Free Bronzing Pen whilst stocks last.
To next time the girls at Skincare4you
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Get ready for summer!!
Want to feel better, give your self a lift with a beautiful Napoleon Tan
As we all know a little bit of colour gives you a pick me up, makes you look slimmer and brings a smile to your face.
Well now is the time to prepare your skin,
1. Napoleon Smooth all over
A beautiful body scrub specifically formulated for a mico-exfoliation of the body, combined with soothing chamomile and Calendula for a calming and soothing scrub. Use prior to self tanning application. Rinse off in the shower towel dry and then use the Summer Sun Mouse or the beautiful award winning Self tanning spray.
2. Apply either the Summer Lovers Self tanning Mousse or the Summer Sun Self Tanning Spray. Both are slightly tinted for easy application and are quick drying.
Leave on for a couple of hours for best results.
Wash hands thorougly after application.
3. To maintain your tan or when in times of you needing a colour but have not got the time for a spray or mousse tan, try our beautiful Whipped Dream - Tan enhancer.
This brilliant product can be used by itself for a summer glow or in between tans to maintain and extend your tan.
Rinse hands after application due to the tint.
This product is formulated to deeply moisturise with olive oil, almond oil, shea butter and hazel nut oil helping to maintain and enhanve your tan. Apply daily.
Apply best straight afer shower or bath.
Whilst stocks last we have a great special in Oct 09 receive a bronze age click pen,
this fantastic pen shades and enhances areas of the face or body with a bronzing powder.
Quick be one of the first to get this limited edition Bronze pen with any two Napoleon Sun range.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Dermalogica Give Away
With everyone that joins our blog today you will receive a travel size dermalogica moisturiser and samples for just subscribing to our blog.
We are also rewarding one special person a Full size Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster value $96.00- this is a serum that is used under your moisturiser for all skin conditions that intensly hydrates and revitalizes parched skin.
This product hydrates, smoothes and minimizes fine lines with fantastic ingredients that restore moisture balance.
All you have to do to win this great prize of Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster is tell us your favourite skin care product. All entries will go into the draw and win be drawn on September 10th 2009 at 5pm sydney time.
Good luck to all and remember all you have to do is subscribe to our blog and also post your favourite skin care product to be in the draw. Winner will be notify by email.
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