Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Are The Chocolate Bunnies Coming To Get You - The Myth Concerning Chocolate

Well Happy Easter, will the chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs get you??

Does Chocolate make me break out?
Well alot of people are sensitive to lactose, which is found in milk, cheese, chocolate, yogurt etc. And alot of people find that if they eat this time of food they tend to break out in white type pimple heads and also break out in the cheek area. 

This in Chinese Medicine represents the lung area and when we have had to much dairy alot of people start to break out in this region.
Though science tells us no one food group triggers acne. 

But in our practice we have found that people that eat dairy products may have a sensitivity and tend to break out. In other words watch what you are eating how much you are consuming, then take a look at your skin 4 days later.

Generally it takes the body 4 days to react internally with break outs to something it is not breaking down well. Drink lots of water, correctly clean your skin, do not over strip the skin, as this will cause further oil production, and irritate the surface. Use a oil free moisturiser to protect the surface, wash pillow slip regularly, Do not pick pimples, this will allow for bacteria to spread.
Gently exfoliate once a week.
Deep Cleansing masks are effective for cleaning the skin - ones that are clay base are good.
If you need further advice on your skin care,
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Monday, March 30, 2009

Bridal Tips for 2009


                        Our top tips to help you organise and prepare for your special wedding day.

6 months prior to the big day organise makeup and hairdresser,by booking a trial for your wedding day. To make life easier for The Makeup Artist and Hairdresser go through magazines for looks that are exactly to your liking, save the pages for your trials and file away for your wedding day, makeup and hair looks
  1. Start regular facials-we would recommend at least 6 months prior book your favourite salon every month for a deep cleanse, exfoliation, massage and mask. This will help with skin texture, blackheads, pimples and relaxation, and of course any fine lines.
  2. Book a spray tan and check the colour the therapist is using, take the name of therapist and if you like the spray tan, book the same girl if available 1 day prior to the special day. You can top up with Napoleon Summer Sun Self Tanning Spray or the Summer Lovers Self Tan Mousse both give a great natural colour.
  3. Start exfoliation 1 x week over your whole body, this will help with skin texture, moving lymph and toxins, and allow absorption of body moisturising creams more easily. Exfoliate and mask your face weekly to start improving facial texture, facial fine lines, improve deep cleansing of open pores, pimples and blackheads.
  4. Ensure waxing and facial, manicure and pedicures, spray tan are all booked 2 months prior to your wedding, Book facial 3 days before, 2 days before manicure and pedicure, 1 days before wedding book spray tan, you dont want it coming off.
  5. Start regular exercise and drink loads of water, to cleanse system up your vitamins, eat regularly and Learn deep breathing exercises to ease any stress leading up to your big day.
  6. When your big day is close organise with your mother in law or old friend to carry your emergency Touch up Kit - should contain, lip gloss, touch up powder, lip stick, breath freshner, hair spray and hair brush, perfume - make a list of two extra things you may need.
  7. Remember to take with you a picture of a makeup that best describes the look you are after for your wedding makeup. This will allow your makeup artist to make sure that your makeup is exactly how you want it. Hopefully it is the same picture that you use when you first had your trial makeup.

  8. Use waterproof mascara on the big day, most brides will shed a tear or two - remember to pack a waterproof mascara remover so you dont end up the morning after with Panda eyes.
9.       Use a large Blush brush dusted with powder to set foundation press powder into skin        then gently buff downwards - so any fine hairs on the face wont attract sunlight.For a long    lasting lipstick for the special day - prepare the lips making sure that they are totally dry, no    moisturiser, gel or lip gloss. Nothing - then get a lip pencil very close to your natural colour cover the whole lip area, and draw the lips, set with a little dusting of powder, then fill in your lips with a natural shade, antique warm coffee, nude and natural look is in. And then using a little gloss dab in the middle of the top and bottom lip
                         10.Use a lip seal if available.
                         11.  Make sure your lips are dry before kissing, sipping drinks etc.
Finally - Relax-Every Bride should enjoy her day. This day goes so fast and hopefully it will bring you long and happy memories.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Flawless Skin Danni Minogue Cleanses with Dermalogica

Find this great product that Danni Minogue uses at www.skincare4you.com.au
Special cleansing gel is a aromatherapy soap free botanical cleanser.
Suitable for all skin especially combination skin, use with a little water foam and then massage into skin for best results use the Exfoliating face brush.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Smoking May Give You Spots -

This information has been sourced from the BBC.
Woman with NIA
This type of acne is characterised by white heads and small cysts
Women who smoke are more likely to develop a form of acne than those who do not, research from Italy suggests.

A study of 1,000 women found over 40% those who smoked had non-inflammatory acne, characterised by blocked pores, large white heads and small cysts.

This compared with 10% of non-smokers, the study published in the British Journal of Dermatology found.

However, the link between smoking and spots is controversial, and the authors admit other factors may play a role.

Nevertheless, the team from the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome said they felt their findings could lead to non-inflammatory acne (NIA) being seen as "a new entity among smoking-related cutaneous diseases".

They dubbed it "smokers' acne face".

Teenage spots

The study was carried out on women because the condition appears to affect more women than men.

All of these findings will hopefully provide people with an extra incentive to quit
Colin Holden
British Association of Dermatologists

Of the 1,000 subjects, just under 30% were smokers. Of these 42.2% developed acne, predominantly the non-inflammatory form rather than the one featuring red and swollen spots.

The researchers said the smokers in the group had half the levels of skin secretions of vitamin E compared with non-smokers, as well as other variations in skin make-up.

Those who had experienced acne in their teens were found to be four times more likely to suffer acne than non-smokers who had also suffered teenage spots.

Other factors have however already been identified in the development of NIA, including hormonal alterations, stress, occupational and environmental factors.

Environmental factors were found in half of the 10% of non-smokers with the condition. Such factors included the skin being exposed for instance to intense smoke or steam, usually in a place of work such as a kitchen.

It is unclear the extent to which these factors may also have influenced the development of NIA in non-smokers.

Nonetheless, the study fitted into a trend of linking smoking with acne, said the president of the British Association of Dermatologists, Colin Holden.

"All of these findings will hopefully provide people with an extra incentive to quit."
For skin care products that work on adult acne Dermalogica Medibac Clearing Range is the latest product to help control inflammation, oil production and clear congestion in skin in men and women

Stressed - Relaxation Techniques and Products to feel better Now

Tired stressed worn out, Join the Club - of ever growing tired people. Want more energy learn how to breathe properly - stop take 10 deep slow breaths letting out slowly do this 3x a day anywhere anytime to reap the rewards - MORE ENERGY - this is scientific just try it and feel the difference.

To help with our clients stress levels we have included 2 beautiful products to give your muscles relaxation, also destressing the nervous system and no it is not alochol.

Springfields Aromatherapy have a beautiful product for the bath called Himalayan Bath Salts Precious salts from an ancient, pristine source in the Himalayan Mountains, containing 84 elements & minerals essential for healthy cellular function, muscular recovery and skin health. Naturally pink in colour due to the high concentration of minerals, including iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. The combination of Himalayan Salts and magnesium-rich Epsom Salts creates a healthy, rejuvenating bath soak.

Or what about the wonderful Dermalogica 2 in one product:

Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Salts 284g Pour Bottle Boxed The perfect gift, the perfect body relaxant, and exfoliant in one. Must have product Enjoy this spa experience. A dual-purpose, Sea Salt body therapy that provides all-over skin polishing or a deeply relaxing bath soak. The advanced complex of mineral-rich Sea Salts, natural Kelp, aromatic essential oils, spices and skin-smoothing enzymes gently exfoliates the entire body, leaving it ultra-smooth. Soothing essential oils of Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage, balanced with purifying oils of Lemon, and Tea Tree, help deliver soft, silky, revitalised skin. The warming and fragrant spices of Coriander, Cinnamon and Ginger relax the body and uplift the senses for a soothing, stress-reducing muscle soak. Fragrance free.
How it works: Mineral-rich Sea Salts, natural Kelp and skin-smoothing enzymes gently soften and polish the skin. Essential oils of Lemon, Rosemary and Tea Tree help purify the skin. Oils of Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage leave the skin smooth and conditioned. Naturally-fragrant, warming spices of Coriander, Cinnamon and Ginger stimulate the senses. Directions For Use: For exfoliation, shake a small amount onto the palms of the hands and massage over the entire body, concentrating on the elbows, knees and heels. For a muscle-relaxing mineral soak, pour a small amount into a warm bath.
After one of these great products you will feel the difference, do your deep breathing, take a nice walk, enjoy the flowers, smile at your children and if you get a chance get a professional massage to detoxify and relax the body.

Enjoy your day take time to breathe, smell the roses, go for a nice walk and visit our website

The Need for Good Skin Care

Wow what a week we brought http://www.skincare4you.com.au/to the forefront.
We have listed great new products, Gift with purchase and samples with all orders.

The question is Why do I need good skin care? Well the answer lies in the results.
When you have had your Skin Diagnosed by an expert in the field of Skin Therapy we then work with quality products and ingredients to tackle your main concerns.
Most good skin care companies use a combination of herbs, aromatherapy, botanicals, Chinese medicine etc to create a balance for optimal skin care.
With correct diagnosis a therapist should ask the questions concerning your concerns, ask about current products you are using, current lifestyle and anything that triggers problems with your skin. Our experienced therapists will prescribe the right products for your skin type.
Clients should be aware of the time frame and have realistic expectations.
For serious skin concerns always seek professional advice.
Good skin care varies, price is always a factor in what you may expect from the products. But again correct diagnosis is essential for any good skin care to work.
We recommend you contact us at skincare4you@hotmail.com to have a Senior Therapist consult you with any problems and use of new skin care. Full Prescriptions will be emailed to you with your list on products that we give you results.
Remember all of our products are genuine and we are authorised sellers of all of our products.
Click onto our link for New products that are designed for Pigmentation, lightening and brightening the skin. The New Chroma White - range by Dermalogica. Extensively tested for people that are serious about getting results fast - with using the full range light to med pigmentation spots on face, neck and hands will begin to be lighten within 2 weeks. So click our link to look and buy this great range.

The latest in Adult Acne has arrived, we have attached a video of Jane Wurwand the Founder Of Dermalogica in reviewing the New MediBac Clearing Kit this is a fantastic product for acne. We have been using this product and receiving great results and clearer skin for stubborn adult acne.
Or skin feeling tired and stress, why not try the Revilisant range in Payot. This selection of products is designed for tired and stressed skin. Using your cleanser then use a vitamin packed serum to energise skin and then follow with Creme De Choc - a Energising Day Creme filled with aromatherapy oils to awaken the senses and skin and cocoa extra to pick the skin up. Quieten down at night with the luxurious Night Creme Creme De Reves, with the soothing combination of aromatherapy oils to soothe the senses and hydrating properties to rest tired skin.
This is our first blog of the year so I look forward to catching up with you in the following days for more information on skin, health, makeup and lifestyle ideas and products.
Blog you soon SkinCare4You

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Our New Website - SkinCare4You - Australia's No.1 Online Skin Care Store

Welcome to our online store, www.skincare4you.com.au we hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us. We are an Australian Registered Business based in Sydney with over 25 years experience in the Beauty and Skin Care Industry.

Our aim is to provide you with a user friendly website, avaliable 24hours a day, to purchase your skin and beauty needs, conveniently in the one place.

We also offer skin diagnosis to ensure your products will suit your skin type. Just email your concerns, current products used and any other relevant information to skincare4yourskin@gmail.com.au

We look forward to working with you to ensure your skin and beauty needs are met

The team at Skin Care 4 You