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Product of the Month: SKIN KARMA HYDRATION TONER

Posted on 31 January, 2017 at 22:55 Comments comments (6)

Product of the Month: SKIN KARMA HYDRATION TONER

Do you look in the mirror and see fine lines? These could be dehydration lines.

Always opt for a spray toner as this will help to hydrate your skin, as opposed to a wipe over toner that can contain alcohol and are astringent.

To keep your skin looking smooth, firm and hydrated use a hydrating toner after cleansing to restore hydration and keep your skin looking fresh and amazing.



NATURAL MOSQUITO REMEDIES

Posted on 27 January, 2017 at 22:55 Comments comments (0)

Summer is amazing for so many reasons! But one downside is mosquitos! If you are looking for healthy, natural remedies try some of these:


• Vinegar: Apply a small amount directly to the area. Opt for apple cidar vinegar.


• Aloe Vera: Will take away the itching and sooth the swelling. Break off a piece from the leaf and rub directly onto the skin.


• Baking soda and water: Mix together to form a paste and apply to the affected area.


• Limes and or Lemons: Apply the juice directly to bite.


• Essential oils: This is my personal favorite! With so many to choose from, plus receiving other health benefits, this is the perfect choice for you and your family. Always dilute the essential oil with water prior to applying to the area. Choose from Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender or Mint.


Happy Summer! Enjoy being outdoors bite and sting free!



BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA

Posted on 25 January, 2017 at 23:00 Comments comments (0)

have you over done it in the sun this summer? Looking for a quick, instant and effective relief to sun burn? Then aloe Vera is for you!


There are so many great benefits to this amazing product and it is super easy to grow and keep at home and on hand for when you need it.


Aloe Vera is packed full of vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, B1, B2, B3 and B6. It also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium and copper.


Not only is aloe Vera great for the skin, it can also be great for digestion as it soothes and cleanses the digestive track. It can also assist with detoxification as it is a gelatinous plant food, similar to chia seeds and seaweed. Gelatinous plant foods are ideal as they are a gel base and will absorb toxins as it moves along the intestinal tract.


Your body should also remain in an alkaline state for optimum health. A body and diet high in acid can result in multiple health issues. Aloe Vera is an alkaline forming food meaning that it alkalizes the body and helps to balance acidic dietary habits.


It can also be a handy saver in winter as it helps to boost the immune system. This is also a great addition during any time of high stress, when the body is more prone to becoming run down and infections.


Instead of reaching for a harsh antiseptic wash to heal, soothe, calm and restore cuts and abrasions, simply break off a piece of Aloe Vera and massage the gel onto the area. Re – apply as needed. This can also be a great soother for insect bites and will help to relieve the pain and itch. Aloe Vera is also an antipruritic, which is a substance that relieves or prevents itching. Aloe Vera is an astringent, which causes the contraction of body tissues, and is ideal for the use in reducing bleeding from minor abrasions. Due to aloe’s high water content (over 99% water) it is a great way to hydrate, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, which is why it is the number one sunburn remedy! After sunburn, the skin and skin cells are compromised and damaged, Aloe Vera increases the elasticity of the skin and assists with collagen and elastin repair. It also has emollient properties, which will hydrate, soften and smooth the skin. It helps supply oxygen to the skin cells, increasing the strength and synthesis of skin tissue and induces improved blood flow to the skin through capillary dilation. It will also reduce inflammation, which is great for red skin or joints and movement.


If your looking for a healthy inspired cleaning substance, add in some Aloe Vera! The active ingredients in Aloe Vera, sulphur, lupeol, salicylic acid, cinnamic acid, urea nitrogen and phenol are all substances that prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms and act as a team to provide antimicrobial activity, which will eliminate many internal and external infections, also active against bacteria. It also helps to treat fungal and viral infections.



SKIN IN 60's +

Posted on 22 January, 2017 at 23:15 Comments comments (0)

By now you have become accustomed to loving the skin your in. Hopefully all of your past skin care love is paying off and you are looking fabulous! For as much as you are caring for your skin, the hormones will still be wrecking havoc on your skin and you might find it very dry!


Keep up the moisturizer and always adjust your skin care products for each season. Don’t forget a serum to boost the results of your skin care. Your skin will thank you for it.


The characteristics of 60 ‘s skin:


• Lines are deep set

• Loss of firmness and sagging skin

• Pigmentation

• Sun damage

• Broken capillaries

• Enlarged pores

• Thinning top lip due to loss of collagen

• Excess skin around eye area / folds due to loss of elasticity

• Diffused redness on cheeks and nose area

• Dry / Flakey skin

How to care for skins in 60’ s skin:

• Keep up the cleansing, moisturizing and good home care

• Boost EFA’s (essential fatty acids) for healthy skin

• Boost the collagen

• Monitor your diet to include a healthy balanced variety and exercise

• Antioxidants in skin care are a must!

• Serums morning and night are vital

• Regular salon treatments

• Products with Retinols (Vitamin A)

• Cut out the sugar and increase the greens in your diet

• Keep up the water intake

• Take multivitamins

Product recommendations:

• Renew or Karma Cleanser – dependent on skin type

• Eye Restore Serum

• Skin Hydrating Toner

• Moisturizer

• Daily Protector Moisturizer

• Skin Renew Serum or Absolute A & E, Absolute C, Absolute B3 Serum

• Mask – Dual Treatment or Nightshift recovery

• Face & Body Polishing Cream

• Absolute C Cream

• Active Night Repair

• IntenC Serum

• Essential Restore Serum


Professional Treatment recommendations:


• Rejuvenate Facial

• Refresh Facial

• Skin Renew Tissue Mask

• Vitamin C Infusion Mask

• Dermal Needling

• Brush Machine

• Peels

• Microdermabrasion

• Ultrasonic

• LED



SKIN IN 50'S

Posted on 21 January, 2017 at 23:55 Comments comments (0)

You might think that this is the time that you can relax on your skin care routine after years of care, but that is not the case! Now, more then ever you need to care for your skin. You might find that years of incorrect product use and choice, poor diet or sedentary lifestyle are finally catching up with you.


It is common to find sensitivity appear due to incorrect product use and incorrect care for the skin. Hormones can still be a factor with the skin appearing excessively dry or deep lumps still occurring.


The characteristics of 50’ s skin:


• Lines are deeper

• Loss of firmness and sagging skin is evident

• Pigmentation

• Sun damage

• Broken capillaries

• Enlarged pores

• Thinning top lip due to loss of collagen

• Excess skin around eye area / folds due to loss of elasticity

• Diffused redness on cheeks and nose area

• Dry / Flakey skin

• Deep hormonal lumps


How to care for 50’ s skin:


• Keep up the cleansing, moisturizing and good home care

• Boost EFA’s (essential fatty acids) for healthy skin

• Boost the collagen

• Monitor your diet to include a healthy balanced variety and exercise

• Antioxidants in skin care are a must!

• Serums morning and night are vital

• Regular salon treatments

• Products with Retinols (Vitamin A)

• Cut out the sugar and increase the greens in your diet

• Keep up the water intake

• Take multivitamins


Product recommendations:


• Renew or Karma Cleanser – dependent on skin type

• Eye Restore Serum

• Skin Hydrating Toner

• Moisturizer

• Daily Protector Moisturizer

• Skin Renew Serum or Absolute A & E, Absolute C, Absolute B3 Serum

• Mask – Dual Treatment or Nightshift recovery

• Face & Body Polishing Cream

• Absolute C Cream

• Active Night Repair

• IntenC Serum

• Essential Restore Serum


Professional Treatment recommendations:


• Rejuvenate Facial

• Refresh Facial

• Skin Renew Tissue Mask

• Vitamin C Infusion Mask

• Dermal Needling

• Brush Machine

• Peels

• Microdermabrasion

• Ultrasonic

• LED



SKIN IN 40'S

Posted on 19 January, 2017 at 23:25 Comments comments (0)

The characteristics of 40’ s skin:


• Lines become deeper and more prominent

• Skin is loosing elasticity

• Lips become thinner due to lose of collagen

• Cheeks may start to loose plumpness due to collagen and elastin breaking down

• Sallow appearance

• Uneven tone and texture

• Sun damage

• Pigmentation

• Dehydrated and flaky skin may appear

• Oil flow is minimal

• Enlarged pores


How to care for 40’ s skin:


• Keep up the cleansing and moisturizing and good home care

• Boost EFA’s (essential fatty acids) for healthy skin

• Boost the collagen

• Monitor your diet to include a healthy balanced variety and exercise

• Antioxidants in skin care are a must!

• Serums morning and night are vital


Product recommendations:


• Renew or Karma Cleanser – dependent on skin type

• Eye Restore Serum

• Skin Hydrating Toner

• Moisturizer

• Daily Protector Moisturizer

• Skin Renew Serum or Absolute A & E, Absolute C, Absolute B3 Serum

• Mask – Dual Treatment or Nightshift recovery

• Face & Body Polishing Cream

• Absolute C Cream

• Active Night Repair

• IntenC Serum

• Essential Restore Serum


Professional Treatment recommendations:


• Rejuvenate Facial

• Refresh Facial

• Skin Renew Tissue Mask

• Vitamin C Infusion Mask

• Dermal Needling

• Brush Machine

• Peels

• Microdermabrasion



• Ultrasonic

• LED

SKIN IN 30'S

Posted on 18 January, 2017 at 0:10 Comments comments (0)

This is the era when all of your past skin mistakes come out on show! During the early 30’s your collagen and elastin is starting to break down and you will start to notice the signs of ageing appearing. You may notice as this decade passes, your skin starts to sag and loose firmness.


Your pigmentation will be evident and the lines on the forehead and around the mouth and eyes will deepen. During this age, you will want to keep up a good home care routine and incorporate professional salon treatments to keep the ageing clock away and help keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.


Your past diets and food habits will also appear on your skin. Sugar attacks and mutates the healthy skin cells, resulting in premature ageing.


Hormonal breakouts around the chin can still appear and as life becomes more stressful during this age, you might notice breakouts on the neck area, which is a result of stress.


The characteristics of 30’ s Skin:


• Hormonal breakouts

• Skin will become more dehydrated

• Fine, crêpey lines

• Deep lines around mouth, eyes and forehead

• Slight oil flow on T – Zone

• Breakouts on neck and throat may appear

• Post Inflammatory scaring

• Pigmentation

• Sun Damage


How to care for 30’ s Skin:


• Keep up the good home care

• Exfoliate 2 -3 times a week

• Use a mask with lactic or glycolic acid

• Vitamin A & C are a must!

• Regular salon treatments

• Good diet and exercise


Product Recommendations:


• Renew or Karma Cleanser – dependent on skin type

• Eye Restore Serum

• Skin Hydrating Toner

• Moisturizer

• Daily Protector Moisturizer

• Skin Renew Serum or Absolute A & E, Absolute C, Absolute B3 Serum

• Mask – Dual Treatment or Nightshift recovery

• Face & Body Polishing Cream

• Absolute C Cream

• Active Night Repair


Professional Treatment Recommendations:


 

• Rejuvenate Facial

 

• Refresh Facial

 

• Skin Renew Tissue Mask

 

• Vitamin C Infusion Mask

 

• Dermal Needling

 

• Brush Machine

 

• Peels

 

• Microdermabrasion




SKIN IN 30'S

Posted on 18 January, 2017 at 0:10 Comments comments (0)

This is the era when all of your past skin mistakes come out on show! During the early 30’s your collagen and elastin is starting to break down and you will start to notice the signs of ageing appearing. You may notice as this decade passes, your skin starts to sag and loose firmness.


Your pigmentation will be evident and the lines on the forehead and around the mouth and eyes will deepen. During this age, you will want to keep up a good home care routine and incorporate professional salon treatments to keep the ageing clock away and help keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.


Your past diets and food habits will also appear on your skin. Sugar attacks and mutates the healthy skin cells, resulting in premature ageing.


Hormonal breakouts around the chin can still appear and as life becomes more stressful during this age, you might notice breakouts on the neck area, which is a result of stress.


The characteristics of 30’ s Skin:


• Hormonal breakouts

• Skin will become more dehydrated

• Fine, crêpey lines

• Deep lines around mouth, eyes and forehead

• Slight oil flow on T – Zone

• Breakouts on neck and throat may appear

• Post Inflammatory scaring

• Pigmentation

• Sun Damage


How to care for 30’ s Skin:


• Keep up the good home care

• Exfoliate 2 -3 times a week

• Use a mask with lactic or glycolic acid

• Vitamin A & C are a must!

• Regular salon treatments

• Good diet and exercise


Product Recommendations:


• Renew or Karma Cleanser – dependent on skin type

• Eye Restore Serum

• Skin Hydrating Toner

• Moisturizer

• Daily Protector Moisturizer

• Skin Renew Serum or Absolute A & E, Absolute C, Absolute B3 Serum

• Mask – Dual Treatment or Nightshift recovery

• Face & Body Polishing Cream

• Absolute C Cream

• Active Night Repair


Professional Treatment Recommendations:


 

• Rejuvenate Facial

 

• Refresh Facial

 

• Skin Renew Tissue Mask

 

• Vitamin C Infusion Mask

 

• Dermal Needling

 

• Brush Machine

 

• Peels

 

• Microdermabrasion




SKIN IN THE 20'S

Posted on 17 January, 2017 at 0:15 Comments comments (0)

While you are in your 20’s, the last thing you are thinking about is ageing skin! But this is the perfect time to start the anti – ageing journey and ensure you still look amazing when you are older, without the need for cosmetic surgery or enhancements.


These years can be filled with a busy and social lifestyle and you might think sleeping in your make up here or there wont hurt, or that living on soft drinks and energy drinks to keep you up all day after a late night is the best option, these actions can be far more damaging to your skin then you can imagine.


Sleeping in your make up can lead to congested skin and breakouts. Likewise, your diet will have a major impact on your skin. Sugar can actually break down healthy skin cells and it is during these years that what you do to your body and skin will become evident in the next decade.


Hormones are still changing within the body and can result in adult acne, which can be terrible if you always had great skin as a teenager.


So do your future self a favor and look after the skin your in! You only have one skin, so make it a beautiful and comfortable one.


The characteristics of 20’ s skin:


• Slight to moderate oil shine T – Zone

• Breakouts may appear, even if you were not prone during your teenage years.

• Dehydrated may appear and show some fine lines around eyes and forehead

• Pigmentation will start to appear during the mid to late twenties

• Post inflammatory scarring


How to care for 20’ s skin:


• Double cleanse at night & one cleanse in the morning

• Introduce ant – ageing products

• Incorporate Vitamin C to start to treat pigmentation as it is starting to appear

• Vitamin A will be great to turn over the skin cells faster

• Always have your skin reviewed each season to ensure that you are using the correct products for your skin

• If you do have a breakout – DON’T PICK or DO YOUR OWN EXTRACTIONS. This can lead to further infection and breakouts and lead to scarring.

• Prevention is the best form of cure! Always use an SPF to prevent pigmentation from occurring. Pigmentation is one of the hardest skin concerns to treat and can result in time consuming and money consuming treatments and products.

• Get enough sleep and reduce stress. These 2 factors can wreck havoc on the skin in the short and long term.

• Keep up the regular exfoliation. You cant shrink your pores back down, but you can help to keep them looking refined with regular exfoliation.

• Use a mask! It might be tempting to skip this step in your skin care routine, but this can be a product that can give you maximum results in the immediate and future.

• Always look after the fine delicate skin around the eye area. The younger you start using an eye cream, the longer you will see the results for. The skin around the eyes is the first place to show signs of ageing and lines, so working on this area daily will pay off when you are older. So save $ on Botox down the track and invest in a great eye cream.


Product recommendations:


• Renew or Karma Cleanser – dependent on skin type

• Eye Restore Serum

• Skin Hydrating Toner

• Moisturizer

• Daily Protector Moisturizer

• Skin Renew Serum or Absolute A & E, Absolute C, Absolute B3 Serum

• Mask

• Face & Body Polishing Cream

Professional Treatment recommendations:

• Rejuvenate Facial

• Refresh Facial

• Skin Renew Tissue Mask

• Vitamin C Infusion Mask

• Dermal Needling

• Brush Machine

• Peels

• Microdermabrasion


Detox Juices - Carrots

Posted on 15 January, 2017 at 0:25 Comments comments (0)

Still feeling the effects from the busy time of year or running around after children on school holidays? ��


Take some time out for you to help keep you at your peak daily and give this immunity booster a go!


* 1 lemon

* 2cm slice of ginger

* 3 medium carrots

* 4 stalks of celery

* 4 kiwi fruit

* A handful of parsley


Blend, strain and run at full speed again! ��‍♀️


Kiwi fruit is high in Vitamin C and Vitamin K.


Carrots contain beta - carotene and are high in fibre. They are also a great antioxidant.




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