Skin Care tips for the Lazy Girl – May 16 Newsletter

Skin care tips for the lazy girl
Busy people, specially young adults with a very active social life tend to slack in their skin care. Here are some tips to help you simplify your routine. 1 - De-clutter Throw away any products you are not using, specially things with expired date. The base for any skin care routine is make-up remover, cleansing lotion and moisturiser – keep it simple. 2 - Keep your Cleansing lotion in the shower Are you in a rush in the mornings? Wash your face while in the shower. If you use an exfolia...

Common Skin Care Mistakes – April 16 Newsletter

Common Skin Care Mistakes
Even if you think you have mastered the art of taking care of your skin, I would recommend you to read this through because there is a high chance your are making some of these common skin care mistakes. We learned how to take care of our skin from our parents, our friends, advertising, a salon, etch. More often than not, we mashed all that advice together and came up with our own daily skin care routine. Unfortunately, in between all that advice there was sure to be some miss-advice, whi...

5 Anti-aging Tips

5 Anti-aging tips
We all want to maintain our youthful looks for as long as possible. However, there are many things that we do or don't do in our daily lives that can cause premature aging. Here are some anti-aging tips that will help you look your best now and then: Anti-aging Tips: 1. Protect your skin: The sun is the main culprit when it comes to premature aging. Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen and a hat, even on cloudy days. You need to wear sunscreen even in the winter if you are to be in open spaces....

The use of Peptides in Skin Care

peptides for your skin
Peptides are short chains of amino acids. A long chain of peptides make up the proteins in our bodies. Peptides can penetrate the skin and tell the cells how to function. There are many different peptides and they are used to send different signals to the cells in our bodies. Some very important are used in Skin Care to revitalise our skin, help produce new collagen and elastin, and diminish wrinkles and skin laxity. Matrixyl® 3000 Peptides Matrixyl 3000 is made up of two peptides: Palmitoyl T...

The Importance of Vitamin A for your skin

The Importance of Vitamin A for your Skin
Vitamin A for your skin helps prevent and improve photo aging as well as hydrate the skin and is an indispensable factor in the maintenance of healthy epithelial growth and maturation. Vitamin A for your skin is used in different forms: retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinol, retinaldehyde and beta-carotene. The walls of the skin cells are not easy to penetrate. Vitamin A as retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate and retinoic acid can enter the cell through passages called retinoid surfac...

Managing pimples in the summer – Jan 16 Newsletter

Acne Treatments
Managing pimples in the summer Acne breakouts are common during the summer months. High temperatures increase oil production and perspiration and cause bacteria and pollutants to get trapped in the follicles, resulting in inflammation and pimples. Tips to keep your skin acne free during the summer: Increase the intake of water When the skin is dehydrated the body tries to compensate by producing more oil. Harsh sun conditions and increased perspiration make us loose the moisture in the ski...

Taking care of your skin in the summer – Dec 15 Newsletter

Taking care of your skin in the summer
Taking care of your skin in the summer We all love the summer and the beach, unfortunately the sun is not our best friend when it comes to a healthy, youthful skin. The UVB and UVA rays penetrate the layers of the skin damaging the collagen fibres. Collagen fibres make a criss-cross pattern that keeps our skin plump and flexible. The sun breaks down some of those fibres causing laxity and wrinkles. What happens to an old elastic band in which some of the elastic threads have broken? It won't ...

Peptides: Stopping time – Aug 15 Newsletter

Environ Avance Peptides
Peptides: The effective way to stop time What are Peptides? Peptides are short chains of amino acids and are the building blocks for all the proteins in our bodies, including collagen and elastin. Peptides in skin care As we age, the production of collagen decreases. This added to damage from sun exposure, a sugar rich diet and environmental pollution, causes sagging skin and wrinkles. Peptides can have different functions. Some can be used to send signals to the cells to repair damaged...

Importance of Vitamin A – May 15 Newsletter

Skin Care
The Importance of Vitamin A I remember from my childhood years, my parents telling me to eat my carrots because Vitamin A was good for your eyesight. And it is true, however now we know that it is also indispensable for your skin and your overall health. Vitamin A is important for the maintenance of the immune system. It also promotes good vision, and acts as a growth-like factor in the development the cells. Vitamin A helps repair damaged DNA promoting the division of new and healthy cells....

Getting your skin ready for Winter – Apr 15 Newsletter

preparing your skin for winter
Getting Your Skin Ready for Winter With winter just around the corner, now is the time to renew your skin after the long summer months. An exfoliating and hydrating facial will get rid of dead cells and help repair the damage done by the sun. Let go of the daily stress and relax with a facial massage that will help increase the circulation revitalising your skin. To help you achieve your best we are slicing our facial prices by half this month, so book your appointment today and prepare yo...