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Which Texture Are You? Silk?

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 13:12 -- Name: helen

There are two textures of skin.  Customers of skinfocus will already know this, but it's a fantastic way of describing your skin and visually understanding why your skin is different to the person next to you or someone you may look to and think, "I wish I had skin like theirs."

Don't all rush out at once

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 18:15 -- Name: helen

The sun has got his hat on.  Hip hip hip hooray.  And so should you.

Sorry to be a bit lecture-like when the weather is so brilliant and we’re full of the joys of spring.  I say go out enjoy the sun.  And I still stand by one of my first ever blogs, “The Balance of Sun and Vitamin D.”  Controversially saying ‘to be out in the sun during peak hours, to build up your vitamin D.’  It’s the timing that’s key.  So don’t go crazy sun bathing at the first sight of sun.  That’s not how to work the sun to your advantage.

Ready. Steady. GO!

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 22:03 -- Name: helen

I’m sure you would love to have great skin come this summer.  But this can’t happen overnight.  Start now.  Give yourself 3 months to get your skin in shape, so it can cope with the trials and tribulations the summer can bring for your skin.

If skin care were a religion.

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 13:22 -- Name: helen

If skin care were a religion, then I would be a purist. 

I have been asked 'How do you know which products to go for when you visit an expo or read a beauty industry magazine?'  Really great question.  There are soooooo many products out there and I'm sure you feel overwhelmed when visiting a department store or a pharmacy.


To cut through the c#^p the answer is simple.  Check out the packaging.

Winter is the best.......

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 17:02 -- Name: helen

.......time of year to be having skin treatments.  We can use the more advanced treatments and products if your skin is ready.  Why?  Because the sun is less and it goes down earlier.

When the sun goes down we can turn up the volume.  The sun is the most destructive force for our skin and the wonderful treatments and products we can use to fix it.  So it makes sense to amp things up a bit after dusk, or when the sun is at it's weakest.  Plus you can get your skin in the most healthy position possible so it is stronger for the summer and you'll feel and look great being you.

Raw Lemon Coconut Truffles

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 14:42 -- Name: helen

Who gets that feeling after dinner, when you finally get to sit down after a long day, and you fancy sweet treat?  I do, and sometimes it’s so powerful I will go to great lengths to get my sweet fix.  This of course is no good for my skin or my waist line.

For those of you that have been coming to skinfocus for a while now, I know you look forward to your treatments, but I also know that you especially look forward to your Lemon Coconut Truffle.

Inflammation - Capillaries

Thu, 13/02/2014 - 11:41 -- Name: helen

Part three in the trio of blogs on Inflammation is about capillaries.  One of the main skin concerns I come across is ‘broken capillaries.’ 

Now there is a difference between a burst vessel and a visible capillary, say, on your cheek for instance. 

A burst vessel presents itself as a tiny red patch that generally doesn’t change.  Visible capillaries on the other hand are a network for the micro circulation to control temperature, deliver nutrients, take away waste and protect the skin from injury.

Inflammation - UV exposure

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 14:44 -- Name: helen

There are lots of cells and systems that make up your skin, which happens to be the largest organ of your whole, body by the way.  It’s fascinating how efficient your skin is and how after one action takes place, another action is kicked off, and so on.

One such process is between ultra violet radiation (UVR or sun exposure,) and the proteins collagen and elastin.

Inflammation - Sugar

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 15:20 -- Name: helen

During the festive season you can’t be blamed for indulging in all the rich foods around and sugary treats.  I’m pretty sure I had a chocolate addiction a few weeks ago, and still trying to wean myself off it.

Sugar causes inflammation and sugar is hidden within lots of foods and drinks. 

Of course you have the obvious culprits

  • Lollies
  • Soft drinks
  • Chocolate
  • Cakes

But then you have the less obvious ‘Simple Carbohydrates,’ that contain sugars.  And these are the ones that catch you out.

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