I would like to say Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!
For years now it has been drummed into me over and over again that I should moisturise my face. For years and years now my face has looked like an oil slick, so bad that I used to have to carry tissues around with me and continually dab my face because of the constant shine. I was always embarrassed by the way my skin looked.
About 6 months ago I found Beth. I made an appointment for a Microdermabrasion. At my first appointment Beth explained to me because of my skin type I should not use Moisturiser… what how can this be??? for years I have been told that I need this, I must use Moisturiser.
“Trust me” said Beth just try it. I was worried that I would end up with very dry cracked skin (because I need moisturiser I have been lead to believe), It sounds funny but I was anxious about stopping my routine, for years I have been adding the moisture every morning and evening. But I did it and very quickly started to notice that yes indeed my skin does not need the moisturiser!! How amazing!
To my astonishment 6 months later without using any moisturiser my skin has never looked better!!! Goodbye to dabbing my face constantly. My face has not turned into a dried up prune(as I thought it would). At 44yrs old it was strange to change what I had been doing for years, but I persevered and love the results.
I am saving so much money on not having to buy a product that I didn’t need in the first place and my skin is benefiting from Beth’s advice.
I realise this does not apply to everybody but for people with my skin type it definitely is true and I am so very, very grateful firstly in finding Beth and secondly for her wonderful advice.
Thank you Beth
Contact us to book a free consultation with Beth to discuss simplifying your beauty routine.
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By the time you reach 40 you may feel that you finally have an effective skin care routine. You’ve had years and years to practice right? Take note – the hormonal changes that occur in your 40s will require some simple adjustments to ensure you cruise through the decade with a youthful glow. Hormonal changes are common at this age and wreak havoc in your skin due to the decline in estrogen. Hormones directly affect the function of key cells in the skin, such as fibroblasts (which produces collagen, elastin and keratinocytes that aid in skin protection). Confusing I know!
While hormonal changes may be gradual, many women may notice an increase in lines around the eyes, forehead and mouth. Brown spots may also start to occur and by your mid 40s there may be an increase in facial hair. As if we don’t have enough to deal with, the peri-menopausal years may also trigger skin growths on the face and body that start as small, rough bumps which can thicken over time becoming impossible to hide with makeup.
This all seems daunting right? Don’t worry, follow these tips to ensure you that your skin stays clear and healthy.
Regular cleansing – is an essential step to care for skin at 40. It is necessary to wash your face twice a day, in the morning when you wake and at night before bed, to remove the natural oils produced by the sebaceous glands and prevent make-up residues accumulating in the face.
Use sunscreen – it is essential now that your skin begins to suffer the ravages of dryness. Protect your face with a sunscreen to prevent UV from damaging your dermis or developing blemishes. Unprotected exposure to the sun’s harmful rays is a major cause of premature ageing.
Manage excess oils with exfoliation – excess oils can occur in the face during this decade. Try a medical microdermabrasion treatment to remove contaminant residues that accumulate in the pores. Regular exfoliation with a suitable product may also help to maintain healthy skin. This is a surefire way to achieve a smooth and radiant complexion.
Schedule regular skin care treatments – At 40 dark spots and extra facial fuzz can start appear. Consider Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments to rid you of these unwanted “extras”.
Contact us on 0417 792 446 for a free consultation to discuss the best skin care regime to suit your needs.
Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin and strengthening your immune system, among other benefits. Apart from the natural aging process, other factors such as exposure to UV light, cigarette smoke and pollutants contribute to the signs of aging. Combining foods rich in Vitamin C (such as citrus fruits, capsicum, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes), with a good skin care routine that includes a Vitamin C serum will help combat the aging process.