Acne

Can I Get Rid Of Pigmentation?

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pigmentation

I recently received the following questions regarding pigmentation, and Dr Alek Nikolic very kindly agreed to answer them for us.    “How can I tell if my pigmentation is caused by sun damage, is hormonal, or due to ageing? “   This is a difficult question to answer over the net as ideally one would like to take an adequate history, examine the skin and the pigmented lesions, and even do a VISIA skin analysis (computerised analysis that allows us to see below the skin surface) to determine the exact cause of the pigmentation and determine the best treatment approach.   Generally speaking the following are good guidelines for determining what caused our pigmentation to occur:   Melasma: Melasma is identified as patchy and connected brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discolorations, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chinRead More

Treatments To Look Younger Faster

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anti-aging

Most people can get away with just having regular facials and using good home care products in their 20’s and even early 30’s. However, in our 40’s our skin need some extra attention.    Many women tend to prioritise other things, like work, family and especially their children  in their 30’s and I’m certainly guilty of that. I’ve now woken up 40+ and realised that I’m not ageing as ‘gracefully’ as I’d like and want to do something about that.   With this in mind, I thought I’d share my top treatments to help you look younger once again.   For plumper, smoother skin It’s no longer good enough to have a regular facial. We need to stimulate the collagen production which our ageing cells don’t do anymore. To get all the active ingredients into our skin, we need to get rid of the dead skin cells and push the product into ourRead More

Sensitive Skin Day Cream

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AAsemirich

My latest discovery is a wonderful moisturiser from AA Cosmetics.   Distributed by the same people that brought us Hean, this is a moisturiser for sensitive skin, with 0% allergens, parabens, or color additives.   This fragrance free, semi-rich 24 hour cream is recommended for normal and dry skin. It feels absolutely amazing on my skin, however I did find it to be slightly too rich for daytime use IF I’m in a rush and want to apply my usual foundation immediately afterwards. It does however absorb beautifully after a few minutes, and I use it generously on my neck and decollete as well.   It contains 1% Vitamin E (an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin) and 2% Allantoin (stimulating new skin cell growth,  anti-inflammatory properties and soothes skin irritation).   I’ve subsequently found many more products on their website that I’d like to try.   Their website highlights whichRead More

Skin Solutions – Derma Pen Review

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Derma_Pen

It’s very rare that I get to experience a true professional and someone who stands out in the skin arena. By now I have been all over town trying out facial therapies and have found that it’s unusual to discover a person who really knows skin and offers something different.  Elfriede from Skin Solutions is one of these people and also loves what she does with a clear passion for uncovering the best skin that you can have.   After an initial consultation with Elfriede, we decided to go for the Dermapen treatment as she it would benefit my skin most and treat the issues that were bothering me including fine lines, dehydration and pigmentation.     The Dermapen is a nifty little gadget, which, as it rolls over your skin, creates tiny little holes, as a miniature needle would. Not only does this increase blood flow and collagen toRead More

Acne Attack – Treatments & Celebrities with Acne

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Acne_Attack

Looking for Acne Treatments?   From Topical Lotions, to Cover-Up Techniques, to Natural Treatments & Cleansers, this info-graphic has it all. Typical Acne Treatments Include: * Over the Counter Topical Treatments – mild lotions that dry up oil, kill bacteria, and promote shedding of dead skin cells * Rx Topical Treatments – strong lotions that promote cell turnover and plugging of hair follicles. * Antibiotics – a short course of oral antibiotics can reduce bacteria and fight inflammation from acne. * Isotretinoin / Accutane – a powerful medication for sever acne, sometimes considered a “last resort” since it has some nasty side effects.   Alternatives There are many alternatives to commercial acne treatments – many of which you already stock in your house. Why not try one of these alternatives at home: * Olive Oil for Cleanser * Lemon Juice for Toner * Honey for Spot Remover * Egg Yolk forRead More

RegimA Peel

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RegimA

As you might know by now, I have been using RegimA products and having regular peels to help get rid of my pigmentation and break-outs.   I recently visited Kinetic Contours at the Blue Door again for another peel and to stock up on some much needed RegimA products.     My skin always feels super smooth and plumped up after a peel and now that my skin can handle the 20% peel easily, we will start moving up to the 40% next time.   Even though there is always a bit of a prickle when you have a peel (which obviously isn’t fun), the end result is amazing. So I am excited to book my next peel in a few weeks, in my efforts to getting flawless skin.   My beauty routine now consists of:   Step 1: Wash with Hydroactive Cleansing Gel am & pm   Step 2:Read More

RegimA Peels

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RegimA products that I received after the peel

I know that some of my friends are pretty wary of peels and thought that some of you might feel the same.  As I was recently invited to experience a RegimA peel, I wanted to share it with you, so that you had a clearer insight into what a peel is and does.   Linda from Kinetic Contours @ The Blue Door, and RegimA invited me to have a peel done last week. I have what some call adult acne or hormonal break outs once a month, and I absolutely hate them. Obviously because they don’t do anything for my vanity or self confidence, but mainly because these buggers are actually darn sore. They come out of nowhere and just sit there for days, even weeks and you just cannot do anything to them except try to avoid them like the plague.   I had heard that peels are greatRead More