Sunday, February 26

Pre-Tan Preparation

For the healthiest tan, start with the healthiest skin.

Exfoliate you skin the night before. This ensures an even coverage and lengthens the duration of your tan. The Dermalogica Buffing Cloth ($30) is the perfect tool for pre-tan preparation!

Remove or avoid wearing make-up and moisturizer. This can act as a barrier to the spray and stops the tan from working properly. 

Wear dark, loose fitted clothing to your apoointment. The bronzer may rub off on your clothing. It washes out of most garments except for nylons and silks.

Maintaining Your Fantasy Tan

Apply moisturiser morning and night after your post-tan shower. Avoid using products with AHAs as they promote exfoliation.

Avoid long, hot showers and scrubbing of the skin. Excessive friction on the skin may cause your tan to fade quickly.

Avoid spas and swimming pools as the chlorine can also strip the tan.


Sunday, February 12

Is There A Difference Between Fine Lines & Wrinkles?

Yes! There most certainly is! Wrinkles start in the dermis. Dermal damage leads to collagen & elastin breakdown. This is the fundamental cause of wrinkling. Fine lines are damage in the epidermis that impairs renewal and skin barrier function. This increases water loss, causing fine lines and makes wrinkles more apparent.

Sun damage is the main cause for both fine lines and wrinkes. In young prtected skin collagen fibres are organised, conversely in sun damaged skin, they are shortened, thinned, disorganised and fibroblasts are surrounded by debris. Damaged and unorganised skin has decreased resistance to stretching. Empty spaces and loose connective tissue result causing visible sagging and wrinkling. Wrinkles are the result of increased rigidity coupled with deep dermal stretching. The dermal structure weakens with age and overlying fragile skin sags, causing wrinkles.

Unfortunately you cannot erase them without surgery or needles. However a good skin care regime that promotes collagen, elastin, skin barrier repair, exfoliation, hydration and protection is the key.

Look out for products that contain active ingredients such as -
Peptides - Stimulate collagen
Antioxidants - Protect against free radicle damage and collage degradation.
Sodium Hyaluronate - Binds moisture to the skin.
Exfoliants - Physical or chemical (Alpha or Beta Hydroxy Acids) Maintain cell turnover.


Wednesday, December 14

Eyelash Extensions

Now we can look like we have stepped off the red carpet, with Eyelash extensions. Yes, extensions! Semi permanent, synthetic extensions are glued one by one onto the natural lash by, using a specifically formulated glue that lasts 2-4 weeks. Eyelash extensions are a beauty service that has originated from Korea to achieve a beautiful, full luscious,  and long set of lashes that are natural, and you won't even know they are there!

Eyelash extensions are applied individually with tweezers and acrylic glue to isolate one lash at a time. Depending on the client and their current lashes, It takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. The lashes come in hundreds of different lengths, thickness and curl. They adhere on top of the eyelashes, along the length of the eye. A normal set is generally 50-60 lashes and a glamour set is 80-90 lashes. if your lashes are already thick, more can be applied, if they are sparse, less can be applied. 

No damage is caused to your natural lashes if they are applied correctly. If they are stuck together it does pull out the natural lash, so they need to be applied individually. You can wear mascara, but most people choose not to because they're already thicker and fuller. If you do want to wear mascara, you need one specifically for eyelash extensions. Waterproof mascaras should be avoided! And to also use an oil free make-up remover as oil detergents the glue bond and they don't last as long.

Reasons why we should get Eyelash Extensions?

1. Your eyes will look bigger, more defined & gorgeous even with no makeup
2. Eyelashes will appear longer fuller and darker
3. It will cut your beauty routine time down in the mornings
4. No running or streaking mascara
5. Safe in showers, swimming pools and saunas
6. Weightless and very natural looking
7. No operation, no pain non-invasive procedure
8. Great for people who wear contact lenses
9. Perfect for brides, mums on the run and busy people
10. Ladies who can't wear mascara
11. Lasts from 2 - 4 weeks with proper maintenance


Tuesday, December 6


So everyone brushes their teeth 2x a day, from when you start growing them. Yes teeth are extremely important, but not as important as the largest organ on the body. Skin. Imagine if we didn't have skin? We wouldn't be alive compared to If we didn't have teeth, we would only have a minor problem.
So at an early stage in our lives, we are all taught how to brush our teeth. But who was their to teach us how to take care of our skin?

The first step in any skin care regime is to cleanse. Cleansing is important for many different things such as lifting and removing impurities, debris, pollution, bacteria, oil, sebum, dead skin cells and makeup.

Cleansing also preps the skin for treatment, and helps any other product you use, such as your serums and moisturisers, to penetrate deeper into the skin.

If you don't cleanse every day, all of this builds up. Therefore causing many things to occur including, breakouts, pimples, dry skin or oily skin, and it can also speed up the ageing process.

A Cleanser can come in many forms. YOU just have to use one, morning and night, to keep your organ healthy and young.
The next step is exfoliating.


Friday, December 2

Lipstick Information!

Something to consider next time you go shopping for lipstick.

This comes from someone who works in the breast cancer unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital, in Toronto.
From Dr. Nahid Neman.

If there is a female you care anything about, share this with her.

Recently a lipstick brand called 'Red Earth' decreased their prices from $67 to $9.90.
It contained Lead.

Lead is a chemical which causes cancer.
Some lipstick brands that contain Lead are:

Christian Dior
Estee Lauder
Red Earth (Lipgloss)
Chanel (Lip Conditoner)
Market America-Motnes Lipstick

The higher the Lead content, the greater the chance of causing cancer.
After doing a test on lipsticks, it was found that the Y.S.L lipstick contained the most amount of Lead.

Watch out for those lipsticks which are supposed to stay longer...
If your lipstick stays longer, it is because of the higher content of Lead.

Here is the test you can do yourself:
1. Put some lipstick on your hand
2. Use a gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
3. if the lipstick colour changes to black, then you know the lipstick contains Lead.

(This information is being circulated at Walter Reed army Medical Centre)
Dioxins Carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer.


Wednesday, November 16

Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub

Skinstitut is an Australian cosmedical brand. It is founded on the belief that serious, high end skincare should be accessible to everyone. For this reason they offer the most cost effective, cosmedical range using top-quality, potent, cutting-edge ingredients from all over the world.

One of their most popular products is the, L-Glycolic Scrub 14%. Only $49 (AUS) for 200ml it should last approximately 5 months. Depending on your skin, you should use the Glycolic Scrub three to four times a week (Be sure to have a Skin Consultation with a professional, before you do so).

The L-Glycolic Scrub 14% is a deep cleansing face and body scrub for all skin types, especially aged, congested and pigmented skin. It leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.

The benefits include:
A controlled skin exfoliation
Assists in skin renewal
Invigorating jojoba beads buff the skins surface
Efficiently removes clogging oils
Non-drying formula
Skin looks and feels refreshed and clean
I hope you enjoy it as much as i do. Yours Facially, Hairless Angel

Tuesday, October 11

Summer is just around the corner here in Australia. Don't let your winter white skin ruin your holiday fun! Get a Fantasy Tan and extend the colour with the Fantasy Tan Extender.

To revitalise your spray tan this summer use this luxurious tan-extending treat. This unique green-based formula enhances your colour and extends the life of your spray tan. Having a green-based formula means your skin won't turn orange and you will look naturally brown. With ingredients including Vitamin E, this tan extender goes on silky smooth and leaves no sticky residue for added comfort. It is not tested on animals.

Yours Facially, Hairless Angel