Category Archives: Anti-Ageing

ASK LESLEY – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PEEL AND A SCRUB?

Q: What’s the difference between a peel and a scrub? A peel is a chemical exfoliator whereas a scrub is a physical exfoliator with a gritty texture. Both will exfoliate the top layer, remove dead skin cells, treat excess oil … Continue reading

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USED BY HAWAIIANS – KUKUINUT OIL

This has been used for hundreds of years by Hawaiians to soothe cuts and burns, and protect skin from the sun. With vitamins A, C and E – all antioxidants that help create and protect healthy skin – it absorbs … Continue reading

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KALE – THE NEW TRENDY SKIN CARE INGREDIENT

A popular superfood, kale is now the new trendy skin care ingredient. It contains lutein, which helps protect against UV induced free radicals. It’s also packed with vitamins, as well as antioxidants and phytonutrients. Used regularly, it will help tighten … Continue reading

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THE BENEFITS OF KAKADU PLUM

This is one of the natural world’s most potent forms of vitamin C, with even more than orange! Research shows it improves the penetration of vitamin C into the skin, meaning better absorption to fight off free radical damage. It … Continue reading

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MASK MOUTH

If you wear a mask for more than a few hours, you might notice cracks at the side of the mouth when you take it off. As we age, tissue loss around the mouth can cause moisture build-up and this … Continue reading

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BOTOX – SAFETY FIRST

Botox has a long and well established safety record – the injection itself is safe, but the risks lie in how it’s given. So beware of Botox parties, people offering home visits, self-injecting and going to untrained staff in unregulated … Continue reading

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WHEN BOTOX GOES WRONG

Seen some celebs with a startled expression? That surprised look isn’t normal, and happens when doctors over-inject. Complications from too much Botox can include drooping eyelids, when injections are too low on the brow, or a frozen forehead, from excess … Continue reading

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THE BOTOX PEN

Traditionally, Botox is administered via a needle, but Juvapen is the newest way to get a jab of the wrinkle-smoother. In the shape of a pen, the instrument is a mini-motorised syringe, which means injections are more accurate than ever … Continue reading

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MORE BESIDES WRINKLES

Although Botox is best known as an anti-wrinkle jab, in 2015, half of its sales were for non-cosmetic uses, including excessive sweating, where it blocks the nerves that supply sweat glands. It’s also good for controlling incontinence and easing migraines. … Continue reading

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LOOK FAB, NOT FROZEN

An experienced practitioner will know how much Botox to inject, so you look natural. The key is to use smaller amounts spread over the skin’s surface, commonly known as Babytox or Microtox. This way, you’re relaxing muscles rather than paralysing … Continue reading

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