5 Reasons to Cleanse Your Skin

Are you cleansing your skin correctly to get the best benefits? Why is cleansing important you ask?

 1.    Cleansers are made specifically for the face.

Cleansing milks are particularly gentle and suitable for most skin types.  They assist in removing all makeup, dirt, grime, and pollutions from the environment. Leaving your skin feeling clean, fresh and comfortable. Tip for our makeup lovers ~ We recommend double cleansing as the first cleanse will remove your makeup and the second cleanse is your TRUE SKIN Cleanse. Even if you are not wearing makeup you’re not out of the woods yet. During the day sweating, going out in traffic, or just sitting still, pollutants from the environment accumulate on your skin.

Thalgo Gentle Cleansing Milk (200ml) $47.00

Payot Creme Micellaire Demaquillante (200ml) $50.00

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2.   Eye Makeup Removers or Cleansers are formulated to work gently on the eye region.

Removing your eye makeup with the correct product will gently dissolve your mascara and eye makeup without harsh rubbing or dragging of this delicate area. The skin around the eyes is particularly thin and sensitive therefore we recommend using a product that has been created especially for this area of the face. It will eliminate makeup that is gentle and kinder on your eye contour area. If you use waterproof mascara, you will need an oil-based eye makeup remover. TIP: Nourish with an eye gel or cream 1-2 times daily. 

Thalgo Express Makeup Remover (125ml) $42.00

Thalgo Eveil A La Mer Express Make-Up Remover can be used on both the eyes and lips. Removes all traces of make-up, including waterproof. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive.

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3.    Refine skin and remove all trace elements of grime and pollutants.

Using a  cleansing toner or lotion will finalise the cleansing process.  In this stage of your cleansing routine, you will remove final traces of cleanser and rebalance the skin. Toning promotes enhanced penetration from your treatment serums and creams that are working actively to repair, hydrate and balance skin.

Payot Eau Purifiante (200ml) $52.00
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4.    Ask yourself this?

Do you shampoo and condition your hair? Cleansing and toning for the face is the same 🙂

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5.    Your skin is your biggest organ.

So, don’t forget the skin on the rest of your body. It’s the flexible outer covering that acts as the barrier, protecting the body from harmful things in the outside world such as moisture, the cold and sun rays, as well as germs and toxic substances. It also helps with temperature regulation, immune defence, vitamin production, and sensation.  So use a mild cleanser or light soap for an all over body skin cleanse. Keep water temperature warm (not hot) ~ too hot has a drying effect.  For rough areas like our backs or bumps on bums, a cleansing exfoliant works a treat. Try our la Vie elixir Macadamia Scrub, followed up by la Vie elixir Lapis Crème for all over hydration.

 

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 Heather heads up our Vintage Spa and has over 20 years in the skincare industry. Her motto is simple:

 “You only have one skin. You can’t take it off and trade it in, so take care of it now!”
Heather Vintage Spa Manager and avid skincare lover

 

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Top 4 Must-Have Skin Care Products for the Winter Months

Winter has finally given us something to complain about in Australia. It’s freezing in the mornings when we first wake up, with beautiful clear days during the day and cooler later in the evenings. Winter time we all try to find that warm spot in the sun and cuddle up on the couch with a blanket next to a warm fire or heater.

Winter Tips for Your Skincare

In the winter months, the temperature drops and we experience low humidity, cold winds, hot showers and using heaters more often which dry the skin out leaving it more prone to flaking, dry patches, and itchiness. Skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis are more prone to flare up as well.

The change of season can cause different skin conditions and the skin is more prone to redness, breakouts, dry patches and dullness.

It’s always a good idea to switch up your skin care routine in winter and add in some extra products to your routine to prevent any of these skin conditions.

Regular facials in winter will also help give your skin that little bit extra nourishment and hydration. Our favourites are microdermabrasion, LED Light Therapy and a series of peels are perfect for this time of year.

We love helping you achieve amazing results for your skin at home so the Stephanies Team has come up with 4 Winter must-haves that you can include into your normal skin care routine to give you the best results this winter. All 4 of these products are from CEO’s Stephanie Shepherd’s Bathroom.

Synergie Skin Dermiotic and Vitamin B

Synergie Skin Vitamin B

Vitamin B also known as Niacinamide is a vital ingredient for the skin and suitable for all skin types. Synergie Skin’s Vitamin B serum is packed full of Vitamin B3 and B5 and can be used morning and evening after using a gentle cleanser and before applying your moisturiser.

There are many benefits to using Vitamin B every day in your skincare routine that will make you want to use this vitamin all year round.

The Benefits:
-Strengthens the skin barrier
-Hydrates the skin by preventing transdermal water loss
-Prevents pigmentation from forming
-Is anti-inflammatory and very healing for breakouts
-Reduces redness in the skin
-Regulates oil flow
-Refines wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating collagen in the skin

More information online or purchase in one of our spa locations.

Synergie Skin Dermiotic

Synergie Skin has launched a new product just in time for Winter which is Dermiotic. We all know about probiotics and how important gut health is. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the gut microbiome, but microbiomes also exist on the skin. The microbiome is part of helping the skin function properly from wound healing to immune skin protection.

The Dermiotic is a lightweight elixir enriched with pre and probiotics. The elixir is to be used as a substitute to a traditional toner. After cleansing your skin, apply 3-4 drops into your palm and gently pat into the face and neck. Apply your serums and moisturisers a few minutes after.

The Benefits:
-Suitable for all skin types
-Restores skin barrier
-Enhances blood flow and oxygen to the skin
-Prevents skin inflammation by aggressors
-Reduces redness and irritation such as dry itchy skin
-Brightens and reduces dullness in the skin
-Reduces transdermal water loss and dermal damage to collagen fibres
-Skin is hydrated, firmer and stronger.

More information online or purchase in one of our spa locations.

Payot Lip Balm and
Payot Hydra 24+ Essence

A new skincare product to Payot’s Hydra 24+ Range is the Hydra 24+ Essence. Now you’re probably thinking what is an essence and why do I need it? Using an essence in your skin care routine will allow your serums and moisturisers to penetrate to those deeper layers of the skin, meaning you will use less product and get amazing results.

After cleansing the skin, apply the essence all over the face and neck followed by your day or night cream. The essence can also be massaged into the eye area followed by applying your favourite eye cream.

The Benefits:
-Protects the skin again external aggressors
-Hydrates the skin by saturating skin cells
-Allows your serums and moisturisers to infuse deeper
-Less product usage of your serum and moisturisers
-Full with sodium hyaluronate which is a smaller molecule size of hyaluronic acid which can penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin
-Plumps the skin

Top Tip: keep the essence in your fridge for an ice-cube effect.

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Payot Hydra 24+ Levres
We all need a good lip balm in winter and Payot’s hydra 24+ Levres is perfect for those chapped lips. We love to think of this product as a lip treatment, not just a lip balm because it treats the dryness lips. After applying this lip balm your lips begin to heal, restore hydration, and the lips are protected.

This Lip Balm is enriched with shea butter and borage oil apply this lip treatment as often as you like.

The Benefits:
-Restores lips moisture levels
-Soothes and protects the skin
-Absorbs quickly
-Allergen-Free and safe for sensitive lips

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Top winter skincare and body tips you can do at home

1. Drink lots of water (yes I know we hear this all the time but repetition is key when it comes to drinking the good ‘ol’ H2O. Eat wholesome soups and drink warm teas to keep your body temp up.

2. Overly hot showers and washing your face with hot water are tempting but are drying on the skin. Switch between hot and warm while wallowing in the steamy goodness.

3. Foaming facial cleansers are fab, however, milk cleansers and creams are more nourishing avoiding the loss of important natural oils our skin naturally makes.

4. Apply Lip Balm daily – our lips are more prone to cracking and dryness with cold weather, using a lip balm daily will keep your lips protected and supple.

5. Your winter skin needs a little more of a boost in so include a face serum and mask into your skin routine! Those vitamin serums in your routine and a sleep mask will do your skin a world of good.

6. Gently exfoliate face and body (yes body) once to twice a week to remove dead skin cells, brighten the skin and allows your moisturisers to penetrate properly into the skin.

7. A night rich moisturiser. If you find your skin is drier in the winter use your summer moisturiser during the day, and changeup for a richer moisturiser at night. Thank you!

8. Hands are prone to dryness in the cooler months. Dry winter weather plus washing them quite often leads to eczema or dry spots. So, use a hand cream, and cuticle oil on your cuticles to keep everything nourished. Remember hand cream and cuticle oil.

9. Body Moisturiser is a no-brainer ~ just ensure you have a permanent supply of la Vie elixirs Lapis Body Creme (contains real lapis lazuli, say no more).

10. Wear Sunscreen daily! Even when it is cloudy or cold UVA rays still penetrate through the skin into our dermal layer causing premature ageing. Opt for a chemical-free sunscreen if you don’t like sunscreen, zinc oxide is amazing for the skin being inflammatory, healing and protecting from UV damage.

Stacey (Manager, Stephanies Urban Spa Bulimba) Top Product Pics for Winter Skin:

Synergie Hydrolock – an intense night hydration to nourish and protect dry, ageing skins. Rich and emollient but nongreasy.
 Key ingredients: Squalene, Organic Honey, Jasmine Flower Extract and Oat Beta Glucan.
 RRP: $115

Payot Nutricia Crème Comfort – Nourishing and Restructuring Cream – It’s smooth, creamy texture is suitable for dry skins to restore the barrier while protecting the skin against external aggression. Nongreasy film.
Key ingredients: Shea Butter, Raspberry Seed Oil, Meadowfoam & Sweet Almond Oil
. RRP: $140 > Buy online

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Sun Protection with Confidence

Prevent sun-induced ageing with a good SPF.

Never mind we’re moving into Autumn, the Queensland sun is harsh, hot, and UV rays don’t stop with the season. Stephanie’s spa and wellness boutiques have you covered with a variety of SPF products we’ve tried and tested. Payot’s Sun Sensi range and We are Feel Good Inc’s all Australian sunscreen products are our therapists pick to restock your skin care with a good SPF.

Payot’s Sun Sensi range has been around for 20 years and is packed with active ingredients including Rhodolite + Vitamin C + Vitamin E. Combined, these ingredients form an antioxidant shield that works synergistically to protect your skin.

  • RHODOLITE: Rich In manganese, the protective effect against UVA light.
  • VITAMIN C: Powerful antioxidant against UVB light.
  • VITAMIN E: Powerful antioxidant against UVB light, Vitamin C regenerator.

Payot also ensures their SPF range contains a bundle of MOISTURISING AGENTS to keep skin supple and soft. Their sun range also works as a great base for a dewy, healthy glow. The application of Payot’s SPF goes on silky with a satiny finish whereby the absorbent powders ensure a dry, non-oily effect. We highly recommend the Payot SPF ~ it’s nothing like a thick, greasy sunscreen and more like a superior beauty primer to protect skin against the daily elements.

We are Feel Good Inc is our therapists pick as a superb all-rounder that boasts sunscreen and zinc products you can Feel Good about.

We are Feel Good

Feel Good Inc manufacture sunscreen products that are Oxybenzone, PABA and Paraben free. Their SFP 50+ range is a four-hour water-resistant sunscreen for safely exploring and adventuring in the great outdoors, perfect for our camping Easter Bunnies. This no nasties SPF feels good on your skin and your kids will be happy to use it also.

If you love a passionate story We Are Feel Good Inc. was a collaborative dream that emerged on a joint surfing holiday. The team at We Are Feel Good wanted a sunscreen that matched their active lifestyle. A sunscreen that they could rely on. A sunscreen that was not just any old sunscreen BUT a sunscreen that would become the World’s Best Sunscreen. Here’s the low down:

  • Because we are passionate about living life outdoors.
  • Because we wanted a product we could TRUST and was Australian made with integrity.
  • Because we couldn’t find a sunscreen that contained no nasties AND actually felt good on our skin.
  • Because we really believed we could make an incredible product that really WORKS.
  • Because we really want to LIVE the life we love with piece of mind.
  • Because we needed a sunscreen our kids would USE!

You can see why we are in love. This range is a Queensland household essential.

Available all spa boutiques, the full product range includes:

  • Paw Paw Vanilla Lip Nectar $13.95
  • Signature SPF 50+ $24.95
  • Sensitive SPF 50+ $24.95
  • Coconut (smells divine, perfect holiday addition) SPF 50+ $24.95
  • Zinc SPF 50+ $29.95
  • Sticky Zinc Face Wipes $9.95
  • CocoMilk ~ nourish skin after the sun $24.95

Feel Good Range

IN THE NEWS: RECENT STUDIES

A pat on the back to those who already have an SPF component in their daily skin routine. The benefits of applying sunscreen have been measured in a study by Brisbane’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

“The study found if all Australians used sunscreen regularly, the incidence of melanoma could be reduced by 34 percent by 2031, which is more than 28,000 fewer people being diagnosed with melanoma.”  Full article > 

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