28/8/2014 0 Comments
This is what Renee our Skin Aesthestician has been yelling forever!!
Please, Please, Please! Come and see Renee before buying new "beauty" products!
To see Renee about skin condition it is FREE till the end of September (Usually $65)
Cetaphil: Why the Popular Cleanser Isn't Doing Your Skin Any Favors
In this post, the authors tell us why the popular cleanser Cetaphil isn't doing our skin any favors. The facial cleanser contains just eight ingredients: water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben.
All but the water are chemically manufactured. Given that there’s actually nothing clean about this cleanser, it’s rather amazing that millions of women think their skin will freak out if they use anything else.
The authors conclude by saying a cleanser that we use twice a day should be judged on what it gives our skin. We should consider this our new cleanser criterion. Read more...
An innovation in lashes
Eyelashes not only protect the eyes, they are also a defining feature of feminine beauty. Long, thick lashes help to give eyes a more open, glamorous look. But as we age our eyelashes start to thin.
All our features change over time and as we age we have less eyelashes. Then there are those that may be fair-haired or have less noticeable lashes whatever their age. Now LATISSE® can help give you lashes you’ll love.
LATISSE® topical solution is the first scientifically proven treatment that allows you to grow your natural lashes, making them longer, fuller and darker* in just 16 weeks.
16 weeks to lashes you’ll love
With continuous use LATISSE® can help you grow your own natural lashes. A clinical trial showed that in 16 weeks you can more than double your lash fullness, increase lash length by 25% and achieve18% darker lashes.*With LATISSE® we can help you grow lashes you’ll love.
Well kind of.. more specifically its the contents that make all the difference.
Why? Well there are two main factors that influence aging:
1.) Extrinsic Aging – External factors such as UV (90% of premature aging!!), Environment, Pollution, Humidity/ Air con, Chemicals etc
SOLUTION: at Facedoctors Remuera we put together treatment and skincare plans to address extrinsic aging for your individual wants, needs and concerns. The hard parts like which products are right and going to do what they are supposed to do, is all worked out for you, so together we can work to prevent this type of aging.
and then there is this bad boy
2.) Intrinsic Aging – Internal factors, some we may not be able to control like genetics, but what you can control is what you put into your body in terms of food
SOLUTION: Anti aging from the inside out
Consider these foods your anti-aging staples. As a rule, fruits and vegetables high in flavonoids and carotenoids, two powerful plant-based antioxidants, will remove the free radicals from your skin and body that cause you to age prematurely. A well-balanced diet can help you lose weight, live longer and feel fitter, but it can also help you look younger.
One serving of this superfood provides more antioxidant activity than most fruits and veggies. Antioxidants fight the free radicals that cause wrinkles.
A bit more exotic than a traditional orange, blood oranges contain anthocyanins, antioxidants that combat free-radical damage and UV rays.
Selenium, a powerful mineral that aids in the production of the antioxidant glutathione can be found in brazil nuts. This mineral repairs cell damage and slows down the skin’s aging process. Just 2 nuts a day will help.
Fish can be great for your health, but cod is especially good for it’s anti-aging properties. It contains selenium which helps to proctect your skin from sun damage and cancer.
This salad favorite is great for the skin. The silica in the peel helps reduce wrinkles and boost collagen.
This natural, sea dwelling plant contains vitamins C and E, which protect fats in the skin’s moisture barrier from free-radical damage
This exotic fruit is packed with vitamin C which boosts collagen production to smooth skin. Two cups of guava per week is the perfect dose of this anti-aging powerhouse.
Tomatos provide lycopene, which helps prevent heart disease, elevated cholesterol and cancer. Lycopene acts as natural sun block, preventing the UV damage that causes sun spots, dryness and wrinkles. Remember to cook tomatoes for the maximum anti-aging effect.
Wheat germ is rich in zinc, which plays a crucial role in the production of new skin cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to help prevent eczema; recent studies even indicate that wheat germ can help reduce acne. Get half a cup of wheat germ per day for your daily dose of zinc. Try sprinkling it over salads and yogurt or adding it to smoothies.
So that ladies and gentlemen, is how your fridge can effect and even help with that frown,
As always wishing you health, well being and beauty
This is a question Shelley Bridgeman of the New Zealand Herald asked and put her two cents in regaling a story of her ‘first time’. Heres an excerpt from it:
I first got Botox injected into my face four years ago. I like to blame a boozy lunch at Andiamo and the company I keep. I also blame my brother whose 30th was approaching at the time. He’s a whole 13 years younger than me and I didn’t want to look unduly decrepit amongst all the party-goers at his birthday bash.
At lunch that day two of my friends announced they’d just had Botox thanks to a two-for-the-price-of-one special offer. I was in a taxi later when I received a text from another friend who’d been at the same lunch and who was also a Botox virgin. She wrote: “I’ve booked you and me in for the same Botox deal which only runs until the end of the month. We’ll have to be fast.”
I agreed to it but then reneged the next day. Call me old-fashioned but half-price Botox administered by a nurse just didn’t appeal. So a few days later I had full-price Botox injected by a doctor.
What’s interesting to note is her decision about choosing a qualified doctor to inject. We’d love to know your thoughts about this and also hear the stories of your ‘first time’! Why not hit up our facebook page and give us your ‘two cents’!
“Lets catch up for coffee” one of those sentences anyone on a controlled eating plan may do their very best to avoid these days, knowing exactly what your in for at the café down the road: that glass cabinet of temptation. Those ‘fresh out of the oven’ muffins, succulent slices and the ultimate in diet sin, the chocolate brownie.
You know they’re unhealthy, laden with bad fats, simple sugars and empty calories but rather hard to avoid especially when your friend suggests you share the slice of cheesecake… sound familiar?
If only there was an alternative that meant coffee catch-ups didn’t involve the extra 400 calories and the guilt that follows.
Well, there is—and we’ve got the recipe! A pumpkin piece of heaven that will impress your guests so much they’ll never know its ‘diet food’ let alone only 50 calories per slice, and a fraction of the carbs, plus they’re actually good for you. This pumpkin protein bar is so soft, supple, and sinfully delicious, coffee at your place will become a regular thing with these around.
(with walnuts): 1 square = 63 calories, 2.3 g fat, 8 g carbs, 4 g protein
For a vegetarian or vegan alternative:
- Substitute egg white for an egg alternative like flax egg or Orgran “No Egg”
- Substitute Whey protein for Soy or Rice protein
* Note, this will alter the nutritional values.
These also freeze really well I like to wrap them up in cling film and take them to work for afternoon tea to ward off 3:30pm chocolate cravings!
I can’t be the only one that’s year has disappeared on them and is now thinking about how unprepared I am for all that this time of year brings. With workloads increasing and social occasions piling up, those small spots of sun damage pigmentation, the odd stray lip or chin hair, or even those frown lines that we’ve been ignoring all year in hope that they might just melt away; have now taken up permanent residence and don’t look to be vacating any time soon.
Now is the perfect time to start doing something about these concerns. At Facedoctors Remuera we can help you to look your absolute best this silly season. Enter, the Lumenis1. While it may sound a little like a space ship the Lumenis One is the Gold Standard in Medical IPL and Laser.
This isn’t your stock standard found-in-every-low-cost-clinic-across-the-country underpowered IPL machine, oh no. This is the capillaries-disappearing-before-your-eyes, hairs-jumping-out-of-the-follicles, pigmentation-visibly-lightening-in-every-session, when-we-say-you-only-need-a-certain-amount-of-treatments-we-mean-it, IPL. This is the real deal. And with less than 5 weeks to Christmas why would you waste your time with anything less.
Book now for Photo-rejuvenation, Pigmentation or Rosacea treatment and receive your Skin health consultation and Cosmecuetical Post-Procedure Skincare Kit, Free of charge
Unrivaled results in the treatment of:
- sun-damage/ premature aging
- broken capillaries and visible veins
- permanent laser hair removal
Well, we are receiving an amazing response from our clients to the addition of Q Card to the offerings at our clinic. You guys seem to particularly enjoy the ability to have the treatment today (in time for the festive/holiday season) and enjoy 6-12 months of interest free time to pay it off! Lookabsolutely fabulous this year and pay for it next year! It seems the lovely people at Q Card are also loving us, with Facedoctors Remuera adorning their frontpage next to brands like JB Hi-fi (look Mum, we made it!).
Talk to our friendly staff about whether or not Q Card would work for you. Used sensibly, it could be an excellent way to minimise the demands on your cashflow at this busy time of the year, whilst making sure you stay on top of your anti-aging plan. You could also fund that special someone’s for Xmas! The possibilities are endless!
The Egyptian Queen Nefertiti had such a stunning profile that every image of her shows off her amazing jawline. If you want people to admire your profile, but it’s a currently a little ‘fuzzy’ around the chin, you may be a suitable candidate for what was termed in 2007 as The Nefertiti lift.
The treatment was first described in 2007 by Dr Philip Levy (Geneva), where he identified that early jowl formation in some patients was due to theoveractive neck muscle (called the platysma). In these patients, the platysmal muscle would pull down the skin on the jawline, causing a jowl. More exaggerated jowl formation would be caused by fat, so if your jowls are caused by fat then this treatment is not appropriate. But, if you have theearly signs of jowl formation caused by muscular activity, then it maybe an option.
This treatment won’t replicate a face lift, but can streamline the jawline in some patients. It’s a non-invasive procedure using Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) around the jawline and neck to relax the muscles so that the jawline is enhanced.
The only way to discover this treatment is suitable for you is to book a consultation as it requires a physical examination to ascertain whether it can achieve the results you want.
It seems we have had an increase in the number of clients taking on ourBodySculpting courses lately and they always ask us about healthy Diet tips. Here’s a recipe we love for high protein healthy snacks (or serve with rice and steamed veges as a meal).
Spicy Chicken Balls
Note: – Easy and quick
- perfect healthy snack or appetizer high in protein
- Or serve with tomato sauce and rice as a balanced meal
- Instead of chicken breast /filet you can use chicken mince but this will be less healthy (more fat and …)
Ingredients (5 servings = 20 balls):
- 600 g chicken breast /filet
- 2 eggs
- 50 g fine oats (or blend normal oats)
- fresh black pepper, cayenne powder
- Cut the chicken breast /filet in (pieces)
- Blend the raw chicken breast /filet, eggs, fine oats and spices, until completely combined (in a food processor or blender)
- Roll 20 balls (about the size of a golf ball)
- Heat up a non-stick frying pan (low heat). Spray some non-stick baking spray and fry the chicken balls for about 12 minutes.
- Or put the mix in a muffin tin in a pre-heated oven (180°C) for about 20 minutes.
Nutritional facts (1 serving = 4 balls):
Energy: 184 cal
Protein: 31.2 g
Carbohydrates: 6.2 g (sugar 0.5 g)
Fat: 3.8 g (saturated 0.8 g)
Fibre: 1 g
Peter is a beauty and health writer living between UK and Australia. Beside writing he worked as a beauty consultant for many fashion events around UK & Australia too.