Sun Damage

Skin Functions and Ageing

The skin is the body’s largest organ, made of water, protein, fats and minerals. Your skin protects your body from germs and regulates body temperature. Nerves in the skin help you feel sensations like hot and cold. Why are we giving you this anatomy lesson? When you're choosing your skincare, the … [Read more...] about Skin Functions and Ageing

Wellness Product Review – Our Favourites!

Our skin is a reflection of what's going on inside our bodies... so frustrating, but true. Our wellness product review this week is focusing on ways to boost your bodies "inside" health. In an ideal world, we'd eat a healthy diet, exercise just the right amount and have a stress-free life without … [Read more...] about Wellness Product Review – Our Favourites!

Best Under Eye Cream For Dark Circles

Many people suffer from dark circles and puffiness under their eyes. It can be a chronic problem or one that simply pops up when it is least wanted! The reason why we don’t like it is because having dark areas under the eyes makes us look older than we actually are.  It’s an age-old story that we, … [Read more...] about Best Under Eye Cream For Dark Circles

Things That Calm – Our Favourites Reviewed!

We're taking a break from stressed skin with our Things That Calm review! I'm sure you've all experienced red, hot inflamed skin at some stage. Be it sunburn, shaving rash, dermatitis, rosacea, skin treatments or sensitive skin. The result can feel horrible and seem to take an age to calm down. As … [Read more...] about Things That Calm – Our Favourites Reviewed!

Vitamin D in skin care – finding balance for your skin

The use of Vitamin D in skin care is only relatively new and this super Vitamin D cream from Societe hasn’t been on our shelves for long, but we are already in love with the results. Here is a little about the importance of Vitamin D for the health of our skin. In order to maintain overall skin … [Read more...] about Vitamin D in skin care – finding balance for your skin

Vitamin C Review – Our Favourites!

Enjoying the sun? We love the Sun here in Australia, but let's face it, it's harsh. With one of highest rates of Melanoma's in the world, we also need to be careful. For many of us the damage is already showing, starting as a tan or freckles and slowly ageing our skin. Did you know there's actually … [Read more...] about Vitamin C Review – Our Favourites!

Vitamin C skin care for strength

This week it is all about Vitamin C, one of the most important serums to add to your skin care routine. Here we talk about what it is and why you’ll love it.   What is Vitamin C skin care? Vitamin C is the most important Antioxidant to combat UV damage in your skin. However, it actually … [Read more...] about Vitamin C skin care for strength

Vitamin A – essential for your skin

Vitamin A – Facts, Types and Use Vitamin A skin care products improve the health of your skin. They work by normalising how your skin functions, which in turn helps your skin to stay strong and healthy. This makes it a powerhouse in your skin care regime. It was conclusively proven in 1996 that … [Read more...] about Vitamin A – essential for your skin

Melasma

Melasma is an increasingly common skin condition, predominantly in women. It's where you start to see dark areas of pigmentation on your skin. If you are experiencing this frustrating symptom, you’re not alone! Though it's challenging to treat, there is hope. Scientists are exploring the root cause … [Read more...] about Melasma

Preparing young skin for the future

‘If only I cared for my skin when I was young’... The benefit of hindsight does not help us in our older years. So, we need to teach our kids from an early age some of the most important life lessons. Aside from getting a good education, exploring the world and saving money... the one thing that I … [Read more...] about Preparing young skin for the future

Pore Minimising Makeup Tips

Unfortunately, there’s no miracle cure to refining damaged pores overnight. There are a few pore minimising steps you can take though, to ‘hide’ them using makeup. Just like great hair days, we also have great makeup days. Your foundation glides on smoothly, doesn’t look dull or tired, and feels … [Read more...] about Pore Minimising Makeup Tips

Genetics and Skin – How Much Does It Play A Part

Stretch marks, skin discolouration, varicose veins and sagging skin are some of the wonderful things that our parents can hand down to us. But just because our parents might have had these things doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to have them too. Skin disorders, just like any health disorder, … [Read more...] about Genetics and Skin – How Much Does It Play A Part

Younger Looking Skin Secrets

Do you look in the mirror and wish you had younger looking skin? While one of the greatest things about ageing is letting go of other people’s opinions and living more for ourselves.  Becoming more tolerant, patient and having a true and deep understanding and acceptance for who we are.  For some of … [Read more...] about Younger Looking Skin Secrets

Mindfulness and Exercise; Your Daily Inner Skincare

At The Skin Care Clinic, it is not uncommon for us to see stress-related, inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.  However, stress of all kinds contribute to ageing, causing you to look and feel older much earlier! This is something that only you can change, as there is no skincare … [Read more...] about Mindfulness and Exercise; Your Daily Inner Skincare

Repairing Sun Damage

Remember the good old days?  Driving to the beach on those hot summer days…no seat-belts, the back of your thighs sticking to the back-seat vinyl of your parents Kingswood.  Spending the whole day in the sun playing cricket and building sand castles. No hat, no sunblock, just golden brown bodies … [Read more...] about Repairing Sun Damage

Sun Protection | Easy to Miss Body Bits

Summer - we love it or we don't! Either way it effects us in many ways. How we live our life, what we eat and drink, how much exercise we get, how our skin feels and how our skin ages.  Whether yours ages more slowly or more rapidly than your pre-determined genetic rate depends on how you look after … [Read more...] about Sun Protection | Easy to Miss Body Bits

Skin Commandments

  1. I shall eat a better diet Did you know that medical professionals refer to your gut as your ‘second brain’?  Well this is because, just like the brain in our heads, the gut influences so many aspects of our health and in particular, our skin. This is where our Skin Commandments come … [Read more...] about Skin Commandments

Vitamin A, Retinols, essential for skin health

I’m sure you have heard it before…’your skin needs Vitamin A’.  Ok, great, but why?  And which one?  And how do I use it? Let’s talk Vitamin A - Retinols for your skin…. and keep it simple.     What is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is commonly referred to as a ‘retinoid’. This is … [Read more...] about Vitamin A, Retinols, essential for skin health

Vitamin E: The Essential Hydrator

Vitamin E is found naturally in the skin in varying forms and is cleverly able to travel deep into the skin to the dermis. This is due to it being lipid-soluble and a powerful antioxidant in its own right, though when combined with others – WOW, it can have some punch! Vitamin E is actually a … [Read more...] about Vitamin E: The Essential Hydrator

Vitamin C and Your Skin

The most important Antioxidant to combat UV damage in your skin is - you guessed it, Vitamin C! However, it actually does so much more... This amazing, well-proven ingredient Vitamin C is an essential part of anyone’s routine who is truly creating a healthier, better-looking skin that ages … [Read more...] about Vitamin C and Your Skin

Makeup for Dry Skin

When it comes to makeup application, there’s two words our drier skinned friends fear the most, ‘Flaky and Cakey’. This occurs from foundation that is too matte and accentuates dryness, or products that are too heavy and leave skin feeling tight and restricted. Words such as dewy, plump, hydrated, … [Read more...] about Makeup for Dry Skin

5 Essential Ski Holiday Skin Care Items

The days are shorter and the nights are longer, and those fun summer holidays are just a distant memory, but Winter can offer some of the most adventurous and action filled holidays out there. So if you’re planning a trip to the snow, you’re in for a real treat...check out our ski holiday skin care … [Read more...] about 5 Essential Ski Holiday Skin Care Items

Face Masks – A Weekly Essential

Choosing face masks can feel overwhelming when they all appear so similar and yet can achieve such different results! Face masks are a great addition to any good home-care routine, providing a wide array of benefits, boosting results and bringing that luxurious feel of having a ‘treatment’ in … [Read more...] about Face Masks – A Weekly Essential

Vitamin D vs Sunlight Conundrum

If you are aware, or care about how to be healthy, you are likely to be a little confused about the Sun and, more relevantly, the UV rays which come from it. We are told to protect ourselves and our children from the potentially damaging Ultraviolet Light which the sun puts out and which is … [Read more...] about Vitamin D vs Sunlight Conundrum

Growth Factors – the New Age of Skin Care

Ageing, Sun-Damaged Skin? Growth Factors Are What You Need! Growth Factors are natural substances made by our cells to maintain healthy skin. They essentially control everything - regulate cell production, growth, division and maturation! We need them to keep healthy and looking good with a … [Read more...] about Growth Factors – the New Age of Skin Care

Shea Butter – Best Kept Secret for Winter Dryness

Shea Butter has been a universally loved ingredient in skin care products for centuries. It is the superfood for skin as it is naturally high in essential fatty acids, Vitamins E, D, A, plus many minerals. The five main fatty acids are palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic and arachidic acids. The … [Read more...] about Shea Butter – Best Kept Secret for Winter Dryness

Skin Care Stories from Mum

A story from one mum to the next and beyond...   Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, my mum (above) was a little radical – well, she still is, actually!  Currently, in her 90th year, her annual trip to the skin specialist is now almost 3 monthly. Her face is fine, it’s her lower legs that have … [Read more...] about Skin Care Stories from Mum

Hand Care Tips & Tricks

Simplifying Everyday Hand Care Our hands show off our age, just like our décolletage.  They are constantly exposed to sun, dirt, water and everyday grime. We use them constantly, so…let’s look after them with some easy hand care tips!   8 Tips for Younger-Looking Hands (That also … [Read more...] about Hand Care Tips & Tricks

Seasonal Skin Changes and What To Do About Them

Autumn – how do we know it’s here? Well, my 2½-year-old grandson used to tell me with expansive waves of his arms “Grandma - it’s when the leaves on the trees turn yellow and go all crinkly and crunchy !!” He was right, of course, and as a proud Grandma I would tell him so, using my own expansive … [Read more...] about Seasonal Skin Changes and What To Do About Them

Pigmentation & Uneven Skin Tone – Understanding Yours

So many of us have pigmentation and an uneven skin tone on our face and body. To varying degrees, differences in skin colour are natural, however, for some people it is a real issue...so what is it, what causes it and what can we do about it, I hear you ask? The Anatomy and Physiology of … [Read more...] about Pigmentation & Uneven Skin Tone – Understanding Yours

UV Influence on Your Pigmentation

How the Sun Affects your Skin Feeling the warmth of the sun on our backs generally makes us feel good about the world. We also need sunlight to produce Vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones and our general health. However, there is an obvious downside to too much sun. The sun damages our … [Read more...] about UV Influence on Your Pigmentation

Do Gut Health & Hormones Affect Your Skin Tone?

Our gut, or intestinal tract, is designed to break down what we eat into fuel and nutrients that the body can use. However, it does sooooo much more for us than just this mechanical process! It is extremely important that our gut can function well as so many things can go wrong throughout the body … [Read more...] about Do Gut Health & Hormones Affect Your Skin Tone?

Treating Uneven Skin Tone and Pigmentation

Do you have uneven skin tone, brown spots or melasma on your face? Do you find them unsightly and would like the spots to vanish, returning your skin to the way it used to be? When it comes to treating uneven skin tone and pigmentation it can be difficult to know where to start! Uneven skin tone, … [Read more...] about Treating Uneven Skin Tone and Pigmentation

New Technology in Skin Care

At the Skin Care Clinic, we love seeing our clients achieving the results they want. The products that we use are cosmeceutical, meaning that they have a therapeutic benefit and are designed to promote change on a cellular level. Over the years there have been many advancements within technology in … [Read more...] about New Technology in Skin Care

How to Choose a Cleanser

It’s a little overwhelming isn’t it? There are so many cleansers out there and so much information. So, how to choose a cleanser? We plan to dispel the myths and give it to you straight! If you currently just use water to rinse your face – you need to first find out WHY you need to use a … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Cleanser

Vitamin C for After-Sun Skin Care

Enjoyed a day out? Sunny, fun, laughter-filled day with family and friends. It’s been so good, but your skin feels a little tight and on glancing in the mirror you notice some redness. Oh dear, you think, did I get too much sun? Vitamin C for After-Sun Skin Care... You wore a hat – most of the … [Read more...] about Vitamin C for After-Sun Skin Care

Best UV Protection for Your Skin Type and Activity

It's one of the most important steps in your skincare routine. So finding out which is the best UV protection for your skin type is paramount. UV protections also the best anti-ageing product on your bathroom shelf. Therefore, it's a good habit to get into sooner rather than later. Since there … [Read more...] about Best UV Protection for Your Skin Type and Activity

Ageing Skin – The Sun’s Influence In How You Look!

Ageing skin - how and why? As we age naturally, new cell growth slows and the healing of damaged cells is less efficient, cell DNA is changed which means that the new cells being replicated are also damaged. As a consequence, the amount of healthy collagen and elastin fibres in your skin are … [Read more...] about Ageing Skin – The Sun’s Influence In How You Look!

Preparing Your Skin For Summer

It’s Party Time!! The next 2 months for most of us are chock full of entertainment. Whether it’s the Spring Racing Carnival, the office Christmas party, or with friends and family, there are more opportunities to wear that fancy frock, stay up late, drink more wine and eat “yummy” foods which you … [Read more...] about Preparing Your Skin For Summer