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Why Is Facial Massage A Necessity, Not A Luxury?

There are over 40 muscles in our face that are continuously at work, when we laugh, frown, squint, talk or express our emotions in any other way. They are often the first ones to store stress and tension along with old emotions and past memories. That’s why we can tell someone’s character just by looking at the lines on their face. Facial muscles support an amazing function that allows us to express our unique selves!⁣ Continuous daily use of facial muscles means that over time they shorten and harden, they’re no longer able to return to their original length and form. Shortened muscles pull soft tissue and skin on the surface and as a result we start to get deeper and deeper expression lines; some of us start to clench or grind; others develop headaches or twitches. In addition to this, facial muscles fight gravity every second of the day or at least they are supposed to fight it when in their healthy tone.⁣ ⁣Regular facial massage is not only an aesthetic, but a therapeutic treatment vital for maintaining health and tone of facial muscles. Sculptural facial massage brings these muscles back to their original shape and length, softens lines, melts away tension, releases past emotions and simply soothes your Soul! During the treatment clients feel deeply relaxed and often fall in and out of sleep. After the treatment they have that well-rested relaxed post-holiday look and report feeling completely different only wishing they’d found out about it much earlier. ⁣Of course emotions and stresses will start to build up again over time as such is our nature, so it’s important to have treatments on a monthly basis. Regular facial massages started at a young age prolong relaxed youthful look on the face for many years ahead and are certainly a long-term investment. ⁣

Top 3 Men’s skincare tips

Who doesn't want clear, youthful skin? If you’re struggling to keep your face blemish-free, you've got some signs of ageing popping up or you're just sick of the bags under your eyes, we’ve got a few tips to share. First, it’s important that you identify and understand your skin type:
  • Sensitive skin may sting or burn after product use
  • Normal skin is clear and not sensitive
  • Dry skin is flaky, itchy or rough
  • Oily skin is shiny and greasy
  • Combination skin is dry in some areas and oily in others
Now that you have a better understanding of your skin type you should ensure you are using a range or products to compliment your skin type. Sometimes a few simple adjustments to your skin care regimen, or just getting started on a regimen, is all it takes to achieve better-looking skin. Follow these 3 simple steps to get started on your skincare journey 1. Wash your face and moisturise before bed Simple but extremely effective in reducing breakouts. When you don't wash your face before sleeping you are leaving all the days first and grim sit on your skin and seep deeper into your pores overnight. Our skin repairs itself during the night so leaving it clean and hydrated gives it the best chance at regeneration. A nighttime moisturiser will quickly go to work while you sleep, replenishing and repairing your skin for a clearer, brighter complexion. 2. Exfoliate twice a week You don't want to over exfoliate your skin as this can dry it out and cause acne, even if you have oily skin. Sticking to exfoliating twice a week is a good routine to help remove dead skin cells and prevent pimples as well as keeping your skin youthful and healthy. You will need a mens face scrub as anything targeted at women will be too soft and not give you the exfoliation you are after! 3.Keep your skin moisturised  Some men believe that laying off the moisturiser will help clear up their skin but in fact your skin needs hydration to loosen sebum buildup that clogs your pores. Drying out your skin can also result in excess sebum production which will give you more breakouts and oilier skin. In addition making sure you sleep well will make a big difference in keeping your blemishes under control and reducing the bags under your eyes. For a personalised skin care analysis we recommend for you to visit a professional beauty therapist for a 60 min - 90min facial. Your therapist will assess and treat your skin accordingly and you should leave with at home recommendations and a lot more knowledge on how to best look after your skin to achieve your skincare goals.

Beauty ingredients to avoid and why

It can be so confusing to know what to avoid and even more confusing to figure out why you should avoid them. In general, it is best to avoid any ingredient, natural or synthetic, which can poison the environment or cause harm to human health. The below ingredients have been proven toxic and mutagenic and should be avoided as much as possible. We have made some suggestions on alternative ingredients to look for but in some cases you can just leave this ingredient out altogether. Your needs will vary depending on your skin care needs, so ask your local green beauty therapist for their advice.
  1. SLES or Sodium Laureth Sulfate and other sulfate based detergents
These are used in 90% of personal care products that foam. Eye damage, depression, laboured breathing, diarrhoea and skin and eye irritation have been linked to their use. Not only are they harmful, but they are also extremely drying to the hair and skin. They have been shown to change the structure of skin protein making it susceptible to sun damage and accelerated ageing. No thank you! You can really just do without this ingredient and dont need anything else to supplement it, its not essential for your products to work effectively. 2. Anything formulated with PEGs and PGs PEGs have been found in everything from personal care products, baby care and sunscreens. They act as binders and plasticise ingredients and are designed to enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. This is often a double whammy when you consider that there are often many ingredients in these products that you do not want to be penetrating deeply through the skin barrier.  Dioxin is a by-product of the process used to create propylene glycol. Dioxin has been linked to cancer, reduced immunity, nervous system disorders, miscarriage and birth deformity. If you see a PEG on your beauty product ingredient list this is definitely a product you do not want to be absorbed into your skin. A solution to this is finding a brand like Eve Taylor which are made using only natural ingredients. To help the products penetrate your skin we use sound waves through our Ultrasonic Micro therapy device. This is a handheld tool that by using sounds waves helps the products delve deeper into your skin allowing for accelerated results and glowing skin in half the time, no nasties required! 3. Parabens Parabens are preservatives and allow skincare products to survive for months or even years in your medicine cabinet. They are used in deodorants and other skincare products and have been found in breast cancer tumours. Parabens are known endocrine disruptors that have been linked to cancer and hormonal imbalances. There are plant-based and plant-derived preservatives on the market which make it unnecessary to use products containing parabens. Natural Beauty products are persevered using Sodium Anisate and Sodium Levulinate derived from Aniseed and starch. 4. Phthalates Phthalates are most often used to create fragrances in cosmetic products. They are known endocrine and fertility disruptors. The scary reality which exists around phthalates is that we are exposed to them in so many areas of our life. The storage of these toxins in fat cells and their bio-accumulation over time makes a strong case for avoiding exposure to synthetic fragrances. With so many natural essential oils and extracts on the market, there is no need to reach for synthetic fragrances. Eve Taylors products are formulated with pure essential oils so there is no need for Phthalates as the essential oils have enough fragrance. 5. Synthetic dyes and colourants Synthetic colours from coal tar contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins in the skin, causing skin sensitivity/irritation. Absorption can cause depletion of oxygen. Look for makeup which uses natural iron oxide to create pigments. You will be surprised at the colour assortments that can be created by natural pigments. 6. Benzyl peroxide This is predominantly used in acne products and may act as a mutagen, producing DNA damage. Natural anti-microbial extracts, Kakadu Plum, Aloe Vera and Salicylic Acid are alternatives to harsh acne treatments and solve acne problems as quickly and effectively as their chemical counterparts. 7. DEA, MEA & TEA This foam booster is a skin irritant and causes contact dermatitis. It is easily absorbed through the skin to accumulate in the body’s organs and the brain. The more you can get used to milk and oil-based cleansers, the happier your skin will be. Not only do oil-based cleansers prevent your skin being stripped of its natural oils, but they also enable the skin to balance oil production by providing it exactly what it needs so that it does not overcompensate by overproducing oil. 8. Formaldehyde Has many uses but is most often used in cosmetics as a disinfectant and preservative. Be cautious of products containing 1,4-dioxane, as this can also release formaldehyde in certain chemical processes. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen, skin, eye and lung irritant. This ingredient can either be completely left out or can be substituted for peppermint, which is a natural disinfectant. Find pure alternatives and embrace toxic free beauty for the healthiest you yet! Awareness of ingredients to avoid is the first step to creating a toxic-free lifestyle and being equally aware of suitable alternatives is empowering. This new knowledge provides you with options to equip you with everything you need to practice a pure and highly effective beauty routine.

Why you need a professional facial every month

We recommend our clients to have a facial once a month and the reason for this is apparent in our skin cell turnover cycle which happens every 28-40 days. The skin naturally sheds dead skin cells through a process called desquamation. Every 28-40 days, on average, a new skin cell is "born" in the stratum germinativum, the deepest layer of the epidermis.The cell travels up through the epidermis until it reaches the uppermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. Once the cell reaches this layer, it is rough, dry, flaky — what we consider a "dead" skin cell. Ideally, new skin cells continue to arrive at the skin's surface, pushing older cells off from beneath. As this year has taught us, things don’t always happen as they should. A lot of the time our skin cells aren’t shed properly, especially in acne-prone skin. This is the reason regular exfoliation is so important, especially for acne-prone skin as it produces more dead skin cells which aren’t shed properly and end up buried in the top layer of skin causing more break outs and redness. At home deep cleansing and exfoliation is great for maintenance in-between your facials but it is limited in its efficiency. Especially during the summer season when our skin is highly responsive to dirt, sunscreen, excess oil and dead skin. Our damaged skin needs to be repaired and our resources to do this at home are limited. This is where your regular facial comes into play. A professional cleanse, exfoliation and overall skin rejuvenation plays an important role in keeping your skin healthy and youthful. As we age, our cell turnover rate slows down. That's why our skin never looks quite as "bright" as it did when we were younger. In addition, a facial massage greatly improves blood circulation within the body. Draining the lymphatic system makes the skin radiant while skin rejuvenation, detoxification and a reduction in the physical appearance of stress induced manifestations alter our face lines (aka wrinkles) and reduces the impact of ageing. Once your skin gets softer from regular visits, your body becomes more receptive to the absorption of skincare products and clears the path for the best possible skincare results. At Bare Beauty House, we use a varied range of organically sourced products which provide a deeper more comprehensive impact to our client's skin. This is what Yana from Bare Beauty House had to say “Like the changing seasons, so too does our skin transform with the coming and passing of each season. Our skin also responds and reacts to hormones and our overall lifestyle. I also believe in the healing energy of touch and feel its very important for us all to receive a healing touch to add to the benefits of our beauty treatments “ Book in with Emi and see how she can transform your skin today!

Couples pressure point hand massage

Pressure points are thought to be powerfully sensitive parts of the body. Some people believe that by applying pressure to our body’s pressure points, it can help relieve pain, establish balance, and improve health throughout the body. According to those who practice reflexology, applying the appropriate touch to the hands can energise and restore health to other body parts, including internal organs if you’re feeling tired or have a disease. With restrictions having tightened up again along the Northern Beaches, many of us are having a much smaller Christmas celebration than expected. While your at home spending some quality time with your partner why not try giving each other a hand massage using these pressure points. By the end of the duo massage you should both feel relaxed, reduced anxiety and depression and possibly even sleep a little better than night. The heart 7 pressure point can be found in the crease of your right wrist. It lies in line with the space between your ring and pinkie finger. There’s a bone directly in line next to this pressure point. Reflexologists claim that applying gentle pressure to this spot may protect against anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations, and depression. The small intestine 3 pressure point is located at the outside part of your hand, right on the edge. The point lies in the depression of your hand just below your pinkie finger. Putting firm pressure on this point is thought to relieve neck pain, earaches, and headaches that occur at the back of your head. You can find your lung meridian pressure point by looking at the edge of your hand. It runs from the tip of your thumb down along the side of your hand, ending just beneath the crease of your wrist. Run your finger along this line. If you find a sore spot along this line, reflexologists say you should gently massage it until it feels better. This may help relieve any cold symptoms, such as chills, sneezing, runny nose, and sore throat. The inner gate point can be found in a special spot on the crease of your wrist. Hold out your hands as if you’re receiving a gift, with your wrists together. Take one hand and feel about 3 centimeters out from where your wrists were touching in the middle. Reflexologists recommend you massage this point firmly with your thumb. This is believed to improve your digestion and relieve any nausea or stomach pain The outer gate point can be found between two tendons on the backside of the arm. Place three fingers from your other hand above your wrist. Use those fingers to apply firm pressure to this part of your hand to give your immune system a quick boost. Reflexologists also believe applying pressure to this part of the hand could give you a rush of energy. You can find your wrist point 1 on your left  wrist. Run a finger down your pinkie to your wrist crease, keeping it in line with your finger. Now you’ve found the point. Reflexologists claim that firmly pressing on your wrist point 1 regularly may help promote happiness by regulating your emotions We all need some extra love and attention these days. We hope that these pressure point massages can help aid that and occupy you whilst at home. We will be ready to pamper you on your return!

Top 3 tips to get you ready for summer

As the weather warms up again, our bodies tend to dry out. Our skin becomes flaky and stiff and our hair seems to just not co-operate even on a good hair day. With this in mind, I have put together my top 3 tips to spring into summer weather feeling fresh & hydrated. Tip 1: Exfoliation A good exfoliation at this time of year is the best thing you can do for your skin. As the seasons change so does our skin. It seems that before we get that natural summer glow we have to go through a dry period as the skin readjusts to warmer weather and salty air. Doing a good skin exfoliation will help you shed your winter skin and allow that new layer to shine through. Don't forget to nourish your skin with a body butter after the exfoliation, this will add to that silky skin feeling and help the new skin cells stay hydrated. Tip 2: Use a hair mask as your conditioner This is a great tip for whenever your hair is feeling extra dry, particularly when seasons change. When you swap your conditioner for a mask it gives it an extra dose of nourishment that won’t take up any more of your precious time. I urge you to towel dry your hair before you put the mask on or at the very least wring as much water out of your hair as possible. This will ensure the product doesn’t get watered down. To get the best results, wash your hair and apply your mask before you wash your body, exfoliate, shave, rehearse your favourite song, whatever you do in the shower make sure you wash and treat your hair first. This will allow at least a few minutes for the mask to penetrate the hair (please clip your hair up or put it in a shower cap, if it gets wet while your doing other things you won’t get optimum results) Tip 3: Get a Hydra - facial A Hydra-facial uses the latest technology in microdermabrasion treatments. The treatment uses water and crystals to exfoliate and remove stagnant dead skin cells. This leaves the skin open to receiving targeted serums that can brighten, sooth and hydrate your skin. You will notice an instant glow and more youthful appearance. Your skin will feel instantly soft & hydrated and there is no down time. With our skin being exposed to a lot more sun and environmental pollution during summer its vital to combat the negative side effects with a treatment that can draw out those toxins and nourish your skin in one easy and pampering treatment. Plus its the perfect pre party glow treatment that will have the benefits lasting up to a week, with extended results like diminished fine lines and an even skin tone the more often you have a treatment. A bonus tip is to take a look at the products you are currently using and make sure they don't have any toxic chemicals in them. As your skin is highly exposed in the Summer time, its the perfect time to update your skincare routine with toxic free solutions to ensure you are giving your body only the best ingredients. Don't forget your skin is your largest organ so whatever you put on it, your body absorbs and has to process, using results driven and toxic free skincare is going to help your body remain at its healthiest as its not fighting any harsh ingredients on a daily basis and can work hard at keeping you safe from bugs, and producing the healthiest cells with the aid of the right vitamins and safe ingredients. If your not sure where to start please book a free consultation with one of our specialists today!  

The best beauty regime for your 50’s

In your 50s is realistically when the menopause will likely start, which can not only be a challenge physically and mentally, but lots of hormonal changes can sap essential moisture from your skin, leaving it dehydrated and dull. When a woman’s oestrogen levels drop, the skin barrier’s ability to retain water also drops. Which is why stepping up your skincare regime is essential for beautiful, glowing skin. First step, Double Cleanse!! By now you should have this step down packed… then exfoliate. Use a good quality exfoliating acid like glycolic acid or lactic acid, or (even better) both, to slog away dead skin cells, revealing fresh skin underneath, promoting radiance by encouraging oxygen and nutrients to the surface of the skin, and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Then we suggest you build in an active ingredient. For the daytime, this could be a powerful, antioxidant filled vitamin C serum to fight free radicals and pump the skin full of goodness. Don’t go overboard with this product as it may overwork delicate skin rather than enhance it. You probably have a favourite day/night cream by now. We suggest a lighter lotion/ cream for the daytime, preferably with added hyaluronic acid to hydrate and niacinamide to protect the skin barrier. For the night time, a rich nourishing cream is recommended. Preferably with a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that can get to work while you sleep. Adding a few drops of facial oil over the top of thinner consistency products like lotions and creams helps to seal in moisture and penetrate through the other skincare layers to add oil back into the skin now that our natural oil production has slowed down. In our 50s eye cream is ESSENTIAL, as tiredness will show up under your eyes more and more as we age. Your skin is one of the largest organs your body has, and it works hard every day to protect our bodies from harmful elements. Taking care of your skin and developing a skin care routine at any age is important, because it can help this organ do its job better and longer. For personalised advice or if you just feel like you need to up your beauty routine but feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of products out there, book in for our prescription facial. In this 90min treatment, we will assess your needs and perform a treatment specifically designed for you. We will also send you home with an all inclusive skin care kit to maintain those results at home as well as putting you on a skincare plan to achieve your goals!

The ugly side of beauty

We all want to look and feel beautiful, but there is a hideous side that comes with striving for such beauty. There is also a very simple solution to this problem that will leave you looking and feeling even more beautiful than you could imagine, and it starts with using natural, authentic products. First, let’s look at how the chemicals in our beauty products are affecting us.. As women, we use an average of 12 products a day. I know it sounds like a lot but think about your daily routine and what you use every morning. They pack cosmetics and personal care items that women use every day with chemicals that health advocates say could be connected to a host of health problems. “Cancer is on the rise, infertility is on the rise, allergies in children are on the rise, and people can’t figure out why,” said Nneka Leiba, the director of healthy living science at EWG, which has been monitoring chemicals in cosmetics for over a decade. “The increases are not just because of genetics and new diagnostic techniques.” So what are the increases due to. Well, if you think about using on average 12 products per day each with their own preservatives, PPD’s, SLES and so on its no wondering our bodies are being affected. The same way it is important to eat healthy food to nourish and fuel your body, we need to nourish and care for our organs. Your skin is the biggest organ you have, and it absorbs everything we put on our bodies. Taking this one step further and you can imagine the wealth of chemicals going into your body from visiting traditional hair and beauty salons. To turn things around and be the healthiest, most beautiful versions of ourselves we need to look at the products we use and what is really in them. This doesn’t mean you can’t use your night creams or deodorants. It just means you need to pick a product that uses natural ingredients free from free radicals and chemicals. This will not only benefit your body but it also benefits the environment as those chemicals that go into your skin also get washed down into our oceans. There are an increased amount of brands aware of this issue and they are making a change. Everything from makeup, moisturisers, toothpaste and deodorant are being made with natural ingredients that won’t harm you now or in the long term. These brands are generally sustainably minded and harvest their ingredients ethically, from organic and biodynamic organic farms created to grow the specific ingredients needed. Some brands I recommend and use are Oway and Kevin Murphy for hair care and for your skin care Eve Taylor, Wildcrafted and Mokosh. I also use Native deodorant sticks. But don’t just take my word for it, do your research and use products that align with your needs and values. You won’t regret it! If you want to be certain you are using all natural products that actually work, but don't know where to start, we can help! All the products used and sold at Bare Beauty house are biodynamic/organic, cruelty free and give amazing results! Visit us at 35 Pittwater Road, Manly or online at

Top 10 skin care tip’s

For many of us, we have a constant quest for glowing, clear skin. With our hectic schedules it can be challenging to maintain a consistent skin care routine. But don’t fret, there is always hope and just about anyone can have great skin with just a little patience.. Here are 10 tips to help you achieve your skin goals!
  1. Mist moisturising water to boost hydration and calm the skin.
  2. Minimise acne scars with Dilo oil. Dilo extract is a soothing oil rich with antioxidants, its great for repairing and minimising acne scars.
  3. Exfoliate for longer. Do not scrub harder just do it for longer. This will give you a deeper cleanse.
  4. Reduce alcohol consumption. Drinking alcohol on a regular basis can cause more oil production and bigger pores (you will thank me)
  5. Always use a sun factor.
  6. Natural acne remedy - Apply a hot compress to your pimple for a few minutes, then apply hydrocortisone cream to deflate the bump DO NOT POP IT
  7. Skip intense heat to avoid redness in your skin. This includes saunas, steam rooms and spicy foods
  8. Layer your products correctly, starting from the lightest to the heaviest, oil is a heavy product as deceiving as that seems.
  9. Don't use SPF at night time it will clog your pores
  10. Always double cleanse
The best way to get started is to pick 2 items on this list and incorporate them into your routine, then slowly start adding a few more week by week. Some weeks you will be better than others and that's ok. Life is all about balance! Make sure you don't miss out - Sign up to "The Bare Facts" at

Best beauty regime in your 40’s

Young children may accompany your 40s, which means your poor, tired skin will suffer from sleepless nights and eating leftover spaghetti. Your skin cell turnover rate has halved since your 20s, meaning wrinkles have sunk in and your skin is probably a little less radiant. Hormonal changes are also common, as your levels of estrogen decline, affecting the function of fibroblasts, which produce elastin and collagen, and melanocytes that keep the skin firm, smooth, and toned. Hopefully, you have been doing a double cleanse for the last few decades, if not there’s no better time to start. You will then follow this by toning your skin. You want to use a toner that will hydrate and rebalance your skin, so look for toners infused with rich moisturising ingredients like natural botanicals and peptides. Peptides are amazing for ageing skin as they comprise chains of amino acids that can help with cell renewal and tissue repair. You will then need to exfoliate. Exfoliation is an essential step in all skincare regimes, but it’s especially important for mature skin as it helps increase skin renewal. If you haven’t already invested in a serum, now is the time. Serums have a lightweight formula with a smaller molecular structure, which means they can penetrate further and repair and hydrate the skin at a much deeper level. The next step we recommend is using a brightening agent in the daytime, we like to use vitamin C in the morning to fight against pollution and protect our skin during the daytime, and then use retinol in the evening. In your 40s, your skin gets thinner from a loss of collagen, which leads to fine lines and smile creases. Therefore you need to boost your skin’s natural collagen by using a retinoid. Your eyes are one of the first places to show signs of ageing as the skin around the eye is superdelicate, so you should be using an eye cream day and night. Look for a formula that has antioxidants and retinol, as these will deliver the best results. By now you’re probably a moisturising pro, and you know you need to use it both morning and night. But you also need to make sure it’s the correct formula, enriched with anti-aging ingredients. Nighttime Additions Only In your 40s your skincare regime is all about hydration and locking in as much moisture as possible. Adding a face oil is a must. Oils are lipophilic, which means they have a smaller molecular structure so they can penetrate further into your dermis, allowing your skin to retain hydration at a much deeper level. They’ll also repair and protect the skin’s barrier while nourishing the skin. Plus, as you’re using a lot of anti-aging ingredients like retinol and AHAs, which can be drying, an oil will rebalance hydration levels. We also suggest using a sleeping mask as they create a layer of protection, allowing the active ingredients to penetrate while you get your beauty sleep. For personalised advice, book in for our prescription facial. In this 90min treatment, we will assess your needs and perform a treatment specifically designed for you. We will also send you home with an all-inclusive skin care kit to maintain those results at home and putting you on a skincare plan to achieve your goals!

Why are we a sustainable salon?

We have a responsibility to protect our home and our bodies. Many toxins and chemicals in conventional cosmetics are pollutants and degrade the environment as well as our bodies. Thankfully we as a society are becoming more aware of these issues and there is now a growing demand for natural, toxic free products and services. Below are our top 3 reasons for being a sustainable hair and beauty salon Plastics Hair and beauty salons are a major player in the amount of plastic waste that is contributed to landfill every year. Every hour, we throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles (22 billion plastic bottles per year) Mind blowing right! I could not contribute to this waste cycle any more and have phased out 90% of the plastic bottles used and sold in an ordinary hair and beauty salon. At Bare Beauty House we support brands that package their products in infinitely recyclable materials, being glass and aluminium. We are also a member of Sustainable Salons who recycle all our salon waste and help us work towards our target of 0% waste. Natural Healing Natural and oleochemical ingredients are less likely to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. Without synthetic, toxic chemicals or artificial colours, sustainable products rely on the healing properties found naturally in plants. Consider glycerine, this clear, non-toxic liquid is used in soaps, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Since it is a humectant, glycerine can retain water, making it an excellent moisturiser. Glycerine enhances the body’s ability to absorb water, encouraging the skin to absorb and hold on to as much as possible. As a non-irritating substance, it can be applied anywhere on the body. It is also an effective anti-aging ingredient and, due to its anti-microbial properties, and can also serve as an acne treatment. An oleochemical that has all the power of synthetic chemicals without any of the toxicity, glycerine is a perfect example of the natural effectiveness of sustainable cosmetics. Natural Health and Beauty While petrochemicals may deliver short-term results, the long-term effects can be highly toxic to humans and the environment. Years of synthetic cosmetics use have been traced to headaches, eye damage, acne, hormonal imbalance and premature ageing. Phthalates have even been linked to cancer and type 2 diabetes. By choosing products that contain natural ingredients, we are investing in your long-term health and beauty, and not polluting our environment. So really, the question should be… why wouldn’t we be committed to sustainable beauty?! Want to know more about sustainable beauty? Sign up for The Bare Facts at

The best beauty regime in your 20’s & 30’s

Skincare in your '20s is practically non-existent (let's be real), your '30s you'll likely still be battling with adult acne as well as the first signs of ageing (it's all about prevention at this stage). Below is a simple routine to follow that will almost guarantee having amazing, radiant skin later in life!  In your 20s is the time to get one lifelong habit on lockdown! The best skincare routine for youthful skin starts with a simple double cleanse. If there’s one skincare rule that everyone should know, it’s the power of double cleansing. The benefit of double cleansing is that the first cleanser will break down any makeup, remove dirt and excess oils from the day, and clean your skin. The second cleanser will address your particular skin type or concern and should have ingredients to hydrate, smooth or exfoliate and treat acne. With such youthful skin, this simple double cleanse is basically your skin care routine. The only minor additions would be to use eye cream, retinol, and always wear SPF! ? In your 30s you may notice that your skin has changing needs in this decade. It’s possible you’ll shift from having oily skin to dry skin and you may even see visible signs of ageing, like dark spots and crow’s feet. That’s why putting together a skin care routine that can help address your new skin care concerns is key. Washing your face is something you should do morning and night, no matter your age. That being said, you may want to consider switching up what facial cleanser you use. You may need something a bit stronger to improve skin tone. Consider adding an anti-ageing product to your skin care routine. This will help strengthen and repair the skin barrier to help resist visible signs of ageing. Apply an eye cream using a roller, then moisturise and protect your skin from the sun. At night time repeat the double cleanse, add a peel pad and then follow up with a dual action overnight moisturiser. You can show your skin some extra love with a face mask once a week. You can also consider using an overnight face mask as the last step in your routine. Remember Your skin is one of the largest organs your body has, and it works hard every day to protect our bodies from harmful elements. Taking care of your skin and developing a skin care routine at any age is important, because it can help this organ do its job better and longer. Hopefully you can start developing a skin care routine to suit your age and lifestyle, if you want to give yourself an extra treat and gain some personal skin care advice, book in for our prescription facial where we will assess your skin care needs, perform the appropriate facial treatment for your desired results and send you home with an all inclusive skin care package.

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