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Busy Life Neglected Skin

I consider myself to have an extremely busy life, one that requires space for me to fill up after a busy week working in the salon, managing my team and also allowing myself time to unwind, get creative, as well as catching up with family and friends.  Like a builders house my skin can often be the last one to receive any work. I always remove makeup and apply serum and moisturiser, however masques are a often a luxury as are insalon treatments. I don't always exfoliate as often as I s...

September 3, 2018

Crispy Cold Outside - Toasty Inside

It's so crispy cold outside and so toasty in. The contrast of these conditions can suck the moisture from your skin leaving it feeling dehydrated, tight and in some cases sore and irritated. Cheeks are often pinker and very little seems to help.  The usually hydrated epidermal cells that begin life in the basal layer and slowly change composition as they move up and off begin to dry out faster in these conditions. Normally the outer layer provides a waxy hydrated cover helping to maintain w...

June 11, 2018

Why Are Consultations So Important!

Would you go to the chemist and purchase your antibiotics without a prescription? Your skin is fragile and is susceptible to changes within the body - puberty, menopause, stress and illness, genetics, the environment - seasonal changes, aircon, hot showers, incorrect product choices, diet, water the list goes on.  It is important to recognise that a good beauty therapist will understand the effects of these changes and will be able to recommend combining lifestyle and skincare presciption...

May 20, 2018

Acne - What You Can Do About It?

Acne is problematic for many teens and adults. It can be unsightly covering the face, neck, décolleté and back. We find many clients are at their wits end worrying about their skin and only come to us as a last gasp before going on to take medication. Get on to it early The time you need to see us is when it first begins to occur.  Often a good balancing cleanser – Image Skincare’s Ormedic Balancing Cleanser, medication lotion or gel like Image Skincare’s Clear Cell Lotion or D...

November 12, 2017

How to Protect Your Skin from the Damaging Effects of Chlorinated Water

Chlorinated water is a hot topic in Hawke's Bay at the moment. And it is something we often discuss in the clinic. Since the 2016 campylobacter outbreak in Havelock North, as well as the low levels of e-coli discovered in Napier water, Hawke's Bay locals have been subject to the effects of chlorine. It has been particularly noticeable as we've been spoilt so long with crystal clear beautiful water, historically the envy of visitors to the region. However, this has now changed. Reg...

October 11, 2017

Summer is on the way!

The days are longer. The flowers are blooming. Even the birds seem happier. Yes, it must mean one thing – summer is on the way! Before you rush out the door and start topping up your tan, please remind yourself of the vital importance of good quality sunblock. The sun's burning strength is measured by the UV index. Here in New Zealand, our UV levels are one of the highest in the world, for the following reasons: 1) There is less ozone here to block the UV rays that cause sunburn. 2) Earth's o...

September 18, 2017

Suffering with Scarring? Try CIT...

Scars can affect one's self confidence at any age. However, help is at hand! Collagen Induction Treatment is a safe, non-invasive procedure that balances out the skin's contours and smooths indentations in the skin, that can result from scarring. It is an exceptionally effective and straight-forward revitalising treatment. Whether you struggle with acne scarring, chicken pox scarring or perhaps a scar from an old injury, CIT can be very effective in boosting your skin confidence. Collagen is a n...

September 18, 2017

Seasonal Fluctuations - Redness and Dehydration

Unfortunately, dry, irritated and red skin goes hand-in-hand with the cooler winter months. For many of us, it is unavoidable at this time of year. However, there are measures you can take to return your skin to its usual glowing and healthy state. Redness occurs because our bodies are trying to heat themselves, bringing blood close to the surface and dilating capillaries. Whilst youthful skin will bounce back, capillaries don't close as quickly with age. Be kind to your skin by protecting it ...

May 5, 2017

Exfoliate

Often clients will come in for the first time with concerns that their skin is dull and that their moisturiser just sits on top of their skin. Their foundation breaks up during the day and needs reapplying. During the consultation process we ask about their skincare routine and find that they are a soap and water girl or even though they use a cleanser they don't exfoliate. Exfoliants used effectively not only stimulate the skins circulation, they help slough off dead dry skin cells leaving you...

March 1, 2017

Process of ageing

I'm sitting here writing a presentation and it has me thinking about the process of aging and how it happens. When I was training I wrote a thesis about the intrinsic aging of our DNA, and what the effect of sun, stress, alcohol and our diet has on they way we age. My research sparked my interest in more in-depth treatments and led me to creating Simply Indulgent. Before that I imagined beauty therapy was purely about indulgence and fluffy treats not necessarily the positive impact active skinc...

June 28, 2016

No two skins are the same

No two skins are alike. Just because your friends skin responds well to a certain product or a blogger suggests a particular moisturiser is her best friend doesn't mean it will be good for you. Unfortunately a one size fits all category for skin can be problematic. I read a few comments on a beauty therapy page today where a group of therapists were attempting to help someone with a skin issue and a few times I read 'my friend had that and used...' While its great we want to help, I was surpri...

May 9, 2016

Wrinkles, acne and sunspots be gone

Now the sun has sunk a little lower in the sky we can talk turkey. Your skin needs a work out to remove those care worn lines and wrinkles or to slow down the development of the character line imprints. It's the time to focus on the pigmentation that kicked in when your were pregnant or that seems to get darker each year. Acne treatments to reduce inflammation and breakouts can be carried out now. Why is that you may ask?The reason we cannot use plant and milk acids in the summer is that we are...

April 11, 2016

Not all skincare cares for your skin

I've just read a fantastic blog by skin specialist Robyn McAlpine she has just spent hundreds on skincare to carry out a 6 week trial to see how her skin responded to products she didn't use in her clinic. Here is how her skin looked before and after. Robyn found that just because a product is expensive or a reputable brand it doesn't mean it will give you the results someone else had in the trials. Your skin is unique and will react accordingly. Here is the link to her blog http://www.lasere...

March 1, 2016

Improving young skin

Children are beginning to enter puberty a little earlier and as a result are showing the signs of hormones at war in their bodies. The most common is congestion on the forehead and around the nose, where the skin feels bumpy and blackheads become obvious to the naked eye. Some are having breakouts around the chin area This is a time where listening to mum becomes a choice and man ears develop! So getting an independent person to observe and inform becomes a good option so they bring them along ...

February 14, 2015

Turning back the years with retinol

Welcome back! We are half way through January and its just flying by. I've been back at work for a couple of weeks and am surrounded by brides, mothers of the bride and bridesmaids. It's such a positive time of year especially in this glorious weather we are experiencing. I thought I would start the year with a topic about turning back the years. Those of you who know me will be aware of my love of the science behind my products and the benefits they provide to your skin so for my first blog fo...

January 19, 2015

Summer sun solutions

I was recently asked to write some info for an article in Hawke's Bay Today's Indulge Magazine so I thought I would share it with those of you who might have missed it. Beautiful skin cannot be bought it is your dedication to a skincare routine, treatments and a healthy diet and exercise that helps you maintain and improve your skin. Summer is no different however it may help to tweak your winter skincare programme to ensure the negative effects of the season are minimised by eating healthily, ...

December 23, 2014

Welcome to the Simply Indulgent blog

Welcome to Simply Indulgent's blog. Fiona has created this so she can rant at will and so those of you who are interested in skin tips, information, offers can register to receive regular (but not be bombarded) updates. As many of you know Fiona is a beauty therapist who provides a very personalised service, taking the time to run through the consultation process with you. This gives you both the time to build the ever so important rapport required to create a lasting relationship. Fiona is a...

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