5 Reasons Why You Need A Peel

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A chemical peel is not scary. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider one: (1) You’ve got fine wrinkles caused by sun damage and ageing Let’s be honest: we all love the sun. Some more than others, but we all feel happier when the sun is shining. We also have this desire to roast ourselves in the […]

What the Fizz?

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What the Fizz? Yep I said Fizz. Argh! Blackheads! The bane of teenage life. Sometimes the bane of adult life too come to think of it. You’ve poked and prodded. Scrubbed and picked. You’ve even tried that black stuff that feels like it’s pulling your skin off. To no avail. There they are month after month, […]

Science and Skincare

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Hands up who thinks of science when they think of a beauty salon? No doubt that the majority of people consider the beauty industry to be whimsical, materialistic and concerned only with the pursuit of beauty. The various eyebrow trends (feathers anyone?) or the epic nail art that is around (often just plain ludicrous!) certainly […]

See the Light: What Is LED Light Therapy

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It might surprise you to learn how much modern technology we use here at our small family salon. One machine in particular is a fond favourite because it can be utilised on it’s own, or as part of any facial in a smaller amount: our BT-Accent LED light. What is LED light therapy? LED light […]

Sun Protection: The Basics

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It’s coming to that time of the year where people start eagerly greeting the sun, or book summer sun holidays. It’s also the time of year that sun protection cream gets purchased, and haphazardly applied. Every year people burn in their attempt to tan, or simply because they forget to apply an SPF everywhere. What […]

Turmeric Sensitive Skin

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By now, you have probably heard about the claimed health benefits of turmeric. It is touted as a naturally powerful painkiller, anti-inflammatory, even an anti-depressant. According to an article on BBC.co.uk “there are at least 200 compounds in turmeric, but there’s one that scientists are …interested in …curcumin” (BBC Article). Curcumin is the compound that […]

Sensitive vs Sensitised Skin

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We hear a lot of complaints in the salon about clients having sensitive skin: Certain products create itchy, red or irritated skin; the cold weather makes skin feel dry and tight; red wine or chocolate causes redness and breakouts. We’re often asked for advice on how to cure these issues. Part of our Face Mapping […]

Skin Sensitivity Risk

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Skin sensitivity is one of the most common issues we see in the salon. From people who have had a reaction to a product such as make up, tint, or soap, to those suffering with systemic genetic issues like rosacea. Sensitivity exists because your skin is not operating at it’s optimum. This month we are […]

What is a Chemical Peel

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BioSurface Peel When it comes to your skin there is one treatment that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows when you mention it, or strike fear into the heart of clients: chemical peel. The idea of a chemical peel is unsettling for many as it denotes red, raw skin and weeks of healing shut away from […]