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“Ageing gracefully” is often used as a euphemism to describe women who choose to grow older and embrace the natural signs of ageing without undergoing any aesthetic procedures to help them maintain their looks. We all know that getting older is inevitable and while you can’t control your age, you can slow the decline of ageing with smart choices along the way. Most of us are aware that looking after our bodies, including the foods we eat, exercising, limiting alcohol intake, reducing sun exposure and not smoking all has an effect on how fast or slow our body ages. So what about looking after your skin? Why is it that many people don’t choose to consider what they can do to slow the decline of ageing skin? Is it because we want to age gracefully? In my experience over the past year and in speaking with many of my customers…

Feel like you want one but don’t know where to start? That was me! I thought they were some chemical treatment related to cosmetic surgery that meant days of downtime and hiding away until my skin repaired. How wrong I was! Here I look under the skin of peels to share what I now know so you can understand how they can help improve skin health! In simple language, peels are a deeper exfoliant to remove the top a top layer of skin and help skin cell turnover. Dead cells are found on the exterior of our skin, are always flaking or washing off and are constantly being replaced by new cells. We all slow down as we age and the skin is no different – infants skin turnover cycle takes about 3 to 5 days whereas when you reach your 50s’ it can slow to 60 – 90 days.…

It’s a good question. If you had of asked me this 18 months ago I would probably have said the normal … wash, tone moisturise to keep you looking young and prevent ageing. Nothing more. And sure, the outcome of looking after your skin may be a more youthful appearance with less fine lines and wrinkles but there is so much more! So let’s shift the conversation from beauty clichés and talk about why you should [skin] care. I’m sure, back in the day as some would say, I learned in a science lesson that skin was the largest organ in your body. But I had truly forgotten this and the function it performs. The skin is like Tupperware for our innards – it holds everything in and provides an airtight, watertight and flexible blockade to the outside world as well as helps with temperature regulation, immune defence, vitamin production,…

Recently I was introduced to Shona Kim. Shona is a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse who works at Monash Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), one of the four largest in Victoria that provides exceptional care and treatment for sick and premature babies. I asked Shona what is was like to work in NICU. To my disbelief she said she nearly gave it up. I was surprised at this as I thought it would be very rewarding caring for and tending to little babies needs and watching them grow and become healthy, eventually being released from hospital. Shona helped me understand, as with all specialist areas of nursing, there are pros and cons. Obviously one of the pros (which is the only one I was thinking of!) is that you can play a part in saving the lives of babies, which is very rewarding. However Shona highlighted that it is a stressful…

Personally, I’ve always liked men – they are not complex, say it how it is, are able to forgive fast, don’t compete with each other, have an air of naughtiness and are generally always fun and easy to be around! But when I look at my client database there is one thing noticeably missing – MEN! This has caused me to ponder the question, why don’t men look after their skin? I think gender assumptions and societal influences play a big part. Even with the emergence of the metro male and men becoming more conscious of their appearance, most advertising in the skin health domain focuses on female beauty, youthfulness and anti-aging. Men seldom feature in advertisements, beyond razor blades and shaving creams, with marketing primarily targeting women. So, is it fair to assume that most men don’t care about their skin? Not necessarily … men are becoming more conscious…

As a new participant in this industry, I want to share what I’ve learned along the way, in simple terms, so you can get a greater understanding of why skin health should be a priority in your whole wellness program. The first and most simple is product. Prior to opening Unique Laser, it would be fair to say I was sceptical about all the different options on the market and whether there was significant difference between them. In addition, and no doubt like you, I only have so much disposable income and with three children and all the expenses associated with raising them, not much discretionary spend as a result. Coupled with this, as a mother and a female, I always find we tend to put our own needs last and that’s what I did in relation to my skin care routine. I had always looked after my skin (or…

As humans we are hardwired to want things and in this day, our preoccupation with consumerism has a lot to answer for…. It’s when we want it and we want it NOW! It’s called instant gratification. I think the most noteworthy example of our desire for instant gratification is in the world of weight loss. We are all tempted by the promise of losing weight in the shortest period of time but the reality is weight doesn’t go on overnight and conversely it doesn’t come off overnight. Fat loss cavitation is not the panacea for weight loss but aids in removing stubborn pockets of fat that exercise and diet won’t shift. Since I opened Unique Laser in November 2018, it has become evident that we seek instant results in clinic treatments. Fat loss cavitation, inexplicably linked to weight loss, is an example of this. It doesn’t cause weight loss but…

Clean and green have become two common words in our vernacular of recent times, and not for their original meaning. Clean has become the word to use for products, production and foods that are attempting to eliminate toxins and questionable ingredients and going green is making more environmentally friendly decisions such as to reduce, reuse and recycle. Personally I have been using my own shopping bags for a long time and have always despised the free light-weight plastic bags and, more recently, the heavier re-useable ones! That being said, I have three children who don’t always think to take bags with them to the supermarket and I have developed a small collection of the re-usable bags selling for 15c each. I did a count and have amassed a total of 21. One of them said “I choose to re-use” and it got me thinking – does anyone really do that?…

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