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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…

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