Victorian Dermal Group
Level 2, Suite 206
1 Princess Street
Kew Victoria 3101
Hey Angels! ♡ People often ask me how I keep my skin so clear. And of course I want to share my little beauty secrets with you.
When it comes to a natural beauty glow, the inescapable truth is, a high quality anti inflammatory alkalining diet, pure water and essential beauty sleep should be the backbone of your approach with balance of exercise like yoga for mindfulness and then supported by regular treatments and good active skincare sourced by the best dermal clinician.
I have been having regular treatments for the past year with the with out a doubt BEST skin clinicians in Melbourne at Victorian Dermal Group
I have had Clear and Brilliant laser, Ultra Former III, which is (The World’s No. 1 Choice for non-invasive Skin Lifting & Tightening treatments.) And Fraxel. (which I will go into further detail below, as this has been a game changer for me!!!) I have also had TCA to target scars on my skin as well as regular Light therapy and chemical peels every month with extractions. So, you can see I have been treating my skin with a lot of love!!!
Let me tell you about the latest treatment I have had done.
Summer skin starts in Winter! So, now it is Winter in Melbourne and is the BEST time to repair and resurface the skin. Let’s be honest, when it comes to skin treatments, my motto is ‘no pain, no gain’…
The painful ones are working because they’re damaging, whatever, making your collagen renewal and renewing your skin like a reboot. Fraxel Laser, is kind of painful for a reason, because it is doing quite deep damage to create fresh clean pure beautiful skin. It’s not really unbearable pain, more satisfying!!!
When it comes to our skin, we all want a beauty glow that is healthy and radiates. And while there are plenty of products and treatments out there, sometimes we may need something a little more vigorous and invasive than a topical treatment to treat major skin concerns such as open pores, wrinkles, scarring and age spots. This is where cosmetic procedures such as FRAXEL is what you need to do! The mechanism of Fraxel heavily relies on resurfacing your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skins cells from the inside out.
LADIES & GENTLEMEN I cannot tell you enough how much I push for you to try this! After 1 treatment I am having such great results. I am LEGIT so Happy I could cry.
HONESTLY You’ll see benefits… Fraxel significantly improves quality and skin health, so anyone who has prematurely aged their skin with too much sun kissing exposure will benefit enormously from treatment. Not only will the skin be stronger and more hydrated, wrinkles will be softened and you’ll see a reduction in pigmentation. The overall effect is a noticeably younger cleaner complexion. I truely believe that Fraxel is also the gold standard treatment for acne, trauma or surgical scarring. The results are immediate and progressive. Soon after treatment the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, brighter and more even skin tone. The next 3-6 months will bring more improvement as your skin continues to create more collagen.
You’ll need to be incognito for???… It’s an important question, as it’s super crucial that you know what to expect. You will have a healing phase of seven days, of which the first three to four days are the most obvious. You are extremely RED post-procedure, with that sunburnt feeling. Mild swelling starts post-procedure, and is at its full peak the morning after, lasting a day or so. The skin will feel then feel really rough for up to a week where it goes brown and ultimately this is actually a really positive thing as it’s all the old dead and damaged cells shedding off the skin, leaving fresh, vibrant, healthy new baby skin complexion.
You’ll need to pop in again… It depends on the extent of damage, and that’s part of the reason you need a personalised skinconsultation with Derya https://victoriandermalgroup.com.au/about-us/ prior to your appointment. Some people do three treatments, six weeks apart and others that just do a treatment once a year.
I highly recommended you book an appointment to see Derya and transform your skin this Winter! Its ultimately the BEST time to heal and deal with renewing a lifetime of summer damage.
Victorian Dermal Group
Level 2, Suite 206
1 Princess Street
Kew Victoria 3101
SUPPLE SKIN CO
After all, our skin is an outer glow of our inner health and beauty, and how we care for it from the outside, as well as the inside, is SO important.
The good news is that, people are waking up and are aware of the green movement, now more than ever we are seeing skincare product manufacturers making a difference to avoid using toxic ingredients and chemicals in their skincare products.
This is why I support local Aussie brands like Supple Skin Co. A Hemp skin perfecting serum.
I think this is the way of the future as more people are conscious of using natural and eco friendly products. I heavily believe in reducing your toxic load, and one of the many concerns I have with most commercial, popular brands of skincare products is they contain toxic ingredients and petroleum product derivatives that can both contribute to toxicity. Your skin is an organ through which chemicals are absorbed.
True health and beauty arises when we eliminate toxins from our bodies, so on the pursuit of beautiful natural glowing skin I have found this bottle of liquid gold. “Supple Skin”
100% PURE NATURAL CONCENTRATED VITAMINS. ZERO FILLERS, ZERO NASTIES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON PLANT BASED, ORGANIC INGREDIENTS. EACH & EVERY INGREDIENT IS THERAPEUTIC.
To make the most of your Dew Drops:
Cleanse thoroughly. Add 2-3 drops to each cheek. Massage in small circular motions for at least 30 seconds. Work the drops deep into your pores, this lets the serum do its magic.
How beautiful are the ingredients in this product!
Organic Hemp Oil: the skin food. 0% comedogenic rating, the best of the best. That means no clogged pores! High in omega 3, 6, 9 to regenerate, anti inflammatory & highly soothing, balances oily & dry skin
Organic Carrot Seed Oil: the resurfacer. rich in carotenoids known for anti ageing, lightens skin aka great for pigmentation & blemish scars, natural SPF, brightens & rejuvenates skin
Lavender Pure Essential Oil: the all rounder over achiever. penetrates pores & kills bacteria, prevents & heals breakouts, calming, reduces redness & inflammation
Frankincense Pure Essential Oil: the fountain of youth. known for anti ageing, tones & firms skin, fades & reduces scarring
Tea Tree Pure Essential Oil : the anti acne hero. prevent & reduce acne, soothe inflammation, natural antiseptic
Photo Credit @shenamedhimwolf
MY BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE OF SEMI PERMANENT LIP TINT TATTOO
Done by the best semi permanent cosmetic practitioners in Melbourne. Anthea and Jessica’s attention to detail with the lip tint tattoo is immaculate and they are so patient throughout the treatment.
This is the next generation of longer lasting beauty, a unique semi permanent makeup lip treatment that achieves beautifully shaped and full tinted lips using only a perfectly lined crisp border and infusion of colour, giving you full, sensual lips 24 hours a day, effortlessly!
Kiss lengthy makeup routines goodbye.
This type of treatment requires near to no down time and delivers long lasting results, simplifying your beauty and getting ready routine. If you would like to correct uneven lips, or simply restore a gorgeous, youthful blush and fullness to your pout this is the treatment to get done!
The time the practitioners spend really caring for you and making sure you are ok throughout the treatment is extremely special. They make time for you so you get the best results possible, by going above and beyond to make sure your experience is superior!
Full, shiny lips really do signify vitality youth and beauty!
The ladies are European trained semi permanent makeup practitioners.
Their role is to enhance your natural beauty through gentle cosmetic procedures.
I had my Lips Tinted in the Wild Rose and Magnolia colour.
~Picture taken post first Lip Tattoo treatment. I am only wearing clear lip gloss over the pigment~
What to ask for: Semi permanent lip tattoo. Replacing the lip’s lost border gives a more youthful appearance, re-defining natural lip contour for a more perfect pout! It’s also a great way to create the illusion of a fuller pout without injections, and correct proportion to balance the lips while leaving a beautiful hue so you don’t need lipstick.
Details: There are a range of colours to chose which are vegan, organic and manufactured with 30 years experience in Germany. The colours contain no heavy metals which is a common ingredient in pigments, many are harmful or toxic, as they can not be broken down in the body. No PAH – “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons” (in many pigments), slightly water-soluble, numerous PAHs have been proven to be carcinogenic. No NDELA – “Nitrosodiethanolamine” Nitrosamines are a reactive product of nitrite and amines (as in proteins) Proven to have a strong carcinogenic effect. They use LONG-TIME-LINER® pigments. They are mineral based pigments that have low allergy and high colour stability.
What to expect: Semi-permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic tattooing. It involves the controlled incorporation of colour pigments into the dermis layer of the skin, between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue. Basically, it helps improve appearance by giving definition to the lips. During the first treatment they draw your lips before the procedure to determine the colour and define your lip in the ideal shape to ensure symmetry, harmony and balance to accentuate your natural beauty. They numb your lips by using a medical grade topical anaesthetic is applied prior to the treatment and throughout the process to minimise discomfort. Two weeks later I went for my next session to tweak and add extra colour and outline depth to my lips.
Does it hurt?: The short answer is no. There is a vibrating sensation and medical grade anaesthetic is used. Expect tenderness afterwards, and swelling but aftercare is minimal. The night of the treatment I was able to go to an event, my lips were swollen, they looked pretty and the colour was bright. I used an icepack directly after the session. Three days later my lips were a little dry so I kept applying the Bepanthen Antiseptic, the Vitamin A + Vitamin D Ointment and refrained from touching or peeling the lips.
Every day my lips look more and more beautiful! It is the best thing I have done in Beauty!
Price: A Lip Tint Tattoo with Anthea Palmer is $1275 for 2 x 2.5 hour treatments 2 weeks apart.
Other providers may only include 1 treatment, or have the 2nd treatment as a quick “Touch Up” whereas they do 2 FULL 2.5 hour treatments to ensure 100% coverage and client satisfaction.
They also have AfterPay available in their clinic which means payments can be stretched out over 8 weeks interest free, that’s $318.75 per fortnight which is only $159.37 per week!
Before treatment, my lips had lost their pigment and my lip line had faded.
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ERASE Aesthetic Services
188 Glenferrie Road
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
My latest skincare hero is Andalou Naturals.
The beauty market has changed dramatically with a greater focus on natural beauty. This is a shift that doesn’t surprise me because we really need to go that way. It’s ethical and beyond necessity. We need to be aware of our impact on the planet in all different ways of life and beauty seems like an obvious step to start daily.
For Andalou Naturals, their goal was to create an empowerment brand with a mission to influence an industry to do better, while creating a sustainable source of revenue for social responsibility. This beauty brand, is the ultimate culmination of their many years developing meaningful policy and healthy products partnered with their deep commitment to uplifting people and the planet.
The Australian environment is both a blessing and a curse it is what makes our country great, (especially the northern beaches in Sydney) but not so great, for our skin.
It is confronting and important to know that we have the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and photo-damage is a daily battle, and sometimes it takes an Australian to know exactly what Australians need when it comes to beauty products.
This is why Natural active Beauty products are the best! Ingredients like Vitamin C pulls double-duty by working on damage that’s already happened and helping prevent further problems before they even start. Your future is looking bright when you use this….
As an antioxidant, vitamin C helps neutralize the free radical damage that occurs when your skin is exposed to environmental stressors like UV light and pollution. Studies have shown that it can really boost collagen to firm and tone the skin, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and disrupt pigment production to give the complexion a healthy sheen and glow!
PHOTO BY JODY PACHNIUK
When it comes to brightening and beauty glowing skin words like “fruit stem cell science” & “potent vitamin c” Andalou is a science based evidence product where health and beauty form an alignment. I love using powerful natural skincare that is chemical free. It is incredibly important to stay away from Hormone disrupters like fragrance, oxybenzone and parabens and eradicate toxic and chemical induced products as they can disrupt your hormones and lead to a negative array of health issues.
I have been using the hard working Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask from the Andalou Naturals Brightening range, which is designed to exfoliate and resurface the skin for a smoother, even complexion. It helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface to reveal brighter, more beautiful skin. Made with Pumpkin Puree, Manuka Honey and Glycolic Acid AHA, as well as Andalou’s innovative Fruit Stem Cell Science, this mask works to leave behind plump, smooth skin with a more even skin tone. It tighten my skin and brightened up what was dull. It smells like my mummas organic home made pumpkin soup!
This Enlighten Serum from the Andalou Naturals Brightening range uses a scientifically proven Fruit Stem Cell Complex combined with Turmeric, Vitamin C, Sea Buckthorn oil and Grape Seed Polyphenols to target hyper-pigmentation and UV damage. This serum helps to lighten, tighten and brighten the complexion by fighting free radicals and promoting the formation of collagen and elastin. Ideal for sun-damaged, dull and dry skin, and skin that’s been over-exposed to the elements. It really sinks in and quenches my dry skin.
A really beautiful product of integrity that works!
Superior Source Ingredient Standards include Non-GMO Project Verified and Gluten Free Verified, Certified Organic, Organic, Nature Derived, Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainably Sourced and Fair Trade Ingredients, and always Cruelty Free.
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Peninsula Hot Springs
Need a break? Bathe in Natures Day Spa.
Located on the legendary Mornington Peninsula, Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination just 90 minutes from Melbourne.
World luxury spa awards winner 2018 to be precise!!!
Melbourne’s favourite Health and Wellness destination, the Hot springs is now even hotter – or should we say colder – after a $13 million renovation.
The ice cave is the first of its kind in Australia, and hot/cold therapy is an amazing method to reduce inflammation, stress and aches in the body.
Make some “me time” to indulge in Natures Day Spa in the uplifting, nature potent moments where you can restore and beautify. Water is salvation, it is cleansing and rejuvenating, healing and ultimately life.
Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at the coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation is a world-renowned and exclusive boutique retreat with personalised service in an idyllic beachfront setting.
Brings you back to Nature and provides you with complete peace.
High in mineral content, their water comes straight from the earth’s core. Peninsula Hot Springs is a filtration hot spring with surface water estimated to have been deep within the earth for more than 10,000 years. Their waters rise from 637 metres below the ground and are classified as true mineral springs.
Minerals and their Benefits:
Native cultures have universally utilised mineral waters for healing, puri cation ceremonies, sacred gathering and tribal meetings.
Baleonolgy is the scientific study of the thereupatic benefits of naturally occurring mineral waters. Throughout Europe and Japan, baleonolgoy and hot springs therapy has been incorporated within routine medical care treatments. Licensed doctors have now come to recognise the value of prescribing bathing in mineral waters as part of a preventative approach to illness.
Peninsula Hot Springs are sodium chloride bicarbonate hot springs, with a ph level of 6.8. The alkalinity is primarily the result of potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium ions.
Bathing in bicarbonate water assists in the opening of peripheral blood vessels, improvement of circulation to the body’s extremities and can help address hypertension and mild atherosclerosis.
Mineral springs that are naturally rich in chlorides, in amounts between 0.5% to 3%, are considered by some researchers
to be beneficial for rheumatic conditions, arthritis, central nervous system conditions, post traumatic and postoperative disorders. Peninsula Hot Springs contain 1432 parts per million (PPM) chloride content.
Peninsula Hot Springs is a really tranquil space to detach from the world and heal.
You will undoubtedly leave the springs rejuvenated and glowing—but ready to head back in a heartbeat.
Springs lane, Fingal 3939
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Tel +61 (0)3 5950 8777
Edible Beauty Australia
Was born as a result of founder and naturopath Anna Mitsios’ strong belief in the beautifying and incredible power of herbs and natural foods to transform, nourish and revitalise our skin and health.
This is divine edible skincare that is completely free of all chemicals and is earth, vegan and animal friendly…. A range which is not only beautifully healthy and wholesome, but will leave you with a glow that resonates from within. As a health and wellness advocate I am really conscious of what I put on my skin, as it is your largest organ!
After using these products over the past month, I have the most luminescent skin I’ve ever seen, without makeup!
EDIBLE BEAUTY CORE FOUR
The Core Four contains everything you need to get started on a luxury toxin-free “edible” skin care routine. This set comes beautifully packaged making it a wonderful pampering gift idea for someone special.
Step 1 – Cleanse & Purify with No. 1 Belle Frais Cleanser
This is a gentle coconut milk based cleanser which is like a breath of fresh air on the skin. Coconut oil acts as a base to remove impurities and leave the skin fresh, radiant and hydrated.
Step 2 – Tone and Uplift with No.2 Citrus Rhapsody Radiance Tonique
This tonique doubles as a mist and is the ultimate travel companion. This tonique tones, uplifts and boost radiance with a unique blend of antioxidant rich fruits and herbs.
Step 3 – Plump and Boost with No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum
This is our youth and beauty booster. Hyalouronic Acid and Beta Glucan provide smoothing and plumping actions. Kakadu, Davidson Plum and Edelweiss are super charged with antioxidants, reducing fine lines and promoting collagen production.
Step 4- Hydrate and Refine with No. 4 Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion
This is a light-weight hydrating face moisturiser with a luxurious satin consistency. Cocoa and Shea Butter provide a burst of hydration and have a strong repairing, preventative and wrinkle-reducing effect.
The Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum is my favourite product from Edible Beauty’s range.
I took this away with me to the Daintree and its all I wore during the day, if I wore makeup I would mix it with my BB Cream to give me a beautiful natural finish that is not sticky! I found it gorgeously thirst quenching to my sun kissed tropical skin.
This serum reveals the highly effective and therapeutic potency of botanical “edible” ingredients. The product combines three key actions that improve the luminous complexion of the skin. Hyalouronic Acid and Beta Glucan provide smoothing and plumping action whilst Kakadu, Davidson Plum and Edelweiss are super charged with antioxidants to enhance skin firmness. White Tea and Desert Lime act to deeply nourish and hydrate. Edelweiss, the key botanical found in the lotion, is one of the most powerful botanical antioxidants, enhancing the skin’s natural DNA protective actions.
Edible Beauty Core Four