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Do you suffer from constant annoying ingrown hair?

Don’t know what to do to get rid of them?

Ingrown hair is a common problem for a lot of people. Ingrown hair has a few variations, it can be caused by a blockage on the surface of the skin or even it can grow in the opposite direction, turning towards the skin. This can lead to some serious problems like folliculitis, the inflammation of hair follicles, which can be unsightly and uncomfortable.

 

What can make me prone to ingrown hair?

People that shave their unwanted hair are especially prone it as the skin thickens and blocks the surface. Shaving also leads to dark pigmented patches, which can be unsightly and are often seen on sensitive areas like the underarms and the bikini area.

 

Which methods of hair removal should I be using to prevent ingrown hair?

Waxing is a great way to prevent ingrown hair, shaving rashes and the thickening of skin. This is because waxing removes the hair directly from the root, all at once and you don’t need to worry about it for roughly 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the area of the body. Waxing leaves the skin smooth, hair free and removes the dead skin cells blocking the skin surface too.

Intense Pulsed Light is another method that is a perfect solution if you suffer from ingrown hair, as it not only prevents ingrown hair, but also clears existing ingrown hair as well. Intense Pulsed Light works by releasing a flash of light at a very particular wavelength that is able to target the melanin present is hair. The light energy is converted to heat energy and destroys the root of the hair under the skin for a permanent hair reduction result. If you have darkened patches of skin, this method also evens the complexion to its natural tome in these areas as the light based treatment can also treat hyperpigmented areas while treating the hair growth.

 

What should I do at home to clear and prevent ingrown hair?

Regular exfoliation and moisturisation of the skin is the key to silky smooth ingrown free skin. By using an exfoliating mitt which is specifically made for waxing, the dead skin is sloughed off, clearing any blockages in the hair follicles. Here at Exclusively Beauty we only stock Milano Exfoliating mitts, for professional results that will last you for years. Simply put it in your washing machine on a regular basis your mitt will stay clean. You can exfoliate gently with your mitt everyday and use a sugar scrub once a week to get rid of any dry patches.

Never forget to apply a moisturising lotion every single day, after exfoliating as you need to keep your skin supple and hydrated. A lightweight, easily absorbed moisturiser is best. Thick, heavy creams, especially when they contain petrolatum based ingredients tend to block the skin and retain heat, leading to increased risk of ingrown hair.  Exel Moisturising Lotion is a gentle cream that can be used on the face and body. It contains Vitamin E to mourish the skin, green tea for an anti-inflammatory action and cucumber for vitamin rich hydration. Also contains chamomile extract to soothe irritation, along with renewing vitamins A and K.

Another important step that should always be followed is drinking sufficient amounts of water. This has multiple health benefits and it makes your whole body function correctly. A minimum of 2 litres a day will not only hydrate the skin, prevent ingrown, but also improve the condition of the hair and prevent weak hair prone to breakage. Drinking water is also very important factor in collagen production!

 

Clearing and preventing ingrown hair takes a combination of a few key steps and professional treatments, which can be easily incorporated into your daily routine. For further advice call Exclusively Beauty on 9821 3300 to book a consultation and we can create a treatment plan specific to your needs.

 

 

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When you have Broken Capillaries on the face it is often difficult to know what to do or even where to start! It is a condition that affects many people, but it is also not often addressed.

What are broken capillaries?

Small blood vessels in the skin which carry blood throughout the body, start to weaken and over time develop small gaps in the capillaries and become damaged, giving them the appearance of small red veins visible on the surface of the skin.

What causes broken capillaries?

What often causes broken capillaries is the weakening of the blood vessels, overheating and an impaired skin barrier. Many women start to experience broken capillaries as the reach menopause, as the skin’s natural barrier function starts to deteriorate, dehydration and dryness increase and the processes of collagen, elastin and the connective tissues slowly break down.

One common thing which can further aggravate broken capillaries is the topical application of ice to the skin. While the cold temperature can feel soothing to the overheated skin, what you can’t see is that it is silently causing further damage to the skin.  When ice is applied to the face, the body wants to regulate the temperature and reacts by increasing the body’s temperature internally, in turn making the capillaries more red and inflamed.

 

What can I do to minimise broken capillaries?

With the advancement of technology and extensive research, there are now methods of not only minimising the appearance of broken capillaries, but also preventing them in the future.

 

IPL Vein removal

Also known as Intense Pulsed Light, IPL is a light based laser treatment which uses a particular wavelength to directly target the haemoglobin (the part that gives red blood cells their colour) in the broken capillaries, resulting in the reduction of broken capillaries and flushing skin. With a series of treatments, the skin improves from the inside out as the redness is destroyed.

 

Elixir

During the treatment of existing broken capillaries, it is also important to repair the condition of the skin which causes them in the first place. Inflamed skin, menopause and sensitivity can all onset damage to the blood vessels and Exel’s Elixir is formulated to treat these conditions, prevents future broken capillaries and diminishes existing ones.

Exel Elixir is the one of a kind serum cream formulated to repair aging skin on the cellular level.

Exel’s cosmetic labs developed the revolutionary molecule Lipmalbex which is highly concentrated in antioxidants, proven effective to delay the signs of aging and suitable for the most sensitive of skin.

Lightweight and easily absorbed, Elixir contains thousands of antiaging molecules of Lipmalbex: A new complex exclusive to Exel is the synergistic combination of the four liposomes: Resveratrol, Vitamins C, E and Troxerutin.  The unique combination of pure ingredients, in a low molecular weight delivery system deeply penetrates the skin, dispersing the actives directly to the target skin cells to which gives brightness, vigour and a rejuvenated skin appearance.

Elixir is beneficial to many concerns associated with aging including skin hypersensitivity, broken capillaries, menopause, lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, dehydration and the slowdown of cellular renewal. Due to its low molecular weight, not only can Elixir be used on the face and neck, but also all around the eye contour.

The Power Ingredient which treats and prevents broken capillaries is Troxerutin.

Troxerutin is a flavonoid which is effective in strengthening and repairing blood vessels, while improving and normalising their permeability. It is a natural, plant derived ingredient which is extracted from the Japanese Pagoda tree.

Troxerutin helps to activate circulation, improving the supply of oxygen and nutrients to skin cells.

 

What steps can I take to prevent further broken capillaries?

Small adjustments to your lifestyle can prevent the conditions that lead to broken capillaries. Here is a list of what you can do on a daily basis to help your skin.

Avoid extreme temperatures on your face: Drastic changes in temperature on the face affect blood circulation and can make the skin erupt in redness. Hot showers commonly cause flare ups, as do ice cubes. Even though ice cubes feel cold on the skin, they make your body react internally by stabilising the temperature, dilating blood vessels, increasing heat in the tissue and your chances of having broken capillaries.

Avoid strong acid peels on the face: Acid peels have a lot of skin benefits, however they are not suitable for everyone. When you are prone to broken capillaries, acid peels can irritate and make your skin sensitive to heat.

Avoid heavy makeup: While you may feel tempted to wear heavy makeup to hide broken capillaries, it actually creates the conditions for broken capillaries to occur. When the skin is blocked with makeup, it is unable to breathe and function correctly. Heavy makeup also retains heat in the skin.

Avoid thick and heavy skincare products : Much like heavy makeup, heavy skin creams can block the skin and retain heat. When creams are very thick or contain a lot of oils and petrolatum derived ingredients, the skin becomes overheated and cannot release the heat. A light textured formula, with high quality active and carrier ingredients is necessary.

Avoid hot or spicy food: When eating, make sure to allow the food cool to a reasonable temperate as this also increases the body’s heat. Have you ever noticed your face flushing after eating hot food? This can be risky if you are prone to broken capillaries. Spicy food has a similar effect, and should be avoided when possible as well.

 

Skincare Routine:

Cleansing: Cleansing is a very important step to allow your skin to function properly. If you are prone to broken capillaries you need a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin, but helps it repair itself. Foaming cleansers are best avoided for this skin type as they strip your natural oils, then you need to replace the moisture you lost afterwards.

Exel Cleansing Lotion with Vitamin E, doesn’t strip the skin of its natural oils and doesn’t affect the skin’s barrier. It gently removes impurities and makeup and is safe around eyes.

Preperation: Have you ever had your skin drink up moisturiser very quickly, leaving you feeling parched shortly after. The skin needs solids and liquids, just like when we eat and drink. The skin needs to be properly hydrated to be able to absorb creams and serums into the deepest layers of the skin, rather than drinking up all the moisture at the surface. This is why we need toning lotions. Not only do they balance the skin’s ph after cleansing, but also hydrate the skin’s surface to prepare and allow for the penetration of serums and creams into the skin.

Exel Herbal Purifying and Toning Lotion, with witch hazel contracts blood vessels makes skin comfortable and reduces heat and prevents product loss by over application.

 

Treatment: Apply Exel Elixir over the face and neck with a pressing motion to push the serum cream into the skin without friction, which causes overheating. This formula is designed to be used as a one step serum and moisturiser.

 

Protection: During the daytime finish with your selection of Exel Sun Protection Cream or BB cream.

With a natural tinted coverage, non-oily breathable texture and antioxidant skin care properties, you won’t feel sticky, nor will you need to worry about applying foundation.

The sun can overheat and burn the skin, so make sure to protect your skin.

 

Treating and preventing broken capillaries is now easily achieved with professional advice on skincare.

Contact us on 9821 3300 for advanced skincare advice at Exclusively Beauty.

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One of the major factors that contribute to skin ageing is uneven pigmentation. With our modern lifestyles, we are often exposed to many external factors that lead to free radical damage, causing our cells to weaken and produce excess melanin.

What Causes Pigmentation?

When melanin, the pigment found in the skin that gives it colour, is excessively produced it leads to dark spots or darkened areas of skin. There are many causes of pigmentation including excessive sun exposure, artificial lighting, hair removal such as depilatory creams or shaving, hormonal changes and pregnancy.

The depth of the pigmentation can vary, with the excess melanin being formed in either the epidermal or dermal layer of the skin. When the pigmentation is in the epidermal layer, it is much easier to treat as it is close to the surface. However dermal pigmentation has the melanin in the deeper layers of the skin and requires more intensive treatments.

Intense Pulsed Light Skin Rejuvenation is a form of light-based skin therapy using the most modern technology to treat pigmentation and repair the damaged cells resulting in an even complexion.

Using pulses of light, this technology delivers a variety of wavelengths (or colours) to target damaged skin cells. The light energy is then absorbed by the tissue and converted to heat, which destroys the melanin (dark pigment) and haemoglobin (the red colour in blood vessels) in the targeted damaged cells, triggering the healing response to rapidly produce new cells in the treated area to promote clearer, healthier skin.

IPL is a highly effective form of skin rejuvenation as it emits a higher frequency and intensity of focused light, allowing the treatment area to be specifically targeted without surrounding areas and the skin surface being disrupted. The treatment is non-invasive and for this reason it is the safest option for all skin tones and types, also having the benefit of requiring no down-time after treatment.

What can be treated by IPL Skin Rejuvenation?

Flat pigmented skin spots such as freckles, sun and age spots and general pigmentation. Vascular lesions including spider veins, red spots and broken capillaries. Redness, rosacea and red coloured scarring. Uneven skin colouring Sun damage

When considering IPL Skin Rejuvenation it is important to verify if you have any contraindications to the treatment as it may not be suitable for the following reasons:

Pregnancy Use of ROACCUTANE or medication that makes the skin photosensitive within the last 6 months Recent sunburn Unprotected sun exposure or use of a solarium within 4 weeks History of seizures Dermatitis or eczema in the treatment area

For any of these reasons, it is best to postpone or avoid IPL treatment. Other options that may be suitable depending on the contraindication include Microdermabrasion or the Renewal Program Peeling Treatment.

Pre-treatment Recommendations:

Avoid sun exposure prior to your appointment Avoid self tanners Use sun protection on a daily basis

Post-treatment recommendations:

You must apply sun protection on a daily basis Do not exfoliate the skin for one week Use aftercare products recommended by your skin therapist to boost your results and ensure your skin does not become irritated.

IPL skin rejuvenation can be performed on any areas of the face and body and repeated series of 6 to 14 sessions are recommended for best results.

When actively treating pigmentation, protection is the key to achieving the best results. Always wear a sun protection cream with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 on a daily basis. Exel High Sun Protection Crème SPF 30 provides everyday sun protection and is suitable for the face and body. For a tinted Sun Protection Cream for the face, Exel XL Urban Face Protection SPF 31 gives light coverage, best suited for medium to dark skin tones, while Renewal Sun Protection Crème SPF 37 is best for light skin tones.

When outdoors or exposed to direct sunlight, Exel High Sun Protection Crème SPF 60 (for light skin tones) and XL  Urban Face Protection SPF 60 (for medium to dark skin tones) block the harsh UV rays and are the perfect options for extended sun exposure.

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www.exelskincare.com.au

To book a FREE CONSULTATION and SKIN ANALYSIS call Exclusively Beauty on 9821 3300 for your Professional Skin Report.

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skin care treatments for teenagers

There are some skin problems that are suffered by some teenagers. If you are a teenager, you may want to consider using some important skincare treatments for teenagers. You can use some of these treatments, so you can improve your skin appearance effectively. When you have difficulties in treating some of these problems, you can also meet your favorite dermatologist today. This article informs about some common skin problems in teenagers and how you can treat them immediately. You don’t have to worry about these problems anymore after learning about these skincare issues.

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