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Australian Women are Ageing 20% Faster Than the Rest of the World - What You Can do NOW!

A new study of over 1400 women undertaken by Monash University has detailed that Australian skin ages two decades faster than those in Europe. We love the sun, the beach, the outdoors, sport (reading books by the pool is sport yes?), and we relish in the long languid summer days, or those surprising blue skies that pop up in the middle of winter. But we're paying the price living close to the equator. "These high UV levels put Australians at particular risk of photoageing, especially when combined with Australians' traditionally outdoor, sun-seeking lifestyle and a predominantly fair-skinned population," they added. While the women from each country who were in the study spent a comparable amount of time outdoors each day and...

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How Much Vitamin D Is Enough?

Living in Australia, growing up in the era of the famed 'Slip, Slop, Slap' campaign, and having extensive knowledge of skin and how it works has given me great appreciation for it and allows me to do everything in my power to take care of it!When it comes to sun protection, I'm avid. I wear a hat, wear sunglasses, stay in the shade and wear long sleeves when I can - skin cancers run rampant here and it's something I definitely want to prevent. While I was giving a talk in Noosa on Sunday, someone asked me 'What about Vitamin D? And we need it, so why cover up so much?'. Firstly, Vitamin D produced in the skin is converted to a hormone...

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Want to be accused of using Botox and Fillers? Then do this!

You must be doing something right when you check your YouTube videos and get comments like this, right?    This lovely woman (that's not her real name by the way, she changed it) left multiple comments all alluding to the same thing - that I must have had work done as my skin is too perfect! According to her - cheek and lip fillers, and botox- although badly done, as I have bags under my eyes.  I don't bite back, usually. But it was 1am, I was finishing off some work, and saw the comment...and I decided instead to use it for educational purposes. I definitely wasn't upset - perhaps, flattered? Obviously my years of working hard at good skin...

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Help! I have Rosacea....can I Oil Cleanse?

I received an email on the weekend from a woman who sufferers from Rosacea, and wanted to know what (if any) Dusk Products would work for her.  What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a skin disorder that has no known cause or 100% effective treatment. What begins as a gentle rosy blush may change over time, getting worse and causing broken capillaries, excessive oiliness, small bumps and dry skin. The symptoms can range from very mild to severe, and it's aggression can become worse with certain lifestyle factors. How do you fix it? While there are medications on the market, there's no definitive cure - simply products to help ease symptoms.  Over the years I've worked with people who've found that eliminating certain...

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10 Reasons why Oil Cleansing May Not be Working for You

Tried the Oil Cleansing Method and found that it didn't work for you? The Oil Cleansing Method is something that I've personally done for many years, have treated clients with it and recommended it to thousands of women all over the World.  However: -Not everything works for everyone -Everyone's skin is different -Everyone's skin reacts differenty So bearing this in mind, lets look at why the Oil Cleansing Method may not have worked for you. 1: You're doing it wrong This is the most common mistake people make. When cleansing with oil, you want your skin to be slightly damp - not dripping - and you want to use a 20C size drop of oil.  Then apply directly to the...

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