We all have at some point have looked at our skin and thought, mmmm I am need of some serious pepping up. Sometimes the glow just ain't there. We reach for the heavy duty make up to sprinkle a bit of skin zest back into our lives.

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If you have never really embarked on a home or in clinic skin rejuvenation regime, there is no time like the present to start one. It doesn't matter if you are 18 or 80, the skin will always give you some positive visual benefits once you start on a skin rejuvenation plan. An 18 year old and a 80 year old will have different skin care targets they want to tackle, but the underlying core goal is skin rejuvenation. We all want our skin to be performing at its best. That is the beauty of the Cosmeceutical Skin Care world and why I love it so much. Cosmeceuticals are skin care products that contain not a only a higher percentage of active ingredients (meaning you can actually see the difference in the skin when you are using them) but they contain more active ingredients. Natural cosmetic products are great for making the skin feel soft, with a yummy scent and the skin hydrated. But if you are looking to smooth fine lines, rebuild the dermal layer by stimulating collagen production, evening and brightening skin tone and banishing those blemishes once and for all without stripping the skin, then welcome to the world of cosmeceuticals. Cosmeceuticals for anyone who wants to invest in their skin for the long term goal of skin rejuvenation.  

Some great skin rejuvenation cosmeceutical brands are Skin Matrix, Aspect, Cosmedix, SkinMedica, Societe, PCA Skin and Osmosis. With prices rivalling many other cosmetic brands, Cosmeceuticals will become a part of your daily life forever once you start to see the positive change in the skin.  

So here are my top ways you can rejuvenate your skin today:

1. Reduce your carbohydrate intake such as breads and pasta's. Go gluten free where possible. Healthy gut = healthy skin. Too much bread will give your skin a dull and sallow appearance.  

2. Reduce your alcohol intake. Seriously, clients and friends who have completed a 30 day dry month, have said their skin has never looked better. Try it and see!

3. Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Skin rejuvenation is at its peak between 2-4 am; when one is using a cosmeceutical we are feeding the skin the necessary nutrients, minerals and vitamins it needs in order to repair and regenerate. Feed the skin and watch is glow  

4. If you have any gut issues, see a naturopath or am integrative GP to treat the underlying cause not the symptoms. Healthy gut = healthy skin as discussed in my 4 pillars of Skin Health Program soon to be released. Symptoms could be bloating, pain after eating, constipation etc

5. Use products that are suited for your skin. What does your skin need? What are your main concerns? Take the guess work out of it and consult with a skin care specialist who can guide you along the right skin care path. You do not need to be using a million different products to see great results!

6. Exfoliate the skin at least once a week, make sure the skin never feels tight. If it does you need a more hydrating moisturiser.  

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7. Do not use oil free products, you are starving your skin! Rarely do I meet someone who is suited to such a product.  

8. Use a vitamin A product of a night. Vitamin A in the form of retinalydehyde or retinol are the best forms of vitamin A to use to encourage skin rejuvenation, cellular repair and rebuilding the dermal layer. Vitamin A controls over active oil glands so great for break out skins too. Vitamin A reverses environmental damage even to the DNA of the cell. Vitamin A speeds up cellular turnover making this the no. 1 anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation ingredient of all time.  

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9. Use vitamins such as Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and Vitamin C in the day. These have brightening properties, collagen stimulating properties, repair, controls breakouts and leaves the skin supple and soft. Vitamin C also provides protection to our cells from UV damage. Yes you still need to wear a sunscreen when using Vitamin C.  

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10. If you are near one of our clinics our Red Carpet Facial is one of our most popular treatments to date. No down time, no redness, perfect before that special event or on a monthly basis. This skin rejuvenation treatment using cosmeceuticals will oxygenate the skin (the best instant glow ever!), exfoliate the skin, brighten the skin, infuse an amazing hydrating vitamin mask, followed by RF technology that instantly tightens your collagen fibers for an instant face lift. Then bliss away with either a facial mask or facial, neck and decolletage massage. You will fall in love with your skin and the world of skin rejuvenation.