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Autumn-winter oxygenating seasonal treatment with delicious notes of maracuja and acai berry, for resplendent skin in 60 minutes. Treatment recommended for all skin types, especially suitable for skin lacking in radiance.

Treatment procedure (duration 60 minutes)

  • Make-up removal

  • Deep cleansing

  • Relaxing modelling

  • Mask

  • Protection

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This blog post covers the following topics:

  • Identifying your skin type

  • How to care for normal skin

  • How to care for combination skin

How can I tell what skin type I have?

There are 4 common skin types:

  1. Normal - If your skin is normal, lucky you! This skin type is low maintenance and reflects a picture of health. Normal skin is smooth, elastic and free from dry patches, excess oil, redness and other signs of irritation. However, just because your skin is normal doesn't mean it requires no upkeep.

  2. Oily - Oily skin looks shiny, and not a natural glow either! Signs of oily skin include greasiness, large or clogged pores, acne and blackheads. If you think you may have oily skin, check out our tips for managing oily skin.

  3. Dry and sensitive - If your skin seems to be itchy, dry and flaky, or reacts to changes in the environment or products, your skin is likely dry and sensitive. You may also be prone to skin conditions such as dermatitis and allergies, in which case, a visit to your dermatologist may be prudent. Also check out our skincare tips for dry and sensitive skin.

  4. Combination skin - As the name suggests, you exhibit signs of a combination of the above in different areas. For example, your T-zone (forehead and nose) may be oily, but your cheeks may be dry or normal. Alternatively, you may generally have normal, flawless skin, but have a patch or two of dryness. In this case, which skin type takes precedence? Thankfully, there are products available that cater specifically to combination skin. However, as combination skin can certainly be unique, a more bespoke solution may be required - namely, to apply products catering to dry skin to the dry areas, and products for oily skin to your oily areas.

How to care for normal skin

  • Cleanse your skin twice daily with a fresh, active cleanser. Cleansing milks are generally more gentle on the skin, with Sothys' range of cleansing milks being pH balanced for a natural feeling. We recommend the Vitality Cleansing Milk (Lait démaquillant vitalité), which has been formulated for both normal and combination skin types. The Vitality Cleansing Milk contains grapefruit extract, which brightens and revitalises skin.

  • Exfoliate once a week with Gommage Exfoliant. This is a gentle exfoliate that uses oat flour extract and beeswax to keep the skin free from dead cells.

  • Hydrate in the morning and at night with the Hydra-Protective cream. It is lightweight and contains chaparral extract to renew skin cells. Inclusion of mattifying powders allows the control of sebum production, leaving your skin to look less oily (i.e. mattified).

How to care for combination skin

  • Cleanse your skin twice daily with a light cleanser. Sothys' Purity Cleansing Milk (Lait démaquillant pureté) caters specifically to combination skin. It is emulsifying and contains iris extract for skin purification.

  • If your combination skin includes an oily skin type, mask your face once or twice a week to control sebum production at any oily areas. Sothys' Absorbent Mask (masque absorbant) uses apricot kernel powder to absorb excess sebum.

  • Hydrate in the morning and at night with the Purity Lotion (lotion pureté). Continuing on with the iris theme, this product combines iris extract and soluble clay to relieve clogged skin.

  • Apply serum purifiant to the face and neck where acne or blemishes are identified, avoiding the eye area. It is fragrance free and accelerates the skin's healing process, and therefore makes a great product for spot treatment of problem areas.

One final tip: It is also important to keep your skin protected from the sun each day. Living in Australia, the UV index can be high, regardless of whether it is winter, or if the whether is overcast and cloudy. Sunscreen and ensuring you avoid sun exposure during peak UV times (generally ranging from 11am to 2pm).

Weena Skin Care is an authorised stockist of Sothys Paris. We work with Sothys products on a daily basis in our professional beauty treatments, and consequently we also sell these products to our clients for use at home.

We are located on Sydney's North Shore at Shop 3A/379 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067.

Alternatively, contact us on our landline at 02 9412 2277.

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Your eyes may be the windows to your soul, but your nails are a beacon of your health. An unusual appearance in your nails can be a sign of an underlying health issue or can indicate a cause for concern.

There are also a few simple things you can do to ensure your nails are well-maintained and protected.

Are my nails healthy?

Healthy nails:

  • Are strong - They don't break or split easily.

  • Are generally light pink and have an even colouring throughout. Discolouration can make your nails appear white, yellow or blue/purple (in this case, it is often due to a lack of oxygen).

  • Have an even texture - They should be smooth, and not rippled or very ridged.

What are signs of a problem?

You should see a doctor if:

  • Your nails are constantly breaking (i.e. brittle). If you are in the bad habit of chewing on your fingernails, this may be causing brittle nails as well - in which case, you may want to wean yourself off this!

  • You observe the colour of your nails changing, or if you have mysteriously developed spots or stripes.

  • You notice ridges developing.

  • There is a presence of swelling or bleeding.

  • There are other changes to your nails that were not present previously.

What can I do to take care of my nails?

  • Poor nail health can be indicative of malnutrition. Ensure you eat a balanced diet in order to consume a variety of vitamins. You can also consume supplements, such as a multivitamin, in order to ensure you are accessing the right level of nutrients.

  • Wash and dry your hands, following up with a moisturiser. Good hand hygiene extends to your nails, and removing dirt stuck under your nails can prevent the spread of bacteria. Drying your hands subsequently can help limit bacteria growth as well (given that some bacteria grows in moist environments). A moisturiser keeps your skin and nails soft and supple.

  • Hangnails (those annoying bits of skin that stick out on the side of your nail) should be clipped off gently with a nail clipper or clean pair of nail scissors. If you are struggling to remove these, you can soften them up by soaking the affected areas in water. Hangnails should not be ripped out, as this can cause bleeding and remove healthy tissue.

  • Trim your nails every week or so (depending on how quickly your nails grow out). This reduces the risk of bacteria and fungal infection, which spreads when dirt accumulates under your nails.

  • If you go to a nail salon for a manicure or pedicure, make sure your cuticles are not cut or removed. Cuticles play an important role in keeping out harmful bacteria, and cutting them leaves you exposed to infection.

  • Wear gloves when performing housework to keep off harsh chemicals (or the accumulation of dirt, if you're gardening).

In summary, the best thing you can do to protect your nails is to keep your hands clean and moisturised, but otherwise, leave them alone!