Have you heard of LED Light Therapy?

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which is a computer chip encased in a glass-like resin, which emits therapeutic wavelengths (or colours) of light energy. Not to be confused with sunbeds or laser, the light therapy was originally developed to fast-track the healing of wounds and post-surgery scars. The rejuvenation of healthy skin, too, was a happy coincidence.

Different colour lights penetrate at different depth in the skin, therefore you’ll use more blue for an acne skin and more red for fine lines and wrinkles. So depending on your treatment when the therapeutic light energy is in the correct wavelength, the cells in the dermis layer of skin will convert that light energy into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the fuel that the cell uses to do its job. The fibroblast cells in the dermis layer have the job of producing collagen (which give the skin fullness or that plumped look) and elastin (which give the skin the ability to bounce back). Thus, LED gives the cells a 'full tank of fuel' and these fibroblast cells start to produce collagen and elastin like when one was 20-25 years old.

The result is the complexion is plumped up with new collagen (which pushes the folds of the wrinkles out) and new elastin (which helps to tighten the skin and give it more elasticity). Another drawcard is that there's no downtime and it can be done on a lunch break.

In-salon treatments are recommended two to three times a week for a course of four to six weeks. Ideal for pre-wedding prep or before a big event, a session only takes 20 minutes. It's also an effective and pain-free approach to treating skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation and adult acne. 

LED is great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving uneven skin tone, reducing pores size, brightening the skin and rejuvenating the youthful look of your skin.  It is the only aesthetic device that has no contra-indications of any kind. It is good for all skin types, colours and conditions. It is safe for the eyes and it cannot be overused. While there have been conclusive studies of the effectiveness of LED light therapy, of course always listen to your skin therapist. If you have a poor diet or spend to much unprotected time in the sun, it can take a little longer to see results.

For any facial booked for the month of June, you’ll get a FREE LED Light Therapy Treatment to try it out. Just use the Add-On Service when you book online or mention to your therapist when you book, we’ll deduct the amount at the time of payment.


Preview of New Menu Services Featuring LED Light Therapy

LED Light Therapy Facial                 $95

Rebalance, heal and rejuvenate skins cells with the power of LED Light Therapy, producing amazing results. As a facial, the treatment includes a thorough cleanse and scrub, finishing with your ideal hydrator. |  add to a facial of your choice for $55

 

Vita CLEAR Back Facial         $95

Many of us will experience some clogged pores and breakout on our backs. A back facial treatment will help to cleanse and exfoliate the skin while treating any congestion. Add some LED Light Therapy that stimulates deep within the skin where our hands simply cannot reach to reveal brighter and smoother skin.

 

The Triple Threat     $165

Our most powerful skin treatment facial. We customise the combination of three technologies to address your specific skin concern with some luxurious pampering added in. First, we remove dead skin cells through either Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning or an Ultra Workout (Peel), we then rejuvenate and soften (LED Light Therapy) and thirdly we repair and hydrate with an active Vitamin Infusion (UltraSonophoresis). It’s the ultimate quick fix if you want results for a special occasion.

Double Down       $125

The Double Down Facial is a step down from The Triple Threat facial, it includes two of the three steps. Guaranteed to exfoliate, hydrate or plump even the most tired or congested skin. 

 

LED Light Therapy Stand-Alone      $65

Come prepped and ready to go and save! Each treatment will take 20 mins and you just need to come in with freshly cleansed skin.

 

LED Light Therapy Membership

Prepay for your course of 8 and get your 9th free.  We recommend 3 treatments a week over 3 weeks

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5 Tips For Healthier Skin

Everyone is looking for a reversal solution for their skin issues and everyone wants a fix for the errors of their youth. The legend of the Fountain of Youth has been a point of interest since as far back as the fifth century. Modern science has been working on their own version of “everlasting youth” in the form of products and procedures for decades. Everyone is searching to maintain their youth—and the first step you can take towards preserving that youthful glow is understanding the true value of investing in your skin. Women are willing to colour their hair on a regular schedule and buy a new handbag every season, but sometimes investing in regular skin maintenance can

Introducing New Massage Services

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Face it. You're busy. And that's great! That's life. But you like doing more of this life you love, and regular massage helps you do that. Because massage does more than just relax the body and calm the mind. It keeps your body where it needs to be to keep you doing more.

You know that post-massage feeling. Your mind is clear and your body is relaxed. An occasional massage leaves you feeling great, but regular massage can do so much more. The work your therapist does in each session builds on itself, helping your body maintain its relaxed state and your muscles to remain loose even during times of physical and mental stress.

We've all suffered from the soreness associated with an overly exuberant exercise session. But did you know that most people experience neck, back and muscle pain from another less-strenuous activity? Surprisingly, it's sitting. Chronic back pain, which is the second most common cause of disability and a top reason for missing work, can be the result of improper posture while sitting and standing.

Additionally, carrying extra weight, poor posture, and repetitive or overuse movements can put strain on the back and other sensitive areas. This strain often results in spasms, tense muscles and pain in your upper back, hips, glutes and hamstrings. So the question is: what relaxes muscles?

Massage (or muscular therapy) gets to the root of the pain by relaxing tense muscles and increasing flexibility. Massage also encourages blood flow to the affected muscles, which can bring increase oxygen and nutrients. All of this activity reduces swelling and stiffness and increases flexibility to help eliminate pain. Muscular therapy also releases endorphins and boosts your levels of serotonin and dopamine, all hormones your body produces to help you feel good, promote healing and pain management, and calm your nerves.

Benefits of Relaxed Muscles

  • Reduces pain that results from tense muscles
  • Aids in muscle relaxation
  • Relieves muscle tension and stiffness

Helpful Wellness Tip: Deep Tissue Massage focuses on deeper tissue structures with intense pressure to release chronic muscle tension and ultimately relax the body.

Book in with Jude to try a Deep Tissue Massage or read about the new therapies that Jude offers;

Sports Massage Therapy

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.

Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is a tight area with muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. Trigger Point Therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.

Skin Care and Exercise

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Muscles trump skin when it comes to a regular workout but there is a lot you can do to keep a clear complexion that’s as fit as you are.

In the pursuit of fitness and those feel-good exercise endorphins, commitment reaps the best results but it’s our complexions that often play second fiddle when in the midst of training. And there’s nothing more frustrating than putting in the effort to exercise and finding that good intentions are triggering pesky spots, pimples and even pigmentation.

Fortunately, the discipline and commitment that keeps you training hard will serve perfectly well when taking care of the skin.

Pre-workout

While cleansing is of monumental importance post-workout, you might also want to consider it prior to getting active, especially if wearing full makeup or heavy foundation. When you start to perspire, your pores open, meaning any existing layers of makeup can prevent your skin from breathing naturally.

Cleansing with a refreshing formula such as Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Foaming Cleanser can help to prevent build-up of oil on the skin, which can trigger irritation and breakouts. Consider also removing any non-waterproof mascara using Ultra B2 Micellar Solution to avoid panda eyes mid-workout.

Once you’ve cleansed, pick a lightweight sunscreen if you are playing sport or exercising outdoors with Ultra SunActive SPF 50+ Face & Body Lotion, ideally suited to outdoor physical pursuits as it’s fast-absorbing and has a non-greasy finish with 4-hours water resistance.

While you workout

To avoid bacteria on gym equipment transferring onto your face, use antibacterial wipes to clean the surface; and if you tend to dab your face with hands, resist the urge by using a clean face towel instead. Gently pat your face dry rather than rubbing it, as this can help to minimise irritation, especially in sensitive skin.

If you have long hair or a fringe, keep it back from your face with a hair tie or clips. This is particularly important if using hair products which can clog the pores around the hairline and, where possible, try to limit the use of hair products on days marked for a killer workout.

Post-workout 

As soon as you’ve put down the weights, run your last few metres or finished your class, your first priority should be washing your face with a cleanser that suits your skin type and if you are particularly breakout-prone, consider the Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser. Designed for oily skin, it effectively removes excess oil and bacteria without stripping the skin of moisture.

Post-workout, shine-free and ready to go!

And while it may be tempting, avoid jumping into a steaming hot shower after your exercise session as overly hot water can irritate sensitive skin, stripping away its essential moisture. In addition, try to not over-exfoliate or scrub the skin, as it can be more sensitive post-workout due to increased blood circulation.

Finally, following cleansing, apply a moisturiser such as the Ultra Hydrating Lotion to restore any moisture lost during your workout and soothe inflammation with a shine-free finish.

To start your journey to your best possible skin and discuss an exercise-proof skin regime, visit one of our Registered Beauty Therapists at Reveal Skin & Body.

 

 

What age to start using anti-ageing skincare products

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When it comes to skin ageing, prevention really is the best form of protection.

As we age, the body undergoes constant physical change. However, as time goes by, the years can start to leave their mark and make us look older than we feel.

Premature ageing is a common concern for a large number of people, many of whom would have seen older family members turn to anti-ageing products to combat the effects of wrinkles and dull skin. As such, it’s not uncommon to wonder whether anything can be done to combat the signs of ageing sooner.

Ditch anti-ageing, think skin prevention

Production of collagen and elastin in the skin slows with age, presenting fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a general loss of firmness. Premature ageing occurs as a result of those processes being sped up by external factors, the effects of which you start to see earlier than expected.

If you’re in your 20s and 30s, and are concerned about the state of your skin, one of the best ways to look after it is to protect against the main culprits of extrinsic ageing. And the number one cause? Sun damage. So, if you’re currently a fan of catching rays to get the perfect tan, you’ll want to reconsider for the sake of your skin.

The good news is that there is a simple solution to avoiding excessive UV damage — namely minimising time in the sun, and wearing a high quality, broad spectrum SPF sunscreen as part of your everyday skincare routine.

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Choose a multitasking product such as our Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser Range  — combining a daily moisturiser with broad spectrum SPF — or for long periods outdoors, consider our Ultra SunActive SPF 50+ Range; a non-greasy, fast-absorbing sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, as well as a 4-hour water resistance rating.

Another protective measure against skin ageing is to avoid smoking. A habit thought to accelerate the process of skin ageing; smoking dehydrates and depletes the skin of vital nutrients, promoting the appearance of wrinkles and coarse or uneven skin tone.

Choose right for your type

A common feature of anti-ageing products is the use of active ingredients to promote cell turnover and promote healthy collagen production. However, unlike mature skin, young skin may not benefit from such effects in the same way.

Self-diagnosing the skin and selecting anti-ageing specific products may even cause irritation, sensitivity and breakouts in young, generally oilier skin types so it’s important to understand your own unique skin and be guided with the help of a professional.

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Rather than piling on layer after layer of various anti-ageing products in your 20s and 30s, focus on finding a good moisturiser to suit your skin type. It’s also wise to start using an antioxidant product to protect your skin from environmental stress and free radical damage such as our Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex suitable for all skin types, and formulated with Provitamin C, Vitamin E, Silymarin, Ferulic Acid and Caffeine to help reduce the signs of premature and photo-ageing.

And while some in their 20s may benefit from using retinol-based products such as the Ultra A Range to treat acne and uneven skin tone, it is an ingredient which should be introduced gradually to your routine under the guidance of a professional.

To start your skin journey to your best skin ever, book in for an Ultra Skin Consultation with one of our qualified Skin Therapists.

Skin Confidence Package

Includes:

  • Ultra Intensive Skin Consult
  • Ultra Signature Facial
  • Ultra Skin Workout (Peel)
  • Ultra Cleanser
  • Ultra Daily Moisturiser
  • FREE GIFT | Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex

$240 (valued at $395)

Stress Relief Package

Includes:

  • Ultra Intensive Skin Consult
  • Ultra Signature Facial
  • 30 Minute Replenish Massage

$99 (valued at $185)

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Book one of the following Pure Fiji services and receive a Pure Fiji FREE Gift.

  • Tropical Mamma Massage
  • Island Wrap
  • Tropical Paradise Body Glow
  • Tropical Paradise Pedicure
  • Island Retreat
  • Rescue Remedy
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Discover Your Skin Type

When choosing skincare, it can be difficult to know which products to choose, especially when faced with a seemingly endless spread of options.

Finding the right products to suit your skin type is vital to building an effective skincare routine, and is something that our highly trained skin technicians can assist with. To start off, it’s a good idea to narrow down what skin type you may have. Take a look at our infographic to find yours!

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To find out how to put together an effective skin care regime, combined with professional treatments, book your skin consultation with one of skin care technicians today.

Celebrate You!

This month we have been celebrating you and focusing on taking care of yourself. The words self-care have been thrown around a lot lately, and obviously, we are no exception. Even though this is everywhere we are glad to see people retreating from the culture of busy and realizing that finding time for ourselves is vital to living a happy and fulfilling life. But what does Self-Care actually mean? Is it taking a bath, getting a massage and finding me time?

September | Celebrate You

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Life can be hard, and while it's considered normal to push yourself to the max and to put others before yourself, it can be easy to forget that you need some loving, too. The sea of stress and work can really wipe someone out, and during those times, that's when you need to learn to love yourself the most. Over the month of September while we Celebrate You we will be posting some inspo on how to take care of yourself. So be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see some self-lovin ideas each day.

 

September Special

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Treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles

The Ultra A Skin Perfecting Range features our exclusive Ultra-RETI™ advanced retinol stabilisation and delivery technology to significantly plump and visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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Purchase 2 products, one being from the Ultra A Range and receive an A-Zyme Treatment for $99 (save $51)

How does A-Zyme work?

The powerhouse of all anti-ageing treatments. This fast-acting non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment combines proven anti-ageing ingredients Retinol and Bromelain to refresh, refine, hydrate and plump skin. Works quickly, to dramatically diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps even skin tone, and improve overall skin luminosity.