Hii beauty loves! January is almost finito and it’s been a real 100 years since we last gabbed our top beauty faves. So with that said, here are a few little essentials that totally deserve to make an appearance on the wish-list for your next beauty splurge and as always, where to go to grab them in Brisbane.
As we head into the cooler half of the air (read: Brisbane’s half-hearted attempt at autumn and winter) we caught up with Rebekah Woodbine, owner of Perfectly Smooth, to talk about her top-notch salon and discuss all things beauty and skincare post summertime.
Perfectly Smooth, located in Albion, has a jam-packed service menu and specialises in everything from IPL hair removal, skin rejuvenation, facial treatments, peels and microdermabrasion to general beauty and waxing. And, with a close working relationship with cosmetic physician Dr. Hung Nguyen, Botox and filler services are available at the salon using only the most advanced injectable techniques.
Bek said, “Botox and fillers are my number one treatment here, followed by skin rejuvenation and then peels, facials and microdermabrasion.” She said these treatments are especially popular, and crucial, at this time of the year after our skin has been exposed to the sun and heat for months on end.
Bek recommends that “after being in the sun you’d be looking at doing some sun treatments” to help protect and restore your skin.
“Coming into autumn and winter is a great time to do skin rejuvenation for skin pigmentation and also hair removal for legs because you’re not in the sun.”
She said it is also a very good time for IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments, performed with the best IPL machine on the market, the Cutera Solera Opus, which is a favourite among doctors to rejuvenate the skin. The IPL treatment is best if you suffer from pigmentation, uneven skin tone, open pores, redness, rosacea or broken capillaries and is great for brightening and plumping.
At Perfectly Smooth skin rejuvenation treatments are aplenty, with seven treatments available to target your problem areas and transform your skin. You can choose one (or more) from the extensive list that includes full face, face and front of neck, décolletage, face and neck, neck and décolletage, hands, full arm or half arm.
Bek said, with our humidity “people complain about oily, sweaty skin so the LED light is really good just to brighten and plump and helps with pigmentation and that sort of thing.”
“If you are going to have skin rejuvenation or try and get rid of pigmentation it’s a really good time to start on some retinoids and some products that prevent pigmentation development.”
Don’t know where to start? Book a free 15-minute complimentary consultation appointment at Perfectly Smooth and find out what treatments are best for you, if you are applicable to a certain procedure and get expert advice from Bek herself.
And if you just want a bit of pampering don’t overlook this welcoming, professional salon! Facials are an important part of the business at Perfectly Smooth and are widely popular, with two of the most coveted services being The Perfect Mini Facial and The Mini Light Facial, for $55 and $59 respectively.
Bek said, what happens with the mini facial is, “you come in and we do a little treatment and we do an enzyme peel that is quite generic and many people can use it.”
“Or we do a blueberry smoothie peel and scrub combined so we can get a really good look at the clients skin. That is massively popular here.”
The Mini Light Facial is a deep double cleanse, skin prep and serum that is place on the skin before 20minutes under the LED light.
The LED light is actually a NASA developed light that works on 5 different modalities. You know its good when Bek says Zoe Foster-Blake (THE Zoe Foster-Blake) raves about the light and used the treatment in the lead up to her own wedding. Talk about a beauty endorsement like no other!
As well as in-salon treatments Bek said, “product is really important from summer to winter. You might just have to change your cleanser or change the moisturiser…that’s always really important.”
Bek speaks highly of the Aspect Dr. skincare range and other brands that are stocked at the salon including Cosmedix, GeneSkin, SkinMedica, Xen-Tan, Christian Eyebrows and Erin Bigg Cosmetics, all of which Bek says are great products and are available in the salon and via the Perfectly Smooth online store.
So, what do you need to do to restore your skin back to its pre-summer glow and prepare for the colder days ahead? Call Bek and her team at Perfectly Smooth and schedule an appointment for any one of their various services to keep you looking perfectly smooth inside and out, all year round.
For more information visit the website www.perfectlysmooth.com.au or call Perfectly Smooth on 3161 8408