South Australian Style Magazine : South Australian Style 26 Winter
Emma Northey works at Norwood Garden Centre. She specialises in indoor plants, succulents, herbs, designs, gift plants, terrariums and potted gardens. Q Dear Emma, I am a self-confessed interior plant lover who is ready for new greenery. What is a popular in- door plant at the moment that you would suggest? How easy is it to maintain? A One of my favourites that I often recommend is the Kentia Palm (Howea Forsteriana). It has dramatic, elegant, deep green foliage that instantly uplifts any room and is the perfect plant for a standalone feature or to create an indoor jungle. The Kentia Palms are available in different heights from 50cm to 250cm and sometimes even larger. They are slow growing (here in Adelaide and especially indoors) and are capable of growing quite tall in small pots so they do not require frequent repotting. It is important to position the Kentia in filtered light near a window and to water it every week. garden 299 Portrush Rd Norwood emma northey beauty Dr Chris Koulos has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. He has a natural aesthetic eye and a passion for detail, symmetry & perfection. Chris has worked with high profile clients wanting to achieve a natural refreshed look with amazing results. Q Dear Chris, I am 25-years-old, I’m in the sun quite often and have never had a skin cancer check. Do I need one and what does the process involve? A Firstly, let’s discuss the importance of sun protection. Unlike many cancers, skin cancer is largely preventable. bcscc.com.au Dr chris Koulos Protect yourself in the following five ways to significantly reduce your risk: 1. Slip on sun-protective clothing, covering as much skin as possible. 2. Slop on broad spectrum, water resistant SPF30+ sunscreen. Apply 20 minutes prior to sun exposure and then again every two hours. Sunscreen should never be used to extend the time you spend in the sun. 3. Slap on a hat to protect your face, head, neck and ears. 4. Seek shade. 5. Slide on protective eyewear and ensure they meet Australian Standards. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Australians are four times more likely to develop skin cancer than any other form of cancer. In fact, skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers every year in Australia and at least 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. The majority of skin cancers occur in people aged over 50, however melanoma is the 4th most common cancer diagnosed in Australia and the most common cancer in Australians up to age 44. In 2012, 12036 Australians were diagnosed with melanoma. Your individual risk of developing skin cancer is dependent on numerous factors. People at highest risk in your age group generally have red hair, a family history of melanoma in a first degree relative, more than 100 naevi or a past history of melanoma. People at medium risk in your age group generally have blue eyes, very fair skin that does not tan but burns, a family history of skin cancer or more than five sunburnt episodes that created blistering of your skin. Some of the other risk factors for developing skin cancer include: • Immunosuppressant medications (e.g . organ transplant recipients) / SA Style #Winter 2O16 / Use a liquid fertiliser in warm weather and take outside for a shower to clean the leaves. Q Dear Emma, I would love to hang some plants from the ceiling. What are the best plants to use? A There are so many wonderful hanging house plants. The best ones are Pothos or Epipremnum Aureum (aka Devil’s Ivy), very hardy and fantastic for macramé hangers where it can be trained to climb up and hang down. The Chlorophytum species, Spider Plant/Ribbon Plant, has grass like variegated white and green foliage and is easy to propagate and grow. Philodendron Cordatum (Heart Leaf Ivy) is a nice trailing or climbing plant that is low maintenance. If you would like a smaller hanging plant I’ve had great success with the less common plant species Pellonia (aka Watermelon Vine). It has mottled coloured small leaves and forms an interesting branching shape to about 40cm. from 50cm to 250cm and sometimes even larger. They are slow growing (here in Adelaide and especially indoors) and are capable of growing quite tall in small pots so they do not require frequent repotting. It is important to position the Kentia in filtered light near a window and to water it every week. Kentia Palm Devil’s ivy Q Dear Ida, I’m trying to do something with my hair that makes me look younger. Should I change the colour, go the fringe, or cut it short? A There are a few different options here: a colour can actually be ageing if it’s the wrong tone for your skin type, and a fringe may or may not be the right choice, they can hide wrinkles yet a longer side-swept fringe will be more versatile. Lastly, there is no rule book to say that as you get older you should go the chop - short hair can actually mature people and provide less options when styling. I highly recommend a visit to the salon with a few images of your favourite looks, one of our fabulous stylists will take you through an in-depth consultation to find the right look for you, your skin tone and your face shape. Whether it’s going shorter, adding a fringe or changing your colour, a fresh do’ itself may be just the answer to having you looking and feeling more youthful. One thing is for sure, grey hair will definitely not help so let’s get rid of those asap! • Radiation or arsenic exposure • Fair skin that can tan but burns easily after 10-20 minutes in the sun • Working outdoors where you are constantly exposed to the sun It is important to check your own skin regularly and if you notice a change in size, shape or colour to any spots on your skin, have them checked. At Burnside Cosmetic & Skin Cancer Centre we have purpose built rooms for dedicated skin cancer checks. There is a change room adjoining each consulting room, where tailored outfits comprising of a pair of shorts and a top are provided if required. A dressing gown is also offered for modesty and comfort. A chaperone is available if required. A skin cancer check appointment involves taking a medical history, ascertaining whether someone is in the medium to high risk group of developing skin cancer, what their concerns are, emphasising the importance of being sun smart and then performing the examination using magnification and dermoscopy. If any treatment is required, most skin cancers will be able to be treated at BCSCC. Procedures such as biopsies or excisions are usually scheduled for another day. If no treatment is required, but you are at high risk of developing skin cancer, or have already had a previous skin cancer, we will encourage you to join our recall system to ensure that regular skin cancer checks are performed.
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