South Australian Style Magazine : South Australian Style 31 Spring
60 SA STYLE SPRING 2O17 Feel Good From must-try spa experiences to super soothing skincare and antioxidant-rich superfoods... we have all your health and beauty news in one place. SUPERFOOD NEWS Walnuts have already been hailed as a superfood for their high levels of omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, but now they’re also being celebrated for their gut changing bacteria. A recent study has found that eating walnuts increases the diversity of bacteria in the gut, potentially helping to protect against disease, infection, weight gain and more. Walnut salad, anyone? Fertility hope Recent changes to state legislation means than anyone, regardless of marital status, can now access fertility treatment in South Australia. Victoria from Repromed says these changes to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 1988 brings SA into line with other states, and means single women and same sex couples don’t have to travel interstate for fertility treatment. “These changes mean that everyone, as long as they’re under the age of 52 or the natural age of menopause, can now access treatment,” says Victoria. BEAUTY BUZZ-WORD: INFLAMMAGING Research reveals that women are exposed to an average of 126 chemicals every day, from cleaning products, pollution and even the foods we eat! For those of us with sensitive skin this cocktail of chemicals can result in common skin problems such as rosacea and dermatitis, and long-term exposure can even fast-track the aging process. Botanical chemist Annabelle Personeni from A’kin explains that low-level inflammation caused by long-term toxic exposure – or inflammaging – effects the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in lack- lustre skin, fine lines and loss of elasticity. The good news is that there are anti- inflammatory products that, if used on a regular basis, can counter this collagen decrease. Better still, these products contain new antioxidant-rich ingredients, including the super maqui berries, schizandra berries, and pomegranates, which are all natural. Trilogy Very Gentle Restoring Oil, $37.95 (30ml) A’kin Cellular Radiance Booster Oil, $46.95 Skincare for every age Hayley Plummer is a registered nurse and the director and founder of Medicine of Cosmetics. With over 17 years’ experience, she has a loyal client following and an expanding business. We chat to her about age-defying skincare and the best treatments through the years... 18-30 Acne is a major concern for people in their 20s. Our new Pastelle Laser China Doll treatment will give you glowing skin after just one treatment, and will reduce imperfections like enlarged pores and acne. 30-45 The rate of cell turnover slows as we head into our 30s, and levels of collagen and elastin also start to drop off. Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume loss, and skin needling can be used to regenerate essential minerals, protein and new collagen and elastin fibres. 45+ Hyperpigmentation and wrinkles are the main anti-aging culprits as we head into our 40s. Wrinkle relaxing injections will help to reduce those pesky lines, while Pastelle Laser Pigmentation Reduction is a non-invasive treatment that can be used to effectively and quickly remove age spots and birth marks. medicineofcosmetics.com / HEALTH & BEAUTY #NEWS / Want to give your skincare an anti-inflammatory boost? Check out these age-defying inflammage-fighting beauty buys...
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