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Santa’s Christmas Skin Specialist Gift List

Have you been good this year (to your skin)? Santa knows if you haven’t!

Even if you have neglected your skin care needs this year, every Gift on this Christmas Skin Specialist Gift List will treat your skin, improve its’ appearance of tone and texture and leave you with a glowing complexion!

If you are wondering what to buy yourself, your sister, mother, friend or work colleague, look no further. Perfect for all skin types, the You By Sia Christmas Skin Care Gift List features five Skin Specialist Gift Packs to help restore, rejuvenate and return all skin types to their natural and glowing best.

Available this Christmas in starter size dispenser bottles, each of these Skin Specialist Gift Packs are excellent for travel or trying new skincare treatment products. So you can try different combinations on your skin, or your friend can, without making an expensive purchase and not being able to use it, if it doesn’t suit your skin. With our philosophy of “caring for the skin from the Inside Out”, we are confident that your skin will adore our products, and you will come back asking what else will suit your skin care routine.

‘Try Me’ Starter Gift Pack (Green)

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Protect and improve

Want to trial or see how these products compare to your current beauty skincare…? The ‘Try Me’ Starter Gift Pack covers AM and PM activities such as cleansing your skin and makeup removal, intensive anti-aging growth factor serum and daytime physical sun protection lotion. Each of these products are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colour and artificial fragrances.

What is included:

  • DELICATE CLENZ – Gentle Cleansing Foam (60ml)
    • Gently remove surface build-up on your face while achieving a deep, refined cleanse. With a light, foaming formula, Delicate Clenz can balance the appearance of skin without drying or irritating.
    • Key ingredients: Witch Hazel, Gingko Extract, Lactic Acid, Vitamin E
    • Suitable for normal to sensitive skin.
  • RELEASE GF & Peptide Anti-aging Serum (30ml)
    • Uses a complex of growth-factor mimicking peptides to stimulate and transform tired looking skin, improving the signs of ageing, including sagging and discolouration.
    • Key ingredients: Olive Leaf, B Vitamin Complex, Hyaluronic Acid, Gamma Oryzanol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, 7 Matrixyl 3000 Snap 8, Oligopeptide-34
    • Suitable for all skin types.
  • MINC Natural Moisturising Zinc 20% (15ml)
    • Provides hydration and protection from the harmful, drying effects of the sun
    • Won’t clog pores, ensuring skin can breathe and maintain moisture throughout the day
    • Contains antioxidants which help fight against free radical damage from UV exposure
    • Key ingredients: Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin E, Zinc, Titanium, Jojoba, Green Tea Extract, Licorice Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Gingko Extract
    • Suitable for all skin types, including acne, sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
  • Gauze for application
  • Instructions for use.
  • Beautiful cosmetic purple bag that holds all gift products
  • Price: $149

‘Complete Anti-Aging’ Gift Pack (Purple)

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Refresh and Refine

For comprehensive skin care, the Complete Anti-Aging Gift Pack combats anti-aging while cleansing your skin, removing makeup, applying night serum and with physical sun protection. Each of these products are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colour and artificial fragrances.

What is included:

  • DELICATE CLENZ – Gentle Cleansing Foam (60ml)
    • Gently remove surface build-up on your face while achieving a deep, refined cleanse. With a light, foaming formula, Delicate Clenz can balance the appearance of skin without drying or irritating.
    • Key ingredients: Witch Hazel, Gingko Extract, Lactic Acid, Vitamin E
    • Suitable for normal to sensitive skin.
  • RELEASE GF & Peptide Anti-aging Serum (30ml)
    • Uses a complex of growth-factor mimicking peptides to stimulate and transform tired looking skin, improving the signs of ageing, including sagging and discolouration.
    • Key ingredients: Olive Leaf, B Vitamin Complex, Hyaluronic Acid, Gamma Oryzanol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, 7 Matrixyl 3000 , Snap 8 , Oligopeptide-34
    • Suitable for all skin types.
  • SHIFT AM Pigment Fading Serum (15ml)
    • Daytime serum designed to brighten the appearance of ageing, pigmented skin
    • Key ingredients: Nonapeptide-1, Rumex Occidentalis, Gamma Oryzanol, Resveratrol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, 8 Pro-B Vitamins, 22 Chirally Correct Amino Acids, 13 essential minerals
    • Also recommended for use alongside laser pigmentation removal treatments to promote optimal results.
    • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
  • SHIFT PM Pigment Fading Serum (15ml)
    • Works through the night to help diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots, while ensuring skin is supple and hydrated.
    • Key ingredients: Co-Enzyme Q10 , Rumex Occidentalis, Gamma Oryzanol , Oligopeptide-34, Nonapeptide-1, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3 , Vitamin B5 (, Vitamin C , Vitamin E Botanical Complex: 14 ingredients including: Aloe, Sandalwood, Jojoba, Nettle, Horsetail, Cucumber, Centella Asiatica, Chamomile, Curcumin
    • Gentle enough to be used alongside laser pigmentation removal treatments and is typically recommended to promote optimal results
    • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
  • MINC Natural Moisturising Zinc 20% (15ml)
    • Provides hydration and protection from the harmful, drying effects of the sun
    • Won’t clog pores, ensuring skin can breathe and maintain moisture throughout the day
    • Contains antioxidants which help fight against free radical damage from UV exposure
    • Key ingredients: Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin E, Zinc, Titanium, Jojoba, Green Tea Extract, Licorice Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Gingko Extract
    • Suitable for all skin types, including acne, sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
  • Gauze for application
  • Instructions for use.
  • Beautiful convenient cosmetics bag that holds all gift products
  • Price: $272

‘Get Me Started’ Gift Pack (Silver)

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Start early and with the Best

Perfect for a teens’ first skin care regime, the ‘Get Me Started’ Gift Pack covers AM and PM activities such as cleansing your skin, makeup removal, night cream and sunscreen protection. Each of these products are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colour and artificial fragrances.

What is included:

  • DELICATE CLENZ – Gentle Cleansing Foam (60ml)
    • Gently remove surface build-up on your face while achieving a deep, refined cleanse. With a light, foaming formula, Delicate Clenz can balance the appearance of skin without drying or irritating.
    • Key ingredients: Witch Hazel, Gingko Extract, Lactic Acid, Vitamin E
    • Suitable for normal to sensitive skin.
  • SHIFT AM Pigment Fading Serum (15ml)
    • Daytime serum designed to brighten the appearance of ageing, pigmented skin
    • Key ingredients: Nonapeptide-1, Rumex Occidentalis, Gamma Oryzanol, Resveratrol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, 8 Pro-B Vitamins, 22 Chirally Correct Amino Acids, 13 essential minerals
    • Also recommended for use alongside laser pigmentation removal treatments to promote optimal results.
    • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
  • SHIFT PM Pigment Fading Serum (15ml)
    • Works through the night to help diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots, while ensuring skin is supple and hydrated.
    • Key ingredients: Co-Enzyme Q10 Rumex Occidentalis, Gamma Oryzanol (, Oligopeptide-34, Nonapeptide-1, Vitamin A), Vitamin B3), Vitamin B5 Vitamin C , Vitamin E , Botanical Complex: 14 ingredients including: Aloe, Sandalwood, Jojoba, Nettle, Horsetail, Cucumber, Centella Asiatica, Chamomile, Curcumin
    • Gentle enough to be used alongside laser pigmentation removal treatments and is typically recommended to promote optimal results
    • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
  • MINC Natural Moisturising Zinc 20% (15ml)
    • Provides hydration and protection from the harmful, drying effects of the sun
    • Won’t clog pores, ensuring skin can breathe and maintain moisture throughout the day
    • Contains antioxidants which help fight against free radical damage from UV exposure
    • Key ingredients: Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin E, Zinc, Titanium, Jojoba, Green Tea Extract, Licorice Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Gingko Extract
    • Suitable for all skin types, including acne, sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
  • Gauze for application
  • Instructions for use.
  • Beautifulcosmetic bag that holds all gift products?
  • Price: $162

‘Sensitive Skin Starter Gift Pack (Rose)

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Balance and Revitalise

For when the skin is sensitive to chemical or fragranced products, allergies or skin conditions, Sensitive Skin Starter Gift Pack makes every day activities such as cleansing your skin, makeup removal, skin protection and rejuvenation, and sunscreen protection possible without irritation. Each of these products are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colour and artificial fragrances.

What is included:

  • DELICATE CLENZ – Gentle Cleansing Foam (60ml)
    • Gently remove surface build-up on your face while achieving a deep, refined cleanse. With a light, foaming formula, Delicate Clenz can balance the appearance of skin without drying or irritating.
    • Key ingredients: Witch Hazel, Gingko Extract, Lactic Acid, Vitamin E
    • Suitable for normal to sensitive skin.
  • SHIFT AM Pigment Fading Serum (15ml)
    • Daytime serum designed to brighten the appearance of ageing, pigmented skin
    • Key ingredients: Nonapeptide-1, Rumex Occidentalis, Gamma Oryzanol, Resveratrol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, 8 Pro-B Vitamins, 22 Chirally Correct Amino Acids, 13 essential minerals
    • Also recommended for use alongside laser pigmentation removal treatments to promote optimal results.
    • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
  • SHIFT PM Pigment Fading Serum (15ml)
    • Works through the night to help diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots, while ensuring skin is supple and hydrated.
    • Key ingredients: Co-Enzyme Q10 , Rumex Occidentalis, Gamma Oryzanol , Oligopeptide-34, Nonapeptide-1, Vitamin A , Vitamin B3), Vitamin B5), Vitamin C , Vitamin E (, Botanical Complex: 14 ingredients including: Aloe, Sandalwood, Jojoba, Nettle, Horsetail, Cucumber, Centella Asiatica, Chamomile, Curcumin
    • Gentle enough to be used alongside laser pigmentation removal treatments and is typically recommended to promote optimal results
    • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
  • MINC Natural Moisturising Zinc 20% (15ml)
    • Provides hydration and protection from the harmful, drying effects of the sun
    • Won’t clog pores, ensuring skin can breathe and maintain moisture throughout the day
    • Contains antioxidants which help fight against free radical damage from UV exposure
    • Key ingredients: Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin E, Zinc, Titanium, Jojoba, Green Tea Extract, Licorice Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Gingko Extract
    • Suitable for all skin types, including acne, sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
  • Gauze for application
  • Instructions for use.
  • Beautiful cosmetic bag that holds all gift products
  • Price: $162

‘Oily/Acne Skin’ Starter Gift Pack (Blue)

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Refresh and Refine

This Oily/Acne Skin Starter Gift Pack is perfect for day-to-day management of acne and pimples caused by hormonal imbalances, diet or food intolerances or makeup. Packed with antioxidants, essential vitamins and botanical extracts to support from within, this Gift Pack balances skin appearance without drying or irritation. Each of these products are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colour and artificial fragrances.

What is included:

  • DELICATE CLENZ – Gentle Cleansing Foam (60ml)
    • Gently remove surface build-up on your face while achieving a deep, refined cleanse. With a light, foaming formula, Delicate Clenz can balance the appearance of skin without drying or irritating.
    • Key ingredients: Witch Hazel, Gingko Extract, Lactic Acid, Vitamin E
    • Suitable for normal to sensitive skin.
  • VANISH AM Intense Corrective Serum (15ml)
    • Powerful serum which employs a complex of botanicals, minerals and antioxidants to support acne prone skin while reducing excess oil during the day.
    • Key ingredients: Vitamin C Vitamin A , Oligopeptide-34 & Nonapeptide-1, Co-Enzyme Q10, Rumex Occidentalis, Gamma OryzanolGinger, Licorice B, Burnet, Tea Tree Oil, Bay Laurel, Sage, White Tea Extract,Mineral-rich Saltwater from Utah, Chirally-correct Lactic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid
  • VANISH PM Intense Corrective Serum (15ml)
    • Provides support for acne-prone and oily skin, helping to calm and soothe the appearance of redness and irritation, while maintaining moisture levels during the night
    • Key ingredients: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, EPA & DHA, Beta Glucan, Plant-Sourced Botanical Complex
  • ERASE Delicate Resurfacing Mask (15ml)
    • Gel-based, intensive topical mask formulated to improve the appearance of excess hyperpigmentation and blemished skin
    • Key ingredients: Amino Acids and fruit enzymes from Pomegranate, Papaya, Pineapple, Blueberry, Raspberry, Prune, Cranberry, Bilberry, Strawberry and Cucumber, Resveratrol, Gamma Oryzanol (Ferulic Acid derived from rice bran), White Tea Extract, Japanese Knotwood Extract
    • Not suitable for very sensitive or rosacea affected skin types.
  • Gauze for application
  • Instructions for use.
  • Beautiful cosmetic bag that holds all gift products
  • Price: $179

If you are not sure which pack is right for your skin – or the skin of the person you want to give it to – please get in contact with any of our six clinics across Sydney to help you select and collect the correct skin pack.

If you need some help to make a plan with your You By Sia skin clinic, please make an appointment at one of our six skin specialist clinics based in Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Burwood, Castle Hill, Bondi Junction and St. Ives.

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Stop Skin Damage – Top 5 Skin Rejuvenation Tricks for Summer Beauty

Don’t let summer dry out or damage your skin – read You By Sia’s Top 5 Summer Beauty Skin Rejuvenation Tricks

If the eyes are the mirror to the soul, then the skin is the mirror to your overall health. Fatigue, stress, sleep deprivation or poor diet all show on your skin, which is also the largest organ in the body. Here are You By Sia’s Top 5 tips to skin rejuvenation for a beautiful summer skin.

Tip 1: Drink water – lots of it!

Water keeps the skin hydrated from the inside, helping to maintain skin elasticity and glow, and preventing wrinkles. There is a lot of different views about how much water exactly the body needs to stay hydrated and maintain optimal body function and skin appearance, but just remember to drink water throughout they day – 8-10 glasses is fine, and your food intake also has water content which will also hydrate your skin.

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Image: @Fit Moms for Life via Pinterest

Tip 2: Moisturise liberally

Skin cools itself by evaporating water, but it only does that for a few minutes and then is gone. So when you have a shower, if you moisturise straight after with products that have barrier-protection (such as natural silicone), it will lock in that moisture and keep skin fresh and dewy, plumping and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

SHIFT AM

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You By Sia Shift AM 50ml

Try You By Sia’s Shift AM, which uses a multi-aspect approach to reduce the appearance of excess pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Containing a complex of innovative brightening and exfoliating properties within a dimethicone-based gel emulsion, this serum quickly absorbs into the skin to improve texture and replenish hydration.

Suitable even for skin prone to redness, rosacea and environmental irritation, Shift AM is packed with a highly diverse set of ingredients that work to revitalise the appearance of skin, from the inside out.

Also including a complementary host of botanicals, skin will look more supple, vibrant and even.

Tip 3: Avoid UV exposure

Wearing sunscreen and other sun protection such as hats and sunglasses will help your skin avoid UV exposure, which damages the skin on face and body through sunburn, skin pigmentation and can cause skin cancer.

Remember, sunscreens can have chemicals that soak into your skin so use an appropriate SPF 30+ blocker (with Zinc) when outside or swimming, and dial down the SPF to 15+ if you are working in an office all day, with limited sun exposure.

MINC – Moisturising Zinc 20%

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You By Sia Minc 50ml

Without any nasties, chemicals, fragrance and parabens, Minc Natural Moisturising Zinc is packed with Antioxidants such as Green Tea, Ginko and Grape Seed to prevent free radical damage from UV exposure. Also packed with Hydrators such as Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Jojoba for the prevention of moisture loss from UV exposure.

Watch this video which explains the benefits of Minc:

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MINC Lotion and Sunscreen Protects Your Skin Against Damage from Daily Exposure to Elements

Tip 4: Exfoliate

In summer when we wear short skirts, swimwear and sandals, our skin is more visible – and vulnerable – to environmental factors such as pollution, air and wind, and agitation from footwear or accessories such as glasses.

Make sure that you look after all areas of your body by exfoliating regularly, without scrubbing at your skin. Scrubbing and abrasion does not help the appearance of your skin at all, rather it removes the luscious top layer of your skin needed to protect deeper layers.

INTENSE CLENZ – Body foaming wash

Featuring a deep foaming action, Intense Clenz delivers a brilliant deep cleanse while ensuring the skin looks balanced and refreshed. This formulation can quickly lift dead skin-cells and remove excess sebum production, without stripping the surface layer of the skin. Packed with an array of active ingredients to help improve the appearance of skin tone and texture, your complexion will look more hydrated and refreshed. Size: 200mL

Suitable for very oily to acne skin types.

Key ingredients:

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid
  • Witch Hazel
  • Ginkgo Extract
  • Chirally-correct Amino Acid
  • Vitamin E

This product is free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colour and artificial fragrances.

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You By Sia INTENSE CLENZ 200ml

Tip 5: Laser hair removal

That feeling of freedom as the wind caresses your skin can only get better and better if your face or body is hair-free – permanently! Invest in laser hair removal instead of painful waxing, temporary threading and time-consuming shaving to beam with confidence and wear whatever you want to without fear of unexpected exposure in non-hair managed areas. With hair-free skin it is much easier to conduct other summer beauty treatments such as exfoliation.

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You By Sia laser hair removal

With precise laser technology and a commitment to effective, professional service, You By Sia is a leading destination for laser hair treatments. With over ten years of experience in quickly and comfortably reducing hair in delicate areas, we can help target the upper lip, chin, cheeks, eyebrows and sides of the face.

How it works

Our cutting edge laser technology uses specific light wavelengths to encourage follicles to give up unwanted hairs for good. The procedure is quick and causes little to no discomfort. Small areas on the face can be targeted in a matter of minutes. The laser beam will not affect surrounding areas of skin, allowing for precise and contoured treatments on sensitive areas of the face.

Feel replenished, soothed and protected this summer – easy to follow tips for summer beauty

So now that you have the simple tips above to remind you to look after your skin, make sure you follow though for true summer beauty, all summer long.

If you need some help to make a plan with your You By Sia skin clinic, please make an appointment at one of our six skin specialist clinics based in Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Burwood, Castle Hill, Bondi Junction and St. Ives.

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Find out how to Combat Skin Ageing with Natural Sunscreens and Skin Care

According to the Cancer Council of Australia, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70 and melanoma (skin cancer) is the most common cancer in Australians aged 15-44 years.

This is a significant statistic that should encourage you to wear sunscreen, but did you know that we also produce natural sunscreens depending on our skin type? Skin specialist Sia Hendry explains below how to protect your skin and fight the ageing process by using sunscreen products and skin care that work naturally with your skin care, beauty and health, not against it.

The two types of sunscreen products

There are many sunscreen products out on the market but it is important to remember that no sunscreen can guarantee 100% sun protection. It is also your own responsibility, when out in the sun, to look after your own skin through combined product use and skin care routines.

There are two categories of sunscreens:

  1. Chemical sunblocks that sink into your skin to absorb UVA and UVB rays, and use ingredients like avobenzone, oxybenzone and artificial fragrances. Most brands on the market use this approach and many cause allergic reactions to the chemicals used in the product.
  2. Physical sunblocks that block the sun by coating the skin to reflect UVA and UVB rays. These sunscreens use physical zinc and titanium dioxide to block sun rays.

Eco-friendly and hypoallergenic formulations are obviously preferred to synthetic chemical sunscreens, but performance out in the sun is also a factor in choosing the right product for your skin. Zinc-based products last longer in the sun as they sit on top of the skin – the white stripe across the surfer’s nose is the tell-tale sign of zinc sunscreen!

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Brand name alone does not guarantee the product quality, a hot topic of late with the many customer complaints against Jessica Alba’s ‘The Honest Company’ reformulated SPF 30 sunscreen lotion. Forbes.com described complaints as “accumulating in March 2015 – and exploding in July – with reports of users suffering extensive sunburns after sun exposure with the new formulation of the lotion, even when reportedly using and reapplying as directed” (Forbes.com, 2015).

Review your – and your family’s – skin care routine

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Sandra Dee in Coppertone ads, 1960s

1. How much time does your skin spend in the sun?

The majority of sun-related, skin-ageing conditions are caused by exposure to UV radiation in sunlight. If you are an office worker rather than a professional surfer, your day-to-day sun protection needs will be less intense, but any time that you spend in the harsh Australian sun should be spent wearing sunscreen protection.

Children should be taught how to self-apply sunscreen. The earlier in life that sun protection is cultivated as a personal habit, the better the skin will age.

Babies under twelve months of age should be kept out of direct sun, and use baby sunscreen formulas. Try Baby by Sia’s Zinki Sun Protecting Face Lotion, which ensures your smallest companion’s skin is supported while outdoors. Formulated with potent antioxidants and skin hydrators, this gentle zinc lotion creates a physical barrier on baby’s skin that provides protection against UV damage. Natural, nourishing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Chamomile, and Coconut Oil also help to hydrate the skin during sun exposure.

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Size shown: 50mL. Key Ingredients:
• Vitamin E
• Aloe Vera
• Jojoba Oil
• Chamomile
• Coconut Oil

Both Zinki (above) and Minc (below) contain antioxidants which help fight against free radical damage from UV exposure. It’s a no brainer that all sunscreens should be loaded with antioxidants!

Any amount of time spent in the sun, and at what time of day, is also a factor in skin ageing. In Australia, over 10% of adults, 1/4 of all teenagers and up to 10% of children are sunburnt on an average summer weekend. Even if the sun is overcast there can still be a high UV radiation factor, which can result in skin cancer and burning. Even if the skin does not burn, skin cells can still be damaged which, year after year, can age skin and lead to skin cancer. Try to stay out of the sun at the hottest times of the day as this will be when the UV will be strongest. Check your weather reports for documentation of this very common Australian sun environment factor.

2. Tanning and Solariums

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Suntanning with aluminium foil, 1960s

A tanned and glowing skin looks healthy to many Australians, but it is also a sign that your skin has been damaged by UV radiation, which leads to loss of elasticity in the skin, skin sagging, yellowish or brown discolourations on the skin, and dehydration – all signs of ageing. The visual below shows a girl covered in baby oil, tanning in the sun with aluminium foil to make her tan appear faster. This practice was used in the 50s-60s and although it looks like fun, imagine a turkey roasting in the overn: that uses the very same process, so why would you be wanting to do that to your skin? Tanning has been part of our Australian beach culture but understanding what it is and how to obtain it, if you really want a tan, is important for your long-term skin care and health.

  • Fake tans do not protect your skin to sun exposure and burn. A 2006 NSW survey found that some people (particularly women) believe fake tans are better than natural sunlight tanning, which led them to get burnt more than once in one summer period. Fake tans do not protect against DNA damage which again, can lead to skin cell breakdown. Some fake tans products include SPF, but the sun protection duration only lasts a few hours, not for the duration of the tan.
  • Fake tanning products include lotions (skin dyes), bronzers, tinted sunscreen, tanning tablets and ‘accelerators’, and spray tanning booths. Sydney skin specialist clinics You By Sia promote the use of Bronzers and Tinted Sunscreens, but if you want to know more about the use of other fake tanning products, please contact You By Sia for an appointment and read more at the Cancer Council.
  • Solariums emit both UVA and UVB radiation, both known causes of cancer, and can emit radiation levels up to six times higher than the midday summer sun (Cancer Council).

3. What activities affect your skin care out in the sun?

Fun in the sun activities also affect the level of skin protection offered by product or other sunscreens.

  • If you are swimming in the ocean: apply twenty minutes before you go into the water to give your skin a chance to absorb the SPF and not wash off in the sea.
  • If you are swimming in a swimming pool: apply twenty minutes before you go into the water to give your skin a chance to absorb the SPF and after swimming, make sure you have a clean water shower to remove all traces of chlorine from your skin and swimming costume, as it dries out skin and bleaches fabric!
  • If you are wearing fake tan: stay in the shade wherever possible, wear a broad-brimmed hat, sun protective clothing and sunglasses, use SPF 30+, water-resistant, and re-apply every two hours.
  • If you cannot avoid prolonged sun exposure: use after-care products and drink lots of water to hydrate your skin while out in the sun.

4. How do you apply your sunscreen?

The Cancer Council 2015 SunSmart campaign recommends SPF30 or higher, broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen – see how to apply using their instructions.

No sunscreen fully protects your skin, so do not rely on it as the only protection for your skin. Use generous amounts, applied liberally, and reapply every two hours regardless of the label instructions.

If you have an allergic reaction to a sunscreen, try another brand. Fragrance-free brands, baby brands or chemist formulations may not affect your skin in the same way. Ask your skin specialist what products they recommend – they are specialists in skin treatment and diagnosis.

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You By Sia’s Minc is free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colour and artificial fragrances. As a cosmeceutical-grade zinc moisturiser, Minc works to hydrate skin and protect from the harsh, drying effects of the sun. Formulated with 20% zinc and potent antioxidants, this powerful formula creates a physical barrier against UV damage and promotes healthy, supple looking skin. As a lightweight, non-comedogenic lotion, Minc won’t clog pores, ensuring skin can breathe and maintain moisture throughout the day.

Minc is suitable for all skin types, including acne, sensitive and rosacea-affected skin. Size shown: 50mL

Key ingredients:
• Tocopheryl Acetate
• Vitamin E
• Zinc
• Titanium
• Jojoba
• Green Tea Extract
• Licorice Extract
• Grape Seed Extract
• Gingko Extract

Glowing in the right way this summer with your skin care and sunscreen

Sydney skin specialist clinics You By Sia are built around a core philosophy of caring for skin from the inside out. While they believe in addressing the cause of skin concerns, rather than masking symptoms, they can advise a course of treatment starting with sunscreen recommendation, right through to advanced rejuvenation treatments designed to target common skin concerns, such as ageing, pigmentation, acne scarring, rosacea, stretch marks and cellulite. You By Sia clinics specialise in advanced skin and body treatments, including bespoke Skin Rejuvenation programs.

With the detailed summer skin care and sunscreen advice outlined above, you can now feel more confident to fight the ageing process by planning your sun activity and product choices this summer. If you do have any skin conditions or require a treatment plan to enhance your skin care, why not make an appointment with You By Sia?

For further information contact You By Sia at one of our six skin specialist clinics based in Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Burwood, Castle Hill, Bondi Junction and St. Ives.

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You by Sia introduces Alleviate AM & PM Calming Repair Serum

Delicate Clenz by You By Sia cleanses Your Skin Naturally Without Harmful Ingredients

Gentle foaming cleanser without stripping the epidermal barrier of your skin. Formulated using natural cleansing ingredients to help you remove dirt, makeup and build up from your precious skin. You by Sia’s Delicate Clenz is guaranteed to be free from chemicals, preservatives and fragrances that may dry-out your skin.

MINC Lotion and Sunscreen Protects Your Skin Against Damage from Daily Exposure to Elements

Minc is a moisturising zinc lotion to assist with protecting and nourishing your skin. It also acts as a sunscreen for during day-time use to protect your skin against harmful UV rays and free-radical damage. Made from hydrators and powerful antioxidants to keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated.

ENHANCE – A Luxurious Body Lotion To Help Rejuvenate Your Skin

Enhance is created with full of active and nourishing ingredients to moisturise and rejuvenate your skin while preventing moisture loss and dehydration. Containing Vitamin E, antioxidants and jojoba. It also promotes circulation enhancers to assist with toxin elimination from your skin.

Erase Delicate Resurfacing Mask Helps Reduce Pigmentation & Wrinkles

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