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I am Debbie McGregor, owner and founder of Total Body Concept. I started the skincare clinic and day spa back in 1993. Welcome to my blog about fostering a holistic, more positive outlook on life. I have just started on my new life's mission to become a motivational speaker, and this blog will follow this journey. Enjoy!

This is a place where I would like to share my knowledge on everything from skincare and inner health to holistic living and the importance of meditation, creative visualisation and affirmations. Nothing in life is by chance – and in this blog I’ll tell you why. Come and join me as we learn to Live the Balance.

Foods to Avoid to Ensure Healthy Skin

30th March 2020
Foods to Avoid to Ensure Healthy Skin

Diet and health have a pretty close relationship, and often what we eat can have a direct effect on the health of our skin. Sometimes the cause isn’t always obvious, but we’ve looked at the most common foods that could be causing you skin woes. It’s a good idea to take note of what foods your skin may be reacting to, and if you notice any negative effects, be sure to cut that food out of your diet to see if it makes a difference. It’s important to note, however, that every skin type is different and any specific skin concerns should be mentioned to your skin therapist.

Simple Carbs

Simple carbs such as white bread, white pasta and white rice are made up of higher amounts of sugar, and so the body breaks down these simple carbs the same way it does with regular sugar, and converts them to glucose. This is especially harming for collagen production, as the glucose sticks to the protein and can damage it’s production ability. The resul... Continue reading

Your guide to Acne and how to manage breakouts

17th March 2020
Your guide to Acne and how to manage breakouts

Clogged pores, excess oil production, poor diet and a lack of hydration can all wreak havoc on your skin, and cause acne and breakouts to form. If you’re tired of having to deal with unwanted visitors taking up residence on your skin’s surface, read our guide to banish acne, and feel confident with your complexion.

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Our Exclusive Yoga Workout Facial

17th March 2020
Our Exclusive Yoga Workout Facial

You workout your body so why not your face? That’s why we have specially designed an exclusive facial treatment for that very reason.

Our Yoga Workout facial works by stimulating the 43 muscles in your face which increases the blood circulation and stimulates collagen production, all while releasing any build up of tension in the face and neck area. It's relaxing and energising at the same time!

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Your best sun and after-sun skin care

20th February 2020
Your best sun and after-sun skin care

There are many reasons to love the sun ... We love the warmth it allows us to navigate our rivers, lakes and skies. It gives us those fuzzy feelings and gets us out more and of course, it gives life to all things on earth! But we have to be conscious of the harm it can cause if we don’t take precautions (we’re looking at you UVAs and UVBs). We want to encourage you to embrace the sun rather than hide away because that vitamin D can be blissful.

 

What are UVAs and UVBs

It can be all too confusing with UVAs and UVBs. What’s the difference and why are they harmful we hear you cry? Well, ultraviolet (UV) rays are emitted by the sun and can be divided into two types, UVA and UVB. Both affect the skin but in a different way and it’s important to get to grips with these when choosing the right sun protection.

Let’s start with the A’s

UVA rays are present all year round - as long a... Continue reading

The importance of facial massage

18th February 2020
The importance of facial massage

Facial massage is an ancient beauty technique that has its roots in China, Greece, Persia, Japan, Mexico, France, Sweden, and India. Each culture has played a huge part in shaping how we practice Facial Massage today, and it’s a phenomenon that just keeps on growing with everyone from Vogue, Elle, Instyle, to successful beauty and skincare advocates everywhere swearing by it! It’s relaxing and revitalising to give you that glow. As a side note, all ancient practices used the face as a diagnostic tool for determining the state of the body and its internal organs. The face is like an open book if you know how to read it.

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The Powerhouse Facial: A-Zyme Peel

18th February 2020
The Powerhouse Facial: A-Zyme Peel

Concerned about ageing skin? Our A-Zyme Peel is a fast acting, non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that will diminish fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone and improve overall skin luminosity. It's the powerhouse of non-invasive facials!

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The Collagen Remodelling Facial. Restore your skin’s youthful glow with Laser Genesis (now $200!)

18th January 2020
The Collagen Remodelling Facial. Restore your skin’s youthful glow with Laser Genesis (now $200!)

Looking to supercharge your skin? We’re starting 2020 with a bang and are now offering our clients the world famous Laser Genesis facial (aka the 'Hollywood Facial') at a new permanent price of $200 for a 30 minute session (yep, that’s half price!). Now you can have a more youthful appearance by treating conditions that are typically associated with aging and sun damage. 

A breakthrough laser facial treatment, Genesis is a highly effective skin care system that stimulates the skin's natural processes by remodeling collagen to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin texture and to reverse the signs of aging, sun damage and facial redness to promote a vibrant, healthy looking complexion. Kendall Jenner and Continue reading

SKIN GUIDE: Everything you need to know about collagen

15th January 2020
SKIN GUIDE: Everything you need to know about collagen

It feels like everyone is talking about collagen these days! Found in skin, bones and connective tissues, collagen is a fibrous protein and is what holds the body together. Collagen is the most abundant protein found in your body, however from the age of 24 you’ll start to lose 2% of your collagen production every year with age and exposure to factors such as UV light, smoking or high sugar consumption - and that’s when we start to notice wrinkles and sagging.

So what does collagen do to your skin? Simply put, it is what is responsible for keeping your complexion looking firm and giving your skin elasticity. Collagen protein makes up for 70% of the total protein in your skin, and with a lack of collagen comes the dreaded signs of ageing; an increase in wrinkles, loose skin and less elasticity. In order to keep skin looking plump and healthy, it’s important to incorporate a regular skin care routine that helps to repair and boost these levels of collagen ... Continue reading

Silicium Super Lift Facial

19th November 2019
Silicium Super Lift Facial

For a facial that will lift your skin as much as your spirits - the Silicium Super Lift Facial is a luxe treatment that every face needing some love and attention will benefit from.

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Protect and Hydrate this Summer with Ultraceuticals

18th November 2019
Protect and Hydrate this Summer with Ultraceuticals

Warmer days are here, and the sun rays are out in full force! That’s why Ultraceuticals has concocted the ultimate protect and repair summer gift-with-purchase for you.

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