Being Sun Smart

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Should I use a moisturiser and SPF in the one product, or a moisturiser first and then apply a dedicated SPF? 

Our concern with moisturisers that include SPF is that they’re usually applied first thing in the morning, with no reapplication, giving a false sense of security. By lunchtime protection ability will be dubious. SPF protection is all about reapplication.

Many moisturisers that include SPF are not Broad Spectrum, offering UVB protection but not UVA .

We recommend applying a high quality SPF Mineral Make-up Powder, reapplication is easy, over Dr. Hauschka Moisturiser and Foundation. As SPF Mineral Make-up Powders can look a little dry, then mist Toner over to give it a more natural, dewy finish.

Alternatively use a physical block SPF Sunscreen over your usual Dr. Hauschka Moisturiser and remember to reapply every couple of hours.

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Sunscreens

Look For
· Active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, a physical barrier that reflects UV light rather than a chemical barrier
· SPF 15 to 50 depending on your skin tone and sun intensity
· Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB protection. SPF rating is on UVB
· Use lotions, not sprays due to likely inhalation
· Water-resistant for the beach or pool

Avoid
· Retinyl palmitate – synthetic vitamin A, due to phototoxicity
. Oxybenzone, benzophenone, octocrylene, or octyl methoxycinnamate which may be potentially carcinogenic
· Very High SPF which may mislead consumers and offers little additional benefit

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Sunbathing Dos and Don’ts

• Apply sunscreen before sun exposure.

• Apply generously. Low application amounts reduce the protection. About six teaspoonfuls of sunscreen for the whole body is recommended by the EU as the right amount for an adult.

• Allow sunscreen to be absorbed before putting on clothes, this will help avoid staining.

• Reapply sunscreen frequently to maintain protection, especially after perspiring or swimming, towels and sand can also rub off sunscreen and reduce its protective qualities.

• No sunscreen product gives 100% protection against UV rays. Over-exposure to the sun is a serious health threat, you should therefore avoid the midday sun and not take the SPF to its limit.

• Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight. Up to the age of seven, children are particularly sensitive to the sun while their skin gradually develops thicker, protective skin cells, additional use of protective clothing is therefore very important.

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What about Vitamin D?

We need sunlight for Vitamin D, around 20 minutes per day, and not between 10am to 4pm.

UVA & UVB

The sunlight that reaches us is made up of two types of harmful rays: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). Basically, UVA rays are ageing and UVB rays burn. Overexposure to either can damage the skin. There’s also UVC – these are the shortest and strongest, but they’re absorbed by the ozone layer and don’t typically reach the Earth.

UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer. Unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin ageing and risk of skin cancer.

UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin. The intensity of UVB rays vary by season, location and time of day, with 10am to 4pm being the peak hours. Sunburned skin can cause permanent damage.

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What does SPF mean?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Sunscreens are classified by an SPF number which refers to their ability to deflect UVB rays.

SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to burn sunscreen-protected skin vs. unprotected skin. So if a person burns after 10 minutes in the sun uses an SPF 2, they have double that time before a sunburn – 20 minutes. Skin protected with SPF 15 would take 15 times longer, or 150 minutes for sunburn to occur.

Keep in mind though, the increase from 20 to 45 level SPF provides only 2.8% more UV protection.

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Cover-up

Think cool baggy trousers, maxi skirts and dresses, pretty tops, floppy hats and sunnies.

After Sun Care

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After Sun

  • Rapidly absorbed body lotion
  • Carrot which is a rich source of provitamin A
  • Vitamin C rich Rosehip extract
  • Moisture rich extracts of Ice Plant and Quince Seed to restore skin’s lost moisture
  • Cools and hydrates
  • Helps your tan last longer
  • Calendula and Anthyllis extracts soothe sun-stressed skin
  • Almond oil, Shea Butter and Rose Wax give the skin intensive care, protection and help your skin retain moisture
  • Does not contain chemical fragrances, dyes or preservatives
  • Incredible value given the quality of the formula’s ingredients
  • May be used on face as well as body
  • Don’t go on holiday without it!

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers

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How to Master Contouring and Highlighting in Easy Steps

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You’ll need: Your existing Dr. Hauschka Foundation plus Dr. Hauschka Foundation 05 nutmeg, Concealer 01 pale sandRouge Powder and Translucent Powder in loose or compact to set.

About Dr. Hauschka Foundation

If you want less coverage, more like a tinted moisturiser, then mix Foundation with your Dr. Hauschka moisturiser. For mid coverage then use one ‘coat’ and you’ll fine ‘dries’.  If you want more coverage just apply a second ‘coat’ of Foundation after the first coat ‘dries’.

TIP: A foundation blending brush is a must for a professional foundation ‘air brushed’ application.

When contouring and highlighting think – darker areas recede and lighter areas highlight

Step 1: Start with your face cleansed, toned and moisturised.

Step 2: Apply your usual Foundation all over, remembering to include eye area.

Step 3: Apply Foundation 05 with fingertip as shown in the brown areas in the above pic, then with a slightly damp beauty blender press, in a press and roll movement, into the base foundation to blend.

To find the correct place for the cheeks, feel with your finger for the hollow under the cheekbone.

Step 4: Apply Concealer 01 as shown in the white areas in the above pic and then press and roll into the base foundation with the other side of the beauty blender.

Step 5: Apply Translucent Translucent Powder with a fluffy Powder Brush to set.

Step 6: Smile and apply Rouge Powder with a Rouge Brush to the ‘apples’ of your cheeks and blend up and outwards. Our favourite at the moment is Rose Duo limited edition.

Step 7: Do eye make-up and lips

Step 8: Close eyes and mist your face with Toner, to set complete make-up and to leave a dewy finish.

More about > Dr. Hauschka Foundation

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Dr. Hauschka Quality 

  • Authentic natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers

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Be in for a chance to WIN – Dr. Hauschka & Sennheiser

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Dr. Hauschka & Sennheiser, high quality natural and organic skin care and high-resolution sound, have teamed up to offer you a chance to WIN! 

Value $764.95 

HOW TO ENTER

Tell us in 25 words or less why you would love to WIN – ENTER HERE

Australian residents only please. CLOSES 21st January 2017, WINNER will be the best and most creative entry as judged by our team and notified on 31st January 2017. Winner will receive direct email, winner’s first name and Australian State will be announced in Dr. Hauschka eNews and social media. Dr. Hauschka, Helios Health & Beauty employees and their business partners and employees are not eligible to enter.

Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner feels like a mist of morning dew, a refreshing wake-up call for your skin and a perfect after shave product for guys too. Cooling and soothing Quince Day Cream hydrates and nourishes with the finest natural and organic ingredients and also protects your skin from air conditioning, warm winds and pollution. We often refer to Quince Day Cream as being ideal for city-stressed skin. Both products are favourites for women and men.

With Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Wireless Headphones you’ll experience your music like never before. Designed for uncompromising portability, the MOMENTUM On-Ear Wireless offers full-sized MOMENTUM quality in a more compact frame. It features hybrid active NoiseGard™ noise cancellation and state-of-the-art Bluetooth technology. Lightweight stainless steel sliders reflect the essential design purity of the MOMENTUM family, while its soft Alcantara®-covered ear pads ensure excellent wearing comfort. Combining high-resolution sound with a lightweight, puristic design and high quality materials. Without the limitations set by a cable, but with the same crystal-clear sound. Be free and ready to move with the MOMENTUM Wireless.

P.S. Sennheiser are also running a promotion at domestic airports. When you purchase Sennheiser PXC550 Wireless Headphones, you will also receive FREE BONUS TRAVEL SET bag which includes Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner 100ml and Quince Day Cream 30ml. T&Cs in stores and offer available while stocks last.

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers

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Combination Skin

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We understand your combination skin

Melissa Day Cream is calming to any sensitivities, while helping your skin discover its natural balance. Medicinal herb melissa (lemon balm) mediates between dry and oily areas of a Combination Skin. Oily shine is controlled and dry patches are hydrated for a balanced and radiant complexion.

Melissa Day Cream is the ideal skin care product for sensitive combination skin with a tendency toward dryness, shine and redness.

Formulation: Extracts of melissa (lemon balm), daisy, anthyllis, witch hazel and provitamin A rich carrot, soothe and balance. Tapioca starch provides an even, matte appearance.

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Combination Skin presents as:

  • Oily in areas, usually the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) with dry or normal patches
  • Fine pores and clear on cheeks, enlarged pores on T-zone
  • May experience pimples in oily T-zone area
  • May be uneven in skin tone with redness
  • May be prone to pimples in oily areas
  • Warmer months are likely to exacerbate a combination skin, whilst in the cooler months it may not be so problematic
  • Longevity of make-up may be compromised in oily T-zone

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DAILY RITUAL FOR A COMBINATION SKIN 

MORNING
Cleansing Cream
Clarifying Toner
Melissa Day Cream
Coverstick for any pimples

EVENING
Soothing Cleansing Milk
Clarifying Toner
Night Serum

We highly recommend Clarifying Steam Bath, Clarifying Clay Mask followed by Revitalising Mask once a week. On another night of the week Revitalising Mask for optimum results in achieving your healthy, radiant and balanced skin.

Seasonal treatment: particularly recommended in the two most transitional seasons of the year, spring and autumn, Renewing Night Conditioner ampoule for 28 nights (skin cell cycle is approximately 28 days) instead of Toner

Alternatively to strengthen sensitivity use a Sensitive Care Conditioner ampoule instead of Toner for 28 nights.

 

Clarifying Face Care Kit to experience Dr. Hauschka natural and organic skin care daily rituals for a Combination Skin

Clarifying Face Care Kit to experience Dr. Hauschka natural and organic skin care and daily rituals for a Combination, Oily or Blemished Skin. CONTENTS TRIAL SIZES: Cleansing Cream, Clarifying Toner, Clarifying Day Oil, Melissa Day Cream, Clarifying Steam Bath, Clarifying Clay Mask and Revitalising Mask.

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Melissa Day Cream use: Warm around a large pea size of product between the palms of the hands and apply to skin still moist from Toner from the centre of the face, in an outwards direction. We always work in the direction of lymph flow.

TIP for an extra Oily T-Zone:
Apply 1-2 drops Clarifying Day Oil to the T-zone area, then follow with Melissa Day Cream. And yes, that’s right, an oil for an oily skin, like treats like.

Note: Harsh cleansing products that are overly alkaline, lathering and/or harsh exfoliants that ‘strip’ the skin, just result in the skin producing more oil to compensate.

Coverstick 01, 02, 03
Our incredible pimple treatment product Coverstick treats and conceals while working in a speedy manner. It contains just the right amount of Tea Tree and Manuka for their anti-bacterial properties, Tapioca Starch to absorb the ‘yucky stuff’, for want of a better word. The quicker a pimple is healed the less likelihood of lifelong scarring.

✓ Covers spots and blemishes effectively
✓ Antibacterial formula clarifies and harmonises the skin
✓ Natural waxes help to prevent dryness
✓ Anthyllis and Calendula assist the skin’s healing processes
✓ Available in 3 shades

Use:
– Use at the first signs of a pimple
– Apply to the affected area and blend into the skin
– May be applied several times per day if necessary
– Follow with Foundation and Translucent Face Powder to give a flawless finish.  Alternatively use your Clarifying Day Oil and/or Melissa Day Cream mixed with Translucent Bronzing Tint.  Translucent Bronzing Tint helps to even skin tone and gives you a healthy glow.

 

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For everything you need to know about our medicinal herb Melissa go to > Ingredient – Melissa (Lemon Balm)

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers

NATRUE

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