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Jul 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM / by Whitney Dickerson



Everyone loves traveling. Traveling gets portrayed in the media as glamorous and decadent, an escape. While that aside, it can be very taxing on you physically and mentally. Prepping correctly for travel will ensure that you are prepared to feel your best self and enjoy your trip.

While traveling, a lot of times, people forget about their skincare routine. Your skin is then susceptible to different weather, environmental conditions, along with a change of habits with food, sleep, etc. All of this will affect your skin in many ways, including dryness, breakouts, irritation, and dehydration.


Here are ten tips to help:

  1. Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water while traveling; this will help avoid your skin and your body from getting dehydrated.

  2. Another tool is a hydrating mist that you can spray during travel to help refresh your skin and help you relax.

  3. Bring your favourite products. Keep it simple while you travel with a cleanser, your “can’t live without” serum, moisturizer, and of course, SPF!

  4. Avoid touching your face and mouth as much as possible while traveling to avoid spreading bacteria.

  5. Skip the full face of makeup on the plane, and your skin will thank you later.

  6. Stretch your legs when you can. This will help to reduce puffiness and bloating caused by lack of circulation.

  7. Make sure your face is freshly cleansed and hydrated before your trip to protect your skin from drying, irritation, or breakouts.

  8. Sleep well before you travel.

  9. Listen to your body; it will need time to catch up when time and climate change occur.

  10. Extra reminder to wear your SPF

With these in mind, prepping your travel kit can be the easiest way to ensure you have everything you need. Once you have picked out the essentials that you need for your trip, you can pick out travel-size bottles and a dedicated bag to place them in. This way, you are prepared for anything that you need while you are away from home. GlyMed Plus has top-notch premade kits perfect for travel for an easy option for you or your clients!

If you have any questions and would like to speak to one of our friendly Master Aestheticians in your area, please emailsupport@glymedplusaustralia.com.au

Written by Whitney Dickerson



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Jul 14, 2021 12:00:00 AM / by Addison Kesler



When undergoing these treatments with our clients, it is crucial that we take the proper steps to ensure they get the best results possible and maintain the integrity of their skin in the process.


As aestheticians, we spend our time caring for various skin concerns our clients come to us with, and one of the many ways we treat these concerns is through the use of chemical peels and chemical exfoliants. When undergoing these treatments with our clients, it is crucial that we take the proper steps to ensure they get the best results possible and maintain the integrity of their skin in the process.


One of the most important things we can do for our clients before performing chemical peels and chemical exfoliants is to properly prep their skin for treatment, meaning we will actively exercise and prepare the skin and keep it at optimum health to ensure exceptional results! It would be best if you began to prep your clients' skin for chemical peels and exfoliants at least 2-6 weeks before their appointment.


When getting your clients' skin prepared for treatment, we recommend getting them on an active skincare regimen if they aren't already on one. It is beneficial to include products with ingredients that will speed up cell turnover and gently exfoliate the skin; this will ensure that there aren't any thicker patches of dead skin cells that would prevent the chemical peel or exfoliant from penetrating evenly.

Ingredients that can be used in your clients' homecare to stimulate cell turnover:

  • Glycolic Acid

  • Lactic Acid

  • Malic Acid

  • Retinol

In addition to speeding up the desquamation process, it is also essential that we care for the health of the skin barrier. This includes properly moisturizing and hydrating the skin and protecting it from the sun with daily use of SPF! As we know, the sun and even tanning beds contribute to most of the concern’s peels and exfoliants work to care for, so protecting the skin from accumulating further damage leading up to treatment is extremely important.

Getting your clients in the habit of properly caring for their skin before a chemical peel or chemical exfoliant is not only going to properly prepare their skin for treatment, it will also increase their chance of being likely to care for their skin post-treatment properly, which is essential to maintaining their results, and preventing further damage in the future. If you are unsure what products to recommend to your clients to get them ready for chemical peel season we have an amazing Pre-Procedural Skin Essentials Kit available on Regen Pro that has everything your client will need to actively prep and maintain the health of their skin.


If you have any questions and would like to speak to one of our friendly Master Aestheticians in your area, please email support@glymedplusaustralia.com.au

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Our phenomenal bodies can naturally produce several antioxidants on their own to help neutralize free radical scavengers. If a free radical is not neutralized, inflammation and aging will occur.


Jul 7, 2021 12:00:00 AM / by Whitney Dickerson




Why are they so important? Antioxidants have many different uses and an essential part of our nutrition, body, and skin health. Before we get started, let’s define a few key terms: Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in our bodies, helping protect our skin from unwanted aging and damage. Free Radicals are aggressive, unstable, oxygen-containing molecules. They have lost an electron and need to steal electrons from other molecules, damaging the cell they steal from. Free radicals cause an oxidation reaction and produce a new free radical in the process. What are the benefits of Antioxidants?

  • Supports collagen and elastin

  • It helps to minimize pore size

  • Brightens the complexion of the skin

  • Decreases inflammation and calm irritation

  • Delays photo-aging

  • It helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles

Our phenomenal bodies can naturally produce several antioxidants on their own to help neutralize free radical scavengers. If a free radical is not neutralized, inflammation and aging will occur. How does this work in our body? Our body naturally creates free radicals as a by-product of cell metabolism, which starts the breakdown cycle. External aggressors such as UV exposure, blue light, smoking, and inflammation are all considered oxidative stressors to our cells. Therefore, the more antioxidants used, the better your body can help neutralize unstable molecules caused by free radical inflammation. They will help your body to be able to retain the health of your cells and skin. Higher levels of free radicals are known to catalyze diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C, and E have been used for many years in skincare products. They work by interfering with the inflammation, which helps to reduce the production of enzymes that injure and destroy skin cells. They also help keep our products fresh, which plays a vital role in maintaining the quality, integrity, and safety of skincare products. The following are some of our favorite antioxidants for the skin: Vitamin A: Works to stimulate collagen production to help your skin stay youthful by reducing aging spots, skin texture and reducing breakouts. It can also speed up cell turnover in the skin, which reduces the visible signs of aging in the short and long term. Vitamin C: Is a natural skin brightener. It serves to protect against the damage caused by free radicals and boosts collagen production while also working on tightening the skin at the same time. Vitamin E: The healer Antioxidant. It is often found in moisturizers, lotions, and creams for dry and cracked skin and products that target spots such as stretch marks. And it can help to nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. Not ideal for acne-prone clients. Vitamin B3: Also known as niacinamide, is lovely to boost the skin’s natural barrier. It is excellent for those who suffer from inflammation caused by rosacea and acne. It can be a booster to other antioxidants and help your skin retain moisture and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Green Tea: Helps to reduce redness and inflammation Resveratrol: This ingredient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to protect against photodamage, pigmentation, and collagen degradation. Grapeseed Oil: Enables Vitamin E and Vitamin C in your skin to be more efficient and effective at preserving your skin. It may be more assertive on free radicals than Vitamin C and E.


If you have any questions and would like to speak to one of our friendly Master Aestheticians in your area please email support@glymedplusaustralia.com.au


Written by Whitney Dickerson



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