ECZEMA Let us help you achieve eczema-free skin without the use of topical steroids!  At Epidermis + Sage we really understand how eczema impacts how you feel about yourself and your skin. We are here to support and guide you through your skin healing - you absolutely do not have to live with this chronic skin condition. We all know eczema as the red, hot, broken, dry and inflamed skin. It is uncomfortable and is a chronic skin condition many have lived with since childhood. Types of Eczema There are actually two types of Eczema: Contact Dermatitis – This starts with impairment within the skin barrier causing the skin to become reactive to certain substances. It is often irritated by the use of surfactants, aggressive products and chemicals on the skin which then leads to a contact dermatitis flare up. Atopic Dermatitis – This is the genetic form of Eczema that develops during childhood. A key binding protein in the skins structure called filaggrin is missing. When the skin lacks in this protein, the skin becomes impaired, allowing allergens & pathogens to enter the skin. Over time the constant battle of fighting these leads to the breakdown of the skin immunity causing inflammation, trans-epidermal water loss, scaling, shedding and hyper-sensitivity. Eczema Causes Eczema is a multifactorial skin condition where diet, emotion and environmental factors all have a play in causing a flare/reaction on the skin. With the skin weakened by the constant battle of inflammation you are more reactive to environmental factors like pollen and dust, or emotions like stress which raise cortisol in the body leading to increased inflammation. Eczema Treatments Western medicine directs most people with eczema to use topical steroid creams and, in some cases, internal steroids to overcome the flare up and calm the skin down. While these do provide some temporary relief, they do not treat the root cause of the eczema. For long-term results, we need to look at our gut health and skin cell growth/immunity. These are the crucial building blocks of the skin’s barrier. A high-quality Omega will start to bind the skin and create a strong healthy lipid barrier making it difficult for pathogens and allergens to enter the skin, therefore reducing inflammation and irritation within the skin. A huge turning factor for Drew’s eczema was focusing on gut health and, more importantly, the gut microbiome – essential to the body’s overall immunity and absorption of nutrients. Our homecare recommendations are: Supplements: Osmosis Skin Clarifier x 3

Age Management – We can help your skin age gracefully. Results from monthly in-clinic treatments plus basic age management skincare at home. Ageing may be a fact of life but we still want to have beautiful skin for our age. Let’s talk about how we can help you achieve your best possible skin. Some typical signs of ageing include fine lines and some deeper lines, pigmentation spots, sagging of the skin and thinning of the skin. And while we do promote embracing ageing naturally, we also need to be aware of and manage the drawbacks to this process which can impact the health and function of your skin. We’re talking skin cancers, Solar Keratosis and a very thin skin which can lead to continuous bruising and splitting. Solar Keratosis and other skin cancers are a direct result of sun exposure and the skin cells basically “giving up” and reproducing damaging precancerous or even cancerous cells. Your best defense against these risks and most affordable way to maintain beautiful skin is by using sunscreen regularly!  Ideally you will apply this twice daily to prevent age related concerns. The good news is that it’s never too late to start caring for your skin! Our skin care, supplement lines and treatments CAN get that collagen reactivated, and we often see time is turned back topically once a client introduces a few key pieces to their home care routine. We can also prevent those skin cells from turning cancerous with a strong anti-oxidants and DNA repair enzymes found throughout our skin care treatments and products. Our recommended products are: SkinBetter Science – Alto Advanced, Defense and Repair Serum SkinBetter Science – Alpharet Night Cream Osmosis Beauty – Stem Factor Osmosis Beauty – Regenerate Collagen Renewal Roccoco Botanicals – Agav Dew Roccoco Botanicals – Lupine 3D Results from the use of Roccoco Lupine 3D plus Roccoco Algav Dew (after 4 weeks). Notice the reduction of the line between the brows and also the lifting in eye lids! Our recommended Treatments include: Osmosis Revital Pen Pro - a Holistic Facial Therapy Treatment Alpha Performance facial ritual - an Advanced Facial Therapy Treatment Exceed Medical Micro Needling - a High Tech Skin Treatment HEALTE LED mini facial - a High Tech Skin Treatment Ask your E+S Holistic Skin Therapist for more information and to book the best treatment for your skin. We always recommend starting with our FIRST STEP SKIN CONSULTATION before jumping into any new skin care program. Consultation investment is 100% redeemable.

HydraFacial - No Water Added Did you know that there IS NO water used in this state-of-the-art treatment?! Unlike other Hydrabraisan treatments, HydraFacial uses especially formulated solutions along with the patented vortex tips which makes HydraFacial™ quite different from similar skin devices. 3 Steps - 30 Minutes - The Best Skin of Your Life The Signature HydraFacial protocol which has three steps - the Signature HydraFacial is the base treatment and from there you can upgrade into the Deluxe or Platinum treatments. Step 1 - Deep Cleansing The aim of this step is to deep cleanse the skin of any topical impurities, to soften sebum in the follicle. It starts to dislodge redundant skin cells. The solution contains Lactic acid (which is super hydrating on the skin), Glucosamine which is a master anti-oxidant and also algae extract which calms and soothes the skin. Step 2 - Peel & Extract Now we infuse a glycolic and salicylic ampule onto the skin which dissolves bonds between skin cells. In this step we use a special tip which manipulates the follicle and at the same time draws out congestion and black heads (pain free!), leaving the pores beautifully clear! (We can even show you the jar containing all the gunk that came out of the skin). In this step we also use an additional solution which hydrates and calms the skin. It contains more salicylic for resurfacing, honey extract which is hydrating and conditioning, and Tasmanian pepper which protects, calms, and soothes. Step 3 - Skin Nutrients The final step is all about pushing nutrients into the skin. In this solution there are antioxidants, green tea, arnica extract, essential skin minerals and hyaluronic acid and age fighting peptides. Visible Results Your skin will be left glowing, hydrated and smooth with your pores refined and skin plumped. Select the Deluxe HydraFacial and we also add an additional infusion of a specially picked booster which we push into the skin. This does just as the name suggests - it boosts the results that you get from your HydraFacial. We can target pigmentation, induce collagen and elastin, and generally recharge the skin. In addition to this you will also receive time under our HEALITE LED which you can read about in our last blog here. Then there’s the cream de la cream HydraFacial treatment - the HydraFacial Platinum. This treatment starts with a lymph draining treatment flushing out fluid build up making way for new oxygenated blood. This extra step really

5 Reasons to HEALITE Clients already using the Healite LED as part of their treatments are already aware of and thrilled with the results of this fabulous skin therapy tool. But we know that many of you are still unclear of the reasons for including a Healite treatment in your facial so we thought we'd share with you the top 5 reasons why you should take advantage of our Healite LED treatment