At Shine skin and body – what sets us apart

At Shine, we are all about great facials that focus on and treat your skin’s issues – acne treatments and extraction facials are our bread and butter and we believe that’s what sets us apart from the rest. Here’s a snapshot of what we do for clients who suffer from issues such as acne and congestion.

Skin super sleuths

When you visit us for a facial, not only do we treat your skin to clear any congestion, blackheads or pimples, we also delve into your history to find the root cause of the issue. Identifying the cause allows us to work out the best treatment program for your skin and also work with you to prevent the problem for reoccurring.

For example, some clients come to us after trying out TV-advertised acne solutions or medically prescribed creams and supplements that may have worked for a week or two, but have eventually had an adverse effect and inflamed the issue or left redness and scarring.

At Shine, we start off with a comprehensive consultation that allows us to really understand you, your current skincare regimen, and any specific issues you are hoping to resolve.

Our expert team will work with you to identify your main skin issues by asking lots of questions, and taking the time to listen to your concerns and history. This might include a discussion about your diet, medication, work and life stresses and other health issues. Causes could be the anything from the makeup you use, food intolerances, diet changes, hormonal imbalance, digestion issues, serious or small illnesses, or smoking, to name a few.

Time to clean up

After cleansing your skin, we commence a thorough skin check with a magnifying light and sometimes an ultra-violet light (that will show up oil flow). We compare what we’ve discussed with you against what we can actually see on your skin. Does it all add up? If it doesn’t, we may need to ask a few more detailed questions to really get to the cause.

A few issues identified

What can cause breakouts and acnes can vary depending on your history and your skin.

Sometimes it might be a one-off incident that has caused your breakouts. For example, we had a couple of clients who’d had vitamin B injections prescribed by their doctors that had overloaded their systems and resulted in breakouts. We diagnosed the first client by asking questions and doing research. When we met the second client we recognised straight away what we were dealing with. After a couple of questions our suspicions were confirmed.

In other cases, picking at your skin may be the culprit. Before you know it, bacteria can spread and acne can occur! If this is the case, we may recommend a series of facials and some specialised homecare to help clear up the issue.

Once we cleanse your skin and clear away any bacteria, we can see what we are dealing with and this will help us get some more answers and lead us in the right direction.

Treating the issue @ Shine

After we complete the consultation we get to work treating your skin. At Shine we have 14 different facials available and we will work with you to choose the right one for your skin’s needs.

The Shine Skin Solutions facial is targeted at finding the answers for people who just don’t know where to start (you may tried other options that didn’t work, feel like no-one really understands your problem, or tried every product you could think of). It includes a longer consultation process to explore your history and go through your current skincare and makeup regimens.

Our extraction facial also includes an in-depth consultation and analysis of your skin, before we commence a 70-minute treatment that includes cleansing, exfoliation, deep cleansing and steaming, before starting your extractions.

We might add a peel to your treatment:

  • An AHA peel re-surfaces the top layer of your skin for a fresher, more even complexion, helping to unclog congestion
  • A BHA peel uses smaller molecules to go deep into the skin’s pores to kill the bacteria that causes pimples
  • A Vitamin A peel can re-regulate the skin’s function to resurface and refresh the skin to combat acne, blackheads, pigmentation and dullness.

For seriously inflamed acne, we have specialised treatments that include more extractions and LED light therapy, which kills bacteria and helps the lymphatic system flush out toxins, to calm the skin and speed up the healing process. The great benefit of LED is that it is super-gentle on inflamed skin offering great results and no down time (unlike more aggressive laser treatment, which we don’t use at Shine).

Before you leave

We finish off each treatment by keeping detailed notes on your file (sometimes with pictures) detailing all aspects of your skin, the treatment we did and the progress we have made. This helps us to monitor your progress as we work together to get your skin into its best condition. We may also call or text you a couple of days later to see how your skin is reacting after the treatment.

At Shine, we are passionate about what we do and how we can help our clients reach their skincare goals – call us now if you are ready to begin your journey to beautiful skin.