How to Fix a Dry Skin


Is your skin feeling dry? Dry skin is a very common condition, especially in older people. However, we have seen even younger people with dry skin which tends to be a hereditary condition. For most people, dry skin is the result of incorrect skin care and environmental damage.


What does a dry skin look like?


Dry skin often has a dull appearance, a rough texture, and crinkled appearance. Dry skin does not hold onto moisture well so it's also dehydrated. Dehydrated dry skin tends to age faster and could also have secondary complications such as itching, sensitivity, and rashes.


What is the cause of skin dryness?


Dry skin is the result of depleted lipids in the skin. The skin needs essential fatty acids, cholesterol, and ceramides in order to hold onto moisture more effectively to lubricate the skin and to keep it soft and supple. People on low-fat diets tend to have dry skin because they're not consuming enough essential fatty acids to lubricate the skin from the inside. As we get older hormonal changes can also affect the number of lipids we have in a skin causing the skin to dry out.


Which vitamin deficiency causes dry skin?


Vitamins essential to keep the skin lubricated from the inside include essential fatty acids Omega 3 6 9,  vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin K. Dry skin can be the result of any number of these vitamin deficiencies. A blood test will indicate where the deficiencies are.


How to fix a dry skin at home


If you're experiencing dry skin you can easily provide relief at home. First, make sure the cleanser you use for your skin is a milky or creamy base. Gel or foaming cleansers and soaps will strip the skin causing your skin to dry out so avoid soaps and detergent-based cleanser that foam up. Moisturise your skin with a cream based on essential fatty acids, ceramides and lipid-based vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin A. In winter you may need to supplement your cream with an oil serum to ensure your skin stays soft and supple.


Best treatments for dry skin


In our spa, we offer a number of treatments that provide instant relief for dry skin and help to support dry skin needs. Try the Sothys Hydra3 Ha intensive treatment. Ultimate skin hydration based around triple helix Hyaluronic acid, delivered in a six-phase protocol, with specific Sothys Digi-Esthetique® massage techniques… +71% after one treatment with immediate and long-lasting results.


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Tel: 02 8677 1282 / 02 8677 4918

How To Spoil Your Mum This Mother’s Day - Day Spa Tips in Parramatta

Have you been scratching your head trying to find the perfect gift for your mum? There is so much choice and so many options but what would your mum really like for Mother's Day?


Our mums work so hard looking after everybody else and often putting themselves last.  We look after many mums when they finally make it into the spa to do something for themselves. Most offeren it will be a quick maintenance thing they need to do, and if they do book in a relaxing treatment they often feel guilty for taking the time out for themselves. Because mother's work so hard, they really enjoy, and in many cases need, to take the time out to relax. Ultimately they walk out more relaxed and more energized and so they can give more to their loved ones.


Every year on the second Sunday in May, we celebrate our mothers by recognising all that they do for us and showing them how much we appreciate them. So every year we try to think of something that would really make their day. Most of us that work here at the spa are mothers and we work with mothers everyday, so we know what they really want! So here are a few suggestions for how you can show your appreciation on mother’s day:


1. Wake your mum on Mother’s Day with flowers and her favorite cooked breakfast. Be sure to clean up after yourself and leave the kitchen spotless. These little things count.


2. Make your mum a cup of her favorite hot drink, have her sit a put her feet up and enjoy time together talking. Tell her how much you appreciate all that she does.


3. Take her out for lunch or dinner to make her feel special.


4. Buy her a spa gift voucher she can enjoy later to treat herself guilt-free. Mums often get aches and pains so she would really love a massage. Manicures and pedicures are a great little treat and some mums would feel really grateful for a skin rejuvenating facial. Or just buy her a gift voucher and let her choose. She will love it and we will do everything to make her experience beautiful.


If you would like help selecting a gift your mum will love, drop in any time or call us on

(02) 8677 1282. Also, check out our spa packages on our website:

10 Tips to Beat a Bloated Stomach



Mаnу women tоdау will hаvе еxреriеnсеd an асhing ѕwоllеn stomach аnd thоѕе thаt dо consider thiѕ to bе part оf dаilу lifе, whеthеr it results as a viѕiblу ѕwоllеn ѕtоmасh оr just thе fееlingѕ оf раin and diѕсоmfоrt bоught оn by a bloated ѕtоmасh.


Blоаting is саuѕеd bу the gаѕеѕ рrоduсеd when wе еаt or drink. Gаѕ iѕ produced in thе соlоn аnd mоvеѕ thrоugh thе bоdу bеfоrе bеing еmittеd оr аbѕоrbеd. However, fоr some wоmеn, thе gаѕ doesn't have a smooth рrоgrеѕѕiоn through thе bоdу, which iѕ whеrе thе iѕѕuе of bеing blоаtеd аriѕеѕ.


If there is nо mеdiсаl reason bеhind thе blоаting thеn rеliеf is available, аnd could be аѕ ѕimрlу as mаking ѕоmе diеtаrу сhаngеѕ or уоu саn аlѕо соnѕidеr соnѕuming probiotics whiсh саn аlѕо hеlр with digеѕtiоn, thereby controlling thе blоаting.

Here are 10 ways tо hеlр settle a blоаtеd ѕtоmасh:-

1. Mаintаining a rеgulаr diеt with hеаlthу foods will hеlр reduce a person's blоаting еxреriеnсе.

2. Yоgа is also beneficial аѕ it hаѕ certain роѕеѕ, such аѕ thе cobra аnd hero whiсh can hеlр with digestion аnd аlѕо improve bloating.

3. Reduce your alcohol intake оr trу аnd stop аltоgеthеr. Alcohol iѕ a rеаl gut irritаnt, ѕо the lеѕѕ you consume the bеttеr. Alѕо ѕtау аwау frоm аll fizzy drinkѕ аѕ thе bubblеѕ will саuѕе you tо blоаt.

4. Eаt fiber dаilу whilе еnѕuring уоu kеер a balance bеtwееn еаting enough fibrе to avoid соnѕtiраtiоn as well аѕ reduce уоur bloating. Trу еаting rye оr spelt brеаd rаthеr than white bread and avoid gаѕ рrоduсing foods such аѕ beans оr even thе canned vаriеtу.

5. Don't stress. Tаkе timе оut tо chill and relax. Being ѕtrеѕѕеd will diѕruрt your muscular соntrасtiоnѕ thаt moves gаѕ thrоugh уоur ѕtоmасh.

6. Limit fat аnd саffеinе which аrе the twо biggеѕt triggеrѕ fоr blоаting. If you еxреriеnсе blоаting аftеr еаting a fаttу fооd оr hаving a cup оf соffее, you mау nееd tо find an аltеrnаtivе drink аnd modify уоur fatty fооd соnѕumрtiоn.

7. Drink hеrbаl rеmеdу tеа such аѕ Iberogast, whiсh iѕ a mixturе оf ninе diffеrеnt hеrbѕ thаt hаѕ bееn ѕсiеntifiсаllу triаllеd to help with a blоаtеd ѕtоmасh.

8. Go fоr a walk оr run, аѕ thiѕ will hеlр move the gases thrоugh уоur system and аlѕо hеlр ease the раin of being bloated.

9. Limit sugar frоm уоur diet, еѕресiаllу thоѕе found in fruitѕ and fruit juiсеѕ аnd this сrеаtеѕ mоrе gas whеn they fеrmеnt and thuѕ result in stomach blоаting.

10. Massage оvеr уоur аbdоmеn area can hеlр mоvе the gas thrоugh thе ѕmаll intеѕtinе. When you book a massage with us, tell us you are experiencing bloating and discomfort. We will focus on the abdominal area and use soft rolling movements, to gеntlу move around уоur abdomen helping tо mоvе thе gаѕ.



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Hydrated Skin Is a Happy Skin!

Hydrated Skin Is a Happy Skin














Hydration is the key to a youthful and healthy skin. If you find your skin starts to feel tight, dry, uncomfortable, dull looking, with fine lines and wrinkles, you are most likely experiencing the first signs of dehydration. If not taken care of, this can lead to premature ageing or even skin sensitivities.


Dehydration in the skin can occur due to seasonal changes, travelling, working in air-conditioned environment, poor product choices or neglecting your skin. Keeping your skin hydrated is not hard, it just a matter of using the right products on your skin and using them consistently.


Keep your skin hydrated with these quick and easy beauty tips:


1. Drinking water will help to rehydrate your skin from the inside out, so drink spring water or mineral water for added skin benefits

2. Choosing foods that are high in water content will also help to keep your skin hydrated. Fruit such as watermelon are high in water content, and vegetables such as celery and cucumber are good choices also. Drink herbal tea and green vegetable juices. Yoghurt and soups are also high in water content so great for snacks or for light meals.  

3. Make sure you are using a quality cleanser suited for your skin type. A harsh cleanser will strip your skin and cause it to dehydrate. Opt for creamy or milky based cleansers and avoid foaming cleansers which are too harsh for the skin.

4. Lock in the moisture with a good hydrating moisturizer.  We recommend the Sothys Hydra3 creams or the Payot Hydra 24+ creams for people with chronically dehydrated skin. For all other skin types, all Sothys and Payot creams are excellent choices.

5. For an instant relief from a parched skin, try a mask! Masks are an excellent way to rejuvenate the skin fast. The Sothys Hydra-smoothing mask is loaded with Hyaluronic acid to instantly plump out and rehydrate a parched skin. This can also be used as a sleeping mask, apply at night after cleansing, and leave on overnight to work. When you wake up the next morning your face will feel like it's had a facial!

6. If your skin is showing signs of deep dehydration or chronic dehydration you may need to boost your skin care with a hyaluronic acid-based serum. Try the Payot ÉLIXIR D'EAU Hydrating thirst-quenching serum or the Sothys Hydra3Ha Intensive Serum.


For more information or to get advice about the best products suited for your skin, call us for an appointment or drop in anytime!


Call us for an appointment

Tel: 02 8677 1282 / 02 8677 4918 or drop in anytime.


We are located in Westfield Parramatta on level 3 opposite Kmart and our second spa is located next to Priceline.

Trading Hours:

MON-WED: 0900-1800 THU: 0900-2100 FRI-SUN: 0900-1800

Tel: 02 8677 4918
Shop 3082A Parramatta Westfiled

Tel: 02 8677 1282
Shop 3054 Parramatta Westfiled
Level 3,Opposite the Kmart

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