From a younger age I have always battled with pigmentation on my forehead and on the top of my lip. Over the years I have tried lots of different treatments to, which have helped to fade it slightly but nothing hugely noticeable, until now. Derma Pen 4 has been a blessing for it. I even noticed a huge change within days are my first treatment with Sandra. I have also loved the improvement on my scar I have in between my eyes. It’s honestly amazing how good this treatment is and how quickly you see results.
I first had Derma Pen 4 just over 4months a go. I have since been having it every 4-6 weeks. Sandra is a qualified beauty therapist with nearly 10 years experience. Earlier this year Sandra completed her Derma Pen 4 training and has since been performing the treatment on a large majority of her clientele.
About the procedure…
Firstly you have a consultation with Sandra, to talk about your skin in depth, she asks you what you would like to achieve and then she will share her recommendations. She also takes a good look at your skin as well after a cleanse.
The procedure in total takes about 45minutes. You have your face cleansed, Sandra then dons sterile gloves and commences the treatment. I had the treatment with no numbing cream. The Derma Pen 4 is uncomfortable but not painful for me, then only place I really felt a bit of pain was on my nose. Sandra clearly explains the treatment she is doing as she is going. Keeping you in the loop of all the benefits.
You get a cooling mask post treatment. Then you are sent home with a good sunscreen and recovery cream.
Dermapen Treatments are highly effective for treating hyperpigmentation. The treatment creates upto 1,920 fractional microchannels per second into the skin to promote a more balances and normalized cellular function. As melanocytes (pigment producing cells) are directly targeted, a repair and corrective process encourages an even skin tone creating a radiant appearance.
Our skin’s renewal process slows down as we age, so Dermapen Treatments are the safe, natural alternative to fight the aging process.
What’s more, Dermapen treatments naturally work from within. The natural wound-healing responses created by microneedling treatments will kick start the production of collagen and elastin production (Dermapenworld).
Pollution and lifestyle habits also take their toll on our skin.
Here are the results of my progress so far.
Results 4 months in, my pigmentation is fading, my lines under my eyes are less dominant and my skin isn’t as dry around my nose. Plus my skin tone is more even all over.
I recently had the pleasure of hosting a Insta Live with the gorgeous, Monique Peters. Monique is a all natural organic make up artist and has a passion is health and wellness. As promised here are some notes of our insta live put into a blog for you all…
Packing my hospital bag for my first pregnancy was very exciting. I Pinterested all these hospital bag lists and I was so excited with what I packed into my suitcase, ready for my babies arrival. When the time came, my husband grabbed the bags and brought them to hospital with us. I thought I was so organised, but boy was I wrong. I had really over packed! I had so much stuff that I actually couldn’t find what I needed, when I needed it. I had to much of the stuff I didn’t need and not enough of what I actually really needed. I was so overwhelmed. So I made a promise to myself that next time I would pack a little lighter and bring more of the essentials rather than all the extras.
I have put together a list of what I need and wished I had put in the first time, for both my hospital bag and my babies nappy bag.
Thank you to everyone that read, commented and loved, last weeks #aliceloves mini Instagram & blog segment featuring Krew Active Cleo Express Feeder and a Posy of Bloembee Blooms. Your support means the world to me.
Eco Tan was created in 2011 by the founder Sonya Driver. Sonya’s sister was diagnosed with skin cancer caused by the harmful Australian suns UV rays. They both wanted to still get a tan, but without the harm of the dangerous UV rays. They decided to get spray tans together instead of tanning in the sun, soon realising that the ingredients in most of the tans on the market were just as harmful to the skin and the body, as the skin is the bodies largest organ. So Sonya started experimenting with natural and organic ingredients in her home on the Gold Coast. In 2011, Eco Tan made Australian history by becoming the first and only tanning manufacturer to be certified organic by the Organic Food Chain under the Australian government. How amazing is that?
As a pregnant mumma, I am super cautious about what products I put on my skin. I like to stick to all natural and organic ingredients where possible, causing as less harm to my baby as possible. Plus I want to look after myself too. I found out about this Pink Himalayan salt scrub about 3 months ago and have been using it ever since. I have shared my love for this product on my Instagram and social media platforms. I love it.
You apply a small amount of the scrub in your hands and work your way around your dry body rubbing it in a clockwise motion. Its smells of coconut, peppermint and lemongrass, argh its actually divine. I even use it as an exfoliator on my face. I like to spend a little more time on my bottom, thighs, elbows and knees. I leave it on for 5 minutes so my skin soaks up the moisture from the coconut oil. Then i just jump in the shower like normal and rinse it off. It leaves a light oil coat behind on your skin, leaving it feeling amazing! If I am going to tan with the Winter Skin I normally do this process the day before tanning.
While I am pregnant I still have special events that I have to attend. I want to glow and feel my absolute best. So I have been using the Winter Skin gradual tan lotion, the night before an event. If I want to be darker I will just do two coats, one two nights before and the other the night before. I find one is enough for me as I don’t like it to dark. I highly recommend this beauty product, it truly moisturises your skin and leaves such a beautiful colour behind. I am obsessed, I know you will be to.
I sometimes use this lotion when I am feeling a little drained, nothing like a bit of tan to make you feel good about yourself. I am so so please I have found an amazing product and can still hug my babes, knowing its not harmful to their skin either.
Both of these products I have reviewed, will now be staples in my beauty routine from now on. I love them both so much. I look forward to purchasing some more of Sonya’s Eco skincare products in the near future.
A special thank you to @bloembee for collaborating with me on this little #aliceloves project of mine. In this weeks Posy of blooms we had lisianhus, fresia, snapdragon and greenery,
Bloembee provides a posy of blooms, delivered to the Brisbane area from just $30.
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My emotions in the past 4 weeks have recently been pretty stable. David and I have been really good and although I am feeling really tired, my body is just getting on with it and handling it. There is one thing that is pulling on my heart strings a little though, is that I am going to have to share my time between Cruzie and this new Bub. I hope I don’t hurt his feelings to much, when I have a screaming baby and I can’t put him to bed like I normally do. I am truly treasuring those cuddles to sleep in his room every night at the moment. Sometimes laying there a little longer to just enjoy my one on one time with him. I also get emotional thinking about having to leave Cruz at home while I go and stay in hospital to have the Bub as well. My heart does feel completely full thinking about the first time Cruz gets to meet his baby brother or sister though. He is so sweet with his baby cousin Arliah, always blowing her kisses and patting her gently and smiling. Makes me smile so much.
So the last 4 weeks I have just been walking for 30-45minutes everyday. I feel it’s getting harder and harder to push the pram up and down the hills with a growing bump.
I have been doing yoga a little but not as much. Maybe once or twice a week. I do love the feeling after yoga, it’s just the motivation to get the mat out and do it at home while Cruzie sleeps.
I have also been doing some lite weights from the @grace_powerfit POWERFIT E BOOK. I am currently using the MY POWERFUL PREGNANCY PROGRAM ebook to help guide me, depending on my strength and energy everyday I tailor it to suit me. My veins in my leg and pelvis can feel more heavier on some days than others, so I just take each day as it comes with my workouts.
I love doing squats, so I make sure I do 20-25 a day in the shower and I do 20 push ups on the kitchen bench too.
@xothreeactive for more details on the maternity and breastfeeding active wear pictured above.
@fitandstyle_ for the motivational #fitnessbracelets Pregnancy Eating.
Okay, so eating. Well I think I am doing okay! I haven’t been eating as much as I usually do as I get that full feeling super fast with my bump growing. I have been having my Bulletproof coffee smoothie (filled with lots of good fats and frozen banana) every morning with my @ponoprobiotics in them. The recipe is on my Instagram if you would like it.
For snacks I usually just eat rice cakes and peanut butter or just a apple or a quest protein bar (maybe once a week), or rumbles paleo bars are good too.
Lunch is either a organic salad + tuna quinoa wrap OR tuna + sweet potato + broccoli OR EGGS + sauerkraut + sourdough + spinach.
Dinner has either been salmon or white fish with steam veggies or homemade sweet potato chips. I have also been digging homemade spaghetti bowl.
We just finished Easter so I totally smashed an Easter bunny over Easter too. I normally eat my raw chocolate most nights, but on Easter Saturday and Sunday I totally ate Easter choccie. #noregrets
I had all of my glucose tolerance tests finally competed and all came back negative so I am completely over the moon with that too.
So my style during these four weeks is all about maternity clothing and Kmart stretching skirts with a t shirt knotted on top. The pre pregnancy wardrobe is getting used less and less. I have been loving the simplicity of my wardrobe as I have to think less about it as I wear the same clothes often now. Unless I have an event or something on.
With my work uniform I have been using the mini bump belt to add a bit of stretch to my work pants. It’s by Fertile Mind. It is amazing, stops the restrictiveness across your belly. I love it. They have different sizes for different stages of your pregnancy! #lifesaver
I had my gorgeous friends hens during this thing so I brought a nice boho flowing dress from The Self Styler for that occasion which I felt great in.
For this #bumpstyle photoshoot with the talented Tahlia @wyldefolkstudio we thought we would do something a little different. All I was wearing was white lace.
We collaborated with @littlebairn a business that provides organic and all natural skin products for mother & baby, to bring you a milk bath maternity photoshoot. Boy did I love doing this. One and a half hours of pampering bliss. Although for Tahlia is was more challenging, watching our little babes and climbing the bath all the while shooting me in the bath.
A special thank you to Amy from Daisy & Co Flowers for providing the stunning flower crown.
Thank you again for tuning in to this weeks blog. I truly appreciate you reading and commenting on all the pieces. Plus you have all been so supportive and provided great advice during this pregnancy and my journey through motherhood.