“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.” Audrey Hepburn.

Revealing the inner beauty that comes with confidence, is our ambition at Duquessa. We know that to look your best you have to feel your best – to feel confident in your own skin.

Protecting your skin is essential to sustain enduring beauty. Environmental factors and lifestyle choices are responsible for about 85% of the visible signs of skin ageing.

To prevent premature ageing, here are the most common causes that should be avoided:

  • UV rays – overexposure to the sun causes hyperpigmentation (freckles or dark patches on the skin) and breakdown of collagen and elastin causing skin thinning. It also causes inflammation, free radical damage and dryness. About 90% of adults have some degree of sun damage to their skin, particularly in Australia.
  • Smoking – nicotine causes constriction of skin cells. The carbon monoxide binds with oxygen and decreases absorption abilities of the skin. Increased wrinkling around the mouth is caused due to repeated lip movements when inhaling and exhaling
  • Lack of sleep – adequate sleep, between seven and eight hours each night, is essential for tissue and cell restoration. Puffiness and bags as a result of insufficient sleep leads to fine lines and wrinkles. It also affects the parasympathetic nervous system, which impacts circulation, collagen production and other normal bodily processes.
  • Pollution – debris and pollutants build up within skin follicles and often cleansing or exfoliation isn’t enough to remove pollutants properly. Pollution increases cellular oxidation and inhibits the repair that takes place during sleep. It may also exacerbate sensitive skin conditions. Michrohydrabrasion is a highly effective treatment in removing debris and pollutants from your skin completely.
  • Dehydration – around 70% of your body is liquid. Dehydrated skin cannot move vital nutrients and dry flaky skin resulting in superficial lines.

These factors combine with our body’s natural ageing process to give us sagging, dehydrated, thinning and wrinkled skin. These signs of ageing can be controlled through our holistic approach to skin confidence.

Receive a free 3D skin analysis at our Skin Sanctuary in Carlton North, Melbourne where our expert therapists will assess you skin needs and prepare a customised program to help you achieve the confidence you need to unlock the secrets to enduring beauty.