While we’ve never needed an excuse to keep the style party going long after the curtain has fallen on our big day, the honeymoon presents such a significant opportunity to introduce some chic newbies to our wardrobes that we couldn’t let the opportunity go by without making a fashionable fuss.
If your wedding falls in 2018, and you’re planning on jetting off somewhere where the sun never sets, then we’ve got you covered from top to toe with our honeymoon must haves.
Resortwear: Ok, the name is potentially misleading; you don’t actually have to be at a resort to wear it. It could be a beach in the Bahamas or a promenade in Portugal. The aim of this style game is to provide you with sophisticated but practical options for your romantic getaway. Brands like Seafolly, Zimmerman and Marc Jacobs have the style goods.
The ‘It’ bag: Whether it’s an oversized tote or a tiny clutch, having a bag for your personal items is mandatory. There’s not a one-size-fits all accessory for everyone but we play favourites with totes thanks to their versatility. Scale their use up or down at will; whether you just want to pack your daytime essentials, or throw in your entire wardrobe for your honeymoon so you can travel light, then this is your answer.
Make a splash: A chic bathing suit fits into the fundamentals category when you’re flocking to summer fun on your honeymoon. We’ve selected a tongue-in-cheek option, but opt for whatever you feel most comfortable in – it’s absolutely key.
The night and day dress: Having a go-to dress that can transition with ease from day to night means you’re covered when you’re having one of those ‘I’ve got nothing to wear’ moments. We love the styles that are chic enough to escort you to a dinner, but casual enough you can throw it over your ‘kini when you head down to the beach.
Glowing skin: Your honeymoon is the adventure of a lifetime, but it’s also the perfect time to give your skin some R&R time, so be sure to have makeup free days and get back to basics with some great cleansing.
Just like blood pressure, mammograms or a dental checkup, it’s important to monitor your skin’s health. As we say goodbye to summer, it’s time to tick off your skin check as well. Early detection matters.
We’ve enjoyed the sunshine, now we should check what damage it may have caused. Even though skin cancer is usually easy to spot and treat, certain types can be deadly when left untreated. Although anyone can develop a skin cancer, those with a history of high sun exposure (particularly sunburns) and fair skinned people are the most vulnerable. The facts are stark:
New Zealand has the highest melanoma incidence rate in the world;
Two in three New Zealanders will develop a skin cancer over their lifetime;
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer;
Around 70,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma and other skin cancers in New Zealand every year;
About 500 New Zealanders die annually from skin cancer;
Most skin cancers can be cured with early diagnosis and treatment;
The sooner skin cancers are detected, the simpler the treatment and the more successful it is likely to be.
Early diagnosis is vital so it’s important to go to an expert who is trained in detecting skin cancer – a doctor at Molecheck.
The skin cancer doctors at Molecheck have had extensive training in dermoscopy and skin cancer management. They aim to detect skin cancer at the earliest possible stage using a hand-held, surface microscope called a dermoscope.
Skin cancer can occur on any part of the skin, not just in moles. The Molecheck team uses the latest dermoscopy techniques to view structures beneath the skin surface (including tiny cancer blood vessels) which enables them to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers at the very earliest possible stage, before they can be seen with the naked eye.
All Molecheck patients receive a thorough and comprehensive skin cancer and melanoma check. And as well as skin cancer detection, dermoscopy technology enables Molecheck doctors to confidently diagnose many types of benign growths, which avoids anxiety and unnecessary surgery.
Molecheck doctors aim to find any skin cancer at the first consultation. At this consultation, they may also treat pre-cancerous lesions with cryotherapy (also called cryosurgery). Some benign unsightly or unwanted spots, lumps and discolourations may also be able to be treated during the consultation.
Get to know your skin by checking it regularly— particularly if you are over 50, have a family history of skin cancer or have had any episodes of bad sunburn as a child. And if a spot has changed, becomes raised, is sore, itchy or scaly, or a new spot appears, it’s a good idea to get it Molechecked.
Find out more at email@example.com or phone 03 355 5089 to make an appointment with the experienced team at Molecheck.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! You’ve been planning since the proposal, now it’s time to start working towards healthy glowing skin for the big day.
The team at Caci suggests beginning your pre-wedding regime six months prior. Start with a free consultation at a Caci clinic, where the team can recommend the best options for your skin.
Treatments suggested may include microdermabrasion for uneven skin texture, photo rejuvenation for redness and dark spots or sun damage, micro needling for scarring, or appearance medicine for lines and wrinkles.
In your final week, have one final treatment, but be wary of anything new and stick to a treatment you’ve found most beneficial.
Then there’s the big day – make sure to get at least eight hours sleep and follow your normal skincare regime. Leave the rest up to your makeup artist and enjoy your day!
Book your free consultation at Caci today, 0800 458 458 or visit www.caci.co.nz.
Caci clinic: Merivale, Riccarton, Rolleston and Sydenham.
A dermatologist’s new product range is wowing users, beauty editors and clinic/salon owners alike with its easy efficacy.
Nicky Blue of Bespoke Cosmetic visited America two years ago in search of a simple, easy to use but highly effective home beauty treatment that would fit into customers’ current skin regimes and add the extra results. There she met Dr Craig Austin, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mt Sinai Medical School New York and his product range Cane + Austin.
The hero ingredient is glycolic acid, derived from sugar cane – hence the brand’s name. “It incorporates the smallest molecules of AHAs to exfoliate those top, dull, leathery layers, but in a very gentle hydrating way,” Nicky says.
“Just swipe the pad over the face and neck, even your chest and hands, to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, pigmentation and age spots.”
Miracle Pads come in three strengths – 10 percent, 20 percent and 30 percent – plus two acne options (salicylic and glycolic) for extra pore clearing treatment. Other products include weightless SPF50 sunscreens and tints, facial moisturiser, eye cream, face and body scrub and body lotion. With her background in makeup, Nicky knows great skin is the most important foundation.
“My clients love using it between skin needling appointments and as a general ongoing skin treatment that keeps up the healthy, radiant look they love.”
Nicky is the distributor for New Zealand and Australia and the range is available at Ballantynes, appearance medicine clinics, salons and spas.