No one has perfect skin. We learn to live with our flaws and some of them even become part of the little quirks we consider friendly, making us who we are. On other occasions, however, these quirks can hamper our quality of life as a result of poor self-esteem and the time and energy devoted to fighting the problem can become overwhelming
Fortunately, we live in a time where many fantastic medical treatments are being developed as a result of science. Looking younger and removing unwanted imperfections finds its answer in the form of a chemical peel, a process in which exfoliation is achieved faster and more efficiently, while the skin is given the basics it needs to rebuild itself stronger and healthier than before.
“When you have the right mix for the right patient combined with a great skin care regimen at home, chemical peels become fantastic treatments. They’re effective for many cutaneous conditions while rejuvenating the skin. It all lies in choosing the right peel and in applying the correct ingredients to the skin.” Dr Nokubonga Khoza
The Perfect Peel Solutions
Nowadays mostly superficial and medium peels are offered. However, with every peel I usually perform a routine skin consultation and choose a relevant peel keeping in mind your skin type, skin needs, and underlying medical conditions. Thanks to the wonderful advances in dermatology like the use of lasers, the need for deep chemical peels are far reduced. I do not recommend deep chemical peels because of the potential side effects, the down time, and as mentioned, there are other treatments that can offer the same benefits without the risks.
What Benefits Can A Superficial And A Medium Peel Offer You?
- Anti-ageing: Removing dead skin cells leaves the skin room to absorb moisture better and increasing collagen production.
- Acne and acne scarring can both be alleviated with the correct chemical peel mixture.
- Hereditary eye shadows can be reduced greatly with the correct application of a gentle mix.
- Uneven skin tone and dark patches caused by the sun and by hormonal changes can unfortunately not be cured or removed, but greatly helped. A mixture of sun protective products with chemical peel treatments can assist.
Belief Systems represent an invisible operating system, like our computers have an operating system that wires them. Belief systems, like computer operating systems, are invisible and are operating systems, and they shape how we relate to one another, it shapes how we relate to the world, how we respond to experiences, it defines the assumptions, the expectations and the perceptions that we have that are mostly not expressed but shape our relationships to a large extent. Belief systems are responsible for how we show up in the world.
Belief Systems represent an invisible operating system
Secondly, belief systems are either dysfunctional or they add value. And thirdly, belief systems develop to become strongholds in our lives primarily because they are passed down to us, we inherit belief systems from previous generations and we own them without questioning them and examining their relevance to our own lives, we just take them on and carry on with life without really understanding their relationship to how we engage with each other and engage with the world.
An example I can share is that I grew up in apartheid South Africa. I came from a home where my mother left her marriage in 1960s when women didn’t do that, women in the 1960s just didn’t leave their marriages. This had a huge impact on me, ‘what kind of a woman has so much courage to leave her marriage because it wasn’t working for her?’ I grew up realizing that I am not what society defines me to be, I am not less than, I am not unequal to someone else and that is how I came to live fearlessly in a in a male-dominated world.
My first career was in a car manufacturing company, which was completely male-dominated. I was one of the first women to work in that industry and over the last 30 years that has been my experience, living in a man’s world to demonstrate to myself that I am just as equal and I am just as capable.
And the reason I am able to stand is because I don’t compare myself to what they are able to do or what someone else is able to do. I compare myself to what I am able to do, because I truly believe that each one of us is fearfully and wonderfully made, so that’s the premise from which I live my life. That if we are all fearfully and wonderfully made, we each must have something really special to contribute to the world, and I can’t contribute that if my life is shaped by some belief system that someone passed on to me and conditioned me with.
I can only contribute to the world to the best of my ability if I step outside of that box, because all that it (someone else’s belief systems) offers is a box that is actually quite small. But if I step outside of that box and really explore, that is really when I can show up in the true measure of my potential and it’s when I can make a contribution to the world that can only be made by me. So the contribution that I have made to the world, no one who is sitting here or anywhere else in the world can make. In the same way I cannot make any of the contributions that all of you have made or that you are depriving us of, because if you are not making your contribution you are depriving the world of that contribution that can only be achieved by you.
…the contribution that I have made to the world, no one who is sitting here or anywhere else in the world can make.
The Nzinga Repairing & Strengthening Treatment is a powerful protein hair mask for protein deep conditioning. It repairs, strengthens and protects hair from heat damage, colour damage and daily wear and tear. It should used at least once a month but more times if you have damage or to prevent damage.
These are the main ingredients and what they do for the hair:
- hydrolysed keratin – a natural and main protein and building block in hair that repairs and strengthens hair
- hydrolysed collagen – a natural protein found in the body to strengthen hair from inside out
- ceramides – naturally occurring lipids found in our hair to prevent damage to hair
- hydrolysed wheat protein – increases flexibility and elasticity of hair by holding water inside hair for moisturised and conditioned hair
- pro-vitamin B5 – part of B vitamins, prevents loss of moisture and conditions hair
- vitamin E – promotes hair growth and reduces inflammation of scalp, repairs hair follicles and reduces hair dryness
- coconut oil, castor oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, avocado oil for healthy, nourished strong hair
- Steamer: highly effective and worth the once off purchase of about R1200.00. We love the steamer because it really opens up the hair cuticles allowing for maximum moisture penetration. After applying the Deep Penetrating Conditioner, sit under the steamer for approximately 20-25 minutes, do not cover hair. Ensure to have a towel, as water will drop from the steamer. Cool-off then rinse off the conditioner.