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Treating your mum to a pampering session this Mother's Day

Many mothers are known for their talent at multitasking. They look after young children while managing the household and ensuring everyone is fed healthy, wholesome meals. So, it's understandable that...

The science behind LED light therapy

In the world of beauty and skincare, it's repeatedly hammered into us to never, ever, go outside without sun protection. Makeup-free days are a relief on the weekend, but we still need a...

Uncovering the myths around microdermabrasion

Let's be honest - not all skin treatments make you feel warm and fuzzy the whole way through. We're not saying that it hurts either, but we want you to...

What can light do to my skin?

Our skin is constantly exposed to light. Whether natural beams from the sun or fluorescent bulbs, there is constantly a light source on our faces throughout the day. While light is necessary...

Staying hydrated for healthy skin

Our skin is what protects us from the elements. It's a barrier that filters out a lot of dirt and pollution in the air from entering our systems, and so,...

Which Claire Francoise treatment is right for you?

Modern day technology and scientific breakthroughs in skin science has had many beauty salons in Australia offering you everything just short of eternal beauty. In fact, statistics from IBIS World show...

What does your eyebrow shape say about you?

Most of the time, the first thing you notice about a person are their facial features. Do they look serious or happy? Various areas of their face contort to express their emotions, and one...

Why do we need eyebrows?

Whether big, bushy caterpillar-like appendages or pencil-thin lines, eyebrows are an integral part to our facial features. If you look at yours in a mirror long enough, they might start to...

Common FAQs about dry/sensitive skin

Despite rows upon rows of skincare products for sale, you'll be very lucky if you're able to achieve flawless skin. Many of us face an oily T-zone during the day, breakouts, or...

Dispelling some common acne myths

When it comes to skincare, do you know how to separate gossip from truth? There are thousands of false facts out there which all allege to be the ultimate secret tip to manage acne, but some...

How often should you exfoliate?

Browsing through health-related articles on the internet, you'll come cross much contradictory information. 'Exfoliation is actually bad for your skin!' 'Here are three ways you're exfoliating wrong.' 'Ten reasons why you shouldn't...

Taking a closer look at microbeads in skincare products

Don't buy this. That product is horrible. The company doesn't recycle. It's bad for the environment. These are all things you'll have heard when reading about anything skincare related. There's a...

Getting ‘Skin Ready’ for Winter in Melbourne – Tip 1

Did you know that winter is the best time to get your skin glowing? With winter just around the corner, the changing of seasons and temperatures also brings changes to...

The secret to luscious, long eyelashes

Eyes are the windows to the soul. That's why many women who don't wear makeup on a regular basis will still give their lashes a quick swipe of mascara each...

What are those small white bumps on your skin?

Many women can probably empathise with this familiar situation: No matter how hard or how often you scrub your face, you're still left with an uneven complexion broken up by different types of small white...

How Claire Francoise can help you get ready for your wedding

Your wedding is coming up, and all camera lenses will be trained on you, the bride. It's your time to shine, radiant and glowing as you walk down the aisle...

Some more things to know about Brazilian waxing

It's yet to come a season where hairy legs on women are a trend. One day, it may be something of the norm, but for now, it's that smooth and...

A look into exfoliation and how facial skin treatments can help

There are many misconceptions about exfoliation. Many people believe that it is a necessary part of a thorough skincare routine, while many others think it to be unnecessary or damaging...

Skin needling: Myth versus fact

Most people will have one scar or another that they'd like to remove. The permanent marks can show up as either an indent or a ripple sitting on the surface...

Combat facial redness with IPL Skin Rejuvenation

In pursuit of a flawless complexion, there are a number of factors that can prove to be roadblocks. From stubborn spots, to troublesome acne and freckles, it can be difficult...

Brazilian Waxing for Beginners

Out of a range of beauty treatments, undoubtedly one of the most polarising is the Brazilian Wax. This waxing technique has won over countless devotees around the world, but for...

All about Facial Peels

If you take an interest in the health of your skin, you'll undoubtedly have encountered references to facial peels before. For the uninitiated, a peel can sound vaguely intimidating, especially...

Which of our facial skin treatments is right for you?

When you have to juggle multiple responsibilities in your day to day life, sometimes it easy to forget about your skin. Vital practices such as moisturising and exfoliation take a...

Can LED Light Therapy really revive my skin?

Modern medical innovations have advanced so quickly in recent years that it can sometimes feel hard to keep up with the latest and greatest in skin science. However, one breakthrough...

Microdermabrasion: Find out what you've been missing

Have you found yourself spending longer and longer slaving away in front of a mirror, using multiple products to try and return your skin to its fresh, most youthful best?...

Wind back sun damage with IPL Skin Rejuvenation

With the return of summer, we once again find ourselves having to take extra care to protect ourselves from the powerful Australian sun. While you may be familiar with the...

What is Sugaring?

Sugaring may seem like the latest hair removal method, however it’s been around since the Roman Empire times and gained popularity as the go to hair removal method before waxing. The...

I wish I'd Known This Before My Hair Removal Treatment

Let's be honest there certain levels of body maintenance but hair removal has to be up there as the most common and basic of any regime. We tweeze, trim, shave,...

The Surprising Ingredient that Can Rejuvenate Your Skin

It is found in berries, nuts and inside the outer layer of red grapes (just like red wine!) and has some astounding findings in what it can do for your...

How to Prevent & Remove Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs can be a serious pest. But how do we get and them and how can we treat them? Ingrown hairs come about when the hair grows back in...

How to Know Which Chemical Peel is Right for You.

A peel can include a wide range of exfoliating mediums and procedures that can cover a range of skin concerns. Chemical peels can produce some amazing results for your skin, but how...

An Easy Way to Get the Perfect Brazilian Wax Every Time.

Waxing is not normally one of the services you look forward to. But there are some easy and effective ways to help you along the way and not end up...

How to Make the Most of your IPL Treatment

The air is getting warmer, the days are lasting longer and the sun is shining brighter, it can only mean one thing, summer is well and truly on its way. So...

Problem Skin? Discover Cosmeceutical Serums

Skincare and professional skin treatments are now able to target specific skin conditions on a deeper level using cosmeceutical serums. The molecules in a serum are smaller than those in...

How do I Find the Best Skin Treatment for Oily Skin?

How to manage your oily skin? Is it driving you mad? Not all oils are created equal. Something important to remember is your skin needs to have a little oil,...

Restore your Stressed out Skin with Microdermabrasion

The pressures of living are not foreign to most of us. While stress and its impact is a well-known and its common phenomenon it is not simplistic.  Understanding stress and...

Help! I Need a Solution for My Acne

Acne, it’s so frustrating! Acne usually begins at puberty and can generally worsen in adolescence. For some of us that are unlucky, acne can start in your late twenties.  Later in...

How to Turn Your Brows into your Best Asset

Let’s face it, brows are back with a vengeance. The right shape and colour can not only frame your face but turn back the clock. Years of over plucking or...

Getting Your Skin Ready for Spring - Tip #1

With Melbourne’s winter coming to a close we can look forward to warmer days ahead. With spring just around the corner now is the time to get your skin ready...

Waxing Tips & Advice for Men

At Claire Francoise, Melbourne’s leading male waxing specialist, we believe that male body hair removal is no longer daunting or embarrassing as more and more men of all ages decide...

Forego the Razor with IPL Hair Removal

Are you sick and tired of the skin irritation and the hassle that comes with shaving on a regular basis? Truly it’s enough to drive anyone mad.   At Claire Françoise we...

Benefits of IPL Skin Rejuvenation for People in their 40’s & 50’s

One of the more popular treatments for women and men in their 40’s and 50’s is photo rejuvenation. This treatment, also known as IPL skin rejuvenation treatment, uses intense pulse...

Skin Ready Tips to Survive Melbourne’s Winter Tip 5

July and August are renowned for being coldest months of the year and there are so many things you should know about, in order to  keep your skin in tip...

Skin Ready Tips to Survive Melbourne’s Winter Tip 4

We are now in the coldest months of the year and there are so many things you should know about how to keep your skin in good condition during the...

Professional Brazilian Waxing in Melbourne

Over the last 10 years there has been an increasing interest in Brazilian waxing amongst Australian women. The traditional Brazilian style wax was developed to compliment the style of G-string's...

Getting Skin Ready for Melbourne’s Winter - Tip 3

The winter months are now upon us, and so with the arrival of winter in Melbourne and the change in temperatures now is the time to start think differently about...

Why Your Skin Goes a Little Crazy in Winter

Winter has finally arrived in Melbourne. With a sharp drop in temperature, time spent inside artificially heated environments, as well as moving in and out of our warm homes and...

The Benefits of IPL Skin Rejuvenation in Winter

One of the more popular treatments for men and women today, (especially during the cooler months of May through to August in Melbourne) is photo rejuvenation. Also known as IPL...

Winter Skin Ready - Tip 2

With winter just around the corner, the changing of seasons and temperatures also brings changes to your skin. At Claire Françoise we recommend to our client that now is a...