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We are still on a high and so excited to share this news with our tribe! Australia’s biggest beauty awards, the Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA’s) has just announced this year’s finalists. Bobbie Charles Skin & Cosmetic Clinics has achieved finalists in six categories for 2022, a huge accomplishment and testament to the team.

Jessica-Dermal-Therapist

New team member alert! Join us in welcoming our newest Dermal Therapist, Jessica to the Bobbie Charles team.

Jessica has held a passion for skin since an early age, and has a keen eye for detail, a student mindset and commitment to customer care. Joining the Bobbie Charles team in February, Jessica’s passion to empower people through skin confidence saw her pursue a career in the beauty industry. Starting as a hair apprentice in a day spa, Jessica took a keen interest in skin services and products. After having a baby, Jessica saw an opportunity to study her passion in skin, recently completing her Diploma in Laser and Dermal Therapy and now studying her Bachelor of Applied Science in Clinical Aesthetics.

I’ve always loved learning about anything to do with skin. I find it truly so fascinating and geek out on client concerns, as every individual’s concern is so unique.

Growing up in Papua New Guinea as a young girl, Jessica now loves living in Brisbane with her partner and her young daughter. When she gets a chance outside of study and work, Jessica enjoys her at-home self care (who doesn’t) and family time – heading to either the markets or beach on weekends, especially to visit her family’s business, Olakina for an açai bowl.

Jessica is available to look after all your lash, brow and skin treatments. Jessica knows more than you can poke a stick at when it comes to skin (and the tiling industry), but she’s always keen for a chat about interior design, travel or the history channel. Make sure to say hi next time you see Jess at our West Village clinic.

To view and book services with Jessica, CLICK HERE.

By Chiza Westcarr

There’s been a lot of focus on gut health and its influence on our overall health in recent times. I am not convinced, however, that we realise the extent to which the health of the gut governs our mental health, weight, bowel regularity, skin health, autoimmune health and so much more. Chronic illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disorders, metabolic diseases and mental illness all have a very strong link to gut health.

The gut is home to an ecosystem of trillions of microbes including yeast, fungi, bacteria and viruses. These microscopic organisms have their own unique gene pool that influence their behaviour and subsequently ours too. We refer to the gut microbes and their genes as the gut microbiome.

Gut microbes are able to not only communicate with each other but also with the brain via neurotransmitters or special signals that they release, such as serotonin, and dopamine, that then travel up a nerve, the vagus nerve, from the gut to the brain stem. 95% of serotonin, our happy hormone, is produced by these gut microbes, influencing our mood and mental health. We often refer to the vagus nerve as a bi-directional superhighway because apart from receiving these signals from gut microbes, in turn the brain is able to transmit messages back to the gut based on the communication it has received.

In Australia, we are the second highest users of anti-depressants in the world. Our diet directly influences both the microbial diversity as well as microbe numbers in the gut. Good microbes are heavily dependent on a fibre-rich diet, acquired from fibrous vegetables, which they break down and ferment to produce short chain fatty acids, which provides energy and nourishment for themselves and for the cells that line the gut. Short chain fatty acids also have an inflammatory effect on the gut.

Apart from these good microbes that reside in the gut, it is also home to opportunistic microbes that are potentially pathogenic, or disease causing. If these pathogenic microbes manage to increase in large numbers, and get out of control, they are associated with gut dysbiosis also termed ‘leaky gut’, with symptoms ranging from stomach cramps, flatulence, abdominal distension, alternating between diarrhoea and constipation, weight gain and weight loss, and so much more.

Unlike the fibre-rich diet good microbes require, the not-so-good pathogenic microbes thrive on a refined, highly processed, sugar-based diet that contains very little, to no fibre. Pathogenic gut microbes also communicate with the brain, releasing their own signals that also travel up the vagus nerve. They are associated with low serotonin levels, constipation, and changes in mood and mental health.

Alcohol consumption, long-term medication use, and chronic stress also impact gut microbe health. Inflammatory skin conditions such as Rosacea, psoriasis and acne all point to gut dysbiosis or ‘leaky gut’.

When the diet is right, the gut microbial mix is right, with the good gut bugs being in the majority, keeping us disease free and healthy on the inside and vibrant and radiant on the outside.

Taking probiotics increases the population and diversity of good microbes.

Eating lots of fibrous vegetables provide the important food for the good microbes.

Reducing refined carbohydrates, sugar, alcohol, managing stress levels and getting adequate sleep all serve to enhance gut function.

What does your skin say about you?


**This post originally featured on Chiza’s Blog over at glowskinandnutrition.com
Chiza is working alongside our Therapists to create a holistic approach to skin health through her nutritional meal plans, targeted directly to your concerns. C
hiza has multiple impressive qualifications under her belt, including a Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Clinical Dermal Therapies, a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition and an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine. Chiza is also a qualified Health Coach.

Nyree-Helen

We’re excited to welcome Nyree to the team, and offer you more advanced cosmetic treatments at Bobbie Charles.

Nyree is a Registered Cosmetic Nurse with over 25 years of clinical experience across a range of specialities including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Emergency, and Intensive Care. Working in the field of Cosmetic Medicine approaching 9 years, Nyree has worked alongside the best Cosmetic Doctors in Queensland.

Committed to providing safe, result-driven treatments; Nyree will be available for all your cosmetic injectable needs. She specialises in advanced dermal filler techniques such as collagen bio-stimulant skin rejuvenation, chin augmentation and tear trough filler; as well as PDO threads.

“Beauty and confidence come from within. When you feel confident in your own skin, that will translate to confidence in your general approach to life.”

As highly experienced, advanced cosmetic injector, Nyree also works as a Senior Trainer for injectables across Australia and New Zealand. This involves teaching advanced injecting skills and techniques to Doctors and Nurses (including our very own Nurse Rebecca), as well as regular training herself with some of the best international cosmetic injectables leaders; so we are extremely excited to have her on our team.

Outside of work, Nyree enjoys spending time with her family, on the farm enjoying the fresh air and wide open space with her boys.

If you’re looking to reverse the signs of ageing and rejuvenate your skin, advanced cosmetic treatments and consults are now available to book with Nurse Nyree. To view available times and book, CLICK HERE.

Please give a warm welcome to one of our newest team members, Meyka Charlie. ⁠

Committed to empowering people to feel confident in their own skin, Meyka’s love for the beauty industry lies in the simple fact her work can bring a smile to her client’s face and boost their confidence. ⁠

Joining the Bobbie Charles team in early November, Meyka illustrates a natural talent for lashes and brows, and a student’s mindset as she demonstrates perfect technique and a passion to deliver quality results. Drawn to beauty at a young age doing makeup for her family and friends, Meyka’s love for the beauty industry lies in the simple fact her work can bring a smile to her client’s face and boost their confidence.

“I love wearing makeup because of the confidence it creates. Makeup isn’t just for women, it’s for everyone. Theatre and drag, special effects, and helping boost confidence in those who suffer from skin conditions.”

Meyka is available for lash and brow tinting, brow sculpting, brow lamination, lash lifts, and classic lash extensions.

As she slowly starts to get to know everyone and perfect her technique, we are offering a sale on selected services performed by Meyka for bookings in January 2022.

Selected services include:

• Classic 90LPE Full Set Extensions
• 2 Week and 3 Week Classic Extensions Refill

Word of warning, keep an eye on your coffee mugs around Meyka. She has a weird obsession with them.⁠ Her coffee mug collection sits at 15 and growing.

To view and book services with Meyka, CLICK HERE

New team member alert! Join us in welcoming Shikya to the Bobbie Charles team. Shikya is an accredited Beauty Therapist who moved to Brisbane to pursue a career in Beauty. Read more and get to know our newest skin, lash and brow technician.