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Join us in welcoming our newest lash and brow technician, Christine, to the Bobbie Charles team. Christine has swiftly become the go-to gal for all things lashes and brows. She’s got a knack for it, plus a student’s mindset that keeps her on top of her game. Read more and get to know our latest emerging artist.

We’re excited to welcome Katherine to the team, an esteemed name in the world of cosmetic and medical tattooing. With over 9 years of experience, marked by accolades such as the Australian Cosmetic Tattooist of the Year, a testament to her unwavering commitment to delivering the best.

We’re excited to welcome Cosmetic Nurse Rachel to the team to ensure our cosmetic injectable treatments are even more accessible for you at Bobbie Charles. With over 7 years clinical experience, get to know our latest Nurse Injector.

A double triumph! Bobbie Charles Skin & Cosmetic Clinic has been recognised both nationally and globally as Australia’s best, taking home two prestigious awards in the Australian Beauty Industry Awards for 2023, a massive achievement for Danielle and the team. Read more to see which two awards we took home!

Danielle’s journey from Sydney’s challenging suburbs to the pinnacle of the beauty industry is nothing short of inspiring. From overcoming early adversity to establishing the renowned Bobbie Charles Academy, her story embodies resilience, vision, and the power of persistence.

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 seven categories for 2023, a huge accomplishment and testament to the team.

We are still pinching ourselves! We are so excited to share this news with our tribe! Bobbie Charles Skin & Cosmetic Clinic has been recognised both nationally and globally as Australia’s best, taking home two prestigious awards in the Australian Beauty Industry Awards for 2022, a massive achievement for Danielle and the team. Read on to see which two awards we took home!

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.

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.

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 lash extensions.

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

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