The title of the beautiful, intelligent and down-to-earth Miss Universe Australia 2013 might be coming to an end, but Olivia is by no means finished with DMK. We sat down with the star, to find out the juice on her year of glory…

Olivia we’ve certainly had a ball with you over the past months – it’s hard to believe almost a year has flown by!

You must have experienced so much over the time you’ve been crowned Miss Universe, what’s your most treasured memory?

The highlight of my year has most certainly been being an ambassador for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. As a med student with an interest in paediatrics this opportunity has been a priceless experience as well as a taste of what may be to come in my future career. I get goose bumps as I walk into the hospital, whether it be for photo ops or ward rounds, and I just know that being a doctor is where I want my life to be.

What about the not-so-light moments, or the pressure that goes with the title?

Let me tell you there were many tears shed over the year! At one point I completely broke down at my hairdresser only a few days before leaving for the international pageant. I’m not sure why, probably a combination of exhaustion, anxiety and anticipation.

Has it shaped the direction of your future, where do you see yourself going?

I wouldn’t say shaped, but being Miss Universe Aus has certainly given me a career boost – being given priceless opportunities at the RCH and also as an Operation Smile ambassador has provided me with experience other medical students can only dream of.

Now specifically DMK – have you noticed a difference in your skin over the period you have been using it?

I have noticed a difference and that is saying something considering I have always had incredible skin (I’m so lucky in this respect). However I didn’t realise that not having pimples didn’t necessarily mean my skin was at its most flawless. DMK has helped increase and stabilise water in the dermal layers of my skin which makes it radiant and glowing, not just pimple free! I’ve also noticed less red pigmentation around my jawline.

What are your skin concerns now?

I can very honestly and proudly say I have no skin concerns!! I’ll be maintaining my DMK routine for many years to come.

What products are now firmly planted in your daily regime?

All of them! My daily routine is deep pore pure, beta gel, eye tone, herb & mineral mist, TransGenesis™, solar damage gel & DMK sunscreen. I know it sounds like a marathon but it takes less than 2 min and it means I save 10 because I don’t have to wear make-up! I also do an at home enzyme mask weekly (or at least I try to, some weeks get busy) or an acu masque if I’m feeling congested.

What will you miss most about being Miss Universe Australia?

Seeing Donna and having DMK facial so regularly! Actually I will definitely be keeping those up!! I think I will miss being able to do things on my own time if I don’t have events. I’ll be back to Uni and so back to a very concrete timetable… Which will also mean hitting the gym at 6am not 9am!

Thanks Olivia… we’re glad you love DMK so much, that you’re sticking around!

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Finally…the 3rd part of the Acne Revision Trilogy is balance the ratio of home treatments with professional treatments!

To get phenomenal results (which we do time and time again) you need to play your part!

As we’ve spoken about in previous posts, it’s imperative to:
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  • Embrace a healthy diet
  • Drink 2-3L purified water per day
  • Take 4-6 DMK efa plus daily
  • Engage in positive thinking, exercise and meditation to balance your emotions and mindset.

Yet to truly get results that spark talk, you need to also:

  • Use the DMK Home Prescriptives regime twice daily
  • Apply DMK home treatments every three days
  • Visit your DMK Technician for weekly professional treatments.

Here is a powerful acne-busting pampering session you can perform at home:

  • Firstly cleanse with ACU-KLEANSE, and apply dermatox. Leave on for 3-5 mins then remove with warm water
  • Apply ACU-THERM to the pimples and congested areas, and leave on for 3 mins
  • Blot with a tissue and apply foamy lift mixed with exoderma peel and leave on for 30 mins
  • Remove in the shower with cleanser, and finish with pore reduction drops, beta gel, direct delivery vitamin c serum as a base
  • Apply ACU-KLEAR on the breakouts and spray the skin with ACU-MIST
  • Apply ACU-MOIST on the face, spray again
  • Throughout the day always apply DMK sunscreen and dust over with actrol powder, apply DMKC Foundation if desired.

Overnight…

Apply ACU-THERM on pimples and congested areas. Leave on for 5 minutes and then blot with a tissue, before applying retosin over the top, to leave on overnight.

Keep smiling on your acne revision journey, as great results await you!

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Think positively about balancing your emotional and mental well-being!

Too often when we’re upset about having acne, our emotional response exacerbates the condition even further, and it can be rather difficult so see past the blemishes.

We understand this first-hand; however the best way to leave the blemishes behind is to break the reactive chain in your mind, and then your body.

This can sound easier said, than done. However there are many ways to amplify positivity in your life: meditation, relaxation, gentle exercise as well as attuning your mind to think positive thoughts, some call affirmations.

As acne can worsen greatly, when one has a poor view of oneself, a very good way to help boost your self image; while simultaneously balancing your emotions; is to begin visualising what you would like your skin to look like, each night before you go to sleep.

Even if it’s just for 5 minutes, your body and mind will thank you for the relaxation meditation can bring; and by breaking the link in the acne chain; and promoting harmony in your mind and emotions, you can begin to slowly turn the tide.

Whether its emotional stress, nutritional deficiency, or hormonal imbalance you are experiencing – your skin will be affected by it. However you can bring your not-so-happy part of you back into homeostasis, into complete harmony.

One-way is to increase your serotonin levels: the feel-good happy hormone.

Seabuckthorn Oil is featured in DMK efa plus and it does just this. As well as nurturing new skin growth, needed for the skin to heal.

Another way is to exercise daily! Chemicals known as endorphins are released when you do so. They help to lessen pain, and so although you may initially dread it, exercise is truly amazing for both your happiness and your health.

But if you are feeling down-on-your-luck, and you just can’t see the ‘woods for the trees’ focus on eating well, drinking water, and taking DMK efa plus until and beyond you see the condition begin to shift.

Then with a little burst of positivity you can start to change your mindset as well!

Make sure you read tomorrow’s post about treatments you can do at home…

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At DMK we’re very astute on the subject of ridding unwanted, uninvited acne. We believe in breaking the condition down into smaller more manageable steps, to attain a holistic result.

Over the next few days, we will share these equally important aspects, starting today….

Firstly a healthy diet and condition-based supplements are absolutely vital!

In our humble opinion, acne sufferers should seriously think about eliminating dairy, wheat, gluten and sugar; and introduce more alkaline foods into their diet. As well as drinking 2-3L of purified water each day. The aim is to flush the bacteria and over-abundance of oil from the skin!

Alkaline foods, as well as being highly nutritious, help to balance the pH levels in the body and keep it disease free. It’s been noted that highly acidic foods are linked closely to inflamed conditions, and one such condition, is acne.

The kind of foods you should be reaching for are green, leafy vegetables. Hazelnuts, pine nuts, almonds and coconut; as well as herbs and spices such as coriander, turmeric and basil; to name just a few!

Yet when it comes to supplements DMK efa plus tablets are perfect for the essential fatty acids they contain, as well as the vital mineral zinc. Which is not so well known!

Zinc is simple a must for acne sufferers. It’s very beneficial for growth and wound healing, as well as playing its part in balancing hormones. Found in seafood, poultry, nuts, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, alfalfa fortified cereals and legumes; zinc is a secret hero in the fight against acne.

So if you are suffering from the dreaded condition, you can today change one thing…what you put into your body!

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Try ‘Google-ing’ recipes for zinc-rich foods, and increasing the amount of pure water you drink per day!

Tomorrow we talk emotions, and mental well being… so stay tuned.

 

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Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 13.02.31Jessica’s story is one of our favourite stories of late, and her amazing quotes just keep coming. Her story is heart-wrenching in parts but with a goose-bump-all-over ending!

‘In my desperation I paid £180 for an alleged cure, Roaccutaine; this drug appeared to be a light in the darkness. My last chance, despite the poignant concern over the high suicidal side effects. But after being advised to watch the Dying for Clear Skin programme the day after my first DMK consultation, any desire to use Roaccutaine was obliterated.’

We’re very glad Jessica found DMK at exactly the right time! After a series of treatments with UK DMK skin technician Suzanne, Jessica began to show her face, look people in the eye and gain the confidence she needed in order to heal.

‘I was so enamoured by Susanne’s drive and diligence to hear my hearts cry. I’m sure you’re all aware of the Walt Disney Classic Cinderella and the pivotal moment she’s left alone, distraught and without hope of better. Her fairy godmother appears and blesses her with the chance of a greater tomorrow. Susanne has rightly earned the pseudo title of my Fairy Godmother. I’ll be forever in her debt.’

We hope that Jessica’s humbling words will bring courage to anyone experiencing the agonising emotional aspect of acne!

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danneJessica and her inspiring story seems to have sparked talk around the world.

We wanted to share some of her heartfelt words, and absolute reverence for DMK, and the man himself, Dannè:

‘Dannè, you are one of my heroes. I constantly think about your determination to secure a solution for this [acne] dreadful skin disorder. Your tenacity and integrity; never allowing acne to defeat you-and now us! You inspire me to want to be better, to do better. You’ve given me the opportunity to chase my career dreams in thepublic eye. To do something as simple as walk the streets in daylight with my head held high.’

Again Jessica, we are in amazement of your determination, and spirit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The UK DMK team has shared their inspiring story about 19-year-old Jessica. Her words are spine-tingling lovely, and we wanted to share!

Jessica says she was just ‘another victim dying for clean skin’ and that after watching ‘severe acne distorting’ her appearance, it sadly took away her ‘confidence, joy, self esteem, and self worth.’

She claims that at age 19 she ‘shrank from the world’ often hiding from people and her reflection. With acne running rampage over her face, neck and entire happiness; something needed to give.

But then Jessica found DMK.

“The DMK treatments and home care products which work hand in hand, have changed my life’

I’ve been undergoing treatments for a year and have seen a substantial difference in the quality and overall health of my skin.

Without Dannè and the DMK company – I honestly don’t know where I’d be today. If living at all. It’s an ongoing battle,
a daily walk, but all thanks to Dannè/DMK, I envision myself winning.’

And to that we say hurray. What an inspiring story. Jessica we wish you the very best, and we’re very glad you found us!

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The below clip is an excerpt taken from BBC3’s 2012 documentary, DYING FOR CLEAR SKIN.

The documentary follows the journey of those affected by acne, and in particular the drug Roaccutane.

This clip follows Acne sufferer, William, who turned to DMK rather than the anti-acne drug, Roaccutane (which has been linked to severe depression and suicide). 

This is his story.

The follow-on story for William post-documentary can be viewed here: Dying for clear skin: Will’s story

See the full-length original documentary here: Dying for Clear Skin BBC3 Documentary

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Each year DMK holds an awards night to celebrate the amazing clinics and therapists around the country who are dedicated to
rebuilding skin and rebuilding lives utilising the DMK method.

To get into the true party spirit, each year is themed. Previous themes have included Winter Wonderland, Royal, and James Bond,
but this year it was all about the 1940’s in honour of DMK’s founder, Danne Montague-King’s decade of birth!

See all the pics from the 1940’s themed event right here!

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And the winners are…

 

Therapist of the Year

NSW Lisa Feher

QLD Amanda Gibbons

VIC Elizabeth Dundee

WA Karen Bowen

SA Valerie Roche

NZ Christine Jones

 

Clinic of the State

NSW  Quietspace

QLD  Central Highlands Laser & Dermal Therapy

VIC  Your Beauty Laser & Spa

WA  Karen Bowen Dermal Therapist

SA  Skin 4 U

 

Most Consistent Clinic

Eden Beauty Clinic

Skin Correctives

Bellissimo Skin & Body

 

Most Improved Clinic

Skin Sensations

Utopia Day Spa

 

Most Improved Therapist

Kowhai Linnell

 

And the much sought after award of DMK Clinic of the year, goes to…

Australia: Advanced Body Image

New Zealand: Chrysalis

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE WONDERFUL AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2103!

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Click on the images to make larger, or see all the pics from the 1940’s themed event right here!

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A touching letter from a happy DMK client…

“It is with the greatest and most sincere pleasure that I can honestly say that my seven year battle with acne has finally come to an end. As a continual sufferer of acne I can openly admit the detrimental effect that this condition had on my overall self esteem. I was constantly battling with feelings of insecurity as no make-up would be effective, or strong enough to cover the ever-increasing irritated areas of skin. On occasions I would forgo going out in an attempt to avoid people seeing my skin at its worst. As much as I loved to swim, on many occasions I would opt for indoor activities as I knew swimming would ultimately lead to people seeing me without make up. After several trips to various dermatologists, a series of different medications, many of which caused more damage then harm, countless beauty products, miracle diets and hormone tablets, the acne would not subside and continued to rear its ugly head, naturally at the most inconvenient times.

After many more months of just ‘putting up’ with the condition I decided to go for a facial, in an attempt to reduce further complications, infection and scarring. Evidently I went for a DMK facial where my results would really speak for themselves. Upon arrival I was treated with exceptional customer service from skin technicians who weren’t trying to sell me ‘the latest technology treatments’ with ‘money back guarantees’. Instead I was presented with therapists who were honest and we were able to openly discuss my situation, previous procedures and failed attempts at combating the acne. DMK offered products and treatments that were not only treating the acne, but also treating the cause of the acne, an approach towards the condition that had clearly been overlooked for seven years. The DMK technicians were committed to helping me achieve optimum results and it was through the weekly treatments as well as the extensive range of home care products that I was able to achieve such extraordinary and successful results within an alarmingly short period of time.

My results are amazing! Not only has the acne disappeared but the scarring has been significantly reduced and is still continuing to clear. It is with my utmost confidence and faith that I would strongly recommend and encourage anyone who is suffering from acne to try DMK.”

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