Since 5000 BC, Chinese society has considered the green gemstone, Jade, to be a symbol of beauty and immortality and is thought to have healing properties. Ancient medical treatments utilized this stone to massage the muscles of the face and neck, stimulate acupuncture energy points, and promote lymphatic drainage. How a Jade Roller Improves … More Skin Care Routines with Ice and Jade Rollers
Cupping has been in used in ancient Chinese medicine for at least 3,000 years. This treatment, which basically involves using suction cups on your skin, is often used in combination with acupuncture and massage to elevate “Qi”, which represents a person’s energy or life force. Recently, there has been considerable interest in using cupping … More Can Facial Cupping Benefit Your Skin?
My previous post offered information needed before a bikini wax, and now we can focus on what you should know during the service. Types of Wax There are two main types of wax; soft and hard. Both are applied warm but soft wax is removed with a muslin or pellon strip. Hard wax shrink wraps around the … More A Tell-all From a Bikini Waxer…(Part II)
Catchy title, right? A girl’s gotta do what a girls gotta do, including bikini maintenance. As painful as it might sound or be, you will be happy you did it. Finding the Right Waxer This is the most important decision. The skill, personality, and attention to detail are essential factors. It doesn’t matter where you … More A Tell-all From a Bikini Waxer…(Part I)
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a dermatological treatment that uses tiny needles to stimulate the natural production of collagen. Collagen is a fibrous structural protein that allows your skin to be supple and resilient. This protein is broken down during the natural aging process and by UV radiation. In microneedling, tiny holes … More Microneedling + Anti-Aging Therapies
Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a common skin condition that affects over 3 million people. KP causes small, hard bumps on the skin, typically on the back, upper arms, thighs, face, and buttocks. Although these bumps may look similar to pimples, they have a different texture and composition (like chicken skin). Acne papules and pustules contain a fluid … More What Are Those Pesky Bumps on My Arms and Legs?
Every day we are inundated with the “latest and greatest” makeup looks and techniques. What’s often not mentioned often is the quality of the makeup. The colorful palettes and rich textures are either healthy… or not so much. After years of washing, squeezing and buffing my clients’ skin to perfection, I opt for healthy, natural … More Get the Hottest and Healthiest Makeup Trends
Frequently, clients ask me about the various types of hydrating and cleansing waters. Here’s my take: Tap Ahh, good ole tap water. The first thing we learn in Esthetics school is how to cleanse the skin with warm soapy water. To me, nothing feels better than water or gets the job done quicker. Depending on … More A Deeper Look into Tap, Thermal, Toner and Micellar Water
Can Eating Mangos Make You Look Younger? Yes! It works like this: UV radiation damages skin by triggering the breakdown of dermal collagen and fibrillin (fiber in the skin that holds everything together – connective tissue). Clinical signs of photo-aging include fine lines and deep wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (sun spots), roughness, spider veins, and sallowness. Vitamin … More A for Effort: How Vitamin A Benefits Acne, Wrinkles and Collagen
Through the years many clients have asked why they develop pimples around their mouth. Acne around the mouth, also known as periorbital dermatitis, is a frustrating, yet common skin problem. While the exact cause of this issue is unknown, I will attempt to explain some of the theories and potential causes of breakouts, ranging from … More Why Do I Get Acne Around My Mouth?