When I was a kid and I’d cut my finger or skin my knee, my grandmother popped open a bottle of Vitamin E capsules. She’d prick one with a pin, squeeze out the golden liquid and spread it onto my wound. Did it work? To this day I’m not sure, so we investigated it and … More Is Vitamin E a Miracle Cure for Reducing Scars?
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)
Laser stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Laser treatments involve using a focused beam of light to permanently affect the surface of the skin. This treatment can be used to improve the skin’s appearance and alleviate a variety of skin conditions. Hair removal, skin reshaping, light therapy (for psoriasis, etc.) and thermolysis … More Laser Hair Removal and Skin Treatments
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?
In our nighttime routine, we have a choice to wash face or use a cleansing wipe. At first glance, using a cleansing wipe to remove makeup, dirt, and oils might seem like an attractive option; it takes just a few seconds and then you can be off to bed. However, it’s important to know that … More Facial Cleansing Tips: Wipes or Washcloths
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