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
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?
There’s nothing better than smooth, soft lips to put a smile on your face. During this time of year, lip upkeep can be challenging. Lips need to be treated differently from the rest of our skin. The skin on our face is made of dead cells, which create a barrier between the outside world and … More Lip Smacking or Cracking? Let’s Get Your Lips in Shape
After an eyebrow or lip wax, a client may develop white, watery looking bumps or experience itchiness. There are two main causes for these reactions: Irritant and Allergic contact dermatitis. Allergic Reaction Types Histamine reactions (aka allergic reaction) involve the release of histamine from mast cells (a type of white blood cell). This causes redness, … More Skin Bumps and Other Reactions From Eyebrow Waxing
“Eyes are the windows to the soul” — Peng Liyuan The eyes are also a snapshot of your overall health and well-being. Fatigue, anemia, aging, medications, genetics, and other factors can cause various eye irritations. The skin around the eye area is the thinnest and most delicate region of your face. Lack of sleep, high … More Open Your Eyes to the World of Puffiness and Other Irritations