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
Today, I’m taking a break from skin care advice to give you tips on how to find a missing pet. Recently, there was a mishap with someone walking our dog, Baci, and she was left on the sidewalk in downtown San Francisco. We had no idea what to do, so I’ve put together some information … More Lost Pets; Tips on Finding Your Dog or Cat
Essentially, dark circles are caused by having excess blood pools under the eye. Fatigue, anemia, aging, medications, genetics and other factors affect the appearance of periorbital (eye area) dark circles. The skin under your eye is thin and delicate. Because of this, increased blood flow can be easily seen in this area. The fragile capillaries under … More Brighten Up Dark Circles Under the Eyes
The word “pimple” is a broad term for whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples, plus a variety of acne types. Pimple: A pimple is simply a clogged pore. When a pore is clogged, swelling and redness occur because your body sends out white blood cells to eat the bacteria and debris. The force of having extra blood in … More Smile, We’ve Got Pimple Solutions
Whether you get one or twenty at a time, pimples are a pain! Let’s dive into some of the reason why we get breakouts. Oily skin: Having oily skin means that your body produces more oil than your skin can manage. Bacteria feeds on oil. Dirt, dead skin and oil can combine to block pores and … More Pimples Are A Pain!