A Deeper Look into Tap, Thermal, Toner and Micellar Water

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

A for Effort: How Vitamin A Benefits Acne, Wrinkles and Collagen

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

Lip Smacking or Cracking? Let’s Get Your Lips in Shape

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

Skin Bumps and Other Reactions From Eyebrow Waxing

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

Open Your Eyes to the World of Puffiness and Other Irritations

“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

Brighten Up Dark Circles Under the Eyes

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

Pimples Are A Pain!

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!