Vitamin C is a popular skincare antioxidant and for good reason-it works! Topically applied Vitamin C: Helps to build proteins in the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles Reduces free radical damage caused by sunlight, pollution, and stress (it’s an antioxident) Minimizes the appearance of brown spots by quieting melanin activity in the skin Firms, […]
Are my medications causing sun sensitivity?
Taking one of these? Might be time to rethink a daily SPF. By now, everyone knows they should wear sunscreen while outdoors. For every day use, a lightweight-moisturizing SPF or mineral makeup with SPF is perfectly acceptable. Yet, many still ignore this sage advice. Whether you are getting incidental sun exposure during your weekday commute, […]
Why do I have acne?
“Your pimple is truly radiant,” said no one ever! At one-time pimples were just a normal part of being a teenager, but nowadays it is common for men and woman to experience breakouts well into adulthood. Sometimes acne makes its debut at 30, 40, and yes, even 50! Breakouts are pesky, painful (literally), and always […]
What is acne?
ACNE 101 Breakouts are what drive many women and men into the field of aesthetics. This is one of the many reasons your esthetician can be your biggest ally in the battle against your breakouts. Your esthetician generally allocates 60-90 minutes for a treatment, which is a lot of time to gather information, “trouble shoot” […]
What are Retinoids? Retinoic Acid, Retinol, and Retinal
Retinoids, aka vitamin A, can be found in many different forms but the most popular and effective forms include: retinoic acid, retinol, and retinal. Vitamin A has been shown to rebuild collagen and elastin proteins, which thickens the dermis. Bye, bye wrinkles! It stimulates cell turnover in the epidermis. Hello soft-clear skin! Helps to reduce […]
How can I have great skin?
Tips for great skin! (1) Drink your water! A good rule of thumb is to take in half your body weight in ounces every day. (2) Reduce caffeine and alcohol consumption since both are dehydrating. Plus, the sugar found in your latte and wine will also wreck havoc on your complexion. I love a good […]
Should I get a chemical peel?
Is it time to consider a chemical peel? Chemical peels are an effective solution to many common skin concerns. They “re-boot” the skin and reduce cell turnover time from 1 month to 7-10 days! It is fast and dirty but worth it! If you want to reduce hyperpigmentation (brown spots) or marks from old breakouts, […]
How can I get rid of COVID face mask acne (maskne) and irritation?
Like it or not, facemasks have become part of our new normal. Mask acne and facial rashes from protective equipment are frustrating but treatable. Regardless of how much time you spend wearing masks, caring for your skin properly is the key to preserving blemish free skin. Masks can cause new skin issues and exacerbate existing […]
Advanced Treatment Modalities Used In Modern Facial Treatments
Advanced modalities aim to enhance the benefits of your facial. I call these SMART facials. My goal is to give you a lasting glow not one that you wash off when you shower. SMART modalities: stimulate cell turnover, enhance circulation (increasing the exchange of oxygen, nutrients, and metabolic waste), and stimulate ATP (cellular fuel). They […]
Why should I get a facial?
Modern Facials: the intersection of a self-care ritual and a therapeutic skin treatment. Why should you get a facial? In addition to being a relaxing experience, facials are an excellent opportunity to learn more about your skin. Skin type is genetic but skin conditions are often affected by our choices: lifestyle, nutrition, sleep, stress, and […]