Despite the lack of sunshine, our skin receives no reprieve from the harsh UV rays over winter. This coupled with the drying effect of wind and the lack of humidity in the air can leave your skin irritated, scaly and sallow. A facial works to counteract these effects in three ways: by improving circulation, by providing deep cleansing, and by restoring moisture and hydration. A winter facial treatment which will not only leave you looking beautiful, but feeling great too.
Deep breathing, walking, working out, yoga, staying away from toxic people, etc...Also, remember even happy events can be stressful - birth, marriage, a new job, a new home. It isn't a coincidence that you get a big zit right before a big presentation or a date for the prom.
This statement is a popular myth that has been perpetuated for the past 50 years. The truth is, diet and acne are more related than many people think.
However, more observation studies and clinically-based research shows that there is definitely a connection of diet to visible breakouts of acne. Three major conclusions can be made based on these studies.
As a Medical Esthetician it is my job to educate Clients on the importance of quality skin care ingredients in the products I recommend or don't recommend. Here is one product I highly discourage for anyone.
Stepping up skin care efforts in your efforts in your forties will help you maintain a youthful appearance - and maybe even evoke a few "You're how old?!" statements (in a good way, of course). As you're busy multi-tasking in your daily life, there's never been a better time to put multi-tasking products to work on your skin!
1. Stemulation Gentle Gel Cleanser
The lowdown: Removes makeup and impurities without disturbing skin's delicate pH balance. Contains chamomile extract, aloe and antioxidants.
As unfair as it seems, wrinkles, sun damage and other signs of aging really start to show in your thirties, even when acne can still be a nagging problem. The good news? Armed with the right corrective treatments - and, of course, a mission to prevent future damage - there's no need to sweat the small stuff.
1. PCA SKIN Ex Linea Peptide Smoothing Serum
The lowdown: Works to relax the daily facial tensions that lead to wrinkling while giving an immediate tightening and lifting effect.
WHO'S IT FOR: Ideal for those with oily, acne-prone skin who want a simple way to reduce blemishes, blackheads, and excess oil.
WHAT DOES IT DO: Heal acne breakouts and prevent scarring with this powerful pore-purging Blemish Control Bar. A special blend of active keratin-softening agents. Sulfur and salicylic acid provide superior anti-bacterial action, keeping your skin free of prolonged blemishes. Also effective for overall body use for softer, cleaner skin.
Here's a Great article from my Friends at Dermalogica. Even thou I'm Certified with Dermalogica, I choose to specialize in Medical Skin Care in my practice. Everything in this article explains why it's best to have a Professional Skin Therapist help you get the customized results you want.
We’re always looking for ways to cut back on beauty expenses, right?
Usually opting to do things ourselves using at home beauty products. What if I told you that the same chemical used in Nair to dissolve hair on your skin is used to unclog sinks? Drano’s main CHEMICAL, Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) can also be found in hair removal creams such as Nair…..Gasp. This is likely the cause of the burning, stinging, smelly nature of the cream. Next time you’re thinking about putting Nair on your lady parts, call the professionals.
B2B NOW (Network of Women) - New Westminster has organized a city wide fundraiser for the Fire Relief Fund. Included in the 23 small businesses destroyed in the downtown fire was The FAT Paint Company, one of our members, as well as many other friends and colleagues being affected in one way or another.
For many twenty-somethings (especially in the early years), skin care isn't a top priority. But this is the prime time for preventing skin damage - hello sunscreen! - and instilling a simple - yet - solid anti-aging routine that will pay off in the future. Keeping breakouts at bay, fading early sun damage and maintaining a youthful glow is easy with the right-combination of products.
WOW, I'm in the paper twice today! Once in the New Westminster NewsLeader as one of the Platinum Award Nominees and in the Royal City Record with my Fabulous B2B Now New West Women's Group. We are part of the Women in Business Edition.
I would also like to Thank my photographer friend Kara from Engraved in Time for taking the time out of her busy schedule in July to take some fabulous shots for us.
Cetaphil probably has the best PR of any facial soap. Beauty magazines gush over it as a no frills $8 must-have. Dermatologists love to recommend it as a mild and non-irritating facial cleanser for two reasons: it doesn't contain fragrance and, more tellingly, because MDs have a big Pharma love affair with the manufacturer, Galderma, the offspring of Nestle and L'Oreal, which also makes acne drugs like Differin.
And yet there's nothing healthy about this face-washing prescription.
Katies the best! My facial peel was great and smelled delicious. I can see the difference in my skin already. I highly recommend her :)
Had a wonderful and relaxing facial . A fabulous environment , Katie is do knowledgable and has such a soft touch - thank you!!!!!!
When I have an upcoming appointment with Katie, I look forward to it so much! I love what she does for me. She has made some great recommendations and, combined with the treatments, I see the benefits in my skin.
Katie is very knowlegable, has a great personality and is very professional! Luv her new place. So calm and inviting!
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