Cleansers can throw off the pH Balance of your skin and contribute to breakouts & acne! Let me explain... We all have something called an Acid Mantle or a Lipid Barrier. It allows our skin to stay hydrated & creates a barrier against bacteria. When it breaks down, your pH levels change and your skin … Continue reading Acne & pH Balanced Skin
You should know something about me: I sit for hours and watch skin care and makeup tutorials. As a kid my favorite thing to do was watch my Mom, Grandma, and Aunts get ready for the day or for a girls night out. I was fascinated. I really don't know why but I just love … Continue reading Food For Thought
My Mom is all about buying skin care on Amazon these days. She bought a peel (behind my back without consulting me), she bought extractors (for my treatment room-very sweet of her), and I'm sure she bought a rash of things that I have forgotten at the moment. Mom is very generous and shared her … Continue reading Tony Moly Shiny Skin Soap Egg Pore
So I was browsing through the supply catalog at my job the other day in search of new fun things for the spa and I came across a cuticle stone. I was intrigued so when I saw a cuticle stone at my local HEB for $2.00 I thought, why not! So the idea behind the … Continue reading Cuticle Stone
Kojic Acid is an antibacterial agent and melanogenesis inhibitor. It chelates copper away from tyrosinase & decreases the number of melanoses and dendrites which makes it a perfect ingredient for reducing hyperpigmentation.
Ugh, I HATE ACNE! Who doesn't though? Acne is why I became obsessed with skin and why I chose a career in esthetics. I resented spending my money on products that over promised but under delivered. Acne is a sinister inflammatory disorder of the skin marked by papules, pustules, comedones and/or cysts. It has an … Continue reading SUSPECT: ACNE
Perioral Dermatitis (PD) is inflammation of the skin, primarily around the mouth, but can be found around the eyes, in the folds of the nose, and forehead. Most often it looks like a red, slightly scaly or bumpy rash that may burn or itch, but those sensations aren't common. In some cases there are small … Continue reading Perioral Dermatitis