Posts tagged skin care
You NEED Dermaplaning in your life
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Dermaplaning is a skin care treatment that removes the top layer of dead skin cells. As an added benefit it also removes vellus hair, aka peach fuzz. A licensed and certified esthetician uses a small sterile scalpel to exfoliate the skins surface in a gentle and upward motion. It is completely pain free and let’s face it...amazing!

You can expect to see an instant improvement in skin texture, tone and you will have a gorgeous glow. The long-term effects are increased cell turnover, fewer wrinkles and dark spots, reduction of acne scarring, and the removal of fine facial hair. Over time your skin will appear brighter, smoother and more youthful.

Aside from a great exfoliation, dermaplaning removes peach fuzz. This is beneficial since the fine hairs trap debris and oils and give skin a dull look. Once we remove the dead skin and vellus hair, skin care products and treatments perform much more efficiently since they can penetrate the skin more easily. There is another added bonus; Your makeup goes on smoother as well.

The only contraindication is for dermaplaning is active pustular acne. If you would like to try dermaplaning and you have pustular acne, we can start clear complexion treatments to clear your acne. Once we have cleared your skin, then we can start dermaplaning treatments.

Its important to know that clients can't just treat their skin when they see a specialist—they have to do it at home too. A proper home care regimen along with professional treatments will give you the best and longest lasting results. At-home micro peels between professional treatments can really boost and maintain your results. If you are battling acne, a light at-home peel will gently exfoliate, kill acne-causing bacteria, and calm inflammation. Micro peels can hydrate, lift hyperpigmentation, and speed up cell turnover, all revealing brighter, healthier, more glowing skin. LeMieux has great home micro peel pads that will boost radiant and clear skin.

The Importance of Regular Facials

There are many benefits of getting a professional facial. Healthier, clearer and more beautiful skin are only a few of the reasons to see an esthetician on a regular basis. Here are a few more reasons to take up self-care.

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Professional Skin Analysis

When’s the last time you had someone examine your skin? A professional skin analysis will reveal your true skin type. This way the esthetician can cater your treatment and product recommendations based off of your unique needs. This also allows for your esthetician to regularly check your skin for any abnormal skin growths or mole changes.

 

Professional Strength Products and Exfoliation

Most facials include some type exfoliation. It could be enzymes, acids, microdermabrasion or use of an ultrasound. While some of your homecare regimen may include some of these exfoliants, they aren’t near as strong as professional grade. This will increase cellular turn over, soften fine lines, make pore extraction easier, soften skin and help promote a more even skin tone. The use of professional grade products will help repair your skin and provide intense hydration for all skin types.

 

Increases skins circulation to encourage a natural glow

Aging naturally leads to slowed circulation. That then leads to tired, dull looking skin. During a facial, most times you will receive a facial massage. Along with steam, these processes help to increase blood flow which brings nutrients to the skin. Those nutrients encourage a glowing radiance and brings youthfulness to skins surface

 

Stress Relief and ME time

One of my favorite benefits of a regular facial is being able to take an hour to yourself and just unwind. Facials are extremely relaxing and de-stress you both physically and mentally. We tend to spend a lot of time caring for other people in our lives, so why not take some time to care for yourself. You can re-energize and clear your mind.

5 ways you can look younger today
 

There is no way to totally stop the skin from aging, but there are some easy things we can do to slow it down and potentially reverse some of it. Here are the top 5 things you can be doing to look younger today.

 
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1. Use the right skin care products

Skin care products should be your best friend! There are three superstar ingredients you should look for to boost youthful-looking skin

  • Antioxidants- like vitamin c, help brighten skin
  • Retinoids- increase cell turnover + stimulate collagen renewal
  • AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) exfoliator to that helps remove the top layer of dead skin

 

2. Wear SPF every day

Sun damage to skin not only causes wrinkles, but it leaves you susceptible to skin cancer. Regardless if it’s a hot sunny day or cloudy and rainy, the use of sunscreen is a must. It is recommended to use an SPF of at least 30 every day, but don’t be fooled, any SPF higher than 50 has little evidence that it provides more protective benefits. 

 

3. Practice Clean Eating

In order to keep skin happy, we need to keep our blood sugar levels steady. Highly processed foods, like fast food, which is full of simple carbs, unhealthy fat, and added sugar puts your body into a blood sugar roller-coaster. Instead try complex carbs and whole grains like brown rice and whole wheat are rich in fatty acids that have skin-smoothing properties. Another thing to watch out for is dairy. Dairy contains components that is related to the hormone testosterone. This hormone may stimulate oil glands in the skin, setting the stage for acne. 

 

4. Get enough sleep

The lack of sleep can not only make you look older by showing signs of premature aging, but it can also make you look less healthy. It is also harder for your skin to recover from irritation and any damage, especially sunburns. When you don’t get enough sleep, it results in poor water balance, which then leads to puffy bags under your eyes, under-eye circles, and dryness.

 

5. Drink plenty of water

Water is vital to not only our overall health, but our skin care as well. Loss of hydration in the skin shows up in more ways than one. It can be in the form of tightness, dryness, flakiness, congestion. Dry skin has less resilience which makes it more prone to wrinkling. Water is essential to maintain skin moisture and softness and it is the vehicle for delivering essential nutrients to the skin cells. If your body gets dehydrated, it's going to pull water from your tissues and your skin to maintain the water concentration in your blood. When that happens, your eyes are going to look sunken and your skin is going to feel drier and less elastic so you will look a lot older