If you’re a victim of an itchy scalp, I’m sure you can agree it’s the most annoying feeling in the world. Therefore, with the dry season officially upon us, I am here to give you all my special remedies on how to deal with an irritated scalp!
Skin care trends are becoming more and more popular these days, potentially leaving you confused or overwhelmed on where to begin. And especially now with all the various types of DIY scrubs and face masks emerging, it’s important to stay up to date on what people are finding helpful v. harmful for their skin. As a licensed esthetician, I am always emphasizing the importance of using products that are best suited for each individual skin type – which believe it or not, may or may not align with the current trends.
So whether it be throwing away products, or trying some new ones, read on to see why you should update your skin care routine!
You may have heard about St. Ives Apricot Scrub in the news lately as its parent company is being sued over its formulation. All of the estheticians of the world collectively rejoiced, as this is a product that many people use and believe helps their skin when in reality is doing much more harm than good.
You may have heard of dermaplaning before, or maybe you haven't. Either way, most clients I chat with about it don't know much about the service so I thought it would be good to write a blog post about this awesome service that can quickly and easily give you glowing skin and help your makeup to go on flawlessly.
I recently decided to switch foundations as I was previously using Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation, which I loved the finish of but I felt it was breaking me out. After taking a look at the ingredient list, I realized there were some ingredients in there that could be problematic for my acne-prone skin. So after doing some research on foundations that are safe for acneic skin I bought two contenders from NARS, the All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and the Sheer Glow Foundation, both in the shade Barcelona.
I TOTALLY get it. We live in a world of instant gratification, so we're trained to expect immediate results from everything we do. I know you get super excited when you go home with a new skin care product, and I know that oftentimes you're a little disappointed when this new cleanser that was supposed to change your entire life doesn't show you a noticeable difference in your skin after your first use. But with skin, we've got to be patient. Those of you who are serial switchers are never letting any of these products actually have a chance to work for your skin. Sticking with a routine for even a week and not seeing results isn't enough. So what is?
I bet you thought I was going to give you some miracle product that was going to get rid of your wrinkles and clear your acne and magically give you a better life all around. Well, not exactly. BUT, I am going to talk today about the single most important step in your skin care routine and the best all-around anti-aging product you can be using on your skin.
We all have them, and we all hate them. The dreaded dark circles. Whether they're genetic, like mine, or they're due to lack of sleep, most people deal with these pesky dark circles. And most of you have probably noticed that when you put concealer directly over the circles they don't seem to completely cover and they tend to turn ashy and grey.
This is a question I get a lot from those of my clients who like to take a look at the ingredients label of the products they use. They sometimes get tripped up because they'll see something with alcohol in the name and assume it's bad for their skin. But not all alcohols are created equal. There are different types of alcohols and they have very different effects on your skin.
Most of us can probably agree that picking the right cleanser is tough. You want to pick a cleanser that will complement your skin type and not over dry your skin, which may not be easy to find. Therefore, as a licensed esthetician, I’m going to help eliminate this annoying struggle, and teach you how to find the perfect cleanser for you!