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ABC’s of: Antioxidants

ABC’s of: Antioxidants

As an esthetician I am often asked about aging and the effects it has on our skin. Women are surprised when I tell them that aging doesn’t have to be an inevitable decline in their appearance. There are legitimate and preventive measures one can take to protect and improve their skin. If you are youngContinue Reading

ABC’s of: Retinoids

ABC’s of: Retinoids

I’m going to level with you. There are few skincare products that can pack a punch and get the real, noticeable results you are after. To that end, there is nothing that works like retinoids. It’s the best way to slow down the clock all by simply using a cream. Simply put, retinoids minimize theContinue Reading

Oil Well

Oil Well

Does anyone recall Gwyneth Paltrow’s appearance on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien? She received a lot of flak in the media for the “goop” on her legs, as seen here. While her legs were super reflective in the extreme, an overzealous makeup artist or assistant perhaps, I have to say that I love oil.Continue Reading

How To: Apply Skincare Products

How To: Apply Skincare Products

Start fresh. Proper cleansing prior to using your treatment products is crucial, you need to remove the waxy coating of dirt, oil, and makeup in order for your products to fully penetrate, and you can read more about effective double cleansing here. Texture common sense. As a rule you want to layer lighter, thinner productsContinue Reading

Q & A with BB: Smoothing it Over with Exfoliants

Q & A with BB: Smoothing it Over with Exfoliants

Q. I know that cellular turnover is important and that I should be incorporating a glycolic face wash or something to that effect into my regime. What chemical exfoliant should I bring into my skin care routine that will help aid in the absorption of all the expensive creams, serums and everything else I useContinue Reading

Liquid Gold

Liquid Gold

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to skincare I want to use the heavy hitters. I want to use products that don’t just add another step to my routine, but serve an important purpose and achieve real results. One such product is a serum. These penetrate deep within the skin and encourageContinue Reading

If I Could Turn Back Time

If I Could Turn Back Time

A trip to the dermatologist’s office got me thinking. As I sat in the waiting room I watched different patients go back to see the doctor, the majority of them were middle age and older and all of them were getting laser treatments {I overheard the office staff and I could smell the burnt skin-ew}.Continue Reading

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