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Self-Care in 2020

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

No one can deny that the year of 2020 was full of promising dreams, pioneering ideas and overall anticipation of an exciting future. It has proven to be a rough road and not how we all imagined this new decade to start. Our beauty industry has been forever changed and morphed into something unrecognizable and for many, the heartbreaking loss of their lifelong work and dreams.

It is now September and for some are reopening our businesses with strict guidelines to be operational. We are learning to adapt and pivot our business models with this new world. Adaptation comes in many forms and self-care has been pushed to the forefront for many of us. What used to be perceived as a luxury is now a necessary therapy to combat mental, physical and spiritual health. All personal services transcend healing properties and is clearly identified as essential to our well being.

Your Professional Virtual Aesthetician

We have been required to become more virtual with all of our communications and tasked to purchase more beauty products online in 2020 more than any other year. This can be a very confusing and overwhelming experience for many to traverse through. I am offering an exclusive membership that will allow both of us to do video sessions for consultation and monthly skin assessments from anywhere and in the comfort of your own home. I have a dedicated Spa Store with professional products to combat all skin types and conditions. Let me help you navigate through this new beauty world to make the correct purchases for your skin, and more importantly, not waste money on products that won't deliver their promised results. Learn more

Maskne (Mask + Acne) Is The New Acne

“Acne mechanica comes from friction,” says New York City dermatologist Dendy Engleman, MD. “You irritate the skin, you get clogging of the pores, and then you get sebum and bacteria that proliferate under the skin.” What you may notice are tiny shallow whiteheads rather than the deep and painful bumps (those are caused by hormones). Lets also talk about hormonal acne, it is an unbalance of hormones due to stress and many internal factors. I have seen quite a few cases of cystic hormonal acne on cheeks due to the inevitability of debris attaching to our masks from external elements of our environment; not to mention the way we store our masks in between usage. The moist condition under our masks, the particles from our mouth when speaking with the mask on ... you get the picture ~ it all contributes to "maskne".

My recommendations is to incorporate a hydrating mist within your daily regime such as the OSEA Sea Mineral Mist that contains their Organic Seaweed Trio: Wild Gigartina, Undaria and Macrocystis Algae to deeply hydrate skin; Aloe Vera for soothing and redness and Neem to soften skin. A toning mist is beneficial to keeping your skin's PH level balanced throughout the day. I also recommend following up with OSEA Blemish Balm, which is a lightweight moisturizer to combat blemishes and oily shine. This is also a Great product for our gentlemen as an after-shave treatment to combat folliculitis (ingrown hairs). Don't be surprised if he steals this from your cabinet. Spa Store

Winter Months equates hydration

No matter what your skin type, we all suffer from dry skin during these cooler months and hydration can become a challenge for many. I consistently hear in my treatment room, "I drink a lot of water!" The facts are that water intake will only produce 1% hydration for our overall skin (that means our largest organ, our entire body not just our face). Logically we all know that the more we drink, the more we secrete our liquids. Therefore, topical hydration is truly a MUST! Serums, moisturizers and oils is a significant product line of the beauty industry to combat dehydration. A well hydrated skin will stave off fine lines and wrinkles, offset painful dry skin issues and is a critical skin barrier from external factors (UV damage).

I have completely fallen in LOVE with OSEA Undaria Algae Facial and Body Oils in keeping my skin hydrated through this crazy quarantine period. The Undaria Argan Oil for the face is a soothing product that completely absorbs into my skin without feeling "oily". The Undaria Algae Body Oil ... if I could take a bath in it, I would. However, that wouldn't be very feasible! If you suffer from dehydration, I promise that these two products alone will change your skin. Spa Store

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