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June 10, 2019

For our skin - the body's largest organ - to renew itself, it takes approximately 28 day. (This process slows down as we age) That means to be able to see any changes in our skin from a new skincare routine, we need to be patient. Give products a good three months to determine if they work for your skin (unless there is an adverse reaction). Improvement of acne, rosacea, pigmentation issues, or simply unbalanced skin will take time. One condition that will always be visible and can easily be rectified is the hydration level of your skin. So watch your water intake and use your moisturizers! 💦

April 29, 2019

Why? In the process of skin regeneration, skin cells move to the topmost layer of the skin and die off. Their accumulation leads to dull looking skin and clogged pores. Exfoliation helps the natural shedding process, and there are different ways to do that: physical or chemical. Physical exfoliation includes anything from using a wash cloth, brush (manual or electric) to scrubs and microdermabrasion. These physically remove dead skin cells in varying strength. Chemical exfoliation can be done with enzymes (think pineapple, pumpkin, papaya, ...), or Alpha - or Beta-Hydroxy-Acids (think glycolic, lactic, salicylic, ...). These dissolve the glue in between the dead cells, or help dissolve the keratin altogether. These can range fro...

April 22, 2019

Our age shows on our hands - just like anywhere else on our body. Exposure to the elements and sun, harsh products and manual work all manifest themselves especially on our hands. We are not saying, start behaving like a hand model. But whenever you put your serum, moisturizer, sunscreen, night cream, face-oil or other goodies on your face (neck and precious décolletage) simply massage any leftover residue into your hands. And let your hands speak to your age the same as your face. 

March 25, 2019

One of the most common complaints we hear as estheticians is that clients become frustrated with their friend's skincare recommendations or the latest craze. Every skin is different and has different needs. What might feel wonderful and bring great results for one person, might not work for someone else at all. A proper skin analysis will determine your skin type, inform you about skin conditions, and leave you with professional recommendations on how to treat them. In order to see results, be a little patient. Our skin cells regenerate every 28 (they slow down with age) - so give a regiment about three months to see if it works for you. (Unless, of course, if you experience any adverse reactions due to for example allergies) 

March 18, 2019

Vitamins A, C and E can put you ahead of the curve in the skin game. Why? Vitamin A - retinoids - reduce wrinkles, fade brown spots, and smooth the skin. Apply at night and lay off if irritations occur. Vitamin C helps fight free radicals that trigger wrinkling and sagging, smoothes and firms skin and fades brown spots. Apply in the morning as Vitamin C has inherent sun protection. Vitamin E helps retain skin moisture, promotes healing and neutralizes damaging free radicals. Look for a serum or face oil as a boost to the daily skincare routine.

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