Best Foundations for Acne-Prone Skin

One of the most common skin care concerns my clients have is acne. Because acne can make people feel so self-conscious, it is understandable that people would want to cover it up by any means necessary. However, using the wrong foundation can make acne much worse. This article has a list of excellent foundations for […]

Getting the Perfect Brow Shape

Eyebrows are one of the most important features of your face, so it’s so important to have the right shape for your face.  The most common problem I see with eyebrows is that people over-tweeze their brows- leaving small, pencil-like brows.  Allowing your brows to grow in fuller can change the look of your face- […]

What Are Extractions?

I get tons of questions about extractions from first-time clients. Extractions are included in every facial that I offer, and they are a critical part of keeping your skin clean and healthy.  So, what are extractions? Extractions are the process of clearing out clogged pores—namely, comedones, or blackheads. Blackheads appear on the skin like little […]

Dermatologist for Acne?

Should you go to a dermatologist for your acne? This blog is an excellent account of one person’s experience in going to a dermatologist to treat her acne—and how she regretted it. Instead of an analysis of her skin, a discussion of what products she was currently using, and her diet; her doctor prescribed her […]

Chemical Peels 101 – Part 2

What to Expect Before, During, and After a Light or Medium Chemical Peel Before- What do I need to do to prepare for a peel? Avoid shaving, waxing, bleaching hairs, hair removal creams and laser hair removal for at least three days before the procedure. Do not do any exfoliating scrubs or other exfoliating lotions […]

Chemical Peels 101 – Part 1

  As an esthetician, I hear lots of questions about chemical peels. The term itself seems to make some people feel uncomfortable– “Exactly what chemicals do you use?” “Is it painful?” “Will my face peel and be red?” Read on to find out how natural and gentle chemical peels can be, and how much they […]

Treating Female Adult Acne

Just when you thought your adolescent skin was a thing of the past, you achieve adulthood only to discover you still have acne.  You’re not alone.  Females in their 20’s and 30’s commonly experience adult acne. Whether you have regular acne or occasional monthly outbreaks, it can be frustrating, annoying and even depressing.  But don’t […]

3 Techniques to Make Your Eyes Smile

St. Patrick’s Day always remind me of the song “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.”  I’ve always liked this song because it’s a reminder that your eyes can be the most important feature on your face. Eyes can show emotion, attitude and beauty.  They are a reflection of your personality and can speak volumes without ever […]

Are Your Skin Care Products Paraben-Free?

You have likely seen shampoos, conditioners and lotions labeled paraben-free.  But have you considered whether your facial cream and cleanser are also paraben-free? Parabens have been used for decades as a preservative in cosmetics and skin care products.  At one time, over 80% of all cosmetics and skin products contained parabens.   In recent years, parabens […]

See Immediate Benefits from Microdermabrasion

Do you want to see an immediate reduction in fine lines, age spots and minor acne scars?  Experience the benefits of microdermabrasion – a painless, thorough exfoliation with rapid results.  A microdermabrasion treatment will reveal beautifully rejuvenated skin without any down time for recovery.  Combined with a cleansing facial, your skin with be softer, smoother […]