Avoid the Misconceptions. Get a Real Facial

In my 24 years as an aesthetician I’ve seen and heard a lot in the beauty industry. In the last two weeks I’ve read of some miraculous discoveries in the war against wrinkles and aging skin! First, it was the Snail Facial. Estheticians in Japan claim by allowing snails to deposit their mucus upon your face & neck your skin will look younger. I try not to imagine the feeling of snails and their little tentacles creeping all over me. The latest craze is the Bird Poop Facial. I almost upped my oatmeal when I opened my Register Star to read...

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Are You Beautiful?

To celebrate International Women’s Day, last week a Brazilian restaurant chain offered free meals to women who replied “yes” when asked if they are beautiful. Negative online comments made by women and men seem to have missed the point by only considering the physical aspects of beauty. Merriam-Webster defines beauty as, the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit : Loveliness. As an aesthetician, I consider myself somewhat of an expert in beauty and...

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Add Some Sparkle To Your Life

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and celebrations. It’s also time to liven up your makeup with a little sparkle. Before you head out to purchase a new product promising to add that glow why not check your makeup bag or drawer to see if you can come up with something yourself. Do you have an old frosty eyeshadow you stopped wearing a while back because you thought it made your eyes look crepy or dry? Now’s the time to get your money’s worth by using it to enhance what you already have. If you don’t wear foundation you can add a little to...

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Your Skin: Dull, Streaked and Flaky

Tightness, burning, redness, flaking. Your makeup streaks and doesn’t blend as easily. Your lip color bleeds outside of your lip line. When you look in the mirror wrinkles are deeper and fine lines appear out of nowhere. Even your eyelids and the skin around them begin to crinkle. Your face looks dull! You go out and purchase the most expensive moisturizer your credit card can swipe. You carefully open the elegant box and delicately turn the lid. The lady at the counter told you the size of a dime is all you need to eliminate all of your...

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Don’t Let Your Skin Become a Drought

Your skin knows it’s hot out there so here are a few tips for this summer’s drought. See all those wilted plants outside dying of thirst? Keep yourself and your skin hydrated and plumped by drinking water and more water. Exfoliate twice per week so pores won’t clog and other products such as SPF can   penetrate deeper into the skin. Oily, combination and even dry skin types can benefit from using oil-free products. Just because a product claims it’s a light or sheer formula doesn’t mean it’s oil-free. It must say oil-free on the label. If you...

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