Serendipity Skin Blog

Serendipity Skin Blog

Dermaplaning much like microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment which leaves your skin fresh, polished and feeling rejuvenated, allowing products to penetrate deeper, and makeup to be applied smoother. During a Dermaplaning treatment, a small hand held tool is used to gently scrape away the outermost layer of dead skin cells, also removing any vellous hair (peach fuzz) from your face.
A back facial is a service similar to a Serendipity Spa Facial, and performed on your back. This 50 minute treatment is designed to clarify, soften and moisturize a hard to reach area. Back facial treatments are available for men, woman and teens, and can address issues such as back acne, dry skin, clogged pores and uneven texture.
Professional Body Sugaring is a hair removal technique which uses a sugar paste to remove hair from any body part. Sugar paste is a pure, natural product which is gentle on the skin and leaves little to no irritation. Using the Advanced Sugaring Technique, the paste wraps around the hair shaft making it pliable, while seeping below the mouth of the follicle and lubricating the hair to make the extraction more complete and gentle.
Your Microdermabrasion experience at Serendipity Skin will leave you wanting your next one immediately. This 50 minute service includes an enzyme mask complimentary to YOUR skin type, microdermabrasion of the entire face, neck, decollete & hands, topped off with a savory treatment mask to leave with a beautiful glow.
Take a look at Stephanie's personal skin care routine and discover some products that could change your skin forever. 
So, as you’ve gotten older, you notice more and more brown spots popping up all over your body. Chances are, if you are reading this. you don’t like the brown spots. Almost all unwanted pigment that you will experience over your lifetime is some sort of UV damage. Most UV damage is created before we are even 20 years old, but because our skin is so supple and healthy in our younger years, the damage is literally hidden. As our skin becomes thinner, weaker, loses its fullness and health, the pigment starts to creep to the surface where we start to notice it. Different skin types and tones will show different variations on sun damage. Sun damage is not one size fits all. It is important to know this because not all sun damage can effectively be treated the same. Sun damage can most of the time be lifted and lightened with the proper treatments and products. And, with education, you can prevent future damage from occurring. My advice to anyone looking to get rid of those nasty brown spots, is to talk to someone who understands skin and can educate you on how to assist in the process. Educate…
When it comes to choosing SPF, there are 3 things I tell my clients to look for. At least an SPF 30. It does not necessarily mean the higher the number, the more protection. SPF should be reapplied regularly when you are in the sun, regardless of the number. Anything higher than an SPF is for the most part doing what a 30 does. UVA and UVB protection. An effective SPF will say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB” on the label. The sun produces many many types of rays and you want to protect against the harm of them. UVA ages your skin, and UVB burns your skin. Block against both! Active ingredients being Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. These active ingredients literally sit on the surface of the skin, causing the rays to bounce right off them. Consider these two ingredients shields that sit on your skin and don’t let the harmful rays through. Anything other than these 3 key points when selecting your SPF are really just things like… does it smell good? Is it waterproof? Is it hydrating? Some of my personal favorites are made by Image Skincare. They all cover the 3 key points I look for,…
So you hate the pores on your face, and how they always look big and dirty, and all you want to do is make them go away!! The bad news is… you can’t actually make a pore go away. The good news is... There are a few things you can do to minimize their appearance. A pore is your skins way of breathing and your body is covered with them. For being so small in size, pores have huge responsibilities. It is a pores job to produce oil, produce a hair, shed dead skin cell, fight off bad bacteria and so much more. No wonder that they get gunky looking. First things first, you cannot get rid of a pore, but what you can do is make their job easier by keeping them clean. Pores look big because oil, bacteria, and dirt get trapped inside, so you are literally seeing the gunk trapped in the pore. If you can keep oil and dirt from building up in the pore, you will be able to notice the actual pore so much less.
I have been a licensed Aesthetic Instructor for almost 7, with a background of practicing aesthetics for almost 20 years. I LOVE teaching and have found it to be a passion of mine. I started out teaching at a few local schools around the valley, and I quickly learned that teaching in the school setting was not for me. I had my own aesthetics practice, so I decided to add on Continuing Education to Aestheticians through my practice, so I could offer trainings or classes and teach in a way that is informative and fun. This has turned out to be a very effective method and has been very well received. As an aesthetician myself, I have been to plenty of trainings for chemical peels and often noticed 2 things: Either the training is product specific, learning a specific line’s chemical peels, Or, the language being used is too technical So I created a training which is product line neutral, and uses the everyday language that I (we) use to talk to our clients and explain how chemical peels work and affect the skin. The way that I teach this theory is strictly from science and experience. There is a…
My short answer is, they are both great treatments! I will explain the similarities and the differences in either of these treatments, and let you choose for yourself. Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning or both mechanical exfoliation treatments. Meaning, they use some kind of moving part to exfoliate (remove) your dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion removes the dead cells with a small wand vacuum. The vacuum uses suction to suck the top dead layer of cells of off your skin. The tip of the wand may be a bit textured to rough up the dead cells making it easier for the vacuum to remove them. What is left behind is a beautifully polished surface.