Serendipity Skin Blog

Serendipity Skin Blog

Whether you refer to it as “dermaplaning” “epi-blading” “epidermal leveling” , you are most likely always referring to the same facial treatment. Dermaplaning, as I like to refer to it, is a very safe and effective way to get rid of the gunk that builds up on your face. A small hand help tool is used, (by a trained professional) to literally shave away the dead outermost layers of cells that you don’t really need. Unless your skin is exfoliated in any fashion, those gunky layers are going to continue to pile up. When gunk piles on top of gunk, you are left with well……. gunky skin. I would like to think that gunky skin is not what you want to portray to the world. While removing the dead dirty layer, dermaplaning will also remove all of the unwanted vellus hair (peach fuzz) on your face. Leaving you with a very luxurious, clean, polished look…. your REAL smooth skin. You will typically notice a change after just one treatment, but like everything else, maintenance treatments will keep you clean and portraying a polished glow around much longer. Safe and practical for all skin types and conditions, excluding acneic skin.
In ancient times, bathing as a form of detoxification was very popular. In certain circles, your skin is known as the third kidney, all being organs to get rid of waste. Taking a detox bath can assist your body in eliminating toxins, and also absorb the minerals and nutrients that are adding to the water. Best of all, it’ll leave you feeling refreshed and awakened Here are 9 easy steps. Step 1- Give yourself plenty of time (approximately 30 minutes) to have your detox bath. You will need 15 minutes to allow your body to remove toxins, and the next 15 minutes to absorb the minerals in the water. Step 2- Fill your tub with hot water. bath-tubs-company Step 3- Add Epsom salts (aka magnesium sulfate) Magnesium and sulfate are both natural mineral that are easily absorbed through the skin. In the body, Magnesium assists in regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and can also help ease migraine headaches. Epsom Salt is available at most grocery and drug stores. Step 4- Add 1 to 2 cups of…
If you can relate to me in any of the following ways, maybe you want to consider reading to the bottom of this post and making a choice to create a small at home project and reveling the benefits it gives you. I am not entirely sure of all the benefits I will receive yet, I know fun, and feeling good will definitely be there though. See what you get. I am going to make a body scrub from a few ingredients in my kitchen. Based on the research of ingredients I have done, this scrub seems the easiest and most beneficial. What you need… 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Honey 1/2 cup sugar 1 Stirring utensil 1 Container to contain the finished product Step 1: Add the olive oil to your containerStep 2: Add the honey to the oilStep 3: Add the sugar to the oil and honey mixtureStep 4: Mix all of the ingredients with your stirring utensil.Step 5: Enjoy! I will keep my container in the shower and use it there. This appears to be the most logical being that it will be a bit sticky and grainy. Enjoy your soft smooth skin after…
With so many choices when it comes to purchasing just about anything, unless you are the expert in the field, how do you know what to pick off the shelf? When it comes to purchasing sunblock, Here are 3 things to remember UVA/UVB PROTECTANTThe label should read “UVA/UVB” or “Broad Spectrum”. This allows for protection from every ray the sun produces. SPF 30 MINIMUM!SPF theoretically refers to the amount of time you can be in the sun without getting sunburned. Example… an SPF of 30 would allow you to stay in the sun 30 times longer than you could without protection. ZINC OXIDE or TITANIUM DIOXIDE- ACTIVE INGREDIENTSCheck the ingredients on the back of you Sunblock. If the Active Ingredients list Zinc or Titanium Dioxide, you are getting a very solid block from the suns rays. Aside form what is listed above, you are choosing sunscreens based on your needs, waterproof, scent, feel etc.
Here is the story: You buy a the newest, latest, greatest face wash…. so excited, it is going to make your skin squeaky clean!!!…… after a week of using it, your skin develops a pimple. HOLD THE PHONE! So, you go out, and you buy the next newest, latest and greatest face wash, This time it is going to really clear up your skin, after 8 days of using it, WHAT THE HECK another pimple!!! Now you are getting frustrated, so you get as many recommendations as possible, and you go purchase THE BEST TOP NOTCH acne system. Your skin is going to spotless! You are SO excited! After 10 whole days of being on this new system you cant even smile without drawing blood in the corners of your lips because for some strange reason your face has turned into the driest part of the Sahara desert possible. Naturally to fix the problem……. you rush out and buy the newest, latest, greatest face wash!……… GET THE PICTURE!! Trying new skin care products is Fantastic, and Here is the catch, you must give it time!!!! It can take your skin in its existing state 4 to 6 weeks to acclimate…
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment that will noticeably freshen, polish and rejuvenate tired skin. Microdermabrasion uses a sterile diamond tipped wand to gently and safely rub off the outermost layer of dead skin cells. Paired with vacuum, any dirt and dead skin particles are suctioned away.Microdermabrasion treatments accompanied by topical corrective skin care help to replenish nutrients, restore cell activity and promote overall good skin health. Results can include reducing the appearance of scars, lightening uneven skin tone, reducing pore size, lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and much more. Microdermabrasion treatments can be done at any time and have zero down time associated with the procedure. Post treatment, you can expect a visible difference and feel in the texture of your skin. Products will penetrate better and for woman, make up will go on smoother. HAPPY MICRODERMING! ~ Stephanie Betts
Pumpkin Pie! Pumpkin Lattes! Pumpkin Facials! Pumpkin Peels! Pumpkin Lotions! This time of year, pumpkin is all the buzz, and it has even made its way into our skin care regimens and local salons.So what’s the big deal about pumpkin? Simply put…. Pumpkin is awesome! So how does a fruit that gets whipped up into a delicious pie or an amazing latte also make its way onto your face during your next facial? I am going to point out a few of my own answers below. Pumpkin is a Powerful Vitamin Supplier Pumpkin is excellent source of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a powerful exfoliant, and skin softener. Pumpkin is an excellent source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C promotes healthy skin function. Pumpkin is Packed with Fruit Enzymes Fruit enzymes literally eat away dead skin build up. “Out with the old in with the new”. Promotes Hydrated Skin through Dissolving Dry Skin The exfoliating, enzymatic activity of pumpkin removes dry skin build up, which makes room for moisturizers to actually moisturize. Anti-Acne Pumpkin contains Vitamin E. Vitamin E is known to reduce inflammation, reduce pore size, control excess oil, which leads to prevention of pimples, blackheads and blemishes. Pumpkin contains…