Serendipity Skin Blog

Serendipity Skin Blog

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.
It is definitely safe to peel dark skin tones. However, dark skin has to be treated with a few more precautions when undergoing a chemical peel treatment. Because dark skin has more melanin in it (color cells) you want to be sure to suppress those color cells in preparation for you peel so that they do not get triggered when you do your peel, causing your skin to become darker (hyperpigmentation) A great pretreatment for suppressing melanin is Hydroquinone. Your skin care therapist can discuss with you how and when to use Hydroquinone in preparation for your peel.
Chemical peels come in a variety of ranges. There are light and superficial peels, which typically lead to mild to zero skin flaking, and there are medical, very deep peels which will have your skin peeling off in sheets. And then, there is everything in between. The depth of the peel refers to how deep into your skin it will be traveling. The deeper some chemical travels into your skin, typically, the more actual peeling you will be doing. And vice versa, the more superficial the chemical travels into your skin, the less you will actually experience skin peeling.
I have never been a big apple eater, until lately. Granted, it has to be the perfect apple for me to enjoy it. Perfect being, firm, juicy and a little but sweet. I discovered Honeycrisp Apples, and I love them! I am going to give you a quick rundown of the benefits that apples can have on your skins appearance. Apples are loaded with fiber and fiber helps to clean the bowels. The cleaner your insides are, the cleaner your outside is!
I have been a practicing aesthetician for almost 18 years, and like clockwork… I watch the industry and clients do certain things at the same time every year. Peel season is one of my favorites. Every year between October and February clients come looking for chemical peels. This is typically the time of year when the sun isn’t so bright and skin damaging, and also the time of year that most people are attending activities that they want to look good for.
My favorite treatment right now is The Signature Face-lift from Image Skincare. I experimented with this treatment on my own skin and it glowed! The second time I experiments on myself, I dermaplaned my skin first and then did the Signature Face-lift facial, and… IT WAS AMAZING!! The Signature Face-lift treatment is a layered facial treatment consisting of results-driven enzymes, hydroxy-acids and Vitamin C. The technology in these products is designed to support rosacea, detox skin, brighten dull skin and hydrate.
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…