What’s in your Bottle?

11 Oct 2017
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What’s in your Bottle?

What’s in your Bottle? As fast as we hustle through our days, we expect the same results in our skin care. Sure we want fast results, however, a progression is more effective than instant gratification. Knowing the best ingredients in your skin care for will help achieve lasting results No two skin care needs are similar because everyone’s skin is different. Identifying your skin type (oily, dry, combination and skin condition (acne, sensitive, rosacea, eczema, etc.) can aid in an informed approach when picking the best skin care.   With all the available skin care choices, how do I choose? If you notice, there’s a difference on how ingredients are.

Chemical Peels: Know the Types and Benefits

22 Aug 2017
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Chemical Peels: Know the Types and Benefits

Chemical peels: A great way to revive your skin after the Summer’s heat. Depending on your desired results, chemical peels can minimize age spot caused by the sun and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Variations of chemical peels makes customizing manageable for most skin tones, types and conditions. The word PEEL can be deceiving because YOU MAY NOT PEEL THE FIRST TIME! Let’s look at different chemical peels according to its features and benefits. Chemical peel: a solution that’s applied to the skin, causing accelerated exfoliation which eventually peels off the epidermis (DEAD skin). New skin will emerge with less imperfection, which can be noticed after one session. Typical areas.

Let’s Talk About Acne

01 Aug 2017
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Let’s Talk About Acne

Understanding acne: Let’s talk about…ACNE For some people, this could be a very sensitive topic. Acne can flare up at the most inconvenient time and could instantly ruin your confidence. Some of my clients rather sit at home and miss big milestones than face the world with their acne. It’s an understandable feeling to have. Let’s shed some light on acne and how we can win the battle. What is acne? Acne is formed in our skin by blocked follicles. This is caused by hair, sebum, and Keratinocytes (built up dead skin). Acne is a the most common skin disease in the US. It affects nearly 40million people. 90% of.

The Truth about Carrier Oils

12 Jul 2017
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The Truth about Carrier Oils

The use of carrier oils is gaining popularity due to its natural remedy for skin and health purposes. Carrier oils “carry” essential oils to the body and skin. It’s a great way to drive moisture, reaping the benefits of vitamins rapidly. Carrier oils are great base oils to dilute concentrated essential oils (lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, etc.) Applying essential oils directly to the skin can cause painful irritations such as blisters, especially after prolong sun exposure and tanning beds.   What are the best carrier oils? Carrier oils varies in function. I recommend these due its non-comedogenic properties, or doesn’t clog pores. We’ll discuss that later. Jojoba: Mimics the natural oils.

5 Beauty Tips for the Summer

27 Jun 2017
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5 Beauty Tips for the Summer

The hot Summer months can be brutal to your skin because of heat and humidity: the amount of moisture levels in the air. Our skin has about 70-80% water which helps preserve skin elasticity and healthy cells. Living in low humidity areas can cause dry skin and can worsen skin conditions such as rosacea and psoriasis. High humidity areas are great for people with dry skin, helping the skin stay supple, but not the best for acne-prone skin. Here’s some tips to help protect your skin in hot, humid conditions: 1.       Nourish the skin Use the right cleanser and moisturizer for YOUR skin type. High humidity increases oil production causing.

I’m certified to Save a Life!

18 May 2017
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I’m certified to Save a Life!

Skin Fetish is now certified to Save a Life! How can I save your life? Aestheticians, massage therapist, hair stylist, barbers and other beauty/wellness professionals are in a unique position to spot suspicious moles. Beauty professionals are familiar with their clients and are able to see changes in areas that’s hard to see such as the neck, scalp and back. These are areas that can go unnoticed by the clients. My job as an aesthetician is to make clients aware of any changes of suspicious moles that may be cancerous. What is Melanoma? Sun cancer is being reported at an alarming rate. Even though basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma.

Know Your Barrier

30 Mar 2017
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Know Your Barrier

The skin is the largest organ of the body and requires TLC from the owner… YOU. The skin consists of 5 layers of the epidermis. The outermost layer of the epidermis is called the stratum corneum, which is dead skin. Skin barrier, acid mantle, defensive barrier are names that defines the outer epidermis layer.  It consists of keratinocytes that constantly shed and replaced by new cells. The other 4 layers contains lipids to hold the skin together and melanocytes to produce pigment. Below the epidermis is the dermis and this is where the magic happens. The dermis produces collagen, protein, and adipose fat, which give the skin its subtleness. The.

Botox, Fillers, & Facials

23 Aug 2016
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There are many options to choose from when it comes to beauty enhancements. Botox and fillers are services that are popular, however, timing is important when scheduling your facial. Correct sequencing of services will assist in proper, post-care regimens. Botulinum Toxin is an injection that relaxes the muscle under the wrinkles/fine lines to appear smoother. Usually used to minimize frown lines around the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. Popular injections are: Botox, Dysport and Xeomin Dermal Filler is a hyaluronic acid that is capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid is naturally in our skin located between collagen and elastin. This gives us volume in.

Skin Type and Skin Conditions

12 Nov 2014
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Skin Type and Skin Conditions

“My skin is dry in the morning, but then gets oily by the end of the day.” “I think my skin is dehydrated, just around my cheeks.” Sounds familiar? Facial skin problems and skin problems on the body can occur because of age, exposure to environmental elements, hormones and hereditary factors. To know what products works best for your skin, you must first know your skin type and any conditions you may have. Skin type: This is the type of skin you were born with, but may change as you mature. Ethnic background and nationality can determine any conditions you may be susceptible to. Normal skin: *Not too dry and.

Fuller Brows and Lashes

20 Oct 2014
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Fuller Brows and Lashes

Want fuller brows and lashes? Here’s a natural, effective, and inexpensive way using Castor oil. The science: Castor oil is high in ricinoleic acid. This acid is a very effective having anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents. Fungus or bacteria inhibit hair growth. Since the oil is also very thick, it may help to prevent hair loss simply by helping to coat the hair and protect it from falling out. Castor oil is also high in omega 9 fatty acids, which are nourishing to both the hair and the follicle, as well as the surrounding skin. Castor oil has a unique ability to deeply penetrate so this helps it to deliver its.

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