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What is microneedling about?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Methods | 0 comments

What is microneedling about?

Sounds kinda scary, doesn’t it?  At least that’s what I thought when I first heard about this treatment.  The reality is, however, that microneedling is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after esthetic treatments.  It is rivaling what more expensive treatments like fraxel laser can do at a fraction of the cost.  Microneedling is also considered non-invasive and has...

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Buying skincare from Amazon

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Methods | 1 comment

Buying skincare from Amazon

Don’t get me wrong:  I love Amazon!  The convenience of being able to order something and have it delivered to your door in less than 2 days and not pay shipping?! Genius!  The thing is, that’s all well and good for items that are non-perishable and wont expire…like a gym bag or a pair of tweezers.  Don’t buy something from Amazon that...

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Treating and preventing pigmentation

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Ingredients | 0 comments

Treating and preventing pigmentation

Ahh summer time!  The warm breeze, bright sunshine, and smell of honeysuckle makes us want to stay outside all day long.  Even the sun hates to go down and stays out past 8 pm – we all enjoy this time of year.  The danger is, of course, being out in the sun without the proper protection.  Sometimes pigmentation can form on our skin if we...

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The stages of a facial peel

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Methods | 0 comments

The stages of a facial peel

As a professional in the skin care industry, I have always felt that I need to understand and experience my treatments and products in order to articulate them to my clients.  How can you tell someone what to expect when you yourself haven’t been in their shoes?  A facial peel is among the most significant, and I recently had...

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Know your skincare ingredients: Spin Trap

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Ingredients | 0 comments

Know your skincare ingredients:  Spin Trap

Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?  This skincare ingredient is one of the most powerful and intelligent antioxidants out there.  To understand how spin trap molecules benefits your skin, you first have to understand what they do. Free radicals are molecules that are destructive to our skin.  Examples of free radicals are sun exposure, pollution, bacteria, smoke, alcohol, etc.  You got it, all...

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Skincare ingredients: mineral oil

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Ingredients | 0 comments

Skincare ingredients: mineral oil

Chances are, if you have any widely available skin care products in your bathroom, mineral oil is one of the top 3 ingredients.  I say this without any judgment – it’s just the facts!  Many skin care manufacturers use this substance for at least 2 reasons:  it helps the product to spread evenly, and it makes your skin feel temporarily moisturized....

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Know your skincare ingredients: Edelweiss

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Ingredients | 0 comments

Know your skincare ingredients:  Edelweiss

Am I the only one that thinks of ‘Sound of Music’ when I think of this word?  Such a classic movie set in Switzerland… just like the edelweiss flower.  This resilient flower grows in the Swiss Alps and is a protected botanical in its region.  It can endure extreme changes in temperature and actually grows in some of the...

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Know your skincare ingredients

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Ingredients | 0 comments

Know your skincare ingredients

Hello darlings!  Spring is here in the beautiful South, which means blooming flowers, warmer weather, and cleaning!  In the spirit of cleaning, I will be posting information about key skincare ingredients to look for in your product as well ones to avoid.  Clean up your bathroom vanity this Spring by learning what skincare ingredients are the most harmful, beneficial, or...

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High School Skin

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Know Your Skin | 0 comments

High School Skin

Ah, high school.  The time of our lives that our bodies start changing with or without our permission.  The hormones start raging and the oil in our skin starts pumping.  Now I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was blessed with some lovely cystic acne.  I remember many nights desperately trying to dry out those red and inflamed...

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Have you heard the news?

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you heard the news?

Big news: we are growing into a new space this month!  As some of you may know, I have been looking for an expanded facility.  While it has been a wonderful experience having our home in Mela Michael’s Salon, I knew we needed more space in order to grow and be able to offer our clients more. It’s a tricky...

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