Six tips for repairing Summer sun damage

Six tips for repairing Summer sun damage

1) Your skin needs peace and quiet. Avoid using anything that is too aggressive. Discontinue laser treatments, cleansing brushes, and facial scrubs. The melanocyte (pigment producing cell in the skin) has been over stimulated excess sun exposure and it needs to rest. 2) Continue to be diligent with your sun protection. Even though the hot…

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What is a chemical peel?

What is a chemical peel?

If you’ve been dealing with persistent skin issues like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, acne, or uneven skin texture you may have looked into getting a chemical peel. They might sound scary or aggressive but a chemical peel performed by a competent and certified esthetician is an easy, low risk, and cost effective way to achieve results…

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Ultrasonic Exfoliation or Microdermabrasion?

Ultrasonic Exfoliation or Microdermabrasion?

I’m often asked why I don’t offer microdermabrasion anymore in my studio. The reason is this, over the years I have seen microdermabrasion do more harm than good. Microdermabrasion became immensely popular in the 90’s and while it is an effective means of professional exfoliation, it really it only suitable for thicker skin types. I…

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Are you a facial first timer?

Are you a facial first timer?

If you’ve never had a facial before and are wondering what all the fuss is about look no further, I’ll give you the facial 411: Why should I get a facial? Professional skin analysis performed during a facial can help you identify and create a skin care management plan for any skin issues you may…

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Fall facial tips for glowing skin

Fall facial tips for glowing skin

With the beginning of fall and the change in the seasons we all notice changes in the way our skin looks. In Abbotsford, British Columbia we had a HOT and beautiful summer. All that sun and sweat leaves many of us with skin challenges that we really begin to see as the season comes to…

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