Thank Goodness!

Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , on August 3, 2013 by kaysarazin

It’s finally cooled down a bit. Chilly nights and modest days. Even through the clouds and fog, don’t forget your sunscreen !


And, remember, don’t blast the heater in the morning (if you can help it). #1 culprit for drying out your skin. 


Recently, I have had to battle with birth-control induced acne. If you have this problem, it IS your choice to continue taking it, or not. I have decided to cease this– Cystic acne is impossible to deal with on a topical level, and I wasn’t about ready to start taking Acutane or some other really strong product just to make these cysts go away. Sometimes, less is more.




Full Force Ahead

Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , , on July 27, 2013 by kaysarazin

Hi All!


We are in the middle of an intense heat wave right now (Especially you East Coasters WITH the humidity!)
So do not forget to keep yourself cool! Sweating is good, it is flushing out everything that is bad, while also regulating your body temperature. Just remember to cleanse it all off when you can, and your skin will glow in that bright sun.


As always, wear your SPF. Let’s hope August cools down a little bit !

My Skin Care: Dermalogica

Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2013 by kaysarazin

Of course everyone differs, so I’ll do a few different ones for each skin type! 


Normal/Combination Skin:


-Special Cleansing Gel

-Daily Microfoliant

-Multi-Active Toner

-Active Moist

-Skin Hydrating Booster


Dry Skin:

-Ultracalming Cleanser

-Daily Microfoliant (Or Thermafoliant 2-3xweek)

-Multi-Active Toner (Or Ultracalming Mist)

-Skin Smoothing Cream

-Skin Hydrating Booster


Oily Skin:

-Clearing Skin Wash (Or Special Cleansing Gel w/ Dermal Clay Cleanser 2-3xweek)

-Daily Microfoliant

-Multi-Active Toner

-Active Moist (Oil Control Lotion During Day)

-Skin Hydrating Booster


Aging Skin:

-Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

-Thermafoliant (2-3xweek)

-Antioxidant Hydramist

-Dynamic Skin Recovery

-Active Moist

-Hydrating Booster

These are all the bare minimum, I think, for each person. It’s incredibly important to exfoliate!!

Don’t hesitate to ask any questions regarding the product or the regimen!


It’s gonna be May

Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2013 by kaysarazin

So it’s already May. I thought this was too funny to not post, especially since the other version of this meme is going around and this one is clearly superior.

Can you guys believe that it’s already almost summertime? And with all this heat (I mean, it did reach 90 degrees…) PLUS the fire in Camarillo, you’d better believe you gotta be taking precautions with your skin. Always better to avoid the wrinkles rather than trying to fix or cover them…. Anyway! I’m taking any questions as of right now so please feel free to anon if you wish and DM or even just comment on this post!


Have a gr8 day, it’s gonna be pretty temperate according to the weatherman…!


Upcoming Event!

Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , on April 27, 2013 by kaysarazin



Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2013 by kaysarazin

We’ve all heard the smoking speech. Probably beginning in 4th grade, where you have your first health class, and you learn the horrors of sexual reproduction and “Gateway Drugs”.

Of course, there are reasons as to why people smoke. It relaxes you, it “feels good”, you like the ritual, etc etc. People rationalize and rationalize why it’s OK to smoke, when everybody knows the reality: It is bad for you and it is hurting your body.

Aside from the obvious possible-probable-lung-cancer-yellow-teeth-yellow-nails that smoking causes, it is also one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Smoking drastically dehydrates the skin, pollutes and tightens the pore, and makes it impossible to do good work on it. It accelerates aging tenfold, and you have a very high chance of getting “Smoker’s mouth”, these little wrinkles that form around your lips. Not only that, but your skin tightens, making it difficult to penetrate any sort of hydrating product; and just forget about trying to extract anything. You’ll just be tugging for about 15 minutes before you’ve got a bunch of red spots on your face and zero extracted blackheads to show for it.

And I’m not just talking about cigarettes. I suppose in “celebration” of 4/20 (Commonly known amongst high schoolers and collegiates as Marijuana Legalization Day [Subtext: Smoke-a-lot-of-marijuana-day]) I’m writing this, as I know everybody in Westwood will be pretty out of their minds, if they aren’t already. Any smoke is bad for you. 

If not for yourself, for those around you. Second-hand smoke is worse, anyway. Plus, Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! Do it for the Earth, do it for yourself, do it for your skin. Quit.


Any questions? DM!



What is Retinol?

Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , , on March 23, 2013 by kaysarazin

I’m sure you’ve heard of Retinol before. Or, perhaps not “Retinol” but “Retin-A”. But do you really know what it is?

Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative. Vitamin A is one of the chief leaders in chemical exfoliants. Retin-A is a play on words, combining “Retinol” and “Vitamin-A”. 

In terms of “Anti-aging” products, Vitamin A is an important component of any serum, masque, etc, as it more harshly exfoliates that top layer of skin off, without the aid of a “mechanical” exfoliant, which can sometimes damage delicate mature skin.

Retinol is also often prescribed to acne patients via dermatologist. The chemical aspect of Retinol doesn’t aggravate the lesions of the acne, but removes the top layers of skin, making it easier to release oil and debris from the skin that often gets trapped. 

Any Vitamin A product should be approached with caution. If tingling, stinging, or uncomfortable sensations occur on the skin, the product should be removed immediately with water and a gentle cleanser. Retinol can be incredibly beneficial, but it can also be a tough transition in terms of daily routine.

Clients using Retin-A or Retinol must avoid direct sunlight as often as possible, and apply sunscreen much more often than us not taking Retinol (Although we should be applying too). Retinol clients cannot receive exfoliation during a facial, and most certainly cannot get a Glycolic Peel or Microdermabrasion. Most estheticians will advise against the usage of straight Retinol, as it’s aggressiveness can sometimes have adverse effects if these precautions aren’t taken.