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Fall 2013~

Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by kaysarazin

Good morning to all !

As of recent, we’ve started to feel a weather change–fall gusts of wind, the nighttime temperature drops, the overcast mornings which beg the aid of a down comforter and a mug of coffee, tea, hot chocolate; whatever works. And this feeling also brings an environmental change; cold air with the immediate aid of warm air (ie. The brisk walk to your car in the mornings, followed by a blast of heater air). Perhaps you have also begun to feel a familiar dryness in your skin, I know I have. 

I urge everyone to take proactive steps to combat this before it really hits ! Thankfully we’ve had our warm pockets still, however those will get less and less frequent as the months wane on. I recommend Dermalogica’s “Skin Hydrating Booster” for this cold weather, as well as “Barrier Repair”, should you be in windier climates. 

And, as always, don’t forget your sunscreen. Just because it’s cloudy doesn’t mean you’re escaping those UV rays.

 

-A

Heat Wave !~

Posted in blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by kaysarazin

Happy Heat !

 

As you know, So Cal is preparing for the big heat wave today. I myself experienced a sunburn/heat stroke/asthma attack. Ok, I might be over-exaggerating, but I swear to GOD I was dying. My friend and I decided to go on a hike last minute (Much to my dismay, I had zero sunscreen on me except for what I had applied on my face) and ended up hiking the Oak Park Mountains for FIVE HOURS. Burned on my arms and shoulders, though his were worse, I really should have prepared better ! And so should you.

 

Of course, the sun will be blaring down on us today and tomorrow (I’m heading to Reedley to see my grandparents– 104 degree weather, here I come), so PLEASE remember to keep applying !! You will thank yrself later!!!

 

A

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.

 

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