Category ‘Skin’

Exfoliation Decoded

Exfoliation is one of the best steps that we can incorporate in our skin care regimen, as it may be used to treat a myriad of skin concerns including, but not limited to, acne, pigmentation, dehydration/ flakiness, and of course aging skin. So what is exfoliation? It is process of...

Boosting the Effectiveness of your Sunscreen

Get layering and start boosting the effectiveness of your sunscreen! A teaspoonful of a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 is said to guard against 97 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, if your concern is to guard against UV damage as well as the various other associated effects of the...

Top 10 Correctable Skin Care Mistakes

Male or female, we can all do a little more to help our side on the skin care front. Here are 10 of the top, correctable, skin care mistakes that I’ve experienced in dealing with clients. Heed where applicable. Not knowing your skin
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How well do you know your skin care products?

Did you know that there are some commonly used skin care products that may be classified as over the counter drugs, and as such are subject to an expiry date? According to Health Canada, a drug may include a substance used in the treatment or prevention of a disease....

Achieve that Beautiful Fresh Glow

Springtime is the perfect time of year to treat your skin to achieve that beautiful fresh glow that you want to reveal during the spring/summer months. During the winter months our skin builds up a layer of dry, dead skin cells that are in need of rejuvenation, exfoliation and...

6 Ways to Prevent Winter Skin Damage

Harsh weather can strip the skin, exacerbating dehydration and sensitivity. Keep your skin comfortable with these expert tips! 1. Avoid further stripping. Use a creamy, soap-free cleanser. 2. Don’t over bathe or use hot water. It can irritate skin. 3. Use products with Hyaluronic Acid.It holds 1,000 times its...

Teen Challenge: Acneic Skin and Hydration

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reports that acne is by far the most common skin complaint amongst those in the 12 to 17 age bracket, affecting all at least occasionally. Being prepared to treat teenage clients with acne is high on our radar as Professional Skin Therapists. We are well...

Fight Back Aging – Facials

You can’t fight your heredity, but you CAN do something about the other aging factors. As you age, your skin gets thinner and dryer… and lines show more. Your skin starts to betray more of the cumulative effects of stress, exposure to sun/ wind/ cold /pollution, and the lines...

Facial Massage Bliss

THE PLAINEST BEAUTY tricks are usually the best, but they tend to be obvious and overlooked. Facial massage is all of these: easy, intuitive and mostly absent from skin-care routines even though it can be a great alternative to invasive treatments like Botox. Like the rest of your body, your...

Protecting the skin during Harsh, Cold Winters

It’s important to protect your skin during the cold winter months. We must take extra precautions to prevent excess dryness, flaking and sensitivities. Your skin can appear extremely unhealthy and less attractive than when it’s not properly hydrated. Dehydrated and dry skin is one of the leading causes of...