June 27th, 2016
80% of having clear skin is what you do at home. At Corrective Skincare, a major part of my role as a Para-Medical Esthetician is to manage my clients expectations. I truly believe in working WITH my clients, by educating them and passing on my knowledge as this will help ensure they achieve their goal of having clear skin. Regular facial treatments are great to give your skin a deep cleaning but if you aren’t following your regime at home, you can never expect to have healthy, clear skin.
So what is a regime? Corrective Skincare regimes are prescribed by your Esthetician based on your specific needs. It is then discussed verbally and confirmed in writing so that you can refer back to it. We select the best individualized routine for you based on your skin type, what products work together, based on your goals. Skin can become complacent quickly though, so it is essential to change your routine regularly to keep it ‘guessing’ and continually changing and improving. Once you hit your goal, you hit maintenance mode and slow down.
Advanced Regimes: Depending on your skin concerns, we can also further enhance your regime by adding a light or heavy chemical peel- great for scarring, discoloration, dull and aging skin. These will accelerate the process. Call us if you have any questions or if you’d like us to update your current homecare for faster results! 818.981.6130 Encino 424.280.4591 Santa Monica
June 20th, 2016
Estrogen is also a key part in Hyaluronic Acid production, which explains why young women have such beautiful skin and why sagging and wrinkling come on shortly after menopause! Not surprisingly, plastic surgeons have capitalized on this discovery by using it as injectables for a variety of cosmetic procedures on the face.
Hyaluronic Acid is a poplar ingredient in many topical skin products, it is also known to help with wound healing and reducing scarring. In addition it provides antioxidant defense against free-radical damage and reduces inflammation. So how do you add this magic ingredient into your skincare routine?
Most products containing Hyaluronic Acid are normally in moisturizers or serums. When selecting a product, be sure to check the rest of the ingredients. The important thing to keep in mind is that even if a product contains Hyaluronic Acid, you must pay attention to the other ingredients as well. Be sure to stay away from products containing irritating fragrance ingredients and drying alcohols that may undo the benefits that Hyaluronic Acid can do for your skin.
I recommend Corrective Skincares “Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer”, it is oil free, hydrating and is so light you can use it as an eye cream and on your neck too! When these ingredients are combined with an anti-aging routine that includes gentle products and daily broad-spectrum sun protection, you’re stacking the deck in your favor for younger, supple looking skin!
June 3rd, 2016
Acne is by far the most common skin complaint among teenagers and can really effect self confidence. Being a teenager is tough enough without having to worry about breakouts! The best way to prevent acne is by educating your teenager on how acne develops, the triggers behind those flareups, and providing a customized skincare routine for home use. (Photo courtesy of popsugar.com)
Top tips for keeping young skin clear:
– Keep skin clean. Young skin produces more oil so it’s important to wash your face morning and night with our “Facial Shampoo” which will remove excess oil, dirt, make up, and sweat.
– Always wash your skin after sports or working out. Sweat and oil can settle on the skins surface, trapping dirt and bacteria in the pores. The quicker you can get the sweat and oil off your skin the better!
– Use the correct products- make sure all skincare products are oil free and non-comedogenic. Everyone has different skin and different needs. A complete evaluation of the individual particular skin type helps.
– Don’t pick!!! As tempting as it may be to squeeze a pimple – DON’T! Picking and squeezing can make your acne worse and result in scarring. Remember a pimple is temporary but a scar will last. (Photo courtesy of wisegeek.com)
WE HAVE A SPECIALIZED FACIAL FOR TEENAGERS! The treatment is corrective and preventative, specifically designed for teens that consists of two parts. First, our Corrective Skincare Esthetician will work with your teen and give them the real facts about acne. We will break through the myths of acne and teach the correct ways to cleanse, keep skin clean, apply products, how to treat your skin right through diet, and the importance of SPF. The second part of the treatment consists of a facial cleansing, natural exfoliation, gentle extraction, and a cool peel off mask! We offer a variety of realistic options to help your teenager (as young as 10 years old) keep clear!
It is never to early to start looking after your skin!
Call us now 818.981.6130 (Encino) 424.280.4591 (Santa Monica) or book online CorrectiveSkincareLA.com!