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Esthetician recommendations about skin care products for acne, aging skin, oil and visible pour skin conditions, keratosis pilaris, ingrown hairs, post laser treated skin, sunburns, rosacea and more

EYES: 1 Shade Drab to 3 Shade Fab!

Do you always use the same one eye shadow color everyday? Don’t neglect the other colors in your eye shadow pallet—Break free from your everyday routine and learn how easy it is to apply three shades instead of just one! … Continue reading

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Lips: The 3 L’s to a Perfect Pout!

The Perfect Pout: Lip Enhancer, Lip Stick, Lip Gloss and We’ll Provide the 4th L, our Signature Luxury Lip Liner, for FREE! Start with a Lip Treatment. This assures your lip stick will not only stay in place, but will … Continue reading

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5 Beauty Secrets to live by!

Secret #1: Blending is key If you’re not sure how to blend…you use three different colors: pick a nude or light taupe for the base, a highlighter or darker shade for the crease and a main color for the lid. … Continue reading

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Turn your conservative work make up into perfect Evening on the town or Holiday Party look- without taking it all off!

The transition is pretty easy. You want to start with your basics; Foundation, blush, mascara and gloss. Nothing to severe just your normal office look. Then follow these steps for the perfect Smokey eye: For the Smokey Eye 1. Start … Continue reading

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QUESTION: What is the PH level of your Jessner Peel?

It is a standard Jessner solution, 14% each of salicylic, lactic, and resourcinol in SD alcohol. 1.9pH 3 to 5 layers should blanch and frost the face.

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QUESTION: What is the best moisturizer to follow a peel with? Is there a product made specifically for post peeling care? I use the Willowherb Soothing Serum, is that enough moisture?

The Skin Recovery Creme is a very lightweight crème designed to be used after your chemical peel treatments and only for about 3 days after! It doesn’t have any anti-aging properties; it is more of a post peel “healing” crème … Continue reading

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QUESTION: What is Mineral make up? Why is it so much better than regular make up? It seems everyone is wearing mineral make up instead of regular powders and concealers.

Mineral Make up is essentially pure crushed minerals. Two of the minerals are natural sunscreens so the makeup has a built in sun protection. Unlike traditional powders you “buff” the minerals on. The warmth of your skin causes the minerals … Continue reading

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QUESTION: What is a good bronzer product? I don’t want to look orange and I have yet to find a bronzer that doesn’t give you that you can tell your wearing bronzer look!! It must exist because I see perfectly bronzed people all the time! Am I just looking in the wrong places?

Let me just start by saying as a makeup artist by far the hardest task I have had to overcome is finding the perfect bronzer! Just when I was about to give up I came across Mineral Secrets Congo Safari … Continue reading

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QUESTION: Hi my name is Kiley and I hate wearing make-up. I try to wear as little as possible but it always looks bad, I don’t like foundation or powder because it makes my face feel loaded down and very oily. I wash my face every morning and night and take off make-up before I go to bed. I don’t know what the problem is. How can I wear make-up and look like I’m barely wearing any at all?

HI Kiley, let’s take a couple steps back and start with your skincare routine. You mentioned you wash your face am and pm, that’s good! I am curious as to what you do next. Your skincare regime plays a role … Continue reading

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QUESTION: I am new to your site and very hopeful you can help me. I am a 48 year old female who has suffered cystic acne since I was in my late teens. I’m no stranger to dermatologists, but nothing ever really cleared up my skin. I have been using Proactive’s 3-step system for about 7 years now and nothing has kept my acne more under control. Not even the prescriptions the doctors would have me use. A few years back I became concerned that the benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) might be the cause of some deep vertical lines I am getting in the hollows of my cheeks. I don’t know if it’s too harsh for aging skin. In addition to the deep lines, I have quite a bit of hyper pigmentation, whether it is from acne or sun damage. The tops of my cheeks are most likely sun damage (I have an olive complexion) and there are pretty deep holes where large cysts were at one time. I use filler for these before putting on makeup, they are so large. My facial skin has always bothered me, however, I’ve been able to make a pretty drastic difference using makeup. Lately though, this is not the case. The lines are deeper, hyper pigmentation darker, and the old scars seem to be drooping with the skin. The overall appearance of my face has taken on a kind of “wavy” appearance. I can only hope this is the result of so many different skin tones and that there’s a remedy for it. HELP! WHERE DO I BEGIN?

The good news is I can help!! It will however be a process and we will have to address your concerns individually! Your best chance at seeing a result would be a chemical peel. I would suggest Skin Rx Clinic’s … Continue reading

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