Esthetics Q and A

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First, I find that a lot of people are not familiar with the term aesthetician. A great portion of what an aesthetician does, requires a lot more than just a taste for beauty. The Beauty Industry is extremely innovative and forever changing and it has grown far past making someone look beautiful. As skin technicians, we focus on the health of the skin (your largest organ). So if a “healthy” skin means it is esthetically pleasing? So be it. We are all part of the beauty industry that ranges from fighting acne (or other skin conditions) to makeup and a whole lot in between. It excites me to see that society, as a whole, has jumped on the health and wellness train. It is not just us “woo-woo’s” anymore. Although the care and keeping of a healthy lifestyle is always relative. Some of us do take further measures and grant it a “necessity.” I mean, we go as far as glueing mink lashes on top of our natural lashes to make our eyes stand out because we were not blessed with a voluptuous blink.  But lets face it, it all comes back to looking good. When you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good  “Sun beams out of your eyeballs and you spread bright light upon everyone on earth.” (or something like that).

Q: What do you think is the very best thing that I can do for my skin?

A: Well, it depends on the result you are seeking and what shape your skin is currently in. There are a lot of really great treatments out there. But the most important thing you can do for your skin is internal.  Healthy skin begins on the inside. Eat clean, drink lots of water, eliminate processed foods, skip sugar, use sunscreen, ( but you already do that right?) get good sleep, and DO NOT SMOKE.  Along with all of that, a good “at home” regimen is best. Find a good aesthetician and book a consultation. They will be able to get you started in the right direction. Consultations are most often complimentary.

Q: Will Brazilian waxing stretch my labia?

A: Yeah, I went there.  Sorry, it is a common question.  ( I am not kidding, I have had several people ask this.  Typically, while I am in the middle of a brazilian wax. ( I do a lot of those) I believe there was an article in Vanity Fair or Cosmo about this ( or so I was told).  Not only does it make me laugh but it is total Hog Wash!  Unless your aesthetician has a really,  really slow (and painful) pull and waxes you more often than you brush your teeth, this should never be an issue. Your skin should be pulled taut and the only thing that should be stretching is the root of the hair as it comes out of the follicle. Even that is not likely.  Really? do you truly believe that s#*t.  No, just NO.

Q: What is Microblading? And what do you think about it?

A: Microblading is permanent makeup up. Not like the permanent makeup that looks grey and shady, it is way better.  It is hair-like strokes tattooed into your brow to create that brow you have been longing for since you over tweezed your brows back in High School. Tattoo artists, aestheticians and cosmetologist have jumped in on the trend and are packed into training sessions all over the globe. [I, however, am not. It is a whole different licence regulated by the state and with that, comes malpractice insurance and lots of other things]

Anyway… sorry got off subject. Should you do it? YES! It is the best permanent makeup technique I have ever seen. But do your research. Make sure your artist is insured and you have seen plenty of  before and after photos of their work. It can be pretty pricey but well worth it. But seriously, just do your research.

Q: What is Dermablading?

A: It is a manual exfoliation where your skin is literally shaved. It does not hurt, it is   featherlike strokes on the skin. Feels like such. The Vellus hair (peach fuzz) is removed as well as the top layer of dead skin cells. This causes better absorption of product and evens the skin tone, decreasing hyperpigmentation. After this treatment your makeup no longer sits on top of your skin and it blends beautifully.  (if you even wear makeup after this treatment) It is a total GAME CHANGER!  My skin has never ever looked as good as it does after I started this treatment. It’s all sorts of YES! My clients LOVE this treatment!

 

I chose the top 4 of the common questions frequently asked. I could go on for hours on this subject but want to keep it short and sweet. So, If you have any more questions please leave them in the comments, I’d be happy to answer them for you. Meanwhile enjoy beaming bright light to everyone around on earth. 😉

Brightness upon you,

Monica

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