Tip of the Month
Hormones trigger hair grown on the body and face -- this is why we see unprecedented activity during puberty
and menopause. And, adolescent girls, being hyperconscious of their appearance, can get into some bad habits early on concerning
depilation, specifically over plucking their brows and shaving their facial hair. The brows often don't grow back, or
grow back in patches, while the upper lip and chin hair may grow back with a, since shaving these areas stimulate androgens,
or male hormones.
Professional brown shaping and facial waxing will prevent this regrettable habits from forming. Talk
with your skin care specialist for more information.
Waxing and the Mom-to-be
For some pregnant
women, hair growth can increase and can become problematic. Waxing during pregnancy is safe. The only caveat is
that those who are pregnant may be more sensitive. Some practitioners say that it's best only to wax through the second
trimester (weeks 12-27) and not the third (weeks 28 to 40). If you have any doubts, talk to your OB-GYN.
In case you haven’t noticed, Oprah
has some pull – she can turn a failing novella into a best-seller faster than you can say “we’ll be right
back after these messages.” So, when Oprah had a skin care specialist to the stars demo the amazing and almost instantaneous
effects of electric current on skin, it’s no wonder thousands of people were speed dialing their skin treatment center
and booking an appointment for a professional treatment.
Electric current, or galvanic current, helps water-soluble
skin care products penetrate deeper into the skin than they can on their own. Electric current also helps increase cell renewal,
and leaves skin firm and hydrated. Our vote? It works! But it isn't for everyone – those who have a history of epilepsy,
neurological disorders or metal implants (such as a pacemaker) shouldn't be treated with electric current. Ask your skin therapist
if its right for you!
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Skin Care Tips for Teens
are bombarded with myths such as chocolate causing pimples and sun exposure healing them. It is important for them to understand
how the skin functions, what happens when breakouts invariably occur, and the steps they can take to clear them. The following
advice about how to keep their skin clear – even simple things like turning their pillowcases inside out if they don’t
have time to wash it, since hair products get transferred to the pillowcase at night and then cause breakouts on the skin.
Never squeeze, pick or pop – and never use a metal implement on your skin – you increase the possibility of
infection and scarring.
2. Ice inflamed lesions twice a day to reduce swelling and redness.
3. Do not bake
in the sun thinking it will clear your acne – it will cause increased dead skin cells that clog the pores and result
in even more breakouts.
4. Breakouts don’t mean dirty skin. Avoid harsh soaps, rough washcloths and scrubs
containing nutshells – they cause irritation and worsen acne.
5. Use skin care products and makeup that are
perfume and oil free and non-comedogenic (won’t contribute to blackheads).
6. Drink plenty of water and eat
leafy greens – water provides hydration and vegetables help the digestive tract eliminate wastes so the skin’t
7. Get seven to eight hours sleep each night – not sleeping enough can cause physical stress making
it difficult to clear acne.
8. Food allergies may aggravate acne – most common include dairy, wheat, preservatives,
9. Get regular skin exfoliating treatments such as enzyme peels, with steam to help prevent the buildup
of skin cells in the pores.
10. Use toothpaste for teeth, not blemishes – for mild acne, use a topical skin
care product containing salicylic acid or 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. Between washing use antibacterial facial wipes to remove
perspiration and bacteria.
11. Blemishes on the chin area are almost always hormone-triggered, related to a
women’s monthly cycle –and this means they will appear faithfully every 28 days – keep the area especially
clean and avoid resting your chin in your hand.
12. Use glass cleaner on cell phones and phone receivers.
Get plenty of exercise to help reduce stress.
If you want to clear up your skin, it is not enough to just
wash your face and use the right brand of cosmetics. Healthy skin is truly a reflection of a healthy bode. Eat well, drink
plenty of water, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and reduce stress as much as possible. And the most valuable tip –
participate in activities that make you feel good about who you are!!!
By Debi Byrns
Clear Up Skin Care