Why I Love The Double Cleanse Method

cleansing oil removes oil-based matter – sebum, dirt, pollution, water-resistant makeup, and stubborn sunscreen.

A cleansing oil is an excellent way to cleanse oily skin and control blackheads, breakouts, and other congestion. This is because oil attracts oil. So if you have acne do not be afraid to double cleanse it’s key to your skincare routine. 

A very gentle & thorough cleansing day & night is the foundation of effective skincare. Moisturizing serums and creams are absorbed 10x better. 

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Ingredients :

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.

 

 

 

 

  1. Prepare. Either mix your oils together ahead of time, or you can use just 1 type of oil.
  2. Cleanse. Pour the oil in the palm of your hand and then apply gently all over your dry face. Massage firmly, but gently, always moving upwards. Massage for 2 minutes.
  3. Rinse.  Rinse off your face with warm water & slowly begin to wipe off with a wet warm washcloth. Rinse your washcloth and repeat until you’ve wiped all the oil off your skin.

After the oil cleanse you can then go into your facial cleanser of your choice. 

Below oils are great to use as the first step in your double cleanse routine. I personally love the pre cleanse by Dermalogica because it has rice bran in it along with some other amazing ingredients.

 

 

 

      *Jojoba (all skin types, but very desirable for acne-prone skin)

  • Sweet almond 
  • Grapeseed 
  • Avocado
  • Sunflower Seed 
  • Apricot Kernel 
  • Argan 

Happy Cleansing 🙂

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) For Your Skin

 “The basis to a healthy clear skin begins with a comprehensive cleansing routine.”

I get a lot of questions about AHA’s so I wanted to break it down & let you know how it works. AHA’s are pretty amazing & a must have in your skincare routine. The two main types of AHA’s are called glycolic acid & lactic acid. It’s a chemical exfoliant that causes the cells of the epidermis (top layer of skin) to become “unglued” allowing the dead skin cells to slough off, making room for regrowth of new skin cells. Because you are removing the outer layer of the skin you must use an SPF (SUPER IMPORTANT) The layers underneath are very vulnerable to UV rays. Even if your not exfoliating you should always be using SPF everyday, that’s the most important beauty item you will ever buy. If I was allowed 1 beauty product on a deserted tropical island it would be SPF.

 

What do AHA’s do for my skin?

They help clear blemishes, hydrate the skin and lighten pigment spots by loosening  layers of dead cells clinging to the skin’s surface. They also reduce fine lines & improve skin’s texture. Alpha hydroxy acid is your dead skin “detacher.” Imagine your skin as many cells, held together by a “glue.” AHA works by loosening up this glue and letting the cells fall away easier which reveals new skin underneath. 

 

Lactic Acid ? Tell me more

The greatest benefit of having a professional lactic acid peel is that it is gentler on your skin than most other types of peels.  Unlike a glycolic acid peel or a salicylic acid peel, a lactic acid peel is extra gentle and good for even the most sensitive skin. Lactic Acid peels are a wonderful choice for those undergoing a peel for the first time.

 

Glycolic Acid? What’s this going to do?

Glycolic acid is the most active and effective of the AHAs. It is the only AHA that is able to penetrate through the cell walls due to its tiny molecular size. Glycolic acid helps to bind water to the skin which increases skin hydration & gives you that healthy glow. 

 

Why should I use an AHA?

 To help to reveal brighter, healthier, and plumper skin beneath. If you feel like your skin is looking very dull & unhealthy then you should invest in an AHA. If you have sun-damage and dry skin this will help skin retain more water thus improving the moisture content & allowing your serums & moisturizers to penetrate deeper & work better. 

 

 

 

 

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 To start seeing improvement you need to complete a series of peels, generally 6 peels spaced between 3 – 4 weeks. If you have acne I would recommend a BHA. 

Before you decide to try acid peel treatment, it’s wise to visit a skin care specialist who performs these peels on a regular basis and understands your unique needs.

 

 

 

Get That Glow

I love sheet masks especially right after a flight. I used this for the first time last night right before bed & I woke up with a healthy glow. My skin feels so hydrated & refreshed after I use this mask I will recommend it to all my friend. You only have to leave on for 5 minutes but I left it on for 10. Some of the active ingredients are hyaluronic acid, betaine & vitamin b5.

 

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Hello Saturday ! 

#DoctorBabor Collagen Booster Therapy Facial at the Aqua Star Babor Beauty Spa at #TheBeverlyHilton Using ultra-potent #hyaluronicacid & #collagen to plump the skin & smooth out lines & #wrinkles. First I apply a collagen sheet mask to the skin then a I sculpt the face with a plaster mask to enhance the effects of the treatment. This lifts, reshapes the facial contours & creates an occlusion effect on the skin which speeds up absorption of the active ingredients. #bblogger #skincare #Babor #myfavorite #beautycare #esthetician #skincarejunkie #instabeauty #baborspa 


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Gifts From Babor

I love when we get gifts at work ! Rounded peach kernals in the mild peel feels great on the skin & fluid/serums are always great to re-boot for the skin. 

SHISEIDO IBUKI PURIFYING CLEANSER IS ON MY FACE 🕐🕗🕦 



Modern Men Get Facials

If you love the man in your life treat him to a spa facial, he deserves great skin too. I love that more & more men are stepping up their skincare game. Trust me guys a woman will appreciate you more if you have soft clear skin. You will feel better & you will look better.


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The top picture is my husband getting a facial by me 🙂

Red Carpet Ready Skin

One of my favorite beauty blogger’s (Marianna Hewitt) came to the spa I work at to have a Red Carpet Ready Facial. She also wrote a blog about it because she loved it so much!!

 

Visit her blog to see all the pretty pictures 🙂

Article Below Via Red Carpet Ready Skin – La La Mer by Marianna Hewitt.

 

Living in Los Angeles, you hear a TON about “Award Season”. Well, just incase you aren’t a celebrity that won’t stop you from looking like one. The Beverly Hilton is home to the Golden Globes and has an incredible spa fit for a star. I stopped by to get a facial that had my skin glowing just in time to shine.

I may not be walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes, but I want my skin to look just as good as those celebs all year long. So to get my face ready for my close up, I went to the AQUA Star BABOR Beauty Spa inside the iconic hotel. I laid down for their signature Red Carpet Ready facial using Babor products.

BABOR originated in Germany and their products use the best products found in nature for your skin while combining them with advanced science (sounds fancy right?!) Amy Adams, Naomi Watts and Zooey Deschanel are fans of the brand.

First, I started by having a cup of tea and cozying up in a robe in their waiting room until I was taken back to start my 80 minute treatment. Most facials you just lay there as the esthetician works on your face but this treatment had a little extra pampering. I starting on my stomach as I got a mini back rub with hot stones then we started on my facial.

All of the products smelled INCREDIBLE! And unlike other facials, I walked out with glowing skin instead of having to hide the rest of the day. That night, I applied makeup over my fresh facial and my skin looked better than ever.

So if you swing by the Beverly Hilton this weekend, you can stop at the spa to look just as good as the celebs and even spot some hanging around for the big event!

 

 

P.S. Everyone that comes into the spa falls in love with our facials & products. Babor is one of the best skincare lines I’ve ever worked with, I truly see the difference in people’s skin instantly. 

Electrotherapy

Electro therapy is extremely small pulsating currents of electricity. The external addition of micro-current will increase the production of protein synthesis, oxygenation, ion exchange, absorption of nutrients, and helps with the elimination of waste products. Electrical treatments offer ways to address the issues that go with any skin condition to help clients maintain not only a youthful appearance, but also a good skin health.

Incorporating these treatments into your skincare will give you dramatic anti-aging benefits.

Benefits and effects of Galvanic:

• Tightening and firming of tissues.

• Oxygenation of cells.

• Calms and soothes the skin.

• Restores critical moisture.

• Regenerates the skin.

Benefits of High Frequency:

• Stimulates circulation of the blood.

• Increases glandular activity.

• Aids in elimination of toxins and absorption of nutrients to the cell.

•  Increases metabolism.

• Germicidal action occurs during use.

• Generates heat inside the tissues.

• Aids in deeper penetration of product into the skin.

Benefits of Microcurrent:

• Improve muscle tone in face and neck.

• Lift jowls and eyebrows.

• Skin exfoliation.

• Sun damaged treatment.

• Increase product penetration.

• Reduce wrinkles and eliminate fine lines

• Improve facial circulationimages

 

Electrotherapy is not for everyone : pregnant,pacemaker,braces,metal implants,piercings,high blood pressure, heart problems should not have electrotherapy. Always check with your doctor before having any procedures/treatments done.