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 🙂

Do You See What I See?

Sometimes I wish my clients could see what I can see under the magnifying lamp.

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When I look at skin under the lamp I can see what you can’t see when you look in the mirror. You can see clear skin but I can see the spots that are on their way up to the surface. It’s my job to let you know how to treat & prevent these brown spots from getting darker & more noticeable. First we figure out if these “spots” are UV induced, hormonally induced, or post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation.

UV induced hyperpigmentation: meaning exposure to the sun, tanning beds, and florescent lighting.  This type of hyperpigmentation is usually evenly across the face and or body. Sometimes it may even look like little freckles.

Hormonally induced hyperpigmentation aka Melasma: Is a fluctuation in hormones. There are a lot of things that can cause this fluctuation (pregnancy, birth control pills, thyroid issues, menopause and or hormone replacement).

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: This can occur after acne has started its healing process, pigmentation will take longer to go away especially if there has been PICKING or you have induced pressure or trauma to the skin.

How to get rid of brown spots

It all comes down to how aware you are of the sun and what you are doing to protect yourself from exposure. Get in the habit of always having your sunscreen, the sun is no joke and your skin is showing you.

Exfoliate – you should only be exfoliating 1-3 times a week to get rid of the top layer of dead skin cells.

Retinoids – Stimulate cell turnover
 
Lighteners: Try and incorporate Hydroquinone or Kojic acid into your daily regimen as it will help to lighten pigmentation. 
Microdermabrasion: can work for faint, superficial pigmentation but it typically takes multiple treatments.
 
Chemical Peels: Vi Peel, PCA Peels, Cosmelan, Obagi are all great chemical peels that help in getting rid of whatever type of hyperpigmentation it is that you have.
 
Lasers: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do your research on the type of laser you will be using
Skincare Products: To see the best results, customers are encouraged to use the cream both day and night

There are several benefits to having a consistent skincare routine

1. Your skin will be in better condition

2. Your skin will work harder for you

3. Your youthful glow will come back

4. With consistency comes visible results

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What’s not to love about AHA peels? This is a fruit acid peeling mask that has a combination of glycolic & lactic acid.

Have you ever had the chance to try an AHA peel ?

– minimizes fine lines & wrinkles
– removes dead skin cells & deep-seated impurities
– accelerates the rate of cell division & thus skin renewal
– ensures a fresh and even complexion with a healthy glow

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