Help! I Need To Brighten My Bikini Area

Esthetics by P Brown can help clean up all of your bikini area concerns.

This question was a DM in my social media, I’m sharing it so all my (lady) clients know, yes, we can help brighten your bikini area.

QUESTION:

Porsche, I need to get rid of this hyperpigmentation around my bikini area, I’m headed to Jamaica to renew my wedding vows in June, what can I do?

ANSWER: 

Believe me, I understand your dilemma, we definitely can help you and we can do it soon so you can check that off your list.  Vaginal hyperpigmentation is common and it can develop from a lot of reasons including hormonal changes.  

You can get a body peel where we’ll lay low-grade acids, like a pumpkin enzyme acid, or I’ve done a hibiscus acid or an apple wine acid, something that is gentle enough to peel your intimate area but strong enough to lift up the hyperpigmentation. 

No Intimate Relations For 3 Days 

If we do a vaginal peel, you will want to wait until three days after the peel to have relations as my grandmother would say.  The reasoning is because you’ll be shedding and there’ll be nothing sexy about it.  Now, once you’ve passed the 72-hour mark, your bikini area will look so good you’ll be wanting to show it off (not suggesting it, just saying).  

Pumpkin Is Perfect for the Bikini Area

Pumpkin is the perfect enzyme to use on the bikini area, because it contains Glyolic Acid.  Glycolic Acid is a water-soluble alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), it has the smallest molecules and is why it’s able to easily penetrate the skin.  Glycolic Acid comes from a natural derivative such as Aloe or Pumpkin.  The pumpkin is also loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, it naturally exfoliates dead skin cells.  Pumpkin will give you a flawless glow, even skin, and reduce ingrown hairs.

So if you’re in need of a vaginal peel or have noticed hyperpigmentation below, let us help you.  Also, if you have any questions about hyperpigmentation, chemical peels, or any skincare questions in general, please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at admin@estheticsbypbrown.com. 

I hope this was helpful and if it was, please leave me a comment below.  Also, please forward this post to anyone you know who would benefit from this information.  Please remember to follow us on social media:FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and IGTV to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.

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Honeycomb Soap: Your Full-Body Moisturizing System

Esthetics by P Brown Honeycomb Soap

Spring has arrived and we’re introducing our newest addition to the “hydrating” soap line – our Honeycomb Soap.  This soap is so refreshing, it will change your bathing routine.  After using with this soap all you’ll feel is hydrated, moisturized skin.  

Don’t Miss Out! Get Your Honey Comb Soap Today!

We cannot narrow down the benefits to just one purpose for this Honeycomb soap.  As I was creating this soap, I thought I needed a product that could benefit the masses without my skincare clients having to come in and see me.  With that being said, I questioned the most common issues our clients deal with, how we could meet those needs in a soap and a recipe that was not just for the yoni area.  I created a solution; this soap is perfectly formulated and pH balanced for the entire body.

Since we have a larger ethnic skincare clientele, I started by reviewing the acids that would aid in exfoliation.  There are 2 types of exfoliation: mechanical and chemical.  Mechanical exfoliation requires a tool to remove dead skin cells.  On the other hand, a chemical exfoliation example is your St Ives scrub, and your apricot seeds, which you can find in some of our other soaps.  

Chemical means an enzyme or acid that uses a chemical reaction to break down the skin cells.  This is important whether you’re dealing with darkness under your arms or hyperpigmentation and darkness in the vaginal area, knees, or back of the neck.   There are so many areas, especially with clients who have eczema and rosacea, because the main problem if you have eczema and rosacea is that your cellular turnover has slowed down to a crawl.   My job as your Ethnic Skincare Specialist, is to retrain and reboost your skin and get it working at its optimal level.  

Side Bar: No one is born with a slow/sluggish cellular turnover.  Usually somewhere between childhood (because parents don’t always know) and young adulthood, your behaviors damage the skin cells, to the point where that turnover cycle has slowed down as the body’s way to protect itself.  And now, you have layers upon layers, upon layers of dead skin.  

So, the Honeycomb Soap comes in and uses the Mandelic Acid and use the Ferulic Acid which is great with managing hormones, promoting collagen production, contains anti-aging properties and will slowly dissolve the buildup of dead skin cells.  However, while its doing that if you saw our Instagram Stories you saw the hydration dripping.  Hydration was dripping with an MCT Rose Oil blend that has a little bit of 24k gold inside, so it’s demineralizing the skin as well. The Mct Oil at its base is a metabolizer, as well as an oil, so you’re getting double the exfoliation.  Mct Oil is so strong that if you pour mct oil into a styro-foam cup, it metabolizes to the point that eventually it will eat through the bottom of the cup.  On your skin, Mct Oil has two purposes: it hydrates your skin and it dissolves bacteria breakup on the skin.   

This soap can be used on your entire body.  If you want to receive these benefits, go to our website and order your Honeycomb Soap today!

For more information about our Honeycomb Soap or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to schedule with us on our website: www.estheticsbypbrown.com.  If you have any questions about skincare, please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at admin@estheticsbypbrown.com

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Kids With Eczema: 2 Quick And Easy Treatments

Does anyone else have this question?

QUESTION:

My four-year-old son has eczema all over his body.   The doctor suggested we use hydrocortisone cream to stop his itching.   My son is so miserable and I can’t keep him from scratching.  He scratches during his sleep and often until his skin bleeds.  Please help me help my son.

RESPONSE:

It sounds like your son’s skin needs exfoliation and hydration.  

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy.  There are seven different types and it’s not contagious.  It often starts in childhood and there is no cure, but there are treatments to help.  There’s a two ingredient scrub you can make in your kitchen that should help soothe his itching.  The two ingredients needed for the scrub are brown sugar and olive oil.

Benefits of Brown Sugar Olive Oil Scrub

Brown Sugar is great for sensitive skin because it’s a natural exfoliator that doesn’t leave microscopic cuts on the skin and it can easily be used on the face, too.  Brown sugar is an anti-bacterial that contains Glycolic acid.   Glycolic acid happens to be an Alpha-hydroxyl acid which has tiny molecules that easily penetrate the skin, it’s often used in anti-aging products.

Olive Oil is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, it moisturizes and fights bacteria.  Olive Oil hydrates the skin naturally.  

You may want to make batches of the Brown Sugar and Olive Oil scrub and apply it to his skin/body three times at night.  

Baby Oil Gel Adds Relief

Another option for relief is if you purchase some baby oil gel and apply it while his skin is wet.  As you gently help dry off your son, the towel can be used to buff the oil into his skin.  The baby oil gel is really good for sealing in moisture.

These are simple lower cost methods to help children with itchiness from eczema.  If you have any further questions about eczema or any skin care questions, please feel free to contact us.  We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…


Help! I Think My Skin’s PH Is Out Of Balance!

I found this question on my social media and chose to answer it here.

Question: My skin has been really dry this winter; will I have to deal with dryness in the spring too?

Answer: Oftentimes, our skincare needs change when the seasons change.  To keep up with the changing conditions, you may need to adjust your pH levels.  

What’s My PH Level?

When I say pH levels, I’m talking about the acid verses alkaline balance in your skin.  A pH level above 7 is alkaline and a pH level below 7 is acidic.  A pH level right at about 7 is considered neutral.  Of course, too much of anything is not good for you, therefore too acidic or too alkaline is not good for you.  

There are a lot of factors that can affect your skin’s pH level, here are a few:

  • Humidity (change of seasons)
  • Air pollution
  • Overexposure of sun
  • Soap and detergents 
  • Cosmetics
  • Sweat
  • Tap water

Try A Low Alkaline Cleanser

One of the ways you can balance your pH level with your skincare routine is by using a low alkaline cleanser.  You’ll want to select a cleanser with a pH level between 2.5 and 4.3.   

Below are some cleanser suggestions based on your skin type:

  • Normal skin – find a mild cleanser.
  • Oily skin – find a cleanser that contains Salicylic Acid.
  • Dry skin – find a cleanser that contains a moisturizer or find a cream based cleanser that includes Lactic Acid
  • Combination skin – look for a mild cleanser that contains Glycolic Acid.
  • Myelinated skin – find a cleanser containing Hybrid Glycolic Acid.
  • Sensitive skin – look for a cream-based cleanser so it moisturizes your skin but does not contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids

I hope this was helpful, please feel free to contact us with any of your skin care questions or to schedule a virtual consultation.  You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…


QUIZ: How Do You Re-use Your Coffee Grounds?

Anyone who knows me, knows my love language is a delicious cup of coffee.  Me and Coffee have a whole relationship, it touches parts of my soul in ways only Jesus knows.   Therefore, I have perfected repurposing coffee.  Let’s talk about coffee and skincare.

There Are So Many Benefits To Coffee 

Coffee contains antioxidants, polyphenols and one of the best ingredients for skin tightening – caffeine.  Studies have found that merely drinking coffee can help protect against aging from sun rays.  

Benefits to Reusing Coffee Grounds:  

Coffee & Honey Facial Scrub Recipe:

½ c moist ground coffee + 3T Raw Local Honey (antibacterial and humectant – keeps skin moist). Apply to face in gentle sweeping circles.

I hope this was helpful and you learned something you didn’t know about the benefits of coffee.  If you have any questions regarding this post or any of our services, please feel free to contact us.  We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

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How To Reduce Muscle Soreness And Swelling With Lymphatic Massage

What is a Lymphatic Massage?

A Lymphatic Massage is a light pressure massage where the therapist manipulates the tissues to allow the lymph fluids to drain more freely.  

Benefits of a Lymphatic Massage

The Lymphatic Massage may have a favorable effect on your health as the lymphatic system helps improve circulation.  When your lymphatic system is efficient it may reduce muscle soreness and weakness and decrease swelling.

Additional benefits to Lymphatic Drainage:

  • It can help your body fight infection.
  • It can help with reducing inflammation.
  • It can helps with edema.
  • Shows positive results in reducing Fibromyalgia symptoms.
  • Shows positive results in reducing bloating, constipation, and digestive problems.

What are the effects of massage on the lymphatic system?

During a massage, lymphatic drainage stimulates the lymphatic system and increases lymph flow which improves the efficiency of the lymphatic system. 

Does lymphatic drainage massage work for weight loss?

Lymphatic massage may not directly produce permanent weight loss (results) it may however help with:

  • Eliminating excess body weight  
  • Ridding your body of waste that it naturally produces 
  • Aid in boosting your metabolism.     

3 Services to Help Boost Your Results:

  1. Cavitation Liposuction
  2. 30 minute Sauna Treatments
  3. Detox Body Wrap

Our Lymphatic Massage is found in Our Post Opt Treatments:  

Post-Liposuction Lymphatic Massage + Post-Lipo Wound Care

DISCLAIMER: This is not a service for you if you have been diagnosed with Congested Heart Failure, Blood Clots, Kidney Problems, infections or circulation problems.  Not all spa therapists are qualified to provide this service.  Esthetics by P Brown has been designated as an Essential Business through the State of Tennessee because P. Brown is a registered nurse and therefore provides some Post-Operational Services for clients from hospitals and doctors.   

I hope this was helpful.  If you have any questions regarding any of our services, please feel free to contact us.  We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

Also, remember to follow us on social media:
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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…


How Regular Waxes Can Keep Your Skin Soft And Smooth

There are many benefits to allowing us to assist you with hair removal. Smoother skin is simply one benefit and the results could last 3-4 weeks depending on how quickly your hair grows.  At Esthetics by P Brown, we use Stephanie Layne’s wax.  This wax has an oil base versus a polymer which means it does not contain plastic. Whether we use the hard wax or soft wax depends on the coarseness of the hair.  If your hair is really coarse, we’ll use the hard wax, but if your hair is fine we tend to use a soft wax.  We use the low temperature wax and it’s less painful. 

Hard Wax Versus Soft Wax

What is Hard Wax?

Hard wax has a thick consistency.   When it’s applied, it hardens on the skin and maintains a workable consistency that doesn’t require strips to be used, the wax works as the strip.  It melts at a lower temperature, so it feels comfortable to the skin.

What is Soft Wax? 

Soft wax doesn’t stick to the skin, but it does stick to the hair.   With this wax, strips are used to remove the hair.  

What Happens When I Schedule a Wax Appointment?

When you schedule any wax appointment with the exception of some face wax appointments, you’ll receive an email that provides instructions on how you’ll need to prepare for the appointment.  Instructions may vary, for example, you may be asked to exfoliate 24-48 hours prior to the appointment.  You also may be asked to refrain from using any harsh chemicals on the area for approximately 48 hours.  For example, if your cleanser contains retinal, and you’re scheduling a wax appointment for your face, you would want to stop using the retinal on your face 24 – 48 hours prior to your appointment.   Be sure to check our wax services under Brow and Wax Bar .

Common Wax Services:

Back Wax – hair is waxed from the base of your neck, including shoulders, to the small of your back.

Bikini Wax – we wax the panty-line and across the top, if you wear a bikini it prevents hairs from being seen.

Brazilian Wax – we wax from the front all the way to the back, including the butt.

Brow Wax – after assessing your ideal brow, we wax, trim, and tweeze to design the best shape.

Chest Wax – hair is waxed from the collarbone down to the hip bone.

Chin & Neck Wax – we wax your chin according to your needs and may wax from your jawbone to your collarbone.

Full Face Wax – everything is waxed from forehead, eyebrows, cheeks, sideburns, lip, chin, and under jawbone.  This does not include the nose.

Underarm Wax – we wax the entire armpit and tweeze any stray hairs.  

*Another option for your brows is Brow Tint which darkens the brows or changes the color.  Colors can be custom-blended.

At Esthetics by P Brown, we give you pampering at a price you can afford.  Our books fill up quickly, so if you are planning to schedule an appointment, you’ll want to schedule it soon. 

I hope this was helpful.  If you have any questions regarding any of our services, please feel free to contact us.  We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

Also, remember to follow us on social media:
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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…


Yes, We’ll Help You Maintain Healthy Nails

One of the most pampering experiences you can have is when someone else cares for your hands and feet.  Our organic manicures and pedicures are luxurious spa treatments that take your pampering experience to new levels. 

It’s very important that you pay attention to your nail health.  Believe it or not, your nail health can give clues to how well your body is functioning.  Problems with your liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails.  In those cases, you’ll want to consult a physician.  

Our manicurists provide more than nail health for your hands and feet.  They are also talented in softening, design and other preferences.  

Here are a few of the most requested services from our Nail Bar:

Classic Manicure

Classic Manicure includes the following steps:  cut, file, cuticle care, massage and polish.

Classic Pedicure

Classic Pedicure includes the following steps:  cut, file, buff, scrub, massage, hot towels, polish. 

Classic Foot Facial 

Classic Foot Facial includes the following steps: cut, file, buff, scrub, oil massage, hot towels, moisturize, hot towels, replenish and repair with Organic Spa mask, hot towels, polish.

Dip w/o Manicure 

Dip w/o Manicure includes the following steps: cut, file, clean cuticles (if necessary), apply dip, clear gel top-coat. 

Herbal Detox Foot Soak

Herbal Detox Foot Soak includes the following steps:  A special Organic Herbal Blend is added to moisturizing water, feet are gently placed in the water to soak, feet are dried.

*This is a very relaxing service after a long day, long week, or just the need of a quick bit of pampering. 

Paraffin Wax (Add-in Service)

Paraffin wax is a heated, luxurious treatment that helps lock moisture into your skin.  It can be requested following a manicure and is usually done before nails are polished, unless the client receives a gel-polish service.   

Paraffin Wax steps includes the following steps:  Hands dipped in heated paraffin wax, then placed in plastic gloves and a warmer, hands sit for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, gloves are removed, paraffin wax is removed, and remaining oil is moisturized into the skin.  

No Manicure Parafin Wax service includes the following steps:  Organic Spa Sugar scrub applied from hands up to mid-arm, moisturize with Organic Spa oil-based lotion, hands are dipped heated paraffin wax, then placed in plastic gloves and a warmer, hands sit for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, gloves are removed, paraffin wax is removed, and remaining oil is moisturized into the skin.  

QUICK & EASY TIP FOR CUTICLE CARE  

Since we’ve been washing our hands more frequently to help fight against catching COVID-19, a lot of people are frequently experiencing dry hands and cuticles.  The ingredients for this quick tip may easily be found in your kitchen.  Take about 1-2  tablespoon of olive oil or non-comedogenic coconut oil and heat it a little.  Then while you’re watching tv, simply rub the oil on your cuticles and around your fingers.  This technique will add moisture to your skin, relieve dry, brittle cuticles, and may aid in healthy nail growth. 

At Esthetics by P Brown, we give you pampering at a price you can afford.  Our books are filling up quickly so if you are planning on scheduling an appointment, you’ll want to schedule it soon. 

I hope this was helpful.  If you have any questions regarding any of our services, please feel free to contact us.  We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

Also, remember to follow us on social media:
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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…


How to Burn 750 Calories in 45 Minutes

Neurotris Body Toning & Contouring

Have you set your New Year’s Resolutions to reduce your sagging glutes and soft abs in 2021?  Add us to your team and we’ll help you meet your goals quicker.  You may even be able to burn 750 calories in 45 minutes.  

Our Neurotris  (Electric Muscle Stimulator – EMS) helps give your body a non-surgical lift.  This is a microcurrent machine that causes lower level currents to sculpt the body.  The service is helpful with muscle toning, deep muscle building, muscle endurance, losing inches, smoothing cellulite, and lymphatic drainage, and tightening skin.  This is a form of passive treatment; you’ll be doing  nothing while you’re receiving the treatment and it’s possible to notice results after your first session. 

How Long Do the Results Last? 

Results generally last an estimated two weeks with one treatment and up to 3 months with 3-6 treatments.

The EMS Helped Obese Women Lose Body Fat (study)  

In the study, a group received 30 minutes of high frequency current therapy on their stomachs,  three days a week for six weeks.  The researchers measured the women’s waist circumference, body mass index, subcutaneous fat mass (fat under the skin), and total body fat percentage. They found that the service was beneficial for reducing the levels of abdominal obesity in young women. 

Who’s The Ideal Client For This Service?

Anyone who is looking to reduce fat, increase their athletic performance, boost their endurance; and create more muscle definition in areas such as arm, abs, and glutes.

When you’re on the website, you can find this service under the Neu Body Toning & Contouring.   For scheduling purposes, the services include:  

Neu Full Body Toning

Neu AB Contouring

Neu Arm Toning

Neu Thigh Toning.

I hope this was helpful.  If you have any questions regarding any of our services, please feel free to contact us.  We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…


Quiz: What’s Your Favorite Detox Service?

Please don’t beat yourself up if you overindulged during the holidays.  Simply schedule some time with us, we’ve got a list of services that will help you detox and replenish.  

The Best Place for Post-Holiday Detox is with Esthetics by P Brown

Here’s a list of our Detox Services:

Infrared Sauna

Our Infrared Sauna offers so many benefits, whether you are detoxing, cleansing, or resetting your health goals, your end result will be an exhilarating experience.  If you have ever spent time in an infrared sauna, then you know exactly what I am talking about; however, if you haven’t, then I invite you to step into ours, especially after the holidays and experience the healing—that awaits you. 

Herbal Steam Sauna

The Herbal Steam Sauna is a step above the Infrared Sauna.  It occurs in either a steam unit or in the Infrared Sauna.  The difference is that essential oils are added to the sauna experience to aid in detoxification and relaxation.

Yoni Steam

The Yoni Steam will not only help your body detox, but it will also help balance your hormones.  You’ll sit over the herbs in a heated unit that will help pull the toxins out of your yoni and your body as you sweat.  Women say this services leaves them absolutely revived!

Reiki Detox 

Another option for detox is through a Reiki service.  Reiki is a holistic energy treatment that aids in relaxation and stress reduction.  Reiki helps reduce the flow of negative energy surrounding you and can help bring you back to an authentic calm and mindset.  

Massage Therapy

For a more hands on detox, schedule an appoint with one of our Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs).  Our LMT’s will manipulate the muscles in your body to help your body do more than detox.  Massage therapy can help relieve pain, heal injuries, knead out knots, improve circulation, reduce other stress points in the body, and (literally)help the body relax.  

Organic Refresh Facial

Schedule a facial for a detox for your face.  There are so many benefits linked to facials that there’s not enough space to name them all.  Here are some basics: facials increase circulation, help improve the skins ability to remain hydrated, help fight against free radicals and the aging process and allows for the renewal of skin cells. 

So, regardless of the detox service you choose, our aim as always is to make your experience relaxing, replenishing and rejuvenating.  You’ll definitely want to keep your body hydrated during any of these services because your body will be flushing toxins continually.  

I hope this was helpful.  If you have any questions regarding any of our services, please feel free to contact us.  We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

Also, remember to follow us on social media:
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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…