We are introducing a new soap and we’re excited about it. The special ingredient in this soap is Spirulina. You may have heard of this superfood, it’s a great ingredient to add to your smoothies and juices because it’s loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and helps lower cholesterol along with its an anti-inflammatory with brain protective properties.
What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae. It’s a complete protein and it contains all the essential amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids, chlorophyll, antioxidants, B vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, iron, minerals and phycocyanobilin.
While Spirulina is great for consumption, it’s equally as beneficial when used on top of your skin. It’s antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties carry the potential to help skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It fights free radicals and reduces the signs of aging. It helps tighten the skin and may help with the production of collagen.
According to a study done in 2020, spirulina applied topically was found to be more effective than an antibiotic cream because of its high antioxidant and antimicrobial effects and has fewer side effects. Spirulina in an ointment applied twice daily was found to help relieve eczema.
Aids In Cellular Renewal
Just like other superfood ingredients, spirulina helps reduce the appearance of dull skin, detoxifies, and encourages cell renewal. Therefore, it leaves your skin looking and feeling radiant and with a special glow.
This super bar should be launching soon. So make sure you stay connected with us, if you’re interested in trying it.
For more information about this superfood bar 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For the first minute or so, you’ll want to massage the cleanser into your skin. Start with your cheeks and chin and work your way in a circular motion around to your forehead.
You want to make sure it has time to break down any oil barriers on your skin and start removing the dirt. Notice, when you start to feel drag in your skin, then you know you have massaged it well enough. Once you start to feel it absorb, you’ll know its kind-of getting past that first barrier.
Make sure your skin has absorbed the cleanser.
*This is when a gentle scrubber comes in handy. You can get one at the Day Spa.
Since I have eczema, it’s my routine to put a tiny bit of water on the scrubber, then take the scrubber and rub it on your face to emulsify the cleanser. Rub it in a circular motion, you don’t have to press in, just go over gently in a circular motion upward; remember to apply it to your nose and because of the material, it should literally conform to your skin.
Then, without re-wetting it, switch hands and start on the opposite side, making sure everything is good and scrubbed. As you are going over the opposite side add a tiny bit more water to the scrubber (if you need to) just to emulsify the skin.
You will know you have a good cleanser when there’s no dirt on your scrubber when you finish. Now I believe in sanitizing, so my scrubber will get cleaned with antibacterial soap and dropped in the Barbicide (salon disinfectant).
Now with a regular dry towel, I use white because I don’t like extra dies on my face.
Add water and go ahead and remove the cleanser.
As you dry off your face, you may notice a slight amount of redness, but don’t be alarmed, that’s a sign of deep clean.
Another reason the scrubber is used is to break up any oil buildup on your skin. You’ll want to see all that removed from your skin, if you don’t remove it – it won’t come off.
Now the reason you want to do it with a damp towel is because you want your face somewhat damp when you go to the next step.
Coconut Oil In Your Nighttime Routine
In my nightly routine, my next step is coconut oil. One of the misconceptions that we often make is we assume coconut oil will clog our skin.
For this application, you only need a little – about ½ teaspoon. After you get the oil fully applied, you want another dry towel to gently remove any access oil, and then … look at your face GLO!
At the end of the routine, hopefully what you’ll see is freshness, elasticity, and bounce-back skin. Once you get used to the routine, it will be really quick and you’ll be able to do it speedily, especially during those times when you feel too tired.
I hope this was helpful. Please feel free to contact us with any of your skincare questions, to schedule a virtual consultation, or to inquire about other services we offer. Please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at email@example.com
Occlusives are moisturizing agents that work by forming a protective layer on the surface of your skin and create a physical barrier to help prevent water loss from the skin’s surface, while protecting the skin from external irritants. The effect is that you retain moisture on your skin, reduce irritation and restore the skin’s barrier.
Common occlusive agents include waxes (carnauba and beeswax), silicone, oils (olive and soybean), dimethicone, lanolin, mineral oil and white petrolatum.
Occlusives often have a thick, heavy consistency when used topically, this thickness helps them be seen as an ideal choice for very dry skin.
If you have traumatized or severely dry skin, we’d love to work with you. Book a consultation with one of our skin care experts and let us help you protect your skin by providing recommendations specific to your needs.
If you have anyskincare questions, please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope this was helpful and if it was, please leave me a comment below. If you know who would benefit from this information, feel free to forward this post to them. For those who enjoy learning this type of material, our Esthetics Institute is now enrolling for September, for more information, please email us at email@example.com.
You may not know this, but I have Eczema and Grade 2 acne; my skin doesn’t know what will work for it—any day of the week. I have to finesse my skin so I don’t look like a snake with pimples. All of that takes work and if your skin is as finicky as mine, you’ll want to do all thatit takes with a professional.
I don’t let everyone touch my skin because if you mess it up it’s going to take a 28-day cycle to fix it…and that won’t make me happy. With my skincare, I need someone who isn’t just calling themselves an expert; I need someone who has a track record and can provide proof and references if I ask. Can I call the person you helped?
Become A Part Of The Tribe
What I love about my clients is that if I say to them, “I have someone who had the same issue you have, and (working together) this is how much we accomplished with their skin…” You can call them. My clients will talk to anyone about their skincare journey and progress. I don’t have a single client that would say no… why? Because we’re in this together. They would say, “Porsche, please tell her/him to call me so I can share how this went…so I can share where I was emotionally and where I am now—so I don’t have to beat my face (apply makeup) every morning.
We are a family here and that’s the atmosphere I choose to set every day so people can relax in our care. We’re a tribe.
That being said, you will want to select a professional who understands the concept of leading a “tribe.” You want someone who knows what your pH levels should look like – stable. Someone who will design a clear game plan and will not charge you (extra) for being on an emotional journey.
You Can Trust Us With Your Emotional Skincare Journey
Unfortunately in this industry, some professionals know that when your face is not the way you want it – it is emotional. Emotional consumers will pay for convenience while they are in their emotions. Some professionals take advantage of emotional clients and overcharge them because they know people will pay anything to fix their skin. Therefore, you need someone with integrity.
At Esthetics by P Brown, our philosophy is to help improve the confidence and self-esteem of our clients. Our goal is to provide affordable skincare so we can extend our reach across the country. Although I have clients in 49 states and 5 countries, my team takes the journey with each client whether you walk into the day spa or reach us through virtual consultations.
So… please remember that when you pick your professional, you’ll want to find someone who will work—with you—through your journey. We’ve always got room in the tribe, come see us.
I hope this was helpful, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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?
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 anyskincare questions in general, please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at email@example.com.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Overexposure of sun
Soap and detergents
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 email@example.com.
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.
Coffee grounds are great for exfoliation, they smooth and soften skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite because caffeine helps stimulate the enzymes that break down fat (this is why it helps reduce cellulite).
Spent grounds can be used in a DIY Foot Scrub with Epson salt and Grapeseed oil or olive oil.
Helps reduce inflammation or puffiness around the eyes because it stimulates blood flow or dilates blood vessels that increase blood flow which helps with tightening skin. Since Coffee contains chlorogenic acids, it may magically restrict blood vessels.
Applying (brewed) coffee to the hair can be a great way to help rebalance the pH levels of the hair and scrubbing spent coffee grounds on the scalp can help remove dead skin cells.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you’ve probably noticed, Fall has officially arrived. If you look outside, you’ll see the leaves are starting to change colors and in some places, leaves are already falling off the trees. I love fall, it’s during this season that I get to exchange my summer clothes for boots and cardigans.
Another transition I make during the change of seasons is with my skincare products. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I’ve got some new bars of soap that we can’t seem to keep on the shelves. I’ll add the link below for you to learn more about our new soaps.
Since the season has changed, there’s no reason for your skin to lose its luster and glow. Below are 3 secrets to keep your skin looking moisturized and healthy this Fall.
These 3 Tips Will Keep Your Skin Looking Flawless During Seasonal Change
INVEST IN THE PROPER CLEANSER
Cleansers don’t come in One Size Fits All (Seasons). People like to tell you they do, especially if you are purchasing over the counter (OTC) products because that’s how those companies make their money. However, when you purchase professional skincare products, they have smaller molecules so they’re better able to penetrate the skin and give you the best results.
The reason you come to a skincare specialist like me, is so I can examine your skin during a facial, determine your skin type, and suggest the proper products for you based on your skin type. If you are not one of my clients, then, you will want to start seeing an aesthetician and you’ll want to see one at least every season. You’ll need a facial for all four seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Your skin more than likely will change with the weather. However, if you invest in the wrong products for your skin type, it will throw off your pH levels and it will take a professional longer to get them back in balance.
2. EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE
We’re in Fall, but headed into Winter, so your skin will get dryer and the skin cells will build-up. This is when you’ll want to exfoliate. It’s okay to exfoliate daily as long as you vary your exfoliants. You may do so by using a light enzyme, a light acid, and a light manual scrub. If you don’t know what I am talking about or you’re not familiar with these terms, please either leave comments or contact us directly.
*Side note: For those who are pregnant – since the skin is sensitive and even more-so with a little one inside you – you will want to exfoliate with brown sugar.
You’ll want to apply the proper moisturizer. If you have oily skin – please avoid using an oil-based moisturizer and make sure you get a water-based moisturizer. If you have dry skin, use a more emollient moisturizer. However, if you don’t know your skin type, please contact us and we will help you schedule a consultation to get the answers to your questions and take care of your needs.
For help with determining your skin type, to schedule a virtual consultation, or to inquire about other services we offer, please feel free to contact us. You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at email@example.com.
Hey tribe, I have finally done it. Done what? You may be asking…
I created a face cleanser with roses, milk and froth. I’m so excited about this cleanser. I’ve personally been using this cleanser for about a year now. It took me about a year to get the consistency just right. So, I’m going to be honest, this isn’t what you buy at the dollar store or drug store and if you’re a client or part of the tribe, you know, every product with my name on it starts in my kitchen, before it goes to our lab in Canada and… I did it!
How to use the Milk & Roses Moisturizing Cleanser
This is the easiest, it only requires 2 things to get that all over glow and to be clear, we are doing this because Fall is here. I don’t care what your calendar says. If you notice, it’s getting dark at 6:30PM, mosquitos have come out, and the pollen count is high. As far as I’m concerned, Fall has arrived. As far as your skin is concerned, Fall is here.
The 2 things you need:
your pore cricket which is your silicone exfoliator
How to apply the Milk & Roses Moisturizing Cleanser
You are going to literally run water over your pore cricket and swirl it around in your cleanser. The container is so big that this soap is going to last you a long time. I want you to remember that this is a milk soap so you’ll not want to look for it to be too sudsy, it literally is a rose and milk cleanser and it’s going to feel like you are putting lotion on your skin.
Once you swirl the pore cricket along the cleanser, you may have to apply a tiny bit of pressure, to get the pore cricket to pick up the cleanser. Once you have cleanser on the pore cricket, you’ll want to gently scrub the entirety of your face with the pore cricket. I use hot water whenever I do this.
You’ll want to apply the pore cricket to your face in a circular motion around your face, starting on one cheek and moving in a circular motion all the way around your face. It’s not going to be foaming, and while cleaning your face with this cleanser, you may question if you are actually cleansing your skin. The answer is: YES
Many clients are used to that squeaky clean, feel, but with this cleanser, that’s not what you’re looking for. After applying the cleanser all over your face, take a clean, wet towel, and wipe your face. I think the scent of the goat milk and the rose petals is divine.
If you know me, you know I love a good cleanse. This is really good for removing makeup. Now, if you have a pore cricket, you’ll want to keep it sanitized. I personally send mine through the dishwasher, but you can scrub it down, soak it in barbicide, whatever you choose. Just keep it sanitized and keep it clean. If you got it from us, it comes with its own clear case. Slide it right back into that case when it’s not in use.
The contents of this Milk & Roses Moisturizing Cleanser
Goat milk – it allows a creamier consistency, it’s gentle on the skin, adds nourishment (vitamin A – anti aging and Selenium – helps prevent dry skin), includes AHA (Alpha-hydroxy acids) and therefore is a gentle exfoliant.
Rose Petals – loaded with antioxidants, moisturizing and great for dry skin, has anti-inflammatory benefits and soothes redness. It contains antidepressant effects therefore enhances your mood and has anti-aging effects.
Here’s the thing, during Fall you pick up a lot of things; a lot of dirt and debris. As the season changes, your skin changes and when you cleanse your skin, you want to know that you are picking up that fuzz, and debris and removing it from your skin. You also want to know that you are hydrating your skin (goat milk benefit).
If you catch the video (on Instagram), you’ll see the large container for the cleanser; it will probably last you the entire Fall season, which at $45 (includes a pore cricket) it’s quite a deal. Certainly make sure you order yours today.
This is an amazing, beautiful product, and my clients will tell you, I’m all about selling product that will last that makes your skin feel hydrated. I hope you love this cleanser as much as I do!
Please feel free to contact us with any of your skincare questions, to schedule a virtual consultation, or to inquire about other services we offer. You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.