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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
We’re bringing it back again this year, our Pumpkin Spice Latte Facial. Just like last year, this facial includes one of the most popular items of the fall and holiday season: Pumpkin and – everyone seems to love a good Pumpkin Latte.
3 Steps that Highlight Our Pumpkin Latte Facial
As with all our facials, this one adds nutrients and vitamins that will make your skin glisten as we nourish, treat, and hydrate your skin.
We introduce the nourishment: the Vitamin C of the Pumpkin, the Lactic Acid of the Almond Milk, the Caffeine/ Cellular Renewal Rate Booster of the coffee, into the facial.
When we treat, we’ll do so one or two ways:
Through microdermabrasion where we push those ingredients into the skin while resurfacing it.
Through dermaplaning where we remove the dead skin cells, peach fuzz, and anything that would impede penetration of those nutrients and products.
The treatment modality is simply a booster to the nutrients and ingredients that we’re putting on your skin. The body will absorb those nutrients and go into it’s natural healing process.
Often, the biggest threat to the aging process is – lack of hydration to the skin. Therefore, your cells are dry so they’re sluggish; they’re not producing as much of a lubricant as they need. Cells can lack the amount of oil they need (dry skin) or the amount of water they need (dehydrated skin), so it causes the cells to struggle to complete the cellular turnover process.
So… when we do the Pumpkin Latte Facial, we of course – by its name – aim to invoke the warmfuzzies that come with a cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yet, most importantly, we aim to reinforce those components of nourishment into your skin, that will give you a beautiful Fall – Winter glow without slowing down the cellular renewal cycle of the skin.
Be sure to schedule an appointment and pamper yourself with this seasonal addition. The Pumpkin Latte Facial packs an added flow of moisture leaving your skin evenly balanced and radiant for your holiday celebrations.
Again, 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.
If you love our Yoni Steam service, then you’ll adore our “Yoni Love” soap. It’s a soap that was designed with your yoni in mind.
It’s best to be selective when you choose the soap (products) to use on your Yoni. You’ll definitely want something that is delicate and sensitive. Our Yonis are too precious to waste time learning the lesson that all sensitiveskin products are not the same. For best results, you’ll need a product that’s gentle and pH balanced to keep everything Yoni related, fresh. We’ve got just the product for you.
Our Yoni Love soap has many Yoni benefits:
It’s a gentle cleansing formula that also helps eliminate odors
It works to balance your pH and reduce ingrown hairs.
it contains Kojic acid (skin lightening agent) so if your yoni is a couple of shades darker than the rest of your body due to shaving, it will help lighten up the skin.
It contains Mandelic acid (an AHA and is used for exfoliation), it keeps the hair follicles and the shaft from getting so thick that it gets stuck in the hair follicles. One of the benefits to waxing is that it helps keep the follicles soft and growing normal (on a 28 day cycle).
The reviews are in on the Yoni Love soap
We had so many positive reviews from those who took home a sample that now we struggle to keep the shelves stocked. This soap here, you’ll definitely want to add to your Yoni cleansing regimen.
For more information about our Yoni Love 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 email@example.com.
Hey Tribe, this question was sent through my social media, I’m sharing in case anyone else has this question.
What can I do that is not as painful as laser treatments to remove hyperpigmentation from under my arms and my bikini area? Is there a treatment that’s not high in cost and will it also treat ingrown hairs?
Most estheticians will do a variation of what we call our body peel. This actually is something that I do (about) quarterly – because I have eczema on my body and I don’t want to look like a reptile.
IT’S A BODY PEEL
So, yes, we do a body peel where we 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. We love anything that contains thorazine prohibitors, which will help prevent you from having hyperpigmentation during the healing process.
I will say, this as a disclaimer. If you want to have relations as my grandmother would say, it is not the time within 3 days after this peel. You don’t want to, because you are shedding, there’s nothing sexy about it. Now, once you pass the 72-hour mark, your bikini area will look like it was poured from Jesus (so to say – smile). Also, if you suffer from ingrown hairs, we’ve thinned out that excess ingrown hair that is kind of holding that ingrown hair in or that Folliculitis in and it’s going to slide out like pure butter. And it’s going to even out your skin tone, those same problems happen up under your arm that will happen in the bikini area, so it’s not just let’s hold here.
To be clear, Glycolic Acid in my opinion is a sand blaster. My exception to that rule, is if your Glycolic Acid comes from a natural derivative such as aloe or pumpkin. While we love pumpkin lattes, pumpkin is the perfect enzyme to use on the bikini area, it will give you a flawless glow, even skin, reduce ingrown hairs and all jokes aside, tribe, it’s amazing!
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.
Also, if you have any questions about hyperpigmentation or anyskincare questions in general, please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was talking to someone today who asked me this question. I’m sharing the answer in case others have the same question.
QUESTION:WhenI use masks at home, what’s the best way to clean them off my face?
If you are using a Clay mask or a Gel mask, they have a slow time-released delivery system. For those you will clear off your face with a warm wash cloth.
If you are using a serum mask or even some cream masks, and you’re using them to deposit nutrients – those you won’t clean off. For those type of masks, you’ll want to let them sit on your face for up to 20 minutes. Afterwards, usually, you’ll simply want to layer the next step in your routine (over the mask).
If you are using a mask for hydration, that mask, is often times not removed.
If you are using an Enzyme mask or a Vitamin A mask for hyperpigmentation, that is often times not removed. If it is removed, it’s removed about 24 hours later. For those types of masks, at the end of the 24 hours, you will want to cleanse your face as you normally would.
The Vitamin A mask is one I often use on my clients to finish hyperpigmentation treatments; Vitamin A helps promote healthy skin. Another common mask used here is the Aztec clay mask which we use in the Champagne Facial, just to slow down the delivery system and introduce minerals into the skin. While the Aztec clay helps draw out impurities from your skin, if you put active products or ingredients on the skin too quickly, it can cause as much damage as not having enough ingredients or having the wrong ones.
At Esthetics by P Brown, we customize all of our masks, so there’s no patent. Each client gets a custom mask that will give them a combination of hydration, treatment, and nourishment.
2nd QUESTION:Do you send clients home with any type of mask?
ANSWER: Not usually.
That’s only because the benefit of the mask is more related to the combination in which you use it. I will only send a mask home if I know the client is really good with masking (applying it) once a week or twice a week and I know they can follow the routine (instructions) the way they are meant to be applied. However, if the mask instructions are not carried out correctly, it becomes a waste of time, energy, and product.
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.
This is an easy, edible, effective mask and you can find everything you need (for it) at your local grocery store. This mask is so easy to make, you can make it with your teens. It’s a great option for taking care of their skin and it gives you more time with them especially since at that age, their time is scarce. This mask makes you feel oh-so pampered.
Strawberries contain Vitamin C and help fight free radicals. Honey is an anti-bacterial agent and also contains antioxidants. Collagen powder is the anti-aging product – it helps reduce skin’s aging. Greek yogurt adds the protein and helps fade blemishes and reduce wrinkles. Lemon juice (optional) adds Vitamin C.
COMBINE THE INGREDIENTS
Start with crushed strawberries. How spoil me is that? Then, add the honey, then the collagen powder (which will help thicken the mask so it’s not as runny). Next, you’ll add the yogurt (choose Plain Greek yogurt) it will also help thicken the mask.
YOUR SKIN WILL THANK YOU
Since we’re working with natural ingredients, after you apply the mask, you’ll want to leave the mask on for about 15 – 20 minutes. You’ll want to give your skin time to absorb all properties and benefits of the ingredients. Then you will want to remove the mask with warm water and a clean cloth.
If you have questions about anything written in this post or if you have any skincare questions, please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at email@example.com.
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This question came from one of my social media sites. I’m sharing my answer to help others with this question.
QUESTION: Porsche, I now have hyperpigmentationon my jawline due to ingrown hair. I’ve been plucking the hair but what should I do?
When you’re looking at ingrown hairs, I want you to consider exfoliation. Exfoliate and become very familiar with your exfoliator. What I mean is – you need to know if the exfoliator is mechanical or chemical, large crystals or small crystals?
It’s important to know what you are working with as you exfoliate. There are two types of ingrown hairs:
Those that grow under the skin and never break the skin (may look like bumps).
Those that grow out, flip over, and grow back into the skin.
If you are plucking the hairs, you want to make sure that you are pulling (them out) in the right direction – whether you are tweezing, waxing, or sugaring – you want to pull in the opposite direction of which the hairs grow.
*Please make sure you sanitize whatever tools you use, because bacteria can cause ingrown hairs, bumps, acne, and a slew of other issues.
Now regarding Hyperpigmentation, there are several options:
You can use gentle enzymes or acids in your cleanser.
You can receive a chemical peel.
You can try treatments like LED Light Therapy
The one caution I will note is whether or not you have Ethnic Skin.
When I say Ethnic Skin, I am referring to Asian, Hispanic, African, African American, etc. If you produce higher levels of Melanin, then you will want to use a Melanin Suppressant when you are doing corrective treatments. Failure to do so will impede the process.
Our body is designed to self-correct and heal itself and if we neglect using the Melanin Suppressant in the process – it could make the hyperpigmentation darker.
Get a good home-care routine where you exfoliate and add light acids or enzymes in your cleanser.
Go heavy on the nutrients in your moisturizer and obtain a good Melanin Suppressant – if you have ethnic skin.
Finally, receive a superficial to mid-depth chemical peel, twice a year to help with lightening that part of your skin.
I hope this was helpful. If you or anyone you know has further questions about hyperpigmentation or any other skin care questions, please feel free to contact us.
Also contact us if you would like 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.