DIY Edible Mask

Strawberry Fountain of Youth Mask

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.

Recipe:
2 plump Strawberries

1 Tablespoon Honey

1 Tablespoon of Collagen Powder

1 Tablespoon Greek Yogurt

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice (optional)

THIS IS A POWERFUL COMBINATION

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 estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

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What You Should Know About Our Superfood Beauty Bar

Photo by Karol

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 admin@estheticsbypbrown.com

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A Quick Nighttime Skincare Routine

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Have you developed a nightly routine for yourself that helps you wake up looking flawless? If you haven’t, this is for you… this is my personal nightly routine.

If you wear makeup, you will want to remove it first and then my routine begins… 

  • Wash your hands 
  • Select the cleanser
  • With clean, dry hands, start the process (do not turn on the water, we don’t want to dilute the cleanser). 
  • Add the cleanser to your hands 
  • 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 admin@estheticsbypbrown.com

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An Easy Tip For Relieving Severely Dry Skin

Esthetics by P Brown Ethnic Skincare Experts

QUESTION: I have eczema on my hands, how do I keep them from looking and feeling so dry?

ANSWER: I treat this often at the day spa, you’ll want to use a chemical exfoliant something like a gommage with an occlusive moisturizer, then moisturize daily.

What You Should Know About Severely Dry Skin

What’s a Gommage? 

Gommage is a product that exfoliates and leaves the skin really soft. Usually a gommage uses a combination of ingredients to provide a gentle, chemical exfoliation on your skin.  

What are Occlusives?

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 any skincare questions, 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.   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 reesebailey@bdmcprofessionals.com.

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Question: Who Do You Trust With Your Skincare?

Trust Esthetics by P Brown with your skincare

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 that it 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 admin@estheticsbypbrown.com.

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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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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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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.

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