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 email@example.com.
Prominence, prestige, and power exuded from these three Boss Ladies and we had them completely to ourselves. If you missed the Boss Lady Brunch, “A Seat at the Table,” you definitely missed out.
The event started with us mingling around the appetizers and talking amongst ourselves—taking time to meet all of the attendees. We were then strategically “Seated at the Table” with a business mogul where we learned insider secrets and how we could benefit from applying the secrets. The meal was deliciously catered by “Simply Mellow,” you may be familiar with Simply Mellow, she’s most famous for her tantalizing preserves.
Our moderator was the beautiful Kris Osborne, you may know her as Fairy Lash Mother on Instagram. She contributed to the questions the ladies in the audience posed to the panel. Many nuggets were shared from these dominators along with practical applicable steps. It was obvious by the input and advice the panel shared, these ladies had been running their businesses for years and while they experienced their own bumps in the road, they successfully landed on their feet.
The event was hosted by Molded from Clay Life Ministry, a 501c3 non-profit organization geared towards creating opportunities in the community for young girls, women and female veterans. Their mission is to empower, develop self-appreciation, and self-esteem, while enhancing young girls, women and female veterans lives, academics and career skills.
Danielle McGee owns Black Business Boom and has been a business owner and working in the community for many years. Black Business Boom is a movement dedicated to driving customers and revenue to small Black owned businesses by offering coupons on their web-based platform (similar to Groupon for Black Businesses). You may have seen her out networking in the community as she also leads the Facebook Group Black People Making Moves which is a closed group that allows the black community to come together and discuss topics in Nashville. Through the Facebook group, you learn about events, ways to support the black owned businesses, and discuss issues that affect the black community. Danielle shared some valuable information on how we build our brands, how to better assess our skills and how to work with our strengths.
SheKia Renea has built a following on social media that is phenomenal. Currently with 283,000 you tube followers; she’s leveraged it and is building an empire that allows her the free time to effectively be a full-time mom. She is a Brand Mogul and a Realtor in her spare time. And she was giving out tips and tricks with social media and building your brand and attracting your audience. She was very transparent and educated us on the power of transparency, while encouraging us and showing us how to build transparency into our brand.
And of course, our own, Porsche Bailey-Brown co-owns Esthetics by P Brown. She is a multi-talented professional who co-owns the only black-owned full-service day spa in Nashville. This Ethnic Skincare Expert has clients in 5 countries and 49 states, her business is debt-free and continues to grow. Her rapid growth allows her to also be a portal as she rents shared office spaces for upcoming businesses to flourish and she runs an Incubation Center that provides necessary resources and training for start-up businesses to help them develop efficiently. Porsche taught us how to reach our clientele, refine our target market, and asked questions that made us think about our role and purpose in the business arena.
BE PRESENT FOR THE NEXT EVENT
If you were not in attendance at the Boss Lady Brunch, January 2020, then you truly missed out. However, there is rumor, in this flourishing season, you may have another chance to partake on some of the wisdom shared to take your business to the next level. For that information, you will need to follow Esthetics by P Brown social media for all details. Make sure you attend the next event, it’ll be worth every dollar!
If you have questions about anything written in this post or if you have any skincare questions, please feel free to call Esthetics by P Brown at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am addressing a question asked on Instagram regarding the Boss Lady Brunch held January 25, 2020, if you are reading this, it’s not too late to buy your ticket.
QUESTION:How is this beneficial to me as a single room esthetician trying to grow my career? And why should I invest $100
ANSWER: $100? Quit playing with me… when I first graduated, I spent $3000 in honing my craft, $3000 in mentorship, and $3000 in developing and sharping my skills.
This is why, a lot of women will say they want “A Seat at the Table,” I’m that person that gets sick of hearing people say, “You’re where you are because of the resources you have.”
OK, that is a valid statement.
So, when you come to the Boss Lady Brunch, I’m giving you my resources. When you come to the Boss Lady Brunch, my mentors (who make more money in probably a week, a month, a transaction, than a lot of women will make in a year), are going to come and give you advice. Not for $100, because that money goes to the non-profit (Molded from Clay life Ministries). They are going to do it because of my relationship with them. And we are going to help you strategize and grow your business so that it’s a business that is income-generating. Not a hobby. If you are making less than $3000/ month while you’re trying to grow a business, the IRS considers it a hobby. What I want to do is make you a BOSS.
A SEAT AT THE TABLE
We call this Boss Lady Brunch “A Seat at the Table,” because, whether you realize it or not, a lot of you are already sitting at the table, you just don’t understand with whom you are sitting. Then, you are making critical errors and burning bridges because you treated someone based off who you assumed or perceived them to be without first realizing who they were and how their strengths can fortify your weaknesses.
I have a young lady who is building an app, that is giving Groupon a run for their money and it is strategically focused on building black businesses. And by the end of 2020, it will be nationwide. Her 2021, projections put her overseas, and she is going to tell you how she got there and then she is going to help you figure out how to get your business there.
Then I am very proud, because at this brunch, my cousin is coming to the table. Tribe, she humbles me. My cousin has built a following on social media that is phenomenal and then she leveraged it to build an empire that allows her to be a mom full time. As a single parent, it allows her to be a mogul and a brand, and then allows her to live functioning in her passion and her dreams and make good money doing it. She is going to come to the table and she is going to give you those tips and tricks and then she is going to give you opportunities at the table, to help leverage them.
And I don’t feel I need an introduction, but I’ll introduce myself anyway. I am Esthetics by P Brown. I have clients in 5 countries and 49 states, and God has been good because my business is debt free, we continue to grow, we have an Incubation Center and I am bleeding resources for you all.
IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE $100 IS WORTH IT: YOU DON’T WANT TO EAT!
That’s what it is… It’s not me trying to be anything but real.
Then I’m going a step further, especially for the ones who’ve been to the previous Boss Lady Brunches, I am strategically putting my mentors in the audience and there will be at least one at each table. I’m not going to tell you who they are, while they are giving business advice you won’t know if they are part of my mentor tribe, who’s help me grow to be an international empire, or not, and then at the end, I will introduce these ladies. After they have given you, more than just A Seat at the Table, because you will eat with them: we are going to feed you, we’ll toast up mimosas with you, we’re going to celebrate you as a woman and a business owner, and we are going to give you our intellectual properties, for $100. And then my team will follow up with you to ensure that you were able to apply what you learned and got what you needed.
So, to answer the question, it’s worth it if you are a single room esthetician but you:
still have to work a day job.
you don’t know how to leverage your assets.
you don’t know how to leverage your intellectual property.
you don’t know how to leverage your skill set to pay yourself your desired salary.
LET US HELP YOU
Let me tell you how to reach your clientele, let me tell you what your COB is, let me help you refine your target market, let me help you not give your pearls of wisdom to swine, or cast bones to dogs, please let me help you,
If you are trying to build your brand and leverage both social media and your brick and mortar, or just social media, please let my cousin help you. She doesn’t need to help you; she’s doing it because there’s room for everyone to eat. And if you need to learn how to mind your business, and count your coins, let my girl show you, she’s not just going to show you, she wrote a book on it.
Invest the $100. Come to the table with the wealthy mentality, because a wealthy man will ask me what is my return on investment? And essentially sis, that’s what you’re asking me. With what we are going to give you, when you pay $100, you should be able to walk out that door and make $1000 or better. That’s the wealthy mentality, your return on investment. A poor man, a broke mentality will say, do you know what I can do with $100? I can buy a new pair of shoes…
… I’m eating. I’m not just at the table, I’m building the table, I hope this answered your question tribe.
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.
Also, remember to follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snap Chat, Instagram, and IGTV to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.
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.
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.
Start with washing your hands and then selecting the cleanser. Then with clean, dry hands, start the process.
Refrain from turning the water back on, because we don’t want to dilute the cleanser.
Put the cleanser in your hands and you want to make sure that for the first minute or so you massage it into your skin—while your skin is dry. 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 good enough. Just like lotion, once you start to feel it absorb, you know its kind-of getting past that first barrier. Honestly that’s what I look for when I do facials. Make sure your skin has absorbed the cleanser,
This is when a gentle scrubber comes in handy. We sell several versions of these at the Day Spa.
Since I have eczema, my routine is to put a tiny bit of water on the scrubber, then you’ll 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 (if you need to), add a tiny bit more water to the scrubber 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), because I am that aesthetician.
Now with a regular dry towel, I use white because I don’t like extra dies on my face.
Add water and I will go ahead and remove my 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, and 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.
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.
Rub it between your hands and apply it to your face while your face is still a little damp – you want it to trap the hydration.
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.
Please feel free to contact us with any of your skin care 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.
Again, please feel free to contact us with any of your skin care 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.
Also remember, we offer courses once every 3 months – that teach you how to deal with issues such as Rosacea, Eczema, and Hyperpigmentation, so please look at our events page on our Facebook and follow us on Instagram, to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and check out our videos on You Tube and IGTV.
The season is soon to change again, so I’m not surprised by the questions that have been flooding my social media. Here is another question from one of my followers; I think the answer may help several people – including my male followers.
Question: I thought I had combination skin, but my t-zone no longer seems oily and my skin frequently seems dry, what is going on with my skin?
Answer: Your skin careneeds often change with the seasons. When that happens, you may want to adjust your pH levels to keep up with the changing conditions. The pH level is simply the acid verses alkaline balance in your skin. The measurement of the pH levels vary between 1 and 14.
One way to balance the pH level of your skin care routine is to choose a lower alkaline cleanser. You may want to select a cleanser that has a pH level between 2.5 and 4.3.
Below is 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.
Melanated 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
For more skin care tips regarding pH balance check out my blog post “Resetting pH Balance for Flawless Skin.”
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.
Also remember, we offer courses once every 3 months – that teach you how to deal with issues such as Rosacea, Eczema, Hyperpigmentation, so please look at our events page on our Facebook and follow us on Snapchat and Instagram to see our upcoming classes and seminars. Check us out on You Tube and IGTV for our latest videos.
This question was sent to me on one of my social media sites – so, in case you were wondering, yes I read your questions….
My daughter is a toddler and she has eczema all over her body. The doctor told me to use hydrocortisone cream on her body to stop the itching. I had eczema as a child, but mine is under control. My baby has it all over her body and on her face and she scratches her skin until it bleeds. How can I help my baby, because she is miserable?
It sounds like the baby’s skin needs exfoliation and hydration. What I believe would help this baby is a scrub that mom can make in her own kitchen. The two ingredients needed for the scrub are brown sugar and olive oil.
Brown Sugar is a natural exfoliator that doesn’t leave microscopic cuts on the skin; that’s why it is good for sensitive 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 helps in the anti-aging process.
Olive Oil is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants which also help with anti-aging and olive oil hydrates the skin naturally.
My suggestion to this mom is that she make up batches of the Brown Sugar and Olive Oil scrub and apply it to her daughter’s skin/body three times at night. Then try or buy some baby oil gel and apply it while the baby’s skin is wet. While mom is drying her daughter – gently, the towel can be used to buff the oil into her skin. The baby oil gel is really good for sealing in moisture.
This is a simple lower cost method to help the child’s itchiness. If you have any further questions about eczema or any skin care questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Or… if you’d like to schedule a virtual consultation, you may reach me by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also remember, we offer courses once every 3 months – that teach you how to deal with issues such as Rosacea, Eczema, Hyperpigmentation, so please look at our events page on our Facebook and follow us on Instagram to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and to check out our videos on IGTV.
First let me say facial masks are used for a variety of purposes. They can be used for hydrating, moisturizing, and restoring pH balance, to name a few. My answer to this question is that it depends on the purpose of the mask.
If you are seeking to reduce any of the concerns below, here are some suggestions that may easily be found in your kitchen.
TO REDUCE ACNE
Try honey and baking soda. The baking soda will balance pH levels and the honey will act as an anti-inflammatory. Use this mask once a week and then build up to twice a week as needed.
TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION
Try turmeric and honey. Honey is good for anything inflamed including Rosacea and Eczema. Honey is an anti-bacterial agent that has calming and healing properties. Use this mask 1-3 nights a week as needed.
TO REMOVE / REDUCE DEAD SKIN
I would not suggest using a mask. Add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to your cleanser. The brown sugar will dissolve as you massage it into your skin reducing any microscopic cuts in the skin. Do this no more than twice a week.
TO LIGHTEN OR TIGHTEN SKIN
Try lemon juice, powdered milk (lactic acid) and honey. Only use this once a week then give your skin time to recuperate due to the high acidity of the mask.
I caution you to only keep the masks on for 15 – 20 minutes. Anything left on your skin more than 20 minutes may trigger a chemical reaction such as peeling, burning, or redness. Then you will need to come to see me or schedule a virtual consultation for further assistance.
If you need help with any (thing) discussed above like specific measuring for recipes or you need help determining your skin type, please feel free to schedule a virtual consultation with me and I will gladly assist you.
Again, please feel free to contact us with any of your skincare questions or to schedule a virtual consultation. You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at email@example.com.
Also remember, we offer courses once every 3 months – that teach you how to deal with issues such as Rosacea, Eczema, and Hyperpigmentation, so please look at our events page on our Facebook and follow us on Instagram to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.