It’s that time of year again, pumpkin is everywhere and now it’s here. If you’re looking for your skin to glow, our anti-aging Pumpkin Latte Facial will make it happen.
These 3 Steps Highlight Our Pumpkin Latte Facial
As with all our facials, this one adds nutrients and vitamins that will make your skin glisten.
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 its 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 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
When’s the last time you had someone professionally wax you? There are so many benefits to waxing, and at Esthetics By P Brown, we’re so quick with it, there’s no reason for you to be shaving or waxing yourself.
Benefits To Waxing
Hair doesn’t grown back as quickly.
When hair grows back it’s finer.
There’s no shaving rash.
There are fewer ingrown hairs.
Usually there’s no itching.
No shaving cut worries.
When someone else does it – it’s pamper time!
At Esthetics by P Brown we will wax you from your head to your toes. When you get professionally waxed with us, the results could last 3-4 weeks depending on how quickly your hair grows. One of the reasons we offer such great results is because we use Stephanie Layne’s wax. Our wax has an oil base vs a polymer which means it does not contain plastic. Whether we use the hard wax or soft wax depends on the coarseness of the hair. If your hair is really coarse, we’ll use the hard wax; but if your hair is fine we tend to use a soft wax. We use the low temperature wax and it’s less painful.
Hard Wax Versus Soft Wax
Hard wax has a thick consistency. When it’s applied, it hardens on the skin and maintains a workable consistency that doesn’t require strips to be used, the wax works as the strip. It melts at a lower temperature, so it feels comfortable to the skin.
Soft wax doesn’t stick to the skin, but it does stick to the hair. With this wax, strips are used to remove the hair.
What Happens When I Schedule a Wax Appointment?
When you schedule any wax appointment with the exception of some face wax appointments, you’ll receive an email that provides instructions on how you’ll need to prepare for the appointment. Instructions may vary, for example, you may be asked to exfoliate 24-48 hours prior to the appointment. You also may be asked to refrain from using any harsh chemicals on the area for approximately 48 hours. For example, if your cleanser contains retinal, and you’re scheduling a wax appointment for your face, you would want to stop using the retinal on your face 24 – 48 hours prior to your appointment. Be sure to check our wax services under Brow and Wax Bar
Common Wax Services:
Back Wax – hair is waxed from the base of your neck, including shoulders, to the small of your back.
Bikini Wax – we wax the panty-line and across the top, if you wear a bikini it prevents hairs from being seen.
Brazilian Wax – we wax from the front all the way to the back, including the butt.
Brow Wax – after assessing your ideal brow, we wax, trim, and tweeze to design the best shape.
Chest Wax – hair is waxed from the collarbone down to the hip bone.
Chin & Neck Wax – we wax your chin according to your needs and may wax from your jawbone to your collarbone.
Full Face Wax – everything is waxed from forehead, eyebrows, cheeks, sideburns, lip, chin, and under jawbone. This does not include the nose.
Underarm Wax – we wax the entire armpit and tweeze any stray hairs.
At Esthetics by P Brown, we give you pampering at a price you can afford. Our books fill up quickly, so if you are planning to schedule an appointment, you’ll want to schedule it soon.
I hope this was helpful. If you have any questions regarding any of our services, please feel free to contact us. We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at email@example.com.
Depending on where you live, summer came quicker this year than usual. Some of us were experiencing warmer temps during spring, and by the time summer came, we were almost ready for it to leave.
Heat can be a factor when you have acne. If you’re one who sweats a lot during the warmer months, you’ll want to be conscious of the effects of the sweat on your acne. Sweat doesn’t cause acne, but sometimes people experience an increased buildup of bacteria that lays on the skin when they sweat.
7 Different Types Of Acne:
There are 7 different types of acne and two different classifications: Non-inflammatory Acne and Inflammatory Acne.
Non-inflammatory Acne (white-heads or black-heads):
One of the simplest ones to treat. Try using a sulfur-based product unless you have Rosacea. Now, if you think or know that you have Rosacea, I will say – refrain from using sulfur-based products.
May be treated with Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid is amazing for darker pigmentation.
If you have non-inflammatory acne, quite honestly, you simply would benefit from a basic facial and some extractions. Usually with this type of acne – since it is non-inflammatory – it also means it’s not infectious. The black or white heads can be pulled up and your skin can be trained over time to shed regularly and push any bacteria out.
If you have cysts, populus, or thicker puss filled acne – that’s when you may need serious treatments (you may need a chemical peel). It then depends on what type of acne you have: bacterial acne, hormonal acne, or fungal acne. These are all factors that affect your treatment.
The Appearance Of Acne
For the teens, a lot of times, their acne will be bacterial or hormonal. Most of the time, hormonal bacteria looks (a lot like) “heat bumps.”
For adults, acne will happen right along the jaw line, but for teens it will be all over and it will look like what my grandmother used to call a “heat rash.”
Simple Steps For Those With Acne
Be Proactive – Get Your Hormones Tested.
Prevention costs less than correction, so go get your hormones tested, regardless of your age. If you have acne along your jaw as an adult or if you have what you think is a heat rash that you cannot get rid of, go get your hormones tested and make sure you request they test all 13 hormone levels.
2. Have A Culture Done.
If you schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, request they do a culture – have the dermatologist look at the acne and make sure what he/she is treating you for – is what you need.
I received this question on my social media and thought I’d share in case anyone else has questions.
Hey Porsche, are you familiar with HS? I’ve been battling with this for more than 15 years and I just deal with it. Right now my flare ups have calmed down, but I’m always looking for ways to manage it when it flares up.
Also, Are there any non-invasive treatment options that you are aware of?
ANSWER: Yes, I’m familiar with HS. I have treated this condition over 100 times in the last four years.
What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?
For those who are not familiar with it, Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic or long-lasting inflammatory skin condition and there’s no known cause, but the immune system is believed to play a role in the diagnosis.
When people have HS, their bodies produce too many inflammatory proteins, including TNF-alpha. This imbalance leads to increased inflammation throughout the body and affects the deep layers of your skin, causing pressure.
When HS starts, you may begin to notice small bumps under your skin that seem to be the size of a pea or marble. These bumps usually start to develop in areas where skin rubs together (underarms, bikini area, creases in the stomach area, inner thigh, buttocks), where you have hair, and where sweat glands are located.
Some Non-Invasive Treatments for HS:
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Waxing instead of shaving
6-8oz of Our Hormone Balance Tea in the AM/PM
In my experience when we put our clients on a hormone balancing tea, an anti-inflammatory diet, and in the beginning we utilized the treatments above and it significantly reduced their flareups and started to open drainage entirely.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
As you know, our Esthetics Program has been fully flowing and our students are learning how to care for you the Esthetics by P Brown way. They’ve mastered these techniques so well, you’ll want to book with them to have the experience yourself. Right now you can book with them for the neck, shoulder, and facial massage. If you can’t think of why you need a neck, shoulder and facial massage, keep reading.
Benefits Of A Neck And Shoulder Massage
A neck massage helps loosen tight muscles around the neck and shoulder area. A lot of people carry their stress in their neck and shoulders. Neck pain can also come from poor posture, or muscle strain. Shoulder pain can come from over use, collar bone or upper arm fractures, tendinitis, and pinched nerves. It’s common for parents to experience neck and shoulder pain from carrying a baby/child.
A neck and shoulder massage aims is to relieve tension, improve circulation, reduce headaches, increase relaxation and lower joint stiffness.
Neck And Shoulder Massage Benefits
Helps reduce headaches, migraines and eye strains.
It helps with relieving muscle spasms
It helps blood circulate and reduces pressure in the head.
It encourages positive moods (sometimes we carry anxiety in our necks and shoulders and when our body relaxes, so does our nervous system).
It increases the blood flow to your skin and helps the skin heal more properly.
It moves toxins out of cells and reduces puffiness and swelling
Helps reduce built up tension in your face that sometimes causes daily stress.
Speeds up circulation and allows for skin to heal and repair itself a lot quicker from the damage put on it
Increases the oxygen flow and awakens the skin to receive the products used more effectively.
Our bodies experience a lot of pressure and stress from the toxins in the air, over working ourselves, and simply daily wear and tear – whatever that is to you. A gentle neck, shoulder, and or face massage will add to your body’s endurance.
So if you’re experiencing any of these ailments or you simply feel you’d like a neck, shoulder, and face massage, simply schedule with our students.
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.
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
A chemical peel is a controlled burn where people pay a professional (like me) to correct the process and control the healing. The chemicals are applied to the skin to remove the top layer of the skin and then the skin that grows back is healthier and smoother. Chemical peels are often used to treat hyperpigmentation scars, sun damage, wrinkles, acne, and other concerns.
Chemical Peels and Ethnic Skin
When you schedule a chemical peel with Esthetics by P Brown, you’ll also receive 60 days minimum, skincare which includes the follow up appointment and the follow through appointment, so we can continue to deliver results. Therefore, if you want the chemical peel, you’ll want to budget for $180, then depending on how deep we have to go – it can go up to $300. However, I rarely have to go that deep. A lot of clients come to me thinking they have really bad skin, but rarely do they have skin as bad as they think.
Let’s Talk About Acids and Ethnic Skin. There are three popular acids used for chemical peels:
Some estheticians favorite for ethnic skin, it’s an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). A good place to get a hybrid Glycolic and organic Glycolic acid, is from the Aloe Vera plant. Aloe Vera is a natural derivative of Glycolic acid.
Traditionally, Glycolic Acid has always come with strong side effects because it has the smallest molecule. So, let’s talk about what that looks like: osmosis, cellular division, cellular wall penetration, and molecules. Imagine a cellular barrier, and the fact that glycolic is the smallest molecule – it hits that barrier hard and breaks through to the back of the barrier. For us, Glycolic acid is a sledgehammer acid. And your body is going to do what it is designed to do and it’s designed to put your body back in stasis and heal. When that happens, your melanocytes
do what they do best: spread and flood the area.
Let’s talk quickly about anatomy: Contrary to popular belief whether you are darkest of dark skin or fairest of fair skin, (from model Naomi Campbell to Frozen) we all have the same number of melanocytes. What determines your pigment is not your melanocytes or rather, it’s not the number, it’s the reach. So, if you’re fair skinned, your melanocytes are basically curled up like a fist, and if you’re dark skinned, they’re basically like a flat hand and in between is a loose claw, so when we’re working with ethnic skin, even Glycolic acid, it has to be able to work with our tyrosinase inhibitors. What are tyrosinase inhibitors? For my tribe, we call them melanin suppressants.
And what are tyrosinase inhibitors going to do?
They make sure, wherever you have an injury, it’s going to keep your melanocytes from flattening out like a hand and causing post inflammation hyperpigmentation. It’s going to remind your melanocytes to relax and remember that P Brown has everything under control.
For me personally, Glycolic acid is an inflammatory, it’s going to cause inflammation it can cause scarring, burning, itching, peeling, and flacking – it gives an instant false result. I’ve seen that my clients have gone places or ordered a chemical peel off Amazon (never with me) and tried to do it themselves and they’ll come to me and say, it was beautiful, it was glowing but now I have tear drop and penpoint hyperpigmentation.
Here’s the thing, estheticians are trained to use a black light to check the evenness of an acid so we know your acid is distributed evenly on your face… and Glycolic acid – is not my favorite acid. I do use it with buffers, but I also have 4 of my own skincare lines so we can provide custom skincare. I may at times use Glycolic acid for my clients with Cystic Acne.
This acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). Salicylic Acid is an anti-bacterial acid and anti-inflammatory acid, it is amazing if you have oily skin and are acne prone. With this acid, you really want to look at the % of acid, if you are looking at 5% or below – it’s really just like a toner and used as a long-term thing, it will give you the results you want over a prolonged period of time. If you go above 5% you’re getting into the chemical peel range. That is when you’ll have 3 days of peeling, 3 days of healing, and depending on how it’s mixed or how deep we go will depend on how deep the peel will be. This one is definitely one of my favorites.
I cocktail it and use it a lot as Lactic acid. Lactic acid is another AHA, I try not to use Lactic Acid with Vitamin C, because then it does become a little harsh for ethnic skin, especially if it’s at about a 5-7%, if you’re using a Lactic Acid with over 7 %, you really want to avoid sunlight and only use it at night. It has a beautiful peeling process especially when it’s cocktailed.
Side note: An AHA is going to work from the bottom up a BHA is going to work from the top to the bottom. As above, so below – is how I train my estheticians, so it’s a great way to hit the skin cells from multiple angles. I like to call it a “buffer” acid, it’s really not one we use for you to peel, it’s one we use for hydration benefits.
This acid hydrates the skin barrier by 100%. I apply it with a moisturizer and I use the Hyaluronic Acid powder along with Neomycin in my chemical peel cocktails. With this method, you get minerals, vitamins and hydration – it feeds your skin.
These are the three popular acids used for chemical peels. Here at Esthetics by P Brown, we base our home care on three steps, polish, cleanse, and hydrate. Exfoliation, then cleanse, then hydrate. And with those 3 steps your exfoliation can be chemical or mechanical.
I hope this was helpful and answered some of your questions. To watch the video regarding Chemical Peels, click here. If you have additional questions about chemical peels, please feel free to contact us. We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at email@example.com.
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.
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.