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.

As Always, We look forward to hearing from you …

The Ultimate Facial for Your Skin

People visit day spas for various reasons.  When you visit Esthetics by P Brown, our aim is for you to experience pampering at its’ best.  Our foundation for skincare is based off the Lancer model and we have customized our methods to meet the needs of those with ethnic skin because that’s our specialty.  As you entrust us with your skincare needs, we join you (each step of the way) on your skincare journey.

It’s important for you to know that all of our facials start with the Organic Refresh Facial and then clients can add-on as needed.  The Organic Refresh Facial is designed simply to be a maintenance facial – for the clients without hyperpigmentation, or severe acne, or for clients who may have hormonal acne (one or two breakouts during her cycle), and for clients who are just happy with their skin as it is.  The Organic Refresh Facial will hydrate, treat, nourish, and restore your pH levels, it also allows us to assess your skin and ensure you’re using the best products for your skin.   This service usually runs 30 – 45 minutes.   

WHY GET A FACIAL?    

A facial by an esthetician is one of the best ways to care for your skin.  Here at Esthetics by P Brown, we use a 3 step method that has proven the greatest success for our client’s skin. 

Step 1:  Exfoliate

Exfoliation polishes the skin and removes any debris.  This is an important step because it helps remove dead skin cells thus leaving your skin looking vibrant and hydrated.

Step 2: Cleanse 

Cleansing is the act of gently removing the impurities, so your skin looks and feels healthier.  

Step 3: Hydrate 

One of the biggest threats to the aging process is a lack of hydration to the skin.  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.  

Now, at Esthetics by P Brown since we focus on ethnic skin care, we take it 3 steps further.  While following those steps we have to ensure that your ingredients nourish and rebuild the skin so that they’re not over-treating or over-stripping, and not rebuilding it back up.  

WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS OF A FACIAL? 

There are many benefits to a facial, I won’t name them all, but here are a few.  Facials increase circulation, help improve the skins ability to remain hydrated, help fight against free radicals and the aging process and allows for the renewal of skin cells. 

WHAT IS A RESET FACIAL?

A Reset Facial is an Organic Refresh Facial that is designed for our clients who have traveled somewhere with another eco system.  For example, if you’re from Tennessee and you travel to Arizona or Las Vegas, or California, we’ll do a reset facial and it will reset your pH levels after your trip.  We’ve been seeing that facial needed more and more for people who are skincare junkies, and they’re just out there trying stuff from YouTube and it’s throwing off their pH levels and inflaming their skin, then we’ll reset their levels.  This facial is usually 15-20 minutes.  

WHAT IS A MINI FACIAL?

The Mini Facial is for people who are on a time-crunch.  You’ll come in, we’ll exfoliate your skin and then do a quick cleanse and hydrate with a moisturizer.  You won’t receive a mask or extractions.  We’re literally looking at removing any buildup, cleansing the skin thoroughly, and hydrating the skin.  This is a 10 minute facial.  

HOW DO I SCHEDULE A FACIAL?

Let’s say you need corrective skincare, you’ll visit the website and hit the button that says, “Book Today” when the services appear, select Facials, then select the Organic Refresh Facial.  From that screen, you should be able to go into add-ons.  That’s where you let us know what your issues are.  Maybe it’s Hyperpigmentation, Acne Breakouts, Milia, or whatever your skin condition is, you’ll want to select the add-on, so we can customize your facial needs.  From there depending on what you select as an issue is how the professional will determine what needs to be applied during the service.

We understand that sometimes, clients aren’t sure of what they need.  Not to worry, we’ll do a consultation before the service and ask the proper questions to make the process flow more smoothly.  In which case you’ll want to go ahead and schedule the Organic Refresh Facial.   

Our Organic Refresh Facials do more than give you a superficial cleanse, they give your skin a deep cleanse and have you leaving the spa radiantly glowing.  Men, this extravagance is not only for women, men benefit heavily from spending time in the facial room.  

I hope this was helpful.  For more information about our services 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 estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

Also, remember to follow us on social media:
FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and IGTV to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you…

Chemical Peel for Vaginal Hyperpigmentation

Hey Tribe, this question was sent through my social media, I’m sharing in case anyone else has this question. 

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? 

ANSWER: YES

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.  

72-HOUR WAIT

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.

PUMPKIN BENEFITS

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 any skincare questions in general, please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

Also, remember to follow us on social media:
FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and IGTV to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.

Best At-home Face Mask Removal Tips

I was talking to someone today who asked me this question.  I’m sharing the answer in case others have the same question.

QUESTION: When I use masks at home, what’s the best way to clean them off my face?  

ANSWER:

  • 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.

Also, if you have any questions about masks or any skincare questions, in general, please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

Also, remember to follow us on social media:
FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and IGTV to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.

As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…

Eliminating Hyperpigmentation from Ingrown Hair

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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 hyperpigmentation on my jawline due to ingrown hair. I’ve been plucking the hair but what should I do? 

MY RESPONSE:

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.

MY SUGGESTIONS: 

  • 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 estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com

Also, remember to follow us on social media:

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snap Chat, Instagram, and IGTV to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.

As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…

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.

Start with washing your hands and then selecting the cleanser.   Then with clean, dry hands, start the process.  

 

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  • 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.

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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. 

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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 estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com

ebpb pb 1Again, 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 estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.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 check out our videos on You Tube and IGTV.

                                As always, we look forward to hearing from you…

 

 

Who Do You Trust?

 

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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.  I have to finesse your skin so you don’t look like a snake with pimples.  All of that takes work and you’ll want to do all that it takes with a professional. 

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I don’t let everyone mess with 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.    I need someone who isn’t just calling themselves an expert; I need someone who has a track record.  I need someone who can give me proof.  I need to know that you didn’t just pull pictures off the internet and put them in your social media feed and say “I did that.” 

Can I call the person you helped?

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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. 

My clients and I are a tribe – that’s why you hear me say “tribe.”  We are literally a family here and that’s the atmosphere I choose to set everyday so people can relax in our care.

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 then will design has a clear game plan and will not charge you (extra) for being on an emotional journey. 

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Unfortunately in this industry, there are some professionals who know that when your face is not the way you want it – it is emotional.  And emotional consumers will pay for convenience while they are in their emotions.  Some professionals take advantage of emotional clients and charge 3 times what is needed because emotional consumers 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 48 states and 8 countries, me and my team take 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. 

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 estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

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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.

 

As always, we look forward to hearing from you…

Ethnic Skin Care Expert – P Brown

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My followers are growing so rapidly, I thought I would take a moment to officially re-introduce myself,

I am Porsche Brown, The co-owner of Esthetics by P Brown Day Spa:  A Full Service Green Day Spa conveniently located in Nashville, Tennessee.

I am an Ethnic Skin Care Specialist with a passion for problematic skin.

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That being said, most of my clients come to me because they have darker face patches or darker skin tones, or maybe someone down their ancestral lineage had some issues that are affecting them.  I also attract clients who need help fixing hyperpigmentation, eczema, rosacea, skin breakouts or issues of that nature.

Other clients I attract, are those who have visited a dermatologist who was not able to fully address their problem or the clients were not pleased with the dermatologists’ results.  I am very much known for the concept, “when the conventional does not work – try the unconventional.”

Does it matter where I live? NO – I have clients in 7 countries, and 47 states.

ebpb pb globeI love all of you and appreciate all of you … I call you “My Tribe.”  I do virtual consultations for those who are not able to physically make it into the Day Spa.  The virtual consultations allow me to see (for myself) what is going on with your skin.

If you have time, please watch my “Chemical Peel” video on You Tube then you will understand that this journey is a personal one for me.  I personally have Eczema and Grade 2 acne.  When most people see me either personally or virtually, they cannot see my skin issues.  Why?  Because I am very religious with my skin care routine … I baby my skin and I do not let just anyone put just anything on it.

What other services does the Day Spa offer?

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Esthetics by P Brown is a Full Service Green Day Spa.  We offer an array of services from Facials, Eye Lashes, Body Contouring, Massages, Acupuncture, Manicures, Pedicures, Cosmetology services, along with an Infrared Sauna that seats two…for your comfort.

For a full list of all of our services, please visit our website at www.estheticsbypbrown.com.  As many of you know, I also have my own skin care product line loaded with high quality organic products to ensure that you receive the absolute best care from my professional team and I.

Now … I hope I helped you understand the basics of who we are and how we will help you.

As always, please feel free to contact us with any of your skin care questions.  You may reach us on any of the social media venues below or by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com

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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 and seminars.

 

Again, Welcome to “My Tribe.”  We look forward to hearing from you