Our Facial of the Month: Pumpkin Latte Facial

Pumpkin Latte Facial

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.   

Nourish

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.

Treat

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. 

Hydrate

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 warm fuzzies 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 admin@estheticsbypbrown.com

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Stop Shaving! Let Us Wax You!

Get Waxed with Esthetics by P Brown

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

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 

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 admin@estheticsbypbrown.com.

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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…

How To Manage Your Acne This Summer

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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.

Inflammatory Acne 

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

  1. 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.

For all of your acne and skincare questions including topics in this post, please feel free to contact us. You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at admin@estheticsbypbrown.com.

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Changing your canvas one face at a time…

Help! My Hidradenitis Suppurativa Has Flared Up

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I received this question on my social media and thought I’d share in case anyone else has questions.

QUESTION:  

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
  • Cavi-Lipo 
  • Infrared Sauna 
  • 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 admin@estheticsbypbrown.com

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How Neck, Shoulder, And Face Massages Enhance Your Mental Health

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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 helps realign our bodies.
  • It increases white blood cells and lymphocytes (helps fight illness and infections).

Why Get A Face Massage

Our faces are full of muscles that we use every day, therefore a facial massage offers many benefits.  It helps relax facial muscles, promotes healthy skin, and rejuvenates your skin.

Benefits To A Face Massage:

  • Helps improves the appearance of your skin
  • Helps relieve sinus pressure and congestion
  • Helps promote blood circulation and reduce the appearance of acne
  • 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 admin@estheticsbypbrown.com.

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As always, we look forward to hearing from you…

What You Should Know About Our Superfood Beauty Bar

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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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As always, we look forward to hearing from you…

An Easy Tip For Relieving Severely Dry Skin

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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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As Always, We look forward to hearing from you …

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.

Also, remember to follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and IGTV to see our upcoming classes, seminars, and videos.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you…

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 …

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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As always, we look forward to hearing from you…