3 Essential Eyelash Extension Aftercare Tips

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We’ve got the best lash extensions just awaiting your eye lids, they’re better than the old faithful, “waterproof mascara.”  So many want the waterproof mascara because it will allow them to have natural experiences without affecting their beauty.  The truth is anything waterproof is more difficult to remove from your face and it usually takes a stronger oil cleanser and a lot of rubbing to remove it.  if you know anything about our skin, we shouldn’t have to do a lot of rubbing on any part of our bodies because it can affect the elasticity of our skin along with may cause bruises among other issues.  

This is a conversation we are having because there’s an easier way for beauty.  Lash extensions will help you eliminate the need for any mascara and people will believe they’re your natural lashes.  We use the JB Lash Extensions and they offer a similar effect without the need of any other additions.  

Here are some tips for your Lash extensions:   these essential tips will help your extensions last longer

Avoid Curling

Your eyelash curler is probably your holy grail tool in your makeup bag, but with lash extensions, it’s best to listen to JB Lush Cosmetics and lay off the curler.  One of the reasons you want to avoid curling is because you may bend the lashes in a permanent way.  Now if you choose not to heed to this warning and end up curling your lashes try to do so lightly.  

Groom Periodically

In order to maintain your luscious lashes, occasionally you’ll want to brush them out.  Of course you only want to fluff them or  brush them out as needed, but what will be most beneficial to your lashes is if you choose to use the JB Lash cleaning wipes once weekly to remove protein buildup.  

Resist Picking Or Pulling On Lashes

As fascinated as you will become with your new lashes, for greater duration, you’ll want to avoid playing with them.  Not only can fiddling with the extensions pull out the false lashes, but it can also end up damaging your natural lashes.

Again these are simply a few tips to keep in mind if you want to pull off that beautiful, voluminous, natural look with your lashes without the fuss of messy mascara or a need for additional product.

I hope this was helpful. If you have any further questions about lash extensions or skincare questions, 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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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…


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…


Question: Who Do You Trust With Your Skincare?

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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.   All of that takes work and if your skin is as finicky as mine, you’ll want to do all that it takes with a professional. 

I don’t let everyone touch my skin because if you mess it up it’s going to take a 28-day cycle to fix it…and that won’t make me happy.   With my skincare, I need someone who isn’t just calling themselves an expert; I need someone who has a track record and can provide proof and references if I ask.   Can I call the person you helped?

Become A Part Of The Tribe

What I love about my clients is that if I say to them, “I have someone who had the same issue you have, and (working together) this is how much we accomplished with their skin…”  You can call them.  My clients will talk to anyone about their skincare journey and progress.  I don’t have a single client that would say no… why?  Because we’re in this together.  They would say, “Porsche, please tell her/him to call me so I can share how this went…so I can share where I was emotionally and where I am now—so I don’t have to beat my face (apply makeup) every morning. 

We are a family here and that’s the atmosphere I choose to set every day so people can relax in our care. We’re a tribe.

That being said, you will want to select a professional who understands the concept of leading a “tribe.”   You want someone who knows what your pH levels should look like – stable.  Someone who will design a clear game plan and will not charge you (extra) for being on an emotional journey. 

You Can Trust Us With Your Emotional Skincare Journey

Unfortunately in this industry, some professionals know that when your face is not the way you want it – it is emotional.  Emotional consumers will pay for convenience while they are in their emotions.  Some professionals take advantage of emotional clients and overcharge them because they know people will pay anything to fix their skin.  Therefore, you need someone with integrity

At Esthetics by P Brown, our philosophy is to help improve the confidence and self-esteem of our clients.  Our goal is to provide affordable skincare so we can extend our reach across the country.  Although I have clients in 49 states and 5 countries, my team takes the journey with each client whether you walk into the day spa or reach us through virtual consultations. 

So… please remember that when you pick your professional, you’ll want to find someone who will work—with you—through your journey. We’ve always got room in the tribe, come see us.  

I hope this was helpful, if you would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to schedule with us on our website: www.estheticsbypbrown.com.  If you have any questions about skincare, please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at admin@estheticsbypbrown.com.

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As always, we look forward to hearing from you…


Kids With Eczema: 2 Quick And Easy Treatments

Does anyone else have this question?

QUESTION:

My four-year-old son has eczema all over his body.   The doctor suggested we use hydrocortisone cream to stop his itching.   My son is so miserable and I can’t keep him from scratching.  He scratches during his sleep and often until his skin bleeds.  Please help me help my son.

RESPONSE:

It sounds like your son’s skin needs exfoliation and hydration.  

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy.  There are seven different types and it’s not contagious.  It often starts in childhood and there is no cure, but there are treatments to help.  There’s a two ingredient scrub you can make in your kitchen that should help soothe his itching.  The two ingredients needed for the scrub are brown sugar and olive oil.

Benefits of Brown Sugar Olive Oil Scrub

Brown Sugar is great for sensitive skin because it’s a natural exfoliator that doesn’t leave microscopic cuts on the skin and it can easily be used on the face, too.  Brown sugar is an anti-bacterial that contains Glycolic acid.   Glycolic acid happens to be an Alpha-hydroxyl acid which has tiny molecules that easily penetrate the skin, it’s often used in anti-aging products.

Olive Oil is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, it moisturizes and fights bacteria.  Olive Oil hydrates the skin naturally.  

You may want to make batches of the Brown Sugar and Olive Oil scrub and apply it to his skin/body three times at night.  

Baby Oil Gel Adds Relief

Another option for relief is if you purchase some baby oil gel and apply it while his skin is wet.  As you gently help dry off your son, the towel can be used to buff the oil into his skin.  The baby oil gel is really good for sealing in moisture.

These are simple lower cost methods to help children with itchiness from eczema.  If you have any further questions about eczema or any skin care questions, please feel free to contact us.  We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…


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.

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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.  

 

Refrain from turning the water back on, because we don’t want to dilute the cleanser. EBPB PB product

  • 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. 

EBPB Coconut oil

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…

 

 


Season Changes Affect pH Levels

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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?

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Answer:  Your skin care needs 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 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, 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.

                   As always, we look forward to hearing from you…


Quick Eczema Relief for Kids

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This question was sent to me on one of my social media sites – so, in case you were wondering, yes I read your questions….

QUESTION: 

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?

RESPONSE:  

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.

 

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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.

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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 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, 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.

 

 

                                  As always, we look forward to hearing from you…


Best Home Skin Care Tips by Skin Type

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Often times, what bothers women about their skin are issues that easily cost less than $100 to fix.  Most skin conditions stem from the need of a deep cleansing or a good exfoliation of the first the second layer of the dermis (skin).  That then allows a professional to thin out the stratum corneum.  Afterwards, all that is needed is a great home care routine to balance out the pH levels of her skin.

THE HOME CARE ROUTINE

You’ll want to get a cleanser that has a pH of between 2.5 and 4.3.  Below are my recommendations based on your skin type:

  • Normal skin – you’ll need a mild cleanser.
  • Oily skin– look for a cleanser that contains Salicylic acid. 
  • Dry skin– look for a cleanser that contains a moisturizer or cream base as well as Lactic acid.
  • Combination skin – seek out a mild cleanser with Glycolic acid.
  • Sensitive skin – you need a cream-based cleanser so that it moisturizers your skin but contains no AHA’s.
  • Myelinated skin – you’ll need a cleanser that contains Hybrid Glycolic acid.

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Now let’s address moisturizers for your skin type.  If your skin type is…

  • Normal – you’ll want to look for a creamy moisturizer that contains Hyaluronic acid and Lactic acid.
  • Oily – your moisturizer should be water-based and more of a gel.
  • Dry – look for a cream based moisturizer (shea butter or jojoba oil) with either/and Urea, Lactic acid, Hyaluronic acid.
  • Sensitive + Combination – use a lightweight moisturizer with no acids in it.

Now, if you have acne prone or problematic skin, I would recommend using a toner such as Apple Cider Vinegar.  If you do not have problematic skin I recommend you using a Freshener such as Witch Hazel.  

You also will want to get a facial at least once a month by your aesthetician and that will allow her/him to type your skin and give you the best product recommendations for your skin.  Lastly, if you have more problematic skin your aesthetician can usually correct the problems by using mild to deep acids.

If you need help determining your skin type please feel free to schedule a virtual consultation with me and I will gladly assist you.

Please feel free to contact us with any of your skin care questions or to schedule a virtual consultation.  You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at estheticsbypbrown@yahoo.com.

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

             As always, we look forward to hearing from you…