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The Importance of Facials

By April 29, 2020 Anti-Aging Gracefully, Facials For Beginners, For the Men, Home, My Beauty Tips, Pre-Bridal

Why Should I get a Facial?

For as far back as I can remember, I have been curious about the skin.  I would always wonder WHY I would break out on my back, of all places, and not my face, as much.  A good thing, right?  But that wasn’t enough for me.  I had to investigate further and find out why my back was so prone to breakouts. 

It wasn’t long until after a few years and I was in my thirties when the breakouts started to appear on my FACE!  Now, I was really concerned… So, I decided to seek help from a professional.  I went to get a facial.

I didn’t just get a facial, but the whole works.  I went all out… I got a sugar scrub on my body, a deep tissue massage, and finally a nice relaxing facial. 

The Esthetician was so thorough, she examined my skin (skin assessment), told me my Skin Type (Dry), and began to explain why I was breaking out in my Thirties.  She said I was suffering from Adult Acne, but I had a mild case.  This was due to my hormone changes, and from me using the wrong products for my skin type.  Who knew back then!

Now, as an Esthetician and Makeup Artist, I cannot stress enough, about getting a facial.  They can be a little intimidating at first, but once you understand the process, and experience the treatment, you won’t be able to get them enough.

Here are a few reasons I feel it’s important:

  1. When you get a facial you are getting a massage on the face.  This aids in lymphatic drainage and helps with circulation.  It will also help tighten some facial muscles. This is also very relaxing, which can help with stress.
  2. It removes impurities that get embedded in the pores, that can clog and cause inflamed and irritated pimples, or pore congestion.  You know, the blackheads, white heads, and huge pimples, that you DO NOT want on your face.
  3. You get a customized treatment for you, with a Mask that will restore and nourish your skin, giving you that Hollywood glow.
  4. Who doesn’t like to be pampered!  This will be YOUR time to relax.  Some of my clients go to sleep… this is allowed. 😉

So what are you waiting for get that facial ASAP..

For more information, visit me @www.smkoibeauty.com, Facebook, and Instagram.

You may also want to read my post about Facials for beginners. (If you haven’t already.. 😉)

Until next time, Stay Beautiful!

Peace & Love


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Ready for The Bridal Season?

By June 4, 2018 Pre-Bridal

Are you part of a Bridal Party, or attending a Wedding this season?

I’ve been asked to be a part of this beautiful experience, and boy it isn’t easy!  A bridesmaid can get just as stressed about this occasion as the Bride.  With so much to do, you can tend to neglect yourself, and when the time comes, you feel like you look a mess!  Now what?

Even though you’re NOT the bride, there is no reason you couldn’t be photo ready.  Here are some ideas you may want to use to start your beauty prep.

  • Makeup Trials– When the Bride gets her makeup trial, you should get one too.  Especially, if a Makeup Artist is going to provide service to you on that day.  The investment will be worth it, for you to see how you will look on her Big day.  FYI- very helpful if YOU are getting hitched soon after.
  • Why not get a facial– That’s right, get a facial… recommend to the Bride as well, and maybe you can make it a Gurlz day. When your skin is healthy, your makeup will not only look flawless on the Big Day, but on the days after the nuptials.
  • Bring your own bridal day kit– If you are in the bridal party, sometimes things do not go according to plan. The Bride has a lot to think about, so why not bring somethings along that she may need, and you may need as well, like: Lotion, deodorant, moisturizer, eye-drops, tissues, bobby pins, safety pins, and a small sewing kit.  You may also want to bring some lip balm, blotting paper, and a lip gloss, for your photo touch ups. (the may already have her own) 😉

Just remember a wedding is a blessed occasion, so don’t beat yourself up, enjoy and be happy, this is what it’s ALL truly about.

Until next time, stay Beautiful!

Please visit me at www.smckoibeauty.com, facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

Peace & Love,


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Here Comes the Bride

By May 4, 2018 My Beauty Tips, Pre-Bridal

Start with the Pre-Day skin prep

As a Skin Care professional, I know that Big Day can be highly stressful, planning and scheduling can be grueling.  You know what STRESS can lead to…  In some cases, this can be the recipe for minor skin breakouts, and irritation.

So, you must take precautions and tackle this problem head on!

Make your skin the center of attention

Visiting a facial spa is always recommended so that we can analyze your skin, treat your skin with proper skincare, and recommend some at home facial routines. I recommend a calming, relaxing facial 2 weeks before that special day, to get your skin deeply cleansed and prepped.

Once your skin is prepped and nourished, you will notice that nice glow from within.  Your makeup will look Flawless with a natural glow shining through.  You’ll start feeling less stressed, knowing that your face will be look and feel at its best.

So, Brides don’t let YOUR Big Day be ruined by that little pimple and their friends, or a dull and lackluster appearance.   Make an appointment with a professional Skincare Specialist ASAP!  Your pictures will thank you. 😊

Join me on my next post, for my Beauty tips and more… also visit me at www.smckoibeauty.com.

Until next time my Beauty,

Peace & Love


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