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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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3 reasons your Teen could be Breaking Out

By June 2, 2019 My Beauty Tips

 Acne can become a huge issue for your Teen or Preteen, (the puberty stage).  When there’s acne involved self-image and self confidence can be a huge challenge.  There are solutions to some of these issues, but first know that it will take some time depending on the skin condition.    

Here are 3 reasons your Teen could be Breaking Out:

  1. When there is a breakout, do they occur when its that time of the month? (you have your period) for girls, or when your voice changes and you start to get facial hair, for boys?  If so…. Chances are they could be hormonal. 
  2. Are you OILY, or look shiny, All the time even when you have just washed your face? I mean have a constant shine ALL DAY and you notice quite a few break outs come soon after? Chances are you have an over production of oil, which can be your skin type.
  3. Your break outs are very sensitive and red in a lot of clusters, usually on your forehead, cheeks or chin?  You could be suffering from a higher grade of ACNE and may need to see a dermatologist if your face doesn’t get better with store bought products.

Acne also can have different triggers, such as; Foods, your teen may be eating, Bacterial transfers from cell phones, hands on face, hats, and hair.  Stress can also be a cause!  We all stress about something or other, and Teens can have stress as well.

If you are breaking out constantly at any time, then you may have oily skin and may need to switch to a cleanser that contains at least one of these ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Latic Acid, Glycolic Acid, or Sulfur.   These ingredients help to clean out the pore, and help to kill the bacteria that causes the pimples.

A daily routine is key…. You can start by using a Cleanser, Toner, Treatment, and Moisturizer that has been created specifically for Oily and Acne skin.  Please keep in mind, just because you are Oily does not mean you will have acne, you can have a blemish here or there. Acne is in a class all be itself!  (another Blog Post…)   You can however; follow a routine that will clean, balance, treat, and restore your skin, to prevent break outs or at least minimize them.

As always, I recommend getting a facial, by a professional, to know your skin type, because using the wrong products for your skin can be a culprit also. Yes, teens can have facials, too. 🙂

Let me know what’s working for your teen, or if you’re the Teen…

Visit me at Facebook, Instagram, and on my web @ smckoibeauty.com.

Until next time, stay Beautiful.



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Calling All Men!

By May 6, 2018 For the Men

MEN… You too can care for your skin, and should, without shame or judgement!

This message goes out to the Men in our lives..  Weather that’s your Hubby, Brother, Father, Uncle, close Cousin, Friend or that special Man.

Let them know that they aren’t off the hook for taking care of their skin.

So, Fellas, you should also take care of your skin just like us, as if your life depended on it, and it does.  By now everyone knows how important wearing sun screen is, RIGHT?  It’s NOT just for the ladies or the kids..

I feel our Men should be following these simple steps for healthy skin care also:

  • You must wash your face every night, with a cleanser, that’s right for your skin type (You may get the ones for Men) preferably not soap, that’s used on your body. Cleansing is important because if you knew how much guck is in the air, you wouldn’t want to sleep with these nasty particles sticking to your face and staying on your sheets!
  • You must put a moisturizer on your skin after this wash. Ok, ok, I will call this, “ lotion” if that makes you feel better.  I would prefer a “lotion” that’s best for your skin type, but we will get into that, at a later date. (again you can choose one that is for Men)
  • In the morning, wash your face again, and repeat the “lotion”… This time after the lotion, apply a small amount of sun screen, with a SPF of at least 15, if you are just walking from car, train, or bus.  If you work outside or spend most of your days outside, a SPF of 30 is recommended.  The lighter your skin, the higher the SPF, about SPF 30 is key.

A lot of men will work out, and take care of their bodies, why not do the same for the skin that protects the outside of this body?

Once you follow these simple steps, (which is only the beginning) you will start to look as young as you feel.

For more Skin care tips follow my Wednesday Blogs , and visit me on Facebook , Instagram,  and my website; www.smckoibeauty.com.

Until then, stay Beautiful!



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