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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN…. TO SAY GOODBYE TO SUMMER.

By September 7, 2021 My Beauty Tips
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3 Steps To Rejuvenate Summer Skin

It’s hard to believe that Summer is coming to an end!  It’s still warm and still daylight after 6PM, but we know this is all starting to wind down, and Fall/ Winter will be here before we know it. ☹

There is no time like now to recovery your skin from the heat, and Sun.  I know it’s been so HOT that you may have skipped your moisturizers, and the much needed sunscreen, but that’s exactly why you have to implement the recovery steps TODAY!!

Here are 3 steps to add to YOUR skincare routine… (if you aren’t already doing them)😊

  1. EXFOLIATION– This process can be  physical, granular, or acid base.  Depending on your skin type I would recommend the following for the different skin types:

Physical exfoliation is the use of a machine to remove the dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin.  Great for Dry Skin, Combination,  Normal, and some oily skin. (not oily acne)

Granular exfoliation is the use of a water-soluble product that is grainy in texture that when wet will remove the dead skin from the surface of the skin. Great for Dry, Combo, and Normal skin.

Acid Base exfoliation is the use of a natural acid that can be derived from fruits, and plants.  There are some that are chemical grade as well.  This process penetrates a little deeper than the other 2.  Dead skin is more dissolved than removed, which gives a longer smoothing affect.  Great for ALL skin types, Dry, Oily, Combination, and Normal. Also, can be used on Sensitive skin, and Acne prone if the legions are healed.

2. TREATMENT– Treatments are what I like to call; some kind of repairing agent, like a Serum or Acne treatments.  SERUMs are my favorite!!!  They come in different forms and can do multiple things when applied correctly.  I am using a SERUM to repair my dehydrated, and discolored complexion.  I want to even out and get my glow back! 😊  Acne and blotchiness can be an issue as well.  You may want to look for a treatment that will dry up your breakouts, and soothe the skin.  Treatments are usually applied to the skin right after the exfoliation process, to help your skin soothe and refresh so that your moisturizer can do its thing…

3. MOISTURIZE!!!!!!   This step is SOOOOOOO important!   No matter what your skin type is, you should be using a moisturizer that is designed for YOUR skin type.  If you are DRY-use a moisturizer that will put moisture back into your skin or retain the moisture you have.  Oily-use a moisturizer that will give you just enough moisture and minimize oil, so you are hydrated but NOT overly oily.  Combination- use a moisturizer that is designed for combo skin, moisturizing the dry areas, and minimizing oil in oily areas.  Normal- can use moisturizers designed for a balance moisture.  I like creams at night, they are a bit more emollient and a pump moisturizer in the day.  I usually add an SPF separately in the mornings.

A great skincare routine is key! On a daily basis you should be using a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. With the added Exfoliation, and Treatments, your skin will feel and look brighter, younger, healthier and more restored.

For more information about how to care for your skin, you can download my free eBook, “5 Steps to Glowing Skin”. https://smckoi-beauty.aweb.page/smckoibeauty-5step-thank-you

Until next time stay Beautiful.

Peace.

S.

PS: Also, you may go to my website; www.smckoibeauty.com

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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

S.

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Facials for Beginners

By May 30, 2018 Facials For Beginners

What you should look for in choosing a facial Spa

I’m a professional Skin care specialist and I have facials often.  It’s important to maintain appointments to keep your skin looking and functioning at its absolute best.

In choosing my Spa, I look for these key elements:

  • Cleanliness– You would assume that a facial Spa would be CLEAN, but rest assure some may not be as clean as they appear. Make sure utensils are sterilized with the UV machines and hands are cleansed or gloves are worn during extractions.
  • Certifications– Also look around the Spa for the Certifications of the person performing your Facial. There should be a photo with the license of that individual.  No license.. No Facial!!  This is very important because a licensed Professional has to undertake, many hours mandated by the State, and pass a State regulated exam.
  • The ambiance– I like when the facial spa has an inviting and warm atmosphere. The room is at a comfortable temp and a sensuous aroma is filling the air.  With these combinations, I know my facial will be sweet and relaxing.
  • Lastly, I also like personal attention. I like feeling special when I get a facial… The gentle massage, the enriching treatments… That’s just ME.

What about you?

Have YOU been thinking about a facial lately?  No time like the present. Take some time out of that busy day and get that natural glow….so you can cut down on the makeup and let your Beauty shine through.

Book a facial today and tell me about your experience.

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

 

Peace & Love

S.

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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

Stacey.

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