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September 24, 2020
When a client comes into my studio, I only have one hour to make as big an impact as possible. I want every person that walks out of my studio to look and feel like a million bucks. In this article, I'm going to share a PRO tip to help you get better results with your home microcurrent treatments.
We always have to be cognizant of the fact the food we eat fuels our body, including the health of our skin. So, while we can make wonders happen with our skincare products and technology, we'd be remiss if we didn't give thought to our diet when troubleshooting lack of results in our skincare practices.
Hydration is another important contributor to the quality of our skin. Dehydrated skin is not the same thing as dry skin. While dehydrated skin lacks water, dry skin lacks natural oils (also called sebum). Dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is considered a condition.
If you're dehydrated, you may look even worse after microcurrent. Dehydration on skin shows up as itchiness, uneven skin tone, dullness, darker under-eye circles, sunken eyes, “shadows” around the face (especially under the eyes and around your nose), and increased incidence or appearance of fine lines and surface wrinkles.
The good news is we can always make sure we drink plenty of water on the day prior to and the day we plan to use microcurrent.
I said all of that to say, it’s a good idea to start by taking an honest look at the nutritional value of our diet and hydration as the first troubleshooting steps.
Now the fun stuff! I’ll walk you through a professional microcurrent treatment so you can learn some tips to get better results.
The first step I take is prepping the skin. Think of prepping the skin as getting all the debris off the surface to improve the absorption of the nourishing products to follow and to prepare the skin for microcurrent.
The next thing I do to prep the skin is perform a peel. The peel begins the brightening phase of the treatment. I make sure the peel is completely removed with a double cleanse because it’s important to remove all of the peel.
Following this I get circulation moving with facial contouring massage using releasing techniques and the Anma. This releases stuck fascia, drains lymph (puffy places) and gets the face primed for microcurrent.
And now my secret weapon for getting the most of out of microcurrent. I choose a couple of serums to layer under the conducting gel that will increase microcurrent conduction and further nourish the skin. My go-to serums are Triple Vitamin C + Gold (just released) for nourishment and increase conduction and Brighten the Day (being released in October) for brightening the skin.
I do not recommend layering serums under RF, Laser, HIFU. The reason being the heat from these treatments will deactivate the anti-oxidants.
The key to choosing the most effective serums is to ensure you choose water-based serums. The serum should be clear or see through in color. So, no solid white creams, or anything with any kind of colorants or added fragrances. It needs to a clean formula to avoid irritation or driving ingredients into the skin that are undesirable.
The serums used must not contains acids, retinol, enzymes, or oils. Why? Because those ingredients are too stimulating to drive deep into the skin with microcurrent and oil will prevent conduction. Those ingredients are meant to be applied to the surface of the skin, not pushed deep with microcurrent.
If you have skin sensitivity you can do a patch test to your inner arm prior to layering serums under conducting gel on your face. Sometimes pushing peptides in deeper can be too much on people with sensitive skin. Layer the serums, let each one absorb before applying the next, then add the conducting gel and do some microcurrent on your arm. If you don't have an adverse reaction, your skin is likely strong enough to handle the layering of serums under conducting gel with microcurrent.
So, after I apply each serum, allowing each to absorb, I do a little bit of LED to the prepped and layered skin, and then I add conducting gel and finish with Microcurrent.
The results of this PRO technique are amazing. In one hour, this treatment brightens the skin, smooths wrinkles, and is a fantastic non-invasive microcurrent face lift.
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April 16, 2021
I know it can be challenging to decide what serum is right for your skin so I've created this article to help.
Start by choosing one or two of your biggest concerns and then choose the product(s) that contain the active ingredients to treat your top two concerns. If you have several issues, considering using different serums on alternative days, or using one in the AM and other one in the PM. Just don't pile on too many at one time as some could counter the other. For example, don't use a peptide serum with an AHA serum because the acidic pH of AHAs is undesirable for peptides.
Let's get started so you can start choosing a serum right for you.
April 09, 2021
April 02, 2021
One of the first places we begin to show aging on the face is the eye area. So it makes sense to be vigilant with skincare for the eyes.
Many things affect the appearance of the skin around our eyes. For example, failure to wear sunglasses year-round to prevent the squinting that can increase crow's feet, to applying eye care products with a tugging and pulling instead of a patting technique.
And I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of sleep, dehydration, and water-retention from too much sodium in the diet are also factors affecting the skin around the eyes.
But don't be discouraged, there are many things we can do to take great care of the eyes.