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July 09, 2020
A common question from my fans is, ‘How do I select a good conducting gel?’
An important consideration is when we are using these modalities on our skin to boost collagen, plump wrinkles, and even out skin tone and texture, we are asking a lot from our skin. This means it is important to provide a lot of nourishment to the skin to keep it from looking dull, flat, and overworked.
The number one MUST HAVE for any conducting gel is that it contains MINERALS. Why? Because minerals conduct electricity. This is especially important with Microcurrent and Ultrasound.
If the product you are using contains oil or is too oily, it will NOT conduct. This is also why it is important to begin Microcurrent with cleansed skin to remove any excess oil. NOTE: If you are using non-acid serums, you can apply the serum to cleansed skin, allow it to completely absorb, and then proceed with conducting gel.
You can keep things simple by using tap water if all you want to do is conduct or you are on a super tight budget. It will not be nourishing to the skin, but it will ensure your device conducts for the lifting effect you are trying to achieve. Please note that distilled water will NOT conduct because the minerals have been distilled from it. Ultrasound MUST be used with conducting gel. Water alone is not recommended.
Most of the modalities I recommend will penetrate product deeper into the skin. For that reason, I like to achieve conduction AND treat the skin with a clean and nourishing product and with a consistency that will stay wet.
I added a special conducting gel to my line called Hydra Lift Conducting Gel & Mask to give clients access to a product that is loaded with nourishing ingredients which are also clean and safe for pushing into the skin. It contains aqua (water) mixed with aloe combined with cold-pressed Azulene which is a super antioxidant and soothing to the skin and some additional nourishing botanicals.
I often get asked, “Can I use straight aloe to conduct?” While aloe is very healing, using it alone would be too drying to most skin.
Once again, make sure you are using a conducting gel with minerals, little to no oil (if the oil is listed, it should be in the last few ingredients which indicate only a small amount). It should be nice and thick, so it stays wet longer. Keep a spray bottle of water handy, so when your product begins to dry, you can wet it with minerals.
Hydra Lift Conducting Gel & Mask
Clareblend Mini Microcurrent
Time Master Pro Ultrasound and LED
Heal Sun Damage with NeoGenesis Recovery
Skin Barrier Repair for Stronger Skin with NeoGenesis Barrier Renewal Cream
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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.