Extra thin eye skin allows you to see the blood vessels. An inset bone structure (deep set or hollowness around the eyes) can cause a shadow. Leaky vessels and blood leaks from capillaries can cause eye dark, because of excessive blood. After surgeries, severe bruising under the eyes can form which can give a rust-colored stain under the eyes.
What happens when you have lack of sleep?
Lack of sleep decreases circulation and can cause it to appear dull, lifeless, and lack of circulation under the eye can make under-eye circles become more apparent. Lack of sleep makes the skin look pale and tired, dull, and lifeless. When the circulatory system is compromised and stagnant, the blood movement slows down it then areas aren’t properly draining.
Massage eye cream in circular motions. Use an eye device to really get things moving. Eye creams that have vitamin C can help increase capillary strength which helps make vessels healthier. Healthy blood flow prevents accumulation of blood under the eye. Retinol and peptides are also helpful in collagen building and support tissue renewal process. Be careful not to treat the eyes with a face retinol as it can prevent translucent skin from the stronger retinol, so it’s best to stay with a retinol eye cream that is designed for the eyes.
They can consist of blackheads, whiteheads, and little clogged pores in the form of bumps on the skin often on the forehead or jawline. As skincare professional, my goal is to remove surface dry cells, relieve trapped oil and dead skin that stays trapped and congests the pore.
When most people are trying to clear their skin, the skin becomes dry and results in dry dead skin buildup. This dead skin barrier traps oil in the skin therefore starting a cycle of new breakouts.
The tricky part is that some traditional exfoliants such as scrubs can be too harsh and too stripping to the client’s barrier. Also, stay away from natural scrubs, as the granules are too large or can have sharper edges (such as apricot pits or walnut husks). Looking for scrubs with microbeads that easily glide or sand the skin that rolls across and doesn’t irritate are the best choice. If that barrier becomes stripped, then the skin will compensate and increase the oil production thereby increasing the breakouts. It can be a vicious cycle so there is an art to exfoliating skin that is breakout prone. If the skin appears bright red, irritated or raw, then the skin has been over exfoliated.
Having a skincare professional helping choose the right exfoliants is very important. There are many options such as liquid exfoliants or professional treatment exfoliants such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels or dermaplaning.
The after math and clean up
Dark, red marks are the “after acne” can be really frustrating for someone that has gone through all the obstacles of getting their skin clear, but now they have the daily reminder in the mirror. Increasing exfoliation will help fade these marks. The goal is to remove damaged cells to make room for the formation f healthy cells. Also, delivering lightening ingredients deeper into the skin by professional Microneedling can speed up the process of fading and remodeling the depressed or inverted acne scars.
Book your resurfacing treatment today. Remember progress equals happiness and seeing your skin improve before your eyes will be a great step forward!
As we age, accumulated damage from UV radiation and other age-related stressors drain the skin’s pool of renewal cells or stem cells, and depletes them of collagen. They no longer divide normally leaving the skin thinner and more fragile.
A stem cell facial treatment is an advanced collagen induction therapy treatment that infuses a serum filled with stem cells, growth factors, peptides, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, vitamins, and more. There is little to no downtime with this procedure.
What are the benefits of a Stem Cell facial?
Benefits of this transformational procedure include:
Improves skin laxity
Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Teens have so many obstacles that can stand in their way when it comes to building self confidence. They are bombarded on social media with images of how they should dress, look, do their makeup, cut their hair – the list is endless. In addition, they have peers that can either build them up with friendship and support or tear them down with just a look or a like.
Many of us at Skin Perfect are mothers to teens and know the struggles they face on a daily basis. These struggles are only exemplified when they are struggling with acne. It’s hard for them to look in the mirror without being embarrassed or ashamed of their breakouts and it can take a toll on their self esteem.
Recently Jaclyn shared her tips and products for helping teens treat and help prevent acne with the team at Good Day Columbus. Facial treatments like our new Deep Cleanse Membership or our Acne Resolution can make big improvements in their skin. Combining the right at home care with regular skincare treatments can go a long way towards keeping our teens confident, happy, and with healthy glowing skin.
Jaclyn has compiled her favorite products to help with teen acne. Here are her recommendations:
Jaclyn has spent years owning a spa, spray tanning clients, and of course, applying her own self tanner! She chooses a sunless tan any day over sun damage. Here are the best tips and tricks for really getting a bronzed and a glowing sunless tan.
Sunless Tanner for the face (if you choose to tan your face)
Sunless Spray (for hard to reach areas)
Sunless Wipes (to correct any mistakes)
Exfoliate and Shave 24 Hours Before Tanning
For a truly even color, you’re going to want a smooth canvas for application. You should always wax or shave the day before you apply your tan because sometimes [hair removal] can cause irritation initially and make your skin slightly sensitive. You should also fully exfoliate 24 hours before your tan to ensure it’s even and to get rid of any dead skin.”
In addition, just before you apply your tan, Jaclyn recommends running an ice cube or frozen bag of peas (nope, not kidding) over your legs and face to constrict hair follicles and pores. This will prevent self-tanner from entering these tiny crevices and leaving small, darker-colored dots on your skin.
Prep Problem Areas
You’ll need to pay special attention to breakouts or any normally dry areas of skin before you apply a self-tan. Always apply a moisturizer barrier to joints, feet, hands prior to tanning since they can develop darker than anywhere else on the body. In addition, you’ll want to apply a concentrated amount of moisturizer using a Q-Tip or cotton ball to any skin conditions you’re dealing with like acne or eczema. The ingredients in self-tanner develop darker when they come in contact with these areas and extra moisture will block the product from highlighting what you’d rather hide.
Be Very Generous with the Amount of Product You Use
First-timers who are afraid of being too dark may be hesitant to use large globs of product while applying. Don’t be. Zebra-like stripes are caused by lack of product and over-rubbing. Always use enough so that the product glides effortlessly and smoothly over the skin and buff away any excess with your tanning mitt. You can never use too much self-tan, as the skin can only absorb a certain amount of tanning agent (I recommend St. Tropez products specifically for this reason) but using too little self-tan will result in the dreaded streaky tan.
Avoid Application on Your Hands and Feet
While you want to be generous with the product on all other areas of your body, you actually shouldn’t apply the product at all to your hands and feet. Always work excess product from the arms onto the hands and leftover product from the legs onto the feet and ankle. Don’t apply tanner directly on those area because it always looks too dark and unnatural.
Enlist a Friend or Get Creative to Address Hard-to-Reach Areas
Use the sunless tanning spray for hard to reach areas or tape a large wooden spoon to the mitt and use a “scratching your back” motion to apply.
Remember, sunless tanning can be scary, but once you get the hang of it, you will love the results. If you are truly afraid, start with gradual sunless tanners to dip your toe into the process. And of course, remember, when you are on vacation, use the gradual sunless tan to maintain so as your skin exfoliates, you still will look like a bronzed goddess.
Maintain a regularly schedule facial every month. Minimally you should be getting a facial every month by a skincare professional in order to properly exfoliate, nourish, and turn on the rejuvenating cells and youth factors.
Schedule a deeper chemical peel, microneedling, or advanced LED (light therapy) treatment every quarter. Doing an advanced treatment will help to rev up your skin to see greater results.
Integrate a new skin therapy regularly to challenge your skin. Try a new therapy such as Microcurrent, Nano Current, LED, Cryotherapy, or Intensive FSD (Fractionated Light Therapy).
Only wear makeup that is beneficial for your skin and not harmful or clogging. Select makeup that is nutrient rich with ingredients that are going to nourish and improve your skin.
Switch out at least one skincare product every three months. Mixing up your skincare products will keep your skin constantly changing and challenged to continue to get positive results.
For more information on how to maintain healthy skin or for a facial skin treatment, call either of our Skin Perfect locations:
Skin Perfect family sending aid to Honduras after two Category 4 hurricanes devastate Central America
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Rescue efforts in Lima, Cortés, located in the Northern part of Honduras. Honduras has been badly hit and accounts for the majority of lives lost in the storm so far. Photo: Gilda Silvestrucci
The family of Jaclyn Peresetsky, owner of Skin Perfect Spas, is asking for your support to help the families across the country coping with the devastation left behind by two hurricanes. The severe and ongoing flooding is wreaking havoc on an already fragile Central American country ridden with gang violence and poverty.
Skin Perfect Spas are collecting supplies that will help families rebuild and recover. The Peresetsky’s will be traveling to Honduras December 17-24th on a Mission Trip and are collecting donations to take with them. Items needed include:
Clean up tools and supplies:
Trash bags, heavy-duty 33-45 gallon-sized
Flashlights with batteries
First aid kit:
Gloves, sterile, 2 pairs
Ointments, antibiotic and burn relief
Sunscreen, SPF 30
COVID-19 masks, the cheap blue ones would be fine not necessarily the more expensive N95 masks.
Small personal sizes of hand sanitizer.
Maksym, Dmitry, Jaclyn, and Misha Peresetsky
Sanitary and hygiene supplies
Food and clothing are less difficult to find at this time and are better resourced in the country itself with monetary donations.
Stop by any Skin Perfect Spa between now and December 16th to donate to this important and worthwhile cause.
Even though caring for your skin and beauty needs is our #1 priority, we have an equally important task which is to provide a peaceful refuge for our clients to feel calm and relaxed while they are with us. Our spa is a place where you can come and unwind and forget about whatever is happening outside. We all need a break from the outside world, right? Read below to see all of the elements of our spa that we provide for including:
Calming essential oil diffusers in every room, including our reception area, tranquility waiting room, restrooms, and esthetician prep area.
Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.
Heated beds in the treatment rooms.
The heat emitted by the pad penetrates deep into the muscles. This aids with relaxation within minutes that help relieve stress and pain.
Lavender scented, heated neck-wraps which are given as soon as you get into the warm treatment bed.
The heated wrap can soothe stiffness in the neck and shoulders and penetrates within minutes for maximum relaxation. Pair that with the scent of lavender that will make you sink deeper into relaxation and tranquility.
Himalayan salt lamps in each treatment room to cleanse and deodorize the air.
These lamps can also boost mood, improve sleep, ease allergies, and help people with asthma breathe better among other benefits.
Hand and arm massages or décolleté massage depending on your service.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension and it can produce feelings of caring, comfort and connection. Something we all could use right now.
Calm, peaceful spa music to relax your mind as you enjoy your treatment.
Relaxing music triggers changes to the body that in many ways mimic a sleep state. It can cause a slower heart rate, slower breathing, and lower blood pressure. Music also has a soothing effect on our emotional brain, easing stress and anxiety.
In addition to all of these elements, we are always concentrating on the sanitation and cleanliness of our spa to ensure the health and safety of all of our clients, staff, and families. For a full list of these measures please read our previous blog post Safety and Virus Protection Plan.