Happy Friday, everyone!
I hope you all have a great weekend lined up. This week FLEW by! I seriously don't know where it went. I've been so busy. I feel like I have so much to do that I just haven't done anything! Even though I really have... does that make ANY sense? haha!
This week at school we did a BUNCH of stuff. I learned how to do Microdermabrasions, Fantasy Makeup (more on that later, oh you're going to love it!!), chemical peels, body wraps, and more! My brain is on overload from all I've learned. I have to test out of freshman on Wednesday and don't feel ready! I do, but I've just taken in so much info lately that I need this weekend to sort it all out.
My mom requested that I post about Microderms, which I think is good. They're very popular and people don't really understand them. They just hear about them and assume that it's what they need. So hopefully this will give you a little more info and you can see if it's really for you or not. :)
Microdermabrasion is an abrasive exfoliant. It's not a miracle worker. It helps REDUCE the appearance of early aging fine lines, small, non-keloid (raised) scars. And can help with hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and freckles when used with other products. So don't go in thinking you're going to get rid of all your wrinkles, cause it won't. I'm sorry. :/
Remember that exfoliation helps reduce the appearance of pores (since oil expands the pores and makes them more noticable, exfoliation cleans them out.) but you can not actually shrink your pores! Your born with them and they are what they are.
Since we had to give and receive the treatment in a limited amount of time, we had to let our masks sit while giving the treatment to someone else. Hence why my face is white in both pictures. haha!
Ok. Moving on.
Here are a few interesting facts that I learned this week...
Did you know you can get ring worm from tanning beds?? Skin Cancer, Ring Worm, smelly tanning lotion VS. Pretty, Healthy, nice smelling Skin? Which will you choose??
Did you know you can get skin cancer on your lips?? Yup. WEAR SUNSCREEN!
Did you know you're not supposed to use cortizone cream over long periods of time? It's hormones and can be harmful. I still haven't learned a lot about this, so that's all I can share.
If you're looking for a relaxing day at the spa and not really looking to treat anything, a hot stone facial would be a great choice for you!
Dark Circles are usually caused by dehydration or they're hereditary. So if no one else in your family has them, try drinking more water. Actually- try eating more water. I know that sounds weird. But drinking water really just goes through you. When you eat your water (watermelon, celery, etc) you'll stay more hydrated.
When you are going to get something waxed- don't shower, swim, or sweat beforehand. Wet skin is softer than dry skin and it can tear!
and last but not least,
Over exfoliation and over massage can cause breakouts. You shouldn't be exfoliating daily. Twice a week is good if you're using a non-abrasive exfoliant. Once a week for more abrasive. If you're doing serious chemical peels, twice per month. haha!
Well, did you learn anything new??
(once again, I am new to esthetics. I may not have gotten everything right. If I have something wrong, please kindly tell me in the comments.)