3.16.2012

Esthetician or Aesthetician? Pt. 8

No worries, no grossness this week. Haha! Except maybe this...
This would be me... and what my skin ACTUALLY looks like. See all of those spots? Sun spots, freckles, pigmentation, and other things that no one wants on their skin. (or at least I don't) Most of those spots aren't noticable in normal light. This was taken in what's called a "Woods Lamp". As interesting as it was to see, it's also scary. Just reinforces my new found love for sunscreen. If you ever get a chance, I highly recommend you looking in a Woods Lamp.

Did you know that if you are breaking out on your forehead- it's USUALLY a problem with your digestion?? Weird, right? And remember, breakouts around your mouth are hormonal.


I know a lot of you are scared of makeup, of taking risks, but remember- it's just makeup! It washes right off! It's not like chopping your hair, getting a tattoo, or a piercing. So experiment! Be brave enough to wear that red lipstick you've been eyeing!


I'm sure you've all seen contouring pictures floating around the web:

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BUT- did you know that this is a general guidline and may not be suited for your face shape?? Contouring should be specific to you and your face shape. Round, Square, Heart/ Triangle, Oval, Oblong, nose shape, eye shape, space between your eyes, etc.

To get thicker looking lashes- layer your mascara on while it's wet.


If your eyes are the windows to the soul, then eyebrows are the frame. They need a lot of care.


When testing foundation and concealers, test them on your face (around the jawline is a good place). Most people test it on their arm, but your skin is not the same color on your face as it is on your arm.


To find your natural coloring (to know what types of colors look best on you) look at the inside of your arms, natural hair color, eye color, and you can also hold different color tones (red- cool and warm, silver, and gold are great options.) up to your face. That will tell you if you're more suitable for warm or cool tones, or if you're neutral and need something in between. (I'm a neutral, but my classmates liked the warm tones on me better which surprised me)


Do you know what the Fitzpatrick Scale is? It's a way to figure out your tolerance to sun exposure. There are 6 levels and Mirabella actually provides a way to find out what YOUR type is!


This last tip isn't exactly esthetics based, but it was one that the owner/ director/ business class teacher shared with us that kind of clicked w me:

Think of your brain like a computer- When you write things down it's as if you're saving the programs you've been working on and keeping them for when you need them. When you just keep them in your head it's as if you're keeping all of those programs open, constantly saving them (thinking about them so you don't forget), and worrying that you'll "lose the project" (forget). So write things down, keep a to-do list, plan out your week. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

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23 comments

Alyx said...

As usual... I love it!!!

Emmett Katherine said...

Oh I'm so afraid to view my skin under the woods lamp!! but my new foundation has SPF so I'm good. Interesting about the breakouts around the forehead, I would have assumed it was from hair products.

Lottie said...

I dread to think what my skin would look like under one of those lamps--I have freckles anyway so bet I would be a face full of freckles.

Denise said...

I remember looking at my skin/other peoples skin under the ultra violet lamp (that's what we called it) and being so grossed out! haha

Lindsay said...

I just went to esthetics school too!! So fun! And those lamps are the scariest thing ever. Sunscreen is seriously my new best friend!

GingerPeachT said...

Very cool stuff!!
I guess it's a good thing I rarely break out on my forehead.
And. Took the skin test. I'm a level 2. Is that bad? Lol I'm still unsure if I should be cool or warm tones. All I know is I'm pale unless I really am out in the sun a lot and then all my freckles show! :-)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

Omg my face is always so clear and the past month my forehead is breaking out like crazy. I have been eating crappier than usual, so digestion totally makes sense!

Monica's Notebook said...

Um obsessed with this post. Oh, God I dont know if I would be brave enough to go under one of those lights! haha

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I totally remember doing that in school and cracking up at how old we all looked ha!

Jes said...

i am petrified to look at myself underneath those lights. i don't think i'll recover!
xx jes

www.twosmuppies.com

2Anchor said...

Love this post! As I've gotten older I've taken many steps towards protecting my skin from the sun. Sunscreen is my best friend...as are hats.

xoKylee

jennifer lane designs said...

I love this post! I always look forward to them.

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Such a funny post girl! I need to do this, but am afraid of what I'll see. I've started wearing sunscreen more now. I think I was just a dumb teenager thinking I was invincible!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

That is so crazy how much the sun effects our skin and we have no idea!

AVY said...

That's a bit scary.


And thank you so much for your sweet words :*



/Avy

http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

Amanda k. said...

YES. Thank you for mentioning the tip about foundation/concealer. Just say NO to trying to find the right foundation by putting in on your hand. People always want me to do this instead of trying it on their jawline, and it drives me crazy!

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

I've been having breakouts lately, I never had them as a teen, and this post totally helped me get an idea of what is causing them. After researching what could be causing my digestion issue I am going to seriously clean up my diet(my hubs has me eating way more processed than I ever have) and see if it works! Thanks for the insight Gentri:)

dana @ wonder forest said...

Oh my gosh I'd be terrified to see myself in one of those lights! you are brave hahaha.
Xo Dana
P.s. It's self portrait Saturday on my blog today!
thewonderforest.com

Drama Queen said...

;D my step mom and I had SO much fun doing that test!

Jenn Lee said...

I love that lamp! Years ago I was involved in a mlm. We used the lamp often when selling skincare. Anyhow. It really is crazy what you can see and how much of a kick in the pants it is to use sunscreen and good skin care. All of the which I am still bad at. eeeek. Great blog! Plan to stop by more often. Found you a while back from Ashley. ;)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Love these little tips, Gentri! I have seen the makeup contouring image floating around pinterest...and I totally used it as a guideline. ;) I love makeup!

Lena said...

Hmm..interesting about the different locations of breaking out being attributed to different causes. Good to know!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I remember the first time I saw my face under ones of those. I almost cried....

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