Gentri Lee: Esthetician or Aesthetician? Pt. 9

3.30.2012

Esthetician or Aesthetician? Pt. 9

Treat your skin:
Baking Soda and Water make a great substitute for what is called "Desincrustation Fluid". What it does is soften sebum and follicles for deep pore cleansing! This is one of the steps to the High-Frequency Treatment I've talked about, but it can also be performed alone.

Make a good mixture that won't be too dry and pasty, but not too runny either. Rub it into makeup free skin like you would an exfoliant. I would rub it on for about 1-2 minutes, rinse with water, properly extract your white or black heads (Learn how HERE), then cleanse, toner, moisture, sunscreen.

I've got to talk sunscreen again here.
I'm sure you or someone you know has talked about how they love getting tan or even burned from the sun because it dries up their acne and clears their face, right?
Well, what if I told you that it's actually doing the opposite of clearing it? Yup. Underneath that dry dead layer that you just fried by not wearing sunscreen, is MORE oil than normal. Your skin is trying to make up for what you just did to it by producing more oil. So when that tan or burn wears off, your acne is going to be even worse than it was before.

Still don't like sunscreen?

Spray tans can be a great alternative to cooking your skin! Here are some tips for making them last longer:
- exfoliate your entire body (or whatever is getting the spray tan) beforehand
- wear baggy clothes for the first 24 hrs after receiving a spray tan
- don't shower, sweat, or moisturize for the first 24 hrs after receiving a spray tan
- after the first 24 hrs has passed, keep that tan moisturized!

You're welcome. :)

20 comments:

GingerPeachT said...

Wow, when I loved in fl I would cook my skin because the salt air,water, and sun really did dry out my skin and made my acne better. But I never thought about it until now how it makes it worse.
Sadly, there isn't a spray tanning place here. They used to have it but no one used it so it's all tanning beds. Yuck! Lol

Alyx said...

I always thought that my skin was awesome when I was lifeguarding, but I guess now I know why it was bad again once the tan wore off?
Actually your little posts are the reason I bought (and actually use) a day moisturizer with SPF in it!

vintch said...

so, so interesting! i really never knew that about the sun, but it totally makes sense. girl, you rock.

eryka {from abcde} said...

I love baking soda. Works wonders for the skin. Use it once a week!

eryka {from abcde} said...

I love baking soda. Works wonders for the skin. Use it once a week!

Whitney said...

Oh my gosh I just discovered these posts and I went through and read all of them!!!! I need to get my face in check, I keep getting small breakouts (are three or four pimples considered a breakout?) and Im SO SICK OF IT! Also, is the St Ives Apricot Scrub too much of an exfoliant to use daily?

Thank you so much for all of this info! {I already wear lotion with SPF20 in it daily :) }
Whit
whitspeaks.blogspot.com

Melanie Lea said...

Avid 100+SPF user here!! My skin's always been too sensitive for the FryDaddy Sun..

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Emmett Katherine said...

Hey G, any sunscreen tips for people who workout/rollerblade/whatever inthe sun? I hate working out in the sun wearing sunscreen because it can be uncomfortable. But then I get weird tan lines and farmers tan when I don't and I'm sure it's not great for my skin...

Kylie said...

Maybe I should have TJ try that. He tends to get acne on his face and has larger pores. This would probably help clear them out a little.

Alyssa Ann said...

Love the tip about the baking soda and water, i'm off to try it :)

Lottie said...

I really need to fake tan my legs are like a ghosts :)

Deidre said...

I definitely got a spray tan last night.. so this post is perfect for everything I researched yesterday to make sure my tan looked fantastic at Miss Idaho's Outstanding Teen when I have to go on stage to be introduced. Ghostly white legs avoided? I think so.

Morgan said...

love this post!
i use baking soda for EEVVEEERRYYYTHHIINNGGG

Catherine said...

Thanks for the tips! I've tried the baking soda thing and I love it!

XO,
Catherine
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★ JASMINE ★ {BarbieBombshell} said...

great post! +blog! you're a beauty!
xxoo

Kelley Spurlock said...

Rion and I use the baking soda mixture. Found it on Pinterest (thank you pinterest)! It totally rocks my world.

hima said...

Haha I don't need to worry about tanning because I'm naturally really tan, but I love the baking soda tip! Will be using over the weekend.

~Hima
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MeghanSara said...

I love these at-home tips! Keep 'em coming!

Emma Frances said...

That is crazy interesting about the whole burning your face thing! I never would have guessed! Luckily ish for me I've always burned bad and I hate it so I've really learned to always put sunscreen on!