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Acne

All About Extractions

All About Extractions

Extractions are such an integral part of the facial process because they clear out pores that have become clogged with excess sebum and dead skin cells. Most clients require at least a few extractions during the facial, more if this is their first treatment. Extractions clear […]

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid

At one point or another, skin care professionals will all use salicylic acid – it is one of the most popular ingredients in anti-acne skin care. Salicylic is the only beta hydroxy acid used in skin care; it occurs naturally in wintergreen leaves, sweet birch, […]

Fact or Fiction: exfoliating every day is bad for your skin

Fact or Fiction: exfoliating every day is bad for your skin

Many women tend to over-exfoliate the skin, in hopes of sloughing off dead skin, and thus achieving a fresh and renewed complexion. This is a misconception, since our skin is a very efficient organ, and doesn’t require exfoliation more than 2-3 times per week. In […]

Cupping for Acne

Cupping for Acne

Cupping, a favorite of mine, is highly effective for cystic acne. In Traditional Chinese Medicine acne is often caused by heat, dampness, and stagnation, and cupping is effective at reducing heat and moving stagnation. Cupping is performed by depressurizing the inside of the cup with […]