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Shed off the Sins of Summer

Fall Renewal is the perfect time for a skin reset! Now that the weather is cooling down and we are headed into Fall we are gearing up for Chemical Peel season here at Lux Skin Lab + Beauty Bar and we always celebrate the beginning of peel season with our Annual Pumpkin Peel Party!

Who doesn’t love fall? Crisp air, crunchy autumn leaves and cozy sweaters. We can hardly wait! But that’s not the best part. The best part is that peel season is nearly here!

Each year in the middle of October, we love hosting this event to boost your Fall and Winter Skincare to step into fresh and glowing skin for the holiday season!

As the temperatures start to drop, now is the perfect time to indulge your skin. Treat yourself to an amazing pumpkin resurfacing peel.

This DIY peel party will have your skin looking brighter and feeling fabulous!

CARVE OUT SOME TIME FOR YOU, YOUR SKIN WILL THANK YOU FOR IT!

Experience this amazing pumpkin resurfacing peel while enjoying wine, snacks, and much-needed relaxation time with friends!

We will walk you through the steps of applying your own pumpkin peel and finishing products, all while educating you on chemical peels and the importance of skincare.

GRAB YOUR GIRLFRIENDS FOR A GIRLS NIGHT OUT AND JOIN US

We will have take home goodie bags with everything you will need to nourish and treat your skin for days after the event.

We will also be offering specials on facial treatments, packages and memberships that you don’t want to miss!

Don’t forget Space is limited so reserve your ticket today at the link below!

Reserve your ticket here

Christmas in July

We wanted to share this exciting news with you guys again, just in case you missed it! 

Our pre-opening membership specials are going to save your skin and your bank account. Over the next 30 days, the first 100 members will get these amazing discounts, after that it will never happen again! 

Our Lux Lab Babe Membership is going to change the way you do beauty! Not only will you be getting a discount as 1 of the first 100 members, but your skin will literally thank you for it! Literally, it will be glowing! 

What’s better than glowing skin? Saving Money!

$1,000 SAVINGS ON THIS CELEBRITY-OBSESSED TREATMENT

Buy this special and get One Year’s worth of our Lux HydraFacial™ services!

If you haven’t heard of this innovative celebrity-obsessed skincare treatment you’ve been missing out on one of the best-kept secrets to glowing, dewy skin! HydraFacial™ is a non-invasive skin resurfacing and hydrating treatment. Its innovative design and Vortex-Fusion® evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides, and Hyaluronic Acid. It literally just uses suction like a vacuum to get rid of dead skin, clogged pores, and reveal more radiant new skin. HydraFacial™ is appropriate and suitable for most skin types. It is effective on skin that is aging, of different ethnicities, dry, or oily. It can also slow down your skin’s aging process, in turn potentially delaying the need for more invasive procedures.

TOSS YOUR EYELASH CURLER AND ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST FLATTERING BROWS!

There are not many more noticeable features than our eyes! You can take a break from mascara and toss your eyelash curler away when you purchase this Brow Wax & Lash Lift + Tint bundle.

Lash Lift + tint elevates and curls and colors your natural lashes. Start by creating long-lasting curl—up to 6 weeks! — with a lash lift, which is like a perm for your eyelashes. This, paired with a custom-blended tint that will add long-lasting color and definition to your lashes and you have the total package.

Eyebrows are one of your most important facial features.

They help you express emotions, add flair to your look, and can even affect the shape of your face and overall aesthetic appearance. Having your eyebrows regularly trimmed, groomed, or maintained by a waxing professional is therefore very important and can help:

  • Accentuate your eyes
  • Make you look more youthful
  • Create a polished look
  • Hide certain flaws, such as small eyes, eyes that are far apart, or hooded eyes

By opting for professional waxing services, you can enjoy perfectly groomed eyebrows that will lift up your face, make your eyes appear wider, and instantly rejuvenate your appearance.

EVER WISH YOU COULD WAKE UP EVERY DAY WITH LONG, FULL EYELASHES?

With eyelash extensions, you save a ton of time getting ready!
Time is precious and with just a little bit of blush, lipstick, and eyelash extensions you can be ready to face whatever the day brings. Eyelash extensions are the most effective way to look amazing without makeup and cut your “getting ready” time in half. They’re perfect for the woman who’s always on the go.

Who wouldn’t LOVE One Year’s worth of Hybrid Lash Extensions!

If Hybrid lashes aren’t your thing and you would love more of a classic lash, no problem! Give us a call or send us an email and we would be happy to go over the different lash extension services we offer in more detail with you.

WHAT IF YOU HAVE NEVER HAD A FACIAL? WE HAVE THE PERFECT TREATMENT!

We can’t forget about our Dazzling HydraFacial™

Although it’s not as long as our 75 min Lux HydraFacial™ our Dazzling HydraFacial™ is just as popular, especially for first-time facial clients! It’s the perfect introduction for those looking for glowing, dewy skin without any downtime or prior skincare treatment experience.

3 Steps. 30 Minutes. The best skin of your life!
Gentle, Painless, Effective. Treating congestion, dehydration, and irritation from the elements
Unique, patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin
Customizable Vortex Tip
Completely customizable for every skin type!

We can’t wait to share our amazing space with you and are confident you will achieve the awesome results you’re looking for with us; we love making our customers happy!

Winter-Proof Your Skincare

Where did that cold weather come from?!? We are having a cold snap here in Texas and I wasn’t prepared for it to come so soon! I’m sure you weren’t either so as we prepare to bring out our “winter” clothes, let’s not forget about our winter skincare. As the temperatures cool off and the air gets drier your skin will definitely feel the effects. You will probably notice your skin become dry and patchy or it may even produce more oil in an attempt to hydrate itself.  Our skin can tell us a lot if we listen to it. Changes in our skin just mean it’s doing the best it can to adjust. Be sure your home care can support the weather change this season, and don’t get too caught up if you see a blemish or two along the way.

Avoid switching your entire routine at once. Keep reading to find out what we recommend to start are winter-proofing your skincare routine and boost hydration:

Mystiq iLuminating Cleanser: This cream cleanser will melt away makeup without leaving your skin feeling tight. MASQ-tech, vitamin C, orange plant stem cells, and botanical blend will nourish your skin while giving it a deep clean at the end of the day.

Bio Hydra C Serum: This serum encourages skin hydration and repair while protecting against harmful free radicals with powerful antioxidants. 4 Forms of Vitamin C (20%), a trifecta of Plant Stem Cells and Certified Organic Aloe Vera helps you achieve healthy refreshed hydrated skin.

Bio Caviar Crème: Pamper skin with luxury hydration and beautiful brightening botanicals. The crème de la crème, this decadent, rich hydrating crème restores skin beauty with Caviar, Silver, Gold, and Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cells.

SPF Solar Shield 30 Hydrating: Hydrates with an array of nourishing botanicals and protects skin with powerful antioxidants. 21% Zinc Oxide, Brightening Niacinamide, and Hydrating Peptide Technology are included in this essential daily moisturizer with SPF 30 for normal to dry skin types.

Bio Hydrating Mineral Masque: This ultra-hydrating gel mask nourishes skin back to health with advanced mineral technology, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and green tea. The effective mineral combination of gold, silver, magnesium, and copper replenishes and restores skin glow. Formulated to help soothe and calm inflammation, perfect for dry, dehydrated, hypersensitive skin, and rosacea.

Winter Skin Tips:

As seasons change so should your skincare. It doesn’t need a complete overhaul, adding in one or more of the products above will help your skin stay hydrated and minimize winter dryness, but your environment and lifestyle is another facet to consider. While many of us love a hot, steamy shower, including me! The heat from the shower can cause your skin to dry out. You will also want to make sure you are applying your moisturizer well before going out in air below 30 degrees. A few more things to consider would be avoiding pointing the heater in your car right at your face or even using a hot blow dryer near your skin as that can cause extra moisture to escape, when you know you know.

I know we don’t’ get many extreme cold winters here in texas so this next advice is for all of you who love skiing, even in those heavy winter states experiencing extreme temperatures anyt time you hit the snowy slopes don’t forget your SPF! SPF is a MUST when skiing since the UV rays are reflected off of the snow!

The transition between seasons is a great time to consult with your Esthetician on adjusting your homecare and reset your treatment plan. Are you looking to fall in love with a new skincare routine? Our Essentials Collections Mini Kit will be the most beneficial for dry skin this winter season.

Why We Love Enzyme Masks and You Should Too

Why We Love Enzyme Masks

Why We Love Enzyme Masks

By now you are probably aware of the importance of exfoliation for a smoother, more radiant complexion. We love enzyme exfoliation masks and fruit enzymes provide excellent and thorough exfoliation, while still being gentle enough for individuals with sensitive skin.

Here at Lux Skin Lab, we love and use enzymes from pineapple, papaya, blueberries, and even lemon fruit to provide your skin with such a thorough exfoliation, everyone will be asking you what your beauty secret is!

Keep reading to find out why we LOVE enzyme exfoliating masks:

WHAT IS AN ENZYME MASK AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

One of the benefits of using enzyme-based products is that they do not damage or remove live skin cells. They exfoliate only the dead cells, which is a big reason why enzyme-based products are suitable for nearly all skin types. The top layer of skin is primarily made up of a protein called keratin, enzymes break up and remove the dull, dry, damaged keratin cells and impurities which leaves you with softer, smoother skin. Enzymes are naturally derived from Fruit and are natural chemicals that provide a thorough exfoliation but are usually more gentle than other scrubs or microdermabrasion treatments.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN ENZYME EXFOLIATION FOR MY SKIN?

Enzyme exfoliating masks or peels offer many beauty benefits for the skin! When the skin is effectively exfoliated, you enjoy brighter, more radiant and clearer looking skin.

Here are a few ways an enzyme exfoliating mask can improve your skin:

  • Promotes even skin tone
  • Reduction in breakouts
  • Smoother skin with fewer lines and wrinkles
  • Clear pigmentation
  • Firms and tightens
  • More youthful complexion

Celebrities swear by enzyme exfoliating masks or peels because they are an excellent defense against the signs of aging because they help to stimulate cell turnover, promote increased collagen, and help soften and smooth existing fine lines and wrinkles. Enzyme exfoliating masks or peels help to unclog pores allowing for better absorption of any products you apply after. This is the perfect time to apply a nutrient-rich serum full of antioxidants, as it will penetrate deep to target all your skincare concerns!

HERE’S A FEW YOU SHOULD TRY

Here are a few of the powerful enzyme exfoliating masks we recommend

Chocolate Power Skin Rescue Mask

Chocolate Power Skin Rescue Mask: This chocolate mask is as good as it sounds! Rich in antioxidants, like cocoa extract, this masque delivers superior anti-aging and restorative benefits to boost circulation, influencing collagen to improve elasticity and brighten the skin’s complexion.

Ultra Hydrating Enzyme Mask

Ultra Hydrating Enzyme Mask: Ultra-Hydrating Enzyme Mask exfoliates and detoxifies skin as it boosts cellular renewal. Packed with hydrating botanicals and antioxidants, this energizing mask instantly moisturizes and firms dry and dehydrated skin.

HOW DO I USE A ENZYME EXFOLIATING MASK?

These masks are very simple to use and take just a few minutes. Before using a mask for the first time, we always recommend testing for sensitivity on your inner arm, especially if your skin is on the sensitive side.

For most skin types, we recommend doing a mask once per week.

Rinse thoroughly, pat dry and follow up with a moisturizer, or sunscreen if heading outdoors.

If your still unsure give us a call or send us an email and we would be happy to go over these products more in detail with you.

How Do I Use an Enzyme Mask

AFTERCARE

You will notice the exfoliating effects for up to a week after use so be sure to protect and enhance these new skin cells that emerge with our Ageless Skin Hydrating Serum and Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum in the morning and before bed.

You will only need to use this mask once a week for excellent results. Please share your awesome results with us; we love making our customers happy!

Fall Renewal Means Chemical Peel Season Is Here!

Ah fall – the absolute best time of year!  Who doesn’t love fall season? We love the cool temperatures, crunchy autumn leaves and knowing that chemical peel season has arrived. As the temperatures cool down there’s less moisture in the air and your skin tends to be drier. Coincidently this is the perfect time for a chemical peel!

So whats all the hype with Fall being peel season?

It’s because during the fall is the ideal time for deeper skin exfoliation. The reason for this is because we have less sun exposure to worry about and stronger enzyme peels and even chemical peels are perfect for exfoliating away the weathered layers of summer skin to reveal your autumn glow.

Why? Because chemical peels are designed to remove dry and damaged skin from your face to reveal a younger, smoother, more hydrated version of your skin.

The benefits of Lux Skin Lab’s Designer Chemical Peels?

  • Three levels of customization – At Lux Skin Lab, we tailor all of our treatments to your skin’s unique needs, and that includes our chemical peels. Our (B)estheticians will provide you with professional peel treatments according to our innovative three-level system that ranges from a light enzyme peel to more advanced chemical exfoliation. As a result these options we have to choose from enable us to able to zero in on the perfect peel for your skin goals.

  • A series of three = serious results – For optimal skin health and rejuvenation, chemical peels work best when performed in a series. Although you will see some instant benefits post-peel, the real magic happens after multiple visits. With consistent treatment, you’ll experience progressive cumulative benefits for your skin including less acne and breakout activity, a more even complexion, smoother skin texture, reduced signs of aging, and a healthy, radiant glow.

  • Skin transformation with little to no downtime – If the idea of a chemical peel makes you nervous, don’t fret! Today’s chemical peels won’t have you hiding in your house for days on end. At Lux Skin Lab we believe in peeling while healing. While we know everyone’s skin reacts differently to a peeling treatment, the majority of the action happens at the time of application, as dead skin cells are digested by the peel solution. In the days that follow you may experience some light flaking or micro-peeling, which will quickly subside and give way to rejuvenated, fresh, healthy skin.

Ready to peel? Here are our top tips for getting the most out of peel season!

Chemical peels should not be given on skin that has not been properly prepared for them. A slow and steady approach with treatments building up and strengthening the skin for more advanced treatments can prevent unwanted side effects. Our skin is very delicate and we don’t want to be too aggressive too fast.

Chemical Peels
  1. Let us know about your skin care goals – Chemical peel treatments address a variety of skin concerns, we recommend taking advantage of our consultations, to discuss your desired outcome and get expert advice from one or our (B)estheticians. By evaluating your skin’s needs, your lifestyle and your home care habits, we’ll be able to point you in the right direction and get you the best results.
  2. Plan to stay out of the sun – If you’re planning to peel this season, it’s a good idea to start planning your sun protection in advance. Or better yet, avoiding sun exposure as much as possible, both before and after your peel appointment will be key to making sure your skin is healthy and hydrated enough for a chemical peel. This ensures that you prevent additional UV damage and protect your investment in your skin.
  3. Make sure your home care is a priority – It’s important to remember that what happens in the treatment room is only a fraction of the equation. To truly maintain your results and get the most from your peel series, you’ll want to be sure you are following up with a daily skincare routine that properly nourishes your skin. Daily care is a must, so be sure to discuss pre and post care with your (B)esthetician. We love helping you find the right products and create a routine that supports your skin between visits!

5 Quick Tips For Surviving The Changing Seasons!

Shorten Your ShowerShorten Showers

  1. Long hot showers can strip away essential oils your body creates to keep your skin from drying out. Stick to shorter luke-warm showers when the weather starts to get colder.

Hydrate Consistently

  1. Not only should you continue drinking ample amounts of water but applying moisturizing products to damp skin helps seal that moisture into the skin. Eating foods high in water content can also help hydrate your skin.

Use A Protecting SerumUse A Protecting Serum

  1. Many serums contain hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to penetrate the layers of the skin. Serums should be used under your moisturizer to create added nourishment since skin tends to be dryer in cooler months.

Wear Sunscreen

  1. Continue wearing sunscreen! Winter sun can be just as damaging as the summer sun. The easiest way to do this is through an SPF-packed moisturizer.

Don't Forget Your LipsDon’t Forget Your Lips

  1. In the winter exposure to the sun, wind, cold and dry air can contribute to chapped lips. The solution: apply a nice, thick lip balm before bed.

Let’s Play 20 Questions!

Thank You Smiling

I thought it would be a fun exercise to share some obscure facts about myself with you guys! Feel free to ask me anything in the comments or on social media and I’ll get back to you!

What’s your favorite movie?

Oh man, this is such a hard question because I’m not much of a TV/Movie person and since having children it seems to be all things, Disney. I would say though that one movie I absolutely love and could watch over and over is Meet Joe Black, it’s a pretty old movie but still one of my favorites of all time!

If you could live in any period of history, what would it be?

I always thought it would be so neat to live in the cowboy era, I loved riding horses as a kid and being outdoors. I would totally rock a pair of cowboy boots and a hat!

What’s your dream occupation – the one job you’d love to have if you weren’t doing what you’re doing now?

Travel Blogging! Getting paid to travel would be a really cool experience! I love researching new places and the adventure of traveling all over the world. I share all my travels and advice with friends and family and have been told I should start a travel blog. Who knows, maybe one day it will be feasible.

Describe your first car and what you loved or hated most about it?

My first car was a Jeep Wrangler! I loved that little car and how easy it was to drive! Sadly, it was totaled in a really bad car accident and was probably not the safest thing for a teenager to drive.

What one accomplishment are you most proud of?

Owning and running my own business! I like to think I am pretty successful and that I have the capability to be even more successful if I was given the time and opportunity!

What mistake have you made that has taught you a lesson?

Oh geez, there are many! I wouldn’t call it a mistake, but signing up for business classes, while running my business, being a mom to three children, being a wife and still trying to be a good friend, daughter, and sister! I definitely learned that I can’t do it all, even if I want to and that sometimes experiences with family and friends are more valuable than anything I could learn from a book.

What’s the most unusual item in your desk drawer?

Definitely a wine opener! Those things come in handy for so many things and you never know when you’ll need to pop open a bottle of wine, Haha!

What’s your favorite sports team and how far will you go to show your support?

Living in Texas I have to say the Dallas Cowboys. Although I’m not some crazy fan or anything so probably not that far. Haha!

Share something funny or endearing about your pet.

Our dog Lexi is a door dasher! We rescued her when she was a few years old and although she doesn’t do it as frequently as she did when we first got her, she is notoriously known for bolting out the front door if left open too long!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Candy! Any kind of candy, mostly sour fruity candy, but you can bet I always have a candy stash in my car, studio and kitchen.  

What’s on your bucket list?

Visiting New Zealand! One day I plan to spend a month there and travel from the northern part to the most southern point.  

What’s your favorite book series?

I haven’t read a series in a while! I’m a huge fan of reading and usually read between ten to fifteen books a year.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I’m pretty content where I’m at, can’t beat Texas! I would love multiple houses though, maybe one near the beach and one in the mountains.

How do you show yourself that you love yourself?

Shopping! It’s a form of therapy and a guilty pleasure, but receiving gifts is definitely one of my love languages and so I shop to buy gifts for myself.

Who is one person that you really look up to?

Renee Rouleau! She is the reason I became an esthetician. I love her spirit, work ethic and positivity she is always sharing with the world. I’ve never met her but would love to one day!

What will you never give up on?

My children! Being a mother brings great challenges, but I plan to take them in stride and hopefully stay close to them during times of struggle. I love them more than anything and they deserve the best of my love!

What is your Spotify playlist usually on?

Country music! I so would have fit in during the cowboy era, Haha

If you could have one superpower- what would it be?

To never have to sleep! I’m definitely a night owl, but I could accomplish so much if I didn’t have to sleep.

Have you ever had a nickname? What was it?

Oh man I’ve had many. Growing up my family called me BamBam. I was born with dislocated hips and had to wear a brace the first few years of life, because of this brace I was constantly hitting my head on the floor when I crawled…. Guess my family thought it was fitting, Haha!

What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

Coffee! If you know me you know I love all things coffee!

Thanks for reading!! Now tell me something fun and random about yourself or answer a couple of the questions that you loved!

How To Layer Your Products The Right Way

How To Layer Skincare Products

I often get asked if the order of skincare product application really matters and guess what? It actually does! The whole idea is to give your skin the full benefits of each of the products you apply to it. So how do you effectively order each of your products? I’m glad you asked.

The rule to follow is to apply from thinnest to thickest in texture.

Step 1: Toner 

After cleansing and exfoliating (if needed) follow with a hydrating toner to fully prep your skin. This often-skipped step boasts tons of skin-boosting benefits, including balancing skin’s pH levels so your skin is in tip-top shape to absorb serums and moisturizers. My all-time favorite, Skinscriptrx’s Cucumber Hydration Toner not only smells divine but provides probiotic support to the skin’s acid mantle to support acneic skin. 

Pro-tip: immediately after toning, while skin is still damp add your next product so the moisture can bind to it and penetrate deeper into the skin. 

Step 2: Acne Treatments

If you use any kind of spot treatments or acne treatments- this would be the step to add it in. You want to make sure you apply the lightest layer possible and let dry before applying serums. If the spot treatment is a creamy white consistency it may be best to apply after your serums. You’ll want to make sure you are following the rule, to apply from thinnest to thickest in texture.

Step 3: Serums

After the cleanser and toner layer on your favorite serum(s). You can apply multiple serums by layering or cocktail them all together and apply as one. There are so many on the market right now, so be sure to do some research and find the one(s) that work best for your skin type. I’ve been using this one to really brighten up my face and give my skin a gorgeous glow!

Step 4: Eye Cream

My all-time favorite product is eye cream! The skin around your eyes is super delicate so it’s important to give it a lot of love! I don’t know about you guys but I can have some pretty big undereye bags when I wake up or when I travel, so I always reach for this gel or this cream to instantly bring my eyes back to life. I will oftentimes layer these two products at night for an even bigger impact. The results: I wake up looking refreshed and bright-eyed. 

Step 5: Moisturizer or Face Oil 

The best product to wrap up your skincare routine is with a moisturizer or a face oil. I personally use a moisturizer during the day (have you guys read my beginners guide to clear healthy skin?) and a face oil at night. I have combination skin and although I can get oily in the late afternoons, after washing off all my makeup and applying my nighttime skincare products adding an oil to my skin not only makes it feel luxurious but also gives it the perfect amount of hydration. My go-to’s recently have been this moisturizer from La Mer and this face oil Linda Rodin

BUT

Never skip your sunscreen! ALWAYS, apply your SPF before you leave the house in the morning and throughout the day to protect your beautiful glowing skin! 

The Beginners Guide To Clear Healthy Skin

Hello Gorgeous Girl

I know, I know washing your face seems like a pretty simple concept, but there are so many different skincare routines out there along with more product recommendations than we could actually ever do anything with, it can all be so very overwhelming and confusing.

You wouldn’t believe how many clients, friends and family members have called me trying to decide what products to get or how to use them. I realized they were struggling with what products to buy and how to use them so I decided to help them all out with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step skincare guide so everyone can enjoy glowing healthy skin.

This might not be as detailed as some of the other guides out there, but a quick 4 step process is really all you need to embark on your own skincare journey and continue it on a regular basis.

I know not everyone is washing their face twice a day as they should, so if that’s you or your new to washing your face, in general, don’t worry about the double cleansing that I’m about to speak about, you can always add that in later as your skincare routine becomes more comfortable.

 So let’s get started!

What To Buy

  • Washcloths, preferably baby washcloths as they are gentler for your skin but will still offer slight exfoliation
  • Oil-based cleanser
  • Skin type specific cleanser
  • Serum(s)
  • Moisturizer
  • SPF 

After you’ve gotten acquainted with your new cleansing routine, I recommend adding in 3 very important products.

            -Exfoliant

            -Hydrating Toner

            -Eye Cream

Since you are just beginning a skincare routine, I know you may not know your skin type. There are tons of informative guides floating around about how to figure it out and I will also be following this up with a blog post on the easiest way to figure out your skin type as well as one on how to incorporate those 3 very important products I spoke of earlier. 

However, for now, I would say evaluate your skin for a day by following the directions below:

Cleanse it in the morning with whatever cleanser you have on hand, add some moisturizer and SPF and go about your day. As the day wears on pay attention to what your skin is doing and how it feels. If you notice it gets really oily around lunchtime into the afternoon you may have an oily skin type, if you notice it feels tight and dry all day even though you applied moisturizer and sunscreen you may have a more dry skin type, if you notice your T-zone (forehead, nose, sides of nose) are more oily than your cheeks you could possibly have a combination skin type. If you battle with redness or Rosacea or your skin just seems to react negatively to most of the products you use you may be dealing with sensitive skin. Every skin type can suffer from acne, blackheads or any other type of blemishes. It’s important to remember that knowing your skin type and using products specific to your skin type will help balance and treat it to reveal healthy, glowing skin. 

                                                           Cleansing                  

This is the first step in any skincare routine and probably one of the most important! ALWAYS, ALWAYS wash your hands first. Our hands are dirty even if we don’t think so, it’s important to have clean hands before you start trying to cleanse your face. Next, HOW you wash your face is just as important as WHAT you use to cleanse your face.

Wash your face with cool water only! Hot or warm water can dry out your skin making it more difficult to balance your skin. 

Pro-Tip find a cleanser in a pump bottle or squeeze bottle never an open container. Open containers are easier to transfer germs and breed bacteria.

Now onto the cleanser! In the above list I have an oil-based cleanser and a skin-type specific cleanser the reason for this is that starting with an oil-based cleanser helps remove, oils and makeup for the day making it easier for your skin-type specific cleanser to go in and do its job of cleansing and preparing your skin for the additional products in your routine. Always remember to cleanse your neck and chest as you will want to also add any other products in your routine to those areas as well. As we age you can tell a woman’s real age, no matter how much work they’ve had done, by their neck and décolletage if they don’t consistently use their facial products in those areas too!

I love and recommend the Glymedplus Mega purifying cleanser as your first cleanse, its an ultra-gentle cleanser that instantly dissolves makeup, oil and debris on the skin and it is safe for eyelash extensions!

Your skin-type specific cleanser (Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination, Sensitive) should then be used to promote healthy skin, especially for your skin type. Acne is NOT a skin type, yes there are cleansers out there specific to acne sufferers but one of the best ways to battle and overcome acne is with a consistent skincare routine that targets your specific skin type. As your skin becomes balanced and hydrated skin problems tend to disappear or are easier to manage.

                                                          Serums

These are probably my second favorite part of a skincare routine, the first would be mask’s but I’ll save that rant for another day! When you think of a serum, I want you to think of specific issues you have with your skin. Serums are the step in your routine where you treat your skin for the specific needs it has.  Serums are amazing products in the fact that you can use more than one at a time to help treat your specific issues. However, for simplicity, I recommend starting with one and working your way up after you see how your skin is reacting. Since serums are our treatment step in our routine, I suggest finding one to target your biggest skin problem first.

  • Sun Spots – If you have sun spots I recommend a Vitamin C serum to help aide in fading them
  • Dry, Dull Skin, – If you have dry dull skin using a product like Ageless Hydrating Serum will help bring hydration and brightening back into your skin.
  • Acne – If you struggle with acne a serum that contains Vitamin A and enzymes such as the popular Beta-Carotene Papain Renewal Serum will help with light exfoliation to minimize acne or impacted pores.
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles – If aging has you down an amazing product like Stem Cell Power Serum is your secret weapon. It contains four powerful amino peptides to help stimulate new cell growth and increase collagen production. My Top Serum Picks

                                                      Moisturizer

Pro-Tip just like a cleanser look for a moisturizer in a pump bottle or squeeze bottle never an open container. Open containers are easier to transfer germs and breed bacteria.

I can’t even tell you how many moisturizers I’ve tried over the years. My moisturizer is constantly changing and with the weather being so unpredictable here in Texas I always have a few different ones on hand to use as the weather changes. As important as moisturizers are in balancing our skin, making sure we are using the appropriate cleanser that isn’t stripping or drying out our skin will help our moisturizers do their job of perfectly balancing our skin for the best results possible. Regardless of your skin type finding a hydrating moisturizer will help nourish the skin for the best possible appearance.

Hands down my ultimate favorite for many many clients who all have different skin types and what I personally use on a daily basis is Glymedplus Daily Repair Mega Moisture Cream!

                                                            SPF

Last but certainly not least, SPF. The skincare guru in me preaches this ALL the time. SPF all day, every day no matter where, no matter what. Even if you swear, you’re going to spend the entire day inside your office, USE SPF.

Pro Tip: Minimum SPF 30, otherwise its probably not working!

As all of my clients know, there’s really not many sunscreens I recommend and by far my favorite is SuperGoop’s Defense Refresh SPF50 Setting mist. It is one of the most incredible products I’ve ever used, goes on super easy under or on top of your makeup for the day and can be reapplied often without messing up your makeup. It is such a fine mist and has a great scent you don’t even notice it’s sunscreen. I recommend buying the travel size ones and keeping one in your purse, on your vanity and one in your car. They are so good to use in a pinch on your kiddos too if you will be out and about all day and forgot the sunscreen!

Be Patient

Remember everyone’s skin is so different so remember to be patient and kind to yourself. It’s hard not to always want that immediate fix, but most of the time, even the greatest products need time and consistency. Don’t lose faith, you will have healthy glowing skin sooner than you think!

Glow Getter Product Upgrade Facial

Glow Getter Mini Facial Treatment

Our Glow Getter mini facial includes a thorough consultation, mini facial, review of products you are currently using with the option to purge the old products that aren’t working for you and get the correct products for your skin type at an amazing discount!

Whether you are just venturing into taking better care of your skin, wanting to learn about new skincare products or are already a seasoned pro and skincare junky there will always be room for growth. The best thing you can do for your skin is to have a consistent skincare routine with products for your specific skin type. Good skin doesn’t happen overnight or with one trip to an esthetician. Trusting an esthetician with your skin and skincare products will not only guarantee you are using the right products for your skin type, but also that you are using them correctly!

Before booking this service I suggest you have a sit down with your current skincare routine and have a little heart to heart with it! Figure out what’s currently working, what isn’t, what could strengthen your routine or what’s one product you’ve been wanting to try? After you have some answers schedule your Glow Getter upgrade facial with us and bring in your unwanted skincare products so we can customize a new routine for you!

  • Mini facial is 30 minutes and includes – consultation, double cleanse, exfoliation, skin analysis, serum, moisturizer, SPF
  • When you bring in your trade you will receive 15% off 1 product, 20% off 2 products or 30% off 3 products!

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