By now it is safe to say we are all pretty tired of wearing our masks right? Of course we are! Since we know this will have to continue until who knows when, we’ve been learning to accept it. Although the masks protects us, they can really irritate our skin and in turn cause acne. This is why a new term has evolved in the name of “maskne” (mask-related acne).
Lets Get Technical
When you breathe or talk, your mask tends to trap in a lot of hot air. Besides being annoying, this air creates a warm, humid environment — and an ideal setting for yeast, bacteria and other flora, such as demodex (types of skin mites that naturally live on our skin), to grow. These bacterial imbalances and friction from your mask can promote acne and rosacea flare-ups as well as something called perioral dermatitis. This is when fine pimples and pustules appear around the nose and mouth.
Makeup or Facial Hair?
As long as you are not heavy handed with your application, applying makeup is fine. Topical treatments and sunscreen can help calm and balance the normal skin flora. A layer of moisturizer (lighter if you are oily or acne prone and thicker if you have sensitive or eczema-prone skin) or even a sunblock that contains zinc or titanium can help your skin by serving as a barrier against any friction or irritation that develops. For the guys with beards or moustaches it can be quite difficult to prevent the warmth from creating moisture under the mask. Thats why we recommend using a toner with alpha hydroxy acid to freshen your skin and prevent problems. Make sure to let your skin and facial hair dry off before putting your mask back on.
Book-In Your Maskne Facial
We are now providing a treatment facial specifically designed to take care of maskne! If this is something that is getting out of control for you or if you simply want to be proactive to prevent maskne, call (5195788898) or email us (email@example.com) to book an appointment with one of our professionals.
We have unlocked the pore truth! Have you ever spent an entire morning makeup-session staring at your reflection wondering why your pores have begun to take over your face? Well, it’s not that you’ve developed a whole slew of new pores, or more have come out from their hiding places. Your skin care regime just needs a little tweaking. For those who aren’t aware a pore is a route or a channel by which the skin’s surface can be reached. Pores house a hair follicle and sebaceous gland and serves as a gateway for sebum. The sebum is our skin’s natural oil.
Myth or Truth?
While many people believe you can get rid of pores, this is simply a myth. The truth is that you cannot banish them completely, but with the right skin care, you can make pores look less noticeable. You can make pores appear smaller by removing the excess sebum, debris, and makeup that has built up within them. Oil sitting at the mouth of a pore also contributes to the problem of large pores given that the oil may reflect light which would make the openings once again appear larger than they really are.
How do we develop pores you ask? Pore size is largely determined by genetics. Although, poor hygiene and its resulting dirt and oil and the dead skin cells that lurk about underneath the surface of your skin. This can contribute to making pores look much larger. If a pore becomes clogged, it is stretched temporarily and it will in turn become more apparent. So when your esthetician tells you to make sure you’re taking care of your skin at home, listen to her, she’s trying to save you from large pores!
Aging and sun damage also contribute to pore size; the skin around a pore loses its firmness when we age and the pore may appear larger due to the lack of support from the surrounding tissue. The pore truth is getting regular facials is of key importance if you are trying to keep your pore size at bay simply because the esthetician will do extractions which will help to clear the debris that has built up over time. Another myth that tends to surround pore size involves steaming them. Contrary to popular belief, pores cannot ‘open and close’ with steaming; this is because pores do not have muscles around their openings. Steaming instead, helps to loosen underlying debris, which makes for easier extractions.
We can therefore see that although annoying, pores are an essential part of our facial structure and having a route for our natural oil to derive from is of the upmost importance. It’s all about managing them to make sure they look their best! That is the pore truth!
Have you ever looked in the mirror and just cringed at the interesting things that seem to appear from time to time? Sometimes there are just some things that makeup cannot cover up! We will be talking about a facial with Vasculyse.
Gentlemen, we know that you would love to look good as well! Not very many of us are blessed with perfect, flawless, so called “celebrity” skin. Often times the first thing that people notice in others is their face. Considering it is the first thing people look at, it often has an effect on the quality of our lives, self-esteem and our confidence.
The Young Man
A young man, in his early twenties, had his whole life turn around with the new Vasculyse Treatments. Coming in for treatments initially, he was a young man with very little self-confidence, shy and in despair. He came in with his head down, wearing a hoodie was just, “his way”. After several treatments and many skin tags later, he walked with his head up, proud and no hoodie was to be seen. The young man went from being miserable, to being joyful. The transformation was extremely inspiring and very rewarding. This man’s life has changed for the better.
Our faces should be considered as a window to the world. A lot of skin conditions can be treated quickly and efficiently. So say goodbye to stressing about your skin and hello to quick solutions with our wonderful new technologies.
With Vasculyse now available, these treatments can be done quickly, efficiently and virtually painlessly! Broken capillaries, ruby points, milia, cholesterol deposits around the eyes and skin tags (Whether they are on our face, neck, or body) can be treated easily. One of the best technologies available today, is the Vasculyse Machine.
The Vasculyse Machine is a computerized system that is non-invasive and uses mild currents to the area of concern. This treatment is called Capillary Coalysis or Coagulation. The technician works around works the area with the tip which is used only once per client-in order to maintain strict and proper sanitation procedures. You might feel a slight pricking sensation during the treatment, although, it is over so fast that it’s hardly a noticeable concern. Since we are cutting off blood flow to the distended area, skin tags and broken capillaries will not return. You may find that you are developing skin tags and broken capillaries in other areas if you are prone to these conditions. Some of them may also be genetic but using good skin care and sunscreen is very important for healthy skin.
The technician using the system must be trained and knowledgeable with a good understating of the skin. A good consultation is always paramount with any skin treatment. We need to know what concerns you have because we all require different needs.
Are you looking for a facial treatment with immediate results with no down-time? This is not a parody of a cheesy infomercial you see on television late at night after Jimmy Kimmel. The SilkPeel facial Dermal-Infusion is a highly effective treatment for exfoliation of the skin. It doesn’t need anything but results to convince people that it leaves a youthful glow.
Customizing Your Facial
There are many ways to customize this treatment in order to suit the needs of each client. The SilkPeel is able to target skin that suffers from acne, dehydration, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Even for the most sensitive, acne prone skin, the SilkPeel Clarifying Formula will provide relief. This application combines Salicylic Acid and Aloe to create a clear complexion. This will reduce the appearance of cystic and pustule acne.
The most amazing part of this treatment is what we describe as the suction wand. An aesthetician uses suction wand exfoliates oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells that are trapped within the pores and enables the production of new epidermal skin cells. As the skin is exfoliated the cell structure is regenerated giving a more even, clear and youthful complexion. In turn, the Aloe will clam the inflammation and irritation associated with the acne.
Combating The Elements
Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area on the skin. This may be caused by acne, sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries. The Lumixyl Solution is perfect in working towards improving the appearance of the discolouration and achieving a more even tone of your skin. The amino acids in this solution will aim to reduce these age/sun damage related issues. At a young age, we still need to be aware of the elements the affect our skin. Whether your skin is being affected by the sun, pollution or from stress, dealing with these issues will make you feel better from the inside and out. The Vitamin C Solution is the topical formula used in these cases. It has the most stable form of Vitamin C that is allowed on the skin and will revitalize in a way you never thought possible.
The Hydration Solution was created for those with incredibly dry, flaky skin. Hyaluronic Acid is at the core of the nutrient-rich formula that quenches the thirstiest skin. Especially in these winter months you may notice your skin flaking or feeling tight and the SilkPeel is the solution for you!
These different topical treatments are used as applications through the SilkPeel System to help you achieve the skin you desire. The treatments are used in a series of 4 in order to achieve the best results. Based on consultation, your specialist will recommend the best topical treatment for your skin and you will leave the spa feeling refreshed, re-energized and with a youthful glow.
Instead of changing the channel to find more infomercials, pick up your phone instead of your remote and book your SilkPeel. You won’t be disappointed.
As I sipped my coffee this morning during my drive into the office, I found
myself thinking about how difficult it is for young adults and teenagers to
treat break outs and acne. A beautiful young woman with severe acne served me, at the coffee shop today. It made me ponder how her skin condition was impacting her everyday life. It brought back sad memories of a young man and his struggle with acne. He tried everything! He used the best skin care products and had
some of the most effective facials on the market. He ate healthy and spent years suffering from the frustration of never being able to attain clear skin.
His body was telling him something through his skin. He has recently been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and finally has the answer to his frustrations. Celiac Disease is a condition that causes damage to the lining of the small intestine as a result of eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye and possible oats. The intestine becomes unable to absorb parts of food that is integral to good health.
While some Celiac Disease sufferers may have digestive discomfort, most do not. Many may instead experience inflammation in the skin (acne, eczema & psoriasis), joints (arthritis), respiratory tract (asthma, allergies) and brain (brain fog, poor memory, dizziness, etc.). One in every 133 people have Celiac Disease. With over 250 different symptoms, it’s extremely hard to diagnose and most symptoms can be different with every individual. There are many different diseases that can contribute to skin problems.
We are not saying that if you have acne, you may have Celiac Disease or any other disease. We are suggesting that a complete exploration should take place if you
are not getting results with the combination of good skin practices and healthy
eating. Acne can be hormonal at any age but eating clean and drinking a lot of water can be beneficial along with a good skin care regime. The Silk Peel Facial, offered at Pino’s salon & medispa, is also very helpful in mechanically deep cleansing your skin and removing blockages, blackheads and impurities. We also carry a great acne skin care line that has proven to be beneficial for a lot of our
clients who suffer with acne or breakouts. It contains an effective blend of Salicylic Acid and two proven, acne fighting AHA’s. It also, contains tea tree, that helps purge impurities and helps dramatically reduce oil, blackheads and whiteheads. Acne is an inflammatory skin condition with the main characteristics being
superficial skin breakouts. We cannot rely on just one method to treat acne; we must approach it on many different levels to obtain great results.
We personally know how skin conditions can affect your life. It can affect your self-confidence, your self esteem and many other aspects of your life. Allow us to help you. We offer free consultations performed by our qualified aestheticians and laser technicians. If we can’t help you then perhaps we can lead you in the right direction in exploring the possibility of internal health issues.