Sunscreen: What you need to know

It’s only the end of April, but here in sunny San Diego it feels a lot like summer. And with the hot weather comes more outdoor activities; barbecues, beach parties, exercise, etc. At this point, everybody knows the dangers of long term unprotected sun exposure, but there may still be some lingering questions or misunderstandings. With so many different sunscreens to choose from, it’s hard to know what to look for.

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3 Reason to Come See the Esthetician Nerd Today

Okay, let’s get one thing straight. When you come in to see me, you won’t find me wearing thick glasses and a pocket protector. But, you will find a sassy, chic, information-lovin’ beauty professional. And, I wear the “nerd” title with complete and utter respect for nerds everywhere. “Why?” - you say? Because we love to learn and we love to teach.

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Caring for your skin

As we age, our skin will go through many changes. From oily and pimply to fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. To keep our skin in top shape we need to periodically reassess our skin and act accordingly. We’ll get into that later.

First, I want to talk about the universal rules we could all follow-you know, do this, don’t do that. Now, I’m not trying to sound like your mama, but who couldn’t use a little reminder every now and then. Paying attention to these little tips can go a long way in your skincare regimen. These tips are in addition to the common ones that we all know, such as, wearing sunscreen, getting enough sleep, etc.

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Top 10 Toxic Ingredients in Your Beauty Products

If you bother to look at the ingredients in your beauty products, you’ll see a lot of big and seemingly impossible to pronounce words. Polyethyl-something, phenyl-whatever, dibutyl-huh? And pthalates? Who knew a silent “P” ever existed.

It can be overwhelming to say the least. Enough so that most of us shrug our shoulders and trust the powers that be, that if it were unsafe it wouldn’t be allowed in consumer products. Right? Wrong. Would you believe that many of these chemicals are also found in industrial products, such as pesticides, degreasers, paint and concrete?

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Make Up tips and Tricks

Makeup (depending on how it’s done) can be your best friend or your worst enemy. With so much information out there, it’s hard to know who you can trust. Well, as your friendly and trusted skin care professional, let me guide your way.

As a beauty professional and makeup artist, I’ve learned a trick or two along the way. Before we get into it, let’s see how much you know about makeup.

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