Alright folks, we are back with a controversial subject!

The C word….Che…..Chemm…Chemmicc….CHEMICAL. I know….it’s hard to say. Here’s the deal though, just because it is a chemical does NOT mean that is bad for you.

Now, I know this may go against everything you believe in, but let me explain:

  1. H2O, commonly referred to as water…..is 2 Chemicals! Hydrogen & Oxygen
    1. This also means that you, your best friend, your husband, your children and all the humans you love are chemicals.
  2. The air your breathe…..Oxygen, a Chemical
  3. Lactic Acid-The acid your body produces during vigorous chemicals.

Which brings me to my next point. I could quite possibly make a photo album of the terrified faces we see, every time we ask if you have ever tried a chemical peel. Now, though that may be funny, it also means we aren’t educating enough.

Chemicals to remember:

AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acid’s)

What:

Natural Acid typically found in food, and it water-soluble. (Dissolves in water)

Why:

Work’s on skin’s surface, and are water soluble. They’re generally used for normal to dry, sun-damaged skin, due to their ability to increase moisture in the skin.

How:

They promote shedding of dry skin from the surface, and work to strength the lower levels of the skin, which are responsible for firmness. (Simple Explanation)

Types:

  1. Glycolic Acid: Derived from Sugarcane.
  2. Citric Acid: derived from, yup you guessed it, citrus fruits
  3. Mandelic Acid: Derived from Almonds
  4. Lactic Acid: Derived from dairy products, and fermented fruits and veggies
  5. Tartaric Acid: grapes
  6. Malic Acid- Apples & Cherries

BHA’s (Beta Hydroxy Acid’s)

What:

Derived from the bark of willow tree Oil-Soluable Acid (Dissolves in Oil)

Why:

Work’s on skin’s surface AND in the pore because they are oil-soluble.

How:

Used to clean out clogged & congested pores blemishes and bumps.

Types:

  1. Salicylic Acid

SO! Now that you know what these things are, you will have a better understanding of the peels we use, the products we suggest, and why we use these things!

Chemical Peel’s We Use:

PCA Sensi Peel:

Strengthen and brighten the skin while providing anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and antibacterial action. Great option for those who stuggle with Rosacea

PCA Peel w/ Hydroquinone

Used to lift discoloration and pigment from the skin, and clear the skin of breakouts. It is intended to clear acne prone skin, and improve sun damaged skin. This peel does require a patch test before hand as some people have sensitivities to HQ.

So to wrap this up, not all C Words are bad….

Though the term chemical peel sounds a tid bit intimidating, it’s really not. They are great for preventing premature signs of aging, fine lines, acne, discoloration and skin texture.

Keep in mind though, this is a very summarized version of a chemical peel. If you want more information, all of our estheticians are certified and trained in these products, and can give you all of the information you could possibly imagine!

Let me know if this was helpful, and I can do more things like this. I hope this makes you love peels as much as I do!

xoxo

Kelsie

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19September

Give me an “H”!

 

We sure do love having Holly as part of our team 🙂 Here are her “getting to know you” questions!

Q: If you could live anywhere else, where would it be?

A: Rhode Island

Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?

A: Winning contests 😉 and all the people I work with, clients included

Q: What makes you laugh the most?

A: Scaring people, dirty jokes

Q: Aside from basic necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

A: My puppy brother Gatsby

Q: Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

A: Hate them

Q: What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?

A: I don’t eat weird things

Q: If you had a warning label, what would it say?

A: Warning: I’m adorable and know it

Q: What’s the dumbest way you’ve been injured?

A: Cut my finger open on a piece of bread at Everett’s

Q: What’s your most unusual talent?

A: I know a lot of random facts (game show network junkie)

Q: If everything in your home had to be one color, what color would you choose?

A: Mustard yellow

 

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Maclaren!

Maclaren is one of our awesome receptionists.  Check out her answers to my random questions:

Q: If you could live anywhere else, where would it be?

A: Literally anywhere with a beach

Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?

A: All the smiling, happy clients and the people I work with

Q: What makes you laugh the most?

A: Old vines and practical jokers

Q: Aside from basic necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

A: I can’t ever live without my Hydroflask

Q: Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

A: I LOVE rollercoasters

Q: What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?

A: Pickled muktuk

Q: If you had a warning label, what would it say?

A: Warning: Will ask to pet your dog

Q: What’s the dumbest way you’ve been injured?

A: I broke my arm playing soccer

Q: What’s your most unusual talent?

A: Shooting half court shots

Q: If everything in your home had to be one color, what color would you choose?

A: Purple/lavender

 

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Today we’re getting to know a little more about Alexis – one of our fabulous estheticians.

Q: If you could live anywhere else, where would it be?

A: The moon, or maybe Amsterdam.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?

A: The people; both coworkers and clients.

Q: What makes you laugh the most?

A: Memes and scaring people.

Q: Aside from basic necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

A: Love

Q: Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

A: Usually love!

Q: What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?

A: One time my dad took me to the grocery store and let me pick out whatever I wanted for dinner – I picked a cow tongue.

Q: If you had a warning label, what would it say?

A: Warning: This item requires snacks and naps to properly function.

Q: What’s the dumbest way you’ve ever been injured?

A: I dislocated my knee jumping over a tiny creek that I’ve jumped over a hundred times before.

Q: What’s your most unusual talent?

A: I actually have no idea?

Q: If everything in your home had to be one color, what would you choose?

A: Clear, hahaha

 

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Jennifer! She’s up to bat for today’s Q & A

Q: If you could live anywhere else, where would it be?

     A: Ireland

Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?

     A: Making people feel good and have a better quality of life.

Q: What makes you laugh the most?

     A: Friends and their funny stories.

Q: Aside from basic necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

     A: Cell phone or chocolate!

Q: Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

     A: Love

Q: What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?

     A: Frog legs

Q: If you had a warning label, what would it say?

     A: Prone to hysterical laughter.

Q: What’s the dumbest way you’ve been injured?

     A: I’m really clumsy – one of my gymnastics students kicked me in the nose and gave me black eyes.

Q: What’s your most unusual talent?

     A: I can do a gymnastics bridge.

Q: If everything in your home had to be one color, what color would you choose?

     A: Blue, no contest!

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