Beauty

Protect the Skin You’re In!

August 10, 2019 We all know that we’re supposed to use sun protection when we venture out. And that’s not just during the Summer months. Even when it’s overcast, the sun’s rays can do damage to our biggest organ… our skin. The unfortunate reality is despite this common knowledge, millions of people continue to venture outside without proper protection. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 200,000 new cases of melanoma will diagnosed this year. Invasive melanoma is the fifth most common cancer for both men and women in 2019. And the most interesting part about those numbers is that they don’t have to be so high. Sun...

Skin Care: Experts vs. Influencers

March 13, 2019 The beauty industry will have you believe that the most marketed product du jour will solve all of your skin care woes. Better yet, combining three or four (or more) of a company’s (promoted) products to emulate the current influencer skincare routine will leave you ever flawless. Season after season, year after year, new products with new promises flood the market. If you feel like you’re no closer to your skin care goals than when Sea Breeze was a thing, you’re not alone. Jennifer Christie has been dealing with ‘skincare resistance’ for more than 25 years. She’s heard it all, from clients claiming that some new amazing product is...

Smooth Operator: A Professional Breakdown of Exfoliators

June 9, 2019 The never-ending quest for clear unblemished skin may sometimes take us down an abrasive path. There is no shortage of specialty materials, scrubs, and chemicals on the market hoping to entice us with the promise of a flawless complexion. It’s not uncommon for those promises to fall flat, leaving us with less than perfect skin and a whole lot of questions about what could have possibly gone awry. Part of the problem is a fundamental misunderstanding of what exfoliates do, and which one might be best suited for your individual skin type. Licensed Esthetician Jennifer Christie knows first hand what can happen when you mismanage this step in your...