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  • 1. Everyday Skincare
    With Lesley Castle,
    Licensed Esthetician
  • 2. Skincare Basic Anatomy
    3 Layers of the Skin
    Epidermis: outermost layer of the skin; sheds daily with completely new cuticle layer by 28th day; tightly packed, scale like cells; turnover slows with age
    Dermis: “true skin”, vital functions of the skin happen here; composed of sweat and oil glands, blood capillaries, nerve fibers, sensory receptors, papilla (produces hair)
    Subcutaneous layer: fatter tissues that give the body smoothness/firmness, serve as shock absorbers for vital organs, stores energy, and is effective insulator.
    Normal Ph level of skin is 4 – 6.5
  • 3. What’s your skin type?
    4 Major Skin Types: Normal/Oily, Acne/ Acne Prone, Environmentally Sensitive, Dry/Mature
    Skin type is determined by pore size, tone, and texture. It is also determined by oil production, called sebum
    Large pores indicate oily skin, small pores indicate dry skin or normal
    Fair skin tends to be more sensitive than dark skin; olive skin tends to be more tolerant than fair
    There are always exceptions to these rules
  • 4. Skincare Products to Use Daily/Weekly
    Cleanser for your skin type (ph balanced)
    Exfoliant (2-3 times a week for basic)
    Alcohol-free toner, protect acid mantle
    Serum for your skin type (if you want the best skincare!)
    Moisturizer (with sunscreen for daytime, heavier at night)
    Treatment masks
  • 5. What is face mapping?
    Face mapping is an ancient technique used to analyze the skin, determine areas of strength / weakness, levels of health, and best treatment procedures for skin
  • 6. What to avoid in skincare products
    Ethyl, Methyl, Propyl and Butyl Parabens – preservative ingredient; linked to cancer; found in breast cancer tissue
    Alcohol-based products – strips the protective acid mantle, invites dirt and pollution into the skin
    Chemical fragrances – contain neurotoxins that are among top 5 allergens in world
    Petrolatum (Mineral Oil) is used as moisturizer, but it clogs pores; coats the skin and prevents it from “breathing”; stimulates sun damage and inhibits natural moisturizing processes of skin.
    Hydroquinone – used as skin lightener in products like Murad, Obagi, and other professional spa products
  • 7. What to avoid in skincare products?
    Hydroquinone is presently found in over 200 skin lightening products sold in the US alone
    Banned by the Food and Drug Administration since January 2001 for sale in Europe, Japan, Australia and Asia because of its carcinogenic properties causing more damaging hydroquinone hyperpigmentation
    In the US, it is still allowed to sell a concentration of 2% in products, and 4% when prescribed by dermatologists
    Hydroquinone has been linked to ochronosis (thickening and darkening of skin especially for people of color), abnormal function of the adrenal glands, and blood diseases
  • 8. What about lifestyle?
    Con Skincare
    Pro Skincare
    Exercise –3 times per week –(circulation and elimination)
    Fresh fruits, nuts, beans, vegetables, grains, protein – healthy eating (vitamins and nutrients)
    Breathing Exercises / Yoga (oxygenate skin)
    Stress Relief, Low Stress Levels (glowing skin)
    6-8 glasses of water, daily (hydration)
    Adequate Sleep/Rest (8hr. Per night)
    Limited Sun Exposure – sunscreen usage (good elasticity and collagen)
    Healthy bowels (elimination)
    Zero to Low intake of Smoking, Caffeine, Alcohol/Drugs (color, overall health)
    Happiness (glowing skin)
    Smoking/Drinking/Drugs/Caffeine (dull, wrinkled skin, yellow tint, broken capillaries, lack of collagen fibers)
    High Stress Levels (problematic skin, broken capillaries)
    Unhealthy, Processed Foods (acne, dull skin)
    Sodas and Candy (Congested skin)
    Not enough Sleep/Rest (dark, under-eye circles)
    Sun Exposure during peak hours (11am - 2pm) – no sunscreen (hyperpigmentation, sun damage)
    Constipation/ Diarrhea
    Depression (dull, tired skin)
  • 9. Why organic skincare?
    Background: Average woman applies more than 200 chemicals to her skin by using her skin care products in one day. 60% of these chemicals are further absorbed into your bloodstream
    Healthier for your skin and body (no toxic pesticides or chemicals absorbed by skin)
    Healthier for the environment (no toxic pesticides or chemicals on plants & in soil)
    No unnatural preservatives like parabens
    Created safely from herbs, fruits, flower buds
    Fresh products mean highly active ingredients and less chance for negative side effects
  • 10. What is included in a facial?
    Skin Analysis
    Double cleansing
    Steaming to open and clean pores
    Exfoliation (gentle granules or fruit enzyme peel)
    Manual extraction of clogged pores (if necessary)
    Facial massage, with shoulders, neck, and hands
    Treatment mask based on skin type
    Toning and Specialty Serum
    Consulting on skincare regimen
    Product recommendations
    Back facials also available
  • 11. Benefits of Facials and Back Facials
    Deep Cleansing
    Unclog Pores
    Aids in treating acne or other skin conditions
    Softens skin with steam, enzymes, exfoliants
    Detoxifies skin
    Increase circulation and stimulation of collagen
    Custom targets skincare, and therefore slows down premature aging
    Relaxes muscles, mind, and reduces stress
    Creates glowing skin
  • 12. Facial Massage Techniques
    Demonstration with volunteer
    Pick a partner
    Give a simple face massage to partner (or shoulders, hands)
  • 13. Everyday organic products that are good for your skin!
    Macadamia Nut, Olive, Sweet Almond Oils (moisture)
    Corn Meal, Almond Meal, Walnut Meal (exfoliate)
    Pineapple, Papaya, Lemon, Pumpkin (enzyme peel)
    Heavy Crème, Yogurt, Honey (moisture)
    Egg Yokes (tightening)
    Essential Oils in diluted form (added to base oils or lotions) – various properties
    Vegetable Glycerin (moisture and clean)
    Virtually all fruits, nuts, oils have a purpose for your skin
  • 14. Make a skincare product for yourself!
    What you put on your skin should be non-toxic and gentle – your skin is literally “eating” what you put on it thru absorption so make it free from chemicals, artificial perfumes, and pesticides
    Basic Vegetable Glycerin (coconut/palm oil with water) and Rosewater Cleanser for all skin types
  • 15. Research Credits
    Benefits of Organic Skincare Products http://www.organic-fair-trade.com/organic-skin-personal-care.html
    Hydroquinone Research http://www.skinabrasion.net/obagi-nuderm.html
    Facial Benefits http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/44800/benefits_of_getting_a_facial.html?cat=69
  • 16. Thanks for your time and interest!
    Any questions?