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Everyday Skincare Lecture

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

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