By Carissa St. Rose
Unless you have a perfect complexion, makeup is the saving grace for minimizing appearance of the flaws keeping us up at night. In addition to being an Aesthetician, I’m also a professional Makeup Artist, so I’m constantly approached with inquiries on perfecting the complexion. It is not uncommon to rely on the “quick fix” makeup provides, but failing to protect the face from the products being applied. It is essential to prep with products that infuse nutrients under makeup to combat exacerbation of skin concerns. Prepping the skin can also aid in creating the perfect canvas to apply makeup on.
Makeup application can be quite the challenge and unnecessarily frustrating when our skin refusing to cooperate. Maintaining a healthy daily regimen is the first step in a flawless makeup application, so if you don’t follow a routing yet, let us at DBH know so we can assist there. A healthy regimen and proper skin prep can aid in smoothing out texture, reducing inflammation, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, and blurring out unevenness in the skin tone. A few extra steps will ensure makeup looks airbrushed and has some real staying power!
To make your life easier, we’ve created a kit that will meet all your needs for proper skin prep. From Cleansing to blemish control, we’ve got you covered! The below products will complete the daily regimen of makeup lovers and have you on your way to a healthier complexion. Collagen Stemedic Serum will plump up fine lines and wrinkles, Caviar Eye Serum will prime and treat the eye area, Silky Base will smooth out complexion imperfections, EGF Blemish Balm will camouflage and heal breakouts, and Green Apple Cleansing Oil will ensure gentle makeup removal.
To learn more about the Makeup Essentials Kit, simply click on the photo. These products are a staple for me whether I’m applying my own makeup, working on a movie set, glamming up brides, or touring with an artist. I also incorporate regular professional treatments to properly address clients’ skin concerns, so don’t skip the facials simply because you’re camouflaging your issues. Remember, great skin doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment!
By Carissa St. Rose
What’s with the hype around Collagen these days?! Well, collagen is a fibrous protein that makes up a third of the protein in our entire body, so it’s kind of a big deal, haha. In the dermis (middle layer of the skin) collagen helps create chains of proteins called peptides that promote skin elasticity and firmness. As we age, the integrity and amount of our collagen decreases, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and less supple skin.
While you cannot produce more collagen, you can improve the health of what’s remaining in your skin. Healthy collagen promotes firm and supple skin, which ensures a more youthful appearance. There are also injectable options if you want that “quick fix”, but if you’re not prepared to explore that route, you can nourish your collagen via medical-grade skincare (cosmeceuticals). You’ll want to seek products containing “soluble collagen”, as this size of molecule ensures a reliable delivery method into the skin.
The above products will ensure you have the makings of a solid anti-aging regimen - an eye cream to protect those pretty eyes, a serum for optimal ingredient penetration, and a creamy formula as a moisturizer. You can also apply any of these products on your lips for a plumping effect! Should you wish to learn more about the benefits of collagen in skin care, don’t hesitate to ask your facial guru. Remember, great skin doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment!
DBH Professional Treatments
Taking it Up a Notch!
by Kristine Seganti
Many of you are already familiar with standard DBH professional treatments and protocols. The results are amazing and the return clientele even better!
Today, we are going to share some simple steps that will help you increase treatment results with existing products and change the way your clients feel and look, bringing out confidence and bunches of smiles! We live for this stuff!
Taking it Up a Notch! The PowerLayer
Clients have heard me say this many, many times…
PowerLayering with any Level 1 + another Level 1 treatment will provide your client with a low Level 2 penetration and results. Now, if you have used the Level 1 Green Apple Fruit Peel, Pumpkin Peel, Beta10, Active Enzyme and/or Vitamin C Oxygen, you know that the strength, ingredients and results are different with each of them. Keeping that in mind, based on which Level 1 treatments you decide to PowerLayer with, you will change the depth of penetration and the results for your client. Additionally, which treatment you decide to layer last will be the lasting affect your client will see.
Here are a few 1+1=2 examples to play with! (how to, below)
- 1+1=2 --> Pumpkin Peel + Green Apple Fruit Peel
- 1+1=2 --> Beta10 + Pumpkin Peel
- 1+1=2 --> Vitamin C Oxygen + Active Enzyme Base/Lacto
- 1+1=2 --> Pumpkin Peel + Vitamin C Oxygen
- 1+1=2 --> Active Enzyme Base/Lacto + Beta10
- 1+1=2 --> Active Enzyme Base/Lacto + Pumpkin
- 1+1=2 --> Combinations are endless!
Start by following the standard protocol you received with your DBH Level 1 treatment. At the point the protocol has you apply the peel is where we will mix it up a bit!
In example #1 above, (Pumpkin Peel + Green Apple Fruit Peel), you will first apply the Pumpkin Peel Treatment. Leave on for 3-10 minutes based upon client communication and skin analysis. Remember, you still have part two of the treatment! Thoroughly and gently remove the Pumpkin Peel with cool water and cotton squares or sponges. Be gentle. You can now apply part two, the Green Apple Fruit Peel. Again, leave-on time will vary 3-10 minutes based upon the strength and tolerability of the clients’ skin. Thoroughly remove with cool water and cotton squares or sponges. Proceed with the remaining steps in the DBH protocol.
The end result, the client not only received a Level 2 deep exfoliation and resurfacing, but the deep penetrating benefits of the Pumpkin Peel. Releasing toxins, congestion, and providing a smoother texture and hydration to the skin! Visually, due to the Green Apple Fruit Peel being applied last, the client will see Brightness, reduced redness and inflammation, and taut glowing skin! YES!!
PowerLayering with any Level 1 + Level 2 treatment will provide your client with a low Level 3 penetration and results. Remember, the strength, ingredients and results are different with each Level 1 and Level 2. Base your PowerLayer treatment selections to suit the results you are aiming to achieve for your client. Same as the 1+1=, which treatment you decide to layer last will be the lasting affect your client will see.
Here are a few 2+1=3 examples
- 2+1=3 --> Pumpkin Peel + Ageless
- 2+1=3 --> Beta10 + Cherry Alpha
- 2+1=3 --> Active Enzyme Base/Lacto + Purification Peel
- 2+1=3 --> Green Apple Fruit Peel + SLG
- 2+1=3 --> Lactic 20 + Cherry Alpha
- 2+1=3 --> endless, based on your clients needs and your expert analysis!
The amount of time that you will leave the treatment on your clients’ skin will vary with “each” client based on sensitivity, warming, redness, etc. and based on the health and strength of their skin, you can determine and adjust the timing for each treatment as needed.
The combinations and enjoyment are endless and up to you, based on your skin analysis before and during the treatment.
Remember, always monitor your clients skin reaction and keep up the communication on sensitivity. Each client will be different, EACH time for EACH treatment.
PowerLayering, safely, will keep you and your client active in the treatments and results. A power punch of exfoliation and penetration of nutrients. Results, Results, Results!!!
CAUTIONS: Always start with a Level 1 treatment and progress to a PowerLayer of Level 1 + Level 1, then Level 2, then Level 2 + Level 1. It is a well planned esthetician to ensure proper skin repair between deep exfoliations and peels with Hydration Treatments.
Keep an eye out for our SkinSocial Newsletter and Hydration Treatment product review, coming soon! If you have yet to take the SkinSocial Survey, you can do that here!
Remind your clients, regular visits to you as a Professional DBH Certified Aesthetician for full care will boost overall results and further the outcome to a Healthy Skin – Healthy You! Contact us for assistance on any Self Care prescriptions for your clients. We are always available to you!
xo, K !
Part II - Regimen
Proper cleansing can alleviate flaky skin, enlarged pores, excess sebum production, blackheads and congestion. Eliminate dirt, debris, oils and other buildup will properly prepare the skin to receive nutrients from the remaining steps
Serums are a burst of concentrated nutrients offering skin multiple healthy benefits and results. They have proven anti-aging benefits that stimulate collagen, elastin, reduce redness and inflammation, repair damaged cells and regenerate healthy cells, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and restore hydration and strengthen barrier functions.
If you want to see change, start here immediately after your professional skin treatment. Don’t leave the spa without it!
DBH Moisturizers require proper selection in order to provide the best benefits. Not only do they lock in the nutrients from the potent serums, they also provide a strong barrier and can increase functions functions of hydration, brightening, rejuvenating and protecting. These moisturizers are blended to serve as another layer of treatment, delivering active ingredients and unveiling healthy, vibrant skin.
Don’t forget the eye – aka window to the soul. The thinnest skin on the body is in the eye area. This makes this fragile region susceptible to the first signs of aging, dehydration, pigmentation, and dark circles caused by poor blood circulation. The Dermaesthetics line of eye creams contain a highly effective formulation of active ingredients to target specific problems related to the delicate eye area, producing rapid results with continued use.
Every day, despite the season, weather, sunny or cloudy, we are exposed to those nasty ultraviolet (UV) rays. The damage caused by this exposure speeds up the aging process dramatically. Burning, premature aging, hyperpigmentation, wrinkling, and skin cancer. Even the smallest amount of UV exposure encourages these unwanted signs of aging. The Dermaesthetics protection line not only serves as the first line of defense to skin damage from UV rays, but is also a powerful treatment that encourages cellular regeneration with Stem Cell Technology (EGF).
Born and raised in the countryside of Korea, filled with botanical healing herbs, Dr. Ann S. Lee has harnessed the natural anti-aging and brightening benefits and concentrated them into this luxurious brand. See all that she has to offer at www.dermaestheticsusa.com today!
A dedicated 5 minutes each day can take years off aging and help you maintain a more youthful appearance. Remember, your regular visits to your professional DBH Certified Aesthetician for full care will boost overall results and further the outcome to a Healthy Skin – Healthy You!
Part I - Repair, Rejuvenate and Protect
We lose the ability to retain collagen and elastin starting at the age of 20. Slowly causing our skin to thin out. UVA rays cause enlarged pores, accelerated loss of collagen and elastin, wrinkles and more! They (UVA rays) penetrate deep into the skin, passing the epidermis and going straight into your living skin, the dermis. Unprotected skin will lead to premature aging and photo-aging. UV rays cause burning of the epidermis and plays a major role in the development of skin cancers.
For proper repair, you don’t need a lot of products, just the right products! Learning the #DBHbeauty for your specific self care system is a must!
REPAIR (pigmentation, wrinkles, healthy cellular activity)
L-Ergothioneine, is an antioxidant amino acid that is an integral part of our skins defense towards the aging process. L-Erothioneine has the ability to protect human cells against UVA damage and increase ATP activity! Increased ATPs ensures higher levels of cellular energy. Over 90% of energy is produced by our mitochondria. By ramping up ATPs production, you ramp up production of lipids, collagen, and elastin, visibly reducing lines, wrinkles and pore size while increasing overall firmness. Increased protection to mitochondria, glycation inhibitor, all while brightening and clarifying your skin tone and inhibiting the formation of melanin.
Providing a vital shield for cells, and initiating cellular reproduction.Blended with active antioxidants, Ergothioneine and Sodium Chondroitin fighting free radicals and MMP’s that breakdown the collagen and elastin.
Key Ingredients: Ergothioneine, Glycosaminoglycans, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Chondroitin, Lecithin
REJUVENATE (dehydrated skin & TEWL)
Increased hydration of the skin and reduction in transepidermal water loss. Trehalose, the healthful plant sugar that can be consumed and applied topically for better skincare. It has amazing moisture retention properties, making it a highly sought after ingredient. If you are looking to enhance hydration or increase the efficacy of your moisturizer or just had too much coffee or wine causing dehydration, this might be for you. Do the skin test for thirsty, dehydrated skin. Look in the mirror and with your index finger, push up on your cheek. If you see fine lines this means your skin is dehydrated and in need of trehalose.
SKINtip: increased the moisture and texture of your skin with Trehalose prior to an extraction appointment. It will reduce the pain of extractions due to the skin being softer and more pliable.
Life Duö Mature was developed with a potent PowerBlend Formula using nature’s stem cells of Trehalose, Peptides, and potent actives; Life Duö promotes the rejuvenation of skin to a healthy state.
Key Ingredients: Trehalose, Retinyl Palmitate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide 38, Licorice Root, Ergothioneine, Squalene, Glycosominoglycans
PROTECT (anti-aging, pigmentation, lines, wrinkles, +)
Remember those UVB and UVA rays? Lets reduce the aging factor as much as possible with SPF 50 and Epidermal Growth Factors! Yeah!
PowerBlended with sh-oligopeptide (EGF) to aid in the skin's cellular regeneration while providing broad spectrum protection of 50 spf and pa+++.
Key Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, sh-oligopeptide (EGF), Alkyl Benzoate