Regimens Required (Part 2)
By Carissa St. Rose
In case you missed the previous regimen blog last week, my name is Carissa, and I’m a regimen-aholic, haha. You name it, cleansing regimens, anti-aging regimens, pigment regimens, acne regimens - I love them all! I’m a regimen advocate as both a Dermaesthetics Aesthetician and a consumer, as I see the value from both ends of the spectrum. Results oriented treatments require self-care to maintain and supplement outcomes, so you’ll truly experience optimal benefits when you commit to a healthy regimen.
You received guidance on cleansing routines in “Regimens Required”, so today I’ll walk you through selecting an advanced regimen to address your skin concerns. DBH regimens are clinically tested to include products that can be layered for a PowerBlended approach to results, which allows you to achieve desired results quickly.
If you desire an Anti-aging regimen, the Dermaesthetics Age Defiance Advanced Skin System is for you. This regimen addresses fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and dehydration through the Collagen Stemedic Serum, Life Duo Mature set, and the Age Defiance Cream.
To target hyperpigmentation (dark spots), you’ll want to add the Color Correction System to your cleansing regimen. The C-Lester 20 Serum, Colorlite Corrective Serum, and Colorlite Plus Cream work together to lighten skin tone to unveil a brighter complexion.
Treating acne can be simplified with the use of the Acne Solution System. This regimen aims to reduce excess oil production and bacteria, while promoting healthy cellular turnover. Included in the system is the DBH Clear Complex PM Purity Gel, BPO 5% Gel, Clear Complex Cream, and the Clear Complex Sulfur Mask.
For those of you with sensitive skin, the DBH Sensitive Skin System is for you. This regimen includes the Moisture B5 Serum, Advanced Collagen Formula to provide hydration, stimulate collagen production, and protect the skin from free radicals.
I hope this provides additional insight to DBH regimens and the value in committing to a healthy skincare routine. Depending on the targeted skin concern, you can expect to see results in as little as 4 weeks when following the regimen protocol. Should you require additional guidance, your Dermaesthetics Aesthetician can further assist you with determining the ideal self-care regimen, so don’t hesitate making that call. Remember, great skin doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment!
By Carissa St. Rose
Half the battle with repairing, perfecting, and protecting your skin is establishing a self-care regimen to supplement professional treatments. Regimens are typically customized by your Aesthetician to suit your skin type and address any present skin concerns. Your initial regimen will most likely consist of a Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturizer to promote healthy AM and PM skin care routines. Adding Serums and advanced creams will enhance your daily regimen to provide your skin with essential nutrients.
Dermaesthetics Beverly Hills does a fantastic job of creating regimens tailored to each skin type and skin concern to support both Aesthetic practitioners and the consumer. Professional treatments are designed with the same logic to support the novice Aesthetician, while also providing customizable options for PowerBlending as their skillset advances. Committing to a self-care regimen will truly be a game-changer for your daily routine and skin concerns. Today, we’ll cover the Dermaesthetics Essential Skin Care Systems, and follow this up with advanced regimens next week.
Dermaesthetics’ Essential Sensitive Skin Care System includes the Hydrating Cleanser, Aloe Essence Toner, and Milk Cream moisturizer. This regimen will soothe discomfort, minimize redness, and maintain/optimize hydration levels.
The DBH Essential Normal/Combination Skin System consists of the Perfect Skin Wash, O2 Hydramist Toner, and Milk Cream Moisturizer. Your skins hydration will be balanced while also being protected from free radical damage and premature aging.
The Dermaesthetics Essential Oily Skin system is a regimen that will balance and hydrate the skin while reducing oil production and acne causing bacteria. This system includes the Glycolic Cleansing Gel, Salix Toner, and Skin Balance Cream.
DBH’s Essential Dry Skin System contains the Hydrating Cleanser, RX Mist Toner, and Super Moisture Cream. This regimen will soothe and hydrate tight skin while encouraging cell turnover to unveil a radiant glow.
As you can see, a regimen commitment is truly a requirement to achieve your skin goals and optimize treatment outcomes. Your DBH Aesthetician can customize your treatment plan and monitor results to course-correct as necessary, so don’t skip this months facial. Remember, great skin doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment!
Brighten UpBy Carissa St. Rose
I love my dark spots and an uneven skin tone – said no one, ever! If you’ve experienced sunburn, a gnarly blemish, a hair removal session, or a spike in hormone levels (birth control/pregnancy/menopause), you may be a victim of those dreaded dark patches. In Aesthetics, it’s referred to as “hyperpigmentation”. To simplify a complex condition, it’s an ailment that causes your skin to produce excess melanin (brown pigment), which is deposited on the surface to create unevenness in skin tone. There are a number of ways to tackle this issue at home and through guidance of a professional DBH Aesthetician, so we’ll explore some options here.
Depending on the cause/severity of your hyperpigmentation, you should plan on a commitment of at least 3 professional treatments + a self-care regimen to achieve optimal treatment results. Administering products as prescribed will not only enhance professional treatments, they will prevent future damage, too. You must also keep in mind that medical-grade products are formulated and tested to effectively treat specific skin concerns, so it’s worth investing in that self-care regimen vs opting for a drugstore brand.
I’ve suffered from Melasma (hormonal hyperpigmentation) for years, and have not found a more effective self-care regimen than the one listed below. With regular professional DBH treatments and these amazing products, the appearance of my hyperpigmentation has reduced by approximately 70%!
My first layer of defense is our C-Lester Topical Vitamin C20 Serum is a unique Dermaesthetics PowerBlend of natural and potent Vitamin C Serum at 20% strength and Palmaria Palmata Extract, an effective seaweed derived anti-oxidant. Not only does this serum shield you from sun damage, it evens out skin tone, increases firmness, and suppresses skin discoloration. Your skin will glow after using this amazing serum!
The next brightening and lightening product I add in is the Colorlite Plus Gel (also available in a cream). With Arbutin Dermaesthetics’ exclusive Whitening Plus PowerBlend Formula as its main ingredients, Colorlite Plus Gel is formulated to aid in preventing excess melanin production. This truly helps even out the skin tone for an overall brighter appearance.
No the real magic happens when our White Cotton cream tops off the self-care regimen. It’s formulated to control excess melanin production to prevent brown spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation. Licorice Root and Arbutin deliver a more even skin tone and brighter complexion, while Panthenol provides hydration for soft, healthy skin.
Last, but certainly not least, I never leave the house without a layer of sun protection. Dermaesthetics’ EGF UV Shield provides SPF 50 along with Epidermal Growth Factors to aid in the skins cellular regeneration. Don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours when you’re out in the sun for appropriate protection from those harmful UV rays.
Utilizing a Dermaesthetics Essential Skin Care System is the ideal start to this pigment regimen, so don’t forget to talk to your DBH Aesthetician about a basic cleansing system to suit your skin type. Caring for your skin is truly an investment, so make that commitment to high-quality self-care products if you truly desire results and to brighten up that beautiful face. Remember, great skin doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment!
Vitamin C & Me
by Kristine Seganti
For years Vitamin C has been one of the top ingredients found in products that fight premature aging and pigmentation!
Today we ask; What does Vitamin C do for me?
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin found in many fruits and vegetables. Also known as ascorbic acid. It helps to naturally boost Glutathione, which is responsible for lowering melanin production.
What does Vitamin C do for skin?
Topically, Vitamin C plays a major roll in collagen synthesis and assists in inhibiting the tyrosinase process, thus reducing pigment production. It is also a potent antioxidant that fights off free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that are missing an electron, causing skin damage and premature aging. So basically, it reduces fine lines, and wrinkles, brightens skin, evens out skin tone and firms naturally.
Can Vitamin C help lighten the skin?
Taking Vitamin C both topically and internally has shown to reduce the production of pigmentation and increase your cellular turnover rate! That’s why I love this vitamin, it does so much! It helps lighten pigmentation, boosts collagen while firming the skin. All ages, men and women want that!
Topically I love the C-Lester Vitamin C20 Serum by Dermaesthetics Beverly Hills. I use this as my daily free radical defender and my nightly repair serum. I also enjoy fresh juicing with Vitamin C each morning. I use 3 medium oranges, (1 with the peel still on), and 1 grapefruit. Doing BOTH topically and internally, I notice clearer, brighter, even tone and firmer skin in just 3 short days. The best part is that results are so quick and easy!
What do you recommend for clients with hyperpigmentation?
You first need to ascertain what is causing the hyperpigmentation. Is it sun exposure, hormones, scaring, inflammation, injury; there are so many possibilities and most don’t know how to determine the cause.
I recommend a combination of professional corrective treatments and self care products. To best determine what treatments and products will work best for your skin, it is imperative to visit a professionally trained aesthetician. Proper skin diagnosis is key to correctly treat the source causing the pigmentation.
How do I locate a Professional?
Simple, contact our office and we will provide information on a DBH professional near your location.
What should I expect from a DBH Professional Aesthetician?
Results! Once you set an appointment, generally you will start off by completing a client questionnaire about your skin and everyday lifestyle. This will help the aesthetician learn about your skin, from the inside/out. Once the treatment commences, you will receive a deep Clinical Cleansing for proper skin analysis. Your DBH Professional will choose corrective treatments and self care so that you begin to see immediate and continued results.
For the Professional - DBH Tips & Tricks for even faster results:
After applying your selected DBH professional treatment of choice, on clean skin, apply in layers, C20 Serum, Colorlite Gel, Aloe Response Mask and Cellular Hydration Mask or Cellular Nourishing Mask. Apply steam at a distance and leave-on for 10-15 minutes. Thoroughly remove and reapply serums followed my mixing and applying Aloe Response Mask and Colorlite Plus, then EGF SPF 50.
Mix Vitamin C Oxygen powder with a serum or mask, leave-on for 10-15 minutes, then remove and continue with your Professional DBH Protocol on any Level 1 or Level 2 treatment.
For more details or more tips/tricks, contact your DBH Professional Educator today.
As a Makeup Artist and Licensed Esthetician, I dedicate a lot of time speaking to clients (and friends) about the importance of proper skin care for a flawless makeup application. This encompasses regular professional treatments and a self-care regimen at home, as they truly go hand-in-hand. You’ll also want to create a healthy habit of not going to bed with makeup on to prevent breakouts and premature aging.
While I can’t provide treatment recommendations without a thorough skin analysis, I can offer suggestions on self-care products easily here. Start with the essentials to develop a routine with a morning and evening regimen. I’m referring to a good Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer, and SPF when I say “essentials”. If you’ve browsed our website, you’ll notice we’ve paired products to suit each skin type/concern to not overwhelm you while making your selections (below are just a few examples).
After establishing the perfect cleansing and skin-prepping regimen, you’ll want to “prime” your face to create a healthy barrier between your skin and makeup products. One of my Makeup Kit essentials is our Silky Base. It is a fantastic primer that not only creates a smooth layer on the surface of your skin, it infuses ingredients (Resveratrol and Olive Oil) to hydrate and protect the skin from free radicals (AKA, youth stealers, haha).
Another Dermaesthetics product that primes and perfects the skin for makeup application is our Caviar Eye Repair Gel (also a Makeup Kit essential). In addition to smoothing out the sensitive eye area, it evens out the skin tone while infusing vitamins and antioxidants (Caviar Extract, Vitamin C, and E) to prevent premature aging.
An additional Makeup Kit essential is our EGF Blemish Balm. Not only does it conceal discoloration, it contains Epidermal Growth Factors that regenerate skin cells to speed up the healing process of that unsightly blemish.
After you’ve perfectly applied your makeup and shined all day, you’ll want to ensure proper cleansing. This is where the Dermaesthetics Green Apple Premium Cleansing Oil comes into play. Its unique formulation easily removes makeup, sunscreen, and additional pollutants trapped on the skin. It’s safe to use around the eyes and lips, and you can follow it up with your favorite Dermaesthetics daily cleanser.
I’m certain the products discussed here will provide you with the essentials to a healthy self-care regimen, and assist you with saving that pretty face from a makeup disaster. We are highly focused on education here at Dermaesthetics, so if you have additional questions on products, I encourage you to send us a message. You can also seek guidance from your esthetician during your next facial treatment. Remember, great skin doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment!