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The Skin and Makeup Institute

I accompanied my friend last week to The Skin and Makeup Institute. She’d  been going there on and off for a few years. And most of her family does as well. So I had to get my spa on and fix my skin. Wow! I hit the jackpot last week. I was really impressed with the knowledge of the The Skin and Makeup Institute skin specialist and how she analyzed my skin to take care of my breakouts and pigment issues. She’s the Skin Whisperer!!

She can pretty much tell what kind of abuse you are doing to your skin just by feel and looking thru her lamp. My skin was a wreck!  But she didn’t make me feel bad about it. I have been abusing my skin lately so it needed a lot of work. She educated me about what type of treatments would help as well as products and nutrition. She practices Holistic Skincare which is a new one for me. But now I see how important my internal health is to get my  skin in shape.

-Environment was clean and refreshing, everything was beautifully decorated.
-The best thing was their very comfortable bed! That alone was worth it!
-The skin specialist was amazing, she took the time to know my needs and concerns. Since I had just come off of a long 12 hour shift at work she offered to also massage my feet; one thing I appreciated was after she massaged my feet she washed her hands and continued with my facial (yes! a place where I know sanitation is important!) Throughout the facial she educated me about my skin type and products that would work best; it was very interesting! You can tell that she is very passionate about what she does and cares for her client’s well being.

She recommended some healthy digestive herbs (which I could get there) and She did what she calls “The Kitchen Sink” skin treatment. She used enzymes and ultrasound for exfoliation as well as dermal filing. Dermal-files are like microdermabrasion but much more effective and nicer on my sensitive skin. She also did a hydrating Guinot treatment with theses rollers that felt amazing and smelled wonderful.
I left with my skin glowing and it hasn’t felt this great in years! I picked up a few of my Guinot favorite products and a few DMK things to treat my acne and pigment. DMK comes in reasonably priced travel sizes so you don’t have to make a huge investment to try them. So far I love the DMK she recommended.

The Skin and Makeup Institute also teaches and trains students. Being in the aesthetics industry is a very rewarding career! It’s a popular profession for skin care enthusiasts wanting to work in a field that they love. I know this was the case for another friend, a few years ago when she attended The Skin and Makeup Institute. Being the only private aesthetics program in Arizona where students get real, hands on training to become professional makeup artists. After students complete the first 600 hour course they can take additional education courses in aesthetics or receive training in day spa services.

My friend is very proud of her education. They always had clients to work on for a few months, and when she left she was very comfortable taking new clients and letting her current clients know where she would be working.

All you can hope is to find an excellent school where you feel comfortable and well-educated (with plenty of experience, of course). This is the best way to find a job you love as much as your education.

All Day Make-up

Women wear make-up almost everyday. They put on make-up before going to the office, to a meeting and even to the mall. There are some who are particular with the brand because it suits them perfectly and makes them look gorgeous for a longer period than others. Brands like Model in a Bottle even have make-up for sensitive skin and a special spray to keep a person looking fresh and help the make-up stay in place for longer hours.


Cellulite can develop mostly on women as they grow older. It can be seen on some parts of the skin. It does not look good when the skin appears to be uneven. There are different causes of cellulite which may be genetic or hormonal but it can also worsen somehow with stress and too much diet. With our lifestyles today, many women may be affected by cellulite. It can be treated with cellulite treatment cream which renews skin and make it look young again.

Sunscreen: Skin’s Defensive Protection

As summer approaches, our skin faces more challenges because of the increased levels of UV light and pollution. Many people know the benefit of slathering on an SPF moisturizer before going outdoors as it protects the skin from harmful elements like sun damage. On the other hand, you can maximize your skin care technique by being defensive against the sun. Sunscreen helps prevent wrinkles and blotches and even protect the skin from cancer and other skin diseases.

Summer is the best time to start using travel size sunblock because it is during this time that skin is exposed to intense heat. Skin deteriorates during this season because it lacks hydration and suffers under the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. There are specialty sunscreens formulated for kids that are gentle and best for active kids whether they are heading for the beach or pool, day camps, school, or a family outdoor activity. Hypoallergenic sunscreens are best for people with sensitive skin preventing rashes or break outs that occur in other regular sunscreens. For people who are always on the go, there are natural sunscreen face stick that are so convenient as it comes in easy to use stick dispenser. There is always hope for our skin to be in its optimal condition. With the perfect summer skin care system, you are indeed on your way to making yourself enjoy and glow in the sun.

Skin Care

It’s summer again and everybody’s looking forward to a day at the beach or at a resort where they could relax and have fun. It’s having fun under the sun. But there is also a big risk of getting our skin burned or being adversely affected by the sun with too much exposure. It’s the time for using the best skin care products that would help moisturize and protect our skin from sun damage among other things.

Wrinkle Lotion

A lot of people look young for their age. Some have their natural looks and healthy lifestyles but others do something else. They use wrinkle creams or the best wrinkle lotion for them to lessen the lines on their faces or totally get rid of wrinkles. With less wrinkles, the face would look younger. It would seem like years have been reversed or a person would look 2 to 5 years younger than their actual age.

Men’s Wrinkle Cream

There are lots of wrinkle creams in the market. Most of them are formulated for women. But there are also men that use wrinkle creams to look younger and more presentable. The right wrinkle cream for men would reduce wrinkles without the side effects. It would leave the face with less wrinkles that would make him look younger. Maybe look 5 to 10 years younger than his current age.

Acne Products

Skin crisis can be caused by a number of things. Stress can trigger skin breakouts and rashes so it is crucial to find time for sufficient rest and sleep regardless of your schedule. Another factor is the excessive exposure to dirt that causes blackheads, whiteheads and acne. Make it a habit to wash your face with a mild cleanser at least twice a day. If you are specially prone to acne or pimples, use acne products to help skin that is susceptible to breakouts.

Oxis International

Our body becomes weak as we age and our immune system and other defenses are also affected. That is why anti-aging and antioxidant products that take care of our skin and body are developed. We develop age-related disorders that targets our brain health, immunity against diseases, blood sugar and detoxification. Oxis products are made from natural ingredients that are beneficial to health. Some of the benefits are maintaining the levels of antioxidants such as glutathione and Vitamin E and C.

As we age, we also develop oxidative stress. It may also be caused by pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke and UV light. When the free radicals in the body exceeds the body’s natural defense system, it causes oxidative stress. Oxidative stress may cause cell dysfunction and cell death which is what the products prevent from happening.

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Acne isn’t really very uncommon. It occurs to about 90% of all adolescents around the world and stretches its effects up to adulthood. Despite this, its degrading outcome to our self-esteem is still persistent. That is why acne treatments have began to grow in number since the past decade. Different techniques of curing acne are continually being developed. With these continues developments and improvisations of products, methods and techniques, anti-acne technology will be sure to deliver much more efficient and permanent cure to acne.