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The True Meaning Behind Your Pimples

Your acne and pimples can give you a lot of precious clues about your health. Sometimes it signals serious changes your organism is undergoing right now. To discover the true meaning of your pimples, you need to know how to read them.

Forehead
If you spot pimples on your forehead, be sure that your digestive system is trying to tell you something. In most cases, this indicates that you are definitely not okay with certain products.

Reconsider your diet and foods that may cause hard times for your health. Drink more water, eat green veggies, and get a quality night’s sleep.

Chin
Your hormones are awake! In other words, your period is coming. To make them a little bit less obvious (or even to avoid a pimple attack), try to pay extra attention to skincare routine during those pre-period days. (We have a great solution for you to spot treat by Environ skincare) 

Between Eyebrows
If you consumed too much alcohol or ate a juicy burger, brace yourself for unpleasant guests between eyebrows.

You just need a little detox. Get your diet in order and avoid unhealthy fast foods like fries, nuggets, etc.

Cheeks
Pimples located on your cheeks tell you to cut down on sugars. If you can’t do without the sweets, do it step by step or try to replace them with fresh or dried fruits. Sugars are bad not only for your skin. They affect almost every system in your body. Increased amounts of sugars can lead to heart disease and diabetes too.

Here our top recommendations for Acne Related Skincare

How to Soothe Sensitive Skin DIY

First of all, let’s define – what is sensitive skin?

If you regularly suffer from acne, rosacea, allergies, eczema, stinging and burning, then you have sensitive skin. Occasional redness, tightening after using beauty products, and rashes as a reaction to stress, can also be indicators that your skin needs extra treatment.

Here are some natural ways to help your skin suffer less.

Forget About Soap

  • Yes, you better do this one.
  • Most soaps are super drying and are able to turn your skin into a desert with no sign of hydration to be found.
  • Choose soap-free products and cleansers that contain oils and other nourishing components.

Beware Hot Water

  • Lukewarm water is your friend.
  • Hot water causes dryness, dehydration and deprives your skin of its natural oils.
  • Long and hot showers are extremely pleasant, but they are hardly better than smooth healthy skin, right?

Take Care Properly

  • Avoid aggressive scrubs and choose tender exfoliation.
  • Also, forget about brushes in your everyday skin cleansing routine.

Increase Protection

  • Sun is the ultimate enemy for sensitive skin.
  • It severely aggravates  any inflammation you may have.
  • Use mineral sunscreens, choose at least SPF 30 and remember to take care of your hands and neck during sunny weather as well.

Reduce the Number of Products You Use

  • Give your skin a bit of fresh air.
  • Forget about adding more and more layers (foundation, powder, etc.).
  • Instead, cut back on heavy makeup and your skin will be grateful.
  • If this sounds crazy to you now, just try to do it step by step and remove products gradually.

Tone, Tone, Tone!

Does your skin really need a toner?

Most of us are well aware of the “cleansing, toning, moisturizing” formula. But is the second step really necessary? What is it for, anyway?

First of all, toner is designed to remove what’s left on your skin after cleansing, be it makeup leftovers, dirt, etc. Aside from that, toner has lots of other advantages and benefits, making it too important to exclude toning from your daily skincare routine. Let’s take a closer look at what they are. 

Balancing pH level
In other words, toner prepares your skin for absorbing moisturizing cream, serum or fluid. It helps the substance get inside those pores and do its job. If you skip toner, you probably have to wait a little time till your cream is fully absorbed.

Exfoliating
Toners that contain exfoliating components (glycolic acids, etc) are great at helping your skin renew itself faster and wipe off the dead skin cells.

Rejuvenating
Some toners contribute to your skin’s elasticity and slow the aging process. If this is your case, choose toners with hyaluronic acid along with moisturizing and anti-aging creams.Refreshing When you feel that your skin is dirty or oily, just use toner to refresh it. If you are on the go on a hot day and your face needs immediate hydration, toner is there to help.

The bottom line?
It’s hard to say that toner works alone as an autonomous beauty product. It’s more like a supportive weapon. Using a toner won’t change your skin, far from it. What it will do is to strengthen the effect of the other beauty products you apply.

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Micro-Channeling on the rise!

Micro-Channeling, what is that?

Micro-Channeling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that targets and diminishes the appearance of visible wrinkles, unwanted acne scars, and sun-spots. During the treatment, Joanna creates tiny pinholes to the outermost layer of the skin promoting a natural healing response. The pinholes also function as micro-channels for quick absorption when the serum is applied to the skin. The serum activates collagen-producing cells in your body to increase collagen production and create permanent new healthy skin!

Micro-channeling may be used as a separate treatment only or as an additional add-on to other skin treatments to enhance the effectiveness of skin health. To get an idea, Hydrafacial or chemical peels are perfect treatments for Micro-channeling pairing.

I am interested, can you tell me more about the procedure?

I myself, love this procedure. I highly recommended Micro-channeling to all my clients that are looking to improve their skin health, in the least abrasive way.

The treatment requires the usage of a handheld device, lightly grazing across the skin using a stamping motion type of pattern. Unlike micro-needling, this instrument does not cause damage or trauma to the surface of the skin. These microscopic abrasions stimulate and produces new collagen and elastin.

After the stamping phase is complete, we apply a skin serum to target areas to nourish the skin and regenerate new skin cells. There will be some downtime during the recovery stage, but it should be no longer than a few days. You can do your face, arms, neck, and stomach to regenerate tighter healthier skin.

Skin Serum

The skin serum that is applied is a well-formulated concoction contains the following ingredients with benefits. (take home an extra vile for $90)

Anti Aging

  • Vitamins A, B5, C, E
  • CoEnzyme 10
  • Plant Isoflavones 

Anti Wrinkle & Stimulate Collagen Production

  • Peptides
  • Human Growth Factors
  • Bone Marrow

Facial Hydration

  • Ceramide A2
  • Sodium Hyaluronate

Aftercare

During your recovery stage, it is important to keep up with maintenance in order to maximize the result. I highly recommend applying Sorella’s Quench & Protect Hydrating SPF 30. (purchase this on your next visit $51)

  • Leaves skin deeply moisturized
  • Excellent makeup base
  • Water-resistant
  • Provides both UVA/UVB protection
  • Provides pure physical sun protection

Be Comfortable & Confident in your skin

No one should feel insecure about their skin, but the reality is that we all are fighting the same battle. Whether it is signs of aging or acne scars, we get self-conscious about our skin. When you are ready to take matters into your own hands, call or book online with Joanna. Together we can redefine age. $320 a treatment or $260 when added to another facial treatment, ie: a HydraFacial.

You can call, text or book online 949-258-7711

Sorella Apothecary Skin Care Regime

Trying to find a routine that is perfect for your skin can be tricky, especially because everyone has slightly different skin concerns. Many of you know I love Sorella Apothecary and can’t get enough of their products. I devised a list of products that are perfect for your skin type. Most products listed are found in my spa and were chosen for cleansing and prepping, treating and correcting, moisturizing and protecting, and exfoliating and nourishing that may be implemented into your skin routine.

Dry skin

         This is perfect for those who have concerns about preventative aging, aging skin, and/or sporadic breakouts.

  1. To cleanse your face, I suggest using the Apricot Mango Cleansing Milk followed by a Watermelon Mint Hydrating mist in both the morning and evenings.
  2. After cleansing, I suggest using the Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum as well as the Lemon Lightening Serum to treat and correct the skin in both the morning and evenings.
  3. To moisturize and protect use the Blueberry Milk Moisturizer in the morning and night and The Balm at night only.
  4. Exfoliating and Nourishing the skin is very important. The Papaya & Pumpkin Mask, Cherry Pepper Peel, and Blackberry Lime Fruitfoliant are my personal favorites.
  5. Additional products that are good for dry skin are the All Night Elixir and the Facial in a Bottle.

Normal or Combination Skin

         This is perfect for those who are concerned about preventative aging, aging skin, sporadic breakouts, and/or just sensitive.

  1. To start off your mornings and in the evenings, I suggest using the Orange You Jelly Cleanser and the Watermelon Mint Hydrating Mist, twice a day of course.
  2. Treating and correcting can be done with the Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum and the Pomegranate Acai Serum on both the morning and night.
  3. Blueberry Milk Moisturizers are great for moisturizing and protecting and should be applied twice a day. I also suggest using the Tropical Topical Matte SPF 30 in the morning.
  4. Exfoliate and nourish with the Cherry Pepper Peel or the Papaya & Pumpkin Mask.
  5. In addition to these products I also suggest using The Balm, All Night Elixir, and the Blackberry Lime Fruitfoliant.

Oily or Combination Skin

         These products are specifically chosen for those who have sensitive skin, frequent or severe breakouts, and/or are concerned about preventative aging or aging skin.

  1. I love using the Orange You Jelly Cleanser for cleaning and prepping my face twice a day. This can be paired nicely with the Spiced Wine Toner and the Watermelon Mint Hydrating Mist at morning and night, or the Lychee Willow Bark Deep Clean twice a week.
  2. The Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum is great to treat and correct skin concerns twice a day, especially when paired with the Pomegranate Acai Antioxidant Serum or the Facial in a Bottle.
  3. Daily Greens Moisturizer will moisturize and protect your skin if used twice a day. The Tropical Topical Matte SPF 30 is a great addition to your morning routine as well.
  4. My top three products for exfoliating and nourishing would have to be the Cherry Pepper Peel, Mint Poppy Seed Polish, and the Papaya & Pumpkin Mask.
  5. The additional product I recommend would have to be the Facial in a Bottle, Lemon Lightening Serum, and The Balm.

Eyelash Extensions, Yumilash or Lash Serums

Eyelash Options

By Joanna Young, Owner, Joanna Young Skin

 

Today we have so many options to enhance our eyelashes: Lash Extensions, lash growth enhancers (serums), Keratin Lash treatments (or perms), false lashes (strip lashes), and mascara. Today I’d like to go over these options and see what suits you best!

 

Extensions

Let’s start with my favorite, eyelash extensions. I have been doing lashes for over 12 years now and it has come a long way.  You need to be realistic and careful when choosing a lash studio. If the lashes are not applied correctly it could damage your natural lashes and cause irritation to the lash line.  Also, the adhesive is very important.  I always recommend non-formaldehyde adhesive which allows you to wet your lashes after your lash appointment. If the tech tells you to keep your eye dry for a day this is because water will activate the formaldehyde causing a fume that can get into your eye.  Make sure to always do your research when choosing a lash studio and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Novalash is the best brand of adhesive Platinum Bond and Sensitive as well ae the lashes.

 

Now the fun stuff, picking your lashes!  You have options when choosing your lash extensions which come in different lengths, thickness and curls.

  • The classic extension (1 extension on 1 lash) gives you a natural lash line.
  • Volume lashes (3-6 very thin lashes made into a fan and placed on 1 of your lashes) are what I wear. This creates a full fluffy effect; it is triple the amount of lashes added to your lash line. It does not have to be a heavy look, can be very natural or very dramatic.
  • Cashmere lashes are similar to classic though the tips of the lash have been split.
  • Real mink hair (not to be confused with the brand minky lashes) are a natural thin lash. Although they do not hold their curl long they are real, natural and pretty.

 

Every person has a different amount of natural lashes on their lash line with different thickness. The application appointment is made for the general lash line.  This is where I think women need to be realistic with the outcome. If you want the dramatic thick lash line it may take a longer appointment or possibly 2 appointments.  Lash extensions need touch up appointments, as you lose your lashes and or extensions you will want to fill in the gaps.

 

Lash Growth Enhancers

Lash growth serums can be used while you wear lash extensions. There is a lot of different lash growth serums on the market and I believe they all work to some degree. This is a good option for people wanting the growth for long lashes.

We offer Lash Dr. by Novalsh and GrandeLash.

 

Yumilash Keratin Lash Treatment

A great solution for woman that have had a reaction to lash extensions or just don’t have time for the maintenance is the Keratin lash lift. This is a treatment curls your natural lashes up, opens your eye and gives you a nice curl for 2-3 months. You can add a few extensions if you need more or wear mascara. Yumilash is the best brand I have found from Paris for this treatment.

 

Mascara

Lots of options for mascara now a days.  They have primers to thicken up the lash, wands that separate the lash and fibers that add length. I still stay away from mascara due to the raccoon eye, it always makes its way to create a dark circle around my eye

For more information or appointments call 949-355-5482

359 San Miguel Dr. #202, Newport Beach, Ca 92660

Novalash before and after lash extensions

No Curler, No Mascara and No lash extensions