5 Beauty Myths Debunked

5 Beauty Myths Debunked

by Aimee Fisher

Time to debunk a few beauty beliefs. I know with all the information online sometimes the line between myth and truth is blurred. I’ve chosen 5 myths I want to address.

Lip Plumping

You can plump your lips at home

Please do not do your own lip plumping! Not only is it dangerous it can cause broken capillaries, and even BRUISING! As far as “plumping lip gel” your lips are irritated with ingredients that cause swelling. Stick with the Licensed professionals when it comes to your lips. Your lips will thank you.

Lash Extensions

You can get a full set of lashes for $40 

Lash tabs are NOT the same as individual lash extensions. Lash tabs or flares are chunks of lashes that lay across several of your natural eyelashes with a glue that is meant to last 24 hours. Individual lash extensions are semi permanent, and applied to ONE lash at a time. They cost more because theyare high qualityand healthy. You may find a sweet deal on lashes…..just be sure you understand what you’re getting.

Microdermabrasion

Causes microscopic cuts on the skin

This advanced exfoliation technique CAN cause microscopic cuts in the skin. If the service is not performed by a licensed professional using the appropriate amount of pressure, the correct “gritted” tip for different areas, and proper suction. If you do the research to find a good Esthetician it is very safe. It is possible to have negative effects from Microdermabrasion if not done properly. I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again…Stick with a licensed professional!

Chemical Peel

Leaves you peeling in sheets and stuck indoors for a full week

Not every chemical peel will leave skin peeling off in sheets! Chemical peels are an excellent way to improve the skin’s appearance but you don’t have to be shunned from the world for 5 days. There are a variety of chemical peels that are less invasive and some actual result in minimal peeling. It is also perfect paired with Microdermabrasion for similar results to a heavy peel without the down time. 

Cleansing your skin

It is ok to skip days when it comes to washing your face

There is a rumor going around that you do not have to wash your face every day. Consider the rumor debunked. You absolutely must clean your face everyday. Even when you don’t wear makeup you must clean off the excess oil, dirt, and debris…. the environmental pollution. A clean face is helpful in preventing breakouts as well as helping cellular turnover for healthy skin. Wash your face even when you’re sleepy.

Your Esthi, Aimee

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The Worlds Most Meaningful Maintenance…

I want to discuss with you something that’s weighed heavy on my heart for some time. We have entered the era of self care. People all over the world are prioritizing things that matter to them. For many especially women, and mothers we may be prioritizing our self care for the first time in our entire lives. This is HUGE. As we enter the wide world of self care we might find ourselves in a sea of ways to achieve a heightened sense of well being. It can get overwhelming.

First, let me say you absolutely deserve to be doing this. We provide maintenance for our houses, businesses, belongings. Hell even our cities are providing maintenance for our streets, and public places. Self care can be absolutely anything that you value. Of course anybody should encourage you to practice hobbies, and anything else that brings you joy as a form of self care. With that being said I recently saw a meme going around that said something along the lines of Self Care doesn’t just mean getting your nails done and shopping. It was designed to remind the every day consumer that their health is important to. It encouraged people to do things like exercise as a form of self care. Don’t mis read me here… I am 100% behind healthy habits and how they promote self care in all kinds of glorious ways. But I came here to make outwardly taking care our our bodies okay too. It is so easy to consider beauty routines a sort of lavish extra. It really IS NOT. ” Beauty ” routines are BOMB for an assortment of reasons, but really because it is a way of taking care of your body, and your doing it just for you.

Let me just enlighten you on how many body maintenance services the beauty world offers. The list is endless but the main ones include hair care and all that goes with it, waxing, lash extensions, nails, pedicures, massage, and so much more. That is just the tip of the iceberg. Also within those categories come variations of services. On average people find 2 or 3 types of beauty maintenance manageable at most. Some people get their hair and nails done. Some people prefer to spend all their time and money on hair extensions. Some ladies LOVE their faux lashes and make it a priority to get extensions on them every 2 weeks. I have had them and trust… Lash Extensions are game changers. BUT (and thats a big but) as much as I love getting my hair done and live for a perfect set of lashes. I want to talk to you about the most under rated self care service of all time.

FACIALS. Let me tell you why. Your skin is worn front and center right up on your face from the day you are born until the day you die. Your nails grow out, and your hair will eventually all be cut off and replaced by new, but your skin. That stays with you forever. There are things taking place behind the scenes like cellular turnover to keep your skin fresh, but it’s just not the same. The best advice I ever give my clients as a beauty professional is to incorporate regular facials into their outward body maintenance, and self care routines. Skincare seems like even more of a luxury than getting our roots colored or our nails done because it does not grow out with an obvious line of demarcation reminding us to care for it again. That does not make it any less important. It is actually the most important thing you can ever do for yourself. Those monthly facials may not seem like they are making all that much of a difference until suddenly your 70 years old, and you have half as many fine lines and dark spots, and wrinkles as your peers.

It is also just as much about health as it is about beauty. Your skin being the largest organ of your entire body is the most prone to attack from environmental stress. Those pores are soaking up everything you come in contact with. That makes choices about what we put on our skin SO much more important than we make them. Every body wash, glitter, makeup product, lotion, even shampoo we decide to use enters our body, and our blood stream directly through our skin.

Your Esthetician really is your best friend. Please go in and make a relationship with a Skincare Professional who can guide you on…

1. How often and what types of skincare services you need.

2. What you should be using at home.

3. What products to stay away from for long term health, and wellness.

4. Information on when you might need to get further help from a dermatologist or a doctor.

Your Esthi is on the front lines with you doing battle. Be the best you can be to your own body by making skincare a priority. I encourage you to consider if you must which beauty routine or service you might be willing to trade in for regular facials, and skincare.

If you are near us you can always book an appointment with our Skincare Specialist by visiting our website, and selecting the book online tab. If you are looking for a new Esthi you can start with a basic google search in your area. Remember any good Esthetician will always do an in depth consultation, and skin assessment and customize your services. There is no one size fits all in skincare.

xoxo

H