Enzymes and Their Benefits

ENZYMES!!!

Glowing skin. Isn’t that what we all want? A good home care regimen with monthly enzymatic facials will do the trick. As we age, the natural exfoliation slows down, which leads to a buildup of dead skin cells. Fine lines, uneven skin tone and sometimes acne are the results of this buildup. Fruit enzymes strengthen the natural exfoliation process which will reveal new and healthy skin cells.

Fruit contains natural enzymes, and for most skin types, they are safe to use. Enzymatic fruits, such as papaya and pumpkin, provide both antioxidant nutrition and exfoliation to the skin when mixed with other fruits such as lemon, pomegranate, blueberry and kiwi. And since the enzymes only dissolve the topmost layer of the epidermis, the skin is not injured so there is no downtime like you might experience with a glycolic peel. You are getting deeper results but still receiving a relaxing treatment.

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FRUITS AND
THEIR SKIN BENEFITS*

Lemon**:
Brightening and anti-aging.
Good for normal to dry skin.

Pomegranate:
Hydrating.
Good for combination skin.

Papaya:
Mild enzymatic action.
Good for all skin types.

Pumpkin:
Excellent exfoliation properties.
Good for acneic skin types.

Blueberry:
Brightening. Good for acneic skin.

Passionfruit:
Firming and anti-aging.
Good for mature skin.

Enzymes are used in every facial at Skin Care by Devyn. They are chosen based on your skin type, needs and concerns. Plus, theses fruit enzymes smell great!

*source, Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa (Dave Waggoner)
**I do not recommend using lemon on your face at home. Lemons are quite strong and can do more damage than good if not used properly.

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Skin Care Kits That Make Sense

Generic skin care kits don’t usually work for most people. The ones that say “Anti-Aging” are supposed to be for people over  a certain age but I find that younger people want those products too but the whole kit doesn’t necessarily work for them. Anti-Aging is generated for those with dry skin because as we age our skin gets dry (or drier). Well, if you have oily skin but don’t want to age, what do you use?

I have decided to create my own kits. I will introduce them slowly and they will be featured on my website. They will target different age groups, skin types and needs. None of us want acne and none of us want to age. We shouldn’t be boxed into a category and force our skin to fit into it. Our skin care should fit into our skin needs.

I will also put together some specials so that you can try some of the products and learn to love them like myself and my clients. I get testimonials, text messages and phone calls all the time from clients telling me how my facials and the products have changed their skin. I want you to be a success story too!

Ppm:Gly

These are both great cleansers and work amazing together. The Pomegranate Cleanser can be used am/pm followed by the Cucumber Toner. Then use the Glycolic Cleanser 2-3x a week (also followed by the Cucumber Toner). This is great for dry and normal skin types and even those with breakouts.

To Order:

email: devyn@skincarebydevyn.com

For More Information:

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Are You Interested?

I am looking for potential clients that would not mind having their picture taken before and after a facial (no makeup, no photoshop). Some pictures will be used on the website, Facebook, etc and a release form must be signed.  Your name will not be given.

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You will receive $20 off any* facial you choose (facials start at $75)

Must be at least 18

Males and females needed

Limited availability

If you have an ongoing skin care problem, we can work something out so that each facial will be discounted as well as home care products. If you decide to go this route, then we will need to go over your program and a contract will need to be signed.

Please email Devyn if you are interested or have any questions:

devyn@skincarebydevyn.com

*does not include Diamond Resurfacing Facial since it is already at an introductory price

Professional vs OTC Products

This chart says it all. So important so please take a moment. If you have any questions, please ask. And remember, just because they are “professional” products, it doesn’t mean expensive. Skin Scripts and Le Mieux (lines I retail) are very reasonably priced.

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Rosacea- Is it a Reaction from Bacteria?

This information is an excerpt from an article on FoxNews.com. I was really excited when I found it and had to get it out to all of you! Please tell me your thoughts.

 

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, flushing and bumps across the face that can be mistaken for acne. The cause of rosacea has been unknown.

However, recent research indicates that tiny mites that live on the skin might be the cause or more accurately, bacteria that live in these mites may be the culprits.

Rosacea typically affects those between the ages of 30-50 and occurs more often in women then men. It often flares in response to stress or overexposure to the sun.

Michele Green, MD, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City told WebMD that she felt that theory had merit, as “many people with rosacea notice that their skin gets worse after exposure to heat and humidity, conditions that also help mites thrive.”

Antibiotics have often been given to treat rosacea to reduce inflammation symptoms but doctors have been baffled as to why other drugs such as steroids, which also reduce inflammation, do not seem to help.

According to WebMD, “Demodex mites live on the skin of 20% to 80% of adults. The tiny bugs are invisible to the naked eye. Until recently, it was thought that the mites lived harmlessly, feeding off the oily sebum that coats the skin.”

Kavanagh described how changes in the skin due to stress, age or illness cause the population of mites to swell. It has been found in research that people with rosacea have 10 times more Demodex mites than the general population.

What was discovered is that certain bacteria live inside these mites and when these mites die then they release the bacteria onto the skin. It is theorized that those excess bacteria are what triggers the reaction of redness and inflammation.

“What’s more, this bacterium is sensitive to the antibiotics used to treat rosacea,” reported Sciencedaily.com.

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I have talked about this for a few years now and people think I’m crazy but I’ve seen the research and it makes sense. In fact, I even bought some of the stuff that is supposed to kill the mites but I couldn’t get any willing takers. If anyone is interested now, please contact me. I would LOVE to see if this works and could help you and others. FREE!

devyn@skincarebydevyn.com

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Let’s Compare Skin Lightening Pads

I love Skin Script Skin Care. I use it everyday on myself. I use it in my treatment room and I retail it to my clients. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t something that could be better out there so I like to do research. Below I have compared two skin lightening pads and (spoiler alert!), Skin Script came out on top.

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Philosophy Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel

Retail $69 for 12 individually pads (12 treatments)

Claims:

  • triple-acid formula dissolves dull skin, buffers the appearance of fine lines and enhances skin clarity
  • skin-brightening technology visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots and discoloration

Pros:

  • niacinamide (4th ingredient) can improve skin’s elasticity, dramatically enhance its barrier function, help erase discolorations, and revive skin’s healthy tone and texture.

Cons:

  • the 2nd ingredient is sd alcohol (closer to the top means it is a main ingredient) and that is known to be drying and a skin irritant
  • 1st lightening ingredient is listed as the 5th ingredient and the others are after
  • other irritating skin ingredients
  • the price

Glycolic-Retinol-Pads

 

Skin Script Glycolic and Retinol Pads

Retail $22.50 for 50 pads

Claims:

  • these pads break up surface oil to refine pores and reveal fresh, healthy skin.
  • Kojic and arbutin lighten sun spots and scars left from blemishes.

Pros

  • the price
  • packaging (pads are soaked in solution so they can be cut up for spot treatments)
  • 2% glycolic
  • 4% arbutin- limits melanin production, reduces visible pigmentation through lightening actions
  • 3% kojic acid- inhibits tyrosinase and also lightens existing pigmentation naturally, comparable to Hydroquinone without the negative side effects

Cons:

  • if you have super sensitive skin, these won’t be for you; although most of these type of products won’t be healthy for you

 

Just looking at the facts, I would definitely go with Skin Script Lightening Pads. The price is significantly less and the ingredients are significantly better!

email me if you’re interested: devyn@skincarebydevyn.com

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Pucker Up and Feel Pretty

Love is in the air. Can you feel it? No matter our romantic situation, we all want to look and feel pretty on Valentine’s Day but the cold, winter air makes our skin suffer. We can all use a little love in our skin!

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Sugar Kiss Lip Scrub    $15

Are your lips kissable? Come on in for a sugar scrub to get those lips ready for February 14th!

Need a Gift for Your Sweetheart?

Gift Certificates Available!

Sweet Indulgence Honey Facial    $75

This invigorating, hydrating and relaxing facial is exactly what your skin needs to get you ready for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single or attached, you will be glowing and radiant for a great night out! As always, this facial will be customized for your skin type.

BOOK ONLINE!

http://www.SkinCarebyDevyn.com

Are You Interested?

I am looking for potential clients that would not mind having their picture taken before and after a facial (no makeup, no photoshop). Some pictures will be used on the website, Facebook, etc and a release form must be signed.  Your name will not be given.

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You will receive $20 off any* facial you choose (facials start at $75)

Must be at least 18

Males and females needed

Limited availability

If you have an ongoing skin care problem, we can work something out so that each facial will be discounted as well as home care products. If you decide to go this route, then we will need to go over your program and a contract will need to be signed.

Please email Devyn if you are interested or have any questions:

devyn@skincarebydevyn.com

*does not include Diamond Resurfacing Facial since it is already at an introductory price

See the Difference!

A couple of weeks ago I posted a before/after picture of my forehead showing how using grape seed oil and Le Mieux serums have changed my skin. Below is a picture of my chest. I am still working on the wrinkles (sun damage from my 20’s! 😦 ) and that will take longer than 2 months. Since my skin is so sensitive and I can’t do peels, etc I am trying to reverse the damage topically. So far, I am pretty happy with the results. I will post more pictures in a couple more months to see if there is more improvement.

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To shop for Le Mieux Serums:

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