Cleaning Your Clarisonic

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The cleanliness of your Clarisonic has everything to do with its effectiveness! A dirty brush can result in clogged pores, breakouts and allergic reactions. In this blog, we are going to tell you how to take care of your Clarisonic in order for you to reap all of its benefits and ensure a proper cleaning!

You should be cleaning the brush head after each use by removing the brush head and soaking it in warm soapy water to get rid of any dirt. A deep clean should be done once a week, and you can use household items to create your own cleanser. This can extend your brush head lifespan for almost 8 months! You will need these ingredients:

Baking Soda

Lemon

Hydrogen Peroxide

Small bowl

Mix a few drops of hydrogen peroxide and enough baking soda to create a yogurt-like consistency. Squeeze two or three slices of lemon into the mixture until you see it fizzing. Place the brush head into the mixture and turn on low setting for about a minute.  Continue to spin the brush on a rougher surface, like the back of your hand, for another minute or two while rinsing with water. Make sure to clean your brush once more with your normal facial cleanser to ensure all of the homemade cleanser is completely gone.

It’s important to avoid using harsh cleansers or chemicals to clean the brush. This can cause the bristles to become fatigued quicker.  How often you use the Clarisonic can affect the life of the brush head as well. Although it depends on skin type, you should typically only be using the Clarisonic twice a day at most.

Exfoliation schedule:

-Oily Skin: Twice a week

-Dry Skin: Once a week

-Sensitive skin: Once a week

(use sensitive brush head!)

 

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A quide to unMASKing beauty

Have you gotten into the face mask hype? Are you looking to start using one, but not sure which one will work best for you? There are so many options that it may be hard to choose the right one for your skin type, so we’ve narrowed it down!  With specific skin concerns in mind, Evelyn chose these at-home face masks that you will be sure to love! Plus, you only have to do them once a week!

Oily Skin Cecilia Wong: Blemish Peel Mask

This mask is perfect for getting rid of blackheads and blemishes. Only completely natural ingredients are used, such as stimulating herbs that speed up the skin’s micro circulatory system.  The ingredients help to fade acne scars, oxygenate, unclog, and deep cleanse within skin’s dermal layers.  There are numerous ways to use this product, all equally as effective.

For overall skin improvement, a regular use of this mask will create brighter skin, heal blemishes and lighten dark spots. A quick 3-minute apply-and-rinse is all you need! It works great as an overnight spot treatment as well, to specifically heal that stubborn blemish and lighten dark spots. The best part is, you see results right after the first use! 

Dry Skin Kiehl’s: Ultra Hydrating Mask

Waking up feeling hydrated has never been so easy. Kiehl’s Hydrating Mask, Ev’s holy grail product when her skin needs a blast of moisture, is one of our top picks for dry skin! It boosts skin’s ability to absorb and hold moisture for long-lasting hydration, and gives your skin a healthy plump. We recommend using this product overnight, as this produces the quickest and best results. You’ll come to find that this product will provide tons of moisture even with a small amount. The affordable price point is also a huge plus!

Anti-aging GlamGlow: Gravity Mud Firming Treatment

Smooth skin lovers, this is the product for you. This mud-based mask will help correct uneven skin tones, target fine lines and wrinkles, and restore skin elasticity. After only one use, your skin will feel tightened as it slowly eliminates the look of pores. Not to mention its’ beautiful chrome color that resembles liquefied pearls… you are sure to feel like you’re bathing in luxury. We truly believe this mask lives up to its’ well-deserved hype!

 Sensitive skin SkinCeuticals: Phyto Corrective Masque

This mask comforts skin sensitivity, and gives a natural radiance that reduces the look of redness and eliminates discomfort. It will give you a refreshing, cooling feeling on contact. The amount of ways to use this product is impressive. You can leave this mask on for 10-15 minutes and rinse, use it as a refresher for an irritated area, or you can use it as an overnight treatment. This mask is extremely versatile, being able to soothe irritated skin caused by a variety of reasons. This mask will be your favorite fix if your skin needs calming.

We are currently loving all of these products and could not wait to share them with you! Your skin reflects your overall health, so the best thing to remember is to eat a healthy diet and avoid junk food, do not smoke, exercise regularly, and drink plenty of water for these masks to continue working to the best of their ability. Everybody’s skin is different, so of course, results may vary. Let us know if these masks worked for you, and which one was your favorite in the comments!

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Injectables, Fillers, Botox, Oh My!

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As the new craze of facial injections takes over, one has to ask... what is Botox? How do lip injections work? Why so pricey and is it really worth it? Evolution has your answers! First and foremost, fillers and Botox should not leave you looking “fake” or unnatural in any way!

Dr. Robert Guida, a leading facial plastic surgeon in Manhattan who does these procedures daily, says "If people start looking the same, the surgeon is doing it wrong," he says. "Fillers should enhance one's facial expressions, natural appearance, and individuality." Dr. Guida continues with, "An inexperienced surgeon will inject in areas that deflect the natural movement of the face. For instance, fillers placed on the top of cheeks cause the eyes to move upwards, which gives the appearance of unnatural tightness. When fillers are placed on the fullest part of the cheeks, they give a natural supple look, which also lifts other features, such as the jaw line and corners of the mouth."

Botulinum toxin – aka Botox - is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox is the original and best-known brand name and the most tested product on the market. It is the safest product, and it is certified in the medical and cosmetic field.

Botox is the top facial injection. An interest in lip injections (we can thank Kylie Jenner!) has increased over the past few years. There are very few side effects to lip injections and are almost entirely painless. Some bruising on or around the lips can occur, especially in patients who have indulged in alcohol or taken aspirin or other blood thinners prior to the procedure. As for the rest of the recovery process, it's hassle-free. Patients can expect to debut their new puckers within just a few hours. If swelling occurs it goes down the next day. The effects of lip injections can last months and sometimes even years depending on how quickly each individual's body breaks down the injectable solution.

Come join us January 20th and meet Dr. Patel for a free consultation from 6-9PM at Evolution Lash Studio & Spa for our second Injectable Party!

 

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