Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Accutane & Waxing

Bad news. 

You can't get waxed while on Accutane™. Not during your course of treatment, or for 6 months after. Not on your face, or on your body. It can (& will) cause skin lifting. Not a good look to replace those stray brow hairs with a wound that may scab. 👀  Far too often I have had clients who were not informed of this very real side effect of Accutane by their dermatologist. (Also, another reason to go to a reputable skin therapist that will check for contraindications before a waxing appointment.)

The good news? You can still tweeze or get threading done. So the full leg & bikini wax will have to wait, but you can have your skin therapist whip those brows into shape for you.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Sensitive & Reactive Skin Quick Tip

Sensitive skin is a pain, sometimes quite literally. Your licensed skin therapist can guide you towards the best product selections for your unique needs (we do have quite an arsenal these days when it comes to soothing it), but here are a couple quick tips that apply to everyone.

First, always patch test your products. When adding something new to your routine, apply a small amount to a small area of your face for 3-5 days. I usually suggest the cheek back where the jaw meets the ear. If something disagrees with your skin, better to have a small silver dollar-sized spot than trying to calm down your whole face right?

Second, resist the urge to add in multiple products at once. I know, we all get excited about a new routine and often want to jump in with both feet. With sensitive or reactive skin, it's important to introduce new products/ingredients slowly, one at a time. If something goes awry, it's much easier to find the culprit. You'll also prevent tossing out something that may have been a good fit if introduced on its own.

Schedule a consultation with your skin therapist, use these 2 tips and you'll be well on your way to "What sensitive skin?" 😊

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

News From August!

I hope this finds you and your family well and navigating this Delta variant the best you can. Based on recent developments, and with respect to the San Francisco mandate regarding other mask-off businesses, I will be requiring proof of vaccination for all services. This is the best way to keep my space as safe as possible for all of you, and for myself. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Read on for a ton of product news below. Please remember I am always available for virtual consults if you need product advice or want to tweak your home care routine.

With affection, sunscreen, and (still) a mask,

Discontinued Products
Many of you already know there have been some packaging changes as the lab I work with struggles to keep products stocked and not on back-order. Unfortunately, the effects of the pandemic are far-reaching and have affected the sourcing of raw materials and ingredients. I have received word that the formulations below will no longer be available. Please understand this is not by choice and out of my control. Some items do still have limited stock available - I’ve noted that and suggested replacements where applicable below. I am very hopeful that some new formulations will be available in 2022.

Orange Cleansing Souffle - no stock available
Suggested replacement - Botanical Cleansing Oil

Avocado Q10 Body Lotion - limited stock still available
Suggested replacement TBA

DetoxPlus Masque - no stock available
Suggested replacement - Firming Detox Masque (New!)

Rapid Repair - limited stock still available
Suggested replacement TBA

New In The Shop
On to some good news! There is (finally) a new mineral sunscreen, lip balm, a new mask, as well as 3 new Beauty Of Hope candles. Click on the links below for more info or to purchase!

Tizo Ultra Zinc SPF 40 (both tinted and non-tinted for all skin tones!)

Tizo Tinted Lip Protection SPF 45

Firming Detox Masque

New Beauty Of Hope candles based on our national parks!
I am loving these new unique scents and am so happy that BOH is thriving and able to continue expanding their offerings.

Redwood - Rich earth, Moss & Cedar
Denali - Cypress, Juniper Berries & Pine
Everglades - Sawgrass, Mint & Clementine