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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Do I need to use a cleanser AM & PM?

A:  Yes.  Cleansing is part of the exfoliation process.  Using a cleanser is important in the AM as it helps to remove the products of metabolism produced over-nite.  You want to use a gentle cleanser so as not to strip your skin of its natural protective oils.  Cleansing at nite is imperative, especially if you wear make-up.  When you skip this step it can lead to clogged pores, break-outs and just plain un-healthy skin.

Q:  How often should I use a scrub or Clairsonic type device?

A:  This type of exfoliation is referred to as “mechanical exfoliation”.  Any type of mechanical exfoliation should be limited to once a week maximum.  Over-exfoliation can strip the natural protective oils from the skin and cause dryness and sensitivity.

Q:  Do I need a toner?

A:  It depends on the toner.  The ingredients in some toners can be very drying.  I suggest doing some research using google to look up the first 4-6 listed ingredients.

Q:  Are products with oil bad for my skin?

A:  No.  Your skin produces oil and likes oil.  I recommend an oil cleanser especially for oily skin.  Oil cleansers help to keep your natural oils soft to reduce congestion.

Q:  Do I need a facial?

A:  Of course!  If you are experiencing any kind of skin issue the best way to get a handle on it is to see your esthetician.   I can also help to answer questions and guide your choices on products.

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