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E81: 4 irritating winter skin issues (and the solutions!)

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Ahhhh the winter time, don’t we just love the -42 degrees crisp mornings, when your car cannot start? Well, every winter season, there’s always common irritating and annoying skin concerns that come up because of the harsh environmental season. Tune in or read the podcast to know more!

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Hello everyone welcome back to the podcast Emilie here as usual better known as the metal fairy and today we are talking about four things in the winter that can happen and the way that you can solve them. So these are four things that I hear about all the time and I’m I’m inspired today to talk about this because it is currently with the wind factor. I think it’s about minus 42 degrees Celsius today. So this inspired me to just do a little impromptu podcast, just to talk about annoying winter skin issues that we all go through that I hear about all the time that I thought it would be, you know something very interesting for you to listen to. So you can have some solutions to common skincare problems in the winter. So the first one is going to be chaplets. So we all know that in the winter with the freezing temperature the dry air the gusty winds. We all experienced chaplets I think it’s a very common one. But the thing that I’ve noticed is that not a lot of people are using a treatment lip cream at night to repair the skin. So you’ve heard me talk about this before but the skin is really into repair mode at night. So during the day you want to make sure you protect and you hydrate and you nourish your skin. You just want to make sure it’s protected right and you’re keeping that moisture in the skin and you’re wearing your SPF but in the nighttime your your moisture barrier needs some repairing actions, some treatment in order to be more efficient in the daytime so it doesn’t really act the same at the nighttime versus the daytime. Some of you may experience this a lot during the day you’re going to be a little bit more oily in the skin.
And that’s totally normal is because your moisture barrier is in kind of like an overdrive status because it’s trying to protect itself against the environment. So it’s going to produce more oils in order to make sure that it’s really protected. Versus the nighttime you won’t wake up with a face full of oil. It just doesn’t work that way. So that’s why it just doesn’t work the same am and pm you just have to find the little tricks in order to treat your skin at night so it can be repaired and it can be more protective. During the day. So dry, chapped lips.
Lips are a little different than the rest of our skin because they don’t really produce oil. It’s like an area that just doesn’t really have a lot of sebaceous activity. So you have to find a way to keep them hydrated in the cold dry hair. And sometimes that’s really really hard because we you know we tend to go for lip bones but if you look at the ingredient list on common lip balms that you’ll find in in the stores, most of them have petroleum which is not really great for the skin. So you want to make sure you’ve got something that will treat the skin. So what I would do would be a couple of times a week I will use a gentle lip scrub just to remove the dead flaky skin that’s just built on top with time remember when you nourish or hydrate your skin, there’s no point to do that on dead dry skin cells. You want to do that on the new ones that come to the surface right? So remove the superficial dryness and then you want to use a treatment lip cream. The one that we recommend is the lip zone complex and swissline. I tell you, you need the smallest amount. The smallest amount like the clients that use it cannot believe how the smallest amount will go so far around all the lips around on that area. So it is you just need to find the right product to treat your skin and don’t forget to protect your lips with SPF. There’s a lot of people that go out in the wintertime and they go you know skiing they go do winter activities and they get burned on the lips because they don’t put any SPF on the lips so make sure when you put on your powder or your sunscreen, protect your lips at the same time super, super, super important. So I’m going to put a link below so you guys can check out the lip product that I mentioned a for for your dry lips. Honestly I leave it on my bedtime table. I use it every night I never forget and on my lips honestly during the winter are never Chappie ever and I don’t even use lip balm it during the day. So do that and that will fix your lip issues. Now the second one and this is something that happens to me in the winter is having cracked heels. So the feet unfortunately they just get worse and worse as with as winter drags on, and it’s super annoying because you look at your feet and you’re like Oh my God. They look disgusting and crank cracky so you want to stay on top of it and you want to prevent the cracking before it comes so the solution is that you need to find like a thick ointment, something that’s going to be really really heavy that you’re going to put on your feet and that you’re going to sleep with socks that will prevent the moisture from escaping, and it’s really going to help force the ointment to soak into the feet. The one that I recommend is in given give all has a really nice and thick bone for Cracked feet. It is the thickest thing I’ve ever played with in terms of cream, but you put that all over your feet you put your socks on and you go to bed with them. And the next day if you do that consistently for a week, your feet will never crack in the winter. So if you’re someone that already does that, I would just keep doing it on a consistent basis during the winter. Not necessarily every night if you’re on top of it, but I think it would be it would be very it’s a preventive trick in order to prevent the crack Enos to come with your skin on your feet. So if you’re already on top of it, you can do it a couple times a week, maybe three times a week. If you’re already cracked and you want to fix it ASAP. Do it for a week straight and you will see it will completely remove the cracked skin. Now number three is a so it’s a very common one is the dry peeling nose. So when you think about it, the nose is exposed to everything environmental, like environmental wise. The winter air hits your nose, it’s the first thing it’s going to hit because it kind of pulls out of your face right? And it it’s really going to dry out the the membrane around the nose and sometimes the little cracks where you usually get super dry. It’s it’s hard for the skin to retain the moisture because of that environmental exposure because of the UV damage. It’s just one of those spots that is oftentimes really pili and very flaky for a lot of people. So first and foremost, you want to make sure that you’re not using something that’s too dry on your skin obviously that’s going to be the first thing that you’re going to look at but if normally speaking you’re fine in the winter and summer and in the winter you’re like oh my god my knows what’s going on. You want to make sure that you’re properly applying your products. So you know when you’re in a rush, and you’re just like slapping on your creams and your serums but the cracks around your nose. Do you actually take time to apply the products in the cracks of your nose? Probably not. So for the next month, I’m gonna give you a challenge. Every time you put your creams on your serums in the morning and at night. Make sure that you focus on the cracks of your nose. Okay, take some take your cream, and even before putting it on over your entire face, put it on your nose and in the cracks and Curt like do like do a moment of it to make sure I’m actually doing it right now while I’m speaking in the mic but make sure that you’re actually pushing in your products into the cracks of your nose. Trust me you’re gonna see a difference because you’re probably you’re probably not taking the time to apply it in the nooks and crannies of your face. And that’s probably why you have a dry peeling nose. Okay, if once you do that and you’re still peeling make sure that you have a regular exfoliating technique. And again, when you exfoliate your face do you actually take the time to go in those cracks of the nose to remove the flakiness of the dye. The dry dead skin cell build up. So I think when it comes to the nose if your products are all good if you have the right skincare regimen if you if that’s all good if you’re drinking a lot of water if you’re doing all the things take the time to apply your creams and serums on the cracks of your nose. I swear you will see a difference because you’re probably not paying attention to it. And that’s why it’s already it’s always flaky in the wintertime. I think one of the things that I noticed is that you know we’re all busy. We’re always busy. We’re always doing things fast. We want the quickest way to put on our creams because we don’t take the time. But when you think about it if you wash your face half ass if you don’t take the time to cleanse and tone if you don’t take the time to exfoliate, couple times a week. It’s all little things that eventually will show up on your skin and you’ll have little skin concerns that you’re like why is it this way? Well take the time to put on your cream on the cracks of your nose. It’s that simple. I see it as your cuticles on your nails. So you know you have those beautiful dip nails beautiful and everything but your cuticles are dry. What I do and again it’s kind of like the nose idea. I actually take the time every night to put on a specific treatment cuticle cream on my cuticles while I watch our little shows at night before we go to bed. I put it on my cuticles and I tell you my cuticles are not as dry as they usually are because I do wash my hands like 20 million times a day. So they tend to get dry and that’s normal because I’ve watched him so much. But I take the time to apply the cuticle treatment cream on every single cuticle and I just make a moment out of it. So it’s the same idea with your nose. It’s just pay attention to it and apply your stuff on the nose. Now, if you want another tip on top of that, you could use something that’s a little bit thicker, just for your nose. I know that’s a little bit like okay, Emily, are you gonna have like a precise nose cream? No, probably not. But if you have it brings me to my my fourth trick if you have flaky skin in the winter, adding a night cream that is a lot thicker and more nourishing to your skin would be a nice trick to treat your skin at night.
But you could use that cream a little bit more thick around your cracks the cracks of your nose. Okay. So like I said cracky flaky skin in on the face in the wintertime is so so common. So every time that happens, you know you want to make sure that it’s it’s it’s the moisture barrier right so you want to make sure that you’re using products at home that are going to always always nourish and repair the moisture barrier. So the thing that happens is that it’s it can be challenging during the winter because cold temperatures and low humidity will cause the dry air to put water out of your skin. So, you know it’s it’s that every day consistently every day will damage your barrier and it’s going to cause tiny little invisible cracks in the skin and then the moisture escapes through these cracks and it makes you even harder. It makes it harder for you to edit for your skin to retain the moisture. So it’s kind of like a little vicious circle. So you always have to work against it. You have to be preventive about it. So I think for me, in the nighttime, I make sure to either add a thicker nourishing cream that will treat the moisture barrier at night for my clients or I will add a serum at night to make sure that we’re treating precisely the moisture barrier. So one of the two products that I love to recommend you’ve got the peace booster which has nicely to mide and tranexamic acid in it. So that precise booster works a lot on redness, unevenness and it will tackle the moisture barriers health. So that’s a really cool product to add to any of your skincare regimen because it goes with any product line that you’re using. But its precise role is really to tackle the moisture barrier. And when you think about it, a lot of skin issues happen because your moisture barrier is not healthy. So that little hero tool is really really handy to use. That’s something that I recommend to a lot of people because I see it right away the skin is just that has that like redness, underlying and flakiness, peace booster boom in three weeks, you’re gonna see a huge difference.
Another thing that I like to do again is to switch out their routine and to make sure that they have a night treatment that they can use I love to recommend the apple comm in full detail swissline It is such a thick, do we cream that’s going to repair the softness of your of your face. It’s going to repair also your skin and die down the inflammation levels. So you may think me personally I don’t have sensitive skin however, I feel that as I get a little older every year I feel like you know I can’t get away with using like the lightest moisturizer that just doesn’t work for me anymore. My skin needs more treatment and more heaviness. So in the nighttime I actually use the Aqua comb to make sure that I’m on top of the inflammation levels to make sure that my skin stays stays soft. Do we hydrated and protected. So and you see a difference with that cream like it’s it’s it’s such a cool cream they actually trial that cream on people that had I think they were so they were stung by bees. It was like an experiment that they did and they used the prototype of that cream to see how it would calm inflammation and repair the skin after that. injury. And it works like a charm. So it’s a really really cool cream to have in the wintertime especially if you’re concerned with Hey, my skin’s flaky, it’s dry and because my skin is flaky and dry, it’s more red and inflamed. Well the Aqua calm is a perfect solution for you. So the last thing that I could say would be if you’re doing everything every everything, maybe add a serum or add a specific nighttime treatment, whether it’s moisturizer or serum to tackle the the moisture barriers health. We tend to forget about the moisture barrier we tend to be obsessed with like oh wrinkles and pigmentation and you know, all these little skin concerns. But if the moisture barrier is not healthy at the base, your skin’s not going to take in all the other treatments that you’re trying to give it it’s gonna say hey, the moisture barrier right here is it’s not healthy. So I don’t care about the college and I don’t care about the turbos and ACE inhibitors. I don’t care about retinol. You’re drying me out I need moisture barrier one on one cocooning. So that’s why I always like to have at least one ingredient or one product and my clients regimen that will always make sure that we’re tackling hydration and that we’re protecting the moisture barrier is super, super important. Now I’m not going to talk about moisture barrier for the whole the whole episode because that’s an episode on its own. There’s a lot of things that do influence the health of your moisture barrier. So I might talk about this the next time because it is winter and it’s probably a good idea to do a little refresh on how important it is to protect your moisture barrier. So I hope this inspired you to protect your skin in the winter time to go back to soothing ingredients to make sure that you you know apply your creams in the nooks and crannies of your face because sometimes we just we go too fast and we just don’t and that’s why you’re pili that’s why you’re flaky. So it’s all about the little things guys, the little things matter. So I will chat with you guys on the next episode and FYI, we just received our Visia scanner. If you guys don’t know Visia, Google it, it is an amazing scanner. It shows you all the layers. I think it shows you eight different layers of your skin. I haven’t been trained on it so I can’t talk about it too much because I want to make sure I’m able to explain it well. It is so cool. I’ve done little trials with it with my own skin and wow, it’s gonna be amazing when we do our event in April.
And yes, we’re doing an event in April. So, so yeah, we got our Visia scanner. Check it out. Check it out on our website. There. Everything is there. But it’s really, really interesting. If you live in the Ottawa area. Make sure that you you know stay tuned on our social media at Meta Esthétique Just to make sure that you see what we’re doing because we have plenty of new things that are coming for 2023 All right on this very cold day where I am whereas minus 42 degrees Celsius. I wish you a warm day. Wherever you are in the world and we will chat very very soon.

E80 Winter Skin Tips and Setting Intentions for 2023

January is such a long winter month: post holidays, catching up after our time off, kids going back to school, and the harsh cold weather that makes your skin crack (well, for those who live in colder countries!). I always know that we are in January because my hands become FLAKY and irritated, even if I wear quality hand cream every single day. I do wash my hands quite a lot during the day, so that doesn’t help, but it’s the only time of the year that I actually have flakes on them.

I’m sure it happens to many other people, but on their FACE. There’s a few things you can do in order to calm it down, hydrate, nourish and keep the skin alive until the warmer weather rolls around. Here are my top pro skin tips in this episode.

  • At home skin tips
  • A step you should not eliminate, even in winter
  • A bonus tip for skin types that have acne and inflammation

SUMMARY KEYWORDS

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Episode Transcript

Hello everyone. Welcome back to the podcast Emilie here better known as the meta fairy and welcome and cheers to 2023! It has been a really lovely holiday season. I hope you guys had a good time and you had a chance to be with your families. I was actually away on a trip and I went hiking in the southwest. So I went to Arizona, I went to New Mexico. It was a really nice break from the wintry season that we have here up in Canada. We did get a lot of up here apparently we got some heavy duty snow but also some heavy duty rain. So when I came back, it was freezing rain and it was like okay, well welcome back to your hometown. So that was great. So I hope you guys had a really good time. I wanted to start off the year with a short and sweet episode on winter skincare tips. I know we talk a lot about the skin here but this is just going to be a really short and sweet episode to give you the best tricks that you can utilize when it’s cold and when it’s wintry. And when you see that your skin needs a little bit of TLC, because that’s what’s that’s the important thing that happens. That I’ve noticed on a lot of people is that during the holiday seasons, or during busy times of the year we tend to get off track our regular routines and that’s totally normal.  I’ll take myself as an example. I went away on my trip I had minimal skincare with me I had you know sunscreen, serum moisturizer and that’s pretty much it. But I did notice that my skin you know my skin is not easy. I do have an acne prone skin and as I get older, it tends to get somewhat easily dehydrated so I gotta balance it out, but I have to be careful not to clog it. So, you know, it’s a cocktail of, you know, I have to be careful with my skin.

So I noticed during my trip even though I was eating you know super well trying to eat super well because I’m still on a trip so I’m still having fun, but it’s easy to get off track. And it’s easy to notice a huge difference when you have a consistent routine when you have a consistent way of living. How when you get off track and whether you get off track for a specific purpose like a trip or it just because life is busy and you just get off track. He you can tell the difference in your skin when that happens. So that’s one of my biggest for the year. You know, we talked about the new year and all that jazz and for me, I think one thing that I’m going to stick to is nothing changes if nothing changes. Okay? And I say this to our clients all the time. If you expect really big and great and grand results with your skin. There are some things that are going to have to change you can’t expect your skin to magically transform itself. After all the years of damage that you’ve you’ve received, you know as the UV rays hit your skin and the way that you live and you know, scarring from past acne and all that jazz. It’s hard to fix a skin in a very little time if nothing changes. So and I think that’s a model that I’m going to use in a lot of things in life. Nothing changes if nothing changes, so remember that if you want to get into a new fitness journey, go for it. You have to change what you’re doing. You can’t expect things to just magically appear if you don’t do anything about it.

So that brings me back to my trip and noticing that my skin was not doing super well. Because obviously with the air traveling, it’s super dehydrated, and the inflammation oh my god, the inflammation is a real deal when you travel. There is so much inflammation internally that can happen because first and foremost, especially when you do air traveling. It sucks the life out of your skin so it’s easy for the skin to feel dehydrated to feel dry and to feel a little bit more irritated than usual. So that’s one thing. And then you’re obviously on holidays so you’re not eating super well. You’re you know you’re drinking, you’re having fun. You’re probably you’re probably not doing your routine like you should be doing. So inflammation guys is a real thing. So that’s what I noticed on my trip. I need to always make sure that the inflammation inflammation levels within my skin is really really low. So this brings me to winter skincare. I know we did a little rerouting with new year model but it brings me into the winter skincare tips. So as the new year comes along, most of you probably live in a climate that is a little bit more harsh during the winter months. So what we’re going to do, I’m going to give you some tips so that you can take care of your skin better during the colder winter months. I’ll start with the inflammation levels because I do feel that during this time of year inflammation levels are a lot higher than the summer months and the reason behind that is because the weather is so harsh and drying that obviously it’s going to influence your moisture barrier. Your moisture barrier is going to be under attack quote unquote. And you have to do everything to make sure that the moisture barrier is nice, healthy and hydrated. That’s the base of a healthy skin when your moisture barrier is not healthy. And it’s unbalanced and it’s irritated and it’s dry. The rest of your skin is going to be totally out of whack so you got to make sure to moisture rise a lot of people switch to a heavier moisturizer during the winter months because they need that extra cocooning which is part of the first tip here. Make sure that you have a hydrating but heavy enough moisturizer for your skin type to make sure that your moisture barrier doesn’t get unbalanced. That’s tip number one.

Another thing that you’re going to do is that you are not going to stop exfoliating. There is no point to hydrate skin cells that are dead and dry. So that’s why you need an exfoliation step in your routine so that you can remove that dead and dry skin cell buildup so that you can hydrate. A nice baby fresh cell that is coming up to the surface after you’ve exfoliate it. And that baby cell can be nicely moisturize so it’s important to always have somewhat of a regular exfoliating routine because it’s easy in the winter much to say. Or to think that oh it’s the winter. I’m not supposed to exfoliate, you’re always supposed to exfoliate. You can use a different type of exfoliator you don’t have to be as abrasive as you would be in the summer months. You can change the type of exfoliation that you use. You can use a chemical instead of a physical if that works better for your skin type. Or you can just slack off the times of the week that you do exfoliate. I think a good point would be two to three times a week. That’s a good balance to have. As soon as I got back from my trip I didn’t have that’s a stupid thing that I did. I forgot to bring an exfoliator with me so I could tell that my skin was really first of all it was dehydrated because of the desert and because of all the traveling but when I got home I was like okay, I need an express mini facial because this is crusty, like I could see the dead skin cell flakiness that was all around my face. And I was like, oh, gotta remove that because there’s again, there’s no point trying to hydrate skin cells that are dead and dry. So that’s tip number two, make sure that you are always having somewhat of an exfoliating routine in your winter skincare. Switch your type if your skin is more sensitive in the winter, but make sure that you still do because there’s no point in moisturizing, dead dry skin cell buildup, it’s not going to bring you the benefit of exfoliation when you don’t exfoliate.

Now tip number three is a pretty simple one. Make sure that you’re masking. Masking is especially cream masks. Masking is a really really fast way of giving your skin an extra boost in moisture or in nourishment. So again, the number one problem in the winter especially if you live up north in Canada, it is easy to have a dehydrated and inflamed skin because the weather is so harsh on the skin. So having somewhat of a masking routine that you can do every time you exfoliate. So once you remove that dead and dry skin cell build up, boom, do a quick mask a 10 minute mask that’s going to bring somewhat of an occlusive action so it’s gonna seal all the good stuff in your skin while you’re putting on and letting the mask act on your skin. So make sure that you have a nice green one. I can recommend you one. In the Guinot line we have the Essential Comfort Mask it is to die for it makes the skin so comfortable but also so radiant, and it doesn’t dry your skin out it’s a nice heavy clay mask but a clay mask that does not dry. So I’m gonna put the link below because it is a great mask to utilize in the wintertime. I love doing it on my clients. They love the feeling of the mask and the skin is so beautiful after. So make sure that you have a masking routine because that’s really really important to make sure that you’re getting extra treatment to your skin.

Now treatment wise when you go see an esthetician regularly I like to use LED. So funny thing LED. You’ve heard me talk about this many many times but it’s a light, right? And a light is energy for your skin cells. So that light is going to trigger a response from your skin cells. So when it comes to inflammation and dryness, I love to utilize led therapy because it will send the message to your skin cells to repair what’s going on in your deep layers within the skin. It’s going to lower the inflammation levels it’s going to increase circulation, it’s going to bring more oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells that are alive and need an extra boost in order to work efficiently. So one of the best treatments that I love to give during the winter times is an LED infusion with a collagen mask or a mask that that will be so good for your skin that you’re going to leave and you’re going to look like an amazing glowing light bulb basically. So utilize led therapy if you have an esthetician ask for LED therapy if you don’t feel free to pop over into give us a shout because LED is one of our favorite technologies to use on the skin. little sidenote, even if I was on holidays, I do like to still keep my learning up to date and I learned a little bit more about light therapies and the difference between the different wavelengths. It’s all things that are already new. But it’s nice to have a refresher because it’s easy to kind of, you know, be in the same routine and keep in your little routine like I said so. So I did take a few courses on on light therapies and it was really interesting but yes, light is a really really nice way of treating the skin without being abrasive especially when we talk about led we’re not talking about IPL and lasers because in that situation we are injuring the scan so that it can repair itself. But LED is the best non invasive light that you can use and it is really really recommended when we are in colder weather or when we are in the seasons where there’s a lot of inflammation that can occur. Within the skin layers.

So let’s recap. Tip number one, make sure that you’re using a heavier moisturizer super important. Tip number two, make sure that you’re exfoliating you want to keep that routine of exfoliation somewhat present even if it’s the winter months. You want to make sure that you’re still doing it so that you can get the full benefits of the exfoliation on the skin. And then you want to make sure that you have a somewhat of a masking routine. Every time that you exfoliate. If you want to make it even better, even more efficient within the skin. Make sure that you have a nice cream mask that can nourish your skin and that can bring back the radiance and the life in your skin cells. Because it is the winter and I’m sorry but the winter time is so harsh on the skin. We need the best tips to make sure that our skin doesn’t die on us. And if you need a little bit of professional help, you’re gonna go see your esthetician and you’re gonna book an LED therapy infusion treatment. All right. So those are the tips that I have for you for for the winter. There. I mean, I’ve got a lot more than that, but these are the general tips that I can give you that can that will definitely help your skin.

If we get into more specific tips concerning people that do have acne breakouts especially inflamed acne, I am one of those people so hello to you. But one of the tips that I like to use when it comes to inflammation. Because you know when we have inflamed acne, it’s not great. You can’t play with it. You’re going to spread the inflammation underneath. So you have to do everything in your capacity, your capable hands to make sure that you lower inflammation levels as much as possible. So what I like to do is to actually use ice cubes. Ice cubes are a really quick and efficient way of lowering inflammation levels. So what I’ll do is that I will take an ice cube I’ll put it in a wet paper towel, and I’ll just slightly kind of rub it on the areas where I do have inflamed acne and I do that for about 10 minutes. And I do that every night until the inflammation is reduced significantly. So that’s when you have a fresh blemish that is coming up. And you see that it’s going to be either cystic or anything with inflammation, do the IceCube trick. It’s really, really, really efficient on the skin. And if you have an at home led mask, I would recommend that you do that as well to send the message to your skin cells to repair the skin as much as possible and to flush the inflammation.

So that would be a specific tip on people that have more acne in the winter months because their skin is drier. And if you don’t have an you know what happens is when you have a skin that is prone to acne in that when you don’t exfoliate, because you’re scared of irritating it. You’re actually building up a dead skin cells a dead skin cell Bill build up at the top of the surface of the skin and that will block the sebum from coming out. So imagine a slide with kids that are sliding down the slide but you don’t have any water on the slide or you don’t have anything to bring the kids down. So every time there’s a kid that goes down, he’s getting stuck and that’s what’s going on with the pore lining. And with the sebum. It’s going in, but it’s not coming out because the pore is blocked. There’s no oxygen that’s penetrating.

Okay, so it’s important to exfoliate the skin so so so important to exfoliate the skin to make sure that you do have oxygen that gets into that lining and that you are reducing the chances of getting a breakout because we all know when there’s no oxygen that see acne bacteria is just going to thrive in there and that’s when you get inflammation so use the ice cube trick if you’re that specific person that does get breakouts with that are more inflamed, especially in the winter months when your skin gets drier. So hopefully this helped you out and remember 2023 Nothing changes if nothing changes. All right.

So if you are someone who wants to get into skincare, do it, but do it the right way. Go see a professional. Come and see us book a consultation. We’ll be happy to talk with you if you have if you want to have a longer conversation, send us an email hello@themetaesthetique.com Send us a DM on social media @metaesthetique we’ll be happy to answer there as well. And you know same with any other areas that you want to get better at if you want to have a better nutrition lifestyle or if you want to have a better gym lifestyle or if you want to get into a sport. You know nothing changes if nothing changes so go for it and I encourage you to do what you want to do in 2023 All right, so hopefully you guys are doing super well and we will catch you on the next episode. 

E78: The realistic expectations you should have when getting into skin care treatments

I get it, we live in a world where expectations are very high, and we want results yesterday. Social media is not helping this case! Truth be told, there is no such thing as “fixing” someone’s skin issues in only one treatment, or with only one magic product. Think about it for a second, any skin disorder that you have took a long time to appear on your skin. It is NOT possible to reverse signs of aging in a minute. We have to remember that the skin is an organ, and it reflects what’s going on inside the body, so sometimes, yes, it throws us off course and we have to readjust! Not only that, but the external factors and daily habits will absolutely help (or not help!).

So, it’s time to get real, and to speak the truth about having realistic expectations when you’re jumping into a new routine, or a new skin program. What we’ll go over:

  • Different skin conditions and how we can treat them
  • Time frame to expect for various skin issues

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E77: How to treat and repair a Fall or Winter Sunburn

Ever wondered if a sunburn IS a thing in the Fall and Wintertime? Well, let me tell you, it’s a THING! We are humans, so we aren’t perfect, and things will slip up. This happened to me during the past weekend (and I’m a skin professional…. dear god!), and I wanted to show you how you can treat this kind of sunburn, and the tricks I have up my sleeve to repair the damage that I’ve done to my skin:

What you’ll learn:

  1. Things NOT to do at home
  2. Step by step simple routine to perform for 7 days
  3. Treatment that can lower inflammation

Links:

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E76: 5 core ingredients to maintain a healthy skin at home at any age

Do you sometimes look at yourself and think: “I feel like my glow is gone!” A healthy glow at any age IS possible – you just need to have the right guidance. The thing is, skin will be skin, always. It will need to have its base foundation covered before being able to absorb (well) any type of active, kind of like the Maslow pyramid, but for skin! So today, we’re talking about the 5 core ingredients that your skin will need in order to be in a healthy state:

  1. SPF
  2. Pigment inhibitor
  3. Antioxidants
  4. H2O
  5. The “wild card” ingredient

Links:

Different types of antioxidants:

  1. Green Tea Extract
  2. Niacinamide
  3. Retinol
  4. Red marine Algae
  5. Vitamin E
  6. Blueberry extract

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
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E75: 4 actionable steps to maintain a skin care regimen for all seasons of life

We all go through “seasons of life”: building your career, having little kids, retirement, etc. When we want to get into skincare, but have a very busy schedule, sometimes it’s hard to visualize “how am I going to put this into my schedule, I’m already SO busy!” Well, like anything, you simply need a solid plan to keep you accountable!

What you’ll learn:

  1. 4 actionable steps to maintain your skin care regimen: preparation, sight, automation and notes
  2. Reasons why you’re not doing your skin care regimen
  3. Must have ingredients to protect the foundation of a healthy skin

Links:

  1. Sun protection we recommend
  2. Antioxidant + Hydrating Serum
  3. Antioxidant Moisturizer
  4. Tyrosinase inhibitor for hyperpigmentation 
  5. Gentle Vitamin C Booster that won’t strip your skin

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E74: How a stressed mind will influence your skin, and how to manage the negative effects

That negative mindset of stress has a fine little way of leaving a mark on our skin, without us even realizing it! It’s true, an overwhelmed mind will always reflect and sometimes, the signs can vary from: acne flare ups, eczema, hives, increased oil activity (sebum!), cold sores, rashes, and the list goes on. Not to mention the dark mindset that can send us in a vicious cycle, which will influence our outlook on everything happening to us, making everything *not fun*! The common thing all of these signs have, is that they are all linked to inflammation. So, how can we deal with this?

What you’ll learn:

  1. Understanding the “fight or flight” & how it triggers inflammation
  2. It’s ok not to do ALL the things, and it’s same for your skin, in the state of inflammation
  3. Self-care, a self-preservation tool to lower stress levels
  4. Topical activity that will lower inflammation levels on your skin – synergy between internal work, and external work.

Links:

Light Stim LED

Peace Booster

Aqua Calm Cream

Aqua Vital Serum

Hydra Soothing Mask

Gommage Biologique

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always – and find the ways to calm your inner self for the benefit of your self-preservation
xo

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E73: 3 Bad Habits I Abused of in My Twenties That Affected My Skin

We’ve all been there : not using SPF, not cleansing our skin properly, using Susie’s face cleansing brush right after her using it (ew..) you name it, I’ve heard it! Today, I wanted to share some of my “skin sins” that I’ve done in my teenage years, and twenties that have affected the look of my skin (in a negative way!)

The one good thing to know is that since our skin is an organ, it does have to capacity to repair itself when damage is happening. However, it keeps recurring that’s when the capacity of repair becomes less and less effective over time. The best way to prevent damage is to be aware of it before, and to be preventive with your daily habits.

Let’s see some one the damage:

  1. Sun beds & oil
  2. Junk food
  3. Falling asleep with a face full of makeup
  4. Using everyone’s products but my own

EEeek right?! Well, I didn’t realize it at time time either!

Links:

Benefits of LED Panel

Velvet Skin Membership

Event Ticket

Last Podcast Episode: E72 The science of HOW we age and how our daily habits can influence it in a negative way

What are some of the bad habits you’ve done in the past and KNEW were bad for you? Feel free to comment on our latest IG post and let me know!

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E72: The science behind HOW we age and the daily factors that influence it

Our collagen production slows down after the age of 30 – you probably heard that one many times. However, have you ever questioned yourself on HOW it works inside your skin? It’s a little science episode today, but if you’re interested in knowing the big whys behind what happens when you’re skin cells age, then listen to this one! We’ll also talk about the benefit of utilizing LED Therapy, specifically the wavelengths of amber, light red, dark red and infrared.

What you’ll learn:

  • The different elements that influence accelerated aging (all things we can control!)
  • Chronic Inflammation downfall
  • Light Stim LED therapy benefits (4 of them!)
  • Membership benefits

We go all in on the details about LED, so this one is definitely a great episode if you’re curious to know how it can benefit your skin.

Don’t forget to check out our event on Oct 27th where we officially launch the sign ups for our membership!!

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E79: Personal Q&A

Why don’t we finish the year with a personal Q&A? I thought it would be a juicy way to end the year! We talk skin all the time, this week we are getting personal so we can connect on a deeper level!

We wish you the best holiday season with your family and friends, and we’ll catch you in 2023 🙂

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E71: Membership launch details and 43rd business anniversary

THIS. IS. IT! The day you’ve been waiting for. Today, it’s our 43rd business anniversary and we’d thought it would be perfect timing to introduce our new membership model. We are literally changing everything *for the better*

What you’ll find out:

  1. How it works and commitment time
  2. Pricing
  3. Event details
  4. NEW machine details

Now, I encourage you to take a look at the following links to have a CLEAR vision of what we are offering, and also to grab your ticket ASAP for our launching event on Oct 27th:

Ticket purchase

Membership Details

Anti-Aging LED Treatment

Can’t wait to see you there!!

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E70: How harsh skincare routines affect the health of your skin (and what they can look like!)

We all have different skin types – and yes, there are more than the 3 classic normal, combination and oily. Many sub conditions exist, and this is where seeing a skin professional will be UBER beneficial to you, as you won’t be testing and trialing different things and spending your hard earned money on trying to figure out what works for you. Now, we are consistently bombarded with strong actives such as retinol, vitamin C, AHAs, BHAs, and many start using them like it’s a form of water – every single day…!! Which is way to harsh for your moisture barrier, and can create silent (or even visible) inflammation within the skin. You may be doing a harsh routine and you’re not even aware of it. Let’s dive into it, shall we?

What you’ll learn:

  1. What a harsh routine consists of
  2. How it damages your skin
  3. The side effects on the health of the skin
  4. Examples of harsh habits and how you can fix them

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E69: How to start using retinol the right way (and avoid irritation!)

Retinol or retinoids (which is the prescription form) is a common ingredient that is being used to reverse signs of accelerated aging. As we get older, our skin’s metabolism slows down, and we always have to find creative ways to keep the collagen and elastin cells up from their lazy boys in order to keep our skin healthy.

The downside of using this ingredient is that it’s not being properly used, and most times, irritation and dryness occurs as a side effect. Unfortunately, many use retinol as a “quick fix” but in reality, it’s an ingredient that needs to be used slowly at first to not shock the skin, and it takes TIME until this ingredient actually shows effect.

What you’ll learn:

  1. Popular forms of retinol
  2. Retinol and acne
  3. Retinol and preventive care for aging skin
  4. How to deal with the potential irritation of using this ingredient
  5. Things you HAVE to take into consideration before jumping on the retinol train
  6. Frequency of use

Products mentioned:

  1. Swiss Line Youth Booster
  2. Swiss Line Essential Serum
  3. Swiss Line Smart Rich Cream
  4. Swiss Line Peace Booster

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E68: How to build a fitness/wellness routine for someone who hasn’t worked out in a while with Meg Stickl

I don’t want to end up like my parents” – “I want to focus on prevention” – “I want to make sure I’m as active and fit as possible because I don’t want to end up in a home, or unable to take care of myself

These sentences that Meg Stickl mentioned while we were doing her interview really stuck with me. Have you ever had these thoughts? Well, today we’re going all in with Meg Stickl, CEO of A.I.M. Fitness, who will guide you on how to build this routine back so that you can ultimately feel healthier! Feeling “stuck” in a no routine cycle can really put a damper on your day to day life, and not to mention on your future health if you don’t put it as a priority!

Meg Stickl is an Certified Personal Trainer and Older Adults’ Fitness Expert, the founder of AIM Fitness, and the host of Fit Over 50 on Rogers TV.
Meg loves being out in nature, loves to watercolor paint to unwind, and enjoys helping people learn to build healthy habits and to enjoy their workouts! Meg helps adults 50+ worldwide improve their strength, mobility, and independence to live their best lives!

What you’ll learn: (Grab a pen and paper, you’re going to want to take some notes here!)

  1. Common things that makes people “fall off” the exercise wagon
  2. Tips to get back on the active cycle for better health
  3. Keeping a food diary – game changer!
  4. Tips to prevent falling off the health wagon – it’s all about planning, but also asking yourself important questions, and to be honest with yourself!

Meg has great trackers available for your to download to keep your habits consistent, and caters to virtual clients (and in person if you live in the Ottawa area!) You can connect with her through thougher her wesbite, activitesinmotion.ca:

Meg Stickl Website

Meg Stickl Youtube Channel

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E67: How seasonal heat can secretly damage your skin (and how to fix it!)

Oh that beautiful seasonal Summer heat – we are obsessed with it! Who doesn’t like having a cool drink beside the pool, absorbing the UV rays? I know I love it (we’re all human!) The downside of having too much sun is yes, the UV rays obviously, but the HEAT can actually creep up on our skin and secretly damage it. Another thing we have to think about, jeez! Not to worry, we have tricks up our sleeves to help with this:

What you’ll learn:

  1. Dilated Capillaries – how heat triggers for blood flow
  2. Hyperpigmentation – more pigments with heat
  3. Active oil activity – more activity to protect the moisture barrier

Products mentioned:

Swiss Line Evenness Booster

Sunforgettable Brush On SPF50

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E66: NEW SEASON 3 Redefining “ANTI-AGING”

Welcome to season 3!!

A much needed Summer break for new podcast ideas! We hope you’ve been taking the season well, having fun with your family and friends, and taking the time to push the reset button. After all, what’s the point of taking Summer holidays am I right?

Now, I wanted to launch this new season with a very important topic for me, redefining what “anti-aging” is, and what it stands for. I see SO many posts about women that are angry towards the marketing words of “stopping the aging cycle” – which I totally agree with. Instead, I think we should look into anti-aging with another perspective.

Products mentioned:

Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush On SPF50

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always and let’s kick off season 3 with a boom!!
xo

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E65 (Season 2 Finale) Uncovering common beliefs: Do you believe these 4 skincare myths?

Do you sometimes hear skincare tips and you think ” I wonder if this is true…” For our Season finale, we uncover 4 very popular skincare myth that I cannot stand to hear on a daily basis, so why not break them down today as the season finale (don’t worry, we’ll be back in August!) :

✅Myth #1: The higher the SPF, the longer your skin is protected from the UV rays

✅Myth #2: If you’re inside, you don’t need to wear SPF as the rays don’t come inside your house

✅Myth #3: I can my face cream as my eye cream, and it’s totally fine.

✅Myth #4: If it hurts, it’s working.

There’s ONE more that I will share, but only in the podcast, so you’ll have to tune in 😎 – teaser, it’s about clean beauty.

Do you believe these are true or false? Or do you follow them? Have a listen so you can have a better understanding of HOW the skin works, as this will help you find the best recipe for ultimate healthy skin.

Once again, I thank you 100 times for tuning in every week! We will be back in August for the newest season 3 🙂

Emilie xo

PS: We will be back in August! Make sure you find us on social media as we are very active online and still provide a ton of free resources regarding skincare. We share weekly tips, product highlights and go LIVE once a week. We also have our weekly blog that you can find HERE


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E64 Your 50s and 60s Retention Decades

As we go through loss of firmness, surface wrinkles, etc., an additional thing that can happen in your 50s and 60s (+), is that your skin has tendency to decrease in oil production. Yes, is doesn’t sound that bad, but when you start to feel the skin “crinkle” because you have very little nourishment, it’s time to trick the skin into RETAINING as much moisture and nourishment as possible.

What you’ll learn:

✔️ What happens to your oil activity in your 50s+
✔️ What you should add to your routine
✔️ RF Resurfacing – EMatrix for wrinkles
✔️ The 2 genetic ways you will age – “hollowers” or “saggers”

✔️ Let’s talk surgery vs non-surgical and the quality of the skin

Are you ready to take care of your skin? Book your appt today!

Thanks for your kind listening ears, as always!

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E63: Your 40s The Firmness decade

In your 40s, this is really the decade where you’re going to start seeing visible signs of loss of firmness. Yes, the collagen cell production start to decrease in your 30s, but you will notice it a lot more on the skin in your 40s.

What you’ll learn:

✔️What loss of firmness looks or feels like : collagen and elastin breakdown
✔️Treatment you may want to start thinking about
✔️Which ingredient you should be adding to your routine

Links

Youth Booster 0.4% Retinol

Sublime Skin Tightening 

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E62: Skincare in your 30s the prevention decade

When you get into your 30s, you may start seeing subtle (but you notice them!) changes within your skin: sun spots are coming to the surface, surface wrinkles are starting to appear, you may have a genetic skin disorder that is starting to flare up (e.i. rosacea), some of us unfortunately start having hormonal acne, and the list goes on. Your 30s are THE decade to focus on PREVENTION. Your still at a good point where you produce collagen and elastin (although slower than in your 20s), which is a good thing at the system will respond very well to any procedure that you start getting into.

What you’ll learn:

  1. What prevention is all about
  2. Treatment you may want to start thinking about
  3. Which products you should be adding to your routine

Links:

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xo

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E61: Skincare in your 20s

Your 20’s are the most crucial decade when it comes to HOW your skin will age, and most people don’t know this. Most of the damage will happen in that decade, but it won’t show up immediately, that’s the hard part.

  1. How UV protection will save your skin
  2. How to care for your moisture barrier
  3. Stop using stripping cleansers
  4. For extra bougie-ness: what to get into

Podcast episodes:

  1. E55 How to optimize your daytime regimen for ultimate protection
  2. E56 How to optimize your nighttime regimen for better results

Products mentioned:

  1. ColoreScience Sun Protection
  2. Swiss Line Smart Cream Rich or Smart Cream
  3. Nouvelle Vie Cream
  4. Cleansers Hydra Tendre or Lait Hydrabeauté
  5. Swiss Line Boosters

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E60: How using expired products harm your skin

Have you ever bought a product and (for some reason) forgot about it and magically remembered that you had it hanging around your skincare drawer – then you’re trying to see if you can still use it? This can happen to the best of us (even myself!), but keep in mind that there’s a few things you need to consider if you haven’t used a product in a long time:

  1. Question yourself WHY you haven’t used it
  2. Where is the expiry date? You may not find one IF it’s not a sunscreen.
  3. Has the consistency changed or the odor?

I will teach you the following:

  1. Expiry date – is it a hoax?
  2. Tips to keep the longest life out of your product

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo


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E59: How to update your routine for the warmer season

We can finally feel the warmer season coming to us! The days are getting longer, the sun feels warmer and the nature around us is coming back to the lush green that we all love. Modifying our regimen according to the seasons is very common, and always recommended, as the skin will be different during the colder harsh Winter month, compared to more humid and hot Summer months. What’s the best way to transition into the warmer season?

  1. How the skin changes in the warmer weather
  2. Which products your should switch around
  3. Which product you should add
  4. Planning a longer planned sun exposure? These are the products your should be aware of

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E58: The magical powers of high frequency on different skin conditions

You know that weird buzzing noise that we use during your facial treatment? Well, that’s the high frequency. Many believe that this is the oldest possible technology in the skin care industry (which is true!) BUT it doesn’t mean it’s not useful. We absolutely LOVE to include this in all our facial treatments because it can be VERY beneficial to many skin conditions, especially when it comes to blemishes and brightness of the skin.

What you’ll learn:

  1. What it is (the current)
  2. How it treats blemishes and acne breakouts
  3. How it works on the skin
  4. The benefits it has on different skin conditions

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E57: Tips to keep your pores looking smaller

Ahh the famous blackheads and pores. Many believe that products will get rid of them – this is absolutely false. Pores are there for a reason and you cannot remove them from your skin. If you didn’t have pores, your skin would not be able to bring your oils to the surface of the skin to protect itself. Pores are a group of tubes that bring the sebum to the surface of the skin for a specific reason: moisture barrier. Without oils, your skin would be DRY. Before your get discouraged, there are ways to make them APPEAR smaller:

  1. Treatments: Extractions
  2. One daily habit that will help your skin stay clean
  3. Exfoliation
  4. Hydration
  5. Why you should NOT use nose strips

Exfoliators recommended:

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E56: How to optimize your nighttime skincare routine for better results

Are you familiar with circadian rhythms? These are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. These natural processes respond primarily to light and dark (hello sunrise and sunset!) and affect us more than we believe. This also affects the way our skin behaves – at night time, our skin plunges into “repair and regeneration” mode. So how do we optimize our routine during the evening? Well, we’ll get into:

  1. The adjustment at night time of your “internal clock”
  2. What your skin is doing at night
  3. Ingredients to utilize at nighttime

Ideal nighttime products:

Podcast Episode 49: How to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up energized with Lydia Di Francesco

Last week’s episode on nighttime routine: E55 How to optimize your daytime routine for better results

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E55: How to optimize your daytime skincare routine for better results

In the daytime, our skin is exposed constantly to external aggressors: pollution, toxic chemicals, dust, UV rays, and more. This means that during the day, our skin is in “protection mode”, not in “repair mode”.

What you’ll learn:

  1. How the skin changes during the day (circadian rhythms)
  2. Best ingredients to protect your skin
  3. Product recommendation

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E54: Which Skin Conditions Exfoliation Can Improve

Have you noticed how the world of exfoliation has become very confusing? Chemical, physical, enzymes, tools… and the list goes on! It’s important to understand that not all skin types are the same, and often clients use an exfoliator that is WAY to harsh for their “pro inflammation” skin, or they do it do frequently.

What you’ll learn:

  1. How exfoliation works on the skin
  2. Which skin conditions exfoliation will improve
  3. How you should chose the right one for your skin type
  4. Product recommendation

Product links, from softer to coarser:

  1. Gommage Biologique Enzyme 
  2. Resurfacing Water
  3. Perfection Booster
  4. Gommage Éclat Parfait 

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E53: How to Fix Your Dryness OR Dehydration

Dehydration and dryness are two VERY different skin conditions. One lacks water and the other one will have a lack of oil. There’s different ways to fix each, and often times they look very similar to the human eye. This is where it’s so important to consult with you skin professional, because she or he will be able to ask you the right questions and will know what to look at when analysis your skin.

What you’ll learn:

  1. The difference between both
  2. One thing that most people avoid, but should be doing to help hydrate or nourish the skin
  3. How to treat each skin condition and how to prevent them
  4. Products recommended for each condition

Product links:

  1. For hydration: Hydrazone 
  2. For dry skin: Luxe Rich Cream
  3. Boosters

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E52: 3 Signs You’re Ready to Start Your Skin Transformation Journey

Do you often get up in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror and think : “What happened, why do I look so tired? Wow, it looks like I aged so much in only a few years! What, wait, why is that wrinkle here?? Oh my, my skin feels so dry and rough!” Well, don’t worry, because those are VERY common thoughts any new client has when walking through our doors for the first time.

Today we will talk about 3 common signs that you are READY to start a skincare transformation journey. What you’ll learn:

  1. What IS a transformation journey – the different types of “skin-criptions
  2. 3 signs that you’re READY
  3. The ultimate element that will set you up for success when it comes to skin

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E51: How to Extend the Life of Your Injectables: Skin Routine “Musts”

Are you someone who gets regular injections? Whether it’s Botox or Fillers, these procedures are indeed an investment (any skin procedure for that matter!) so you want to make sure you are using proper skincare at home to prolong the life of your fillers and-or Botox. Many can believe that you don’t necessarily need to use proper skincare, but without it, the life of your injectables will be much shorter. Using topicals are a huge game changer and I will explain why:

  1. The difference between neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport) and Fillers
  2. The effects of topicals on the life of your injectables
  3. An example of a basic routine to keep up your injectables’ life

Products recommended:

  1. Colorescience Products
  2. Moisturizer: Smart CreamHydrazone
  3. Youth Booster 0.4% Retinol (Slow release)

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E50: Skin care on a budget: how to get into it

Have you been thinking about getting into taking care of your skin, but have no idea where to start, and are on a budget? Well, I’m here to tell you WHAT to prioritize when you start. There are a million things you can do at once, but when you have to be more restrictive money wise, you start slow to build it up with time.

What you’ll learn:
1. What to prioritize
2. 5 products you WILL need to build your foundation and why
3. Amount of time needed to start seeing results

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E49: How to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up energized with Lydia Di Francesco

Do you ever have a few nights in a row that you can’t seem to stay asleep throughout the night? Or are you perhaps an avid Netflix PM watcher and fall asleep in front of your phone, but always wake up not feeling energized? We all know that our sleeping patterns are crucial to having a healthy mind and a healthy body. For many of us, if we experience a few nights of broken sleep, we tend to not be ourselves: impatient, irritable and not feeling/looking our best.

This is where Lydia Di Francesco comes in to help us with our sleep, a Wellness Consultant, Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer. She’s also a Speaker, published Author, and mental health advocate.  She works with high-achieving women and organizations so that they can sustain peak performance without sacrificing individual wellness. She also helps women in their 40s/50s frustrated with poor sleep, low energy & weight gain to heal, lose weight & feel great again.

When you don’t have quality sleep, the body cannot repair itself. Lydia has very insightful tips to help us understand HOW to get that quality sleep again. This is a great interview to listen to!

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E48: How to eliminate brown and red spots with IPL

With spring around the corner, do you feel like you’re seeing more age spots coming to the surface? Or those little spider veins just chilling on top of your skin? Well, say no more, and look towards the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) as complete treatment for COLOR CORRECTION.

As we gracefully age, more often than not, pigments are the first signs of aging that appear. This treatment is ideal for anyone who is concerned by their skin’s pigment or redness situation, and is willing to maintain their protection from the sun because let’s be real, the UV rays are the WORST enemy when it comes to our keeping our skin healthy.

Links:

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Video:

How to control and reduce your redness, rosacea and hyperpigmentation

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E47: How to retexturize larger pores, wrinkles and scars with Sublative Rejuvenation

If you have acne scarring or if the texture of your skin bothers you (fine lines, wrinkles, larger pores) this procedure is for you! The bi-polar RF targets directly the dermis, rejuvenating your collagen and fibroblast cells. Post treatment, new collagen and healthy skin cells are produced, reducing acne scars, mild to moderate wrinkles and superficial skin discolorations while creating smoother and more elastic skin texture. It’s quite an amazing treatment!!

In this week’s episode we go deep into Sublative Rejuvenation, where we talk about the EMatrix treament. This techniques uses pure radio frequency delivered in the form of a matrix into the deep dermis for ultimate skin rebuilding and rejuvenation.

Links:
Sublative Regeneration

Youtube Videos:
How to retexturize your pores and wrinkles (no blood or injection involved!)
How to retexturize and reduce your scars (anti-aging too!)

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E46: How to rebuild your plumpness with Skin Tightening

Loss of plumpness, sagging jowls, thin skin – does any of these apply to you? If you have these skin conditions, then you may want to listen to this one, as we dive deep into the secrets of Sublime TM Skin Tightening: who it’s for, who it’s NOT for, how it works, and everything else in between.

These treatments are very popular when it comes to aging gracefully, and play a huge part in preventing signs of aging. If you’re curious about them, here’s what you’ll learn:

1. Who it’s for
2. How it works – the technology
3. Frequency of treatments
4. What kind of results you will get

Links:
Information on Skin Tightening

Book a consultation with us HERE!

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E45: Winter Skincare Nonos

I don’t know about you – but the winter up in Canada is quite harsh: cold temperatures (we’re talking -30!), harsh winds and short days where the sun sets way too early. All this to say that it really does influence the health of our skin, especially if we don’t modify what we do at home regularly in order to fight the negative effects of the winter on our skins.

Today we dive into common skincare NONOs that most people tend to do, and how to fix them. Once you know these simple tricks, your winter care will be much more effective.

Products mentioned

Cleanser and Toners:

SPF Products:

The best winter mask:

Looking for a soft physical exfoliator? Here’s what we recommend:

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E44: 5 ways to prevent wrinkles and aging skin

“I DON’T WANT TO AGE!” – Does this sentence feel familiar to you? Well, this is one of the most common “goal” that I hear in the treatment room when consulting one of our clients. I’m here to tell you that it’s impossible to stop the aging process – BUT there are many ways to SLOW down the physical process and the outlook it will have on your largest organ, your skin. A lot of these ways will revolve around your daily habits, but some may surprise you.

What you’ll learn:
1. “I don’t want to age” – let’s break this down
2. The best ingredient to prevent wrinkles to incorporate in your routine
3. The over-drying vicious cycle that can affect the health of the skin
4. How a professional’s help will be more effective than using google
5. Stress management, something important to consider when we talk about “well-aging”

Links:
Colorescience mineral sunscreen
Swiss Line Aqua Vital Serum
Guinot Longue Vie Cou Profile Cream

Harvard Health Study on the affects of Stress on the Skin

Podcast Episode recommended:
5 Tips to ease your mind during the winter blues

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Thank you for your kind listening ears, as always xo

E43: Rapid Aging and Inflammation

Have you ever heard the term “inflammaging“? It’s beginning to be a more common term in the skincare industry, because inflammation is one of the most common triggers to boost accelerated aging. Scary right? This means the longer you ignore the underlaying inflammation you may have, the more damage it can do on your skin. Not to worry, there are ways to reverse it, but you must take the right steps (e.i. go see a professional within the industry) because there are different factors that can cause inflammation, and they are not treated the same way.

What you’ll learn:
1. Causes for inflammation
2.  Signs of inflammation on the skin
3. What we can associate inflammation to
4. Best tools to “fix” this condition
5. Products to help

Swiss Line Age Intelligence Peace Booster
Swiss Line Age Intelligence Essential Serum
Swiss Line Age Intelligence Smart Cream
Swiss Line Force Vitale Aqua Calm Cream

Thank you so much for your kind listening ears. If you really enjoy our weekly topics, I encourage you to leave us a review on iTunes, this helps us to be more visible to the public, and this will inevitably help someone out who needs guidance with their skin and wellness!

xo
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E42: Rapid Aging & Environmental Damage

Did you know that rapid aging and environmental damage go hand in hand? When we talk about environmental damage, it doesn’t only revolve around UV rays, it actually includes air pollution, tobacco smoke, and all the other toxic chemicals that fly around in the air. These chemicals have the ability to stick on to the skin and transform healthy skin cells into free radicals, the famous ROGUE cell that destroys healthy cells in it’s path, while it attempts to find balance. Sounds crazy right? I invite you to listen to the latest podcast episode, where we go all in on getting a hold of environmental damage, a vital part of having a healthy skin foundation.

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Products mentioned:
Swiss Line Boosters
Swiss Line Aqua Vitale Serum

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E41:Rapid Aging Part 1: Dehydration

We are welcoming 2022 with a brand new mini series about Rapid Aging! This is one thing that many people suffer from, and it can be hard to pin point exactly WHAT is the cause of this rapid aging process. Well, with the eyes of an expert, we can tell you the foundation issues that need to be fixed in order to stop this rapid process from happening. However, there are many different things that can increase rapid aging, and today we begin by talking about DEHYDRATION. This very common skin condition can be fixed, but with the right tools.

What you’ll learn:
1. What is rapid aging
2. How dehydration affects the skin
3. Moisture barrier 101
4. Habits to STOP doing to prevent moisture barrier damage
5. Products recommended to fix dehydration

Products mentioned:
Guinot Hydrabeauté Milk
Guinot Hydrabeauté Toner
Guinot Hydra-Cellulaire Serum
Guinot Hydrazone Cream Moisturizer

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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E40: How to simplify your routine for traveling

Are you traveling for the holidays? Simplifying our skin routine for traveling is one of the hardest things to do! If you love taking care of your skin and doing all the steps to get your best looking complexion, it’s hard to know which steps are the most important, and what you can let go of for your traveling time. I have a few tips up my sleeve for this topic.

What you’ll learn:
1. The most important steps to NOT forget
2. Which SOS product you should bring
3. Which product you should bring full size, no matter what.
4. How to make your products “lighter” in weight.

I also want to say that we will be taking a two week break for the Holidays, and we’ll be back on January 11th for the first episode of 2022.

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always, and Happy Holidays!
xo

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E39: Tips to ease your mind during winter blues

You know those “winter blues” that come around in the winter time? This is what we call seasonal depression, and it can happen to the best of us. The causes aren’t exactly 100% accurate, but there are some definitely some ways you can alleviate these low feelings. Today, we’re all in on wellness!

What you’ll learn:
1. Definition of seasonal depression
2. Causes
3. Tips

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a doctor or MD therapist, so this is not medical advise. These are based on my personal experience and on research. Always refer and consult with your doctor if you have concerns about this condition.

Thanks for your kind listening ears, always
xo

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