If Michelangelo was a Makeup Artist

It wasn’t long ago that I attended my first IMATS show. Now for those of you not in the beauty biz, that would be International Make-up Artist Trade Show. This show is 3 fun filled days of lip gloss, drag queens, and , of course, lots and lots of makeup! I had dreamed of attending this show for many years and contemplated hopping on a plane and attending the Vancouver or New York show.

I had long imagined seeing many trendy people with beautiful makeup. The eyeshadows, lip colors and lashes…I was like a kid dreaming of Christmas morning. What I never imagined was that these people, who were so knowledgable and talented with a makeup brush and colors, would have been so neglectful of their skin. I walked around the trade room floor with a good friend of mine (who also happens to be an esty) and I finally confessed to her. “I never expected that there would be so many in this profession with such problem skin.”

Having acneic skin is never easy, then compounding the problem with comedogenic products almost makes it a merry go round you can’t get off. “I need the foundation and concealer to cover the acne lesions, but the foundation and concealer are causing more breakouts! ” YIKES

I love wearing makeup…I love changing it up everyday and enhancing my eyes or lips, I can’t image trying to “create” smooth skin when the texture of my skin was anything but. I think back to Sistine Chapel and I wonder, would Michelangelo even have attempted to create such splendor without first having prepared the canvas ( or ceiling) first?

I know that acne can happen to any of us (even I’ve had an experience with it). It can zap your confidence, your $$$ (trying every over the counter remedy), and hope.

I’ve had great success with my clients (and myself) combatting acne. Through a comprehensive home care routine and in salon treatments, you can put acne behind you and start highlighting your best features rather than trying to conceal imperfections!

 

NIKKI

Glo Skincare Boutique

831.595.6585

Acne is definitley a four letter word for those who suffer with it. Acne is a disorder of the pores. Normal pores shed about one layer of dead skin cells in a pore, a day. Acne- prone skin sheds up to 5 layers of dead skin cells a day and the body just can’t keep up! Skin will act much like a clogged drain and clog up and form blackheads and congestion.

There are many myths that surround the causes of acne and let me just dispell a few. Acne is not caused by too much sex or too little. Chocolate doesn’t cause it, and sadly, it’s not exclusive to teenagers​. Another myth that we all tend to believe is that all dermatologists know how to cure it. Many derms don’t specialize in acne.
When working with clients to clear up their acne I remind them that it will take between 3-6 months to get their acne under control.  The reason it takes so long is because it takes between 30-90 days for a lesion to surface. The ones that got started before you began your acne home care, have yet to surface. Patience is key.

As a new client whose focus is acne treatment, we’ll sit down and do a thorough consultation that will discuss all acne contributors and you’ll learn the proper steps to clearing your skin. (It’s more than just washing and hydrating) Learning how to care for your acne prone skin is paramount.

Here’s a little insight as to what foods have been linked to acne.

milk, cheese, whey or soy protein shakes, soy, seafood, shellfish, algae, miso soup, seaweed (sushi), iodized foods, peanut butter, organ meats.

In addition to foods, there are prescription drugs, household products and skin care products that could be exacerbating your acne. The key is to educate yourself & when you know better you’ll do better.

Acne can be embaressing, depressing,  and just downright frustrating. I’d love to be able to help you get your skin on the right path.

Be your own type of beautiful,

Nikki

Latest Blog Entries

If Michelangelo was a Makeup Artist

It wasn’t long ago that I attended my first IMATS show. Now for those of you not in the beauty biz, that would be International Make-up Artist Trade Show. This show is 3 fun filled days of lip gloss, drag queens, and , of course,CONTINUE READING