Cosmetic Products Q&A with Erin Meads, Esthetician

These days you may not be able to schedule all your favorite cosmetic treatments, but there are ways to achieve the results you've come to know and love with top-rated, Dermatologist-approved, skincare products you can use at home. For more info and to order these products visit our online product ordering page.   We asked…...
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Mrs. Minnesota America Loves Revision Skincare Products!

Mrs. Minnesota America 2018 Allison Crandall loves the Revision Skincare products she gets from Dermatology Consultants! Revision products have helped her through this time of shelter-in-place when she has been unable to get other cosmetic treatments in office. Revision Skincare products feature proprietary formulas derived from the highest quality ingredients and backed by passionate and…...
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Taking Care of Your Skin in Your 40’s

By Dermatology Consultants Face precancerous changes head-on If you have any flaky, rough or pink spot on any sun-exposed skin, they may be actinic keratoses (AKs) pink, rough, flaky spots on your face or other sun-exposed areas, they may be a type of precancer called actinic keratoses (AKs). Some AKs - a small percentage -…...
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Taking Care of Your Skin in Your 30’s

By Dermatology Consultants Skin Cancer Assessment “Body scan” “Full body skin exam” “Skin cancer screening exam” These names all describe a vital appointment you should have regularly! If you haven't had a full body skin exam by the age of 30, schedule one soon. Diagnosing skin cancer in both men and women in their 30s…...
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Taking Care of Your Skin in Your 20’s

By Dermatology Consultants Protect Yourself from the Sun By your twenties, you should have established good habits for sun protection. As Benjamin Frankly once wisely said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Although he wasn't referring to sunscreen (he was actually talking about fire safety), one ounce of sunscreen is actually…...
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Becca Elia

Introducing Our Newest Esthetician Jennifer Martineau

We are excited to welcome esthetician Jennifer Martineau to the Dermatology Consultants team! Jennifer is now accepting appointments at our Eagan office. Jennifer has more than two decades experience as a medical esthetician, esthetician and a trainer. She began her journey to helping others look their best when she graduated with her degree from the…...
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January & February Product Special: SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

For the months of January and February we're pleased to offer 20% discount on SkinMedica's HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator! HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator supports the skin's ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for overall skin health. HA5 has a proprietary mix of five hyaluronic acid forms that provides long-term hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a natural, "waterloving"…...
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Lip Filler

Liptober’s in Full Swing – Lip Filler Special Offer

Welcome to Liptober - our October special offer to help your lips look their best. Lip fillers can help restore plumpness to your lips and fill lip lines. They are administered via injection with no invasive surgery, no downtime and immediate results. Learn more about dermal fillers. If your lips are looking thin or wrinkled now…...
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Dermatology Consultants Now Carrying colorescience Products

We're excited to announce colorescience skin care products are now available in our offices! For over a decade colorescience has blurred the lines between makeup and skin care to bring healthy, radiant beauty immediately while also improving and protecting skin for the future.   colorescience products provide: All-physical sun protection Defense against environmental toxins and stressors Vital skin…...
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revox 7

August & September Product Special: Revision Revox 7

For the months of August & September - that's right, two months to get your hands on our Product Special at a great discount price - we're offering 20% off purchases of Revision Revox 7. This powerhouse serum has been called "Botox in a bottle" for its ability to reduce the appearance of expression lines.…...
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Blemish + Age Defense Serum

July Product Special: 20% off SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum

Throughout the month of July you'll receive a 20% discount on SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum when purchased in our offices! This powerful, targeted anti-aging serum addresses adult acne and signs of aging with a one-of-a-kind technology of Dioic Acid, Salicylic Acid, LHA, Glycolic Acid, and Citric Acid to fight the formation of acne and…...
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nectrifirm advanced

June Product Special: Revision Nectifirm Advanced Neck Cream

June's Product Special is 20% off Revision Nectifirm Advanced neck cream, a proven treatment for reducing visible signs of aging on your neck and décolletage. Revision Nectifirm Advanced cream has been awarded "Neck Cream that Delivers Noticeable Results" in the "Youth Boosters" awards category by NEWBEAUTY®. This cream uses first-of-its-kind technology to target visible signs of…...
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sunscreen products

May Special: Sale on all Sunscreen Products

Now is the time to stock up on sunscreen products for your face and body at Dermatology Consultants! Starting May 1 and running through the end of the month, we're offering 20% off all sunscreen products. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and there's no better time to ensure you have all the sunscreen you…...
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Metacell Renewal

April Product Special: 20% off SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3

Announcing our April Product Special: get 20% off SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 lotion throughout the month!  SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 is a lightweight lotion with vitamin B3 (niacinamide) designed to improve the appearance of early signs of aging. The lotion uses a patent-pending aqueous emulsion to deliver a high concentration of 5% niacinamide in combination with firming tripeptides…...
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March Product Discounts!

We're excited to offer discounts on two fantastic products during the month of March. Stop by our offices for 20% off SkinCeuticals Epidermal Repair cream and SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque. SkinCeuticals Epidermal Repair is a therapeutic moisturizing cream that protects and soothes compromised/damaged skin. It is specifically formulated to support your skin's natural barrier. It accelerates cell renewal and…...
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skin care

Shifting Your Skin Care Regimen from Winter to Spring

Did you know that each season demands its own unique skin care regimen? Changes in weather/environment as we shift from season to season can have a serious effect on our skin, so we need to adjust certain aspects of our daily care accordingly. Of course, there are aspects of your regular skin care that may…...
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SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter

February Product Special: SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter

Our February product special is SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter - stop by our offices to purchase at 20% discount! SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter is an anti-wrinkle cream that improves visible signs of aging. It slows the loss of elasticity and firmness in your skin with a powerful recipe including a 30% concentration of Proxylane, 4% blueberry extract and 0.2%…...
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hair growth

Clinically Proven Hair Growth with iGrow Hair Growth System

The iGrow Hair Growth System has been gaining popularity of late, and with its space-age laser helmet it may look like a gimmick. The truth is, it's been proven clinically effective at stimulating hair growth for thicker, fuller hair, and is FDA cleared for this purpose for both men and women. It is both safe…...
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healthy hands

Top Tips for Healthy Hands in Winter

Winter delivers a double blow to our hands: first the cold, dry air assails them and then frequent hand washing through the cold and flu season strips them of their natural barriers against moisture loss. The result is frequently dry skin on our hands, sometimes mild, and often severe enough to create painful cracks that…...
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revision nectifirm

November Special: 20% off Revision Nectifirm

We're happy to announce our November Product Special: receive 20% off Revision Nectifirm! Revision Nectifirm is proven technology for firming the appearance of your neck. Because the skin on your neck ages differently than the skin on your face, facial moisturizer won't do much to improve your neck's appearance or prevent the appearance of aging…...
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All About Scars: Types, Causes & Treatments

If you have a scar, you might want to show it off to display your bravery or tell a funny story. Scars are a natural part of your body’s healing process after a skin injury. But even if a wound seems to have healed into a scar, there’s still a lot going on under the…...
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SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier

September Special: 20% off SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier

During the month of September, get 20% off SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid (H.A.) Intensifier when purchased in our offices! SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier serum enhances your natural hyaluronic acid levels to provide greater firmness, smoothness and plumpness to your skin. Its unique formula contains a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, proxylane™ and botanical extracts of licorice root…...
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How to Wash Your Face Correctly for Healthy Skin

When it comes to washing your face, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. It may seem simple: water, soap, rub, rinse...right? Washing your face doesn't have to be complicated but there are golden rules to follow to ensure your skin stays healthy. Some of them you may be doing correctly and some…...
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Revision Vitamin C Lotion

August Special: 20% off Revision Vitamin C Lotion

Our August Product Special is 20% off Revision Vitamin C Lotion. This daily antioxidant lotion has a highly concentrated, advanced Vitamin C formula to leave your skin looking healthy and renewed. Some of the benefits of using Revision Vitamin C Lotion include: Brighter skin Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Moisturizes and conditions skin Provides…...
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Sun Damage Treatments and Prevention

Sun exposure over the course of your life can damage your skin in many ways, harm your physical appearance and potentially your health. However, there’s no need to worry. Although sun damage can cause several kinds of blemishes, these blemishes can still be undone. Reducing the effects of sun damage is not a difficult process,…...
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Summer Skin Care Special: 25% off Neocutis and Lifeline Products

We're pleased to announce our Summer Skin Care Special, valid through June and July. Stop by our offices to get 25% off Neocutis and Lifeline skin care products!* The Neocutis and Lifeline lines of products are some of the best on the market for a healthy skin care regimen for skin of all types, including…...
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April Product Special: Neocutis BIO•GEL

Introducing our April Product Special: 20% off Neocutis BIO•GEL for the month of April! Neocutis BIO•GEL Hydrogel is a gel that provides light hydration and skin rejuvenation for improved elasticity and a radiant glow. With daily use, BIO•GEL: Visibly diminishes fine lines and wrinkles Provides skin-plumping hydration Nurtures, nourishes and soothes stressed out skin (making…...
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March Special: SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightener

We're pleased to announce that March's Product Special is SkinMedica's Lytera Skin Brightening Complex! Throughout the month of March, enjoy 20% off this product, which can be purchased in our offices. Lytera brightens dull skin overall and minimizes the appearance of dark spots and skin discoloration. It also improves skin condition. Lytera is applied twice…...
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Lifeline Skin Care Products

February Special: 20% off All Lifeline Skin Care Products

Lifeline's unique stem cell formula makes their products particularly effective at improving the look of skin by targeting skin at the cellular level. In their products, patented extracts from non-embryonic human stem cells, rich with peptides, amino acids and enzymes that your skin craves for good health and appearance, combine with collagen boosting and retinol-like…...
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phyto corrective masque

January Special: SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

Throughout the month of January, receive 20% off SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque, available in our offices. Phyto Corrective Masque is made of highly-concentrated botanical extracts, calming agents and hyaluronic acid to provide intense soothing and replenish skin after temporary reactivity, such as post-procedure swelling or redness. It is a calming face mask that cools your…...
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Tips for Healthy Hair in Winter

Skin isn't the only thing to get dry and suffer in winter weather. Your hair may be prone to damage during dry, cold months. Here are some tips for having healthy hair year round. Use conditioner: Conditioner helps keep your hair shiny and soft, but it also protects it from breakage. Shower in warm water:…...
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November Product Special: SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

Throughout the month of November you'll receive 20% off your purchase of SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. This anti-aging lipid replenishing treatment combats visible signs of aging...
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Teen Acne: Helping Your Kids Stick to a Skin Care Routine

Most parents can attest: it's tough getting teens to stick to routine. But routine is the best way to treat and prevent acne breakouts...
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Top Tips for Healing Dry Skin on Your Face

With colder weather often comes dry skin. This can be especially annoying for those who experience dry skin on their face, leading to redness, irritation, peeling or flaking, and other troublesome symptoms. There are some simple tips you can follow to help alleviate dry skin on your face, or to prevent it from occurring as…...
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October Special: Revision Firming Night Treatment

During the month of October we're offering 20% off Revision Skincare's Firming Night Treatment, which can be purchased in our offices. This hydrating night cream is perfect for dry, sensitive or mature skin. Full of peptides, Firming Night Treatment goes to work against wrinkles with intense moisturizing while you sleep. Firming Night Treatment's two peptides, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 and…...
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Stay Safe and Smart in the Autumn Sun

Autumn will be here before you know it, but just because summer's ending doesn't mean the sun's risks to your skin are ending, too. You can sunburn year-round, and skin's exposure to the sun during any season can increase your risk of skin cancer. Autumn sun is just as dangerous as summer sun, even if…...
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September Product Special: 20% off SkinMedica HA5

We're pleased to announce our September Product Special is SkinMedica HA5. Throughout September, stop by our offices to receive 20% off HA5. You'll also earn 100 Brilliant Distinction points for every bottle you buy! HA5 is a unique formulation of hyaluronic acid, a “water loving” substance found in the skin. The product contains 5 different forms…...
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Tips for Applying Sunscreen the Right Way

How you apply your sunscreen can make or break its effectiveness. Since sunscreen is vital to protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays, and avoiding skin damage, premature aging and skin cancer, we've put together some tips to make proper application of sunscreen a breeze. Take a moment to read and share with your…...
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Why Exfoliation Belongs in Your Skin Care Routine

Exfoliation - removing dead skin cells - is your secret weapon to brighter, healthier skin. It's something you can do at home as part of your regular skin care regimen. You've probably seen lots of exfoliating products on store shelves, and maybe you've been told by a dermatologist or esthetician that you need to incorporate…...
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Flawless Foundation with glo minerals

At Dermatology Consultants we carry the glo minerals line of cosmetics, including concealers, foundations and other products to help create a flawless look. There is a treasure trove of tutorial videos online that brush you up on the basics of proper makeup application. Here's a great video by glo minerals with professional makeup artist Kate…...
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The Best Sunscreens for Your Face

Sunscreen can feel thick, sticky and even oily. You might be concerned about putting something so heavy on your face. The good news is there are plenty of sunscreens made with facial skin in mind...
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June Product Special: Lytera Skin Brightening Complex

We're happy to announce our June Product Special: receive 20% off Lytera skin brightening complex from SkinMedica! Lytera's proprietary blend of ingredients brightens dull skin, evens skin tone and minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots with improvements seen as early as 4 weeks. It's applied morning and evening after cleansing and toning (before moisturizer…...
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Sunless Tanner and How to Apply It

If you've ever been frustrated by sunless tanners - uneven tan, blotchy dark knees, even the funny smell most have - chances are you've not been following the correct steps to apply sunless tanner effectively. There's an art to self-tanners, and Dr. Cynthia Bailey Skin Care has broken it down in a useful infographic (below). In a nutshell,…...
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tanning beds

The Ugly Cosmetic Effects of Tanning Beds

Tanning beds have been established as a significant cause of skin cancer, especially in young women. But beyond the tremendous health risks they pose, tanning beds can also damage your skin, causing unfortunate cosmetic effects both short-term and long-term. Here are just some of the problems you may face if you indulge in tanning beds:…...
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New Hydrating Gel: SkinMedica’s HA 5

If you find it hard to keep your skin hydrated, SkinMedica's new HA 5 may just do the trick. HA 5 is a hyaluronic acid hydrating gel that works to create moisture in all skin types. Instant smoothing results and all-day hydration are just two of the product's benefits. HA 5 also helps your skin…...
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Get Rid of a Problem Pimple Fast with Help from Dermatology Consultants

If a troublesome pimple rears its ugly head right before a big event, your dermatologist can do something about it.  While there are no 100% guaranteed overnight cures for blemishes, there are things we can do that can increase your chances of speedily nixing unsightly pimples. Keep in mind this is not something you want…...
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Improve Your Neck’s Appearance with Nectifirm®

If you're struggling with crepey skin on your neck - rough or loose skin - you may wish your neck looked firmer and more youthful. There are products and treatments available to help tighten and lift sagging skin on your neck, one of which is Nectifirm®, part of the Revision Skincare line of products. Nectifirm® uses…...
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Lifeline Skin Care

At this time, Lifeline Skin Care is the only non-embryonic human growth factor skincare product on the market, and considered 2nd generation growth factor technology. The active ingredients are harvested from non- fertilized parthenogenetic, pluripotent stem cells, and with added emollients and anti-oxidants, help promote tissue repair and rejuvenation. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS Stem cell growth factors are near the…...
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Regular Facials are More Than a Special Treat

Facials are often considered a way to pamper yourself, but they're more than just a special treat. As performed by an esthetician, regular facials are important to your skin's health and overall wellness. Here are some ways you'll benefit from making regular facials part of your skin care routine. Healthy pores: When pores get clogged you…...
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5 Things You Don’t Know About Your Skin, But You Should

The skin is our largest organ and we spend a lot of time taking care of it. But many of us don't know the causes of common skin conditions and ailments. Understanding a condition is the first step in successfully treating it. Dr. Cynthia Bailey Skin Care recently published a great blog post with 5 facts…...
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Contouring and Highlighting: The Basics

Contouring and highlighting are techniques for creating a flawless face with layers of colored makeup. Instead of the standard application of concealer and foundation, contouring and highlighting go several steps further. Good contouring is an art form, but it's one you can learn at home with the help of video tutorials from beauty gurus. While…...
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Huge Sale on glo minerals Cosmetics!

Good news for glo minerals fans! We're featuring a huge sale on glo minerals cosmetics at our offices while supplies last. This includes 50% off: Eyes... Eye brightener / highlighter concealer Luxe liquid bright concealers Eye Revitalize Eye shadow singles Eye shadow trios Eye lid primer Under eye primers Precision eye pencils Eye makeup remover Jeweled eye pencils: antique, baroque,…...
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Products to Help You Fight Dry Skin – and Win!

Fighting the good fight against dry skin? It's cold out there,and humidity is low. Our skin is thirsty and the Dermatology Consultants estheticians have some great product recommendations to help you keep your skin healthy and moisturized through winter and beyond. For normal to dry skin, both Sandra Lundeen and Erin Meads recommend SkinCeuticals facial moisturizer…...
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Tips for Coping with Winter’s Dry Skin

It's winter and that means many of us are dealing with dry skin. When your skin is dry it may look ashy, feel tight or itchy, flaky or even peel. On your face, you may find as your skin dries it actually produces more oil as it overcompensates for the dryness. Dry skin can actually be related…...
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How to Cover Acne with Makeup

If you're struggling with acne, this refreshingly honest video shows how beauty guru Melanie Murphy covers her cystic acne and transforms her skin with makeup. While she highlights specific products we do not sell, we do have many excellent products for sale in our offices that can produce incredible coverage results. Schedule an appointment with one of our…...
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SkinCeuticals Product Recommendations from Sandra Lundeen

There are several products Dermatology Consultants esthetician Sandra Lundeen recommends on a daily basis that can be wonderful additions to your personal skin care regimen. Sandra shares her picks: It’s always best to come in for a complementary consultation with me to find out the best products for your skin, but I thought I would share…...
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BOGO Special on LATISSE: Buy 5ml, Get 3ml Free!

Exciting news - we're offering a BOGO special on LATISSE®, a prescription, at-home treatment designed to give you thicker, fuller and longer eyelashes. Buy a 5ml LATISSE® kit in our office and receive a voucher for a FREE 3ml kit! Limit 1 voucher per patient. Please see the front desk for vouchers and details. While you're busy…...
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Your Guide to Applying Makeup the Right Way

Effective make-up application does not have to be challenging.  Understanding the different types of formulas for covering up areas of discoloration on the skin is an important first step. These can include foundation, concealer and even camouflage make-up.  The following is a quick lesson to help you learn to apply make-up effectively and efficiently for…...
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Esthetician Sandra Lundeen Explains Dermaplaning

Many people have heard of microdermabrasion, but dermaplaning is actually one of my favorite treatments for almost all skin types and conditions, especially dehydrated and sun-damaged skin.  It’s a gentle, effective treatment that leaves your skin extremely soft and looking great. Dermaplaning exfoliates and resurfaces dull, dry skin with the added benefit of removing excess…...
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Keep Your Skin Safe and Healthy in Winter

Many of us are active outdoors during winter months. Whether it's winter sports like skiing in the Rockies or just daily dog walks, any time your skin is exposed to sun it should be protected. UV rays can be harmful year-round. In particular when you're skiing or snowboarding you have to watch out for the…...
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The Case for Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? If you don't clean your makeup brushes frequently, you're applying more than just makeup to your face. Your brushes become laden with potentially dangerous bacteria like staph and strep, and it gets worse the longer you go between cleanings. You've probably been warned not to…...
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Esthetician Sandra Lundeen Explains Chemical Peels

Chemical peels have a long history. It is said that Cleopatra, one of history’s most celebrated beauties, regularly bathed in sour milk (lactic acid) to keep her skin soft and supple. Vineyard peasants of the past looked forward to soft feet after stomping grapes to extract the juice (tartaric acid). The medical profession has used…...
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Microneedling is the Next Big Trend

RealSelf recently surveyed 500 board-certified doctors to discover the next big aesthetic trend, and the answer was clear: microneedling. Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves using very small needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. In response the skin produces more collagen to heal, and more collagen means smoother, more supple skin. Microneedling can be used…...
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Announcing Our New Esthetician VIP Program

We're happy to announce our new Esthetician VIP Program! For an annual fee, patients participating in the VIP Program will receive: 15% off all cosmetic products throughout the entire year. 10% off facials and esthetician clinical procedures throughout the year. Exclusive VIP e-mails giving you first access to our events and specials. A free 60…...
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