Tips & Inspiration

For Empowering Your Beauty

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Dealing with Acne: you're not alone

May 15, 2021

So you have acne. You're not alone. Acne effects nearly 20% of the Canadian population. 

Here's some tips on caring for your skin: 

  • Wash your face! Use a recognized acne cleanser once or twice daily.

  • Do not pick! It spreads bacteria and creates more acne or can cause infection and scarring.

  • Look for professional products with salicylic acid

  • Avoid products high in alcohol, it will dehydrate your skin and make acne worse  

  • Not all acne is the same!! Get a consultation from a professional to discuss options that will work for your specific type of acne, lifestyle & budget.  

  • Apply sunscreen! Skin is much more sensitive to UV rays when you use acne treatment products. Choose one that is non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic.

  • Use oil-free products if you wear makeup. Look for non-comedogenic products – those that don’t contain pore-clogging ingredients.

  • Wash your pillowcases and sheets often. They absorb oil, and can lead to more bacteria, dirt and oil on your skin.

  • Don’t scrub too much! It can irritate skin and aggravate your acne.

Rosacea Awareness

April 15, 2021

Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic but treatable condition that primarily affects the central face, and is often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Although rosacea may develop in many ways and at any age,  it typically begins any time after age 30 as flushing or redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go.

Here's some easy tips if you suffer from this condition:

  • use a gentle wash cloth to clean skin, patting not scrubbing

  • use a sensitive skin care line; a professional or pharmaceutical brand is best

  • avoid products with high fragrance & colour

  • clean skin with lukewarm water never use hot water

  • avoid exfoliating

  • get regular sensitive facials from a professional who understands rosacea

  • use a green makeup primer to lessen red spots

  • use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, try to find  a mineral sunscreen for sensitive skin that includes zinc or titanium dioxide rather than chemicals

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Spring Clean Up

March 15, 2021

You clean your house & yard, don’t forget your face routine! 

  • wash your makeup brushes with gentle soap. Ideally these should be washed every 3 months.

  • use clean towels & face cloths when washing your face so you don't add bacteria to your clean skin

  • book a facial to deep clean your pores. Contact me to find out what facial would be ideal for your skin type. 

  • get a good sunscreen to prepare for the upcoming higher intensity sun

Why it's Not Just a Facial

February 14, 2021

When asking a number of my clients what they're missing most during this pandemic, the answer came in different words but all the same meaning: Connection. 

A facial will not only provide you with glowing, healthy skin but it also gives you a few moments to relax. You can put your worries aside and just be in the moment. It's not uncommon to have a little nap too! 

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Are you Over-Exfoliating?

January 20, 2021

Exfoliation is a great way to get rid of dead skin for a brighter and more youthful appearance. During the winter months it can be a great way to fight dryness, but it's also easy for you to go too far. 

If your skin is feeling dry, sensitive, irritated and even itchy, it might be a sign to take a step back. Put the exfoliants down!  If you're in a panic right now, don't worry! I got you! 


This can usually be repaired quickly. Our skin is an amazing organ. To help it along, it's a good idea to stay away from dermaplaning, waxing, or even drying your face with a dry, rough cloth. Use SPF because you will burn easier. Also make sure the fabric masks you wear everywhere is being cleaned daily with gentle detergents as fragrances & harsh chemicals will add to the irritation. Continue to use your skincare as recommended by your professional facial therapist and it should feel much better in 3 days to about 2 weeks. 

Hang in there Beautiful. You've got this! 

~Chrysta