Before and after her days in the spa, 2nd Street District esthetician, Jessica, takes care to practice what she preaches. As in — she takes her morning and evening skincare routines very seriously. We asked Jessica to share her Holy Grail products and processes with us in the hopes that you, too, will be inspired to kick up your skincare game a notch or two.
While the sun is a great source of vitamin D, it can also cause serious damage to your skin. Prolonged sun exposure can lead to sunburn, premature aging, and in some cases, it can also cause skin cancer. Here are seven easy things you can do to protect your skin this Summer.
Skincare is a multi-faceted topic. Depending on your skin type, dietary habits, sleeping habits, environment, activity level, as well as a slew of other lifestyle factors, the approach to personal skincare is varied and subjective. To help navigate your skincare concerns, we asked milk + honey esthetician, Diane K. (based at our South Lamar location), to answer six frequently-asked skincare questions. Have another to ask? Don’t be shy! Leave it in the comments and we’ll respond ASAP.
If you haven’t experienced a HydraFacial yet, what are you waiting for? It’s nothing short of amazing. And if you’ve ever heard one of your friends singing its praises, I promise you — that friend is not exaggerating. In fact, I’m about to join in the chorus and share a few nuggets, including a before-and-after shot, from my most recent HydraFacial treatment.
My skin type: Combination Dry
Current state of skin: Dry and red irritation; oily patches (mostly cheek area), clogged pores, and a hormonal breakout around the jawline. Oof. General dullness. I’ve been traveling more than usual and the stress — and indulgence — of the holidays certainly caught up to my skin. Between major climate changes (cold, frigid Boston air vs. Austin’s warmer temps) and over 30 hours of flight time (Austin > Japan > Shanghai > Austin > Boston > Austin) logged, let’s just say my skin wasn’t looking its best.
Goals for HydraFacial: I know not everything can be “cured” in one session, but I wanted to leave with clear pores and lots of hydration. My skin was screaming for it.
Results Post-HydraFacial: Glowy-ness! My skin feels rejuvenated and undeniably clean. It’s the most hydrated version of itself right now and I couldn’t be more pleased. The jawline breakouts, while still visible to me, have been stopped in their tracks. Finally, the sallow tone of my skin is gone. Success!
See my before-and-after shots…