10 Reasons to Have a Facial at Elizabeth Renee Esthetics

1.  Your skin will love you for it. Regardless of your age, if you want your skin to look its very best you need to consider regular monthly facials.  A facial does for your skin what exercise does for your body.  It keeps it in tip top shape. By sloughing, buffing, hydrating, clearing and nourishing […]

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Benefits of Using a Facial Oil

My own Fiji girl, Cassie Kosky, spent her junior semester abroad at the University of the South Pacific in the Fiji Islands.  There she admired a simpler lifestyle and the happy culture of native Fijians. She also noticed they had clear, glowing and beautifully hydrated complexions.  While there she discovered a secret, “Using a facial […]

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INFLAMMATION AND ACNE-PRONE SKIN

Acne is an aggravating condition suffered by 80% of teenage women and 90% teenage males. Triggered by hormonal changes, the numbers diminish in adults as hormones level out to 12% in adult women and 3% in adult males. Notice that teenage acne in males is higher but settles down to a number considerable lower than […]

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Six steps to minimize large pores.

Clients often ask me if they can shrink the size of their pores.   The honest answer is “yes and no.”  Pore size is something one inherits.  It is part of your skin type, like having oily skin.  This inherited characteristic is triggered by hormone changes, which is why pores are so much smaller in […]

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What are these white bumps on my skin?

Here are the most common white bumps found on the skin: MILIA: Milia is a condition that occurs when a pocket of keratinized skin cells is trapped underneath the surface of the skin.  These appear as waxy looking small, hard white bumps that do not usually disappear on their own.  Unlike whiteheads, they are not […]

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How to Banish Blackheads

Blackheads are a very common problem, especially on the nose and in the oily areas of the face.    Many of us think blackheads are dirt lodged in the pores but they are really oil that has oxidized from the air (which turns oil black similarly to how rust forms on metal) and pigment from […]

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Papaya Enzymes for Gentle Exfoliation

How do papaya enzymes work for your skin?   Papaya enzymes exfoliate by dissolving dead protein cells and help clear debris within the pores.  Clients with delicate skin tissue such as broken capillaries and rosacea may not be able to tolerate stronger chemical peels containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids that strip away surface layers in a much […]

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