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Hello Beauties!!! My name is Karen (aka Kj), and I have been in the Spa Industry for 20 years. I graduated from Southwest Institute Of Healing Arts in 2001 as a Massage Therapist, but my lifelong passion for Esthetics led me to continue my education and I made the choice to go back to school several years ago and make it my career and now I have the pleasure of a Dual License. As a self-professed "beauty junkie" I enjoy searching for the best in unique and "must have" beauty items and services. I strive to educate on the importance of homecare routines as they are the most important step of taking care of your skin. However, beauty starts from the inside out so I am a firm believer in a healthy lifestyle thru movement and nutrition. I feel fortunate to have a profession I truly enjoy that helps others feel confident inside and out. Feel free to reach out to me anytime for questions or even a free consultation. Your can follow me on Instagram @kjskincaregoddess
Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Esthetician and AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor
20 years of experience
Hyperpigmentation, Fine lines & Wrinkles, Age Prevention
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Serums, Oils & Concentrates
First things first: What are the differences between serums, oils and concentrates?
Serums are lightweight treatments brimming with a high concentration of active ingredients that target specific skin conditions and concerns. They are fast-absorbing and penetrate deeply into the skin, delivering potent skin-restoring and hydration-boosting ingredients. Serums have a light fluid or gel-like consistency and should be applied after cleansing and toning.
Oils are chock-full of essential fatty acids and lipids that restore and enrich the skin’s moisture barrier. They are often comprised of plant oils like jojoba, rosehip or seabuckthorn which are ric[Read more]
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1. It shrinks pores.
Applying a small amount of toner to a soft cotton ball or pad and gently blotting and wiping your face with it will remove oil and give the appearance of smaller pores.
2. It restores your skin\’s pH balance.
Our skin is naturally acidic, typically with a pH balance of between five and six (on a scale from 0 to 14). But that balance can get out of whack after cleansing due to the alkaline nature of soap. When this happens, your skin needs to work overtime to return to its normal levels (and that may result in oil), but using a toner can help restore this balance quickly.
3. It adds a layer of protection.
Toners can help close pores and tighten cell gaps after cl[Read more]
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