How The Estheticians Do It: Beauty Sleep

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beauty sleep ~ by Diana Yerkes

We all are familiar with the #wokeuplikethis selfie trend that took the internet by storm. How do celebrities and people alike look so radiant first thing in the morning? Is it possible? Maybe it’s all photoshop and Instagram filters, but I am here to let you in on a little secret of how to look glowing first thing in the morning.

The way you look in the morning depends on how many zzz’s you got the night before. Most medical professionals recommend 6-8 hours of restful sleep to feel and look great the next morning. While you sleep, your body and skin restores and regenerates, and that is one of the primary reasons to take care of your skin before you get to bed.

That being said, what you do prior to getting to bed is also very important. Here are my evening skin care routine steps:

•    I try  to  cleanse my face as soon as I get home. This assures a good start to my “evening at home” and gives my skin a break from daily make up. I like to use Gounjae Organic Lemon Deep Cleansing to remove my make up, followed by Lait VIP O2 to cleanse my skin. I prefer to use a simple wash cloth as my cleansing tool. 

•    Evening time is when I give my skin as much TLC as I possibly can. I like to concentrate on more thorough P50 1970 application and either do a masque or a booster such as Lotion MC110 N°1. My go-to masque combo is Vivant and VipO2, both by Biologique Recherche. On the days my skin looks tired, I spend about 10 minutes massaging my face with soothing, plumping and hydrating Renewing Pack by Valmont. If you are interested in masquing process, read my post about multi-masking. A lot of my clients are curious how one finds time for a masque treatment. I always say, time is not an excuse, time is what you make of it. I can go around prepping my dinner or doing household chores with the masque on my face still knowing I am working on improving my skin. At the end of the day, multi-tasking is essential for our busy lifestyle and addresses most skins concerns. I strongly encourage you to find the time for the things that are important to you and your health.

•    I am passionate about serums! In my opinion, serums are most important when it comes to taking care of your skin. Depending on the concern, serums can be very versatile. I like to use Biologique Recherche Renovateur 14 and Complexe Royal together and layer Silk Plus over my Dermopurifiante moisturizer as a finishing serum. Now you finally begin to imagine the glow one wakes up to with that combination!

•    A couple of times a week I take time to roll my face with the Environ Roll-Cit. This simple procedure takes about 5 minutes and restores skin tightness, reduces pigmentation, smoothes fine lines while boosting product penetration by about 80%. Just imagine how much more effective your serums and peptide-based products are when you deliver it to the areas that need it most! On the nights I roll, I enjoy using Avance DFP 312 cream mixed with AVST 5 and C-Boost,-all by Environ.

•    Your body is also in need of some TLC. Take a relaxing bubble bath! I love using the Santa Maria Novella body line, Bagnoschiuma Alghe Marine bath foam with seaweed extracts is one of my favorites and after the bath I prefer using  Latte Corpo Melograno – moisturizing and refreshing body milk with a signature Melograno aroma- for soft and supple skin.

Lifestyle suggestion: try to skip a heavy dinner too close to your bedtime and opt out for a light, healthy snack and a cup of calming tea. Give your digestive system a break and wake up less bloated and more energized. Taking a 15 minute walk outside or doing a mild exercise routine can also induce a more restful sleep.

Last but not least, try to disconnect from all of the tech devices at least an hour prior to sleep time. Give your eyes a break from all the bright screens and read your favorite book instead or catch up on all the latest fashions in magazine articles. For those who keep a diary, I enjoy and recommend the Happiness Journal concept for setting intentions or to simply write down your daily thoughts, reflect on the day and plan for a better tomorrow.

I really hope this inspires you to take better care of yourself and your skin at night time! I encourage you to try and give your skin more of the TLC it deserves and carve out time for it. Better off, take on the #iwokeuplikethis trend yourself and watch your skin improve day after day.

Wishing you restful sleep for the skin of your dreams,

Diana Yerkes

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YouTube Tutorial: How To Apply SPF (BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE PROTECTION U.V. SPF 25+)


BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE PROTECTION U.V. SPF 25+
“All SPF is not created equal. Be sure to protect your epidermis from the harmful effects of UVA & UVB rays.”

Thanks to the synergy of 100% natural non-nanoparticulate mineral filters and innovative plant-based active ingredients, Protection U.V. cream helps protect the epidermis from the harmful effects of UVA, UVB, and infrared rays. Furthermore, this formula rich in anti-aging, soothing, anti-spot and moisturizing active ingredients helps prevent skin aging and dehydration.

PARABEN FREE

Recommended for all Skin Types exposed to UV and infrared rays.
Apply generously to the entire face, neck and décolleté before sun exposure.

YouTube Tutorial: How To Multi-Mask

Do you want your skin care to work double duty? Then you need to try Multi Masking!
It’s SO easy to Multi-Mask with Masques Vivant & VIP O2

With increasing stress and pollution levels, most people no longer fit into just one basic skin type, making combination skin types more common and the sophistication of treatments more complex. Skin changes with the seasons and, with it, you need to adapt your regimen; simply using one mask to fix it all is not enough.

The solution? Multi Masking!

Having these BR masks in your at-home arsenal will prepare you to tackle whatever your skin has in store for you, no matter the season!

Masque Vivant is beautiful all around. It works on all skin types! Use it in the t-zone for a multi-masking purpose. It contains high concentrations of yeast, cucumber, and witch hazel extracts that give it purifying and balancing properties.

Masque VIP O2 is magical! Having an oxygenating effect, it is hydrating, radiance revealing and amazing for reducing dullness and fatigue in drier, stressed out skin. Use it under and around the eyes. The formula is rich in moisturizing botanical ingredients and contains an Oxygenating Complex which stimulates epidermal regeneration and revitalizes the skin. Imperative for city dwellers.

You can also MIX Vivant & VIP O2 masks. When combined they work double duty to hydrate, purify, balance, moisturize and oxygenate the skin.

YouTube Tutorial: How To Apply Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970

Like a Facial in a Bottle!

” A cult favorite, P50 is a magic potion that does it all. Exfoliates, Hydrates, and Balances the pH of the skin, it’s a prep step before any skincare.” – Danuta Mieloch

We recommend P50 for everyone, even those with super sensitive skin (should use P50V a milder version). P50 “1970” is the most effective and most commonly used formula of P50. If you are still unsure which formula is most suitable for you please contact us so that we may assist you.

What is the connection between PH and good skin?
Epidermal PH is usually acid reflecting the good status of the natural moisturizing factor, and the acid mantle of the skin (anti-microbial shield and chemical protection screen). However, the epidermis PH may vary considerably during the day, suffering from different artifacts. Epidermal surface PH is difficult to monitor and not always the best parameter for assessing the health of epidermis.

What makes the skin tingle when using P50?
When the epidermis is unbalanced, patients feel the acidity of the solution, causing the skin-tingling sensation. Once you reach a balance, this sensation will disappear.

What is the meaning of the name P50?
The P can be used for potion or peeling (the first name of the product was Lotion P1970, then P50, P50V, and P50W were developed).

PARABEN FREE

Sizes: 1.07 oz (Travel) / 5.1 oz. / 8.5 oz.

*We recommend P50 (sans phenol) while pregnant or breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor if you wish to continue using P50 1970 while pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you have any questions, or this is your first time using P50 please feel free to give us a call or email us shop@rescuespa.net

TRY THIS CULT-FAVE OILY SKIN FIX…


“It’s not exactly a toner, and it’s not quite a serum. But it doesn’t really matter what you call it when you consider that practically every facialist and beauty editor we know is obsessed with Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V. This breakout obliterator has got niacinimide (which controls redness), lactic acid (which cleans out pores), sulfur (which sops up oil and makes your skin produce less of it), and something along the lines of unicorn tears (to account for the nearly supernatural results).”

Allure Magazine

Q: How do you use Biologique Recherche product MC 110?


A: MC 110 is a phenomenal product. It complements Biologique Recherche P50 1970 with an exfoliating, restructuring and a toning effect to the skin while plumping and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. After P50 apply MC 110 to a thin cotton pad using an upward patting & lifting motion. Make sure to apply around the eyes as it gives that instant lift to your eye area. Follow with Fluide VIP O2 and Crème VIP O2, suitable for all skin types. (We at Rescue recommend MC 110 No.2 it is more effective because it is a bit stronger.)

Beauty Aficionado Founder & Aesthetician,
Danuta Mieloch