The Correct Way To Use Your Skincare Products

One of the questions I get asked on a regular basis by my clients is:  How do I use my products?

For most people the answers to these questions are the same, although there may be some variability based on individual needs. For a definitive answer based on your skin, I would advise you to make an appointment for a Consultation and Analysis, (C&A). During a C&A I cleanse the skin, and then take a detailed look under both a bright magnifying lamp and a black (Woods) lamp. After that is done I discuss in detail with each client what I see and what is the best course of action to address and correct their skin care concerns. We also discuss the products a client is currently using and how they can tweak their home skincare regimen to best suit the needs of their skin. I also always apply a corrective mask that targets clients concerns, and follow with a moisturizer suited to each person’s individual needs.

An appointment for a Consultation and Analysis can be made by clicking on the Facials button and following the link. It is quite affordable at a price of $35.00, and will be very beneficial to getting your skin on the right track.

 So as far as how to use products there are a couple of suggestions I give to clients so they can get the best results from their skin care AND get the most use of their products. Let’s be honest, some products can be costly and I want you to get the most bang for your buck and not waste a drop. Additionally it is important to know how to get your product from the container onto your skin correctly. (Yes, there is a right and wrong way to do this.) In a previous blog, I have provided a picture that shows how much product to use and I love the fact that it is very clear and easy to understand.

With face cleansing, I tell clients to use their fingers and not a cloth or rag. Unless you are using a clean washcloth EVERY time you cleanse you may be doing more harm than good. When a cloth is damp it can start to grow mold and bacteria and I don’t want you putting that on your skin. So wash your hands, and then use your hands to wash your face. To dry use a paper towel or if you have a clean towel, pat (don’t wipe) your face dry. (See, I told you there was a right and wrong way to do things.)

Toner should be used after washing for a couple of reasons. First of all it removes any cleanser that may have been left behind (which can lead to blemishes if left there), and also because it cleans and leftover oils away so your products (especially the targeted ones) can get into your skin and do what they are meant to do.

Targeted products should always be the first products to go onto your skin once it is cleansed and toned. Targeted products are the performance products such as anti-wrinkle treatments, Vitamin C serums, eye Serums and treatments for hyperpigmentation (dark spots). If they are in a pump just use a pea sized amount and if they are in a jar please please use a Q-tip or other disposable item such as a Popsicle stick broken in half (I buy mine at Michaels) or a spatula to remove the product from the container. Fingers should never be used, as they can introduce bacteria and dirt into your products.

Once the targeted products are on, you can finish up your regimen to make your skin ready for the day or for sleeping. These would be things such as eye creams, moisturizers, and SPF. Eye creams should always be applied with your middle or ring finger and gently patted under, on the sides and on the upper eyelids (so you don’t pull the delicate skin around the eyes). Also, please read the instructions on your eye cream to ensure it is safe for use on your upper lid. If you are unsure send me a text or private message via Facebook and I can help.

Moisturizer and SPF should be dotted around the face and rubbed in until it has been absorbed. You usually only need a pea sized amount for your entire face and neck. Yes, please pull your moisturizer done to your neck. And if you are wearing a v neck or scoop neck shirt apply a little to your décolleté also so you don’t have a youthful face and old looking neck and décolleté area.

Please remember these are general guidelines and may be different for each person based on their skin and skincare needs. If you are unsure about your products or need further guidance please schedule an appointment for a C&A so we can get you on the right track to correcting any concerns and having beautiful skin!

Add These Departments To Your Business In The New Year

If you have noticed that something isn’t quite right in your business lately, you might be a little concerned. You might be a bit more concerned if you can’t quite figure out what the issue is. Well, the first thing that you need to consider is that you don’t have all the departments that you need to have a successful business. It might be the case that you think you have everything you need, but just take a look at this article and see if you have all of these departments included in your business. If not, you might want to think about adding them before you do anything else.

The first thing that we would suggest is that you get an accounting department. You might not need an entire department depending on how big your business is, you might just need one person. It doesn’t matter though, because you need someone to be running the numbers for you and making sure that you are within your budget. When you started your business, you might have thought that you would be able to take on this task, but you probably found that it takes more time than you thought.

This is why you need someone to run the money side of things for you. They can sit down with you at the end of each week or each month and discuss everything that is going on. This way, if you do need to make any changes to how much money your business is spending, you will be able to identify exactly where the big spending is happening. Your accountant will also be able to advise you here, and give you tips on what you can do to lower your business’ spend.

 

IT

The next department that you need is IT. You don’t have to hire an entire team on a full-time basis, instead you can outsource this department. This will save you money while still providing you with the services that you need. A company like www.dyrand.com will be able to provide you with the services that you need. They make sure that if there are any network issues, that they are fixed before anyone in the company even notices!

You need to have the right levels of online security in place for your business to make sure that it is protected against any kind of threat that might be headed your way. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure that everything is backed-up on a cloud server, so that if something does happen, you always have a copy.

 

Human Resources

The final department that we would suggest is human resources. They are going to be able to help you handle any legal matters, and any employee/employer issues that might take place in your business. This department will be able to advise you on matters that you need help with, to ensure that your business stays on the legal side of the line. It will also be useful if something does occur with one of your employees, and you need advice on how to handle it. You can find more information about the benefits of a HR team here smallbusiness.chron.com.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and will consider adding these departments to your business in the new year, if you are having issues with your company.

 

When You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa

Life is full of ups and downs. It is like a highway in the mountains with twists and turns, big highs and steep lows. And things can change in a moment. One minute you are driving down the road, jamming out to your favorite song, and the next thing you know another car hits you! It is shocking and can be quite upsetting. If it is the first time you have been in an accident you don’t always know exactly what to do. Of course if there is an injury or a car is badly damaged you should call the police and no matter how small or minor you think it is you should always call your insurance company. You may even need to call a Personal injury attorney.

It might not be a car accident. Imagine one day you are walking through your neighborhood when out of nowhere a dog runs from between two houses and attacks and bites you. This actually happened to a friend of mine. In his case he was jogging and a large dog on a leash lunged at him and bit him as he ran past. You might think well, he should have given the dog some berth, and the interesting thing is, he did. However, the dog was stronger than the owner walking it, and pulled the owner as it lunged at my friend. He ended up with a huge gash in his leg! That is definitely a time when you may want to engage the help of a personal injury lawyer.

Now of course there are times when the incidents in our lives are minor and we can handle things on our own, but that is not always the case. If you have a minor incident and it can be handled with your insurance company or even between neighbors that is great. However there are times when people can be difficult to deal with, or the incident is something that requires medical intervention or loss of wages or even loss of physical abilities, no matter how impermanent.

If you live in the Tampa Florida area and find yourself in need, there is a Tampa personal injury lawyer you can contact to help you sort things out. They are professional and experienced and even better many of them have lived in Tampa for years, and even graduated from Tampa schools. It is definitely a plus to have an attorney who is thoroughly invested in the town you live in to represent you. They know the area, and the people. They understand the local and state laws best. They are possibly raising children there and feel a deep kinship with the community.

The staff at Kinney, Fernandez & Boire are these kind of attorneys. They live in the Tampa area and are dedicated to serving the citizens of Tampa with competence and compassion. They will work diligently to help you receive the damages your injury entitles you to within Florida law.

So if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation where you need to consult with and possibly hire a personal injury lawyer, you can contact the experienced, dedicated and compassionate staff at Kinney, Fernandez & Boire to represent you and help get your life back on track.