“I feel beautiful” – Molly Crawford. The best result to a skin journey is the confidence that is developed along the way. Problematic skin can be controlled and ultimately it can be cured. It takes dedication from both the client and the professional. As you can see the journey with Molly has displayed how this devotion and this effort by both can make a huge difference and progress. Thank you for following this amazing story. At Tamara’s Skin Care we welcome your skin journey.
Would You Like To Clear Up That Acne?
I have been participating in The Skin Games, an annual event where more than 1000 estheticians from the US and several foreign countries meet to showcase their results, continue their skin care education, learn about new techniques and products,
and mingle with others in the skin care profession. The highlight of the event is an award competition for estheticians with the most successful demonstrable improvement in their client’s skin condition. Participating estheticians present a case study in one of five categories to a judging panel of experts in the industry. Each esthetician has a client with a challenging skin condition, has customized a treatment plan for that client, has recorded eight weeks of treatment, and then submits to intensive questioning regarding the treatment.
I competed in the last two competitions, was a finalist in the acne category in 2016, and took second place in the hyper-pigmentation category this year. Some pictures of my case studies for both competitions are shown H
The next event of The Skin Games will take place in early 2018, and I have decided to compete in the acne category again and shoot for first place. So I will be looking for suitable candidates with severe acne conditions to be my case subjects. An ideal candidate would have severe acne that has not responded to prior treatment, and who is not currently under a physician’s care for treatment of that condition. There are no restrictions on age, sex or ethnicity but it will be necessary to commit to an intensive eight-week program. For that reason, busy people with tight school or work commitments may find it difficult to complete the program.
My case subjects will receive eight consecutive weeks of complimentary in-clinic treatments and consultations (valued at $2500) but, so they have some skin in the game so to speak, will be required to purchase and properly use home care products that I provide. The cost of these products is usually about $1000. There will be no need to travel to The Skin Games venue for the competition judging, but it will be necessary to agree to photographs and videos throughout the treatment period for submittal to The Skin Games judging panel. These may also be posted in my social media and advertising; in any case, anonymity will be preserved and last names will not be used.
If you (or a family member or friend) are interested in resolving a chronic and severe acne condition, my case study program may be a great opportunity. Simply contact me on info@TamarasSkincare.com, and describe your skin situation (photographs would be very helpful) and tell me when the problem began, what remedies and products/medications have been tried and how well they worked out, and why you would like to be considered for the case study. If you seem to be a good case-study candidate, I’ll contact you for further discussion, answer your questions, and set up a free consultation.
What an honor to compete amongst the best of my peers and judged by the best in the industry” -Tamara at The Skin Games 2017, after winning for the hyperpigmentaion category.
This gal was severely burned by a laser treatment.
Here we are 8-weeks later healthy skin and faded pigmentation.
A unique selection from the product shelf at Tamara’s Skin Care where in clinic services & home care products will get you real results. This sensational serum will not only help with the listed skin conditions, but it will also help reduce swelling, redness and inflammation. Stay posted for more on what’s on Tamara’s shelf.
Everyone has unique skin care needs that change according to season, time of life, and personal goals. The key is to finding at home skin care products that suit both your climate and age. For that you need a trained skin care professional (esthetician)
Try different systems; mix and match,but don’t settle. If you don’t see a benefit in a month, change. You should be happy with your home skin care and with the way your face looks. There is not be one magic bullet for everyone, but there are some rules of thumb.
Cleansers come in different shapes, sizes, formulations, and strengths. Some products can strip the skin of natural oils while others don’t scratch the surface of makeup, oil, and pollution build-up. As a rule, the longer you leave a cleanser on, the more it will do. If you have sensitive skin, splash your face with water, lather, and rinse. For a concentrated clean, let the lather linger.
When you exfoliate, find a median between frequency and ferocity. Don’t over-do it. Exfoliation occurs with washcloths, toners, and scrubs. A common mistake made at home is over-scrubbing, which leads to dry, irritated and even inflamed skin. Rule of thumb – take it easy.
Masks are described as great home remedies, but they’re not for everyone,they can be drying or harsh.
Generally, I suggest exfoliating three times a week and masking twice a week in-between facials. Those with acne and sensitive skin should not be using anything abrasive and always always use mild, gentle products like surface peel masks that slough off after they have dried on the skin.
Excerpted from an article originally published in Body Sense magazine, Spring/Summer 2004.
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