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Meet Tamara Petrucci of Tamara’s Skin Care Clinic

THE SKIN PROBLEM SOLVER

Tamara Petrucci owner of Tamara’s Skin Care Clinic

Article by Tamara Petrucci

Photography by Think, Create and Connect

Originally published in Yorba Linda Lifestyle

How I got to skin is a winding road. All of those twists and turns have contributed to a deep understanding of the skin, particularly skin that is not functioning at its optimal level.

I’ve been a business owner from the beginning. It suits me well as an independent creative person. 20 years ago, when I started in this business there wasn’t a lot of problem solving or creative thinking, so I decided to go out on my own.

I like being flexible and offering options that are unusual in my industry. My newest service is a Virtual Skin Analysis through Zoom or FaceTime. You complete an electronic intake form, send me good photos of you (no makeup/no filters) and the products and medications you are currently using. We will talk in depth about you and your skin. I will answer your questions and solve your concerns. There will be suggestions about how you might do things differently to get a better result for your skin. Then I will create a customized home skin care routine that will be delivered to you.

Skin care expert Q & A:

What are your favorite types of skin to treat? 

That skin belongs to the person who has been everywhere and tried everything. They “know I cannot help their skin – but just in case.” For me, the challenge, mystery, and possibility to help someone feel better about themselves – that is the best skin to come through my door. That person will walk out with hope and on their way to fresh, healthy and vibrant skin.

What is your best foolproof self-care move?

Get plenty of sleep.

Do you have to get facials for good skin?

Many times, good skin care products from a licensed skin care professional is all you need. This is certainly part of the discussion in a good and thorough consultation and skin analysis.

What is a top skin care myth?

If you get injectables, fillers, or plastic surgery you don’t need skin care.

What is your best skin care advice?

Keep it clean, keep it hydrated, and keep it protected. Repeat twice a day.

What’s the one skin care move you won’t skip?

Cleansing my skin in the evening.

Diminish Acne Scar Discoloration, Inflammation and Pigmentation

When I ask my clients about their skin concerns at the top of the list are pigmentation, scarring and inflammation. There are viable solutions.

In the treatment room I recommend:

  • The Illuminating Facial which combines the latest innovations in skin lightening to calm the skin and correct hyperpigmentation. or
  • the Signature Advanced Repair Facial which is rich in vitamin C, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids and enzymes which increase cell turn over while lightening, and brightening the skin.

For at home maintenance, I recommend and sell Image Skin Care products. In fact, Image has developed an entire line devoted to calming, lightening and brightening. ILUMA™

IIluma is an entire line devoted to lightening and brightening

IIluma is an entire line devoted to lightening and brightening

Introducing the next generation of powerful skin lightening ingredients . Quickly diminishes all forms of pigmentation from sun spots to melasma. Formulated by plastic surgeons, this revolutionary intense lightening line utilizes Vectorize –TechnologyTM to deliver potent encapsulated lightening agents to correct and prevent pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Make an appointment and let’s get those top 3 concerns – gone.

Iluma Lightening Serum

A blend of botanical lighteners, vitamin C and grape seed extract gently reduces inflammation promoting a clear, fresh-looking complexion.

A blend of botanical lighteners, vitamin C and grape seed extract gently reduces inflammation promoting a clear, fresh-looking complexion.

Washing The Face

faceThere’s more to cleansing your face than you perhaps thought. Here’s some do’s and don’ts:

DO:

Remove makeup before cleansing. My preferred method is to 1. rinse with tepid water, tissue off. 2. Apply a facial cleanser dry and work it around thoroughly, rinse off. 3. Second application of facial cleanser, work around thoroughly, rinse, pat dry. Makeup on your towel – you’re not clean!

DON’TS:

Don’t use bar soap. It’s too alkaline to use on acid based skin. Bar soap will dry and inflame the skin.

Don’t use cleansing sheets that contain alcohol.

An Esthetician Can Lead You To Proper Products

Featured Image -- 220After a facial, the skin appears fresh and clean. It has been cleared of clogged pores and dead skin cells, skin pigmentations have been buffed and diminished, and dehydrated skin has been rehydrated.

But facials and skin-rejuvenating treatments aren’t the only services your skin care specialist can offer. She also can guide you through the maze of “beauty” gimmicks and trends in an attempt to create manageable skin care goals you can easily continue at home.

Your diet, water consumption, daily oil production, and long- and short-term goals help skin care specialists (also known as estheticians) formulate your home skin care regimes. “To get better skin, you have to choose better products, and you need the help of a professional more and more,” says Dennis Gross, a New York dermatologist. “It’s a quandary. My clients are smart, intellectual people, and they were clueless about which skin care line to use.” 

And it’s no wonder. Some promises are difficult to discern from truths. 

Antioxidants, fatty acids, and bioflavenoids improve the skin from the inside out by bolstering cellular membranes and producing clear, glowing skin, professionals say. Minerals and vitamins A, C, and E affect the connective tissues of the skin, which translates to overall health and the minimization of pores. For those who do not eat vitamin-rich foods, some companies make supplements to address a variety of needs from moisture and antioxidant replenishment to acne. 

There is a lot of information and knowledge an esthetician can offer when it comes to healthy and logical skin care.
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