By: Ailesh Abrams
I think the Pinterest quotes have it right : “beauty is on the inside” “being yourself is beautiful” “confidence is sexy”.
That sounds lame, but I think they are on to something because I believe being comfortable allows us to shine and be beautiful. When we feel uncomfortable - in a situation, in our clothes, in our own skin we dim ourselves and our beauty.
In an uncomfortable situation or when we feel judged it is hard to show our true self and come into our own. When we feel self conscious in our clothes we try to blend into the wallpaper, we change how we hold ourselves, we tug and fidget - but when we feel like a smoke show we show how fire we really are! I think that feeling confident in owning our look, our self, our bodies makes us beautiful.
Now let’s talk feeling comfortable in your own skin - your literal skin. Skin is the largest organ on our bodies and I think it comes with the largest range of conflicting ‘right kind of beautiful’ prescriptions. You can’t be too light or too dark. You can’t be too pale or too rosy. You can’t have too much of it. You can’t age. You should be smooth and flawless at all times - if you’re not you should wear makeup. But if you wear makeup you should wear less…
And to combat all those conflicting issues we are bombarded with skin care tips and tricks, medications and supplements and crystals, treatments and peels. Now, I’m not going to say I don’t love skin care or that I don’t love getting treatments done (I’m dying for a dermaplaning treatment + jelly mask as I write this) but I do think the shame that is put on us for not being perfect or not being makeup free is ridiculous. So :
Do you want microneedling and all the best masks to clear your skin for a makeup free future? Great! I know the sweetest girl who can help you get there!
Do you want a BB Glow treatment so you can wake up and feel confident and ready for the day - makeup already on? Amazing! I love that for you!
Do you want to brush on some powder or 7 layers of Sephora curated perfection? ROCK THOSE SKILLS!!!
Do what is right for you and what is going to make you feel good; there is no right or wrong way to feel comfortable in your own skin. If you want some skin care with no judgement hit up our girl McKenna - you can swing by for a free consultation and just chat or get down to business with an amazing treatment!
First things first, micro-needling is a medical procedure that should be done by a qualified Medical Aesthetician.
That being said, I’m a fully certified Medical Aesthetician in many areas including micro-needling. I’ve been trained through one of the top schools in Canada and received my practical training under a licensed practicing physician in October of 2019. I’ve been obsessed with skin care, natural and cruelty free products for over 10 years which has lead me to where I am today.
I practice out of Salon Society in the beautiful warehouse district of Regina, Saskatchewan. I am surrounded by my talented team, as well as creativity and community all around the salon! I mean HELLO Local market YQR, The Everyday Kitchen, Project Barre YQR, Sweet Pea & Noelle, Hillberg & Berk, Wheelhouse Cycle Club and SO many more.
Anyway, I’m rambling (probably because I miss every business that I’ve listed since the Covid
hit). Let’s talk micro-needling and why you should consider investing. Micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and healthy cell turn over. What the heck does this mean? Here’s some examples:
Did you know that our collagen starts to deplete around the age of 25? I know, read that again, cry a little and then come back. But trust me, I look at my kids with their perfect skin and no remaining lines after they laugh or glare or frown at me with serious envy. They really don’t know how lucky they are ;)
Like I said earlier, micro-needling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves a pen with a disposable needle tip (yes disposable, because obviously one needle head per client treatment
since we don’t want to be spreading any blood borne diseases). The needle speed and depth are 100% controlled by me. Depending on your treatment plan and treatment area, I will determine both or either settings. The Health Canada Approved needle pen works in a stamping motion which is visible to the naked eye as a vibration. This method prevents any cutting or tearing of the skin which would be damaging. (Circle back to the top about why you should research your aesthetician and their products/suppliers. There are cheap pens out there and you and your skin deserve the highest and safest quality).
I should probably add, you are COMPLETELY NUMB with medical grade numbing cream. You
don’t feel anything. It’s literally like a vibration massage. I’ve had many clients come in who are nervous and then tell me how surprisingly relaxed they are during and after the treatment.
What to expect for your session:
Now of course with everything, there are some contraindications that need to be considered. Not everyone can be a candidate for this procedure. Please contact me directly with any questions, I’d love to help you on your skin healing journey.
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