Skincare Q&A with our Esthetician

We asked our in-house esthetician, Camille Trujillo, about some of the most common skincare questions she gets and what advice she has on keeping skin glowing and radiant.

woman getting facialQ: How important is a daily skincare ritual?

A: A daily skincare ritual is important for two reasons. As we age and our skin matures, it loses hydration, elasticity, and collagen production. Maintaining a simple and effective skincare ritual is important if you are wanting to help manage the effects of aging like deep wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dehydration, sensitivity, and breakouts. But good skin is more than what you put on your face, it's also what you eat and how you manage stress in your life. Eating a nutrient dense diet that is filled with minerals is important to giving you that outward glow. For example, consuming good fats like Omega-3 Fatty Acids in your diet help to support skin hydration, heal the barrier of the skin, reduce inflammation, promote collagen production, and reduce signs of aging. Because Omega-3s are an essential polyunsaturated fat, our body cannot produce these fats so we need to get them from our food. Good sources are wild caught fish like salmon, sardines, and cod liver oil. Incorporating a nightly skincare ritual as part of your bedtime routine not only removes dirt, oil and makeup from the skin, it also helps your body unwind from the stresses of the day and prepare for sleep. Women need more sleep than men due to hormones and not sleeping well puts added stress on the body. 

Q: How often should you exfoliate?

A: How many times a person can exfoliate their skin depends on a person's skin type, and what kind of exfoliant they use. In my professional opinion, I think 2-3x a week is sufficient. Over exfoliating the skin can damage the protective barrier and so it's important to not overdo it. 

Q: What can I do to help my under eyes?

A: I love services like facial cupping because it helps to reduce inflammation in the face, like puffy eyes and puffy skin. I also recommend using a gua sha or a microcurrent for under eye health. As I mentioned before, good skin health is also internal. Making sure you are hydrated. Some tips are, adding electrolytes to distilled water, drinking bone broth, and herbal tea like hibiscus, reducing caffeinated sugary drinks, and trying to get in no less than 8 hours of sleep. Additionally, incorporating an eye serum into your ritual with Hyaluronic Acid is a great way to help diminish dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles.

Q: How often should I get a facial?

A: Getting facials every 4-6 weeks is a great way to level up what you are already doing at home. 

Q: What are the benefits of facial cupping?

A: Facial cupping comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Facial cupping is a beautiful, gentle, and relaxing vacuum technique that promotes rich blood circulation and detoxification by stimulating lymphatic drainage. This will promote a brighter, more sculpted appearance. I like to think of Facial Cupping as a whole body treatment because it also calms and triggers the parasympathetic nervous system. You will leave feeling renewed in more ways than one. 

Q: What is a Hydrafacial?

A: A Hydrafacial is a non-invasive treatment that deeply cleanses and exfoliates the skin, extracts impurities with gentle suction, and then nourishes and hydrates with ingredients like green tea, and hyaluronic acid. 

Camille's services include:

  • Custom: $95
  • Oxygen: $120
  • RBA Deep Hydration: $120
  • Cupping: $120
  • Hydrafacial: $165
  • (or series of 3 hydrafacials for $145)

Call or text Camille to book at 505-913-9396