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You know you’ll to be eating richer, sugar and carb-laden foods over these next couple of weeks. You’ll be partying and getting less sleep, entertaining more.  And you also know….your skin’s likely to show it.  Here’s a quick holiday skin survival guide to keep your skin happy.

How to combat the 3 S’s:  Sleep, Stress, Sugar:

1.  Take the time to cleanse your skin 2x daily for ONE MINUTE. 


2.  Remove make-up before bed – NO EXCUSES!

3.  Stay hydrated – Drink a lot of water, especially between those holiday cocktails. If water isn’t your drink of choice, give non-sugared carbonated water a try – it’s very refreshing and is a tasty way to increase your daily water intake.
4.  Get 8 hours or more of sleep every evening.  This practice goes a long way towards overall good health. 
5.  Don’t roll your eyes, but have you thought about meditation for stress relief?  I had the same reaction when a friend recommended Insight Timer app to me.  I’ve found this app to be a helpful resource for relaxing music, talks and yes – guided meditation.  Small breaks each day for this stress-relieving activity is so relaxing, so welcome.  Don’t we deserve 5-15 minutes of down time?  Yes, we do!
6.  Buy & have on hand a simple mud or clay mask.  Try “Queen Helene” brand. Apply on any breakout right away to draw out toxins and to dry out the blemish. It’s a good idea to use this type of mask several times daily and it’s ok to keep on overnight.

7.  If you have painful, red breakouts – remember, this is an area of inflammation and what’s good for inflammation? ICE. Put ice in a soft towel and place on area for a few minutes. You may repeat as often as needed. Follow with a mud mask. DO NOT extract these since doing this will cause scarring and possibly worsen the infection.

8.  Do not self-extract. Exception: If there is a “head” on the pimple and it seems ready to open up, cleanse gently and place a warm towel on the area to soften skin, then with 2 q-tips, pull the skin away from the area.  Usually, the infection inside will release. Dab with a wet, warm towel and immediately place a bit of mud/clay mask to further dry out the blemish.

9.  Call me!  I can help with a quick extraction!  Or text with questions.  (My phone number is above.)  And of course – don’t forget about your skin treatments.  Even a quick, 30-minute deep pore cleansing treatment is helpful for getting rid of dead skin, bacteria and congestion.  Let me know how I can help you.

Why Get a Facial?  The Benefits.

Why Have a Facial?  The Benefits:

Here’s the most important benefit about getting a facial from Fern at Faces by Fern – each of you comes in with a problem to be solved.  I listen to your concerns during a thorough consultation at your first visit and each time you return, we discuss what’s going on now with your skin. Read more about Fern.

And, here’s how your skin will benefit:

  • Remove dull, dead skin cells to return the glow to your face.
  • Smooth and soften your skin’s texture.
  • Reduce the frequency of acne breakouts and fade post-inflammatory scars.
  • Improve the appearance of sun damage, melasma and hyperpigmentation.
  • Minimize fine lines and soften wrinkles.
  • Stimulate collagen regeneration for firmer skin.
  • Promote lymphatic drainage for improved appearance.

Communication, listening to you, learning about your skin and then problem-solving with you are my strengths, and it’s this caring and focused approach that makes my clients happy and keeps them coming back.

Educating my clients is very important to me.  I always teach my clients about how simple shifts in their daily skin care routine can result in noticeably healthier skin.  I’m looking forward to working with you on your skin care goals.

Facial Treatments include:

An assessment of your skin is done during each session. We begin with double cleansing & steam followed by exfoliation with a fruit enzyme or a chemical peel. After, you will receive thorough blemish extractions as well as a facial, neck & shoulder massage. We end with a specialized mask, moisturizer and sun protection.

Call or text Fern at 818.422.3381.  Check out our other facials and treatments.