What is Hydrodermabrasion?

www.ilonashine.comIt looks like the popular skin-clearing treatment, microdermabrasion, has some serious competition. Know as the “celebrity facial,” hydrodermabrasion is the latest and greatest way to remove dead cells from the skin to eliminate dark spots, hyperpigmentation and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With less pain and irritation than the traditional diamond-tipped treatment, this new technology uses water and oxygen to effortlessly exfoliate the skin. This completely natural combination of micro droplets of water is dispersed from the nozzle at high speed, striking against the skin and thereby removing any dead skin cells with little effort and absolutely no pain to the client, deeply exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin. Its no wonder the treatment is so popular. I personally tried it and loved the results. Read More

Cleansing on the Go!

Closeup photo of removing eye makeupDecember is a busy month and most of us will be traveling for the Holidays. Sometimes being away causes us to break our normal beauty routine. Dinner parties, too many martinis, and then, the inevitable happens: you go to bed in a full face of makeup. But do not fret! To make cleansing easy and low maintenance, keep makeup wipes on hand. Just swipe off makeup with already-moistened towelettes, and call it a night. It is so easy! You don’t even need to go to the bathroom, keep a pack nearby, and clean up right before you hit the pillow.

When you sleep in makeup, your skin is missing peak times to breathe and repair itself. This can put your skin at risk for any number of problems. Read More

Bumps Under Your Eyes?

www.ilonashine.comLately I’ve noticed strange white dots on my face! They’re called milia, and they’re more prevalent than you think. These small, benign keratin-filled cysts are very common on babies (half of all newborns are born with them), and they afflict the faces of many adults. “Think of them as pimples with no opening ,” says my personal Esthetisian Biba de Sousa. Unlike regular pimples and blemishes, the keratin in these tiny cysts is trapped without an opening, so you can’t pop them! Read More