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By True Skin Care Center


While it’s easy to decide that you want your skin to look better, it’s much harder to find the time to research treatments and actually go in to get it done. That’s where lunchtime facials come in. Lunchtime facials only take a few minutes to complete in the office and provide incredible results. Obagi’s Blue Peel Radiance is one of our favorite lunchtime facials because it is customizable, quick, and flawlessly addresses a variety of skin problems, leaving your skin looking more radiant than ever after just one treatment. Here’s what you need to know about this unique light peel.


There are a ton of skincare producers out there. We probably know that more than anyone. But Obagi stands out from the crowd. Obagi is known for consistently crafting incredibly well received products that actually result in long-lasting healthier and beautiful skin. Obagi productsare best sellers across the board for a reason. From entire transformative systems that help you reduce visible signs of skin aging with a step-by-step process, to individual, professional-grade sunscreen that keeps your skin safe, Obagi offers many carefully-created products to keep your skin as healthy as possible with the finest ingredients.


The Blue Peel Radiance is one of Obagi’s best products out there. Since it can be customized, it works for pretty much all skin types, colors and ages. It is designed to make your skin tighter, brighter and smoother after just one treatment. So, how does Blue Peel Radiance do this?

The light salicylic acid-based chemical peel is made up of both trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and a unique blue paste. This allows your Esthetician to keep better track of how deep the peel is going. The layers of skin with the most problems and damage will be removed with the peel over a few days, revealing a fresh new layer of skin. It’s not over in the office. The chemicals continue working on the deeper layers of your skin to reveal the most naturally beautiful and fresh layer. The remaining skin is tighter, smoother and rejuvenated. Best of all, the in-office portion of the treatment doesn’t take very long.


What makes the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance really unique is its ability to be customized for each individual’s skin goals and skin type. The peel allows aestheticians to easily control how deep the peel affects your skin. Depending on your skin’s sensitivity and the severity of your imperfections, an additional coat can be added for even more dramatic results. Unlike other superficial peels, there is no one-way to do this peel. The treatment matches your goals and needs, making it truly special.


Immediately after your treatment, you should notice that your skin looks younger, smoother and tighter. These results will continue to improve for the next 7 to 10 days, after which your skin should be completely healed again. You should notice an improvement in the appearance of scars, wrinkles, melasma, sun damage, and pores. You will also see that the texture and tone of your skin is improved. Though just one treatment will transform your appearance, a series of four to six treatments will give your skin the best results possible.


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Consider this exceptional approach to exfoliation.

Woman's face with flower in lower right cornerWhen it comes to skincare, we often get to a point where we consider seeking outside help. As we start getting older, we may notice that our skin has lost its luminosity. We have developed a fuzzy face and we realize that the over-the-counter remedies that we’ve been using are simply not as effective anymore. This is when some of us decide to seek professional help. The answer is dermaplaning, with many benefits for your skin.

During the teenage years, skin naturally exfoliates every two weeks. This means that fresh, youthful skin is revealed as the outer layer of dead skin cells is shed, This helps to keep the complexion youthful and glowing. Skin can become dull when blood flow and oxygenation of skin cells is reduced. As you age, it’s necessary to add some form of exfoliation into your skincare regimen. There are many forms of exfoliation: granulated facial scrubs, enzyme or chemical peels, AHA peels and professional treatments that do a deeper exfoliation with the added benefit of your skincare specialist infusing professional products deeper into the skin. Always get advice on what type of exfoliation will suit your skin; everyone is different.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an intensive and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermal tissue and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair. It’s a form of manual exfoliation similar in theory to microdermabrasion, but without the use of suction or abrasive crystals. In my opinion, it’s a slicker, smoother form of abrasion. A sterile blade is stroked along the skin. Yes, it does sound scary, but trust me – it’s at an angle to gently “shave off” dead skin cells from the epidermis. Your skincare specialist is doing the stroking while holding the area of the skin taut.

photo of procedure being doneThe normal skin growth cycle is around 28 days. Since dermablading removes about 2-3 weeks worth of dead skin cells, it’s best to wait about 3-4 weeks between treatments.  Use a professional who is qualified in doing this procedure; it takes skill and an understanding of the skin function to carry out this treatment.

The Benefits

The improvement is immediate with smoother texture and fresh skin appearance. It’s great for removing light surface wrinkling and improves the overall texture of the skin, it helps to unblock blackheads making the pores appear smaller, and it speeds up healthy cell production. As with any type of deeper exfoliation, the removal of dead skin cells allows professional and home care products to be more effective, evens skin tone and assists in reducing milia and minor breakouts.

It helps with acne scarring with a course of treatments. It’s suitable for almost everyone except those with acne-prone skin. The oil from the sebaceous glands needs to travel up and connect with the vellous hair in order for it to be excreted.  If the hair is removed and the oil builds up, the glands are obstructed and this causes more breakouts. This is the only skin condition for which I would avoid this treatment.

As an exfoliating treatment, which is an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion, dermaplaning has added benefits. It removes fine facial hair (peach fuzz) as well as being an intensive skin rejuvenating treatment. I know there may be concerns regarding the removal of vellus hair. It’s the number one question, so let me explain about HAIR.

The fine, translucent downy hair on your face is vellus hair and is found on your face, chest and back. The base of the vellus hair lies very close to the skin’s surface. This is totally different from terminal hair, which is far coarser and grows on your head, underarms, pubic area and brows. Because vellus hair is so fine and different from terminal hair, cutting it DOES NOT make it grow in thicker or feel stubbly afterwards.  Men’s facial hair is terminal hair, ours is vellus.  As we age, we get more peach fuzz. Many women remove it regularly with threading, waxing and now dermaplaning!

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